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Category Archive: Monday Shopper

Money No Object: 2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Quad Cab Diesel – All Stock?!

I didn’t really care much one way or another for a truck until the 1994 Dodge Ram, and I know exactly why I fell for the design as hard as I did. My first genuine heavy-duty vehicle desire was...

Wintertime Daydreaming: 1961 Chrysler 300G – Springtime’s Siren Song

Days like today are why I detest winter months. I wake up, I look outside and I see beautiful, clear skies, sun forever, birds attacking the feeders in flocks. It’s a reprieve from the wet, the...

Not Too Forward: 1958 Chrysler New Yorker – Almost Sedate For The Fifties

1958, in the automotive world, was the year where fins and chrome seemed to jump the shark. Every car suddenly sprouted four headlights. Buick sprouted a nightmare for those who hated polishing...

Money No Object: 1977 Buick Century – Less Can Be More

Mecum Auctions’ Kissimmee 2020 event is currently underway, and right now the biggest question from their show is a doozy: “How much do you think the Bullitt Mustang will go for?”...

Money No Object: 1958 Plymouth Fury – The One And Only…

Autumn red and white, red “as a fire engine” inside. A thumper of a mill under the hood, capable of a low, rhythmic bassline at idle and a banshee howl when booted to the maximum. One of...

Best of 2019: 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...

Best of 2019: 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...

Money No Object: 1974 Ford F-250 – Classic Strength In Steel

If I’m limited to just one Ford vehicle, ever, it won’t be a Mustang that I choose. It’ll be a dentside Ford truck. I’ve always said that you can’t go wrong with any...

Money No Object: 1981 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko Turbo Z – They Saw The Future

Put yourself in Don Yenko’s shoes for a moment. The heyday is behind you…the insurance groups have been a thorn for years. The idea of the Yenko Super Car has been gone for years....

Money No Object: 1971 Plymouth GTX Hemi – The Most Expensive Hemi-Powered Car Sold New

When you are in the military, and you come to a point in the road where you know that from the next step forward until you return home, your life expectancy has more than halved, it leaves you with a...

Monday Shopper: LSA-Powered Fake Lamborghini Diablo VT

What would compel us to look over a purple 2000 Lamborghini Diablo VT roadster? Why would we give that car the time of day? Lamborghinis are “once for the experience” kind of...

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’...