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!

1 of 100: 1971 Jeepster Hurst Commando

We have seen rare vehicles here before. Whenever something is more of a special edition than a one-off type of rare vehicle, those don’t seem to get… more»

Rebel = First Muscle Car? 1959 Rambler Rebel

Many people say that the 1957 Rambler Rebel with a 327 V8 engine was the first muscle car. That’s always dangerous ground because some folks take it… more»

$4,500: 1953 Dodge Meadowbrook Suburban

A two-door wagon that was only offered one year? Yes, please! This 1953 Dodge Meadowbrook Suburban is one good-looking project and it can be found here on… more»

All Original: 1963 Plymouth Valiant V100

The 1963 Valiant was redesigned, much to the delight of hoards of Plymouth fans. The previous look was a little “different” for a lot of people but the… more»

$4,500 or Offer: 1961 Rambler Classic Custom

This 1961 Rambler Classic Custom was already a half-dozen years old in its design but Rambler gave it a new grille and this looks like a nice… more»

Gasser or Original Spec? 1951 Henry J Deluxe

We have seen a few independent and/or orphan cars here recently with a few Frazers, and this 1951 Henry J Deluxe is also a Kaiser-Frazer offering. This… more»

Bargain Barge? 1966 Cadillac Fleetwood

If a mere 18-foot-long car isn’t enough for you, we present this 1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 Executive Sedan. This luxurious limo can be found here on… more»

Moving Sale: 1950 Studebaker Champion

Now that’s a front end. It’s, dare I say… iconic? Even folks who hate that overused term would have to agree that this 1951 Studebaker Champion has… more»

California Comet for $2,200: 1962 Mercury Comet

Here’s a good looking blank slate for you Mercury lovers, this one would be great restored back to original spec or modded a bit. It’s a 1962 Mercury… more»

1 Of 131! 1951 Frazer Manhattan Convertible

We looked at a nice project 1949 Frazer Manhattan sedan a few days ago here at Barn Finds, and here is the granddaddy, mac daddy, big daddy,… more»

Drive It Anywhere: 1961 Nash Metropolitan

The last year of production for the Met was 1961 and just under 1,000 of them were sold that year with the remaining cars being sold in… more»

Battery Boxster: 1999 Porsche Boxster EV

It’s pretty rare when we show a car this new here at Barn Finds, but a reader sent in this tip and being a lover of unusual… more»

Really Rare Renault: 1984 Renault Rodeo

One of my best friends of all time has a son who is, or at least was, heavily into Legos. He would build some amazing creations. It… more»

Garage Kept Elegance: 1979 Cadillac Seville

Like a lot of you, sometimes we get in trouble here at Barn Finds. Not in trouble with the bosses but with our spouses and/or significant others… more»

Drive It Home For $1,900: 1979 Ford Fiesta

At 12-feet in length, this 1979 Ford Fiesta is longer than a lot of cars on my master wish list, but they were big in the fun-to-drive… more»

Golden Opportunity: 1969 Ford Galaxie 500

This gold car is located in gold bar. Gold Bar, Washington, that is. This “very nice one owner” 1969 Ford Galaxie 500 can be found here on Craigslist… more»

The Last Oil Tanker: 1970 BSA A65 Lightning

1970 would be BSA’s last year of this model with a separate oil tank. That may sound strange, but in 1971 they went with an oil-filled frame…. more»

Stored 15 Years: 1951 Nash Statesman

Now, this is a storage space, it looks about as packed as any that I have seen. I wonder what’s under that tarp on the left side… more»

Sweet Steed: 1980 Ford Pinto Squire Wagon

It’s been fairly quiet in the Pinto wagon wing here at One Barn Finds Tower, we haven’t seen one in a couple of months! No wonder why… more»

One Family Owned: 1979 Dodge Diplomat Wagon

It seems like we’ve seen a few one-family-owned cars in the last couple of weeks here at Barn Finds. Since there’s a family history and memories involved… more»

Super Mini: 1978 ACOMA Super Comtesse

I’ve always wondered why such a tall guy like myself loves small cars so much. I say that too often but here we go again, I can’t… more»

Barn Find Frazer: 1949 Frazer Manhattan

Henry J. Kaiser had a huge company building ships during WWII and being a forward-thinking businessman, he knew that once life returned to a reasonable state of… more»

Cool Commer Project: 1967 Sunbeam Funwagon

If there’s a more interesting name for a vehicle I can’t think of it right now, can you? This is a 1967 Sunbeam Funwagon and as you… more»

Family Owned: 1979 GMC Suburban Sierra Classic

A lot of us aren’t even 40 years old yet and those of us who are older than that wish that we were as well-preserved as this… more»