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Archive for: July, 2011

Chevrolet Malibu seat performance engineers Daniel Cohen and Cheryl Hajciar know more about keeping hindquarters happy than a good masseuse. Cohen and Hajciar are tasked with ensuring that customers of all shapes and sizes are comfortable when sitting in the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. They use high-tech tools and...

From Ronnie and the Daytona’s and The Beachboys “Little GTO” to the Ramones “Rock-n-Roll High School”, Pontiac’s intermediate muscle car has inspired song and legend from the streets and strips.  The third owner of this ‘65 ‘Goat’ wants to recoup his investment and retire to the beach. This second year Pontiac GTO...

In a pure contest of speed, there are no regulations, class requirements or restrictions to get in the way of the hunt for the lowest possible lap time. Everything from carbon-fiber monocoque racers to bizarre engine-swapped homebrew creations were invited to gun for the fastest possible lap around Virginia...

Before all of Earthly yuppiedom embraced the Volvo station wagon as its un-minivan of choice, there was the humble 140 Series of the 1960s and ’70s. The unassuming, reliable 140 was an appropriate fit for college types and liberal professionals, but the cars were not celebrated, cherished, or preserved. Over the past...

This ’64 Dart 270 looks like a summertime cruiser that’s ready to go. It boasts a 273-ci V8 and 4-speed, both unusual and desirable options that are reportedly original from the factory. The 20,253 miles indicated are said to be actual since new. The unrestored car has been repainted one time in what appears to be the...

What’s the gnarliest muscle car? Who makes the sweetest bike? eBay Motors needs you to help settle some of the greatest vehicle debates of all time! The 2nd Annual eBay Motors People’s Picks gives gearheads the chance to vote on the best cars, parts and accessories. On top of weekly prizes, every vote you make...

Awareness of Italian automaker Lancia remains limited in the U.S., but among car enthusiasts, interest in vintage rally cars is ramping up. Today, the Delta HF Integrale looks like a future collectible. Surviving examples in running condition are unusual, especially here, where they were never formally imported. It...

This ’76 Scout is being sold out of Arizona and is said to be rust-free with cold factory air conditioning. It looks very straight and unmolested, especially considering the off-road abuse most of these machines were put through. The Grenoble Green paint with white roof looks too good to be 122,800 miles and 25 years...

In the early 1960s Formula 1 teams from Europe began to descend upon the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with their mid-engined Cooper, Lotus and Brabham race cars. Within a few short years the mid-engine layout had replaced the traditional front-engined Indy Roadster at the Brickyard as the dominant design — a standard...

F&I Showroom just ran an interesting article on eBay Motors Sellers http://www.fi-magazine.com/Article/Story/2011/06/Making-a-Bid.aspx

Digital Dealer Blog Post – Mobile Commerce Mobile commerce takes center stage with auto consumers – Digital Dealer Blog Post http://dealer.gcnpublishing.com/index.php?id=662

If you like eBay Motors and you like Armor All, here’s a great opportunity. Together the two companies are bringing to you the Summertime Shine Sweepstakes. Every week Armor All will award to one winner a Complete Car Care Kit. And at the end of the sweepstakes, one lucky entrant will receive a $500 gift card that can...

The seller of this 1960 MGA has reportedly owned the car since 1969. He says it is in good condition and estimates he’s driven it fewer than 200 miles per year for the past 20 years. It has always been garaged, and the clutch and hydraulic system were rebuilt by the seller himself (but there’s no mention of when it...

This car started as a 1971 Ford Galaxie 500, which was stripped down and done up as a County Sheriff unit. Complete with a Federal Vis-A-Bar light bar, CP-25 siren speaker, spotlight, and Motorola radio, it’s just the thing to help you live out your ’70s police drama fantasies. Book ‘em, Danno! This Galaxie has been a...

When it comes to late-’50s Mercedes-Benz convertibles, the 300SL Roadster gets a lot of the publicity and a majority of the dollars at purchase. But the smaller, simpler 190SL shares many styling cues at a price point that is much more manageable. The seller is proud of this car’s paint and body, calling the finish...

Datsun’s Z-car series was a smash hit. It had everything the market wanted at the time: nimble handling, good build quality, lots of equipment, and a price point most people could manage. The 150-hp OHC 6-cylinder was plenty for many, but not all—especially as aftermarket engine technology ramped up. This ’71 240Z has...

For those interested in jumping into the mid-tier of the Mopar car hierarchy, have a look at this reportedly real-deal, numbers-matching, ‘71 GTX. This was the last year of the GTX as a separate model built on the Satellite structure. The seller is confident enough in the car to suggest buyers can “Fly in and drive...

The Jeep was the first real go-anywhere vehicle, developed for the U.S. military in WWII and produced for civilians after the war. You can almost always find obsessively restored examples on eBay, but they tend to have either been modernized for rock-crawling with roll bars and oversized tires, or can’t really be...

If you’re the kind of gearhead who likes to wear a beret and drink French Burgundy, this Renault Caravelle project could be just your ticket—there aren’t many of these around, so you’ll probably be the only person in town with one. “It is well worth saving as it is basically straight and 95% rust free,” according to...

The VW “Double Cab” is among the most unusual pickups out there, with its flat face, split windshield, three doors, flip-down bed sides, and psychedelic ’60s connotations. Because any variation on the VW microbus is collectible today, surviving originals tend to get snatched up and over-restored, but this one shows...

You can now watch the Hot Rod & Muscle Car panel discussion unedited and as it occurred at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California. Participants included Steve Strope of Pure Vision Design and Car Craft Radio. Corky Coker of Coker Tire and Street Rodder Radio. Craig Jackson of Barrett-Jackson. Beau...