Monday, July 24, 2017

Ich bin ein Cologner: 1971 Mercury Capri

I hate it when this happens.  I've been sniffing around at a particular make/model of car for years and I'm not 100% clear in my garage to buy one, but one of DT's regular tippers sends in a fantastic example of said car for a bargain price.  This time it is Fueltruck, and if he keeps doing it, I'm gonna block his e-mail!!  Find this 1971 Mercury Capri offered for $2,000 in Tumwater, WA. Tip from FuelTruck.



Jern Thunderbolt: 1930 Ford Model A Speedster

Did you ever notice how much Eric Clapton looks like Hugh Laurie from House MD?  Before you claim that all Englishmen look alike, I'd first like to point out that it isn't because they both have lupus, but it might be because they share many similar visual traits. Two arms, two legs, two eyes, and scruffy facial hair.  In a similar vein, I find that most cars from the 1930s look the same to me, but that might actually be the lupus. Anyway, this next 1930 Ford might look like the others, until you open the hood and find neither an original rusty boat achor or a soon-to-rust Chevy 350 boat anchor.  Find this 1930 Ford Model A offered for $11,500 in Chico, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Terry B.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sunday Boat: 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon

It is Sunday, a day of rest, a day where we avoid the manual gearboxes and zoom-zoom handling and instead opt for a reclined driving experience.  Like this 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon offered for $500 in Ft Myers, FL via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu.




DT 5th Birthday Wrapup

Wow, it has been a fivetastic week.  Fiveriffic.  Fivellisimo!  From cars with 5-cylinders to 5-doors to 5-owners to 5-finger discounts, the week has been exhilarating and esoteric. I just wish I'd thought of that 5-finger discount thing before the week started.  How about one more before we end this party -- how about a 5-window thing, this 1960 Suburban Airport Limo offered for $6,800 in Kieler, WI via craigslist (tip from Zach Z).


Friday, July 21, 2017

DT 5.0 Best 5-Cylinder Cars Under $20k

I've always felt like the 5-cylinder was the red headed stepchild of the inline internal combustion engine family. Four-bangers are everywhere; inline sixes are "teh sex" and normally reserved for silky German machinery (unless we're talking pre-V6 America, in which case they were completely pedestrian). But the 5-pot never got much attention. Maybe that's why I find myself drawn to them - who doesn't root for the underdog, especially on DT? Let's check out the world of 72° crank pin offsets. This post is part of DT's 5th Birthday Celebration.


DT 5.0 Best 5-lug Swap: 2000 Ford Escort

Lug swaps from 4 to 5 or 6 to 5 aren't all that uncommon but usually are done as part of a quest for more stopping power. But who cares about stopping anyway when you're trying to go fast? Find this 2000 Ford Escort for sale in Camden, SC for $11,000 via craigslist.  This post is part of DT's 5th Birthday Celebration.


DT5.0 Coug'd it: 1967 Mercury Cougar XR7

Wrapping up our celebration of the first 5 cars posted to Daily Turismo, coming in at number 5 is the Mercury Cougar XR7  (Now read that again in your best Casey Kasem voice).  Find this 1967 Mercury Cougar XR7 for sale in New Haven, CT for $18,000 via craigslist.  This post is part of DT's 5th Birthday Celebration.



Thursday, July 20, 2017

DT 5.0: Best 5-Oh Cop Cars

Putting together a list of the best cars from your local fuzz depot sounds easy because...well...there is the Crown Victoria.  Everything else is just a pretender.  Unfortunately, the modern cop cars are faster, better equipped, and ride nicer than old Queen Vic, but we'll kick of this festival of 5-Oh with a Vicky.



DT 5.0 Best Mercedes 500 Series Mercedes


The Mercedes 500 series has been around in some sort of way since the 1970's.  These were premium cars with big boy V8 engines.  Today's piece covers car from as old as 1991 to as new as 2003 in the E, SL, CL, and SEC class of cars.  Generally speaking, these Benzes suffer from pretty severe and quick depreciation when a newer model with more power and power gizmos replaces it (with a few exceptions).  This post is part of DT's 5th Birthday Celebration.




DT 5.0 Shhportee: 2001 Porsche Boxster S

The 4th car posted to Daily Turismo was a shhhhporteee 2001 Porsche Boxster S.  If you missed your chance to pick one up 5 years ago, here's another chance for you now.  Find this 2001 Porsche Boxster S for sale in Sandpoint, ID for $12,900 via craigslist.  This post is part of DT's 5th Birthday Celebration.