Survivor Cars

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

Nicest One Left? 1987 Dodge Omni

By the late 1970s, Chrysler Corporation was in big financial trouble. Its cars weren’t selling, mainly because they hadn’t kept up with the rest of the industry. Enter the L-bodied Dodge Omni and Plymouth Horizon, two sub-compacts that arrived… more»

4-Speed Survivor Quality: 1971 Dodge Demon 340

In the wake of the enormous success Plymouth had with its new Duster fastback, Dodge clamored for and got their version of the car for 1971. Just as the Duster was a Valiant from the cowl forward, the Demon… more»

Stunning Restoration: 1973 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400

There’s a great attraction to slapping down the cash on a recently restored classic car. It offers the buyer the opportunity for a spot of instant gratification in a vehicle capable of turning heads. That is the case with… more»

Diesel Time Capsule: 1990 Chevrolet Silverado

We’ve seen a lot of vehicles here that look like they just rolled out of the showroom but are decades old. Most of them seem to be cars but this 1990 Chevrolet Silverado C1500 diesel pickup qualifies and then… more»

Solid Survivor Today: 1972 AMC Javelin

We come across basic, non-performance versions of Camaros and Mustangs all the time. Barracudas too, but there was a fourth leg to the Pony Car stool in 1972 and it came courtesy of AMC and their Javelin. Discovered by… more»

455/4-Speed: 1975 Pontiac Trans Am

Finding a classic car in storage can be a wonderful experience. That is the case with this 1975 Pontiac Trans Am. It has just emerged from ten years in hiding, and the owner has worked through the process of… more»

Amazing 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Super Sport Show Car

It isn’t unusual for manufacturers to produce one-off show cars, although the practice is less prevalent today than in years past. This 1957 Corvette Super Sport Show Car is a perfect example. The company created it to showcase emerging… more»

No Reserve: Mystery 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396

You have to give the owner of this 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 full credit for his honesty. He purchased this car as part of a package deal from a collector, but it was a forced purchase because he… more»

Pristine Woody: 1985 Chrysler Town and Country

When it comes to adding a certain vehicle to your collection, there’s all sorts of qualifiers as to which one to seek out. If you’re not in the market for a Ferrari 250 GTO, then your selections may come… more»

Daily Driver: 1957 Ford Thunderbird

Finding a classic car that has been part of the same family for more than six decades is a rare treat, but that’s the story behind this 1957 Ford Thunderbird. Its original lady owner purchased the car from a… more»

Finest Claret! 1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo

This gorgeous wedge is a 1988 Lotus Esprit SE Turbo in a rare color: Claret Red. It’s up for sale here on eBay, where bidding is up to $10,000 but has not yet met the reserve. It’s located in… more»

Elegant Longroof: 1965 Mercury Colony Park

This nine-passenger 1965 Mercury Colony Park oozes quiet elegance, something that may be missing from today’s SUVs. I don’t mean to keep harping on SUVs but they basically replaced station wagons so they’re an easy target. This beautiful, luxury… more»

Ready To Go! 1946 GMC Pickup

One of the things that keeps a lot of classic vehicle enthusiasts from buying a project is the fear of it not being drivable right away. This 1946 GMC pickup is ready to be enjoyed and is listed for… more»

Nicest One Left? 43K-Mile 1985 Dodge Aries LE

Looking fairly modern and crisp today, this 1985 Dodge Aries LE two-door sedan is a refreshing change from the busy designs of today. Unless your idea of modern car design involves overwrought and busy body lines, deep folds and… more»

No Reserve: 1963 Plymouth Valiant V200 Convertible

I have been sitting here trying to decide whether there is anything sadder than seeing a beautifully restored classic car for sale where the owner has passed away before they could enjoy the fruits of their labor. That is… more»

Factory-Built: 1960 Chevrolet Corvette “Race Rat”

Who remembers the 1960s when auto manufacturers were not only actively involved in racing but would build race cars as well? This 1960 Corvette is one of ten that Chevy built, and it was produced to run at the… more»