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Barn Fresh 1957 Buick Century

Some barn find cars are a pig in a poke. Is there a hidden gem under all that dirt and dust? Personally, if I was an owner selling a car like that, I’d like to share all I know… more»

1 of 12: 1986 Machiavelli Max

Usually, when a listing says “not a kit car,” I tend to assume it’s actually a kit car. Perhaps that’s unfair, but even a really, really nice kit car is still a kit car. This 1986 Machiavelli Max is… more»

Famous Foxbat: 1960 Jaguar XK150 Shooting Brake

Europe is famous for many things, but they stand apart from their peers for the car community’s love of shooting brakes. You might call it a wagon, but in the case of a one-of-two Jaguar XK150 converted to an… more»

Rear Wheel Drive 1973 Volkswagen Beetle!

As someone who has more than a few projects in pieces at the moment, I can feel the huge sigh of relief this seller is likely breathing knowing this chassis swap between a 1973 Volkswagen Beetle and a BMW… more»

Holy Bat Project! 1966 Batmobile Replica

The young and young-at-heart in the 1960s were captivated when Batman hit the television airwaves. It was a blockbuster hit in the ratings for a couple of years and I remember being glued to the TV every Wednesday and… more»

Airport Coach: 1961 Pontiac Catalina Safari

Given the attrition that occurs over 60 years, you don’t see all that many 1961 cars these days. But you almost never see one that was converted into a coach to transport passengers to and from the airport. Such… more»

Parked For 33 Years: 1951 Renault 4CV

The Renault 4CV was the French answer to the Volkswagen Beetle, and one of the cars that made motoring more accessible to the masses in post-WWII France. First available in its native country in late 1947, the 4CV went… more»

Pint-Sized Z/28: KAR Manufacturing Funtastik

The simple, cheap, plentiful, and reliable Volkswagen Beetle chassis lent itself to modifications and kit car creations exceptionally well. Today I bring you this KAR Manufacturing Funtastik, thanks to Scott L. for letting us know about it. There’s no… more»

Compact Survivor: 1979 Ford Pinto

In the 1970s, with the ensuing gas crisis, Americans were moving more toward smaller Japanese and German imports to save on fuel. The Big Three recognized this, and each introduced their own entrants in the subcompact category. Chrysler had… more»

Rare Swiss Beetle: Enzmann 506 Spider

The Volkswagen Beetle, with its simple design philosophy, lent itself well to the aftermarket coachbuilding and racing scene. Ferdinand Porsche modified a Beetle to make his famous sportscar, albeit extensively modified. Today we have a truly interesting modified Beetle… more»

Sport Runabout: 1911 Ford Model T

Most people credit Henry Ford with the development of the automotive production line. In fact, this credit goes to Ransom E. Olds, with his curved dash Oldsmobile being the first mass-produced car. Henry Ford took what Olds developed and… more»

40,000-mile Survivor! 1951 Studebaker Champion

Originally introduced for the 1939 model year, the Studebaker Champion was an exercise in the “lighter is better” school of thought. Coupled with the low base price it proved to be a sales success for the ailing company, and… more»

60 Chevrolet Chevettes Found in Brazil

Old taxicabs are interesting relics, especially in a time when the classic taxi model is quickly disappearing under the crush of driver-owned ride shares that are as random as what’s in your neighbor’s driveway. The Checker Marathon cab was… more»

Light Utility Vehicle: 1983 Piaggio Ape P501

Piaggio’s Ape (pronounced Ah-Peh; Italian for Bee) is a 3-wheeled, light commercial pickup that went into production in 1948. It was conceived to help with the rebuilding of Italy that took place after WWII. It has been in continuous… more»

Real Life Transformer: 1970 Citroën HY

Citroën has always had cool and quirky vehicles, and this unibody, front-wheel drive, manual, corrugated steel cargo van with innovative independent suspension is no exception. Those aren’t even the coolest or weirdest aspects of this, either, but more on… more»

Twin-Cam Powered: 1992 Geo Prizm GSI

Think of sedan survivors you still see on the road today, especially from the eighties and nineties, and you will probably come up with Hondas (Accords and Civics) and Toyotas (Camrys and Corollas.) You might see the occasional Ford… more»