This next car is strange looking piece of metal — and it took me a few minutes to figure out what I was looking at, especially on the inside. It was obviously a modern car, but not the typical PT-Cruiser or random 90s Pontiac that gets the “woodie” treatment on a weekly basis. But the center mounted gauge cluster with a HYBRID badge from a Ford product on the back confirmed what I suspected…this is a rebodied Prius. Find this 2002 Toyota Prius offered for $18,000 in Hayward, CA via craigslist.
Classic car prices have been through the roof in the past few decades…or perhaps inflation has been more aggressive than anyone could have imagined…but any way you look at it, a shiny and good looking mainstream classic will cost you a pretty penny. So if you are financially challenged, or just a tightwad, and you want a classic, you need to dig deep into obscure makes/models and find something like this next thing. Find this 1952 Morris Minor offered for $10,900 in Belchertown, MA via craigslist. Tip from ME.
This next car comes as tip from Erik202 who writes; I like when sellers tell you that their vehicle is rare without any numbers or context. I’ve never seen Riley so I guess it’s rare in that sense but it’s pretty much identical to a wolsley 1500 which I wouldn’t consider especially rare. according to wikipedia they made 39,000+ of this model of Riley so if there is a threshold for a car being rare I feel like this might be pushing that number a bit. Anyway it’s nice if a “rare” british car that doesn’t go fast is your thing. Find this 1960 Riley One-Point-Five (or 1.5…I dunno, I’m getting conflicting info on this one) offered for $18,000 CAD ($13,596 USD) in Springbrook, Alberta, Canada via Kijiji.net.
Happy Halloween DT readers, we here in the DT HQ hope you are enjoying the festival of All-Hallows’-Eve. Today is the day when kids dress up as their favorite super hero, young adults dress down in sexy fill-in-the-blank costumes, and all people subsidize the candy, dental, and insulin industries — basically a win-win-win for everybody! […]
Spider Man is an interesting hero, but he is mostly clueless and his biggest assets are his perky persona and agile reflexes…sorta like a classic Mini. But imagine, for a minute, if you poured some of the awesome power of someone like the vampire hunter Blade into Peter Parker’s suit and spider-abilities…now you’d have a […]
The Morris Minor was launched in 1948 as a replacement for the pre-war styled Morris Eight to much acclaim, brouhaha, and caterwauling. The design was created under the direction of legendary Alec Issigonis and was the first British car to sell over a million examples. Find this 1956 Morris Minor Wagon offered for $999 in Norwalk, […]
Up until 1967, you could be the proud owner of a brand-new 15-year-old car procured from a stateside importer. But back in mid-60’s, most English cars still looked like 2/3 scale 1950’s American cars. In the land of planned obsolescence and free gas, that sales pitch went over like a rolling unsynchronized first gear downshift. […]
Check out this 1959 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon here on eBay bidding for $7,250 reserve-not-met with auction ending Monday at 7:00PM PST. From eBay listing: Vehicle Details Year: 1959 Make: Other Makes Model: All Models VIN: 679182 Mileage: 43812 Transmission: Manual Engine: 4 Cylinder, 948 CC Inline 4 L Exterior Color: […]
The Morris Minor was an economy family sedan from Morris Motors that was sold starting in 1948 and continuing through 1972. In the end over 1.2 million examples of the Sir Alec Issigonis designed cars were sold. Today’s example has been given a new heart from a Ford — find this 1963 Morris Minor offered […]
The Morris Mini is the golden retriever of cars, instantly recognized and adored by the masses for its playful demeanor. Its introduction in 1958 was a precursor to the British invasion. Over the following decades, the unapologetically British runabout has had its identity seeped into the public view like Earl Grey tea on tooth enamel. In […]