The Austin Healey Sprite was this cute little bug-eye (or frog eye depending on who was asking) 2-seater that was upgraded in mid 1961 to something less cute but equally cool. The new “square body” Mark II Sprite was also badge engineered to make the MG Midget, but today we’ve got something unique. It has a custom front end with big Mazda lookin smile and custom hardtop that is not show in the pictures. But at the current asking price, if it runs and drive nicely it is a winner. Find this 1962 Austin Healey Sprite offered for $7500 in Hayward, CA via craigslist.
Not everything beautiful is symmetric in that beauty. Take the Morgan Aero 9 for instance — it has a swoopy gorgeous curves from the rear and a fugly cross-eyed front, and even Ferrari is not immune to an ugly front — take the wicked winged rear of the Ferrari F50 and then look at its Pontiac Aztec inspired (inspiring?) front end. With that in mind I want you to marvel at the incredible airplane tail of this next vehicle and try not to gasp in horror when you see the Geo Tracker front end plastered onto this rolling work of art. Find this 1999 Chevrolet Tracker Airplane Car bidding for $7800 reserve-not-met in Englewood, FL via eBay.
Anyone who reads this site knows that I’m not often left speechless…but here I am…at a loss for words. I’m also not one to just put a turd in someone else’s punch bowl just for the sake of it…but I’m also not one to beat around the bush. This is not a BMW 5-series or BMW 6-series…(which you can get for next to nothing) these days…so why would you drive this? Because this is America and we take our freedom seriously and our cars not so seriously…at least you’d have to, if this was your daily driver. Find this 2002 Toyota Solara with a starting bid of $3900 in Versailles, KY via eBay.
Long before there was pinterest, there was Pintera. Okay…I gotta admit..I have a DailyTurismo pinterest account, but I don’t know what pinterest is. Haven’t a clue. There is something about pins and boards and supposedly it is a good place to share recipes or floral arrangements…but there’s also pictures of cars…anyway…pinterest I don’t understand, but the Pintera…THE PINTERA, I understand. Take one Pinto, on V8 Ford engine, and 60 cubic bushels of fiberglass resin from a company called Stiletto, and you get…PINTERA. Whisper it now. Pintera. Little bit louder now…Pintera…little bit louder now…Pinnnnn…ter…aaahhhh. You understand now too. Find this 1977 Pintera GT offered for $5500 in Pasco, FL via craigslist.
I firmly believe that the 6 digit odometer, the prevalence of maintenance tracking apps like Carmax/Autocheck, and the rise of global internet auctions have somewhat turned car collecting into something akin to stamp collecting. There was a time when you judged a vehicle’s value based on a thorough inspection, a good test drive and your ability to tell if a car was junk…but these other tools (Carmax/Odo etc) have turned some of the car hobby into this armchair valuation game where 90s Miatas with 225 miles on the odometer are treated like they are something special. And this next car is a prime example, except I wouldn’t buy it without a good inspection and I wouldn’t assume the odo hadn’t flipped a few times, and I wouldn’t let it sit in my garage collecting dust while I waited to sell it for profit. Drive the dang things, that’s why they have wheels folks. Find this 1974 Pontiac Ventura Custom bidding for $12,000 with a few hours to go located in Fourmile, KY via eBay.
You guys are familiar with the show Leepu and Pitbull, right? No, it’s not a Bollywood detective show, but a History channel reality car building show starring Bangladeshi tuk-tuk car designer Leepu Awila and (likely ex-Mafiosi) Steve “Pitbull” Trimboli. You’d think that I’m making this up…but I’m 100% not and this next car was the featured build on episode 8 of season 1. The show is a veritable dumpster fire of muttonchops and eagle beak front ends. AND I LOVE IT!! HOW WAS THIS CANCELED AFTER ONLY ONE SEASON?? History should have canned all of those stupid American Chopper wannabe shows and run Leepu & Pitbull marathon 24-7! Screw the Velocity Channel, I want the Leepu & Pitbull channel. Find this 1991 Chevrolet Caprice bidding for $3649 reserve-not-met with 2 days go, located in North Chemlsford, MA.
I’m conflicted about this next car. First it is an awesomely sick shade of teal (or is that sickly awesome…I dunno) in original paint (wow!) covering a survivor manual trans 360V8 survivor…just so many stories in that steel. But then I think it is a lot of money to pay for a car with manual drum brakes (aka thighmaster brakes) and a seriously scuzzy engine bay. But wow..this is the kind of patina I can appreciate. Find this 1969 Ford F-250 Custom Cab offered for $8,500 buy-it-now in Vancouver, WA via ebay.
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.
You might attempt to adjust your glasses when you first look at this next thing…but they are likely fogged up from your mask…take yer mask off for a few minutes (if you aren’t afraid of Big Mask coming after you) and gaze at the glory that is a convertible Honda CRX. It looks like an […]
Car lovers sink all sorts of money into Friday car club cars…these are the cars that won’t make headlines at your next Barrett-Jackson auction, but they do offer a significant bang-for-your-buck if you are willing to live with custom flames on your fenders, air bags, and chrome side pipes. Not that any of those things […]