Curbside Classic Central: American Brands

American brands are categorized alphabetically by brand and in chronological order, by year of manufacture.


1954 Allard K2 (Capsule)

American Motors (incl. Nash, but not Jeep)

1950 Nash Statesman Airflyte: Did Somebody Say Bathtub?

1957 Nash Metropolitan: Toy Cars Are For Kids

1959 Rambler Custom Six: The Prophet

1961 American 220: The Hip Un-American

1961 Rambler Cross Country: The Ultimate Motel

1963 Rambler Classic 660: Ed Anderson’s Departing Farewell Is A Classic As Well As Motor Trend’s COTY

1964 Rambler Classic 770 Coupe: A True Classic?

1964 Rambler Classic 770 Sedan: Miss LuAnn’s Ride

1965 Ambassador 880: Kenosha Cadillac?

1966 Ambassador 990 Convertible: Abernethy’s Asinine Assumption

1965 Rambler American 440 Sedan: One Of The “Sensible Spectaculars”

1967 Rambler Marlin: The Humpback Whale – AMC’s Deadly Sin #1

1967 Rambler Rebel SST convertible: Rambler Tries Flexing Its Muscles Again, Belatedly

1969 Rambler 440 Station Wagon: The Last Rambler

1970 Hornet: Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life

1971 Gremlin (1971 Small car Comparison #6)

1975 Pacer X: The Spacer

1976 Hornet Hatchback: AMC’s High Water Mark

My (Ex) Curbside Classic: 1976 AMC Pacer

1973 Matador Sedan: The Stench Of Death

1977 Hornet AMX: The Long Slow Decline of the AMX

1978 Matador Barcelona Sedan: The Bullfighter Dies In Full Costume

1980 Eagle Wagon and Sedan: “What The Hell Is This?”

1981 Eagle SX/4: The Trickster

1981 Concord DL Coupe: The Underdog Learns One More New Trick


1931 96 Country Club Coupe: The Eight As Buick Built It

1948 Series 40 Special Sedanet: Just A Few Inches Short Of A GM’s Greatest Hit

1950 Special Sedanet: Design Analysis: The Full-Sized Fastback Problem (Cohort Classic)

1955 Special: Comparison With 1955 Olds 88

1956 Century Riviera Four-Door Hardtop: The Facebook Friend Magnet Of Its Time

1956 Roadmaster Sedan: The Big Boola Boola

1961 LeSabre: Aqua Time Machine

1962 Skylark Convertible: Gimme

1963 Skylark Convertible: Knocking On Heaven’s Door

1963 Wildcat: I Think I Want To Fight

1964 Electra 225: Whatever Happened To The Deuce And A Quarter?

1964 Riviera: The Peak GM Experience

1965 Wildcat Convertible: Sabre Tooth Cat Or Dodo Bird?

1966 Special Deluxe Sedan: Not All That Special

1966 Riviera: The Ultimate Bill Mitchell-Mobile

1967 Electra 225 Convertible: The Jayne Mansfield Of Cars

1972 Riviera Boattail: Swan Song Or Big Ugly Duck?

1974 Estate Wagon: Hold The Fake Wood, Please

1977-1978 Riviera: A Short Life In Hard Times

1980 Skylark: I Gave Up A Peugeot 404 For One Of GM’s Deadliest Sins And It Wasn’t All That Bad

1985 Electra Park Avenue

1985 Riviera: A Ray of Light in the Darkness

1986 Riviera: GM’s Deadly Sin #1

1987 LeSabre Hearse: The Official CC Hearse

1989 Reatta: A Pudding With No Theme

1989 Riviera: What The 1986 Riviera Should Have Been

1990 Century Coupe: If We Make It Forever It Will Be Good

1991 Regal GS: The Open Source CC

1994 Century Wagon: Fighting A Losing Battle

1995 Regal GS Coupe: Is It Worthy?

1996 Regal Olympic Edition: Go For The Gold In Your W-Body

1993-1998 Skylark: Bye-Bye Birdie (Capsule)

Buses (other than GM)

1957 Blue Bird All American


1950 Series 61 Hot Rod Coupe: The CC Logomobile

1954 Series 62 Sedan: GM’s Greatest Hit #2

1959 Coupe de Ville: False Prophet Of A New Era?

1962 Coupe de Ville: Coupe de la Creme

1962 Series 62 Sedan: Don Draper’s Dream

1965-1966 Sedan de Ville: The King’s Last Stand

1967 Eldorado: On The Dark Side

1967 DeVille Convertible

1969 De Ville Convertible: Please Turn Out The Lights When You Leave

1970 Fleetwood Brougham: Last Of The True Cadillacs

1972 Coupe de Ville: A Beginning As Well As The Beginning Of The End

1972 Eldorado Convertible: The End Of An Exceptional Era

1975 Fleetwood 75 Limo: The Longest Production Car Ever

1975 Fleetwood Brougham: The Brougham’s Brougham

1978 Seville: Nope, Nothing Wrong Here

1978 Eldorado: The Biggest, Baddest Brougham Of Them All

1979 Seville: GM’s Deadly Sin #11

1980-1985 Seville: From Halo To Devil’s Pitchfork – GM’s Deadly Sin #17

1980-1985 Seville: Context Is Everything

1983 Eldorado: Mmm, Buttery!

1984 Coupe DeVille: Shame About The Engine

1986 Eldorado: A Swing And A Miss

1987 Allante: Apple Pie In An Italian Suit

1987 Brougham: The Elder Statesman

1987-88 Cimarron: Could This Be The Nicest One Left? (Cohort Classic)

