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Choose Your Punishment: Which 30-Year-Old, $28K supercar?

Tanshanomi December 21, 2015 Hemmings Hotties


If you had $28,000 to spend and had a hankering for one of the cars you stared at posters of in your room as a child, which would you choose? A quick look through the listings on Hemmings.com provided these two remarkably comparable offerings. They’re both ’86 models, both delivered a dash over 200 horsepower from the factory, and have asking prices within $500 of each other. On the left we have a bright red Porsche 911 Carrera Targa with 120K on the odometer. In the opposite corner stands a P.M.Y. Lotus Esprit Turbo S3, retro-fitted with a later model “chargecooler” and 46K on the clock.

If the funds were yours to spend, which of these cars would you plunk down your cash for? Look over the details in the classified ads below, choose your car, and then defend explain your choice in the comments.

Truck Thursday: 1936 Hudson Terraplane Pickup


For your Truck Thursday enjoyment, I want to share with you one of the more interesting pickups in automotive history – the Hudson Terraplane pickup. … Continue Reading

Wagon Wednesday: 1929 Ford Model A Depot Hack


For this installment of Wagon Wednesday, let’s take a trip in the wayback machine to 1929. … Continue Reading

For Sale: 1964 Buick Skylark Sport Wagon


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

Hemmings Hotties: Power Wagon Edition


Up for your consideration and eyeball enjoyment today comes this red beauty from the famous town of Nazareth, Pennsylvania. It’s home to the Andretti family, the old Nazareth speedway, and this – a 1963 Dodge W300 Power Wagon with all the bells and whistles. Let’s take a closer look at this big rig. (hat tip: my old man – thanks for the email!) … Continue Reading

Career Change? 80 Acre, 8000 Car Salvage Yard For Sale

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This is a Google Maps photo of L&L Classic Auto in Wendell, which is currently on the market for the low, low price of $3,000,000.00. Only three million dollars to to turn your life around! What do you get for that investment? You get 80 acres of lush, potato-adjacent, Idaho countryside and, more importantly, you get over 8,000 salvage cars – most of which are classics.

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Truck Thursday: 1926 Ford Model T Pickup is back in black (and red)

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I don’t know about you, but I have a bad habit. I like to browse the Hemmings classifieds – as if I really have the money to spend – looking for classic cars that are priced right and have character. You know me, though, and you know I love the old trucks. GMC, Packard, Terraplane, Dodge Brothers – you name it, I probably like it and want to own one. When I came across this 1926 Ford Model T pickup, then, I had to share this with everyone. Take the jump to see more.

[Source: Hemmings Classifieds]

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Fastback Friday: 1949 Chevrolet Deluxe

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For your Fastback Friday reading pleasure, I present you this 1949 Chevrolet Deluxe. It’s brown, it’s big, and it’s a fastback. What’s not love? Let’s jump into some of the details about this machine. … Continue Reading

Truck Thursday: 1979 Ford Ranchero Squire

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Keeping with the Squire theme from yesterday’s Wagon Wednesday entry, today we have a 1979 Ranchero Squire. This is a comparatively rare pickup; less than 800 examples were built in 1979, its final year in production, and most have not survived to 2013.

By 1977, Rancheros had became the last word in luxury pickups. As with all other Rancheros, the 1977-79 models were based on one of Ford’s passenger cars; this time it was the Thunderbird, itself sharing a similar design with the LTD. What we have here, then, is the ultimate personal luxury coupe, with a bed. As you would expect, these pickups were big and comfortable. Let’s take a look at this one. … Continue Reading

Wagon Wednesday – 1978 Ford LTD Country Squire

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I don’t know about you all, but when I think of wagons (and Wagon Wednesday), my mind always goes back to big, plush station wagons like the Roadmaster, the Caprice, and the LTD wagons. Although my family never owned one, I saw them everywhere, usually some shade of burgundy or blue. With velour seats and usually a busted A/C, memories of claustrophobic back seats and food stains are never far away.

For your Wagon Wednesday enjoyment, I give you the 1978 Ford Country Squire. Today’s entry comes from the hallowed halls of Hemmings. … Continue Reading