1956 Continental Mark II

  • One of the finest Continentals in existence; restored to original specifications
  • Hand-built at the Wixom Continental Division Assembly Plant
  • Award-winning Mike Fennel restoration
  • Offered with order sheet, manuals, restoration records and photos
  • An outstanding example of mid-century American opulence

Making It Personal

Custom vans defined the 1970s. You can chalk that movement up to a number of factors: withdrawal from the hippie movement or the disappearance of muscle cars, a market glut of used first- and second-generation American work vans, and a burgeoning interest in light-duty trucks despite the OPEC oil crisis. It all combined to create the perfect storm for one of the more unique eras of vehicle personalization.

Van modifications were Read More

Economy-Class Super Sport

By 1970, closing time was fast approaching the muscle car era, and it was just as apparent at the time as it is now in retrospect. The Clean Air Act of 1970 and safety concerns — along with subsequently high insurance rates — gave enough hints to anyone paying attention, and the auto industry certainly was.

For 1971, performance began to be emphasized less, and when it was, it was aimed Read More

Off-road Plymouth

Although the Jeep CJ, International Scout and Ford Bronco got the ball rolling on small personal off-roaders, it was the Chevrolet Blazer that really jump-started the interest in full-size SUVs.

Based on a shortened pickup truck platform, the Blazer was more of a play toy than a work truck. While it was able to go off road for camping, hunting, fishing or just boonie-whacking, most Blazers tended to be used on the highway as Read More

1955 Chevrolet 3100 NAPCO 4×4 pickup

Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

This is a second-series truck with the new-for-1955 styling — and a very rare NAPCO 4×4 conversion.

1955 was the first year General Motors offered the new half-ton pickup with 4×4. NAPCO 2-speed 4×4 conversions were composed of 85% GM parts. The NAPCO slogan proudly stated: “Now you can have a standard Chevrolet four-wheel-drive pickup featuring the traction power of a tank, or at the flip of a finger, a smoother ride over the road.”

This truck has been treated Read More

1972 Jeep Commando

B. Mitchell Carlson
  • 1972 Jeep Commando with 69k miles
  • Strong running original 304 V8
  • Automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Dual exhaust
  • No rust or accident history
  • New tires
  • Original upholstery still looks great
  • No leaks or other issues
  • Runs and drives as good as it looks
  • Very rare/low-mileage Jeep Commando ready to drive anywhere

1963 Ford F-100 Custom Cab Unibody Pickup

Darin Schnabel ©2014, courtesy of RM Auctions

Ford’s unibody pickup trucks were relatively low-production vehicles, and they were produced only from 1961 to 1963. High-quality survivors are extraordinarily rare, and to find one such as the vehicle offered here, which has known history from new and an excellent restoration, is unusual indeed.

According to an affidavit on file, the F-100 was bought new on April 11, 1963, in Enid, OK, and it remained in the family until 2002. The paperwork further notes that at that time it Read More

1962 Studebaker 7E45E 2-Ton Road Tractor

Courtesy of Auctions America

This nicely frame-off restored dually Studebaker tractor is another fine offering from the estate of William “Bill” Kirby. He amassed a well-respected collection of heavy-duty equipment and was a regular at events displaying his outstanding vehicles.

This Studebaker Road Tractor is finished in red with black undercarriage, wheels and running gear, and has a tan and red interior. The truck runs with a 4-cylinder, 2-stroke, supercharged Detroit Diesel engine connected to a 5-speed manual transmission and features a 2-speed rear Read More