If Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell were born into a trailer park instead of wealthy globetrotting families (actually Epstein was born poor and built his wealth thru guile and treachery), this next vehicle might have been the limit of their damage to the world. Imagine if the neighboring trailer is occupied by their friend “Prince” Andy who comes over to listen to some Steely Dan records and children/ladies/anyone would know to give this thing a wide berth. The world would have been a safer place for everyone because the Wrassle Castle is the 1970s version of the Free Candy van. Find this 1974 Ford Econoline Camper offered for $9900 in Chesapeake, VA. Tip from SeanT.
I’m really not a big fan of flipping cars for instant profit…but with the amount of money people are shelling out for low mile MX-5s over at BringATrailer, I think that this next car is easy money. There was a 24k 1991 MX-5 that sold for $20,250 (+5% buyers fee) back in Nov 2019, and then more recently a 1991 MX-5 Special Edition with 13k miles sold for $22,899 (+5% buyers fee). Today’s car isn’t a “special edition” but those “special” editions didn’t add much other than a wooden shift known and headrest speakers and a few other accoutrements of specialness. Here is what I’m thinking, buy this 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata offered for $16,000 in Staunton, VA via craigslist (Tip from Rock On!) and then sell it for $20k over at that other site…and then send me a 2% tip that I will split with Rock On! Seems like a win-win-win.
If this next car is leaving you confused..don’t fret…because if you weren’t a die-hard Gran Turismo video game fan or a JDM-savant, you might never have heard of the Mitsubishi FTO. The FTO was only built in right-hand-drive, so we never got them in North America, but the 2.0 liter MIVEC 24 valve V6 pushed 197 horsepower into the front wheels for a driving experience similar to the Eclipse. But the styling…oh, that was so much better in the FTO. ‘Tis a shame this one has the auto gearbox. Find this 1995 Mitsubishi FTO GPX offered for $10,990 in Burlington, WA via craigslist.
The Chevrolet Greenbrier Sportswagon was introduced in 1961 as part of the air-cooled rear-engined Corvair lineup. The Greebrier can seat up to 9 people with an optional rear seat, but don’t expect to get anywhere quickly once loaded up because the air-cooled flat-6 under the rear cargo area only puts out something in the range of 80 SAE gross horsepower. Find this 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier Van offered for $12,500 in Corona, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car is an interesting pile of semi-built parts. It is a kit car that was born in 1980, but has been sitting in storage for the past 40 years. Perhaps the next owner will finish the dirty work and turn it into the pavement pounding beast that it should be…or let it sit […]
It’s a brand new day. Or a brave new world. Either way, I’ve pulled off a band-aid that has covered a festering sore in DT for many many years. Yes, I’ve totally turned off anonymous comments. This means no more spam, but it also means you’ll need to register to comment on DailyTurismo. To register, […]
This next piece of old fiberglass is a real oddity. A unicorn among pegasuses (pegasi?). It is a LaDawri coach built body sitting on top of a Triumph TR4 chassis and it exudes ’60s vibe like a Fender Stratocaster, floral print curtains, and Barbara Bouchet all mashed into a bakelite statue. We’ve featured one La […]
I missed this car for the 4th of July and I regret it. Because there is nothing more patriotic than this next beast. Feast your eyes on the wind whipped star spangled banner on the hood and drool a little red-white-n-blue on that interior. This car is as American as aggressive foreign policy, tipping waiters, […]
The Z32 generation Nissan 300ZX was available as a 2+2 (the small +2 seats in the back are for children and legless only), a slicktop/hardtop non-turbo version, and a twin turbo T-top version that you see here. T-tops might be the automotive equivalent of the wife beater t-shirt, but they offer an open-air experience similar […]
I find it hard to NOT post a Nissan Pike car (Pao, S-Cargo, Figaro, Be-1, K10-Micra) whenever I find one for sale on the internet. The Pike cars beat the New Beetle, New Mini, PT Cruiser to the retro-style market, but keeping everything in perspective –the old Mini had been retro-styled since about 1970, the […]