Struck by the Bug: MGA Collection

The MGA Bug

We’ve notice a rather unusual event that seems to take place with British Sports car owners. It seems they are never satisfied with owning just one. A similar illness can plague other car collectors, but what seems to be special with the bug that afflicts British enthusiasts is that it causes them to want to own multiples of the exact same car. If one gets struck by the TR3 bug, for one reason or another they acquire multiple TR3s and it seems to be the same story for those afflicted with MGA (Morris Garages Acquirer?) syndrome. Obviously the owner of this collection suffered a mild case of MGA and acquired 5 rolling cars and 3 extra chassis. Jim S found this collection here on eBay and felt someone here might like to catch the bug too. Thanks for the tip Jim! Read more »

Jaguar E-Type Project Find

Jaguar E-Type

We’ve never been ones to be bashful about our love of cars! We are the glass half full kind of car guys. Show us a rusty old station wagon or a dirty old Pacer and we will look for its redeeming qualities. You can look for the worst in any car, but to see its good traits first is what it means to be a true car nut. Don’t be mistaken, certain flaws can’t be completely overlooked, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still find the good. We have to admit though, sometimes we get so fixated on the good that we miss or overlook some major flaws. Take the Jaguar E-Type, it is in our opinion one of the most gorgeous cars to have ever graced the road, but it’s easy to overlook some major issues simply because of how much we love the way they look. When Peter M sent us this E-Type that’s been listed here on eBay in the UK, we thought it would be a good chance to look at both the good and the bad. Read more »

Small Block Power: 1965 Impala Wagon

1965 Impala Wagon

We have to admit that we almost forgot it was Wagon Wednesday, but thankfully reader Jim S just sent in this 1965 Impala Wagon. Wagon Wednesday is one of the few things that get us through the mid-week hump, so we are glad for the reminder! This wagon is on the rusty side, but the seller claims that it runs great. Find it here on eBay, with a BIN of $4k and the option to make an offer. Thanks Jim for the tip! As always they are appreciated! Read more »

Which Find is For You? Sonett vs 124 Spyder

Fiat vs Saab

Robert J sent in two separate barn finds in the San Francisco area that have been listed on craigslist and he posed an interesting question. Which of these finds is for you? Both cars are cheap project sports cars, but that’s about the only similarity that they share. One is a Saab Sonett III and the other is a Fiat 124 Spyder. Both cars have their pros and cons and both need work, but we think this is an interesting comparison to make, as they are both fun little cars. Find the Sonnett here and the Fiat here. Thanks Robert for sharing! Read more »

1970 Mach I Mustang for $1,200

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We have featured some high dollar Mach Ones lately, so it was refreshing to receive an email from reader Robert J. with a link to a $1,200 1970 Mach 1 Mustang. This one has been sitting in a field though and appears to have suffered an engine fire. Still, this is a Mach 1 for a little over a grand! Find it here on craigslist out of Santa Rosa, California. Do you think it could be brought back to life for less than a more preserved car? Thanks for the tip Robert!

Big Sky Farm Finds

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There aren’t many cars that are better for Big Sky Country than the 1957 Ford Fairlane Skyliner 500. During the warm summer months, the motorized hardtop can store itself in the trunk so all that beautiful blue sky can be taken in. And during those cold Montana winters the top can be left up so the occupants don’t freeze to death. This ’57 Skyliner has been parked in the same farm barn since 1984. The farmer has decided to move off the farm and is selling this Ford and three other cars to help fund other projects and retirement. Have a closer look here on eBay. Read more »

Micro Off-Roader: 1967 Ferves Ranger

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We love rare and unusual cars. There is just something about stumbling onto a car you’ve only heard rumors of. This little Fiat we came across while browsing the internet, might be one of the most unusual vehicles we have ever seen. It was designed to fill a niche that to be honest we didn’t know needed to be filled, but we are glad someone tried. This niche was the off-road micro car market, while there might be some humor in that statement, we are being serious. Take a look at this oddball here on eBay, but just a heads up, this one is in Germany. Read more »

1966 Pontiac GTO Convertible Barn Find

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UPDATE 1/13/14 – Jim S. just tipped us off that this Goat has been relisted here on eBay. This is the same seller, so they must have decided to do some work to it since it was last for sale. The engine and brakes have been gone through and the car is now running and driving. Instead of the previous $20k asking price, it is now being offered for $24k with the option to make an offer. Special thanks to Jim for the tip!

To the untrained eye, this may just look like a mountain of junk overflowing from a barn, but a barn finder will instantly recognize what’s actually hiding under all these boxes. If you haven’t spotted it yet, there is a 1966 Pontiac GTO convertible peeking out. After spending the last 30 years in this barn, it has finally been dug out and is now for sale here on eBay for $20k or best offer. Read more »

Triumph TR Estate Sale

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It took the owner of this collection nearly 30 years to accumulate all these Triumphs, but now that they have passed it on to their son, it’s time for the whole lot to go to a new home. The son would like to sell the entire collection of cars and parts as a package deal, but may be willing to sell it off in pieces too. There are 6 TR3s and a single TR4A. The amounts of spares is impressive too. Take a look at the complete list of parts and cars for sale here on craigslist in Oakland, California. Special thanks to Robert J for this tip! Read more »