We don’t often come across a car from one of the Big Three that leaves us intrigued and curious, well except for the occasional prototype that is. When we came across this 1965 Acadian Beaumont here on eBay, we were left wanting to know more about this Canadian GM. Looking at it you quickly recognize that it is based on the Chevelle, but it is different enough to pique our interest. It looks as if a Chevelle and a GTO ran off to Canada together and this is the resulting offspring. Typically a run of the mill rebadged version of a relatively common car wouldn’t interest us much more than the car it is based on, but this one is a Sport Deluxe model that was optioned with the L79 V8. There was only a handful built in ’65 with this 327 option and only 6 are still left. Read more »
The Mustang may have given Ford more of a sporting image when it was first released, but as time went on, it grew into more of a Clydesdale than a Pony. Luckily, Ford of Europe devised a diet plan. They built a new small rear wheel drive car that could be had with an inline-four or eventually a V6. It was badged as a Mercury Capri here in the States, but it may have been a better successor to the original pony car than the one that wore the name. This particular example is ready to go and it looks like a fun driver to us! Find the auction here on eBay where bidding is currently right under $800. Read more »
For most of us, pulling a great find from its resting place is half the fun. The other half is the thrill of taking it on its first drive after getting it running again. While that maiden voyage is one of our favorite parts, getting the car to the point where it is safe to drive can be a massive undertaking. So, sometimes the benefits of buying a car that someone else has already done the dirty work can outweigh the excitement of finding one and fixing it yourself. This 1938 International Harvester listed here on eBay is a good example of that. Read more »
Can you spot the car in this photo? Under all that junk there is a 1975 Corvette which has been parked since 2000. It is far from perfect, but with the most powerful engine option and a manual gearbox, we think it is worth some consideration. The fact that it is offered here on eBay without a reserve is also nice. There are a few issues that need addressing though. Thanks goes to Chip Lamb for the submission!
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This 1968 Camaro was supposedly won by a lady as a raffle prize. She drove it for a while before handing it down to her daughter who used it through high school and college. The 327/3-speed is not the most desirable combination, but if it really is as original as the seller claims, this is one heck of a find. It was in storage for about 20 years before the last owner pulled it out and got it running again. There is some rust in the fenders and wheels shown are not included. Find it here on eBay out of Guthrie Center, Iowa with a BIN of $9,000. Read more »
The Triumph Spitfire/GT6 is a great choice for a first time classic. The parts are dirt cheap and the engine is easy to access because of that flip up clip. Just make sure there isn’t any rust because that would take the project to a whole new level of expertise and expense. This particular 1972 Triumph GT6 looks like a good deal with many new parts, upgraded rims, and an overdrive. $2,900 takes it here on craigslist out of Stevensville Montana. Read more »
When the Maverick was first introduced in 1969 it was meant to compete with the likes of the Volkswagen Beetle. It was cheap, economical, and more spacious than other small cars. Logically, an inline-six was placed under the hood. Ford got bored though, so in ’71 they shoved a 302 V8 in there for those people who wanted a little more grunt. This particular example is fitted with the V8 and the Sprint package which was only available in 1972 in honor of the Olympics. Find it here on eBay out of Santa Barbara, California. Thanks goes to Jim S. for the tip! Read more »
With all the praise we heaped upon SAAB the other day, we knew we had to feature this 95 that Mark O. sent in. We were tempted to drag it home ourselves, but we thought we had better give our readers a chance. The seller claims that it is “pretty original” and that it runs and shifts fine. It obviously needs cosmetic attention, but if the rust isn’t too bad, their $1,800 asking price here on craigslist seems fair. Thanks Mark for the tip! Read more »
This 1971 Subaru FF-1 isn’t the best car ever to come out from Japan, but it is actually a very rare vehicle. Very few of these boxer powered compacts were ever shipped to the States and of the few that were, most are either rusted to the point of no return or have already been crushed. The seller doesn’t say much about it in their craigslist ad, but they do claim that it runs. If that’s the case, then the $1k asking price might not be too bad. Thanks goes to M. Patterson for the tip. Read more »
Unfortunately, most Lancia Scorpions have long since fallen victims to rust. In fact, there is one parked under a tarp down the street and it kills me every time I drive by because I know that there won’t be much left in a few more years. I would like to save that car, but common sense leads me to believe that this one might be a better choice. The seller claims that this 1976 Scorpion has only covered 48k miles since new. It runs well, looks good, and the $4,500 asking price isn’t too bad either. Find it here on craiglist in Boise, Idaho.