Looking at this next car was a bit of an emotional roller coaster for me. At first I thought, well that isn’t cool, a breadvan XK Jag. And then I realized that this is a Morris Minor woodie rear end on an XK150, which is a monstrosity, it’s like putting a diaper on the Venus de Milo, like building a Chuck E Cheese in St Peter’s Square. But in the end, I guess it doesn’t matter because if you buy this thing, you won’t have to look at that rear end while you are driving around. Find this 1960 Jaguar XK150 Breadvan offered for £44,995 GBP ($63,673 USD) via ClassicandSportsCar.com.
The world as changed a great deal in the past 6 months. Buying habits, selling habits, living habits, hygiene habits …just about everything has changed in some fashion due to the coronavirus, except for the awesomeness of a Wagonstang. Because a first generation Mustang converted into a sedan delivery vehicle transcends even the worst plague of the 21st Century. It isn’t in the best shape, but it’s not like Mustang Shooting Brakes are easy to find. Find this 1966 Ford Mustang Wagon offered for $8900 in San Diego, CA via craigslist. Tip from Fueltruck.
The Volvo 1800ES was a shooting brake version of Volvo’s aging P1800/1800S/1800E platform, meant to breath new life in the old parts. The frameless glass tailgate equipped version only sold 8,000 units for the ’72 & ’73 model years, but the prices don’t really reflect that level of exclusivity…yet. As long as the Coronapocalypse doesn’t […]
If any car-finding site has helped to drive up the values of Volvo’s 1800ES shooting brake…then it’s probably not us, but we were guilty of over-featuring the little mini wagon during our first few years on the web. For a long time these were affordable, incredibly stylish, and durable classics that could be used daily […]
The Volvo 140 series was introduced in 1966 as a replacement for the aging PV544/Duett and Amazon families, and you could get a 2-door coupe 142, 4-door sedan 144, and 5-door wagon 145. However, unless my eyes are playing tricks on me, this next one is a 143. Find this 1972 Volvo 145 Custom Wagon […]
The C3 generation Corvette is the ugly redheaded step cousin of the Vette world — stuck in the back row at Corvette car shows and regularly given swirlies in the locker room toilet. However, if you want an affordable Vette from the 1960s, the C3 is just about the only way to go, and if […]
The Volvo 1800ES is the quintessential Daily Turismo classic. We’ve featured at least 40 of them in the past 3.5 years; on average about 1 per month. There are myriad reasons for this: a) we like Volvos (well, at least I do, and I know Hunsbloger does) – they are ultra durable and easy to […]
If you think the Volvo 1800ES was alone in the segment of Northern European shooting brakes from the early 70s, you would be mistaken. A little company called Jensen Motors built the Jensen-Healey convertible starting in 1972, but added a hardtop in 1974 to create the Jensen GT. Find this 1976 Jensen GT currently bidding […]
For years the British motoring community was caught between two paradigms. Buy something sensible like a Vauxhall hatchback, or throw caution to the wind and buy a V12 powered Jaguar luxury coupe as an expression of your awesomeness. This was the choice for years until a small engineering company called Lynx decided that the motoring […]
Happy Thorsday!! The Volvo 1800ES was a shooting brake version of the popular P1800/1800/1800S/1800E sports coupe. Prices of Jan Wilsgaard’s funky wagon shape have been up in the past few years, but a practically new (and perfect condition) 1800ES sold for a staggering $92,000 at Bonhams (read article on Hagerty here)…but what the future […]