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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, OTHER

The “WTF?” Files: Have You Heard Of A VW Phoenix? Neither Have We…Check Out This Fiberglass Freak!

The old-school, air cooled Volkswagens lend themselves to many different interpretations. The Beetle and Bus are classics, but not everybody wanted to be seen in a German take on an...

How Honda Forced General Motors To Eat Their Words, A Story Of Pride Going Before The Fall

General Motors has often found itself suffering from a sharp case of foot-in-mouth disease as the years pass on. From such fun issues as the X-body screwup and badge-engineering a Chevrolet Cavalier...

BangShift Test Drive: 1990 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R – We Finally Take On Godzilla

A couple of weeks ago, we checked out Roadtrip Motorcars’ selection of Japanese-market vehicles (which you can see HERE and HERE) and I made mention that there was a possibility that there...

What On Earth Would You Use A 1968 Checker Aerobus For Other Than A Killer Roadtrip?

It takes a very special kind of person to drive a Checker of any kind. Composed of GM guts, enough metal to crush the pavement, and a durability not seen since the car-manufacturing side of Checker...

This 1976 AMC Pacer 4×4 Build Looks Surprisingly Good! V8, 4-speed And Ready To Go!

American Motors built some really cool machines during their short span. The Hornet is a neat little compact that was vital to the company’s overall health for decades. The Eagle 4×4...

Craigslist Rarity: Have You Ever Heard Of The 1971 Hurst Jeepster? We Hadn’t!

Believe it or not, but Jeeps haven’t always sold purely on utility or their military heritage throughout the years. Sure, that was the initial attraction of the early Willys CJ line, but over...

Swedish Sensibility, Italian Styling, American Power: This 1981 Volvo 262C Bertone Coupe Is Packing a 5.0!

It’s fitting that a Ford powerplant has wound up in this 1981 Volvo 262C…according to the legend, Henry Ford II and a team of executives and engineers visited a Volvo manufacturing plant...

Rear-Mounted, Air-Cooled V8, Anyone? This 1989 Tatra 613 Is Up For Grabs!

Outside of the Lane Museum in Nashville, where in the United States would you ever expect to see a Tatra automobile? Built in relatively small numbers until 1999, when the Czechloslovakian...

Rough Start: Would You Roll The Dice On This Small-Block Swapped Mazda?

When you only have a few grand to spend and you are preparing to make a purchase as major as a car, you want to get the most for every dollar you are spending. You want reliability. You want to be...

Roadtrip Motorcars Tour: We’ve Seen The Funky, Now Let’s Check Out The Fast Imports!

Ok, our introduction to Roadtrip Motorcars’ current fleet of Japanese import vehicles tended to fall on the strange and unique side of the house. But for every cute little kei car or funky...

Kei Cars, 4WD Vans, And More – We Check Out Roadtrip Motorcars’ Fleet Of Japanese-Spec Machines!

It’s not every day that I get to see an early 1970s Nissan Skyline 2000GT cruising around anywhere. In fact, outside of the SEMA show, it’s akin to having the Lucky Charms guy knock on my...

Freak Show: This 1996 Mitsubishi Delica Van Has Been Ford-Swapped And Frame-Swapped!

I just heard a collective, “WTF is that thing, McTaggart?!” That, friends, is a Mitsubishi Delica van. While Mitsubishi did sell a van in the 1980s in the U.S. market, this generation...

Scrapple, Your Guide To The “meh-“Worthy News! This Week: Charity Done Right and More!

1. EcoBusted.(Photo: Ford) Need another set of headlights to memorize as you tear up the Interstate, late as usual? Here you go: Ford has unveiled Special Service Vehicle variations of the F-150 and...

A Close Look At Forbidden Fruit: Here’s What A U.S. Legal Holden Ute Is All About

Nearly ten years after Pontiac backed out of bringing the G8 ST to the U.S. market, I’m still annoyed. I’m not kidding in the least when I say that I would’ve spent all of the money...