When it comes to cultural differences, Americans and Europeans have very different tastes. We have distinctly different preferences in food, music, clothing, and humor. It stands to reason that we would also have different preferences for automobiles. As Peugeot learned in the 1980s, this is exactly the case.
Peugeot is a large and well-known car manufacturer in France. In 1987, they launched a brand-new car called the 405. This mid-size family sedan offered a lot of standard features at a reasonable price. It had a body designed by Pininfarina and was available with an optional 150HP engine. This sporty, front-wheel drive sedan was named European Car of the Year in 1988. Spurred on by a positive reception at home, Peugeot decided to bring the 405 sedan over to the United States market.
Since its inception in 1902, Cadillac has been the premier manufacturer of luxury passenger vehicles in America. Well friends, today we have a special treat for you: the Cadillac of Cadillacs.
Though it may not look like much, I can tell you that this 1989 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham was once somebody’s pride and joy. In fact, they were so proud of their Cadillac that they went about making a few customizations to reflect their personality. Have a look:
Here we see where the owner added several extra “wreathed crest” logos along the front fender, which appears to have been painted with roofing tar. Continue reading →
I saw this at the Ecology junkyard down on Broadway and it made me smile. I wonder how long this car drove around with that on there. It’s kind of funny, since it’s not a Honda. It’s actually a Mk2 Golf, but of course, you probably already guessed that. Who else but a VW super-hipster would take a sharpie to his valve cover just for the sake of a little internet meme-derived irony?