Rare 4-Speed! 1963 Oldsmobile F-85 Cutlass

Along with Pontiac and Buick, Oldsmobile joined the compact car competition in 1961, sharing a new platform with the Tempest and Special. Taking advantage of the “jet age” rage of the 1950s and 1960s, the car was similarly named… more»

Parts Included! 1967 Ford Mustang

Oh boy! Another 1967 Ford Mustang – you probably feel like you’ve seen an endless number of those here on BF, after all, there were only 474K produced 56 years ago. Some of those pony cars are notable, many… more»

Endless Possibilities: 1962 Austin Healy 3000

Sometimes we feature collectible cars that are rare and desirable, but just too far gone to save.  The good news is that technology is progressing to a point that these considerations may end up a thing of the past. … more»

5 Speed Tremec: 1974 Pontiac Super Duty 455 Trans Am

There are some cars that instantly evoke strong emotions. The Pontiac Trans Am is one of those cars and one of the reasons might be that the car carried the flame for performance throughout the 1970’s while other manufacturers… more»

Powered By Chevrolet: 1975 Avanti II

In 1961, Studebaker executives had high hopes that the developing Avanti personal luxury car would help save the company. But they didn’t build enough of them before Studebaker ceased U.S. operations two years later, so the new car didn’t… more»

1 Of 2,499: 1979 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds

When it comes to the late sixties and seventies muscle cars, the Hurst/Olds sure ticked a lot of the right boxes.  The earliest examples were based on the 4-4-2 in 1968, but instead of a 400 under the hood,… more»

Beyond Help? 1979 Maserati Merak SS

Italian cars have a reputation for rust problems, and mounting a case for the prosecution is this 1979 Maserati Merak SS. Its history is unclear, but if I said it needed help, that would make me a master of… more»

Aussie FJ45: 1974 Toyota Land Cruiser

When I still owned my Toyota HiAce project, I became close friends with a few guys in Australia who helped on multiple occasions to get impossible-to-find parts stateside. In doing so, I realized Australia’s car culture is almost as… more»

Project Slant Nose: 1980 Porsche 911

Despite all of us knowing a thing or two about the automotive hobby, we’re occasionally reminded that not everyone lives in the same world. For instance: if you happen to own a European sports car that is known for… more»

Shorty Seville: 1978 Cadillac Seville Opera Coupe

When I first learned of the shortened Cadillac Seville Opera coupe many years ago, I thought that everything about it – from concept to execution – was poorly done. It was hard for me to understand how you can… more»

Nicest One Left? 1985 Subaru XT GL-10 Turbo

It’s hard to believe that 1985 was almost four decades ago, it seems like yesterday to me. This 1985 Subaru XT GL-10 Turbo was pretty futuristic for 1985, back when the top-selling car in the U.S. was the boxy… more»

Studebaker Lives On! 1980 Avanti II

In the annals of U.S. automotive survival, the Avanti story is a very noteworthy one, especially seeing this limited-purpose, highly esteemed model, still in production as late as 1980 – eighteen years after job one rolled off of then… more»

Concours-Ready: 1954 Chrysler Ghia GS-1 Coupe

It’s Scottsdale Auction Week, and also apparently “Sell Your Ghia Week”, given the hefty lot of Ghia-bodied cars we’ve been called upon to write about lately. Better a Ghia-a-day, though, than a diet of Chevy Vega’s, right? Bonhams is… more»

International Connections: 2018 Holden ZB Commodore Supercar

For decades, Australian motorsport has focused on sedan racing as its staple. Open-wheelers have never gained traction, except for the Australian Grand Prix and the Indycar round that used to run on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The premier category is… more»

Rare Rengade: 72K-Mile 1991 Jeep Wrangler

You may recall a few weeks back, I posted up a Jeep Wrangler Renegade survivor that the owner allowed me to post for sale. Truth be told, the number he was asking was a bit high, but I didn’t… more»

Ex-Highway Patrol Car: 1974 Plymouth Fury 440

The number of vehicle registrations in North Carolina in the 1920s went from 150,000 at the beginning of the decade to over 500,000 in 1929, and as such, accidents and deaths were also rising. The state legislature established the… more»