Thursday, July 27, 2017

Twin Turbo Style: 1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4

The Toyota Supra and Acrua NSX have become sought after collectibles, but they left behind the awesome 3000GT VR4 and the Nissan 300Z -- what is the deal?  If a 3000GT had been featured in the first Fast and Furious movie, would they be worth mint today?  Who knows, but I'll take my Japanese cars cheap and ready to be driven hard. Find this 1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 offered for $4,000 in West Orange, NJ via craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck.

A Wizard Is Never Late: 1991 BMW 850CI

The seller of this next car states in a simple sentence: O2 sensors have been cut by previous owner so the car could use a tune up it's running rich.  Umm...BMW V12s never need a simple tune up, they need a few thousand dollars of tune up time at a BMW specialist and they run exactly when they intend to run.  Find this 1991 BMW 850CI offered for $5,400 in Richmond, VA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

I Really Otherwise Can't: 1987 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z

When a regular IROC Z isn't quite redneck enough for your needs...this thing appears. The original IROC might have been the mullet mobile, but this is the muddet mobile.  Find this 1987 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z monster truck offered for $8,500 in Brooklyn, NY.

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Mid Week Match-Up: Find A Garage Mate For An MGB GT

The other day I wandered over the railroad tracks and into a nicer part of town -- and I noticed inside a garage was an MGB GT parked next to an Audi R8.  Wow.  That is a strange combination...but it makes sense if the owner was rich enough to afford the R8, but still wanted something sensible and classic for cruising.  Most of us normal folks aren't going to buy an R8 in the near'd like to post the question -- what goes next to an MGB GT if you wanted something fun and less than $20k.

Dubbya El Tea One 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 5.7 V8

Let's see, I really love the style of the W108 chassis Mercedes-Benz sedan, but I want the driving experience of a Chevrolet Impala SS. What to do, what to do?  Oh...I know, drop an LT1 into the W108 and call it done.  Find this 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 5.7 LT1 V8 offered for $5,500 in Spokane, WA via craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Astranautical: 2008 Saturn Astra XR

For years, the only way to drive a European built econobox with a manual gearbox (other than something from VW) was to hop on jet for the continent and head to the nearest rent-a-box...BUT starting in the 2008 model year, GM imported the Opel Astra into the USA and badged it as a Saturn, which was great until they threw the Saturn brand into the GM dumpster liked a used Cobalt ignition cylinder.  Another brand bites the dust, but a shooting star always burns the brightest right before it bursts into combusted space dust.  Find this 2008 Saturn Astra XR offered for $4,200 near Boston, MA. Tip from Jeff L.

What Am I? Gassed

It is Monday Tuesday morning, time for the late version of the Monday quizz-- the What Am I? puzzle. You have to figure what is in the picture, and I'll just be here waiting.

Look At Me And My MPG! 1991 Chevy Sprint Convertible + Turbo

In high school, the Geo Metro was voted least likely car to be modified.  Today's Canadian spec Chevy Sprint convertible wears a 1990's shade of teal that has long since disappeared from automakers color charts.  The graphics on the rear quarter panel and door are reminiscent of the "Jazz" design on the Dixie cup from the same period.  These 55 hp three cylinders were known more for economy than any sort of speed especially when fitted with the three speed automatic.  Fed up with the glacial acceleration, today's seller took things into their own hands by adding a turbo set up using Home Depot and junkyard parts.  Find this 1991 Chevy Sprint Convertible for sale in Colebrook, CT for $2,500 via craigslist.

Needs To Be Housebroken: 1960 Renault Dauphine

The  Renault Dauphine was a small rear-engine rear-drive economy sedan built from 1956 through 1967 as the French answer to the VW Beetle, Fiat 500 and Morris Minor. It isn't the fastest thing at the next cruise night, but as they say -- the happiest person on the planet is the guy driving the Dauphine on a pretty back-country road, and the most pissed people in the world are those following behind.  Find this 1960 Renault Dauphine offered for $3,500 in Olympia, WA.  Tip from FuelTruck.

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.