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.
The first generation RX-7 (SA/FB built in Japan from 1978 to 1985) was a beautiful ballerina in the sports car world. The RX-7’s lithe frame was propelled by an equally dainty engine – the Mazda rotary…which was known for revvving high, consuming fuel, and sounding like angry bees when uncorked. However, they are expensive to […]
I’m feeling nostalgic. Nostalgic for a time when license plates were blue…louvers were cool…turbochargers were only available on performance cars…and hood scoops were shaped like pizza boxes. Find this 1984 Nissan 200SX S12 Turbo offered for $4000 in East Bay Area, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck. From the seller: 1984 1984 Nissan Datsun S12 200SX […]
Oh Lancia, why do you temp me so? The Lancia Fulvia Tipo 818 is a classic Italian saloon available from 1964-1976 as a Berlina, Coupe, and Sport. The one to get is the Coupe, which offers 2+2 seating and styling by Piero Castagnero of Centro Stile Lancia. The Fulvia coupe prices have been surprisingly calm […]
The Republic of Macedonia of is one of the pieces left over after the dissolution of the country formerly known as Yugoslavia, and is situated between Kosovo, Albania, Serbia and Greece. Ignoring the potential unpleasantness associated with the hundreds of years old Balkan conflicts, it sounds like a great place for a summer trip to […]
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Super 1300 (Tipo 115.09) was a version of the Giulia sedan sold from 1973 to 1978. The Giulia was a competitor to the BMW New Class and Datsun 510 but outclassed both of those cars with an Italian take on family motoring. Find this 1973 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super 1300 currently […]
The Alfa Romeo Giulia 1300 super should not be confused with the larger 1750 Berlina. Although they shared many components and styling, the 1750 Berlina rides on a longer wheelbase and isn’t as fun in the curves. The Giulia 1300 on the other hand was the spiritual predecessor to fun sport sedans like the BMW […]