A few days ago I went on a diatribe about how you should never own a crappy example of a collectible car and you instead should collect nice examples of crappy cars. I think it was a Dodge Neon that I used as the example…but then this Yugo showed up. Now THIS is peak nice […]
A few years after Malcolm Bricklin made a decent amount of money importing small Subarus into the USA, he launched his own auto company, which made the DeLoreanesque SV-1. The SV-1 was a cool car, but was an total financial failure, so Mr Bricklin went back to doing what he did best: importing cheap cars for the US economy car market. Except for the next project he didn’t find a reliable Japanese partner and instead partnered with the Serbian based Zastava Automobiles….and the rest is a punchline to every automotive joke from the 80s/90s. Find this 1990 Yugo Koral 55 offered for $7500 in Chardon, OH via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car isn’t a Fiat 600. And the photographs aren’t in Brooklyn. Forgettaboutit. I’ve been to Brooklyn (my Pops grew up playing stickball in the streets of Red Hook) and while the graffiti in the background is not unusual, there is nary a patch of green grass nor a Connecticut style barn for miles around. Maybe the pictures were taken somewhere Upstate (or perhaps in New Jersey) because the seller was certain that the car would be stolen if he stepped far enough away to get a good full frame beauty shot. Anyway, with that out of the way, the car is a Zastava 750, which was a Fiat 600 built under license in Yugoslavia back from 1955 through 1985. Find this 1983 Zastava 750 offered for $14,000 in Brooklyn, NY via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!