Heavily modded 1985 Pontiac Fiero GT Coupe
Fieros are pretty cool cars. They're one of the only domestic, mid-engine cars produced. Mid-engine means the engine isn't up front or all the way in the rear. In these cars specifically the engine was located just behind the front seats and still had room for a small trunk plus the frunk up front. They only made them from 1983-1988 for the 1984-1988 model years. Over 370 000 were built over the short production run. Early models were plagued with several problems, the most severe being engine fires. About 260 reports of engine fire occured in the 1984 models. It was traced back to defective connecting rods that would break if the oil level fell too much. The broken connecting rod would allow oil to come in contact with hot exhaust componants causing fires. There were other recalls and problems with these over the years. The 1988 model had all the corrections but by then it was too late. The damage had been done and GM axed the Fiero. They axed it not for bad sales, but for fear that it would become more popular than the Corvette. At least that's the speculation. This one in the photo has had an engine swap done and they put it up front in the frunk no longer making it mid engined. It's obviously set up for drag racing.
Самое необычное автошоу в мире
Так называют парад Woodward Dream Cruise («Вудвардский круиз мечты»), который проходит в окрестностях Детройта. В этом шоу ежегодно участвуют эксклюзивные ретро-авто, мощные масл-кары и хот-роды 1950-х годов, а также самые курьезные и удивительные машины в мире. К примеру, как вам такой “Cosmic Cruiser”?
1975 Porsche 914. The 914 was produced from 1969 to 1976. It was designed to replace the Porsche 912 and the VW Type 34 Karman Ghia. There were 2 varients. The 914/4 and 914/6. Over the 8 year run (the 914/6 was discontinued in 1972) they produced 111 646 914/4s and 3 332 914/6 were produced for a grand total of 118 978. The car was very successful for its demographics.
1975 Pontiac Grand Prix. This was the 3rd generation of the Grand Prix and it was built on GM's A platform aka A body. These were mid level luxury sedans of the era. Not full blown Cadillacs but not cheap either. By 1975 the energy crisis was in full swing and cars like these were no longer selling very well. In just 2 years Pontiac went from selling 150 000 units in 1973 to just 86 000 this model year. The only major differences between model years was the grill, headlights and brake lights. Eventually this turned into a regular every day daily driver in the 90s and 2000s. This photo was taken in Downtown Pontiac Michigan where a massive car show in coordination with the Woodward Cruise was happening.