The Truth About Cars » 1980s http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:00:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » 1980s http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1982 AMC Eagle Station Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1982-amc-eagle-station-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1982-amc-eagle-station-wagon/#comments Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1281378 I live in Colorado, where the AMC Eagle sold as well in the 1980s as the Subaru Outback does now, and so I see the all-wheel-drive versions of the American Motors Concord and Spirit everywhere here. This means they show up in Denver-area self-service wrecking yards like clockwork, and I photograph them when they do […]

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I live in Colorado, where the AMC Eagle sold as well in the 1980s as the Subaru Outback does now, and so I see the all-wheel-drive versions of the American Motors Concord and Spirit everywhere here. This means they show up in Denver-area self-service wrecking yards like clockwork, and I photograph them when they do […]

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Junkyard Find: 1984 Ford Escort Station Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1984-ford-escort-station-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1984-ford-escort-station-wagon/#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1280986 The first North American Ford Escort went on sale for the 1981 model year; it was related to its Mark III Escort European counterpart but was more of a cousin than a sibling. It wasn’t a great car, but was such an improvement over its miserable Pinto predecessor that it flew off the showroom floors […]

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The first North American Ford Escort went on sale for the 1981 model year; it was related to its Mark III Escort European counterpart but was more of a cousin than a sibling. It wasn’t a great car, but was such an improvement over its miserable Pinto predecessor that it flew off the showroom floors […]

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Junkyard Find: 1987 Hyundai Excel with Not-Rare-Enough Zero-Options Package http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1987-hyundai-excel-not-rare-enough-zero-options-package/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1987-hyundai-excel-not-rare-enough-zero-options-package/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:21:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1279530 I can’t think of any vehicle manufacturer whose products improved as much and as quickly as Hyundai’s did between the ghastly first-gen Excel and the very nice Hyundais of, say, the current century. The only new US-market car that was cheaper than the first Excel was the Yugo GV (which was, arguably, the better car), […]

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I can’t think of any vehicle manufacturer whose products improved as much and as quickly as Hyundai’s did between the ghastly first-gen Excel and the very nice Hyundais of, say, the current century. The only new US-market car that was cheaper than the first Excel was the Yugo GV (which was, arguably, the better car), […]

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Junkyard Find: 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix Coupe, with Rare Manual Transmission Option http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1989-pontiac-grand-prix-coupe-rare-manual-transmission-option/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1989-pontiac-grand-prix-coupe-rare-manual-transmission-option/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1277385 While it was possible to buy a new W-body late-1980s/early-1990s Lumina, Cutlass Supreme, or Grand Prix with a five-speed manual transmission, almost nobody did so. These cars have become pretty rare by now, so the chances of finding a five-speed Grand Prix in the junkyard are about the same as finding a five-speed BMW 7-Series; […]

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While it was possible to buy a new W-body late-1980s/early-1990s Lumina, Cutlass Supreme, or Grand Prix with a five-speed manual transmission, almost nobody did so. These cars have become pretty rare by now, so the chances of finding a five-speed Grand Prix in the junkyard are about the same as finding a five-speed BMW 7-Series; […]

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Junkyard Find: 1981 Buick LeSabre Diesel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-1981-buick-lesabre-diesel/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-1981-buick-lesabre-diesel/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 13:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1269633 Ah, the disastrous GM diesel V-8 cars of the 1978-85 model years, equipped with failure-prone engines that scared generations of Americans away from diesel cars. Nowadays, of course, diesels work just fine (except when they don’t), but it’s good to see the occasional reminder of these miserable GM cars in the junkyard as part of […]

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Ah, the disastrous GM diesel V-8 cars of the 1978-85 model years, equipped with failure-prone engines that scared generations of Americans away from diesel cars. Nowadays, of course, diesels work just fine (except when they don’t), but it’s good to see the occasional reminder of these miserable GM cars in the junkyard as part of […]

