Nissan never exported their retro-styled ’80s/’90s Pike Series cars (Pao, S-Cargo, Figaro, Be-1, K10-Micra) into the USA, but you wouldn’t know that based on the number littering craiglist and eBay. Or maybe I’m just always on the lookout for offbeat cars that put a smile on your face while not running roughshod through your bank accounts. Today’s example is a Figaro that is a little rough around the edges, but maybe cute enough to pickup as a rescue. Find this 1991 Nissan Figaro offered for $6,500 in Port Charlotte, FL via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu
This next car is described as one owner until 2015, but I don’t think it matters if it had 52 owners in the last 42 years, because it looks in amazing shape for what it is. There is a psychosis among certain car guys that a little old lady owned car is the best…but those owners are almost all middle aged guys who take nice care of their classics, so I don’t know why they obsess over grandma’s wagon. I’m not a therapist, but here we are again. Find this 1978 Toyota Corolla Wagon offered for $7,500 buy-it-now in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho via eBay.
This next car comes as a tip from SecondMouse who writes: Did somebody say “Corvair“? Ask the internet, and you shall receive. Here is a low mileage (43,000 original miles) 1964 Chevy Corvair Monza Club Coupe in good survivor condition with the reasonable asking price of $5900. Find this 1964 Chevrolet Corvair in Magnolia, TX, […]
I’m conflicted about this next car. First it is an awesomely sick shade of teal (or is that sickly awesome…I dunno) in original paint (wow!) covering a survivor manual trans 360V8 survivor…just so many stories in that steel. But then I think it is a lot of money to pay for a car with manual drum brakes (aka thighmaster brakes) and a seriously scuzzy engine bay. But wow..this is the kind of patina I can appreciate. Find this 1969 Ford F-250 Custom Cab offered for $8,500 buy-it-now in Vancouver, WA via ebay.
At first I was afraid, I was econofied, Kept thinking I could never live with my engine turned to its side But my front wheels plowed so many miles thinking how you did me wrong And I grew strong And I learned how to live with bronze And my plastics black My seats are tan […]
If there is one thing that young car buyers must understand, it is this; they are only original once. If this next car is purchased by a well meaning 21 year old version of myself…it could well end up with a decent new paint job and a fire breathing 350 v8 build connected to a […]
The list of small 4-door pickup trucks isn’t very large — a fact pointed out by the builder of this custom machine, who writes: I built this because I have always felt that the US manufacturers totally missed the boat on the mid-size 4-door pickup market. They built some – but they were all weird-shaped, weird-looking, […]
The Triumph TR7 isn’t a car that’ll make you fall in love at first sight. In fact, you probably need to see on 15 times before you acquire the taste, but like a fine cauliflower purée ..the TR7 isn’t for the new car collector or someone getting their feet wet in classic cars…but for the […]
This next car…errr…two wheeler…comes from tipper Brad who writes: I thought you might dig this very interesting (presumably rare) little motorbike—although I cannot recall whether you are a cars-only outlet…This old cycle definitely deserves the label survivor, esp. considering it was produced in Europe just as WW2 was getting underway. It seems like all the […]
What was sold here new in the United States as the Volkswagen EuroVan was actually the 4th generation of the Transporter / Type 2 / Bus / Kombi / etc. The EuroVan was the first of the bread loaf VW vans to have its engine and drive wheels up front, finally ditching the rear/rear setup […]