Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Mid Week Match-Up: Find A Rare Project Car

It is hump day (on a short week), but that still means it is time to play our favorite car matching game, known as Mid Week Match-Up! Today we try and find a classic project for your garage, but we aren't looking for yet another Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro or VW Beetle -- no, we are looking for something rare and inexpensive.

'Rare is a relative term and so is inexpensive, so lets put it at something with fewer than 1000 units built and less than $5,000 to spend.  For my money I'd buy this 1978 Dodge Dreamer Conversion Van-ickup here on eBay bidding for $2,500 reserve-not-met located in Upton, MA.

Plop your submission in the comments below.

12 comments:

  1. How about a Morris Mini Traveler for $3K Cdn (x 0.75 for USD).

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  2. Fewer than 1000 built? That's definitely 'rare'.

    If we were talking 'fewer than 1000 remaining' I'd propose this but I have no idea how many were built.

    Likewise this but I'm sure more than 1000 of these rolled off the lines.

    As a one-year-only model this might be around the 1000 number, certainly not many left.

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    1. Those are some good finds...if a bit rusty.

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  3. These were mostly made for towing a 5er when one didn't want a traditional pickup. Especially since crew cabs weren't as common as they are now. Back seat usually folds down into a bed. However the ones with a door for the back seat are probably more convenient.

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    1. http://www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/CabrioletAdFront.jpg

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  4. 1950 Chevy Military Police Car http://www.ebay.com/itm/1950-chev-military-police-car-runs-southern-body-very-rare-with-brass-tag-/261815943160?hash=item3cf5723ff8&vxp=mtr

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    1. This is great. Cheap and will generate conversations everywhere you go.

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    2. So rare someone took really good care of it!

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  5. Sheesh....figured I could find a Golf Harlequin in your price range (275 produced), but they appear to have some weird cult following.....this one went for $7k.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Volkswagen-Golf-GL-/191642119327?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2c9ec2ac9f&item=191642119327

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    1. Cult following = GenXrs priced out of E30 market.

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  6. The featured Dodge Dreamer is way cool. I would install a whisper-quiet Honda generator in the back and the quietest auxiliary AC unit I could find for the cab. This way I could take a nap whenever.

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  7. Does this count? It looks like Herbie humped Greased Lightning. I would bet you have twice the trunk space up front with the conversion. Not sure why you would round out the look with Fuchs hubcaps.

    http://omaha.craigslist.org/cto/5211670805.html

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