About Scotty Gilbertson

I've always been a car nut, 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 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.

BF Auction: 1980 Kawasaki KX250-A6

UPDATE – The seller of this beautiful Kawasaki has decided to lower their reserve significantly, so we are relisting it for them! Be sure to take another look at this rare find and don’t forget to cast your high… more»

V6 And 4-Speed: 1978 Ford Mustang II Mach 1

Hitting the market in the fall of 1973 for the 1974 model year, the Ford Mustang II was quite a change from the previous generation of Mustangs. They had changed a few times during the first decade, growing in… more»

44K Miles: 1981 AMC Spirit Liftback

AMC made the Spirit from 1979 to 1983 as a replacement series for the former Gremlin. The Gremlin never came with a sloping hatchback or liftback, and I wonder what may have looked like (insert dream sequence here). The… more»

Mysterious Swede: 1969 Saab 96

I can’t imagine a vehicle today being made for two decades with basically no changes in the body style at all, other than minor tweaks with headlights or trim, etc. The seller posted it here on craigslist just north… more»

54K-Mile All-Original 1986 Chrysler Fifth Avenue

“The prestigious 1986 Chrysler Fifth Avenue is perhaps the most elegantly conceived luxury sedan in the world.”, so says a brochure touting the virtues of the rear-drive M-body Chrysler luxury sedans. We haven’t seen an ’86 Fifth Avenue before… more»

Muscle Car DNA: 1978 Dodge Magnum GT

Just because your dad and grandpa were both over six feet tall doesn’t mean that you or your kids will be. DNA in vehicles is somewhat similar. Just because most of us remember Dodge’s muscular menagerie in the late-60s… more»

Simple Fix? 1979 Fiat Brava

Known by many as the Fiat 131, Fiat renamed what was arguably one of their better cars the Brava and Super Brava in 1978 for the U.S. market, but settled back down to just the Brava moniker from 1979… more»

Cheap Three-Wheeler: 1982 Honda ATC110

The three-wheeled ATC is such a small vehicle and yet they’re so scary for so many people. It’s not like there isn’t a good reason for their reputation, which is at least partially due to rider inexperience, overconfidence, and… more»

Update: 1-Owner Rust-Free 1979 Mazda 626

UPDATE – This 1979 Mazda 626 is for sale again a whopping five four years after being shown here back in April of 2018. Ahhh… 2018, remember that era? What I wouldn’t give to go back to those days…. more»

Rust-Free 1963 Plymouth Fury 426 Max Wedge

We could almost do an entire article on the current cars that are offered in more than one body style, although it would be a very, very short article. That wasn’t the case with the Plymouth Fury or almost… more»

Rust-Free One-Owner 1992 Mazda MX-5 Miata

A couple of fun facts about the Miata, or MX-5, may surprise some of you, they surprised me. 1) The MX-5 is the best-selling two-seat convertible of all time. Even better: 2) The MX-5 is the most-raced car on… more»

Southern Barn Find: 1972 Plymouth Duster

The seller says that this 1972 Plymouth Duster “does have some rust“, and they aren’t kidding. Although, most of it seems to be relegated to the underside. Whether that’s a good thing or not is up to the next… more»

Unrestored Trail Bike: 1970 Honda CT70H K0

It’ll be interesting to read the comments to see if folks prefer original but not perfect motorcycles or ones that have been nut-and-bolt restored to be like new or better than new. This one is mostly original, not perfect,… more»

Only 19k Miles! 1976 Buick Electra Limited Coupe

This Potomac Blue 1976 Buick Electra Limited Coupe has under 20,000 miles on it, according to the seller. I apologize for the pixelated images, the ones in the listing were tiny.  The seller has this one posted here on… more»

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: 1991 Chevrolet Caprice

This 1991 Chevrolet Caprice wagon almost has a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde look to it, depending on which wheels the owner chooses to use. It’s either slightly sinister with blackwall tires and dog dish caps, or elegant with… more»

41K-Mile 1955 Oldsmobile 88 Holiday Coupe

Oldsmobile restyled the second-generation 88 with a wraparound rear window and windshield, and lower, longer bodies. They were still on the B-body chassis, but they looked thoroughly modern and the design has held up well over the decades. The… more»