Pseudo Wagon: 1948 Packard Station Sedan

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Some wouldn’t consider this 1948 Packard Station Sedan to be a true Woodie wagon, but it looks like a Woodie wagon to us. The seller claims it is original and it looks to be in excellent condition. Finding a solid woody wagon without rust or rot can be a challenge, but thankfully there are still a few original examples out there like this one that are solid. It spent the past 35 years parked in a barn on an almond farm, but is now back on the street. Take a look at this pseudo wagon here on eBay. Read more »

Under Wraps: 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S

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Lifting that garage door had to be an exciting event, and the rush only intensified as the tarp was pulled back to reveal a low mileage 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S. It was parked nearly 32 years ago and over the years has slowly disappeared under junk. Sadly, the roof of the garage had a leak, which dripped right onto the car. After clearing all the junk away from it and pulling it out, it is now being offered by Silverstone Auctions at the upcoming NEC Classic Motor Show in Birmingham, England. Thanks goes to Callum C. for the tip! Read more »

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Who Gives A Messerschmitt?

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This 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 was supposedly parked about 40 years ago. It is claimed to have been running then, but is obviously going to need a full restoration now. These may be odd looking little cars, but they actually have quite a unique history. They were designed by an aircraft engineer and built in an aircraft factory. If you look closely, we bet you can find some of the aviation influences. You will not be taking flight anytime soon though because 56 mph was the top speed for the KR200. Still we wouldn’t mind having one for buzzing around the hangar. This one is optimistically priced here on eBay, but microcar values have been on the rise. Read more »

Mid-Engined Saab for $2,000

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Normally we try to stay away from modified cars, but this one is so absurd that it deserves a mention. You didn’t misread the title, the engine is mounted mid-ship in this Saab. The seller claims that it one of two known cars and that it was built by a mechanic in Denver for drag racing. It isn’t something we would aspire to, but it might be fun to take around the block. Take a look at the ad on craigslist in Colorado Springs. Thanks Robert for the tip! Read more »

Two Jensen-Healeys for $500

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Robert J. has been on a roll lately. After sending in the $1k Porsche pair, he found these two 1974 Jensen-Healeys for $500. The Jensen-Healey may be even more unloved than front-engine Porsches, but we think they can still make fun drivers. It was engineered by some of the greatest names in British motoring. Jensen, Healey, and Lotus all had a hand in its creation. Unfortunately, the timing was all wrong so production only lasted about four years. This one supposedly ran when parked so hopefully it can be made to do so again without too much effort. The other car is included for parts. Looks like a great deal for a fun project. Take a look here on craigslist out of Glencoe, California. Thanks Robert! Read more »

Suburbia Fighter: 1948 DeSoto Custom Suburban

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Before the days of Minivans and SUVs, there were station wagons. In 1948 if a station wagon wasn’t big enough, well you got a DeSoto Suburban. This large car could haul 8 and their luggage that is if you were comfortable with carrying it on the roof. This 1948 DeSoto Suburban was owned by the same gentleman for nearly 60 years and he took great care of it. It is showing its age now though and is going to need some work. So if you need something with some hauling capacity, but don’t want an SUV, be sure to check this one out here on eBay out of Eureka, Montana. Read more »

Pre A: 1953 Porsche 356

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At first glance it may be difficult to understand why the seller of this Porsche 356 would believe that it’s even worth saving, but being a pre-A 356 means that this is one rare Porsche. There were less than 8k built between 1948 to 1955 and values for these early cars have skyrocketed in the past few months, with nice examples touching $200k. If you are willing and able to tackle this rusty project, it can be found here on eBay. Read more »

Hemi Power: 1955 Chrysler C-300

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The styling of the American luxury car market of the 1950′s can easily be described in one word, “tailfins”. Cadillac, Lincoln, and Chrysler were all competing to see who could build the biggest fins, claiming it helped with aerodynamics. With the major brands all offering similar designs, Virgil Exner knew Chrysler needed something to differentiate it from the crowd, so he introduced what he called the “Forward Look”. The first car to feature his new look was the 1955 Chrysler C-300, which wasn’t just luxurious and stylish, but also offered impressive performance. While the design was a success, there were only 1,700 built in ’55 and these early 300s are becoming difficult to find today. The seller of this ’55 has another complete, but rusty one, and is including both in one sale. Find them here on eBay. Read more »

Big Fins: 1959 Cadillac Convertible

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After school there was always a 1959 Cadillac convertible parked across the street from where I caught the bus. The image of that car will forever be burnt in my memory and it’s not because of the bright pink paint. Those huge fins protruding from the rear were the reason every kid stopped and stared. Little did they know that they were witnessing the largest tail fins ever fitted to a production automobile. No car had ever been so well endowed and none would ever come close again. That’s why it is sad to see this one here on eBay in such a sorry state. Read more »

Swayback: 1954 Woodill Wildfire

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There were a number of American specials built during the 1950′s, but few were as handsome and unique as the Woodill Wildfire. The creator, Robert Woodill, like many other sports car enthusiasts of his day, desired a better sports car. While he was able to realize his dream, only a handful were ever built and very few remain today. This one is in very rough shape and is looking a little sway back. Hopefully it isn’t beyond saving. Take a look at it here on eBay out of of Greencastle, Pennsylvania. Read more »