The Cadillac Allante (Allanté) was another attempt by one of the big three cash in on the allure of the European import; think Chrysler TC by Maserati or AMC Eagle Premier — but with an accent in the name causing grief for search engines and web indexing in the future. Zut alors! Oh wait. It […]
Another MGB GT? So soon? Yes, we featured a clean cheap MGB GT less than two weeks ago, but when is it NOT a good time to post a well priced classic car that has no rust, and is offered in very good condition, for less than what you’d pay for a total pile of junk at your nearest used car lot. Find this 1974 MGB GT offered for $6,500 in Santa Fe, NM via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
The MGB GT is no stranger to this website because we’ve featured many over the years. And the B GT continues to be a fantastic bargain for a car with a Pininfarina roof and proper classic car credentials. I’d have expected these to increase in price with similar things from the era like Porsche 914/912, Datsun 240Z, Ford Mustang Fastback, Triumph TR etc…but you can still get them for reasonable amount of money. Find this 1970 MGB GT offered for $5999 in the Ocean Beach neighborhood of San Diego, CA via craigslist.
This next car looks like it should cost way more than the asking price…and not in the way that the typical good deal looks on craigslist. No, this car looks like it should be collected by wealthy members of the elite driving clubs and not collected by the likes of people who frequent sites like Daily Turismo…errrr…not that we shouldn’t be driving nice cars, but so much of the fancy Italian stuff is so expensive to only be driven by the Jay Lenos of the world. Find this 1975 Fiat 130 Coupe offered for $14,500 in New Milford, CT via craigslist.
The Lancia Beta Zagato was a quasi-convertible version of the Beta coupe along the lines of the Baur Targa-ized BMWs from the same era. The Zagato (or Spyder) is a very affordable way to get into an Italian car designed by Pininfarina produced in limited quantity, and it was super cheap…at least until a few years ago when people figured out that it was a Lancia. LANCIA! This is the Italian marque that was founded in Turin in 1906 by Vincenzo Lancia and his buddy Claudio Fogolin. Sure, Lancia was taken over by Fiat in 1969 and it turned into a has-been “other brand” like Fiat’s version of Pontiac/Oldsmobile/Buick…but Lancia was the company that won Formula 1 races in the 1950s and Juan Manuel Fangio wont the 1956 championship with a Lancia-Ferrari racing car that pioneered the use if the engine as a stressed chassis component. Later Lancia won the 1972 World Rally Championship with a rear-drive Stratos (and later the 037) when everyone else (ahem, Audi) was running all-wheel-drive. But this car is a Beta, so it is as far from racing as you could get…but Lancia won the 1981 World Sportscar Championship (with races at Dayton, Sebring, Monza, Silverstone, Riverside, Nürburgring, LeMans, Spa, Road America, and Brands Hatch) with a heavily modified Beta Montecarlo. Bottom line…buy this 1981 Lancia Zagato Spyder offered for $11,500 in Syracuse, NY via craigslist.
The MGB GT was a fastback version of Morris Garage’s iconic MGB roadster, introduced in 1965 and built through 1980 for various markets. When first released, the GT used the same BMC B-series inline-4 cylinder engine, but added small back seats for kids and a gorgeous Pininfarina designed greenhouse with a fastback lift-gate and storage area. It is difficult to determine the condition of today’s next feature because the photos are so limited, but it it isn’t a rust bucket or needing a total mechanical makeover, it looks well priced…particularly compared to anything else with a Pininfarina design credit. Find this 1972 MGB GT offered for $7450 in Santa Cruz, CA via craigslist.
I bet you couldn’t tell me what the best selling car in France was between 1969 and 1971? I’ll give you a hint, it wasn’t the Volkswagen Beetle or the Ford F-Series, but it was a small Pininfarina designed French sedan from Peugeot called the 204. You won’t see many of these around the streets […]
Juan Pablo Augustus Pininfarina put this mighty pen to paper many times over the years to design some beautiful cars..exotics, mid-engine things and the like…but few people know that old John-Pap-Pin (as his friends in the pub called him) designed the 1991-1996 Honda Beat. Find this 1991 Honda Beat here on eBay bidding for $1300 with $3,200 buy-it-now […]
When you think Tom Tjaarda, Ford V8, Italian, the Pantera may come to mind. But add the words “Iveco chassis” and “4×4” and the allure turns to confusion. Why pay nearly $2,000 for just any SUV when you could have the Maserati Biturbo for the PTA crowd? Find this 1989 LaForza for sale in Miami, FL […]
The Fiat Type 175 Coupé had flame surfacing, character lines on character lines, cuts, scallops, recessed taillights, and a processed (prolapsed? Don’t think about it) fuel filler cap. Whether all the doo-dads intended to complement or distract from the vehicle’s odd proportions is anyone’s guess. However, at 22 years after the car’s initial release, I […]