Tipper Tian647 sent in a ’94 Explorer 2-door with the comment; Haven’t seen one of this generation in a long time…which got me thinking. The first generation Ford Explorer (1991-1994) were very popular when new and used to litter grocery store parking lots across the country — what happened to them? These 1st generation models were part of the infamous Firestone/Ford fiasco of the late 1990s and it is true that Ford recommended a 26 psi tire pressure in the stock Firestone tires equipped because at 35 psi the Explorer could roll over during a moose test style maneuver. So maybe they rolled over, or people abandoned them on the side of the highway and walked home because they were afraid of the eminent rollover event — anyway, you hardly ever see them on the road anymore. Where’d they go? Find this 1994 Ford Explorer Sport 4X4 offered for $2,300 in Tracy, CA via craigslist.
Another day, another basic and reliable 90s Toyota featured on the front page of Daily Turismo. Yup. Dependability, practicality, and slushbox autotragic transmissions is what we’ve spend years searching for…wait…FULL STOP. Something is wrong with this Camry. Somebody stole the rear doors…or it is a rare hardtop Solara…no. This is a rare XV10 3rd generation Toyota Camry 2-door coupe, which was the only generation of Toyota’s super-selling sedan to offer a coupe version that wasn’t called a Solara and I don’t think I’ve seen one before. Find this 1995 Toyota Camry Coupe offered for $2,899 in Renton, WA via craigslist. Tip from JB1025.
The Volvo 140 series was introduced in 1966 as a replacement for the aging PV544/Duett and Amazon families, and you could get a 2-door coupe 142, 4-door sedan 144, and 5-door wagon 145. However, unless my eyes are playing tricks on me, this next one is a 143. Find this 1972 Volvo 145 Custom Wagon […]
Halloween is almost upon us and we haven’t featured any horrorods yet this season…WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THIS WEBSITE? Gotta fix that…and you are gonna help. Start out with this 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Custom 2-Door wagon offered for $675 near Santa Clarita, CA via craigslist. I’m not going to comment on the aesthetic implications of […]
The T40 generation Toyota Corona is by all accounts a good looking Japanese classic, and it should be with design input by the legendary Battista “Pinin” Farina himself. We’ve featured various Corona sedans and wagons over the years on DT, but never before a Corona 2-door hardtop. Find this 1969 Toyota Corona 2-Door Hardtop offered […]
In 1955 Ford introduced a new stylish full sized sedan to keep up with Chevrolet’s fast selling Bel Air, but it was mostly similar to the 1952 Ford under the skin. The base engine was the Mileage Maker 6, but you could pay a few more bucks to get a V8 — however, today’s example […]
For the 1961 model year, General Motors introduced a new trio of compacts built on the original GM Y-chassis — the Pontiac Tempest, Oldsmobile F-85, and Buick Special. Buick introduced a luxury 2-door version mid model year known as the Special Skylark, and in 1962 the Skylark became its own model (again), now available in […]
By the late 1930s, Fords use of the Model T/A/K designation had changed, and now they just made a single car, available in Standard and DeLuxe trims and designated by the model year. This next car is a 1940 Ford, which can be generalized as a 1937 Ford with a few small (year by year) […]
The Opel Kadett was a small family car manufactured by the GM’s German subsidiary Opel starting way back in 1936. The modern Kadett started its A, B, C… nomenclature with the 1962 release of the Kadett A, and this next one looks like a really interesting driver for the cash. Find this 1971 Opel Kadett […]
The Datsun 510 was part of the Nissan Bluebird lineup sold in the US market from 1968 through 1973. The sheet metal was penned by Datsun in-house designer Teruo Uchino and the suspension was cribbed from the BMW 1600/2000/2002 — MacPherson strut in front and semi-trailing arms in the back. It was the poor man’s […]