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Redusernab Obscure Muscle Car Garage – The 1977–79 AMX by American Motors

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Welcome to another installment of the Redusernab Obscure Muscle Car Garage, a regular feature which aims to expand the definition of what a muscle car is, and to get readers to exclaim “WTF” in the process. American Motors was once again in the middle of a financial meltdown, desperately trying to find the right product, while at the same time cutting development costs to stay afloat. One way of bringing in the showroom traffic the dealers so desperately needed was to offer a performance model built from an existing model. However, by the late 70′s, most of these performance models were merely tape stripe and wheel additions, and without any real enhancements to the engine, or to the handling. AMC did manage to offer a pretty good V8 option for the Hornet, and the hatchback two-door Hornet body style was only three years old, and still looked sharp. But because of AMC’s financial situation, the enhanced “Sporty” offering was actually based on three different models for the years highlighted. Let’s take a look at the 1977 through 1979 AMC AMX.

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Classic Captions – The 1969 Dodge Adverturer Pickup Edition

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Welcome to the Redusernab Classic Captions Post. It’s that time of the week in which this feature appears, so now it’s time to review the premise of this feature; I search for images that were used by the car companies in their print advertising or brochures, and it is your job to provide a humorous caption that is some how tied in with the image. This week we look at a Pickup that is the life of the party…

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Last time, we had an image of a Cutaway Simca at the 1956 Paris Auto Show, and the number of participants was OK, but I was expecting more. The runner-up comment was once again from (This is twice in a row!). Her caption went like this: “In the back seat, Colette awoke to see the twinkling stars in the sky and wondered, “where the hell did the roof go?”” Another funny caption $kay, but there was one that was just a bit better, and I have absolutely no reason why…

This week, the winning caption came from one of our regular participants, , and his winning caption is very bizarre: “Salvador Dali and Marcel Duchamp freak out the squares in their surrealist “Drag Racer Parenthetical Octopus (Octopus)” Because Thursday afternoon.” If you haven’t had the chance to revisit the post from last week, do yourself a favor and do so now, because there were a few follow-up comments, in French, with illustrations, that have left me dumbfounded. Whatever, congratulations Batshitbox on winning the Caption Contest this week.

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and it is an image from a Newspaper Circular Flyer for the 1969 Dodge Adventurer Pickup Truck. The ad copy states that “When the day is done, this one isn’t.” Well, that really isn’t a great ad line is it? And the setting looks like a gathering by the lake (or something) with what looks like a five piece band playing in the cargo bed. During the 60’s, the car companies were trying to market the Pickup Truck in new ways, to appeal to the Suburban dweller, and equipping the truck with two-tone paint, bucket seats, wheelcovers, and even Air Conditioning seemed to be the way to go. So, do you think the Dodge Boys succeeded with this particular image?

You have the next five days to come up with a great caption. The editors will deliberate on the merits of each entry, and after contemplating our own caption (Something about a Ho Down comes to mind…), we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this unusual image.

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Weekend Edition – A 1951 Ford Crestliner offered at a Bargain Price; Tell me it’s not Desirable…

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Not very often will you find an early 50’s era Ford offered under $10,000, let alone a very rare, top of the line model that was produced as a stop-gap measure in response to a new body style by GM and Chrysler. You see, Chevrolet and Plymouth both introduced a new “Hardtop” body style, without the “B” pillar, and Ford wouldn’t have one for a couple of years. Their answer was the swanky Crestliner, produced in 1950 and 1951, with two-tone paint, and a padded vinyl roof. And now here’s one that you can own…

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Weekend Edition – A Blue Mercedes W126 280 SE with a Manual, Courtesy of the Blue Car Appreciation Society…

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Facebook can be a wonderful thing. It has the ability to transport you to far off places, connect with people you have absolutely nothing in common with, exchange information and stories about mutual interests, and is one hell of a time killer. While killing time at the , I came across this rather interesting W126 that was really never officially sold in the States. Does that make it more desirable?

