Tax Day Challenge


Today you fit in one of two groups, those who pay or those who get paid. That’s right folks, today is tax day. We hope you have already filed your returns because everything is due tonight. To cheer up those of us who had to divvy up some cash, we wanted to have a challenge. The average tax refund this year is $2,755, so we want to see how many classics our readers can dig up for under that amount. Please share your links in the comments section below. Happy hunting!


  1. CJ Wilson

    There are plenty of running/driving Chevy Corvairs out there for under $3000.

  2. Corky

    I have purchased two Lancia Scorpions, one a very good condition ($2450) and one basically a parts car ($1000).

    • Robert J

      In bocca al lupo!

      (Look it up)

      • scot

        ~ crepi.

  3. paul

    I found a nice Saab 900 86 with only 11,000 miles 1 owner on Ebay, also found some Spitfires & some B’s for around the same #.
    Also a couple of Volvo’s.

    • Peter C

      I saw that one too–blue one. It was an automatic so slow as can be.

      • paul

        I had a strippo 89 like that & for what it was it was really quite nice also paid 1,800 & was quite mint, for the $’s I would buy it again. & if I needed a car right now I would be all over this powder blue one.

  4. David

    ’64 Fairlane Sport Coupe for only $1800! It might need a smidge of work though.

  5. David

    ’67 VW Baja Bug for only $1700. Only needs a bit more work to get on the road again…

  6. David

    Daily driver, ’64 Plymouth Valiant 4 door for $2k

  7. David

    Not a daily driver: ’56 Dodge Pickup for only $1750

  8. David

    ’69 Barracuda with original drivetrain for only $1200

  9. Jeff
  10. Robert J
  11. Robert J

    1977 Nissan 280Z “Zap” Edition?

  12. Scott

    1969 GTO with original block, buckets console, complete car needing restoration $1500.00

  13. Eric

    This may need a little work…

  14. Eric

    and another corvair

  15. Eric

    I don’t know – is this a classic:
    75 Mercedes SEL 450 – $1800

  16. Eric

    $1200 for this?
    1972 PONTIAC LE MANS BODY – $1200

  17. Clutch

    After this year’s nice increase in my tax rate, I can’t even afford to buy a battered cheap knock-off Hot Wheels toy car found in a sandbox, much less a cool barn find.

  18. seguin

    My own VAM Rambler American is for sale for 2k here:

    Don’t know if it’s legal to post your own, but meh.

  19. Eric

    here’s a few more – it was fun looking them up and I couldn’t stop myself…

    ****1979 PORSCHE 928 5-SPEED*LOW MILES*! – $2500

    not sure if its classic but you don’t see too many of these around…
    1986 dodge colt vista – $2500


    1975 MERCEDES BENZ 450 SL – $1995

    I had to throw this one in – maybe someday it will be a classic
    1987 TOYOTA CAMRY – $1450

    87 thunderbird turbocoupe – $600

    1972 ford mustang – $2200

    1985 MUSTANG GT 5.0 AUTO! CLEAN CAR!! RUNS!! MUST SELL!! – $2200

    BMW 1987 – $895

    1957-64 King Midget Model III, ready to restore

    nissan datsun 1978 trade – $1800

    might buy this one myself:
    1987 BMW 325is – $2250

    maybe a classic
    1991 ford bronco – $1000

    *******1947 INTERNATIONAL KB6****** – $1000

    1989 Firebird Trans AM 5 speed 5.0 – $1500

    1984 Corvette – $2200


    I know this isn’t classic but really – a SL2 race car? more likely demo derby
    96 race Saturn sl2 MUST SELL – $300

    1968 elcamino – $1100

    Pontiac Fiero 1987 – $2499

    1951 Chevy sedan delivery$1500/OBO – $1500

    1957 Dodge Royal for restoration – $2500

    1955 willys jeep cj3b – $450

    • Jeff

      Not bad on the MB SL, the hardtop alone today is worth 1.5K.

    • scot

      ~ good hunting, Eric. there are some excellent finds. a couple sold quickly after a little exposure.
      and if IRS has your money, your clothes, and your house…
      Dodge Sportsman RV – $500

  20. Eric

    1969 Sunbeam Alpine GT – $2500

  21. Greg H

    A truck to carry all the non running cars

    • paul

      Ha ha good one.

  22. Richard L Gugenberger

    I was S.O.L. this year had to pay in 901 due to taxing wifes social security checks !!!

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