Pint-Sized Project: 1962 Morris Mini Cooper

1962 Morris Mini Cooper

Looking at a Morris Mini, it is hard to imagine such a small car flying around Monte Carlo at speed, but after John Cooper was done tuning the Mini it became a force to be reckoned with. The Mini had impressive handling before Cooper got his hands on it, but he gave the Mini the one thing it needed to be competitive, more power. Minis have always been in demand, but the Cooper versions are without a doubt the most desirable of these tiny cars. This 1962 Morris Mini Cooper was discovered in Italy and is in need of a complete restoration. The seller literally provides no information about the car, other than the fact that it needs restored. Thankfully, they offer lots of photos, which can be seen here on AutoClassic.it and if any additional information comes to light, I’ll be sure to add it! Read more »

Out of Retirement: 1964 Ford Galaxie

1964 Ford Galaxie Dragster

Plenty of professional athletes have retired, only to leave retirement and start competing again. If some athletes can do it multiple times and still be successful, why can’t an old drag car? This 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 has spent most of its life either ripping up the quarter mile or parked in a barn. After a long retirement, it has been pulled out, freshened up, given a new motor, and is about ready to hit the drag strip! If you’re interested with getting this Galaxie out of retirement, be sure to take a look at it here on eBay or find it in Gainesville, Florida. Read more »

First Fuelie Corvette Factory Racer Hits the Market

1957 Corvette Fuelie Race Car

While surfing eBay recently, I came across a listing for the first fuel injected Corvette race car. The lack of photos made me question the authenticity of the listing, as the very car has graced the pages of this site in our In the Barn series. What really grabbed my attention though was the price. If you’re standing, you might want to take a seat. They are asking an astronomical $6.5 million for this historic race car. Now don’t get me wrong, I understand the historical significance of this particular car, but is it really worth that much? It’s a well-documented car that raced at Daytona and Sebring and it does have an interesting story as a barn find, but it is hard to fathom it being worth so much. The seller has since updated their listing with more photos and if you’d like to take a look for yourself, find it here on eBay. Read more »

S-Code Project: 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Some of the cars we find are desirable because of what they are, but sometimes the most desirable car is a tough sale. Condition can really keep a car from being a tempting proposition, but sometimes these cars are worth checking out just because of how cool they look. Take this 1969 Mustang Mach 1 390 we discovered here on eBay, it is a highly desirable model, but its condition keeps it from being a realistic project for us. While it might not be realistic, that doesn’t stop us from wanting it simply because of how fascinating it is to look at. We aren’t sure what exactly is going on with the paint job, but it certainly has us intrigued. If it was cheaper and we had money to spare, we would be tempted to buy it simply for curiosities sake. Read more »

Mystery Model: 1957 Devin

1957 Devin

We have had the pleasure of featuring a number of the amazing cars built by Bill Devin. Most are clearly identifiable, but occasionally we come across one that isn’t as easy to determine the exact model. There were several models offered, but most were the VW based D model. This one is based on the VW, but the body isn’t like the typical Devin D. Given that the Devin was offered as a kit car, it is possible that this one was modified or it could be one of the Devin Specials. We are going with it being a Special, but take a look at it here on eBay and decide for yourself. Read more »

Rickenbacker Connection: 1915 Maxwell Racer

1915 Maxwell Racer

The seller of this Maxwell Racer purchased it under the pretense that it had history linking it to the legendary Racer Eddie Rickenbacker. Sadly for them, the previous owner was never able to provide any evidence linking it to the legend or to any racing history whatsoever. Rather than seeing it sit in their garage, the current owner has decided to part ways with it. Instead of misrepresenting its pedigree, they are offering it with full disclosure and without reserve here on eBay. We doubt it has any history, but you never know… Read more »

Barn Racer: LeGrand MK 22 Formula Vee

LeGrand MK 22

Aldin “Red” LeGrand probably isn’t a person most of us know about, but Red played an interesting role in racing history. He was a pioneer in his day and went on to build a number of single seat race cars, ranging from Formula A to Vee. His cars saw a lot of victories and plenty of failures, but no matter their successes, his designs were simplistic and impressive. This LeGrande MK 22 Formula Vee is one of the two ever built and has been in a barn for a number of years. Have a look at it here on eBay where bidding starts at $4,000. Read more »

Hillclimb Champ: 1971 Ginetta G15

1971-ginetta-g15-project

After featuring the ice racer, we knew we had to mention this Ginetta. Like the Sonett, this lightweight also has some interesting race history. It won the Grampian Television Scottish Hillclimb Championship in 1983 before the current owner imported it in 1988. They started to disassemble everything in preparation for a restoration. That obviously never happened, so it is now listed here on eBay for $4,900 obo. Read more »

Vintage Ice Racer: 1969 SAAB Sonett

1969 Saab Sonett

Tim W. had emailed us months ago about a former ice racer that he has had sitting in his barn for the past 15 years. We never got around to featuring it, so Tim pulled it out and cleaned it up a bit before listing here on eBay with no reserve. It gets really cold up in Duluth, so he hopes to get it sold before winter sets in. Read more »