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Will No One Buy This NASCAR Legend’s 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass?

It's not every day you get to sit behind the wheel of a NASCAR legend's race car. The winner of 83 Cup Series races, Cale Yarborough, has put his 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass up for sale. There hasn't been much action on the listing. If you're interested, act now to purchase a piece of NASCAR history.
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This Dead Car Brand Was the First Brand to Manufacture With Fully Automatic Transmissions

Oldsmobile was once a luxury brand that competed against Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Jaguar. Like most fledgling automakers in those days, Oldsmobile earned its reputation for making luxury cars due to groundbreaking innovations. However, some of the technology back then had been originally patented by inventors years before automakers incorporated it into their vehicles.
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Jay Leno Takes an Oldsmobile 442 From a Museum to Memory Lane

Naturally, compared to their modern counterparts, classic muscle cars aren’t quite as fast. But the appeal of vintage cars is about more than just outright speed. It’s why Jay Leno enjoys driving both his ’02 Pontiac Firebird and his 1979 Trans Am. And it’s why he enjoyed being behind the wheel of a museum-loaned 1966 …
A beige Oldsmobile Silhouette minivan sits parked on a street in April 2001
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The Original Luxury Minivan Looked Like a Vacuum

Is it a luxury minivan, or is it a vacuum? That’s right — the original luxury minivan looked remarkably like a handheld vacuum. This quirky vehicle’s designers apparently thought that adding pinstriping and decals would cover up its quirkiness. Unfortunately, nothing they did could hide its resemblance to an oversized hand vac. Not only is …
The red Oldsmobile Silhouette OSV
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Want To Own a Factory-Tuned Oldsmobile Silhouette Concept?

While wagons can make great high-performance vehicles, the same usually can’t be said of minivans. However, that hasn’t stopped some manufacturers from trying to give these practical haulers a touch of sportiness. The Toyota Previa, for example, had a mid-engine layout with an optional supercharger and manual. And the Mercedes-Benz R-Class was a luxury minivan …
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Rusty Monday: Cars Vs. Trees In Rustober

Never bet against trees when it’s cars vs. trees. Trees always win, as we will show you in these next few images as we celebrate Rustober. For some reason, it just seems like trees are attracted to cars like tornadoes are to trailer parks. They are so infinitely tied together that if a felled tree …
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The Oldsmobile Diesel Disaster

The Oldsmobile LF9 diesel engine was another GM engine architecture with horrendous results. Here's the amazing story of its diesel engine disasters you won't believe.
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Rusty Monday: 1953 Olds Fiesta Holy Grail Of Rust

Some Rusty Mondays are meant to make you cringe. If you’re into rare post-war American cars you know what this is. If you’re not read on. This find we’re calling the Holy Grail of rust. It is a 1953 Olds Fiesta convertible. In 1953 GM produced four very special limited-edition models each for Chevy, Oldsmobile, …
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Worst Car Wednesday: Chevy Citation-This Success Became A Mess

What started out as the American car revenge on Japanese economical, front-wheel-drive, four-cylinder sedans quickly turned into a mess. GM, Ford, and Chrysler had never attempted to do this type of car. A car with maximum space, small size, and a high degree of quality. We guess it could only do two as the quality …
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Worst Car Wednesday: Disasterous Buick, Oldsmobile 1970s GM Aerobacks

Worst Car Wednesday will delve into how and why some truly horrible mass-produced cars were ever created. We set the stage and report on how consumers reacted and what the manufacturers did to “fix” their mistakes. Look, we know there are fans for some of these creations. We are some of those fans. But the …
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This Oldsmobile Cutlass Could Hang With the Honda Civic Si

The late 80s and early 90s weren’t a great time for fans of American performance. True, there was the occasional bright spot, like the Impala SS, Buick GNX, and GMC Syclone. However, many muscle cars struggled to deliver on their famous names. That’s why import cars like the Acura Integra, Nissan Sentra SE-R, Mitsubishi Eclipse, …
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Why Are So Many Cars Front Wheel Drive?

There are many reasons why there are so many front-wheel-drive cars. We’ll try to knock out what most of those reasons are. First some background. Front-wheel-drive has been around forever. It came into prominence in the US for racing with Harry Miller’s Indy 500 efforts in the early-1920s. In Europe, there were a number of …
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How GM Took Iconic Brands And Fouled Them

General Motors makes decisions in a time/space netherworld we mortals know nothing about. While we look upon many of its historic brands with reverence, it looks to them as only names bonked onto an ever devolving line of subcompact mushmobiles. What once stood for performance, style, engineering excellence, or desirable transportation in its simplest form, …
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10 Best TV Pickup Trucks Ever

There was a gang of TV shows in the 1950-1990s where a cool pickup was as integral as any character actor, maybe even more so. We miss some of these shows while others, well, they are best left to memory. Still, with an average TV series broadcasting 26 shows a season not counting summer reruns, …

The Five First Muscle Cars Ever Sold in America

When you think about the first muscle cars you think of the mid-1960s GTO, the Hemi-Mopars in the late-1960s, and big-block Camaros and Cobra-Jet Mustangs. But none of those were close to being the first factory hot rods. You have to go back to just after WWII to see the first muscle cars that came …