Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Black and Tan: 1973 Porsche 914 2.0

We listed a Porsche 914 the other day and it generated to some discussion around these being a decent drive for the asking price...but the 1.7 liter engine isn't the favorite and most would prefer an upgrade to the 2.0.  Naturally, we were thrilled when tipper Rod sent us in this next car, which does have a salvage title, but seems more car for the asking price. Find this 1973 Porsche 914 2.0 offered for $7,495 here on eBay buy-it-now located in Torrance, CA.


Monday, June 24, 2019

Classic Collectible But Not Cliché: 1972 Opel GT

Driving a classic Opel GT will have the vast majority of people scratching their heads, and a few Opel (and Buick!) enthusiasts rapt with glee.  The little GT doesn't just put a smile on the faces of the lunatic fringe, but it also proves to people out there that a classic German car doesn't need to  you don't need a V8 to have a good time. Find this 1972 Opel GT offered for $6,500 in Maplewood, MN via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Cartvette or Cartmero? 1984 Chevrolet Corvette

The name of a vehicle is surprisingly important to its future success. The Mustang was a great name...Pinto...not so much.  The Mustang is this wild free-roaming stallion while the Pinto isn't even a real horse breed -- it is a coloring pattern with big splotches of light and dark that can be found on a variety of ponies.  And don't get me started on the Hyundai Pony...but I'm not here to talk about things of an equine nature, instead I'm going to ask if this should be the Cartmaro or the Cartvette.  The Cartmaro (or Cartmero) name has a better hillbilly twang to it...but the car(t) is equipped with an IRS from a Vette...and is supposed to be based on a C4...so maybe it should be a C4rt?  Find this 1984 Chevrolet Corvette offered for $5000 in Chandler, AZ via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

Friday, June 21, 2019

The Future Was Then: 1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1

If you want the most technologically advanced Corvette ever built you shouldn't head to your local Chevy dealer.  And don't wait for the mid-engine abomination that is coming out for the next model year.  Nope.  Those new cars might be available with something called an LT5, but they use push rods (gasp!) and a single cam running down the middle of a V8...but if you want 4 cams  and 32 valves in your Corvette, you'll need to look to the past. Find this 1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 offered for $17500 in Ocean City, MD. Tip from Rock On!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Looks Good In Red: 1972 Porsche 914 1.7

The Porsche 914 was originally conceived as a dual purpose range topping Volkswagen and low-end Porsche, to replace the Karmann-Ghia and 912, respectively. The initial plan of marketing the 6-cylinder version as Porsche and the 4-cylinder as Volkswagen was eventually canned and lowly 4-banger version got a Porsche crest too -- and today, the easiest way to get in a fight with a 914 enthusiast is to call his car a Volkswagen.  Instead of picking fights with people who like driving slow cars, why not join them by picking up this 1972 Porsche 914 1.7 offered for $7500 in Mesa, AZ via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Hope Its Not A Scam: 1964 Triumph Spitfire

The Triumph Spitfire was a tiny, lightweight, two-seat sports car assembled in Coventry, UK from 1962-1980.  A competitor of the Austin-Healey Sprite & MG Midget, the Spitfire was only available with a small inline four cylinder engine and didn't get the bigger inline sixes available to the GT6 or TR6 -- but it is a sweet looking classic ride offered for the cost of a set of factory lug nuts for a similar vintage Porsche.  The price IS extremely low, so this is either (A) great deal, (B) gone, or (C) a scammer. Let's hope for A or B. Find this 1964 Triumph Spitfire offered for $2000 in Deerfield Township, OH via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Green In Name Only: 1980 Austin Mini Diesel

The original Austin Mini had a long life (from 1959 through 2000) will mostly engineered changes to the chassis/powertrain/suspension with little to notice on the outside.  The configurations of the Mini were varied and interesting, but it seems they never fitted one with a compression ignited diesel engine from the factory, which is odd given the Europeans thirst for the stuff in recent years, but somebody decided to fix this issue and make a green, but not so green, Mini. Find this 1980 Austin Mini Diesel offered for $14500 in Portland, OR via craigslist. Tip from JB1025.