Pontiac 6000

6000 This was Pontiac’s first front wheel drive midsize car. It was based on GM’s 105 inch wheelbase A-body platform, which it shared with the Buick Century, Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, and Chevrolet Celebrity. The first model year was 1982 and it replaced the rear wheel drive LeMans. Two body styles and two trim packages were […]
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Subaru DL

DL Subaru’s DL was technically a trim level of the 1400 series in the early years. It was offered in a utilitarian selection of body styles. These were 2-door sedan (as they called it), 4-door sedan and station wagon. All three body styles sat on just 96.7 inches of wheelbase. The car was small, and […]
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Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley Mulsanne 1981 was the first year. Mulsanne had a unique look compared to previous Bentleys. It had a sporty appearance— Not all stuffy like other models. It was made for performance. Mulsanne sat on a 120.5 inch wheelbase and ran the length of 208 inches. Curb weight was quite porky at almost 5100lbs. It […]
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Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger The Ford Ranger was a top trim package of the big pickups and even the later Broncos until 1982. At minimum, the package added cloth and more padding to the seats, as well as extra brightwork throughout. Two sub-levels of trim were also available during this era. These were Ranger XLT, and Ranger […]
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Citroen SM

Citroen SM At the start of the smog-era, the Citroen SM was in its last year of importation to the U.S. The body style was a 2-door fastback. In typical Citroen fashion, the design was strange, but maybe even ahead of its time. The SM was aimed at the personal luxury coupe segment. Its main […]
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Jaguar XJS

XJS The XJS appeared for the 1976 model year. It sat on a 102 inch wheelbase and featured a long hood/short deck layout with 2+2 seating. The steering system was a rack & pinion style with the brakes being 4-wheel disc. Its best known feature was the 5.3L SOHC EFI V12 engine. For the original […]
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Oldsmobile Firenza

Firenza This nameplate started as a sporty trim level of the rear wheel drive Starfire line from 1978-1980. Base engine was a 2.5L 2bbl Pontiac I4 making 85hp. A 231 CID 2bbl Buick V6 1making 105hp and a 305 CID 2bbl Chevrolet V8 making 145hp were optional. In 1979, the nose got restyled and lost […]
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