1988 Coupe de Ville: How Not To Downsize A Luxury Car

1990 Brougham d’Elegance: Too Much Lipstick?

1991 Sedan deVille: Save Me

1991 Sedan de Ville: Almost Doesn’t Count

1991 Sedan deVille: Bought New For 154 Million Pesos

1992 Brougham: The Only Way To Travel Is Cadillac Style

1997-2001 Catera: Caddy’s Dead Duck


1967 Aerobus: Twelve Passengers, Eight Doors, Four On The Floor


1935 Master Deluxe: Bare Bones Bar Sign

1936 Master DeLuxe: Is It Too Early For A Dubonnet?

1954 210: See The USA, In Your Chevrolet

1955 Chevrolet: The iCar

1955 Nomad: Stealing The Thunder From The High Priced Cars

1957 210 Handyman Wagon: My Backyard Classic – Now What?

1957 Bel Air Sport Sedan: Why Can’t I Rent THAT At Hertz?

1958 Biscayne Three-Door Sedan: The Chevy Cherry Gets Popped

1959 Impala Hardtop Sedan: Holy Batwing Die-Cast Dreams

1960 Impala Sport Coupe: Gullwing, Take Two

1961 Corvair 95 Rampside: It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

1961 Brookwood wagon: California Patina

1962 Corvair Monza Wagon (Lakewood): Why Did We Go Ahead And Build This?

1962 Corvette: The Marilyn Monroe of Cars (NSFW in USA)

1963 Corvair Greenbriar: GM’s Greatest Hit #6 – We Don’t Want A Better VW Bus

1964 Chevelle Malibu SS: The Belle Late For The Ball

1964 Corvair Monza Convertible: Writing A New Chapter (Barnfind Classic)

1964 Corvair Monza Spyder Convertible: Activate The Turbocharged Scat

1964 Bel Air Wagon: Love Transcends All

1964 Impala SS 409: Real Fine

1965 Chevelle Malibu SS Convertible: Hot Fun In The Summertime

1966 Caprice Coupe – Chevy Joins The Great Brougham Epoch

1966 Impala Hardtop Sedan: It Was Grandpa’s Car (My CC)

1967 Caprice Estate: Nice, But Not Nice Enough

1967 Chevelle Malibu: The American Big Opel

1968 Camaro: The Morning After

1968 Impala (with Olds 455 engine): Hybrid Of A Different Sort

1969 Camaro: The Last Unmolested ’69 Camaro Six Daily Driver In The World?

1969 Chevelle Nomad: More Name Debasement And Confusion

1970 Caprice: Iris And Albert Make A Trip To Houston

1970 Camaro: GM’s Greatest Hits No.1 – Even Pininfarina Praised It

1970 Camaro Six

1970 Nova: Have It Your Way

1971 Biscayne: Don’t Look For It In The Brochure (Cohort Classic)

1971 Vega Kammback: Winner Of 1971 Small Car Comparison And GM’s Deadly Sin #2

1972 Caprice Coupe: Cadillac Carbon Copy?

1973 Caprice Estate Wagon: Still Doing Its Big Job

1974 Vega Kammback: Deadly Sexy

1974 Vega Panel Express: A Sedan Delivery For The ’70s

1976 Monte Carlo Landau: Hope You Like Green (My CC)

Laguna S-3: A Beach Too Far

1977 Nova Sedan: Incognito Camaro

1977 Bel Air Coupe (Canada)

1978 Caprice Classic: Chevy Knocks One Out Of The Park

1979 Monza Coupe: Vega II Or Mustang Too?

1980 Caprice Classic: It’s The NEW Chevrolet (My CC)

1980 Chevette Scooter: A New Category Of Vehicle

1982 Camaro RS: Rally Wheels Absolve Many Sins

1989 Camaro RS: GM’s Deadly Sin #6: 46 Trips To The Dealer In The First Year

1982 El Camino: Every Day Is Satyr-day

1982-1988 Celebrity: When Life Hands You Lemons…

1983 Cavalier: 20/20 Hindsight 30 Years Down The Road

1985 Nova (NUMMI): Lessons Not Learned

1985 S-10 Blazer: GM’s Deadly Sin #5: Sloth

1986 Caprice Classic Brougham: Niedermeyer Finally Finds Broughmance

