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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, MOPAR

The Best Rough Start Find Ever? This 360 Swapped 1987 Dodge Diplomat Has A GearVendors Overdrive Unit!

Unless you were a cop in the 1980s or early 1990s, chances are good that a 1987 Dodge Diplomat isn’t going to be your cup of tea. I get that…mainly, because I’ve heard it almost...

Rough Start: A Classic With Enough Wrong To Anger Plenty, This Mercedes Diesel-Powered Ford Falcon Could Be The Perfect Daily!

Daily-driver practicality and a body from 1967 don’t have to be mutually exclusive, like a lot of people tend to believe. Tuned up properly, the stock setup from back in the day is perfectly...

Rough Start: This 1986 Thunderbird Comes In At Under A Grand Ready To Roll – The Possibilities Are There!

“Aero Birds” are seriously under-appreciated. Members of Ford’s Fox platform, but slightly stretched for bigger folk who enjoy legroom, the Thunderbird was supposed to be the classy...

This 1976 AMC Pacer 4×4 Build Looks Surprisingly Good! V8, 4-speed And Ready To Go!

American Motors built some really cool machines during their short span. The Hornet is a neat little compact that was vital to the company’s overall health for decades. The Eagle 4×4...

Rough Start: A 1994 Chrysler LeBaron Drop-Top That’s Ready For A Gen III Hemi?

Ok, I’ll own my weirdness…I really want a 1987-93 Chrysler LeBaron coupe converted to RWD, powered by a late-model Hemi and a six-speed. The inspiration comes from Mark Beckett’s...

Craigslist Rarity: Have You Ever Heard Of The 1971 Hurst Jeepster? We Hadn’t!

Believe it or not, but Jeeps haven’t always sold purely on utility or their military heritage throughout the years. Sure, that was the initial attraction of the early Willys CJ line, but over...

Rough Start: A 1969 Chevrolet Impala In Red, Ready To Move, With Factory Tachometer!

Sometimes it’s the little details that catch your eye. In the case of this 1969 Chevrolet Impala crew cab, it was the factory tachometer. Not to ignore anything else over the 327/Powerglide...

This 1941 Chevy Is Half Hemi Durango – This Is Daily-Driver Done Right, Folks!

The daily driver tends to be the scourge of the hot-rodder. It’s not supposed to be the cool car, it’s supposed to be the reliable beater that fires off every time, drives in...

Swedish Sensibility, Italian Styling, American Power: This 1981 Volvo 262C Bertone Coupe Is Packing a 5.0!

It’s fitting that a Ford powerplant has wound up in this 1981 Volvo 262C…according to the legend,¬†Henry Ford II and a team of executives and engineers visited a Volvo manufacturing plant...

We Had Never Heard Of A Ford Courier “Sasquatch”, But They Exist! Neat Little Truck!

Are you familiar with the Ford Courier? Ford Motor Company’s knee-jerk reaction to the Toyota Pickup and the Datsun 520 was to strike a deal with Mazda to rebadge the B-1800/Proceed pickup and...

Rear-Mounted, Air-Cooled V8, Anyone? This 1989 Tatra 613 Is Up For Grabs!

Outside of the Lane Museum in Nashville, where in the United States would you ever expect to see a Tatra automobile? Built in relatively small numbers until 1999, when the Czechloslovakian...

You Might See Rust With Numbers, But We See Two Zombie Racecars: A Dodge Petty Kit Car And Super Coupe For Sale!

I can already hear the comments of “worthless piles of rust” coming, so save your breath. Yes, both of these 1978 Dodges are rusty. They’re Aspens…c’mon, if you...

Rough Start: Run, Cash In Hand, And Buy This 1976 Chevy Malibu Right Now!

Hey, you. Yeah, you. The one who has been surfing Craigslist, eBay, AutoTempest and whatever other sites you peruse. The one who is tracking down something older to drive, that will be solid. The one...

Rough Start: This 1970 Impala Crew Cab Is Too Easy – Get In And Drive!

Some days, hunting Craigslist for a project car that will fit within the $5,000 Rough Start budget is like pulling teeth with the pliers from a child’s tool set. Other days, they come out of...