California Z-Car Dreamin’

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There’s no shortage of vintage Datsun Z-cars out there, but the early Zs weren’t given any protection against rust at the factory. So, unless the dealer or buyer took steps to protect the underbody, that’s the way they stayed. The result is that by now most of them are very rusty. This California 240Z caught my eye because it seems to be in far better condition than most unrestored early Z cars. Have a look at it here on eBay or find it in Sunnyvale, California Read more »

Identify This Mystery Scooter

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Amongst all the Triumphs in a certain collection, there’s a handful of scooters still for sale. There is one that stands out though because no one knows much about it. Bruce has figured out the make, but not much more so he thought we might be able to help him crack the case. What do you guys think? Can you identify this mystery scooter and shed some light on its past and current value? Read more »

Rotary Fanatic’s Dream!

Mazda RX Collection

We each have our own tastes and interest here at BF, some of us love finely tuned European sports cars, others love the big block Americans, and then there is a small group dedicated to the screaming triangle known as the rotary engine. For those who don’t know, I myself have had a long love affair with these unusual little engines and my current daily driver is a Mazda RX-8. Many companies actually experimented with the Wankel designed rotary, including the likes of Ford, GM, AMC and even Rolls-Royce, but only one company has managed to mass produce and continue to sell rotary powered cars. That brand is obviously Mazda and they have been putting out rotary sports cars since 1965. Some rotary nuts just can’t get enough of these cars and manage to amass impressive collections. The owner of this Mazda collection has acquired 10 RXs ranging from the RX-2 to the RX-5, but hey have decided it’s time to let go of the cars and all their parts. Find the entire collection here on eBay or in Reno, Nevada with bidding at $9k. Read more »

BMW + SAAB = 1977 Wartburg Knight

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Update 9/16/14 – Jason has listed this one here on eBay with a BIN of $4,000. The price just keeps dropping!

From 7/11/14 – We love to stumble upon cars that we have never heard of before! Take this 1977 Wartburg 353W that we just found on craigslist for example. When was the last time you saw one of these here in the States? Well, that could be because they were never officially imported to the States from East Germany where they were produced. We don’t know much about them, but this example looks to be in excellent condition. The $5,000 $4,500 asking price doesn’t seem too unrealistic either. Read more »

Unloved Pony: 1978 Mustang II King Cobra

1978 Mustang II King Cobra

Here at the BF office, we have a rather impressive collection of old car magazines. I’ve found reading all the old articles to be an enjoyable activity and in some ways even more so than reading brand new issues. We have over 50 years of old publications and I’ve managed to read or browse through many of them. I’ve recently been spending more time reading up on the late ’70s domestic cars. While many of these cars haven’t ever been all that inspiring, the fact that they still had some of the flare of the muscle car era and that they can now be bought on the cheap, has been a major draw for me. It seems I’m not the only one, as Chuck F sent in a 1978 Mustang II King Cobra that he spotted here craigslist in Pensacola, Florida for $3,400. After reading some old reviews from when this car was new, I’m starting to wonder if these are really as bad as everyone says. Read more »

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Barn Find

Challenger RT in the Barn

Of the Mopar family, the Challenger R/T is one of the more sought after models. While the Hemi equipped cars are the most desirable, the 440 V8 models are still in high demand. This 1970 Challenger R/T is a nicely equipped car, with the big 440, but that isn’t what makes it interesting. After sitting in the original owner’s barn for the past 25 years it is nearly ready for the road. The seller has already gone through the fuel system, suspension, and brakes. All that’s left to do is to mount new tires and enjoy it. Take a look at it here on eBay or view it in person in Warrensburg, Missouri. Read more »

What’s in Alexander’s Barn?

Alexander's Barn

Alexander A has quite the interesting finds parked in his garage right now and I have to say, his barn is worth envying! Not only does he have two great finds hiding in there, he also has all kinds of collectables stashed in there. It looks to be a dream come true for any nostalgia buff or gear head! Since he just finished putting together his exceptionally rare Jensen CV8, he thought he better share it and his garage with us. I will let him tell you about his Jensen in his own words below. Read more »

Split Window Gamble: 1963 Corvette Coupe

1963 Corvette Coupe

Update 9/15/14 – It seems someone jumped on this Split Window. The seller has ended the auction early, so the new owner must have made an offer the seller couldn’t refuse. Bidding had reached $45,544 before it was removed. I will leave the speculation about what the buyer ended up paying to you guys.

From 9/13/14 – With all the recent Corvettes on the site, I wasn’t surprised at all to find a few Corvette submissions in out inbox today. One stood out above all the rest though, this 1963 Corvette split window coupe. Chuck F spotted it here on eBay and noticed that the seller didn’t upload any photos of the chassis. After reading about the problems Don had with his ’65 Convertible, you can read his cautionary tale here, Chuck thought it was interesting that even without photos of the underside bidding had already climbed to over $41k. For those interested in taking a closer look at it in person, it is located in Irvington, Alabama. Thanks to Chuck for pointing this one out! Read more »

1 Of 33: 1967 Intermeccanica Omega

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It may not look like much in the photo, but this 1967 Intermeccanica Omega is a very special car and with only 33 ever built, it deserves to be saved. It combines Italian style with American engineering, so it possesses many of the attributes of an exotic without the high maintenance costs. Unfortunately, after sitting in storage since 1977, it is still going to take a lot of money to get it back on the road. Some of us will see the potential here while others just won’t get it. Find it here on eBay in West Frankfort, Illinois. Thanks goes to Jim S for the tip! Read more »