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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, Craigslist Find

Really Rough Start: You Can Walk Away With The Cadillac Limo From The LeMons Rally…If You Really Want To.

Here’s the definitive proof that I do not go out of my way to save every last vehicle: If you are willing to plunk down the $500 that is being asked for the 1986 Cadillac limo that became...

More Door Monday: Take A Look At These Crew Cabs We Wish We Owned

Crew Cabs, 4-doors, More Doors, Fo Do, whatever you like to call a vehicle with four doors, it’s all the same to us. I prefer the term Crew Cab, and use it to describe virtually any four door...

Rough Start: Is This Rear-Drive Converted, V8 Swapped Plymouth Turismo Worth The Risk?

In 1985, two Plymouth Turismos were pulled from the production line, stuffed with the surprisingly hot 2.2L turbocharged four, and re-christened as Plymouth Barracudas. The proposal to give Plymouth...

Rough Start: This 1978 Chevy Caprice Is A Great High-Schooler’s Car. Just Don’t Break That Rear Glass!

A while back I read a story on how putting a new driver into an older vehicle was somehow equivalent to child abuse. The line of thinking went something like this: after seeing a couple of old vs....

Rough Start: A Chevelle May Be Pricey, But This 1972 Chevrolet El Camino Is Just Within The Budget!

I want a Chevelle. You may want a Chevelle. My wife wants a Chevelle. Everybody I know wants a Chevrolet Chevelle. There’s just one problem: there were only so many produced, only so many...

Old For A Reason: Check Out This 1922 Walker Floor Jack For Sale On Craigslist!

Readers, thank forum member Andrew Crouch for this find, because he dug into Craigslist much, much farther than I normally do. I go hunting for random cars, but he wins this week’s top find...

Rough Start: This 1977 Ford Pinto Wagon Is Too Nice…How Did It Survive?!

The idea of rolling around in a ten-year-old crossover thanks to your budget issues has to be a low feeling. Nothing says “car guy” quite like a beat-up Toyota RAV4, huh? The only thing...

Temptation Island: This Gorgeous 1970 Dodge Challenger Is Priced Fairly…And Still Has It’s Slant Six!

I have a love/hate relationship with Mopar E-bodies. I love the way they look. I love the way they perform…even though, to be fair, I’ve only ridden in one once and have never driven one....

Rough Start: This 1968 Mercury Marquis Is Patina’d Perfection. Just Fix The Interior!

Is it because I’m a sucker for a car on slot mags, that this 1968 Mercury Marquis speaks to me? Is it because I’ve got visions of this Merc blasting down some desert road somewhere,...

Rough Start: A Dodge Diplomat That Isn’t Taking Anything Seriously – Anybody Got A Roots Blower Available?

Build it to be a Pro Touring car. Build a drag car. Clean it up to near-new. Save it. Restore it. All the advice you get when you start car-hunting can be daunting, especially if you are the type...

Rough Start: A Chevrolet Malibu Wagon That’s Worth Every Last Cent Of The Price!

This 1983 Chevrolet Malibu station wagon is good, period. It’s a V8/automatic longroof from Arizona coated in black, sitting on 16″ IROC knockoffs that look pretty damn good. For $3,000,...

This 413 Powered 1963 Chrysler 300 Is Uglier Than Sin Dipped In Mysery, But Man That Makes It Cool

During my high school years, Dusty Renteria had one of these Chrysler 300 sedans with a 440 and a set of N50-15 Indy Profiles. I should have known then what my tastes would later turn to, as I always...

Genius Or Insanity? Check Out This 2005 Pontiac Vibe That Has Been Turned Into An RV!

Once again, I take aim at Chad’s kink for strange and unique recreational vehicles, and this time I’m going with one of the strangest finds I’ve ever encountered: a 2005 Pontiac...

Rough Start: A Pontiac Fiero And Just About Everything You Need To Go Racing!

Forget a project car…let’s say that the need for speed has been burning at the back of your brain for quite some time. You want to go racing…and that is never a cheap venture, no...