We haven’t been bashful about our appreciation for big old station wagons. There is just something cool about a big family hauler with an even bigger V8. This 1968 Biscayne Wagon, which can be found here on eBay, spent most of its life as a member of the Stockton Illinois Fire Department. The 307 cui V8 wasn’t the biggest engine ever offered in these wagons, but it currently runs and drives. The next owner always has the option to install a big block under that massive hood. The seller claims they have just recently put 100 miles on it without any problems, so it could make for a good driver. I am a little concerned about the rust, but there is a lot of steel here so for the time being it shouldn’t be much of an issue. The seller has most of the car’s original documentation, making it a bit more interesting. I’m just not sure about their $6,300 asking price. What do you think? Is this running but rusty wagon worth $6k?
Before the Mustang came out, the Falcon was the lightweight Ford to have. Initially it was only offered with an inline six, but halfway through 1963 they introduced a new trim level, the Sprint. With the new option came a V8, bucket seats, and all the necessary upgrades to handle the extra power of the V8. Falcon Sprints are quite rare and finding one in nice original condition is unheard of these days. This example is claimed to be entirely original with essentially one owner (what ever that means) and has been gone through to make it roadworthy. It looks to be in great shape, but could use some detailing under the hood and in the interior. If you have always wanted to recreate the thrilling ’63 and ’64 Monte Carlo Rally with your own Falcon Sprint, this one can be found here on eBay in Red Hook, New York
I grew up in the Fast and the Furious era, when it was cool to modify your hand-me-down Honda. I was never much for the tuner scene, but I’ve always found it interesting that so many of my peers at the time thought they were doing something new and unique. Oh sure computers changed the ways you could modify a car, but the basic idea of installing upgrades to increase performance wasn’t as new as they seemed to think it was. This ’68 Camaro is the perfect example of how long tuning has been around. Someone took a basic six cylinder Camaro and installed both performance and visual modifications to make it their own. After years of years of being exposed to the elements it now is seriously rusty, but with bidding currently at just $1,500 it might be worth picking up, even if it’s just for parts. It has some very interesting period upgrades that could be worth saving. Find it here on eBay in Maple Shade, New Jersey with no reserve.
When I see cars like this Dart Swinger, I often wonder how cars like this have survived so well. This car, which Alan F came across here on craigslist, is still like new. It wasn’t a highly desirable car when brand new and I highly doubt anyone thought someday it would be a collectors item. The seller claims the original owner was a schoolteacher and only drove it occasionally. Upon her death about 10 years ago his father bought it from the estate. Based on the condition I would guess she stopped driving it many years ago. While it isn’t a highly sought after car I’m actually glad that less desirable, yet interesting cars like this have survived. This one reminds me a lot of our Duster, but since they are both based on the A-body platform it makes sense that it would! So would you give this Swinger a new home?
It’s rare that you find a car this old (79 years old this year!) that’s essentially in nice “used car” condition. This example of a truly iconic design can be found in Lake Forest, Illinois and is for sale here on eBay with an opening bid of $35,000 and no reserve. The seller describes it as “the consummate barn find” and its condition is exceptional, but not pristine. Everything works, the paint is presentable although having minor cracking, and less than 44,000 miles have rolled under its wheels. The engine currently will kick over on starting fluid but the fuel tank hasn’t been cleaned yet, so the owner hasn’t run it much. Personally, I’d love to know if it would run off a bottle! What about you? This is a bonafide classic!
I’ll admit it, I’ve fallen in love with our Singer SM roadster. We’ve had faster, more comfortable, and safer cars, but put the windshield down and suddenly 30 mile per hour feels incredibly fast. I think I’ve been bit by the roadster bug and for some reason I want to experience older roadsters to see if they provide that same false sense of speed and the rush that accompanies it. This 1912 Little Roadster is 103 years old, making our Singer seem like a very modern car, which leaves me wondering if it would provide a rush or if it is simply too old to be thrilling. It hasn’t been on the road for many years, so I’m sure it is going to need a lot of work before it will be providing any thrills but is surprisingly solid and complete for its age. Find it here on craigslist in Savannah, Georgia for $9,500. Thanks to Robert R for another great tip!
Despite having been stored for a while, this Lark is in better shape than most barn finds. It’s currently located in a garage in Mishawaka, Indiana and is listed here on eBay with a buy-it-now of $5,600 and bidding below that. I kept trying to find major faults with the car and was completely unsuccessful. The Skytop option was quite rare (although no one seems to know exactly how rare). The car runs well, stops, and is a solid car sporting original paint on most surfaces. The gray paint on the hood and fender tops is primer, and my hope would be that a sympathetic partial respray would blend the new paint nicely with the original. Chrome and stainless are said to be good and look the part. Even the interior doesn’t seem to be too bad. This really seems like a lot of car for the money to me, regardless of any value guide amount. What do you think?
It’s well known that Jesse and Josh like their Mustangs! I grew up with them as well, and we had two ’67 coupes while I was growing up. This one is located in Mount Airy, Georgia and is being auctioned here on eBay with a buy-it-now of $5,000 and the seller inviting offers. With a fairly solid body and a lot of originality (the seller bought it from the original owner’s family), this one needs front floors and a few localized repairs, but nothing terrible. Unfortunately, the 289 is locked up and it’s only a 3-speed manual. Parts obviously aren’t an issue, though, and it wouldn’t take that much to go with a completely new drivetrain. But that would lose the originality. Would you finish this one, and if so, how would you do it?
The Lotus Europa may not be the most handsome car, but when it’s sitting on a set of Minilites at the track, all awkwardness is forgotten. This one is going to need some work before that’s happening though. A previous owner flared the fenders and from the looks of it, was preparing things for paint. The mismatched panels and a crusty interior may not get everyone’s blood going, but I believe this barn found racer has potential. The only problem is that the seller seems to have gotten excited about their new discovery (can’t blame them there!) and priced it a tad high. Find it here on craigslist out of Haddon Heights, New Jersey for $5,900. Also be sure to checkout the photos on the seller’s site. Looks like there were a few other treasures where this one was found. Thanks goes to Clayton H. for the tip!
We all whine about the escalating Porsche prices, but honestly who among us wouldn’t love to drag one home? Perhaps you want one to restore and drive? Or maybe just for a quick flip? It seems that most people have been opting for the later though because there sure are a lot of rusty 912s hitting the market. The 912 may have been unloved for a while there, but that appears to all be changing now. People are starting to appreciate it for the balanced sports car it is and this 1967 Porsche 912 should prove that point. Bidding is very healthy here on eBay for a project that most Porchephiles would have turned their nose up at a decade ago. It should be interesting to see what it ultimately sells for. Read more »