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Junkyard Find: 1981 Datsun 810 Maxima by Nissan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-1981-datsun-810-maxima-nissan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-1981-datsun-810-maxima-nissan/#comments Mon, 21 Dec 2015 13:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1247458 The 1980s were confusing times for figuring out badges on U.S.-market Japanese cars. You had the Toyota Corolla Tercel (which wasn’t related to the Corolla). You had the ever-shifting miasma of various Mitsubishi-based Chryslers. You had the Nissan Stanza Wagon (which was a non-Stanza Prairie at home). And you had all the brand bewilderment of the […]

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The 1980s were confusing times for figuring out badges on U.S.-market Japanese cars. You had the Toyota Corolla Tercel (which wasn’t related to the Corolla). You had the ever-shifting miasma of various Mitsubishi-based Chryslers. You had the Nissan Stanza Wagon (which was a non-Stanza Prairie at home). And you had all the brand bewilderment of the […]

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Piston Slap: Scootin’ Around A Classic Car Valuation? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/piston-slap-17/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/piston-slap-17/#comments Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1241513 Cheryl writes: I have a 1982 Chevrolet Chevette Scooter and I’m trying to determine its value. It has manual transmission and no A/C. Is there a source you recommend I contact? Thank you for your help! Sajeev answers: Cheryl, you don’t know how long I’ve been waiting for this moment. For something, anything, related to the Chevy Chevette. […]

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Cheryl writes: I have a 1982 Chevrolet Chevette Scooter and I’m trying to determine its value. It has manual transmission and no A/C. Is there a source you recommend I contact? Thank you for your help! Sajeev answers: Cheryl, you don’t know how long I’ve been waiting for this moment. For something, anything, related to the Chevy Chevette. […]

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Junkyard Find: 1983 Jeep Cherokee http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-1983-jeep-cherokee/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-1983-jeep-cherokee/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1241097 Because we still see them all over the roads today, the still-in-production (in China) XJ Cherokee is the best-known Jeep Cherokee. However, AMC made a two-door version of the original SJ Wagoneer, called it the Cherokee, and built it for the 1974 through 1983 model years (just to confuse things, a four-door SJ Cherokee was […]

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Because we still see them all over the roads today, the still-in-production (in China) XJ Cherokee is the best-known Jeep Cherokee. However, AMC made a two-door version of the original SJ Wagoneer, called it the Cherokee, and built it for the 1974 through 1983 model years (just to confuse things, a four-door SJ Cherokee was […]

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Junkyard Find: 1987 Cadillac Sedan de Ville, World’s Yellowest Leather Interior Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-1987-cadillac-sedan-de-ville-worlds-yellowest-leather-interior-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-1987-cadillac-sedan-de-ville-worlds-yellowest-leather-interior-edition/#comments Wed, 02 Dec 2015 13:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1232969 One slimy thing that unscrupulous junkyard shoppers do is to lock all the doors of a car with interior parts they want to save for themselves on a later visit (presumably after they’ve done a few smash-and-grabs to get the money they need for the parts). They’re banking on the reluctance of more ethical junkyard […]

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One slimy thing that unscrupulous junkyard shoppers do is to lock all the doors of a car with interior parts they want to save for themselves on a later visit (presumably after they’ve done a few smash-and-grabs to get the money they need for the parts). They’re banking on the reluctance of more ethical junkyard […]

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Junkyard Find: 1987 Saab 900S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/junkyard-find-1987-saab-900s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/junkyard-find-1987-saab-900s/#comments Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1224201 About five years ago, the Saab 900 was a relatively common sight in American self-service wrecking yards, but now examples of this Saab 99 descendant are getting rare. Here’s a non-turbo 900S that I spotted not long ago in a Denver yard. Almost 200,000 miles, but this Swedish steel will go to The Crusher just […]

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About five years ago, the Saab 900 was a relatively common sight in American self-service wrecking yards, but now examples of this Saab 99 descendant are getting rare. Here’s a non-turbo 900S that I spotted not long ago in a Denver yard. Almost 200,000 miles, but this Swedish steel will go to The Crusher just […]

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Junkyard Find: 1983 Mercury Marquis Station Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/junkyard-find-1983-mercury-marquis-station-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/junkyard-find-1983-mercury-marquis-station-wagon/#comments Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1219281 In 1983, Ford decided to put the Mercury Marquis on the new-ish Fox Platform, while the Grand Marquis remained on the Panther Platform (where it would stay until the bitter end). Confused? Hey, at least the Marquis/Grand Marquis split wasn’t as puzzling as, say, the Toyota Corolla Tercel (which was unrelated to the Corolla) or […]

