An Encore is basically a new jeep-like vehicle built for recreational use. I know many guys who own original M151’s that would like to own an Encore to use as a daily driver and trail jeep. The bodies are thicker gauge, better built and you don’t risk beating up an original jeep. Read More
Before we had the Jeep Wagoneer with the fake wood adorning the flanks, we had the Jeep Wagoneer with a Gladiator front-end. This ’65 Jeep Wagoneer was built under the Kaiser-Jeep Corporation. The engine is a 230 cu in Tornado engine and it is the first overhead cam engine in an American car in ’65. The Gladiator front end treatment for the Wagoneer model only occurred in ’64 & ’65. The seller states that everything works including the AM radio! We like this seller already. Read More
We have a lot of respect for these Wagoneers. They have a loyal following and there are quite a few restoration shops dedicated to preserving them. The popularity certainly hasn’t been hurt by Breaking Bad’s success. Sklar White, wife of the meth cooking high school teacher, drives a red one. But they now have more money than they can count so she drives something newer. Got to spend it somewhere. Read More
Not much to go on here as the seller is rather tight lipped about the details. He does say that it can be driven everyday. Unless you are John Wayne in Daktari, we aren’t sure how much fun that would be. Read More
International Harvester built some really great trucks in the 60s and 70s. The Scout was perhaps the best known civilized model fashioned after the Jeep but with a little more comfort. Then came the Travelall. This was primarily used as a commercial vehicle then IH took a run at the Suburban market and upgraded it for passenger use. It was actually very successful until the gas lines of the 70s killed the market. There aren’t that many survivors around nor are many fans stepping up to build a great one – until we found this one. Read More
You cannot stop a Power Wagon. They are a man-made tool designed to overcome adversity or come to the aid of its owner. It will take care of you. Like Lassie, only with giant tires and a meaner look. We don’t know exactly if this is true but it makes sense. Dodge built trucks for the military in many versions. Soldiers depended on the trucks ruggedness and dependability. When they returned, they demanded to have a civilian version and Dodge, not wishing to miss an opportunity, gave them the Power Wagon. Read More
The FJ55 was a 4-door station wagon version based on the FJ40 drive-train, replacing the 4-Door FJ45V. It is commonly referred to as an “Iron Pig.” The FJ55 was designed to be sold in North America and Australia. All Iron Pigs were 2-tone in color. Most added a 3rd color and that is rust. We are huge Cruiser fans and love the slightly archaic look of the Pig. Read More
We will never fully understand what motivates people to be attracted to a particular vintage car. For buyers of new cars, it doesn’t really matter that much. That decision is probably based more on need and budget. With old or vintage cars, there is some siren call that helps seal the deal. Case in point – there was an article about Ralph Lauren in Vanity Fair or some other magazine of similar literary integrity. One of the best images has Mr. Lauren behind the wheel of heavily patinated Jeep in powder blue where in fact there was any powder blue paint. We know he has the keys to one of the world’s best curated collections of classic cars. But he knows when he is on the ranch he needs something different. He could afford a new Jeep or Landie D-90 painted in any custom color with exotic interiors. But he chose this tired but happy old bulldog of a Jeep. Read More
Okay, so what does Locked mean? In Land Cruiser World it means it is equipped with front & rear differential lockers. This is an expensive option but essential if you plan on going anywhere that isn’t paved. This is our personal daily driver. We have it listed on eBay right now, so if you are in the market or know of someone who wants a turnkey classic SUV, send them to the auction. They will thank you for it. Buy It Now is $14,000. Oh, by the way, Tarzan is his name. You never change a Land Cruiser’s name. Visit the eBay auction by clicking here.
We like Jeeps. They paved (or unpaved) the way for the SUV and Crossovers that are so popular to day. Some are considered collectible. We think older ones are just neat. Most aficionados look towards the Grand Wagoneer for their ride of choice in this segment. But today’s featured listing is a regular Wagoneer and it looks way cool in this trim. Read More
We’ve owned an FJ 40, FJ 60 and currently own an FJZ 80 and all of them have been the source of great joy. No, they aren’t particularly fun to drive – unless you get it off the pavement. That is where you feel invincible. And you can fix these things (if they ever need to) in your sleep. We talk about patina and this FJ has plenty. Coincidentally, it has about as much patina as the example we owned. Like its American competition, the JEEP CJ, the top and doors can be removed to add an additional thrill to your commute. You can buy a Tribute to the FJ from Icon for a bit north of $100 grand or you can snap this one up for $10,000. On Craigslist.
There is something special about original owner cars. Maybe it is the character of the caretaker that has been ingrained in the Landie over the years. Or maybe it is the experiences they shared. But it is special. And that is why this Landie is pretty darn cool. It starts with Landies having that indomitable spirit of an English Bulldog – and the unbroken ownership for over 46 years. The pictures don’t tell the entire story and the New York State location warrants a peek at the underside but I feel confident all is in order. It is offered at $21,000 and it would take you tons more to take a basket case to this level. But then all of the history might get washed away. See it here on Craigslist.