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Category Archive: Craigslist Find

Rough Start: 1968 Chevrolet Corvair – The Last Of An Ambitious Experiment

Another day, another cheap car hunt and today, I’m raising the limit for the Rough Start search in a one-time rational decision. Here’s the thing…as buddy Luke Finley pointed out in...

The Last One Alive? This 1980 Chevrolet Citation X-11 Is A Time Capsule Of An Extinct Car!

General Motors had high hopes for the Chevrolet Citation. They had been working on the car since 1973, back when it was known as the “Condor” and they were planning on dropping one of...

Comebacker: This Pontiac T1000 Has Been Prepared For A Small Block Chevy – Prepare Yourself For It!

(By Greg Rourke) –How many automotive projects have I started and never finished?  All of them. I know I’m not alone in this. Start with big plans, acquire parts, make a big mess in the...

This 1976 Cosworth Vega Has Only 27,000 Miles On It And Is Only $3,995! And It Isn’t A Pile!

We get content submissions here at BANGshift.com ALL THE TIME. And we LOVE them, because they are usually interesting and cool and something we want to share with other readers. One of our readers,...

If You Have Needed A Street Legal Vintage NASCAR Tribute This David Person Mercury Montego Is Your Jam

This is one of those “see it for what it can be, not what it is” type of things. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with the car as it is now, but it could be taken the whole way home to be...

Rough Start: 1980 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 – It’s Ready And Waiting!

It is rare…exceedingly rare…to find a Rough Start candidate that doesn’t need a massive, three-paragraph writeup in order to sell the average reader on the idea of acquiring a good...

Hard To Hate On: This 1974 Chevelle Is An Awesome Example Of How Cool These Cars Can Be

For a very long time I have had a lot of dislike for the Collonade styling cars of GM’s mid-1970s. Not really sure why. Maybe there was some post-muscle resentment. Maybe there was some...

This 1973 Chevelle Wagon Is Cheap…But How Cheap Is It? The Rust Monster Looms

This 1973 Chevelle wagon with its six cylinder engine, three-on-the-tree manual transmission, and rally wheels is awesome. We love the styling, we love the fact that there are not many around,...

Rough Start: 1984 Ford Falcon XE Ute – Confuse Everybody!

Without question, this 1984 Ford Falcon ute is automatically high on my desirability list. It’s in the States, which means that I don’t have to mess with Customs or pay off some stevedore...

Rough Start: The Mini Pontiac Pick-Up Truck!

I’ve made no bones about my disdain over how big trucks have gotten over the last twenty years. It makes me irritable to think that the V6-powered Chevrolet Colorado I looked at yesterday is...

Rough Start: This 1977 Lincoln Mark VII Has “Battlecruiser” Written All Over It!

Ford knew how to make a big car in the 1970s. They weren’t concerned in the least with GM’s shrinking of the Caprice and Impala, and Chrysler probably barely registered on their radar,...

Rough Start: Think About Winter When Looking At This 1984 AMC Eagle Sedan

Late July…the heat is on, the grass is tall, the sunburn cream is always a welcome sight, and everybody is complaining about how hot it is, how many bugs there are, and how sweaty they are...

Rough Start: 1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Pre-Runner – Go Do Something Fun!

I’ve driven expensive cars, I’ve driven new cars, I’ve driven some pretty speedy cars. But the best cars I’ve driven tended to be low-buck, broke-ass rides that earned their...

The Ultimate Rig For Easter Jeep Safari: An Aussie-Market Jeep CJ-10!

The more I deal with Jeep owners, the stranger I tend to find them. They’re as fiercely independent as most of the manufacturers that have owned the name at some point in the history of the...