People sell classic cars (and take a bath on them) when expectations and reality crash like two freight trains. The expectation was that the high desert dweller would store these classics for a day when they became valuable, but reality involved lots of blue tarps and some meth…err…mess. I’m not sure what is going on in this listing, but it seems like a fun weekend if you’ve got a car carrier and want to make some new friends. Find this collection of cars offered for $20,000 in Oro Grande, CA.
I really hate to be a classic car vulture, but when I see an advertisement like this next one, I feel a tingle on the back of my featherless head. All of these cars are offered for basic sub $7k asking prices and all seem to be not more than a good weekend of wrenching away from driving home. Because that is the dream — fly in to buy a car for cheap in a distant town, fix it on the side of the road and drive it home. Find this collection of “Antique Car sell offs” for $3700-to-$6900, 70s Vista Cruiser, 71 Ranchero, 62 Jaguar MkX, 87 BMW 325, 86 Corvette, 71 Checker Marathon, in Emeryville, CA via craigslist. Tip from Jeff.
Some say there is a fine line between being a collector and a hoarder. But that’s only partially true. There is a difference and it depends on what you are amassing. If your collection is newspaper clippings related to something interesting — you could be a collector. But if it just every copy of your local rag — you’re a hoarder. Collecting cereal boxes — hoarder. Got more jewelry than Flavor Flav — collector. A few cabinets full of watches — collector? Beanie babies overflowing your bedroom — hoarder. But then we get to the delicate question of automobiles. Jay Leno, is he a collector or a hoarder? One could say that his cars are well maintained and interesting enough to bump him into the category of collector, but what about the Jay Leno wannabee up in the high desert plain who has collection of derelict Saab Sonetts? Collector or hoarder? Find this collection of three 1974 Saab Sonetts offered for $6000, $4000, and $3500 in Lancaster, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
I’ve mentioned the phenomenon of the carbage collector before…but I’ll give a refresh for the new kids in the class. If you’ve ever wondered why certain cars seem to collect on your neighbors lawn like they are in a captive breeding program, it’s because of the market dynamics for when parts availability is sketchy, used […]
This next car comes as a tip from Johnny Bouncewell who writes: Holy hell, you’d have to be mad (and an eccentric engineer named Nels Nelsveronsen) to buy all of these headaches. I’m neither, but so damn tempting. Find this…errr..these Saab 95s and Sonetts offered as a package deal for $5000 in Albuquerque, NM via craigslist. […]
What is better than a classic Renault offered at an estate/garage/junk sale? How about a collection of 20 of them offered for who knows how much money. Find this collection of Renaults offered for an undisclosed sum of money in Monticello along with a 1980 Archer T5 replica for $12,500 via craigslist. Tip from Munky. […]
A lot of cool old stuff that was just an affordable old car a few years ago has turned into a collectible automobile with prices to match. Blame Barrett-Jackson, the Fed, Brexit, QE and QE2, or whatever, but amassing a collection is going to take you a few bucks as well as space. Motorcycles haven’t […]
What is the difference between a collector and hoarder? What makes one group of cars a collection and another a menagerie? Why would you let cool old cars rot outside for years until they are pretty much worthless for anything other than parts cars? I don’t have the answers, but this ad sure begs the […]
This collection of cars comes from Matt C who writes: You’ve done them for vans and land yachts of this period – here’s a round up of Japanese econoboxes from the late ’70s and early ’80s, many in better shape than these have any right to be. What could be better than a collection of […]
Collecting orphan oddball cars usually starts with honest intentions. Perhaps someone gives you a neglected classic and you mean to restore it and sell…but then you get 2 or 3 more…and the next thing you know is that you are the neighborhood cat lady for neglected French cars. Find this Collection of French cars offered […]