High Quality, High Mileage: 1984 Mercedes 300 Turbo Diesel

In the late seventies and early eighties, automakers were experimenting with diesel engines.  Some of these experiments were a huge waste of time, money, and customer loyalty.  Others managed to nearly perfect the engines, only to find that customers… more»

Diesel Four-Speed: 1980 International Scout II

Buyers had a few choices for 4×4 vehicles in 1980, perhaps the most unique would be a last-year Scout II with a Nissan-sourced diesel engine. This 1980 International Scout II has that diesel engine, along with a four-speed manual… more»

1991 Dodge Ram 250 LE Cummins Turbo Diesel

I talk a lot about how I like small pickups, but now this is a truck! If a person needed a truck-truck for truck duties – what a concept – this is it. You’ll cut your mileage in half… more»

Rare In US: 1986 Toyota Hilux Double-Cab Diesel

It’s impossible to be on almost any road in America for more than a few minutes without seeing a four-door pickup. That wasn’t the case when I was growing up, and even into the 1980s and early-90s, they weren’t… more»

Diesel Midas Edition: 1980 International Scout II

Elkhart, Indiana was for years the mecca of RV manufacturers and other conversion companies. Midas Van Conversion Company out of Elkhart was contracted by International-Harvestor to build this diesel-powered 1980 International Scout II Traveler Midas Edition along with just… more»

Rare Diesel: 1978 Dodge D150 Adventurer

Rare isn’t usually a word that anyone would use when it comes to Dodge and diesel pickups. Cummins has been supplying diesel engines for Dodge trucks since 1989 but this one doesn’t have a Cummins diesel, it has a… more»

Diesel Dually: 1993 Dodge Ram W250 4×4

Dodge partnered with at least two different engine manufacturers for pickup buyers who wanted diesel engines in their trucks beginning in the late-1970s: Mitsubishi and Cummins. We don’t hear much about the Mitsubishi-powered trucks anymore but Cummins and Dodge… more»

California Car: 1983 Audi 5000 Turbo Diesel

1983 was the first year that Audi was able to meet the tight emissions standards in all fifty US states for its diesel engine but, sadly, it only came with an automatic transmission here. The seller has this solid… more»

7K Miles! 1997 Ford F-250 XLT 5-Speed Diesel 4×4

There are time capsules and there are time capsules – if that makes any sense. That term is bandied about a lot when it comes to vintage vehicles and for the record, a 1997 Ford F-250 XLT 4×4 diesel… more»

Diesel Time Capsule: 1990 Chevrolet Silverado

UPDATE – We got word from the seller of this time capsule pickup that it didn’t find a buyer, so they’ve relisted it. We’ve updated the link to the new auction below. Hopefully, it finds a good home this… more»

Rare Diesel: 1976 International Harvester Scout II

This 1976 International Harvester Scout II is located in Redondo Beach, California. The SUV is a faded light blue and white on the exterior. The interior is green which makes one wonder if the exterior was repainted. But hey,… more»

1993 Ford F-250 4×4 Diesel 5-Speed Survivor!

Wine and vehicles usually don’t mix, unless the wine in the equation is a rust-free California truck special-ordered and owned by a winery. That’s the case with this 1993 Ford F-250 XLT 4×4 5-speed diesel. I know, it checks… more»

Diesel Duty: 1980 International Scout II 4×4

This boxy 1980 International Scout 4×4 diesel with manual transmission checks just about every box for me. The seller has it listed here on eBay in Marquette, Michigan which also checks quite a few boxes for me. That’s a… more»

Nicest One Left? 1982 Chevrolet LUV Diesel

We have seen trucks from this Lubbock, Texas seller in the past and they have generally been really nice, maybe some of the nicest examples left on the planet. Oddly enough, the trucks that we’ve seen here have been… more»

45K Mile 1983 Chevrolet Chevette S Diesel

It’s hard to believe that the Chevette was made for a dozen years or so. I can’t think of the last time I saw one on the street but we’ve seen quite a few of them ramble through the… more»

1976 International Scout Diesel Traveler For $1,250

International Scouts are tough vehicles, even ones that look as rough as this 1976 Scout II Traveler diesel does, and having a diesel engine makes this one a bit unusual. The seller has it listed here on eBay in… more»