The compact Jimmy was the GMC branded version of the Chevrolet Blazer produced from 1982 through 2005. Power from the factory came from a variety of inline-4 and V6 engines, but if you want to go really fast you can find one that has been re-powered by something with 8 cylinders. Find this 1986 GMC Jimmy LT1 V8 offered for $7795 near Skagit, WA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Monday, March 27, 2017
When you think of Pony cars from the 80's and 90's the Dodge Daytona probably doesn't come to mind. Camaro Iroc Z's duked it out with Mustang 5.0's for king of the street during this time period. Dodge slyly took over as primary sponsor of the IROC race series in 1991. The Daytona IROC R/T model ran from 1992-3 similar to the Spirit R/T sedan which shared the same 224 hp turbo drivetrain. Twenty five years later, one could definitely make a solid argument that the Daytona and Spirit R/T models were ahead of their time and a look into the future. Find this 1993 Dodge Daytona IROC R/T for sale in Canaan, CT for $4,500 CASH via craigslist.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
BMW is just about the last company on the planet to offer a clutch shifted manual gearbox in its executive class sedan -- and that is a good thing if driving isn't just an A-to-B exercise for you. However, I'm going to let you into a little secret, if you want the best BMW 5-series from a few years ago, you should get a Cadillac. Find 2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 6-Speed offered for $8,999 in San Diego, CA.
It was big news when Honda released a hatchback version of the 2017 Civic. The hatchback body style has not been available over here since 2005. The fourth generation Civic was a available from 1987-1991 as a sedan, coupe, hatchback, wagon, and a two seat CRX. The DX was the no frills model that this unfancy list of optional equipment: power steering, rear wash/wipe, clock, passenger door mirror, wheel covers, and auto transmission. What the Civic lacked in luxury features it made up for in driving fun and fuel economy. The 92 horsepower4 cyl SOHC engine only had 2165 lbs to haul around. Find this 1991 Honda Civic hatch for sale in Westport, CT for $1,750 via craigslist.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
You all know that I've complained recently about people who post pictures of photos in a craigslist advertisement...but you also know that I love bizarro world kit-cars offered for rock bottom prices...what a conundrum. Find this 1966 Volkswagen Boonie Bus offered for $5,000 in Marion, IN via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
When someone mentions driving an ex-Postal vehicle, most of us immediately picture one of those boxy Grumman LLVs, but many other vehicles have been conscripted for use in snow, heat, and the gloom of night. Find this 2000 Saturn SWP RHD offered for $3,000 in Centuria, WI via craigslist. Tip from MB.
Back in the go-go 80's, Japan's economy and its car makers were flying high. Established automakers introduced new brands to the home islands. Mazda introduced the Autozam brand, mainly to sell Kei cars. Find this 1991 Autozam (Mazda) Scrum Truck for sale in Clackamas, OR for $5,800 via craigslist.
Friday, March 24, 2017
I've never been a big fan of listings with only one photo the car in question, particularly if that image is a picture of an old print photo and the seller describes the car as "looks better now". If you can take and digitize a picture of the old photo...why not just take a picture of the car...? However...when the price is right, we can forgive some bad pictures. Find this 1964 Kellison J-6 Panther offered for $16,000 in Albuquerque, NM via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
The Left-Handed Spanner is a special feature column written by DT contributor Kaibeezy. Yesterday, I cooked up a pot of British greens (close as I can get to collards) on an induction hotplate I had picked up to pinch hit while we're waiting for our new cooker (stove) to be connected. You are probably aware these create a strong electromagnetic field that excites the iron atoms in the pan directly, rather than heating them indirectly via conduction from a hot surface or flame.
For decades the best European Q-Ships built came from a company called Mercedes-Benz. If you wanted something that could hit Warp 10 by the time you finished saying engage or do the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs, you got a Mercedes-Benz S-Class or whatever they were calling it at the time...but times...they have changed. Today, if you want the best European Q-Ship on the planet, you head to your local Lexus dealer and pickup a car built in Japan...or get a used one for eurocents on your yen. Find this 2007 Lexus LS460L offered for $12,000 in Rio Rancho, NM via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.