This next feature is probably the best ratio of used dollar to new dollar of any DT feature — including the half of million dollar Bentley Continental R. I don’t know what a box of 124 hand brakes for a Fiat Spider might have cost when new, but I can tell you that I want that box. Mostly because if I had a Spider, I’d have some spares. Lotta spares. The same goes for the handful of door panels, hoods, driveshaft support brackets…and oh…wait…that’s a box of Fiat 124 hand brakes, not a 124 count of hand brakes…well, this is still a steal for $1500. Why so cheap? Because the seller is getting out of the Fiat/Lancia business so he can concentrate on Maserati Biturbo parts….can’t find fault in that logic. Find this Warehouse Full of Lancia & Fiat Parts offered for $1500 (bring yer truck) in Santa Rosa, CA via craigslist.
I love a good challenge as much as the next guy…and I do enjoy assembling an occasional jigsaw puzzle with my kids…but this “Land Rover” is the jigsaw puzzle equivalent of taking 16 different 1000 piece-puzzles, mixing the pieces together, throw half of the pieces away, and stuff the remaining pieces inside of a raw turkey before baking to a crispy 165 degree internal temperature and then attempt to assembled the puzzle on a windy Thanksgiving afternoon wearing a blindfold and being pestered by a chimpanzee driving a skid-steer. However, I can’t think of a better way to spend 5 grand. I think I could rent a chimp and a skid-steer for that much. Find this 1973 Land Rover Series III offered for $5000 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist.
I’ve known quite a few automotive enthusiasts who have casually tossed out the idea of owning a portion of some exotic sports car — you won’t drive a Ferrari every day, so why not split the cost of purchasing and maintaining it with another like minded car guy/gal. However, this next car is for the […]
Just what exactly is a DeLorean project anyway…I thought all DeLorea were projects? The DeLorean DMC-12 was a gull-wing equipped sports machine built on a fiberglass monocoque and covered by cosmetic stainless steel panels. The DMC-12 was designed by noted pasta designer Giorgetto Giugiaro and was powered by a mid mounted PRV6…but don’t let that […]
We all know that guy (or gal) who is obsessed with BMWs. He is always talking about one, buying one, selling one or even trying to build his own. It becomes an all consuming passion and he (or she) has probably lost a few jobs over one. You could call him (or her) an addict…but […]
There are a good number of reasons to not make your girlfriend/wife/concubine upset…as somebody recently found out. As William Congreve causally posits in his 1697 feature tragedy The Mourning Bride — Heaven has no rage, like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury, like a woman scorned. But, I think Tupac put it right […]
If you are at all a fan of the 24 Hours of LeMons, you must be familiar with the name Eyesore racing — this is the (only) team to win the trip to LeMans (in France) after winning the LeMons (the $500 junker race series). If you are a DT Radio fan, you might have […]
“I have over $15,000 invested. Asking $7500.” –– there is no better money spent on any car than the previous owner’s money and this next vehicle comes in at a claimed 50 cents on the dollar. Unfortunately you will need to put the car back together like a giant set of real life Legos. Find […]
This next craigslist find starts with an optimistic sentence from the seller: A junker might give me $75 for scrap, but I would rather give it away to someone who could get some use out of it than see it get crushed into a cube. Just give me a bill of sale for a few […]
When people say something is 90% complete, as the seller does in this case, what metric are they using? Is this by mass? By volume? Ideal number of pieces divided by pieces actually present? This yardstick for completion is a pretty important thing to understand when purchasing a vehicle that was likely someone else’s parts […]