Friday, February 12, 2016

Seller Submission: 1978 Mazda RX-7 V8 Swap

This next seller submission is a Daily Turismo exclusive that comes from Steve W located in Houston Texas.  It looks like a real gem of a V8 swapped RX-7 with a nice looking interior and exterior.  Find this  1978 Mazda RX-7 V8 Swap for $15,000 here on DailyTurismo...just send at email to and we'll put you in contact with the seller.

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Coffee Brake: The End of Fun?

Coffee Brake: In case you've been living under a rock pile of used r-compound slicks, you might have heard about the EPA's proposed regulation of emissions from racecars.  Of course this caused an uproar from everyone including Jalopnik, Autoblog, FoxNews, and so on...but the guys at SEMA mobilized their legion of followers to quickly reach the 100,000 signatures needed for an official response from the White House. 

Auction Watch: 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7

Check out this 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7 here on eBay bidding for $8,100 reserve-not-met located in Mountain Home, AR with bidding ending on Saturday.

Right In The Kisser: 1989 Nissan Pao

In the late 1980s Nissan released a series of retro-styled vehicles for the Japanese market built on what is called the Pike platform with design by Naoki Sakai who was noted for bringing retro styling to Olympus brand cameras.  The limited production retro-minis included Be-1, K10-Micra, Pao, Figaro and snail styled S-Cargo.  Regrettably, Nissan did not export any of these little oddballs into the USA, but you can find examples that have migrated here over the years.  Find this 1989 Nissan Pao offered for $10,000 in NYC via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

Auction Watch: 1972 MG MGB GT

Take a look at this 1972 MG MGB GT here on eBay bidding for $4,750 in Forest Hill, MD with auction ending on Monday.

Chevy V8 Hot Rod: 1971 Toyota Corona Mark II Wagon

You know how I love to advertisements with bad photos and limited details of a typical craigslist posting?  Yeah.  Well, today I'm not going to do that with this next it because I'm feeling charitable?  Nope.  It is because this next car is potentially a huge bargain for what you get.  Find this 1971 Toyota Corona Mk II Wagon offered for $5,900 in Orange County, CA via craigslist.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Brown Style: 1982 Mazda 626 Coupe

The original Mazda 626 named was first applied to a front-engine rear-drive sedan/coupe in 1978.  The 626 was known as the Capella in its home market, but over here in the land of the free, it was Mazda's mid sized offering with a focus on luxury.  Find this 1982 Mazda 626 Coupe here on eBay bidding for $4,050 with 2 days to go, located in Pullyaup, WA.

Thursday Twister: In Over Your Head

For this week's Thursday Twister, I am going to ask you to do a little digging on your local craigslist/autotrader/eBay classifieds.  What we are looking for are projects where the owner is in over his head.  Why?  Because the first rule of business is that leverage is king, and if the seller is a colorblind dude who has pulled the wiring harness from his Jaguar, or anybody who has tried to pull the turbos from a 2.7T Audi without a 4-post lift...well..those guys are on the short side of the fulcrum. 

Auction Watch: 1974 Porsche 914

Take a look at this 1974 Porsche 914 2.0 here on eBay bidding for $5,300 reserve-not-met with auction ending today at 4:35pm PST.

King of the Kei: 1990 Subaru Rex

This next car will cause some confusion when you tell people of your latest acquisition. I just bought a Subaru Rex.  Oh nice, I had an 04 wagon, great cars but I had to replace the turbocharger twice.  No, not a WRX...a T-Rex.  One of those three wheeled things?, a Kei car from Japan.  Chrysler made cars in Japan?   The conversation will just degenerate into expletives soon thereafter, so we'll just cut it off....but that shouldn't stop you from buying this 1990 Subaru Rex offered for $3,900 in Houston, TX via craigslist.  Tip from Vance.

Auction Watch: 2003 McLaren Mercedes-Benz MP4-15 Formula 1 Car

This is Kimi Raikkonen's 2003 McLaren Mercedes-Benz MP4-15 Formula 1 Car here on eBay with starting bid of $270,000 located in North Miami Beach, FL with auction ending on Monday.

Firezone Sale: 1967 Ford Anglia Estate, Toyota TwinCam Swap

The predecessor to Ford of Europe's super cool Escort (not to be confused with the abysmal US based front-drive CE14 based Escort) was called the Anglia -- a patriotic name chosen a few months after the United Kingdom declared war on Germany in 1939.  Production continued after the war and the Anglia was slowly morphed into a cool little car -- particularly good looking are 105E models (1959-1968).  Find this 1967 Ford Anglia Estate with Toyota Twin-Cam Swap here on eBay bidding for $1,575 reserve-not-met with 5 days to go located in Los Angeles, CA.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Pacemaker: 1978 AMC Pacer 500cid V8

The AMC "flying fishbowl" Pacer was produced at the height of the disco era (1975-1980) and slotted between the Gremlin and the Matador in AMC's lineup.  It was an oddly shaped car when released, the passenger compartment was shoved forward, the wheels were located at the ends of the car with minimal overhang, and let's not forget about the huge rear glass sections.  However, if you had a spare Cadillac V8 sitting around, it seems like a logical car for a sleeper.  Find this 1978 AMC Pacer 500cid V8 offered for $6,000 in Louisville, KY.  Tip from Fueltruck.

Mid Week Match-Up: A Wagon for Winter

This week's Mid Week Match-Up request comes from Kenn who writes:   I'm looking to replace my 01’ Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic Wagon (just about to tick over 250k miles) with something similar. I need something that can fit my 110lb German Shepard and can take on MN winters (though I’ll likely buy snow tires for whatever I buy so AWD/4WD is not a must). I’m looking at wagons, larger sedans and SUV’s (will consider crossovers….but not happily) and always want something a little unique, fun and that I can work on myself (automatic gearbox). My budget is 10k and I live in the Twin Cities in MN.  Thanks for the help!

Auction Watch: 1961 Ford Econoline Pickup E-Series

Take a look at this  1961 Ford Econoline Pickup E100 here on eBay bidding for $8,200 reserve-not-met with auction ending on Thursday.

The Beagle Has Landed: 1973 Porsche 914 Eagle GT Kit

Ebay and craigslist are littered with kit cars that are designed to look like some priceless classic, but every once in a while you find a gem that almost transcends the dismissive "kit" designation.  Almost.  Find this 1973 Porsche 914 Eagle GT Kit here on eBay bidding for $14,100 reserve-not-met with 4 days to go, located in Aurora, IL.

Auction Watch: 1966 Ford Econoline Cinemobile

Check out this 1966 Ford Econoline Cinemobile custom weirdo found here on eBay for $6,900 buy-it-now located in Las Vegas, NV.