Author: B. Mitchell Carlson

B. Mitchell Carlson has been an SCM contributor since 1998. Our resident truck guy, B. Mitchell has been writing about the vintage-truck market for 30 years. The first vehicle he ever drove was his father’s 1968 Ford F-100 pickup.

1953 International R-110 Travelall 2-door wagon

100-hp, 220.5-ci OHV inline 6-cylinder engine 3-speed manual transmission Solid front axle, Hotchkiss-type full floating rear axle Four-wheel drum brakes Offered from the Mohrschladt Family Collection Original, unrestored, and quite amazing Excellent factory paint and interior Known history with only three owners from new Just over 35,500 actual miles

Durable, Good-Looking and Cheap

If you have a hankering for an older Multi-Purpose Vehicle (old enough to predate the whole soccer-mom SUV thing), but feel that you missed the boat on first-generation Ford Broncos or 1969–72 Chevy Blazers, I have good news for you. There’s one out there made in large enough quantities that […]

A Panther Stalks the Market

Chevrolet’s 1994–96 Chevrolet Impala SS created a performance following. This high-performance car built on a full-size 4-door platform generated an immediate cult following among those who wanted a potent LT-1 but needed the practicality of a sedan over a Camaro SS or Corvette. Today, the car’s status as a true […]

1942 GMC Series CC-150 3/4-ton pickup

Manufactured during the abbreviated 1942 model year, this GMC ¾-ton pickup is quite a rare sight. Upon purchasing the vehicle in 2010, the owner commissioned a full restoration of the already clean and solid truck. The body was brought down to the bare metal and finished to a very high […]

1944 Chrysler M4A4 Sherman Tank

The M4 is undoubtedly the most famous World War II Allied tank. It was the most-produced American tank during World War II, with close to 50,000 units (all versions included). The British gave the tank its nickname, “Sherman,” when they got delivery of their first units through the Lend-Lease agreement. […]

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. […]

In Memoriam: Chet Krause

Chet Krause; December 16, 1923 – June 25, 2016 Chester Lee “Chet” Krause, founder of Kruse Publications and the Iola Old Car Show, passed away on June 25. He was 92. To state that Chet left an indelible mark in the collector car hobby would be an understatement. Born in […]

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, […]

1991 AM General M998 Humvee

From the Ground Force Collection, this 1991 authentic military M998 Humvee/M998 Humvee cargo/troop carrier is built for almost every terrain imaginable and gets to its final destination. It has automatic transmission, a strong 6.2-liter diesel engine, a removable cargo cover, and was upgraded throughout its military life. Due to U.S. […]