AJ’s “Badass Friday” Car of the Day: 1986 Buick Grand National Coupe

AJ’s “Badass Friday” Car of the Day: 1986 Buick Grand National Coupe

Car:  Buick Grand National Coupe Year: 1986 What makes it special: In February 1982, the Regal Grand National debuted, which was named for the NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National Series, the “Grand National” term was part of the Cup series nomenclature until 1986. Buick had won the Manufacturers Cup in 1981 and 1982, and wanted to capitalize…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro R/S Super-Sport Coupe

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro R/S Super-Sport Coupe

Car: Chevrolet Camaro R/S Super-Sport Coupe Year: 1968 What makes it special: The first-generation Chevrolet Camaro appeared in dealerships on September 29, 1966 for the 1967 model year on a brand-new GM F-body platform and was available as a 2-door, 2+2 seat, hardtop or convertible, with the choice of either a straight-6 or V8. The first-generation Camaro was built through the 1969 model year. What made it famous: The styling of…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1968 Pontiac LeMans Hardtop Coupe

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1968 Pontiac LeMans Hardtop Coupe

Car: Pontiac Lemans Hardtop Coupe Year: 1968 What makes it special: Lemans was a model name that was applied to subcompact and intermediate sized cars marketed by Pontiac from 1962 to 1981. Manufactured in five generations, the LeMans line was replaced by the downsized Bonneville for the 1982 model year. What made it famous: For 1968, gone were…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1955 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 2-Dr Hardtop

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1955 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 2-Dr Hardtop

Car: Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 2-Dr. Hardtop Year: 1955 What makes it special: The 1955 Dodge lineup, consisting of the entry-level Coronet, Royal, and ornate Custom Royal, was a major departure for the company. Driven almost out of business in 1953 and 1954, the Chrysler Corporation was revived with a $250 million loan from Prudential and new models designed by Virgil Exner. The Dodge lineup…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1948 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1948 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible

Car: Ford Super Deluxe Convertible Year: 1948 What makes it special: Ford was the first American automaker to restart production after World War II. Shortly after VE Day, the War Production Board okayed the opening of the passenger car assembly lines, and on July 3, 1945, the first 1946 Ford made its way down. Visual…

AJ’s “Badass Friday” Car of the Day: 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

AJ’s “Badass Friday” Car of the Day: 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Car: Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Year: 2018 What makes it special: The SRT Demon is a more powerful wide body version of the Challenger. It debuted during the New York Auto Show in April 2017. The Demon uses an all-new 6.2-liter V8 engine equipped with a 2.7-liter supercharger, which puts out 808 hp with 91 octane…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1968 Shelby Mustang GT 500 KR Fastback

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1968 Shelby Mustang GT 500 KR Fastback

Car: Shelby GT 500 KR Mustang Fastback Year: 1968 What makes it special: The Shelby Mustang is a high performance variant of the Ford Mustang which was built by Shelby American from 1965 to 1968. The 1967 redesign made for a heavier Mustang, along with a longer, fiberglass hood, and new front and rear facias. The design of the original version was…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-30 Convertible

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-30 Convertible

Car: Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-30 Convertible Year: 1970 What makes it special: The 1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-30 stands as a muscle car classic, but the formula was years in the making. W-30 versions, benefitting from better-breathing heads and what amounted to factory blueprinting, matched the performance of the short-stroke ’66-67 4-4-2 V-8’s. But it wasn’t until ’70 that…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

Car: Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible Year: 1957 What makes it special: The 1957 Chevrolet was introduced in September 1956 for the 1957 model year. It was available in three series models: the upscale Bel Air, the mid-range Two-Ten, and One-Fifty. A two-door Nomad station wagon was produced as a Bel Air model. It is a popular and sought after classic car. What…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1956 Ford Thunderbird

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1956 Ford Thunderbird

Car: Ford Thunderbird Year: 1956 What makes it special: The first generation Ford Thunderbird was a two-seat convertible produced for the 1955 to 1957 model year, the first 2-seat Ford since 1938. It was developed in response to the 1953 Motorama display at the New York Auto Show, which showed the Chevrolet Corvette. Dubbed a “personal car,” it built upon…