Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Nine Five...Nein! 1973 Porsche 911 Custom Limo

Wow.  I made a request for Horrorods the other day and BAM -- you guys delivered.  This next one is scarier than Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un taking a strawberry scented bubble bath with Putin, Trump, and Hillary.  Find this 1973 Porsche 911 Custom Limo offered for $24,500 in Silverlake, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Sean S.

Happy Halloween: 2008 Ford Crown Victoria P71 Turbo

This next Horrorod comes from DT tipper Michael who writes: Right color and it makes 'turbo noises'.  So true! It is also a great smoke machine for your Halloween party. Find this 2008 Ford Crown Victoria P71 Turbo offered for $2500 in Pueblo, CO via craigslist.

Ghoulicious: 1960 Morris Minor 1000

Happy Halloween DT readers, we here in the DT HQ hope you are enjoying the festival of All-Hallows'-Eve.  Today is the day when kids dress up as their favorite super hero, young adults dress down in sexy fill-in-the-blank costumes, and all people subsidize the candy, dental, and insulin industries -- basically a win-win-win for everybody!  Here, we celebrate Halloween with ghoulish rides like this 1960 Morris Minor 1000 offered for $2250 in Dublin, CA via craigslist.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Calling All Tippers -- We Need Horrorods for Halloween

Tomorrow is Halloween and around here on Daily Turismo we celebrate with the best Horrorods that money can buy -- and this is a call out to all you tippers -- find us the stuff that'll tear your wallet out of your pocket and choke you to death with the contents.  We are looking for the most mind numbingly horrific hot rods, customs, cust-rods, and banshee fodder you can find.  Like this 1984 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer here on eBay offered for $10,000 buy-it-now or make-offer located in Conroe, TX.

Black Panther: 1990 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE

The Lincoln Mark VII (originally called the Continental Mark VII) rode on the Fox platform shared with the Mustang, Thunderbird, and Cougar...but this next one simply oozes coolness that those other cars only dream about. Find this 1990 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE offered for $2750 near Boston, MA via craigslist. Tip from Art C.

Monday, October 29, 2018

6-Speed Dinosaur: 2008 BMW 550i

The first modern manual transmission was demonstrated by two Frenchmen (Louis-Rena Panhard et Emile Levassor) way back in 1894.  Many significant improvements to Panhard and Levassor's sliding mesh "crash-box" have been engineered over the last century, but none as significant as electronics which have made the manual gearbox obsolete and replaced them in souless dual-clutch things that have rubber bands, sensors, and brains that tell the pile of parts when and how to shift.  Manual gearboxes might be all but gone from new car dealer lots today, but take a walk on the wild side over to the used lots and you can still double clutch and row your own.  Find this 2008 BMW 550i offered for $5,500 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist.

8 Cylinders, 4 Speeds: 1976 Chevrolet Monza

The following car comes from tipper Rock On, who writes: Yeah, I know your Mom’s V-6 Camry with 301 horsepower will eat this thing for breakfast. But, there is one thing this car can do better than any fwd or awd car. Long, smokey, John Force approved burn outs. This is essentially a factory built V-8 Vega. You better put your order in at Costco for some 13 inch tires now.  Find this 1976 Chevrolet Monza offered for $4,500 in Detroit, MI via craigslist.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

One Owner Classic: 1967 Volvo 122S Amazon

The Volvo Amazon (called the 120 series outside of Sweden) was the more practical, more upright older sibling of the P1800 "sports" car, to which it donated its engine, transmission, and suspension option list (mostly). Today the values of the 1800 series coupes and 1800ES shooting brakes have started to tick up, leaving the Amazon behind slightly. But now we're starting to see some action on the nicely preserved examples of the pre-brick Volvo sedans & wagons, for good reason - they are solidly built, fun to drive, look great and should live forever. Find this 1967 Volvo 122S Amazon offered for $4100 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Coyote Powered American Iron: 1996 Ford Mustang Cobra

If I know anything about anything it's that road race prepared late model Mustangs are REALLY hot right now.  Insanely hot.  And if you can get an eye-watering $65,000 for an '88 Fox body, I can ONLY imagine what a properly sorted SN-95 Cobra built for American Iron racing series could be worth.  I dunno, a BILLION dollars?  Get yours before they all become unaffordable. Find this 1996 Ford Mustang Cobra here on eBay offered for $16,000 buy-it-now or make-offer.

