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Archive for: August, 2011

Big-engine, convertible Mopars were the top of the muscle car heap before the market tumbled several years ago. This 1967 Dodge Coronet is a real-deal R/T drop top, but it will require some work to make it into a streetable machine. The engine was originally a 440-ci V8 the seller says was rated at 370 hp, but the...

Here are two tips that rotary enthusiasts are sure to spit out if you ever question their beloved Wankel: 1: the engines must be given time to warm up fully for oil circulation; and 2: the engines must be redlined weekly to clear out carbon buildup. If it really is as simple as that, sign me up—rotaries are cool, and...

This ’64 Galaxie 500XL looks mean and clean, with shiny silver paint, gleaming chrome, a smooth vinyl top, and black steelies with chrome lugs. The drive train is a hopped-up matching-numbers 390 with 4-speed, although the engine now wears 427 valve covers (with 427 badges on the front fenders). This car’s list of...

This ’54 Triumph looks like a great late-summer roadster that’s ready to be driven right away. It boasts complete history, three owners from new, a partial restoration in the 1980s, a repaint completed in 1990, and has been in heated storage since 2003. It is now described as a “good driver,” and the seller states,...

Ferrari’s curvaceous Dino was the company’s first serious stab at bringing a mid-engine car to the consumer market. 3,883 Dino 246s were made in a six year period, including this red ’73 GT Spyder. If you look closely and wonder why the steering wheel is on the opposite side, don’t try and flip the image.  It is a...

This 1968 510 looks remarkably intact for a 43-year-old Japanese econobox. Appreciation for the model is growing today among the tuning set, as a low-buck alternative to the BMW 2002, but the cars were never preserved or cherished by collectors when they were new. Most examples were just driven into the ground, used...

If vintage, reliable muscle is what you’re looking for, check out this ’68 Camaro.  Its 327 with 4-speed is the same tried-and-true powertrain combination used in earlier generations of the Corvette.  “This is a driver,” the seller notes. “You can drive this car across the country.” And with power steering and a/c,...

This ’53 splittie is a real-deal German work vehicle that has quite possibly never transported a bong in its life. It was reportedly used “for hauling furniture and fire tending” at the Hukla furniture factory in Hannover until 2004. It has now been thoroughly restored, with power from a 1954 36-hp engine, and is...

If you’re looking for a simple vintage truck, it’s hard to beat something like this 1959 Chevrolet Apache 36. It’s got a great factory look with its original trim and stock 19.5-white wheels, and it’ll easily haul whatever you throw in the bed thanks to its torquey straight six and granny gear 4-speed. The seller says it...

When you’re talking ’50s station wagons, when the number of pillars goes down, the price goes up. This ’57 Olds wagon has all the functional utility of a big old kid-hauling wagon, with unobstructed hardtop views out the side. The car is said to be an unrestored original, and the gold body, white roof, and arching red...

This ’71 GTV looks ready to be driven hard around some mountain switchbacks, or just show off the British Racing Green paint with a trip to the coffee shop. The 45k indicated miles are said to be actual, and everything looks very, very clean. The rust-free car was stripped to bare metal and re-sprayed in its original...

This 1939 Plymouth Deluxe 4-dr sedan has a great pre-war look. And in addition, it has the bonus of being presented in a striking color combination—red body over black fenders. Whether on a Sunday afternoon cruise through wine country or at a dinner downtown on Friday night, this car is sure to grab attention. And I...

The PV444 is the oldest Volvo you’re likely to see on U.S. roads today, and you’re not likely to see many of them. The 444’s split windshield makes it immediately distinguishable from the PV544 that replaced it and remained in production into the mid-’60s. This one looks very clean and tidy. Considering that it’s been...

This Metropolitan’s name is Lucy. According to the seller, she’s had just two owners from new. Since then, she’s rolled just 45,305 miles—that’s only 794 miles per year. A restoration was said to have been started on the car a year and a half ago, and it included a new radiator and hoses, front and rear brake cylinders...

Want to be a super spy à la James Bond? Is an Aston Martin just too much for your spy budget? Consider this 1977 Lotus Esprit. It doesn’t turn into a submarine like the one in “The Spy Who Loved Me” and Barbara Bach doesn’t come with the car, but it does have the right look. And with Aston Martin DB5 prices hovering...

Last year, 75 percent of vehicles sold on eBay Motors were interstate transactions, where the vehicles were delivered to buyers outside the state of the sellers When setting yourself up to sell on eBay Motors one of the first things to do is make sure you are able to handle sales to customers in different states...

This ’73 Bronco is a gleaming white cube of an SUV. At first glance, it looks like a very high quality restoration, but the seller calls it a “survivor” with “90% original paint” and 29k actual miles. Considering that most of these bare-bones off-roaders ended up rolled, rusted, or chopped into custom rock-crawlers,...

Want a vintage rod look on a Beetle budget? This ’65 VW rat rod is said to offer the same looks and the same bang as a highboy Ford Deuce, but it does it at a fraction of the price of vintage Ford tin. The engine is a 2165-cc air-cooled unit, featuring a plethora of upgrades and new parts. It puts out 165-hp—almost...

When it comes to convertibles, there really isn’t anything that compares to a red Sting Ray with a big block under the hood. This ’68 has 390 horses rearing to go and is equipped with power steering and 4-wheel power disc brakes to keep the tires safely on the road. The car is said to run “very nice and tight,” with...

This 1962 long wheelbase Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II is about as classy as it gets. This car is said to run perfectly, even if it continues the grand British tradition of leaving oil spots on the driveway. The seller states after almost three years of ownership, he’s in need of space for an already purchased new car,...

Intimidating, menacing, and really, really big. This 1966 Chevrolet Caprice 4-dr hard top measures in at 19 ft. long. It has all the room you need for you, your family, and all of your friends. And that 396 will get you wherever you want to go in a relative hurry—but at around 10 mpg, you won’t be passing any gas...