Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Two Tone: 1967 Saab 95 Wagon

The Saab 95 (not to be confused with the much later Saab 9-5) was a two door station wagon that combined Saab's penchant for funkiness with a 7 passenger layout. Of course, you couldn't get it with a normal engine; the only options were a 2-stroke 3-cylinder or a V4. This car comes with the latter. Find this 1967 Saab 95 offered for $7300 in Highlands Ranch, CA via Craigslist.  Tip from Zach.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Seller Submission: 1988 Ford F150

You know what is a good deal?  A running/driving plus sized extended cab pickup truck that can purchased for less than a cost of a new iPhone X.  From the seller, Art: I have a spare truck I'm selling, perfect for someone who needs a winter beater!! Throw some shqows on the back, 300lbs of sand in the bed and drive sideways!!!  Enthusiast worked on it, dead reliable just needs a few parts to run perfect (<$100).  Find this 1988 Ford F150 offered for $900 near Tiverton, RI via craigslist.

The DTM5 is on the Market!

1993 BMW M5
The DTM5 - Daily Turismo Project Car
Listed for sale on DT

Drive Classy: 1980 BMW 528 E12

Picture this: You are cruising down the road in some kind of bland econorollabox that you picked up at a local used car lot from a sweaty guy named Sal, when out of nowhere you are blinded by majestic burst of resplendent silver.  Bright.  So Bright. Fireflies dance before your eyes and a striking centaur with a shimmering golden mane winks in your general direction before boarding the Millennium Falcon and heading off into hyperspace. Gradually, your vision returns to normal you see is a BMW 5-series and it probably costs less than your crapbox.  Time to upgrade your daily driver.  Find this 1980 BMW 528 E12 bidding for $3,051 reserve-not-met here on eBay with 1 day to go, located in San Bernardino, CA.

Monday, December 11, 2017

When Did These Get Cheap? 2008 BMW M3 E90

BMW ditched their traditional inline-6 when they introduced the 4th generation of BMW's M3 -- code named the E90 (sedan) and E92 (coupe).  The purists might have missed the silky smooth balanced BMW 6-cylinder, but the new V8 put out more torque and horsepower than the outgoing model...and the best part is that they re-introduced a 4-door version. The only question I have is...when did the E90 M3 become affordable? Find this 2008 BMW M3 offered for $17,900 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist.

What Am I? Another Hobo Nickel In The Jukebox

I can't say this enough -- you guys are amazing when it comes to identifying vehicles from small, blurry, cropped photos. It isn't the same guy (or gal) who gets each one, but it seems that each audience member has his own expertise and gets the chance to shine. Now it's your turn. What am I?

Cylinders Half Full: 1991 Ford Mustang LX

The third generation Ford Mustang, commonly called the Fox Body, was sold from 1979 through 1993. You probably want a cool notchback version with the sweet 5.0 V8...but today we've got the bargain basement 4-cylinder version that was advertised for $13,270 out the door.  Find this 1991 Ford Mustang LX here on eBay bidding for $4100 CAD ($3187 USD) with a few hours to go, located in Guelph, ON, Canada.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sunday 5K German Toss Up: 1998 Porsche Boxster or 2004 Audi S4

Late model German performance cars have a well earned reputation for lightening owner's bank accounts in order to keep them in top shape.  We have two cars for sale today with similar amount of miles, similar price tag, and similar known engine issues.  First generation water cooled Porche Boxster and 911 engines are prone to IMS bearing issues.  Audi B6 and B7 V8 engines were similarly blessed with timing chain issues.  With these potential issues in mind would you be willing to take a five grand flyer on either of these autobahn burners?  Today's craigslist choices are this 1998 Porche Boxster in Ridgefield, CT for $5,000 firm or this 2004 Audi S4 in New Canaan, CT for $4,900. 


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Shooting Brake: 1973 Volvo 1800 ES

The 1800ES is a somewhat rare version of Volvo's 1800 model, only sold in 1972 & '73 model years as a way to extend the life of the long-in-the-tooth 1800 coupe. The funky looks can be polarizing - the Germans call this model Schneewittchensarg, which translates literally to "Snow White's coffin," but expect attention everywhere you go in one of these.  Find this 1973 Volvo 1800 ES offered for $5500 near Seattle, WA. Tip from Zach.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Dragster: 1927 Ford T Bucket

This next car is a barn find that comes with a sketchy trailer...but it might have enough crazy sauce to make it worth the trip to Vancleave, Mississippi. Find this 1927 Ford T Bucket here on eBay offered for $5,695 buy-it-now or make-offer.  

