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Category Archive: Craigslist Find

Rough Start: 1977 Ford F-150 – Hot Rodding By Hank Hill

When the only nit-pick item I can find is a roll pan out back that doesn’t look that bad, I really have nothing to offer. This 1977 Ford F-150 is a find and a half at four thousand dollars. The...

The Last Of The Line: This 1961 DeSoto Is Too Cool!

In 1955, DeSoto had their best year ever. On November 18, 1960, a telegram came down from Chrysler HQ: “Chrysler Corporation is discontinuing production of the 1961 DeSoto.” Twelve days...

Rough Start: This 1990 Pontiac Firebird Formula Is A Great Blank Canvas. How Would You Build It?

As Rough Start finds go, this 1990 Pontiac Firebird Formula is a peach. What’s there to need? It’s a five-speed V8 car with a solid roof, the WS6 package, four-wheel disc brakes, and is...

Buy This Dirt Oval Track For Cheap And Live The Dream Of Owning A Race Track

38 acres, featuring a 3/8 mile dirt oval, seems like a dream come true to us. As one of Arkansas’ premier racing facilities, Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville Arkansas is home to a ton of...

It Might Only Have 153 Cubic Inches, But This Survivor 1969 Chevrolet Nova Is An Ultra Bad Ass Ride That I Want!

I don’t think that owning a 1969 Chevrolet Nova, with only 153 cubic inches under the hood, is on anyone’s bucket list, but I sure do think that in this case it is ultra cool. With just...

Hot Rodder’s Dream: This 1930 Model A May Be Rough Looking But It’s The Painter’s Canvass of Hot Rodding

My pal and fellow NHRA announcer Alan Reinhart is good for some solid tips in the world of the Rough Start and this time he delivered with a classically baked 1930 Ford Model A that is currently...

Malibu XL: A 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Four-Door That’s Been Plain Jane Far Too Long

The more I look at them, the more I wouldn’t mind a 1968-72 Chevrolet Chevelle four-door done up right. As they were, they’re plain, sure…far as I’m aware, there was no Heavy...

This 1977 Dodge Tandem Axle Van Is A Long Wheelbase, Bedroom Equipped Freak On Wheels!

The revival/resurgence of the vintage vanning scene is still in its growth stages so now is the time to get up on some cool old iron so when the thing blows open like an over ripe melon, you’ll...

Survives And Thrives: This 1980 Ford Fiesta Has Somehow Managed To Live!

As soon as I saw the picture come up, I started to laugh. Memories came flooding back of the one I had a hand in converting into a micro pickup-truck years and years ago. These were throwaway cars...

Could This Be The Most Perfect Stock Big Block 1970 Camaro Ever?

This 1970 Camaro is in amazing condition. I mean spectacular. It has every mark and code and stripe and number it is supposed to, and only has 75,000 miles on it. It’s too nice for me to every...

Rough Start: 1995 Ford Mustang GTS – All Killer, No Filler

Most Fox-body freaks revere the Mustang LX notchback. It was the bare-bones special that everybody claimed that they wanted: crank windows, basic stereo, 5.0L V8, manual transmission option. All of...

Rough Start: Snow Eagle – This 1985 AMC Eagle Is The Nicest You’ll Find For The Money!

It’s gotten to the point that I can tell you what color an AMC Eagle will be before I see it. Unless it’s been touched by Rutledge Wood, at which point it’s silver, black trim with...

The “WTF?!” Files: Bel Camino? What Happens When The 1950s Meets 1978?

Have you ever seen a 1994-ish Ford Thunderbird that someone has gone to the trouble to make a 1950 Ford out of? They’re bad. There is no way on this Earth anyone could claim that it’s...

Rough Start: The Flatbed Ford – Can You Have A Hot Rod Hauler?

I don’t know why I’m so fixated on flatbed one-ton trucks. They’re purposeful and brutal, with one reason for life: to be a workhorse first and foremost. That’s not a bad...