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Category Archive: eBay Find, MOPAR

Not Malaise Yet: This 1973 Plymouth Road Runner Was Still Trying To Stay True

Sitting on a used car lot in Colorado Springs in the spring of 2000 was the dead-ringer clone to this car. A bronze 1973 Plymouth Road Runner, 340/auto, with the exhaust tips, Slapstick-shifted...

Money No Object: The Most Deeply Modified Example Of A Datsun 510 We’ve Ever Seen

How did a car like the Datsun 510 get so popular? It started life as a basic car from Nissan and now, it’s a collector’s item and one of the most revered Nissan/Datsun products ever sold....

Pimptastic: A 1977 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ That Is Begging To Be Exercised!

Ordinarily, I wouldn’t be a fan of the late 1970s Pontiac Grand Prix. Too baroque, too luxury oriented. The Can Am/Grand Am setup is more my speed, and is more or less the same car. But...

Deathmobile! This Clone Of The Animal House Car Is The Daily Driver You Really Need!

I should probably be embarrassed by saying that I’ve never seen “Animal House”. Not once, not ever. In fact, the first time I’ve seen any part of that movie was a few minutes...

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Camp Wagon: This 1979 Plymouth TrailDuster Is The Camping Rig Your Dad Wished He Had

“Camping” in my family meant one of two things: either we rolled out the old Coleman pop-up trailer out into the middle of the field and me and my brother lived semi-independently for the...

The Road Less Traveled: Could This AMC Ambassador Be Funky Enough To Be Yours?

Maybe it’s because I helped send a perfectly useable Ambassador to the crusher when I was younger and didn’t get how “different” could actually be cool, but every time I see...

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The “WTF?” Files: This 1958 Rambler Ambassador Trar Looks Too Clean…Someone’s Dream Car Here!

I can’t pretend to know much about AMC products in the early days, just after Nash and Hudson were shuttered. With popular opinion of those two brands in the toilet, George Romney did the mercy...

Money No Object: A Restomodded Bus Conversion?! This 1965 Silver Eagle Is Awesome!

Restomod…LS-swapped musclecars, hot rods with 350ci V8s in place of flathead six cylinders, an old Mustang with a Coyote swap. Take old, update with new, and have classic looks and modern...

Money No Object: A 1957 Chevrolet 150 The Way We’d Order One…Bare-Bones With The Fuelie Motor!

Motorsports in 1957 wasn’t exactly a thing. In fact, there was still a very dark cloud surrounding the idea of racing that was a direct result of the horrific crash that occurred at the 1955 24...

You Don’t See 1980s Dodge Trucks Done Like This 1984 Ram – Tubbed And Three Pedals!

You can throw a rock and find a well-sorted square-body GM pickup truck, and for good reason: they are simply one of the best pickup truck designs out there, ever. If you hunt around, you might find...

Could Be Fun: This 1972 Pontiac Wagon Has The Fun Bits Ready…How Would You Finish It?

Creating a phantom musclecar out of an otherwise ho-hum station wagon variant of the same model is always a popular idea. Satellites into Road Runner wagons, a Vista Cruiser turned 442 W-30, even the...

Pro Luxury Find: This 1978 AMC Matador Barcelona Is An Awesomely Interesting Faux Touring Car – So Clean!

In the year 2018 it is hard to be unique in the automotive world. It is hard to have something that people either cannot identify or simply gawk at in wonder. If you buy this 1978 AMC Matador...

Money No Object: Find A More Perfect 1953 Studebaker, We Dare You! This Caddy-Powered Beauty Is Dream Material!

Of all of the cars I took in during my one trip to Bonneville nearly ten years ago, only a handful made any real impact on me at the time. That’s not to say I wasn’t looking…I was...

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This 1975 Chevy C30 Dually Truck And Camper Combo Are Beyond The Pale! How Much Did It Fetch?

By the time most of you read this blog item, the eBay auction for one of the most magnificently awesome truck and camper combos we have ever seen will be over. We’re wondering right now as we...