Chevy Vega GT
Look, I know the Vega is a joke. But from here in the antipodes all I see is a Torana-that-never-was that needs a honking great V8 and a ducktail spoiler.
/via The ‘Pedia.
Citroen GS Pallas
Citroen on a boat ramp. Is that a thing?
1978 Chevrolet Opala Caravan SS
You can learn about the Opala yourself but this is all you need to know: Holden Monaro Shooting Brake.
/via Punta Taco
Mercedes Benz W113 “Pagoda”, interior by Vilner
I really like the Mercedes Pagoda. Although they look like a boulevardier, they’re quite sporty, in a tweed-suit sort of way.
I’m not sure about the quilted interior fitted to this one especially given the rally-look exterior. It sure is brown, though.
/via Serious Wheels
“Chubby Brown” Austin Allegro, of Allegro Motorsport
Austin Allegro’s are universally reviled. The look weird, they rusted, they had square steering wheels.
Naturally there are people who love them, often because they look weird, rust and had square steering wheels.
But, Allegro’s were never renowned for their sporting prowess. Until now.
/pic via Retro and Classic Cars which has a wonderful story on the origins of Allegro Motorsport and Chubby Brown.
Jaguar Heritage Racing took a C-type to Monaco and the Mille Miglia. Which looks like it was just a horrible experience.
/via Serious Wheels
Automoblox C9-S Berlinetta
I’ve got a set of three Automoblox (Red, Green and Blue) and people love them. Kids love them. I’ve set mine loose among kids as young as 2 and they can figure out how to pull them apart and put them together. I’ve brought them in to work and shown them to design students who enjoy the clearly painstaking simplicity that they have.
I’ve really got to get a brown one.
Did Saabs ever look normal? I think there’s a definite rightness to the 99. But normal?
/via Le Gang Blenheim’s La Promenade du Dimanche
Chevrolet Monte Carlo advertisement (1971)
I personally didn’t know about this generation of the Monte Carlo. This is rather beautiful — I also love the fact that the standard, most basic engine you could get on one of these, was a 5.7L V8.
Is it me, or is there a style of automotive advertising photography from the early 70s that’s got a real post-apocylptic feel?
I had a 1980 RX-7 (the one pictured is a 78 or 79) with the black interior and dark grey seats from a 1988 RX-7. It was much, much less friendly than this lovely caramel version.
Mazda Savanna RX 7