Before the M3, there was the Lotus Cortina. It was one of the first high-performance sports sedans built for racing and it predated the M3 by 22 years. Most were used on the track, but somehow this particular MK1 avoided the abuse so commonly doled out on homologation specials. It has been stored away for the past 25 years and appears to be very original. It is even claimed to be wearing its factory applied paint. The only problem is the price… The seller is asking $69k here on eBay. Read more »
Update 7/24/13 – The listing appears to have been removed.
That’s 3 submissions in a row from Jim. He’s on a roll today! These MGs came from the seller’s cousin’s Alabama estate. Supposedly he had over 50 MGs, but most of them have already been scrapped. This is what’s left. There are a few MGAs, a bunch of MGBs, and a stash of spares and literature. The seller just wants it all gone so they are offering everything together in one lot. Bidding is already at $4,550 here on eBay. Thanks again Jim! Read more »
The 3500GT was the car that kept Maserati afloat in the 60s and helped establish its reputation as a manufacturer of fine gran tourers. Up until that point Maser had focused on their racing efforts, but the coffers needed filling so they used the knowledge they had gained at the track to build a car for the road. You wouldn’t guess it by looking at this project car, but the 3500GT was an outstanding automobile. This 1960 example is located in Bethel, Connecticut and is in need of a full restoration. Bidding is over $23k here on eBay, but these are six figure cars when restored. Thanks goes to Mark D. for the tip! Read more »
When reader Jm S. found this 1967 SAAB 95, he thought it would make a nice companion to the ’66 96 we featured the other day. We have to agree. This one needs some help, but most of the mechanicals have already been gone through. The seller has included a list of all the work that has been done here on the eBay listing. Bidding is currently at just over $1k and we are hopeful that the reserve is not too high for this rare Swedish wagon. Thanks Jim! Read more »
Some people were not very happy when MG switched from the pre-war looks of the T-series cars to the modern curves of the MGA. Much of the drive-train was carried over from the old car, but the new exterior put the A more inline with its competitors. It also made the possibility of a coupe, a reality. This 1960 MGA is one of those aforementioned coupes and although it needs everything, it does appear to be a relatively solid California car. Find it here on eBay where bidding is currently at $5 with no reserve. Thanks goes to Jim S. for the submission! Read more »
Update 7/22/13 – This TR250 just popped up on eBay again. It sold back in December for $13,200 and is now located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Apparently there was a little more rust then the new owner had originally thought.
From 12/17/12 – This 1968 Triumph TR250 has been parked in this barn for the past 34 years and is a rare find, as there are only 600 or so left. It needs some work, but we think it would make a great Christmas gift or possibly a great replacement for Santa’s old sleigh. If you’re interested in taking on this project, it can be found in Locust, North Carolina and here on eBay. Read more »
Update 7/22/13 – The high bidder reneged, so this one has been relisted. Here’s your second chance guys.
From 7/16/13 – If you like old SAABs then you probably know Chip Lamb. He is an expert on these quirky Swedes. A while back I got a weird hair and decided that one of these would look good in my garage. SAABs go against everything I stand for. They are front wheel drive for goodness sake! I asked for Chip’s advice and all he said was to “find a good one because there is a lot of junk out there”. Well, we just found this one on eBay and we want to know if it’s any good. Read more »
Some people have a knack for sniffing out certain makes of cars. For Joe Trybulec, it’s Corvettes. He has found some rare ones and today we have the tales about two of his best discoveries. These stories originally appeared in The Hemi in the Barn, but are offered online here exclusively. So, enjoy and be sure to subscribe to our mailing list for a chance to win a copy of the book. Read more »
Update 7/24/13 – The auction ended at $770 with 6 bids and the reserve was not met
Most of us don’t know much about pre-war cars and even fewer of us have memories of them. That is a sad fact because the history is being forgotten, the stories no longer told, and the great brands forgotten. Take Maxwell for instance. We bet you didn’t know that Maxwell laid the foundation of the modern Chrysler group. We didn’t, until Ryan M. sent us a link to this 1916 Maxwell that he found on eBay. Few people know about these cars today and the bidding shows. The auction started at $600, but there are no bids with only 3 days left. Thanks goes to Ryan for the tip! Read more »