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Suburban Substitute: 1950 DeSoto Custom Woodie Wagon – $50,000

Suburban Substitute: 1950 DeSoto Custom Woodie Wagon – $50,000

Several automakers struggled over the years on how to position certain brands within their portfolio. Prior to its spilt between BMW and Volkswagen, Rolls Royce struggled for many years on how to position Bentley cars. In the U.S., Ford struggled to position its Mercury lineup while General Motors never figured out how to get younger buyers into their showrooms. Chrysler’s problem child was DeSoto.

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Badge Brother: 1955 Pontiac Safari – $87,500 OBO

Badge Brother: 1955 Pontiac Safari – $87,500 OBO

The rarest body style for Chevrolet in 1955 was the stylish two-door Nomad wagon, with only 8,530 units produced.  If you like the “Tri-Five” (1955-1957) Nomad but find too many have been restored over the years, what is your option for something rarer? Well, many enthusiasts forget that Pontiac offered a brand twin to the Nomad known as the Safari.  Based on Pontiac’s top trim Star Chief line, with only 3,760 units produced for 1955, it stands as the rarest Pontiac made that year.

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One Year Only: 1974 Datsun 260Z 62K Survivor – STILL $36,500

One Year Only: 1974 Datsun 260Z 62K Survivor – STILL $36,500

Tightening Federal emissions and safety regulations throughout the 1970s often meant foreign automakers offered U.S.-only models, if they offered a “Federalized” model at all. One such example is the 1974 Datsun 260Z. While all markets received a larger 2.6 Liter inline six, U.S. models provided their drivers with thirty less horsepower.

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Potent Poncho: 1999 Pontiac Trans Am SLP Firehawk – SOLD!

Potent Poncho: 1999 Pontiac Trans Am SLP Firehawk – SOLD!

Like most enthusiasts of a certain age, I would love to add a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am “Bandit” to my collection. Having one would be a cool Malaise-Era Muscle car to enjoy. However, they are simply not worth the $50K minimum now needed to buy one. There are simply better classic cars with superior performance for a lot less money.

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Malaise Mercury: 1974 DeTomaso Pantera 12.5K Survivor – STILL $105,000 FIRM

Malaise Mercury: 1974 DeTomaso Pantera 12.5K Survivor – STILL $105,000 FIRM

The 1970s were not all doom and gloom in the automotive world.  The 1970s did in fact have its bright moments of great automotive design and high performance. Most notably, the mid-engine, high-performance supercar concept grew with enthusiasts. No country seemed to embrace the supercar market niche more than the Italians, as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati each developed several high-performance supercars with futuristic styling that has endured the test of time nearly sixty years later.

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Suburban Substitute: 1950 DeSoto Custom Woodie Wagon – $50,000

Suburban Substitute: 1950 DeSoto Custom Woodie Wagon – $50,000

Several automakers struggled over the years on how to position certain brands within their portfolio. Prior to its spilt between BMW and Volkswagen, Rolls Royce struggled for many years on how to position Bentley cars. In the U.S., Ford struggled to position its Mercury lineup while General Motors never figured out how to get younger buyers into their showrooms. Chrysler’s problem child was DeSoto.

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Badge Brother: 1955 Pontiac Safari – $87,500 OBO

Badge Brother: 1955 Pontiac Safari – $87,500 OBO

The rarest body style for Chevrolet in 1955 was the stylish two-door Nomad wagon, with only 8,530 units produced.  If you like the “Tri-Five” (1955-1957) Nomad but find too many have been restored over the years, what is your option for something rarer? Well, many enthusiasts forget that Pontiac offered a brand twin to the Nomad known as the Safari.  Based on Pontiac’s top trim Star Chief line, with only 3,760 units produced for 1955, it stands as the rarest Pontiac made that year.

read more
One Year Only: 1974 Datsun 260Z 62K Survivor – STILL $36,500

One Year Only: 1974 Datsun 260Z 62K Survivor – STILL $36,500

Tightening Federal emissions and safety regulations throughout the 1970s often meant foreign automakers offered U.S.-only models, if they offered a “Federalized” model at all. One such example is the 1974 Datsun 260Z. While all markets received a larger 2.6 Liter inline six, U.S. models provided their drivers with thirty less horsepower.

read more
Potent Poncho: 1999 Pontiac Trans Am SLP Firehawk – SOLD!

Potent Poncho: 1999 Pontiac Trans Am SLP Firehawk – SOLD!

Like most enthusiasts of a certain age, I would love to add a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am “Bandit” to my collection. Having one would be a cool Malaise-Era Muscle car to enjoy. However, they are simply not worth the $50K minimum now needed to buy one. There are simply better classic cars with superior performance for a lot less money.

read more
Malaise Mercury: 1974 DeTomaso Pantera 12.5K Survivor – STILL $105,000 FIRM

Malaise Mercury: 1974 DeTomaso Pantera 12.5K Survivor – STILL $105,000 FIRM

The 1970s were not all doom and gloom in the automotive world.  The 1970s did in fact have its bright moments of great automotive design and high performance. Most notably, the mid-engine, high-performance supercar concept grew with enthusiasts. No country seemed to embrace the supercar market niche more than the Italians, as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati each developed several high-performance supercars with futuristic styling that has endured the test of time nearly sixty years later.

read more