Oddballs

El Thunderchero: 1961 Ford Thunderbird

The third generation of the Ford Thunderbird (1961-63) was a rather futuristic looking personal luxury car. The curvier shape was in sharp contrast to the boxier look of its predecessor. So if you had time and money (plenty of… more»

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36k Original Miles: 1980 AMC Pacer Wagon

Simultaneously being a contender for the pinnacle of practicality while also being nearly 180° from the mainstream is no easy feat. I’ll argue here we have one example that may lay claim to that title. This 1980 AMC Pacer… more»

Vega-Mino! 1973 Chevrolet Vega Pickup

There’s enough of these pickup truck-conversions made from the venerable Chevrolet Vega to believe that there was indeed a kit available to perform the roof chop in the comfort of your own backyard. In fact, our own Scotty G…. more»

French Import: 1991 Citroën XM

French automakers such as Citroën, Peugeot, and Renault all spent time selling vehicles in the United States, but by the early 1990s, the trio had all left the market due to abysmal sales. Though most vehicles from the 1980s… more»

Insane Barn Find! 1936 Tatra T87

If you’re among the legions of enthusiasts claiming that all the good barn finds are gone, prepare to be corrected. This is an exceedingly rare Tatra T87, a Czechoslovakian oddball of which less than 3,100 were ever made. These… more»

Twin Engines! 1961 McCulloch R1 Go Kart

You might recognize the McCulloch name for their superchargers, but back in the ’60s, they also built go-karts. And when I say they built go-karts, I mean they built super cool go-karts! Just take a look at this 1961… more»

Price Drop: 1989 Isuzu I-Mark RS With Recaro Package

It’s been over a decade since Isuzu stopped selling passenger vehicles in the United States, and while they were mostly known for selling trucks and SUVs before they departed from the market, the automaker also sold a handful of… more»

Dashing Diesel: 1980 Volkswagen Dasher Hatchback

Most folks are familiar with Volkswagen’s Passat, a midsize vehicle which the company has sold globally since 1973. Even though the Passat name made its way to the United States for the 1989 model year, the automaker sold the… more»

Corvair Camper: 1966 Ultra Van

When it comes to vintage motorhomes, the sky is seemingly the limit in terms of the choices available. This does not necessarily translate into making ownership an idea one should go into lightly, as these rigs are often cheap… more»

Amazing Build! 1957 Convair 240 Airplane-RV Conversion

Eccentric is an often over-used term. With regard to this motor home named “Andromeda”, eccentric seems to fit it perfectly. The chassis was pulled from a 1979 Pace Arrow which was then topped with a 1957 Convair 240 airplane… more»

Corvarri?!! Ferrari 365 Daytona Replica

In the land of automotive replicas, there’s a thin line between a high-end recreation and someone’s forgotten backyard concoction made with old Fiero and Firebird parts. This “Corvarri” seems to be the former, with lots of money spent to… more»

Low Mileage Survivor: 1984 Isuzu Impulse

For years, I coveted an Isuzu Impulse. The sexy lines, the covered headlamps, the flat-faced wheels with that crazy checkerboard pattern – oh yeah, I wanted one. In some ways, I think this explains my current fascination with old… more»

Bavarian Oddball: 1989 BMW Z1

Though many folks are familiar with BMW’s Z3 and Z4 models, the first BMW Z Series model was the Z1, a funky roadster with a production run of approximately 8,000 units. Additionally, the Z1 was never offered in the… more»

Two Doors Too Few: 1964 Lincoln Continental Shorty

A lot of us have had loads of free time recently and a few of us have put it to good use, tackling things on the honey-do list or cleaning out the garage or storage unit. I would have… more»

No Reserve Coupe: 1974 Volvo 142

Though Volvo’s Amazon and 240 models receive praise from enthusiasts, the 140 Series that the company manufactured between the two models doesn’t garner as much attention. In my opinion, the 140 blends the round design features of the Amazon… more»

Field of Dreams: Massive Classics Junkyard in Kansas

This seller of literally acres of sunburnt classics has access to two full yards of vintage tin, and has been advertising his wares on craigslist and eBay for months now. This latest posting on craigslist is a means of… more»