Scotty Gilbertson

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!

Harley Scooter? 1965 Harley-Davidson Topper

For those of us who like our two-wheel vehicles on the small and unusual side, we give you this 1965 Harley-Davidson Topper. I have wanted one of these for a few years now but unlike Jamie and his Buick… more»

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One California Owner: 1959 Ford F-100

It’s always fun and somewhat surprising to see vehicles that have had only one owner since new. A lot of people treat their vehicles as appliances for getting from point A to point B and nothing more. I know… more»

8,300 Miles! 1977 Mercury Cougar XR-7

Wow, what a time capsule! This 1977 Mercury Cougar XR-7 has a mere 8,300 miles on it and it appears to be in almost like-new condition. It can be found here on craigslist in Phoenix, Arizona. Yes, the AC… more»

Cheap 1965 International Travelall D-1000

As if I needed another reason to move to the southwest US, finding solid vehicles like this 1965 International Travelall D-1000 just put it over the top. It isn’t rust-free but compared to what a swiss-cheese-mobile it would be… more»

Mark Cross Leather: 1985 Chrysler LeBaron Turbo

A 1980s car isn’t exactly what most people would consider a classic or maybe even worth looking at, but for those of us who had a 1980s car that we really liked, it’s worth it for us. This 1985… more»

Wrecked Exotic: 1987 Ferrari Testarossa

I haven’t been in too many accidents in my life, despite driving 40,000+ miles a year. I’ve been lucky, there is no question about it. I can’t imagine the feeling to have been in an accident with a car… more»

29K Mile Survivor: 1964 Rambler Classic 770

The seller refers to this 1964 Rambler Classic 770 as a weekend princess rather than a trailer queen. Given its condition, it could be either one of those things. This beautiful 29,000-mile Rambler Classic can be found here on… more»

Pet Project: 1965 M151 MUTT

The seller refers to this 1965 Military Utility Tactical Truck, or MUTT,  as a project and once you look at the photos you’ll agree with that assessment. This pet project can be found here on eBay in Pompano Beach,… more»

SuperCycle! 1985 Pulse Litestar Autocycle

“Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a Motorcycle! It’s a 1985 Pulse Litestar Autocycle!” This supercycle can be found here on eBay in Portage, Michigan, just south of Kalamazoo. The seller has a… more»

24K Miles: 1990 Avanti Touring Sedan

This 1990 Avanti “Four-Door Touring Sedan” has led quite a life, going from Palm Springs, California to Scottsdale, Arizona where it now resides. Why couldn’t I have been a reissued, hand-built, four-door Avanti?! Life is so unfair. This very… more»

Beauty And Beast: 1969 Mercury Marauder X-100

If I had a Top-10 Best Car Names List, this 1969 Mercury Marauder X-100 would have to be somewhere in the mix. This two-owner Marauder X-100 can be found here on eBay in Las Vegas, Nevada. There is an… more»

Very Rare 1940 Diamond T Pak-Age-Car

There are rare and desirable vehicles, rare and not so desirable vehicles, and we have all seen rare and valuable vehicles. This very rare 1940 Diamond T Pak-Age-Car probably falls somewhere in-between for most people. It can be found… more»

Cheese Wedge: 1975 CitiCar SV-48

Pat L. is going to get me in trouble one of these days by sending in these tips. This 1975 CitiCar looks like a winner, at least for anyone who likes these cars and I know that some of… more»

Rockin’ Roller: 1949 Diamond T Model 201

We have seen a few 1949 Diamond T Model 201 pickups here at Barn Finds over the last few years and they’re always interesting. This project pickup can be found here on craigslist in the Chatsworth, California area. The… more»

Sinking Glory: 1954 Nash Ambassador Custom

Nothing defines the 1950s for me better than a Nash in black and pink. And, is that a spotlight that I see on the driver’s side mirror? Even better. This 1954 Nash Ambassador Custom can be found here on… more»

Barn Find Dart: 1969 Dodge Dart Swinger

This 1969 Dodge Dart Swinger is barn fresh, which may sound odd, but I mean that it was freshly pulled out of a barn where it has been in storage and was last driven in 1993. It can be… more»