Unusual VW Bus on Craigslist

Unknown Model of VW Bus

Robert J spotted this rather unusual VW Bus while surfing craigslist. At first I thought it was just a run of the mill ’80s Bus, but then I noticed the same thing Robert did. The front end just isn’t like any other VW Bus I had ever seen. Not being the type to leave any rocks unturned, I decided this bus deserved some investigation. Before we dig into it, be sure to have a look at the listing here on craigslist. Thanks for sending this in Robert! Read more »

Bargain or Basketcase? 1988 BMW M3

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This 1st generation BMW M3 caught my eye here on eBay. The first of the legendary sedan-based M-cars and looking fairly good in traditional German alpine white paint, this M3 has 45 bids but is still only at about $12K. Is that telling us something about a car that often sells for $40K or more these days? Or could it truly be a diamond in the rough? Read more »

Reader Find: Papa’s Ol’ Ghia

1974 Karminn Ghia

Some of the best finds really aren’t finds at all. They sometimes are cars that have been a part of our lives for as long as we can remember. They might be our first car or one that we grew up going on family vacations in. And whether they are rare or run of the mill family haulers, they hold a special place in our hearts because of the roll they played in our lives. Well Brian C’s recent find has been a part of the family for nearly 40 years and holds a special place for him. To really do this story justice, I will let Brian tell you it in his own words. Read more »

Crusty Cabriolet: 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE

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From Avi K – I found this car in my mechanic’s lot in 2007. He was commissioned to restore it for a fellow who bought it from Mercedes in 1961 as a pre-owned vehicle and drove it up until 2007. My mechanic pulled the engine from the car and gave the owner a few options. When I noticed that nothing was happening with the car in 2009 I asked what the plans were. I was told that the owner changed his mind and didn’t want to restore it, so I asked for his number. Read more »

BMW + SAAB = 1977 Wartburg Knight

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Update 9/16/14 – Jason has listed this one here on eBay with a BIN of $4,000. The price just keeps dropping!

From 7/11/14 – We love to stumble upon cars that we have never heard of before! Take this 1977 Wartburg 353W that we just found on craigslist for example. When was the last time you saw one of these here in the States? Well, that could be because they were never officially imported to the States from East Germany where they were produced. We don’t know much about them, but this example looks to be in excellent condition. The $5,000 $4,500 asking price doesn’t seem too unrealistic either. Read more »

Roadside Find: 1966 Porsche 911

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Craigslist and eBay are great, but sometimes the best deals are found offline! Cars that are parked along the road with a “for sale” sign in the window are more likely to be bargain priced than those listed online. Now, I’m not saying whether this rusty 1966 Porsche 911 is a good buy or not, but Richard W thought we might like it. He spotted it at the Lime Rock Historics on August 30th. The cardboard sign says it is a barn find and since the last 3 digits of the VIN are 007, the seller clever refers to it as a James Bond car. Or is that James Bond-o? Richard was not able to find the owner to get more information, but was generous enough to share it with all of us. So please return the favor and keep those roadside finds coming! Thanks Richard! Read more »

Grocery Store Sighting: 1955 Porsche 356A

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From Sid Cannon – Stopped at a grocery store in a certain lake town in Idaho and this was in the parking lot! It’s a 1955 Porsche 356A and it has been the owner’s “resort car” for the past 20 years. Pine needles on the hood, lots of dust on the dash = barn find without the barn. I told the owner about an upcoming Oktoberfast event and then said, “Don’t wash it or dust off the dash”. He just scratched his head and said OK… Read more »

1971 Porsche 914 for $2,500

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Wyoming is not a place you would expect to find many sports cars, but there are a few lurking around. The cold winters keep most rear wheel drive cars in their garages for the better part of the year so when they do appear, they usually have low mileage and clean bodies. This 1971 Porsche 914 is far from perfect, but is claimed to still be wearing its original paint and to have only covered 67k miles. Of course this will all need to be verified, but the $2,500 asking price does make it tempting. Find it here on eBay in Laramie, Wyoming. Read more »

Pre-A Project: 1955 Porsche 356 Continental

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If you want a classic to drive, get the Sprite. If you want a classic as an investment, get this. It is a pre-A 356 and although it looks bad in the photos, there is actually a lot to work with here. The paint was stripped back in the sixties by the seller’s uncle and it has sat in the family barn ever since. Things will get very expensive before it is all said and done, but the end result will likely be worth six figures! Find in here on eBay in Canton, Michigan. Read more »