It is mid January and we continue to write 2012 on all of our checks, but we wanted to take the time and recognize the most popular posts of 2012 based on views. We all had our favorites and were hoping for a better showing from the AMC based BatMobile, but the data doesn’t lie. Without further ado, we would like to present the top 5 posts from 2012 starting with number 5.
The People’s Woody was a customized Volkswagen Beetle and a completely bespoke oddball machine, but was offered at a very reasonable $12,500. We still think if offers a level of cool unattainable by most Volkswagens and would drive this thing on the beach every chance we could get.
In one of the early days of the Daily Turismo we introduced the Thorsday concept with this 1973 Volvo 1800ES that was previously owned by a pilot (complete with aircraft style maintenance sticker tags) for the extremely reasonable price of $12.5k. Its no wonder it was purchased that same day by a DT reader, DoctorDel.
To all the folks who ask us why we regularly feature classic Volvos…well this is the reason…they are fantastically cheap for a classic European car and were built to last millions of miles. This nice looking ’73 1800ES was for sale at a reasonable $9.5k.
Yet another Volvo made it into our top 5 most popular posts – this time a 1992 Volvo 745 wagon that had received an LS1 V8 swap from San Diego area builder YoshiFab, all for the bargain price $12k. This Volvo is just about breaks the definition of the word “sleeper” and pushed all of the right buttons for a daily driver.
This one surprised us a bit – it was a clear winner on number of views, but lacked comments (we will do a later writeup on the posts that generated the most discussion). It is however about the nicest and most rust-free Bavaria we’ve seen recently and all offered for a very non-collector price of $4874.
There you have it – the cars that DT readers couldn’t get enough of in 2012. Want to keep the ball rolling on weird, awesome, classic and cheap daily drivers? Send us suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org, and thanks for visiting in 2012!