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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, MOPAR

Wild Combination: This 1960 DeSoto Fireflite Is Packing Big Fins And Big Chevy Power!

When was the last time you gave a DeSoto any kind of thought? Killed off on November 13th, 1960 and ran out through 1961, DeSoto operated in a strange territory for Chrysler, sitting in the mid-upper...

The Most Expensive Caprice In The World? This 1989 Chevrolet Just Might Be…

I’ll level with you, readers: the plan was to dig around Craigslist listings in the U.K. for something interesting that would be worth showing. It probably wouldn’t be a Rough Start car...

Would You Rather: Which Of These High-Desert Big Trucks Would You Choose For A Modern Diesel Build?

Modern diesel technology is truly wonderful…great horsepower figures, torque ratings that could slow the Earth’s rotation, and all accomplished without spewing more smoke than a tire yard...

How Would You Build It: This 1969 Ford Galaxie 500 Is Desert-Clean But Needs To Be Finished Up

I’m a sucker for 1969-1972 big Fords. It’s nothing new…for a large car from that time period, the Ford design is the right mix of muscular and formal in my eyes. So I have no...

A Preserved “Day 2” V8 Vega? This Thing Is A Time Capsule!

Lately, I’ve had a thing for the diminutive Chevrolet Vega. Bone stock, they were boring and unreliable, and let’s face it: they weren’t very good at being cars. That’s why...

How Would You Build It: This 1979 Oldsmobile 442 Slant-Back Needs Power, But What Else?

From the front, this 1979 Oldsmobile 442 looks pretty good: handsome A/G body shape, the cool sectioned grille that looks aggressive compared to the standard Cutlass waterfall-style unit, and no hood...

Rough Start: This 1987 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Is A Cream Puff!

For most of us, a third-gen F-body isn’t quite the car we were thinking of when it comes to a “classic Camaro”, but for someone who has been saving up their money for their first...

Rough Start: It’s The Van, Man! Could This Four-Speed Dodge B-200 Be Your Muscle Wagon?

Vans, like station wagons, are shedding their negative images now that they’ve aged a bit. Instead of being the vehicle of choice for tradesmen, creepers, and all sorts of other weirdos, a...

Still Suffering With Snow? This Geo Tracker On Tracks Will Be Your New Best Friend!

It’s amazing, how a decade or two can re-cast the reputation of a vehicle. Take Geo, General Motors’ rebadged import arm. The Metro might have been dinky and as opulent as a Turkish...

A Spectre Of The Past? This 1990 GMC Could Be A Factory Concept Study!

In the early 1990s, two trends were happening at the same time: sport trucks and performance trucks. Sport trucks need no real introduction: take a pickup truck, slam it to the ground and customize...

The WTF? Files: This 1991 Mercedes 300TE Wagon Looks Capable…And Comfortable

Normally, early 1990s Mercedes-Benz products don’t tickle our fancy here…unless it’s a Geländewagen or a Unimog, at which point Brian might start to trickle a little bit of drool...

This GTO-powered Subaru Legacy Station Wagon Gives Your Inner Hoon The Look Of Responsible Adult!

It’s to the point with the current horsepower war that you can spot a heavy hitter pretty easily…the callouts on the fenders, the exhaust that announces itself well before the car is...

Want To Race A Nostalgia Funny Car? This Dodge Daytona Funny Car Rolling Chassis Is Ready To Go!

It isn’t everyday that you find a Funny Car just sitting on Craigslist, waiting to be sold. It’s also not everyday that you find a 1980s Dodge Daytona listed, either. Most of...

Rough Start: Can This 1974 American Motors Matador Coupe Be Your Poor Man’s AMX?

Nobody is ever going to call the 1974-78 AMC Matador coupes handsome. Put bluntly, the design is the most polarizing AMC ever produced…it had legions of fans, especially if you look at...