Classic W114: 1973 Mercedes-Benz 220

The W114/W115 generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class was designed by the legendary Paul Bracq and sold from 1968 through 1976.  The W114 was the least expensive Benz in the lineup at the time, and these days it is still a bargain for luxury seekers.  Find this 1973 Mercedes-Benz 220 offered for $4,500 near Boston, MA via craigslist.  Tip from Scott T.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Police Style: 2013 Chevrolet Caprice PPV 9C3

In 1996 the Chevrolet Caprice disappeared from the North American lineup, where it was replaced a few years later by the front-wheel-drive W-body Impala.  With the death of Pontiac, GM now had no large rear-drive full-sized car to sell for fleet use, so they started importing the WM generation Holden Caprice in 2011 as a Police Patrol Vehicle.  Find this 2013 Chevy Caprice PPV 9C3 offered for $6350 in Wallingford, NY via craigslist.  From Cory.

Thursday Twister: Most Overpriced Car On Ebay

I get it.  Really.  Porsche 911s are awesome.  Coolest car ever.  But the prices these things have been reaching is getting out of control.  Here is a great example, it is a 1977 Porsche 934 race car offered here on eBay for $9,550 buy-it-now...which is crazy because it is beat up and used...and want $10k for just the front right fender?

2 Fer 1: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

Just what exactly is a DeLorean project anyway...I thought all DeLorea were projects?  The DeLorean  DMC-12 was a gull-wing equipped sports machine built on a fiberglass monocoque and covered by cosmetic stainless steel panels.  The DMC-12 was designed by noted pasta designer Giorgetto Giugiaro and was powered by a mid mounted PRV6...but don't let that hold you back because they are HOT HOT HOT and prices are redonkulous.  Find these 1981 (and 1982) Delorean DMC12 projects offered for $18000 in Sparta (THIS IS SPARTA!) , TN via craigslist.  Tip from Dave.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

American Dream: 1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III

I had the opportunity to browse the current Lincoln model lineup at the LA Auto show a few days ago and it wasn't exactly invigorating...or exciting...or impressive.  Frankly, the monstrous Navigator is the only vehicle that makes an impression, but the rest of the lineup is somewhere between meh and blah.  That hasn't always been the situation and there was a time when driving a Lincoln meant you'd made it, like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, or Dwight Eisenhower.  Find this 1970 Lincoln Mark III here on eBay bidding for $3,950 reserve-not-met with 3 days to go, located in Toronto, ON, Canada.

Yamahahahaha! 1989 Ford Taurus SHO

The Taurus SHO (Super High Output) was a limited edition sports sedan built by Ford's Special Vehicle Team, yup the same guys who developed the SVO Mustang, Mustang Cobra, etc.  A first generation SHO may feel slow in comparison to today's big DOHC V6s mounted in every economy sedan (or the twin turbo 3.5 V6 SHO), but back in 1989 when it was new, there weren't many 4-door cars capable of 6.6 second to 60mph and a 143 mph top speed. Find this 1989 Ford Taurus SHO offered for $2,500 in Colorado Springs, CO via craigslist.  Tip from Rock On!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Only One Around: 1954 Moskvitch 400

What happens when you take the design of the pre-war German built Opel Kadett and combine it with the capabilities of the Moscovskiy Zavod Malolitrazhnyh Avtomobiley (Moscow Factory for Making Small Cars) and the direction from Joseph Stalin himself...?  It isn't entirely clear to me, but I'm sure it involved many knocks on doors in the middle of the night before the Moskvitch 400 got to 50 mph.  Find this 1954 Moskvitch 400 offered for $3,950 in Hunlock Creek, PA via craigslist. From Cory.

It's Medicinal...Man: 1987 BMW 535is

We all know that guy (or gal) who is obsessed with BMWs. He is always talking about one, buying one, selling one or even trying to build his own.  It becomes an all consuming passion and he (or she) has probably lost a few jobs over one.  You could call him (or her) an addict...but I think that would be to trivialize the plight of people with real chemical addiction problems.  But I'd suggest a good round of Bimmers Anonymous for this next guy.  Find this 1987 BMW 535is offered for $2000 in Rosamond, CA via craigslist. Tip from Sean S.