The Niki Lauda Edition Alfa Romeo Spider

1978 Alfa Romeo Niki Lauda Spider

Oh, how times have changed. There was a time when you could slap a professional race car driver’s name on a car, add some special decals, and a few other visual changes to it and sell it as a special addition. That kind of marketing doesn’t seem to work real well today, but then again maybe it wasn’t that effective back in 1978 either. Alfa Romeo tried it with their special edition Niki Lauda Spider. They only built 350 of these convertibles in ’78, but given that it lacked any actual performance upgrades, it’s easy to understand why they didn’t produce more. That being said, they are rather rare today and having one of the few left would make for an interesting conversation starter. Be sure to take a look at this one here on eBay, where it is being offered without a reserve. Thanks for the tip Connor B! Read more »

Parts or Project? 1954 Buick Special Wagon

1954 Buick Wagon

Today might not be Wagon Wednesday, but when we saw this 1954 Buick Special that Doug M sent in, we knew we had to feature it right away. We love the looks of the ’54 Buick Special and especially in wagon form. It’s going to need a lot of work before it can be driven, but if the engine runs as the seller claims, we think the $1k asking price seems reasonable. Obviously we would recommend taking a closer look at it before making an offer. Be sure to check it out here on Vancouver’s craigslist. Thanks Doug for the tip! Read more »

VW Beetle Lot with Bonus Squareback

VW Lot

We love package deals. It can be a great way to buy a project because you will start out with plenty of spares. At the same time, transporting two or three cars, or in this case four, can get costly. But, if you live near White City, Oregon and love old VWs, this could be a great chance to buy yourself a lot of three Beetles and one Squareback. These cars aren’t all that big, so transporting them a short distance could be done relatively easily and without having to make too many trips. Take a look at this lot here on eBay. Our thanks to Jim S for the tip! Read more »

Very Rare Fiat Pair


Today Josh called me. He had gotten a crazy hair and went to take one of those new Fiat 500s for a spin. He had his doubts about these tiny cars, but when he handed the keys back to the salesman, he had a huge smile on his face! Well, that got me interested so I start searching around. One thing led to another and I found this project pair. One Abarth Zagato and one Multipla. Both rare and both expensive to restore, but the promise of fun is alluring. Find them here on eBay along with a whole boatload of parts! Read more »

Huge Barn Find Discovered in Idaho


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From 4/2/14 – Over the past few weeks, I have been reminded that there are still a lot of really good people out there. Our move to Idaho has been quite an undertaking, but we were warmly welcomed. Many of you have offered to treat us to lunch and a few have even invited us over to view their car collections. It has been very exciting and has made the transition much easier. I want thank you all for that. One such reader, Bruce R, was eager to share his father’s impressive collection of British cars with us as soon as we arrived! Read more »

Time Traveling Garage Find

DeLorean Garage Find

Finding an untouched classic with incredibly low mileage might be the closest any of us will ever get to time travel. That is unless you have a DeLorean, a friend named Doc, and a flux capacitor putting out 1.21 jigawatts. Well Jim O can proudly say he now has the first component in the time traveling equation. We will let him share the story of how he came across this super low mileage DeLorean DMC-12 below. Read more »

Electro Wedge: 1974 Vanguard CitiCar

Vanguard Citicar

When we car nuts talk to those who are less than interested in the history of the automobile, we often get frustrated by those who think electric and hybrid cars are some novel new bit of technology. Yes the technology used in modern electrics is extremely advanced, but it is by no means a new idea. Some of the earliest cars were electric. In fact, back in 1901 Ferdinand Porsche built the first hybrid! Yet the combustion engine has soldiered on as the most economical form of propulsion. We won’t get into a debate of which is better, as both have their strong points. Controversy aside, it’s rather interesting to look at how far electric propulsion has come along and how some things haven’t changed much at all. Take a look at this 1974 Vanguard CitiCar, here on eBay. Read more »

Citroen Sighting in Wisconsin

Citroen 2CV in Wisconsin

It can be a challenge trying to decide what cars should grace the pages of this site. We want to make sure we don’t ever show a bias to one make, model, or origin. We strive to make sure we feature things that are interesting, unusual, or just plan cool. So when we hear from a reader who is excited about spotting a car that they had never heard of until they started following the site, it brings a big smile to our faces. Part of what we love so much about our jobs is learning and sharing with other car guys! It doesn’t matter what cars are your into, what matters is that we all learn something new and maybe even gain a new respect for something you would have otherwise overlooked. Reader Brandon P is a muscle car kind of guy, but when he spotted this Citroen 2CV, he knew he had to share it with us! Read more »

1973 Chevelle SS 454 Wagon!


Yep, you read that right. This Chevelle wagon is fitted with the 454! It only happened for one year (1973) so we doubt you are going to find another one around. It may not be as “unmolested” as the seller has attempted to project in their listing, but because of its rarity, we will let that slide. We really wanted the Yenko inspired wagon that just sold, but this might do. Find it here on eBay with no reserve! Read more »