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Archive for: September, 2011

In the market for a great first-time collector car? You should be looking for an original Mustang. Not only will a good example get you a lot of attention out on the road, they’re also super simple overall, which means they’re inexpensive to fix when things go wrong. And thanks to the Mustang’s continued popularity,...

Looking for a wintertime project? If you’ve got a thing for vintage British cars and need something to keep you busy while the snow is falling, this 1974 Jensen-Healey convertible could be just the project for you. The seller says this car’s Lotus-built 2.0L dual-overhead cam engine does not leak any oil. The dual...

This Dart GT has reportedly been in the same family since it was purchased in 1968. The seller claims the motor has only covered 45k miles, and thanks to the unkillable nature of the Chrysler slant 6, this looks like it could be a car with a whole lot of miles left—and a bit of ‘60s style—for not a lot of money. The...

This 1959 DB Mk III has been completely restored, and it won second place in its 1958-1961 Peer Group at the recent Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance on September 18, 2011. This car’s interior features new Connolly hides and new Wilton woll carpets. Elsewhere, NOS parts were used when available, and the car comes...

Fords from the 1930s are among the most popular vehicles around to customize, probably because they were—at one point—the most common cars around.  This 1934 Ford pickup has been chopped, dropped, and channeled, all of which give it that perfect hot rod look.  And in true hot rodding fashion, the parts used in its...

The TD was MG’s first post-war design, and it was a big hit here in the states, especially with WWII GIs who had become accustomed to the feel of small English sports cars while overseas. But the TD’s 54-hp mill wasn’t exactly a hot ticket compared to other cars on American highways, and that only got worse over time,...

Of all the third-generation Corvettes, built from 1968 through 1982, cars from 1970 are among the most desirable. Thanks to a strike at the GM plant, Corvette production was limited to just over 17,000 units that year. While that may not seem like a small number, time and attrition has thinned the herd, and that has...

We’re thrilled to announce the premier of “World’s Fastest Car Show,” an eBay Motors original series hosted by Justin Bell (yes, racing fans, that Justin Bell). The “World’s Fastest Car Show” is a weekly automotive adventure web show that power slides into the intersection between car culture, entertainment and sheer...

This ’73 Scout II is said to be a one-owner truck with 86k miles, and it’s claimed to be completely original and unrestored. It looks like an impressively well preserved time capsule, with straight panels and shiny paint. Even the fake woodgrain paneling is intact. The truck is reportedly rust-free. The only...

If you’re in the market for a head-turning muscle wagon to haul the family to the races, this Vista Cruiser should be all the car you need. It’s is said to retain its original 455-ci V8 and Turbo 400 automatic transmission. The options list is long, and the panels look straight and shiny. The car is dressed as a W-30...

This Chevelle is claimed to be an original numbers-matching SS 396. The seller says the car was put in storage in 1978, and that’s where it stayed until 2005. Since then, it’s been repainted in its original color and has had new bucket seats, a console, and new carpet fitted. This car’s motivation comes from a 350-hp...

Grand Nationals have an oh-so-’80s styling that gives them a “sleeper” appeal all their own. But they’re proper muscle cars and show good prospects as future collectibles, especially as children of the ‘80s establish themselves and begin to realize some disposable income. This one is reportedly a numbers-matching car,...

This ’75 Landie is festooned with off-road accessories. Adding to its go anywhere cred is a hood-mounted spare, jerry can, galvanized mesh light protectors, aluminum tread fender protectors, fog lamps, and backup lights. It comes with a Tropical top, a new soft top, and custom roof rack for unobstructed views out of...

The  $22,000 restoration of this ’69 TR 6 looks like it was a labor of love, and the 12,000 miles driven since suggests it’s all mechanically well sorted. The car is equipped with dual Stromberg carbs and the desirable overdrive. The seller says the engine “is strong and smooth, coupled with a sonorous, throaty...

This five-decade-old Datsun pickup is a rare sight. Most long ago succumbed to rust and wrecks, but this one looks fairly well preserved, all things considered. The quirky mint/robin’s-egg paint is said to be original. The mechanicals have a few needs which will need to be sorted, but it sounds like a largely complete...

The second-gen Dodge Charger is one of the most iconic designs of the muscle era. It raced in NASCAR as the Charger 500 and Charger Daytona, chased Steve McQueen through the streets of San Francisco in “Bullitt,” sported a rebel flag as the General Lee in “The Dukes of Hazzard,” and even served as Dom’s ride in the...

This first-year Cougar looks like a stylish, upscale alternative to a Mustang or Camaro. The seller has gone over the mechanicals and cosmetics and says the car now “needs nothing” and is “nicer than new.” The car is currently on museum display, according to the seller, and that would seem to confirm its cosmetic...

Fiat’s 500 was originally marketed to be an inexpensive town car. And although they’re easy to find in Europe, they’re a relatively rare sight in the U.S. But the recent microcar craze and a small but devoted following has kept a number of them alive and well in this country. This 1974 500F’s exterior appears as clean...

XKEs have been getting a tremendous amount of coverage and tribute during their 50th anniversary. And with such publicity, it’s easy to understand why more and more seem to be popping up for sale. This one is a ’63 fixed head coupe. Bucking the recent trend of leaving a car from long term storage in its “preserved”...

The Corvair faithful are quick to call the Corvair the most underrated domestic sports car of all time. It offered lively handling when properly set up (including the proper air pressure in the rear tires), and it was totally unlike anything else being built by Detroit in the 1960s. But Nader’s criticism of it in...

In the game of one-upmanship that is car collecting, what better way to show up the Joneses than taking your very own race car—like this 1987 March PC18 Indy car—around the local track on the weekend? Even if you don’t live near a track suitable for an Indy car, there’s still the possibility of inciting neighbor envy...