1990 Caprice Classic Brougham LS: Embarrassing FWD Cadillacs Since 1987

1992 Corvette – GM’s Deadly Sin #9

1994 Caprice Classic LS: Last Of The Best

1995 Lumina LS: I Fought The Taurus, And The Taurus Won

1996 Beretta: A Dash Of Sportiness

1997 Camaro: Conspicuously Purple

Chevrolet Trucks

1941 COE: Streamlining Arrives Down On The Farm

1949 Loadmaster Tow Truck: My Bias Is Showing, And Feel Free To Say So

1951 3100 Pickup: America’s (And My) Favorite Pickup

1959 Apache 32 Pickup (with 1953 Budger travel trailer)

1966 Suburban: Finding The “Sport” In SUV

1969 C20 Custom Camper: A Novel Way To Do The U.S.A.

1970 Suburban: The Third Door On The Right

1970 C30 Longhorn Custom Camper: Very Aptly Named Indeed

1978 Scottsdale: Iris And Albert Go Fishing

1979 LUV 4×4 (Isuzu Faster): Tough Love

1980 K-5 Blazer Silverado: The Charlton Heston of Trucks

1980 C30 Dana V-Drive 4×4 Van: A Rarity Indeed

1991 S-10 Blazer Four Door: You Can’t Blame A Guy For Trying

1993 Astro Van: How Hard Can It Be To Make A Minivan?


1946 Town & Country Sedan: A Slave To Fashion And Varnish

1955 New Yorker Deluxe St. Regis: How’s That For A Long Name?

1956 Chrysler Windsor Town & Country: You’ve Come A Long Way

1957 New Yorker

1960 Saratoga Sedan: Forward Fini

1962 Chrysler 300 Sport: Funny Face

1963 Imperial Custom Four-Door: The Imperial Battleship

1965 Newport Coupe: Two Grizzled Old Toughs

1968 300 Coupe: Elwood’s Designs Were Jake

1968 Imperial Convertible: Fall back, Men, Fall Back!

1973 Imperial LeBaron: My Curbside Classic

Fender Blades On A Fuselage: Styling Analysis Of The 1973 Imperial By Chrysler

1975 Imperial LeBaron Coupe: The Last One Worthy Of Its Name

1976 Cordoba: Fine Corinthian Brougham

1977 Newport St. Regis – Old Soldier

1978 Cordoba: The Fine Little Chrysler

1979 Newport: B Plus C Equals R

1979 New Yorker: Chrysler’s Deadly Sin #3 – The Rolling Coffin

1980 LeBaron: A Car (and a Company) In Transition

1981 Imperial by Chrysler: It’s Your Time – Or Not

1984 Executive Limousine: The Ultimate Eighties Folly-Mobile

1985 New Yorker: ReinKarnation

1986 Chrysler LeBaron: Have A Cup Of CAFE

1986 Chrysler Le Baron Town & Country Wagon (Capsule)

1986 LeBaron T&C Convertible: Some Things Just Don’t Translate

1989 Chrysler’s TC By Maserati: The Deadly Sin Of Pretentious Overreaching

1990 Town & Country: What Happened To My Wagon?

1991 New Yorker: Paging Bill Blass

1992 Fifth Avenue: The End Of Mopar’s Broughamance

1992 LeBaron Convertible: Take Your Top Off, Sweetie

1994 Chrysler LHS: The (Belated) Graduation Gift


1936-37 810/812: Rolling Sculpture


1951 Sedan Delivery: A Lot Of Pop In A Small Package


Ahead To The Future


1917 Electric Brougham: Charged Up For Another Century


1957 Firesweep: Curbside Service

1958 Fireflite: The Forward Look Falls Flat On Its Face

1960 Adventurer Sedan: Late Life Adventures

Diamond T Trucks

1953 Model 323: A Rare Diamond In The Rough


1941 Business Coupe: Dodge Gives America The Business

1949 Dodge Special DeLuxe: What The Plodge? (Canadian Version)

1959 Coronet Sedan: Chrome, Fins, And More Chrome

1961 & 1962 Lancer/GT: How Are We Going To Make You A Little Less Weird?

