Barn Finds reader Dean B. shows us that cheap Aero Coupes do exist, despite their rarity and relative desirability among fans of this unusual 2+2 model. You’ll find this $5,000 coupe up north, available here on kijiji in Canada where the seller claims he is winding down his collection, citing a problem many of us would like to have: too many vehicles, not enough time.
The glass canopy in the rear hatch area is synonymous with the Aero Coupe, effectively giving this perennial two-door the appearance of a hatchback coupe. Though that wasn’t the intention, the unusual looks combined with a very low production of just over 1,200 cars made the Aero Coupe a collector favorite right from the start.
For me, this Aero Coupe hovers somewhere between being a survivor or just a used car with some cosmetic needs. The mileage is average, with 120,000 KMs recorded. The interior looks to be in better shape than the exterior, with clean cloth buckets and an unmarred dashboard. The front fender in the top photo makes the entire front clip look like a different color, and the gaps between the hood, bumpers and fenders appear off.
The 305 motor is paired to a factory limited slip rear end, and the drivetrain is said to function as intended. The seller does mention that the Aero Coupe “shows some of its age” which can be interpreted any number of ways. I do think the car has some cosmetic needs but still looks good for the miles; whether there’s anything else warranting further inspection will depend on how much you want own this cheap – and rare – Aero Coupe.