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!

SSWEET SST: 1972 AMC Hornet SST

There’s something cool about a person who loves a car enough to own it for more than three decades, such is the case with this 1972 AMC… more»

350 V8 Transplant: 1980 Pontiac LeMans

This 1980 Pontiac LeMans has a bit of a surprise hidden under the original-paint hood. This car is posted on Craigslist in Barre, Vermont with an asking… more»

Southern Attorney’s Car: 1979 Oldsmobile Omega

I can just picture a white-suited southern attorney driving this 1979 Oldsmobile Omega, and coincidentally enough that’s where the seller got it from. They have it listed… more»

The Perfect Pickup? 1970 International 1100D 4×4

Sometimes a vehicle comes along.. who am I kidding, I want everything here, including this great looking 1970 International 1100D 4×4 pickup. This sweet, square truck is… more»

High Priced Toy! 1962 David Bradley Play-Trac

I say this a lot, but this is another unusual one! Some stealthy Barn Finds reader sent in this tip and didn’t leave their name, thanks! This… more»

Boeing Engineer Built: 1966 GMC Camper

There’s an interesting story behind this 1966 GMC Camper, actually there are a couple of interesting stories related to it. This home-built camper is listed on eBay in… more»

Barn Find Binder: 1967 International 1100B

A half-ton pickup is usually more than enough for us weekend warriors, but for those folks who really need a tough truck, something like this 1967 International… more»

A Real Deal Steal: 1977 GMC Sierra 2500

We all know that four and/or five decade-old pickups are hotter than (insert un-pc phrase here) and here’s another great looking one. This 1977 GMC Sierra 2500… more»

Concord Vs. Hornet: 1981 AMC Concord

It would have been fun to be a fly on the wall in the front offices at AMC when they created this 1981 AMC Concord. “Johnson, why… more»

Where’s The Grille? 1959 Edsel Ranger

What a great looking car this 1959 Edsel Ranger is. Whether that’s because the seller doesn’t show the famous/infamous center of the grille in any of the… more»

Prospector Project: 1985 Dodge Power Ram 4×4

This is one big truck, although most modern pickup owners are used to driving a 4×4 four-door truck. This 1985 Dodge Power Ram Prospector crew cab is… more»

Southern SUV: 1985 Ford Bronco II XLT 5-speed

In a world… (in my best overly-dramatic movie announcer voice).. of gigantic, posh, coddling SUVs, this 1985 Ford Bronco II XLT is a breath of fresh air,… more»

Two Door Cool: 1962 Mercury Comet Wagon

Wagons are hot, but then there’s always “that guy” who doesn’t like cars with four doors. Everyone wins with this 1962 Mercury Comet wagon because it only… more»