Tuesday, July 31, 2018

More, More, More: 1991 BMW 750il Supercharged 6 speed

The installation of a 12 cylinder engine into the BMW E32 was big news and actually caught Mercedes flat footed.  What if you have thousands of dollars to burn making a V12 even faster?  Today's feature is the answer of that exact question along with a substantial list of other modifications that are not normally associated with the luxury 7 series car.  The six speed manual conversion is just the cherry on top of this sundae.  Find this 1991 BMW 750il  for sale in Alpine, NJ for $6,500 via craigslist.

Raised White Letter Tires: 1976 AMC Hornet Sportabout

Tipper Rock On had this to say about DT's newest project car, "Vince’s new wagon is very sporty, but this Hornet is not too shabby."  The wagon version of the Hornet was called the Sportabout which proves automakers were allergic to the term wagon even way back then.   The Hornet here is about as rocking as it gets for a 70's estate- big 360 engine, Cragar wheels with white letter tires, rally striping, and orangey-red exterior paint.  Find this 1976 AMC Hornet for sale in Shreveport, LA for $7,000 via craigslist.  

Monday, July 30, 2018

VVL Egg: 1993 Nissan NX2000

The Nissan B13 SE-R and NX Hatch were two cars that received near universal praise in the press and from enthusiasts for being fun to drive and extremely easy to modify.  These models are prone to rust which is the main reason why you see so few decent examples up for sale any more.  Being rare does not always translate into being valuable though.  Today's reasonably priced NX2000 has been modified to excel at autocross, is said to be rust free, and has the tasty SR20VE engine swapped in.  Find this 1993 Nissan NX2000 for sale in Tuckahoe, VA for $3,500 via craigslist.  Tip from Fuel Truck.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

First Turbo: 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder

I can only imagine what my wife would do with my project C36 AMG if I went to the big junkyard in the sky.  Inheriting cars is a tricky thing for the new owner as they may not share the same enthusiasm or have the knowledge to keep a car going.  Today's seller has done an admirable job keeping this turbo charged Corvair roadworthy, but is now looking for a enthusiastic new owner to take up the stewardship.  This looks to be a real original survivor car that is rarely found.  Find this 1964 Chevrolet Corvair for sale in Darien, CT for $8,500 via craigslist.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

I Told You So...Again: 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Back in 2015 we featured a 6k mile first generation MX-5 that was picked up by Jesse at Barnfinds.com and then sold for about the cost of 10 typical 200k MX-5s and at the time I wrote "Whoever buys this car will have a very nice example of one of the best selling roadsters of all time...but he will be faced with the same conundrum as the current seller -- how do you enjoy a car without racking up the miles?  Likely, this story will be continued."  The car was subsequently sold by the then owner because..well..you know.  A few months later in July 2016 the car showed back up on craigslist (now with 8k miles) with the then current owner trying to milk $11k from the little red cash cow.  Two years later and this car is back on the market, now with several modifications, 11,500 miles and offered for $11,500 -- find this 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata offered for sale in Menlo Park, CA via craigslist. Tip from Matthew.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Another Day, Another Project Car: Introducing The DT SportWagon

We've had a few project cars featured on DT over the years, including in no particular order, a sweet Volvo 242 that is way better off in the hands of its new owner, der Schmetterling, zee Draken, an E34 M5, a Roadmaster wagon that is passed around DT staff like a case of the clap at Woodstock, and a C36 AMG that has gotten more love/attention than any C36 in the history of AMG benzes. What is next?  Well..lemme tell ya. Another DT internal B2B (bro-to-bro) transaction was transacted the other day, when Hunsbloger passed this 1965 Buick SportWagon over to yours truly, DT Editor-in-Chief Vince for a small wad of cash.

Don't Call Me Scamp: 1983 Dodge Rampage

The Chrysler L-platform was a short lived experiment from 1982-84 into the Ute world.  The Dodge Rampage and Plymouth Scamp didn't exactly set the world on fire with roughly 40,000 cars sold over three years.   With all the 2018 interest in camino style of cars and the lack of available options, there should be someone interested in a gently used Dodge Rampage.  There are a myriad of performance turbo engines and drivetrain parts that could help this car move with much more gusto.  Find this 1983 Dodge Rampage for sale in Hinsdale, VT for $4,000 via craigslist.  Tip from Rich.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Puffer On A 4x4: 1998 Range Rover HSE Cameron Concepts Supercharged

A little more power is welcome in most any vehicle, but especially helpful in moving a 5,000 lb British SUV.  Cameron Concepts out of San Diego, CA put out a CARB legal supercharger and factory style upgrade kit in 1997.  The Rover engine was a descendant of the old Buick 215ci.  These 4.6 engines had a reputation for head gasket and cylinder liner issues.  There is not a ton of information online about the company or the specs on the kit other than it uses a Eaton supercharger.  The company itself is no longer as its founder Peter Cameron passed away in 2007.  Find this 1998 Range Rover HSE 4.6 for sale in Holyoke Highlands, NY for $5,500 via craigslist.

