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Category Archive: BangShift News, Craigslist Find

Rare Fox: This 1986 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Turbo Is A Nearly Extinct 80’s Performance Car You Probably Forgot Existed!

Just about every gearhead out there looks back fondly at their high school ride. Wile some of you may still have your first car, most everyone (myself included) sold their teenage chariot long ago....

Rough Start: Welder, Shower, And A 1965 International Scout? Bring Your Own Tent!

Early Scouts are awesome. International Harvester’s attempt at playing the market that previously had belonged completely to Willys with the Jeep wasn’t so much a risk, but the...

Rough Start: Will This 5.0 Ford Ranger Be Your Hot-Rod Hauler?

Small truck, V8. It’s a wonderful combination. What’s better is when the factory more-or-less offers up a do-it-yourself conversion kit to make that dream come true! When Ford started...

Rough Start: When In Vegas, Play A Safe Bet, Like This Four-Speed 1973 Chevy Laguna!

First appearing on the Pontiac GTO in 1968, Endura bumpers soon spread throughout General Motors’ lineup as a styling tool that effectively molded the front bumper into the design. No longer...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

The Dependable One: This 1973 Plymouth Satellite Is A Fine Example Of The Working Car!

There are cop cars and then there are working cars. Yes, there is a difference. A police cruiser is just that…the full deal, ready to hit the road and put in hours upon years of duty time...

Rough Start: This 1976 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT Is A Value Speculator’s Dream!

For the record, anyone who buys a car solely to speculate on it’s value like real estate rubs my nerves raw. But, whether I agree with it or not, value speculation is a real thing in this hobby...

Rough Start: Is This 1981 Ford Fairmont Futura In Your Future?

The Ford Fairmont held such promise. The Fox Mustang was just a side effect of the Fox platform, really…the Fairmont and it’s Mercury Zephyr twin were supposed to benefit the most from...

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...

The “WTF?” Files: Anybody Need A Double-Ended Dodge Omni?

I ask for your forgiveness for the rather crude description for what you are about to see here, but I couldn’t think of anything more adept for describing two Dodge Omnis that were cut up and...