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.

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 […]

1955 Chevrolet 3100 NAPCO 4×4 pickup

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 […]

1972 Jeep Commando

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 […]

1972 Ford F-100 Sport Custom pickup

302-ci V8 engine with dual exhaust Manual 3-speed transmission Two-owner vehicle Just over 15,000 actual miles F-103 model-code Sport Custom Solid with little to no wear throughout Chromed bed rails Spotlight and foglights Heater Radio Factory wheel covers and whitewalls  

1972 BMW 3.0 CSL

The early 1970s were landmark years for BMW, for not only did the German manufacturer power Jean-Pierre Jarier to the European Formula 2 Championship, it also captured the European Touring Car Championship using one of the most iconic racing saloons of modern times: the 3.0 CSL, known popularly as the […]

A Mercedes for the Farm, Woods or Battlefield

In the United States, Mercedes-Benz Unimogs are rare enough to qualify as mild curiosities, but these tough, fear-no-road trucks are also inching up on the cool meter, especially with military-vehicle buffs. You’ll see them scattered around the countryside — often in the mountain areas of the western United States — […]

1976 Ford Bronco Sport

• Later-production, iconic first-series example • Recently restored with great color combination • New interior and sportier floor-shift conversion • 302 V8 engine and 3-speed manual transmission • Upgraded with lift and CD player  

1971 Volkswagen Double Cab Pickup

• Rare VW Type 2 265 Double Cab Pickup • 1,600-cc motor • 4-speed transmission • Power front disc brakes • Very few miles since restoration • New interior • Two-owner California black-plate car • Maintenance records • Extra keys

1963 Ford F-100 Custom Cab Unibody Pickup

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 […]