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!

Viper V10 Powered PT Cruiser Pickup!

The phrase “Stuff an SBC in it” has no meaning in regards to this rad ride. Most of us have thoughts and dreams about shoehorning a gigantic… more»

Rare Breezeway: 1964 Mercury Monterey

With summer and even fall coming to an end here in the upper-Midwest, we always miss being able to comfortably have a window or two open in… more»

4WD Super Mini: 1989 Subaru Justy RS

Our own Matt Hurst recently showed us a newer and nicer Justy and I’m surprised to see another one in almost the same configuration for sale. This is… more»

31k Mile Future Collectible: 1975 Buick Skyhawk

Driving a vehicle 727 miles a year isn’t a heck of a lot unless a person lives in a big city and doesn’t own a car, or… more»

1 Of 1,500: 1971 International Scout Comanche

International-Harvester wasn’t immune to the trend of special edition models, most of them being nothing more than graphics and decals. This 1971 International Scout Comanche is one… more»

Fourth-Gen Gem: 1975 International Travelall

The end was very near when this 1975 International Harvester Travelall came out, it would be the last model year that they would be in production. I… more»

What A Drag: 1973 AMC Gremlin X Racer

Small cars with big engines are what a lot of us have been thinking about for decades. For some of us, the more unusual the car with… more»

350 V8 4-Speed: 1976 Chevrolet Nova SS

As a fourth-generation car, and most people would say the last real generation of Nova, this car looks great to me. And, it’s orange! And, it’s an… more»

Here, Kitty Kitty: 1969 Playcat C+2

We have shown a few snowmobiles here on Barn Finds over the last few years and they’re really only useful for areas that get snow.. (says Cap’n… more»

$2,871 OBO: 1982 Datsun-Nissan Sentra Wagon

This rare little white wagon is a 1982 Datsun-Nissan Sentra wagon. This would have been the first year, or half-year, of Nissan offering the Sentra in the US and it’s… more»

Barn Find Brit: 1969 Lotus Europa

I keep forgetting to ask our resident British car expert Jamie if he’s owned a Lotus, but I’m guessing yes? This barn find Brit is a 1969 Lotus… more»

13,687 Mile Mule: 1986 Hyundai Pony

If I had a nickel for every time one of you asked to see more Hyundais, I’d have.. maybe a nickel, or not. But this one was… more»

Joe Isuzu Approved: 1984 Isuzu Impulse

Most of us who were around in the 1980s remember the”Joe Isuzu” commercials. They’re still legendary and the later cars featured a Lotus-tuned suspension. This 1984 Isuzu… more»

Say It Ain’t Snow: 1970 Mercury 250ER

Winter is here! Well, it’s not here but it’s near, at least the winter that involves snow and cold for a few million of us who live… more»

455-Powered Car Hauler RV: 1973 Revcon 250

“Cool” is in the eye of the beholder on this one but I think it’s cool. Or at least a cool idea. Having the ability to haul… more»

Really Rare Roadster: 1966 Honda S600

As only 1 out of 111 roadsters made in its last year of production, this 1966 Honda S600 convertible is one rare ride. This little beauty is… more»

Serene Green Machine: 1976 Ford Maverick

Green was the scene in the 1970s, there is no question about it. Green clothes, green appliances, and green cars. This nice looking serene, green 1976 Ford… more»

Original Owner: 1979 Ford F-150 4×4 Short Bed

Those of us who grew up in the dark ages (pre-2000), remember that in the fall of each year the new models would be introduced. No, we… more»

Chrysler Powered: 1940s Hobart Weldmobile

If you’ve seen one 1940s Hobart Weldmobile you’ve seen them all. Wait, what?! Despite it’s homemade appearance, this 1940s Hobart Weldmobile is a factory piece. No, really…. more»

454 V8 Short Bed: 1978 Chevrolet C-10 Silverado

To say that the third-generation Chevy and GMC pickups are hot is like saying that we live in somewhat of a volatile and polarized political world. These… more»

Stored 20 Years: 1988 Yugo GV

We’ve all heard them, the endless jokes about Yugos: “How do you double the value of a Yugo? Fill it with gas (if it will still hold… more»

$3,000 Swede: 1971 Saab Sonett III

Being Swedish – ok, half Swedish, or my ancestors were on my mom’s side.. wait, what was I talking about again? Oh yeah, being half Swedish I’ve… more»

$5,000 Cool Cat: 1967 Mercury Cougar

It’s still hard to believe that Mercury is gone. I mean the car company, not the planet. They weathered many storms, downturns, recessions, and depressions and they… more»

All Original: 1962 Oldsmobile F-85 Cutlass

We have seen the words “all original” many times in the past – it often comes right before a seller goes on to list new paint, new… more»