There is something deep within the human psyche that causes a constant desire to one-up the next guy. You see someone with a wood grain dash and you get a wood sided wagon. This next person must have been a regular reader of Stephen Potters hilarious One-Upmanship (I prefer Potter’s original work; The Theory and Practice of Gamesmanship or The Art of Winning Games Without Actually Cheating) and seen a woodie and come to the natural conclusion that a typical woody does not have enough wood. Therefore, he build this rolling sauna. The only questionable part of the build is why you’d suggest using such a vehicle as a BBQ truck…the inevitable roadside fire and news report almost writes itself. Find this 2008 Jeep Commander bidding for $1,050 on ebay reserve-not-met with 5 days to go, located in Ft Lauderdale, FL.
The Chevrolet Greenbrier Sportswagon was introduced in 1961 as part of the air-cooled rear-engined Corvair lineup. The Greebrier can seat up to 9 people with an optional rear seat, but don’t expect to get anywhere quickly once loaded up because the air-cooled flat-6 under the rear cargo area only puts out something in the range of 80 SAE gross horsepower. Find this 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier Van offered for $12,500 in Corona, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car is an interesting pile of semi-built parts. It is a kit car that was born in 1980, but has been sitting in storage for the past 40 years. Perhaps the next owner will finish the dirty work and turn it into the pavement pounding beast that it should be…or let it sit […]
I missed this car for the 4th of July and I regret it. Because there is nothing more patriotic than this next beast. Feast your eyes on the wind whipped star spangled banner on the hood and drool a little red-white-n-blue on that interior. This car is as American as aggressive foreign policy, tipping waiters, […]
When I first saw this next feature, I thought “wow, that is a bunch of money for an 80s Ford Wagon“…but then I started to get into the finer details of this particular wagon. Most 88 LTD wagons have long since been ridden into the ground by the grand kids of the original owners…which is […]
Car guys will talk about paint in terms of the distance from which the paint looks good, like a “ten footer” or a “fifty footer”…but with custom Lambo/Ferrari/Fiero kit cars, I like to think of them in terms of the age of the oldest person this would trick into thinking it is a real Lambo/Ferrari/E-Type […]
I love driving classic cars for my daily driver, because life is too short to drive something boring. However, I do have kids, and occasionally I get a sideways glance from a parent when we’re doing a carpool or ride-share with kids to-from a soccer game. While a ’65 SportWagon might not have the latest auto-braking safety gizmos, I think this next thing would make it so I never have to do another drop-off or pick-up…I think I should buy it. At least it passes the social distance test. Find this 1949 Willys Overland Jeepster offered for $3500 in Napa, CA via craigslist.
This next car comes as tip from Erik202 who writes: A while back I sent in a 72 mustang mach 1 that you featured. Those are generally a guilty pleasure of mine. These Javelins definitely do it for me in a very similar way. This one looks like a good start so a trans am […]
This next car is personal…not because I have any interest, ownership, or investment in this particular car — but because it is a car that looks to have one wheel in the local classic car scene and another in the junk yard. It has some rust in the wheel wells and it doesn’t have the […]
Car lovers sink all sorts of money into Friday car club cars…these are the cars that won’t make headlines at your next Barrett-Jackson auction, but they do offer a significant bang-for-your-buck if you are willing to live with custom flames on your fenders, air bags, and chrome side pipes. Not that any of those things […]