1963 Custom 880: The One That Got Away

1965 Coronet 500 Hardtop Coupe: Family Carma

1965 Dart GT: The Elemental MoPar

1966 Coronet 500 – This B-Body Earns an A

1967 A-100 Van: What Are You Doing Here, Eugene

1967 Charger: Chrysler’s Marlin

1967 Coronet R/T Convertible (Capsule)

1968 Dart 270 Sedan: Which Old Folks Remember As A POS

1968 Coronet 500 Coupe: My Youthful Desire

1969 Coronet 440: Bread And Butter B-Body

1970 Challenger: The Life Of The Party

1970 Challenger: Vanishing Paint

1972 Charger: The End Of An Era

1972 Dart (Mexico)

1973 Coronet: Bi-Directional, Twin-440 Powered Experimental Police Pursuit

1974 Dart Custom: “A Body” Tends To Stay In Motion

1976 Royal Monaco: Gone, And Forgotten

1978 Aspen Wagon: Defying Expectations Since The Carter Administration

1981 Challenger: That Thing Does Got A Hemi

1986 Daytona: The Un-Boxy K

1986 Dodge Ram Pickup: Not Exactly The Cobra In The Barn  Jim Klein

1987 Diplomat SE: Absolution Granted

1989 Caravan Turbo: Desperate Measure

1994 Shadow: Something For Everyone, Everything For No One

1995 Intrepid: This Changes Everything

1995 Neon Sport Coupe: Say Hi…To Dashed Expectations

2001 Viper GTS – Yes, You Heard Correctly (My CC)

Dodge Truck

WM300 Power Wagon: Immortality Attained

1952 B Series Panel Truck: Work In A Pilot House

1954 V8 Job-Rated Truck: That Thing Got A Hemi?

1965 D200 Crew Cab: A Big, Basic Bruiser Of A Truck With A Slant Six

1967 D-200 Camper Special: We’re Number Three So We Try Harder, Dude!

1974 Club Cab Pickup: Another Dodge First, Not That It Helped All That Much

1975 Ramcharger: Dodge Charges Ahead of Ford For A Change

1975 Power Wagon: A (Sort Of) Civilized Outdoorsman

1979 D100 Van: Is It The Real Thing?

1987 Ram 250: The Best $400 I Ever Spent (Curbside Beater)

1989 Ramcharger LE: Mopar Joins The 4×4 Craze

1990 Dakota Li’ Red Express

1990 Ram Radio Flyer: The Big Red Wagon


1993 Vision ESi: DeSoto 2.0


1959 Edsel “Eco-Boost”


1926 Model T Coupe: T Stands For Tall

1929 Model A: The Best Ford Ever

1936 DeLuxe: Imagine Yourself In This Car

1950 Hot Rod Ford: A True Love Story

1953 Ford Customline: You’ll Never Guess What’s Under Its Hood

1956 Customline: A New And Safer Flavor In A Familiar Wrapper

1956 Fairlane: Beautiful, But Still The Bridesmaid

1958 Fairlane 500: Movin’ On Up

1958 Thunderbird: The Most Revolutionary American Car Of The Fifties

1960 Starliner: Haste Makes Waste

1960 Thunderbird: The Squarebird That Flew Away (to Sweden) (Outtake)

1961 Falcon: How To Build A Winning Compact

1961 Starliner 390-375: Yes Pop, You Can Get A V8 Four-Speed 1961 Ford If You Really Must Have One (CC/Auto-Biography)

1960-1965 Falcon: #1 In Classic Cars Among Hipsters

1962 Fairlane: Sometimes It Is About The Destination (also Auto-Biography)

1962 Galaxie 500 Town Victoria

1962.5 Falcon Futura Sports Sedan: Ford Sees The Future; At Chevrolet

1963 Falcon Club Wagon: A “Compact” Minivan

1963 Thunderbird Landau: The American Dream Car

1964 Falcon Standard Sedan: Plain And Simple

1964 Galaxie 500 Convertible: Say Goodbye To Those Jet Tube Taillights

1965 Mustang Six: Freedom

1965 Thunderbird Landau: Fancy Feast

1965 Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe: The Failane

1965 LTD: Revolutionary? It Singlehandedly Launched The Great Brougham Epoch

1965 Custom Two Door Sedan: The End Of The Stripper Tudor Era

1965 Galaxie 500: A New Ford Fit For Goldilocks

1966 Galaxie 500 7 Litre: Maybe It Should Have Had 7 Gallons

1966 Galaxie 500: All-Points Bulletin (Fiction)

1967 LTD: The Forgotten Ford

1967 Galaxie 500 Hardtop Coupe (Capsule)

1967 Mustang Convertible: Forty-Four Years Of Wedded Bliss

1968 Galaxie 500: Always Ready To Roll

1968 Thunderbird: Who Am I? Why Am I Here?

1968 Fairlane Coupe – The Unexpected Wallflower

1969 Mustang Mach 1: Sliding Down The Slippery Fastback Slope

1970.5 Falcon: Needle, Meet Haystack

1970-1978 Maverick: The Simple(ton) Machine

1970 1/2 Falcon: Mission Implausible

1971 Mustang Grande: Como Se Dice Brougham?

1970 Thunderbird Sportsback: What Bunkie Took With Him On The Way Out The Door

1971 Thunderbird Four Door Landau: Yes, I Said Four Doors

1971 Galaxie 500 Hardtop Sedan: Domino’s Delivers, Even If Ford Doesn’t

1971 Pinto: 1971Small Car Comparison #4

Maverick GT (Brazil)

