1971 Mercury Capri GT

Sunburned: 1971 Mercury Capri GT

I blame Jesse for turning my mind back to British Fords with his recent post about the budget-friendly Ford Fiestas that were very briefly up for grabs. It reminded me of a salvage yard near me that has lots of interesting old sheet metal rusting away, with a bright-green Fiesta and a yellow Mercury Capri sitting kitty-corner to one another. While it certainly looks like the pair may have entered the yard together, the Fiesta is returning to the earth much more quickly. Hopefully, this 1971 Mercury Capri here on eBay finds a new owner who can sort the necessary mechanical issues to get it back on the road before it, too, returns to dust; there’s no reserve and bidding is only at $1,700. Read more »

1972 Triumph Stag

Would You Pay $2,595 For This Stag?

Everyday we receive dozens of emails from our readers containing links to seemingly good deals. Some really are bargains and others… well, not so much. When Rich G sent in this 1972 Triumph Stag, I got a very excited because $2,500 seemed like a great price for one of these V8 powered cruisers. It is always a good idea to stop and take a deep breath when you stumble across something like this though. You don’t want to jump into a bad purchase, but you don’t want to waste any time doing your research either. Let’s take a closer look together and see if it really is a good find. Read more »

1985 Suzuki Samurai SJ410

No Frills Fun: 1985 Suzuki Samurai SJ410

My wife and I recently embarked on what has become an annual tradition: get the heck out of the cold and go somewhere warm with palm trees. In addition to plenty of sunshine, I always enjoy driving a native vehicle in whatever island nation we visit, and this most recent trip has me hunting for a Suzuki. Why? Cheap and proven four-wheel drive, narrow width for slicing between traffic, and that wonderful feeling of thin doors that leave little between you and the outside world. Hence, this 1985 Suzuki Samurai here on eBay with only 34,000 miles and bidding racing towards the $5,500 reserve caught my eye. Read more »

Fiberfab Avenger

Not Quite A GT40: Fiberfab Avenger V8

You may remember Fiberfab, if you’re old enough, from their dreamlike ads for their kit cars in the back of motoring magazines. Promising exotic sports car looks with only a little effort, I remember thinking how easy it looked. Boy, was I ever wrong. As a current kit car owner, although not a Fiberfab, making a bunch of component parts all come together to make a running car is a lot more difficult than it seemed, and many kits ended up incomplete. Despite being incomplete, this one has an interesting makeup that certainly intrigued me. It’s listed here on eBay and is located in Florissant, Missouri. Read more »

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Econobox Dreaming: 1979 Ford Fiesta

Even though my old Volvo has proved to be a reliable driver, I must admit that I have secretly been dreaming of something a little newer for my daily commute. The perfect car has yet to be built, but since I value smiles-per-dollar and practicality, the new Ford Fiesta ST is on my short list. Sure, it may be a little juvenile for a guy like me, but after reading multiple rave reviews, I became intrigued. So, I did more research and discovered that the Fiesta has quite a heritage of its own. Take a look at this 1978 Ford Fiesta + parts car that I found here on craigslist for $600 and then keep reading to learn more. Read more »

1958 Berkeley SE328

British Motoring Monday: 1958 Berkeley Project

The first time I ever saw a Berkeley it was hanging on the wall of a foreign car repair shop in Raleigh, NC. Turns out the shop owner had it and had run out of convenient storage places, wasn’t going to get to the car anytime soon, and thought out of the box and literally hung the car on the wall. That will give you an idea of how small these tiny cars really are. This project is available in Cantonment, Florida and is offered here on eBay at no reserve. Read more »

1968 Mercedes 280SL

Teutonic Convertible: 1968 Mercedes 280SL

Mid-60’s Mercedes have a well-earned reputation of being rock-solid and reliable, if not overly dynamic. The “pagoda-roof” convertibles (so named because of the unusual hardtop profile shown in this picture) are no exception, and they also come with attractive styling to boot. It’s hard to believe one could get run down like this 280SL, but after being stored for many years, this car located in Akron, Ohio is up for auction here on eBay at no reserve. Read more »

1965 Bizzarrini 5300GT Corsa

Track Monster: 1965 Bizzarrini 5300GT Corsa

For many of us, discovering a barn find remains a wish; discovering a car we covet in a barn requires an even greater stroke of luck. But discovering a forgotten classic with those two criteria intact and the added bonus of being an incredibly valuable and sought-after piece of history requires unfathomably good odds. While there’s little known as to how this enormously valuable Bizzarrini 5300GT A3C (the “C” standing for Corsa, or Competition) was found, one thing is clear: with four days left here on eBay and bidding over $95,000, this car remains as desirable as it was when it first lit up LeMans in the mid-60s. Read more »

1965 Mustang 289

C Code Survivor: 1965 Mustang Coupe

While the C code Mustang coupe might not be the most sought after of Pony cars, these base 289 cars are starting to gain in value. This black ’65 C Code coupe looks to be in fantastic shape and the seller claims it is all original, with just 40k miles on the clock. Given how shiny the paint is and how clean the interior is, I would want to inspect it closely to make sure there aren’t any signs of an older restoration. If you want to check it out closer, find it here on eBay in New Vienna, Ohio. Read more »

Face Off Willys VS Chevy CK

Face Off: ’73 Chevy C/K Special VS ’46 Willys CJ2A

In our second installment of the Barn Finds Face Off, we set our sights on the coming warmer months and thoughts of meandering through the wilderness with a sturdy camping vehicle as our trusty companion. That’s why we chose these two bastions of rough roads with proven brush-busting abilities: a 1946 Willys Jeep with a Bantam trailer for hauling extra gear, and an original 1973 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Camper Special that’s just a camper shell away from being ready for a night under the stars. You’ll find the Willys here on eBay with the reserve unmet and bidding at $2,600, while the Chevy C/K hasn’t yet garnered a bid at its $300 starting price, but can be found here on eBay. Read more »