The 2nd generation Honda Accord was sold from 1982 through 1985 in the USA and these things were everywhere. Honda was selling so many of these things that they decided to build them in the USA. Starting in 1983, most Accords sold east of the Rockies were assembled in a plant in Marysville, Ohio. It appears this one was originally sold in CT, so it is probably one of those Marysville Accords, but it does look in great shape for the age. Find this 1985 Honda Accord offered for $6,450 in Voluntown, CT via craigslist. Tip from Carter.
This next car exudes class like only a big executive sedan designed by famed French mustache enthusiast Paul Bracq could do. The (fingers crossed original) powder blue paint, period correct Cali black plates (XMX would have originally be released for a car in 1969) and shockingly low odometer reading (35000?) paint the picture of a car that has been babied and is ready for someone to drive with kid gloves. Let’s hope the reality of a test drive matches the pure vision of automotive nirvana in my head. Happy Bracq Friday everyone. Find this 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE offered for $15,999 in Seaside, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
I’m not featuring this next car for any of the right reasons. You really shouldn’t buy it–there are about a million cars that offer a better value for $6k that aren’t slow and boring Fords from the early 90s with an automatic transmission made from dry straw and pelican guano. Many of you are old enough to remember that this was the car that drove buyers to Japanese OEMs — while you suffered through headgasket failures, oil leaks, rough idle, and tie-rod-end issues your neighbor had a Honda Accord that lasted for 200k miles with mostly oil changes. Now this is a special example of the 2nd generation Taurus, because it has only 10k miles on the odo, which means its only on its third transmission. Find this 1993 Ford Taurus offered for $6000 in Naugatuck, CT via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The 2nd-gen MA60 Supra, like its predecessor, still fell under the Celica umbrella, being based on the economy coupe but with a longer nose, inline six-cylinder engine, and sportier MO. These cars are solid if not the most exciting classics on the market, but if you’re looking for your ticket into 80s Japanese Radwood perfection, this […]
You won’t see many restored high priced cars on these pages, but today I’m going to make an exception, because this next one looks really nice. Furthermore, the 240Z hasn’t gone through recent massive price inflation like certain German cars (i.e Porsche 911, E30 M3..etc), so if you are going to get one before the […]
The Mk III Toyota Supra offered a staggering level of technology when it hit the showrooms in 1986. The Supra was powered by the 7M-GTE, a turbocharged twin-cam, 4-valve, distributor-less engine that was miles ahead of its competition and only had a minor problem of consistently blowing up head gaskets due to an improper head […]
Nothing beats a simple, solid, rear-wheel drive, 4-cylinder, manual transmission sedan. There is plenty of room to wrench under the hood, with no fussy transaxle to get in your way. Something like the Volvo 240 series can be economical as a daily driver yet entertaining in the occasional autocross, parking lot slalom, or rainy-day dorifto […]
Update: 8/15/2014: We originally featured this car in November of 2013 when it was offered in Dover, DE for $4,500, but it is now back for sale, this time from a new owner who picked it up in January of 2014. The new owner also points out that this is one of 3000 Limited Edition […]
Today’s luxury hybrids are bought to make more of a statement than an impact. The convertible version of Geo’s three-cylinder Metro makes the same statement, but this untouched example takes it to the next level. If your car needs to tell people you’re rich, unsupportive of funding foreign oil, and dumb as a brick eccentric, […]
In the 1980s Ford Motor Company decided to try importing some of its European spawn from Ford-Werke GmbH in Germany…back home to the US. The only semi-successful fruit of the so-called “Merkur” brand program was giving the US buyer access to the Ford Sierra, an aero-styled RWD replacement for the Cortina and sort of the […]