Friday, October 2, 2015

Weekly Clickismo: Scale Excavator, '58 Ford, Turbo Peugeot, Rochdale Olympic

Welcome to another episode of Daily Weekly Clickismo, where we feature the best cars featured on other websites around the planet -- think of it like a best of the worst.  Today we've got a 1:2.5 scale R/C truck, loader & excavator from BringaTrailer, a clean 1958 Ford Custom 300 2-dr from Hemmings Blog, a Turbo-Berline Peugeot from, and 1963 Rochdale Olympic from

First up is a mind-boggling 1:2.5 scale remote control Volvo truck, loader and excavator offered for 127,000 CHF ($129,000 USD) here on found via  The guys on BringaTrailer have been delivering consistent results with their auction format (great place to sell a car) and recently some of their regular contributors (particularly Frank and BattleRabbit) have been finding/featuring great stuff for sale around the web. 

This next Clickismo comes from the Hemmings Blog, and is a normal sized car...well...normal for the late 1950s.  It is a 1958 Ford Custom 300 2-door, found here on Hemmings offered for $12,000 in St Croix Falls, WI.  The car is an older professional restoration, but it doesn't look bad for the asking price.

The website RustyButtRusty offers...wait...that isn't right.   No, no.  RustyButTrusty offers a regular selection of barnfind/derelict classics offered for a basement bin price -- such as this 1985 Peugeot 505 Turbo offered for $1800 in Puyallup, WA via craigslist.  The 505 Turbo is equipped with a 160 horsepower 2.1 liter turbo 4-banger mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox that puts power to the rear wheels.  How is that NOT a classic?  Classic is also the RBR explanation of pronunciation -- it’s called Pew-al-up. And the car is not called Pew-joe, but Puh-zhoe.

The final clickismo is a 1963 Rochdale Olympic Phase 2 Coupe offered here on eBay for $2,825 reserve-not-met located in Dallas, TX with a few days to go.  This classic is via, where they casually mention that this car could be a one of 8 Olympics to be sold new in North America.  The engine doesn't run at this time, but it uses Ford power and should be cheap to fix.

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  1. i thought it was Weekly Clickismo?

    that Olympic checks several of my checkboxes:

    - rounded fastback shape, like a lancia fulvia sport - check

    - light to medium blue - check

    - won't see another one in a year of Thursdays - check


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