This next Pontiac Fiero had an optimistic build — the GM L44 2.8 liter V6 had been boosted with a turbocharger of undisclosed size…but if the diameter of the intake tubes were any indicator…it has a huge snail. The little pushrod V6 didn’t have a chance and it is blowing smoke and running rough…but that is an opportunity. An opportunity to rebuild with forged low compression pistons and an fire-ringed headgasket so that this Fiero can be fierce again. Find this 1986 Pontiac Fiero V6 Turbo offered for $2,500 in Naples, MN via craigslist
You know your car is big when you can’t hardly get a picture of the entire vehicle when it is parked inside of a large barn structure. This isn’t a case of the guy trying to take a picture of his car in a single car garage/storage space, this is a huge barn and we still can’t see the entire Travelall. Perhaps he (or she) should consider take a few nighttime gas station shots to help sell it. Find this 1965 International Harvester Travelall 1100C bidding for $10,100 in Austin, TX via eBay.
Prices for the 2nd generation Chevrolet Camaro (1970-1981) have been all over the place in the past few years, probably as the wheat gets sorted from the chaff. Is this next one a sheep or a goat…I’m not sure, but I am sure that it has a newer Vortec small block V8 put in place of the original small block (or it could have come with a 250 inline-6) but it is fed with a carburetor instead of fuel injection. Find this 1977 Chevrolet Camaro offered for $4,200 in Chico, CA via craigslist.
A few years ago I owned and drove a used 3rd generation F-body and I’m not going to say it was a bad car, but let’s just say that it is not an experience I am anxious to repeat. It was slow and unsophisticated, but mine was an 84 Z28 and I didn’t have a rare last year of the generation 25th Anniversary edition. The 25th Anniversary Heritage Edition was supposed to be equipped with Corvette alloy cylinder heads, a 6-speed manual, and tubular exhaust, but the bean counters at GM decided that a graphics package is what buyers wanted for their extra cash. However, today’s example is offered for a decent deal and looks to be ready to go. Find this 1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS offered for $6,800 in Stamford, CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
In 2005 General Motors released a Saab badged version of the mid-sized GMT360 SUV platform that shares parts with the Buick Rainier, Chevrolet TrailBlazer & SSR, GMC Envoy, Oldsmobile Bravada, and Isuzu Ascender. The Saab 9-7x only survived through the 2009 model year, but it offers an interesting alternative to the various domestic mid-sized SUVs built around the same era. Find this 2006 Saab 9-7X offered for $3,500 in Richmond, VA via saabnet classifieds. Tip from BP.
About 15 years ago I purchased an 85 SVO that looked like a dilapidated version of this next car for exactly 1/10th of the asking price. Was it a good deal? Sure. But I sold it a few years later for a bit more than I put into it…however, that car hasn’t appreciated to anywhere near the asking price of this thing and I have to assume that is because my car wasn’t a one of 60 examples of the Hertz Rent-A-Racer and I expect that this next car will always be worth more than the basic version. Find this 1985 Ford Mustang SVO offered for $12000 in San Leandro, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
I didn’t know I needed a truck with a dump bed until I opened this next craigslist advertisement. Just look at how much vintage style you get with this canary yellow piece of working equipment. Modern comfy captains seats, a big rumbling 360 cubic inch V8 with blue valve covers, a working 10-ft dump bed, and 70s truck style. Makes me want to buy a dirt farm just to use this beast in the proper environment. Find this 1970 Ford F100 Dump Truck offered for $6,500 in El Monte, CA via craigslist.
This next car is an interesting thing — it is a Triumph TR7 that has had its original engine removed and replaced with a Buick V6, which should make it a rare thing — but this isn’t the first, second, or even the third Buick V6 powered TR7 that we’ve featured here…so I guess that Buick V6s in TR7s is a real movement within the automotive customization world. I think that is a good thing….right? Find this 1979 Triumph TR7 offered for $5,100 in Des Moines, IA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
In 1986 and 1987, Shelby Automobiles modified about 500 Dodge Omnis in their California based factory for shipment and sales directly through Dodge dealers around the country. These econobox legends were outfitted with a modified engine, upgraded wheels, brakes and suspension and given a factory Shelby VIN…so don’t call it a tuner car or a kit car. Find this 1986 Shelby Omni GLHS offered for a starting bid of $8000 in Fredericksburg, VA via craigslist.
I’ve been dismissive of Teslas (and the electric car in general) not because the owners are wealthy, pompous, self-aggrandizing douchebags, but because they were foolishly expensive. And I get, the electric car is the future, and I’m not going to fight it, but I’m not going to pay more than it is worth because I need to keep up with the Joneses. Quite the opposite, I am going to wait until they are used and abused and get one for cheap, like this next thing. Or I will wait until this is salvaged a few times and get it for 1/2 this price. Not sure. Find this 2013 Tesla Model S offered for $26,000 in Huntington Beach, CA via craigslist.