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Archive for: 2013

It’s hard to believe that 2013 is already drawing to a close. We had amazing contests, heard some great stories from enthusiastic car owners, and of course, we got to drive some pretty slick rides. How fast time flies, especially when you get behind the wheel of some of the cars we did like the new Jaguar F-Type, SRT...

eBay Listing: 2003 Hummer H2 Before LeBron James became one an NBA all-star and four-time NBA MVP, his mother gifted him a 2003 Hummer H2 on his eighteenth birthday back when James was still playing for St. Vincent-St. Mary as a senior in high school. The media went crazy after learning about the gift and it became...

A Honda Civic dressed up like a Subaru WRC rally racer. A VW Beetle turned into the hot rod featured in American Graffiti. A Morris Minor bearing a striking resemblance to notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett. These are just a few of the cars built by the creative racers who participated in the Grassroots Motorsports...

Discovered in the eBay Garage this week is Kevin Kneely’s ‘73 Datsun 510. This balance of classic Japanese style with modern performance stands apart from other JDM builds and was featured in Modified car magazine. A 510 guy since the late 70’s, Kevin says, “My neighbors owned Datsun 510s before I could drive legally, so...

eBay Listing: 1974 AMC Gremlin V8 We finally got that little body buffed out to a shine. That took our detail guy 3-4 days to do, but it really brought that original paint job back from the dead. We also got under the hood, rebuilt the carb, replaced the plugs, wires, distributor cap, rotor and points. It also got...

Big news at the LA Auto Show this year is the new version of Nissan’s godzilla GT-R which promises to surpass the performance of million dollar rides at a fraction of the cost. Weighing at 591 hp, 481 lb-ft torque, and able to eat up Nürburgring at a record setting pace of 7 minutes, 8 seconds, we suggest placing your...

Likes: Smooth, effortless power Comfortable ride, solid feel Quiet interior Loaded with features and technology Dislikes: Lacks the sporty handling of the Cadillac ATS or CTS Plain exterior styling Potentially confusing tech features Cadillac has long had a large sedan as its flagship, all the way back to classic...

The Porsche Macan was the talk of the town at the 2013 LA Auto Show. Originally teased back in 2012 as Porsche’s attempt to blend its renowned sports car performance with a compact crossover sports utility vehicle (SUV) base, the Macan – named for the Indonesian word for ‘tiger’ – has the chops to compete with the like of...

eBay Collection: Different by Design – My Favorite Oddball Cars I’ll admit it. I love odd cars: the weirder, the better. Who couldn’t fall for adorable Guido, the Isetta forklift in the movie, “Cars”? Or how about Strip “The King” Weathers: the 1970 Plymouth Superbird? Richard Petty, who was Strip’s voice in the movie,...

We want to wish all of you a very merry Christmas from all of us here at eBay Motors!

Recently, record setting auto sales have been making headlines for their jaw dropping revenue. People bid like they’ve never bid before throughout the course of this year and sales of collectible automobiles in the United States are expected to top 1.2 billion dollars, marking a new all-time high. This bid total is up...

eBay Listing: 1968 GMC Suburban The Amityville Horror story was supposedly based on a true story, but was admittedly a hoax. Not a hoax is this ’68 GMC Suburban used in the 2005 remake of “The Amityville Horror” starring Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George. The fictitious Lutz Construction Company decals still adorn this...

Loyalty to a brand does not come cheap. We discovered in the eBay Garage an owner who has devoted a lot of time and energy to not one, but two Lancer Evo’s and customizing each with a long list of mods. The first was a 2003 Evo 8 that jsmi41063 bought used, but sadly discovered the previous owner had done a sloppy job...

‘Tis the season to be jolly – especially as we announce the winner of the “Choose Your Wheels” Sweepstakes. On Tuesday December 17, 2013, Ruby of Jacksonville, Florida with the help of our friends at Audi Jacksonville, was crowned the winner and handed the keys to a brand new 2014 Audi A5 Cabriolet. Congratulations...

The LA Auto Show has wrapped and some big announcements were made last month. Jaguar staged a spectacular entrance with world premier of the F-TYPE Coupe. Porsche and Lincoln had world debuts of their luxury compact crossovers with the Macan and MKC, respectively. Mercedes unveiled the SLS AMG GT Final Edition at the...

Corvette Sting Ray: Genesis of an American Icon The well respected Motor Press Guild has just confirmed that Peter Brock’s insider story of how the Corvette Sting Ray came to be is a must-have book for anyone interested in automobiles or the automotive industry! Not only has the book won their Best Automotive Book...

eBay Collection: Classic Hood Ornaments As an enthusiast, I’m interested in many different cars. But the classics appeal to me the most. Call it looking back at our automotive heritage. It’s unavoidable. It’s where today’s cars originated. What emerged in a past era helps us identify with those classics today. The...

There are few vehicles with the cult following of VW’s Scirocco. A VW sports coupe with global popularity, the Scirocco hasn’t been sold in the United States since 1988…and US VW fans have been pining for its return ever since. Seemingly constant rumors of the Scirocco’s return are a staple on VW forums, but often time...

Audi announces three new A3 models at the 2013 LA Auto Show. A new A3 sedan replaces the the five-door hatch model. Late next year, the sedan will get TDI and S3 variants followed by a new Cabriolet. The lineup will be fully fleshed out in early 2015 when the Sportback body returns with the A3 e-tron PHEV. Introduced...

You may have seen on the show that we got this little monster in the shop a week or so ago. And no, I’m not talking about Tom. I’m talking about this 1974 Gremlin X. Now why the hell did I buy a Gremlin you might be wondering? Well, the Gremlin X is actually a pretty collectible car. The X package was introduced in...

2005 Mazda RX-8 Found in the eBay Garage this week is a Mazda RX-8 serving family duty. Hey, the little one and baby seat fits comfortably in the back seat, and the baby stroller fits in the trunk. Securing the baby in the back is convenient with the RX-8’s third door — making for easy access. After giving up a cleanly...