Thursday, October 30, 2014

15k: GTO Judge Styled: 1971 Pontiac LeMans Wagon

The Pontiac GTO was an intermediate sized muscle car built on GM's A-platform, available as a coupe, hardtop or convertible.  The ultimate version of the 2nd generation GTO was the optional Judge package, which added a ram air hood to a high power 455 V8 and some gaudy badges.  Unfortunately the GTO was never available as a wagon, but that didn't stop someone from building one.  Find this 1971 Pontiac LeMans Wagon currently bidding for $12,445 reserve-not-met on eBay, located in Los Angeles, CA with 2 days to go.

10k: DS21 Got Trunk: 1968 Citroën DS21 Pallas Base 2.2L

Oh, my, god. Becky, look at this 1968 Citroen DS21.
It is on eBay. [scoff]
It looks like one of those DT guys' rides.
But, you know, who understands those DT guys? [scoff]
They only like it, because, it was a tip from Hugh, 'kay?
I mean, this ride, is bidding for $8800.
I can't believe it's just so round, it's like, out there, I mean— gross. Look!
It's just so... purple!

5k: Fuel Injected: 1976 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo

 Mazda has a tendency to use the RX prefix in its rotary powered  cars, so when the replacement to the limited edition (and extremely collectible) Mazda Cosmo was introduced in 1972, it was called the RX-5 for the US market. It was Mazda's entry into the personal luxury coupe market, and slightly missed the target for what buyers were expecting.  The result were poor sales when new and now you hardly ever see one on the road, but you could fix that and buy this one for your commute!  Find this 1976 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo offered for $7,900 buy-it-now on ebay with 4 days to go, located in Pataskala, OH. Tip from Tanj!

1k: Cheapy23: 1981 BMW 733i

 Former Iron Chef and current Croc(tm) enthusiast "Molto" Mario Batali once said: Just because you eat doesn't mean you eat smart. It's hard to beat a $1.99 wing pack of three at a fast-food restaurant - it's so cheap - but that wing pack isn't feeding anyone, it's just pushing hunger back an hour.  Mario could have been talking about cars, because sometimes a cheap car only pushes the need to ride the bus back a few hours.  Like this 1981 BMW 733i with a busted fuel pump offered for $650 in Spokane, WA via craigslist.  Tip from Oldsmobuick.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

10k: Fairlady Roadster: 1966 Datsun 1600 SPL311

You know what they always say, if you want to experience classic British roadster motoring, you should buy a Japanese car, but not a Miata...not today.  Today, you are going to buy a mint condition Datsun SPL311 because sometimes style trumps measurable performance.  Find this 1966 Datsun 1600 SPL311 in Palm Desert, CA currently bidding for $7,500 with 4 days to go.

Mid Week Match-Up: Horrorod Time

It is the Wednesday before Halloween, so that means it's time for another edition of Daily Turismo's weekly game of Ukranian roulette (which is just like Russian roulette, except you always get shot) also known as Mid Week Match-Up!  Last week we helped DT reader iNteloper narrow down his search for 90s BMW drivers, but this week we need your help in finding the best Horrorods in time for Halloween.

5k: Seller Submission: 1967 Ford Galaxie Country Squire Wagon

 The 3rd generation Ford Galaxie was a full-sized sedan introducing in 1965 with all new styling. Visually recognizable by the groovy stacked headlights that were cascaded down to smaller Fords, the Galaxie sold well until the next facelift.  The Galaxie wagon was badged as the Country Squire or Country Sedan depending on if it was covered in fake wood --either way it makes a great big family hauler/weekend cruiser.  Find this 1967 Ford Galaxie Country Squire Wagon offered for $4,000 in Tiverton, RI via craigslist.  Seller submission from Art.

