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!

40 Years In A Barn: 1973 Opel Manta Luxus

For two model years, US customers could get a slightly-upscale Opel Manta and this 1973 Opel Manta Luxus is one of those cars. While not a luxury car by any means, it would be mainly interior refinements that would… more»

Supercharged 1964 Studebaker Daytona R2

This is a car that we don’t see too often, especially in this condition. It’s a supercharged 1964 Studebaker Daytona R2 and it has been restored to what the seller says is like new or better than new condition… more»

Rare EV Ancestor: 1932 Detroit Electric Model 97

This 1932 Detroit Electric Model 97 is no Tesla alternative, despite what you may have heard. It actually is an incredibly rare and relatively-early-yet-late battery-powered car that can be found here on eBay in Wilson, North Carolina. The bid… more»

Rust-Free Nevada Car: 1955 Dodge Royal Lancer

Anytime that a person reads that a car from the mid-1950s is rust-free, that’s something to take note of. When it’s a 1955 Dodge Royal Lancer two-door, that’s even better. This great project car can be found here on… more»

15K Miles! 1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Four doors or not, it’s hard to dispute that this 1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme is in amazing condition, and it only has 15,691 miles on it! It can be found here on craigslist in Superior, Wisconsin and the seller… more»

Sweet Scoot: 1960 Harley-Davidson Topper

As an incurable oddball scooter fan/fanatic, this 1960 Harley-Davidson Topper really caught my eye. I happened to be browsing the craigslist in Duluth, Minnesota and this one came up. It can be found here on craigslist in nearby Superior,… more»

50K Mile Survivor: 1978 AMC Concord D/L

We have seen quite a few AMC Concords here over the last few years and I always find it interesting that AMC felt a need to make what was basically a luxurious Hornet. This first-year car, a 1978 AMC… more»

Scrambler Shell: 1969 AMC Hurst SC/Rambler

The seller of this 1969 AMC Hurst SC/Rambler answers one question right away in saying that it’s a true example with an “x” in the proper place in the VIN. That’s great news, but there are many, many unanswered… more»

Black Gold: 1979 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds W30

By 1979, Oldsmobile’s performance lineup didn’t pack quite the punch that it had a decade earlier, but this fairly rare black and gold 1979 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds W30 was nonetheless a good performance car for the era that it lived… more»

White Wedge: 1980 Comuta-Car EV

A car with a 40-mile range would be useful for a lot of people, although the size of this 1980 Comuta-Car may give most of them a fright. Sharing the road with texting and otherwise-inattentive gigantic-SUV-driving people is enough… more»

1981 Buick Regal Indy 500 Pace Car Replica #005

We have seen quite a few Indy 500 replicas over the last few years, but this could be the first Buick Regal version. These are exceptionally rare and this one appears to be in great shape. It won’t win… more»

All Original: 1968 International 1200C Deluxe

It’s not every day that we run across a nice, original-paint pickup that’s been kept up for over five decades. This 1968 International 1200C Deluxe is one of those trucks and it looks like a really nice example. It… more»

Eight Is Enough: 1986 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limo

When you want to lug around seven of your closest friends and you don’t have any interest in a new SUV, let alone the scratch to pay for one, this 1986 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 eight-passenger limo would work just… more»

Harley-Davidson-Powered 1991 Geo Metro

The much-loved/hated phrase “Drop an SBC in it!” has a slightly different meaning here. This 1991 Geo Metro convertible has a new crate Harley-Davidson Evo 1,340 V-twin under the hood, or partially under the hood. This crazy custom can… more»

Dandy Datsun: 1977 Datsun 710 Wagon

There aren’t many people who would restore a 1977 Datsun 710 Wagon but that’s what has happened with this little jewel box. This museum-quality wagon can be found here on eBay in San Marcos, California and the current bid… more»

Luxury SUV Ancestor: 1966 Jeep Super Wagoneer

Jeeps are one of those brands that stand out. Almost everyone around the globe knows the Jeep name, their heritage runs deep. Wait, is that a tag line from a Jeep commercial? This 1966 Jeep Super Wagoneer is arguably… more»