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Take Your Pick! California Cache of Cars

Most cars in a collection have something in common. Makes, models, production years, and body styles are just some of the things that collector cars may share. But in this case, the eight vehicles offered here on craigslist seem to have nothing in common and range from project to pristine. The seller wants to sell them fast and they’re located in Berkeley, California. If you’re nearby, a personal inspection would be suggested. Thanks for another interesting batch of finds, T.J.!

1955-62 Triumph TR3.  All we see of this one is the front clip as its being pulled from a storage container. So, who knows how much work is needed. At $6,500 it does not run.

1956 Morris Minor. This is a cool little British car that has a following in the Morris community. While it’s in decent shape, the seller also calls it a project and there are no keys. $5,500.

1966-67 Dodge Coronet (the seller doesn’t provide the year and only calls it a Mopar). This is a convertible with mismatched body panels and a bad top. The 318 V8 is said to run well. $6,750.

1974 Chevrolet Camaro. This one looks a little battered and needs paint. I like this model year because it doesn’t have the wraparound rear window. The Chevy here has a 350 V8 paired with a 4-speed, but it will need new brakes to stop. $12,500.

1975 Ferrari 308 GT4. This one is tucked away in a garage and is a non-running project. The seller is not optimistic that it will sell, so perhaps $55,000 is too much to ask.

1982-92 Pontiac Firebird (the seller doesn’t provide the year). Perhaps it’s a Trans Am with a manual transmission and runs well enough to  be driven home (after you bump start it). $3,300.

1985 Ford Econoline. The seller describes this as a “fishing van” which implies its not nice enough to take the family on camping trips and vacations. At a minimum, a new water pump is needed. $1,250.

2008 Ford Shelby GT500. This is the only beauty in the bunch and may need nothing. It only has 24,000 miles and the seller is not in a hurry to sell it. So why list it at all at $38,000?


  1. Ike Onick

    Only in the People’s Republic of Berkeley could such an eclectic collection exist. Pretty cool.

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    • misterlou Member

      I did a little sleuthing, it’s actually in Emeryville, near Pixar. Street view lets you scroll through the years and you can see some of the cars now for sale, parked around. I think it’s just an old time living-in-a-city, car collector who probably left the planet and now the family or flippers are trying to make some cash.

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  2. OKCPhil

    Here is the same Ferrari but if great shape and $500 less. I just don’t understand pricing today.

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    • Johnny

      Yes it pays to look around and NOT get in a hurry.

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  3. DonP

    When I see things like this I’m reminded of my Father’s response to a guy at the flea market that wanted $40 for a well used hammer. “If it’s that valuable, you should definitely keep it as an heirloom for your children”.

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  4. George Birth

    I like Don P’s comment!! He has hit the nail on the head with that comment. Dealers who are asking astronomical prices need the public refuse to pay up on clunkers, let the dealers keep their junk.

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  5. Claudio

    Too bad the shipping costs far exceed the value of the ford van due to my distance from the vehicle

    Anyone want to drive it to montreal , canada ?

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  6. DA

    Not expecting to sell could apply to all.

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  7. Marsden Harris

    Check out dans discoveries here on the barnfinds website. Wow this guy really works hard to find these old relics. I wish I had a shot at the car game instead of my dead end job.

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  8. Dan Harris

    Okc Phil, that’s the gypsy traders at Beverley hills car club. You should buy that one.

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  9. Danger Dan

    These are my cars. I’ve sold 3000 cars and never kept one. These will all sell. You guys are on the sidelines looking at the game.

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