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1973 Dodge Charger SE Brougham

1973 Dodge Charger SE: Buy 1 Get 2

With bidding at $5,000 this Charger SE Brougham might not seem like an astounding deal. Don’t get me wrong the Charger SE Brougham is quite rare, but this seems high for one that needs to be restored. However, if you read the seller’s listing you will discover this auction isn’t for just this one car. The seller has three Dodge Chargers in various conditions plus a mountain of parts that they are including in this one auction. Between all the parts and cars it shouldn’t be too difficult to build 2 complete cars, so if you love these big B-body Mopars this could be a good chance to jump start a Mopar collection. Find this bundle deal here on eBay in Topeka, Kansas.

1974 Pontiac GTO

1974 Pontiac GTO: The Last Goat

I know we just featured a GTO earlier today, but Jim S sent this one he found here on eBay and it was such an interesting find that I had to take a closer look at it. It caught Jim’s attention because it looked like a Chevy Nova with a GTO front end grafted on to it, which is actually exactly what it is. For many the last GTO was built in 1970, but Pontiac tried to keep the breed alive and in ’74 they introduced the last Pontiac to wear the GTO name. The new design was based on GM’s X-body platform and from the A pillar back is identical to the Nova, it is even powered by a 350 V8. This example is looking rough and needs a full restoration, but it is one of only 7,058 built. While it might not have the get up and go of earlier Goats, it has plenty of potential and if the 350 doesn’t offer you enough power you could always stuff a GTO 400 under the hood! Thanks to Jim S for this tip!

1970 Pontiac GTO 455 HO

1970 Pontiac GTO: Project 455 H.O.

The seller of this GTO didn’t provide much information, but they claim it is a 455 H.O. car. The 455 H.O. was the biggest engine offered in the GTO for 1970, but wasn’t actually the most powerful option. Seeing as this is an H.O. (High Output) you would think it would be the most powerful, but it was rated at just 360 horses or 10 hp lower than the top Ram Air 400. While horsepower was lower it was rated at an impressive 500 pounds of torque, so it still is a monster of a motor. The seller claims the car needs a restoration, as there is rust. With an asking price of $14k a few more photos and information would be nice. They do provide the build sheet, which you can see here on craigslist in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and could reveal more about the options. Special thanks to Cooper S for this tip!


Bullitt Bad Guy: 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

Normally I would advise people to stay away from project cars that are rusty and missing important components like their engines. But, when something like this 1968 Dodge Charger R/T shows up, it can be tempting to break all the rules. The R/T on the trunk and grill stood for Road/Track and that meant it was equipped with some special parts in order to make it a better performer. In this Charger’s case that meant Dodge’s 440 cubic inch V8 came standard as well as uprated suspension and brakes. It was ready for some serious track time or at least some stoplight drag racing. This particular car is going to need a lot of help before you are going to be recreating any scenes from Bullitt, but it might be worth the time and money. Take a look here on eBay and let us know what you think.

British Motoring Showdown

Motoring Monday: Jags, A Landy, & An MGA!

There is a plethora of British projects on eBay right now; I’m curious as to what you would most like to be working on! The really rough 1954 XK120 is located in Miami, Florida and is offered here, currently at $3,695 but has not met its reserve. The disassembled but complete 1970 E-Type is in Athens, Georgia and has met its reserve here at $8,000. The running but still needing a little work 1975 ex-Belgian Army Land Rover Defender is in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and is auctioned here at $7,500 with no reserve. Finally, the unrestored 1957 MGA is located in Lawton, Iowa and is listed here where it has a buy-it-now of $7,800 but offers are being taken. Read more »

1966 Pontiac GTO

1966 Pontiac GTO: Not Lookin’ So Fine

As a child I remember being fascinated with the twin vertical lights on mid-60’s Poncho’s. This GTO, shown to be real with documentation, is for sale in Newfane, New York and is offered here on eBay with bidding currently at $4000 with reserve not met. Originally a 389 Tri-Power 4-speed car, the original drive train is long-gone. Its currently powered by a ’68 400 and automatic transmission from a Bonneville, but is said to run well. The seller is hoping to find the bumpers and states little else is missing. No body rust-through is noted, but work will at least have to be done to the driveshaft and brakes before the GTO is drivable. Despite wearing Oldsmobile rims in the pictures, the ad states the original-type Pontiac rims are available with the car. The car was found in a garage where it had been stored since the mid-80’s; it’s a shame it’s not in a garage now. Depending on the reserve price, this could be a sleeper bargain. Are Ronnie and the Daytona’s calling you?

1963 Porsche 356

The British Love 356’s, Too!

When I first looked at this picture (thanks to reader Ricky M for the tip!) I actually thought this was a paper mache model of a Porsche 356. The sad story is that the 1963 car was parked in a garage when it was only 10 years old and was only just recently exhumed from its shelter. I’m guessing based on the generally dilapidated condition that the garage wasn’t of the finest construction! Not only is the body almost rusted away, but the engine is seized as well. The car will be offered at the Bonham’s Auction at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting on March 21st. Unbelievably to me, the pre-auction estimate is £10-15,000 ($14.7-$22.1k). I like 356’s, but not that much! Anyone feel differently?

1973 Saab Sonett

1973 Saab Sonett: Assembly Required

I see it all the time, someone starts a project, gets part way through and then for whatever reasons is never able to finish the car. Well this Sonett is one of those unfinished projects. It was repainted and partially reassembled, but for whatever reason, it was parked in the barn and forgotten about. Nine years have passed since it was parked and it is now out of the barn and waiting to be finished. The seller purchased it for their son, who is 6’6″ and offers the disclaimer that if you are his height or taller, you shouldn’t buy it as you won’t fit! If you are under 6’6″ or think you can squeeze yourself into it, find it here on eBay in Gilbert, Arizona with bidding barely over $500. I’m curious see what other unfinished projects the seller has parked in their yard!

1951 Willys M38 Jeep

1951 Willys M38 Jeep: A Worthy Find

Mike C recently came across an interesting barn find and after seeing Bob’s military grade Powerwagon, thought he would see what we thought of his military issue Jeep! He wasn’t too sure if it was worthy of a feature, but I can assure him it is! Here is Mike’s story in his own words – Not sure if this is worthy of a Barn Finds story, but I’m happy with my find!
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1970 Mercedes 280 SL: Junkyard Find

When I first looked at this 1970 Mercedes 280SL, my eyes naturally went to what was sitting behind it. Notice the rack of gold, er… Porsche 356s sitting back there. Wow! This place obviously isn’t your average junkyard. In fact, I believe we did a feature on the place about two years back. The owners weren’t letting anyone in at that time, but there were rumors that some seriously rare cars were rusting away behind the gates. Well, if this is the same place, it seems that they are slowly letting the inventory trickle to market. They have already sold some 911s, but this Mercedes is the only car that they currently have listed. Find it here on eBay for $14,500 or best offer. So, do you think it’s the same yard?