This next beast is just about extinct. You just don’t see 80s vintage AMCs driving around anymore — except maybe the occasional Pacer/Gremlin or Eagle 4X4. But the Concord was their compact entry-level sedan offering and you can’t even find these things in junkyards anymore. And if you are going to pick a Concord to save, one with the 258cubic inch inline-6 is the proper one to keep on the road. Find this 1983 AMC Concord offered for $3800 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
It seems like only yesterday when Volkswagen Cabrios seemed to clog SoCal freeways with their tops down and in the sun. A few decades later, and I have to wonder where they went? Probably to the crusher by the thousands, but the few that remain are pretty beaten up, so it is nice to find […]
Tomorrow is Syncro de Mayo over here at Daily Turismo, which is where we celebrate by featuring cars equipped with Volkswagen’s viscous center coupling device that put what little power the Vanagon made into all four wheels…wait…STOP THE PRESSES. I just found out today that the Vanagon (technically the Type 2, known as the Kombi/Bulli/Transporter/Caravelle/T25/Microbus) name is a portmanteaux of van and wagon. Van-wagon. Vanagon. VW was trying to give buyers the impression that the Type 2 was more like a wagon than a classic van. Maybe? What do you guys think? Also, send us your Synchro de Mayo tips for tomorrow! Find this 1987 Volkswagen Type 2 T3 Vanagon Syncro offered for $15,000 in Reno, NV via craigslist.
Sometimes in the morning when I get up, I feel old. My joints are stiff and my head is pounding for a cup of coffee — which is something that didn’t happen a decade (or so) ago. But that’s okay, because being old has its advantages. You get to say things that you felt as a younger person, but didn’t say. You get to dole out your experience to young whippersnappers and tell them how easy they have it these days. But the best part, is that you get to drive a comfortable car. No more stiff, low, sporty cars, no…we don’t need them to get to church on time on Sunday morning or to get your latest prescription filled at the pharmacy at 10am on a Tuesday…no. But what we do need is a car that drives like a 5000 lb marshmallow and has a seriously sweet throwback radiatoresque grill. Now, get off my lawn. Find this 1989 Lincoln Town Car offered for $5500 in East Windsor, CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
The Volkswagen Beet….holy moly, this next car is a collection of various bits from various cars that I can’t even begin to quite understand. Anyway, where was I, yes the VW Type 1 Beetle is classic that has been customized in every possible way and I thought I’d seen them all, but this is indeed a new thing. Find this 1969 Volkswagen Custom offered for $9500 in Pennington, NJ via craigslist.
“The Chevrolet Malibu Maxx is going to save GM from bankruptcy and disaster” — said nobody in 2007. But the Maxx was an interesting take on the 5-door hatchback-ish wagon that is reminiscent of the Olds Cutlass Aeroback or the Corolla Liftback — both of which came out decades earlier. However, the Malibu Maxx SS added a 3.9 liter LZ9 pushrod V6 to the Malibu chassis for an earth shattering 240 horsepower and 240 ft-lbs of torque mated to a 4-speed slushbox. Do you suppose anyone at GM in 2007 even thought that was a sporty or super sporty? Find this 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS offered for $6,500 in Groton, CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
This next car comes as a tip from Rock On who writes; Groom those chest hairs…which might be confusing if you aren’t a regular reader of DT, but let me fill you in. It starts with this ’78 Dodge Monaco that is about as malaise as you can find, but this next car might have a slightly more putrid shade of green and take the cake. The malaise cake. What do you think? Find this 1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 offered for $9900 in West Covina, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Every car that meets the necessary prerequisites to be featured on Daily Turismo is an interesting car…but sometimes they are cars that I don’t want to own. This next car fits into that category of the rare stuff that could find a home in my garage…and trust me, my garage is a strange place. It current extends into the public street and involves several Buick station wagons that I didn’t seek, but they came to me — anyway, if I were to add to my collection of vintage fun cars, something with a Chevy 350 V8 and headers and styling like this would be top of the list. Find this 1980 Manta Mirage offered for $12000 in Ventura, CA via craigslist.
It seems that Hugh’s old diesel Dodge truck got everyone in the mood for some classic grungy trucks that are meant to do work instead of look good…so here is an oddball that you don’t see very often — it comes as a tip from Carter who writes: Hard to categorize: Not often one sees a dropped, stacked, and blinged out orange 90’s Dodge Cummins service truck. Find this 1990 Dodge D250 Service Truck offered for $9800 in Western KY via craigslist.
This next car comes as a tip from Art who writes: Brown, manual v6, 2door wagon, unfortunately of the suv variety but hey…. pretty good looking rig! And the price seems very reasonable if it shows as good as the ad looks. Find this 1999 Chevrolet Blazer offered for $3800 in Old Lyme, CT via craigslist.