Friday, November 24, 2017

Bring Any Offer - 1966 Volvo 122S

Surely there is someone here who has an old Volvo and just wants a different one. Well, now there are two of you. Have a gander at this Amazon that the seller is keen to trade for just another old Volvo. If you don't have any derelict Swedish iron laying around, I guess you could max out your daily limit at the ATM and head over for a cash offer.  Find this 1966 Volvo 122S for sale in Charleston, SC for pretty much whatever you feel like giving. 


Bracq Friday: 1971 Mercedes-Benz 250 W114

The Mercedes-Benz W114 occupies one of those weird niches in the classic car world - it's old enough to be gazed upon fondly through the tint of nostalgia, yet not particularly revered among Euro car guys. Perhaps it's because it's the successor of the hipster-cool Heckflosse / Fintail sedans, but the predecessor of the granola munchers' standard-issue W123, and doesn't stand out as much as either of those generations. Regardless, it's a classic Paul Bracq design underpinned by relatively modern engineering and a great choice for driving around town.  Find this 1971 Mercedes-Benz 250 W114 offered here on eBay bidding for $4,606 reserve-not-met with 2 days to go.


Bracq Friday: 1985 BMW 735i

If you are reading this from your cell phone after having spent all night camped out in front of your local Sears only to discover that Sears is out of business and you've inadvertently slept in a strangely organized homeless encampment...well...you wouldn't be the first person to have such an experience.  FEAR NOT, DT is here to save the day!  This is where DT's Black Friday celebration comes in...or...in this case, Bracq Friday; a celebration of a French born mustache enthusiast named Paul Bracq who just happened to design a good number of German luxury sedans.  Like this 1985 BMW 735i offered for here on eBay for $2250 buy-it-now or make-offer, located in Glendale, CA.



Thursday, November 23, 2017

Bracq Friday

Some people like to go shopping the day after Thanksgiving, but here at the Daily Turismo, we don't waste our time waiting in some epic line at Walmart for some huge piece of touchscreen technology -- instead, we blow our hard-earned cash on a piece of automotive art, maybe a classic designed by Paul Bracq? That's right...it is time for DT's annual celebration of Bracq Friday.

Auction Watch: 1973 Mercedes 450SL

Find this 1973 Mercedes 450SL for sale in Chalfont, PA bid to $2,125 on eBay with a Buy it Now of $6950.00 ending on Saturday.   The Lorinser body kit and pristine BBS Mahle wheels would be so much more appealing if the car was not painted a shade of turkey gravy!



Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Mid Week Match-Up; An 88 Impulse For Dad

Today's Mid Week Match-Up comes as a request from Bri, who writes: Hello! Christmas is coming up and I would like to purchase a 1988 isuzu impulse for my dad. When he was a kid he had to give up this car to get money for his family, he cried. I would like to know where one of these cars would be available and the price. 


Hammer Time: 2007 Pontiac Solstice Mallet LS2 V8

There is an old expression about bringing a knife to a gun fight, but I think this next car is closer to the concept of bringing a hammer to a knife fight.  Just don't get bent outta shape if you smash a few fingers with this next beast.  Find this 2007 Pontiac Solstice Mallet LS2 V8 here on eBay bidding for $6,800 reserve-not-met with 5 days to go, located in Mesa, AZ.



Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The King: 1967 Volkswagen Beetle Type 1

Richard Petty starting driving NASCAR a few weeks after his 21st birthday, way back in 1958 and before they called him "the King" he was known as the "Squirrel".  Petty is most famous for driving full sized Plymouth and Dodge muscle machines, but that didn't stop this next fan from building a CRAZY VW Beetle tribute car. Find this 1967 Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 offered for $7,500 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Hugh.



Taco Tuesday: 1966 Bultaco Matador Mk2

One of the consequences of vehicles becoming so valuable that they become art is that if you used them for their primary purpose, you'd diminish their value.  This bike is beautifully turned out and is probably better than it was when it left Spain over 50 years ago.  However if you were to get it to run and rode it down some single track, you'd probably be out half of the asking price.  Sad, really.   Find this 1966 Bultaco Matador Mk2 Model 16 for sale in Olympia, WA for $7,950 via craigslist.


