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!

Restore Or Modify? 1962 Ford Falcon Futura

Coming smack dab in my favorite era for cars, since I’m a 1962 myself, this 1962 Ford Falcon Futura would be a fun project. Clearly, it needs work but it looks straight and many parts are available in the… more»

1970s HPE Muskin Cat Dominator Mini Bike

I’m not sure who sent in the tip for this 1970s HPE Muskin “Cat” series mini bike called Dominator, but I wish you’d cut it out! I’m kidding, of course, please keep sending in these great tips but it’s… more»

Loaded 1973 Dodge Monaco Wagon W/ 440 V8

The owner of this 1973 Dodge Monaco wagon says that it’s an “amazing wagon” and I find it hard to believe that anyone would or could say or think otherwise, it really looks like it’s in outstanding condition. The… more»

Faded Pony: 1974 Ford Pinto Squire Wagon

Government-mandated diving-platform bumpers notwithstanding, this 1974 Ford Pinto Squire wagon looks like a great project. Nice original and restored Squire wagons with these features can and do sell for $15,000 to $25,000 or more at auctions. The seller has… more»

Dandy Delivery: 1963 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Corvan

In the early 1960s, buyers could choose one of several FC (forward-control) vans from US manufacturers for their business delivery needs. Sitting basically over the front wheels, it’s a pretty interesting configuration and probably not quite as safe as… more»

Repaint Or Preserve? 1967 International Scout 800

We recently saw a 1973 International pickup that looks like it could be almost the fraternal twin to this 1967 International Scout 800. Maybe not a fraternal twin, but at least a close relative with the paint and wheels… more»

All Original 1976 Kawasaki JS400 Jet Ski

Summer’s almost here for most of us in the northern climates at the same time when those of you in the southern climates are heading inside for the next six months because it’s too hot outside. And then there’s… more»

987-Mile One-Owner 1994 Chrysler Concorde

We don’t run across too many vehicles with fewer than 1,000 miles on them, especially ones that are 25+ years old as with this 1994 Chrysler Concorde. Thanks to the beauty or the curse – depending on which side… more»

Rarely Seen: 1989 Plymouth Sundance RS Turbo

When was the last time you saw a 1989 Plymouth Sundance let alone an RS Turbo model such as this one? Years? Decades? Never? Chrysler had some interesting and fun cars in this era once they came out with… more»

20K Mile Survivor: 1978 Ford Mustang II

It’s hard to believe that there are so many nice cars still out there in the real world, whether they’re high-powered muscle cars, old trucks, or cars like this 1978 Ford Mustang II. Of course, nice doesn’t mean inexpensive… more»

Two For One: 1958 And 1959 Saab 93

It’s rarely good to see a vehicle sitting on a dirt floor for who knows how long, but overall these two Saabs, a 1958 and 1959 93, somehow look solid. They’re really interesting cars and they don’t come up… more»

Rare Rallye! 1968 Opel Kadett Rallye

Lodged within the top five of my master car wish list for years, a 1968 Opel Kadett Rallye is the definition of a unicorn for me. We have only seen one here in the history of Barn Finds and… more»

Nicest One Left? 1971 Ford Maverick Grabber

Good. Grief. The more I look at this 1971 Ford Maverick Grabber the more I’m in disbelief that there’s no reserve on the eBay auction seen here. The seller also has it listed here as a Barn Finds Classified…. more»

1973 International 1110 Shortbed Stepside

My gourd what a great-looking truck! Ok, enough of that. We don’t see enough International pickups as far as I’m concerned, is that because they didn’t make as many pickups as Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge did (duh), or is… more»

Cool Crew Cab: 1979 Dodge D-200 Adventurer

This is a big truck for a big crew in Big Sky Country – Montana. Four-door trucks are as thick as generic, silver commuter cars in almost every city in the country and they rarely have anyone in the… more»

26K Mile Rust-Free 1973 Pontiac Ventura

It’s hard to categorize this one. Is it a low-mile, rust-free original spec beauty with a V8 engine and factory air-conditioning, or… Well, actually that sounds pretty good to me, let’s stick with that. The seller of this gorgeous… more»