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Dusty & Rusty – 1968 Ford Mustang J Code
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Dusty & Rusty – 1968 Ford Mustang J Code

If you caught the earlier post about today being the anniversary of the release of Bullitt, then you'll have extra appreciation for this 1968 Ford Mustang fastback that could be the base of your Bullitt tribute car. Midway through 1968 Ford replaced the 289 with a 302, which resulted in the J code in the VIN, a one year listing. The only real difference in the motor was the intake and heads, which were the same ones used on the '66 289, but with updated castings. So while the J code may be rare, it's hardly more than a 289 in an ironed shirt. That's essentially the long winded way of saying, YOU WANT $20,000 FOR THIS? The 1968 Mustang in question after it was pulled from the weeds -- where it looked way cooler This is a serious case of "I know what I have!" While the seller seems to...
Future Collectible – 1981 Jeep Cherokee Chief
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Future Collectible – 1981 Jeep Cherokee Chief

If you're in the market for a vehicle's that on the verge of vintage but can still take you just about anywhere, this 1981 Jeep Cherokee may be for you. With wood-paneled Wagoneers of the same era selling for upwards of $20,000, this running and driving four door Cherokee found on Craigslist for $4,250 near St. Louis seems like a bargain, but is it? The Chief package added $349 to the base model price of the Cherokee when introduced in January of 1975, but it appears to have been a solid investment. Aside from some sweet graphics, the package extended the Dana 44 axles by three inches and your new Jeep would come with bigger wheels and wheel cutouts. While a majority of the Cherokee Chiefs were two door, this example offers easy access for the whole family. Outfitted with 2...
Dusty & Rusty – 1955 Chevy Bel Air Coupe
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Dusty & Rusty – 1955 Chevy Bel Air Coupe

There's no getting around it, Tri-Five Chevrolets are a mainstay in the collector car world whether you like it or not. Matching numbers restorations and mega-dollar resto-mods of 1955, 1956 and 1957 Chevrolets seem to command the most cash on the auction block, and this1955 Bel Air falls somewhere in the beginning stages of the latter, sort of... This unrestored and rusty Chevy has its likely original Synchromesh three on the tree now connected to a recently rebuilt 307 V8 from 1970. With that transplant this car surely offers excellent cruising capabilities, assuming it does run, drive and stop. With only 5,000 miles on the motor, does this $12,500 Craigslist find out of Louisville, Kentucky, make you want to do the Tri-Five jive? So not to bore you with what you already know, le...
Dusty & Rusty – 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Rampside
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Dusty & Rusty – 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Rampside

Instead of fighting off the invasive Volkswagen Beetles that kept swimming across the Atlantic in the 1950s, the folks at Chevrolet decided to just rip them off instead. Their efforts resulted in the first mass produced air-cooled American car, the Corvair, which first rolled out for the factory 1960 model year. Taking another page out of the German's playbook, Chevy turned the vehicle into a van and a truck, which gives us this 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Rampside. This one is available on Craigslist near Rochester, Minnesota, and is 1 of about 4,100 Rampsides produced for the year. Does the $3,650 asking price for this so-called barn find truck ramp you up? The owner states they haven't checked (whatever that means) the six-cylinder Turbo Air motor in the engine bay, which means they ...
Future Collectible – 1989 Shelby CSX
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Future Collectible – 1989 Shelby CSX

Caroll Shelby built many memorable racing and muscle cars. This 1989 Shelby CSX available on Craigslist outside of Seattle is not one of them. At least not yet. Based on the Dodge Shadow and Plymouth Sundance of the era, the CSX (Carroll Shelby eXperimental) was a limited run vehicle badged as a Shelby, which 20 years earlier might have meant something. At $15,000, is this vehicle under or over ripe? The first CSXs showed up in 1987. A mere 750 were manufactured and priced at $13,495, approximately $30,000 in 2019. Not bad for a car with a 175 horsepower four banger turbo that went zero to 60 in 6.8 seconds. Seems slow? The 1965 Shelby GT350 hit the same mark in 6.5 seconds. But that's still like comparing a 1989 Dodge Shadow to a 1965 Shelby GT350, so... The next year, 19...
Dusty & Rusty – 1935 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton High Cab Pickup
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Dusty & Rusty – 1935 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton High Cab Pickup

The 1930s were obviously one of the most fun times in the United States. Everyone was roaming the country in search of work, running from insane dust storms, staying fit by eating very little and generally just having an excellent time. Oh wait, that's all terrible. What's also terrible is the condition of this 1935 Chevrolet High Cab 1/2 Ton Pickup that rolled out of the factory at the height of the Great Depression. Understandably, not a whole lot of these metal on wood cabbed trucks survive today. Not only were parts as scarce as bread, but the war effort saw a lot of old workhorses turned into bullets. Fortunately, this one on Craigslist from of Milwaukee was saved from Uncle Sam and a long list of other possible fates. But with a $15,500 asking price, does this old truck have a chan...

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