There is no doubt in my mind that the ’57 Chevy Nomad is one of the most recognizable American station wagon ever built, I would go as far as saying it is one of the most iconic cars of all time. The problem with being so iconic is that it has driven values up, it even drives up the prices of less desirable years. Take this 1955 Nomad, it has been in storage for nearly 30 years and is in need of a complete restoration, yet it is already bid up over $14k and is still climbing. Have a look at the auction here on eBay in Prince Frederick, Maryland. While it isn’t a ’57, I wouldn’t mind having a ’55 like this one. Would you make space for a 1955 Nomad in your garage?
When first viewing the photo of this 1964 Pontiac Bonneville, I thought someone may have stretched it out in Photoshop or something. Then upon closer inspection, it quickly became apparent that this was a coachbuilt people hauler. It attended drab affairs such as funerals, but I could picture it becoming someone’s personal limo. Sure, you could buy that new Lincoln Continental that was just announched, but after a full restoration this could be a serious luxury machine to rival even it! Find this long project here on eBay where bidding started at $200. The car is located in Olympia, Washington and has a clear title. It’s 20 feet long so transporting it is going to be a pain, but it might just hold the title of longest Pontiac ever built! Read more »
We have featured a lot of finds recently that have had some very interesting finds sitting the in backgrounds, well this find that Doug M sent in has more than just a couple interesting cars in the background and the four cars included in the auction are quite interesting too boot! The seller is offering up their four Triumph TR250s in one auction, which can be seen here on eBay in Potterville, Michigan with bidding currently at $12k. Just in the background of this photo, there are seven desirable European classics and that’s just the beginning! Read more »
The worn paint and bulbous fenders give this old Chevy truck a nice look, but it’s what’s under the hood that counts. The stock engine was replaced at some point with one from a 1956 Corvette! The largest engine available in the 3100 at the time was the 185 horsepower 283 V8, but the smaller and older 265 from the Corvette was good for at least 25 horses more! That had to give this old a truck a nice little upgrade in oomph. It was just listed here on eBay, but bidding is already taking off. I’d assume that a few people want it as an engine donor for their Corvette projects, but personally I would want to drive this old Apache around just the way it is!
I have always been a fan of Studebaker, especially the Hawk cars. They were a mixture of American reliability and European flash, with a bit of quirkiness thrown in for good measure. The Gran Tourismo Hawk is without a doubt my favorite Hawk, but they typically lacked a manual transmission. Well this one left the factory with an automatic, but at some point was converted to a 4 speed. It also have a supercharger, but it isn’t currently installed. I’m no Studebaker historian, but I don’t think they offered the R2 until ’63. Either this car is a very early example or has had the hood and supercharger from a later car added. Take a look at it here on eBay in Tucson, Arizona. If you know more about the history of the R2 and if any were built in ’62, please share!
We would all love to have an automobile with that prancing horse on the hood, but what lengths would you go to get one? Would you scrimp and save your whole life to buy a decent driver or would you go the cheap and unpredictable route of buying something with needs? Either way, the journey will probably be a downward spiral into financial ruin unless you truly have the resources to maintain one of these thoroughbreds. This particular project is dumbfounding. What was a previous owner thinking when they grafted on the “ground effects”? The seller’s description is hard to decipher and that just adds to the confusion. I’m not suggesting that anyone here should actually buy this thing, but for curiosities sake it’s worth a look here on eBay where the seller is asking $16,900 or best offer. Read more »
Anytime I see the word Super in a name, I expect great things. Super literally means being excellent or superior, which sets the bar pretty high. The mid ’60s Mercury Marauder was a good car, but I don’t know if it was of superiority. Oh sure they are good cars, but there are more luxurious and faster cars out there. So Mercury shoved a 345 horsepower Super Marauder 428 V8 into it with the aim of creating something of excellence. The question is, did they hit the mark? The car’s V8 might offer lots of power and the S-55 only options added extra style, but did those features make the Marauder super? Have a look at this one here on eBay La Verne, California and let us know if you think Mercury hit the mark with this Marauder!
The shape of things to come. That was Triumph’s advertising slogan when the TR7 was first introduced in 1975. Despite being the TR with the highest production figures, not many of the early coupes have survived. This one located in East Aurora, New York was recently pulled from a barn after 29 years of storage and was last on the road in 1982. It’s offered here on craigslist for only $500 or best offer! Read more »
There are many automotive collectors out there who prize originality. I think the best example of that was a pair of sales back in January 2014 where two essentially identical Mercedes 300SL’s were auctioned at the same event and the unrestored one sold for over $400,000 more than the restored car! Now let’s consider this really nice, but not perfect 1965 Chevelle convertible from Upland, California advertised here on craigslist for $34,900. Read more »
When I lived in Britain in my youth, the Morris Minor, or “Moggie”, was the most common car I saw on the roads. This very early “low light” model has been brought from storage in Canada to Battle Ground, Washington, and is for sale here on eBay where it is currently at $1,500 but has not met its reserve. Read more »