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Category Archive: Monday Shopper

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...

Monday Shopper: Keep Your Numbers-Matching Ride, This Gen III Hemi-Powered 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T Suits Us Fine!

Statement of fact: Chrysler E-bodies are expensive with a capital “F”. Want to pay less than ten grand? Hope you aren’t scared of rust and have literally everything other than a...

Money No Object: 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 – Disco Scene Dominator

My first love has always been the second-generation Chevrolet Camaro. It’s my oldest automotive dream machine, one that has been plaguing me since I was five years old. At some point in time...

Money No Object: 1999 Ford/Roush Crown Victoria “Cobra Vic”

The vehicles that the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving used to teach people car control and race techniques had to be up to the challenge, all day, every day. They had to be fast, they...

Money No Object: 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle 300 With A ZL-1 427 Swap

How in the hell am I supposed to do a better job telling you why this 1966 Chevelle 300 is so good than the pictures do? How?! From tip to tail, it’s musclecar perfection: refrigerator white,...

Monday Shopper: 1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351 – When You Want To Mess With Everyone’s Head!

Ford had a surprise for everybody in 1971: the Mustang went into full “Fat Elvis” mode. The platform was more-or-less the same car that had been around since the beginning. Yes, the...

Money No Object: Factory Special? Shine Runner’s Dream? This 1957 Ford Custom Rules!

Okay, Ford guys, let’s make a deal. I don’t know much about Fords older than 1970, so I’m simply presenting what facts I can find for you on this 1957 Custom. Save your skewering...