Supreme Sounds: 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6

1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6

I suspect it is safe to say that for any of us who describe ourselves as brand aficionados, there’s always that one car or marque that temps us to leave our familiar and friendly automotive allegiances. Although I love vintage BMWs, an Alfa Romeo like this 1986 GTV6 survivor is my ultimate weakness. While the BMWs may do a lot of things better, nothing sounds quite like an Alfa at full song. To learn more, check out this listing here on craigslist in Central Ohio for $6,500. Read more »

Woodie Coupe: 1950 Chrysler Newport T&C

1950 Chrysler Newport T&C

When I think of woodies I instantly think of wagons, but there were a few non-wagon cars that combined wood and steel. This 1950 Chrysler Newport Town & Country is one of the best examples of a woodie that isn’t a wagon; it also happens to be one of only a few ever built. It has been hiding in Birmingham, Alabama for a number of years. If you’ve been looking for something special, this might just be the find for you! Have a look at it here on eBay. Read more »

Two Tone Longroof: 1970 Mercury Monterey Wagon

1970 Mercury Monterey Wagon

Anyone around my age (50) remembers trips in massive wagons. Although my family was one of the few that didn’t have one, I remember being in the rear of a Country Squire, Kingswood, and a Vista Cruiser, all owned by parents of my friends. While I don’t remember a Mercury wagon like this one, I can’t look at a wagon this size without thinking “family road trip”! This particular brown beauty is offered here on eBay and is located in Bozeman, Montana. Thanks go to Jim S for calling it to our attention! Read more »

Econo Woodie: 1976 Chevy Vega Estate

1976 Chevy Vega Estate

We recently featured a very clean Pinto Estate that was received with a wide range of responses; some hated it while others loved it. At least one of our readers liked it, and the last I had heard one of you was in the process of purchasing it (I won’t reveal who until I know the deal has gone through). I was truly surprised by the response, I remember when you couldn’t sell a Pinto, but times have changed. This 1976 Chevy Vega Estate was the Pinto’s direct competitor and while this wagon lacks the fantastic plaid interior of that Pinto, it’s still a good looking wagon. Find it here on eBay in Vacaville, California. Read more »

Shelby’s GTI: 1985 Dodge Omni GLH

1985 Dodge Omni GLH

After Lee Iacocca asked Carroll Shelby to breathe some life into Chrysler’s bare-bones hatchback, the famed performance consultant created the Dodge Omni GLH (short form for “Goes Like Hell.”) When stacked against competitors like the GTI and the Civic Si, the GLH was a formidable opponent right out of the box. What’s even more impressive is that the Omni was a contender before a turbo was bolted onto the 2.2 liter engine, which was offered later as an option. A seller in Maine apparently felt these cars are worth saving, as he’s given a naturally-aspirated GLH a new lease on life and listed it here on craigslist with an asking price of $3,000. Read more »

Resurrection in Red: 1961 Chevy Corvair Monza

1961 Chevy Corvair

Being able to see the transformation of a car that you bought in neglected or poor condition is one of the most gratifying aspects of owning a barn find. Whether it’s the satisfaction that comes from getting a car running or simply bringing some shine back to the paint, those gradual improvements deliver feelings of satisfaction like no new car ever could. That’s why this Craigslist listing for a 1961 Chevy Corvair Monza coupe caught my eye, the seller bought this car out of the previous owner’s shed and has performed quite a transformation. Check it out here in North Carolina for $4,000 or best reasonable offer. Read more »

Man Cave Find: 1973 Saab Sonett

1973 Saab Sonett

While going to College in Wyoming I would make the 8 block journey from my small apartment to campus and each time I made the trip I would walk past a wonderful looking Saab Sonett. Each time I went past it, I would tell myself I was going to go knock on the door and talk to the owner about it. I had learned it wasn’t always a good choice to approach people about their cars in Laramie, probably something to do with overly zealous WyoTech students, so I never got the courage to approach the owner. To this day, I regret not at least attempting to talk to them. When I saw this 1973 Sonett III that Al H spotted here on craigslist, it instantly reminded me of the one I use to walk by. Special thanks to Al for the tip and for bringing back some memories. Read more »

Land Yacht: 1973 Lincoln Continental

1973 Lincoln Continental

5,231 pounds! That’s a lot of 1970’s materials in one car! But if you wanted to cruise in style in a FoMoCo sedan at that time, you couldn’t do better than this. Complete with 1970’s color scheme, original wheel covers and lots of chrome, this huge car is for sale here on craigslist in Plymouth, California for $2850. Read more »

Max Hoffman Special: 1974 BMW Bavaria

1974 BMW Bavaria

Like many European automotive manufacturers at the time, BMW worked with legendary auto importer Max Hoffman to sell models that would resonate with American buyers. Enter the Bavaria, a sedan that featured the best ingredients for a sports sedan, a torquey motor mated to a manual transmission without a lot of frills. A tip of the hat to Mr. Hoffman, as that formula influenced many of BMW’s eventual creations and began the lasting legacy of building desirable sporting vehicles. This 1974 BMW Bavaria in Cape Cod is a clean example of an E3, and looks practically ready to roll with minimal refreshing needed. For more information, find it here on craigslist. Read more »

Dust Included: 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190B

1960 Mercedes 190B

If you’re going to take on a classic car restoration with unknown provenance or history, it’s hard to go wrong with a vintage Mercedes-Benz. They are known for their durability as much as they are celebrated for their style and luxury, and not terribly complicated to keep on the road. However, no matter what marque you invest in for your next project, taking one out of mothballs and feathering away the dust covering its fenders will require an expert amount of due diligence to ensure any refurbishment is done correctly. That’s what is needed on this 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190B, found in dusty isolation in a British basement. If you’re game, submit a bid via the listing here. Read more »