I have to imagine that there was once a circus somewhere that decided to skip the typical slapstick Benny Hill skits and decided to re-enact Smoky and the and the Bandit…but with clowns. Smokey would drive something black-and-white, it doesn’t really matter, but Bandit would need a properly clown ride and I can’t imagine a better car than this next thing. Find this 1978 Volkswagen Beetle offered for $5700 in Buffalo, NY via clownbook markettent. Tip from Matt.
The Impala was on its fourth generation of major designs when it changed from the iconic triple round taillights to triple rectangular lamps…but that shouldn’t stop you from wanting a 1966 Impala. These things are still the same full-sized machines that came in a bizarrely complicated collection of roof styles including a 2-door hardtop, 2-door coupe, 4-door sedan, and 4-door hardtop — I’m still not clear on some of the differences, but if you find a grey haired guy/gal at a Friday night car show, you’ll have an easy 30 minute conversation if you ask the question. But the only thing you really need to know is that a classic Impala will put a smile on your face that’s as wide as the grill. Find this 1966 Chevrolet Impala Coupe offered for $14,900 (or less without the big bling wheels/tires) in Grand Rapids, MI via craigslist.
I know what you are thinking. You need this next item. You need these sneakers to go with your ’91 Camaro, Members Only jacket, and mullet. Ignore the fact that your size 11 feet will spilling out of the sides like a pound of strawberry jelly between two pieces of Wonderbread. Just don’t get them dirty…but if you do, tie them together and toss over the nearest telephone wire like its 1999. Find this 1990ish Pair of Chevrolet Heartbeat of America Sneakers Size 6.5 with starting bid of $25 in Arrington, TX via eBay with 2 days to go.
Voice of the world’s most interesting man; I don’t always drive an El Camino, but when I do, it should have a big stonkin modified V8, a Muncie 4-on-the-floor, a gigantic cowl induction hood scoop, and matte-black paint. Drive thirsty, my friends. Find this 1986 Chevrolet El Camino offered for $13,000 in Danbury, CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
This next car comes from Jeff who writes: A great example of a solid sports car that checks so many of the boxes. On the higher end of the NADA price spectrum, but when it comes to mileage, condition, performance/durability and fun factor, this is hard to beat. Find this 2000 Chevrolet Corvette offered for $16,000 in Columbus, NE via craigslist.
This next car is a painful reminder of the fragility of the human spirit. But more importantly, it is a steel/fiberglass memorial to the fact that we should never give up on our aspirations. It sits forlornly like a moss covered monument to all the dreams we had as a kid — I wanted to be Batman when I was 9, who didn’t?!!? But here it sits, like a giant full scale version of those little models we built as kids where the Testors glue would fog the glass and painting was a skill a kid didn’t have the patience, budget, or manual dexterity to match the photo on the box. Don’t give up Mr Wayne!! You’ve got this! You are so close, the box only contains those little injection molding rails and a few spare decals — this thing deserves a spot on your dresser, right next to that hockey trophy, it just needs another $15,000 and another 100 days of hard labor. Find this 1989 Batmobile Gotham Cruiser offered for $57,000 buy-it-now or make-offer located in Gotham…errr….Suisun City, CA via ebay.
We’ve featured a few Chevrolet Vega Kammback wagons on DT in the past few months or so — and, thankfully, only one of them came equipped with the original cast iron boat anchors posing as engines that came from the factory when new. The Yenko Stinger tribute was neat, and the Lightning Rod equipped version was also interesting, but expensive, so today’s next example is cheap, cheap, cheap. Just the way I like ’em. Find this 1973 Chevrolet Vega Kammback Wagon offered for $5500 in Ferndale, WA via craigslist. Tip from JB1025.
I know that we featured another Kammback Vega the other day, but that was a special Yenko Stinger tribute with a Buick V6, but today’s example is a bone stock survivor. So, how do you like your Vega wagons, modified or stock? Find this 1974 Chevrolet Vega Wagon bidding for $7,177 in Woodland, CA via ebay with 1 day to go. Tip from Rock On!
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. The Yenko Stinger was a Corvair based custom built in the late 60s, but hold your pitchforks…Don Yenko also built a few hundred Yenko Stingers in the early 70s on the Vega chassis. This next car is offered as a “tribute” to the actual Stinger, but it has a 3.8 liter Buick V6 instead of the original turbo-4 2.3 liter that Yenko offered. Find this 1973 Chevrolet Vega GT Kammback bidding for $6,500 in Bakersfield, CA via ebay with 1 day to go.
The 3rd generation Chevrolet Camaro was sold from 1982 through 1992 in decently large numbers. Even though it is the upgraded Z28 model, you couldn’t call this next car rare, but with only 62k miles on the odometer you can call this next thing unusual. Fast…maybe depending on your yardstick, but I daily drive a 3rd gen Z28 for a few years back in the early 2000s and it was starting to get beaten by low-spec rental cars back then. Fun? Yup, even with the slushbox it has a certain amount of muscle car DNA to make life interesting. Find this 1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 offered for $13,500 in Laurel, MS via craigslist. Tip from Ramjet.