So what if there’s a little less head room? And who cares if the rear seats are seats in name only? No one said a sports coupe was practical. Leave that to the sedans of the world. Sports coupes are style and image , and their mission in life is unfettered fun. And the Toyota Celica GTS was the standard bearer in 1984. Its antecedents got the category going a decade or so prior, and the 1984 GTS carried on the tradition.
Posted on 19. Apr, 2014 by BajaBusta.
Based on the Yukon SLT, the Denali, had hundreds of changes inside and out that made it a significant step up. It received distinctive looking front sheet metal, and the leather lined Zebrano wood accented five passenger interior was quieter and far more luxurious. A special transmission improved throttle response and acceleration, while standard Autotrac […]
Posted on 17. Apr, 2014 by BajaBusta.
Adding spice and perhaps a bit of confusion – to Oldsmobile’s 1985 Cutlass Ciera lineup was a new “aero skirt” GT package for both coupe and sedan (not represented here). It was a bit more aggressive than the still available sporty ES option. 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Promo 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Commercial
Posted on 16. Apr, 2014 by BajaBusta.
The DeVille, the largest Cadillac for 1998, was one of the biggest front-wheel-drive cars on the road. Clearly, it was a full-size luxury car in the Detroit tradition. The 4-door DeVille came in three trim levels, the base model, the d’Elegance, and sportier, more potent Concours. Optional automatic stability control helped you […]
Posted on 13. Apr, 2014 by BajaBusta.
Among new options for the base ‘Bird was a mid body two tone paint scheme inspired by the 1983 Daytona Trans Am Pace car, which was also distinguished by an aerodynamic improvement package with grille blanking panels, extended rockers and front spoiler, a flow separator rear valence, and a set of airflow aluminum wheels. These […]
Posted on 12. Apr, 2014 by BajaBusta.
The first truck to bear Cadillac’s crest was big, roomy and comfortable. The Escalade was Cadillac’s answer to the Lincoln Navigator. The Cadillac Escalade was nearly identical to the GMC Yukon Denali. What an Escalade buyer got for Cadillac cash was a load of standard features, fancy wood trim and slightly less […]
Posted on 10. Apr, 2014 by BajaBusta.
Ready to set the market afire in 1984 was Chrysler Corporation’s new T-115 “minivan”. Dodge sold it as the Caravan. Sales were high from day one, and a new market was born. More Dodge Caravan
Posted on 31. Mar, 2014 by BajaBusta.
The interestingly-named Mitsubishi Mighty Max was a compact pickup that was produced between 1983 to 1995. Mitsubishi had already been producing a pickup for Dodge and Plymouth since 1979, called the Ram 50 (D50) and Arrow, and in 1983, after the departure of the Arrow pickup a year earlier, it got its […]
Posted on 29. Mar, 2014 by BajaBusta.
Buick’s entry level “big” car, LeSabre received only minor changes for 1984. With the exception of the V6 diesel and 3.8 turbo, the LeSabre powertrain lineup was essentially the same as that of the Regal. transmission offerings included the same automatics used in 183,and the LeSabre lineup was pared down by the elimination of the […]
Posted on 27. Mar, 2014 by BajaBusta.
Chevy’s mid-sized Lumina, was available in two body styles, coupe and sedan, and four trim levels: Base, Euro, Euro 3.4 and Z34. For 1993 the old 2.5 Liter Four was replaced with the 2.2 Liter four, and an electronically controlled automatic transmission for the 3.1 liter V6. The best engine , though was the desirable […]