Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Always Thorsday: 1962 Volvo PV544 Sprint

The Volvo PV544 was the first unibody automobile from Volvo and featured an early version of the legendary B-series inline four mated to the rear wheels.  Volvo produced an impressive 440,000 of the 1940s styled hunks of metal in 18 years of production -- but equally impressive is the fact that many of those cars are still running around the streets today in show car or daily driver trim.  Find this 1962 Volvo PV544 Sprint offered for $7,800 near Chaplin, CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.

1975 VW Beetle Custom

If you are a gear-head, your taste in 60's spooky sitcoms probably leans more towards the Munsters vs. The Addams Family.  The Munsters had their Barris Koach and Grandpa's Drag-u-la whereas all the Addams Family had was a V-12 Packard.  Maybe if they had this VW with a 351 Windsor in it, your viewing habits might be different.  Find this 1975 VW Beetle Custom for sale in Grand View, ID for $12,000 via craigslist.

Happy Halloween: 1995 Chevrolet Camaro Custom

Happy Halloween to all DT readers out there: Those who are still young enough to dress like a super hero, and those who are still young enough to dress like an idiot (male) or harlot(female) and, of course, those who are old enough to look like a ghoul without dressing up.  Today is the scariest day of the year, so I'll just put this 1995 Chevrolet Camaro custom here on eBay with a starting bid of $9,600 located in Stanley, NC.

Monday, October 30, 2017

British Classic: 1980 Austin Mini Cooper

The original Mini was produced for an insanely long period of time -- 41 years to be precise -- with only minor changes from 1959 through 2000.  The long in the tooth Mini was probably the best 1950s designed car you could buy in 1980 (aside from that Alfa convertible thing) but does that mean it was a good car?  It doesn't really matter because today you buy it for the 1960s looks and enjoy 1980s (albeit British) reliability.  Find this 1980 Mini Cooper offered for $5,500 in Litchfield, CO via craigslist. From Cory.

What Am I? Another Round

You've seen this car before.  Twice actually.  First, you saw the front a few weeks ago...then the rear, but here is another photo of the car.  This What Am I has more innings than a world series baseball game!!

Arrrgggg: 1969 Mercury Marauder

The Marauder name was used by Mercury for 3 unique generations -- each of which was for a period of 2 years and if you ask me (you did...right?) the coolest is the 1969-1970 land barge edition that featured a fastback roofline and pony keg sized pistons that thumped away under a carburetor.  Find this 1969 Mercury Marauder offered for $7,800 in Deer Park, OH via craigslist.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

1985 Dodge Shelby Charger and 1986 Shelby GLH Turbo

The Dodge Charger was a little hatchback with a grand name - but it wasn't until Carroll Shelby got his 10-gallon hat involved that things got fun.  The base Shelby Charger was a hot-hatch Charger -but the real tire burner was the Shelby Charger GLH - which stands for Goes Like Hell.  Today we've got an interesting his & her set of Shelby Turbos.  Find this 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger and 1986 Dodge Shelby GLH Turbo offered for $6,500 near Houston, TX via craigslist. Tip from Jeff.

Home On The Range: 1995 Toyota Previa SC/LE Camper

Driving cross country was much more common in the 1960's and 1970's.   Full size vans from all the domestic automakers were the road trip van of choice.  These vans were very often customized with murals on the exterior and fitted with wall to wall carpet on the inside.  The Scooby-Doo or A-Team vans immediately come to mind as pop culture examples.   Today's seller has carried this idea over to a much more modern subject from the 1990's.  The Toyota Previa was a mid-engine space efficient van designed to compete with the Dodge/Chrysler minivans.   Find this 1995 Toyota Previa SC for sale in Floral Park, NY for $6,500 via craigslist.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Fender Flared: 1977 Mercury Capri RS

The Capri was a sporty coupe built by Ford of Europe (in Germany) and imported to the USA under the Mercury brand.  Power came from a variety of V4, I4 and V6 engines mated to the rear wheels via manual transmissions for a proper driving experience.  Find this 1977 Mercury Capri RS offered for $3,250 in Middleburg, PA via craigslist. Tip from Cory.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Party Time: 1980 Chevrolet Camaro

This next car comes as a tip from Scott T who writes: This looks way nicer than it has any business being for 6k.  Obviously not a DD with that roll cage and racing seats.  Yup, Scott has it right, because this thing is way nice for the asking price if you ask me.  Find this 1980 Chevrolet Camaro with LS V8 offered for $6,000 in Boston, MA via craigslist.

