Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wait for It: 1975 Trabant 601S DeLuxe

Especially after surreptitiously planting their music on all of our mobile devices, it can be generally agreed that the best thing U2 ever did was bring the Trabant into the view of the masses. Once being a brand new 20-year-old car requiring a 20 year wait, the Trabbi is now a cultural icon.  Find this 1975 Trabant 601S for sale in Everett, WA for $3,400 via craigslist.

CT scan: 1973 Honda CT70

I have fond memories of trailer camping in the 1970's.  We'd load up the trailer, put the Honda Trail 90 on the front of the pickup and bungee the two Kawasaki's in the truck bed.  In the campground, most campers would have at least one motorcycle to use for getting around, and  a good many of those camp bikes would be a Honda CT70.  Find this 1973 Honda CT70 for sale in Salem, OR for $1,750 via craigslist.

Crazy Camry: 2007 Toyota Aurion TRD 3500SL

By Michael B.-- Toyota Australia seems to be the crazy escape pod from the conservative Japanese mothership. The Toyota Aurion was based on the Camry – all it had was a redone interior and new front and rear fascias – and replaced the Avalon in Australia. The TRD version added a supercharger to the already potent 3.5L V6, so it produced 323hp and sent that power to only the front wheels, making this the most powerful production FWD car ever. Find this 2007 Toyota Aurion TRD 3500SL offered for $15k AUD ($11,437 USD at writing) in NSW, Australia, via gumtree.com.au.

Decision 2016: Ford vs Chevy

Somebody mentioned something about a debate the other day, so I did some research and discovered that the Ford versus Chevy discussion had gone a bit nuts.  This next feature is a live debate between this 1957 Ford F-250 versus this 1971 Chevrolet C20 Truck -- enjoy!!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Italian Style: 1985 Alfa Romeo GTV6

Cars from the mid eighties continue to be a sweet-spot for a combination of speed and style at a bargain prices and the Giorgetto Giugiaro designed Alfa Romeo GTV is a perfect example of that paradigm.  Find this 1985 Alfa Romeo GTV6 offered for $6,200 in Poway, CA via craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck.

What Am I? Manual

It is Monday, time for another episode of DT's weekly What Am I? challenge, where the winner isn't always the first person to solve the puzzle. 

The Other, Forgotten GTI: 1988 Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6

During the hot hatch wars of the 80’s and early 90’s Volkswagen Golf GTIs squared off with Honda Civic SIs in the United States each with a dedicated following. It looks like with the Ford Focus ST now joining the two well-known models and what seems to be and arms race of horsepower in the hatchbacks there may be a resurgence in the market. But there are hatchback models that never were modified by flat brimmed teens with street glow and stanced to a level where they scrape their oil pan on the paint while changing lanes. Here is the chance to own an unmolested beauty that was imported recently and appears to be intact and correct. Advertised on the list that is Craig’s, located in Newport News, Virginia this 1988 Peugeot 205 GTI  is yours for the mere price of $7,500; beret and baguette not included.

Seller Submission: 1971 Mercury Capri w Turbocharged LSX

The first generation Mercury Capri was a rebranded Ford Capri from Cologne, Germany that was sold at North American Lincoln-Mercury dealers from 1970 through 1977.  Interestingly enough, the Capri was not badged as a Mercury, Lincoln, or even a Ford, but it did get a selection of inline-4 and V6 power that was appropriate for the US market.  However, if you want one that will keep up in a drag race with the V8 powered muscle cars that invade parking lots across America every summer weekend morning, you might want to take a look at this next thing.  Find this 1971 Mercury Capri w Turbocharged LSX offered for $12,000 in Rising Sun, MD via craigslist.  Seller submission from John.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Red everywhere- 1977 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

How does this sound to you? Red paint, red landau roof, red leather seats, red carpet, red dash, and red steering wheel.  This downsized 1977 coupe is to the color red as golfer Ricky Fowler is to the color orange.  Find this 1977 Cadillac Coupe de Ville for sale for $12,500 via Northwest CT craigslist.

Green Machine: 1996 Ford Taurus SHO

For the 1996 model year, the Ford Taurus SHO was completely re-envisioned by the madmen at Ford's Special Vehicles Team.  Gone was the revv happy Yamaha tuned V6 mated to an optional 5-speed and in its place was a 3.4 liter V8 attached to a 4-speed automatic.  If you are willing to live with an automatic gearbox, the third generation SHO is certainly a more refined and slightly faster car than the previous generation.  Find this 1996 Ford Taurus SHO offered for $3,295 in La Mesa, CA via craigslist. Tip from Steven.

Needs Restoration: 1963 Lancia Flavia PF

The Lancia Flavia (Tipo 815/819/820) was build in Italy from 1961 through 1971, although production continued through 1975 with the name Lancia 2000.  Today's example is the breathtaking Pininfarina designed coupe offered for a bargain price because it needs some attention. Find this 1963 Lancia Flavia PF here on eBay offered for $8,500 buy-it-now or make-offer, located in Wylie, TX with 15 days to go.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Short Samurai: 1972 Suzuki LJ20

For those who find the Suzuki Samurai to be a gluttonous beast, the 2-stroke twin powered JL20 is a Sammy for those with even narrower logging trails. Rather than spend a gazillion dollars on a side-by-side or Escalade-themed golf cart, find this 1972 Suzuki LJ20 for sale in Concord, NC for $2,800 via craigslist.

Only One In Town: 1967 Volkswagen Vokaro Kit Car

The first time I saw a picture of a Volkaro kit was a few days ago on Oddimotive where VW based car was listed as a home-built custom, but somebody on reddit pointed out that it was Vokaro.  Imagine my surprise when another of these oddities appeared on eBay.  Find this 1967 Volkswagen Vokaro Kit Car here on eBay bidding for $3,550 reserve-not-met with 3 days to go, located in Lake Oswego, OR.