Friday, March 22, 2019

2007 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG

If you'd like to get into a 500 factory horsepower hot rod without liquidating your 401k, there are a few options.  You could get a high mile V10 BMW M5, but if you prefer something that is more grunt and two fewer cylinders, the choice is easy...E63 AMG.  Find this 2007 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG offered for $13,500 in South Elgin, IL via craigslist. Tip from Tyler.



Citroen or Citroën: 1986 Hoffman 2CV Cabrio

If the original 2CV isn't strange enough for your garage, you might want to consider a Hoffman 2CV...wow that sounded like a good idea when it was in my head, but now that I read it on paper..yikes.  Anyway, back in the late 1980s a German bloke named Wolfgang Hoffman decided to sell a kit car cabrio body using glass reinforced plastic, steel frame, and running gear from a 2CV that the buyer provided.  Typically, a kit car will transform the original into something exotic -- a Beetle becomes a 356 Speedster, or a Fiero becomes a Ferrari, or a Eldorado becomes a Batmobile, but the Hoffman kit takes 2CV drivetrain parts and makes a...2CV.  Find this 1986 Hoffman 2CV Cabrio offered for $15,600 in Williamsburg, VA via hemmings. Tip from Rock On!


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Dooley Cooly: 1986 Chevrolet C/K 3500 Silverado

America's obsession with the giant pickup truck started many years ago, back when gas was cheap and safety was a consideration that was second to most...but gas is still cheap when adjusted for inflation and safety is still something that people struggle to understand.  So enjoy the good old days with this good old pickup.  Find this 1986 Chevrolet C/K 3500 Silverado here on eBay bidding for $8,100 with 3 days to go, located in Oakland, CA.



Yellowskate: 1991 Honda Beat

If you've ever said to yourself: Self, what I need is a car that looks like something from a Richard Scarry book, accelerates like a big wheel, handles like a roller skate, and is as safe as a skateboard...well...you are in luck, because we've got a JDM thing for you today. Find this 1991 Honda Beat offered for $5000 in Pensacola, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!



Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Blazin Old Trails: 1992 Chevrolet Blazer SLT

The first generation Chevrolet S-10 Blazer/Jimmy was a compact SUV built on the S-10 pickup chassis starting back in the when Sting recorded "Every Breath You Take" and ended around the time of "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You".  The Blazer offered some level of truck utility and seating for 5 people, but did not offer a removable hardtop like the full-sized K5 Blazer/Jimmy.  Find this 1992 Chevrolet Blazer SLT here on eBay bidding for $3250 with a few hours to go, located in snowy Struthers, OH.



Thunderchicken Apocalypse: 1978 Pontiac Firebird

It has been a few years (2010 to be precise) since the Firebird marque (along with the entire Pontiac lineup) was tossed away like a used Volkswagen coil pack.  Pontiac enthusiasts and 80s detective show enthusiasts alike will gravitate toward the Rockford era Firebird Forumla...and that isn't a bad thing at all because the Thunderchicken is the greatest thing to ever be on the hood of an automobile. Find this 1978 Pontiac Firebird here on eBay offered for $9,999 in Athens, TN.



Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Another Batmobile: 1967 Cadillac Eldorado

The Cadillac Eldorado was a gigantic front wheel drive personal luxury coupe that started life in 1967, although the name Eldorado was used on a convertible halo car as part of the series 62 platform starting way back in 1953.  The big front drive under-steering boat won't impress anyone with its RV handling characteristics, but trying to nail apexes with any full sized 'Merican car from the late 60s is like trying to rope and hog-tie a woolly mammoth while riding naked on a giraffe.  It sounds like a great idea on paper, but once you get all slathered up in like a petroleum slip-n-slide, you realize it was a horrible mistake.  The same goes for building a custom bizarro car -- once you've created a custom Batmobile, you'll regret it after you sober up. Find this 1967 Cadillac Eldorado here on eBay offered for $9,999 in San Diego, CA.



Oh Yeah: 1993 BMW 550i V12 Wagon E34

The BMW E34 5-series was a large luxury family car from BMW, available as a sedan or wagon (estate).  We don't see the wagon versions very often on the road anymore, but they offer a surprising amount of room for the kids/gear/junk while maintaining the classic BMW luxury, handling and performance.  Regrettably, for the US market BMW felt it only needed an inline-6 in the wagon when equipped with a manual gearbox, or a small V8 when equipped with a slushbox, but some visionary lunatic decided the E34 needed a V12 6-speed. Find this 1993 BMW 550i V12 Wagon E34 offered for $18,000 in East Hampton, CT via craigslist. Tip from Bill.



Monday, March 18, 2019

Low Miles One Owner: 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic

Is your thumb too gross to put in front of the license plate when you take the photo?  Can't find a dirty yellow/red shop rag?  No problem, use a classic small straw dust broom.  Because everybody has one of them sitting around.  Those little dust brooms are about as common as a Caprice with 28k miles on the odometer.  Find this 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic offered for $5000 in League City, TX via craigslist.  Tip from Jeff.



Never Seen One Before: 1995 Mazda Lantis 323F

I was going to file this next car under the heading of "I don't know what this, but I like it" but instead I'm going to put it in the "I have never heard of this car, but I like it" bucket...and as regular readers of this site can attest, we publish some odddd stuff around here.  It was known as the Mazda 323F, Mazda Astina, Mazda Allegro, or Mazda Artis, but you've probably never heard of ANY of those cars because it was only sold in Japan, Europe, Chili, Columbia, New Zealand and a few other obscure locales...now that I look it it...it appears to have been sold EVERYWHERE but North America. Find this 1995 Mazda Lantis 323F offered for $9950 in Santa Clara, CA via craigslist. Tip from Matt.


Saturday, March 16, 2019

Not Another Beetle: 1969 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 14

In 1955 Volkswagen introduced the Type 14 that was built as a 2+2 coupe and convertible using mechanical components were borrowed from the Type 1 Beetle with styling by Luigi Segre of carrozzeria Ghia and coach-built bodywork from Karmann...hence the name Karmann Ghia.  Today the Ghia offers an interesting alternative to a common Type 1 Beetle and prices aren't that bad. Find this 1969 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 14 offered for $8000 in Zionville, NC. Tip from Rock On!


Friday, March 15, 2019

VTEC for the iGeneration: 2002 Acura RSX Type-S

This next car comes from SecondMouse who writes: Had to pass this on also, as finding these things in original, unmolested condition with the type-S package and the 6 speed manual (and fairly priced) is about as likely as finding the Hope diamond in your coffee grounds one morning.  If even half of what is in this ad is true, and assuming it isn't some variation of the latest Craigslist scam, it is a steal for someone in the pocket-rocket hobbyist community.  Find this 2002 Acura RSX Type-S offered for $3999 in Houston, TX via craigslist.