I’ve driven a vintage 60s sedan with manual drum brakes all the way around and I would have said it was terrifying to drive except that the single-barrel carb equipped inline-6 barely made enough horsepower to get you into mildly excited speeds, much less so to sphincter clenching speeds. But upgrading to dual-power brakes is easy, and swapping to Mustang spindles with disc brakes is a weekend project, and swapping in a mildly tuned V8 is just another few days, and soon you have a Super Sammy. Why do I feel like all of my automotive project planning ends with a car that needs wheelie bars? Anyway, maybe grandma’s car should stay stock. Find this 1965 Ford Falcon offered for $6,500 in Ft Lauderdale, FL via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
This next van is great if you’ve got a family, but if you are a single man, some people might wonder if you are the next Jeffery…Epstein or Dahmer…doesn’t really matter, but what does matter is that this thing is sweet and you shouldn’t be ashamed (or shamed into not) loving a long wheelbase van. Find this 1977 Dodge Sportsman offered for $6700 in South San Francisco, CA via craigslist. Tip from Matt V.
The original Rambler American was launched as a low priced sub-compact under the direction of George Romney. The junior Rambler was powered by a 195 cubic inch flathead-6 and sold for something in the range of $1800 when new…which adjusted for inflation is $16k in 2020 money. Today’s example looks decent for the asking price […]
This next car comes from tipper Art who first writes: 3 on the tree 220 Deeeeeee! Kinda just rolls off the tounge, huh? Lotta cool for 5K… quick glance through looks clean. Can these stay cheap forever? Maybe, since they never die…And a few minutes later wipes a film of coronavirus repelling axle grease off […]
Production of the 3rd generation F-Series started in 1957 and only lasted a few years before it was phased out in 1961. It was a much more modern truck than its predecessor and featured fenders integrated into the body. Find this 1959 Ford F100 offered for $8,400 in Bonita Springs, FL via craigslist. Per the […]
The Ford Falcon shares most of its oily parts with Ford’s cool as Steve McQueen Mustang coupe/fastback, but the Falcon was available in boring old 60s dad wagon trim…except that wagons are cool now. Find this 1964 Ford Falcon Wagon offered for $7,500 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist. Tip from Pat L. This Falcon […]
For whatever reason the automotive industry doesn’t make small incremental improvements each year, and instead tends to make huge strides across time. Drive a 1960 Ford and then a 1965 and you won’t notice much difference, but drive a 1955 Ford and the 1960 car seems like it is from another planet. The cars of […]
This week’s Thursday Twister comes from Erik202 who writes: I have been having an ongoing conversation with my father about what the last vehicle to be sold with a column shifted 3-speed (3 on the tree) manual was. I think it has to be something like this 1979 Chevrolet C10. But I would love to […]
One of the tricks when buying a used car is that you should always pick the example with the most options from the OEM. Those options can add up to tens of thousands of dollars on a modern luxury car, but you’ll often get them for free when you pickup a used example because everybody […]