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This 1977 Ford Mustang Ghia has Pinto power and California-style rust.

Once OPEC shut off the oil taps and gas lines spread across America, a Mustang-ized Pinto seemed to make sense.

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You're not looking too bad for middle age.

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Ford's kickin' it old school, commemorating its 1-2-3 finish at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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This Chevrolet Corvette was purchased by its current owner in 2003 and has been stored in like-new condition ever since.

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The Malaise Era started in 1973 and dragged on through 1983. Which year was worst?

Giant, hideous crash bumpers, engines that made 25 horsepower per liter, and velour. Lots of velour. 1973 through 1983, which year was the Malaise nadir?

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Downsized thanks to the 1973 Energy Crisis, but still big and comfy.

The full-sized GM sedan shrank a bit in the late 1970s, but it remained a stately box with lots of velour inside and vinyl outside.

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Swan song begins with five new special editions.

The Dodge Viper had a good run, but it's finally over.

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Time, new ideas, and a commitment to succeed.

Christian von Koenigsegg talks about what led him to start a car company, and some milestones along the way.

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The Chrysler Omnirizon family tree had many branches, including this little FWD pickup

The Dodge Omni started out as a French-designed machine from Simca, then evolved into this US-market Rampage pickup.

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The 99% Invisible podcast has a fascinating story on a country switching from right-hand drive to left-hand drive. Go listen.

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These new Forever stamps will, uh, help haul the mail.

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Junkyard Gem: The Maxima had every 1980s gadget.

A Maxima from the era of talking cars and video-game-style digital instrument clusters.

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With 500 cubic inches of V8 under the hood, the '73 Eldorado laughed at lesser personal luxury coupes.

This rust-free Eldorado in a Denver self-service wrecking yard appears to be an abandoned project.

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The minivan and the SUV have (mostly) killed the station wagon, but it's not dead yet. Which one was or is the greatest?

There was a time when the station wagon was the default cargo- and family-hauling North American machine. What's the best one ever?

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You don't see the intakes on most new cars these days, but they were once works of art.

Of all the hardware used to feed air into an engine, some are better-looking than others.

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Think beyond the M20 and Slant-6.

Straight-six engines have been installed in fast cars, reliable cars, and miserable cars for many decades. Which lesser-known one deserves more recognition?

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What's the worst example of a once-great car model getting ruined?

The 1988 Pontiac LeMans? The 2004 Mercury Monterey? Something more painful?

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The words "they don't make 'em like they used to" couldn't ring truer here.

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The four-cylinder engine goes back 120+ years. Which one is best?

With thousands of four-bangers to choose from, selecting the all-time greatest might be a challenge. Do it anyway!

Follow along for a visual celebration of all things Toyota, Lexus, and Scion.

The 21st annual Toyotafest was a brilliant celebration of Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars of the past and present.

The automotive equivalent of the mullet, from the Ford Ranchero to the Honda Ridgeline.

The Honda Ridgeline isn't the first pickup based on a car platform, and it won't be the last.

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