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!

43k Miles And Rust Free: 1981 AMC Concord DL

As a lover of all vehicles big or small, fast or slow, expensive or cheap, American or not, beautiful or.. not quite as beautiful, popular or oddball, I give you this 1981 AMC Concord DL, a rust-free Florida car… more»

California Hawk: 1964 Studebaker GT Hawk

This 1964 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk is originally from California and then spent some time in North Carolina before relocating to the Midlothian, Virginia area with the seller who has it listed here on craigslist. They’re asking $4,200 or… more»

One Million Dollars! 1980 Ford Fairmont EV

A 24-year-old gentleman in Wisconsin just won a $768-million Powerball jackpot. His lump sum payout is $477-million before taxes, so maybe $300ish-million after taxes? That’s more than enough to plunk down $1,000,000 for this 1980 Ford Fairmont EV. No… more»

Bear Damage: 1976 International Scout II

There aren’t many vehicle owners who can say that their truck has had bear damage. Maybe dog damage from locking fido inside and then chewing ensues. Most of us are afraid of rodent damage on our vehicles but this… more»

1 of 150: 1991 Audi 200 Quattro Turbo Avant

This 1991 Audi 200 Quattro Turbo Avant is more than just a boosted grocery-getter, it’s an uber-rare AWD manually-shifted all-weather machine of which reportedly 150 or fewer of them made it to the U.S. It can be found here… more»

All Original: 1948 Packard Deluxe Touring Sedan

Trim level names from the 1940s and 1950s can be a little confusing with Custom sometimes being above Deluxe which I always think is the highest trim level. This 1948 Packard Deluxe Eight Touring Sedan can be found here… more»

SEMA Concept! 2003 Ford E-350 4×4 Van

Many of us are big fans of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas but most of us have never been there. If you’re an industry insider you can have a chance to sneak in and… more»

$8,888.88! Restored 1988 Yugo GV

I’m probably one of the few fully functioning adults here who would publicly admit that they like Yugos. Have I ever owned one? No, maybe that’s why I like them as much as I do. This may be the… more»

European Model? 1969 Opel GT 1.1L

It’s fun to see such a nice example of a 1969 Opel GT as this one. For any small car to have rear-wheel-drive is a treat for me since almost every vehicle is front-wheel-drive or AWD now. Small cars… more»

42K Miles: 1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass

I haven’t seen an Emerald Green 1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass in a long time, maybe decades. We see a lot of green cars from the 1970s here at Barn Finds but this one stands out. This Cutlass can be found… more»

Stored 26 Years: 1970 Mercury Marauder X-100

It would be fun to do a survey of Barn Finds readers to see how old we all are. Not that it matters for what type of vehicle or era of vehicle that a person is interested in, but… more»

Patriotic 1987 Cadillac Brougham Convertible Limo

Please rise and remove your hats for this one. This 1987 Cadillac Brougham Limousine Convertible is one patriotic people hauler. It can be found here on eBay in Centerville, Utah and the current bid price is $3,150. I would… more»

Original Paint’ina: 1973 Ford F-100 Ranger

Original and rust-free – or in the words of the seller of this 1973 Ford F-100 Ranger, rot free – is what a lot of people are looking for when it comes to old vehicles and especially old pickups…. more»

Arizona Car: 1958 Volvo PV445 Duette

You have to love a vehicle from the late-1950s that still has a split windshield. This 1958 Volvo PV445 Duette can be found here on eBay in Vinemont, Alabama. There is an unmet $6,750 opening bid and no reserve… more»

1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra W/ 4-Speed

There is usually a healthy debate on the merits of the Mustang II whenever one is shown here at Barn Finds. I’m in the camp that there probably wouldn’t be a Mustang today without them and there are others… more»

Muscular Le Car: 1990 Renault 5 GT Turbo

Having gotten my first Renault just two short years ago, I have evolved into being a big fan of them, especially cars from this era. This 1990 Renault R5 GT Turbo can be found here on craigslist in beautiful… more»