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Jan 24 '14
In 1986 Pontiac introduced the much sleeker GT into the Fiero line and packing a V-6 it could blow the doors off of competitor’s Toyota MR2. While Fiero’s outsold MR2’s, GM unfortunately ended production of the sports car in 1988.

In 1986 Pontiac introduced the much sleeker GT into the Fiero line and packing a V-6 it could blow the doors off of competitor’s Toyota MR2. While Fiero’s outsold MR2’s, GM unfortunately ended production of the sports car in 1988.

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Nov 18 '13

1985 AMC Eagle 4-door sedan, original 258 cu in 6-cyl, 120k miles. Very good condition inside and out. Garage kept, non-smoking, cold air, vinyl roof perfect condition. New intake exhaust manifold gasket, starter, alternator, radiator, heater core and headliner. $4495.00.  http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsforsale/amc/eagle/1580185.html

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Nov 18 '13
Description: AMC 1971 Matador 4-dr sedan, 9,805 original miles, same owner 35 years, maintained, garaged, driven in nicest weather, recent refinish in original electric blue poly, AMC 304 ci V8 2-barrel with 210 hp, paired w/3-spd column shift, auto, much more, price final at $9,975. Chris, 605-201-2109, SD.  http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsforsale/amc/matador/1582747.html

Description: AMC 1971 Matador 4-dr sedan, 9,805 original miles, same owner 35 years, maintained, garaged, driven in nicest weather, recent refinish in original electric blue poly, AMC 304 ci V8 2-barrel with 210 hp, paired w/3-spd column shift, auto, much more, price final at $9,975. Chris, 605-201-2109, SD.  http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsforsale/amc/matador/1582747.html

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Nov 17 '13
1948 Mercury Eight.

1948 Mercury Eight.

(Source: commons.wikimedia.org)

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Nov 17 '13
The end of Mercury.

The end of Mercury.

(Source: mercuryvehicles.com)

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Nov 17 '13
1977 Mercury Comet tail lights.

1977 Mercury Comet tail lights.

(Source: conceptcarz.com)

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Nov 17 '13

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Nov 17 '13

The 1961 Comet was the Mercury division’s more upscale version of the Ford Falcon.

(Source: oldparkedcars.com)

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Oct 7 '13
1962 Dodge Lancer.

1962 Dodge Lancer.

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Sep 19 '13
The Chevrolet Iraqibu
In 1981, Saddam Hussein’s government placed an order for 25,000 specially-configured Malibus with GM of Canada, to be used primarily as taxi cabs.  The specs included the smallest V6 engine, the rather un-loved 229 cubic inch (3.8L) 110 hp predecessor to the 4.3 L Chevy 90° V6. And curiously, they insisted on a three-speed manual, with a floor shifter, as well as air conditioning, HD cooling, AM/FM/cassette decks, front bench seats, 200 kmh speedometers, a rugged tweed-vinyl upholstery, and fully opening rear door windows (I kid). I do suspect that a heavy duty suspension was also in the package to deal with the rough roads.
The only shot of one in Iraq is this one, from what appears to be an Iraqi movie or tv show, but I make no guarantees. The Malibu’s stock baby moon hub caps have been replaced here by what looks like wire wheel covers.
Only about half of the order was ever shipped, as Iraq suddenly cancelled the order in 1982. Some excuses were given, including that drivers were having a hard time shifting the Saginaw three-speed. Apparently that wasn’t all just BS, as GMCL techs did identify and rectify (in Iraq) a problem with the clutch release.  Perhaps more likely, the cancellation was the consequence of hard currency tightness due to Iraq’s war with Iran at the time.
In any case, the remaining 12,500 Iraqi Taxis were sold to Canadians at a hefty discounted price of about $6800. A fair number are still around, and often referred to as an “Iraqibu”.

The Chevrolet Iraqibu

In 1981, Saddam Hussein’s government placed an order for 25,000 specially-configured Malibus with GM of Canada, to be used primarily as taxi cabs.  The specs included the smallest V6 engine, the rather un-loved 229 cubic inch (3.8L) 110 hp predecessor to the 4.3 L Chevy 90° V6. And curiously, they insisted on a three-speed manual, with a floor shifter, as well as air conditioning, HD cooling, AM/FM/cassette decks, front bench seats, 200 kmh speedometers, a rugged tweed-vinyl upholstery, and fully opening rear door windows (I kid). I do suspect that a heavy duty suspension was also in the package to deal with the rough roads.

The only shot of one in Iraq is this one, from what appears to be an Iraqi movie or tv show, but I make no guarantees. The Malibu’s stock baby moon hub caps have been replaced here by what looks like wire wheel covers.

Only about half of the order was ever shipped, as Iraq suddenly cancelled the order in 1982. Some excuses were given, including that drivers were having a hard time shifting the Saginaw three-speed. Apparently that wasn’t all just BS, as GMCL techs did identify and rectify (in Iraq) a problem with the clutch release.  Perhaps more likely, the cancellation was the consequence of hard currency tightness due to Iraq’s war with Iran at the time.

In any case, the remaining 12,500 Iraqi Taxis were sold to Canadians at a hefty discounted price of about $6800. A fair number are still around, and often referred to as an “Iraqibu”.

(Source: curbsideclassic.com)

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