It’s no secret I spend a lot of time on Copart. Now, I just need to get some courage and bid on a car. There are a few older BMWs I would love to bring home – the question is, will the bids stay low enough to buy an unknown entity? I consider anyone who brings one of these cars home as a “salvage savior”, because they’ve ended up here due to a mechanical issue, body damage or being donated, like this classy 1963 Chevy Bel Air. You can find it here on Copart, along with lots of other potential projects.
This 1979 Triumph TR7 is said to suffer from mechanical issues, which is a shame since the body looks fairly solid. The interior features an aftermarket bucket seat, so perhaps this Triumph was used for autocrossing. No matter whether it’s raced or just used for Sunday drives, this TR7 here on Copart deserves a second chance at life.
I first thought I had discovered one of the super rare Ford Escort GT Turbos from the early 80s. These are desirable cars given their rarity, and this one seemed to have all the right clues – the special graphics, fog lights, sport seats and the like. But the Turbos were sold as ’84 and ’85 models, so this is merely a rare GT model that I would love to rescue even in naturally-aspirated form. Find it here on Copart with some mechanical and cosmetic damage.
We recently discussed how the Dodge Rampage only had a few competitors, one of them being the VW Rabbit Sport Truck. This one, here on Copart, looks ready to drive off the lot. The interior looks brand new, with some gorgeous recovered bucket seats. At one time, this was someone’s pride and joy and it’s a shame to see it stuck in a glorified impound lot.
Last week, we featured a round-up of donated vehicles. Here’s another entry to file under the “Why?!” column. This 1978 Volvo 240 here on Copart is a manual transmission coupe with a gorgeous exterior and equally preserved interior. I suspect the sub-60,000 mileage reading is accurate given the overall condition. This car is crying out for some European headlights and a modest suspension drop – you’ll just need to rescue it from Copart first. Which one of these classics would you bring home?