Category Archive: 1320 Online Find, BangShift 1320, BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, Craigslist Find

A Day Two Olds Cutlass For You! This T-Topped Beauty Is A Score And A Half!

I’m wondering if I should be grateful that I get sent links to cars as beautiful and excellent as this 1980 Olds Cutlass, or if I’m being tormented by “friends” who revel in...

Free Truck? We’re All About That! Here’s The Story Behind The Rescue Of This Dentside Ford!

(Words and Photos: Kevin Brown)  We all love a good deal, especially when it comes to cars and car parts, and especially when those cars or parts are free! I was lucky enough to happen across one...

A Real 1990s Throwback: This 1994 Chevrolet Caprice Is A Mix Of Cruiser, Sport Truck And G-Machine

Yesterday Lohnes showed off a 1960 Edsel that had been converted into a sedan delivery…or a Ford that had been converted into an Edsel…or some kind of Ford product held together by at...

Wait ‘Til You Drive It: This 1985 Ford LTD Isn’t The Family Wagon You Remember!

It’s almost a punchline, how obsessed I can be over non-traditional models that are built to high degrees. I’ll accept every level of hell I’m going to catch for that trait, but...

Rough Start: The Cheap Car Ultimate Gamble: Will A $900 Oldsmobile Pay Dividends?

Five thousand dollars in your hand should provide you well when it comes to car shopping in general. You can find plenty of reliable, well-used vehicles on the market for that kind of coin. But...

Can You Imagine Owning A Car Over Fifty Years? Check Out The Case Of This 1934 Ford!

Until the last couple of years, I was a turn-and-burn kind of car owner. I went through cars within months, maybe a couple of years if I really liked them. Up until this year, the longest I had owned...

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Rough Start: This 1930 Franklin Sedan Is For The Serious Adventure Type!

Most of the Rough Start finds we feature tend to be about 20-50 years old, which puts them at the tail end of the Musclecar era and up to the early stages of the Second Horsepower War. It’s not...

Open House At Walden Speed Shop – Art, Tradition & Metal Shaping!

(Photos and words by Darr Hawthorne) – For over fifty years, the Los Angeles Roadster Show has been a Southern California tradition as a showcase for new car builds, a chance to show off your...

Rough Start: This 1978 Chrysler LeBaron Is McTaggart’s Dream – Ugly Mopar, Awesome Powertrain!

Fair is fair…the “boat tail” Dodge Diplomat and Chrysler LeBaron coupes of the late 1970s aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. When they are super-clean, they are alright. But...

Rough Start: An Aged 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible For Your Summer Cruising Needs!

When we say “ratty droptop”, we certainly hope you don’t envision that decrepit 1983 Chrysler Town and Country with the heat-rotted fake wood treatments. That’s not ratty,...

Hemi Prowler? Yes, Please! Here’s Two Takes On Why V8 Swapping A Plymouth Prowler Is A Great Idea!

It’s amazing how little the aftermarket world thinks of the Plymouth/Chrysler Prowler. Nevermind that it came with the V6 and automatic…this is a car that honestly should have never made...

Car Show Photo Gallery: Pontiacs Featured At Original Parts Group Spring Summer Series!

With summer in Southern California, the Original Parts Group held their second show of the Spring Summer Series for Pontiac customers over the weekend at the OPGI Headquarters in Seal Beach.  ...

Get An Up-Close And In-Depth Look At The Trophy LTD – Mad Max, Eat Your Heart Out!

One vehicle that I don’t know I’ll ever get sick of is Jon Baker’s “Trophy LTD”, a Kibbetech-built 1990 Ford Crown Victoria LTD that fits somewhere between a desert...

Road Touring Heavyweight: This 1979 Mercury Station Wagon Needs To Be On The Back Highways!

Power Tour is currently roaming the country, and in the grand tradition I go through just about every year since it first kicked off, I wonder what I would drive on the route. When it first started...