The W124 generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class was engineered to a standard of excellence that is almost unmatched when compared to any other car platform from the late 80s/early 90s. These cars might not be the sexiest or the most desirable of cars from the era…but they introduced advanced features (like aerodynamic integration of lights/bumpers/mirrors and plastic undercarriage covering) in a mass market car that have been adopted by competitors. A few decades later and you can still drive one every day if you enjoy a stately driving experience mixed with the knowledge that you are better than everyone else. Find this 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E W124 offered for $9,500 in West Chester, PA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
When it rains, it pours…right? And around this website, when I post something strange, people always find a stranger example of the same car. The other day we featured a 2002 Suzuki Vitara — complete with a manual gearbox and GM/Suzuki’s shared body-on-frame truck chassis…but then, a tipper sent in the GM version — a Chevy Tracker with a manual gearbox, all-wheel-drive AND the ZR2 package too boot. But frankly, the most curious thing about the entire vehicle is how shockingly well preserved it appears to be. Like it drove through a worm hole from 2001 and right into my heart. Find this 2001 Chevrolet Tracker ZR2 offered for $8,600 in San Mateo, CA via craigslist. Tip from Matt.
Over the years, various people have answered the question; what happens when you shove a big V8 into a small car? But today’s custom answers the question; what happens you put a lot of Chevy into a little bit of Triumph and the answer is something special. I love the wood dash, the minilite wheels, and the small roll hoop, and I just hope the exhaust is subtle enough that most people won’t notice the burbling 6.6 liter menace under the hood. Find this 1973 Triumph TR6 offered for $24,000 in Long Island, NY via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
If you want a color that’ll make any car look happy — this is it. Lime green. It is no small coincidence that the color of a mint mojito looks good on a car that would be perfect for a summer drive to your local beach spot. Who’s ready for summer?!? Find this 1979 Bradley GT […]
I love featuring random crazy kit cars and super well preserved malaise era boats as much as the next guy, but there are times when you’ve got to get back to basics when it comes to finding your “daily turismo”. Let’s rewind the clock to July 17th, 2012 when this little website was first launched, […]
This next car comes as tip from Erik202 who writes: Forums have the best deals. I swear it doesn’t get any better than forums. These cars continue to be criminally undervalued. I have to mostly agree with Erik202, because forums are places were diehard lovers of certain makes/models have a reputation, so they can’t go asking […]
This next car is a bit of a puzzle to me — it looks like the Bremen Mini Mark, which was a VW Type 1 Beetle based kit car that combined the aerodynamics of a 1930s classic with the reliability of the VW chassis…but it appears to have a front engine Chevy V8…so I don’t […]
The Volkswagen Brasilia was sold in Brazil (and Mexico) from 1974 through 1982. The type 321 was manufactured by Volkswagen on Brazil and borrowed most of its chassis from the Karmann-Ghia and engine from the Beetle., but the styling was pure squareback cool. This is the first we’ve featured on DT, probably because they were […]
This next van, like all vans, exudes a certain degree of sketchiness…not to the level of the infamous “Free Candy” van, but its on the spectrum. However, with the sweet Star Wars graphics, rad staggered mag wheels, and roof mounted wing, you are far more likely to attract 40-something year old men named Kevin instead […]
The Chevrolet Corvair was a world changing car when introduced in 1960. Its combination of subtle styling, aircooled alloy flat-6 out back and unibody construction was a fantastic machine that was the unfortunate recipient of the attention of a savvy young lawyer/politician named Ralph Nader who needed to make a name for himself. But if […]