Not Even a Tarp: 1964 MG Midget

1964 MG Midget

There are finds out there that aren’t necessarily interesting or all that rare, but when we find them, they just call to us. When reader Patrick M came across this 1964 MG Midget, something about it spoke to him and in that moment he knew he had to save it. He was able to strike a deal with the owner and before long it was headed to his house. I will let Patrick tell you all about his MG in his own words.
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Saying So Long To Our Mustang

Mustang on the Trailer

This morning was filled with emotions as we said goodbye to our 1965 Mustang. If you have been following our progress on the Mustang, then you know that it recently sold to one of our readers. Lawrence P of San Francisco was the lucky winner of the auction and he wasted no time in transferring the funds and lining up a transporter. We are happy that it is going to him because he is very enthusiastic about the car and plans to continue right where we left off. He hasn’t owned a classic in a while either so it should provide a good opportunity to jump back in the saddle. His family is supportive of the idea and he lives in a good area to participate in the hobby so there is lots of hope for this old girl. Read more »

Moss Covered Classics in Oregon

Moss Covered Jaguars

How wet of an environment must a car be in to grow moss? Well the Cottage Grove area of Oregon has the perfect climate for turning any classic into a Chia Pet. All you have to do is park your classic out in the surrounding forest for a few years and your car can look just like one of these moss covered machines. If you just can’t wait that long, these ones are for sale and are already covered in the green stuff. Be sure to take a look at the craigslist ad here and if you’re near the Cottage Grove area be sure to stop and check them out. Special thanks to Chris G for sharing this with us! Read more »

The Bus Trip Of A Lifetime

1954 SceniCruiser

Right before lunch today, I received a call from my good friend Sid. He excitedly shouted into the phone, “You had better get down here! You’re not going to believe what I just found! Bring your camera and hurry!” So, Josh and I jumped in the Miata and headed to the Lowes just down the street. We didn’t know what to expect, but as we pulled in, we were greeted by a very unlikely scene. It looked like someone was performing an engine swap on a 1954 Scenicruiser right there in the parking lot! Read more »

Number 26: 1954 Arnolt Bristol

1954 Arnolt Bristol Racing

They say the best things come out of collaborative efforts and based on the 1954 Arnolt Bristol above, I’d have to agree. There are other great examples, like the De Tomaso Pantera and the Intermeccanica, but those cars were simple collaborations between Italy and America. The Arnolt Bristol took it to a new level, as it was an American car with an Italian body and a British drivetrain. Only someone as whacky as Stanley Arnolt could have ever envisioned something like the Arnolt Bristol and I’m just glad he was able to pull it off, even if only 142 were ever built. This one was used for racing almost from day one and was raced until ’59. Over 50 years later, it is back on the road with the number 26 still¬†emblazoned on its sides. Have a look at it here on eBay or see it in person in New Milford, Connecticut. Read more »

The First El Camino?

1948-el-camino-conversion

This 1948 Chevrolet may deserve the title of the world’s first El Camino. While it wasn’t a factory offering, it does look like someone did a decent job of converting it. This CUV (coupe utility vehicle) may have started life as a 1948 Chevrolet Business Coupe, but someone decided that it would much more useful with a truck bed grafted onto the back. Eventually it was abandoned in a field where the current owner found it in Montana. They dragged it home to Welches, Oregon with the intention of building a rat rod. That never happened though, so now it has been listed here on craigslist for $2,800. Read more »

Henney’s Nu-3-Way: 1953 Packard Hearse

1953 Packard Henney Hearse

As I was busy writing today, I realized something just felt off. As I was mulling the issue over, I realized what day of the week it is and that’s when it hit me. It’s Wagon Wednesday and we haven’t featured a wagon in a while. Thankfully during my daily hunt, I came across a rather unusual wagon on eBay that caught my attention. The wagon in question is this 1953 Packard Henney Hearse, which you can find here on eBay out of Durham, North Carolina. It may look odd, but it is exceptionally rare! Read more »

Oklahoma Field of Dreams

1974 MGC GT

I recently wrote a story about the large number of classic cars that seem to be hiding in the state of Oklahoma. Well Jim S has sent in even more evidence to support the claims that it is home to a treasure trove of classics in need of saving. Jim sent me a link to an MGC GT, which can be found here on eBay, with the suggestion that I look at the seller’s other auctions and the background of their photos. I’m not sure if the seller ran a salvage yard or if this is their own personal collection, but one thing is for sure, they have a lot of interesting cars in need of saving! Read more »

Ready For Fun: 1967 Abarth 1000 OT Spider

1967 Fiat Abarth Spider

With the reintroduction of the Abarth 500 to the States, interest in the Abarth brand has increased greatly. While it is nice to finally see the name back on American shores, the new Abarths aren’t anything like the ones from yesteryear. Sure they are fun little micro cars, but they lack some of what made the old ones so great. Whether it was on an all-out race car or a street going convertible, each modification served a purpose. In those days Abarths weren’t just about gaudy stripes and scorpion badges, but about handling and performance. If you don’t believe me, just have a look at this 1967 Fiat Abarth 1000 OT Spider here on eBay, which lacks all the flash associated with modern Abarths. Special thanks to Jim S for this tip! Read more »