Dodge Rampage

Dodge Rampage The Rampage was spun off the Omni 024 line for 1982. Wheelbase was inches and payload was rated at 1145 lbs. Two versions were available which were Rampage and Rampage Sport, which had the performance look. Sport added a faux scoop on the hood, special graphical touches, better wheels, nicer seat fabric, plus […]
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Oldsmobile Hurst-Olds

Hurst-Olds The newly redesigned Cutlass S provided the platform for the 1973 Hurst-Olds. It was available in just two colors, black or white, with each accented by gold touches. Two big blocks were made available. First was a L75 455 CID 4bbl, dual exhaust V8, making 250hp. Taking the fumes out the back were a […]
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Chevrolet Citation

Chevrolet Citation It replaced the Nova for the 1980 model year. Citation’s platform shared the Nova’s X-body designation, but now it was front wheel drive. This redesigned platform was shared with the Oldsmobile Omega, Pontiac Phoenix, and Buick Skylark. While the outside dimensions were smaller, the interior and trunk boasted more room than the outgoing […]
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Peugeot 505

    505 For the 1980 model year, the Peugeot 505 arrived. Only a 4-door sedan on a 108 inch wheelbase as offered during the smog years. It was a fullsize car by French standards and was sold as such in the United States, though it was really closer to midsize in our eyes. Two […]
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Buick Century

Buick Century The Century nameplate was used on-again off-again since the 1930s. This time it came back on the freshly redesigned A-body platform for 1973. Sedan, coupe or station wagon configurations were all sold. Trim levels were base, Regal, Luxus or Gran Sport (look for separate sections on Regal/Luxus/Gran Sport. The first two years the […]
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Pontiac Phoenix

Phoenix The Phoenix was introduced for model year 1977. It overlapped the final year of the Ventura, but was a step up in luxury. Like the Ventura, it too shared the X-body platform with the Chevy Nova, Olds Omega, and Buick Skylark. A two door coupe or a four door sedan were both available. It […]
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What is the Smog-Era?

What is the Smog-Era? The ‘meat & potatoes’ of the Smog-Era are vehicles made between 1973 and 1983. Also known as the Malaise-Era, this timeframe was undoubtedly the low point of automotive performance. Some of the best and some of the most controversial styling was offered during this time. We can’t forget about the vinyl […]
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