Category Archive: Apex Online Find, BangShift APEX, Craigslist Find, FORD

Rough Start: This 1979 Mercury Bobcat Is Minty Fresh! Can You Say “Autocrosser”?

The poor, maligned, and forgotten Mercury Bobcat. The Ford Pinto got the fame, good and bad, during it’s run. By comparison, the Bobcat was like the other sister…they were present, but...

Take Up Falconry: This 1967 Ford Falcon Looks Like A Rowdy Good Time

Everybody’s in Indianapolis for the PRI Show and I’m…not. I love the PRI Show, but after last year’s fun involving the Angry Grandpa Chrysler, a failed oil pressure sensor,...

Rough Start: Sleepy Brown – This 1979 Buick LeSabre Is The Perfect Hustle Car

A Buick LeSabre of similar vintage to the 1979 coupe that we found while surfing for Rough Start finds is one of our top picks for a true sleeper. That car, a blue mirror-image on nitrous, is known...

Rough Start: Longroof Fans, Here’s Your Chance! A 1967 Chevy Impala 396!

A couple of years ago, me and Lohnes got into a mud-throwing contest over longroofs. We went back and forth over them for a couple of weeks and dredged up everything from big-block, wood paneled...

El National? Caballero T-Type? Whatever You Call It, This Buick 3.8 Turbo-Swapped GMC Caballero Is All Of The Awesome!

As we all know, General Motors has a history for building a ton of cars for all of its various car lines on shared platforms. In fact, no one “badge engineers” cars and trucks as much as...

Wait…A What? This Four Door 1978 Cougar Is A Rare Find – Maybe Not A Good Find But Certainly A Rare Find

(By Greg Rourke) – When I (an almost 60 year old gearhead) think of the Mercury Cougar, I think of the first cousin to the Mustang. Dyno Don’s funny cars and Fast Eddie’s Pro...

Rough Start: A Pontiac Fiero That Is Still A Pontiac Fiero!

Fierce. Proud. Intimidating. Vicious. Those are some of the ways that the Italian word “fiero” can be used. But the car that Pontiac debuted for the 1984 model year didn’t exactly...

A Thunderbird For Lohnes For Christmas? Surely, This 1963 Roadster T-bird Can’t Be Hated!

Unless it’s one of the very early two-seater types, Brian Lohnes hates Ford Thunderbirds. He’s been very clear on the subject, but I pride myself on locating one that I don’t think...

Rough Start: Does A 19,000 Mile Plymouth Volaré Deserve To Break The Budget?

Over the course of the Rough Start searches, we’ve done our best to stay within the $5,000 and under budget on sheer principle. Five grand is a very approachable number for a running, driving...

Weirdness For Sale: Someone Once Built An Executive Limo Out Of A 1989 LeSabre T-Type And Only Put 1,500 Miles On It

Somehow, Mike Stolfi who is a dedicated BangShifter found this insanely weird car listed for sale and immediately sent us the link. Like him, we believe that the comma is in the wrong place and like...

The “WTF?” Files: Who Makes A Trar Out Of A 1986 Chevy Cavalier Convertible?!

I can’t even begin to hide my hatred for a Chevy Cavalier of this generation. As a young kid, we had one as the family car, a miserable turd of a white 1985 wagon with blue interior that I...

This 1973 Plymouth Barracuda Is 440 Powered And Looks Like The Perfect Christmas Gift

There was no way to miss any of Mopar’s High Impact colors in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. To many they were the single most recognizable feature on any of Detroits most famed...

Craigslist Find: This 1962 W300 Dodge Power Wagon Is Big, Burly, and Just Rough Enough

Well I have to blame or thank my pal Alan Reinhart, voice of the NHRA for the tip on this big, rumbling 1962 W300 Dodge Power Wagon that’s currently for sale. The truck is what I would call...

Rough Start: A Ratty Muscle 1979 Mustang Indy Pace Car

Today’s Rough Start find is more of a selfish move than anything, but here me out because this is a pretty good budget build recipe that could be duplicated in most any market in the United...