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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
8/21/20 3:29 p.m.

Cars from the Malaise Era, depending on who you ask, tend to have a negative connotation surrounding them. In more recent years, though, RADwood has celebrated these cars, as well as other oddballs from the late '80s and a lot of the '90s.

The tricky part, then, can be finding ex…

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slowbird SuperDork
8/21/20 5:30 p.m.

Oh dang. Those 80s Fords are right up my alley, except for the fact that they're way too mint for my budget.

BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter)
BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
8/21/20 5:46 p.m.

Syclone and SHO in the same place?


Aaron_King PowerDork
8/22/20 8:38 a.m.

I am really glad that LTD LX is an auto.

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/22/20 9:29 a.m.

I want the syclone.  

calteg Dork
8/22/20 10:21 a.m.
Patrick (Forum Supporter) said:

I want the syclone.  

I suspect you and 2,000 of your closest friends all want that Syclone

wspohn Dork
8/22/20 1:10 p.m.

Looks like a good opportunity for some flame thrower practice...except for the SHO - I'd want the engine out of that one first!  That is one great looking engine!


02Pilot UltraDork
8/22/20 5:28 p.m.

The 302-swapped Rambler wagon is glorious.

jimbob_racing Dork
8/22/20 6:05 p.m.

That LTD LX is on my want list but that thing looks like it's been outside for its entire life.

Ben Jolly
Ben Jolly New Reader
8/23/20 11:33 a.m.

Not one, but two K-car limos in there.

So both of those predate my birth by a few years, but I'm curious: Would a K-car, especially a limousine, be a contender for an Index of Effluency trophy? 



dropstep UltraDork
8/23/20 11:56 a.m.

I really want a sho to daily. But the foxbodys are awesome 

Appleseed MegaDork
8/23/20 1:00 p.m.

$8,000-$14,000...for this? GTFO. They are sure proud of it.

bmw88rider (Forum Supporter)
bmw88rider (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
8/23/20 1:26 p.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

Keep in mind, That is just an estimate. I believe all of them are No Reserve so it could sell for $2K. I liked the Skylark Station Wagon till it showed the engine bay. Way too much car for a 3.8 Supercharged.


The Woodie is ummmm....Interesting. I'll just leave it at that. 

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
8/24/20 3:15 p.m.
Ben Jolly said:

Not one, but two K-car limos in there.

So both of those predate my birth by a few years, but I'm curious: Would a K-car, especially a limousine, be a contender for an Index of Effluency trophy? 



Somebody 2.2 turbo swap these asap. 

DirtyBird222 UberDork
8/24/20 4:18 p.m.
Appleseed said:

$8,000-$14,000...for this? GTFO. They are sure proud of it.

What do you expect from a Sotheby's estimate? 


Also that Celica GT brings back memories. My best friend in high schol and til this day had one of those in hardtop fasion. He thought it would be a good idea to put a strait pipe with no muffler on it, the loudest car I've ever been in and I could hear him from almost a mile away. My dad welded a muffler on his car one night because he was tired of hearing it. 

06HHR (Forum Supporter)
06HHR (Forum Supporter) Dork
8/24/20 4:31 p.m.

I haven't seen an Eldorado that clean in a long time, i'd drive it. 

m4ff3w UberDork
8/24/20 4:55 p.m.

I'll take the CL 65 AMG, please.

CyberEric Dork
8/24/20 8:11 p.m.

The SHO V6 is the best looking V6 I have ever seen. I’ve always wanted one.

8/24/20 10:01 p.m.

SHO 24 valve built by TAMAHA.

ecoi New Reader
8/24/20 10:01 p.m.


Appleseed said:

$8,000-$14,000...for this? GTFO. They are sure proud of it.

I don't think it'll realize 8k, but it is a well-optioned coupe with low miles. RADwood-era Americana is extremely difficult to price given the lack of data on clean, well-preserved examples like this. We'll absolutely see a day when an A-Body Buick sells for over 10 grand, but I don't think it'll be at a RM Sotheby's event. I predict more than a few of these will end up on BaT post-sale and cleaned up. (Just look at those floor mats!)

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
8/25/20 6:54 a.m.

K car limos are a huge want for me. 

yupididit PowerDork
8/25/20 7:05 a.m.

Think i want me an old Caddy now

stroker UberDork
8/25/20 7:51 a.m.
MadScientistMatt PowerDork
8/25/20 10:36 a.m.
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) said:

Somebody 2.2 turbo swap these asap. 

Pretty sure they came that way from the factory - because an obnoxiously loud, whistling engine is exactly what you should use to power a luxury limo. To be fair, I'm not sure what else they would have used; the Mitsu 2.6 would have been slow and probably less reliable, V6s weren't ready for production, and a 360 V8 would mean a complete redesign.

edit: Looks like these particular ones have the Mitsu 2.6 instead. I've seen one with the 2.2 Turbo, though.

The whole idea behind these is a bit baffling. Using the F/M/J platform would have made more sense. But this seems to have been a runaway application of Maslow's Law - when all you have is a K platform, all your products get four cylinders and front wheel drive.

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