Project Cars

Triple Carb 427! 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Project

Talk about collectible Corvettes, here’s just such an example in the form of a second-year C3, powered by Chevrolet’s legendary 427 CI “Rat” motor. It’s a project but looks like a sound start so let’s check it out. This… more»

Desert Find: 1962 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

For the model year 1962, the de Ville series of Cadillacs was a step up from the Series 62, not that there was anything basic about a Cadillac. These were well-appointed automobiles that continued to outsell the competition, i.e.,… more»

Extremely Rare Example: 1957 Toyota Land Cruiser

It is a question that will always ignite spirited debate: Does the fact that a classic vehicle is rare necessarily mean that it can command a stratospheric value? That is what we need to consider with this 1957 Toyota… more»

Desert Domiciled 35 Years! 1952 Willys Utility Wagon

Earlier in the week, we covered this 1955 Mercedes 170 and I made a reference to a neighborhood family that had a collection of gearhead sons, one of whom favored a Mercedes 170S. Well, the others had a passion… more»

Easy Project? 1968 AMC Javelin

American Motors followed General Motors into the “pony car” market space in 1968 (Ford and Plymouth were already there). The car would enjoy a seven-year run before being discontinued due to declining demand for those kinds of vehicles. We’re… more»

Four-Speed, Dual-Quad, Positraction 409! 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS

The Beach Boys extolled the virtues of Chevrolet’s 409 cubic inch V8 in their 1962 song 409, and this 1964 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport near Eagle, Idaho echos the song lyrics as a genuine  “Four-Speed, Dual-Quad, Positraction 409.” A… more»

Rare Find: 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7-G

Built to serve as Mercury’s entry into the pony car market and sharing the many of the same underpinnings as the Mustang, in terms of collecting, the Cougar has never really stepped from under the long shadow cast by… more»

Greatest Barn Find Ever: The World’s Largest Collection of British Automobiles

Many of us know the pain of having to make room for a new project by getting rid of an old one. It’s hard to part with a car, especially one in which you’ve invested time and effort; a… more»

Barn Kept Roadster: 1973 MGB

The MGB was the MG Midget’s bigger brother, produced from 1962-80 by British Motor Corporation (BMC). It was a 2-seat, 4-cylinder roadster that was part of a series of small cars that saw production exceed a half million units…. more»

Rare Nomad And 2 More! 1958 Chevrolet Station Wagons

By most measures, a 1958 Chevrolet Nomad station wagon was a swing and a miss. It was trading on the vaunted, two-door ’55-’57 model which was first envisioned as part of GM’s 1954 “Motorama” line. By ’58, the Nomad… more»

409/4-Speed: 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS Bubble Top

1961 was the first year of the 3rd-generation Impala. Introduced in 1958 and undergoing major revisions each of the following few years, this example is quite a bit different from those made just a few years before. This car… more»

Basement Find: 1964 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

This 1964 Thunderbird Convertible is less of a barn find and more of a basement find. It isn’t clear why the owner hid it away, but it appears that it has been sitting for at least 30 years. It… more»

Numbers Matching T-Top: 1976 Pontiac Trans Am

Out of the 12 year run for the second generation Trans Am, the 1976 model is unique because it is the only year with its own unique front end. All other years shared a front end design with another… more»

390 V8 Project: 1968 AMC AMX

American Motors joined the “pony car” war in 1968 with its new Javelin. It was based on the platform used by the Rambler American compact. But they went one step further and created the AMX, too, which used a… more»

Drop-Top Project: 1973 Ford Mustang

Changes were around the corner. The Mustang would be all-new for 1974, a smaller package based on the Ford Pinto. So, the 1973 models would be the last based on the original platform. The car had become bigger and… more»

Former Track Car: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette

The listing for this genuine 1963 Chevrolet Corvette “Day 2” build is quite interesting, but also fairly wordy. The Cliff’s Notes version is that this is a documented split window Corvette that lost its rear window due to visibility… more»