The Big Boy: 1937 Terraplane Pickup

1937 Hudson Terraplane Truck

When it comes to elegant styling, few eras have produced more flowing and classy vehicles than the 1930s did. Even work trucks received a healthy dose of Art Deco styling during the ’30s! This 1937 Terraplane Big Boy truck has that great airflow look and makes modern trucks look like big ugly boxes. This one has been in this barn for the past 30 years, so it is going to need a complete restoration. You rarely see these trucks, so hopefully someone will save this one. If you’ve always wanted an airflow style truck, be sure to have a look at this one here on eBay in Banks, Oregon. Read more »

Desert Dry: 1967 Datsun 1600

1967 Datsun 1600

Many years ago, I was a newspaper reporter in Central Massachusetts. I had to cover the grand opening of a local business’ new office, which was located in a mill building alongside a river. As I explored the property before the ribbon cutting, I stumbled across an old Datsun roadster rotting in the woods alongside the river. Moss green in color, much like the undergrowth on the rockers, I quickly forgot about any actual reporting I was there to do. Unlike the one I found that day, this 1967 Datsun 1600 is moss free. It can be found here on eBay or in wonderfully dry Mesa, Arizona, now back to my story!
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Parts Car Included: 1975 Triumph Spitfire

Triumph Spitfire Project

Editor’s Note: We just want to welcome Jeff back onto the BF Staff! He’s a talented writer and we are excited to have him back on the team!

When I was growing up, one of my best friends was part of a father-son duo of British car lovers. Between them they had two Sunbeam Alpines and a gorgeous fire-engine red Triumph Spitfire. The Spit belonged to my buddy’s dad; the better of the pair of Alpines was his summer driver. On the night of the great Northeast blackout, we rode around town in the Alpine through pitch darkness, no traffic lights or train crossings to slow us down. Of course, the car we really wanted to be in was the Spitfire, but his father wisely forbade a couple of teenagers from driving around an unlit town in his pride and joy! This 1975 Triumph Spitfire, which can be found here on eBay, brought back the memories of that night and the car we wished we had been in. Read more »

Pony Bundle: Two 1966 Mustangs

Pony Car Bundle

What’s better than a pony car with tons of extra parts? How about two pony cars with extra parts? Sure I would rather have two complete running and driving Mustangs, but this package deal seems like a great buy for anyone looking for a project. You get two solid 1966 Mustang Coupes with enough extra parts to restore both and if that isn’t enough to get your attention the seller also has two 302 V8s they are including in the deal! Be sure to take a look at this duo here on eBay in Cabot, Arkansas. Thanks goes to Jim S for the tip! Read more »

Rare L89 Corvette Discovered In Australia

1969 L89 Corvette

From this unusually angled photo, this Corvette looks like any other C3 Corvette, but if you give it a closer inspection you’ll discover it is actually something special. The hood scoop gives it away slightly, but the 427 V8 and VIN mean that this is a rare L89 Vettes. If you don’t know your Corvette designations, it means that this is a very special Corvette. Only 390 of these were built in ’69 and it was basically a factory-built race car. There aren’t many of these left and this could very well be the only one in Australia! If you live down under or have been on the hunt for a real L89 take a look at this one here on eBay in Wahroonga, Australia. Thanks goes to Jim S for the tip! Read more »

Splity Project: 1963 Corvette Coupe

Blurry Corvette Coupe

Starting an eBay listing with a blurry and poorly shot photo is never a good choice, especially when the car you’re selling is as desirable and sought after as this split window Corvette Coupe is. Of course if your car is as rough as this splity, then maybe you would want to use a blurry photo too! I shouldn’t be too hard on the seller though, they are actually honest in their description about the condition of this project. It is going to need everything, but at least they are up front about that fact. You can take a better look at it here on eBay in Tavares, Florida. Read more »

Which Triumph TR3 Project?

1959-tr3a-project

Every once in a while I get the itch to experience a new car. But instead of asking around and just borrowing one for the afternoon, I hunt until I find an example that needs a little work. My logic may be flawed, but there is just something exciting about the whole process. The Triumph TR3 has been on my mind lately so I have been keeping tabs on local offerings and have even found a few in various states of disrepair. One of them is in a similar dismantled state as this 1959 TR3 that is listed here craigslist for $4,500 in Panonia, Colorado. What do you think? Is it ever smart to buy a disassembled project? Thanks goes to Dustyn for the tip! Read more »

Split Window For $3,500!

split-window

Bet this isn’t the “split window” you were thinking of when you read the title. When most people hear those two words together, they envision a 1963 Corvette or an early VW Beetle. Well, it turns out that there have been a lot of other cars built with two panes of glass in the back. This one is a 1939 Chrysler New Yorker and it can be found here on craigslist in Green Cove Springs, Florida for $3,500. The rear may look neat, but this pre-war Mopar had much more to offer than just a window that was hard to see out of. Thanks goes to reader Chuck F for the submission! Read more »

A Cautionary Tale: 1965 Corvette

1965 Corvette

I absolutely love all the insight and knowledge I learn each and every day from reading all the amazing comments you guys leave on the site! It is truly astonishing to read some of the discussions that take place here. Just recently I was reading through some old comments and I couldn’t believe how much I learned. I even got a lead on a reader find that I thought you guys might enjoy seeing. Don S left a comment where he mentioned that he had a ’65 Corvette that he had purchased on eBay, but it hadn’t turned out to be as great a deal as he had initially thought. After contacting Don, he sent over photos of his Corvette when he first got it, what it looked like as he started to pull it apart, and some of the work that he has already done to it. Read more »