The seller of this next vehicle calls it a “Roaster” several times in the advertisement …which I at first thought must be a typo (Roadster?) but after seeing the car…I think it might be correct. It looks crazy. On the plus side, when you do get roasted by this thing, you won’t take your wife/kids with you to the great junkyard in the sky because it only has one seat. Find this 1968 Volkswagen Custom Roadster offered for $7,500 in Coulterville, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
With all of the hubbub, clamor, and uproar about fake news and fact checking these days, you’d think that eBay Motors would have a dedicated fact checking team of experts checking facts and censoring bad actors in the automotive world. But here we’ve got a car listed as a Lamborghini Countach that should be as fact checked as a Trump tweet that came via Hunter Biden’s laptop connected through Hillary’s personal wifi server. This thing should come with a “some or all of the content shared in this listing is disputed and might be misleading.”…but…despite the warning…I love it. It has a Chevy V8 and a scissor doors and some hideous wheels — a great combo. Find this 1975 Lamborghini Countach Pontiac Fiero custom kit offered for $14,900 in Sarasota, FL via eBay.
This next car comes as a tip from Matt C who writes: First there was the ’56 Chevy shortened to two doors – now, if you want a complete tri-5, here’s another way to bring the price down to $10,500: a custom build that really, really didn’t age well. I’m guessing a late ’70s build. Yup. This car is an example of when a builder makes a car the way he (or she) wants it to be with very little care for what someone else make say. Good for him. Find this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air offered for $10,500 in Newport, KY via facecensoring makingstuffup.
When I first glanced at the inside of this next car I thought it had only one seat. Which makes sense because nobody is gonna get into this car with you. Nobody. Not even you crazy semi-homeless friend with a deathwish and all the home made political signs on his car. However, what I didn’t see was that there was another seat on the opposite side of the engine cover…oh…this thing has a mid mounted Buick 215 V8 that is connected to a transaxle and to some tires out back. Is this some kinda Fiero prototype? Anyway, price is good, it runs and drives…what could go wrong? Find this 1977 Wedge Custom offered for $2500 in Sierra Vista, AZ via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next classic is just such a big hunk of American iron that will put a smile on the face of anyone who sees it. It isn’t expensive or rare or a barn find…no…it is a big block piece of Americana with an open top and a gigantic grill. Sweet!! Find this 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible offered for $9,500 in Novato, CA via craigslist.
Half of all custom cars are built for speed and the other half are built for looks. And then there are the cars built for lolz, that’s another one third give-or-take. I guess this next car falls under the advice my old man gave me when I was old enough to understand this kinda fatherly advice; If you can’t be smart, be colorful. Find this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Door offered for $9,800 in Buckeye, AZ via craigslist.
Exclusivity isn’t everything, but sometimes you need a car that can hang with the fancy $50k+ crowd of ’50s Vettes, ’60s Benz SL Coupes, Big Healeys, Porsche 356, and Shelby Cobras…at least in the parking lot. This next thing might not be able to keep up with anything faster than a Beetle on the highway, but it exudes a sense of charm and stateliness of the best European sports cars from the 1960s…and it just looks like it costs a lot more than $20k. A lot more. Find this 1962 Fiat 1200 VT Spider offered for $22,000 in Deerfield Beach, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Halloween was very odd this year. Few trick-or-treaters came by and those that did were not impressed with my 2020 Batman outfit (batmask up-side-down to cover mouth instead of face, casual work-from-home zoom shirt, sanitizer/handy wipes on utility belt, and a bat sandwich in my gloved hand). They also refuse to stand still when I shot gobstoppers with a slingshot at their open candy buckets from a safe 6 feet away. And those candy buckets and bags these kids use nowadays are weak and tear into candy piñatas at the slightest provocation. Anyway, this next car comes from DT regular Hugh says that it is inexplicitly done to a high standard considering the genre. Find this 1972 Honda Z600 4X4 Monster Truck offered for $15,500 buy-it-now or make-offer in Richmond, VA via eBay.
Occasionally the internet delivers something good. Not always. Mostly it produces bad news and insufferable spam, but today I stumbled into the perfect car for a badge that wanted to use on Halloween. What’s a badge? It is the little icon you see next to DT posts that are created by DT’s logo guru Kaibeezy (read more about the DT badges here). Anyway, I’m posting this next car ONLY because it matches the classic DT 59 Cadillac Eureka Landau badge. Find this 1974 Cadillac Fleetwood Hearse offered for $8500 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist.
A rough but drivable BMW 2002 is one of the few vintage classics that you might want to both own and drive. What do I mean by that? There are some classics cars that you really want to own, but not drive — mint condition classics come to mind (can’t let the kids get gummy snacks in the classic honey, let’s take your minivan on our coastal road trip), or something Italian that’ll leave you stranded the first chance it gets or anything with an aircooled VW engine. And then there are classic cars that you really want to drive, but don’t feel the urge to own — something with a high strung engine and 5-figure repair bills waiting to bite ya (like a Ferrari) or a Mazda Miata with super low miles on the odometer. But within the world of classic cars there is this sweetspot of cars that you want to own because of the upsides of appreciation and ease of maintenance, AND you want to drive because they are fun. This scruffy looking BMW is the thing. Find this 1974 BMW 2002 offered for $8000 in Austin, TX via craigslist. Tip from Rramjet.