A Thousand Words: 1973 Triumph TR6

1973 Triumph TR6

I’m sure you have heard the old saying a picture is worth a thousand words, but I have often wondered if that really is the case, especially with car listings. A photos sure can say a lot about a car’s condition and it is a lot easier to lie in a description than in a picture, but some things just can’t be said with a photo. Getting the balance just right can be tough, but the seller of this 1973 Triumph TR6 did a decent job. Have a look at the listing here on eBay in Phoenix, Arizona. Read more »

Two Door Sedan: 1960 Ford Fairlane Club

1960 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan

As I’m sure all of you know by now, when it comes to my taste in cars, I walk to the beat of my own drum. Don’t get me wrong, I love many of the popular classics (think Mustangs), but I also have an appreciation for the less popular cars too. This 1960 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan isn’t something you see that often and while the styling isn’t the sportiest, it is definitely eye catching. The seller’s listing, which can be found here on craigslist, is a bit short on information but they claim it still has its original 292 V8 and three on the tree. At just $600, this seems like it could be a good buy for anyone looking for an interesting project on a tight budget! Just be sure to swing by Mayodan, North Carolina to inspect it. Would you save this two-door sedan? Special thanks to Diavolino K for this tip! Read more »

33k Mile 1997 Mazda Miata

Low mileage Miata

One of my buddies laughed at me the other day when I said that Miatas are now considered classics. 1990 doesn’t seem that long ago to some of us, but the Miata is now 25 years old so it qualifies as a classic in many states. That doesn’t mean they are all worth a lot of money. Luckily, they are still the most smiles per dollar sports car you can buy. Low mileage cars are starting to gain some traction among collectors though. We have watched a few sell for close to $10k, so this 33k mile 1997 Miata looks like it could wind up being a bargain here on eBay where bidding is at $5,500 with no reserve and only a day left! The only problem? It’s an automatic… Read more »

Dealership Find: Kaisers, Willys, & Stanley Steamer

Dealership Discovery

We know a “find” is special when more than one person sends it in. This one came in from Fred W and Sam R. Apparently, the seller’s family has been in the car business since the 40s. His grandfather started the Kaiser Willys dealership in Lisbon, Ohio and his father ran it after that. A few gems were stashed along the way including some interesting Willys and Kaisers, and even a 1923 Stanley Steamer! The cars have been sitting inside since the 90s. With the auctions going on down in Arizona, the family has decided that it might be a good time to sell a few. The seller claims that they can’t afford to have them shipped down there so they are going to try craigslist instead… Well, that might mean there are some deals to be had here. Take a look at the craiglist ad here and let us know what you think. Thanks for the tip Fred and Sam! Read more »

More Than Parts: 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

1961 Mercedes 190SL

Throughout automotive history, there have been any number of cars that transition from throwaway projects to desirable specimens. Rarely does that phenomenon crystallize so perfectly than with the Mercedes-Benz 190SL, a car that recently has enjoyed a fast-rising tide after years of being cast aside in the shadow of the glorious 300SL. This 1961 example on eBay was actually purchased as a parts car and then left in the barn. Bidding is brisk with the reserve unmet at $27,400. Thanks to Barn Finds reader Jim S for spotting it! Read more »

Junkyard Jewel: 1969 MGC GT

wrecked-mgc-gt

We have discussed the dangers of buying a car through Copart before. They deal in salvage vehicles and they don’t provide much information, so it can be very risky. Still, every once in a while we run across something that deserves a mention. This may look like a 1969 MGB GT, but upon further investigation, it appears to be a MGC! The hood bulge is the most obvious giveaway, but a peek under that damaged hood reveals what looks like the C’s inline-six. It may not have handled as well as the more balanced B, but only 9k were built so the relative rarity and uniqueness make it worth a look. Find it here on Copart where they are accepting sealed bids. Just be sure to have it inspected and then to expect the worse. Read more »

Slightly Batty: 1957 Lincoln Capri

Lincoln Capri Barn Find

Lincoln in the ‘50s was a far cry from the Lincoln of today. Believe it or not, the brand was known for its high performance cars, especially the Capri model as seen here. Positioned below both the Continental and the Premiere, the Capri was known for its speed. And although you’d be forgiven for thinking this is a Chrysler from this particular angle, Lincolns were very much their own car at this point in time. Barn Finds reader Robert R has alerted us to this true barn car, currently on offer here on craigslist for $5,900 in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Read more »

1967 Fiat-Alfa Romeo Ghia 1500GT…Wait What?

1967 Fiat Ghia 1500GT

Two famous Italian car makers names together for one vehicle. You might be asking yourself when Fiat and Alfa come together to build a car. These two car makers were close competitors for most of the last century, including the period when this car was built, so the likelihood that they would have collaborated on making a stylish sports coupe was absolutely zero. But that didn’t stop some creative car guys from doing what those car makers would not, and the result is the car you see for sale here. It looks good but has some significant needs. If getting your hands dirty doesn’t bother you or if you’re just curious to see what has been done to this beautiful machine, find it here on eBay with less than two days left to run. Read more »

Second Chances: 1963 Porsche 356

1963 Porsche 356

In a world of skyrocketing Porsche prices, it’s refreshing to see one for sale that makes owning such a classic attainable. That feeling only grows stronger when you realize it’s a very original car coming out of long-time family ownership, complete with the numbers-matching 1600 Super engine included in the sale. Believe it or not, someone passed on the opportunity to buy what appears to be a very respectable ‘63 Porsche 356, which has been re-listed here on craigslist in Chicago for $35,000. Read more »

Exotic Ruin: 1977 Lotus Esprit

1977 Lotus Esprit

It’s a sad day when a former exotic lies torn apart and broken in a dimly lit garage. Even if it comes from an era that wasn’t exactly a bright spot for performance automobiles, it always makes me cringe to see a car that is usually preserved and polished sitting in a dilapidated pile. That certainly is the case with this 1977 Lotus Esprit, which is being sold as a total project on here on craigslist in Los Angeles for $4,500. Are you brave enough to take on this fallen S1, or does your love of new challenges stop short of rescuing this forlorn exotic? Read more »