Hey Luigi, you gotta stop driving that crummy old Ferrari — its gonna cost you an arm and a leg with each overpriced Ferrari oil change and don’t get me started on the cost of a basic valve service that is probably required every 4000 kilometers…whatever a kilometer is. A kilometer is probably just a really expensive mile. Anyway, this next Ferrari has had the crummy Italian motor replaced with a proper Chevy V8, but the Leonardo Fioravanti (from Pininfarina) body is still looking like a proper 80s exotic. Find this 1977 Ferrari 400 offered for $19,500 in San Rafael, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The next car isn’t the most reliable thing you could buy…but it just might be the most reliable thing posted on DailyTurismo today, because I’m feeling in the mood for outdoor living. And what could be more outdoors than walking to your destination because your car broke down? Save the planet and get healthy, all you need to do is own unreliable cars! Find this 1999 Land Rover Discovery offered for $6700 in Santa Fe, NM via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
Another MGB GT? So soon? Yes, we featured a clean cheap MGB GT less than two weeks ago, but when is it NOT a good time to post a well priced classic car that has no rust, and is offered in very good condition, for less than what you’d pay for a total pile of junk at your nearest used car lot. Find this 1974 MGB GT offered for $6,500 in Santa Fe, NM via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
The Lotus Eclat was in essence a Lotus Elite with a handsome fastback body shape, but it shared the Lotus 907 4-cylinder engine and lackluster build quality. Today’s example won’t change your mind about 1980s Lotus build quality, but it packs an electronic surprise under the hood. Find this 1980 Lotus Eclat offered for $6,500 in Albany, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On and Matt
The 2nd generation Ford Cortina was released in 1968 by Ford of Britain with the catchy slogan: “The New Cortina is more Cortina.” The statement was true because the compact sedan used a Kent inline-4 power up front and simple lightweight formula that makes it a great competitor to the BMW 2002..at least across the pond where you could get both cars. Prices of Cortinas aren’t as overhyped as the BMW 2002, but you don’t see them very often and are almost always grey market examples like this next Portuguese migrant. Find this 1969 Ford Cortina 1300 Deluxe offered for $14,600 in Las Cruces, NM via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
I hate to feature another Ponterrari Fi3r08 and make you guys think that I like these things, but this next one is too good looking to pass up. It is still a Fiero, but the wheels and the ride height and other things seem very properly Ferrari and the color just about perfect. So if you don’t mind a car that looks like an 80s Ferrari but drives like an 80s Pontiac…this is it. Find this 1986 Pontiac Fiero Kit Car offered for $15,000 in Saint Cloud, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The asking price for this next car is a bit above DT’s self imposed $25k limit, but with all the talk of inflation being out of control we might need to revisit that number. Anyway, this next expensive piece of fiberglass is one of 12 of the Banshees built by Fiberfab (or built by someone who purchased the kit). The “really good looking for a kit car” fiberglass body sits on top a 62 Austin Healey chassis. Find this 1966 Fiberfab Banshee offered for $28500 in Morgan Hill, CA via craigslist.
I’m a sucker for a good celebrity owned pile of parts, so when a Jaguar Mark IX previously owned by Tommy Chong (of Cheech and Chong fame) shows up on a ebay…gotta post it. The car looks to aged about as well as the actor, which isn’t bad considering the abuse it has probably endured […]
This next car has a shockingly optimistic asking price for a Chevette that wasn’t owned by Elvis — but it might have enough added value with its custom built engine…oh..wait, its got a 4.3 V6? Yikes. Not sure I’d drop this much coin on a V6 powered Chevette, but it is still an interesting build. Find this 1984 Chevrolet Chevette offered for $23,000 in Batavia, OH via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
Chevrolet released the El Camino in 1959 but it only survived until the 1960 model year before it was discontinued because people didn’t understand it. However, Ford sold enough of their Rancheros in the early 1960s that GM got back into the game in 1964 and didn’t stop until 1987. Their product planners are probably considering reviving the name on an electric SUV right now, but I think this 4th generation example is what you want. Find this 1974 Chevrolet El Camino offered for $9,800 in Mountain View, CA via craigslist.