Project Cars

California Farm Truck! 1970 Chevrolet SWB 4×4

Select upgrades and replacement parts have this 1970 Chevrolet C10 4×4 in “running and driving project” status. The claimed long-time California vehicle now hails from Mays Landing, New Jersey, and can be yours with an acceptable high bid here… more»

Real Barn Find: 1966 Lincoln Continental Convertible

A luxurious, pillarless sedan with suicide doors and a droptop.  For my tastes, the execution of a convertible design just didn’t get much cooler than this, at least not during the sixties decade.  The fourth-generation Lincoln Continental got another… more»

BF Auction: 1952 Austin A40 Sports

In the early 1950s, finding a sports car with a lightweight aluminum body was something reserved for high-dollar, low-production cars, but Austin tried to change that. After seeing the Jensen Interceptor, Austin’s chairman, Leonard Lord approached Jensen about designing… more»

Fastback Survivor: 1965 AMC Rambler Marlin

American Motors’ Marlin debuted in 1965 as a fastback version of the Rambler Classic. Looking a bit like an overgrown Plymouth Barracuda, it was a mid-size car for two years and then a full-size in its third and final… more»

Rolling Drop-Top: 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 427

Due to the growing popularity of the 1960s mid-size muscle cars, Chevrolet promoted the Chevelle SS 396 to series status in 1966. The 396 cubic inch V8 was standard and nothing bigger than that was officially installed in 1966… more»

Stored 30 Years: 1964 Buick Skylark Convertible

The Skylark nameplate played a key role for years in the Buick lineup. It was the upscale version of the Special when Buick’s new compact was introduced in 1961 and was promoted to intermediate status in 1964 when those… more»

Another Wedge Project: 1985 TVR 280i

For all of its rarity, it’s not terribly uncommon to find more than one TVR 280i and/or Tasmin for sale in the U.S. at a given time. We featured one of these unusual British wedges just a few days… more»

Stored Since 1985: 1976 BMW 2002

Imagine putting a car away in 1985 and not seeing it unearthed again until the present day. For some reason, the longtime caretaker of this 1976 BMW 2002 decided, in the middle 80s, to prep it for storage in… more»

1-of-1? 1970 Dodge Challenger 340 Convertible

Claiming that a classic in your care is unique or a genuine 1-of-1 vehicle is bold, and there will inevitably be people who will question that belief. However, it might be accurate for this 1970 Dodge Challenger 340 Convertible…. more»

Worth Saving? 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

With the popularity of Chrysler B-Bodies seemingly having no end in sight, it stands to reason that one would have to be pretty far gone to even think about it not being worth saving.  I guess just about any… more»

$5k or Best Offer: 1975 Pontiac Trans Am

Billboard’s number one song in 1975 was “Love Will Keep Us Together” by Captain and Tenille and the hit movie was Jaws. The muscle car era had come to a close in 1974 with the cancellation of the Super… more»

Ran Last Summer: 1986 Ford Mustang SVO

Many enthusiasts cars have a period in which their values seem to be climbing consistently, but then a tipping point occurs where values either keep climbing or flat-line. Many of the 1980s models have experienced this lately where their… more»

440 Included: 1970 Plymouth Sport Satellite

Transforming a relatively mild-mannered classic into a high-performance muscle car is pretty tempting, although the costs involved will be too prohibitive for some enthusiasts. However, this 1970 Plymouth Sport Satellite will give its new owner a head start. It… more»

Running But Rusty: 1980 Jeep CJ-7 Golden Eagle

I always admire a seller who is candid about the classic they are trying to shift to a new home. Viewing the vehicle through rose-colored glasses is easy, but listing its various faults and shortcomings can be difficult without… more»

Needs Love: 1987 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

There is something undeniably attractive about purchasing a project candidate that runs and drives. It allows the new owner to immediately indulge in the classic motoring experience, tackling its restoration as time, circumstances, and, more critically, their budget allows…. more»

Wrecked Project: 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE

Dodge got into the “pony car” market rather late – five years after the Ford Mustang set the industry on its ear. This 1970 edition checks a lot of boxes: R/T, SE, 383 V8, and Plum Crazy paint (though… more»