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2021 GMC Sierra Elevation crew cab / 6.5' bed. 3.0L DuraMax / 10-spd.   It's only money.

This whole crossover craze has gone a bit too far....

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On 4/21/2021 at 9:52 PM, balthazar said:

Tho there was a consolette for the Toro, I believe they were all column-shift. Pics of cars with consoles seem to pnly show that configuration. ‘Horseshoe’ shifter was found in the Riviera in this era.

In this era, that is correct.  The consolette was an option on the Deluxe trim and only existed as a storage box between the front seats and did not intrude into the front flat floor. I don't think the Toronado got a console shifter until 1986, but that one was a horseshoe shifter.

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On 4/26/2021 at 12:44 PM, trinacriabob said:

I stumbled onto this Curbside Classics vehicle.

A very basic '77 Malibu Classic in impeccable condition.

You scroll down and see a bullet proof inline 250 c.i. 6 and nothing much else except the automatic trans, power steering, and power brakes.

So, no A/C, no electric accessories, but nothing to spruce it up. either.  I think it could be much helped with (1) a set of thin whitewall tires, (2) some nicer wheel covers (like the "spirograph" ones of that era), and (3) 2 body colored exterior mirrors ... and (4) some blue seat belts.

This is basic, reliable motoring at its best.  I wouldn't mind having this.

https://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/cc-for-sale/cc-for-sale-1977-chevrolet-malibu-classic-simply-good/

Pampered, it would be amazing how low this sled could last.

 

I'm just waiting for Jimmy Carter to come out and tell me to put on a sweater... that thing just yawns malaise...

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5 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

I'm just waiting for Jimmy Carter to come out and tell me to put on a sweater... that thing just yawns malaise...

Think it could be fine after some custom touches... 🙂

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7 minutes ago, daves87rs said:

Think it could be fine after some custom touches... 🙂

Who/what?

Jimmy Carter?

Sure!

Malaise era shorts and god awful socks and shoes

Jimmy Carter in shorts in rural field, with admirers at a fence,... News  Photo - Getty Images

Jimmy Carter's legacy, in photos

Nice custom touches...

Black tuxedo with a bow tie and his loving, beautiful bride by his side.

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Marriage Photos and TImeline | PEOPLE.com

 

 

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Ford has admitted that the last couple of decades were anything but Quality is Job 1 at Ford and with 2021 models having numerous problems, Ford is coming out in talking about how they are changing this to get back to Quality is Job 1 as a reason for customers to buy Ford products and they point to the Mach-E and F-150e truck as the new standard.

The nightmare of launch for the Lincoln Aviator and Ford Explorer are to be a thing of the past.

How Ford's making sure quality is Job 1 once again - Roadshow (cnet.com)

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Seems Toyota believes customers want a lifted AWD Minivan and as such for 2022 they have the Toyota Sienna Woodland Edition.

2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Edition is the lifted, AWD minivan of your dreams | Autoblog

I honestly have to say this is one UGLY MOTHER F&@#ER! IMHO

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4 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

 

Who/what?

Jimmy Carter?

Sure!

Malaise era shorts and god awful socks and shoes

Jimmy Carter in shorts in rural field, with admirers at a fence,... News  Photo - Getty Images

Jimmy Carter's legacy, in photos

Nice custom touches...

Black tuxedo with a bow tie and his loving, beautiful bride by his side.

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Marriage Photos and TImeline | PEOPLE.com

 

 

Meant the Malibu.... 🙂 

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2 hours ago, balthazar said:

Where's the "lifted" minivan? There was nothing lifted in the video...

Toyota says it is lifted to 6.9" of ground clearance over the standard. 

Quote: At the heart of this package is an all-wheel-drive Sienna with 15 mm (about 6/10ths of an inch) of additional ground clearance, for a total of 6.9", thanks to a unique set of shocks and springs.

Not what I would call lifted, but then this is Toyota. :lol:

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Nissan has released a new GT-R NISMO edition.

 

Nissan has shown off their latest SUV and e-Power auto's that have surpassed 500,000 sales in Japan alone.

Nissan displays diverse lineup at Auto Shanghai 2021 (nissannews.com)

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2 hours ago, David said:

Toyota says it is lifted to 6.9" of ground clearance over the standard. 

Quote: At the heart of this package is an all-wheel-drive Sienna with 15 mm (about 6/10ths of an inch) of additional ground clearance, for a total of 6.9", thanks to a unique set of shocks and springs.

Not what I would call lifted, but then this is Toyota. :lol:

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Crazy looks or otherwise, it also gets 36MPG, which is far better than ANY 3 row full size SUV that will see just about as much "off road" use. I see zero problem with this.

