This next car had me to a double take on the model year. 1987? Surely this must be a typo — it looks closer to 1957 or 1967…but the legendary Citroën Duex Chevaux was sold in a Beetlesque single generation from 1948 through 1990 with only some safety and regulatory changes to keep up with the times. To put this in perspective, imagine if you could buy a brand new 1978 Pontiac Sunbird at a dealer today — that is how old the 2CV was in the late 80s when this example rolled off the factory line. Find this 1987 Citroen 2CV offered for $12,500 in Henderson, TX via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car comes as a tip from Carter who writes: They say that people look like their dogs, or maybe it’s people’s dogs look like them? But what about when the car looks like the dog? Or maybe like a beluga whale riding a tricycle? Haha, yes this is indeed a strange looking vehicle, probably because a Crosley CC was never meant to be shoved on top of an MG Midget chassis…but it sorta works. Find this 1947 Crosley on 1976 Midget Chassis offered for $5,000 outside of Boston, MA via craigslist.
This next car gave me a real shock. It is the ultimate DT; Double Take; Daily Turismo; Delirium Tremens; Devil’s Tailgate; Doomsday Turkeybaster, Dunkin Tourniquet; Deepfake Talisman; Deft Turk; Decent Torque; Don’t Tighten; Dandy Toxicity; Dumb Tangent; Double Tonsil; Diametrically Tearse; Dilapidated Transom; Dancing Terrapin; Demonically Turmeric; Digital Turpentine; Demonstrably Terrible…no…Demonstrably Terrific…yesss…that’s the one I’m looking for. I knew I’d get there in the end. Find this 1952 Willys Honda N600 offered for $3,500 in Grandview, TX via forkbook marketpork. Tip from PB.
This next car comes as tip from Erik202 who writes; I like when sellers tell you that their vehicle is rare without any numbers or context. I’ve never seen Riley so I guess it’s rare in that sense but it’s pretty much identical to a wolsley 1500 which I wouldn’t consider especially rare. according to wikipedia they made 39,000+ of this model of Riley so if there is a threshold for a car being rare I feel like this might be pushing that number a bit. Anyway it’s nice if a “rare” british car that doesn’t go fast is your thing. Find this 1960 Riley One-Point-Five (or 1.5…I dunno, I’m getting conflicting info on this one) offered for $18,000 CAD ($13,596 USD) in Springbrook, Alberta, Canada via Kijiji.net.
This next car comes as a tip from SecondMouse who writes: Some of us are suckers for a nice old flathead. This one is surrounded by a 1941 Mercury Eight in 2 door trim sans bumpers. Complete with manual transmission, this is a great little piece of pre-WW2 automobile history in nice condition. Drive something no one else will show up in. Find this 1941 Mercury Eight for sale in Arlington TX for $16,500 via craigslist.
I’m not a farmer, but I’ve spent some time on a small family farm. It functioned on an amazing combination of cooperation, compost, tractors, and hillbilly engineering. But the one thing it was missing was a farm truck — something that you’d be happy to drive to the dump, pull stumps, or let sit in the field because you are too busy castrating bulls. It takes a certain gauge of sheet metal to survive this kind of abuse for 60 years and you don’t want to spend much money on your farm truck, so I think this next one is just about perfect for the small independent farmer. Find this 1961 Chevrolet C60 2-Ton bidding for $560 reserve-not-met with $1750 buy-it-now in Moundville, MO.
This next item really hits the hipster bike paradigm right in the solar plexus — it is a fixed speed, covered in vintage patina, and its cost outpaces its usability by a few hundred miles. However, it is such a spellbinding piece of fake-history that I’d be willing to risk being kidnapped and eaten by the log cabin-living, bear skin rug and Greco-Roman bust collector to buy this thing…but wait…it comes in its own shipping crate…so perhaps this isn’t as risky as I first assumed. Find this 1904 Indian Replica offered for $1500 in Brighton, MI via eBay.
The Citroën (Citroen if you prefer) Traction Avant was launched in 1934 with a crazy independent torsion bar front suspension, unibody construction, hydraulic engine mounts, and a revolutionary alloy transaxle to allow power from the longitudinal engine to be pushed through the front wheels…ergo traction avant!! But 1950 was a long time ago…and this Citreon is now traction derrière and powered by a Oldsmobile V8 pushing power to a stick beam rear end. Sacré bleu cheese!!! Find this 1950 Citroën 15C9 Custom offered for $18,000 or make-offer in Glendale, CA via eBay.
The King Midget is not a child’s toy that someone sneaked past the dimwits at their local DMV, but a micro car that traces it roots all the way back to 1946. The initial versions were kit cars offering the unbeatable value of a 500 lb car for $500, but later the guys at the […]