How will you have those eggs, mister?
1980 Buick Century Turbo. Image Curbside Classic
To the European autophile, American cars often lose their flavour should (or if) they land on soil at least three thousand miles from home. As a 1980s wet behind the ears teenager, all American cars were big, loud, had screeching tyres and could fly (dependent upon TV show) yet possessed an otherworldly draw for this spotty oik.
No-one, not even the deep archives that DTW has become can
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Much like discontinued brands, some rather old models of existing car lines can be hard to place: what is a Buick Wildcat in new money?
This car seems to be a second series, from 1965 to 1970. That still isn’t enough. Hermeneutics comes into the picture here because we want to
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The role of the bumper can be inferred easily from the name.
2015 Nissan Altima: where does the body start and bumper end? Source: vietq.vn
Originally they were mere metal bars attached to the front of the car, and were visually separate from the wings and grille they were intended to protect. Let’s take a quick look at how they changed over time from a piece of steel to complex plastic assemblies merged seamlessly to
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