This next car comes as a tip from John who also included some commentary — all words are his: I realize the market for old VW busses is higher than a Deadhead on a double dose of Owsley’s finest, but please tell me that the price of this one is completely off in fantasy land. Find part of the rotten, dismembered corpse of a 1955 Volkswagen Microbus De Luxe Samba, Factory 23 window, Type 241 in Richmond, Virginia listed for $34,500 on Hemmings. I get that a well-earned patina can be cool and lend a certain cred to an old survivor, but after several decades mouldering in the Virginia woods this one seems to be at least as much oxide as iron.
The MGC was a high performance inline-6 powered version of the MGB offered from 1967 through 1969. It was built by the British Motor Corp (Austin, MG, Morris, Riley, Wolseley, etc) as an intended replacement for the Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII and a competitor to the inline-6 powered Triumphs from Leyland Motors. We’ve featured a few MGCs over the years, but prices are on the way up and they get expensive, unless you get a total rust bucket like this next one. Find this 1969 MG MGC offered for $3,500 in Rio Rancho, NM via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
I saw this next car and the $5k asking price and thought to myself; either there is something fishy going on here, or tipper Cory has found a time machine…because this looks like one of the best deals on a 240Z I’ve seen in years. The only asterisk is found towards the end of a comprehensive listing, where the seller admits that the floorpans are shot. Now, floorpans are easy to replace, but if the rust is in the floorpans, it could be elsewhere as well, so, as the proctologist says to the resident, be sure to probe sensitive areas rigorously. Find this 1973 Datsun 240Z offered for $5,000 in Springfield, VT via craigslist.
This next car is personal…not because I have any interest, ownership, or investment in this particular car — but because it is a car that looks to have one wheel in the local classic car scene and another in the junk yard. It has some rust in the wheel wells and it doesn’t have the […]
I’m posting this next car for all of the wrong reasons. It isn’t really a good deal. It will cost the next owner more money than it will ever be worth. And it will probably cause more heartache than a teenager on methamphetamine…but this car needs to be saved. I guess this is a charity […]
In the early 1900’s before the days of mega sponsorships from international corporations, competitors worked from a standardized a list of racing colors that denoted the nation of the competing car. Italy adopted it’s famous Red or Rosso, after a red Italia won the 1907 Paris to Peking race. Ever since, owners of used Italian […]
Prices for the Mercury/Ford Capri have been historically low for a number of reasons. First was Fords inexplicable placement of the Capri at Mercury dealers when it was a Ford in Europe and sold well as a Ford over there…but in 1974 it was objectively a wayyyy better Mustang than the Mustang II and somebody […]
To drive this next car you’ll need to have a few things; (1) A flannel shirt, (2) A Grizzly Adams beard (3) A fresh tetanus vaccine, (4) A budget for gas and (5) A desire to make friends everytime you stop for your gas. Find this 1975 International Harvester 200 4X4 offered for $3700 near Seattle, […]
I bet you thought we’d forgotten about Loony Labor Day. (whoa…today is Labor Day…where did the summer go?). Anyway, if you are new to the lunacy around here, let me introduce you to DT’s annual end of summer tradition of featuring the craziest cars for sale on the web. Find this 1963 Chevrolet Corvette here on eBay offered for […]
It is Thursday the Thirteenth, so let’s keep the scary stuff going with this next Thursday Twister feature. The Thursday Twister (TM) is a quiz with a twist, and today the twist is you need to pick your favorite car from this list of wrecks. Don’t just pick your favorite car, but also explain how you […]