1968 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible

Most of you approved of the super-beater '70 Skylark, with a small but vocal minority who felt physical pain at the very sight of the beat-to-hell Buick. I'm pretty sure that the approval rating of today's Skylark will be be fairly high across the board, given that it's a 40-year-old red convertible that lives on the… » 7/16/08 9:00am 7/16/08 9:00am

1964 Dodge Dart Wagon

We saw another Dart in this series just last week, but we haven't yet seen a Dart wagon in this series. I shot these photographs during a rainstorm over the winter; I'd planned on reshooting the car in brighter light, but I think the car looks more like a tough Detroit survivor- which it most certainly is- in the… » 6/24/08 9:00am 6/24/08 9:00am

1964 Oldsmobile F-85 A Fixture In San Francisco's Chinatown

We've seen an Olds Delta 88 that uses a handicapped placard to park in San Francisco's crowded South of Market neighborhood, and now reader TK has shot this F-85 a mile or so away in SF's even more parking-challenged Chinatown. This Olds is such a regular that it's visible in Google Street View! Make the jump to read… » 5/28/08 3:00pm 5/28/08 3:00pm

1965 Chevrolet Chevelle, With Bonus GM A-Body Poll

The pre-Malaise Chevelle is a good example of a once-ubiquitous car that has largely disappeared from the streets, due to a one-two-three-punch combo of vulnerability to rust, suitability for hoonage, and high collector value (the same three items are also applicable to the first-gen Camaro). We saw a '71 Chevelle… » 5/20/08 9:00am 5/20/08 9:00am

1975 Dodge Dart Swinger

The '65 Barracuda won our Favorite DOTS Chrysler A-Body Poll back in March, but since that time I've found this '75 Dart Swinger. Would the Swinger, with its name conjuring up images of Malaise Era key parties, have triumphed over the Barracuda? Perhaps I'll have another A-body poll, once we've seen a few more of them; … » 5/08/08 9:00am 5/08/08 9:00am

1967 Plymouth Barracuda, With Bonus Plymouth Poll

We love our Chrysler A-bodies around here, no doubt about that. For that reason, I'm overjoyed to have finally found one of the later A-body-based Barracudas in Alameda. Cool as the 'fastback Valiant' early Barracudas were, the 1966-69 cars were the ones that really looked like their sleek carnivorous namesake (the… » 4/11/08 9:00am 4/11/08 9:00am

1970 Dodge Dart, With Bonus A-Body Poll

Is it really possible that it's been two months since our last Mopar A-body in this series? Like air-cooled VWs, Chrysler A-bodies are so plentiful in Alameda that I tend to lose track of when the last time I DOTS-ized one (also like air-cooled VWs, I've owned a few Slant Six A-bodies and feel much affection for them). … » 3/28/08 9:30am 3/28/08 9:30am

Even a Slant Six Couldn't Save It: 1966 Dodge Dart 270

After two consecutive days of old Junkyard Find Dodges, we might as well see yet another one. It's a sign of how many 60s Chrysler A-bodies were manufactured (and how rugged they were) that you see more of them in the junkyard today than you do, say, 20-year-old Hyundai Excels. This one is a bit new to have the… » 2/13/08 2:00pm 2/13/08 2:00pm

1971 Plymouth Valiant

A while back, I promised we'd see more Chrysler A-bodies... but it's been over a month since we saw our last one. Poor Darts and Valiants, the wallflowers of their era, slogging along tirelessly for decades with their super-indestructo slant sixes and 318s, yet constantly overlooked in favor of flashier iron. So today … » 11/08/07 9:00am 11/08/07 9:00am

1973 Plymouth Scamp

Looking at the Alameda cars I've already photographed, I realize that I have shots of six Chrysler A-bodies stored up. This wouldn't be a big deal, but I've only shown a single A-body so far in the series (no, the '77 Volaré was not an A-body). I feel ashamed that I've neglected our Dart, Valiant, and early Barracuda… » 9/21/07 9:00am 9/21/07 9:00am

Donk, er Bubble of the Day: Hawaiian Punch Cutlass

We went into this post with every intention of deriding this Olds Cutlass highriser. But we've made a turnabout in the past few minutes, owing to our fondness for Hawaiian Punch and A-body Cutlesses. Sure, this thing has rims the diameter of wagon wheels, sure it has an interior only Spiderman could love, sure it has… » 8/07/07 2:45pm 8/07/07 2:45pm