Survivor Cars

Not all barn finds are rusty! Here are the very best unrestored classics:

Biggest Big Block! 1960s GMC V12 Engine

Today, V12 engines are largely the preserve of luxury or performance car manufacturers like Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, and Aston Martin. This has not always been the case, and in the first half of the 1960s, GMC produced a V12… more»

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39K Mile Survivor: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Sometime back I wrote an article about a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, located in New Jersey, that had met the fate that so many first-generation Z28s met, loss of the original engine! Once I got to that part in… more»

Literal Fat Cat: 1986 Honda TR200

One thing that a skinny guy without enough money will never be called is a Fat Cat, either for monetary or weight reasons. The same can’t be said about this 1986 Honda TR200 which is known as a Fat… more»

43k Original Miles: 1974 Chrysler Newport Custom

The owner of this 1974 Chrysler Newport Custom purchased the car from its original owner in 2018. His intention was to continue the tradition of long-term ownership. However, a change in circumstances means that he must now part with… more»

Final Production Month: 1986 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade

This 1986 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade is a super clean survivor that spent much of its life being towed behind an RV. The seller notes it remains in clean condition throughout with a beautiful “Honey Denim” interior and a hardtop… more»

Mini Camper: 1981 Ford Roll-A-Long Conversion

Roll-A-Long the company has frequently used Ford trucks as the foundation for its compact R/V conversions. Though the Ranger was the more popular model to use for the transformation, the F150 seen here also looks like it was always… more»

First Year Beauty: 1975 Chrysler Cordoba

Low miles and excellent condition, I don’t know about you but it doesn’t get much better than that for me no matter what the vehicle is. In this case, it’s a first-year 1975 Chrysler Cordoba in beautiful Yellow Blaze…. more»

Survivor Hardbody: 1987 Nissan Pathfinder

This 1987 Nissan Pathfinder may in fact be one of the nicest ones left, especially considering how few of these first-generation 4x4s remain on the road anywhere except for the sun-drenched West Coast. This one has just over 60,000… more»

Hot Bent Wire: 1977 Oldsmobile Toronado XS

Aside from being a good band name, “Hot Bent Wire” was an innovative PPG technique for creating angles in glass, such as the rear window on this 1977 Oldsmobile Toronado XS. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen… more»

Richard Petty Tribute: 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix

It has been a long time since a NASCAR stock car was actually a modified stock production vehicle, years and years. Cup cars were stuck in a mid-sixties time warp for a long time and as production vehicles went… more»

Real Big 10! 1978 Chevrolet C10 Silverado

If you aren’t familiar with the “Big 10” package on Chevy pickups, think of it as a heavy-half. It’s a 1/2-ton pickup that is set up for towing with a 12,000lb. gross combined weight rating. This particular 1978 Chevy… more»

Driving Survivor: 1978 Chevrolet Suburban

At 42 years old, this all original 1978 Chevrolet Suburban is a true, stunning survivor. Thirty bidders have increased the price to $7,900 but the reserve has not yet been met. This amazing Suburban is located in Tampa, Florida… more»

Snow Bike: 1982 Honda XL250S

The world seems to have gone mad lately with all of the Chrysler Sno Runners coming out of the woodwork. It’s like there are more for sale now than they ever made. This one is a little different, it’s… more»

Closing In On A Century: 1924 Studebaker Light-Six

I get a laugh sometimes when reviewing postings of cars that are for sale. It can be something as simple as just the plain, unvarnished truth or the turn of a word and how it is used. For example,… more»

No Reserve 6.3 V8: 1971 Mercedes 300SEL

This 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL looks quite fresh for having just recently emerged from storage. Long regarded as one of the pioneers of the fast sedan movement, the W109 chassis models like this featured the M100 V8 that did duty… more»

Beautiful Survivor: 1978 Ford F-150 Ranger Supercab

If you are looking for an incredible looking, strong running, and very useful truck, look no further than this 1978 Ford F-150 Ranger Supercab. Located in Caldwell, Idaho this truck has a reserve set, but it has not yet… more»