Race Cars

Missing for 35 Years: Mazda 254i Le Mans Racer

Old race cars are often discarded as their short shelf life expires, replaced by a new iteration that is practically required to be more powerful with improved technology. Given the cost to maintain race cars, it’s no surprise that… more»

What About That 911? 1970 Heger Hustler Kart

This listing for a 1970s-era Heger Hustler go-kart contains a major easter egg in the background of the photos courtesy of a yellow long-hood Porsche 911. The seller says not to bother asking unless you have $25K lying around,… more»

Dining Room Find: 1937 Fiat Topolino Gasser!

As car guys (and gals), some of us have likely fantasized about putting our pride and joy in the middle of our living space, never having to venture to the cold garage or flimsy canvas tent in the backyard… more»

Freightliner’s Commodore Supercar Barn Reveal

A few weeks ago we ran this story on how the Barn Finds culture is being adopted by Hollywood to promote the upcoming Ghostbusters movie. Well, it appears that this trend is moving even further across the globe. Australia’s… more»

Leave ‘Em In The Dust: 1969 Corvette SCCA Race Car

There’s something about old race cars that just suits my fancy, and I think it’s because ever since I tried autocross for the first time, I’ve been convinced that all cars should be driven fast. Whatever the case may… more»

A True Survivor? 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

The rarely seen BMW 2002 Turbo was the brainchild of none other than Bob Lutz, the brash auto executive who had a hand in several iconic vehicles loved by enthusiasts. Unfortunately for him and the turbocharged BMW, the oil… more»

Period Gasser! 1950 Olds 88

I’ve seen many “gassers” over the years that are later conversions — cars that have been made over after the fact. This 1950 Oldsmobile actually was a competition car as far back as the 1960s and is now for sale here… more»

Build Your Own Rally Car: 1989 Merkur XR4ti

If you’ve ever wanted to go rallying, now’s your chance with this rally-prepped 1989 Merkur XR4ti that the seller claims comes with loads of spare Cosworth parts and other upgrades. As the above photo shows, he’s apparently getting out… more»

9 Second Sidekick: 1993 Geo Tracker

This Geo Tracker does two things few cars can do at the same time: it runs nine second quarter miles and also takes its owner to work and back each day. Featuring an incredible engine swap that resulted in… more»

Petty Special: 1978 Plymouth Volare A43 Street Kit

This one has Petty patina all over it, hence the lower asking price than we usually see for a rare 1978 Plymouth Volare Petty Special. This unusual car can be found here on Craigslist in Maybee, Michigan. The seller… more»

Race Car Project: 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK350

Sometimes you will look at a car and just know that it will either be a restoration project, a potential daily driver, or it will only be good for parts. Others will come under the heading of “what on… more»

Drag Wagon: 1976 Chrysler Aspen

This brown 1976 Chrysler Aspen wagon is certainly one average looking car, but it can scoot. At least, it did. The car has no miles listed, a clear title, and is being sold as is. Located in Blossvale, New… more»

8,000 Original Miles: 1981 BMW M1

When it comes to iconic BMWs, it doesn’t get much better than the limited production M1 – effectively, the company’s first supercar. M1s rarely come up for sale today, and this example is claimed to have not been offered… more»

SCCA Veteran: 1964 Austin-Healey Sprite

Old race cars are always fun to poke around, even if their value is heavily contingent upon what tracks they were used on and who drove them. This 1964 Austin Healey Sprite belonged to an amateur, used in SCCA… more»

LeMans Racer Replica: 1962 Maserati Tipo 151

All-out Maserati vintage racing cars are pretty rare on the ground, so it didn’t take me long to figure out where I thought I remembered this pretty green one from. Jeff L. previously wrote up this car here back in February… more»

“Cheap” Racing: 1964 Austin-Healey Sprite

First off, for those racers that saw the post headline and immediately guffawed, yes, I’m fully aware there is NO truly cheap way to race a car. However, some methods are less expensive than others, and this 1964 Sprite… more»