For your Wagon Wednesday viewing pleasure, I give you one of GM’s most interesting and just plain cool wagons: the 1964 Buick Skylark Sport Wagon. … Continue Reading
There’s a few good possibilities for a DMC replica build, if you’re extremely fond of that Giugiaro folded paper design but lack the wherewithal to get an actual, legit, crowd-pulling DeLorean DMC-12 just in time (groan) for October 2015. You could start by dressing up a Volkswagen Scirocco, or if you’re into the more obscure, you can get a LeMons-grade Isuzu Piazza and slap some ducts on it.
This guy who will remain anonymous, but lives at the post code 50400, has built his own DeLorean that’s both closer and further from the original, using a Bertone-designed Citroën BX diesel. Hey, if you’re going to build a DeLorean out of a car, why not do it with style?
As you may remember, my beloved 6MT Volvo V50 T5 was rear ended and declared a total loss in April. Some enterprising individual bought the wreck at an auction, proceeded to fix/replace the rear hatch, and flip it on Craigslist. Almost three months later, it still sits, stale. Make the jump to see why. … Continue Reading
I was making a stop at local big blue box store recently when I spotted this even bigger blue machine parked at the far end of the lot. I’ve never seen one of these before, so I hopped out and grabbed some pictures for all y’all. Check it out. … Continue Reading
I’ll start this off by saying, it’s a bit overpriced. The seller is asking for $5,000, but there is that delightful three-letter follow-up of “OBO”. The car in question here is a 1989 Honda Civic Wagon, and it’s the rather interesting RT4WD version.
Under the hood will be a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that was originally good for 108 horsepower. Here it’s paired with a six-speed manual gearbox (instead of a four-speed automatic, which was also offered), and it sends power out to all four wheels.
This particular example is lowered and rides on a set of BBS wheels. There’s a bit of bracing in the rear, and the seller states that the car runs perfectly. We love the look. We love the engine and transmission combo. We don’t love the price.
Regardless, if someone can scoop this up for a bit less than the asking figure, we think it will make a great daily driver. It can get the groceries, and then with a bit of under-hood tinkering it can also hit the local autocross circuit.
I think about my 1984 Mercedes-Benz 300TD pretty much every day. I absolutely can’t wait until that car is ready to be driven, and I miss driving it even when it had the molasses inline five-cylinder turbodiesel engine.
Finding this 1982 example on Craigslist makes me miss my own car that much more. This is a clean example and it’s priced exceptionally well, considering how much people are often asking for 300TD runners. In fact, if you had the means, it would be a smart move to buy this in Southern California and flip it quickly and easily in Northern California for a hefty profit.
Seriously, go check out 300TD prices on Craigslist around San Francisco. The Veggie set loves turning these into fry-juice drinkers, or leaving them as is for hipster street cred. This one will set you back less than $4k, and it seems as if nearly all of the relevant service as been performed for you.
That converts to $1,500 U.S., by the way, and I doubt the seller accepts dong. You can pick the 350-powered 1967 GM Value Van up in Ottawa, Illinois, just a couple hundred feet from the local adult bookstore and gentleman’s club. Click here if/when the ad disappears; here’s the full ad text:
“It used to be a vendor wagon it dont have none of the stuff left inside i think there is a hot dog roller from Wrigley field that i purchased 2 years ago when they upgraded. it has a great running 350 in it. fires up first turn every time even in the winter. Would be a great service truck. 1500 obo no trades cash only.”
[Source: Chicago CraigsList]
There were a good couple of handfuls of auctions going on in Monterey. You had the RM/Sotheby’s, Gooding & Co., Bonhams, Russo & Steele, Mecum, and some smaller ones dotted around the landscape. We walked around the Russo & Steele lot, ambled through a handful of the RM cars on the plaza, and attended the Gooding & Co. auction. It was interesting to see giant fistfulls of dollars being waved around for certain cars, and there wasn’t a single car in the lot that I could afford to bid on. It really makes you feel broke. You know, assuming you actually are broke.
I’ve decided I won’t be buying another beater this fall. It’s an easy decision to make, since I still have four cars under my ownership: the Miata, the 205, the Sierra and the Polo. The Volkswagen is going to be reassembled by someone else, as it’s painfully apparent I won’t be fixing the engine together myself (or haven’t done it over the past two years); the Sierra needs a bit of welding to pass MOT, and then it’ll either perform winterbeater duties or get sold altogether, albeit I’m still tempted to Merkurize it to the best of my abilities. The 205 will stay and get improved on, and the Miata will be taken off the road for the winter so the rusting will be at least slowed down.
Yet, the market is full of AMAZING DEALS for 800 euros, as the summer is inevitably ending and people don’t know where to put their cars. Everywhere I look,
there’s a dead end waiting there’s something that needs rescuing for 800 euros – or less. The Miata was cheaper than that in Germany, originally; the Sierra was cheaper than that, the Xantia I used to own was priced right there: with a loose grand, you can pick something up and even fix one or two of the initial problems. Let’s take a quick look at some of the stuff I’ve seen for sale recently in this beautiful used car country.
When I heard that an acquaintance of mine was considering getting rid of his Corvair, as much as I hope he ends up keeping it, I couldn’t help but share this sweet and well priced Chevy Corvair. It’s a funny and well written ad, so there’s not much for me to add here. The seller starts off with “This car is pretty sweet. It’s got no A/C, wipers run on fast only, and the doors don’t lock. It’s a bit rusty like the Sahara is a bit hot. But it turns heads and drops panties.” It only gets better from there. … Continue Reading