WHOA! A ’60s Lotus Elan for $10k? This thing is just a few cans of spray paint and some bed-liner to cover the frame rust away from being a $50k car on one of those fancy car auction sites. Take some dramatic photos, add a made up back story about the legacy of the previous owner and step 3 — profit. Find this 1968 Lotus Elan offered for $10,900 in Sarasota, FL via hemmings. Tip from BP.
Honey. I was mowin the lawn an’ I found a Valvo. A whut? I found a Valvo -P18-hunner, two of ’em. You found a whut? I was riding the new Deere rideon thru a big patch of overgrown scrubs and I found a Valvo 18-hunner with trees grown right up thru the bumpers an then I found a P18-hunner trapped in the barb war. — come outside and look. Hang on, I’ve got curlers in my hair, oh wow. Those are rusty. I know. Can we keep ’em? Are you kidding me? You’ve got a dump truck, a minivan, a few tractors — you don’t need a Volvo, much less two of ’em. Sell it on thefacebook. Aww, shucks, one of ’em got the pointed up front bumper of a 63, but I’ll put ’em for sale. Find a 1963 Volvo P180 and 1965 Volvo 1800S offered for best offer in Nicholasville, KY via therustbook restingplace. Tip from yv1lw.
If you wandered into a Buick dealer in the early 1970s you would be surrounded by the kind of land barges you’d expect from Buick. Big chrome, big bumpers, and big V8 is what you expected from GM’s performo-luxury brand which was not as luxurious as Cadillac, but not as performancy as Pontiac…but certainly better […]
This next car is going to be a bit of a history lesson for even the most astute French car collector, because it is French in language and basic components, but not assembly. Yes, this is the rare French Canadian built machine, with assembly of the custom fiberglass body of Renault 8 parts byLes Automobiles […]
I like racing, and tried to watch a Formula 1 race the other day, but fell asleep once the first turn was sorted out. There is something called NASCAR that some folks enjoy, but my own personal preference is for vintage racing, which is really great because you can buy the cars and race them […]
File this next classic car find under the heading “I don’t know what it is…but I like it!” And for some stranger reason, the seller isn’t asking some ridiculous amount of money for his…umm…thing. Yeah. Does it float? Find this 1955 Diamond T Rat Rod offered for $6,500 near Cincinnati, OH via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck. […]
This next car comes from tipper Art C who artfully sums it up when he writes: Wow. Too cheap to be true? Or just cheap enough to take a flyer on it?? Oil around breather is worrisome, but other than that? Wow. Thats a lotta beef for $1500 realistically. Yeah, that is lot of supercharged big […]
The early 1970s fuel crisis hit small domestic automakers (like International Harvester from Fort Wayne, Indiana) hard and they didn’t have the resources to retool their entire fleet to meet the new requirements for emissions and fuel economy. So…what did they do? Only the most logical thing, which was to enter a joint venture with […]
This next car is offered as an original paintwork classic, which would make it something that you’d want to do an interior refresh on, and stop the rust…but don’t repaint! The interior is nasty and those floorboards need a full inspection…but I’m thinking this is a nice price unless it is a total Flintstones mobile. […]
I love a car that comes with a story. Or a log book. Or any vintage pictures from when it was in its prime…and this next car comes with an SCCA log book, and pics from when it was Solo2 champion in EP class. Yeah. The conversation with the owner when you pick this beast […]