Monday, February 20, 2017

Very Important President: 1968 Chrysler Valiant VIP

Apparently, America has a President's Day, something that would be unheard of in Australia. I have no idea what happens on President's Day, I assume this year Americans will have to make an offering to their President, and kiss a cardboard cut-out of his feet. Never the less, should the President come to Australia, this is the car for him: named for arrogantly important people, and made by an Australian company with an American name. Find this 1968 Chrysler Valiant VIP in Burnie, Tas, for $12,500 AUD ($9,580 USD at the time of writing) via gumtree.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

McSushi Buffet: 1974 Datsun 240Z V8

Nissan's fabulous 240Z was sold in the US of A with a Datsun badge, but it offered ninja-like reflexes and a silky smooth inline-6.  For years folks joked that Japanese cars would never be collectable, and 240Z prices hovered above scrap value, so many were (for better or worse) turned into hot rods. Find this 1974 Datsun 240Z V8 offered for $8,500 in Van Nuys, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

C4 Me: 1995 Chevrolet Corvette

If you grew up after mid 1970's and into the 1980's, the amount of horsepower found in today's cars is literally insane.   I'll give you a new Tesla can hit 60 mph faster than I can pass wind, but is there any real fun in doing it?  To my mind, cars from the 1990's represent the sweet spot of price, ease of maintenance, computer involvement, and performance.  The C4 Corvettes are at the very bottom of the depreciation curve and offer ton of value and performance for the dollar.  Find this 1995 Chevrolet Corvette for sale in Avon, CT for $5,500 via craigslist.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tan Classic: 1974 Plymouth Duster

Compare this car to the previous pile of Dodge parts that we featured -- that was a late 70s Diplomat with big bumpers, unfun smog equipment, and the fetid stink of the malaise era -- but THIS is a sweet early 70s classic with legit street cred.  Find this 1974 Plymouth Duster offered for $12,000 in Reno, NV via craigslist.  Tip from Rock On!

President's Weekend: 1979 Dodge Diplomat

President's Day Holiday is this upcoming Monday, so a few lucky folks get a three day weekend...and around here we are going to bring you a collection of executive class cars, but first we've got an oddball.  Find this 1979 Dodge Diplomat offered for $3,500 in Ft Myers, FL via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Cheap Survivor: 1988 Subaru Justy

A low mile Subaru Justy isn't a car that will get bidders fired up into a 6-figure frenzy at the next Barrett-Jackson live auction, but it might put a smile on the face of an average Joe for a small pile 'o' cash.  Find this 1988 Subaru Justy offered for $4,400 somewhere in South Carolina via NASIOC forums.  Tip from Chris.

Coffee Brake: The Next Big Thing

This might surprise you, but I've been doing a lot of thinking recently.  Thinking about my options for garage flooring -- currently I've got simple unstained concrete, but I'd love to paint it with some polyurethane paint or maybe drop a RaceDeck floor...I dunno.  I've also been thinking about creating my own brand of gasoline scented aftershave -- but keep that on the down-low for now...what I've been REALLY trying to put my head around is the next big thing in used classics.  

Auction Watch: 1978 Chevrolet C-10 Custom

Find this 1978 Chevrolet C-10 Custom here on eBay bidding for $3,050 reserve-not-met with $5,500 buy-it-now located in Hot Springs National Park, AR.

Petrified Wood: 1985 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible

Definitions for pet·ri·fied: 1. so frightened that one is unable to move; terrified.  2. changed into a stony substance; ossified.  When it comes to this well preserved LeBaron convertible it's hard to pick which describes it accurately.  Personally, I am leaning towards the first one.  Find this 1985 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible for sale in Tuscon, AZ for $4,500 via craigslist.