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Archive for: 2011

The Chevy Volt extended-range electric car has been one of the most publicized vehicles in the past year or two. It’s been nearly a year since the first Volt hit U.S. roads–and the number of Volt-related headlines appears only to be accelerating. At the same time, the number of Volts available on eBay...

International Harvester was one of the few manufacturers to challenge Chevrolet’s Suburban in the large SUV market, prior to the flood of SUVs beginning in the ‘90s, with the Travelall. What’s not to like when it can transport a full load of people and still have room behind the seats for cargo. Later models shared...

This chopped-top Subie has a crazy ’80s vibe that feels more K-car than sports car, and we think it’s absolutely great. Throw on a pair of acid-washed jeans, strap your Bugle Boy duffel bag to the chrome trunk rack, and hit the open road. Throw a thumbs-up to the WRX at the stoplight and see if the driver doesn’t...

Buick’s first generation Riviera brought power, beauty, and comfort in a combination never seen in American cars prior to it. Inspired as a merger of European GT styling and luxury—and aimed squarely at Ford’s Thunderbird—the Riviera was brought to market by GM design chief Bill Mitchell. This 1965 example has spent...

Are you looking for a car that can be taken to the track and raced right now? Well grab your race license (or go and get one) and check this car out. It’s a 1976 BMW 2002 and it is “race ready for SCCA ITB as it sits.” Even more heartening is “This car is fast and will pass SCCA tech.” As always, it’s best to have...

This blindingly turquoise Daytona is claimed to be one of just three born in code Q5 paint. The color is loud and proud, just right for a Daytona, and the white sail sets it off perfectly.  The extra long options list includes six-way driver’s seat, console, tachometer, sport steering wheel and more. “All...

This 1961 Opel Rekord arrives on eBay Motors just in time for those of you seeking something obscure to work on over the coming winter months. Despite a disconnected generator and starter, the seller says, “It is guaranteed to run.” The clutch is “good,” the brakes are “great” and the tires are “decent.” Some...

This 1940 Mercury Eight is said to have originally been a sheriff car for Charlevoix County in Michigan. A vintage bullet-shaped light and siren combo sits atop the roof and a police radio is nestled below the dash. Ford’s famous 239-ci Flathead V8 powered a majority of their vehicles in this era. Rated at 85-hp and...

Bullet-proof reliability, comfortable driving, and not enough power to get into trouble are the hallmarks of Volvo’s 1800-series coupes, affectionately referred to as “tractor sports cars.” The pop-culture factor doesn’t hurt either, as Roger Moore drove a P1800 in the ‘60s TV drama “The Saint.” This 1968 1800S is said...

It’s tough to believe a car this clean was once a bona fide drag racer, taking its Hemi-powered competition to task a quarter-mile at a time. This 1961 Pontiac Ventura Super Duty‘s top E.T. was reportedly 12.04 at 114 mph—not bad for a mid-level Pontiac from the early-60s. It has now been restored to street-racer...

Some regard the Toronado’s styling as something only a mother could love, while others argue that it was daring and underappreciated. Regardless which camp you’re in, it is a car that will get attention. This 1970, famed for its pioneering use of front-wheel drive in a full-sized car, is offered at no reserve. The...

eBay Listing: 1976 Bricklin SV-1 Performance in American cars had jumped off the proverbial cliff by 1974, but Malcolm Bricklin had the idea to capitalize on the newfound interest in safety regulations. He smooth-talked the Canadian government into funding a factory in the province of New Brunswick to build his “safety...

This 1961 Econoline is a funky, functional rat rod of a pickup, boasting a freshly rebuilt 289 V8 with lots of upgraded bits, plus important attention paid to the rest of the mechanicals. The panels look straight, and the original paint has a beautiful worktruck patina that just can’t be faked. It’s reportedly been...

Futuristic, post-apocalypse styling and 12 cylinders of Lamborghini power earned the LM002 one of the coolest nicknames in motoring: the “Rambo Lambo.” It weighs 6,800 lbs and runs 0-60 mph in less than 8 seconds. This 1989 example is said to have over $80k in recent restoration work, $18k of which is from an engine...

FoMoCo built 680,989 Mustangs in 1965, but just 15,079 were equipped with the GT Equipment Group that first year. GT cars received manual front disc brakes, Special Handling Package, quick-ratio steering, and fog lamps. This 1965 Mustang GT fastback is said to be a true GT from the factory, not a dealer-modified car....

Dodge’s midsize Coronet could be ordered in all sorts of configurations, and that made it the ultimate sleeper — it was a hard car for the competition to judge at a stoplight, especially when fitted with the 426 Hemi, as tiny 426 badges were all that set it apart visually from its six cylinder cousins. This Coronet is...

Looking for a classy cruiser to suit your champagne tastes? This 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith has gone only 55k miles. The seller claims it is a very reliable car, so there can be many more gentile jaunts in the future. To make the stately drives more pleasant, an a/c and heating system were added to the car three...

Few vehicles are as battle-tested—and revered—as military vehicles. Dodge’s M37 pickup debuted in 1951 as successor to the famous WC series of trucks used during WWII. The M37 served the military all around the world, including Vietnam, for the better part of two decades. This 1953 Dodge M37 “runs very well and starts...

The new wave of electric cars, like the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt, have racked up all kinds of awards for their great acceleration and luxury-level driving experience. Yet, the enduring image of electric cars for many people is this 1975 Sebring Vanguard Citicar, which currently has a top bid of $655 on eBay...

Today, Nomads are among the most sought after Tri-Five Chevys, thanks to their low production and sleek design. But that wasn’t always the case. Despite its attractive lines, the Nomad wasn’t a hot seller in 1957. It simply wasn’t as easy to use as a regular 4-dr wagon, and its 4-dr competitors tended to be a lot...

Volvo’s famous million-mile B20 engine shares its design with the less familiar 6-cylinder B30, good for 145 hp and found under the hood of the luxury-oriented 164S. With just 46k miles on this 1969 164S claimed actual since new, it’s pretty much a new car, mechanically speaking. Cosmetically, too, it looks like a...