American Classic Cars

Unbelievable: 1976 Pontiac Grand Prix LJ

What would a 14,000 mile 1976 Pontiac Grand Prix look like in 2020? Well, here is a good example of what a well maintained, low mile Grand Prix should look like. This car is in amazing condition even though… more»

1 Of 4? 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Pickup

Despite the seller’s claims, I can find nothing on the internet about any factory Corvair pickup that isn’t the classic Greenbrier cab-over version. I’m guessing this is actually a converted Lakewood station wagon — but it sure looks like… more»

16k Mile Survivor: 1969 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

The Chevy Corvair was revolutionary in that it’s still the only American designed, mass-produced passenger car with a rear-mounted, air-cooled engine. It was part compact and part sports car, unlike the more conventional automobiles it first competed against. But… more»

Runs And Drives: 1935 Ford Bread Truck

This 1935 Ford Bread truck is actually running and driving with what is presumably its original flathead V8 engine! The seller tells us it’s been protected for much of its life and has little rust. It’s located in Hope,… more»

Cheap Project? 1971 Chevrolet Camaro

The long-awaited redesign of the first-generation Chevy Camaro’s came early in the 1970 calendar year. They were stalled due to some production delays and 1969 model assemblies were extended by a few months. As a result, the 1971’s were… more»

Turbo-Charged 4-Speed: 1984 Buick Skyhawk T-Type

The second generation of the Buick Skyhawk (1982-89) was the corporate cousin of other GM FWD compact cars built on the same platform, the Chevy Cavalier, Olds Firenza, Pontiac Sunbird and Cadillac Cimarron. The T-Type was the 1980s equivalent… more»

Bargain Barn Find? 1984 Oldsmobile Toronado

We don’t often think of barn finds, as in vehicles that were actually stored and/or found in a barn after an extended period of time, as being luxury cars. The seller of this 1984 Oldsmobile Toronado says that it’s… more»

Halloween Prop? 1953 Cadillac Hearse/Ambulance

Cadillac built nearly 110,00 automobiles in 1953 and a small number of them were converted into ambulances and hearses by Meteor Motor Car Co. If you need to be taken to the hospital or to your final resting place,… more»

Factory 4-Speed: 1974 Pontiac GTO

It came in with a bang and went out with its head held high. While a shadow of its former self, Pontiac’s 1974 GTO tried to find a place to fit within an increasingly hostile regulatory environment, fuel shortages,… more»

455/4-Speed: 1973 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Even though I’m a confessed Ford man, I can’t help but feel a certain amount of admiration for some of the classic offerings produced by Pontiac. This was a company that was firmly focused on its performance heritage, and… more»

Good Buy? Low-Mile 1974 Ford Thunderbird

At almost a foot and a half longer than the previous generation of Thunderbirds (just under 19-feet in length) and weighing in at a whopping 5,000 pounds (the heavest car to ever wear a Ford badge) this 1974 Ford… more»

Solid Barn Find: 1930 Ford Model A

The Model T was always going to be a tough act to follow, but Ford found itself with another success when it introduced the Model A. During 4½ years of production, nearly five million buyers chose to give these… more»

Garage Find: 1952 Chevrolet Styleline Wagon

There in the back, hiding quietly behind the old chairs, the boogie board, the lawn tractor, and the fender sits a proud 1952 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe Wagon, one of 12,756 built that year, a true blue Tin Woodie in… more»

Black Plate: 1962 International Scout 80 Pickup

This 1962 International Scout 80 pickup is a non-running example that the seller has owned for seven years ago with big plans for that never materialized. The old-school company name on the doors and the relatively stock, rust-free appearance… more»

Fire Sale: 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS Project

By 1964, the Impala Super Sport (SS) had come into its own. More than one-third of all Impala two-door hardtops made that year were SS models. In terms of engines, the Impala SS could be ordered from mild to… more»

One-Owner 58k Mile 1977 Chevrolet Corvette L82

The C3 Corvette gets relatively little respect among collectors of Chevrolet’s marquee sports car, but it’s an impressive value if you’re seeking a hobby car typically in great shape for reasonable money. This 1977 example is equipped with the… more»