This next car comes a tip from Safety Fast who writes; Oh what a feeling… blue… on blue. I don’t know why I’m sending this in to DT instead of just going out right now to buy it. I’ll be surprised if it lasts through the weekend. When I first saw this car I had competing feelings of respect and disgust. Respect because this blue-beige machine is so clean and I have to give props to the owners who kept it from the sun, shopping carts, kids, and the crusher — disgust because out of all the cars to save from 1991, why would someone choose something from the underwhelming buffet of beige like a Camry to save from the elements and shopping carts. I guess it doesn’t matter, because if you want to drive something from 1991 that makes it feel like 1992…this is it. Oh…what a feeling. Find this 1991 Toyota Camry offered for $5500 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist.
This next car has an interesting color. I thought it looks like the color looks like a classic rotary telephone or a beige known as cosmic latte…which is what scientists argue is the net average color of the universe if you combined all the photons coming in from visible galaxies. I thought this was a profound answer to this question until Kaibeezy told me this color reminded him of his grandma — who grew up in a very poor part of the universe where tea bags would be reused 3-4 times and tea would be mostly milk (sugar added when she immigrated to America and could afford such luxury) — so the correct color of this is “very milky tea.” Find this 1961 Buick Special Sedan offered for $8000 in Westside Los Angeles, CA (or Lake Arrowhead?) via craigslist.
The 2nd generation XF20 (1994-1997) Lexus LS was everything you’d want in a German executive cruiser, but with Japanese sensibility and reliability. There was no option for a 5-speed manual gearbox, but it wouldn’t ravage your savings in expensive parts repairs or lull you into thinking your car was sporty. Find this 1996 Lexus LS400 offered […]
Making yesterday’s list of unlikely manuals is the sixth generation (XV40) Toyota Camry, a car that can be best described as a reliable and cheap 2000s version of a 1990s Buick. It is not a remotely sporty car to drive in any circumstances, styling is bland, but it should get you to your destination every […]
The second generation Toyota Cressida (MX63) was produced from 1980 through 1984 as an executive pre-Lexus flagship sedan. It was notable for being a well constructed car, and one of the first cars equipped with those detestable neck-chopping automatic seat belts. If you don’t mind the occasional death by accidental strangulation, you just might find […]