Somebody better put some miles on this car ASAP. If we don’t roll the odo digits, this car risks becoming one of those cars that gets passed around those fancy auction sites between exceedingly wealthy hipsters who store them in their garage and talk about when they first got into Apple stock. This car needs […]
There is a reason why Mercury is still dominating new car sales while it competitors struggle to find footing in a modern world with complex offerings and market dynamics. It is because Mercury product planners knew that customers wanted a zinc yellow performance version of the Cougar. If only Toyota had hired those product planners, […]
The later 74+ plastic bumper version of the C3 Corvette (1968-1982) is not the most desirable or collectable of Corvettes, but it’ll probably get you more street cred than a C4 (or even C5) Vette. In California, this pre-75 example is free from the bi-annual smog inspection that could otherwise have you scratching your head […]
This next car comes as a tip from Matt who writes: Here’s an interesting auction. This car is quite famous in the slant six world, although that may be the definition of a big fish in a small pond. It’s a Simca drag car with a turbocharged and injected Chrysler six cylinder, at DT pricing. Find this 1938 Simca 8 Drag Car bidding for $4500 with 3 days to go via IronHorseAuction.com.
It is funny to think that any non-basket case American V8 powered car from the 1960s you can find for less than $10k is a good deal, but that is way the market goes and she has indeed gone in the past decade or two. Regardless, this next car is an interesting find because it […]
The 4th generation of the Chevrolet Impala (1965-1969) is a full-sized beast that comes in a bizarrely complicated collection of roof styles including a 2-door hardtop, 2-door coupe, 4-door sedan, and 4-door hardtop. I think this next car is a hardtop but it looks decent from the outside, but the interior is trashed. But don’t let that hold you back, because paint is expensive and requires a competent body shop, but interiors are easier and doable by the DIY guy who has internet access and can follow directions. Find this 1969 Chevrolet Impala Hardtop offered for $8800 in Chisago City, MN via craigslist. Tip from Mike.
The seventh generation Impala was launched in 1994 in SS trim, which meant power from a 260 horsepower LT1 borrowed from the Corvette. Unfortunately the Impala SS didn’t come with a manual gearbox and was only available with GM’s 4-speed 4L60E slushbox, but this next car has a T-56 manual 6-speed gearbox and is slammed to the ground with an air ride suspension. If it isn’t stock…it might as well be wild. Find this 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS offered for $26,500 near Phoenix, AZ via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Loony Labor Day wouldn’t be complete without featuring a vehicle that could be used to smuggle booze or people across state lines…and in this next car you could smuggle intoxicated people with ease. My only gripe is that the seller doesn’t include a good picture of what is going on with that tanker back end…but behind the cab appears to be a sound insulated sleeping area. But there is a photo with people standing up in the “tank” area, so it appears to be a platform, but some clarification is needed. Find this 2000 Ford F350 Tanker Truck offered for $18000 buy-it-now or make-offer located in quirky Albuquerque, NM. Tip from Hugh.
Unfortunately, I think that the best place to find cheaps cars has changed in the past few decades and I might need to get with the times. Gone are the advertisements in Autotrader print magazines and those who migrated to craigslist abandoned it when craigslist became a haven for scammers. A few years ago Craig implemented a simple $5 listing fee that is shockingly more than the typical kook (selling a classic for less than the prevailing rate) wants to pay and now some of the best deals have migrated to the faceyface. Find this 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Coupe offered for $12,500 in San Leandro, CA via faceoff moshpitbook.
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.