Lucky Auctions Fall Classic

My Secret Dream Car: 1972 OTAS Grand Prix

1972 Otas Grand Prix 820

From the first time I drove a Fiat, I have been a fan of Italian company and all the oddball cars they have built over the years. I have since had the pleasure of driving a number of different Fiats, but there is one that I yearn to drive but so far has eluded me. That car isn’t one of their early cars or even one of the Abarth tuned rally cars, although these did come in Abarth flavor, it isn’t even really a Fiat. It is the OTAS Grand Prix 820, also known as the Abarth Scorpione and the Giannini Grand Prix, and while it might not be a true Fiat, it is based on the Fiat 850 chassis and drivetrain. This 1972 OTAS 820cc isn’t one of the highly desirable tuned versions, but is still quite desirable in my book. It has been in storage since the ’80s and has just recently pulled from storage. It is now located in Austin, Texas and can be found here on eBay. Special thanks to Jim S for the tip! Read more »

The Anti-Concours: 1918 Stutz Hot Rod

Stutz Hot Rod!

Sure wish I was at Pebble Beach right now… Back in 2011 Josh and I had the opportunity to attend many of the events that take place every August on the Monterey Peninsula. We sure had a great time. It seems that everyone else did too and they must have told all their friends about it. Hotel room prices have skyrocketed as a result so we will have to be content watching from a distance yet again this year. To honor all those fancy machines sitting on the manicured lawns this morning, I wanted to featured this 1918 Stutz. Now, this is not like any Stutz you are going to see at the concours. Some might call it a blasphemy, but I think it’s just plain cool. Find it here on eBay in Lansdale, Pennsylvania for $21,500 or best offer. Read more »

Oddball Truck: 1957 Tempo Matador

1957 Tempo Matador

There is nothing like discovering a vehicle that you previously didn’t know existed. Well this 1957 Tempo Matador is the first I’ve ever seen, as a matter of fact I’ve never even heard of the German manufacture Tempo. This one is in need of a complete restoration, but the seller is asking just $1,400 or best offer. This could be a really interesting and fun project, so find it here on craigslist in San Francisco, California. Special thanks to Robert J for the tip! Read more »

Fish Face: 1962 Daimler SP250

1962-daimler-sp250

It may be an acquired taste, but I actually the looks of the Daimler SP250. Its awkward curves and fish-mouth grill make it stand out amongst a crowd of more aesthetically pleasing machines. I would love to have one, but current values and limited supply keep them just out of reach. This could be the chance to get into one on the cheap. Just don’t expect it to stay that way. Find this project here on eBay in Dallas, Texas with bidding is currently at $4,650. Read more »

The Hot Rod Known As Barbecue Stove Bolt!

The Barbecue Stove Bolt

Admittedly, I’ve never been much for hot rods. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate all the work and energy that goes into a nice rod, but they just have never really been my style. Anything that’s been cut apart, resized, and welded back together tends to make me a bit nervous. But I like to encourage other car nuts to explore and learn more about the car genres outside their normal tastes though, so I decided I needed to do the same. And I have to say, I have seen some amazing cars, especially some of the period built hot rods. I had noticed this 1921 Dodge based hot rod when it came to market a while back, but didn’t give it much thought. Well it has surfaced again and can now be found here on eBay and in Portland, Oregon and I have to say, now that I have taken some time to look it over more closely, it is actually really cool! Read more »

Big & Odd: 1968 Cadillac Park Row Ambulance

1968 Cadillac Park Row Ambulance

When it comes to wagons, the bigger and odder, the better in my book. Few wagons are as unique or as large as this 1968 Cadillac S&S Park Row Ambulance. A Cadillac seems like a strange choice for an ambulance, giving their luxurious nature, but I can see where a smooth ride would be important for an emergency medical vehicle. This one has been gone over already and is in fantastic condition. It even comes with all the correct vintage medical equipment and radios! If you are like me and love oddball wagons, be sure to check it out here on eBay in Saint James, Missouri. Read more »

1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale

1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia SS

Alfa Romeo is known for introducing some interesting and unique designs, some of which are probably best enjoyed by fans of the quirkier Italian cars. You don’t have to be a fan of Italian cars or oddballs to appreciate the exercise of style and aerodynamics you see above though. Having seen a similar Giulia Sprint Speciale in person at the NW Classic Rally, I can attest to the beauty of these cars. Alfa only built about 1,400 of them and it seems few are still on the road. The seller of this 1966 Giulia SS 1600 found it parked in a garage, where it was on jack stands. They were able to make a deal with the previous owner’s widow and after purchasing it, actually drove it the 70 miles back to their own home without having to do any significant repairs. They are now parting ways with it and have listed it here on eBay in Midway, Utah. Read more »

Cheap Fun: 1952 Crosley Super Sport

1952 Crosley Super Sport

There probably isn’t a single one of us here who doesn’t dream of finding a Cobra or some other super rare roadster hiding in a barn, but the truth is, very few of us will ever have that kind of experience. That doesn’t mean that there still aren’t a lot of other great finds out there, many of which fit into any budget. Sometimes the budget finds are just as much, if not more fun, than the expensive ones anyway. Sure this 1952 Crosley Super Sport won’t ever beat a Cobra in a race, but it would bring just as many smiles to my face as any high dollar exotic. The fact that I could drive it like I stole it and not have to worry about breaking any speed limits would be a massive plus. This one is going to need a lot of work before it will be ready to be driven hard, but there really isn’t a lot to these little cars. Find it here on eBay in Houston, Texas with bidding at $2,000. Read more »

Pint-Size Alloy Racer: 1952 Siata 300BC Barchetta

1952 Siata 300BC

When most people think of aluminum-bodied Italian sports cars, the first brands that come to mind usually include Ferrari and Lamborghini. While this rough alloy car body might look a bit like a Ferrari, it is actually rarer and far more intriguing than most run-of-the-mill Ferraris. This 1952 Siata 300BC Barchetta Sport Spider is one of only 50 built. It would never beat a Ferrari in a straight line, but these lightweight sport cars more than proved themselves on the race track and in a number of rallies. This one is going to need a total restoration and plenty of fabrication, but is being offered here on eBay in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma without a reserve. Sure, it would be great to find a Ferrari in a barn, but I would be more than happy to have found this hiding in an Oklahoma barn! Read more »