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Archive for: December, 2011

Long and low — with tailfins you could impale yourself on — was the dominant theme for full size and luxury cars heading into the 1960s. Chrysler’s 300 letter series took it further and added brute performance to the ticket. 1960’s 300F finished in the top six places in the Flying Mile competition at Daytona, with the...

This 1975 Triumph TR6 is cute in a 1970s British way, and it was recently restored. Its factory Java Green paint—either garish or charming, depending on the current status of your love affair with English cars —has been reapplied after being taken down to bare metal. Rust and suspension-mount cracking consistently...

The “Trekker” logo on the tailgate is the only clue that this 1981 Toyota is not just another pickup. The Trekker represents the odd collaboration of Toyota and Winnebego in developing what would become the Japanese automaker’s iconic small SUV, the 4Runner. In essence, it’s a Hilux pickup with a flip-up rear seat and...

In the world of Camaros, big-block and SS cars tend to get all the glory. And while factory 396 cars tend to be at the top of the heap of the Camaro hierarchy, it’s hard to go wrong with a 327 small-block and a 4-speed if you’re looking for an easy driver. This Camaro is just that – a nicely restored RS car with a 327...

Vintage American wagons have a certain cool factor you just can’t find anywhere else, especially when they’re done up as custom cruisers. They’re easy to work on, they can be built into performance powerhouses, and best of all, you can take the whole family with you. This 1964 Ford Country Sedan wagon looks great in 2002...

Convertible Cadillacs were long considered the epitome of American automotive styling and excess. Expensive purchase pricing, limited production and reputation — relative to the ‘everyman’ Fords, Chevrolets and Plymouths of the day — have kept a majority of these higher end vehicles from the same hot-rodded fate of...

This 1976 “M2” 2002 is said to be a two-enthusiast-owner car with lifelong documentation. It had an S-14 engine from an ’88 E30 M3 professionally installed and has been enjoyed as a track car for some time now. The post-race maintenance routine described inspires confidence: after each race, the car would get a full...

Reposted from the eBay Stories blog People growing up in the United States during the1970s shared common ground in that they seemed to follow the same people and get information from similar sources.  There were only three television channels, increasing the odds that everyone would be tuned in to the same thing at...

This freshly restored Z looks has full ’70s charm without looking cheesy, with tasteful racing graphics, shiny slot mags and new rear window louvers. Datsun upgraded the proven 240Z with a bigger 6-banger engine in 1974, although the seller incorrectly identifies the 2.6-liter as a 4-cyl. This car’s cosmetics are...

Ford’s first major post-World War II redesign came in 1948 with the introduction of the F-Series pickup. Sales literature trumpeted “Million Dollar” cabs and “Ford trucks last up to 19.6% longer!” That is a surprising understatement in this case, as this 1949 F-1 is still running after nearly 63 years — an unknown...

Ferrari’s 365 GTB/4 was their last V12 front-engine, rear-wheel-drive car until decades later, when the 550 was introduced in 1996. Ferrari probably shelved the platform for good reason — there wasn’t much to improve upon. The car was nicknamed the Daytona to mark Ferrari’s 1-2-3 finish at the 24 Hours of Daytona in...

It sounds like an introduction to a joke: What do you get when an Israeli guy and an Indian guy try to figure out what to get their wives as a gift this holiday season?  The answer, this time, is not a punchline.  The outcome of this classic “dude” problem was solved a bit differently by the team here at eBay....

This first-year Chevelle looks borderline evil in original, desiccated black paint with slot-mag rims. Its two-door wagon bodystyle is rare enough that some would insist on restoring it to stock grocery-getter spec, but we’d leave it as-is and just finish it off as a proper muscle wagon hot rod. GM didn’t keep...

No racing series is more respected or famous internationally than Formula One. Its technological advances have been driving up the performance of road cars for decades. Here’s your chance to own one of the cars that has kept the series at racing forefront. One of U.K. specialty constructor Benetton’s entries for the...

This fastback Barracuda sports a non-original but period-correct 440 hopped up with a 750 Holley 4-barrel carb. It’s said to be a documented Formula S car, which means it came from the factory with performance upgrades like wider tires, H.D. suspension and anti-sway bar. A 727 automatic and 4:11 posi rear end...

This right-hand drive car may sport the Spirit of Ecstasy and the double ‘R’ design on the grille, but it really is a 1967 Bentley T1. Rolls-Royce badging adorns the rest exterior of the car, but the Bentley “B” can be seen on the brake pedal. Further proof the car is indeed a Bentley is the Bentley serial number on...

This small-bumper Sonett looks excellent in burgundy-over-camel livery and appears very well kept. The seller claims “absolutely no rust anywhere” and says the car “runs and drives excellent.” Saab built just 8,351 Sonett IIIs from 1970 to 1974, and you just don’t see them on the road today. They offer a ton of sporty...

The Catalina — in hard top trim — became Pontiac’s entry-level full-size model beginning in 1959. A total of 45,012 Vista 4-door hard tops were produced that first year—19% of model production. The cars were listed as six-passenger vehicles, but a quick glance through the massive window openings reveals an expansive...

First posted by Joe MacFarland on the eBay Stories blog. Used by permission. The chance of finding a 1960s original muscle car with low mileage is about as rare as spotting the original muscleman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, revisiting Muscle Beach in southern California these days.  But our eBay Top Shared page pointed...

Putting Detroit iron into British sports cars was a popular enterprise in the 1960s, and the most commercially successful was Sunbeam’s Tiger. 7,034 examples — compared with 1,032 Shelby Cobras — were made during the 1964-1967 production run, 536 of which were the Mk IIs in 1967. Featuring Ford’s 289-ci V8, the Mk IIs...

Tri-Five Chevrolets remain one of the most popular collectibles in the market. A combination of high production, distinctive styling and aftermarket support gives buyers to power to be selective when searching out their Shoebox Chevy. Original and unmolested examples command the most money, but who doesn’t want to...