Back in the early 1970s, a Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an affordable way to get into a big 2-door personal luxury car. It might have not had the style of a Thunderbird or the sporty/upmarket(ish) badge of the Pontiac Grand Prix, but the Monte Carlo was available with a big block and understated styling with overstated gravitational pull. Bigger than Saturn, which is apparently giving a great view of its rings right now. Find this 1973 Chevrolet Monte Carlo offered for $9600 in Shelton, CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
Nobody is going to compare a ’74 Thunderbird to a ’74 Corvette…not in the same way that you could compare a ’57 T-bird to a ’57 Vette. But that didn’t upset the product planners at Ford because Ford sold almost two Thunderbirds for every Vette AND the T-bird cost more. That was because driving a racecar on the street is not that much fun (not that a ’74 Corvette would do well on a track) but cruising around with 5 of your friends in total comfort is rollicking fun. Find this 1974 Ford Thunderbird bidding for $5,200 with 1 day to go, located in Lodi, CA.
The original Ford Thunderbird was launched in 1955 as a lithe two-seater convertible to compete with European imports and Chevy’s Corvette. The T-bird actually outsold the original Corvette by large numbers in the first few years, but Ford’s product planners thought they could do even better by adding rear seats and redesigning the Thunderbird for more comfort and less sportiness. By 1965 the Thunderbird was so bloated and comfort oriented that you would have cross shopped a Lincoln against the Vette, but that doesn’t mean a cheap used Thunderbird doesn’t have a spot in your classic car garage. Find this 1965 Ford Thunderbird offered for $3,100 in Port Charlotte, FL via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu.
This next car comes as a tip from SecondMouse who writes: Somewhere within the vicinity of this particular automobile is someone who needs a good slap. Letting a 1965 two-door Impala SS with a 427 4 speed sit outside like this… Hopefully, someone out there has the desire and the budget to put this beast […]
We continue our celebration of lunacy with this next Loony Labor Day celebration which looks to be the perfect car for a nice late summer day cruise… as long as it isn’t too sunny or if there is any chance of rain. Find this 1975 Chevrolet C-30 here on eBay bidding for $7,500 reserve-not-met with 5 days to […]
When you think about F-body cars, Chrysler compacts from the late 70’s likely don’t come to mind first. The Dodge Aspen and its twin Chrysler Volare’ were made from 1976-1980 and were successors to the very popular Dart/Duster/Valiant triplets. The Aspen sedan and wagon rode on a longer wheel base than the coupes. Small block […]
It is hard to remember, but at one point in time the Ford Thunderbird was a legitimate competitor to the Chevrolet Corvette. A dozen years later and the T-Bird had pulled an Elvis and got fattened up with fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches before being sent to an early grave, while the Vette continues […]
If you are going to drive a crusty old car, it might as well be something American with a huge gas-guzzling V8 mounted up front. You might not get voted debutante of the party at the next concours d’Eggsalad, but you should enjoy the miles of black stripes laid on top of tarmac. Find this […]
Big blocks stuck inside of small cars are the stuff of automotive legend. We can’t forget, however, that these same engines could be found in slightly porkier models, as well. And while the lightweight coupes and ponies we call muscle cars were fast, most can be bested by your neighbor’s Maxima in every performance measure. […]
Looking through muscle car ads used to be a lot more fun. It has gotten to be a little depressing over the past 15 years, though. Anything with 2 doors and a big block seems to have turned to gold and sailed out of the price range of your average Joe. There are still a […]