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That minimal 6.9" of ground clearance is probably just nice to have with snow. Obviously nobody is taking these on off-road trails but an extra little bit to not plow snow would be nice or to scrap less going to a camp site.  I approve of it but also, if you're wanting that little extra clearance, you can just go up a size or two on your tires aspect ratio.

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Auto Suppliers Just Realized EVs Will Cost Them Jobs

Seems with EVs having on average 30% less parts and maintenance, auto supply companies and unions of those workers are wanting the folks in DC to scrap any plans to ban new ICE auto sales in the next 100 years or so.

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21 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

I'm just waiting for Jimmy Carter to come out and tell me to put on a sweater... that thing just yawns malaise...

Or big hair girls with blonde hair and black roots to show back up...

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Auto Suppliers Just Realized EVs Will Cost Them Jobs

Seems with EVs having on average 30% less parts and maintenance, auto supply companies and unions of those workers are wanting the folks in DC to scrap any plans to ban new ICE auto sales in the next 100 years or so.

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Electric is inevitable, although not happening in its entireity in the next ten years. 

48 minutes ago, surreal1272 said:

Crazy looks or otherwise, it also gets 36MPG, which is far better than ANY 3 row full size SUV that will see just about as much "off road" use. I see zero problem with this.

Agreed. 

2 hours ago, David said:

Nissan has released a new GT-R NISMO edition.

 

Nissan has shown off their latest SUV and e-Power auto's that have surpassed 500,000 sales in Japan alone.

Nissan displays diverse lineup at Auto Shanghai 2021 (nissannews.com)

GTR still an old design though. 

6 hours ago, David said:

I have a boyish crush on her, actually. 

May be an image of text that says 'Barn dust for sale. Increases car value! $500 Crittenden, KY Here I have buckets of authentic barn dust. Just scatter all over any pre-80'scar, car, park it in a shed and turn a $500 beater into a $25,000 "survivor".'

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For those that love the Miata but would rather have a 60's era looking Corvette, this Japanese company is doing just that, a modern Miata underpins this 60's era style corvette.

Only problem I see is the crazy price to import it from Japan to the US. $69,700 😐 

Rare Rides: The 2020 Mitsuoka Rock Star, Believe in Your Dreams (thetruthaboutcars.com)

Rock Star | Models Line-up | Mitsuoka Motor (mitsuoka-motor.com)

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16 hours ago, daves87rs said:

Think it could be fine after some custom touches... 

I agree with this.  Like I said:

Exterior:

Thin whitewall tires

"Spirograph" wheel covers (these probably "disappeared" quickly because they looked sharp for being wheel covers), or the stock up-level alloy wheels for this car

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Body side moldings

Sport mirrors, dual body colored

Optional:  landau top

Interior:

New seat belts instead of the budget black ones that come with it

Optional:  the upgraded interior, such as a 60-40 seat, that would be stock for this car (or for the MC, and would fit)

Mechanical:

Nothing.  These engines have a 7 main bearing crankshaft.  They should be able to deliver 250,000 to 300,000 miles if meticulous about maintenance.  And they're less complicated than a V8, or vee-design.

Except for the tires, which one would replace when worn, and the optional items, these fixes would cost less than $ 500.

I wouldn't pay the $ 9,000 they are/were asking, but somebody probably stepped up to the plate for it.

 

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This is an adorable little girl....that I don't want to run into in a dark ally...

 

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32 minutes ago, David said:

For those that love the Miata but would rather have a 60's era looking Corvette, this Japanese company is doing just that, a modern Miata underpins this 60's era style corvette.

Only problem I see is the crazy price to import it from Japan to the US. $69,700 😐 

Rare Rides: The 2020 Mitsuoka Rock Star, Believe in Your Dreams (thetruthaboutcars.com)

Rock Star | Models Line-up | Mitsuoka Motor (mitsuoka-motor.com)

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Lacks the grace of the original 60's vette and the new MX5. Just plain no. 

 

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Worth listening to in its entirety. Guys companion/partner girlfirend(ex girlfriend) comits suicide-his reflections. 

 

 

Have a great day everybody

 

Chris

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1 hour ago, David said:

For those that love the Miata but would rather have a 60's era looking Corvette, this Japanese company is doing just that, a modern Miata underpins this 60's era style corvette.

Only problem I see is the crazy price to import it from Japan to the US. $69,700 😐 

Rare Rides: The 2020 Mitsuoka Rock Star, Believe in Your Dreams (thetruthaboutcars.com)

Rock Star | Models Line-up | Mitsuoka Motor (mitsuoka-motor.com)

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Opposite of what @A Horse With No Namesaid, i think they look quite beautiful. Yes, they're different but this is certainly one of the best "put an old body on a modern car" jobs I've ever seen. It just seems quite well done, to me. 

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