Last week, the Calgary Herald reported the sad story of Bert Curtiss, a vintage car collector who lost a $3 million collection of vintage cars to a fire on his property in Olds, Alberta, 55 miles north of Calgary. His 27,000 square foot dairy barn — housing hundreds of one-of-a-kind vintage vehicles, restored farm machines […]
Spending time around older cars, you realize that there were a lot of common items that anybody under the age of 25 hadn’t experienced unless they drive old cars on purpose.
Imported compact sedans did much to eat up US market share in the 1980s, and so General Motors responded with its own unique formula.
The 1975 Mercury Comet was a transitional car. Designed in the freewheeling late-1960s, this later version had to contend with 1970s government regulations, which is plain to see from those massive mandated bumpers.
GM’s ’70s downsizing first cut back the footprint of its big rear-wheel drive cars. Then it converted compacts like the Skylark to front-wheel drive.
Today it’s all about the crossover, but back in the 1970s and 1980s, the coupe was popular. These junkyard Buick coupes illustrate the tail end of that trend.
The Corolla Tercel was the first front-wheel drive car Toyota sold in the US, and its straightforward styling and design underlined its utilitarian mission.
There’s a celebratory month for everything, so why not ugly cars? We’re picking January to celebrate some of the fugliest cars ever built.
It’s been rough going for Mitsubishi in the US market, but back in the ’80s, its debut here was full of promise – like this Cordia.