Sundowner: 1982 Mazda B2000

I’ve always liked little pickups but recently I’ve become a huge fan of small trucks. This 1982 Mazda B2000 Sundowner Pickup is on eBay with a current bid price of $1,800 but the reserve isn’t met…. more»

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Saved from Scrap, Part II: 1987 Nissan Pulsar Sportbak

There was a time when car designers dreamed big and manufacturers allowed those dreams to live on in real-life vehicles. Nowadays, a tantalizing concept is unveiled and the production model looks like a warmed-over (and that’s… more»

Maxi Scooter: 1986 Honda Helix

There’s an emerging appreciation for scooters and other two-wheeled contraptions conceived in the 1980s, namely because their space-age design has come into retro-style. This 1986 Honda Helix is a rarely seen “maxi scooter”, a name designated… more»

300K Miles, Still Passes Smog: 1984 Toyota Supra

Toyotas certainly have a reputation for being long-lived, but often times those high mileage accomplishments occur behind the wheel of a Camry or Corolla. That’s why you’d be forgiven if you did a double take upon… more»

First US Market Mazda Rotary: 1970 Mazda R100

When it comes to rare Japanese classic cars, some are uncommon and difficult to find, but others are just plain scarce like this Mazda R100. The R100 is a special vehicle, as it was the first… more»

Turbo Diesel Spacecab 4×4: 1986 Isuzu P’up

The checklist on this truck is a mile long: 4×4? Check. Spacecab? Check. Turbo? Check. Diesel? Check. No rust? Check. This 1986 Isuzu Turbo Diesel 4×4 P’up is listed on eBay in Graham, North Carolina with… more»

Early Rotary Find: 1973 Mazda RX2

The younger readers we have may not even be aware that Mazda produced rotary-engined vehicles before the RX7 — surprise! One of their first little cars was the RX2, produced from 1970 to 1978 in both… more»

Diesel Longevity: 1981 Toyota Hilux

For those of you who recall my 1981 Toyota HiAce project (there will be updates…someday), this little Hilux diesel played an indirect role in my van making the trip from Panama to the USA. You see,… more»

One Owner, 23,900 Miles: 1973 Datsun 240Z

The Datsun Z car has a special place in history as it not only was a change in Japanese built automobiles, it was an affordable sports car that had stunning looks, and offered a driving experience… more»

No Reserve Castaways: Cheap Projects on eBay

One of my favorite sellers on eBay tends to get a lot of donated, abandoned and tax write-off vehicles in their yard, and while most of the cars are completely forgettable, there’s always a few that… more»

105th One Built: 1970 Datsun 240Z

This Datsun 240Z, VIN HLS30-000105, is the 105 th car to come off the line, and it did so in late 1969. It just went up for auction here on eBay and has already garnered 49… more»

Factory Roll Bar: 1987 Toyota 4Runner SR5

To me, one of the coolest features of any vehicle is the presence of a standard roll bar. True, rollover protection is easy enough to install via aftermarket suppliers, but the fact that Toyota felt like… more»

1-Owner 9,622 Miles! 1976 Toyota Corolla SR-5

This car shows 9,622 miles on the odometer and the seller says that as far as they can tell from the paperwork, those are the original miles. Whether it’s 9,622 or 109,622 this 1976 Toyota Corolla… more»