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Fastback Friday: This Car is from Arkansas Edition


For this edition of Fastback Friday, let’s take a look at one of the all-time great fastback sedans – the Ford Galaxie 500. I’ve written a few times over the year about the glorious Ford Galaxie; it’s always been one of those cars that just looks good sitting on the curb, cruising down the highway, or leaning into a corner on a race track. … Continue Reading

Fastback Friday: 1965 Plymouth Barracuda Fastback


It’s Fastback Friday, which means it’s time to look at another great example of one of our favorite automotive segments – fastbacks, of course! … Continue Reading

Craigslist: 1966 VW Type 3 Fastback

1966 VW Fastback

It’s Friday. You know this, because you’re staring at your computer at work while also eyeing the clock. For me? I’m sitting in my home office (AKA my bedroom, don’t worry I’m wearing clothes… this time) dicking around on Craigslist while I should be writing, editing photos, editing video, handling social media, driving either the Dodge Durango or Aston Martin Rapide S parked outside, and not responding to trollish comments on our YouTube channel.

Instead of messing with all of that, I simply opened up a CL tab and typed “Fastback” into the search bar. That’s how I came across this rather wonderful 1966 Volkswagen Type 3. It’s the fastback variety, hence the search results, and I think it looks rather excellent with its two-tone primer paint scheme and black steel wheels.

Don’t you agree?

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Fastback Friday – 1972 Mercury Montego


For your Fastback Friday enjoyment, I give you the 1972Mercury Montego GT. Big, brown, and beautiful, this high-performance luxury machine brings back memories of better, bygone days, with billowing big hair and blue blazers.

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Fastback Friday: 1987 Volvo 480 ES


Let me just begin by shooting myself in the foot, and asking whether the squared-off Volvo 480 ES is a fastback. Is it a hatchback? Glassback? Shooting brake? Doorstop? An anteater? In any case, it’s one of the quirkiest Volvos ever, and it’s their pioneering front-wheel-drive outing.

I’ve always been fascinated by them, so it was crucial to take a couple photos of this one.

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Long Shots: 1948 Chevy Street Rod


So the other day this olelongrooffan was heading back to my new pad, the loft, and a cool old street rod was parked outside a nearly ubiquitous real estate office and I thought it would be a perfect Long Shot to share with my fellow Hoons. Now while this ole Bowtie is no longer a trailer queen by any stretch of the imagination, it sure is purty to look at. Feel free to make the jump to see more of this cool, old school street rod.

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Fastback Friday: 1950’s Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe


So the other day this olelongrooffan was out and about just seeing what could be seen. It was on this excursion that I spotted this early 50’s era Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe and knew, at that moment, this fastback would be shared with my fellow Hoons on a Friday in the very near future. Click on through to see a couple more images of this vintage ride.

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Fastback Friday – A 1946 Tucker Torpedo Prototype built from a 1971 Buick Riviera

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Well this story sure gets around the web fast… I saw this particular eBay listing last night (Wednesday) and it has since gone viral. Well, I’m going to write a posting about it anyway, because the car looked familiar, and it was from the pages of Jalopnik way back in September of 2007. If you want to read that particular post, just click here, scroll down to the bottom, and take a look for yourself. (By the way, it was at my suggestion way back then that Lieberman wrote this particular article… and you can see that he acknowledged my suggestion at the end of the article.)

Anyway, back to this particular eBay listing. This is a very bizarre vehicle, made from an equally bizarre 1970’s Buick. Is it appealing, or is it gross? Is is a keeper, of something meant to be junk? Who cares, as I thought this was the perfect Fastback Friday Feature for all of you to enjoy…

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Fastback Friday – 1982 Volkswagen Passat 3-door


“It’s such an Antti car, that one he likes on Facebook”, said the girlfriend of Joe, the Colognese friend of mine whose photowork has occasionally made it onto these pages. It’s the Passat to which she’s referring, as I was linked the car earlier today and I went into total swoon mode, even posting it on the Brown Car Appreciation Society page. And she’s right, I’d daily drive the damn out of the three-door 1982 Passat finished in cardboard brown. And it’s even cardboard matte by now.

The Passat obviously needs some love, and there are no interior shots, but it displays such potential for perfection some VAG-head definitely needs to go pick it up from the southern coastal town in Skåne, Sweden, where it’s situated.

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Cool Story, Bro(en) – 1977 Porsche 911 S from a Danish drama


Quite recently, I’ve watched two seasons of the very good Danish-Swedish crime series, The Bridge (Bron/Broen, 2011-). The gloomy, grey, misty, foggy, concrete grey TV series stars some very interesting characters, but the one that always catches my eye is the olive green 1977 Porsche 911 one of the main characters drives.

In case you haven’t been watching the series, here are a couple of photos of the car, driven by the icy cool Saga.

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