You guys all know that I’m a sucker for a car with a fastback roofline…and now I’m not talking about modern 4-door “coupes” — I’m looking at cars like the Mustang Fastback or the first generation Barracuda. But this car has one more feature that makes me salivate — a frunk. Yes, the front trunk […]
If you don’t believe in wormholes and alternate universe theories, this next car might change your mind. It is the ultimate in bearded Spock mind chicanery and it includes many elements that would seem normal in a mildly altered universe. Fastback Miata…sure. Stars and moons on door inserts…why not? Matching stars and moons on gauge […]
The Volkswagen Type 3 Fastback was sold from 1961 through 1973 in three distinct configurations, the notchback (looks like a notich), the squareback (has a square back), and the fastback…which is fast? This next thing is a fastback, but it has been converted into a Baja ready off-road machine without a back seat or any of the creature comforts that your wife might expect in a classic. But those rock skid bars look cool. Find this 1968 Volkswagen Fastback Type 3 offered for $4000 in San Diego, CA via craigslist.
The Volkswagen Type 3 Fastback was sold from 1961 through 1973 in three distinct configurations, the notchback (looks coupish), the squareback (a wagon thing), and the fastback…which is what we have here today. Power comes from Volkswagen’s 1600 cc version of the aircooled flat-4 that was fuel injected starting in 1968, but today’s car has a freshly built 1835cc motor fed with some Weber carbs. Find this 1971 Volkswagen Type 3 Fastback offered for $7900 in Buckeye, AZ via craigslist.
The MGB GT was a fastback version of Morris Garage’s iconic MGB roadster, introduced in 1965 and built through 1980 for various markets. When first released, the GT used the same BMC B-series inline-4 cylinder engine, but added small back seats for kids and a gorgeous Pininfarina designed greenhouse with a fastback lift-gate and storage area. It is difficult to determine the condition of today’s next feature because the photos are so limited, but it it isn’t a rust bucket or needing a total mechanical makeover, it looks well priced…particularly compared to anything else with a Pininfarina design credit. Find this 1972 MGB GT offered for $7450 in Santa Cruz, CA via craigslist.
The Volkswagen Type 3 Fastback was sold from 1961 through 1973 in three distinct configurations, the notchback (looks coupish), the squareback (a wagon thing), and the fastback…which is what we have here today. Power comes from Volkswagen’s 1600 cc version of the aircooled flat-4 that was fuel injected starting in 1968. Find this 1969 Volkswagen Type 3 […]
This next car comes as a tip from Jeff who writes: Wheels are lame on this one, but great miles at only 74k. Not bad for a German sedan with a V8 and a sharp lookin’ ride for $10k. The W219 generation CLS-Class was built on the W211 E-Class chassis, but it was shaped like […]
Mustang snobs tend to gravitate towards the early 1964-65-66 or 1967-68 Fastback versions for various reasons that escape me at the moment (but are probably rarity, exclusivity, coolness, in that order) but random yokels on the street know one thing about a classic 60s Mustang. The 69 Mach 1 was the coolest. Find this 1969 Ford […]
I’m as skeptical as the next guy about sellers claims of rarity, but I have to admit that I don’t think I’ve seen a Volkswagen 411 on the road in the past decade or so. Rare when new and rare today are two totally different things, but this next car is certainly something you don’t […]
If you take a 69 Fastback Volkswagen and drop a larger engine inside…no one will argue that the car still isn’t a Type 3. Even if that engine is a flat-6 or a V8, as long as it lives in the rear and still uses some of the bodywork, no one will argue with you. […]