Thorsday Time Traveller: 1968 Volvo 122 Wagon

I know it is Friday...but Thorsday got skipped this week due to some kind of temporal anomaly that was probably related to the high speed interstellar object spotted zooming through our solar system last week. Anyway, time to make things right with this 1968 Volvo 122 Wagon offered for $1000 near Seattle, WA via craigslist.  Tip from Zach Z.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Jaguaint: 1980 Jaguar XJS with LT1 V8 6-Speed

Last week we posted a few questionable Jaguar machines that had been Chevified with a carburetor fed small block mated to a TH350 slushbox, but today I've got a fuel injected Jaguaro with a 6-speed manual box...but you've seen this car before when it sold for something above $7k.  Find this 1980 Jaguar XJS with LT1 V8 offered for $17,500 near St Louis, MO via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

Thursday Twister: Almost New E30

What is the deal with the prices people want for ALMOST new classics.  Are they worth it?  Would you pay almost one hundred large for a 1985 BMW 323i found here on zee German ebay bidding for $69,900 EUR ($82667 USD) with only 260 kms on the odometer?  For that kinda coin you could get the nicely equipped BMW M4 --which would depreciate...but only if you drove it -- which the same can be said for the '85 E30 323i.  Hmmm...this is a conundrum wrapped in an enigma interwoven with a quandary.

Potential or Witt's: 1996 Saab 9000 Aero

Alaska is known as "The Last Frontier" but I believe it has less to do with the endless uninhabited forests, marshlands, glaciers, and active volcanoes -- and more to do with the collection of rusting pieces of history littering the roads.  This next car could be a parts heap or unlimited potential...or a parts heap of unlimited potential.  Find this 1996 Saab 9000 Aero offered for $950 in Kenai, AK via craigslist.  Tip from Zack Z.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Part Attack: 1984 Isuzu Impulse

This next car comes from Matt C who writes: OK, it's a non running car and not the easiest thing to get parts for... but it's a very cool '80s Italdesign styling exercise, and you'll have the only one on the road. If you get it on the road, that is. It is rear wheel drive with a wide engine bay, which would make it an interesting engine swap candidate.  Find this 1984 Isuzu Impulse offered for $800 in Atlanta, GA via craigslist.

Some Assembly Required: 1974 Manta Mirage

If you've always wanted to build a 70s kit car, the opportunities are limited these days.  It isn't just that lawyers and politicians want you to be safe, but also that most of the businesses making kits are long gone, so you'll need to find an unfinished project, like this 1974 Manta Mirage offered for $5500 in Dublin, CA via craigslist. Tip from RockOn!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Chef Gris: 2007 Saab 9-3 Aero

If one wants a low mileage 10 yr old turbo'd 6 cyl Swedish roll-your-own rag top, there aren't many to choose from but this next one looks clean.  But you'd better like that white-on-white look because this thing is thing is ready for its next James Bond villain owner. Find this 2007 Saab 9-3 Aero offered for $8999 in Palm Desert, CA via DesertImportExport.com.

Seldom Seen: 1984 Audi Coupe GT

Privacy concerns aside, I've always thought it would be run to aggregate all car registrations across the U.S. and see how many crocks of certain vintage are still prowling the byways of our great land.  Back in the 80's, Audi offered a mild FWD coupe that shared the same form as it's ground-breaking quattro.  I can't remember the last time I saw one on the road (moving under its own power). Here is your chance to change that.  Find this 1984 Audi Coupe GT for sale in West Seattle, WA for $2,900 via craigslist.