The world needs more orange cars. Or at least, that’s what I tell myself every time I see a cool orange car for sale. Today’s orangesicle dream is a Chevrolet G20 shorty van with a custom exterior (I see you) and a carpet only interior. Do you want to install your own ammo boxes and […]
This next car comes as a tip from Dave in Tampa who writes: Now that gas is blindlingly expensive, I want one of these. Yeah. There is nothing like ludicrously expensive gasoline to make you want to drive cars that weigh a metric ton and suck fuel like there is no tomorrow. Find this 1990 […]
The second generation Nissan Pathfinder was introduced for the 1996 model year with revised styling and a new unibody chassis to replace the outgoing body-on-frame platform. The new more road friendly Pathfinder was also joined by an Infiniti version called the QX4 and sold quite well for Nissan through the 2004 model year. Today’s example […]
The Suzuki Sidekick was introduced in the USA for the 1988 model year as a 2-door convertible or hardtop with a 1 1.6 liter fuel injected engine. It wasn’t a premium offering, but by 1997 it was an interesting experiment in out of date technology and 80s styling. Today’s example has a 5-speed manual gearbox […]
At first glance the Suzuki X90 might look like another car-based crossover mini-SUV that takes a front-wheel-drive chassis and adds a few inches of ground clearance…but you’d be wrong. The X90 was actually a 2-seat version of the Sidekick and as such used a legitimate front-longitudinal engine setup with a proper transfer case making it […]
If the previously posted Van would be decent for escaping zombies but doesn’t quite have the 4X4 chops that you need in your van, then this next feature is for you. Quigley Conversions, out of some backwater Pennsyltuckey township, has made a name for converting regular Econoline Van into things of legend. Today’s 4X4 Super […]
There are lifted vehicles and then there is a LIFTED vehicle. This next one is an example of the latter, where the lift is as much cosmetic as it is functional. Yes, you could go mudding in this next van or cross the Rubicon, but you could just as easily drive over the shrubs dividing the parking spaces at your nearest Costco or find a railroad crossing where you can try and get air. Freedom. Find this 1978 Chevrolet G3500 Van offered for $11,000 in Riverside, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The Daihatsu Motor Company was originally founded in 1907 as the Hatsudoki Seizo Co., and it is Japan’s oldest automaker, but it certainly isn’t the most famous or successful here in the United States. For a few years Daihatsu tried to tap into the North American auto game, but they were unsuccessful, no doubt partly due to the fact that buyers/sellers couldn’t spell their name. If the Daihatsu Motor Company is good enough to be owned by the Toyota Motor Corp, then a Rocky is good enough to be owned by you. Find this 1991 Daihatsu Rocky 4X4 offered for $6,800 in Willow Glen, CA via craigslist.
In the Venn diagram that shows an overlapping circles of 4X4s, exposed hood scoops, and El Caminos…there is a little spot in the middle known as a hillbilly bonanza. It is that magic combination of big tires and big promises that can only be inspired by moonshine distilled in a swamp. It is magical. Find this 1959 Chevrolet El Camino offered for $8001 (reserve-not-met) located in Bohemia, NY via ebay.
This next car comes as a tip from Matt C who writes: Facebook Marketplace find that popped up: A rather unusual mud toy even by Cartersville, Georgia standards. Indeed, this isn’t your grandfather’s Daihatsu. This thing has been lifted three inches and rides on Mattracks — which means it will go as far as you are willing to deal with the inevitable failures associated with replacing the wheel with about 47 different mechanisms. I’m not saying it won’t be fun…but just watch the Grand Tour when they went to Madagascar. Find this 1996 Daihatsu Hijet offered for $12,500 in Cartersville, GA via facetrack marketank.