Project Cars

A Pair Of Projects! 1950’s Studebakers

What were they thinking? I still can’t get over the front-end styling on this 1955 Studebaker Champion Regal (the seller refers to it as a President but the hardtop body style says Champion). Its fish face, along with the… more»

The First Affordable Car: Pair of Ford Model T’s

While the VW Beetle was conceived as the “People’s Car” in the 1930s, it was really the Ford Model T that was the first affordable automobile. It had an impressive nearly 20-year run from 1908 to 1927 and sold… more»

Big Rig Bonneville: 1966 Pontiac Station Wagon

We uncover a lot of Pontiacs and a lot of station wagons, but a Pontiac station wagon, a Bonneville no less? Nope, not too often. One often thinks of a Bonneville as a top drawer, two-door hard top that… more»

Parked Since ’85!? 1967 Pontiac 2+2 Convertible

For shoppers hunting a high-rolling, high-powered Pontiac convertible in 1967, the full-sized Catalina-based 2+2 had it all. Considered the “GTO’s Big Brother,” the 2+2 packed one of two monster 428s under the hood, gill vents on the front fenders,… more»

Factory Turbo! 1983 Buick Regal T-Type

Recall your younger days, learning your alphabet, when the teacher said, “Repeat after me, children:  ‘T is for Turbo’.” Buick wanted buyers to learn that lesson in the ’80s, and worked hard to smear performance across their fleet. Buick’s… more»

45-Year Barn Find Story: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro

The 1969 model year brought a close to the first generation of the popular Chevy Camaro. And it would be extended by three months due to issues in getting the all-new 1970 pony car ready for production. The 327… more»

Barn Find Twister: 1971 Plymouth Duster

The Duster was a popular variant of the Plymouth Valiant compact. From 1970 to 1976, it was a fastback coupe that had its own sheet metal from the windshield back. The performance version was the Duster 340, but for… more»

Motor Project: 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE

Here on eBay is a well-bred sedan: a 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE, bid to $7600 with the reserve met. This car is located in Dallas, Texas. Not only is this Benz a worthy example, but the seller has also posted… more»

Rebadged Import: 1986 Merkur XR4Ti

Ford in the U.S. has been known to borrow from Ford of Europe over the years for cars to market on these shores. Case-in-point is the Mercury Capri which was built and sold under the name on both continents…. more»

Stored For 30 Years: 1983 Avanti II

These days, in the world of automotive, a halo car is one which is the pinnacle of the brand’s achievements, a car which customers lust over but was often out of reach for many. Studebaker had the same thoughts… more»

Rare Twin Cam: 1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega

It’s a Chevy Vega with an engine tuned by a British sportscar company, and it comes with a tent. Do you really need to know any more than that? Pat L. you did it again—great tip on this 1976… more»

427 Four-Speed! 1969 Chevrolet Camaro

With manual brakes, manual steering, a manual transmission, and a 427 under the hood, this powerful pony car promises a brutal and visceral driving experience that no modern ride can match. The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro in Corvette country, Bowling… more»

Rare Shooting Brake: 1976 Jensen GT Project

In the late 1960s, Jensen Motors was hanging by a thread, almost done in by US safety regulations. Kjell Qvale, a distributor of cars on the west coast, teamed up with Donald Healey to rescue the company: Qvale took… more»

Major Roller Project: 1970 Dodge Charger

Other than the Plymouth Road Runner, Chrysler’s next most popular car in the 1960s was probably the Dodge Charger. Interest in the car started slowly, but by the B-body intermediate redesign of 1968-70, sales of the Dodge Charger were… more»

Sort Of Original: 1967 Chevelle SS Convertible

Two words that usually put my Spidey-senses on high alert when it comes to car listings are “survivor” and “original”.   It’s great when you find a vehicle that qualifies as either, and while there are still plenty of vintage… more»

No Reserve Bandit: 1976 Pontiac Trans-Am 455 V8 SE Y82

The mid-1970s were the zenith of the Malaise Age. Pontiac’s sales fell nearly in half from 1973 to 1975, and they weren’t alone. A recession didn’t help, but regulations and a gas crisis were the real culprits. In an… more»