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!

Special Delivery: 1976 Jeep DJ-5E Electruck

As an incurable fan of oddball and/or unusual vehicles, I’m embarrassed that I haven’t heard of the 1976 Jeep DJ-5E Electruck. I know, right? This cool right-hand drive Jeep is listed on eBay with an unmet… more»

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Custom Wagon: 1960 Rambler American

Found on more top-ten-ugliest-cars lists than not, this 1960 Rambler American Custom Wagon looks like a nice survivor. I personally like this awkward, ungainly look, maybe because it reminds me of myself. This wagon can be… more»

283 V8 4-speed for $2,800: 1965 Chevrolet C10

I don’t know if a truck like this 1965 Chevrolet C10 would be one that a person would buy with a plan to totally restore it or not. I’m guessing that it will be a driver,… more»

Arizona Truck: 1966 Datsun 520 Pickup

It’s hard to believe that this 1966 Datsun 520 pickup is even remotely related to the gigantic, monster Nissan Titan┬ápickup that’s being sold today. Of course, if a person needs a big pickup with lots of… more»

Muscle Truck: 1994 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning

These photos are among the most disappointing that I have ever seen in a listing that has a main goal of selling a vehicle. That doesn’t mean that the vehicle depicted by those photos is disappointing,… more»

Aim High: 1965 Ford F-100 Stepside

“Off we go, into the wild blue yonder, Climbing high into the sun..”.. Try getting that song out of your head now. This is a former Air Force truck – a 1965 Ford F-100 Stepside. It… more»

Grandma’s 401 V8 Javelin: 1972 AMC Javelin SST

The AMC Javelin was all over the board in the early-1970s as far as their models and trim levels went. They had quite a selection and sometimes they changed from year to year. This 1972 AMC… more»

HatchBlack: 1975 Pontiac Ventura Custom

I don’t think that I’ve ever seen a black Ventura before, but as you can see this 1975 Pontiac Ventura Custom hatchback is indeed black. At least it is now. This one is posted on Craigslist,… more»

1963 International Scout 80 Camper Deluxe

Scout lovers rejoice, these rare rigs do not come up for sale too often. Thanks to Matt W. for tracking down this 1963 International Scout Camper Deluxe! It can be found on eBay with a buy… more»

Body Or Bike Hauler? 1969 Chevrolet Suburban

Sometimes the setting in a used vehicle listing catches a person’s eye almost as much as the vehicle itself does, this is one of those times for me. This former Washington state fire department ambulance is… more»

Cobra Comparision: 1977 Ford Mustang Cobra II

A lot of us sit a lot, too much in fact. Most of us know that sitting too much is bad for our health, the same way that it’s bad for a car to sit for… more»

598,310 Miles! 1983 Toyota Corolla DLX Wagon

We’ve seen cars with low-mileage claims and those usually get their share of jeers. How about a car that looks like it has low miles but has almost 600,000 miles?! This 1983 Toyota Corolla DLX Wagon… more»

Bogus Bull: 1986 Lamborghini Diablo Replica

When you have Champagne dreams and a caviar wishes but your wallet is more about homemade wine and canned tuna, this 1986 Lamborghini Diablo replica may be just the ticket. This kit car is listed on… more»