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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, OTHER

Rough Start: This Gambler 500-Proven Lexus Is Sensible And Wildly Irresponsible!

I grew up in a time where American cars weren’t cool to most of my peers. They spent their formative years listening to the bitching of their parents who got screwed over with Malaise-era...

Try And Rust Me Now! This Fiberglass 1980 International Scout SSII Needs A New Home!

While I have more experience with the Scout 800 series, the Scout II is no less of a desirable machine. International Harvester’s small-truck lines aren’t well known and useable examples...

The Imported Pony Car: This 1977 Toyota Celica GT Is A Neat Little Coupe!

The credit goes to the 1964 Ford Mustang. Like the Chevrolet Camaro, the Pontiac Firebird, the AMC Javelin, the Dodge Challenger and the second-gen Plymouth Barracuda, Ford’s pony car was the...

Danger Bunny: This 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit Was One Of The Biggest Eye-Catchers On The Property At SEMA

The last time I ever saw a round-headlight Volkswagen Rabbit, it was sitting in the middle of an abandoned logging track in Washington State and had been there for quite some time. It’s sunny...

MORE: OTHER, Videos

This AMC Gremlin-Based Street Machine Is Weird And We Want It!

You always find the most interesting vehicles in a 24 Hours of Lemons event parking lot. And I’m not talking about the race cars. Over the weekend, the annual 24 Hours of Lemons Halloween...

Big Ugly! This 1964 International Loadstar Crew Cab Needs To Be Built Up Right!

How many four-door medium duty trucks have you ever seen? Not many, I’d wager, and the further back you go, the less likely you are to see them. You might be able to find a late-model Chevy...

Money No Object: A 1983 Avanti Done To The Nines

Ah, yes, the Avanti…the car that outlived it’s original manufacturer by decades. Originally Studebaker’s last shot at a true sports car or Grand Tourer and described by Studebaker...

Jay Leno’s Garage Hosts A Pretty Pink AMX With One Seriously Dark History

(We’re re-running this one in honor of Hugh Hefner, the philanthropist, publisher, and iconic figure behind Playboy magazine. Hefner passed away at the age of 91 on September 27th, 2017 after...

Rough Start: Want Funky? How About A 1985 Trabant Wagon?

Sometimes the strangest cars can be the most rewarding to own, especially if one of your biggest kicks is to have someone come up to you at a gas station just to ask you what kind of car it is you...

First Look: This 1963 Rambler American 440 Wagon Is Going To Be Sweet When Done, But We Got To See It Before It Went In For Paint!

The frenzy that is LS Fest is over and on my schedule, and in my world that means that the next major event I have to gear up for is SEMA in Las Vegas. I’m always looking forward to the week of...

Not An LS Swap: How About A 5.0L Powered Subaru Impreza Drift Car?

Ok, we’ve been beating you over the head about LS this and that for a few days now. Surely there are more than a couple of you out there who could stand to have some relief from the Bowtie...

Shut Up, It’s A Great Idea: Does 400 Horsepower In A 1,500 Pound Street Kart With License Plates Sound Good To You?

The year before I graduated from university, I almost made a very interesting purchase: a tube-frame kart packing the 200 horsepower, 2.5L V6 from a Ford Contour SVT in a rear-mount setup. In...

Long-Roof Rarity: This 1972 AMC Ambassador SST Would Make A Neat Fall Cruiser

If you are sitting here reading this, chances are good that you aren’t at the 2017 LS Fest in Bowling Green. I will be, and like past years, I’ll be looking at every possible vehicle that...

How Would You Build It? Or Them? These Two Opel Mantas Could Be Wicked!

Drag Week is coming up fast, and there is one car that I have always loved seeing: Mike Angerer’s 1974 Opel Manta. My heart might be set on the 1980s Mantas due to their Group B Rally...