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Archive for: August, 2012

For its new flagship, Aston Martin brings back a familiar name: the Vanquish. Available in early 2013, the all-new 2014 Vanquish will replace the DBS at the top of the Aston Martin food chain. We were fortunate enough to take a look at the new Vanquish this past weekend at an exclusive preview event held at the...

Absolutley positively need to get where you’re going? Floods, snow drifts, windstorms, blackouts, or a Zombie apocolypse won’t stop this monster of a Power Wagon, with its Mad Max-style modifications. It’s just the thing you need to plow yourself across town or cross country regardless of the situation at hand. This is...

A wall of 45 Shelby Cobras stormed the curves, straights, hills and drops at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion on Saturday, honoring the memory of Carroll Shelby in glorious, uninhibited style. 2012 marks the Cobra’s 50th anniversary, and the car was picked as the event’s featured marque before Carroll Shelby’s...

As we just watched our Facebook page hit 300,000 fans, it triggered our memories as we know all of us can remember watching the odometer roll into six digits as we passed the 100,000-mile mark. Some of us have been lucky enough to have a vehicle last long enough to hit 200,000 miles; hard-run survivors who are almost...

MONTEREY, CA — In a world where many marriages implode in less than a decade, John Maclay has spent 33 happy years with his 1964 Alfa Romeo Spider. “It’s Italian panache — industry, engineering and artistry all at once,” Maclay, of Walnut Creek, CA, said during the show. “I’ve owned the car since 1979, I’m the third...

Dodge entered the Trans Am racing world in 1970 with the Challenger T/A, with a total of 2,399 units built that year. Alongside the AAR Cuda, the T/A helped bring the Trans Am fight to Ford’s Mustang Boss 302 and Chevrolet’s Camaro Z/28, both on the street and the track. Racing versions of the T/A ran high-revving...

Get thee to the Corkscrew! eBay Motors is proud to sponsor this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this August 17-19. We’ll be out in force this year with a 60-foot-by-40-foot booth featuring all kinds of cool stuff to check out. From a lounge area with 46-inch TVs, to an eBay...

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is popular stage for automakers to reveal new concepts and make special announcements. This year is no exception with Infiniti using the 62nd annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as the venue for the Emerg-e Concept North American debut. The infiniti Emerg-e Concept is 402 hp...

It’s hard to go wrong with GM’s 1967-1972 trucks, especially if you’re in the market for a classic pickup that has both vintage looks and modern usability. Options on the range included power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, AM/FM radio, sliding rear windows, bucket seats, coil spring suspension, and more...

Celebrating an anniversary yesterday, we invited our eBay sponsored race drivers to greet and meet eBay employees. In addition to each driver’s race cars, the eBay Motors Experience booth we use at race events was also setup on campus. Not everyone can get out to the races, so we brought the race experience to San...

This 1987 Buick GNX is practically new, with just 10 miles on the odometer. It’s build number 155 of 547. The standard black paint with gray and black interior are in remarkable condition, an obvious testament to the low mileage. The engine bay is clean enough for an elite concours d’elegance. For the one-year-only...

“It’s close enough.” “Try to think of something.” “It’s going to be dramatic.” Anyone who’s ever taken on a huge project under a tight deadline can relate to Team Hot Rod’s Brian Mackey in the latest BUILT from eBay episode when, after running through the amount of work needed on their nitrous-equipped, WWII-era...

The Nissan Leaf is the car that ushered in the new era of affordable electric vehicles in the 21st century. So, it only makes sense that the electric hatch—capable of about 80 miles of driving on single charge—would figure prominently in an emerging market of used EVs. A year-and-half after the first customer was...

Finding an original woodie these days — more than 50 years after California surfers starting using the then-cheap-and-roomy cars as beaters to haul their boards, beer kegs, friends and sleeping bags from one salt-encrusted parking lot to another — is a tough task. Surfers rammed their cars down rough roads and didn’t...

What color is this beautiful Dodge Challenger R/T? [poll id=”5″]

Here’s a quick rundown of the events in and around the Monterey Peninsula in the days leading up to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Tuesday August 14, 2012 Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue Focuses on vehicles not usually seen during the week at Pebble Beach Concours. Over 175 cars will be on display in...

Imports from Japan already had a foothold in the U.S. by the mid-1970s, but it wasn’t until the gas crunch of the late ’70s that they really exploded in popularity. People parked their gas-guzzling V8 land yachts in favor of fuel sipping compacts from Datsun, Toyota, and Honda and didn’t look back. Today, surviving...

Nothing screams American muscle more than a huge Roots-style blower on top of a big-block engine. This Camaro has been given the full quarter-mile treatment, with all the right parts for either show cruising or high-level weekend drag races. If you want to go fast, this is your car. The seller spells out all the...

By the end of August, there will be more than 40,000 new plug-in electric cars on American roads. That’s just the beginning of the market for EVs and plug-in hybrids, which is expected to reach one million vehicles in about five years. Quickly following any new automotive market is a growing number of accessories...

Likes:Excellent value for a large luxury vehicle Plenty of interior room makes for a practical alternative to the minivan or full-size SUV Impressive safety technology, especially the Backup Collision Intervention System Well-appointed interior is easily as nice as most luxury sedansDislikes:Needs a more...

Amphicars are a great choice if you want to travel up on the surface of a river or lake (unless they’re really rusty, in which case you’re headed for some involuntary swimming). Yesterday’s post got everyone over on eBay Motor’s Facebook page thinking about other ways to travel on both land and sea, and the way I see it,...