This next car comes as a tip from JB1025 who writes: Look’s pretty dang good clean 428 Poncho Land Cruiser nice color combo. I have to agree with JB’s sentiments and the reason this 428 V8 equipped beast is cheap is because it has 4-doors, but that makes it very family friendly and ready to be your semi-daily driver. Find this 1969 Pontiac Bonneville 4-Door offered for $6000 in Edmonds, WA via craigslist.
With the long 4th of July weekend coming up, I feel like I need to feature more honest American trucks. And what is more honest than a 64 F-series offered for less than 50 cents per pound? It is old, mildly rusty, no title, and doesn’t run — but it is complete and appears to have a useable interior. Find this 1964 Ford F250 offered for $2000 in Albuquerque, NM via craigslist.
This next car comes as a tip from Cory who writes: over the top custom g body monte carlo- what is it?? That is a fabulous question, and one that the seller doesn’t really do a good job answering with a few lines of text and a total of 24 photos. The seller reports that a family is asking him to help sell their Dad’s uncompleted custom thing which is described as starting life as an ’87 Monte Carlo and now its been given a full Johnny Cash treatment with all manner of 59 T-Bird parts, Ford wheel caps, and whatever a “Continental Kit” is. I’m confused, but strangely attracted. Find this 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Kustom offered for $15,000 in Hartford, CT via craigslist.
This next advertisement is remarkable. The car is a cool old beast, but the seller is the story. Here we’ve got a ’51 Ford that has been owned by the same dude since 1968. I can’t imagine selling a car that I’d owned for 53 years, but this guy signed up for an ebay account (his user name is new since June 2021, and I reverse image searched the pics and it doesn’t appear to be a scammer) and posted a car with decent photos and he (or she) is in his (or her) 70s (or 80s). I don’t want to be accused of being ageist — but as someone with parents and in-laws in their 70s/80s, I find that remarkable. The car is pretty cool too. Find this 1951 Ford Custom Convertible bidding for $10,302 reserve-not-met with 2 days to go, located in Granite Falls, MN.
In 1983 Mercury introduced the sixth generation of their Cougar, which was at one point in time a restyled and Mercuried version of the Ford Mustang. Actually, by the mid 1980s, it might have lived on the Mustang’s Fox platform, but it was much closer in size and equipment to the Ford Thunderbird or Lincoln Continental. Today’s example is offered with an odometer that has only 23k miles on the 5-digit display, but it does have more road crust that you’d like to see in a low mile classic. Find this 1985 Mercury Cougar offered for $7,950 in Stanley, WI via Hemmings.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; the C4 Corvette has to be worth something more than scrap value in the near future. It’s a classic and the good ones will demand crazy money, but even the purple wrecks will be worth something because someone will convert them back to stock and fix ’em. And before you say “it’ll never be worth anything” — just remember that there was a time when you could get 69 Corvettes for next to nothing (probably when this 94 was new) and they are expensive today. So I’m putting this car into the “ready for appreciation even though it is purple” group. Find this 1994 Chevrolet Corvette offered for $6,500 buy-it-now in Sandown, NH via eBay.
I’ve got to wonder about people. I’m all about donating to charity — I do lots of it with old clothing and with cash money…but cars? Who donates a perfectly good running/driving Ford Ranchero to a charity? I get donating an old Mercury Sable or some old malaise mobile, but this thing is wicked — who could donate it to a salvage yard? I can only assume it is a grieving widow or an angry divorcee. Find this 1973 Ford Ranchero Squire bidding for $4000 in Orange, CA via ebay with a few hours to go.
Most of the 3rd and 4th generation Novas you see at car club events are big V8 powered machines with flat paint and wide tires out back. Today’s example has upgraded disc brakes and really nice paint, but it has it original 250 cubic inch straight six and an automatic transmission. So it’ll get you to the Friday night car show, but you won’t be able to leave black stripes on the ground (or crash into a parked car) on your way home, which might be a good thing. Find this 1974 Chevrolet Nova offered for $16,500 in Saint Augustine, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The Cadillac Calais was available as a coupe, sedan, and hardtop, but it was not available as a pickup or El Camino. But it should have been. So the builder of this next vehicle did to the Caddy what should have been done by GM way back in the mid 1970s, and that is to hack off rear of the cab and create an automotive mullet. Find this 1975 Cadillac Calais offered for $8,500ish via GrassrootsMotorsports classifieds. Tip from Cory.
This is not a car that the average person will notice. Most people will walk right by and I have no idea of the amount of work that it takes to get a nice looking 4″ chop out of the top of something like a Silverado. And it is almost hard to tell that this has been modified, but the A-pillars, the B-pillars, the windshield, side windows, door frames, and the back window are all custom. And, I’m not a big fan of chopped trucks, and this may be the answer to a question that nobody asked, but it works — it adds just the right amount of special to the otherwise plain Silverado. Find this 2000 Chevrolet Silverado offered for $12,000 in Holliston, MA via craigslist. Tip from Cory.