Hot Rods

Stalled Custom Wagon: 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle

Chevrolet introduced the mid-size Chevelle in 1964 to fill a gap between the compact Nova (and Corvair) and the full-size Impala (etc.). It was highly popular overall, but one of the least seen versions was the 2-door station wagon…. more»

1916 Ford Model T Speedster

As you can well imagine, with more than 15 million Ford Model Ts manufactured over a 19-year model life, many Ts have been modified for more speed (or at least the appearance of it). This “speedster” (the origin of the… more»

Mercruiser Motor Model A: 1930 Ford Coupe

Hot rods can be handcrafted works of art or an old jalopy with used parts from whatever source the builder had available.  Big money isn’t always necessary.  The common ingredient is ingenuity.  A perfect example would be this 1930… more»

Sleeper 1956 Oldsmobile Super 88

At first glance, this 1956 Oldsmobile Super 88 (more about the “Super” in a moment) looks like a dilapidated old car. It’s not even cleaned up for the pictures in the ad where it’s for sale here on craigslist…. more»

Old School Cool: 1954 Austin Healey 327 V8 Hot Rod!

California was ground zero for the rod and custom scene starting in the 1940s. So-Cal Speed Shop, Hollywood Motors, Dean Batchelor, Vic Edelbrock, Von Dutch – never was there more fertile grounds for hot rod creation than Southern California…. more»

Another LS Candidate? 1934 Chrysler CH

I initially got this one wrong, really wrong! It’s a 1934 Chrysler two-door sedan, the seller refers to it as a model CH but it looks more like a Brougham. Regardless, the opening image leads you to believe this… more»

Blank Canvas: 1934 Ford 5-Window Coupe

The most iconic Ford to turn into a hot rod is the 1932 coupe, but this partially rebuilt 1934 five-window model isn’t all that far behind. It’s on the market for a sad reason, but the new owner should… more»

Great Patina! 1928 Chevrolet Coupe/Truck

Looking every bit the classic “barn find,” this 1928 Chevrolet coupe/truck was sent in by Barn Finds reader T.J. noting the fine patina (yes, the P-word). It’s listed for sale here on craigslist and the seller is asking $5,000…. more»

Collection of Hot 1960s Vintage Mopars!

If you’ve been wanting to get hold of a 1960s Plymouth or Dodge to drive or work on, the seller has not one but five of them for sale in Whitesboro, New York. They cover the 1962-64 period (except… more»

BF EXCLUSIVE: 327 Powered 1926 Ford Model T

If you are into building wild custom hot rods, this find might just be up your alley! Reader Michael B’s father-in-law started building this Ford Model T a few years ago but unfortunately passed away before being able to… more»

Spotless Custom: 1932 Ford Roadster Hot Rod

UPDATE 4/26/2022 – Now that it’s springtime, Alphasud, the seller of this sweet hot rod has decided to lower his asking price so that it can find a new owner that will enjoy it now that the weather is… more»

V8 Sleeper! 1976 Pontiac Astre

Me too, me too, is sometimes how Pontiac’s relationship with Chevrolet went. There was the Camaro-Firebird competition, then the Nova-Ventura cousins, the Vega-Astre relationship, and even a Chevette-T1000 why bother deal. Now why one would want a brand engineered… more»

All Steel Hot Rod! 1933 Ford Five Window Coupe

Paint it black, hit the track! That old saying certainly applies to this blacked-out 1933 Ford in Acworth, Georgia, though “hit the road” might be more appropriate in this case. The original steel bodied ’33 has been chopped and… more»

427 Tunnel Ram! 1954 Chevy Rat Rod Gasser

Some cars you can hear by looking at a photo and this is one of them. One glance of this 1954 Chevy gasser immediately makes me hear the cackle of the side pipes. While gassers aren’t everyone’s taste (especially… more»

303 Olds Rocket Powered! 1933 Ford 5 Window Coupe

With all of the over-restored, well into the six-figure Hot Rod cars out there in such pristine condition that their owners are afraid to drive them, it’s sort of refreshing to run across a creation that the seller says… more»

Vintage Hot Rod Parts! 1932 Ford Roadster

Thanks to their popularity, old Fords were once as disposable as empty pop cans, and the post-World War II era saw hot-rodders turn them into all manner of fast and sometimes dangerous contraptions. This 1932 Ford Roadster in Mesa,… more»