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Archive for: August, 2012

Cadillac has always been the Gold standard for GM, and this Caddy comes straight out of the era when bigger was better – it’s nearly 19 feet long and weighs over 4,500 pounds. If you’re looking for curb appeal in a ’60s cruiser, you’ve found the right car. Just don’t try to parallel park it in town unless you have a few...

If taking time off to visit Ocean City, Maryland, and catching the Red Sox on Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary (with tickets found on eBay, no less) wasn’t enough to fill his summer, John Borosky just hit the jackpot as the winner of $10,000 from eBay Motors’ Uncle Sam’s Garage Sweepstakes. The promotion ran from March...

Four doors are often found at the end of car collectors’ turned-up noses. But they’re great cars, even if you think they have two too many doors. If you’d like ’50s style and would like to take a few friends with you to the local cruise spot, this 1957 Buick Roadmaster 75 could be just the car for you. Buick’s...

Jessika Lora manages Strategic Initiatives for eBay Motors, including the For Sale By Owner business. In her role, she thinks about ways to make it easier to list, find a vehicle, and connect valuable services and products to the 14 million monthly automotive consumers on eBay. Jessika on eBay Motors: “As the top...

There are few more exhilarating moments with American cars than stomping the go pedal, dumping the clutch and holding the steering wheel straight. And that’s the experience you get with the Viper. Think of it like a modern-day Shelby 427 Cobra – only this one has a few more safety features and won’t overheat in...

By Brian Servatius Likes: The 5.0 liter V8 engine gives excellent acceleration that’s smooth and crisp For under $50,000 this car delivers great value, combining power and aesthetics Seats are very nice soft leather with good firmness and heating/COOLING, controls were all intuitive and convenient. Handling is good...

The frantic eight week builds have come down to this: tearing through the Mojave Desert, laying “11s” in the presence of classic fighter jets, conquering insane off-road obstacles, and showing off in style at an epic-looking cookout. The four teams competing in the BUILT from eBay series have finished their project...

Kaiser-Frazer sold the Henry J in the early ’50s as a low-budget economy car. It began as a pioneering concept for an American compact, but became lost in higher-than-expected costs, unattractive styling and a growing national appetite for big cars. Today they’re relatively rare, but that doesn’t really make them...

After getting to meet all the great people behind the scenes of eBay Motors in San Jose, I returned back to England last week. It was a hectic three days flying to California and back again but well worth it. I was made very welcome at eBay HQ and every one I met was fantastic. And I really enjoyed sharing my eBay...

The calendar tells us that there’s about month of summer left, and few cars are better for summer cruising than a 1965 Ford Mustang coupe equipped with air conditioning. Early Mustangs — even those with the less-powerful straight six engine — are iconic time machines that effortlessly take us back to the early...

On Saturday Will Power of Team Penske grabbed pole position with a 1:17.2709 seconds around the 2.31-mile, 12-turn layout in qualifying driving his Chevrolet powered IndyCar. But it was Ryan Briscoe who brought home the big win on Sunday when Briscoe got past teammate Power out of a pit stop Sunday and held off the...

Another beautiful day in NorCal set the stage for racing at Sonoma Raceway. The final round for the Pirelli World Challenge Race series is here at Raceway in Sonoma and is the setting for the last battle to secure the driver’s and manufacturer’s championship. A new track layout also provides more opportunities for...

The 300SL roadster and Gullwing have been iconic blue-chip collectibles for years now. And growing interest in those cars has boosted interest in these smaller, cheaper 190SLs. They don’t feature the same power or performance of their larger brothers, but these little SLs do have a lot of the same looks. And...

Mercury introduced the Cougar in 1967 as a bridge between Ford’s Mustang and Thunderbird. The performance/luxury hybrid combination worked really well — Motor Trend named the first-year model “Car of the Year,” and it accounted for nearly half of all Mercury’s sales that year. The seller says 289-ci V8 – rated at 200...

“Lady Luck” and I meet again! Round 6 of the Formula Drift Championship starts tomorrow and it’s been an exciting couple weeks getting here. From a great “1st annual” eBay employee car show (where all of the eBay sponsored drivers came together), to getting married last weekend,(with my eBay Mustang parked in the...

There’s going to be a ton of action and excitement during the GoPro IndyCar Grand Prix at Sonoma this Sunday (if you don’t have your tickets yet, snag some here). Between the stacked field and the new track layout, this promises to be one of the best events on the IndyCar calendar. But the main event isn’t the only...

Chevrolet’s Chevelle was one of the hottest muscle cars ever built, with the SS 396s and SS 454s of the late 1960s and early 1970s serving as halo cars for a generation. But GM built a lot more Malibus than SS cars. And over the years, a large number of those grocery getter Malibus gained stripes and big block engines...

The Land Rover Defender is a British four-wheel-drive off-road utility vehicle developed from the original Land Rover Series launched in 1948. First called the Land Rover Ninety and Land Rover One Ten—names referring to the number of inches in its wheelbase—it became the Defender in 1990. That name derives, at...

Slick! All the builds are coming together and looking rad.The Jeepster is fired up and sounds mean. Sonny Boy’s pinup girl paint job on van works well with the aerial bomber theme chosen by Mackey and the Hot Rod team. Head over to http://BUILTfromEBAY.com now to watch the episodes, follow every build, catch up on...

This 1970 Corolla wagon looks so shiny, straight and well preserved that the “all original” claim is almost difficult to believe, if not for the faded carpet and slightly worn headliner. When this car was new, no one expected that Toyota would grow to be the world’s biggest auto maker. They were quirky and unusual...

If you were at Raceway Sonoma for its NASCAR weekend in June, you saw eBay Motors there as a sponsor diving into the fan experience (check out our Saturday recap here) and giving a thorough recap of the race for those who couldn’t attend in person. We were back in Sonoma in July for the NHRA Nationals with a sweet ’57...