Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Nutter Face-Off: 1988 Bentley Mulsanne 675hp V8 vs 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Spyder Kit Car

Another face-off so soon? Didn't DT just do a face-off?  Yes, but those were cars that were remotely affordable and possibly a good deal -- but this next face-off is firmly in the realm of the insane.  With that in mind, what If you had $40k to spend on a used car with a Chevy V8 engine, would you get -- a 1988 Bentley Mulsanne 675 horsepower Supercharged V8 for $39,900...or this 1962 Ferrari GTO kit car offered for $29,900 buy-it-now here on eBay with a few hours to go.

Mid Week Match-Up: Find A Cheap Driver For Nathan

If you listened to the latest DT Radio Show, you might have heard our guest (who skyped in from Japan) Nathan talk about his experience living and driving on the wrong side of the road.  It has been an interesting extended vacation for Nathan, but it is time to return to the land of freedom fries and unlimited soft drink refills. Nathan will dump the kei-car he has been driving in Japan and need something new for driving around SoCal with his family.

Cougarific C4: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette

I won't try and list the number of things that are simultaneously wrong and hilariously awesome about the next craigslist advertisement, but it starts with a statement about the price being as firm as Selena Gomez and finishes with a quip about parachute pants. Just don't click the link if you are easily offended because this might be what they call a trigger.  Find this cougarific 1984 Chevrolet Corvette offered for $2,900 in Ft Meyers, CO via craigslist. Tip from dascpcu.

Aircooled Face-Off: 1958 Devin D vs 1976 Kelmark GT

Time for another classic car face-off, where you get to pick which car you'd drive if given the chance, but today (naturally) we've added a twist.  Not only are these two cars located in the same city, but they are being offered by the same seller, so your decision doesn't have to get made until after you give each a test drive.  The contenders: a 1958 Devin D for $10,000 vs this 1976 Kelmark GT for $7,000, both offered for sale in Evergreen, CO via craigslist.  Tip from Zach.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

SFFD Fire Chief Car: 1972 Plymouth Fury III

People joke about red cars being magnets for tickets from the police, but this next red classic is simultaneously the least likely car for you to get a ticket but the most likely car to get you behind bars.  Find this 1972 Plymouth Fury III ex-SFFD Fire Chief car offered for $14,900 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist. Tip from Kaibeezy.

Like new: 1975 Yamaha DT125B

Say you find a 40 year old motorcycle in Idaho with 200 miles on it.  What do you do with it?  Ride it like Yamaha intended and enjoy a new 40 year old enduro?  Put it back in the barn for another 30 years?  Park it in your living room and admire it?  Flip it to the next person on Craigslist with visions of investment returns dancing in their head? Find this 1975 Yamaha DT125B with 500 miles on the clock for sale in Woodinville, WA for $2,600 via craigslist.

Wedge Salad: 1992 Infiniti M30 Convertible

I'm going to say something and risk the wrath of all kinds of folks, but here it goes: The Infiniti M30 is the best looking rag top to ever come outta Japan.  There.  Said and done.  Find this 1992 Infiniti M30 Convertible offered for $2,200 in East Lansing, MI via craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck.

VTEC Screamer: 1970 Mini with Honda Power

It is a cool autumn day and you decide to take a drive in your vintage British built Mini.   You don your favorite plaid golf cap, slip on a pair of well worn driving gloves, and fire up the old gal.  After warming up the engine you scoot down the road to your favorite set of essess on the way to a nice coffee shop.  Entering the turn you brake hard to get the front end to bite, turn in and mash the right pedal to the floor and calmly wait for rpms to build --WHOA! the steering wheel violently jerks in your hand, both front wheels leave black lines on the pavement as the engine bounces off its revv limiter and you understeer dangerously into oncoming traffic...what just happened?  Oh yeah, you forgot that you picked up this 1970 Mini with VTEC Honda power offered here on eBay bidding for $15,100 reserve-not-met with one day to go, located in Woodbridge, VA.

