Saturday, May 27, 2017

KGB Black: 1979 Lada 2101 Zhiguli

The Lada/VAZ 2101 was compact sedan built by AvtoVAZ starting in 1970 for Eastern Bloc needs.  It doesn't have the reliability of a classic German car, the handling of a British classic, or the speed of something domestic, but it has the undeniable cool factor of a Soviet sedan.  Find this 1979 Lada 2101 Zhiguli offered for $10,500 in Marco Island, FL via craigslist.  Tip from Dascpcu.



Friday, May 26, 2017

BugeV8: 1961 Austin Healey Sprite

A few years ago we found an AWESOME V8 powered Bugeye Sprite at the Coronado Speed Festival and the seller was asking a pretty steep price for his well build treasure.  If that was a bit too rich, perhaps you'd prefer the 1/2 finished version for about a fifth of the price?  Find this 1961 Austin Healey Sprite Bugeye V8 offered for $4,500 in Milwaukee, WI via craigslist.  Tip from Rock On!


Coffee Brake: Word Association

Happy Friday -- time for another Coffee Brake. Today, I'd like to play some DT commenter games.  Word association.  I will start with something and you guys continue the word association game in the thread below.


Olds Swap: 1987 Pontiac Fiero GT

Four cylinder Pontiac Fieros and Grumman USPS delivery vehicles were both saddled with the same push rod Iron Duke engine from General Motors.  This engine had no business being in a sports car and groaned like a constipated hippo when you hit the loud pedal.  Fiero's are ripe for engine swaps and many V8 conversions have been featured on these pages.  Today's example took the swap road less traveled with the sophisticated GM DOHC four cylinder engine called the Quad Four.  The engine was quite potent in W41 trim making 190 horsepower in the 1992-93 Old Achieva SCX and Old Cutlass Calais Quad 442.  Find this 1987 Pontiac Fiero GT for sale in Worcester, MA for $4,800 via craigslist.



Callaway #23 of 184: 1987 Chevrolet Corvette Twin Turbo

What do you get when you mix one part 'Merican Vette, one part twin turbocharged power, and one part sketchy build quality?  The answer is obvious -- a cheap car that'll be the pants off everything else from its decade of birth if it doesn't blow up.  Find this 1987 Chevrolet Corvette Twin Turbo here on eBay  bidding for $8,700 reserve-not-met with a few hours to go, located in Las Vegas, NV.



Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ol' Betsy: 1954 Chevrolet Pickup

Nobody respects a perfection condition shop truck.  If it doesn't have some dings and dents in the bed, then you aren't using the truck as it should be.  Perhaps this next pile of rust might be a bit too far gone for daily driving, but you could certainly justify the exposure to tetanus for a weekend Lowes Despot hauler.  Find this 1954 Chevrolet Pickup offered for $6,500 here on eBay buy-it-now or make-offer located in Sacramento, CA with 2 days to go.



Red, Right & True: 1995 Chevrolet Corvette

Would you eat a sandwich that was left outside overnight if it was a good deal?  What about moldy cheese or only slightly moldy cheese at a big discount over non-moldy cheese.  If you think that eating slightly spoiled food to save a buck, then why would you ever buy a new car?  Find this 1995 Chevrolet Corvette here on eBay offered for $13,900 buy-it-now or make-offer in Anaheim, CA with 16 days to go.



Just a Dash: 1989 Fiat Tipo DGT

When they work, we all love digital dashes - I think this is a foregone conclusion. But apparently those in charge of naming the Fiat Tipo DGT were so fond of their pixelated panel that they named the whole entire car for it; an admirable feat. Find this 1989 Fiat Tipo DGT for sale in Providence, RI for an undisclosed number of lira via craigslist. Tip from Carter.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Auction Watch: 2000 BMW Z3 M-Coupe

Find this 2000 BMW Z3 M-Coupe here on eBay bidding for $5,101 reserve-not-met with 6 days to go, located in Los Angeles, CA.


Future Classic: 2001 Honda S2000

The Mazda Miata might be the most famous of the modern Japanese convertibles, but the high production numbers and basic speed means it will always be the MGB of the future collector market, but the S2000...yes...it will be the Austin-Healey 3000.  Find this 2001 Honda S2000 here on eBay  offered for $13,500 buy-it-now or make-offer located in Rochester, NY.



Coughin or Coffin? 1970 Volkswagen Custom

It might be months from Halloween and the DT season of horrorods, but that didn't stop this next seller from putting what is probably the best looking coffin-car I've ever seen. And I don't say that lightly!  Find this 1970 Volkswagen Custom offered for $12,000 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist. Tip from Sean S.