Here is a car that I was always quite fond of when I was a kid. A small sporty roadster, the Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce.This is a third generation (1983-1989), although there was little variation over the years. The greatest change was to this particular model whereby black rubber bumpers were added. The series-3 also featured Bosch electronic fuel injection to replace the ... Check out this car!
Cool Cars - 1980's
I have a soft spot for this car, and I remember drawing it many times back when it was released back in 1984. It was a unique car that I read about in the March 1984 issue of Popular Mechanics. Unique in that it had a plastic shell as a body, instead of steel.This one is a shiny red 1985 Pontiac Fiero 2M6 found on the streets of Cabbagetown in Toronto. I watched the ... Check out this car!
Every day that I get out, when I am not working inside, I hope to spot an Endangered Car.I like to expand my side projects. Running errands today, I crossed paths with a BMW I had not seen before, a green BMW 524td that was manufactured during the years 1983-1987.Sporty 4-door.The question is...has this person come for a break at the Outback Saloon, or checking out ... Check out this car!
Okay, here we have another Citroën spaceship style car.This time we have (approximately) a 1988 Citroën CX 25 GTI Automatic I found in Prague.It seems like this is a tough guy version of the CX25 with that mini spoiler, that black rear window cover mechanism, and also the tinted windows definitely add a touch of menace.Yep, definitely some kind of ... Check out this car!
Here we have a classic Jaguar XJS scenario in London UK.Not sure what year this is exactly, but the car was manufactured between 1981-1990. What a nice deep forest green colour. I wonder why the trunk has been left open?Nice and shiny, super clean, a spectacle in a posh neighbourhood.Oh, here we go...what's happening...what fits perfectly into that trunk, ... Check out this car!
Here we have another beast of a Lincoln, specifically a 1980-1983 Lincoln Town Car found in Toronto. You can tell this particular model was in that date range because it was only in those years where you found the script "TOWN CAR" above the headlights.I have to say, it is weird to think that Lincoln felt their car designs were going in the right direction in this era. I ... Check out this car!
We came across the Trabant 601 Universal in Berlin that has a nice looking sun visor on it. And here in Prague we come across the Trabant 601 Limousine that was produced between the years 1963-1990 by former East German auto maker VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke Zwickau.The "Trabi" as it was called is a very simple and fun looking car. From the front angle it almost looks ... Check out this car!
I was very surprised to walk out of No Frills and see this Fiero SE 2M6, one that I believe is a 1986 model. You can see it isn't the fastback model which was offered later on.It has been years since I have seen this car! I remember clearly back in 1984 when it was introduced. This car got a lot of publicity at the time due to the fact it was one of the first cars that I ... Check out this car!
Here we have a great example of what Endangered Cars is all about - appreciation of car design from years past. I just can't get over the backward steps that so many car manufacturers are making with their designs the past 20 years. I think you could draw a line somewhere in the very early 1990's.So, here we go a perfect example of what I am talking about, the 1980 ... Check out this car!
Every time I ran into an American car in Europe, I couldn't help but feel surprised. Especially an old AMC vehicle. But, they do pop up once in a while, and so here we have an old 1983 Wagoneer Brougham found while cycling around Amsterdam.What a beast!Great looking chrome grill, chrome side view mirrors and trim around the windows. I like it. Really helps to ... Check out this car!