The Concord was the AMCs answer to the Cavalier, Tempo, Fairmont, & Malibu — a task that a restyled Hornet brought to market with a typically small development budget. Did the Concord beat its competition with its raised ride height and adventure ready style? No. The Concord was yet another liver spot on the balding head of the almost dead American Motors Corp, and driving on in 1983 meant you were a person who made bad choices in life, but driving one today makes you a cool dude. Amazing how Find this 1983 AMC Concord DL Wagon offered for $3000 in San Diego, CA via craigslist.
hen, what happened? Oh. Sorry. I didn’t know you were transferred to the Cadillac naming department and now spend your days trying to figure out new and complicated alpha numeric designations for the next g-neration of sedan, but I’m excited to see the new C’NSYNC5 Blackbeard Edition when it launches. Is that a fixed roof convertible crossover sedan coupe motorcycle batwing? Cool. Find this 2006 Chevrolet Malibu SS offered for $7,950 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist.
When I first received this tip with a rave review from DT regular Art C, I thought perhaps Art needed his CO2 detectors checked for function…but then I spent some more time examining the curves of this appliance white Escort and decided that I like it. Perhaps I got a computer virus from the tip? Anyway, some words of wisdom from Art: I don’t know why, but I want to buy this. I think it’s the blue interior combined with a manual wagon that is making me a little hot and steamy…Seriously though, this thing looks to be in GREAT shape! It’s a shame that motor is a dog and ford 90s build quality left something to be desired. Guaranteed to be the only one in your neighborhood though. Find this 1994 Ford Escort LX Wagon offered for $3,450 in Bristol, CT via craigslist.
r comes as a tip from ME who writes: I doubt it has a manual transmission, still a cool wagon for a few bucks. Yes, this car certainly does not have a manual, or an LS V8, but what it does have is room for lots of kids, cheap Ford Taurus replacement parts and zero mass market appeal, so you can get a nice one for about the cost of a pack of chewing gum. Find this 2001 Mercury Sable Wagon LS offered for $2995 in New Haven, CT via craigslist.
This next car is a California black plate equipped behemoth from another era. It has a 400 cubic inch V8 mated to a 3-speed auto and features a sickly shade of green on the out and in — and I love it. Is it a coupe? Or the pillarless hardtop?…No… wagon… nope…just a simple 4-door sedan, but that shouldn’t stop you front driving this old Poncho. Find this 1968 Pontiac Ventura offered for $6,800 in Richmond, CA via craigslist.
der of this next car had a moment of clarity when he put down the blow torch and said; you know what most custom El Camino conversions are missing…a landau top and windows to see into the bed. He likely when took another sip from his moonshine jug and got back to fabricating one of the best looking Eldoradaminos I’ve ever seen. Find this 1978 Cadillac Eldorado offered for $14,750 in Ft Lauderdale, FL via craigslist. Tip from Bobby.
The US market Ford Contour was marketed and sold as a US market version of the European Ford Mondeo, but in truth it only shared a few pieces including the windshield, windows, side mirrors and door handles. Everything else was standard parts bin junk left over from the Tempo or borrowed from the Taurus or Escort. That didn’t stop Ford from making an interesting SVT version that might be mistaken for another 90s domestic piece of junk, but it is a cool car and certainly a bit of a sleeper. Find this 1998 Ford Contour SVT offered for $5,500 in Albuquerque, NM via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser was the corporate twin to Buick’s fabulous SportWagon and part of GM’s A-body platform that includes the Buick Special, Olds Cutlass, Pontiac Grand Prix, Pontiac Tempest, and Chevrolet Chevelle. The Vista Cruiser isn’t a bad way to get into a car from the best year in automotive history (that’s 1965 in case you were wondering) and this Vista Cruiser is equipped with power steering and power brakes. Find this 1965 Oldsmobile Vista offered for $13,500 in Santa Barbara, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
eaders of this website will remember K-Cargate — which started when someone here compared driving a K-Car to purgatory, continued when the president of the Chrysler K-Car Club of America defended K-cardom in the comments, and wrapped up with an eloquent treatise on the Thin Line Between Hate and Meh by Kaibeezy. This was a long time ago, but I have to say that finally we’ve got a K-car that can redeem the brand and bring that feeling of Mehate to Melove. Find this 1984 Chrysler K-Car Limo offered for $4000 in Oceanside, CA via craigslist.
You know what they say: If one huge optimistically priced GM station wagon is good, then two must be better! But this next wagon is no ordinary thing built from the GM parts bin because it is built on the 1942-1948 Roadmaster chassis and features a 320 cubic inch Fireball straight-8 under that ginormous hood. It won’t be fast, but you’ll get there in style. Find this 1948 Buick Roadmaster Ambulance offered for $17,000 in Hacienda Heights, CA via craigslist.