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Category Archive: Monday Shopper

Copart Cadaver: This 1971 Plymouth GTX Got The Wrong End Of Somebody’s Bad Day

For the most part, roaming through Copart for classics leaves little to the imagination on what might have happened that brought the car to the place where dead vehicles dwell. A 1970 Pontiac GTO...

That’s The Spirit: 1979 American Motors Spirit GT That’s Ready To Rip

So what that it’s a gussied up AMC Gremlin with a tail that’s a bit more palatable than the original. V8, four-speed, and it sounds like it wants to fight. So it came from the wrong end...

Money No Object: Cossie-Cat! This Prototype 1980 Mercury Capri Has The Bad Little Four Inside!

When the 1979 Ford Mustang and Mercury Capri were introduced, Ford was quietly trying to push the Windsor V8 out of the picture. It had been a thing for a few years, starting in 1974 when the Mustang...

Banker’s Retromod: This 1955 Chrysler New Yorker Is Putting A Truck V-10 To Good Use!

Most people can agree that the time period referred to as the “Musclecar Era” started in 1964 with the Pontiac GTO. Right? Well…kind-of. There were overbuilt, powerful machines made...

Would You Rather, The Collector Edition: Hemi Challenger Or Ford GT?

The collector car market is a strange thing to me. I watch what is popular rise, I see what was once popular fade, and I see speculators and those trying to move ahead of the wave snapping up what...

Money No Object: 1976 Chevrolet Camaro “Europo Hurst” by Frua

(Photos: RM Sotheby’s) I’m an avowed fan of the 1974-77 form of the Chevrolet Camaro. In general, second-gen Camaros are a score. Everybody loves a split-bumper car, the Vega-style early...

Money No Object: HELLWAGON! This 1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Is Packing Ma Mopar’s Torque Monster!

On September 3, 2020, Jeep’s “Grand Wagoneer” nameplate will return as a full-sized luxury sports-utility vehicle, a body-on-frame unit that sits on Ram 1500 bones. We keep seeing...

Money No Object: 1977 International Scout II Half-Cab

While out and about the other day, Haley and I stopped in at a dealership’s used lot to check out a lifted Ram 1500 that had piqued her fancy. We did the usual song and dance with the salesman,...

Cool Vanilla: 1990 Dodge Ram D150 Muscle Truck, As It Should Have Been

Rewind back to 1990 for a minute. The truck of the moment, as it had been ever since it debuted, is the updated GM C/K pickup truck. Lifted, slammed, name it, GM trucks were killing it. They were the...

Show Some Class: 1970 Buick Skylark GS 455 In Black

For 1970, GM had an A-body road burner for whatever your personality type happened to be. Straight-up, no frills and ready to kick ass? LS6 454 Chevelle. As wild and flashy as you wanted to be? GTO...

Money No Object: 1963 Dodge 330 Two-Door Clone

There are two points about this car that need to be mentioned. One, this is a Chrysler B-body. Same as a Road Runner, same as a Charger, same as a Cordoba. Yeah, the styling couldn’t be any...

Money No Object: 1960 Chevrolet Parkwood – Fat Tire Family Ride!

The heyday of the station wagon has been gone for over 40 years now. Long four-door wagons, some with wood paneling, some with excess of chrome, most simply basic transportation for the family, some...

Money No Object: 1969 Ford Torino Cobra 428 SCJ

If it wasn’t bright red and it wasn’t wearing a couple of little badges and the giveaway hoodscoop, this would be a basic-model Ford Torino, complete with body-colored wheels and...

Money No Object: 1986 Chevrolet El Camino Choo-Choo Super Sport

The small truck. The sport truck. The muscle truck. The coupe utility. The Chevrolet El Camino might not have been the first… The owner goes to an Australian Ford… But it made an impact in the...