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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, Craigslist Find

Rough Start: Grandpa’s Buick Can Be Your Budget Gran Sport!

When shopping for a vehicle to highlight in our Rough Start category, a combination of budget-friendly entry fee and potential build factor is taken into consideration. Historically, the mark was...

For Sale: This ’78 Chevy Malibu Wagon Is A Factory 4 Speed And As Rare As They Come

A 1978 Malibu is one prized G-body, but the number of them that were sold with a manual transmission is low. The number of wagons that came with a stick is staggeringly low. According to the seller,...

Money No Object: 1970 Plymouth Sport Fury, Dressed In Black

We have a soft spot in our hearts for full-size muscle machines that are about the performance. For those who lived through those years, it might not have been as big a deal, but for someone young...

Rough Start: Trolling Just About Everyone With A 1978 Dodge Challenger

Shortly after moving to Washington State in 1993, my grandfather insisted that I try to get my FCC license so that I could work on getting HAM radio certified. Considering that I had made many...

Rough Start: Making A Bird Of Prey Out Of A Thunderbird

Call me a downer, but I believe we are seeing the end of the Second Musclecar Era. It was a good run, and as gearheads we should feel blessed that we have so much to choose from for builds. Look at...

The Redemption: This 1977 Plymouth Volaré Corrects All Of The Sins

Over the years I’ve owned many examples of Chrysler’s FMJ family of vehicles. A LeBaron coupe, a former police Diplomat, at least two examples of the Gran Fury, a Mirada and the Imperial....

Online Oddball: This Turbo Diesel 1985 Ford Van Is A Dually And We LOVE It!

When Billy sent me an email about his 1985 Ford Van I wasn’t all that excited or impressed until I saw the photos, at which point I wished there were more. Billy’s email said “Just...

Money No Object: This 1972 Buick Electra Is A Bitchin’ Battlecruiser!

Show me an off-the-wall car built with the attitude that it properly deserves, and I’ll drool like Pavlov’s dog when the dinner bell starts to ring. You should know what that means: find...

For Sale: Bitchin Ray Barton Aluminum Hemi Powered 1963 Dodge Polara. Fullsize Mopar Greatness.

This is one cool hot rod that any Mopar freak would want. I love full-size cars, and this Polara is something special. Built from the very best parts, it has a 700 horsepower Ray Barton built...

For Sale: Sleeper 1978 Pontiac Sunbird Station Wagon With A Small Block Under The Hood

I love this little car! It’s clean, it looks like a fun little cruiser, and it has a 327 in it with the right goodies and Vintage Air. I mean this thing is ready for summer cruising or whatever...

Root Beer Float: This 1966 Oldsmobile Jetstar 88 Speaks To Us!

I recently came to a rather unpleasant revelation: not counting a work-related trip or a move, I haven’t been on a proper long-distance roadtrip since 2010. Oh, sure, I’ve made some small...

V8 Vega For Sale: 350, Muncie M22 4-Speed, Hurst Shifter, Great Condition, And Ready To Terrorize The Neighborhood!

This is a bitchin little hot rod right here. It’s in really really nice condition, is a great example of a V8 Vega done right, and it’s got an M22 Muncie Rock Crusher 4-speed behind the...

Hot Wheels For Real: This Running Recreation Of The 1968 Hot Wheels Redline VW Bug Comes With A Ramp Truck!

Hot Wheels have launched the dreams and passions of millions of gearheads over the years. Their impact on the popular culture of cars, racing, customs, and hot rodding in general continues in a big...

Another Weird But Rare Mopar For Sale: This 1977 Dodge Aspen RT 4-Speed T-Top Car Is Something Else

I’m not the resident Mopar nut around here, we reserve that title for McTaggart, but this 1977 Dodge Aspen R/T Super Pak T-Top car is pretty rad. I know the 318 doesn’t make a ton of...