It is hard to argue with the dollar per pound proposition of a used classic– particularly when the car is clean and in great condition. It isn’t that I’ve got anything specifically against new cars, it is just that used cars offer so much more per dollar. Just look at this next thing. You can’t find a car half as cool at a new car dealer for ten times the price. And while it might not conform to the latest fuel economy standards or offer apple car play…ehhh…who cares, a real pimp don’t need Waze or Google Maps telling them where to go anyway. Find this 1982 Lincoln Mark VI offered for $6,500 in Glendale, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
It is still two months away from election day and I’m thoroughly nauseated by political news. However, with all the divisiveness in this world, I think we can all agree that this next Ford Fairmont is a thing of beauty. It doesn’t matter if you are a knife toting member of proud boys or a galvanized chain wielding member of antifa — you are gonna smile when you pop the hood and see the Ford fuel injected V8 and a hood propped up by a piece of schedule-40 black iron pipe…hey…that pipe could be used to smack somebody in a pinch. Not that you would want to, or need to do that…just forget I mentioned it, and be nice to each other. Find this 1978 Ford Fairmont offered for $3,900 in Omaha, NE via craigslist.
I know that the RX-7 rotary purists (Wankers as they call themselves) will cringe at the average pushrod V8 swapped RX-7, but they’ll be decidedly appalled that the builder used a GSL-SE to turn into a piston pumping pavement pounder. However, despite the vintage Cali sunset plate, the car itself is pretty ragged — rust appears in bubbles all over the paint and the seller reported having a blown engine…so this wasn’t some cherry collectors item, this was an RX-7 that needed some love…which it got in the form of a Ford V8 swap. Find this 1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE offered for $3100 in Palo Alto, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The Fox body Mustang was a huge breath of fresh air when it was released in 1979 and it returned the Mustang to a proper long-hood short-rear pony car shape. I think that the design has aged well and if you are looking for an inexpensive convertible that’ll seat 4 people and be fun to drive…it doesn’t get much better than a well preserved Fox. Find this 1988 Ford Mustang Convertible offered for $4500 in New York via classiccars.com. Tip from Barbpaddles.
My dad told me to write about an American car for the 4th of July, so I looked on craigslist and this one was a definite winner for a number of reasons. One is that it is a Mustang which, to me, is the most patriotic car you could get. It is basically a muscle […]
Most any V8 swapped rwd Volvo is worthy of being featured here at DT, but today’s example is the creme de la creme of the breed. This wagon has it all and it’s turbo charged 5.0 Ford goes the extra mile to poo-poo any naysayer who says these swaps are not that fast by 2018 […]
V8 engine swaps into square edged 240/740/940 rear wheel drive Volvos never get old or go out of style here at DT. A certain something about any of these swaps makes them quite delicious. It could be the Letterman/Newman connection or that these are the ultimate Walter Mitty car. Today’s example is on the lower […]
What is the only thing hotter than a Phoenix sidewalk right now? A sunfire yellow TVR 280i that is powered by a Ford 5.0 V8. YES! Find this 1986 TVR 280i Convertible offered for $15,750 in Amherst, NH via Hemmings.com. Tip from Rock On! The 280i (aka the Tasmin) was penned by noted Lotus Elite/Eclat designer […]
Nothing exudes class more than simulated wood grain down the side of a 216″ long car. The introduction of 1984 Chrysler Minivans took out the breed of full sized American made wagons like an asteroid hit did to the dinosaurs. The panther based Ford Country Squire wagon had its final curtain call in 1990. Ford […]
There is something inherently cool about used service vehicles – it doesn’t matter if it was a street sweeper or a mine sweeper, but the idea of getting industrial grade stuff for a consumer use is intriguing. Used police cars also fit into this category; they were equipped with heavier duty shocks, sway bars, and […]