No supercars or boring tan Hondas in here. Rare, interesting, unique, important, attractive yet accessible vintage cars with substance instead of just Ferrari's with 100000hp or Mustang's with 6 foot wings.
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It’s funny how here in the States, this is a Rabbit GTI but much of the rest of the world knew it as a Golf GTI. In American parlance, this Rabbit was made between 1974 and 1983. I can’t pinpoint a year but the rectangular headlights put it sometime after 1980.
I was in Church Hill after dropping a friend off and heading home when I saw it. The neighbors I asked about it said that it had just arrived one day and they had no idea to whom it belonged - but that they secretly wanted it, too.
In addition to the standard Eurosport package, there was a limited edition Eurosport VR version available, based on the 1986 Eurosport RS concept car. These very rare Celebrities were only produced for two model years (1987 and 1988) and came in one of four available monochromatic color schemes: Red, Silver, Black, and White. Notably, Fern Green was omitted from the color selection. Eurosport VR’s were also fitted with special ground effects, and body decals. 1987 VR’s were available as sedans and wagons only, with the treatment expanding to the coupe, for the 1988 model year. The 1987 models (often considered the most desirable) were given a special “VR only” interior, which included: Red carpeting, special tri-color door panels, bucket seats with thigh bolsters, and a rear seat cup holder. 1988 VR’s did not receive the same interior treatment, as it turned out to be too costly. 1988 models got the same interior used in non VR Celebrities, with some getting standard trim, while others got upscale CL trim. All VR conversions were done by Autostyle Cars, right down the street from the Oklahoma City assembly plant, from where all VR Celebrities are believed to have originated.
This video made me laugh. Using the word desirable in reference to a Chevy Celebrity is quite a stretch, but that red coupe is quite a neat little car for an A-Body.
Lets admit it, Chevy was trying way too hard with this one. It’s just a trim. 2.8 V6’s are nothing to write home about, especially considering the amount of weight added by those body kits. That being said, I’d love to see one of these in real life…
The final 240 that rolled off the production line on May 5, 1993, was a highly unusual car- a special, wildly shortened wagon that its 240-bolaget builders built for fun and said represented Volvo’s “shortened lead times.”
I took a 7 week coast to coast road trip after being laid off from Boeing. I didn’t have a camper but realized that being able to pull off the road at a rest or truck stop was the way to go to make the trip affordable. With a few sheets of 1/2” plywood and misc. hardware this is what I came up with. The effort was well worth the time and materials.