1955 Mercury Montclair Barn Find

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It may be hard to tell from the photo, but this 1955 Mercury Montclair was once a very classy car. It was big, stylish, and well-appointed, but after sitting in a Texas barn since the seventies, this one is going to need a lot of work to get back to its former glory. Most everything is still there, but most everything will also need to be restored. Find it here on eBay out of Bulverde, Texas where bidding starts at $2,000 with no reserve. Read more »

Out of Retirement: 1964 Ford Galaxie

1964 Ford Galaxie Dragster

Plenty of professional athletes have retired, only to leave retirement and start competing again. If some athletes can do it multiple times and still be successful, why can’t an old drag car? This 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 has spent most of its life either ripping up the quarter mile or parked in a barn. After a long retirement, it has been pulled out, freshened up, given a new motor, and is about ready to hit the drag strip! If you’re interested with getting this Galaxie out of retirement, be sure to take a look at it here on eBay or find it in Gainesville, Florida. Read more »

Driver Quality: 1962 Triumph TR3

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Yellow is my least favorite color, so normally I would pass on any car sporting this obnoxious hue. I think I could live with it on this old Triumph though. The swooping lines of the TR3 are already so eye catching that you might as well accept the fact that you are going to draw attention everywhere you go. This one has been sitting in a warehouse for the past 20 years, but the seller has since cleaned it up and made it safe to drive. Sounds good to me. Find it here on eBay in Jonesboro, Indiana where bidding is at $6,000 with no reserve. Thanks goes to Jim S for the tip! Read more »

Split Window For $3,500!

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Bet this isn’t the “split window” you were thinking of when you read the title. When most people hear those two words together, they envision a 1963 Corvette or an early VW Beetle. Well, it turns out that there have been a lot of other cars built with two panes of glass in the back. This one is a 1939 Chrysler New Yorker and it can be found here on craigslist in Green Cove Springs, Florida for $3,500. The rear may look neat, but this pre-war Mopar had much more to offer than just a window that was hard to see out of. Thanks goes to reader Chuck F for the submission! Read more »

California Z-Car Dreamin’

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There’s no shortage of vintage Datsun Z-cars out there, but the early Zs weren’t given any protection against rust at the factory. So, unless the dealer or buyer took steps to protect the underbody, that’s the way they stayed. The result is that by now most of them are very rusty. This California 240Z caught my eye because it seems to be in far better condition than most unrestored early Z cars. Have a look at it here on eBay or find it in Sunnyvale, California Read more »

Rotary Fanatic’s Dream!

Mazda RX Collection

We each have our own tastes and interest here at BF, some of us love finely tuned European sports cars, others love the big block Americans, and then there is a small group dedicated to the screaming triangle known as the rotary engine. For those who don’t know, I myself have had a long love affair with these unusual little engines and my current daily driver is a Mazda RX-8. Many companies actually experimented with the Wankel designed rotary, including the likes of Ford, GM, AMC and even Rolls-Royce, but only one company has managed to mass produce and continue to sell rotary powered cars. That brand is obviously Mazda and they have been putting out rotary sports cars since 1965. Some rotary nuts just can’t get enough of these cars and manage to amass impressive collections. The owner of this Mazda collection has acquired 10 RXs ranging from the RX-2 to the RX-5, but hey have decided it’s time to let go of the cars and all their parts. Find the entire collection here on eBay or in Reno, Nevada with bidding at $9k. Read more »

BMW + SAAB = 1977 Wartburg Knight

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Update 9/16/14 – Jason has listed this one here on eBay with a BIN of $4,000. The price just keeps dropping!

From 7/11/14 – We love to stumble upon cars that we have never heard of before! Take this 1977 Wartburg 353W that we just found on craigslist for example. When was the last time you saw one of these here in the States? Well, that could be because they were never officially imported to the States from East Germany where they were produced. We don’t know much about them, but this example looks to be in excellent condition. The $5,000 $4,500 asking price doesn’t seem too unrealistic either. Read more »

Unloved Pony: 1978 Mustang II King Cobra

1978 Mustang II King Cobra

Here at the BF office, we have a rather impressive collection of old car magazines. I’ve found reading all the old articles to be an enjoyable activity and in some ways even more so than reading brand new issues. We have over 50 years of old publications and I’ve managed to read or browse through many of them. I’ve recently been spending more time reading up on the late ’70s domestic cars. While many of these cars haven’t ever been all that inspiring, the fact that they still had some of the flare of the muscle car era and that they can now be bought on the cheap, has been a major draw for me. It seems I’m not the only one, as Chuck F sent in a 1978 Mustang II King Cobra that he spotted here craigslist in Pensacola, Florida for $3,400. After reading some old reviews from when this car was new, I’m starting to wonder if these are really as bad as everyone says. Read more »

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Barn Find

Challenger RT in the Barn

Of the Mopar family, the Challenger R/T is one of the more sought after models. While the Hemi equipped cars are the most desirable, the 440 V8 models are still in high demand. This 1970 Challenger R/T is a nicely equipped car, with the big 440, but that isn’t what makes it interesting. After sitting in the original owner’s barn for the past 25 years it is nearly ready for the road. The seller has already gone through the fuel system, suspension, and brakes. All that’s left to do is to mount new tires and enjoy it. Take a look at it here on eBay or view it in person in Warrensburg, Missouri. Read more »