When I first saw the cover shot of this next car…I didn’t know what it was. Not exactly, at least. I knew it was a GM 90s front-drive econobox, but like a small pile of earthworm vomit, it is moderately undesirable, but not as nasty as racoon scat. But I still didn’t know what kind of 90s GM product I was looking at until I saw the badge on the back and was surprised to see the legendary Monte Carlo badge. Somewhere between the old G-body Monte Carlo and the NAHSHCARR styling inspired thing released in 2000 there was a Lumina/GrandPrix/Cutlass that was as boring as the line at the DMV…but almost boring enough to be interesting. Find this 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS offered for $6,150 in Phiadelphia, PA via eBay.
This next car comes as a tip from Hugh who writes: Non gm non v8 LS. That Lincoln that’s really a jaguar but with a stick 5 speed from Germany for 2500. And it’s neither a diesel truck or a stretch limo! I wasn’t going to post a car that wasn’t a limo or a diesel truck (Dieselimo Turismo…has a nice ring to it) but a manual gearbox Lincoln/Jag for the price of…well…a manual gearbox, can’t not post that. Find this 2001 Lincoln LS offered for $2,500 in Pittsburgh, PA via craigslist.
This next car is an oddball. It isn’t sporty or fast, or cool, or sexy…but it is special. First you’ve got to admit that any wagon with rear facing seats is something special…and then you’ve got to honor the souls of all the muppets who were killed and skinned to cover those seats. And finally, this is a Hunsbloger approved Sable — the corporate cousin of the Ford Taurus that is both cheaper and more interesting than the Taurus bidding for a pittance with a few days to go. Find this 1992 Mercury Sable LS Wagon bidding for $2200 in Tucson, AZ with 3 days to go via carsandbids.com.
The XF20 generation Lexus LS was sold from 1994 through 1997 and gives you all the speed and comfort you’d expect in a German executive cruiser (S-Class…or BMW 7-series), but with Japanese sensibility and reliability. There was no option for a 5-speed manual gearbox, but it wouldn’t raid your savings in expensive parts repairs or goad you into thinking your car was sporty. Find this 1995 Lexus LS400 bidding for $2500 in Gadsden, AL via Hemmings auctions with 5 days to go. Tip from BarbPaddles.
I love the classic Mitsubishi Van, even if it does have a Kirk Douglas chin. But Kirk Douglas (God rest his soul) doesn’t have a sweet velour interior, reclining/rotating captains chairs OR the ability take you and seven of your co-sheltering family/friends to somewhere you can stand 6-feet apart. What a strange time we live […]
As an apology to all of you readers for the pink Studebaker Avanteaf thing the other day, I wanna post an engine swap that is properly done. Something that’ll put a smile on your face and black stripes on the ground. Like a 9 second Geo Tracker. Find this 1993 Geo Tracker LQ4 Turbo here on eBay with […]
If you are allergic to the “all show and no go” ethos commonly found on modern cars, we have a sleeper Volvo 960 sedan right up your alley today. The seller has quite possibly the most understated V8 Volvo to ever grace these pages. This 960 is quite the find despite not being a wagon, […]
This next car comes as a tip from Scott T who writes: This looks way nicer than it has any business being for 6k. Obviously not a DD with that roll cage and racing seats. Yup, Scott has it right, because this thing is way nice for the asking price if you ask me. Find this 1980 […]
The lure of more power is always tempting. For those with the ability to stick it out and finish a project the rewards can be worth the wait. The rest of us can get a head start by finding a well sorted, but not yet finished project. The key is to plan your own swap […]
Lincoln tried to change their act around Y2K but got their pee-pee slapped pretty dang hard. As a result, it’s no wonder they surrendered the American enthusiast sedan market to Cadillac shortly thereafter. Put a positive spin on it and the Lincoln LS is essentially a 4 door Mustang with independent rear suspension and an available […]