A What? 1945 Studebaker M29 Weasel

I can't see Tesla building self driving tanks if we went to war with North Korea, but back during "the war" most of the American industrial machine was turned into a war machine and we created things like the M29 Weasel by Studebaker.  Find this 1945 Studebaker M29 Weasel offered for $5000 in Fayetteville, AR via craigslist. Tip from Ryan.


Monday, November 20, 2017

Turkey Fryer: 1987 Mercedes 300TD wagon

As we start our annual countdown to turkey day, I'd like to kick things off with a fresh turkey from craigslist -- yup, a genuine feathered foul that is fresh from the fryer.  Find this 1987 Mercedes 300TD wagon offered for $5,500 in San Jose, CA via craigslist.



What Am I? Eyes Up Here

It is Monday morning, and time to solve the weekly What Am I? puzzle, and today we've got another hunk of metal that you need to identify.


660 Horsepower: 1975 Chevrolet Monza


The Chevrolet Monza was a small 2+2 built on Chevrolet's H-body, which was also the basis for such piles of crap like the Vega, Skylark and Starfire. It was the last of GM's rear-wheel-drive subcompacts and the end of an era for GM's rear drive crap boxes, BUT today's example has a meaty V8 under the hood.  Find this 1975 Chevrolet Monza offered for $8000 in North Branford, CT via craigslist.  From Cory.



Sunday, November 19, 2017

In Too Deep: 1991 Mercedes 300E

Have you ever been so utterly fed up with a car that you write a Craigslist ad that is full of information that feels good to get off your chest, but does little to actually sell the car?  Today's seller makes the bold claim that his listing is, "the most honest ad ever." Unfortunately, his idea of honesty is a case of what the kids these days call TMI.  The iconic Mercedes W124 E-class is one of the best engineered cars to ever come out of Stuttgart, but can quickly wear out even a ASE certified mechanic who is not all that familiar with these models and their trouble points.  Find this 1991 Mercedes 300E for sale in Medford, NJ for $3,000 via craigslist.


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Buy American: 1991 Dodge Stealth Twin Turbo

The Dodge Stealth was a badge engineered version of the Mitsubishi 3000GT -- imported into the USA around the same time as the Diamond Star Motors imports (Eclipse/Talon/Laser) but the Stealth and 3000GT were both built in Japan.  The only difference between the Mitsu and Dodge version were cosmetic, and personally, I like the looks of the Stealth in Twin Turbo form because of the zany mid-stop rear window wing on the Stealth...but I've been known to enjoy odd cars.  Find this 1991 Dodge Stealth Twin Turbo offered for $8,000 in Cecil, OH via craigslist.  Tip from Rock On!



Friday, November 17, 2017

Sports Car: 1971 Lotus Europa

This next car comes as a tip from Carter who writes: Personally it looks like an offspring of a VW Doka meets a Triumph Spitfire, but being a Lotus, I am sure it has a following. Find this 1971 Lotus Europa offered for $6,000 in Maine via craigslist.


AW11Some: 1985 Toyota MR2

The AW11 Toyota MR2 offers a fantastic combination of mid-engine handling, manual gearbox, and Japanese wedge 80s wedge styling to make it a car that is much cooler than you'd expect given the performance numbers and asking price.  Find this 1985 Toyota MR2 here on eBay bidding for $1481 reserve-not-met with $4000 buy-it-now located in Walnut, CA with 1 day to go.  Seller submission from Rod S.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Master The Road: 1995 Buick Roadmaster Wagon

What could be better for a daily driver and family cruiser than a big V8 powered American wagon with less than 100k miles on the odometer offered for a good price. The Buick Roadmaster Estate may have been a badge engineered version of the Chevrolet Caprice Estate but it added much needed flair to the B-body platform and is the cool old dude's choice for a late model domestic wagon...and this one comes with the later LT1 V8 for more power and torque.  Find this 1995 Buick Roadmaster Wagon offered for $3,000 in Long Island, NY via craigslist.  Tip from Rock On!


Thursday Twister: $1k Solid Gold

Today for the Thursday Twister, I'd like to ask you people what you think is the best car for around 1000 smackeroos.  I will kick things off with two cars from tipper Sean.