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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, Craigslist Find

Ice Cream Wagon: This 1965 Pontiac Tempest Is As Cool As It Gets!

Welcome to summer, readers! The long, hot days of the year are upon us and I, for one, am so grateful they are here. I love the warm temperatures. I love the long evenings. And above all else, I love...

Different Flavors: An Opel Manta A And Some Project Dreaming

Recently, Haley and I took a trip up north to Cincinnati, Ohio to one of our favorite places to grocery shop: Jungle Jim’s International Market. Sadly, there isn’t a Nova-bodied flopper...

Whole Lotta Mirada: This 1982 Dodge Mirada Has An Engorged Big Block And More – Neat Car!

We know, and yes we feel bad. We’re feeling the same thing that you are. A certain uneasiness, right? Living with the knowledge that McTaggart is going to see this and lose his mind has us a...

Van Alive: This 1965 Chevy G10 Van Is Amazing, Unrestored, and Totally 100% Functional

You simply do not see these things with any regularity, anymore. Right? Honestly when is the last time you looked up to find a first generation Chevy G10 van zipping down the road. Think on it....

Rough Start: No More Minivan Blues With This Plymouth Voyager Pickup Conversion!

Being born in 1983, the minivan boom and bust is the first automotive styling trend that I’ve seen the beginnings to and the end of in my lifetime. When they appeared right about the same time...

Risky Investment: Would You Restore This Ratty 1970 Plymouth Superbird Or Would You Start Building It Up?

That beak. That wing. That shape that was meant to convey one meaning only, directly to Ford Motor Company: “Richard Petty is OUR driver, and you will pay dearly for your treachery.”...

Be The Party: Make Friends By Dragging This All-In-One Eldorado Around Wherever You Go!

1979-85 Cadillac Eldorados really don’t do it for me. They look like a huge version of Lee Iacocca’s fever dream, with a big grille, a notchback rear glass area, wire hubcaps, subdued...

For $1,500 This Hard Top Camaro Is A Runner You Could Do Awesome Stuff With!

I love a good 3rd Gen Camaro, and the most desirable ones are the hard top cars. Especially hard top stick cars. Well this one is NOT a stick car, but it is a hard top and the price is amazing when...

Dad’s Old Truck: A 1971 Ford F-250 That Is A Refreshing Look To The Past

One of the earliest memories I have of riding around with my dad involved his Ford F-250 that he owned. I’m 90% sure it was a 1968, if not it was certainly that bumpside body style, and it was...

Rough Start: This 1979 Ford Fairmont Is A Plug-And-Play Winner! Bring Your Own Engine!

The main idea behind the Rough Start concept is that you can find a car that is modifiable and drivable for $5000, through the eyes of someone who has been scraping nickels together for a while....

The Ultimate Odd Project: Be Adventurous, Grab A Wienermobile!

Is there anything more wholesome that rolls down the Interstates of America quite like the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile? These rolling hot dogs travel the country with college seniors, known as...

Rough Start: The Wagon Queen Family Truckster, Now In Hit-The-Bricks Red!

It’s still a surprise that the Wagon Queen Family Truckster, that slice of early 1980s automotive hell that came to fame in the film¬†National Lampoon’s Vacation has developed the cult...

Rough Start: Big Dually! Does This 1993 Chevy C3500 Scratch That Big-Truck Itch?

There is something audacious about a big dually pickup truck, dropped to the earth, rocking a big-block soundtrack. The wide hips and dual wheels give an almost old-school hot rod look to what...

Rough Start: Roadmaster, Indeed…With This Six-Speed Buick Wagon, You Will Be!

It’s pretty strange how much of a cult following the last variation of the Buick Roadmaster wagons have gained. Why is that? What is it about a big B-body wagon slathered in woodgrain material...