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!

Two 20th Anniversary 1986 Oldsmobile Toronados!

It’s still hard for me to believe that the mid-1980s was three and a half decades ago. Some of you weren’t born yet and some of you may have been thinking about retiring around that time. The mid-80s is… more»

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Rally Deluxe Edition? 1968 Subaru 360

Most of us have seen Subaru 360s before and some of us have even owned them. I consider myself an amateur scholar (is that an oxymoron) of the Subaru 360 and the seller has this 1968 Subaru 360 listed… more»

One Owner 1966 Chevrolet El Camino!

Coming onto the market a couple of years after Ford’s Ranchero, the El Camino lasted until 1987, several years after the Ranchero was sent out to pasture. This one-owner 1966 Chevrolet El Camino can be found here on eBay… more»

Perfect Winter Beater: 1989 BMW 325iX

My apologies to the seller of this 1989 BMW 325iX, it really isn’t a beater. In fact, it appears to be the exact opposite of that, it was just more of a general, casual term for an inexpensive winter… more»

Side-By-Side Snowmobile: 1978 Ski-Doo Elite

This 1978 Ski-Doo Elite is so far above anything that we had when I was a kid growing up in snow country. We had old, used, usually somewhat beat-up small snowmobiles that we ended up repainting and trying to… more»

28 Mile Motorcycle: 1976 Harley-Davidson SS-125

We normally think of the term captive import as being related to cars and trucks, not motorcycles. This 1976 Harley-Davidson SS-125 is basically a rebadged Aermacchi, an Italian bike. It can be found here on eBay in Melbourne, Florida… more»

One Owner Since New: 1989 Buick Reatta

Anytime that a car has a manufacturing facility named after it you know it’s special. This 1989 Buick Reatta is three decades old now yet it looks almost like it just rolled out of the Reatta Craft Center. This… more»

One Family Owned: 1974 Toyota Corolla 1600

Being a fanatic and/or aficionado of vintage Japanese vehicles, my eyes bugged out of my gourd when I saw this 1974 Toyota Corolla 1600 Deluxe. This one-family-owned, incredibly-preserved time machine can be found here on eBay in Mountain View,… more»

100% Original: 1949 Diamond T Model 201

Update 12/3/19 – After getting bid up to $29k, this Diamond T is back on eBay with the option to place a bid or buy it outright for $26k. Why the discount? From 11/16/19 – I can’t get enough… more»

Serial Number 0001: 1960 Henney Kilowatt

This one is a bit of a head-scratcher in more ways than one. While a 1960 Henney Kilowatt based on a Renault Dauphine is unusual enough, the seller has this one listed as #0001 even though they started making… more»

Texas Preserved: 1952 Studebaker Starliner

As Studebaker’s first hardtop coupe, the Starliner was quite a head-turner in the early-1950s and they still are today. This 1952 Studebaker Starliner can be found here on eBay in Dunnellon, Florida. There is a single bid of $4,500… more»

Project Or Parts? 1974 Saab Sonett III

Some of us have put too much money into the wrong cars. We haven’t started with the best example that we could find and we ended up being way over our heads in restoration costs. I’m wondering whether this… more»

Former Governor’s Car: 1965 King Midget Model 3

I visited LBJ’s ranch and “Texas White House” in Stonewall, Texas a couple of weeks ago for the first time. One of the buildings there had the kind of big American cars that we would associate with a big… more»

Stored For Years: 1975 Ducati 860 GT

Ducati is known for producing beautiful, sexy, fast, mean, winning motorcycles. Most of us think of the color red and layers of farings when we think of Ducati motorcycles, but this 1975 Ducati 860 GT is different, very different…. more»

Winking Beauty: 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado

Are you lookin’ at me? Are you lookin’ at me?! I miss the pop-up headlight era, sort of. They didn’t always work perfectly but people just lived with those things back then. And, “back then” was only fifteen years… more»

Parked Since The 1970s: 1955 Oldsmobile 88

The second-generation Oldsmobile 88 was made for three short years – between 1954 and 1956 – but they define 1950s cars for me. This two-door survivor project Oldsmobile 88 can be found here on eBay in Ogden, Utah with… more»