Project Cars

Absolutely Original: 1971 Pontiac Ventura II

This 1971 Pontiac Ventura II is an unassuming looking vehicle, but it is a really original car that would seem to need very little work to return it to its best. It has some minor rust issues, but with… more»

Same Owner for 37 Years! 1966 Ford Bronco

Unlike the Chevrolet Blazer, the Ford Bronco was never offered in a factory 2-wheel drive platform. There are some Ford and Chevy purists who like it that way, but I think 2wd Broncos can be really cool. Why do… more»

Healthy 403: 1974 Hurst/Olds W-30

This 1974 Oldsmobile 442 might be looking a little bit tired, but it seems to have generated its share of interest since it was listed for sale. The owner suggested that he might be willing to part the car… more»

L79 Corvette Power! 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

Tri-Five Chevys are among the most desirable classic cars around. When that car is a 1957 2-door Bel Air, it takes it over the top. This one needs a bit of work, but with the rarity of these cars,… more»

Build Your Own Stubby! 1957 Chevrolet 5100

The first time I saw this awesome 1957 Chevy truck it reminded my of “Stubby Bob.” If you aren’t familiar with the Motor Trend show Roadkill, mechanics and magazine editors Mike Finnegan and David Freiburger modify all kinds of… more»

440 4-speed: 1970 Dodge Charger

A holy grail can appear in many different ways. As long as it still exists, there is still some shred of hope like this ’70 Dodge Charger R/T. Packing a factory 440 4-speed drive-train, this is for sure a… more»

One-Of-A-Kind: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Amino!

It’s hard to imagine what could motivate someone to do this much wonderful work on the car of his or her dreams, then abandon the project when the end was in sight. But that’s what happened with this custom… more»

Black Plate Beater: 1958 Mercedes 190SL

Described as a “very solid restoration car,” this 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL is a sharp California black plate survivor that’s been repainted and needs a proper reconditioning. Still, what we can see here presents as a fairly solid car provided… more»

EXCLUSIVE: 1938 Ford Pickup Project

This 81-year-old Ford half-ton truck has been with reader Lowell L’s family for a long time. It’s been parked since 1986, so there’s a ton of work to be done here, but everything is present to put it back… more»

Mothballed Mach 1: 1973 Ford Mustang

This 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is a solid “barn find”-quality example that has recently emerged from long-term storage. The Mustang was purchased from North Carolina and then entered into some sort of long-term storage arrangement, where it was… more»

Parked In 1997: 1957 MG MGA

With Winter just around the corner, now would be a good time to secure a project car that could be driven and enjoyed when the weather turns warm once again. With that in mind, what could be better than… more»

Freshly Built V8: 1966 Chevrolet El Camino

The coupe utility was designed to provide the comfort of a passenger car with the ruggedness of a pickup. This 1966 El Camino has obviously not led a pampered life, but it has survived its years of hard labor… more»

Still A Headturner? 1985 Mercedes 300D Pickup

No one will ever claim that Mercedes’ W123 line is anything but useful. Fuel efficient in the case of the diesels; smooth performers with the gas burners; and unbelievably reliable across the entire lineup. One area it may fall… more»

Ratty T/A: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Indy Pace Car

For some, this car may take the term “patina” a little too far. But make no mistake, the seller knows this is a Ratty T/A.  It even says so across the windshield.  With an asking price of $7,500, this… more»

39k Genuine Miles: 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1

There can be many casualties of a relationship breakdown, and the fact that this 1973 Mustang Mach 1 has only 39,000 genuine miles on the odometer is one of the more unusual consequences of such a situation. Due to… more»

Parked in ’74: 1952 Jaguar XK120 FHC

This 1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe might appear to be an expensive starting point for a restoration project, but upon completion, it could be a car that is capable of commanding a solid 6-digit value. What makes it… more»