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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, OTHER, TRUCKS

Rough Start: Somebody Needs To Finish Up This Slammed Jeep J20 Dually!

I have seen it all now. I’ve seen GM duallies slammed on their nuts in magazines for at least twenty years. I’ve seen a couple of low Fords that risk scraped framerails. I’ve even...

BangShift Test Drive: 2019 BMW M850i xDrive – GT Proper Or German Camaro?

This car has had bile thrown at it before I even got to write up this review. Big Money Wasted, Bavarian Manure Wagon, B-M-Trouble-U, and that’s before the horror stories of what the...

Rough Start: 1978 Volvo 262C Bertone Coupe – The Brick House

I am a man of many strange automotive appreciations, I’ll be the first to admit, but the strangest kink I have might be the Volvo Bertone coupes. For the life of me, I can’t provide a...

Air-Cooled Awesome: Get The Dune Buggy And Enjoy The Sun!

Of all the positives that one can lay at the tires of the Volkswagen Type 1, there is one massive negative for most people: it looks like a Beetle. Some people dig the shape of VW’s iconic...

Rough Start: V8, Stick Shift And Four-Wheel-Drive Make This Audi A Possible Screamer!

It’s easy to write off most German cars as overblown luxury barges that, if cheap enough, are worrisome enough to avoid at all costs. Certainly, I’ve seen many GIs in my day who...

Money No Object: 1978 International Scout II – As Good As They Get!

1978 wasn’t the greatest time to be a fan of performance cars. It was, however, perfect timing if you had a thing for off-roaders. Look back at the options: K5 Blazer and Jimmy, Ramcharger and...

Would You Rather: California Craigslist Scores – Do You Go For Small Japanese Two-Door Or Gigantic American Wagon?

Shopping for decent metal to work with is always best done in the American Southwest. The air is dry, the salt content is low, and the metal is nice and preserved. Add in a car culture that tends to...

Pro Commuter: This 1980 AMC Spirit AMX Just Needs A Few Minor Touches To Be Great

Pro Commuter, the idea of mine that says that the daily driver does not have to openly suck out loud, is still a thing in my head. At least today’s flare-up has some merit instead of being some...

Blank Slate: This 1976 Crown Supercoach Needs To Be RV Converted!

You can blame all of my bus fixation on living in the Pacific Northwest as a kid. When I lived in Illinois, I rode around in conventional Chevrolet C-60 buses and later, International conventionals,...

Sheltered And Safe: This 1989 Volvo 240DL Is Crying Out For Some Tuning!

My first two experiences with Volvo products couldn’t be any more bi-polar if I tried to write it into the story. The first time I encountered a Swedish Safety Brick™ was when my aunt...

Got Ute Fever? Here’s Your Chance To Own A 2005 Holden Ute That’s Texas Legal (At Least)

Hold on, wait just one minute. The newest legal GM coupe-utility sold in the market was the 1987 Chevrolet El Camino. The newest one you could potentially import to the United States at the time this...

Money No Object: A 1963 Studebaker Avanti R1, Complete With It’s Factory Option Halibrands!

You know what the Chevrolet Corvette has deserved all of these years? Local competition. Do you know how many times the Corvette actually got competition? Three times. Only Ford, American Motors and...

The “WTF?” Files: A Bed-Mounted VR6-Powered VW Caddy – Rear Engine Minitruck, Euro-Style!

The only person who took the theft of Roadkill’s “Mazdarati”, the 1974 Mazda REPU with the Olds 455 in the back, more personally than the guys themselves was myself. I...

Rough Start: This 1962 Studebaker Isn’t Your Normal Cheap Budget Craigslist Score

They were some of the final vehicles sold by a company that had been a staple in the marketplace. The company itself has been dead for decades, long enough that the brand name is included in those...