Category Archive: BangShift News, BangShift XL, eBay Find, XL Online Find

Short and Stout: This 1969 Chevy Truck Is A Short-Bed, Step-Side Dually With A Big Block!

Now this is one way I have not seen a 1968-1972 Chevy truck done yet and I’m loving it. Yes, I have been shopping around recently looking for something to put in the garage here at the eastern...

This Big Block Chevy Man-A-Fre Intake Manifold Comes Equipped With Four Rochester 2-Jet Carbs Ready To Run

If there was one company from the 1960s that made some really awesome and weird intake manifolds it was Man-A-Fre. These guys came up with some nutty ideas and the best part is that people bought...

The Coolest Buick? This 1970 GS 455 Convertible Has A Four Speed, Nearly Perfect Paint, and More Horsepower Than Stock

There are exceptions to all the rules, right? For me, one of the hard and fast rules I have always had about cars is that I dislike convertibles. Never liked the way they looked in particular, never...

Insane Pontiac Find: These Unused Ram Air IV Heads Come With A Custom, One-Off, Never Run Hilborn Injection System

It continues to blow us away when stuff like this bubbles up on the internet and it happens every freaking week. You are looking at a set of unused Ram Air IV heads and a never used one-off,...

Money No Object: 1983 Chevrolet C30 Camper Special – Need A Little Bit Of Brown Sugar?

Stop, whatever you are doing. Stay still, stay silent, point your ears in the direction of central Texas, and listen for a minute. Do you hear that? The noise that sounds like a wild howl on the...

Project Perfection: This 1963 Chevy II Is A Survivor With Its OG Inline Six – It Is Begging To Be Hot Rodded 60s Style

Some of you are really going to hate me for this but the car you see in the photos below and in the linked eBay ad is just absolutely begging to be built into a period 1960s hot rod. Why would you...

Rough and Ready: This 1970 Datsun 510 Has Been A Racer For 20 Years And It Is A Turn Key Ticket To Big Fun!

When it comes to cool “small” cars, my list is pretty short. The Datsun 510 examples that raced in the Trans Am under 2.5L class are pretty much top of the sheet for me and that’s...

Money No Object: 1971 Ford Torino 500 – When A Tribute Build Makes Perfect Financial Sense

So, fun fact for today…last night I won my first eBay auction for a car. Rather, I did the legwork so that a family member who has been aching for a nod to their past can get a new-to-them...

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eBay: This 1973 British Ferret Scout Vehicle Is The Perfect Grocery Store Runner These Days

In these interesting times we live in, even simple things can really be a pain in the backside. Trying to get near a grocery store these days? Crazy. Trying to throw elbows to get your hands on some...

Leave The Neighbors Wondering: 1994 Holden Commodore VR Ute

Most Americans know what a Chevrolet El Camino is. It’s the vehicle that seats two, meaning you can take your sister and cousin out for a ride at the same time, and other absolutely...

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The Wagon Master: This 1953 Buick Special Estate Has A 322 Nailhead, Flawless Paint, and A Limited Number Of Copies

There are times when we need to be told that a car is classy. Times when we need to be reminded that something is a cut above the rest. Well, when it comes to a machine like this 1953 Buick Special...

Trying Too Hard: 1966 American Motors Ambassador DPL, With Muscle Looks It Didn’t Deserve

In 1966, American Motors was only barely beginning to take any kind of note about what was going on at their competitors’s showrooms. The Marlin fastback was about the only offering from a...

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The Warm One: This 1975 Pontiac Ventura SJ Sprint Was About As Good As It Got In 1975 – Neat Car, Strong Money

We often talk about the “performance” cars of the 1970s and kind of mock them for what they were. The thing is that some of them were actually pretty decent cars and while they were not...

This 1970 Olds 442 W30/W27 Car Is A Restored Example Of Peak Olds Muscle Car Era Performance

To us, it is not that hard to find the most awesome muscle car any company made. There are a few exceptions but basically you go to 1970, check out all the available options, and select all the good...