With regards to this next car, there are two facts that I know for certain — the first is that Alaska is a tough climate for automobiles — the snow, winter, and rough roads will disintegrate the undersides of most vehicles in short period of time, and the second is that 80s Subaru’s were not […]
This next car comes as a tip from Matt V who writes: Today’s Edition of “I never knew they came in a Coupe”…aka Tempo Superleggera. Yes, the Tempo did indeed come in a shhhhporty two-door version and a manual gearbox. It looks like a 3/5th scale ninth generation Thunderbird. Find this 1989 Ford Tempo Coupe […]
There are few things that get a used car bottom feeder more excited than a one-owner classic…but this next advertisement includes at least a few of them, so let’s start with the basics. Garage kept, rust free (or at least it looks like it in the photos), some small broken stuff that would scare away “normal” people, and finally…yes…a dirt cheap asking price. Feed away my fellow DT flatfish!! Find this 1984 Volvo 244 GL offered for $950 in St James City, FL via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu.
This next car isn’t the perfect little old lady driven classic in mint condition that you dream about…and it does have some rust and dings and missing trim. It also has the remains of an RV towing mount, which means it probably logged some miles being towed through who-knows-what kind of environment. That is probably why, despite wearing vintage 1981 Cali Sunset plates, it has some significant surface rust. However, you don’t find driver condition Civics with manual gearboxes just sitting around at this price…so I give it a cautious one thumb up. Find this 1981 Honda Civic 1500GL offered for $4000 in Palmdale, CA via craigslist.
Ask the average Joe what he knows about Subaru and he will probably talk about the new Forester or a variety of SUV-ish looking wagon-things that are designed to be lightly off-roaded and driven around the city. Press a little more and Joe might talk about the sporty WRX or STI versions of the Impreza…but […]
This next car is one of the few from a mass market automaker (Subaru, in this case) that elicits a “what?” response from even the most knowledgeable car nut. The car in question is badged as a Subaru GLF…which elicits responses of “uhhhhh” from even astute Subaru-weenies…but the uber-savants will know this is a Leone […]
This next car comes as a tip from Jeff S who writes: Turbo Subies last forever…er…not really but this is interesting. I have to admit that this machine does have some interesting street cred regarding its turbo, hatch, manual trans, and push button hi-lo 4WD. Find this 1987 Subaru GL offered for $2,500 in Eastern West Virginia […]
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 2nd generation Subaru Leone was sold in the USA with the somewhat lame and confusing “GL/DL/STD” badge on the back, but it shared a chassis with the BRAT and was known for its longevity in the face of basic commuting. An 80s Subaru won’t be the fastest car on the block, but it will […]
The 2nd generation Subaru Leone was sold in the US market without the Leone badge on the back — it was called the 1800 GL, DL, or STD, but it has the same basic Subaru ruggedness and Subaruness. Find this 1983 Subaru 1800 GL Convertible offered for $3,600 in Lewiston, ME via craigslist. Today’s Subaru 1800GL […]