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Diego’s AutoHunter Picks

If you hate Chevys, you aren’t gonna be happy with these picks

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This week’s AutoHunter Picks may lean towards the Bow Tie side, but it’s not due to any bias. If anything, I eschew Chevys because every scrub in high school had some primer gray Chevrolet. Most of them worked after school pumping gas at one of the gas stations . . . that is, if they were still in school.

Nonetheless, these are some of the cooler (coolest?) cars on AutoHunter at this moment according to moi. Is there one that you like more than the others?

1950 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
I find body styles that no longer exist fascinating. Sedan deliveries were usually station wagons in a very low trim level lacking side windows where the rear passengers and cargo area would be. In the case of Chevrolet, its Sedan Delivery was based on the low-line Styleline Special, below the Styleline Deluxe and the Fleetline fastback series. The Sedan Delivery was built through 1960.

This 1950 Styleline Special Sedan Delivery is powered by Chevrolet’s popular 235cid straight-six backed by a three-speed manual. It’s been updated on the outside as a “roof ambulance” but of course there are no ambulance provisions on the inside. The original front bench has been replaced by modern buckets, as have the gauges, but it seems rather stock otherwise.

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51
When it came out, the C7 Corvette was a bit polarizing. In fact, I still don’t care about the rear end, but “Transformers” fans may have a different opinion. Several years later, I’ve softened my stance and actually think the C7 may be the best Corvette ever. Especially from the front, it’s look has taken the C3 style to new heights, plus it was available with a stick — something the C8 can’t claim.

So finding an almost-new (715 miles!) 2016 Chevrolet Corvette would be a dream come true if I was in the market. Though I’d prefer a stick, the eight-speed automatic is faster, and the Z51 package includes all the suspension goodies plus a dry sump oiling system. This example also has the performance exhaust that gives a five-horsepower bump to 460.

1978 Dodge W150 Power Wagon 4×4
Trucks aren’t my thing, but I have enjoyed learning about them. While I have trouble grasping all this ¼-ton, ½-ton, etc. thing, there are other aspects that tickle my enthusiasm. For example, a Dodge Macho Power Wagon would be sweet. And who knew that Power Wagons were full-time 4WD? (You?)

So maybe this 1978 W150 Power Wagon 4×4 doesn’t have that neat 1970s paint job, but there’s something to be said about a half-ton pickup with a big-block 400, 4WD all day long, and fancy wheel covers. Other features include FM radio with CB, air conditioning, and bucket seats. If I needed a truck, I’d go old school with this.

1967 Chevrolet Camaro
I’ve always been more of a mid-size guy than pony car guy, but there are ponies that I can appreciate. In the case of the Camaro, the Rally Sport almost feels like a custom World of Wheels car. Maybe that’s why the Hot Wheels car was based on the RS? They look great with vintage parts because Chevrolet already got the ball rolling with its styling.

So cars like this base 1967 Camaro tend not to move me, but I’m completely enamored by this one. This pony car has vintage Keystones and Mr. Gasket traction bars, and it came from the factory with a 327/275 and four-speed, which makes it truly special. With the Protect-O-Plate, vintage purchase docs, and other paperwork, this Camaro is worth getting excited.

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Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in metropolitan Phoenix.

3 COMMENTS

  1. I’ma agree on the C7. My favorite long hood, front engine ‘Vette. Buddy has a 2018 Gran Sport with the 7(!)spd stick, in a violent, almost ’70s yellow. I drove it to compare to my highly modded ’04 GTO 7L/6spd with more aftermarket than Holden parts. Stunned. And if you can’t row your own, is it REALLY a Corvette?

  2. Mr Rosenberg: I restore vintage vehicles. I am hoping you might know of a restorable 1967 Chevrolet Camaro available for sale? Thank you.

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