Isetta Hoard in Canada

Isetta Collection

During college I spent many hours exploring the small town of Laramie, Wyoming. I was actually on the hunt for a good storage unit, but that’s a whole other story. As I was pulling into a storage facility on the south end of town, I spotted the most unusual of cars to be hiding in Wyoming. As I started to look closer, I discovered there wasn’t just one odd ball, but an entire field full of them! There before me was the single largest collection of BMW Isettas I had ever seen – I counted 15 in total. I didn’t have my camera with me, but I figured I would be back a few months later and I could get photos then. That was a bad choice, because when I returned all but two of the Isettas were gone. I just assumed I would never see such a sight ever again, but that was until I had a look at Dimitris K’s latest submission. This collection of BMW Isettas might not be as large as the one I witnessed in Wyoming, but there are certainly plenty of these tiny oddballs in there. The collection is located in Canada and is listed for sale here on TooToo. Read more »

1972 Volvo 145: Should We Buy It?

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You know I wouldn’t sell a car without having a replacement lined up! We found this wagon while we were on the hunt for an old Volvo. We did end up dragging home a 1964 122s, but also met a few Volvo guys along the way. One father and son team had this 145 along with a huge stash of 122 parts. As I had mentioned, this car had a little rust, but the real reason I passed on it was the price. Well, I have been talking to the owner and I think we have come to a mutually beneficial arrangement. Read more »

Call Dibs On The Miata!

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My wife has been suggesting that I need a different daily driver for while now. Back when I bought the Miata, I predicted that “eventually the sensible side of me will force a sell”. Well, she has spoken! Actually, my wife is very patient with my odd car buying habits, but she does have some reason with this one. A back seat and some hauling capacity is needed, but there isn’t enough room in the garage or the budget to keep the Miata. But, before I list it locally I wanted to give you guys first dibs on it. A few of you expressed interest so here is your chance to pick up a good driver quality Miata on the cheap! Read more »

Scorned Supercar: 1982 Ferrari Mondial

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Throughout car-guy history, there has always been a vehicle that bears the namesake of a famous brand but is known within enthusiast circles to be the black sheep, or the warmed-over variant of a more plebeian model. If a car like this were to show up a marque-specific event, fellow attendees may smile, nod, and say nice things – but in their own minds, they may wonder what the owner was thinking when they agreed to pay exotic car repair bills without any of the status of collector car ownership. To that I say, enough! Read more »

Flamboyant Brit: 1983 Rolls-Royce Camargue

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When Jim S sent in the link to this Rolls-Royce he pointed out that the fact that this clean functional car could be had for half the price of the 356 project we featured the other day. It’s still expensive, but wouldn’t you be just as proud to have a Rolls in the garage as you would a Porsche? Well, if it’s a Camargue you may or may not be proud of it. Keep reading to find out why. Also be sure to take a look at the seller’s impressive description here on eBay. Thanks for the tip Jim! Read more »

Barn Swapping: 1975 Dodge Dart Swinger

1975 Dodge Swinger

I’m not sure who it was at Dodge who thought it would be smart to give the highest performance variant of the Dart the name Swinger, but I’m glad they did. To this day, every time I see a Dart Swinger or hear about one, it brings an immature smile to my face. Not only does the name bring out the teenage boy inside of me, but so does the fun and wild nature of the Swinger. The concept behind the Swinger was a brilliant one, take the compact and budget minded Dart and stick some performance parts on it! What isn’t there to love about that combination? When this Swinger was built in 1975, emission regulations were starting to strangle V8s, so the Swinger was offered with either the 318 V8 or the 225 slant six. The one you see above left the factory with the six, but now has the 318 383 in it. Normally this would be an issue for me, but the seller still has the original motor and transmission and is including them in the sale. Find the entire package deal here on eBay with a BIN of $5k. Read more »

Red 1981 DeLorean DMC12 with Only 981 Miles

Uncovering Red DMC12

Cars always seem more interesting when there are stories that go along with them, and does this car have stories! The seller bought this DeLorean recently from the original owner, a 90-year old friend of his, who bought it in 1982 because his daughter liked the car and the color. That’s right, it’s a painted DeLorean. There’s more to the story, and we’ll get to that, but for now find it here on eBay with bidding almost to $25K with several days to go before the auction ends. And if you’d like to see it in person, it can be found in Morgan Hill, California. Read more »

Parts Car Included: 1975 Triumph Spitfire

Triumph Spitfire Project

Editor’s Note: We just want to welcome Jeff back onto the BF Staff! He’s a talented writer and we are excited to have him back on the team!

When I was growing up, one of my best friends was part of a father-son duo of British car lovers. Between them they had two Sunbeam Alpines and a gorgeous fire-engine red Triumph Spitfire. The Spit belonged to my buddy’s dad; the better of the pair of Alpines was his summer driver. On the night of the great Northeast blackout, we rode around town in the Alpine through pitch darkness, no traffic lights or train crossings to slow us down. Of course, the car we really wanted to be in was the Spitfire, but his father wisely forbade a couple of teenagers from driving around an unlit town in his pride and joy! This 1975 Triumph Spitfire, which can be found here on eBay, brought back the memories of that night and the car we wished we had been in. Read more »

What’s Behind It: Alfa Romeo Stash

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The Alfa is cool and all, but I’m going go ahead and ask the inevitable question here – what about all the cars behind it? It never seems to fails that as soon as we feature a car that is sitting in a warehouse full of other cars that everyone’s attention is drawn to what they can’t have. Sometimes the unknown can be more exciting, but until the seller lists the rest of the cars, we will have to dwell on what we do know. This 1957 Spider can be found here on eBay along with a 1962 Giulietta here from the same seller. Thanks goes to Jim S for the tip! Read more »