Season 3 is here! And we can’t stop looking at the cars.
How many of you have already parked your butt in front of the TV and binged on Season 3 of Stranger Things? Don’t worry, this post doesn’t have any spoilers, besides the cars of this season. Seeing some of those older cars was pure bliss. From Dustin’s mom’s 1980 Volvo DL to Billy’s 1970’s Chevy Camaro (one of my dream cars), the cars are such a walk down memory lane. Season 3 had a car for everyone!
Boy Girl Cars
We all know that cars aren’t just for the guys. Often times we identify a car as a “bad boy” car, but who’s to say cars can’t be for the “bad girls” too? Here we see some bad girl cars!
Billy Hargove’s 1978 Chevy Camaro Z28
We all know bad boy Billy from Season 2. He came in guns hot with not only his looks, but his car too! When it comes to American muscle cars, I’m a huge Chevy and Pontiac fan. That’s why Billy’s Z28 is the number one bonafide bad girl car! Even though this car only has 185 HP stock, it’s still beautiful. There are aftermarket parts for a reason.😍
Jonathan Byer’s 1970’s Ford LTD
This is that low-key cool girl car. It has 250 HP which is quite impressive for a stock car from the 70’s. There’s nothing like classic American cars. Plus, when was the last time that you saw a car like this? It’s kind of big and bulky, but this is a great car to truly learn how to know your car. This 70’s Ford LTD is perfect for bonding over cars with dad, who can teach you how to drive it and work on it.
Cool “Mom Cars”
Looking for a sensible, not-so-mom car? Here are some of the really cool “mom cars” that I would definitely drive today.
Nancy Wheeler’s Mom’s 1987 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park
Yes, it’s a station wagon with wooden paneling. However, it’s a piece of history. How many people remember riding in the back of the station wagon? For a lot of people, this is a great childhood memory. Of course it isn’t safe (no seat belts in the very back), but not many things back in the day were that safe. In my opinion, old school station wagons were the beginnings of the mini van idea.
Dustin’s Mom’s 1980 Volvo DL
Volvo has a specific niche, and a specific type of consumer. I personally have a very big place in my heart for Volvo because mine died protecting me (she was totaled). This car is the perfect mix of classic, eclectic, and affordable luxury. Anyone will turn their heads when they see that color on an old school Volvo.
The Perfect Weekend Car
What do you think of when someone says the perfect weekend car? My perfect weekend car would be a 50’s Pink Cadillac with white leather interior and pink stitching, but Stranger Things did not disappoint with their fun weekend cars.
Gas Station Guy’s 1984 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
Ok, spoiler, Hopper stole this car after in a very interesting getaway scene. The scene is pretty hilarious. However, this is also the perfect car to go grab an ice cream on a nice summer night. It only has 185 HP, so you won’t feel the need to drive like a race car driver. However, that red leather interior is gorgeous isn’t it?
The Mall Car, 1986 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible
Another great scene, but this car is also the perfect for a quick drive to the local ice cream shop. It’s definitely a unique convertible, and saved the day in this scene!
In Memory of the Chevy Blazer
This post is written in memory of Hopper’s 1980’s Chevy K5 Blazer. It blew up (sorry, spoiler) but started a great adventure afterwards (see Gas Station Guy’s car in the previous category). This Blazer is a square body, with a 5L V-8 engine. It just screams Hopper. This is the scene where we saw that you don’t have to work on cars to understand them. The Russian scientist, Alexi (Hopper and Joyce, may or may not have kidnapped him) told Hopper and Joyce to stop attempting to start the car. He was right in saying so, because then this happened. Hopper’s Chevy blowing up, was a little bit of foreshadowing on what is to come later in the season!
Now, Back to Your Binge Session
Alright, so now that you have taken a break to check out some of the awesome cars from Stranger Things Season 3, get back to your binge session! In this season, the kids have definitely grown up, Eleven is an even bigger super hero, and Hopper made a huge sacrifice that leads to an interesting teaser at the end. If you’re one of the millions of households who have already watched this season (as of several days ago, 40.7 million households had tuned into Stranger Things Season 3 and 18.2 million had already finished the season), what did you think? Are you dying to watch it again?