For this installment of Wagon Wednesday, let’s take a trip in the wayback machine to 1929. … Continue Reading
Up for your consideration and eyeball enjoyment today comes this red beauty from the famous town of Nazareth, Pennsylvania. It’s home to the Andretti family, the old Nazareth speedway, and this – a 1963 Dodge W300 Power Wagon with all the bells and whistles. Let’s take a closer look at this big rig. (hat tip: my old man – thanks for the email!) … Continue Reading
This is a Google Maps photo of L&L Classic Auto in Wendell, which is currently on the market for the low, low price of $3,000,000.00. Only three million dollars to to turn your life around! What do you get for that investment? You get 80 acres of lush, potato-adjacent, Idaho countryside and, more importantly, you get over 8,000 salvage cars – most of which are classics.
I don’t know about you, but I have a bad habit. I like to browse the Hemmings classifieds – as if I really have the money to spend – looking for classic cars that are priced right and have character. You know me, though, and you know I love the old trucks. GMC, Packard, Terraplane, Dodge Brothers – you name it, I probably like it and want to own one. When I came across this 1926 Ford Model T pickup, then, I had to share this with everyone. Take the jump to see more.
[Source: Hemmings Classifieds]
Keeping with the Squire theme from yesterday’s Wagon Wednesday entry, today we have a 1979 Ranchero Squire. This is a comparatively rare pickup; less than 800 examples were built in 1979, its final year in production, and most have not survived to 2013.
By 1977, Rancheros had became the last word in luxury pickups. As with all other Rancheros, the 1977-79 models were based on one of Ford’s passenger cars; this time it was the Thunderbird, itself sharing a similar design with the LTD. What we have here, then, is the ultimate personal luxury coupe, with a bed. As you would expect, these pickups were big and comfortable. Let’s take a look at this one. … Continue Reading
I don’t know about you all, but when I think of wagons (and Wagon Wednesday), my mind always goes back to big, plush station wagons like the Roadmaster, the Caprice, and the LTD wagons. Although my family never owned one, I saw them everywhere, usually some shade of burgundy or blue. With velour seats and usually a busted A/C, memories of claustrophobic back seats and food stains are never far away.
For your Wagon Wednesday enjoyment, I give you the 1978 Ford Country Squire. Today’s entry comes from the hallowed halls of Hemmings. … Continue Reading
First of all: the third generation Ford Thunderbird is a gorgeous car. Second: wagons, especially in two (three?) door form are awesome. Combine the two, and you get this.
Just look at it.
I probably shouldn’t lust after a car, but if that’s wrong, lock me up.
Clearly, I’m a masochist, given the number of classic car ads I’ve gone through despite not having the ability to get one. Well, here’s another one. This one is a bit more special then most.
Muscle car fans worth their salt should be well aware of the 1968-1970 AMC AMX. Fewer know about the AMX package available for the 1971-1974 Javelin. Almost no one knows about the AMX trio of the late 1970s: Hornet, Concord, and Spirit.
Here is an example of the final AMX, the Spirit. This seems to be in respectable shape, especially compared to the rusted heaps that most Malaise Era AMCs are. If a King Cobra Mustang II isn’t obscure enough for you, this should be just about perfect.
The AMC lunatic in me wants this, despite its many shortcomings. I am beyond hope.