Sunday, December 4, 2016

Coffee Brake: 1986 Olympus World Championship Rally

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the start of the 1986 Olympus World Championship Rally.  The Olympus Rally was run out of Olympia, Washington and marked the end of the Group B era of the WRC and was also the first WRC round in North America since the Press On Regardless Rally in 1974.  I was there as a starving college student and took a few pictures with my trusty 35mm film camera.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Wagon Style: 1987 Nissan Sentra 4X4

Fans of the Nissan Sentra are properly obsessed with the 2-door coupe SE-R version that is certainly a wolf an ill-tempered possum in sheep's clothing, but did you know that Nissan built a 4-wheel-drive 5-door wagon version? Find this 1987 Nissan Sentra 4X4 offered for $2,800 in Yelm, WA.  Tip from FuelTruck.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Summer Driver: 1985 Toyota Celica GTS Convertible

The ASC modified Celica GTS convertibles were only built from 1984-1985 on the third generation Celica platform in limited quantity (200 in 1984 and 4200 in 1985).  Today, the little ragtop Celicas are not expensive, but this next one is really cheap.  Find this 1985 Toyota Celica GTS Convertible offered for $1,800 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

2 Door & Rover V8: 1972 Volvo 145 Custom Wagon

The Volvo 140 series was introduced in 1966 as a replacement for the aging PV544/Duett and Amazon families, and you could get a 2-door coupe 142, 4-door sedan 144, and 5-door wagon 145.  However, unless my eyes are playing tricks on me, this next one is a 143.  Find this 1972 Volvo 145 Custom Wagon offered for $6,900 near Boston, MA via craigslist. 

Stately G-Body: 1981 Buick Regal

Are you a product of the eighties?  Do you nostalgically look upon your old high school photos and long for your prized mullet?  Is old Brylcreem filling your bathroom vanity cabinet?  If so, your in luck!  Dust off those Dayton boots and start kickin' it old skool!  Find this 1981 Buick Regal for sale in Aldergrove, BC Canada for $3,500 CDN via craigslist.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Low Rust: 1974 Porsche 914

The original low-cost Porsche was released in 1969 with a simple flat-4 engine mounted in the middle and styling that was radical, angular, and futuristic compared to the rolly-polly 911.  For various reasons the prices of 914s aren't in ridiculous la-la land, and you can get a nice one for not too much cash.  Find this 1974 Porsche 914 offered for $7,500 via hemmings.  Tip from BarbPaddles.

Thursday Twister: Solve An Oddball Car Issue

For today's Thursday Twister, I am going to ask our readers to help solve a problem that is currently causing grief for DT's own Kaibeezy.  Now this is an oddball problem on an oddball car -- a mysterious blinker issue on a 2001 Citroën Xantia 1.8i 16v.


All I Want For Christmas: 1978 Datsun 280Z

 It is December, which means that my ears are ringing from the sound of those guys in red who ring bells at non-OSHA approved decibel levels for hours on end in front of grocery stores for a few nickles that get tossed into the tri-pod suspended red soup bucket.  The payback period on capital spent on those silly donation buckets hangers must be short enough that the amount they spend on bell clappers doesn't exceed the daily donations...but I've totally lost the point..December...yes, almost Christmas time, and all I want for Christmas is an LSX powered Datsun coupe.  Like this 1978 Datsun 280Z here on eBay bidding for $8,300 reserve-not-met with 3 days to go, located in Denver, CO.

Auction Watch: 1999 Ford Mustang Cobra Convertible

Find this 1999 Ford Mustang Cobra Convertible here on eBay bidding for $4,000 with a few hours to go, located in Santee, CA.