Ready To Roll: 1981 Chevrolet Citation

By the time the 1980s arrived, the automotive industry was subject to strict insurance, safety, and emissions regulations, which often resulted in lackluster vehicles. However, because they are an affordable entry to ‘80s vehicle ownership, cars like this 1981… more»

Westy Alternative: 1975 Volkswagen Riviera Camper

When it comes to Volkswagen’s beloved Type 2 Bus, most people are familiar with the Westfalia camper vans, a conversion commissioned by VW itself. However, other coachbuilders made camper conversions for the Type 2, such as this 1975 Volkswagen… more»

Survivor Scrambler: 1982 Jeep CJ-8 SR Sport

For five years, Jeep manufactured the CJ-8, which was a long-wheelbase version of the CJ-7 with a removable top and a pickup style rear bed. Many featured the “Scrambler” appearance package, such as this 1982 Jeep CJ-8 SR Sport… more»

$4k 27k-Mile Project: 1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega

For two model years, Chevrolet teamed up with Cosworth to create a limited-production, performance-oriented variant of its Vega compact car. This 1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega that Barn Finds reader Russell G. found here on Craigslist is the 3330th out… more»

Stretched Swede: 2001 Volvo S80 Limousine

During the late 1990s, Volvo decided that it wanted to focus more on commercial vehicles (such as trucks and construction equipment), so Ford Motor Corporation took ownership of the Swedish automaker. This lasted for about a decade, and while… more»

Green on Green: Low-Mile 1981 Chrysler Imperial

There’s an online community of enthusiasts known as Malaise Motors, which is a celebration of sorts for vehicles manufactured from 1972 to 1992. Though their website describes the era as a time where insurance, safety, and emissions agencies “managed… more»

Survivor 1987 Honda Civic Si With Just 15,475 miles!

Though it doesn’t have the performance pedigree of its successor, I enjoy the styling of the third-generation Honda Civic compact car quite a bit. This generation also introduced what is now a household name among those who enjoy performance… more»

Weathered GN: 1987 Buick Grand National Project

  Buick’s Grand National is one of the coolest cars the company ever churned out, and also one of the most iconic vehicles from the ‘80s. It’s easy to add this special Regal to one’s vehicles-to-own bucket list, but… more»

One of 1,500 Produced: 1989 Shelby Dakota

In the late 1980s, the late and great Carroll Shelby oversaw the modification of various sporty and limited production Dodge models. While most of these were energetic front-wheel drive vehicles such as the Shelby CSX and the Shelby GLHS,… more»

Ratty Rollback: Cummins-Swapped 1950 Ford COE

Making a road trip in a classic vehicle can be nerve-racking: there could be mechanical failures, inclement weather or roads, and of course, there’s always the general unpredictability of other drivers.  Towing a vehicle tends to be a good… more»

Manual Time Capsule: 1977 GMC Vandura G15

The third-generation of General Motors’ van is a very popular model among van enthusiasts, due to its uncomplicated styling and reliable powertrains. This well-kept short wheelbase 1977 GMC Vandura G15 is available here on eBay, and it’s ready for… more»

High-Performance SUV: 1993 GMC Typhoon

If you’re on the roads these days, SUV models are just about everywhere, but few of them are exciting or noteworthy in any way. That alone makes GMC’s Typhoon such a special model – this SUV was powerful enough… more»

Serious 4×4 Survivor: 1987 AMC Eagle Sedan

From 1954 until 1988, American Motors Corporation was a competitor to the “Big Three” manufacturers (Chrysler, Ford and General Motors), and it introduced some interesting products to the market before its eventual acquisition by Chrysler in 1987. Many consider… more»

Four-Wheel Fun: 1988 Honda Civic Wagon RT4WD

One of my favorite models in Honda’s long history as an automaker is the Civic Wagon, especially when it features the company’s Real-Time 4WD system. Perhaps I’m biased because I once owned one of these fine Civic variants, but… more»

Project Porsche: 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera

When discussing iconic vehicles from the 1980s, it isn’t shocking in the slightest if the Porsche 911 comes up in conversation. These powerful and attractive sports cars are incredibly sought after by collectors, with restored examples fetching big bucks… more»

No Reserve: 1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible

Beginning in 1987, Chevrolet collaborated with American Sunroof Company (ASC) to reintroduce a convertible Camaro to the muscle car’s lineup. These variants aren’t as common as your regular fixed roof third-gen Camaros, making this 1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible… more»