If this next car looks simultaneously familiar and unfamiliar, you are not alone. This car is a result of some international disputes that made Brazil ban (or make them really expensive) the importing of foreign cars for a number of years. The folks at Volkswagen got around the furrin car hate by building a factory (or two) in Brasil and eventually letting the locals design and develop their own cars. Nossa Senhora! This car is a Volkswagon of Brasil built type 3 that was designed by Marcio Piancastelli and it was given the nickname of Zé do Caixão (“Coffin Joe”) because of its boxy shape. This 1969 Volkswagen 1600L failed to meet reserve at a bid of $9800 (but will probably be back up for sale soon) located in Daytona Beach, FL.
Regular readers of this website might remember this next car from when it was featured back in July of 2013, but it is no less awesome today. Find this 1971 BMW 1600 Das Camino here on eBay offered for $13,499 buy-it-now or make-offer located in Hollywood, FL. Tip from eJack The car looks similar to […]
The Datsun SPL311 Fairlady Roadster was exported in left hand drive configuration to the United States and badged as the Datsun 1600. It was powered by a 1.6 liter R-series inline-4 that pushed out 95 horsepower into a 4-speed manual gearbox — and while it isn’t the fastest car on the block, it handles well […]
Most people drive around with more car than they need. After years of driving, this excess becomes less and less jarring, until you find yourself in a two-ton AWD fortress with dual-pane glass and enough alphanumeric safety aids to stump whole legions of claims attorneys. Here to purge you of your coddling is a race-tight […]
The Datsun Sports (or Datsun Fairlady as it was known in Japan) roadster was a budget friendly convertible built starting in 1959 and only ending when the legendary 240Z was released (1970). While Z prices have gone up in the past few years, the little roadster is still very affordable, but that can change at […]
You know what they always say, if you want to experience classic British roadster motoring, you should buy a Japanese car, but not a Miata…not today. Today, you are going to buy a mint condition Datsun SPL311 because sometimes style trumps measurable performance. Find this 1966 Datsun 1600 SPL311 in Palm Desert, CA currently bidding for […]
The BMW Neue Klasse (new class) is primarily known for its 2-door version, the 1600/2000/2002, but they made quite a few of the 4-door sedan version. The 4-door version shared engines, transmissions and mechanical parts with the 2-door version but offers a little more access for the family man, and is much more rare on […]
In all my eBay surfing, I’ve seen some funky auctions– buy one get one free, buy one and you need to submit a core (or trade-in) but I’ve never seen someone offer two cars for one price, where the winner selects one car to take home. Why not create two different auctions? Seems a strange […]