Tag Archives: 1980s

Lancia Delta S4 Hill climb.

Gotta love the Delta S4! check out that dashboard….and that technological sound!

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Peugeot 505 and the Sterling 825 SL

In 1987, my mum ALMOST bought a Peugeot 505. However ever since then, i’ve always had a huge soft spot for that car….because even back then, i really wanted that car.  I thought it was beautiful when i was a kid.  I loved the weird front lights, and the nicely proportioned design.  I still think the car looks really damn good……for its age.

Oddly enough, the car she DID buy instead of the Peugeot 505 was another car that i really wanted…….*drumroll*…….a Sterling 825 SL! Remember those? yeah that’s right, an Acura Legend with a british interior, electronics, and styling…..the first car I ever crashed and the first car I ever lost control of going too fast……fun car to drive, but quite an oddball.  I still remember how that car’s steering got SUPER stiff at high speeds (over 90 mph), as if its power steering had failed—-but it was actually just a performance measure.  Nice interior…pretty posh for an 80s car.


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foto of the day. quattro.

can’t go wrong with the Audi Quattro.

photo from the flickr page of: Stijn Sloen


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Cadillac finally goes weird and interesting.

The last TRULY interesting design that Cadillac made was in the shape of those bizarre and strange early 1980s Sevilles.  I know, because my father had one back in the day.  PINK with dark red velvet.  Oh the horrors of pure luxury….but i loved that car when i was a kid.  Mainly because it had so many cool digital things on the inside.

The CTS-V is fast…blah blah blah blah…but super boring.  I guess that was the point.  but THIS! it actually looks interesting, and they’re calling it the CTS Coupe.

from Motor Authority:

At launch, the CTS Coupe will only be available with GM’s 3.6-liter direct injected V-6, which is good for 304 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque and an EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 27 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg in the city. A 6-speed manual transmission comes fitted as standard, while a 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters for pseudo manual control is offered as an option.

LINK FOR MORE INFO:

http://www.motorauthority.com/blog/1038841_2011-cadillac-cts-coupe-preview

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foto of the day.

 

Long before there was ever an Audi R8 or Audi TT, there were a series of interesting sports car concepts from Audi.  One of the most memorable was this 1991 Audi Quattro Spyder Concept. I still have no idea why they didn’t make it….it looked spectacularly cool.

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foto of the day.

DTM racing from the late 80s.  Fantastic.

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