Monday, October 24, 2016

KA24DE Power: 1970 MG MGB GT

I'm never sure if it should be called an MG B, MGB, or MG MGB, but the robust little roadster and 2+2 fastback was built by British Motor Corp from 1962 through 1980.  I tend to sizzle like a vampire when exposed to the sun, so I prefer the fastback GT 2+2 version that was designed by Pininfarina, and today's example has a pleasant surprise under the hood. Find this 1970 MG MGB GT offered for $2,200 in Torrance, CA via craigslist.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Auction Watch: 1981 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Camper

Find this 1981 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Camper here on eBay bidding for $4,550 with 1 day to go, located in Van Nuys, CA.

Bastard Vee-dub: 1986 VW Karmann Ghia

Ever tune into one of those cringe worthy tv shows about botched plastic surgeries?  Our subject below may give off the same vibe to some of you.  They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder or DT reader.  Is this car a Mona Lisa or more like The Kramer?  Find this 1986 VW Karmann Ghia for sale in Lorain, OH for $4,000 via craigslist.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Last Poncho Vee: 1978 Pontiac Bonneville Brougham

The sixth generation Pontiac Bonneville might be just another hunk of junk from the malaise era, but today's example deserves a second look.  Why?  Check out that odometer reading.  Find this 1978 Pontiac Bonneville Brougham here on eBay bidding for $5,900 in Adena, OH with 5 days to go.

4-Speed Heckflosse: 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230

The W110 fintail (Heckflosse in German) generation of Mercedes-Benz executive class sedans was built in 2 series from 1961 through 1968.  Today, the W110 won't be on the podium at any drag races, but it offers a leisurely approach to vintage car ownership.  Find this 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 here on eBay bidding for $2,801 with 2 days to go, located in Fort Wayne, IN. 

Screaming Chicken: 1980 Pontiac Trans-Am Turbo Pace Car

 Since 1911, pace cars have been a staple of the infamous brickyard in Indianapolis.  Almost every brand has been represented, and many models re-occur over the years.  Mention "Pace Car" in general conversation and inevitability talk will turn to Corvettes and Firebirds as some of the most recognized and memorable models.  Find this 1980 Pontiac Trans-Am Turbo Pace Car for sale in Birmingham, AL for $12,000 via craigslist.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Dinan 5 Supercharged: 1995 BMW 540 E34

The E34 generation BMW 5-series was produced from 1988 through 1996 with an unusual (for BMW) range of engines offered over its lifetime.  The collection of piston pumpers included the beastly S38 inline-6 in the M5, the sweet sounding M60 V8, a few junky inline-4s for Europe (including a 103 horsepower natural gas burner), and even some diesels (probably slower than the inline-4s)....however, this next one has had the volume turned up to 11.  Find this 1995 BMW E34 540 Dinan 5 Supercharged offered for $8,500 in San Jose, CA via craigslist.

Coffee Brake: Off Topic

Happy Friday -- time for another off topic Coffee Brake. Let's open up the comments to anything you might want to discuss, go ahead.

Bicentennial Beauty: 1976 Dodge Dart

Like 70's trucks, Volvo 240's, and W123's, the Dart/Valiant still possess a ton of utility. Therefore, there are still heaps of them around actually providing transportation to people. Though they are of the most usable of classics, they often aren't seen as scarce and temperamental enough to be desirable.  Find this 1976 Dodge Dart for sale in Charleston, SC for $3,500 via craigslist.

Sport Fishin': 2015 Bauer Catfish

I guess one could make the case that the NA and NB series Miata has become the Beetle replacement when it comes to platforms for kit cars.  Not being a pre-world war two wagen fur der Deutsche volk with the engine in the wrong place gives it the advantage of sireing kit cars that you might actually want to own.   Find this 2015 Bauer Catfish for sale in Monroe, WA for $20,000 via craigslist.