Guys, hey! Thanks for doing me this favor. Somebody just posted a freaking 1987 Oldsmobile Aerotech on freaking Craigslist but shoot, I’m all the way on the other side of the country!
Ever seen “will trade” in a used car ad? I know I have, and I wondered: does anybody seriously swap cars with total strangers? Turns out they do. I did, and rolled away with my dream car. (And possibly tetanus.) Here’s how I traded my Toyota pickup truck for a rare old 1975 International Scout.
In Yellowstone National Park’s earlier days, there was a battle between outfits vying to be the official transportation provider throughout the park’s massive acreage. Apparently the Yellowstone Park and Transportation Company was the most successful, thanks in part to this White Model 706 bus-SUV hybrid thing.
Remember “Hector?” The guy who was “too slow to make away with the money, man” at the first street race in the first Fast & Furious movie? No? Maybe?
We can talk about how bad we all want a Jeep Wrangler pickup, how insane it is to spend $178,000 on something just a few short years ahead of a horse-drawn carriage, or we can bask in the glory of what may be the most beast modern Jeep on Earth.
Here are the three most important facts you need to know about this hand-built, Subaru-powered Porsche 917 tribute : 1. It isn’t a Laser. 2. It isn’t complete. 3. It has “two Subaru Tribeca engines bolted together to make a 12 cylinder boxer.” The project lit up the internet when it first listed on eBay last August…
At the end of the 1970’s International Harvester had a choice to make; abandon their efforts in the SUV game or revive the “Scout” brand a third time. Allegedly some wild prototypes came out of those brainstorming sessions, like this 1980 Hurst Shawnee which you can have for $175,000.
If you think Toyota trucks are too expensive, don't bother looking at this pristine crew-cab 1989 Hilux diesel. It's reportedly "100% legal" for US road-use and is currently for sale with a clean Minnesota title... for the price of a decent brand-new Tacoma.
Why buy a boring, reliable ride when you can get a slightly older, slightly rougher used luxury car for less? Just ask the ambitious and hilariously honest seller of this '99 BMW 328is, who's throwing in the towel after realizing a $1,500 rally car can be anything but "cheap."
Remember when showing off your Civic meant a fart-can exhaust and a completely useless deck-spoiler? I'm glad we have moved beyond that too. Now that we are a little older and wiser we can appreciate a truly magnificent modified masterpiece. Behold this K20 swapped 1979 Honda Civic.
Jokes about big truck owners having small wieners is old, guys. So old that the dude selling this (awesome, by the way) customized Chevy C60 has offered to "show you what he's got" just to put an end to the ridiculous stereotype. Doing the truck community a service, really.
This frankentruck is part Chevrolet Silverado 2500, part Range Rover, part tuner-car, and all... well, what do you think?
The suicide-door'ed Lincoln Continentals of the mid 1960's are some of the coolest, most collectable luxobarges I can imagine. That's why I just can't decide what to make of today's "Nice Price Or Crack Pipe" classified question; is a lifted Lincoln worth $9,000?
So there I was, standing at the SEATAC airport with one thumb up on my iPhone and the other proverbially up my ass, nauseated by the feeling of failure and flailing for a backup plan. Another International Scout had just slipped through my fingers.
I doubt there's much Dodge Neon left below this poorly-spray painted body, but it sure looks like a viable compromise between the backcountry-capability of a compact car and frugality of a lifted truck. Or do I have that backwards?
I'm trying to buy a $2,000 truck on the other side of the country. This has proven an exceedingly difficult exercise, not only because the truck I want is hard to find... but nobody I talk to believes I'm for real.
With a retro-futuristic art deco design and perfect patina, this 1941 Ford Cab-Over-Engine "Aero Fuel Truck" might be the best thing unearthed on eBay all year.
The 1986 Diesel Camry we dug up over a year and a half ago has resurfaced... and I suggest someone take advantage of this glorious windfall and adopt it immediately.
An armored 1979 Land Rover Series III is on eBay right now, which supposedly enforced order in the siege of London's Iranian embassy in 1980 and the London Poll Tax Riots ten years later. Seller also claims the Rover retired to TV stardom on "Juliet Bravo." Pedigree or no, it's a beautiful beast.
It's a story you've heard a thousand times(?) Recently single old timer is unsatisfied with the car-truckiness of his Subaru Brat and wants you to turn it into a different car-truck. Don't worry, he can pay. In cheap beer, potato salad, and stories about Deep Purple.