I’ve got a few cars in my stable right now that need a few things adjusted (let’s face it, when you’ve got a bunch of old cars, you always have a todo list)…but this next car is a bit more disassembled than any car I’ve ever sold. Which is probably because I prefer to buy my cars low and sell them high (who doesn’t!?!). But if you are on the buying side of the equation and have the time/energy/desire to assemble a cool vintage kit car, I think this next deal is about as good as it gets from a value perspective. Find this 1978 Sebring Kit Car offered for $8,300 in Mounds, OK via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The Chrysler Sebring was the ultimate downer at the car rental parking lots through the 2010 model year when it was replaced by the equally bad but more stylish Chrysler 200. Still a miserably penalty box, but not quite as visibly repugnant. Anyway, between 1995 and 2010, when you were on the way to the rental counter you had high hopes of getting a V6 Mustang or a Crown Vic or some new car you’d never driven before. And you wished you wouldn’t get a Nissan, but you were frozen with fear if you saw a Chrysler key fob being passed over the counter. Uggg, those were horrible cars. Anyway, today’s Sebring has been covered in an early Corvair body shape that looks like it was rejected from the Gas Monkey Garage for being too shabby…but I sorta like it. Expect people to give you lots of space in the parking lot and this COVID thing lets you wear a mask so people won’t recognize you. Find this 2004 Chrysler Sebring with Corvair looks offered for $6000 CAD ($4805 USD) in Edmonton, AB, Canada via Kijiji.ca. Tip from Erik202.
This next car comes as a tip from Matt V who writes; it would be harder to find a worse car in better shape…perfection! Wow. This is indeed a prime example of the prettiest turd in the punch bowl, the nicest way to die, the least venomous scorpion, the best New Kids On The Block album, the least abusive Baldwin brother, the best preserved zit stain on a bathroom mirror. Okay, maybe I’m being unfair to the Sebring — it does sit on a chassis that was derived from the Eagle Talon/Mitsubishi Eclipse platform and the 2.4 liter EDZ DOHC 4-banger isn’t the worst engine you could buy in 2002…but when I could pick my rental car, I’d always avoid these soulless appliances like the plague. Still…this one is in remarkably good condition for the age. Find this 2002 Chrysler Sebring offered for $5500 in Fremont, CA via craigslist.
This next car comes from tipper John who writes: I found one of these in the DT archives but it’s been a while. Certainly never seen one on dubs with the owner posing in the lead photo! TBH the price doesn’t seem crazy in light of what appears to be excellent condition. I’d find some 16″ […]
Whatever happened to the convertible family sedan? Some of the earliest cars featured seating for a family of 5 (or 6) and little weather protection, and domestic convertibles were a staple of production in the 1950s/1960s, but sometime in the 1970s they faded out of style. Most available today are part of some luxury brand […]
To maintain structural rigidity and create a powerful visual impression, some car manufacturers have have gotten creative with passenger ingress and egress. The Delorean, Lamborghini Diablo, BMW Z1 and Toyota Sera are all cars known for their unconventional doors, but one of the more exotic designs can be found in the Sebring kit car. Find […]
Up until a few hours ago, you could have walked up to me and said that La Dawri Sebring was the actress who won an Oscar for best supporting actress in the 2014 flick 12 Years A Slave. I would have agreed and remarked that I have not seen the film, but critics gave […]