This next car comes as a tip from Zach who writes; If only there were people who knew how to make keys. Or screwdrivers, this is a vintage British car, you could probably start with a key from a can of Spam. Mmmm, spiced ham. I’m hungry now. Find this 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 offered for $3,600 in Westminster, CO via craigslist.
This next car sounds too good to be true. It is a 65 Mustang sold by the seller’s mother (who is unfortunately too sick to drive, so the car sat) and it looks straight and intact. Unfortunately, it is a low spec inline-6 with an automatic, but it’ll be faster than any Volkswagen from 1965 and it is certainly worth more than the asking price with a wash/wax and some elbow grease. This is 1999 pricing for a “barn find” ’65 Mustang, so it is probably already gone. Find this 1965 Ford Mustang offered for $5000 in Woodstock, NY via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
The first generation Opel Manta “A” was a simple and light two-door fastback that shared a chassis and oily bits with the Opel Ascona sedan platform. It is a classic that, for whatever reason, doesn’t get many accolades these days, but would make a great occasional driver and weekend cruiser to fill the empty spot […]
The Ford Thunderbird started life as a lithe 2-seat sports car competing directly with the Chevy Corvette – but by 1967, by then in its 5th generation, it had morphed into a big block monster of a 2-door, and was being driven upmarket by sales of the super popular Ford Mustang. It was restyled in […]
You already knew that the Porsche 924 was the cheapest of Porsche’s watercooled front-engine coupes from the transaxle era, but what you might not know yet is that it is the best. The best, you say? Yup. Better than the expensive to maintain and repair 928, and better than the boy-racer look at me 944 […]
For the most part, Canadian automotive needs have been served by whatever the guys are selling in the USA — Canada is just treated like the 51st state…which is fine because the USA has always had a varied and interesting offerings from many OEMs. However, in 1959 the Canucks got their own headlining Pontiac, something […]
The Dauphine was Renault’s answer to the Volkswagen Beetle, Fiat 500 and Morris Minor — a people’s car from the people who loved cheese, wine, and a provincial life. It had a 845 cc Ventoux I4 mounted out behind the rear wheels and a smiling face up front, and over 2 million were produced during […]
A few months ago we featured a 6k mile creampuff NA MX-5 Miata — a car that Jesse from Barnfinds picked out of a ranch in Sun Valley and then sold on eBay for $8,100 according to the auction result. However, I don’t want to be the guy who says I told you so…but at […]
Somewhere between the cute ‘n’ tiny Honda S500 and the later (and more common) Honda S800 lives the Honda S600. It was the first of Honda’s S-cars to get a hardtop version, but still featured a roller bearing 600 cc 4-banger and a chain driven rear end. Find this 1965 Honda S600 Fastback Coupe bidding […]
In 1984 the Z31 generation Nissan 300ZX didn’t completely toss the Datsun name, but it gave it a timeout and splashed Nissan all over the place. However, Nissan did replace the inline-6 280ZX with a V6-powered successor, and covered the car with scoops like it was from the future. Simply put, it was…awesome. Find this […]