1973 Australian Fairlane ZXGLQ-FU: That Thing Got A FEMI? (Curbside Fiction)

1974 Thunderbird: A Mark By Any Other Name…

1975 Country Squire: The Car That Made Di-Noc Millions

1975 Gran Torino: Isolation Chamber

1976 Australian Falcon XC 351 GT Ute Found In Oregon: This Time For Real

1976 Mustang II Cobra: Ford’s Deadly Sin No. 2

1976 Elite: A Highfalutin’ Hash

1977 LTD II Brougham: The Thunderbird’s Less Successful Brother

1978 Fairmont: That Very Rare Honest American Car

1978 Mustang II Cobra: The Winter Of My Discontent

1978 LTD: The Last Of The Whoppers

1978 Fiesta: Here today, Gone Tomorrow

1979 Mustang Indy 500 Pace Car Replica

1980 Fairmont Futura: Back To The Futura

1980 Pinto Wagon: The Pinto’s Long Colorful End

1980 Thunderbird: The Fabulous FUBAR Edition

1981-1990 Escort: You Never Get A Second Chance To Make A Good Impression

1986 Thunderbird Elan: A Fox in a Bird’s Feathers

1986 Taurus/Sable: At This Moment, You Mean Everything

1987 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe (Capsule)

1988 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe: Ask And You Shall Receive

1989 LTD Crown Victoria: If It’s Good Enough For Ben Matlock

1994 Mustang GT: The Car That Almost Wasn’t

1995 Aerostar: How Hard Can It Be To Make A Minivan?

1995 Club Wagon Chateau: Welcome To The Club

1995 Taurus SE: Are You Not Entertained?

1996-99 Taurus/Sable: All Things Must Pass

1998 Crown Victoria LX: Beginning Of The End

1999 Escort ZX2: Pride Comes From Within

2001 Crown Victoria (P-71): The Jewel Of The Crowns

2006 Taurus: Nobody’s Hero

Ford Trucks

1930 Model A Pickup: The Modern Pickup Is Born?

1941 Cabover: Got Shorty

1952 F-1: The Owner’s First Vehicle

1956 F-600: Every Neighborhood Should Have A CC Community Truck

The Almost Immortal 1957-90 C-Series

1957 Ranchero: The First respectable Truck

1960 F-250 Styleside: The Tonka Truck Truck

1961 F-350: The Y-Chromosone Butch Brother

1962 F-100 Styleside: That Most Feminine Truck

1963 Econoline Pickup: Keep The Sand Bags Handy

1964 F600 Dump Truck: Still Hard At Work

1969 Bronco: The Mustang’s Bucking Side-Kick

1969 Econoline: Ford Builds A Better Box

1969 Ranchero: The Anti-Paternity Mobile

1973 F-350 Camper Special: Ford Goes Camping In A Superlative Way

1976 Courier: The Second Toughest Old Mini-Pickup?

1978 Bronco: Free Wheelin’

1992 Ranger Extended Cab: It Was Meant To Be (My CC)

1995 Club Wagon Chateau : Welcome To The Club


Metro Convertible: Did I Take The Autopia Offramp?


Transit Coach: Built Like A Tank

General Motors

The General Motors N-Body: How Quickly We Forget (Pontiac Grand Am, Oldsmobile Calais and Buick Skylark/Somerset)

GMC & GM Coach

 1947 PD-3751 “Silversides” Greyhound Bus: The First Modern Diesel Bus (GM’s Greatest Hit #11)

 1949 TDH-5105 Old Look Transit Bus: GM’s Greatest Hit #9, Despite Being The Agent Of A GM Deadly Sin

1956 Pickup: Don’t Judge A Pickup By Its Grille (CC Capsule)

1963 Pickup: The Very Model Of A Modern V6 Truck Engine

GM’s Deadly Sins: (also found under the corresponding division brand)

On The Purpose And Nature Of GM’s Deadly Sins

#1  1986 Buick Riviera

#2 1971 Chevrolet Vega

#3 1971 Pontiac Ventura

#4 1991 Saturn

#5 1983 Chevrolet Blazer S-10

#6 1989 Camaro RS

#7 1976 Chevrolet Malibu Classic

#8 1984 Pontiac Bonneville Brougham

#9 1990 Chevrolet Corvette

#10 Cadillac Cimarron

#11 1975-1979 Cadillac Seville

#12 1990 Pontiac LeMans (Daewoo)

#13 1980 Chevrolet Citation

#14 1978 Pontiac Grand Prix

#15 1973 Oldsmobile 88

#16 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado

#17 1980-1985 Cadillac Seville

#18 1984-1988 Pontiac Fiero

1960-1963 Corvair: GM’s Deadliest Sin?


