Class of 1981: The 5 Coolest Cars of the Malaise Era


BestRide | Aug 29, 2015

It was a year when GM was on the verge of augering into the ground for decades, but it was still riding high in profits. Ronald Reagan got shot. MTV launched. The Chevrolet Corvette churned out just 190hp. It was the zenith of the “Malaise Era,” but it was a time when a lot of us still enjoyed what was left of America’s unique design aesthetic. A few 1981 model year cars that we wouldn’t mind having in the driveway:

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