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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, MOPAR

Rough Start: Finding A Survivor 1967 Dodge Dart Like This Doesn’t Happen Often!

Fifty years of use will take it’s toll on any car. Wear, tear, use and abuse all “add character” (read: impact the looks) and usually, most cars will not make it to half of that...

That’s Just Evil: Someone Finish Building This 1982 Ford Granada!

Yes, there is a reason why you are looking at a dirty, dingy, craptacular 1982 Ford Granada. Probably the most unloved of the Fox platform cars, and one of the shortest-lived (1981-82), the Granada...

This Anniversary Edition 1987 Mercury Cougar Survived The 80’s And Has Only 750 Miles!

1987, if you were around to experience it, was one hell of a year. Many consider it to be the pinnacle of the Decade of Excess, and looking back, it really was chock full of awesomeness. For example,...

Rough Start: Long-roofin’ It With An Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser!

The Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser was the warning flag that the brand was about to slip under the waves. Long the longroof option for Oldsmobile, when the 1991 update occurred, the 307 V8, the final form...

Question Of The Day: Have You Ever Seen A Car That Looks Right And Wrong At The Same Time?

One of my project car dreams is to take a Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2, the funky NASCAR homologation special G-body, and to build it into the machine that Pontiac simply failed to deliver on. Manual...

Rare Malaise Performer: This 1980 Chevrolet Malibu M-80 Needs A New Home (And Much, Much More Horsepower!)

We’ve covered the 1980 Chevrolet Malibu M-80 a while back (CLICK HERE to check out the in-depth writeup on it) but here is what it was all about in a nutshell: it’s a regional...

Rough Start: This 1973 Ford Gran Torino Hasn’t Been Tagged Since 1991, But Is Ready To Hit The Road!

A few years ago, AutoZone ran a commercial that showed a kid on a bike riding down some dusty road in who-knows-where when he happens upon an old, derelict Ford Torino in the tall grass. In the...

Rough Start: This 1965 Corvair Monza Sedan Is Too Sweet To Pass Up!

When five grand is burning a hole in your pocket and you want to be able to hit the road in short order, generally speaking, hunting down a fifty-ish year old car isn’t your best bet. For five...

Yes, You Need This M29 Weasel As A Spare Vehicle! Tracks For The Win!

If there is one thing I have managed to learn from marriage (besides “yes, dear”) it’s how to shop wisely. For example: you buy sweatshirts and hoodies the first week that...

Rough Start: Would You Go All-In For A Dodge Flatbed With A Camper?

Old camper rigs are one of the stranger things we dig here at the offices, the more obscure the better. I wish I could better explain the “why” behind that…I get wanting one of...

How To Sell A Crapbox Pontiac Grand Am, Lesson One: Honesty Is Your Friend!

Pontiac had many highs during it’s lifetime: the Safari, the GTO, the Firebird, even the Can-Am and the G8. While the company occasionally strayed into Brougham territory, overall their mission...

Rough Start: A Unibody Ford Pickup On Slot Mags…Tasty!

Ah, Las Vegas. Dry air, desert…car hunting paradise if there ever was one. From lots filled with project car material to the cable television fodder, the love of the car is alive and well here....

The “WTF?” Files: A Flatbed Lincoln, For When You Need To Carry A Load With Class!

The behemoth that is a late 1970s Lincoln Continental four-door sedan is something to behold. Just like the pre-1977 GM full-sizes, and the Imperials and New Yorkers from Chrysler, the Continental...

Aim High, Fall Short: This 1987 Yugo Wants To Be A NASCAR So Badly…

If you are familiar with the last thirty or so years of NASCAR racing, you might remember Alan Kulwicki’s “underbird” Hooters-sponsored #7 Ford Thunderbird. Kulwicki was a longer...