About Scotty Gilbertson

I've always been a car nut; probably driving my parents crazy by calling out cars from the backseat of our '56 Pontiac as a kid and I never grew out of that. I still do that when I'm in the car by myself now, which I am for 40,000+ miles a year as an architectural photographer. I gave up on architecture because I love photography even more and it involves travel and we were always in the car or our camper going somewhere. I still love a road trip and I'm usually on one for about 150-200 days a year. I've gravitated towards unusual vehicles in the last decade or so. Even though I absolutely love everything related to all vehicles (old, new, big, small, cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and boats powered by gas, diesel, hybrid, ev, pedal, etc.), anything small and unusual is really what catches my eye lately. Cars like Crosleys, King Midgets, anything AMC or Nash, first-generation Falcons - or vintage Japanese cars and even oddball, vintage EVs like the Comuta-Car or the Elcar Zagato. I'm of the school of thought that any true car guy or gal has room in their heart for any vehicle, even if they personally have no interest in it at all. Just respecting the opinions of others on the vehicles that they like and not assuming that someone else's vehicle choices are somehow inferior; that's my vision of the perfect world. Oh yeah, and I guess I should say, world peace, ending hunger, and things like that, too.. but cool, old cars first!

Solid Survivor: 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Oldsmobile had a major hit on their hands with the redesigned Cutlass in 1968. Actually, all of GM’s A-body cars were redesigned but if you were an Olds fan, you were focused on the new Cutlass. This solid survivor… more»

38K Miles! 1973 Plymouth Duster

The like-new cars are crawling out of the woodwork here at One Barn Finds Tower. This 1973 Plymouth Duster looks amazing. I haven’t seen one this nice in quite a while, it seems like most of them have at… more»

Nicest One Left? 1979 Chrysler LeBaron

I expected to see world peace and political harmony before seeing such a nice 1979 Chrysler LeBaron again, especially a T-Top Coupe such as this one for sale here on eBay. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen… more»

Barn Find 1982 Maserati Quattroporte

We don’t usually think of an actual barn find as being such an exotic and sometimes scary – as far as often delicate and complicated components go – vehicle as this 1982 Maserati Quattroporte is, but this is the… more»

Rare Levi’s Edition: 1977 AMC Hornet AMX

There’s a buy-it-now price of $3,650 on a 1977 AMC Hornet AMX Levi’s Edition that looks this great?! To avoid any clickbait accusations, there is work to do on this car but those louvers, wheels, and everything else looks… more»

Rambo Lambo: 1988 Lamborghini LM002

If you’ve seen one 1988 Lamborghini LM002 you’ve seen them all. Well, not quite but close since there were only around 300 of them produced over around eight years. This example looks as nice as you can imagine a… more»

Texas Truck: 1977 International Scout II

It’s hard to believe that the last Scout was made over forty years ago now, what a shame. Why is that? Just when companies seem to be getting everything dialed in they stop making certain vehicles. This 1977 International… more»

46K Mile 1976 Mercury Capri II

British singer Donovan had a hit with his song Mellow Yellow in 1967 and that was almost a decade before this mellow yellow 1976 Mercury Capri II was made. Both the song and the Capri are smooth and cool… more»

Serviced Garage Find: 1980 Ferrari 308 GTSi

You’ll notice the “Serviced” portion of the title and some of you may wonder what that means. For any of you who have owned an exotic car such as this 1980 Ferrari 308 GTSi, or if you’ve known anyone… more»

Clean Survivor: 1997 Toyota Tacoma LX 4×4

This isn’t a dusty barn find but it’s a 24-year-old truck now which is fairly ancient if you think about it. It’s not old at all in relative terms as a lot of you regularly drive vehicles that are… more»

Stored 38 Years: 1960 Renault 4CV

38 years is a long time. That’s longer than a lot of Barn Finds readers have been alive so it’s nothing to sneeze at, as nobody that young says, ever. This rust-free all-original 1960 Renault 4CV has been off… more»

No Reserve Pickup Project: 1972 Datsun 521

We recently saw a nice Nissan 720 pickup and this is an ancestor of that truck. So basically, whenever an older 521 pickup complains about something related to the newer pickup, the younger 720 pickup would say, “Ok, boomer”… more»

Estate Find: 1982 Ford Thunderbird

It’s funny how certain generations of vehicles are like the Rodney Dangerfield of cars. The Mustang II is like that, and for some reason, the eight-generation Thunderbird has never really seemed to achieve a lot of love in the… more»

Perfect Project Pony? 1965 Ford Mustang

We have seen hundreds of Mustangs on Barn Finds over the years but this one really caught my eye. The seller has it listed here on eBay in Denver, North Carolina and they have a buy-it-now price of $4,995… more»

2003 Ford Taurus With 441 Miles!

There are low mile vehicles and then there are low mile vehicles – this fourth-generation 2003 Ford Taurus is the latter. This car can be found listed here as a Barn Finds Classified and it truly looks like it… more»

Perfect Patina? 1986 Nissan 720 4×4

Patina is one of those words that a person either is on board with or any time it’s used it’s like fingernails on a chalkboard. Wait, do we all know what a chalkboard is? Just checking, I don’t think… more»