Saturday, July 20, 2019

Keep 'Em Running: 1992 Honda Accord EX

Our discussion the other day about craigslist, Hemmings, and BaT brought out some interesting observations on the "collector" car market and it seemed a consensus here on DT people want cheap but interesting cars that can be driven...not stupidly overpriced show queens that are only valueable if the odometer reading is kept low.  (Did you all see that '97 Toyota Supra Turbo with 69k miles that sold for $176,000 at Barrett-Jackson...why??!?! It's not even stock!!  Uggg...people are stupid.  You could have a C3 Corvette, a different MkIV Supra, and a house in Cincinnati for that much!!!).  Anyway, if you want a sub $5k car that'll keep you entertained for a few months, I think this next car is a good candidate. Find this 1992 Honda Accord EX offered for $3200 in Fairfield, OH via craigslist. Tip from Darren.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Please Be Real: 1995 Toyota T-100 DX ExtraCab

This next car comes from tipper Jeff who writes: Please be real...I'll send a personal check to <insert third-world country here> for this one.  Amen brother, this thing is a real testament to the power of desire on craigslist but the asking price sets off alarm bells that'll raise the little hairs on the back of your neck. Find this 1995 Toyota T-100 offered for $3000 near Washington, D.C. via craigslist.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

1977 Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

Oh, I wish I was an Oscar Mayer weiner,
that is what I'd truly like to be,
'cause if I were an Oscar Mayer weiner,
everyone would be in love with me.
Find this 1977 Oscar Mayer Wienermobile offered for $8,500 in Little Rock, AR via craigslist.  Tip from Hugh.

Thoughts on the Car Marketplace

Okay folks, time to get philosophical over here and talk about some of the changes happening to the collector/classic/junk car market right now.  Two big things -- the first is that craiglist is introducing a nominal $5 fee to post cars for sale and the second thing is that Hemmings is finally responding to and is introducing their own auction system. 

Seller Submission: 2001 Lexus IS300 Turbo

This next car is a seller submission from Mason who writes: Unfortunately it is time to sell my car. My wife got a job in another country to I'm trying to get rid of stuff as we prepare to move. I'm a daily lurker on your site and wondered if this was something that fits. Would love for the car to go to a fellow enthusiast.  Find this 2001 Lexus IS300 Turbo offered for $7,500 in Plymouth, MI via craigslist.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hot Rodded: 1985 Chevrolet Corvette

This next car comes from tipper Art C who writes: This looks like a hoot for shortish money. If the motor is a well built 383 with a real 500hp its worth a few grand on its own.  Plus, its got a six peed! Find this 1985 Chevrolet Corvette offered for $6497 near Leominster, MA via craigslist.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

5-Speed Uticorn: 2005 Subaru Baja Turbo

Are you a fan of the utility of El Camino style 4-door car-based pickup trucks?  What about 5-speed equipped, turbo, all-wheel-drive versions? Down under they call them utes, but up here in right-side-up world we call them uticorns because they are all but non-existent -- and if it wasn't for a little Japanese company called Subaru, we wouldn't have them at all.  Find this 2005 Subaru Baja Turbo offered for $9,500 in Pittsburgh, PA via craigslist. Tip from Jeff.

Monday, July 15, 2019

BMW = Blue Manual Wagon: 2002 BMW 325ix Touring

The E46 generation BMW 3-series was not that much different from the previous generation (E36) but it did take the same basic formula and just up the goodness factor.  More power, more refined ride, and a better interior are only some of the benefits of the E46 generation, but one of the biggest changes was that BMW decided to export the wagon version into the US market.  Find this 2002 BMW 325ix Touring here on eBay offered for $3125 buy-it-now located in Seattle, WA. Tip from Rod S.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Earned that C4 Name: 1987 Chevrolet Corvette

There is an old saying in the car collector community: there's nothing more expensive than a cheap car.  This is probably because the cost of restoration is usually never recuperated later on, unless you ride some wave of ridiculous price appreciation (thanks hipsters!) -- but making money isn't why most of us restore cars -- we do it for the love of the wrench.  So, go ahead and get your next project car -- the heads are off and the entry price is cheap. Find this 1987 Chevrolet Corvette offered for $999 in Orlando, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!