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In 1983, Ford decided to put the Mercury Marquis on the new-ish Fox Platform, while the Grand Marquis remained on the Panther Platform (where it would stay until the bitter end). Confused? Hey, at least the Marquis/Grand Marquis split wasn’t as puzzling as, say, the Toyota Corolla Tercel (which was unrelated to the Corolla) or […]

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Junkyard Find, Sajeev’s Bitter Tears Edition: Lincoln Town Car Cartier Series http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/junkyard-find-sajeevs-bitter-tears-edition-lincoln-town-car-cartier-series/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/junkyard-find-sajeevs-bitter-tears-edition-lincoln-town-car-cartier-series/#comments Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:10:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1214057 Mr. Mehta, lover of all things Ford (except, apparently, the Lincoln Mark VI), was quite put out by my failure to include the “Sajeev’s Bitter Tears” tag in the 1980 Mercury Capri Junkyard Find post last week. Not wanting to put him in a bad mood for the upcoming Houston 24 Hours of LeMons race, […]

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Mr. Mehta, lover of all things Ford (except, apparently, the Lincoln Mark VI), was quite put out by my failure to include the “Sajeev’s Bitter Tears” tag in the 1980 Mercury Capri Junkyard Find post last week. Not wanting to put him in a bad mood for the upcoming Houston 24 Hours of LeMons race, […]

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Junkyard Find: 1980 Mercury Capri http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/junkyard-find-1980-mercury-capri-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/junkyard-find-1980-mercury-capri-2/#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 12:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1211193 Ford built cars on the Fox Platform for nearly or more than 20 years, depending on whether you consider the SN-95 Mustang to be a true member of the Fox family. However, most of the examples I see in junkyards aren’t of sufficient interest for me to photograph for this series. The Foxes that have […]

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Ford built cars on the Fox Platform for nearly or more than 20 years, depending on whether you consider the SN-95 Mustang to be a true member of the Fox family. However, most of the examples I see in junkyards aren’t of sufficient interest for me to photograph for this series. The Foxes that have […]

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2015 Honda Civic Si Sedan Review – The FWD FR-S [Video] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2015-honda-civic-si-sedan-review-fwd-fr-s-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2015-honda-civic-si-sedan-review-fwd-fr-s-video/#comments Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1201313 BMW has M, Audi has a whole alphabet and Honda has Si. In truth, just the Civic has Si. Honda’s “Sport injection” trim started back in the 1980s but never expanded beyond its compact offerings in the U.S. Honda’s performance trim also never expanded beyond sharpened responses, a modest dollop of power and some looks-fast trim additions. The first Honda […]

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BMW has M, Audi has a whole alphabet and Honda has Si. In truth, just the Civic has Si. Honda’s “Sport injection” trim started back in the 1980s but never expanded beyond its compact offerings in the U.S. Honda’s performance trim also never expanded beyond sharpened responses, a modest dollop of power and some looks-fast trim additions. The first Honda […]

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Junkyard Find: 1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser Wagon, Deadhead Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/junkyard-find-1982-oldsmobile-cutlass-cruiser-wagon-deadhead-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/junkyard-find-1982-oldsmobile-cutlass-cruiser-wagon-deadhead-edition/#comments Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1199129 Jerry Garcia died more than 20 years ago, but Grateful Dead-themed stickers will be showing up on junkyard vehicles as long as junkyards exist. In this series so far, we’ve seen several Steal Your Face-ized junkyard inmates, including this ’68 GMC pickup, this Ford Probe that no doubt had Kansas Highway Patrol sniff-dogs straining against […]

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Jerry Garcia died more than 20 years ago, but Grateful Dead-themed stickers will be showing up on junkyard vehicles as long as junkyards exist. In this series so far, we’ve seen several Steal Your Face-ized junkyard inmates, including this ’68 GMC pickup, this Ford Probe that no doubt had Kansas Highway Patrol sniff-dogs straining against […]

