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?

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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!

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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 »

Retirement Plan: 1964 Cadillac DeVille

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While browsing ebay, I happened on this sad ’64 Cadillac DeVille. The owner had done a mechanical restoration and had just retired. This was the car that he “was going to take to (his) retirement home in California”, and he was actually driving to California when he had a big tire failure. The rear tire blew out with such force that the fender skirt was blown off the car. Somehow a fire took hold and despite the help of a state trooper and two fire extinguishers the car burned and was a total loss. Find it here on eBay in Cleveland, Ohio. Read more »

Still For Sale: 1965 Austin-Healey 3000

1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III

When Andrew M sent in information about an upcoming auction for a barn find Austin Healey 3000, I was driving through the middle of Montana and writing about it while driving just didn’t seem like a safe idea. When I finally had a chance to get to it, the auction was nearly over. I couldn’t find any information about how much it sold for so I just assumed it had sold and was off to a new home. It turned out that this barn find didn’t end up selling though and thankfully, Andrew sent us another email letting us know it still was still on the market. I haven’t been able to find the reason this 3000 didn’t sell at this past weekend’s auction, but Auctions America has updated the listing with new information about making an offer. They don’t offer much information, but the listing can be found here at Auctions America. Thanks for the tip Andrew! 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 »

1952 Jensen Interceptor for $750

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When most of us hear “Jensen Interceptor” we probably think of the Chrysler powered GTs that were built in the sixties and seventies, but he model designation was actually first used by Jensen in 1950. Only 88 of the first generation cars were ever built though so very few of us have actually ever seen one. This particular car is currently in pieces, but the rarity and uniqueness make it tempting. Oh, and the price doesn’t hurt either. Find it here on craigslist in Albuquerque, New Mexico for $750. Thanks for the tip Mike R! Read more »

1964 Jaguar E-Type Barn Find

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Most of us would much rather purchase a car that has been sitting in a heated garage for a few years, but there is just something cool about a real deal barn find. This 1964 Jaguar E-Type is about as “real” as they come. That isn’t always a good thing though and in this case the barn didn’t do much to protect it during the last 33 years that it has been parked. This is a highly desirable Series I car though so undoubtedly it will be saved. Bidding is already heating up at $15k with the reserve not even met! Find it here on eBay in Charlotte, North Carolina. Thanks goes to Jim S for the tip! Read more »