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For Sale: 1990 VW Vanagon Packing A Subaru Surprise


The Volkswagen Vanagon is a pretty cool ride. It does have the drawback of being a bit slow though. That can be easily fixed with a motor swap, which is what this Craigslist seller has done. A six-cylinder engine from a Subaru has found its way into the back.

It’s not an inexpensive sale by any means, but it seems the majority of all the work that this ride needs is done. In fact, the owner says they drive it to and from work a few days per week. Is it worth the $15,500 asking price? I’m not sure, but I do know that it’s a unique ride and I love the sleeper aspect of the whole thing.

Check it out here.

[Source: Craigslist]

Craigslist Find: A 1982 Austin Allegro…. In Seattle!


A problem shared is a problem halved. Every morning the citizens of Great Britain wake to greet another drizzly, congested day, just as drizzly and congested as the last one. We bear an awful lot of weight on our shoulders,  our chequered and violent history with its rapid empire downscaling, our recent international sporting inadequacies and, who can forget, our notorious dental failings. But there is one terrible footnote in British history which gives us dull feelings in the pits of our stomachs, and is only mentioned in hushed tones. The Austin Allegro.

Up until now I thought the Allegro was a plague which only affected us and a few patches of mainland Europe whose defences were obviously lacking. But no. It appears that there’s one in Seattle (which I thought was a Metro and Maestro only zone). And it’s for sale!

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Craigslist Find: 1962 Dodge Dart Deserves Driving


I don’t know about you, but when I think of Dodge Dart, a lot of things come to mind, but the 1962 model is not one of them. Thanks to this example here, though, maybe it will in the future. Here, then, for your consideration is a car that might make you rethink the Dart. Check it out. … Continue Reading

Craigslist Find: 1976 Austin/Morris/BMC/Leyland Mini Van – $9500


This probably belongs on Wagon Wednesday, but it’s kind of a minivan, and a minivan is kind of a truck, so it works, right? … Continue Reading

Craigslist: AWD Honda Wagon Ready For Grocery/Track Duty

honda wagon

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.

[Source: Craigslist]

Craigslist: Clean Benz Wagon Offered Up Cheap

1982 mb wagon

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.

[Source: Craigslist]

CraigsList: Buy this GM Value Van for just 33 million Vietnamese Dong!


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]

Craigslist: 1961 Rat Rod Death Trap

1961 Chevrolet Corvair

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

Craigslist: 1983 Polski Fiat 126p in Virginia


It is commonly known as Maluch in Poland, a Munchkin, and has been written about ad nauseam in recent years. For some reason Poland is experiencing feeling of nostalgia for those old days, perhaps people have more time on their hands now that they don’t have to stand in long lines for toilet paper, and every object from that time seems to be much coveted. On the top of the list, of course, are cars. People are asking ridiculous amounts of money rust buckets or horribly restored rust buckets. There seem an endless supply of low mileage factory models, rare prototypes, and barn finds of all kind – the pearls of PRL they call them.

Here is one of these pearls that was imported to the United States, and shocking, it seems to be pretty great!

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Craigslist: VW Karmann-Ghia Baja Race Car


I’m not sure what keeps attracting me to these VW Karmann Ghias, but I just love them. Especially when they are prepared for racing, and especially especially when they were raced in-period. This particular buggy was built for and run in the 1979 and 1980 Baja 1000 events. VW KGs always looked a bit sportier than their beetle counterparts, and somehow even more visually appealing than Porsche’s 356 (Blaspehmy, I know. I’m supposed to be the resident Parsh guy…). There’s just something oh-so-wrong and oh-so-right about this sporty aircooled. It looks like it spends its weekends getting all jacked up on Mountain Dew and kicking some ass out in the desert! I want it, nay, I need it in my life.

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