Sometimes something strange appeals to us and we can’t quite figure out why. This ’35 Chevrolet 3-Window Coupe is a case in point. We never wanted one and we have no idea what we would do with it but it looks very cool just the way it is. And Cool with a capital C is what old cars should be all about. The original overhead valve engine runs and propels the car forward leaving a cloud of smoke in its wake. Read More
Do you think anyone will be moved to write a song about a Toyota Prius? A Prius just doesn’t stir up the same emotion as cars from the 50s and 60s. “Hey little Cobra”, “Little Red Corvette”, “Little GTO” and of course the Beach Boys’ “409” were songs inspired by cars that were exciting to look at, listen to, drive and be seen in. Today’s featured car is just stunning and since we are considered Ford guys by many, that says a lot. Everything about it screams “buy me and I will make you whole.” What else would you want in a car? It’s has a 4-speed, a great motor, fully restored and vetted by numerous shows with awards. Read More
No, this truck wasn’t owned by Lord Grantham (aka Grand Pa Pa) of Downton Abbey fame. But it was owned by someone’s Grand Dad probably called Gramps. A good many of our readers have something vintage to drag around on a trailer. We know of a few Airstream owners and vintage race car owners too. Some not so vintage. Perhaps the need for a vehicle with good towing chops does not support a $30,000 to $50,000 expenditure.
Tin Woodies replaced real woodies when manufacturers figured out it was easier to build cars out of steel. Woodies are beautiful works of art but they were difficult to maintain when new and very expensive to restore. We surmise that after tin woodies came the vinyl woodies that many more of us are familiar with. Today’s find is a really sweet, very original ’51 Chevrolet. Read More
Okay, we get that it looks pretty horrible right now but if you were looking for a restoration project, isn’t this the way you want to start? There is no hiding anything when you have original paint on the car no matter how blasted it is. So we think the body is probably pretty solid all the way around. The interior actually looks pretty decent although closer inspection will be the true test if that needs to be updated along with the body. Read More
We were watching the Mecum Auctions from Florida and it never ceases to amaze us how many collectible C10s cross the block. We had a rather cool slightly modified C10 last week but today’s is a little different. It is a well documented, 2-owner truck with all of the paperwork you could imagine. It has mostly original paint and an original interior that was covered in plastic until recently. Read More
Cars of the early ‘60s were restrained in their use of chrome and trim compared to the excesses of the ’50s. Okay, ’64 isn’t our favorite year for Chevys. They look a little boring. The 409 V8 was introduced along with the new Super Sport model in 1960 as a ’61 model. It was developed from the big block 348ci powerplant introduced in 1958. Today’s featured car is a very rare, perhaps a 1/100 Impala Station Wagon with this powertrain package. Read More
There is nothing truly special about this pickup except it looks totally cool. We love the color and the wheel selection and the condition is such that you won’t be afraid to use it. This C10 is a straight six-cylinder with an automatic transmission. Nothing fancy however these are known to be extremely durable. Read More
You have a good feeling about a restoration when the seller tells you that it includes a vintage gun rack. Hopefully we are talking about a pickup and in this case we are. A really handsome Forrest Green 5-window with an immaculate interior and with all the period features intact and working. The chrome on the exterior, particularly the trim rings, look just right and it sports period fog lights in working order. It has a Fenton sunvisor too. It has the original 235ci straight 6 that has been rebuilt and power goes through a 4-speed floor mounted gearshift. Read More
Those were the days. You could go into any Chevy showroom and force the salesman to order you a car with nothing in it. No Premium Package, no Entertainment Package, no Deluxe Illumination, no nothing. Try that with a new Corvette. Or better yet, try ordering the new Impala with Corvette’s 450 horse LT1 motor. Not happening. But I guess you could do what they did back then and buy a car for the engine to be transplanted into something else. Apparently, they did that a lot in ’66. Read More
The very popular Chevy Suburban started out as a station wagon built on a truck chassis. Nothing much has changed. We don’t usually consider an old Suburban as interesting enough to be Mintworthy but we like to think beyond driving pleasure and collectability. We think someone might be interested in a vintage Suburban to tow a vintage car, racer or travel trailer. Read More
We really like GMs bubbletop cars of the early ’60s. The Pontiac Ventura is probably our favorite followed by the Impala Sport Coupe. This one popped up in a really nice Jewel Blue finish with a nice original material interior. The best part is the 4-speed gearshift with the big round knob on it. It is a real 348ci, 4 barrel, 4-speed car in excellent restored condition. Read More
We talked earlier about collectible cars that people might be afraid to drive. We think those folks need to have at least one vintage pickup to take out for a spin or carry their vintage wood canoe down to the lake. Our car spotter extraordinaire, Michael M., sent us this one from one of our favorite sellers. Read More
Okay, we can’t believe everything we read but sometimes it just feels right. This V8 Station Wagon is totally original and looks it. It was purchased from a dealer in Seattle, Washington and stayed in that family until 1986. When it changed hands to the current seller, the mileage was a scant 38,800 miles. A total of 27 years later, it has accumulated an additional 300 miles. That’s 27 years and almost no mileage. Read More
What can you say about a truck as decked out as this 1966 Chevy C10. It has 79,000 original miles, a straight 6 and 3-speed manual on the column. These were really popular trucks back in the day. Chevrolet continued to be America’s favorite pickup throughout the years 1960 to 1966. Chevrolet sold 588,320 trucks in 1966, which was its biggest year ever. They offered two sixes back then and we don’t know if this is the 250ci or 292ci. It really looks great in blue and it has an optional chrome front bumper. The Firestone white walls are a little over the top but sort of work as a gentlemen farmer-type truck and not a workhorse. The seller wants $9,500. Click here to contact the seller.