After posting the “good for nothing” Magnette earlier today, one of our commenters brought it to our attention that the seller has a huge stash of unique cars listed for sale on craigslist. They are all rough, but we thought they might be worth a look. We will list each one below and let you guys provide the analysis. Take note of all the cars in the backgrounds. Thanks goes to Mike B. for the tip. Read more »
The seller of this 1969 Camaro SS claims that it is a true unrestored “survivor” and that it’s even still wearing its original paint. They have plenty of documentation to back their claims, but they felt that the original 350 V8 didn’t provide enough power, so they swapped it for a ZL-1 427. This leaves us wondering if it can really be considered a survivor now. Take a closer look here on eBay. Read more »
Reader James A. just found this MG Magnette that the seller claims will be crushed if not sold soon. He thought someone here might want to save it, even if it’s just for parts. These are rather rare here in the States, so there surely has to be someone out there that who sees some potential here. It can be found here on craigslist in Columbia, South Carolina with an asking price of $650. A special thanks goes to James for the tip. Read more »
This 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Spider was stored in a barn for many years and it is in rough shape. With a torquey twin-cam, smooth-shifting gearbox, and good handling, these were great driving cars in their day.The current owner can no longer store this Giulia so they have decided to part ways with it. It is being offered here on eBay with a supposedly “low reserve”. Read more »
This 1946 Ford Super Deluxe Club Convertible is a rolling chassis without a title, but the price makes it tempting. These originally came with Ford’s 100hp Flathead V8 and were quite handsome cruisers. Since this one is obviously a project we would probably go with a hot rod theme and shove something a little more modern under the hood. If it’s good enough for Tim Allen, it’s good enough for us. Find it here on craigslist in St. Louis for $3,900 obo. A special thanks goes to Scot C. for the tip.
UPDATE: Turns out that this is one is actually a Roadster!
This could be your chance to pick up a 356 convertible project on the cheap. This one was seized by the IRS after the owner failed to pay their taxes. The only problem is that most of the car is missing, including the engine. The auction will be held in Kuna, Idaho on Thursday with a minimum bid of $6,000. It would take a lot to bring it back to original, so it might be a good candidate for an outlaw build? Read more »
Built in Stevenage, England, in the 1950s, the 1,000cc Vincent V-Twin was billed as “The World’s Fastest Standard Motorcycle.” Expensive, exotic, loud, and very fast, with a shiny black stove-enameled engine, two into-one faired exhausts, dual Amal carburetors, four sets of finned brake drums, knock-off wheels, and a 150-mile-per-hour Smiths speedometer, the Black Shadow was, and still is, the stuff of legends. Singer-songwriter Richard Thompson sang about a Vincent in his song “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” and a contemporary rock band goes by the name “The Vincent Black Shadow.” Read more »
This 1950 Jaguar XK120 has supposedly been parked since 1969. Obviously the past owners have undertook parts of the restoration, but none have been able to finish the job. It may look rough in the photos, but it was once one of the most beautiful and fastest sports cars around. If you think you have what it takes to bring this one back to its former glory, it can be found here on craigslist in South Jersey for $34,500. Read more »
Reader Pete M. came across this 1969 Jaguar E-Type Convertible garage find here on eBay.uk. This topless cat has been parked in this Surrey garage for a long time and as a result, is in rough shape and will need a complete restoration. It was built and exported for use on this side of the road, but then imported back to its birth place. Read more »