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 »
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 »
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 »
Update 4/3/14 – Now we get to see what Doug’s Fairlane really is worth! He has listed it here on eBay and even took out a reader classifieds ad over there on the side of the page. The car looks good and we are excited to see what it goes for. Thanks Doug!
From 3/15/14 – A few days ago, reader Doug M contacted us about an idea for a new feature and we have to say, we love the idea! The title for his proposed feature, “What’s this Car Worth?”, describes the theme perfectly. Doug currently has this 1963 Ford Fairlane Sport Coupe parked in his shop and can’t decide whether he should invest more money into it or cut it lose to make room for other projects. Not being a Ford guys, he isn’t sure if it makes sense to fix all of the issues, just the major problems, or if he should just sell it before he’s in too deep. We aren’t experts on Ford Fairlanes, but with the collective wisdom of the BF community we should be able to give him a better idea of what it’s worth, if it makes sense to invest more money into it, and how to better present his old beater when it comes time to sell. We think this new feature type will be a great way for all of us to learn about what to do with our finds and projects. There are some ground rules though that we want to lay out beforehand so that everyone can have fun and learn together. The rules and more information about Doug’s car are right after the break. Read more »
We love looking at cars from the past and examining how they have evolved over the years. While most cars have very little if nothing to do with their predecessors, it is still interesting to seet how a particular car’s style and technology improved and adapted to the market. When we came across this 1960 Dodge Dart here on eBay, we hadn’t really given the evolution of the Dart much thought. When we think of the Dart, the first image that comes to mind is the budget muscle car of the ’70s, but before it was tearing up the quarter mile its predecessors were laying the ground work for its image as an affordable yet sporty car. Read more »
UPDATE: The seller just lowered the BIN to $1,500. Someone buy it before we do!
It might not be the best looking or performing car, but for some reason the AMC Pacer has slowly been growing on us. Perhaps it the quirky shape or the fact that they can usually be had on the cheap. While we would rather say it’s because we can pick them up cheap, we have to admit that it has more to do with that bulbous shape. Sure we love the smooth flowing lines of an Italian sports car or the low brutish shape of a British roadster, but those cars won’t grab the attention of every person on the sidewalk like a Pacer will. If you’ve been looking for a cheap driver that will get some looks, have a look at this 1978 Pacer here on eBay where it is being offered with a BIN of $1,800 and the option to make an offer. Thanks Jim S for this tip! Read more »
If you have been following the North Carolina Find are a Mopar Nut, you have undoubtedly been waiting with great anticipation for this… The final installment in our multipart story. From our teaser post all the way through the past three posts, people have been asking when they get to see the rare Mopars hiding in this massive collection. With no further ado, here they are in all of their Muscle car glory! So grab some popcorn and prepare for an impressive sight. Read more »
Buying any car online can be a daunting task. You have to trust the seller’s description, photos, and intentions. It’s even more difficult when you are buying a barn find online. We all love the pictures of a classics parked in barns still wearing years of dust and dirt, but one major issue we see with buying a dirty old car is judging its condition. We came across this 1965 Pontiac GTO barn find here on eBay, and while the seller seems to be honest about its condition, it’s hard to tell what all it will really need. That isn’t to say it couldn’t turn out to be a great project, it’s just hard to tell when the car is covered with this much filth. Jim S happened to send us a link to another ’65 GTO and we thought it would be a good chance to do a comparison. Have a look at the other GTO after the break. Read more »
If seeing all those Corvettes in the North Carolina find left you needing to save a Corvette from an old barn, we have the car for you. It isn’t part of the NC collection, but instead located in Florida. It has been in storage since 1972 and is covered in decades of dust and dirt. It needs a new home and owner, so take a look at this 1963 Corvette Stingray Convertible here on eBay. Oh and did we mention this one is the 360 horsepower fuel injected model? Special thanks to Jim S for this tip! Read more »
Hopefully the anticipation of seeing the rest of the North Carolina Find hasn’t been too painful. After receiving over 200 photos of this collection, it hit us we couldn’t fit all these photos in one post, so we decided the best thing would be to split it up into several posts. Not wanting to stretch it out too long, we decided the best way to do this would be to break it up into makes. To kick things off we are going to start with GM and it’s subsidiary brands. There are enough photos and cars here that we could easily do a post for each make, but we decided to group these under one big GM umbrella, hopefully no one minds! Read more »