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Category Archive: BangShift Question Of The Day??, CHEVY, Craigslist Find

Question Of The Day: Is This 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle The Perfect First Car?

  If you are a parent, you are immediately going to point out everything wrong with this sentiment, but do yourself a favor and remember your first car. I remember mine: a 1975 Chevrolet Camaro...

How Would You Build This 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2? It’s Already Been V8 Swapped Once…

Seeing this 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 as a gutted shell just seems wrong somehow. Ferrari’s take on a two-door sedan-like shape might not be universally admired like other models in the 1970s,...

Rough Start: A Sweet Pontiac Firebird Formula That Just Needs Some Final Plumbing!

Not every Pontiac Firebird made in the 1970s was black and gold. Sorry to break it to you, but you can put up your fake Burt Reynolds ‘stache and cowboy hat…it’s kind of creepy, to...

Looking For Project Car Material? An Impound Lot In Yuma, Arizona Is Selling Cars At $400 Apiece!

Hate deep, rotting rust with a passion? Looking for a project car that might be out of the norm, or need parts to finish up a car you already have in the works? Just interested in cheap old cars in...

Rough Start: When There Is An Airborne Toyota In The First Picture, You Know You Are Making The Right Choice!

You’re ballin’ on a budget and you want to pick up a project car. Smart money says to pick up something that only needs minor touches or something easy to build, like a Fox body or a...

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...