If you are going to buy a Humvee, you should just skip past all of the modern mass market versions with names like H2, H3…which were just styling exercises from the goons at General Motors. The correct way to drive a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle is to get a used military surplus version, like this next M998 Hummercamino. The typical HMMWV setup is a 4-door cabin, but the troop/cargo carrier version seen here has two doors and a large pickup bed that can be stuffed with gear or people. Find this 1993 AM General M998 offered for $11,000 in Baton Rouge, LA via craigslist. Tip from Ramjet.
A wiser man than I once said, if you can’t drive a nice classic car, then drive a cheap classic car. He (or she) was correct, because not everyone can afford a desirable classic like a first generation Corvette or a Austin-Healey 3000 or a Jag E-type…but…anyone can afford something strange like a ’55 Studebaker 4 door sedan in really nice shape. Find this 1955 Studebaker Champion offered for $7,500 in Houston, TX via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
It was only this week that we discovered that taking a photo of your car through a window screen is the only safe way to document your car during the time of COVID19…but it appears to be a thing that is taking off. At least the seller was daring enough to step through the mesh long enough to take a few pics of this manual gearbox equipped Saturn Ion that has been “converted” to a rally car. Look at all those lights! I am dazzled! Find this 2007 Saturn Ion offered for $5500 in Fremont, CA via craigslist.
I’m all about comfort and convenience as much as the next guy…but repurposing your old Pottery Barn sofa as a seat for your Model A seems like a bit of a stretch. You have to wonder if it is even bolted down… Find this 1930 Ford Model A offered for $3900 in Scottsdale, AZ via craigslist.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone; We’re gonna feature one simple post today, an old pickup. And say that we are thankful for all of the stuff that is right in our live(s), like our families, friends, internet-buds, et cetera…but we are especially thankful that we can still buy and drive old beat up trucks for a small amount of money. Stay tuned, tomorrow is Bracq Friday. Find this 1969 Dodge W100 Sweptline offered for $12,500 in Hollister, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Here is a challenge for you folks on the interweb — find me a car that’ll go around a proper American road course (let’s say Laguna Seca) faster than this next thing for a similar amount of money. Some basic stats for the base C5; 350 horsepower LS1 V8, 6-speed manual, 3200 lbs curb weight, 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds and on to 13.3 at 108mph in the 1/4 mile…and you get all that (plus some peeling paint!) for $7k. Find this 2000 Chevrolet Corvette offered for $7000 in Duncanville, TX via craigslist.
Anybody who lived through the 1980s in the USA will have memories of the the North American first generation Ford Escort (1981-1990). Those memories will certainly be mixed…some good, some bad…but our squishy grey lobes tend to suppress the bad things; but DT is here to help recover some of those negative memories. First, you learned your first full set of curse words from your Mom when it wouldn’t start for the third time in a week. You also learned to dress for rain when the electrical system stopped working in November 1987. And finally, you learned why your Dad started buying only Japanese cars in 1990. But if you want to relive some of the good experiences in a Ford Escort…then you should buy the best preserved Escort you’ll ever see for less than four large. Find this 1985 Ford Escort Hatchback offered for $3,700 in Dallas, TX via craigslist.
This might seem odd to people accustomed to blistering performance from every car on the street in 2020…but a car with 150 horsepower and a zero-to-60mph time of 7.5 seconds was a quick in 1984. That was faster than a Mustang GT (or SVO), faster than a Porsche 944, faster than an Mazda RX7, faster than a Z28 Camaro, faster than a V12 powered Jaguar XJS, faster than anything from Mercedes-Benz. Now you might ask, what front-wheel-drive car could hit 60mph in 7.5 seconds — and you might be tempted to look for some Honda CRX or something from Shelby’s Dodge years…but this car came straight from the lunatics at Buick, yes the Buick Skyhawk T-Type. The mostly unlikely and forgotten heroes of the sport compact car era. Find this 1984 Buick Skyhawk T-Type offered for $3,500 in Daly City, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
In 1999 the United States Marine Corps put out a request for a small light reconnaissance vehicle that could be transported by a V-22 Osprey. This new vehicle would be a replacement for the aging M151 Jeep and it emphasized speed and agility over armor and beef. General Dynamics won the contract the produced a few thousand of these for the US Military at a cost of $100k-$200k each depending on configuration….and that was the price before options like mortars and .50 cal machine guns. Today’s example is offered at a fraction of the initial price…must have been built by Audi. Find this 2010 General Dynamics M1161 ITV-PM Growler bidding for $13,000 reserve-not-met with 5 days to go, located in Fairhope, PA.
As much as I always loved the USA show Burn Notice, I could never come to terms with Michael Westen’s daily driver being a shiny black 74 Dodge Charger with a white interior. Here is an ex-spy who spent his days trying to be inconspicuous and nights crawling around in dumpsters and attaching trackers under cars. The last thing in the world he needed was a flashy ride with a pure white interior. Instead, this next feature has the right combination of dark interior, stealthy paint, MOPAR 440 V8, and “I ♥ SMOG” license plate that would be perfect for an ex-spy leading his own A-Team. Find this 1973 Dodge Charger SE offered for $10,000 in Mill Valley, CA via craigslist.