A very nicely restored 1967 Chevy El Camino. Love the stock look. It must say something about our taste in cars that the most popular American coupe utility is one of the last of the class to appear on this blog…
This Brat was spotted in Park City, Utah a few months ago by a friend of mine. It is either an ’86 or ’87, as indicated by the lack of jumps seats and mounting brackets for head rests in the bed. 1987 was the last year Brats were sold in the United States, but they continued to be produced until 1994 for Europe, Australia, Latin America, and New Zealand. This example is very rusty, like most Brats are at this point. One thing that caught my eye immediately is the wheels. Most Brats still retain their original wheels, because the 4×140 bolt pattern was only used by Subaru and, oddly, French manufacturer Peugeot. Consequently, there are very few aftermarket rims out there, and this is the first (and only) time I’ve ever seen wheels like this on a Brat.
I found this 1990-92 Lincoln Town Car while walking the streets of Columbia, Missouri as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in June 2013. Although, I’m not entirely sure it can be rightly called a Town Car anymore. This one has been converted into a coupe utility, similar to an El Camino, Ranchero, or Brat. Lincoln Town Truck, perhaps? 😛 These were never built like this at the Lincoln factory (the first truck to be offered by Lincoln dealerships was the Lincoln Blackwood in 2002) and is obviously a one-off custom job. Even so, it appears to have been well built. Rather awesome, in my opinion.
As far as I can tell this color was only available in 1983 and 1984. All Brats were the higher level GL trim from 1983 to the end of US sales in 1987. GL second-generation Brats had T-tops, a tachometer, dual-range 4WD transfer case, and a few other perks over the base level DL trim.
I spotted this Ranchero in the avenues of Salt Lake City. It’s the same year as the one sitting in my back yard awaiting restoration.