It's rarer than hen's teeth and more rotten than a pear sitting in the owner's orchard, but that is only the beginning of the amusing description that accompanies this 1976 Austin Ute.
When Jeep introduced the new longer wheelbase CJ-7 as a compliment to their CJ-5 model they opened the door for spirited musical debates between CJ enthusiasts like the ones seen here. Whether you thought your CJ-5 was the toughest rig around or your CJ-7 could take a smaller Jeep anytime, it was clear there was…
As the times change, so too do the vehicles in which you are unsuccessfully trying to attract female attention—at least according to this Subaru commercial. What better way to follow up two decades of hitting home runs with your interesting automotive choices while striking out with the opposite sex than purchasing…
Long before John Force, "Jungle Jim" Lieberman won over crowds and gained a following with his huge burnouts and drag strip showmanship. Jungle Jim built a large fan base with his theatrics and wild rides down the drag strip. This picture was taken in April of 1976, a little over a year before he died in an off track…
Welcome to Found Off The Street, our look at cars found on the cape that rust liked so much it decided to summer there; Cape Cod, MA. Today we have a pair of 1970s International Harvester Scout IIs
Earlier this year, we saw this '79 Datsun King Cab pickup in a Northern California self-service wrecking yard. Here's another one, in a different yard but with the same sad story: truly small pickups are just too small.
Even the Germans got into the act when celebrating the American Bicentennial, with this Spirit Of '76 dash-plaque-equipped 1976 Beetle convertible. Bonus points if you can name three more Bicentennial Edition cars!
You don't see many E12s on the road these days, but I saw two of them at a Northern California self-service junkyard a few weeks ago. Here's a fairly clean-looking '76 530i that's Crusher-bound.
As a former '76 Nova owner, I've got a bit of a soft spot for these cars. They were primitive and somewhat shoddy, but they got the job done. Here's one at the end of a long, rough road.
Was the new-for-1976 Chevette really a "new kind of American car," as claimed in this ad? With rear-wheel drive, anemic
pushrod engine, and abysmal build quality, it was more like a new kind of unconditional surrender to the Honda Civic.
Since I've already plugged all this crappy analog video hardware into my computer in order to digitize the glory of a '79 Ford Granada, we might as well continue to unearth car-related tidbits from the Murilee Martin Videotape Archives.
In general, cars at the high-turnover self-service junkyards tend to be 15 to 20 years old, but some types of cars disappeared from junkyards long before their time. The Pinto was such a car.
Just yards away from the now-much-picked-over junked Volvo Amazon, I stumbled across this incredible trifecta of junkyardy goodness at my local self-service yard. Three cars that each deserve the full Jalopnik Stamp-O-Approval™!