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Category Archive: Craigslist Find

Rough Start: Idaho Has More Than Potatoes To Offer, And This G-Body Cutlass Is Proof

I’ve driven through Twin Falls, Idaho many a time on trips when I was living in Washington. It’s beautiful scenery, and I had seen numerous trucks that were right up my alley, so I...

Rough Start: ‘Bird Spotting In Baton Rouge

Good food and views of the Gulf of Mexico. Enough swampland to hide bodies and the light hint of crude when you get close to the beach. Baton Rouge is many things to many people, but to me,...

Craigslist Find: Who Wants A “Heath Ledger As The Joker” Hood For Their PT Cruiser?

Trolling through Craigslist can dredge up some of the most insane crap ever. I was going through the Washington, D.C. pages a couple of nights ago when this particular gem appeared. At some point...

Ever Thought About Putting A VW Body On A Modified S10 Frame? Stop Thinking And Buy This “Mostly Done” Version

There are things that even we can’t get our heads around here and that’s mostly because Chad and I have massive heads that are in no way malleable. That being said, there was some...

Rough Start: Location Makes A Difference-Check Out This BMW!

How many cars could honestly be in Rhode Island, let alone the type that meet the requirements for a Rough Start candidate? I didn’t have high hopes, but expected the typical fare: a third-gen...

Too Cool Or Too Much? This 1972 Olds Vista Cruiser Has A Rear Mounted Engine And Jet Boat Headers Through The Back Window

Reader Josh Fullenwider had his BangShift alarm go off when he saw this Craigslist post for a 1972 Olds Vista Cruiser the likes of which the world has never seen before. We’re not kidding, this...

Rough Start: Heading To Guam, Sailor? I’ve Got Just The Car For You

Picking this Rough Start’s location was literally throwing a dart at the map. Guam is an island in Micronesia and has a sizable contingency of U.S. military personnel stationed there at any...

Craigslist Find: Unrestored, Highly Documented And Low Mileage 1964 Pontiac Catalina, With Dealer-Installed Tri-Power

“It’s only original once”, the survivor guys like to say, and it’s true. While restored cars are pretty to look at, they had to have work done to bring them back from years of...

Rough Start: Hunting In The Big Apple

New York City is one of those places that intimidates the hell out of someone who has never been there. Rough streets, angry people who pride themselves on their resilience through about anything...

Found It: The Most Whacked Out Creation Ever – A 1995 Ford Taurus Roadster That Is Priced To Sell

No, this is not one of the extra vehicles from the set of the new Mad Max movie. In fact, it is a…it WAS a 1995 Ford Taurus that was just minding its own business, driving along, taking people...

Rough Start: This Lincoln Will Be Waiting For You In Mobile

I’ve been to Mobile, Alabama once. I wasn’t supposed to go out of the hotel that night, but I did…walked about a mile, found a nice jazz joint with some killer food and soaked up...

Rough Start: Does This GTA Spark Your Interest, Or Should You Run?

Hunting down a car in Maryland, a state I only think about when I picture it’s Rorschach-test state flag, is daunting for the Rough Start budget. Wading through the typical LeSabres and Luminas...

Rough Start: Finding A Sea-Green Grand Prix In The Middle Of Iowa

Welcome to Ames, located dead-set in the middle of Iowa. If there’s anything there besides cornfields, I’ve yet to learn about it. And located in the middle of Ames is this gem of a 1977...

CraigsList Find: 1972 AMC Javelin Pierre Cardin edition

Javelins are awesome. Not only did Mark Donohue wring them out in Trans Am competition, but they’re the perfect car if you happen to live in a geodesic dome. They’re weird, wacky and the...