Credit Card Classic: 1964 Dodge Dart GT

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It’s fun to dream about Cobras, Superbirds, and Aston Martins, but when it comes time to actually buy a classic, most of us have to settle for something a little less extravagant. That’s where cars like this 1964 Dodge Dart GT come into play. It’s not rare or exotic, but could still make a fun project for any of us. Find it here on eBay in Dayton, Ohio where bidding starts at $500 with the option to buy it now at $3,200. Thanks goes to Jim S for tip! Read more »

Seized Muscle Cars Auction

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Sometimes people do bad things and sometime those people have large collections of cars. When they are eventually caught, all those cars need to go somewhere in order to pay the money they most likely owe somebody. I won’t go into what the owner of this collection did, but I do think it deserves a look because there are some real gems here. The US Marshals have ordered an auction that will take place this Friday in Lodi, New Jersey. Find more information here on A. J. Willner Auctions. Thanks for the tip Helena S! Read more »

Shelbys Uncovered In France

1967 Shelby GT 350

I recently wrote about an Aston Martin discovered in a barn in France. While the Aston was quite fascinating, there were other interesting cars in the background. The seller didn’t provide any information about any of them and since I don’t know French, I wasn’t able to scour leboncoin.fr for more details. There was a lot of speculation as to what other cars were parked in the barn, but thankfully reader Jo G was able to do some digging and discovered that the owner has listed some of them for sale as well. It looks like some of the speculation was spot on, so be sure to take a look at the other cars here on Leboncoin. Thanks Jo Read more »

Retirement Plan: 1964 Cadillac DeVille

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While browsing ebay, I happened on this sad ’64 Cadillac DeVille. The owner had done a mechanical restoration and had just retired. This was the car that he “was going to take to (his) retirement home in California”, and he was actually driving to California when he had a big tire failure. The rear tire blew out with such force that the fender skirt was blown off the car. Somehow a fire took hold and despite the help of a state trooper and two fire extinguishers the car burned and was a total loss. Find it here on eBay in Cleveland, Ohio. Read more »

Alpine Find: 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4

1957 Aston Martin DB2-4

I’ll be the first to admit that at times I think there can’t be many great finds left out there, but then I get an email about something amazing that has just been uncovered and I regain my hope. If you’re been doubts and need some hope of discovering something incredible, just take a look at the find reader Ab B came across as some inspiration. Ab found this 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 here on LebonCoin.fr. It was recently discovered in a barn in Sillingy, France and is now up for grabs. The seller didn’t provide much information other than what it is and an asking price. And they are asking a lot for this find. They have this listed at an incredible 150k Euros or about $192k. Read more »

Immaculate 1971 Toyota Corona

1971 Toyota Corona Deluxe

I recently received an email from a new member of this fine community. In Ray’s email he presented me with a link to a Toyota Corona Deluxe with the question as to whether I believed it was a barn find and if it was truly a survivor as the seller claimed. As I clicked on the link I was expecting to see a worn out old Toyota, but when I got to the listing I was presented with one of the most immaculate and pristine classic Japanese cars I have ever seen. In all honesty, I was taken aback by how fantastic this little car looks. The seller claims it has just 40k miles on it, but it looks like it just left the showroom. I keep looking for signs that it has been restored, but either it is truly original or has been restored to an extremely high level. Be sure to take a look at it here on eBay or view it in person in Grant, Oregon. Read more »

Herclean Find: 1940 Pirsch Fire Truck

1940 Pirsch Fire Engine

Many of us probably haven’t ever heard of Peter Pirsch or his company Pirsch and Sons. If you are a fan of vintage fire engine, than chance are you have heard the name. The rest of us might not know the name, but I’m sure we all would recognize many of the innovations that Pirsch developed. This 1940 Pirsch Ladder Truck features one of the company’s most iconic pieces of technology, their aerial ladder on a rotating platform. Not only is this a great piece of history, this fire engine is just plain cool. If I had a barn big enough to house it, I would be tempted to give it a new home. If you want to own a piece of firefighting history or simply love big red trucks, be sure to check it out here on eBay. It is currently located in Spring, Texas and the seller is asking $7,500 or best offer. Special thanks to Conner B for this tip! Read more »

The Four Door Ranchero

1959 Mercury Truck Wagon

You might be saying to yourself that Ford never built a four door version of the Ranchero and truth is you would be correct. That might also lead you to ask why someone would need a Ranchero with seating for four, but apparently the owner of this 1959 Mercury Colony Park Wagon asked that question and decided they had a need for one. They took this massive wagon, cut the rear roof section off and turned it into a truck bed. It is obviously going to need considerable work, but could be a fun project. It would certainly turn heads and you wouldn’t see another one like it anywhere. Take a closer look at it here on Craigslist or find it in Roseville, California with a $7,500 asking price. Special thanks to Mike J for this tip! Read more »

Bargain Italian: 1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta

1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta

For nearly as long as I’ve loved cars, I’ve been a fan of Italian sports cars. There is just something about them that gets my heart pounding. I’ve never been able to fully understand why I like them so much. Perhaps it is their styling, their flair, or maybe it is something else altogether that makes them captivating? While I might love them, I have learned one thing about buying an Italian car. That one simple fact is that there is rarely a true bargain Italian. Most are becoming extremely costly to buy and nearly all are expensive to repair and restore. When Jim S tipped us off to a bargain Alfa Romeo I had my doubts about how much of a bargain it really is, as a matter of fact I still do. The seller of this 1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta is asking just $320 for it here on eBay, but is it really a bargain or a money pit waiting to be filled with hard earned cash? Read more »