Rally Wagon

1972 Volvo 145E: Rally Wagon

The other day I mentioned that my 1972 Volvo 145 was for sale. I had a few bites, but no firm commitments so I have decided to auction it off. You can read the writeup I did the other about the car over on Credit Card Classics or continue reading to learn a few things I discovered about this wagon’s past. It seems like all the action happens right at the beginning so we are going to test out a 3 day auction. Find it here on eBay where bidding starts at $2,500 with no reserve! If bidding gets up to $4k, I will throw in some rare Rallye gauges and a trick fuel can! Read more »

Lincoln vs Mercedes

Face Off: ’70s Luxury Showdown

As of late, I’ve been re-watching some of my favorite action flicks that feature a heavy emphasis on vintage machinery, whether in the background or being hammered around a crowded city street. The French Connection, The Seven Ups and Bullitt are the usual suspects, but I need to add Dirty Mary Crazy Larry to my collection soon. This leads to daydreams about which car I’d choose if I were a well-dressed bank robber looking to make a sensible getaway, so here are two possible heist vehicles for consideration: a 1972 Lincoln Mark IV here on eBay with a starting bid of $10,000, and a 1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SE here on eBay with an opening price of $3,500. Read more »

Fiat 850 Spiders

Pair Of Arachnids: Two Fiat 850 Spiders

A very long time ago, I was given my first tools by my Dad. It was the factory toolkit from his Fiat 850 Coupe. He still had the car, which I had christened “Midge” (for Midget, cause it was so small), and I dearly loved it. Needless to say, I have had a soft spot for the rear-engined, Bertone-designed Spiders as well as the Coupes. These two are available in Caryville, Florida and are offered here on eBay where they haven’t met reserve yet. Read more »

1976 CitiCar

Not Quite Teslas: Pair of 1976 CitiCars

I’ll bet a lot of you think the Tesla is the first electric car marketed in the US (the one you see above isn’t it either, there were electrics available very early in the automobile’s history). The Citicar/CommutaCar was offered in various forms from 1974 to 1982; I remember seeing them advertised in magazines during that timeframe. These two, or really 1-1/2 as only one has bodywork, have found their way to sunny Youngtown, Arizona and have come up for auction here on eBay with reserve not met as I write this. Read more »

1950 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

Low Mileage Kitty: 1950 Jaguar XK120

Being a British car lover, it’s easy for me to imagine owning an XK120. The big kitty absolutely surprised the world despite being intended as a low-production showcase for the new XK-series inline 6-cylinder engine. Early XK120’s have a unique, classy presence unequaled in my opinion in the classic car world. This total restoration project is located in Hanover, Massachusetts and is listed for auction here on eBay. Read more »

122 drum brake

122 Project Update: Brake Job Halted

After getting the engine in our 1964 Volvo 122 running again, it was time to turn my attention to the brakes. There is no sense in going if you can’t stop! Hoses, caliper seals, wheel cylinders, and a new master cylinder were all ordered from RockAuto. I anxiously awaited their arrival assuming that the task of going through the brakes would be a simple one. After a few long days the parts finally arrived and the schedule was cleared. But, as is often the case with a barn find, the job was not that simple… Read more »

1963 Beetle Herbie #16

Herbie #16: 1963 VW Beetle

After posting this 1963 Beetle to the Reader’s Find and seeing the overwhelming interest, I thought we had better take a closer look at this little Bug. As you can see, the car is painted to look like our favorite Beetle, Herbie. The seller claims this is one of the actual cars used in Herbie Goes Bananas, but there are some issues with their story that need to be addressed. You can currently find it here on eBay, where bidding is already over $28k! Read more »

1969 Ford Thunderbird

Personal Luxury: 1969 Ford Thunderbird

At first glance, I thought the photo above was an old Ford ad, but then I realized that a few things just weren’t right for a vintage ad. For one, Ford would have never photographed their Thunderbird with a Chrysler or a BMW in the background (at least not without commenting on it). I also noticed the less than stellar condition of these cars, plus a very out of place rooster! It would seem the seller of this 1969 Ford Thunderbird just happens to have a yard full of classic cars and a few chickens. They managed to capture the scene just perfectly, making this one of the most picturesque T-Bird listings I have ever seen. Find the listing and the rest of their pictures here on eBay in Anaheim, California. Read more »

1975 Lamborghini Urraco P250

Italians In Japan: 1975 Lamborghini Urraco P250

I’ve noticed that I have this unconscious habit of peering into every open barn, garage, or shed that I come across in hopes of spotting a great barn find. Every once in a while I will spot something interesting or unusual, but typically if there is a car parked inside it is something relatively common. When I came across this Lamborghini Urraco P250 here on eBay, it hit me that I’ve been looking in all the wrong barns! I want to find a truly uncommon and desirable classic parked in a barn, garage, or shed! For the time being I will just have to enjoy reading about finds like this one on the internet. Read more »

1971 Citroen SM

Franco-Italian Wonders: Two Citroen SMs

My introduction to the Citroen SM was reading an Automobile Quarterly article on the SM in 1970. I thought it was a concept car, nothing that sleek could actually be a production car, right? Not only did Citroen produce them, but they filled the engine compartment with a Maserati engine—wow! If you have been similarly struck by the sight of one, you may be interested in this pair that are available here on craigslist in Daytona, Florida. Read more »