The setting was Connecticut’s gold coast, the year was 1987. My friend Dave drove a white ’83 V8 Thunderbird (on which we painted the grille and headlights surrounds black because … Continue Reading 1988 Ford Mustang GT: 80s American Muscle Summed-up in a Single Car
I don’t know about you guys, but I miss Saab. We only ever owned one – a 2001 9-5 wagon – but I’d have had more. Still might, in fact. … Continue Reading 1990 Saab 900 Turbo Convertible: Disposable Sports (Sporty??) Car #13
As the old adage goes: There’s no replacement for displacement. Chrysler Corporation reminded us of that in spades when they released the bonkers Viper for model year 1992 with a … Continue Reading 1994 Viper or 2005 Ram SRT-10: Choose your MOPAR Madness!
Regular readers will have sorted that I’ve bought a Porsche. It was not a move that I took lightly, nor was it a spur of the moment thing predicated by … Continue Reading Fleet Update: 2000 Porsche 986 Boxster – Oh, Hell Yes.
It’s amazing what a little bit of bad PR from 40+ years ago can do to a car company. Even Jaguar cars from the Ford period forward depreciate like just … Continue Reading 1984 Jaguar XJ6 5-Speed: Find Another One in the States…
Having been produced from 1971 through 1989 in no less than eight engine configurations, Mercedes-Benz R107 roadsters are hardly rare. In fact, for many of us children of the 1960s, … Continue Reading 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 5-speed: Classic and Rare Beater Bargain
The original Mercedes-Benz SL-series cars were true sports cars: hard-edged, performance-oriented, and they took some skill to drive. In fact, the designation “SL” originally stood for “Sports Leicht” or in … Continue Reading 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 5-Speed: Putting the “Sports” back in “Sports Leicht”
Regular visitors to TotallyThatStupid – and yes, there are some – have surely figured out that we are fans of big German cars. Well, we’re fans of the small ones … Continue Reading 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280SE: Just because it’s tubby doesn’t mean it’s not FUN!
I drove a second generation Honda Prelude through much of my five-and-a-half years of college, after the Alfa Spider rusted away and I managed to trade-in the VW Quantum wagon … Continue Reading 1991 Acura Integra GS: Endangered Species