When do you supposed the last 4-speed manual gearbox equipped car left an American assembly line — if you said 1998, I wouldn’t be surprised, but according to Murilee “Phil” Martin at Autoweek it was 1996 with the Toyota Tercel for cars, but the Ford F150 was available with a 4-on-the-floor for a few more years. Find this 1998 Ford F150 XL offered for $3995 in Albuquerque, NM via craigslist.
The seller of this next car describes it as “old school looks with modern reliability”…but sticking through the hood appears to be an old school Edelbrock (which is a copy of the Carter AFB) carburetor which is mounted on a Ford small block V8…modern? I guess everything is relative, but perhaps “old school British looks with American reliability” is what the seller was going for. Find this 1974 Jensen-Healey offered for $26,950 in Beverly Hills, CA via craigslist.
Tipper Rock On sent in this next car with the note; There is always a lot of talk on DT of high mileage Mercedes-Benz diesels. Check out this Maverick’s mileage! Yes indeed, 469k miles is a boat load for any car, particularly one as basic and underappreciated as the Maverick. Anyway, I’d buy this car just to make it hit that 500k mile mark if I had a commute these days. Find this 1973 Ford Maverick offered for $5000 in Yorba Linda, CA via craigslist.
The most famous Volvo wagon (or wagons) of all time is the V8 swapped 960 wagon that Paul Newman owned — the saga of this car was told years later by Dave Letterman and in 2014 Newman’s wagon was found in a cheap used car lot — that story was broken here on DT. All […]
You know what is better than taking a fancy-shamncy sports car with dual electric motors and a huge car payment to your local track day? Well…most anything…because wadding your Ferramginesla into turn 9 at Willow Springs isn’t fun…but driving a pile of crap custom that is faster than overpriced “sports cars” is a bucket of pygmy […]
The 300ZX was a 2 door sports car from Nissan during the great Japanese sports car boom of the 1990s and featured a host of technology in a Isao Sono & Toshio Yamashita designed body. In recent years the 300ZX’s competitors (Supra, NSX, 993) have gone through their depreciation curves and the good original ones […]
Sometimes I say I want a particular car…but I can’t buy every car that crosses these pages, so it is without any hint of irony or other-y when I say that I am tempted to buy this next car. Seriously, half of me wants to not post this for you guys and just go get […]
The original Datsun 240Z was a nicely styled 2-seater from the land of the rising sun. It combined the basic sportiness of a unibody chassis with MacPherson struts up front and an independent coil spring (upper Chapman struts, lower wishbones) rear with a 2.4 liter inline-6 that split the difference between 4-cylinder zippiness and V8 […]
The Volvo 200-series was penned with a straight edge and forged with hammers — and it is equally slow, hip, and cool in 2-door, 4-door, or 5-door wagon…except that the wagon is the best for shoving a Ford V8 up front. Find this 1983 Volvo 245 GL Wagon with Ford V8 offered for $4,321 in Norfolk, VA […]
The Triumph TR6 was a small roadster introduced by those crazy Brits in Coventry in 1969 to replace the TR5/TR250 which was really just a slight change to the TR4…etc etc. The TR6 did last thru 1976 when it was replaced with the wedge shaped and unloved TR7 and it was always powered by a […]