Here’s an interesting listing found on craigslist in Montana: seemingly, a wheeler dealer of sorts who doesn’t necessarily have the cash on hand to buy the car or truck of his choosing, but is willing to make any number of trades plus cash come together for the right offer. Vehicles like this 1974 Ford E100 Custom Panel Van here on craigslist – which is said to have had just one California owner since new – are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the vehicles he has, ready to swap.
While mostly American muscle and other more ordinary drivers, the seller also has an eye for snagging the clean and unusual. He claims this 1966 Renault Caravelle was sold new in Lewiston, Montana and never left. It has just 47,000 original miles and was stored for 40 years before being removed from its resting place. I haven’t seen many of these with a factory hard top, and it really does change this rear-engined oddity into a fixed-roof coupe.
Perhaps my favorite car in his collection (and there are lots more if you check out the ad) is this 1974 Chevy Vega Kammback which features a four-speed manual and just under 70,000 original miles. Another car that the seller claims he found and brought back to life, it is said to have been sitting since 1992 after the last owner passed away. The hugger orange paint is said to be original, but there is some isolated rust that will need further explanation. Still, the originality is nice to see.
This 1964 Corvair panel van is cool on its own, but it came equipped with a fold-out bed and cupboards and paneling inside, making it quite the cruiser if it’s not completely roached out. The seller alludes to needing some interior work but that it’s 100% sound mechanically and ready to drive anywhere. Overall, he has some interesting vehicles in his collection, and with the prices listed in the craigslist ad, I suspect you don’t necessarily need to have a trade in tow to work out a deal. Which would you try to take home?