This next car comes from the era when American auto designers were more concerned that their cars looked good driving down the road than anything else. Safety, fuel economy, and digital connectivity didn’t even make the list of design requirements, but you can bet that Lincoln had a 78 page design guide on the application of brown paint. At least the new Lincoln Navigator has a massive Kenworth sized chrome grill and wheels that would look large on a tractor…but it still doesn’t have have the class of a Mk III. Find this 1971 Lincoln Mk III offered for $8900 in Franklin Lakes, NJ via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
If you wanted a fun 2-door from Ford in 1973 you had a few options. You could get a little junky Pinto, a larger junky Maverick, a plus sized Mustang, a gigantic Torino or a XXL Thunderbird (which was a 5000lb two-door, no joke). But there was another Skywalker. There was a hidden gem, built in Germany by Ford, badged as the Mercury Capri, and it handled better than anything from the Americas. Oddly enough, the American public loved the Capri and at its peak the Capri was the second most imported car into the USA (first was the Beetle, of course). However, you don’t find many Capris driving around on the street today and this next example is about the top of the market…and wowza, that is some groovy paint. Find this 1973 Mercury Capri bidding for $17,000 in Charlotte, NC via eBay.
Consider this next car as an apology for the grody brown Mercedes-Benz that I posted the other day — if that car was a wet half-breed three legged donkey, then this RX7 is a chocolate palomino thoroughbred that is racing up in class. It reminds us that brown can be a nice color on cars if done correctly and probably looks even better in person. Now, go find a matching Member’s Only jacket, Ray-Bans, and a Swatch watch. The 80s aren’t back, ’cause they never left. Find this 1983 Mazda RX7 GSL offered for $8,500 in Providence, RI via craigslist. Friend of the seller tip from Art C.
When I first saw this next feature, I thought “wow, that is a bunch of money for an 80s Ford Wagon“…but then I started to get into the finer details of this particular wagon. Most 88 LTD wagons have long since been ridden into the ground by the grand kids of the original owners…which is […]
Last year, Porsche celebrated the 55th anniversary of the 911. The 911 of 1963 doesn’t share much in common with the 2018 911 other than maybe possessing four wheels and being rear-engined. You definitely coudn’t use parts from a 1963 911 on a 2018. In 1966 Alfa Romeo debuted their two seat Spider and changed […]
When somebody submits a link for a car and claims it checks all the boxes, I’m always skeptical…a glass is half full of gin kinda guy. And my boxes are kinda strange and kinda hard to check. So let’s see…manual gearbox, check; brown/gold exterior color, check; turbo power, check; wagon, check; decent price, check. Okay…yup…checks […]
There is no better time to buy up a clean General Motor G-body car than right now. Variants included the Chevy Monte Carlo, Oldsmobile Cutlass, Pontiac Grand Prix, and Buick Regal. These were the last cars to follow the classic V8 rwd muscle car formula. The Grand National was a collector car when new, but […]
The story seen quite often here on DT is one where a malaise era econo-box that has managed to escape the depreciation curve generates a big interest from the readership, until we scroll down to the interior pictures and find a slushbox. Then the inevitable comment about the auto killing interest. Our next example survivor […]
As a Gen-Xer, I really don’t dig the American car of the 1950’s. They don’t really do much for me. But, I think this next one would be really cool as a Rockabilly wreck in primer black with a little bit of red pin striping, white walls and some fuzzy dice. Sacrilege? Find this […]