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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, OTHER

Rough Start: This Gambler 500-Proven Lexus Is Sensible And Wildly Irresponsible!

I grew up in a time where American cars weren’t cool to most of my peers. They spent their formative years listening to the bitching of their parents who got screwed over with Malaise-era...

Coming Up Short: This 1966 Chevy Nova Wagon Is Just A Wee Bit Altered…

There’s altered wheelbases, and then there’s this Tiny Tim Nova that reader Nicholas Triplett sent in for our consideration. We are pretty much on the same page when it comes to...

How Would You Build It? We Found This 307-Powered 1968 Chevelle Hardtop Sedan Up For Grabs In Vegas!

Gearheads are grown best in an environment that supports and nurtures the hobby. Or, in straightforward terms, the kid who is driven to school in the street machine is probably going to grow up...

Want To Build Your Very Own Battle-Wagon? Check Out This 1987 Pontiac Safari And Think Of The Possibilities!

The boxy GM B-body wagon might have been the last successful bastion of the full-size station wagon, complete with rear-facing seats. Yeah, there were bubble-bodied versions, but by the 1990s the...

Rough Start: All The Heavy Lifting Has Been Done On This Sweet Little 1965 Plymouth Valiant!

More than ever, the idea of a bitchin’ daily driver that doesn’t suck or suck fuel like the¬†Queen Mary has been on my mind. While I’m whittling away slowly but surely at the Great...

Sport Wagon: A Laguna Nosed, Big-Block 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Longroof That Is SWEET!

Remember the scene from National Lampoon’s Vacation, when Clark and Rusty go to pick up the brand-new Antarctic Blue Super Sports Wagon? We all know that they wound up with two tons of...

Rough Start: An LS-swapped 1994 Pontiac Trans Am “Mechanic’s Special”!

Yelp and complain about LS-swaps all you want, but for a budget-based project, it’s very difficult to look past their dollar-to-power ratio. They are easy to get, easy to modify, and are...

Big Ugly! This 1964 International Loadstar Crew Cab Needs To Be Built Up Right!

How many four-door medium duty trucks have you ever seen? Not many, I’d wager, and the further back you go, the less likely you are to see them. You might be able to find a late-model Chevy...

Rough Start: This Effing Jeep Has The Best Argument For It Ever!

We here at BangShift do our best to keep our site family friendly…at least, we stay within a PG-13 area for sure. But catch us in person sometime…we all are human, and we all can easily...

Rough Start: This 1992 Ford F-150 Flareside Is The Perfect First Car

The ideal first car for a brand new driver is a twenty-five year old Ford truck? Yes, it is. In this era of safety first, driving third, this Ford strikes a great balance of what a kid could want and...

Rough Start: It’s The Cadillac Of Ramp Trucks! This 1980 Seville Car Hauler Only Knows Work!

“Necessity is the mother of invention”. You need something and it doesn’t exist, you make something that will address your need. Simple, right? From the simple bed to shipyard...

When The Seller Is Too Honest: This Ad For A 2004 Maserati Coupe GT Is The Greatest Ever

When perusing the bowels of the interwebs looking for interesting vehicles for sale, you are usually met with very brief, somewhat descriptive ads that might tell you some info about what you could...

Rough Start: This Shortbed Squarebody Chevy Is Your Dream Muscle Truck, If You Have The Cash!

The basic formula for fun really hasn’t changed much since about the late 1940s: V8, rear drive. After that, it’s details, right? Well, for an up-and-coming gearhead or someone balling on...

Well, It Is Turbocharged: This 1985 Buick Regal Looks Like A Grand National, And Runs Like A…Well…Pinto.

I promise you, readers, I was not looking for another way to stir up engine-swap purists! I was simply checking Facebook when I saw a link for a 1985 Buick Regal. It claimed to be turbocharged,...