I’m gonna get up on my soap box and claim that this next car is too expensive. I’m not saying that someone won’t pay the owner a price close to the asking, but 15 large for a Datsun B210 that doesn’t have a trunk full of gold bullion is nuts. Yes, the car is in good shape, yes it has only 26k miles on the 5-digit odo, but this is a B210 which means it has the miserable 1.3 liter A13 overhead valve 4-banger which was a one-year-only engine, good luck getting parts to rebuild it when it hits 50k miles. And 75 horsepower is great in a ’59 Porsche Speedster or something pre-war, but in 1974 the typical Mustang had like 400 ft-lbs of torque and you’ll have a hard time keeping up with traffic in this pre-recycled tuna can. I’m sorry, I wish I could get behind this, but I’m gonna step off my soap box now and let you guys tell me why life is always sunny in a Sunny. Find this 1974 Datsun B210 offered for $15000 in Oxnard, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
DT’s resident Godfather Kaibeezy was onto something (not on something, pay attention!) when he commented on that low mile Taurus from the other day; Drive 50,000 miles, wash occasionally, sell it along… basically a free car. This, this is what you can and should do to separate yourself from the “new car” buying masses, the drones, the sheeple that are always clogging up the fast lane with newfangled cars. There is nothing inherently wrong with buying a new car (I’ve done it myself a few times) but there is something gloriously liberating about driving a car for a few years and recouping your entire purchase price. Yeah…I’ve done that myself a few times too. The trick is; low miles, clean condition, and make money when you buy it. Find this 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix offered for $4,500 in Zeeland, MI via craigslist. Tip from Jeff.
This next car comes as a tip from Kester who writes: On my shortlist of possible VW Eurovans. Ohhh…zing! Hacking 3 feet of length out of your van sorta defeats the purpose of having a van in the first place…but given the choice betwix this and a Smart Car…I’d drive this short bus. Handling will be […]
Happy Thanksgiving to all you Turkey lovers out in cyber space…I think I want to dedicate today’s Turkey day post to being thankful. And I’d like to know what you are thankful for, but first I’m going to unveil the turkey…here it is…this 1971 Volkswagen Mini Camaro Z28 project offered for $3700 somewhere near Portland, […]
When I get a tip from one of DT’s regular tippers (you guys know who I’m talking about) I always pay attention. But when I get a tip from TWO of DT’s regulars…well…I have two choices — one is to drop everything and buy the car — and the second is to write it up. […]
This next car comes from John M who writes: Geo Storm GSI. Looks pretty! Claimed 280,000 miles and “Lotus Elan suspension.” Seller appears to have a Geo Tracker in the background… Good sign, or an indication of possible mental health conditions? Find this 1991 Geo Storm GSI offered for $1500 in Richmond, VA via craigslist. From the […]
A few years after Malcolm Bricklin made a decent amount of money importing small Subaru cars in the USA, he launched his own auto company, which made the DeLoreanesque SV-1. The SV-1 was a cool car, but was arguably a financial failure, so Mr Bricklin went back to doing what he did best: importing cheap […]
I know…I know…the world is a strange place. And people are motivated by different things across the spherical globe we call planet earth…but for the life of me…I couldn’t understand why someone would invest 100s of hours of time into transforming an old Miata into a Mustang…until I remember that old Miata’s are cheap and […]
This next car comes as a tip from Jeff S who writes: Turbo Subies last forever…er…not really but this is interesting. I have to admit that this machine does have some interesting street cred regarding its turbo, hatch, manual trans, and push button hi-lo 4WD. Find this 1987 Subaru GL offered for $2,500 in Eastern West Virginia […]
The third generation Ford Mustang, commonly called the Fox Body, was sold from 1979 through 1993. You probably want a cool notchback version with the sweet 5.0 V8…but today we’ve got the bargain basement 4-cylinder version that was advertised for $13,270 out the door. Find this 1991 Ford Mustang LX here on eBay bidding for $4100 CAD ($3187 […]