Thursday, July 30, 2015

1977 Dodge Tradesman 200

This thing just oozes the '70's.  I mean, look at it!  Its a 1977 Tradesman 200 Van.  Which means its a first generation of the Dodge Ram vans (from 1971-1978).

 The owner must have bought one of the window kits that were common during that era.  This one is an unusual pentagon shape.  Typically I see bubble ones put in this area.  This however, would be appropriate for a Dodge/Chrysler (since the Chrysler logo at the time was the Pentastar).

1970's colors AND art on the side!?  This is fantastic.

 Its even on the rear door.

Interior is pretty beat, but has tons of wood paneling.

View of the hatch on the roof.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser: Dual Pink

A dual tone PT Cruiser, with both tones being pink!

 Manual transmission, and the interior is in great shape.  Although gutted pretty well.  The odometer is electronic so I could not see the mileage of it.

1986 Mercury Lynx L

I'll say it right now, the Mercury Lynx is nothing special.  I wasn't sure what it was at first, but I looked it up; it is simply a rebadged Ford Escort.  They were made from 1981-1987.

This particular one is an L model which as I understand is the mid-level trim.

This one also came with the automatic transmission.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

1989 Mazda MX-6 GT

The Mazda MX-6 had a few different versions, such as the DX, LX, and GT.  This is the GT model that came with the 2.2L Turbo engine.  Which is the same one found in a Probe GT (that I also found at the same salvage yard).

Other than being the GT model, there's not much that's special about it.  Though the power and torque output from the GT model greatly differed 145hp vs 110hp, and 190 vs 130.

The GT came with 4 wheel disc brakes, optional ABS, and electronically adjustable suspension.  This one apparently had the optional automatic transmission too.

It also only made it to 156k miles.  (while the Probe GT I found made it to over 200). 

Looks like the previous owner painted the valve cover.

Friday, July 3, 2015

1977 Lincoln Continental

Another late 70's big boat I found (more like ran into). The other being the 1978 Mercury Marquis.  This is a 5th generation Continental - which I think was the only generation to have the little rear oval window.  Take note that this also has the B-pillar light (known as an opera lamp).

Very plush interior.  I love how these cars were so roomy and comfortable.  

 I didn't get a good look but these came with either a massive 400 or 460 (6.6L or 7.5L).  And a 3 speed automatic transmission.

 Can't go wrong with hidden headlights!

1993 Suzuki Swift GT

Here's one that I thought was silly, until I read about it. A 1993 Suzuki Swift GT.
It came with a 4 cylinder, 1.3L DOHC engine that made about 100hp.  This was a big difference from the 3 cylinder engine that came in the regular Swift (which was essentially a Geo Metro).

This engine in fact (as far as I've read) is better than the one in the Geo Metro LSI.  I thought they were both the same car but they weren't.  The Swift GT is apparently a fairly popular track car, due to the light weight and strong engine.  It also came with 4 wheel disc brakes and better suspension.

Special decals on the side.

Standard interior.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

1981 Porsche 924

Here's one I never thought I'd find, a Porsche!

 This is a 1981 Porsche 924.  The 924 replaced the 914 as the entry level model.  It was produced from 1976-1988.
Surprisingly, this one still has a lot of its bits left, with exception to the interior.

However, surprisingly most of the engine was still there!

As far as I know this is the base model.  There were a number of different ones made, such as the 924 Turbo and 924S.  There were others as well but they were not made for the US market.  I believe the engine in this is the 2.0L one.