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Junkyard Find: 1984 Mitsubishi Starion LE http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/junkyard-find-1984-mitsubishi-starion-le/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/junkyard-find-1984-mitsubishi-starion-le/#comments Mon, 19 Oct 2015 12:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1197809 Many of us laugh at the Starion now, but it was considered genuinely badass by me and my high-school peers back in 1983 or 1984. It looked fast and mean and had the magical-in-the-1980s word “TURBO” on every possible surface. Of course, it was also a flaky, breakdown-prone money pit, but it took a few […]

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Many of us laugh at the Starion now, but it was considered genuinely badass by me and my high-school peers back in 1983 or 1984. It looked fast and mean and had the magical-in-the-1980s word “TURBO” on every possible surface. Of course, it was also a flaky, breakdown-prone money pit, but it took a few […]

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Junkyard Find: 1984 Chevy Citation II 5-Door Hatchback http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/junkyard-find-1984-chevy-citation-ii-5-door-hatchback/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/junkyard-find-1984-chevy-citation-ii-5-door-hatchback/#comments Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1194778 Ah, the General Motors X-body cars! Always good for some anecdotes from readers about rust-through on two-year-old cars, amazing quantities of warranty repairs, and Stuka-dive-style depreciation graphs. After the Citation, the Chevy Corsica seemed like a fine automobile. So far in this series, we’ve seen this ’80 Skylark, this ’81 Citation, this ’81 Citation, this […]

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Ah, the General Motors X-body cars! Always good for some anecdotes from readers about rust-through on two-year-old cars, amazing quantities of warranty repairs, and Stuka-dive-style depreciation graphs. After the Citation, the Chevy Corsica seemed like a fine automobile. So far in this series, we’ve seen this ’80 Skylark, this ’81 Citation, this ’81 Citation, this […]

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Junkyard Find: 1983 Lincoln Continental http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/junkyard-find-1983-lincoln-continental/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/junkyard-find-1983-lincoln-continental/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1189442 In 1982, the 7th-generation Lincoln Continental went to the Fox Platform, elbowing the Fox-based Lincoln Versailles aside. These cars didn’t hold their value so well, which meant that you won’t see many these days. Here’s a reasonably solid example I saw at a San Francisco Bay Area self-service yard two months ago. I thought about […]

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In 1982, the 7th-generation Lincoln Continental went to the Fox Platform, elbowing the Fox-based Lincoln Versailles aside. These cars didn’t hold their value so well, which meant that you won’t see many these days. Here’s a reasonably solid example I saw at a San Francisco Bay Area self-service yard two months ago. I thought about […]

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Junkyard Find: 1985 Dodge Lancer ES Turbo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/junkyard-find-1985-dodge-lancer-es-turbo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/junkyard-find-1985-dodge-lancer-es-turbo/#comments Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1182146 Chrysler hadn’t been making the K Platform for long before they branched it out into the bewildering K Family Tree that confuses everybody to this day. Iacocca’s Chrysler-saving (or demise-postponing, depending on your point of view) platform gave us both the worst car in human history and a Dodged-down version of the swanky LeBaron GTS. […]

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Chrysler hadn’t been making the K Platform for long before they branched it out into the bewildering K Family Tree that confuses everybody to this day. Iacocca’s Chrysler-saving (or demise-postponing, depending on your point of view) platform gave us both the worst car in human history and a Dodged-down version of the swanky LeBaron GTS. […]

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Junkyard Find: 1986 Chevrolet Nova Sedan, Wisconsin Rust Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/junkyard-find-1986-chevrolet-nova-sedan-wisconsin-rust-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/junkyard-find-1986-chevrolet-nova-sedan-wisconsin-rust-edition/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1151025 Every summer, I go to Wisconsin to stay in a cabin on Lake Michigan owned by my wife’s family. Mostly I’m rendered too immobile by excessive cheese curd and cured-meat consumption to do much junkyard exploring, but this trip I managed to hit Green Bay to check out a self-service yard full of very rusty […]

