Stutz Blackhawk

Stutz Blackhawk The Stutz Blackhawk as of 1973 was based on the Pontiac Grand Prix. The body was made by a coachworks in Torino, Italy. It was available usually in coupe form, though the occassional convertible was sold.The wheelbase of the GP was retained at 116 inches and the car weight about 5000lbs. Powering it […]
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Avanti 20th Anniversary Edition

Avanti 20th Anniversary Edition In 1983, Avanti Motors got a new owner. Halfway through the year, a 20th Anniversary Edition was introduced in recognition of the first Studebaker Avantis. The most obvious changes were the rectangular headlamps and unique wheels. There was also less chrome on the exterior. This was the direction that all future […]
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Avanti II

Avanti II *There was just one model and one body style produced by Avanti Motor Corporation for most of the smog-era. We’ll use “II” as the model, though we acknowledge that some folks consider the “II” as part of the manufacturer name…* The Avanti II was still based on its Studebaker roots in 1973. It […]
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Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera The first front wheel drive variant using the ‘Cutlass’ nomenclature was introduced in 1982. It had a brand new name— Cutlass Ciera and was built on the totally redesigned A-body platform. Wheelbase was 104.9 inches, the same as on the smaller X-body Omega. Coupe or sedan were your body choices if you […]
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Oldsmobile Cutlass S

Oldsmobile Cutlass S The Cutlass S as of 1973 still was the aero-type Cutlass variant, keeping the historical, rounder back half. It was now redesigned as part of GM’s colonnade (A-body) line. The ‘S’ was advertised as having a meaning of ‘Sport, Spirit, Swagger’. This year it was only offered in a 2-door coupe style, […]
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Chevrolet Concours

Chevrolet Concours Chevy saw a threat in the Ford Granada and Mercury Monarch which were considered near-luxury compacts with Euro style. When GM’s divisions were truly independent of each other, maybe Chevy’s leadership recalled that the Cadillac Seville was using a stretched Nova platform— Maybe they got an idea. Originally, the call was answered with […]
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Chevrolet Laguna

Chevrolet (Chevelle) Laguna The Laguna was spawned in 1973 as a sportier version of the Chevelle. Ironically, the Chevelle SS was still around this year, and both overlapped the sales floor. Initially one could be had in 4-door sedan, station wagon or 2-door coupe format. The coupes had a wheelbase of 112 inches while the […]
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