Court Is In Session: 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Coupe

I am not normally a fan of cars that have a vinyl top...or those being listed by a "friend" of the seller...but this next car might just be cool enough to overlook a few strikes and become the next cheap classic in your garage.  Find this 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Coupe offered for $14,000 in Prince George, VA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

BuY ThiS cAR oR eLSE: 1976 Lotus Elite

Have you ever sat in your driveway and looked at two cars and thought...what would it look like if I combined these two?  Yeah, me too.  And probably the designer of this next car..who clearly was inspired to combine the front end of a Triumph TR7 with rear end of an AMC Gremlin...which really isn't as bad as it sounds once you get the throw-up taste out of your mouth properly prepared...I suggest bourbon.  Find this 1976 Lotus Elite offered for $5000 somewhere near Atlanta, GA via craigslist. Tip from Hugh.

We are familiare: 1973 Fiat 124 Wagon

Welcome to Wagon Wednesday, can I take your order?  Small, Italian wagon with 5 doors?  Dual overhead cam engine designed by Aurelio Lampredi? Manual transmission?  Oxidized paint, almost brown in color?  Minimal rust and dents?  For not a lot of cash?  Find this 1973 Fiat 124 Wagon for sale in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA for $3,800 via craigslist.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

What Am I? The Whole Enchilada JDM Edition

Welcome back to a Tuesday edition of the game we call, "What Am I?".  Today's version of the game has a lot more clues than the usual snippet of a picture.  Remember the TV advertisement where the pitchman is screaming into the camera how insane his prices are?  That is us because today we are giving you everything!  It can't be true, but in fact it is.  The entire for sale ad for the today's subject can be found here, name this mystery JDM Kei Deckover for sale in Harpusvillle, NY.

Vintage Wagon: 1967 Ford Cortina Estate Mk1

You know what is cooler than a wagon?  An old crusty wagon. And what is cooler than an old crusty wagon...? An old crusty wagon that is rarer than rocking horse poo....and Cory found us a beauty today! Find this 1967 Ford Cortina Estate Mk1 offered for $1500 in Orange, VA via craigslist.

Monday, July 23, 2018

MTREC Just Kicked In, Yo: 1991 Honda Beat

Juan Pablo Augustus Pininfarina put this mighty pen to paper many times over the years to design some beautiful cars..exotics, mid-engine things and the like...but few people know that old John-Pap-Pin (as his friends in the pub called him) designed the 1991-1996 Honda Beat.  Find this 1991 Honda Beat here on eBay bidding for $1300 with $3,200 buy-it-now located in Seattle, WA. Tip from Hugh.

Mom's V8 Benz: 1994 Mercedes E420

Finding a well cared for Mercedes W124 sedan is like striking gold.  These era of Mercedes were very rugged and durable cars , but demanded a certain degree of maintenance more than your typical Corolla.  If you followed this regimen and understood how these cars were put together, the reward was a car that drove at least as nice as a Rolls Royce and one that would last hundreds of thousands of miles.  The 400E/E420 came with a 275 hp 4.2 M119 V8 that in the USA was saddled with a super tall 2.24 autobahn gearing.  The only bright spot with the tall gearing is that the V8 actually gets better highway mpg than the 6 cyl cars.  A 3.07 or 2.82 rear end swap really wakes these cars up off the line.  Find this 1994 Mercedes E420 for sale in Maynard, MA for $4,500 via craigslist.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sunday Terminal Influenza: 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Welcome back to the second car in today's Subaru STI Sunday SUNDAY SUNDAY feature, which highlights the car that brought the rally world to their feet and vanquished the EVO from the US Market...actually that was the moronic decision of some shortsighted product planners who still can't seem to figure out that a halo car sells more of the cheap junk at the bottom end, and the STI needs the competition to get better. Find this 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI offered for $9,750 in New York City, NY via NASIOC forums.

Sunday Tribute Improbable: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

It has been almost a year since I sold my Subaru STI and I find my neck craning whenever I hear the telltale braup-braup of a Subaru flat-4.  I won't admit that I miss the ole gal because that would mean I made a mistake by switching to something with individual throttle bodies and an inline-6...BUT I do believe the market for STIs has dropped a bit and they are a smokin deal.  Find this 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI offered for $12,000 near Washington, D.C. via craigslist. Tip from Jeff.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

British Racing Green: 1967 Sunbeam Alpine

Many car publications/forums say the answer to any car related question is the Mazda Miata.  If the Miata is too mundane and you need something with more savior faire, today's affordable classic Sunbeam Alpine is a good option.  The Alpine model was fitted with a four cylinder engine that put out 90 some odd horsepower so it was not nearly as potent a performer as the Ford V8 fitted Tiger model.  The Series V 1965-1968 Alpine's were the last of these cars and arguably the best looking.  Find this 1967 Sunbeam Alpine for sale in Woodside, CA for $8,999 via craigslist.  Tip from Fuel Truck.