About Scotty Gilbertson

I've always been a car nut. I drove 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 a former architect and now architectural photographer. I love a good road trip and I'm usually on one about 150-200 days a year. I've gravitated toward unusual vehicles in the last decade or so. I love everything related to all vehicles old, new, big, and small, cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, motorhomes, and boats powered by gas, diesel, hybrid, EV, pedal, etc. Any vehicle that's small and unusual catches my eye, like the CitiCar or Elcar Zagato, but I've recently switched from cars to motorcycles for the most part. I'm of the school of thought that any real car guy or gal can appreciate any vehicle, even if they personally have no interest in it at all.

Nicest One Left? 1974 Ford Courier

Coming in a couple of feet shorter than an F-series pickup in the Ford lineup for 1974, this 1974 Ford Courier is one amazing time capsule. It was Ford’s first compact pickup back when Japanese imports were starting to… more»

Nicely Optioned: 1987 Chevrolet S-10 4×4 5-Speed

Looking like it’s right out of a brochure, this 1987 Chevrolet S-10 4×4 pickup has some nice features. The most desirable feature may be its 4WD. Winter or summer, if you’re going off-road or just trying to stay on… more»

Owned 41 Years: 1978 Dodge Magnum XE 360 V8

It would have been a different show if Tom Selleck’s character, Thomas Magnum, had driven a brown (Sable Tan Sunfire Metallic) Dodge Magnum on Magnum P.I. rather than a red Ferrari 308. Ok, so maybe it wouldn’t have been… more»

$5,000 Luxury: 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

We should have a category for sub-$5,000 vehicles here on Barn Finds. It’s so rare to find nice, usable vehicles for under five grand anymore that they really stand out. How many of us grew up when we could… more»

Jump Seats! 1978 Subaru BRAT 4×4

You little brat! It’s refreshing to see a small car, truck, carck, whatever you’d call a Subaru BRAT, these days. There are so many monster pickups out there, even though they’re the new “normal”-sized pickup. At one time, we… more»

Explorer Package: 46K Mile 1978 Ford F-150 Ranger

I believe this time capsule 1978 Ford F-150 Ranger with Explorer package is Candyapple red and it has to be one of the nicest ones left. It only has traveled 45,980 miles over the last 46 years and the… more»

45K Mile 4-Speed: 1978 Ford Granada

An American-made two-door car from the 1970s with just over 45,000 miles that has never been driven in the snow or on salty roads? Oh yeah, and it has a four-speed manual transmission? What’s not to like? A few… more»

Rare Motorcycle: 1962 Aermacchi Chimera 250

Looking at this sleek, aerodynamic 1962 Aermacchi Chimera 250, it’s not hard to believe that Aermacchi started as an aeronautic company making seaplanes in 1913. They concentrated on airplanes throughout the next two world wars and designed their first… more»

Rust-Free Daily-Driver: 1974 AMC Hornet

As nice as a vintage vehicle may be, I wonder if many of us would use it as a daily driver after being spoiled by easy-to-drive and reliable vehicles over the last couple of decades. I like to think… more»

Storage Find: 1956 Nash Ambassador Custom

This 1956 Nash Ambassador Custom sedan was in the same family until the seller bought it and got it running again after it had been sitting in storage for an unknown number of years. The original owner’s granddaughter let… more»

Price Dropped! 1977 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Wagon

UPDATE 06/06/2024: Some sellers are more motivated than others when the time comes to part with their classic. Around a month has passed since we last saw this 1977 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Wagon, and the price has dropped dramatically…. more»

Amazing Dock Find: 1975 Silverline Antigua 18T

If you’re looking to stand out at the next vintage boat show, or just want a boat that’s incredibly unique and useful with room for the whole family, check out this mind-blowing time capsule 1975 Silverline Antigua 18T. I… more»

Balloon Tire 3-Wheeler: 1970 Honda US90

Big deal, five extra tires, that’s what the internet is for, right? Just do a quick search and buy some new balloon tires, badda-bing. Wait, there aren’t any? I believe that the ribbed front tire is the one to… more»

One-Owner 43k Mile 1999 Buick LeSabre Custom

Wearing optional locking wire wheelcovers, this 1999 Buick LeSabre Custom isn’t just a Custom in its model designation – with that fancy, faux convertible top, it’s a custom Custom. With only 43,000 miles, it’s barely broken in, even though… more»

Solid Scout: 1979 International Scout II W/ 345 V8

It’s amazing to see 45-year-old sheet metal this solid, in fact, the seller says this 1979 International Scout II has no body rust at all. They’re talking about rust-through, of course, not surface rust. That’s what living in Southern… more»

Ex-Air Force Academy Truck: 1963 Dodge D-100

Reportedly an ex-Air Force Academy truck, this 1963 Dodge D-100 Sweptline pickup with topper, cap, or shell – depending on what region a person is from – looks like a perfect pickup for just about anything a non-commercial user… more»

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