Hibernating cars and a general lack of automotive stimuli this time of year has us perusing craigslist and counting seconds until spring. Although it happens every year, recently we've started considering something automotive that would provide us with a little amusement in the depths of winter without costing enough…
Car and Track's 1971 Oldsmobile 442 W30 review examines one of the last muscle cars made by Detroit. Host Bud Lindemann showers the 442 with praise and damns progress for killing the muscle car in another excellent vintage road test.
It was ten years ago today when GM announced that Oldsmobile would be phased out. In honor of the company's demise let's take a look at what could have been your Father's Oldsmobile; the 1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser.
Charles M. "Chuck" Jordan died today at the age of 83. He was responsible for overseeing some of GM's most iconic designs. Here is a remembrance from the man who holds his job today. — Ed.
Say you're a banjo-pickin' young stud a-hankerin' for a nice new Cadillac Cimarron, but just can't come up with that fat inflationary Cadillac price tag? No problem! The General has an Olds-badged J Body just for you!
You think those Yurpeans could ever in a million years create a Royale Brougham? Hell no!
Take a hammer, smash a car's glass, steal stuff inside, make sure to scare the paranoid viewer. It's a simple enough assignment but this TV Reporter couldn't muster enough oomph to break the glass on a junkyard Oldsmobile.
Did any kid back in the reign of Bush I actually believe the Oldsmobile Silhouette was cool? For that matter, would any parent buy a minivan the kid liked? Minivans are all about punishing kids!
Never mind that surf music in 1977 served as a mocking reminder of how much cynicism, diminishing expectations, and napalm had flowed since the early 1960s, because the new Olds Cutlass Supreme 442 changed everything!
GM's Quad Four was such an orders-of-magnitude improvement over the Early Industrial Revolution technology of the creaky Iron Duke that it seemed impossible to believe that The General could have been behind it. Drop it in the Cutlass Ciera!
Swiveling bucket seats in a '75 Cutlass— well, you can't argue with the soundness of that concept, no sir. But when you add reversible vinyl/cloth seat inserts?
Our hero of the day is Palestinian car geek Mahfouz Caberetti, who restores vintage Detroit and Stuttgart iron in the most useless spot on Earth for restoring cars: the Gaza Strip.
More headroom than the Volvo 242! A longer wheelbase than the VW Dasher! Crypto-fastback styling!
There's this incredible collection of street-parked vintage Detroi cars residing in San Francisco's Western Addition… yes, one of the most parking-challenged neighborhoods in the City That Parking Forgot. It appears that the owner of these cars is making some room.
Remember the super-rough '71 Cutlass Supreme we saw down on the Alameda street over the summer? You can add it to the list of Doomed DOTS Cars, right after this '67 Cougar!