Monday, September 28, 2015

DT Radio Show Ep 11: We Talk Driving On The Wrong Side of The Road With Nathan

The founder Vince and CFlo are joined by turbocharger engineer Nathan. They talk all things engine swap, Kei cars and Nathan's obsession with Rubio's. Enjoy!
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14k Miles: 1987 Toyota Corolla GT-S AE86

Would you ever consider dropping nineteen large on a used Toyota Corolla?  Yeah, me neither...but what if that Corolla was one of the classic rear-drive AE86 generation equipped with the legendary GT-S TwinCam motor and had only 14,500 miles? Find this 1987 Toyota Corolla GTS AE86 offered here on eBay for $19,000 buy-it-now or make-offer, located in Waxhaw, NC.  Tip from Abraham.

What Am I? Pull

Welcome back to What Am I?, DT's Monday morning puzzle that puts wits versus mitts, brain versus brawn, encyclopedic memory versus creative logic, your cousin Louie versus the Empire State Building -- it is an epic battle no matter how you slice it.  This week we feature a simple picture of a car part; your job is to identify the car it is from.

What In The Elio? 1995 Yamaha Trike

This next tip comes from Slowboy who calls it a Weird friggin trike thing and writes; Doesn't look complete, but uh... I dunno. The ad doesn't have a lot of info, and the pictures suck. Have a link.  Don't mind if I do.  Find this 1995 Yamaha Trike offered for $5,000 in Dayton, OH via craigslist.

Cheap AMG Faceoff: 1996 C36 AMG vs 1999 C43 AMG

AMG -- three letters that strike fear in the heart of sport-luxury sedan owners -- fear in the heart of the competition by being blisteringly fast in a straight line, and fear in their owners wallets because they are notoriously complex and expensive to repair.  However, that combination of speed and cost-of-ownership is a wonderful recipe for a cheap (entry to market) luxury sedans.  Today we've got a face-off of Mercedes-Benz W202 C-class speeders -- a 1996 C36 AMG vs 1999 C43 AMG.  Both are tips from FuelTruck.

Top Ten: 2009 Wildfire WF650-C 3-Wheeler

This next car comes from tipper Andy L, who included a fantastic list of the top ten reasons to buy this car 3-wheeled vehicle.  Find this 2009 Wildfire WF650-C 3-Wheeler here on eBay offered for $3,000 buy-it-now located in Dubuque, IA with less then one day to go.  Take it away Andy!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

356HP Electric Conversion:1978 Porsche 911SC

I am a big fan of what Tesla is doing in the automotive industry, and I'll be the first to admit not giving them much chance of survival when launched (hence rule #12, never underestimate Iron Man Elon Musk).  However, given the choice between dropping almost six figures on a used Tesla Roadster or picking up this next customized Porsche....I'm gonna have to choose the latter.  Find this 1978 Porsche 911 SeleCtric offered here on eBay bidding for $21,100 with a few hours to go.

Classic Wagon: 1971 Opel Kadett B Wagon

The Opel Kadett was a small family car manufactured by the GM's German subsidiary Opel starting way back in 1936.  The modern Kadett started its A, B, C... nomenclature with the 1962 release of the Kadett A, and this next one looks like a really interesting driver for the cash.  Find this 1971 Opel Kadett Wagon offered for $4,500 in the SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Kaibeezy.

Store For Two Years: 1992 Nissan Skyline GT-R R32

The R31 Skyline hardtop sedan posted last week with it's non-turbo engine and automatic gearbox is a far cry from the stupid fast GT-R you can buy in the showrooms today, but the next generation of Skyline (the R32)  became much more focused on blistering performance with the release of the all-wheel-drive versions.  Find this 1992 Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 offered here on eBay for $16,500 CAD (approx $12,372 USD) located in Quebec, Canada with 4 days to go.