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Archive for: February, 2011

This 1966 Triumph Chopper is a stylish composition of tires, colors and metals working together to make a visually complete classic motorcycle.  The bike has been completely rebuilt and  is safe to ride with its 750 cc engine which gives you the power to take the bike to its fullest on the roadways or out to a...

Straight out of a Beach Boys song and into your driveway, this Model T is the pure definition of 1950s hot rod. Long gone is the original inline 4-cylinder 20hp engine, replaced with a 1950 flathead Ford V8 with a Kaiser supercharger. It’s said to be a California car, and has been a daily driver for over 15 years, so...

Just as comic books were once considered cheap, disposable things, vintage Japanese economy cars and trucks are now beginning to be appreciated as collector’s items. The simple, well built engines would run reliably for hundreds of thousands of miles, and the lightweight bodies were great for gas mileage. But the thin...

Image credit Porsche 918 Spyder Unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the Porsche 918 Spyder stole everyone’s attention with its jaw-droppingly gorgeous looks and insane specifications. According to Porsche, the 918 has a 3.4-litre V8 that is aided by three electric motors – making it a hybrid. The powertrain means...

She’s a year older than the ’73 Mustang Mach 1 ‘Eleanor’ from 1974’s Gone in 60 Seconds and a year younger than the ’71 Mach 1 featured in Diamonds Are Forever, but this ’72 Mach 1 has all the same looks, and probably hasn’t been damaged in any epic Hollywood car chase scenes. The seller lays out a laundry list of new...

Bridges? Bridges? We don’t need no stinking bridges! Even when river water is pouring in through the windows, this snorkel-equipped Defender will keep on going. It’s the main reason Land Rovers are the vehicles of choice among aid organizations and anthropologists headed to places where there are no roads, no gas...

Elvis Presley serenaded his girlfriend while blasting around Oahu in a ’60 MGA like this in his 1961 picture Blue Hawaii, and he reportedly liked the car so much that after filming wrapped, he bought it for himself. And why not? The MGA offered sporty handling and performance in a sleek, stylish package, all at an...

The Beverly Hillbillies come to Rodeo Drive. GM’s Advance Design trucks of the 1950s define sleek, simple, and stylish, and those are all traits you’d want in a classic pickup. This half-ton white 3100 is said to have received a frame-off restoration 5 years ago, so although you probably won’t be hauling gravel or...

“C’mon and turn it on, wind it up, blow it out GTO.”  Ronny and the Daytonas’ 1964 Top 40 hit praising the Pontiac GTO sold over a million singles and half a million records. Not a bad free advertising setup. And not a bad car here either.  The seller calls it a survivor, noting the authenticity of the drivetrain...

A big motor in a small car is the classic formula for automotive thrills. In the ’60s, the toaster-sized, high-performance Mini Cooper took this concept to new levels. The Mini won the Monte Carlo Rally four times in the mid-60s, regularly beating much larger cars, and in the 1969 film The Italian Job, its diminutive...

Here’s your way to have “Fun, Fun, Fun” just like in the Beach Boys song. This first-year Thunderbird is said to be a great driver, with a 292-ci V8, manual transmission, and both hard and soft tops. And it should be solid throughout, as according to the seller, it was originally bought in Boise, Idaho, and has spent...

It’s a story we’re familiar with: this Dodge Challenger convertible is another project that was started with the best of intentions, only to fall victim to the circumstances of work and family priorities. It appears to be a solid starting point for someone to build a car their own way. A limited-slip rear axle with 3.91...

Want high-tech ’90s supercar performance for the price of a new Honda Civic? Then look no further than a C4 Corvette ZR-1.  These cars featured a Lotus-designed LT5 dual-overhead cam V8, pumping out 375hp—50% over the base model that year. They’re fast and solid, and can be used daily, assuming you can keep yourself...

The seller of this DeLorean calls it a “true time machine,” and it’s hard to argue with him—as long as the 1980s are where you want to go. Although it has no Flux Capacitor, it is equipped with the must-have five-speed manual transmission, and it has just 24,000 miles from new, with only a few minor needs noted. The...

Many people love to spend their money on the fastest cars or most luxurious vehicles.  However, a select few enjoy the thrill of finding that classic item that has been hidden away for years. Earlier this month (February 2011) in Stillwater, Oklahoma there was a beautiful 1936 Harley Davidson up for sale. Found...

They say if you remember the ’60s, you weren’t there. But if you were there, chances are you either drove a Volkswagen bus, or knew someone who did. The VW Bus was the counter-culture icon of its generation, and it’s easy to understand why—dead simple air-cooled mechanics, lots of interior space, and good parts supply...

Check out the actual BATMOBILE from the WB Movie Batman Returns. This classic was even copyrighted by DC Comics. The iconic movie vehicle was auctioned off on eBay motors last month (January 2011) with full documentation and proof from the Warner Brothers studio and DC Comics. According to auction, the Batmobile #3...

This well-kept ’63 Nova looks honest and as unpretentious as a nicely worn-in baseball glove. These practical, reliable cars tended to get driven into the ground or converted into drag racers, so a surviving, unmolested example like this one stands out just because it’s the real deal. The shiny paint is original, the...

Farrah Fawcett may be gone, but the Countach lives on, and if you’re in the market for one of these teenage poster car icons, low-mileage examples aren’t tough to find. This red Anniversary Edition has just 4,431 claimed miles, and comes complete with books, tools, and its spare tire. The selling dealer offers no...

This Saab 96 is thought to have just 56k miles, and the seller states, “All SAABita really needs is a paint job and a new headliner to be striking.” Maybe removal of the bright blue steering wheel cover and floor rug should be included in that list as well. If you’re looking to stand out, there isn’t much that’s more...

Are you an oil baron in search of a Texas-sized American drop top? If so, grab your cowboy hat; you’re in luck. This Imperial is nearly 19 feet long, has power everything, and the trunk could probably swallow a Smart Car whole. The seller says it’s originally from Houston, with acres of factory tan paint over a mostly...