JDM Family: 1988 Nissan Skyline R31 Wagon

The Skyline name was first used by the Prince Motor Company in 1957 on their Dagmar bumper equipped luxury sedan.  A few years later, Prince merged with Nissan and the Skyline name became associated with Nissan's fast sports sedans, culminating with the GT-R release in 1969.  Many years later the GT-R Skyline (or Skyline GT-R?) name has become synonymous with Japanese speed and style, but there are many Skyline sedans that aren't turbocharged or all-wheel-drive...but are still cool nonetheless. Find this 1988 Nissan Skyline R31 Wagon offered for $4,250 in Silver Spring, MD via craigslist. Tip from Aaron K.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Ex-IMSA Racer: 1988 Chevrolet Cavalier

I like racing, and tried to watch a Formula 1 race the other day, but fell asleep once the first turn was sorted out.  There is something called NASCAR that some folks enjoy, but my own personal preference is for vintage racing, which is really great because you can buy the cars and race them yourself. Unfortunately, the desirable racers from the 50s/60s are monstrously expensive, but you can buy cheap ex-racer 80s econoboxes for next to nothing.  Find this 1988 Chevrolet Cavalier here on eBay bidding for $5,600 reserve-not-met with a few hours to go, located in Farmington, CT.

GRR8KAT: 1991 Jaguar XJS

The Jaguar XJS was a luxury grand tourer that survived with only a few changes over an impressive 21 year lifespan.  Production of the Malcolm Sayer and Doug Thorpe designed 2+2 started in 1975, had a minor makeover in 1982, and a more significant re-design in 1992 and the last cars left the factory in 1996.  Today's example is a really nice preserved example in British Racing Green with a saddle tan interior and a very reasonable asking price. Find this 1991 Jaguar XJS offered for $6,000 in Avondale, AZ via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Triple Triple: 1959 Berkeley Sports SE 492

Berkeley Cars Ltd out of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England had a short run of low-priced sporty microcars starting back in 1956 and ultimately ending in bankruptcy in 1960.  Unfortunately, the company was just starting to get their formula of front-wheel-drive motorcycle powered fiberglass things with cars like the Sports SE492 when their main business (building Glass-reinforced plastic "caravans") when belly up.  Luckily, you can get a basket case Berkeley for cheap and re-live the assembly and build process with this 1959 Berkeley Sports SE 492 here on eBay bidding for $2105 with 2 days to go, located in Hollywood, FL.

The Mystique of the Mondeo: 1998 Ford Contour SVT

Merriam-Webster defines the word con·tour (n)| \ˈkän-ˌtu̇r as (1) an outline especially of a curving or irregular figure (2) the general form or structure of something or (3) a usually meaningful change in intonation in speech.  I wasn't familiar with that last definition, but the fellows at Ford's Special Vehicle Team put some contour into the 1995-2000 Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique sales literature with the release of the 1998 SVT version which added a 2.5 liter Duratec V6, 5-speed manual box, upgraded brakes, snazzy interior bits, and a sport tuned suspension.  Find this 1998 Ford Contour SVT offered for $1200 in Warwick, RI via craigslist. Tip from Art C.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Japanese Pony: 1980 Toyota Celica GT

The Toyota Celica first hit US shores in 1971 as the Japanese translation of the Ponycar.  In 1976 Toyota introduced a Fastback version which borrowed styling cues from the late 60s  Ford Mustang.  While the first series Celicas certainly borrowed heavily from US styling cues, some might argue that the second generation Celica's (which were penned in the US and carried the model from 1978-1981) began striking their own pose, before the 1982's headed off in a much more unique and angular look. Find this 1980 Toyota Celica GT offered for $5999 in Oregon City, OR via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

Diet Car: 1991 Autozam AZ-1

I love a good American fact, I had a juicy medium-rare 6 oz sirloin burger topped with bacon, cheddar cheese and avocado for lunch was meaty and quite filling.  But there are times when you want something a bit less of a smack to the gut...more like a thinly sliced and grilled piece of Japanese wagyu beef.  This next car isn't gonna keep up with a Dodge Challenger at the track or best an $65,000 Fox body (whooooyaaaaa...still perplexed by that one!) at an autocross, BUT it'll be a rare treat of simple preasures in an age where more beef isn't always the answer. Find this 1991 Autozam AZ-1 offered for $17,900 in Magnolia, TX via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Before the Sunset: 2006 BMW Z4 M Roadster

A conversation in the not too distant future: "Hey, remember when inline-6 powered BMW M-cars were really cheap?" "Yeah, I should have filled a barn with them back in the late 20-teens..." "And when that first one sold on BaT for more than $100k, I thought...whoa, this must be an anomaly or a bubble" "I know <sips some soylent green through a straw> shoulda gotten one while they were cheap and before the pod people started collecting them" "Damn...pod people ruin everything".  Find this 2006 BMW Z4 M Roadster offered for $13,500 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist.