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Former SWAT Unit: 1942 Chevrolet ESU

UPDATE 11/30/21 — The consensus among our readers is that the front clip of this vehicle came from an International from the 1950s. The seller says it’s a 1942 Chevrolet. ———————————- As best we can determine, ESU stands for… more»

20 Miles And Never Registered 1963 Ford Cortina

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not very familiar with the export-only models the big U.S. automakers have shipped to various countries around the world. Ford in particular has had a prolific export-only program which included the… more»

Part Car, Part Boat: 1964 Amphicar

The Amphicar 770 was an interesting novelty vehicle from the 1960s. Built in West Germany, it was part car and part boat, so it functioned on both land and water. A quirky vehicle, owners were quoted as saying things… more»

1 of 97: 1948 Playboy A48 Convertible

The 1948 Playboy A48 retractable hardtop convertible was the only car produced by the short-lived Playboy Automobile Co. It was conceived by a Packard dealer who felt the cars would sell well after World War II. Only 97 copies… more»

Mini Bimmer Project Lot: BMW Isetta Duo

Unpacking another enthusiast’s collection can represent a staggering amount of work. Piles of random parts, mislabeled boxes, and sorting out what’s a usable item versus a throwaway can represent hours’ worth of effort for unknown gain. In the case… more»

It’s A Mudder! 1998 Mercedes 190E 4X4

Sprechen sie Deutsch, Y’all? That may be helpful if you were to become the next owner of this outrageous 1998 Mercedes 190E four-wheeler. Where does one start with a mash-up like this? Why? might be the first question and… more»

Rust Free! 1972 Volkswagen Thing

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a VW Thing without rust! This 1972 model has been in the same family for over 19 years and has obviously been well taken care of during that time. It’s listed for sale… more»

6 Doors Too Many? 1966 Checker Aerobus

Based on observation, it appears that two doors are preferred over four doors. If that’s the case are four doors then preferred over eight? Looking like something that would have been at home in the Beatles movie Help, is… more»

Bad Idea? Heck, Yes! 1971 MGB 4×4

File this unusual automotive marriage in the “Hey, y’all, watch this” department! Someone decided it would be a good idea to put a 1971 MGB body on a Willys Jeep chassis! The resulting vehicle is being sold here on… more»

A Pair Of Crosley Specials!

A special thanks to reader Chuck F. for sending us this seriously cool find of two Crosley-based specials! They are listed for sale (incorrectly as Crosley-Bugattis) here on craigslist and are located in Bessemer, Pennsylvania. The price for the… more»

Save Them from the Crusher! Stash of Vintage Cars & Trucks

Located in the woods near Loudon, New Hampshire is a salvage yard that contains at least fifty old cars and trucks. There are more than that out there, but those are just the ones we could identify from some… more»

Midget Muscle: 1971 Plymouth Duster Shorty

This Dart may not be a barn find but it deserves an honorable mention for being awesome. It was built in the seventies as a show car and was supposedly even featured on the cover of a Mopar Magazine… more»

Retro Cool! 1979 Dodge B200 Star Wars Van!

UPDATE: This unique Star Wars Van has resurfaced yet again. It’s been over two years since it came to market last, but it’s now residing in Lewis Center, Ohio with an $11,500 asking price. There’s still no proof provided… more»

Rare Six-Cylinder Powered 1968 MGC-GT Project

“My MGB-GT is a runner now,” proclaimed the great songwriter Richard Thompson on his album Mirror Blue. “I welded the sills and the old floor pan/Cut the rust with the torch and the hacksaw/Took the Rostyles off, put the… more»

Turbo 302 Equipped: 1981 Mercury Zephyr

This 1981 Mercury Zephyr is a very cool build that you don’t often see in this model, as the seller has dropped in a turbocharged 302 paired to a manual T5 transmission. The Zephyr has always been an oddball… more»

Zero Rust Survivor: 1986 Subaru Brat 4×4

Most of us likely know by now that the Subaru BRAT is one of the coolest vehicles ever made. Yes, I realize there’s a vehicle called the El Camino which was a very similar concept, but the BRAT wins… more»