If you don’t remember the Leepu and Pitbull custom Caprice wagon from the other day, let me remind you with this link. And watch the video of what was the best show on the Velocity channel before it was canned and replaced with yet another American Chopper style over produced show with a bunch of actors pretending to customize cars. Argg. Anyway, the builder of this next car should have his own show and it can be called Horrorods and Candy. Find this 1992 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon offered for $13,000 in SF Valley, CA via craigslist. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
This next car comes as a tip from Art C who writes; 4×4, 3/4 ton, 350, 4 speed, AZ truck with zero rust…$5k cash gets it for ya. Great unique dd work/cruise truck, or resto-mod it on the cheap with a cleaned up engine bay, bolt ons, cam, wheels and a drop… and get $15k for it…Probably bring $7k in new england/ny as is. Yes, this is indeed a sweet old truck and could probably be restored and flipped, but I think I’d just keep it as is and drive it. Find this 1979 Chevrolet K20 3/4 Ton offered for $5,900 in Tucson, AZ via craigslist.
Sometimes you find a car that must be a good deal because it is offered at a fraction of the cost of the parts to build it, nevermind the builder/seller’s time involved. This next truck is one of the millions of the third generation C/K trucks built by Chevy over a 19 year production lifespan (1972-1991)…but it has a diesel title and a built 402 ci big block under the hood — not a bad combo for California if I say so myself. Find this 1982 Chevrolet C20 Scottsdale offered for $8999 in West Hills of the SF Valley, CA via craigslist.
The guys over at Hagerty have it correct when they say that the Chevy Monza was born at just the wrong time. The Monza was released in 1975 as a rear-drive renaissance for compact American compact sports coupes, and while it sold in decent numbers (over 800k from 1975-1980) it was released at the height […]
The second generation Chevrolet Camaro was released in 1970 as an upgrade to the first generation (1967-1969), and it was longer, lower, and wider and more expensive. Was it better looking…? Ehh…maybe to a few Chevy nerds looking for something more modern in 1970, but time as certainly favored the clean looks of the first generation, but the 70s version has a certain appeal that can’t be denied. Life was going great for the “super hugger” Camaro until the fuel crisis, safety standards, high insurance rates, and ever-tightening emissions turned it into a slow and mushy thing covered in decals, stickers, and scoops to distract the seller from the fact that horsepower was down and fun was out. But that doesn’t matter today because this next example looks good and is offered for a price that isn’t insane. Find this 1977 Chevrolet Camaro LT offered $13,500 in Austin, TX via craigslist. Tip from Rramjet.
This next car comes as a tip from SecondMouse who writes: Ordinarily, car people would generally run screaming away from an S10 offered for sale. But this one is, well, different. Some maniac stuffed a 2012 6.2 liter Chevy V8 in it, along with a 6 speed automatic and a few other goodies. This might be a fun ride for someone with an uncle in the tire business. Find this 1998 Chevrolet S-10 in Clute, TX via craigslist offered at $8500.
The C4 Corvette might have been the least curvy Corvette ever built, but I believe that history might judge it nicely in the future. Built from 1983 through 1996, it has proportions and lines that are pleasing to the eye without the unnecessary Pontiac-style plastic body cladding that adorns every nook and cranny of a modern Corvette. Years from now, when people are trying to figure out how to maintain the 10-speed dual-clutch computer controlled automatic gearbox in their mid-engine Vette, they might yearn for a car with the electro-mechanical simplicity of a C4 and find the clean aesthetics a bonus. Find this 1993 Chevrolet Corvette offered for $8000 in Gilroy (Garlic capital of the West!), CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
If you take the one major thing that makes the Cosworth Vega an interesting and unique car (namely, that Cosworth Twin-Cam alloy inline-4) and replace it with an engine that is in every conceivable way an upgrade, (except for originality) is that a good idea? Wait a moment. I feel like I’ve asked this question before…no not about the sundry V8 Vega customs we’ve featured, but I’m getting a sense of déjà vega here…yes…we’ve featured this exact car in July of 2018. Today’s asking price is less, but the car looks more sorted — it has a factory style airbox now instead of the drone-tube from before and a set of pink floormats. Find this 1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega EcoTech offered for $9,999 outside of Raleigh, NC via craigslist. Tip from Rock On (again!)!
The seller of this next car is asking a large sum of money for a Vega…and I normally don’t like posting cars that are this expensive, but the build is impressive. And the amount of money it would take to assemble your own version of this 383 stroker powered beast would exceed the asking price before you got to the custom fabrication of things like the rear-mounted trans cooler housing. Oh, and did I mention that it has — LIGHTNING ROD SHIFTERS?? Find this 1973 Chevrolet Vega Wagon offered for $22,500 in Millville, NJ via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car is quite something else. It starts with a normal looking Chevrolet Caprice Classic (not an Impala…) and then continues to have another Caprice that was shortened to puffer fish proportions and turned into a trailer. With the available 8 seats (3+3+2) in the Caprice and then the final 5 in the trailer (3+2) you get a total seating for 13 in a vehicle that might not technically be legal to have people in the back, but I think the only reason a cop would pull you over would be to tell you how awesome it looked. Find this 1993 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Plus Trailer offered for $12,500 in Hoquiam, WA via craigslist. Tip from JB1025.