Custom

It’s a Jute! 1998 Jaguar XJ8 Pickup

Combine a silky British saloon with the practicality of a pickup truck bed, and you’ve got yourself a Jute, a Jaguar Utility vehicle! Someone clever crafted exactly that, and this one-off creation in Morgantown, Pennsylvania can be yours with… more»

Retain or Restore? 1969 Chevrolet Corvette

It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That means we will have readers who look at this 1969 Corvette and wish to preserve its current appearance and custom touches. Others would be horrified by… more»

440 Compact Muscle! 1969 Dodge Dart Custom

I’ve been a fan of E-Bodies and B-Bodies since I was old enough to dream out loud, but it took me quite a bit longer to realize that the Dodge Dart just got better and better in terms of… more»

1963 Buick Riviera by Gene Winfield

Robert Eugene (Gene) Winfield is a legendary American car customizer whose work has graced the large and small screens in Blade Runner, RoboCop, Bewitched, and Star Trek. However, his unique road cars cemented his reputation in automotive folklore. One… more»

Three-On-The Tree! 1968 Ford Custom

Here’s an interesting find. It’s advertised as a Galaxie but it’s really a 1968 Ford Custom two-door sedan. It’s interesting because Galaxies and XLs comprise the bulk of full-size Ford finds. Customs? Not so much so.  Beyond that, it’s… more»

V8 Custom! 1953 MG Hot Rod

Re-powering cars with bigger engines dates to the early days of motoring, and this V8-powered 1953 MG certainly carries on that hot rod tradition. Appearing almost completely stock, the diminutive British sports car packs a stroked Chevy small block… more»

Dean Weller Special: 1948 Crosley Micro Car

Dean Weller’s retirement avocation was running Grandpa’s Garage in De Soto, Kansas. Weller was a car customizer extraordinaire. His primary interest was Model A’s, but over the years he tackled an Edsel, a Lincoln, and a DeSoto, among others…. more»

Rare Rambler: 1953 Nash Rambler Custom Project

The Rambler name was first used for a vehicle by the Thomas B. Jeffery Company in about 1900. “Rambler” is actually derived from a bicycle of the same name. The Jeffrey company was purchased by Charles Nash in 1916… more»

8-Passenger Sedan: 1951 DeSoto Custom

In 1951, DeSoto offered two “stretch” versions of their sedans that added 14 inches of wheelbase to the middle. There was the 9-passenger Suburban with a third bench seat, plus the 8-passenger sedan with jump seats for two in… more»

Drop-Top Project: 1949 Ford Custom V8

The 1949 Fords were the company’s first all-new post-war cars as the transition continued from wartime to consumer vehicle production. As part of the movement away from the bulky styling that dominated pre-war automobiles, the 1949 Fords won awards… more»

Custom 2-Door! 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Wagon

Called a “mild custom” by its creator, this 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle in Minden, Nebraska left the factory (as all Chevy wagons did that year) with four doors, but now it has two! Other custom modifications include skirted rear wheel… more»

38k Genuine Miles: 1976 Ford F150 Custom Styleside

It isn’t unusual for owners to become confused when determining certain aspects of their classic, and that is the case with the seller of this 1976 Ford F150 Styleside. They claim that it is an Explorer, but it carries… more»

Pullman Camper: 1971 GMC C-1500

In 1967, General Motors redesigned their C/K trucks, adding more features and creature comforts than earlier models. The 1967-72 editions were referred to as the “Action-Line” series and they were offered by both Chevrolet and GMC with few differences… more»

Stunning California Barn Find: 1963 GMC Pickup

Some classics have better stories to tell than others, and the one for this 1963 GMC Custom Pickup is a beauty. It started its life on a farm in Wyoming before making its way to California in the early… more»

428 V8 Sleeper! 1968 Ford Custom

For much of the 1960s, if you wanted a full-size Ford but your budget didn’t call for a Galaxie or LTD, you opted for the Custom or Custom 500. With the former, you got things like an inline-6 engine,… more»

1 Of A Kind Custom Project! Chevrolet “Bel Camino”

My favorite jokes and riddles have always been the ones that have to be explained, so here’s one for you- what would you get if you crossed a Bel Air with an El Camino?  A Bel Camino, of course! … more»