Remembered more for their trucks and the Trooper, many forget the beautiful coupes Isuzu also produced. First was the 117, designed by Giugiaro, and never sold in the U.S. Its follow-up was the Impulse, or Piazza, as it was known elsewhere. First previewed in 1979 as the Ace of Clubs concept, in went into production shortly after, and would enjoy a fairly long production run, with naturally-aspirated and turbo versions available. This early example wears what are surely some of the best rims ever made--I've always liked the way they echo the cubed rear lights.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
The Cressida was Toyota's big luxury car before being replaced by Lexus. The third generation shown here was arrived in 1985, and featured a modern and smooth design. Available as a sedan or wagon, the Cressida was fairly popular throughout its lifetime. This car is in great condition, and still has its original rims.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
The Fox Body Mk VII was introduced for 1984, and marked a shift toward more modern, European influenced luxury cars. The stand-up grille and fake spare tire hump remained, but the overall look was much smoother and more modern. The LSC was the performance variant, with various upgrades, including a 225-horse 302. The European influence is clear to see on this later car, with its BBS-style mesh rims.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The Chrysler (Or Dodge. Or Plymouth) Conquest was yet another captive import, this time a rebadged Mitsubishi Starion. Available in widebody or standard form, all Conquests were delivered with a turbo, no matter the trim. This widebody TSi is in pretty nice shape, and still has its fantastic original rims.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Some people label the original, 1935 Suburban as the original SUV, and it's certainty in the running. Based on Chevy's C10 pickups, the new, 6th-gen Suburbans were introduced in 1967. Featuring an unique design that had only three side door, the Suburban had various trim levels, and was available in both 2 and 4-wheel-drive configurations. This 2wd models looks great in aqua with white trim.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
A true French icon, the Citroen 2CV, or "duck," was produced for over 40 years, starting in 1948 and finally ending in 1990. Changes were few over its lifetime, meaning it's near impossible o know what year this one is. The definition of simplicity, the 2CV had numerous variations over the years, including the truly weird Sahara, which had two engines that each drove a set of wheels.