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.
Friday, December 2, 2016
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The original Mustang was released in 1964 as a 1965 model and gobbled up by an adoring public. For years the original coupes were great starter cars for kids looking for something cheap to drive as their first high school ride -- but prices have shot up so you've got to dig around for a rusted pile of...hang on...what's this? Find this 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe here on eBay bidding for $3,550 reserve-not-met with a buy-it-now of $7,777 located in Alameda, CA.
Today's mid week match-up is an open post with you, dear reader, helping with the match. That means I want you guys in the comments to give your car needs -- budget, location, constraints -- in the comments, and then folks will reply in a nested comment to your needs.
Unlike the Wagonaire, Daytona, and R-Series cars, the Studebaker sedans have always been fairly cheap. But this one in particular is ludicrously cheap. We know that it's three speed with two synchros is likely dead but unless the frame is about to snap, it's still a phenomenal bargain. Find this 1965 Studebaker Commander for sale in Ortonville MI for a paltry $900 via craigslist.
What kind of car would you drive if you had life by the balls? How about a sexy red Italian convertible with a fancy sounding manu-matic transmission? You can be on top of the world one day and just as easily crash back to earth the next. We have just that type of story here with this 2003 Maserati Spyder in Newtown, CT for $11,000 via craigslist.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Is the Porsche 944 (non-turbo) designed to languish in cheap car territory forever, or will it follow the meteoric path of other cars that were emblazoned with the Stuttgart (Stuttgart comes from the old high German Stuotengarten which translates to stud garden...) crest but not imbued with Porsche speed, like the 912 or 914? If you think the 944 is ripe for appreciation, get the nicest one you can afford to cash in on six figure appreciation in the next decade -- like this 1985 Porsche 944 offered for $4,000 in Ogden, UT via ksl.com. Tip from Chris S.
If you have heard of the small Spanish motorcycle manufacturer Gas Gas, you've probably heard about them via motorcycle trialing. Gas Gas got their start when two ex-Bultaco guys started hand building trials bikes in 1985. You'd be forgiven not knowing that they began building enduros in 1989 and still do today. Find this 2004 Gas Gas EC300 for sale in Federal Way, WA for $1,800 via craigslist.
Do you have anything in your garage worth between $800-1500 that you're willing to swap for a Bradley GT? The seller is willing to weigh all options, including your to-be-proposed Renault GTA and snowblower smoked-motor package deal. Find this 1974 Bradley GT for sale in Yale, MI for $2,500 via craigslist.