Project Cars

British Barn Find: 1964 Jaguar Mark X

For buyers seeking a British luxury sedan during the sixties decade, one very opulent choice was the Jaguar Mark X, which saw production beginning with the 1961 model and running through 1970.  The large size and distinctive lines looked… more»

Amazing Aussie Garage Find: 1970 Ford XY Falcon GT

UPDATE 11/28/2023: There are times when I write articles like this, and I quote a potential sale price where I’m wide of the mark. That was conclusively the case with this 1970 Ford Falcon GT because I significantly underestimated… more»

Project Truck: 1979 Dodge Lil’ Red Express

If an old muscle truck is what you seek, you could do far worse than a classic Dodge Lil’ Red Express pickup. To me, this was one of the coolest marketing exercises ever attempted by a major manufacturer, with… more»

Numbers Matching Project: 1966 Pontiac GTO

Many consider the Pontiac GTO as the “godfather” of the mid-size muscle car market. From its introduction as an option on the Tempest/LeMans, practically every U.S. automaker jumped on board with their own factory hot rods. This example from… more»

Build It Your Way: 1968 Dodge Charger

The first generation (1966-67) of the sporty Dodge Charger wasn’t a huge seller. But when Chrysler’s B-body cars were redesigned in 1968, Charger sales would multiply by a margin of 6 to 1 from 1967. The hideaway headlights and… more»

Last Year: 1975 International Travelette 200

It’s always a gamble to list anything as the first, biggest, smallest, oldest, etc. That being said, many sources list the International Travelette as the first factory crew cab pickup. Can you think of an earlier example than the… more»

Rebuilt 350 V8: 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu

From its birth in 1964, the Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe was the most popular model and body style of the mid-size automobile. The 1968-72 editions were best-sellers and have been the subject of many SS clone projects. This 1972… more»

British Barn Find: 1934 Wolseley Hornet

Here’s an obscure one for you, a 1934 Wolseley Hornet Special. Manufactured by Wolseley Motors Limited, a Birmingham, England manufacturer. This right-hand drive, and now in two-seater form, has been languishing, hidden away in St. Louis for many years…. more»

Turbocharged V6! 1978 Buick Regal

First introduced in 1973, the Regal would be Buick’s premium mid-size automobile. Like the rest of GM’s intermediates, it was downsized in 1978 to more manageable outside proportions with passenger space remaining about the same. This 1978 edition has… more»

BF Auction: 1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III

Life in the fast lane isn’t always what an enthusiast seeks when searching for a classic car to park in their garage. Isolating themselves in a vehicle offering a luxurious motoring experience can prove irresistible, which is the opportunity… more»

Rolling Droptop Project: 1963 Ford Galaxie 500

Both Chevy and Ford largely carried over their 1962 full-size cars into 1963, but both received styling updates of which (IMO) Ford’s execution may have been a bit more attractive. But that didn’t help Ford in the sales arena… more»

Woodie Wagon: 1969 Ford Torino Squire

Who remembers the “Woodie” wagons of the 1940s and 1950s, when they made station wagon bodies out of real wood? They got too expensive to produce and maintain, so cheaper steel-bodied wagons became the thing. But they kept their… more»

Shed Find: 1926 Ford Model T Coupe

If we were in Hollywood – instead of perusing the pages of Barn Finds – the Model T would be an über-celebrity. It sold more than 15 million copies, it was reliable enough to put everyman on wheels, it… more»

Nomad’s Cousin: 1956 Pontiac Star Chief Safari

In 1955, Chevrolet introduced a new “sport wagon” known as the Bel Air Nomad. Though there was a lot of fanfare at the time, it didn’t equate to big sales numbers and the Nomad went away after 1957. Less… more»

Just Two Owners! 1980 MG MGB

The British-built MGB was the big brother to the MG Midget and was in production from 1962 to 1980. This example of the sports car is from the last year they were imported, and it looks solid overall with… more»

College Car: 1963 Triumph TR4

The cars we drove in our youth often hold a warm place in our hearts, and finding that car or truck we owned in our formative years is a goal for many enthusiasts at some point in their lives…. more»