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Category Archive: Monday Shopper

If You Can Find The Vandalism Damage On This Sweet Plymouth Barracuda, You’re Eyesight Is Better Than Ours!

Checking out Copart.com is just about the same as asking for a tour of the local morgue. You know what to expect, yet you still want to see it for yourself. Luckily, not everything at Copart is a...

Money No Object: 1967 Buick Riviera GS – If You’re Picking Just One Car, Have A Buick!

I may be forever endeared to the unloved, the unwanted, the questionable choices of the automotive world, but I dare anyone to pick apart this choice. I love musclecars, I love land yachts, I love...

Dream Workhorse: This M-715 Dump Truck Needs To Be In Our Driveway Now!

As I type, both Brian and Chad are out at Bonneville, doing their best impression of pretzels. Not the whole yoga-pose thing, just the fact that they are hot and covered in salt. Meanwhile, I’m...

Money No Object: The Ridler Award-Winning “Imagine” 1957 Chevrolet

Let’s not beat around the bush: when the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air known as “Imagine” was announced as the 2018 Ridler Award winner, there was controversy. First off, because the car...

Money No Object: 1952 Muntz Jet – When Sports Car Meets Marketing Maniac

To understand the Muntz Jet, you have to start at the beginning of the story, which would be about 1949. That year, Frank Kurtis, a racer turned builder, started building two-seater fiberglass sports...

Not Another Old Ford: This 1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport Has Aged Into Desirability

As time progresses, what once was common becomes rare, what once was taken for granted becomes valuable, and what was once derided as a result of the “familiarity breeds contempt”...

Copart Cadavers: This 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Was No Match For Iowa Floodwaters

Every time we dive into Copart.com, we brace ourselves for the worst. Sometimes there’s a gem that just needs a new fender or some paint, and all is happy. Sometimes, you look at the auction...

Low And Slow: A 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix For The Cruiser Set

For years, the go-to car selection for a cruiser or a lowrider was a 1962-64 Chevrolet Impala. They were iconic, the car of choice for a generation who listened to California rap and weren’t in...

Would You Rather, Funky Truck Edition: Old Studebaker Or Toyota FJ-45?

“There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive”, according to the mind of B.C. Forbes, and there is truth to those words. A truck...

No Muscle, No Matter: This 1973 Ford Mustang Ragtop Does Just Fine Without Breathing Fire

We can re-hash the same old trope about how muscle was nearly dead by 1973, or how the Ford Mustang had become an overweight draft horse form of it’s former self, or how Lee Iacocca was ranting...

The Other Cousin: How Does A Car Like The 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler Get Forgotten?

Sum up Mercury in one sentence. Go ahead, give it a shot. Got it? Cool…here’s my take: “So criminally forgotten, it’s mind-boggling.” Note: I did not say how better they...

Last Call: The 1973 Baldwin-Motion Phase III Camaro…You Truly Weren’t Going To See Another Like This!

In 1974, Car Craft Magazine published an article: “King Kong Lives On Long Island”. The feature vehicle: a 454-powered Motion Super Vega. Wrap your head around that for a minute…the...

Money No Object: Bill McGraw’s 1971 Rod Shop Dodge Charger Super Stocker

To understand why I’m slobbering all over my keyboard for this 1971 Dodge Charger only takes your eyes. Look over the perfect Super Stock setup from 1971…a factory car with a tweak here,...

Self-Contained: This 1976 Ford Hauler Is Everything In One: Ramp Truck And Hotel Room!

Go to a race pretty much anywhere, any time and you’ll see them. Diesel trucks hauling flatbed trailers. Toterhomes with stacker trailers. It’s kind of nuts what many deem necessary for a...