Tag Archives : GM

1996 Buick Regal Olympic Edition: Gold Toned

GM’s midsizers once had a wide array of models. Today, all that’s left is the lone Malibu (for now), surrounded by myriad potato-shaped combovers. Sad. But the once-common GM W-body, first appearing in 1988, lasted all the way through 2012 as a retail option, and a couple years beyond as a fleet vehicle. A lot…

1980 Pontiac Phoenix LJ Coupe: X Marks The Spot

So today I got out of the office, made a service appointment with Strieter Lincoln, drove through a near-monsoon through most of the Quad Cities, had a late lunch and settled down in front of the computer. To discover this amazing Broughamed-out refugee from GM’s pre hump-everything-electric phase. A Phoenix!

The Brougham Whisperer Strikes Again!

Jason Bagge, my compadre in Spokane, and refurbisher of all things Brougham, has once again found the opera-windowed needle in the haystack. This past weekend, he saw a medium metallic blue 1977 Chrysler Newport two door hardtop for sale. It looked good, so he went over to check it out. In addition to the Chrysler…

1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham Sedan – A Special Feel

On one of my recent posts, someone mentioned in the comments that they hadn’t seen a four-door Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme in forever. That led me to dig up this post from the old site, originally published in 2012, and revised right here and now for all you fine folks. Behold, the 1980-87 Cutlass Supreme Brougham…

Quick Look: 1977 Chevrolet Malibu Classic

Well, the Brougham Whisperer, AKA Jason Bagge, has found yet another vintage example of GM rolling stock! This time it’s a once-common midsizer, the ’77 Malibu Classic sedan. Like so many of the cars he’s tracked down, this car more or less fell into his lap. He bought it from the original owner, an elderly…

Cadillac Candy: 1966 Fleetwood Series 75 Sedan

Fellow Cadillac fancier and photographic contributor to this fine website, Jayson Coombes, alerted me this weekend to a most excellent example of 1966 Cadillac he spotted online. This gorgeous Fleetwood Series 75 Formal Sedan, painted in¬†Nocturne Blue, if my estimations are correct. It was originally listed on this website. A true time capsule, with a…

The Cadillac CT6 Gets A Reprieve, And We All Say Hooray

When the Cadillac CT6 debuted just a few short years ago, I thought, finally. A new flagship Cadillac. A nice big sedan, like Cadillacs of old. It looked good. But then, I’m a sedan man. Give me a sedan, or an honest-to-God station wagon. I’ve never been drawn to hatchbacks, crossovers and SUVs, though I’ve…

1972 Pontiac Catalina: Middle Class Cruiser

For decades, folks stepping up to a Pontiac from a Chevrolet meant getting a genuinely nicer vehicle.¬† Unlike in later decades, from the 1940s through most of the 1970s, the differences went beyond the grille, taillights and trim. For example, the 1972 Pontiac Catalina. The most basic full-size 1972 Pontiac you could get, but it…

The ABCs of GM

A while back on the 1978 Caprice Classic post, one of our commenters asked about deciphering the various General Motors platforms. My friend Carmine explained it all in a subsequent comment. There were a few even I hadn’t heard of (the Corvair was a Z-body?!). At the time, I intended to do a little post…

1967 Cadillac Coupe de Ville: Pinecrest Green…With Envy

We are now rapidly approaching the end of summer. You know what that means: car shows are dwindling. And soon, will be gone altogether-until next April. And so it was that I attended the cruise night yesterday evening with a friend of mine. Sadly, no Broughams were in evidence. In fact, the show itself was…