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Weekend Edition – See if you can resist this lovely brown 1981 Fiat X1/9…

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It’s Sunday, and it looks like I will continue to highlight some of the Facebook sightings I seem to be doing in my spare time. Did you know that there is not only , but a , a , a , and of course, . I really hate Facebook because of all the time it kills, but that is the burden I must bear…

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Weekend Edition – A 1973 AMC Hornet Sportabout (Brown Car Appreciation Society)

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Trolling Facebook Pages seems to be an hobby of mine lately, and it really is a great source of subject material that I can share with all of you on the weekends. As you know, we here at Redusernab love the Station Wagon, and one from an independent mark is even better. Well, here is a cheap enough AMC Hornet Sportabout from Arizona that should brighten any ones day…

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Redusernab Obscure Muscle Car Garage – The 1986 Buick LeSabre Grand National

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Welcome to another installment of the Redusernab Obscure Muscle Car Garage, a regular feature which aims to expand the definition of what a muscle car is, and to discover hidden treasures while doing so. Many do not even know that the Buick division of General Motors produced the Grand National on a platform other than on the Regal, but there was a very unique Grand National built in late 1985: The 1986 LeSabre Grand National. This was the debut of GM’s new full-size FWD platforms, and the two door Buick LeSabre (along with its corporate cousin, the Oldsmobile Delta 88) proved to be quite slippery in wind tunnel tests. We have had this question in this series before, but can a front wheel drive two-door really be considered a muscle car?

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Classic Captions – The 1956 Simca Aronde Showcar Edition

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Welcome to the Redusernab Classic Captions Post. It’s that time of the week in which this feature appears, but this time I’m going to break from tradition. You see I received this image from an enthusiastic fan of this particular feature (Thanks Kyran for your submission) and after some research, I decided to use it for this weeks contest. It is still your job to provide a humorous caption that is some how tied in with this most unusual image from the 1956 Paris Auto Show…

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Last time, we had an image of a Chrysler fit for a Sultan, and we had a pretty good turnout this time. The runner-up comment was from the queen on the internet herself, $kaycog (Didn’t I already use that line last week?). Her caption went like this: “It’s okay to lust after the new Chrysler New Yorker, but don’t get carried away.” This was very funny $kay, but there was one that was the favorite among the Hoons that gather around this particular part of the web…

This week, the winning caption came from one of our regular participants, OA5599, and his winning caption went this way: “This Chrysler New Yorker has the powerful new 440 under the hood. How powerful is it? Well, let’s just say it’s a lot faster than a sedan with four turban engines.” This was very well done, and it tied in the whole Chrysler thing as well, so congratulations OA5599 on winning the Caption Contest this week.

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and it is a publicity print for the 1956 Simca Aronde, which was a cutaway version used for the 1956 Paris Auto Show. This is a particularly provocative image, which only the French could get away with during this particular time period. The model in the front seat seems relaxed and peaceful, with a beautiful gown that isn’t at all revealing. The model in the back seat however is positively sultry in a strapless gown. She looks like she is about to have an orgasm… I’m really not kidding! She is pushing all the right buttons with her pose… Remember, this is an image from the mid 50’s, and it has the smoldering sensuality you would never expect, all for a car that was mediocre at best… Is this Simca really all that?

You have the next five days to come up with a great caption. The editors will deliberate on the merits of each entry, and after contemplating our own caption (Excuse me while I ponder this image again… I’ll be over here!), we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this unusual image.

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Weekend Edition – A Low Mileage 1979 Ford Thunderbird that was already featured here…

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Looking for the incredibly weird for this weekend, and I stumbled on a very familiar car only with a few more miles. It was in September of last year that I highlighted this car that was being sold in Georgia, and you can read that post here. Well, it looks like the car has been transported to a new home in Quogue, New York, and is once again being sold, only this time for a lot more money…

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Weekend Edition – A 1966 Ford Mustang 4-Door Limousine on eBay; Yes, a Mustang Limo…

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Continuing on with the very weird weekend of unusual postings, and look at our next contestant… This is a 1966 Ford Mustang that has been turned into a Stretch Limousine. I’m sorry, but I am not holding back on my opinion on this thing… It’s awful. There are flaws all over the car, it is not very well presented, it has not received a proper cleaning before the pictures were taken, and are those Explorer Rims?

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