Q: Greg, in response to your recent articles on Nash, Hudson and AMC - we owned two AMC cars, a 1965 Rambler Classic and a 1984 AMC Eagle 4x4. We go to car shows, and once in a while see a '65 Classic but never an AMC Eagle. We also see the 1953 Nash, which I call the upside down bathtub. Also, we once owned a Cadillac Cimarron, where GM took a Chevy Cavalier and dressed it up and slapped a Cadillac label on it. However, it was one of the best cars I ever owned! It would turn heads because it was so small for a Cadillac. Thanks for the columns, Lee Neiley, Beacon, N.Y.

AMC Eagle memories

Q: Greg, in response to your recent articles on Nash, Hudson and AMC - we owned two AMC cars, a 1965 Rambler Classic and a 1984 AMC Eagle 4x4. We go to car shows, and once in a while see a '65 Classic but never an AMC Eagle. We also see the 1953 Nash, which I call the upside down bathtub. Also, we once owned a Cadillac Cimarron, where GM took a Chevy Cavalier and dressed it up and slapped a Cadillac label on it. However, it was one of the best cars I ever owned! It would turn heads because it was so small for a Cadillac. Thanks for the columns, Lee Neiley, Beacon, N.Y.

A: Thanks, Lee, and you are one of few who have ever given good grades to the Cadillac Cimarron. Cadillac would like to forget the Cimarron, but as you say, it did have some good points, too. As for the AMC Eagle, I would expect as time goes on, you'll see more and more Eagle 4x4s at the shows. For its time, the Eagle was a unique vehicle as AMC basically took the good looking Concord (Hornet) style station wagon and added its Jeep underpinnings to arrive at the end product ... perhaps the industry's first ever crossover in station wagon style that arrived in late 1979 as a 1980 model. Coupes and sedans were also offered.

Texting and DUI column and police cruisers

Q: Thanks for writing the "Saga of young Joe" column on drinking and texting. I also liked that you used the 1969 Boss 302 in the column. You still see way too much of the texting going on and it's so dangerous.

By the way, I'm always on the lookout for police cruisers as it seems like a lot of states have gone to the Ford Taurus SHO type package in "plain Jane" unmarked cars. The only way you seem to notice them is the push bar up front by the bumpers. Some of the unmarked cars carry regular state plates.

Keep up the good work and have a safe year. Jeff Furber, Framingham, Mass.

A: I appreciate your letter, Jeff, and as for the police cars, Fords seem to rule, but I think the new Impala SS style rear drive V-8 for 2014 may see some cruiser orders come in. Ditto for the Dodge Chargers, too, as when it comes to police cruisers, Detroit's "big three" still rules.

Kaiser Darrin Cadillac V-8 to cross auction block

Q: Greg, good article on the Kaiser Darrin. Looks like you did your homework. Legend is that Dutch Darrin (the designer) got 50 incomplete Darrins from Kaiser after the plant closed and re-powered them with the Cadillac V-8. I have never known of anyone ever seeing one of these.

There is a Cadillac powered Darrin coming up for auction in Florida in a few weeks - it is a clone. It will be interesting to see how it is presented at the auction. Terry Trasatti, editor, Kaiser Darrin Newsletter/Registry, Oakland, Mich.

A: Thanks much, Terry. The most recent Darrin V-8 clone I remember sold for $121,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction in 2012. It had a 289 V-8 conversion and three-speed automatic (not the 331 Cadillac). Still, $121K is quite impressive for a conversion. We'll keep our readers posted on how the Cadillac V-8 clone does at the auction, and thanks for the nice comments.

Greg Zyla writes weekly for More Content Now and BestRide.com, and welcomes reader questions or comments on anything to do with auto nostalgia and old-time motorsports. Reach him at 116 Main St., Towanda, PA 18840 or at greg@gregzyla.com.