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Archive for: April, 2012

This Australian Falcon XB looks like a cross between a Dodge Challenger and a Ford Ranchero from the early 1970s. Functionally, it’s a lot like an El Camino or Ranchero. But in Australia, performance-oriented Utes like this are coveted, and they’re ultra rare in this country. So if you’re looking to turn some heads while...

Luxo-barge or muscle car? Chevrolet’s first-generation Monte Carlo has a great silhouette with its long nose and short decklid. Its aim was always luxury first, but when fitted with a 402- or 454-ci big block, the Monte became a heavily-optioned muscle car. Just the thing for getting to the marina on time. This black...

This 1959 Land Cruiser is an extremely rare FJ25, predecessor to the more familiar FJ40. It wears an unfortunate shiny repaint in a non-stock color, but we are blown away by the intact original mechanicals, not to mention the stock wheels, hubcaps and uncut fenders. Check out the photos of the glass cup fuel filter...

It’s wonderful, and sad, to see the Think City electric car show up on eBay. I had a blast driving the Think City for a week last summer for a review in the New York Times. The funky small EV — a full two feet longer than a Smart car — has body panels made of scratch-resistant plastic. That’s unique, but it’s the...

This classic Beetle is a 2004 model-year car, built in Mexico—the Bug’s final year worldwide. The pan, tunnel and VIN from a 1964 donor car were used to get it legally titled here in the states. For the majority of us who haven’t experienced post-1970s Bugs, the combination of vintage Beetle styling on the outside with...

NAPCO four-wheel-drive truck conversions from the 1950s aren’t particularly common these days, but even less common is a NAPCO 1957 Ford F-350. If you’re looking for an interesting restoration project, this could be your truck. It’s an ex-fire company truck from Mount Lodge Fire Co in New York, according to the seller....

This first-year Charger looks like an impressively original car with some extremely desirable performance options. It recently had a professional rebuild of  the engine, trans, brakes, front end and steering, and it looked like a great deal when we spotted it under $9k without reserve. It’s a straight, dry California...

Maserati’s Ghibli combines elegant aerodynamic styling and track-pounding performance  at quarter of what you’d pay for a Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona. The only compromise in the long, low, sloping bodylines is a slight hood bump, belying  the 4.7-liter V8, good for 330-hp. This red 1969 shows how gorgeous these cars can...

It’s not every day that a former Bonneville Salt Flats record holder comes up on eBay Motors. This racer started out when a 1952 Buick Roadmaster met the belly tank from a U.S. Air Force F-86 Sabre jet fighter — and took aim at 200 mph. It never made it to that point, but in 2001 it did register 174.041 mph in the...

This 1950 Chevy pickup looks like a clean, classy work truck. We love the slate blue paint, baby moon hubcaps on black steelies and correct shiny chrome grille and bumpers. It’s an older restoration of a solid Texas rig that “runs and drives well.” The 235-ci inline-6 is not original to the truck, but would have been an...

The fourth generation Lincoln Continental (1961–69) was so popular it garnered spots in television and movies ranging from Green Acres to The Matrix and Entourage. And it was available in one of the least common post-war body styles—the four-door convertible. This 1964 example is Encino Yellow, which is about as white...

The second installment of eBay Motors’ award-winning web series modJOBS just made its debut with a new host, a new type of vehicle, a new charity, and quite a few interesting twists and turns. Last fall, modJOBS documented the conversion of a Mustang GT into a supercharged street-burner. This spring viewers will be...

This ’72 MG looked like a steal when we spotted it at a bid of $2,100 with no reserve, and we’ll be watching it closely to see if someone gets a crazy deal. It boasts wire wheels, the all-important chrome bumpers, and a color that we might not have gone for ten years ago–but today looks sporty, fresh, and just a little...

The 1980s were not a high-water mark in terms of automotive design. This ’86 Pontiac Grand Prix NASCAR “bubble back” is a testament to that. However, in its awkward appearance was the key to NASCAR success. This one-year-only 2+2 coupe features a heavily sloped front end with spoiler and the recognizable rear window...

These early CJs always seem to die as rusted-out farm vehicles, or when they get restored, end up converted into olive drab Army toys or fully modernized rock-crawlers. This ’48 was built up in honest, original style using an aftermarket body. We love the stock stance, roll cage-free profile and tiny tires that...

This 1939 Graham Model 97 sedan will stand out anywhere you take it. Blinding Glacier White paint and a unique cut-back grille should ensure that. The styling was dubbed “Spirit of Motion,” but became simply nicknamed “Shark-nose.” The supercharged 218-ci straight six pumps out 116 horsepower—26 more than the unblown...

We’d love to see this ’66 Stout put back on stock-sized black steelies and lowered just a touch. We’d also consider losing the rear bumper, which it would have been delivered without when new. Otherwise, we’d load it up and use it like the work truck that it is. These tiny, odd trucks were the first Toyota pickups...

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I love this Comet mostly for its sky-high nose and relocated rear axle. It has an all-business look about it, complete with a driver’s seat that’s pushed way back over the rear axle and yellow-tinted windows, just like you would have seen on the early funny cars at Lions back in the ’60s. Although this car is a more...

Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage Volante is a legitimate member of the supercar club — said to be Britain’s first — with a top speed of nearly 170 mph. You might even recognize it as a James Bond car, but only if you’re into the Timothy Dalton years of the series. One appeared in 1987’s The Living Daylights. The 5.3-liter V8...

It’s pretty easy to find Impalas, Bel Airs, Galaxies, and Fairlanes at car shows and cruise-ins. But Oldsmobile Starfires? Not so much. Today they seem downright rare by comparison, even though 34,839 were sold in 1962. I like this Starfire for its original feel and great condition. It has just over 100,000 original...