When most of us think of Harley-Davidson, images of big motorcycles come to mind, but the company actually has experimented with a number of sizes of bikes. They’ve literally built everything from mopeds to dirt bikes and anything inbetween. The dirt bike you see here is Harley’s first attempts at a small off roader. Ironically, it isn’t really a Harley at all, but an Italian built Aermacchi that was rebranded and sold by Harley. A highly modified SX250 actually won it’s class in the 1975 Baja 500, the only time a Harley has won the crucible that is the Baja. This bike was found in a warehouse and is missing a few pieces, like the tail lights and the title. These bikes are quite rare today, as is the case with most early dirt bikes. It probably didn’t help that they weren’t that popular with the typical Harley crowd, but 40 years may have changed that. If you would like to add this bike to your collection, you can find it here on eBay in Windsor, California, but you better act fast as the auction only has a few hours left!
Pantera values have been on an upward trend lately, so if you are in the market, this might be a good time to pick one up. These cars represent an affordable alternative to more exotic supercars. That doesn’t mean they are cheap, but the Ford 351 V8 is much cheaper to maintain and repair than other cars from Italy. Obviously, it is never going to be a Ferrari, but the styling is eye catching and these may be better suited for most Americans anyway. Ford actually approached De Tomaso when it wanted an exotic of its own. They thought the Pantera would appeal to the American market and even made sure it could be optioned with air conditioning. The seller of this project doesn’t provide many details, but they do claim that the engine was running when it was removed from the body for soda blasting. They have since lost storage and interest so it has been listed here on craigslist for $15,000. Thanks goes to Greg S. for the tip!
About 10 years ago I remember seeing one of these. It was parked in front of a strip mall and was painted up with Little Caesars Pizza logos. It was an effective sign, but one day it disappeared. Up until that point, the car just seemed like an oddity to me. I’ve since learned that these little French cars were actually something special. They may not be fast or even beautiful, but these Citroens are unique and well engineered. The seller claims that this is one of the earliest 2CVs imported to the United States. It has been in their possession since 1998 when they bought it as a restoration project. That never happened, but they did store the car inside all those years. The seller is throwing in an extra engine so you can decide if you’d like 2 or 4 horizontally-opposed cylinders. It’s located in Hinton, Iowa and is listed here on eBay for $2,500 or best offer. Let’s just hope that doesn’t wind up at a pizza joint!
This AMC Hornet has been done up for drag racing and from the looks of it, the work was done quite a while ago. The engine was built, the interior stripped, a roll cage added, and some slicks were tucked up under the fenders. I like the ratty drag car thing, but it looks some of the original parts are included in case you want to take this one back to original. You may want to do just that because the SC/360 was a rare car. It was AMCs answer to the high insurance premiums suffered by larger muscle cars. You can read more about them on Hemmings. The SC/360 was able to run 14 second quarter miles stock, so I can’t help but wonder what this little stinger could do. The roll cage makes me think it could have been a sub-11 second car? The seller has tried to sell the car once before but it did not meet their $7,000 reserve. I’m not sure if they have lowered that, but it has been relisted here one eBay with a lower BIN.
Here’s a reasonably priced project with lots of potential, a 1972 Mustang Mach 1 with a 302 and automatic for $5500. It’s said to be all original except for the paint and said to have the original engine and transmission. The seller has done the necessary things to get it running. The passenger door has taken a pretty good hit. The interior looks like it’s all there but seen better days. So where would you start on this? Would you put it back to original if it’s numbers matching or would you add some attitude and muscle? I guess you’d have to love green to keep it original. Whatever the new owner does, there are certainly lots of possibilities. You can find this project here on craigslist in Harrisburg, South Dakota
Here’s a great old truck at a very reasonable price, a 1967 Ford shortbed F100 for $1400. With all the zeros folks are adding to their prices these days, it’s nice to see a realistic price occasionally. This looks like a great starting place for whatever someone wants to do with this. The owner says he’s owned it since new and it has only 55,000 miles. I don’t see grass growing through the floorboards or the bed, but if this has been sitting in a field, the bottom could prove interesting. It’s a got a 6 cylinder engine that turns through a 3 speed. What would you do with this? If it’s not rusted too badly, I’d get it running, shoot the patina with clear and have a great truck to lend to friends when they ask for help. What would you do with this? It’s listed here on craigslist in Cumberland County, Virginia.
