This next vehicle is twice the typical cost of the most expensive DT featured ride, but when you consider it replaces two of your vehicles (your custom 30’s hot rod AND your vintage camper) it seems like a deal. And it still costs less than the average vehicle sold in the USA in 2020. Find this 1934 Chrysler Hot Rod Camper offered for $40,000 in Palmer, AK via craigslist. Tip from Zach.
The Volkswagen Beet….holy moly, this next car is a collection of various bits from various cars that I can’t even begin to quite understand. Anyway, where was I, yes the VW Type 1 Beetle is classic that has been customized in every possible way and I thought I’d seen them all, but this is indeed a new thing. Find this 1969 Volkswagen Custom offered for $9500 in Pennington, NJ via craigslist.
It seems that Hugh’s old diesel Dodge truck got everyone in the mood for some classic grungy trucks that are meant to do work instead of look good…so here is an oddball that you don’t see very often — it comes as a tip from Carter who writes: Hard to categorize: Not often one sees a dropped, stacked, and blinged out orange 90’s Dodge Cummins service truck. Find this 1990 Dodge D250 Service Truck offered for $9800 in Western KY via craigslist.
The Dodge Omni is was a fun little compact from Chrysler that wasn’t expensive or refined, but it was at least light in curb weight. From 1984-1986 the Omni had additional help from Carroll Shelby who helped build a GLH version, which was short for Goes Like Hell and was powered by a 146 horsepower 2.2 liter turbo. Today’s example has been given an eye-bending wheelbase reduction, but it seems the perfect car for clowning around. Find this 1985 Dodge Omni Custom offered for $6,250 in New Berlin, WI via creepyface marketbag. Tip from Courtney
It is said that the Thomas Howard, the Duke of Norfolk first put in a letter to Thomas Cromwell in 1538 the expression “you can’t have your cake and eat it too.” Shortly afterwards, Cromwell was beheaded by mad King Henry VIII, so I’d like to use this car to emphasize that cake statement and perhaps add the corollary; “You can have your cake and someone can take your cake, eat it, and behead you too.” Because you can have modern reliability or vintage style, but you can’t have both…well…unless you are billionaire who can afford an Icon or Singer or Lynx Eventer, but here we are. We’ve got a $4k budget and car that looks like it came from Leepu and Pitbull’s custom shop. Find this 2000 Dodge Dakota Sport offered for $3995 in Sturtevant, WI via faceforradio marketbarf. Tip from Matt C.
When did classic cars get so stinkin expensive? One day you can get an ’80s Bronco for a few hundred bucks, and now people are treating them like they are the next Ferrari 365GTB. And it isn’t just Broncos, it is a serious epidemic of classic car price appreciation. Personally, I blame the internet. Prior to the birth of the world’s central nervous system, if you wanted to drive an old car you had to have some serious investment into that car — either cash to pay someone to fix/maintain it, or the tools/books/know-how to do it yourself. Today, you just need an internet connection and to watch some youtube videos and a few hours later you are bidding on an overpriced Bronco. Uggg. At least there are a few old makes/marques that are still affordable, but it is only a matter of time before this also spreads on the inter…wait…I think I might be part of the problem. Oh well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Find this 1960 AMC Rambler Country Club Custom offered for $12,900 buy-it-now or make-offer located in Hartsville, TN via craigslist.
Parts availability for the Saab 900 platform isn’t as plentiful as it was back when ever other college professor drove one of these things, but it isn’t bad for vintage Scandinavian oddball. But if you were really concerned that you couldn’t find some diaphragm or hard-line used in one of those early Bosch fuel injection systems, you could consider upgrading to something more common, like an entire Ford Mustang drivetrain. Say what? Yeah, this next car might look like a Saab 900, but it has been competely transformed from front-wheel-drive backwards-engine Saab rally machine into a Weld Wheel shod supercharged 5.0h V8 powered drag strip speed machine. And the interior (and engine bay) is a treat for the LSU or classic LA Kings fan. Find this 1986 Saab 900 offered for $22,500 in Henderson, NC via faceswap marketbash.
You know you are in for a treat when a seller describes his car as “super” or “mega” or “monster”..and we’ve got a real treat for you today. It appears to be a Mazda Miata that has had its small 4-cylinder engine replaced by a Ford V8 mated to a 6-speed manual. But that wasn’t good enough, so the seller added a supercharger with an intercooler and claims 500 horsepower at the rear wheels. Find this 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata offered for $15,999 in Tampa, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Someone told me the other day; I’ve got a yellow Tojan, and I said; go to the pharmacy, they’ve got an ointment for that. It’ll be gone in a few days. But what he meant was, the Pontiac Tojan, which is a GM F-body (Camaro/Firebird) based kit car…whoops…not a kit car according to the seller…but it is an F-Body based 80s super car that was supposed to be a Ferrari competitor. Unfortunately, they don’t make a cream for that. Find this 1987 Pontiac Tojan offered for $25,000 in Conway, SC via craigslist
Sometimes you find a car that just makes sense in the first photo. You know what it is, what it does, and why it exists. And then there’s this next car. Each time you click the little “next photo” arrow, you are met with more confusion. What am I looking at? What part of a car is that? Why would…what is…who…where…? Hot tub? Seriously? I’m just so completely confused with this next car…but that doesn’t mean I would drive it every day. Find this 1987 Chevrolet Astro Van offered for $18,500 CAD ($14,858 USD) located in Stratford, ON, Canada via kijiji.ca.