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Reader Finds: February 14, 2014

Reader Finds 2-14-2014

One of the things we love about BF and this community is the variety of interests and everyone’s willingness to contribute and share. Today, we have a nice mix of American iron and European steel. For the Muscle and Pony Car fans, we have a ’68 Camaro that needs work. It isn’t a highly optioned car, but it does have a V8 and seems to be a good starting point. If you prefer your Camaro in second generation form, there is a package deal with two second gen Camaros and lots parts. If you would prefer to drive something more refined, the ’51 Mercedes Convertible looks to be an exquisite barn find. If you’d rather have more practicality in your European luxury car, take a look at the Rover P5. Be sure to check out the other reader finds! Thanks to everyone that submitted their finds and please keep sending them in!

  • 1968 Chevrolet Camaro (eBay) – Josh M
  • 1972 Plymouth Road Runner (eBay) – Connor B
  • 1966 Corvette (eBay) – Josh M
  • 1957 Ford Thunderbird (craigslist) – Offshore64Guy
  • 1951 Mercedes-Benz 220 B Convertible (eBay) – Jim S
  • 1971 and 1973 Chevrolet Camaro Bundle (eBay) – Jim S
  • 1956 Ford Courier 2 Door Delivery (eBay) – Connor B
  • 1967 Rover P5 3 liter Sedan (kijiji) – Wotsdprice
  • 1974 Jensen Healey (craigslist) – Robert J


  1. doug scrapper clark

    1956 Ford Courier 2 Door Delivery is my top pick

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  2. Horse Radish

    Re: overpriced ’51 Mercedes:
    This seller would be better served making his home work and knowing about these cars.
    As little as I know there are some fundamental flaws in his description.
    First, this is a 1951 MB 220 Convertible B, with the importance of the B behind the ‘convertible’.
    The ‘B’ is the less desired of the convertibles (has a side window behind the door and is a 4 seater). The “A’ and the roadsters were the ones to have.
    His description says it’s possibly the most original 1951 in existence. That fact has little weight, when the car needs a complete restoration ( the leather needs replacement).
    A good cleaning would not do here, although it seems not even attempted.
    Even his description reveals a paint color change from maroon to blue in 1960 !!
    The original Telefunken radio is gone (Not original Becker in it’s place).
    I don’t think one needs to hurry down there any time soon, as this car will grace his ‘showroom’ for a while…
    The VIN in the E-bay auction (presumably on the paper work) is completely wrong and resembles, with a 1 missing in front, the engine number. The correct number is 187 013 00156/51 as stated on one of his papers…
    Another great car in the wrong hands….

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  3. Horse Radish

    the Rover is the best pick here (at 1.5 % of the Mercedes asking price) and it looks like it needs a motor and not much else !!

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  4. jim s

    i wonder if the T-bird was used in a movie.

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  5. Alan

    Ahh yes, the Jensen. Interesting that the first photo is of a different car than the one for sale. Also interesting is the lumber and plywood rotisserie. All others I have seen were metal…. So sad that if someone takes this off the seller’s hands, the dog(s) will lose shade!

    Now… based on the price alone…. Heck, wouldn’t the engines be worth that?

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  6. Han

    The T-Bird brings back memories of the movie “American Graffiti”

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  7. Kurt S

    Proof you’re never too old to learn something new! Here I’d always thought that sedan deliveries shared the same tailgates as wagons! Only Panel deliveries were different or so I believed till I spotted the hinges on the left side of this ’56 Ford delivery!.. I’ve always loved the utility of wagons and the memories at the drive-ins in my youth!

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  8. ConservativesDefeated

    Its just me I know……….and the internet. But it seems like the price asked for cars and their objectively viewed potential market value is completely detached from reality.

    Take the Ford Courier. A primered shell rolling on a frame engine and tranny, front and rear ends that arguably will need almost everything replaced

    For ten grand. Sheesh


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