We really want to use an eCrate to restomod an old GM car. Here’s what we’d build

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This 1988 Buick LeSabre Estate Wagon looks like a boxy, wood-sided bargain

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Malaise Era Junkyard Gem: 1979 Buick LeSabre Limited

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The full-sized GM sedan shrank a bit in the late 1970s, but it remained a stately box with lots of velour inside and vinyl outside.

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Malaise Era Junkyard Gem: 1979 Buick Electra Limited

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The full-sized GM sedan shrank a bit in the late 1970s, but it remained a stately box with lots of velour inside and vinyl outside.

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Question of the Day: Coolest factory-supercharged car?

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Superchargers have been available on production cars going back to the 1920s. Which one is coolest?

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MotorWeek remembers the nearly forgotten Buick Reatta

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A MotorWeek Retro Review finds a lot of positive things to say about the 1990 Buick Reatta convertible. After its demise, Buick didn't bring the US another droptop until the Cascada.

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Jay Leno recaps Pebble Beach

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For an episode of Jay Leno's Garage that's nearly an hour long, Jay takes a tour of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. He interviews some top automotive designers in the industry on the Concept Car Lawn.

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MotorWeek’s 80’s GM muscle coupe roundup includes Regal GN and Monte Carlo SS

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MotorWeek's vast archive of reviews has unloaded a triple feature, starring three icons of 1980s muscle from General Motors.

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1969 Chevrolet Chevelle vs 1987 Buick GNX in Generation Gap showdown

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Chevy COPO Chevelle versus Buick Grand National GNX

Generation Gap generally tries to adhere to a theme for each episode, and for the final video from the Lingenfelter collection, the series might have its best idea yet - limited-production muscle cars from General Motors.

On one side you get a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle COPO, and it's an absolute sleeper. Other than the SS wheels, this classic coupe looks practically bone stock, at least until the engine fires up. Under the hood is a 427-cubic-inch (7.0-liter) V8 making a claimed 425 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. This was the sole year for the COPO package on the Chevelle, and Chevy only made about 323 of them.

The Chevelle's challenger is almost as rare and arguably just as cool. The 1987 Buick Grand National GNX looks just as mean today as when new. It eschews a traditional muscular V8 in favor of a 3.8-liter turbo V6 making a claimed 276 hp and 360 lb-ft, although that number is supposedly a bit underrated. Also, just 547 examples of the GNX version were ever built making it quite a collector's item too.

So what era of muscle do you prefer? Undoubtedly, both the Chevelle and GNX are certified classics, but they make their performance credentials in very different ways. Ken Lingenfelter even weighs in during the video to pick his favorite. Check it out to see which one he prefers.

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Bob Seger’s Detroit Made music video is an homage to the Motor City

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Bob Seger Detroit Made music video

At this point, Bob Seger feels like the living embodiment of old-school rock 'n' roll. The Michigan native has been strumming out classic records like Night Moves for decades, and he just released a new single called Detroit Made. It sounds like a future staple of just about every classic car show within the next few years, and the video is dedicated to the Motor City, past and future.

Detroit Made is all about cruising in the city in a classic Buick Electra 225, perhaps better known as a "deuce and a quarter." It's straight-down-the-middle rock and could just as easily be from a decades-old Seger album as something new.

The video for the new single mixes shots of American classics cruising along Woodward Avenue with a contemporary look at the city. Sure, there are the well-known dilapidated buildings falling into rubble, but the people there aren't just letting the city die. Other parts show the attempts to clean things up and rebuild. Check out the video if you need a few minutes of old school rockin' in your life.

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