1940 Supercharged Sedan: Graham Jumps The Shark


1983 KubVan: Tiny, FWD, VW Diesel Powered, and Very Rare


1946 Pickup: With A Surprise!

1952 Hornet: A Victorious Dead End

1956 Hornet: Waiting For Death In A Borrowed Four-Tone Suit


1937 D3 Demi-Semi-Tractor: Loggers Need Them Some Entertainment Too

1947 Bus “Further”: Ken Kesey’s Merry Prankster-Mobile

1958 Metro – The Original And Greatest Step Van

1964 C900 – The Smallest American Pickup Until The Ranger And S-10 (Capsule)

1965 Travelall: The Suburban Of Its Day

1966 R 190 AWD Truck: My Current Lust Object

1968 Loadstar Bookmobile and Truck – Is There A Book On IH History On Board?


1945 Willys Jeep MB: The Icon Of Freedom

1947 Willys CJ-2A Jeep: The Universal

1950 Jeepster: Another Brooks Stevens Beauty

1951 Willys Truck: The Antidote To Modern Life

1967 and 1972 Jeepster Commando: Jeep Gets Stuck

1967 Commando: Rough and Ready

1979 Cherokee: I Love Bacon (CC Capsule)

1984 Cherokee: AMC’s Greatest Hit Thanks To Renault

1986-1992 Jeep Comanche: It Coulda Been A Contender

Commanche: The Case Of The Missing Extended Cab


1946 Articulated Bus (History Capsule)

1953 Kaiser Manhattan

1954 Special Club Sedan: Some First Car!

Kit Cars/Vintage Fiberglass

1967 Kellison Astra X-300 GT: Dreams Are Made Of Fiberglass

197? Bradley GT: Lamborghini Dreamin’

1976 Tri-Magnum Prototype: Now We Know What You Are


1960 Sedan: Trying To Out-Cadillac Cadillac

1965 Continental: The Last Great American Luxury Car

1968 Continental Coupe:  At Last

1970 Lincoln Continental Coupe: Hot Rod Lincoln

1976 Continental Mark IV Givenchy Edition: Aqua Couture

1976 Continental Mark IV: Gas Fed Beef

1977 Versailles: Pig In A Poke

1978 Continental Mark V: Old School’s Last Graduate

1978 Town Coupe: CAFE Is Coming

1984-92 Continental Mark VII: The Forgotten Car

1988 Town Car Signature Series: My Curbside Classic – A Tactful Rebuttal

1990-92 Mark VII LSC SE: Not Your Uncle Max’s Mark


R-Series Trucks: Rock Solid Since 1966

1970 CF-608 Pumper Firetruck: Manning Up


1931 Sixteen: Death With Dignity


1942 “Woody” Station Wagon: An American Icon

1956 Medalist: The Big M

1959 Monterey: A Little More Chrome, Please?

1960 Comet: Orphan Looking For A Home

1961 Meteor 800: The Beginning Of The End

1962 Mercury Monterey Custom: No Respect

1963 Meteor: Falling To Earth With A Resounding Thud

1963 Monterey Breezeway: The Cure For The Heatwave

1963 Marauder: Peppered With Plundering Promise

1964 Comet 202: To The Moon And Back

1966 Monterey: And The Indian Summer Of The Full-Sized Convertible

1966 Mercury Commuter Wagon (and Ford Country Sedan)

1968 Monterey: Show Me Your Mercury

1969 Montego: Another Mercury Moment

1969 Cougar: Premium Ponycar

1970 Marauder X-100: Bootylicious

1971-1978 Capri: Ponycar Reborn

1971-1973 Cougar: The Brougham Pony Car (and Moms First Ride

1971 Monterey: You Could Have Had A Marquis

1972 Comet GT: Rhymes With…

1973 Capri: Get Yours Today, At The Sign Of The Cat

1973 Monterey Custom: A Great Name’s Last Ride

1973 Marquis Brougham (Capsule)

1976 Marquis: John And Margie Come Visiting From Cut And Shoot

1978 Bobcat: The Incredible 12 Second Quarter Mile 75 MPG Steam-Injected Bobcat

1980 Cougar XR-7: The Very Common Dishonest Car

1986 Sable Wagon: Station Wagon Envy #1

1988 Colony Park: Colonizing Mercury

1989 Grand Marquis LS: Panthers Run In The Family

1992 Topaz Coupe V6 – Oxymoron or Moronic?

1992 Tracer LTS: Almost Forgotten Gem

(Canadian) Mercury Trucks: We Do Things A Bit Differently Up Here


Merkur XR4TI: What’s In A Name?

