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!

Thumb’s Up: 1976 Buick Skylark

It’s hard to believe that the iPhone, or the smart phone in general, has really only been around for just over a decade. Most of us have… more»

Stored Since 1990: 1961 Rambler American Wagon

I can’t get enough of these second-generation Rambler Americans, they’re so quirky and gangly and.. hey wait, I just described myself. This 1961 Rambler American wagon is… more»

Kansas Farm Car: 1974 Dodge Monaco Brougham

At almost 19-feet in length and 4,500 pounds, this 1974 Dodge Monaco Brougham two-door hardtop is one big car. The Dodge Boys’ timing almost couldn’t have been… more»

Pontiac Firebird V8 Powered: 1977 Pontiac Ventura

Do any of you have vehicles that have been in storage for years or even decades? I hate to admit that I do. The seller says that… more»

$2,500 5-Speed Turbo: 1987 Ford Bronco II 4×4

There isn’t too much information given by the seller of this 1987 Ford Bronco II turbo. Wait, what? Turbo? That’s one bit of information that they give…. more»

Rust-Free Rear-Drive: 1990 Jeep Comanche

With a cost of just over $8,000 when new, this rear-wheel drive 1990 Jeep Comanche was the lowest priced Jeep model. This non-4×4 Jeep is on Craigslist… more»

454 V8 and 4-Speed: 1982 GMC High Sierra 3500

Pickups may be the hottest market segment out there right now in the collector world. We all saw it sneaking up on us over the last few… more»

Piston Powered: 1971 Mazda 1200 Coupe

The Mazda 1200 was the first piston-powered Mazda Familia offered in the U.S. market, starting in 1971. This 1971 Mazda 1200 is listed on eBay with bids… more»

Rare 343 V8 4-Speed! 1967 AMC Marlin

On first glance, at least from the front 3/4 views, it’s hard to tell that this isn’t an AMC Ambassador but it is, in fact, a very… more»

$5,000 Retractable: 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner

There is a stark difference between a 1957 Chevrolet and a 1957 Ford and I’m betting that the Chevy would win almost any popularity contests between the… more»

Talking Town and Country: 1983 Chrysler LeBaron

The 1980s were a love it or hate it decade, maybe more so than most other decades were. It was a transitional period from old school everything:… more»

Perfect Poncho: 1977 Pontiac Catalina Safari Wagon

Sometimes a car comes along that you never knew you could possibly have any interest in at all, but after seeing the photos and hearing the story,… more»

Pre-War Post-War Project: 1950 BMW R35

BMW has had an interesting history, to say the least. And when you throw a couple of world wars in the mix it gets really interesting. This… more»

289 V8 and 4-Speed: 1966 Mercury Comet Caliente

The seller says that this 1966 Mercury Comet Caliente has been stored for over 30 years, hopefully it wasn’t stored outside for over 30 years. In fact… more»

Give Me A Break: 1975 Citroën Ami 8 Break

I never thought that I’d own a French car but I do. They’re an acquired taste for sure, at least for those of us who weren’t born… more»

British Pedal Power: 1973 Triumph Bicycle

Most British motorcycle and car fans and fanatics are like any others, they like to collect their brand no matter what the product is that wears their… more»

Mikado 4×4: 1980 Chevrolet LUV

“All you need is love”.. or LUV is more like it. This 1980 Chevrolet LUV Mikado 4×4 pickup needs a little love but it’ll give back just… more»

440 6-Pack 4-Speed! 1973 Dodge Dart

Wow. I’ve talked about box-checkers before but this 1973 Dodge Dart is one amazing car that checks a lot of boxes. This black beauty is listed on… more»

Optional Twin-H Power: 1953 Hudson Super Jet

We often hear that it’s becoming so expensive, sometimes too expensive, to jump into the old car hobby. Cars like this 1953 Hudson Super Jet bring it… more»

Spirit of America Edition: 1974 Chevrolet Impala

GM was getting into the spirit of America’s 200th birthday a little early when it came out with the 1974 Chevrolet Impala Spirit of America edition. This… more»

Oil Sign With Oil Baron Price: Mobil Pegasus Sign

It’s probably safe to say that the vast majority of car guys and gals know this logo. Mobil has an incredibly interesting history and anyone with deep,… more»

$1,800 Rare Rig: 1984 Ford Ranger Roll-A-Long

While there was only one photo on the Craigslist post for this 1984 Ford Ranger Roll-A-Long camper, it was too unique to pass up. The seller is… more»

Parked for 20 Years: 1973 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ 455

I’m not proud of the fact that I have a couple of motorcycles that I put into storage in 1986 and they haven’t seen the light of… more»

Duality Duo: 1988 Ford E-350 Centurion

Duality basically means that you can’t have good without evil or darkness without light or a van without a pickup box on the back.. er.. hey, wait… more»