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Category Archive: Monday Shopper

Money No Object: 1966 Chevrolet Caprice 427 – Aiming Much Higher

It’s 1966, and while some understand what’s going on, it’ll be a couple more years before the first musclecar era goes from low-key to buck wild. Chevelles, Polaras,...

Would You Rather, The Ute Edition: 1973 GMC Sprint SP 454 or 1979 Chevrolet El Camino Super Sport Four-Speed?

More often than not, the coupe utility body style gets derided as the four-wheeled equivalent of the mullet: business in front, party in the back, and unless it’s around friends and family, no...

Money No Object: 1973 GMC With 28-Foot Slide Back Ramp

From the start, I will be referring to this burgundy beauty as a TopKick even though I’m all but proof-positive that either the year or the truck is misrepresented in the Mecum Auctions’...

Super Base: 1978 Mercury Zephyr: Who Ordered A Friggin’ Three-Speed Manual In 1978?!

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t know of anyone who has purchased a brand-new car and explicitly went for the ultimate no-frills model. Not one. I don’t know anyone my age who bought...

The Little Black Coupe: 1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe

Earlier this evening, at the behest of Kevin from Junkyard Digs, I sat down and watched the Disney short, “Susie the Little Blue Coupe”, for the first time ever. You can look the video up...

BangShift’s Question Of The Day: Which Of These Two Cars Represents The 1970s More?

We’ve played the “car from the year you were born” game here. 1983 was a crap year for cars, unless you wanted a Jeep Scrambler or have a pang in your chest for a four-eye Fox-body...

Generational Melting Pot: The Old And New Met In An Impala SS!

I remember the first time I saw a 1991 Chevrolet Caprice. It rolled up in a resplendent champagne/sand kind of color, with those weird not-quite-wire wheels that they used, with darker brown interior...

Copart Cadaver: 1979 Pontiac Trans Am – Trying Too Hard To Live Up To The Firebird Name

The restyled-for-1979 Pontiac Firebird line is a love-or-hate look, but for the final year, the performance half of the civil war that was waging within Pontiac was still holding their ground with...

Money No Object: 1976 International Scout Rallye – The Ultimate Shorty Pickup

I’m a longbed dually kind of truck guy. And, according to most people, that’s wrong. I should be looking at shortbed trucks because they “look right” or are more sporting. I...

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...