Bentley T2

Bentley T2 Bentley’s T2 arrived for the 1977 model year, as an evolution of the T1 it replaced. What it gained over the T1 was rack & pinion steering, additional interior room, and a redesigned frame and engine cradle system. Two variants of the T2 were offered. These were the standard 4-door sedan, and a […]
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Rolls Royce Silver Wraith

Silver Wraith The Silver Wraith II arrived for model year 1977, and lasted through the 1980 model year. It was the long-wheelbase Rolls with 123.5 inches of it. The overall length was 211.5 inches. It was one of the heavier cars in the Rolls lineup at 4850 lbs., though not quite as much as the […]
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Citroen DS23

Citroen DS23 There’s no such thing as U.S.-spec DS23. The small number here in the U.S. are Grey Market specials. Like many Citroens, they’re considered so ugly or quirky that some think they look good. Thousands of copies are across the pond just waiting to be imported. Prices are reasonable for a driver-type car, though […]
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Bradley GTE

Bradley GTE This car did not represent the literal term of ‘smog’, but it was part of the smog-era’s timeframe. In 1980, Bradley Automotive introduced an all electric sports car called the GTE. Moving it down the road was a 20.7 horsepower motor. Backing the motor were 20 six volt lead acid batteries, plus a […]
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Saab 900

900 Saab’s entry level luxury competitor was sold starting the 1979 model year, as an eventual replacement for the 99. It was front wheel drive and on a 99.4 inch wheelbase, While more refined than the 99 it replaced, it still was quirky, just like Saab buyers enjoy. For as bulky as they appear, Saab […]
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Mercedes Benz 300TD

300TD This car was a station wagon based on Mercedes’ W123 architecture. It arrived in the U.S. for Model year 1979. Powering it initially was a 3.0L Diesel I5. This engine was also known as OM617.912 . Horsepower was initially rated at 77, and torque was rated at 115. This engine stuck around until the […]
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Saab 99

99 The Saab 99 was in its fifth U.S. model year as of 1973. The car sat on a 97.4 inch wheelbase, with a curb weight of about 2500 lbs. The U.S. version had 4 round headlamps instead of the one-piece units on the Euro-spec cars. Versions included 2-door sedan and 4-door sedan. Trim levels […]
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