10k: 50 Shades of Beige: 1991 Toyota Camry Wagon V20

Just the thought of a white slushbox equipped Toyota Camry will cause many seasoned gearheads to instinctively flinch, but what if the Camry was almost 25 years old and a long-roof version?  Can the wagon gods bring some excitement to the life of drudgery associated with the ultimate driven machine?  Find this 1991 Toyota Camry Wagon V20 offered for $8,950 buy-it-now or make offer on eBay, located in Feasterville-Trevose, PA with 11 days to go.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DTO: Seller Submission: 1977 Porsche 911S 3.0 Hot Rod

The Porsche 911 is a motoring icon of the first degree and the 911 is surely on every car-nut's bucket list -- its iconic shape, raspy exhaust note and bare-bones performance are exemplary.  Prices for normal 70s 911s have been on a steady incline for years, but the 911 turbo market did a massive spike about a year ago, with basket cases that idiots left aging in barns tripling in "value" basically overnight.  If you can't afford the massive buy in for a turbo, why not pickup a nicely modified S with a hopped up motor and get the performance without the bills?  Find this 1977 Porsche 911S 3.0 IROC tribute Hot Rod currently bidding on eBay for $22,100 reserve-not-met with $35,500 buy-it-now in Mission Hills, CA.  Seller submission from oprah85 on eBay.

10k: W123 Coo-Pay: 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300CD

The 1980s vintage Mercedes-Benz sedans (W123, W124, W126) elicit a love/hate response from car guys of various proclivities.  Some folks love the sumptuous ride and fire-n-forget durability, but others react badly to the glacial acceleration and star-ship maneuverability.  Personally, I've driven many of these cars over the years and am conflicted because they were horrible and awesome all at the same time.  Today's feature example is a really nicely preserved example with low miles (for a diesel Benz)...but would you really enjoy driving it after the cash has exchanged hands?  Find this 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300CD offered for $8,000 in Denver, CO via craigslist.  Tip from Kaibeezy.

5k: Rancheranglia: 1959 Ford Anglia Pickup

The 100E generation Ford Anglia was a subcompact 2 door saloon car built by Ford in the UK from 1953 to 1959.  They also built a 4 door version under the Prefect name, two estate versions, the Escort and Squire, plus a van version called the Thames 300E.  This next car barely resembles the Escort or Squire it was built from and now resembles some kind of Bonneville Salt Flat racer inspired evil offspring of an El Camino and a Mercedes W110 fintail.  Find this 1959 Ford Anglia Pickup currently bidding for $3,600 reserve-not-met on eBay, located in Caldwell, ID with 2 days to go.

15k: Devil In The Details: 1965 Ford Mustang

It doesn't get much more "American" than the first generation Ford Mustang, and the fastback has been (and probably always will be) the most desirable of the breed.  Chalk it up to the fastback's pedigree as the preferred racing variant, relatively low production numbers or the handsome fastback roofline -- it doesn't matter, you just know you want one...but when you find a cheap one, is it too good to be true? Find this 1965 Ford Mustang currently bidding for $14,000 with a few hours to go on eBay, located in the City of Angels, CA.

Monday, October 27, 2014

5k: Snail Power: 1989 Nissan S-Cargo

The Nissan S-Cargo was launched in 1989 as part of the Pike series (Be-1, Pao, Figaro and S-Cargo) of retro-styled economy cars. Nissan's Pike cars beat the New Beetle, New Mini, PT Cruiser to the retro-style market, but keep in mind that the old Mini had been retro-styled by default since about 1970, and the Beetle since about 1960.  Find this 1989 Nissan S-Cargo currently bidding for $750 reserve-not-met on eBay with 5 days to go, located in Bellingham, WA.  Tip from Johnny.

What Am I? Oiled Up

Welcome to another edition of DT's cure for the Monday morning blues -- What Am I?  In this better than getting ebola from a bowling ball game we find a random picture of a car and you get to guess what it is. Last week, we featured a picture of the undercarriage of a '62 Pontiac Catalina, and a close guess from Fleetwood T Brougham almost solved the puzzle, but it took RyanM's sharp eBay skills to find the actual car.  The commenters appreciated the harder puzzle, so today's WAI feature is a doozy.  Just what am I anyway? Update with answers below.

5k: Clutch Equipped E32: 1988 BMW 735i 5-speed

In 1986 BMW launched its second version of its top-tier luxury liner 7-series with the E32 model.  The E32 generation is a subtly styled sedan and BMW continued to push the 7-series as the luxury car for the 'sporting' driver by offering it with a manual transmission in the 6-cylinder models.  Perhaps some bankers wanted their chauffeurs to get a left leg workout, but we doubt many we ordered with the 5-speed, making one a rare treat today.  Find this 1988 BMW 735i 5-speed offered for Camarillo, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Sean S.