1988 Scorpio: Nice Landing, Wrong Airport

Military Vehicles

1962 Studebaker M35 6×6 Truck


Gizmo: Eugene’s Own EV


1937 Oldsmobile Six: A Christmas Story

1951 Super 88: Rocketing Back In Time (Classic CC)

1955 Eighty-Eight Holiday Coupe: Comparison With 1955 Buick Special

1962 Dynamic 88 Holiday Hardtop

1963 Starfire: The Pageant Loser, But Good Enough For Denise Huxtable

1964 & 1965 Ninety Eight: In The Key Of C

1966 Toronado: GM’s Deadly Sin #16 – Let’s Try A Different Position

1969 Vista Cruiser: GM’s Greatest Hit No. 8

1972 98 Hardtop Coupe: Not Just Another Pretty (Huge) Car

1973 Delta 88: GM’s Deadly Sin #15

1973 Omega: “The Compact Olds”

1975 98 Regency

1975 Cutlass Supreme Brougham: The Right Car At The Right Time

1976 Ninety-Eight: Orville Builds A House For Irene

1978 Omega: Grandma’s BMW

1978 Delta 88 Diesel – In Defense of the Olds 350 Diesel V8

1978 Cutlass 4-4-2

1978 Ninety-Eight Regency: All The Brougham You Want, In A Tidier Package

1981 El Oldsmopile

1984 Ninety Eight: Your Father’s Last Oldsmobile

1985 Delta 88 Royale: Last Call For The Lansing B-Body Coupe

1985 Ninety Eight Regency Brougham: I’m Sorry, That’s a Personal Subject!

1986 Cutlass Supreme Brougham Sedan: Why Brougham When You Can Supreme Brougham?

1986 Firenza S Coupe: J-School Graduate

1987 Delta 88 Royale Brougham: H Is For Harmony

1990 Silhouette: How Hard Can It Be To Make A Minivan? (Part 3)

1991 Ninety Eight: 1961 Revisited

1992 Custom Cruiser (Capsule)

1992 Ninety Eight Touring Sedan: A Regency With An Attitude

1994 Eighty-Eight: Hooked On The Memory You

2002 Aurora: Into That Quiet Good Night

The Curbside Classic Complete Cutlass Chronicles (CCCCC)

The CCCCC Central: All Chapters Accessible From Here

(1961-1963):  Ambitions Unfulfilled (Part 1)

1964 F-85 Coupe:  From Modest Beginnings (Part 2)

(1966-1967) A Love Supreme (Part 3)

1970 Cutlass S Coupe: The End Of An Era  (Part 4)

1970 Cutlass Supreme Coupe: A New Supreme Era Begins (Part5)

1976 Cutlass Colonnade Coupe: Expletive Deleted (Part 6)

1975 Cutlass Supreme Colonnade Sedan: The Huge Surprise  (Part 7)

1977 Cutlass Supreme  and Brougham Coupes: Coupe Supremacy (Part 8 )

1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon: We Don’t Want No Stinkin’ Fastbacks (Part 9)

1978 Cutlass Supreme Brougham Coupe: Supremely Popular, with Certain Exceptions (Part 10)

1980-1987 Cutlass Supreme Four-Door Sedans: The Oldsmobile Seville (Part 11)

