Low Miles Estate Find: 1969 Shelby GT500

1969 Shelby GT500

Update 4/24/2014 - We just wanted to remind everyone that this Shelby will hit the auction block tomorrow! It has garnered a lot of media attention, but hopefully the lack of absentee and online bidding will keep bidding from reaching absurd levels. We know either way it’s well out of our budget, but we can always dream! If anyone is in Central Pennsylvania and can attend, we would love to hear how it goes.

Update 2/28/2014 - Imagine that you just picked up your brand new Shelby GT500. What is the first thing you would do with it? For us, we would be spinning the tires and driving it as much as possible, but that isn’t what Mr. Larry Brown did when he got this 1969 Shelby GT500. Unlike us and our rowdy ways, Mr. Brown babied his brand new Shelby. From the day he got it, his car was meticulously cared for and only saw 8,500 miles of use. Up until just a few years ago, it still ran and drove, but has since fallen into disrepair. Mr. Brown’s estate is now being auctioned off, including this Shelby, a 1971 Ford Ranchero GT, and several other low mileage vehicles. The auction is being handled by Ron Gilligan Auctioneering on April, 25th. Special thanks to Michael B for this tip! Read more »

Budget Super Car?: 1974 Maserati Merak

1974 Maserati Merak

The Maserati Merak is by no means the best Italian sports car nor is it the most desirable Maserati either. There is something about it that still catches our attention though. It has a certain flair about it that makes it special. Sure it is powered by a V6 engine, but in its day it was by all rights a super car. While Ferraris and Lamboghinis of this vintage now fetch big money at auction, the Merak is still a budget super car. This one was recently pulled from a Californian barn and is in need of a complete restoration. The seller has listed it here on eBay and is asking $7,200. Read more »

20+ Mopar Collection Liquidation

unlikely-mopar-collection

The owner of this collection of 20+ cars has decided to clear house. The majority of these cars are claimed to be rust free and a few of them appear to be in excellent condition. They are all Mopars, but may not be the models you would expect to find in a collection of this size. Keep reading to find out what  is under all those covers… Read more »

Impractical Beauty: 1974 Lotus Seven

1974 Lotus Seven

The Lotus Seven is one of those special cars. It isn’t practical, it isn’t a good daily driver, and it isn’t the most attractive machine ever built. Yet with all its problems, it can simply be described as brilliant. It is a work of mechanical art that has one purpose and that’s to go fast. It isn’t fast because of a massive motor or some fancy forced induction system. It’s fast because it’s lightweight. It lacks many of the creature comforts that most car have, but it’s not supposed to have A/C or a radio. Any feature that isn’t needed to be driven only adds speed killing weight! True Lotus built Super Sevens are very hard to come by, especially later cars. This one was originally in New Zealand, but is now in California. Take a look at this survivor here on eBay. Special thanks to Jim S for another great tip! Read more »

Weekend Reader Finds: April 21, 2014

Weekend Finds 4-21-2014

Over the weekend, we got flooded with great submissions. There are so many great finds in here that we felt bad not writing more about each one, so we are going to try something a little different for this Weekend Recap. Hopefully you guys like it! Please feel free to let us know what you think, either in an email or in a comment. So let’s get right to it! There seemed to be a major theme this weekend and while you might think it would be convertibles or muscle cars, it turned out that many of the best finds this weekend were station wagons. Now these aren’t your typical wagons, but are some of the quirkiest and coolest wagons out there. Now if wagons aren’t you thing, don’t worry there are plenty of other great finds in this group too! Be sure to check them all out right after the break. Our thanks to everyone that shared their finds! Read more »

Compact Comparo: Swinger vs Grabber

Swinger vs Grabber

When we stumbled across these two early ’70s compact muscle cars, one a Dodge and the other a Ford, we knew it was time to do another comparo. We will try to keep this comparison serious and classy, but that may be a challenge considering that the candidates have names like Swinger and Grabber! We know the ’70s was a crazy time and all, but how did either company expect us to take either cars seriously with names like that? Now this comparison will focus on what these cars would have been like when they were new, as these two particular cars are in vastly different conditions. Be sure to look at both listings for more detailed photos. The 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger can be found here on eBay and the 1972 Ford Maverick Grabber can be found here on eBay. Read more »

Rusty Pony: 1969 Mustang Mach 1

1969 Mustang Mach 1

We have a very long list of cars we would love to find stashed in an old barn, but sometimes you have to pass on the barn find of your dreams. Perhaps it is too rusty to be saved, maybe life just doesn’t currently permit it, or any number of other reasons. Sometimes you are able to get that dream find home only to have to let it go before finishing it. Well that’s what happened to the owner of this 1969 Mustang Mach 1. After finding it in this Maine barn and getting it home, they are now having to move and can’t take it with. It is partially disassembled and is going to need a massive amount of work, but does come with lots of extra parts. Have a look at it here on eBay. Read more »

Desert Lark: 1959 Studebaker 2-Door Wagon

1959 Studebaker Lark Wagon

So far this Wagon Wednesday is shaping up to be a great day! Just when we think it can’t get any better, it does. We have always been fans of the Studebaker Lark, so naturally this 2 door wagon version that OffShore64Guy sent us is going to make our day even better. With an asking price of just $800 we are seriously tempted to buy it for ourselves. If you have been on the lookout for a V8 powered 2 door wagon, but want something more unique than a Nomad, take a look at this 1959 Studebaker Lark Regal Wagon here on craigslist. Read more »

Stoplight Sleeper: 1962 Ford Country Wagon

1962 Ford Country Wagon

If the Checker Aerobus we featured earlier has too many doors for your tastes or is simply too long, you might be more interested in this 1962 Ford Country Wagon. Reader Richard B came across it here on craigslist and thought it would be a great candidate for Wagon Wednesday. This one looks rough on the outside, but has already had a lot of work done to it and is ready to drive. We aren’t sure about the rust… or patina as the seller calls it, but it could be a great project. Our thanks to Richard for the tip! Read more »