The appeal of a vintage truck is never underestimated, but then your rational side kicks in and you realize you don’t have anywhere to put the kids or secure your cargo. That’s when you remember that you could also get the truck with a large cover in a configuration known as the Suburban. It combined all off the rugged hauling junk aspects of a truck with the ability to carry additional people without worrying that they will fly out if you hit a speed bump at speed…and with an LS1 V8 under the hood, you’ll be able to hit some significant speeds with this next thing. Find this 1964 Chevrolet C-10 Suburban bidding for $13,100 in Morganville, NJ via ebay with 3 days to go.
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We posted a 280Z 2+2 the other day that got some good discussion about the pluses and minuses of the 2+2 roofline of the 4-seat version of the S30 Z-car. Commenter Chris Miller pointed out that you can get a 350Z for the $8k asking price of that older Z and it got me thinking, with the 400Z coming out soon — what is the cheapest 370Z that you can get? And it surprised me that you could almost get a 370Z (2008-2020) for less than $10k. Seems like a performance bargain to me. Find this 2011 Nissan 370Z offered for $10,950 in Orange County, CA via craigslist.
This next car isn’t a Fiat 600. And the photographs aren’t in Brooklyn. Forgettaboutit. I’ve been to Brooklyn (my Pops grew up playing stickball in the streets of Red Hook) and while the graffiti in the background is not unusual, there is nary a patch of green grass nor a Connecticut style barn for miles around. Maybe the pictures were taken somewhere Upstate (or perhaps in New Jersey) because the seller was certain that the car would be stolen if he stepped far enough away to get a good full frame beauty shot. Anyway, with that out of the way, the car is a Zastava 750, which was a Fiat 600 built under license in Yugoslavia back from 1955 through 1985. Find this 1983 Zastava 750 offered for $14,000 in Brooklyn, NY via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car comes as a tip from Mr Mark who writes: Here’s an 80-something Conquest. The seller doesn’t state which brand it is, I think this was the Chrysler-branded version of the Starion? Anyway, unlike the Hurst Olds featured the other day, which I noted had “so little potential”, this guy has tons of potential. The seller says so! Just check out that underhood tubing, the very, uh, prominent exhaust and WORKING DIGITAL DASH! But you might want to protect that custom intercooler first. Yes indeed, this is a Chrysler and that IC would be demolished trying to pull this onto a flatbed for sure. Find this 1985 Chrysler Conquest offered for $3750 in Warrenton, VA via craigslist.
The 1995 Judge Dredd blockbuster movie was both terrible and great all in the same action cam shot. It had all the recipe for greatness, Sly the Stallone, a young Diane Lane, badguy Armand Assante, and funnyman Rob Schneider…but where it fell apart was design choice for future 2205AD vehicles. Yes, the flying motorcycles were cool, but it didn’t have the future-chic style of cars in films like The Fifth Element (or Demolition Man) or the dirty machines of the various Mad Max movies…but it did have one cool vehicle, a people transporter that looks like a transformer. And now you can own one. Find this 1976 Land Rover 101FC offered for $25,000 in Dallas, TX via craigslist.
Someone told me the other day; I’ve got a yellow Tojan, and I said; go to the pharmacy, they’ve got an ointment for that. It’ll be gone in a few days. But what he meant was, the Pontiac Tojan, which is a GM F-body (Camaro/Firebird) based kit car…whoops…not a kit car according to the seller…but it is an F-Body based 80s super car that was supposed to be a Ferrari competitor. Unfortunately, they don’t make a cream for that. Find this 1987 Pontiac Tojan offered for $25,000 in Conway, SC via craigslist
What has 4 doors, 8 cylinders, sky blue paint and more cool factor than just about anything on the road? Yeah, this isn’t a $100k Porsche or another appreciating rare Italian classic…this is a piece of Americana. A road sign on the way from the roaring 60s to the cocaine fueled 80s, born right in the middle of the oil crisis…but guess what…this thing survived the malaise era, and is coming at you like a bad guy from an episode of the Dukes of Hazard or Magnum PI or the Rockford Files. Find this 1974 Dodge Dart Custom offered for $4000 in El Cajon, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Under normal circumstances, I’d say that the 2+2 extended roofline ruins the classic looks of Nissan’s classic S30 generation Z-car…but today is no normal day. This gold/brown 280Z has those little back seats and the extended roof shape and doesn’t look bad at all in the photos…but the most shocking part is that asking price compared to the condition. By the time you read this, it is probably already gone. Find this 1976 Datsun 280Z offered for $8000 in San Jose, CA via craigslist.
I see a surprising number of those Polaris Slingshot 3-wheelers tooling around the streets of SoCal these days, and I’ve always assumed they are rentals, because who would pay $20k-$35k for a motorcycle that can’t split lanes. More importantly, who would pay that much money for a futuristic shaped 3-wheeler when you can get a vintage version with a Citroen 4-cyliunder for less than half the price? Find this 1984 Trihawk 304 offered for $12,000 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car comes a tip from Safety Fast who writes; Oh what a feeling… blue… on blue. I don’t know why I’m sending this in to DT instead of just going out right now to buy it. I’ll be surprised if it lasts through the weekend. When I first saw this car I had competing feelings of respect and disgust. Respect because this blue-beige machine is so clean and I have to give props to the owners who kept it from the sun, shopping carts, kids, and the crusher — disgust because out of all the cars to save from 1991, why would someone choose something from the underwhelming buffet of beige like a Camry to save from the elements and shopping carts. I guess it doesn’t matter, because if you want to drive something from 1991 that makes it feel like 1992…this is it. Oh…what a feeling. Find this 1991 Toyota Camry offered for $5500 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist.