This car is an interesting piece of used German metal. And I’ll start by admiting that I had the pleasure of owning and daily driving a used C36 AMG for a few years…and it wasn’t a bad car. The AMG tuned 3.6 liter M104 inline-6 is melodious instrument and it belted out 286 horsepower into a 5 speed slushbox that snapped off shifts like a SIG Sauer. It didn’t have the same steering feedback of an E36 M3 (had one of those too) and it wanted you to drive it more like a muscle car than a sports machine…but it wasn’t a bad vehicle at all, and I would recommend one to someone looking for a cheap future classic from Stuttgart. However…would I recommend one that needs to be towed home because the key was broken and the paint is covered in a vinyl wrap? Only if the price was…wow. That’s cheap. Find this 1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG offered for $1500 in Denver, CO via craigslist.
The W124 was arguably last well built and reliable sedan to come from the mad scientists in Stuttgart with classy styling, interiors built to last, and simplicity in function that in future generations was replaced by a dizzying array of electronic gizmos that constantly fail. The styling of the W124 was aged much better that the googly eyed W210 that replaced it, and today’s example has a body kit that makes the car look lower and cooler. It might only have the lowly 2.6 liter M103 inline-6, but it is smoother and it’ll give you less grief to maintain that one of the V8 versions. Find this 1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E offered for $3,500 in Chattanooga, TN via faceplace marketbook. Tip from Chris.
I’m gonna put my flame suit on and say the following: the V8 and 4-speed is overrated. Every other classic ’60s American car that I see running around car shows is powered by a thumping V8 and many have the lauded 4-speed manual. Oooohh…ahhh…pssshaa, meh! Those hot rod upgraded powertrain combos are great if you […]
Aston Martin is a small boutique British car builder who only built a handful of fast vehicles for the 1%…at least until 1994 when they released the Jaguar inline-6 powered DB7. At $140k USD it still was an expensive car, but Aston sold a remarkable 7,000 examples and depreciation has worked its magic so that […]
BMWs E36 M3 was the steal of the market until a few years ago when the E46 M3 depreciated to the point where it makes more sense to step up to the 333 horsepower S54 powered beast that replaced the 240 horsepower S52 after the 1999 model year. Some people might complain about the SMG […]
File this next classic car find under the heading “I don’t know what it is…but I like it!” And for some stranger reason, the seller isn’t asking some ridiculous amount of money for his…umm…thing. Yeah. Does it float? Find this 1955 Diamond T Rat Rod offered for $6,500 near Cincinnati, OH via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck. […]
Seven years isn’t a long time in the life of a car. I’ve daily driven cars with twice that age, so to buy a car from 2011 and drive it every day…wow…that sounds like almost new to a guy like me. The asking price on this one seemed suspiciously low until I checked KBB and […]
Do you belong to the segment of the population that wants a car that’ll make them blend into the background, or are you one of those who wants a car that’ll get you noticed? If you fall into the latter, but aren’t a millionaire, you might think your options are limited…but don’t conflate expensive with […]
I’m no Nostradamus, but if you want a classic BMW in which to shove your hard earned cash, stay away from the over hyped M cars like the E30 and head over to the shark tank. Find this 1985 BMW 635CSi offered for $7,500 in Nevada City, CA via craigslist. The E24 generation BMW 6-series has to […]
I love finding weird stuff on the internet…wait…that doesn’t look good now that I’ve written it down on a piece of paper the screen. I think what I mean to say, is…I like weird cars for sale on the internet. Yeah….much better. Weird can span the gamut between a jet powered Fiat to a BMW […]