Iacocca’s Lifeboat: 1982 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible

By 1982, Chrysler was in real trouble financially.  Years of mismanagement and quality control problems had taken their toll, and the outside forces of rising fuel prices and double digit interest rates did little to help… more»

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Trade for a Horse: 1982 Jaguar XJS H.E.

We’ve seen all sorts of bartering offers made by sellers looking to get some added value out of an otherwise cheap car, but this is the first one I can recall where livestock would suffice. This… more»

Dusty & Rusty: 1948 Armstrong Siddeley

It took me a while, and I’m still not completely sure of the model, but I believe this is a 1948 Armstrong Siddeley Lancaster (yeah, I know, only anoraks like me would care). It is, however,… more»

It Is What It Was: 1965 Ford F100

You’d be understandably mistaken if you looked over the ad for this 1965 Ford F100 pickup here on eBay and thought the pictures were taken in, oh, say 1968. This truck really looks like the low-mileage original it… more»

Built for the Trades: 1981 Jeep J20

I recently watched the classic 90s film Twister, wherein Helen Hunt’s awesome Jeep J20 gets sucked into a tornado and then dropped into the pavement below. It always struck me as a shameful waste of a… more»

Too Nice to Donate: 1983 Volvo 240 DL

75 percent of the time, donation cars deserve to be given away, due to absurdly bad running condition, accident damage or undiagnosed no-start issues. But sometimes, we see cars that absolutely could have found a loving… more»

One Family Owned: 1976 Plymouth Arrow

A few years ago, a junkyard I used to frequent had a Plymouth Arrow sitting on top of the stacks. I had never seen one before and thought long and hard about pulling some parts to… more»

Built by a Rally Driver: 1979 VW Rabbit Limo

Along with gray market importation and the liberal use of bodykits, the 1980s also saw the birth of the unlikely limousine, with cars not commonly stretched ending up with extra doors and rear passenger seating. These… more»

UK Barn Find: BMW M535i

Among old-school BMW enthusiasts, the E12-chassis M535i is one of the more desirable M cars available. Never sold in the U.S. due to our draconian emissions laws, the M535i is effectively the only Motorsports division E12… more»

Prince of Maine: 1982 Porsche 928

“Good night you princes of Maine, you kings of New England.” That iconic line from John Irving’s Cider House Rules wafts into mind when looking at this 1982 Porsche 928, way up there in Vassalboro, Maine, about an… more»

Nicest One Left: 1989 Dodge Colt Vista

The amount of Dodge Colt Vistas left on the earth in mint condition has to be in the 10s. I can’t remember the last time I saw one in any form, and this 1989 example is… more»

It’s Back Here Somewhere: 1958 Chevy Corvette

“Oh, the Corvette? Yeah, I parked it out back. Let me go dig it out, I think the keys are in the trunk…” In this round of Mad Libs on Craigslist, what’s happening in this picture?… more»

Swedish Graveyard: Volvo Collection in California

While yesterday’s “collection” post focused on old air-cooled VWs, today’s is about Volvo P1800 coupes. A craigslist seller in California’s San Fernando Valley has posted up a vast collection of these pretty Swedes, along with photos… more»