1983 Cutlass Supreme Brougham Coupe: A Classic Death (Part 12)

1992 Cutlass Supreme: How The Mighty Have Fallen (Part 13)


1937 Six: Prestige On The Installment Plan

1937 Super Eight

1946 Clipper Super: Farewell My Beastly Black Beauty

1951 Packard 200: Too Many Memories (Curbside Fiction)

1955 Four Hundred: Bravely Facing Forward

1956 Patrician Sedan: Please Proceed To The Lifeboats

1958 Hardtop: The Last Gasp


1936 Plymouth: I Can Take It For A Spin?

1950 All-Steel Wagon: The First Modern Wagon (Photos by CC Cohort Davo)

1951 Cranbrook: Automotive Immortality

1955 Belvedere Suburban: Suddenly It’s…1956

The Elusive 1955 Savoy

1957 Belvedere: Truly The Star Of The Forward Look

1959 Plymouth Fury: Love Transcends Reason

1960 Fury: What Planet Are YOU From?

1961 – 1962 Valiant: No One’s Kid Brother

1962 Fury: If You Think This Is Bad

1963 Belvedere: Continental Class At The End Of Camelot

1963 Valiant: When The Curious Looking Get Self Conscious, Conform

1965 Barracuda: Better Than A Mustang In Horse Country

1965 Sport Fury Convertible: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em

1965 Valiant Wagon With Over 400K Miles: The Ultimate Roach?

1967 VIP: Very Important Plymouth or Footnote to the Great Brougham Epoch?

1969 Fury: Somewhere West Of Ogallala

1970 Valiant: Edna Gets Her Car Tuned-Up

1971 Road Runner: Sherwood Be Nice

1972 Duster 340: The Speed Freak

1972 Scamp: A Tasty Little Number

1973 Satellite Sebring Plus: Haven’t I Heard That Name Before?

1974 Gold Duster: There’s Gold In Them Thar Hips

1974 Duster (CC Capsule)

1974 Satellite Custom: Almost Our Thanksgiving Turkey

1975 Gran Fury: Bad Timing (Capsule)

1976 Valiant Brougham: Least Likely Brougham

1978 Fury (ex Cop car): I’d Recognize That Shape A Half-Mile Away

1978 Sapporo: Stayin’ Alive

1979 Horizon TC3

1987 Caravelle SE

1994 Acclaim

1994 Sundance: Something For Everyone, Everything For No One

1997 Voyager Rallye: Split Personality Disorder


1948 DeLuxe Streamliner Station Wagon: At The Dawn Of The Jet Age, A Varnishing Breed

1950 Chieftain Eight Deluxe Sedan: A Spark In The Night

1957 Star Chief Catalina Coupe

1957 Chieftan Safari Nine-Passenger Wagon: Are We There Yet?

1960 Ventura Hardtop Coupe: Have The Wheels Come Off The American Dream?

1960 Bonneville and Catalina (Capsule)

1962 Star Chief: Does This Color Make My Butt Look Big?

1963 Tempest LeMans: Pontiac Tries To Build A BMW Before BMW Built Theirs, And Almost Succeeds

1964 Tempest Custom Four-Door Sedan: You Bet It Hauls

1965 Bonneville Embassy Nine-Passenger Limo By Superior: Now In Sweden (Reader CC)

1965 LeMans Coupe: The 3 Series Of Its Day

1966 GTO: A Goat Or A Mule?

1966 Star Chief Executive: Executive Privilege

1967 Tempest Custom Coupe: A GTO By Any Other Name

1968 Firebird 400: Teliving Childhood Memories, Twice Daily

1968 Catalina Convertible: Let’s Go Wide-Tracking

1969 Grand Prix: The Most Beutiful Pontiac Ever

1969 Tempest Custom S Coupe: The Ex-secretary’s Wanna-be GTO

1971 Ventura II: Badge Engineering Begins In Earnest – GM’s Deadly Sin #3

1972 Catalina: Getting More For Your Dollar

1976 Grand Prix LJ: Grand Size, Medium Prize

1977 Bonneville Brougham: This Grandma Had Class

1977 Grand LeMans: Retrograde Colonnade

1978 Grand Prix: GM’s Deadly Sin #14

1978 Bonneville Brougham: No, Pontiac Didn’t Just Make Firebirds In The Seventies

1979 Bonneville Brougham Coupe: Who Needs A Cadillac?

1980 Firebird TA Turbo: The Final Blow-Out

1984 6000: Dad’s Wagon

1986 Parisienne: Yours For $400

1988 Transvertible: Long Lost GM Prototype Discovered

1991 Grand Prix: Neither Grand Nor Inspiring To Write About

1993 Grand Am: American Graffiti

2001 Aztek: A Face Only A Mother Could Love


1949 REO Speedwagon One-ton Pickup


1897 Riker Electric: Back To The Future


1992 SL: GM’s Deadly Sin #4 – The Eulogy


1949 Landcruiser: Top Of The World

1951 Starlight Coupe: Design Ananlysis

1953 – 1954 Starliner Coupe: Star Light, Star Bright

1955 President Speedster: Look What They’ve Done To The Starliner

1956 Studebaker President: Sadly Squared Up

1957 Studebaker Scotsman: Discount Life Preserver

1959 3/4 Ton Pickup: A Hoosier In King Twain’s Court

1960 Lark Hardtop Coupe: South Bend’s Beater King

1960 Champ Pickup: Needs Some Fresh Horsepower

1962 Gran Turismo Hawk: A Beautiful Death

1962 Gran Turismo Hawk: Irrational Exuberance (Second Take by jpcavanaugh)

1963 Avanti: A Brief Homage

1963 Lark Wagonaire: A Real Vista For The Cruiser

1964 Cruiser: CC Capsule


1953 Aero-Lark: The Failed Sneak Preview Of The Falcon, Lark and Other 1960 Compacts


1968 Winnebago F17: The Biggest Revolution In Wheeled Vehicles Since The Model T

Homebuilt RV with Toronado drive train

Another Homebuilt Toronado-based Motor Home

Dodge Travco Motorhome: The Grandaddy Of The Motorhome Name And Genre

Wayne Bus RV Conversion

Airstream Pickup Camper

A More Modest Homebuilt RV (Outtake)

Ultra Van: Cross An Airplane With A Corvair For The Most Radical RV Ever

1963 Clark Cortez Motorhome: The Revolutionary Compact RV

1985 Winnebago LeSharo Turbo Diesel: 23 MPG, If It Still Has The Original Renault Engine

Tiara (by Ultra): The Ultra-Hot-Rod Of Motor Homes

Tractors And Other Off-Road Only Vehicles

1978 International Cub: America’s Mechanical Mule

Instant Replays/Concours/Junkyards/Parking Lots/Sales Lots

The CC GraveYard Tour: Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five

CC Concours: Ten Terrific Station Wagons Around Town

Paul’s Official CC Sales Lot – Today’s Special: 1974 Vega for $1495 (It Runs!)

CC Instant Replay: The Snow Holiday Walk and Talk

CC Instant Replay: My Cornucopia Lunch-Time Walk and Talk

Dockside Classics:

1968 Chris Craft 38′ Commander: Dream Boat

Rampside Classics:

1957 Piper Tri-Pacer: Shades of La Femme?

Trackside Classics:

PRR GG1 (and DB E18/19) The Greatest Electric Locomotives Ever

1953 Krauss-Maffai V200: The VW Bus’ 2200 hp Big Brother – And It Had Four Mechanical Gears Too

1955 Union Pacific EMD E9: The Last of the Classic Diesel Streamliners (GM Greatest Hit #10)


Opal Creek Mining Camp Survivors

Jalopy: Window To Its Owner’s Soul?

1964 Montgomery Ward 3 HP Mower: Why I’ll Never Buy A New Mower

Burt’s: Garden Tractor and Riding Mower Heaven

1975 Lawn Boy Model 7268 Mower

1988 Peterbilt 320: Curbside Pickup Classic

1940s Euclid R24 and Northwest Engineering Crane: Quite A Pair

2014 Henry Ford Motor Muster, Cars of the ’70s   Aaron65