The BMW 2002 shouldn’t need much of an introduction to any car guy (or gal), but if you’ve been living under a rock — let me explain. German styling, good reliability, good handling, rugged 4-cylinder engine, daily driveable classic…all for a decent price. Today’s 2002 is on the high end of the price we’d like […]
When I first got a look at this next car, I thought that perhaps someone had restored the Draken…but no. This next Saab 99 is not a simple 99 EMS, but it is the real deal 99 Turbo. The Turbo was the car that put Saab on the map for performance oriented folks who cared more about snow/sand performance and 30-70mph acceleration than they did the 1/4 mile times printed in magazines. DT’s Editor-in-Heaven Hunsbloger could tell stories about racing 911s in the 99 Turbo back in the day, and the result wasn’t good for the rich did in the Porsche. But this Turbo does have the same Saab Inca alloys, spleen colored exterior, and blood red interior that charmed me for many miles in the Draken…but it also has a boosted B-series 2.0 liter pushing power to the front wheels. Find this 1978 Saab 99 Turbo offered for $20,000 in Choiniere, RI via saabnet.com. Seller Submission from Ben
This next feature comes as a seller submission from Bill who told us that it is time to sell his “beloved Frankenstein.” He also describes it as a “1972 Porsche 914 with a small block Chevy wedged behind the seats…embarrassingly wide Carol Shelby Anaconda wheels, polarizing hand-laid fiberglass flares, Singer-esq interior.” The exterior is a bit rough, but the interior is better executed than expected and the wheels (Carrol Shelby Anaconda) have a nice vintage racer Minilite look to them. Find this 1972 Porsche 914 V8 offered for $7,200 buy-it-now or make-offer in Los Angeles, CA via eBay.
This next car comes as a seller submission from TC who describes his Porsche 951 as a “very nice car”. Wait, what is a 951? The 951 is the Porsche internal designation for the turbocharged version of the 944. Porsche took the front-engine transaxle equipped successor to the 924 and boosted it to 220 horsepower…but that doesn’t matter for todays 951, because it has a Chevrolet LS1 V8 borrowed from a Pontiac GTO squeezed into the engine bay. Find this 1987 Porsche 944 offered for $22,000 in Tampa, FL on Pro-Touring.com.
The Saab 900 Classic, built from 1978 through 1994, was the final evolution of Saab’s wacky backwards-engine compact luxury cruiser that started way back in 1968 with the release of the Saab 99. Don’t be fooled by the later GM rebadged Opel/Vauxhall/Saturn abomination that later used the 900 badge — because there was only one […]
This next car comes as a seller submission from DT regular Michael who writes: My son is selling his 1985.5 Porsche 944. This car has a sunroof, extra snow tires, original wheels, and of course the Fun Pedal. This is a wonderful driver’s car in reasonably good condition inside and out. Before we purchased the car […]
The E34 generation BMW M5 has been a favorite around this site, mostly because it offers a level of speed and exclusivity that is hard to beat. And if you don’t remember, DT’s own CFlo owned an E34 M5 for a few years and loved every minute of the screaming inline-6 powered beast. Today’s E34M5 […]
This next car is a seller submission from Mason who writes: Unfortunately it is time to sell my car. My wife got a job in another country to I’m trying to get rid of stuff as we prepare to move. I’m a daily lurker on your site and wondered if this was something that fits. Would […]
Volvo wagons had always been “cool” to drive around since the 1927 Volvo PV4 hit the streets with a thin diagonal rod holding the “iron mark” emblem in front of the grill. The PV444 added to that coolness with a modern style wagon and you can’t forget the iconic boxy body 145/245/740/940/850 wagons of the […]
(Update 5/30/2018, the beast is still for sale with new lower price of $5900). The second (technically third) generation (FC) Mazda RX-7 debuted in 1986 with new streamlined styling and more power from the available Wankel rotary engines. For the first time in the US market, a turbocharged version was available, but the chassis featured […]