Friday, July 12, 2019

Never Need Another Excuse: 1980 MG MGB

This next car comes from tipper SecondMouse who writes: Do you hate your job, and need a frequent excuse to miss work? If so, this car may be the answer you are looking for.  See this 1980 MGB, complete with hardtop, for $5900. Classic English roadsters are in a class by themselves when it comes to reliability. This ride will have you calling your boss several times a week.  Purchase this vehicle, and learn first hand why it is that the Mazda Miata became such a huge hit with roadster fans.  Find this 1980 MG MGB offered for $5900 in Houston, TX via craigslist.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Price of Exclusivity: 1937 BSA Scout Deluxe

What does it cost to get into something "unique" these days?  I'll tell ya -- you won't turn any heads with another late model Moostang or a '57 Chebby at a car show these days and most classics are so overpriced that you need to get into something funky to find a good price-to-value ratio.  So dig deep, dig into the history of the automobile..and get something pre-war, like this 1937 BSA Scout offered for $18000 in Ft Myers, FL via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Twin Spoilers: 1985 Merkur XR4Ti

DT E-i-C Vince: Sorry that DT postings have been a bit light for the past few days -- first, I was travelling for work in Dubai the other week (lots of interesting cars over there, but mostly newer stuff) and now I'm on vacation on a cruise ship in internet access isn't exactly great.  However, I did notice that most of the cars in Alaska seem to be either rusting or preparing to rust (winter is a nasty beast up here), so it was interesting to see a car in Alaska from the mid 80s that hadn't yet succumbed to the tin worm.  Find this 1985 Merkur XR4Ti offered for $1300 located in Anchorage, AK via craigslist. Tip from Zach.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Edsel Camino: 1961 Ford Ranchero

The Ford Ranchero was Ford's version of the El Camino -- and it offered a decent combination of car driving capability with the utility of a pickup.  Some scoff at the awkward proportions, but we think it is rad. Find this 1961 Ford Ranchero offered for $6850 in San Francisco, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Orange Roundie: 1973 BMW 2002

This next car comes from tipper Sean who writes: Would l like to see more pictures? Yes, but don’t ask.  Why is it so close to the wall?  Do I want this? yes if it for real. Does something seem fishy? yes. Find this 1973 BMW 2002 offered for $9500 via Los Angeles craigslist.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Supercharged Green Machine: 1997 Aston Martin DB7 3.2

Aston Martin is a small boutique British car builder who only built a handful of fast vehicles for the least until 1994 when they released the Jaguar inline-6 powered DB7.  At $140k USD it still was an expensive car, but Aston sold a remarkable 7,000 examples and depreciation has worked its magic so that you can afford one today for about the price of a nicely equipped new Civic. Find this 1997 Aston Martin DB7 3.2 here on eBay offered for $26,998 buy-it-now located in Lauderdale Lakes, FL.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Independence Day: 1970 Ford F100 Sport Custom

It's the 4th of July over here in the land of freedom -- time to celebrate with a classic American pickup truck that combines our love of pickups with a love of heavy machinery and farm equipment.  Find this 1970 Ford F100 Sport Custom here on eBay bidding for $3000 reserve-not-met with 1 day to go, located in Frankfort, IN.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Turbocharged Luxury: 1984 Buick Riviera T-Type

The Buick Riviera appeared on the automotive landscape in 1963 as a personal luxury coupe on the E-body platform (later shared with the Eldorado and Toronado), but in rear-drive only configuration. A few decades later the turbocharged version of the Riviera shared its V6 with Buick's Regal cousin (and the LeSabre had a turbo V6 version too), but the Grand National has a cult following and culty prices to boot.  In the Riviera you can get the 185 horsepower 3.8 V6 and not pay a big premium. Find this 1984 Buick Riviera T-Type offered for $5500 in Cape Coral, FL via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu.