Project Cars

Cheap And Running: 1980 Bradley GT

The Bradley GT is one of the more widely known kit cars, and there seems to still be quite a few of them out there.  These were back from the good old days when a VW donor chassis was… more»

No Reserve Project: 1960 Dodge Dart Pioneer

Dodge introduced the Dart in 1960 as a smaller and more affordable offering within the company’s product range while also filling a void created by DeSoto’s demise. It offered three trim levels, with our feature car rolling off the… more»

Diamond In The Rough? 1959 Jaguar Mark 1

Commencing any project build with a rust-free classic is always desirable because it can instantly wipe thousands of dollars from the required budget. That is the opportunity awaiting the new owner of this 1959 Jaguar Mark 1. Life in… more»

Houndstooth Roof: 1970 Mercury Cougar XR-7

In an ideal world, this 1970 Mercury Cougar XR-7’s Houndstooth vinyl roof would be only one of the many highlights that make it highly desired. However, the world isn’t ideal, and much has changed since the day this classic… more»

Lost Storage: 64k-Mile 1963 Chrysler Imperial

The Imperial was Chrysler’s top-of-the-line automobile for many decades. In 1955 (to better compete with Cadillac and Lincoln), they broke the Imperial out as a separate make. So, Chrysler badging disappeared even though they were built and sold alongside… more»

Tri-Power Project: 1960 Chevrolet Impala

Based on the pedigree, I have to agree with the seller that this 1960 Chevrolet Impala is more than worth the effort it will take to get the car roadworthy again.  While there’s plenty of sheet metal that will… more»

Little Hustler! 1974 Datsun 620 Wrecker

Listen up, Datsun wrecker fans! That’s right:  Shirley in Goat Elbow, Nebraska and Ed in Frozen Loaf, Oklahoma, this is your day! Joking aside, this 1974 Datsun 620 Little Hustler tow truck might excite a narrow band of enthusiasts,… more»

Cheap Project: 1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

Volkswagen built its success and considerable wealth from the extraordinary sales of its humble Beetle. However, management viewed a halo model as a desirable addition to its range as early as 1950. Three companies eventually collaborated to deliver the… more»

Solid Project: 1993 Ford Crown Victoria P71 Police Interceptor

Practicality is often a key consideration when an enthusiast assesses a classic to park in their workshop. It takes two forms. The first is whether the car will suit their needs if they have a growing family. The second… more»

Single-Year Color: 1978 Datsun 280Z

Datsun’s First Generation Z-Car range graced American showrooms from 1970 until 1978, with the company offering buyers a choice of twenty-nine paint colors during the production run. However, the Black Pearl cloaking our feature car’s exterior was a one-year-only… more»

Strong 300 HP V8: 1973 Chevrolet Corvette

The 1973 Corvette may best be remembered as being the last of that generation to have chrome rear bumpers. Plastic (or Endura) coverings, like the front bumpers, would emerge in 1974 as the Feds were tightening safety requirements. This… more»

Project Pair: 383-Powered 1964 Dodge 440

The seller has two unrelated Dodge automobiles that are both projects. The first is a 1964 Dodge 440, which was junior to the Polara that year. The second is a 1970 Dart Swinger which was the sporty variant of… more»

Fastback Project: 1972 Ford Torino Sport

The Torino debuted in 1968 as an upscale Fairlane – and would replace that nameplate altogether in 1971. With a complete redesign in 1972, the cars took on a bulkier look compared to the aerodynamic strokes on the 1970-71… more»

Field Find: 1967 Dodge A100 Panel Van

The A100 was a “shorty” van built by Dodge from 1964 to 1970. With a wheelbase of just 90 inches, it was popular first as a commercial delivery vehicle and later as a beach van with teenagers (shades of… more»

Loads of Chrome! 1958 Buick Super Riviera

The U.S. economy experienced an economic downturn in 1958, its first real crunch since the ramp-up after World War II. This especially hit the auto industry, which saw sales drop 30% from the year before. Buick fared worse than… more»

Driving Project: 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe

Finding a classic where an enthusiast can enjoy it immediately and restore it at their leisure is tempting. That is the opportunity awaiting the new owner of this 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe. It presents acceptably as a… more»

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