There’s a charity donation center not too far from me that is always looking for car, boats, RVs and anything else on 4 wheels you care to donate. Unfortunately, all I can see from the road is the very tops of vehicles, making it difficult to discern anything other than the unmistakable roofline of an air-cooled Beetle. This 1973 Dodge Charger here on eBay is one of those donated cars I daydream about, and based on some of the vehicles captured in the background of the listing photos, it’s not the only classic to be given to charity recently. I also find that the auctions managed by donation centers tend to be dirt cheap, and this banana-yellow Charger is offered with no reserve and bidding still well under $3,000. Someday, I hope to wander around the lot near my house (if they’ll let me) and see what gems have been given away after an estate loses interest in restoring a relative’s forgotten classic. Have any of you ever bought a classic from a donation center?
Here’s a nice looking ’69 Goat showing 31,000 on the odometer. The seller provides no details on its barn stay or mechanicals, but claims it’s a solid car. The interior looks really nice. The seller has done the brakes, so it’s drivable and they say it drives well. It’s showing one rusty area on the right front fender. Do we think this is a real GTO though? All we know is it is a manual with a floor shift and it’s said to have a V8 along with power disk brakes, power steering, and a rebuilt carb. If it really is a GTO, does $13,500 seem reasonable? It’s in South Carolina and listed here on craigslist. It’s not a Judge, but at least there are no trees to contend with!
So, the 440 equipped 1970 Charger R/T is cool and all, but look at what’s sitting behind it… There’s a real Superbird back there! A quick scan of the Q and A section at the bottom of the eBay listing proves that everyone else saw it and a few people want it badly. Apparently, the seller’s wife put together the auction description and now they are regretting that first photo. People are making offers on a car that isn’t even for sale and one guy even sent photos of piles of cash to entice them. It’s interesting to see how greedy people can act when they think they might be able to make a buck. We are probably guilty of fanning the flame, but it’s all in good fun. Hopefully the extra attention received from all this will help them sell the R/T project. The auction ends tomorrow and there is currently only one bid.
How did we miss this one? This 1966 Ford Country Squire needs a lot of help, but it looks pretty good considering the fact that bidding is only up to $3,350 with only 2 hours left! The white paint looks great with the faux wood grain and the blue interior adds a nice splash of color. This is a nicely outfitted wagon too; 390-4v V8, automatic, power brakes, power steering, air conditioning, and a third row seat. I think I’m in love! In fact, if this thing weren’t on the other side of the country, I wouldn’t be telling you guys about it. There’s a little rust and it needs some work done before it can be driven safely, but it looks like a great start to me. It’s located in Wytheville, Virginia and is listed here on eBay. This could end being a bargain barge, but you’d better move quick!
A relocation is forcing this VW enthusiast to pass their cabriolet project on to someone else. The car is currently in Roscoe, New York and is for sale here on eBay, where the buy-it-now is $1,000. While that sounds inexpensive for a Beetle convertible, you can see the rust in the picture above. The ad claims that the body is currently off the frame (pan) and that new floors have been welded in. I’m guessing the pictures in the ad are old because the floors certainly aren’t new in the pictures. However, the seller does have the necessary parts to convert the car from the current automatic to a manual, and there are plenty of other parts that have been stripped out from a parts car. I checked on the “Formula Vee” optional package and it appears that this car just has a set of the factory stripes added, based on this detailed article from sebeetles.com. That’s a real shame because there were a lot of nice features on the full Formula Vee package, including a walnut shift knob, sports steering wheel and attractive Whitney Industries aluminum wheels. Are you willing to take on this unfinished project?
From Alex L. – This 1975 Targa might be more of a garage find than a barn find. I had to chuckle of the mention of the paint being in “perfect condition” with a bike and other items leaning on the car, but under the dust – who knows??? A 911 for $12k is now considered a deal and someone with a few weekends to kill should be able to get this baby back on the road. If my tiny Brooklyn apartment only came with a garage… Find it here on craigslist out of Houston, Texas.