The late model used car market goes something like this. We (car nerds) get abscessed with some particular car because it is cool or reliable or interesting — let’s pick the Toyota Hilux and pretend it is 2010. You could get them for next to nothing and they were cheap and easy to maintain and we (car nerds…again) told all of our non-car friends about it. Some of those people turned into car nerds and others started to treat their used cars like some kinda physical version of a crypto-currency and they started hoarding them and then prices started going up and the next thing you know you are paying $60k for a barely running Ford Bronco, or VW Bus, or original Mustang, or…Toyota HiLux…you see where I’m going with this? Okay. Next object of our mass stupidity is…spin that wheel…beep-beep-beep-boop ooohhh, Ford Ranger. Find this 1997 Ford Ranger offered for $2500 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist.
I hate to be the crazy guy who shouts things up at your window from the street..again…but here I am. And I’ve got two important things to say. First is, if you want a BMW 2002, get one now before they become stupidly expensive and the second is that somebody should start making high-end modified 2002s in the same way that Icon restores Broncos or Singer restores 911s. Oh. Wait, I think I just figured it out. If builders start making $150k restomod 2002s, then the $5k rust buckets will become $20k rust buckets like 911s or vintage Broncos. Forget I ever said this. I was never here. Find this 1974 BMW 2002 offered for $14,500 in Upland, CA via craigslist.
I am convinced that the first generation Audi TT is going to be a sleeper classic for future appreciation. It won’t be in the next few years, but sometime in the self driving neural networked googlepod future people will start paying decent amount of money for Audi TT Quattros with the upgraded 225 horsepower 1.8T engine and 6-speed manual gearbox. But today’s example is going to be even more desirable because it has the super cool amber leather baseball stitch interior. Find this 2004 Audi TT Quattro 225 HP Baseball Interior Edition bidding for $6950 reserve-not-met with $7995 buy-it-now located in Painesville, OH via eBay.
Something must have been in the electrons at the May 2020 Barrett-Jackson online auction that closed the other day because somebody paid a scandalous $20,350.00 for an ’84 Dodge Daytona Turbo. It wasn’t even a Shelbyfied version and the trunk wasn’t full of Breitling watches, so I don’t know what to say. I thought that this […]
This next car was inspired by DT tipper BP who wrote: Aren’t these on the $ way up now? SVO Mustang and included a link to an 86 SVO that was offered for $13,500 on Hemmings, and these two articles on Hemmings and Hagerty talking about the future collectability and current market of the SVO. […]
The E34 generation BMW M5 has been a favorite around this site, mostly because it offers a level of speed and exclusivity that is hard to beat. And if you don’t remember, DT’s own CFlo owned an E34 M5 for a few years and loved every minute of the screaming inline-6 powered beast. Today’s E34M5 […]
This next car comes from tipper Jeff who writes: The words “restored” and “Acura Legend” aren’t typically used together, but a clean/low miles ride nonetheless. Couldn’t have said it better myself! Find this 1990 Acura Legend offered for $5950 in Jacksonville, FL via craigslist. From the seller: 1990 Acura Legend fuel: gas title status: clean transmission: automatic 88k […]
Who says a 911 is a rich man’s car? Well…the mechanic might think so…but if you’ve got another car for when the 911 is getting its interplanetary marmon spindle (IMS…just google 996 IMS and read all about it) replaced then the 996 is a car you could drive every other day of the year without […]
This next car comes from tipper Art C who artfully sums it up when he writes: Wow. Too cheap to be true? Or just cheap enough to take a flyer on it?? Oil around breather is worrisome, but other than that? Wow. Thats a lotta beef for $1500 realistically. Yeah, that is lot of supercharged big […]
The Porsche 924 was first released in 1976 as an example of what a simple engine and light chassis can achieve together. Unfortunately, a decent quantity of negative press has been heaped on the Audi van/sedan engine used to power the lithe little coupe…but in 1979 Porsche was kind enough to introduce a turbocharged version […]