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The Wolf of G Street: 1991 Mercedes G-Wagen Cabrio Restomod Is Stunning

The Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen only recently saw a meaningful evolution. For decades, its roots as a military vehicle were barely disguised, but in America, we only saw a small sliver of the G-Wagen’s potential. Abroad, do-work short-wheelbase models roamed the European countryside, much as contractor-grade pickups do here. And yes, there were even convertible versions, which offered […]

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2021 Audi A6 Gets More Standard Power and a Sportier Look

Audi isn’t waiting for a new model year to give A6 customers more horsepower. Having undergone a mid-model year refresh, the 2021 Audi A6 features a more powerful four-cylinder engine as standard equipment. The base model’s 2.0-liter mill pumps out 13 extra ponies for a total of 261 hp. Torque remains constant at 273 lb-ft. […]

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Watch Out Hummer EV, Ram’s Working on an Electric Pickup

We confess we like listening to earnings calls because there are always product tidbits sprinkled among the numbers. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ third-quarter earnings call did not disappoint, and chief executive officer Mike Manley confirmed an electric Ram pickup is in the works. “There will be a Ram electric pickup in the marketplace, and I would […]

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1981-1988 Chevy Monte Carlo: 60% of the Time, Driving One Worked Every Time

The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is like your dad. Chances are you think of it in its later years—uncool, unremarkable, and incapable of getting a second look from the hottie that your mom once was. No question, the 1995-2007 front-drive Monte Carlos were about as uptight as a car could possibly be. But the earlier Montes—1970-1988, […]

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How a Penny Helped Dale Earnhardt Win the 1998 Daytona 500

A little girl named Wessa Miller got the chance to meet Dale Earnhardt before the start of the 1998 Daytona 500. Since this was her favorite racer, she brought two gifts: a hunting video and something small that would turn into something more, a lucky penny.

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