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Every summer, I go to Wisconsin to stay in a cabin on Lake Michigan owned by my wife’s family. Mostly I’m rendered too immobile by excessive cheese curd and cured-meat consumption to do much junkyard exploring, but this trip I managed to hit Green Bay to check out a self-service yard full of very rusty […]

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Junkyard Find: 1988 Cadillac Allanté http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/junkyard-find-1988-cadillac-allante/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/junkyard-find-1988-cadillac-allante/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2015 11:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1136562 For many years, I wandered junkyards in search of one of the rare Detroito-Italian cars of the late 1980s — the Cadillac Allanté and the Chrysler’s TC by Maserati. Finally, just this year, it happened: I found this 1989 Allanté in Southern California, then this TC by Maserati in Northern California, and now we’ve got […]

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For many years, I wandered junkyards in search of one of the rare Detroito-Italian cars of the late 1980s — the Cadillac Allanté and the Chrysler’s TC by Maserati. Finally, just this year, it happened: I found this 1989 Allanté in Southern California, then this TC by Maserati in Northern California, and now we’ve got […]

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Junkyard Find: 1981 Chevrolet Citation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/junkyard-find-1981-chevrolet-citation-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/junkyard-find-1981-chevrolet-citation-2/#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2015 12:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1134033 The well-publicized reliability troubles of the GM X-body family caused General Motors plenty of image damage during the 1980s, but the Chevy version sold well (at first). Now, of course, most are gone, but examples turn up in wrecking yards every once in a while these days. So far in this series, we’ve seen this […]

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The well-publicized reliability troubles of the GM X-body family caused General Motors plenty of image damage during the 1980s, but the Chevy version sold well (at first). Now, of course, most are gone, but examples turn up in wrecking yards every once in a while these days. So far in this series, we’ve seen this […]

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Junkyard Find: 1981 AMC Concord http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/junkyard-find-1981-amc-concord/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/junkyard-find-1981-amc-concord/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1122097 We see a lot of AMC Eagles in this series, as well as the occasional Spirit or Encore or even an Oleg Cassini Edition Matador, but today’s Junkyard Find is our first-ever AMC Concord. Here’s an amazingly brown ’81 sedan for some Malaise goodness. Under the hood, we’ve got an Iron Duke four-cylinder, which made […]

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We see a lot of AMC Eagles in this series, as well as the occasional Spirit or Encore or even an Oleg Cassini Edition Matador, but today’s Junkyard Find is our first-ever AMC Concord. Here’s an amazingly brown ’81 sedan for some Malaise goodness. Under the hood, we’ve got an Iron Duke four-cylinder, which made […]

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Junkyard Find: 1984 Nissan Maxima http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/junkyard-find-1984-nissan-maxima/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/junkyard-find-1984-nissan-maxima/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1116233 Maximas of the ’80s, like their Toyota Cressida counterparts, were pretty reliable and held their heads above the scrap-value waterline for decades after all the early Sentras got crushed. We’ve seen this ’85 sedan with 5-speed, this gig-rig ’86 wagon with pleading note to the tow-truck driver and this super-weird ’86 sedan with brake fluid […]

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Maximas of the ’80s, like their Toyota Cressida counterparts, were pretty reliable and held their heads above the scrap-value waterline for decades after all the early Sentras got crushed. We’ve seen this ’85 sedan with 5-speed, this gig-rig ’86 wagon with pleading note to the tow-truck driver and this super-weird ’86 sedan with brake fluid […]

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Junkyard Find: 1988 Chevrolet Caprice Classic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/junkyard-find-1988-chevrolet-caprice-classic/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/junkyard-find-1988-chevrolet-caprice-classic/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 11:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1107577 The third-gen Chevy Caprice, made for the 1977 through 1990 model years, was the last of the traditional box Caprices. Those of us who came of driving age during the Late Malaise Era came to fear the rear-view-mirror sight of the grille of this car, the early Panther Ford LTD, and the Dodge Diplomat, due […]

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The third-gen Chevy Caprice, made for the 1977 through 1990 model years, was the last of the traditional box Caprices. Those of us who came of driving age during the Late Malaise Era came to fear the rear-view-mirror sight of the grille of this car, the early Panther Ford LTD, and the Dodge Diplomat, due […]

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