Classic car prices are always fluctuating, and for many various reasons, instead of slow appreciating with time, classics seem get a bump from cheap to expensive that happens overnight to the joy of sellers and detriment of buyers. But sometimes you can find a car that appears to have been priced without the recent bump factored in — as if the car is presented through a warp hole or time jump…and I am always happy to feature those cars, even if they might be from a dirty scammer. This next car is a rarified LX Fox Mustang with a 5.0 V8 and a manual gearbox — and it looks wicked. Find this 1987 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 offered for $6,500 in Houston, TX via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
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The GT350 name was originally used on the Fastback Mustang from the first generation and it was put to pasture after the 1970 model year. However, for the 20th Anniversary of the Mustang, the product planners at Ford pulled out the GT350 name an put it on a 35 day production run (5261 cars). This new GT350 had no affiliation with Shelby, but it was only available in Oxford White and included 10 more horsepower from the carburetor fed 5.0 V8 (only the automatic transmission equipped version got fuel injection for whatever reason) and it included the TRX handling package. The original TRX metric sized 390mm wheels (I hope Ford fired whoever decided that was a good idea) and white paint are gone…and this thing is covered in a shade of fungus-infected-toenail beige ™. Despite the paint…and salvage title…I like it. Find this 1984 Ford Mustang GT350 5-Speed offered for $13,500 in Oakland, CA via craigslist.
This example of the first generation of the BMW 6 Series grand tourer coupé appears to be free of major blemishes and should provide years of smiles. The M30B32 3,210 cc straight six pumps out 194 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. While the engine won’t bury you in your seat. the 5-speed Getrag manual transmission helps to keep things entertaining. Find this 1984 BMW 633 Csi offered for $2500 in Wickenburg, AZ via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
The Lincoln Mark VII 1986-1992 (originally called the Continental Mark VII from 1984-1985) rode on the Fox platform shared with the Mustang, Thunderbird, and Cougar. It was powered by Ford’s legendary 5.0 V8…but saddled with a basic 4-speed slushbox but this next owner has fixed that with a few parts from a used Mustang. Find […]
The Passat has been Volkswagen’s large family sedan option for many years and it is typically been based on a platform shared with the Golf and built in Mexico, but the B5 generation Volkswagen Passat was built on a Germany built platform shared with the Audi A4/A6 from 1997 through 2005. This means that it […]
This next car is offered by the seller as a “project” but it is much nicer than 99% of the projects offered for sale…it passes smog and has a manual gearbox swapped behind the 3.8 liter V8. Sure, it needs some cosmetic work on the interior and needs new rear glass, but the real kicker […]
The 300ZX was a 2 door sports car from Nissan during the great Japanese sports car boom of the 1990s and featured a host of technology in a Isao Sono & Toshio Yamashita designed body. In recent years the 300ZX’s competitors (Supra, NSX, 993 etc) have gone through their depreciation curves and the good original […]
The 2nd generation 4Runner (1989-1995) offered a medium sized package, excellent 4WD capability and a refined ride when new. Its typically Toyota reliability has turned it into a thing of legend and if you can ignore the sneers from the guys with Calvin peeing on brand X in the rear window; they are great vehicles. […]
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a common sight on suburban roads today and was certainly more prevalent back in the 1990s before the Japanese introduced us to SUVs that were fuel efficient and reliable…but I digress. With the death of the Grand Wagoneer after the 1991 model year, the Grand Cherokee was the top dog […]
The 3rd generation (internally called A60) Celica was the final rear-drive chassis to use Toyota’s Celica name. The next generation used a transverse front-drive setup that has become a de facto standard for economy cars, but up through 1985 you could get a Celica from the factory with a longitudinal engine and right wheel drive…and […]