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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, FORD

Rough Start: Going For The Unbeaten Path In A Mercury Montego

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.  -“The Road Not Taken”, Robert Frost. The road not taken. The direction not...

The Hidden Fox: This 1990 Ford Mustang 7-Up Special Was Hidden Where I Grew Up As A Kid!

Port Orchard, Washington is a sleepy little village on the Sinclair Inlet of Puget Sound. Growing up, it was where I “went to town”…I lived in Olalla, which is at least ten miles...

Rough Start: Can You Really Go Wrong With A Rough But Running X-body? This Pontiac Ventura Looks Like A Score!

I don’t know what it is about a primer gray GM X-body that makes me feel good. Maybe it’s fond memories of my mother’s Oldsmobile Omega, or maybe it’s because they make for...

The “WTF?” Files: Have You Heard Of A VW Phoenix? Neither Have We…Check Out This Fiberglass Freak!

The old-school, air cooled Volkswagens lend themselves to many different interpretations. The Beetle and Bus are classics, but not everybody wanted to be seen in a German take on an...

From The Weird Engine Swap Files: A Mazda RX8 With A V8, But Not The One You Think!

Some say there are two types of car guys: ones who like rotary engines, and ones who want to swap piston engines in the place of rotary engines. The fact of the matter is, rotary engines are cool,...

Rough Start: A Rally Sport Camaro For A Reasonable Price

I tend to be quick to write-off rubber-nosed second gen Chevrolet Camaros. Blame it on a few bad examples in my past, blame it on my personal tastes, but for the most part, they don’t do it for...

Rough Start: Another Hot-Rodded 1990 Lincoln Mark VII LSC, Complete With A Manual Swap!

Lincoln has been busy re-inventing themselves as an ultra-luxury, old school American auto company that builds cars you’d rather ride in than drive. Compared to where they were a year or two...

Money No Object: This 1962 Imperial Crown Has Big-Boy Presence!

Between 1955 and 1975 (and again for the 1981-83 run), Imperial was the top-tier brand offered up by Chrysler Corporation. This wasn’t the ultimate dolled-up Chrysler product, but instead more...

Rough Start: Surely, There’s An Explanation As To Why This 1980 Mercury Monarch Makes A Good Candidate…

Lohnes hates DeLoreans and Thunderbirds with more than two seats, Chad gets mild allergies when he’s near anything non-GM, and I passionately loathe Ford Granadas, Mercury Monarchs and Lincoln...

Rough Start: This 1995 Buick Roadmaster Is Ready To Roadtrip!

When the General Motors B-body died at the end of the 1996 model year, people mourned the loss of the Chevrolet Caprice and the Impala SS. The Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser had died four years prior, and...

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...