When the 1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster was being introduced as a prototype it was already steeped in controversy. From its design to its actual production there probably has been no car in history that has been so disruptive to the industry. It began with an incredible design by Howard "Dutch" Darrin and ended when it was caught up in the financial troubles at Kaiser Motors. This car's story plays out like a soap opera against the background of post-war America.
The 1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster you see here is being offered for sale by a private party in Chicago, Illinois. The price point is quite surprising because usually these cars sell for over $100,000. Yet the seller says she has reduced the price to implement the sale. The seller is the second owner, and has had the car for over 50 years. A frame-off restoration was done in 1968. The interior is mostly original and the top is also original. They say it runs strong, the odometer just recently having turned 50,000 miles. She says the chrome is redone and remains mostly very nice. It comes with correct air cleaner and correct color paint and interior with the three-position top and sliding door.
The salient feature on the Kaiser Darrin was what Darrin called the “pocket door,” which slid into the front fender on a track, thus disappearing into the fender to allow entrance. There has never again been such a door design ever on a two seater sports car, or any car for that matter.
The actual number of Kaiser Darrins sold was recorded as 435, not including the six prototypes known to have been produced. However they say that 50 Kaiser Darrins sustained damage during winter storage at the Willys paint plant. These cars were said to have been purchased by Dutch Darrin himself and retrofitted at his Santa Monica, California shop.
There is a controversy in the collector car community over which came first, the Kaiser Darrin or the Chevrolet Corvette. Both have claimed to be the first two-seater sports car ever produced at the factory. It seems that both factories were rushing to come out with the first two-seater ever mass produced in America. The 1953 Corvette experienced some delays, so many feel that the 1954 Kaiser Darrin prototypes should be considered the first.
January 6, 2017
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On his way to the Kissimmee Auction this week, Cars On Line's photo journalist, Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com, stopped by the shop at Detroit Speed in Mooresville, North Carolina. He found them working on a 1967 Chevy II for one of their clients. Their mission was to turn a pristine V8 4-speed speed Chevy II into a daily driven street machine. It had to use the full array of Detroit Speed equipment. That means it had to be capable of racing in events such as the Ultimate Street Car Association Challenge along with One Lap of America. It will be at several Goodguys Autocross events this year just for good measure. Not too much to ask.
We first met Detroit Speed at the Goodguys Autocross competitions this year. We interviewed their driver Ryan Mathews at the Goodguys Southwest Nationals in Charlotte. Detroit Speed has been involved in building late model vehicle ride and handling into old cars just as if they were factory OEM productions. And they are good at it. Check out the before and after on this Chevy II.
Indiana holds a special place in car culture being home to the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival and the state's reputation for being home to those unique cars. Car culture runs even deeper there though as Car Collector Chronicles writer, Dave Yaros tells in the January edition of his newsletter. He details the history of the curiously unique "Octoauto" by Indiana-native inventor and lifelong car enthusiast Milton Othello Reeves. Click here to read more about this eight-wheeled oddity!
"SOLD, SOLD, SOLD," Joe wrote us when he notified Cars On Line that a 1955 Chevy Bel Air Convertible show car was no longer available. He told us to "Mark it sold." Joe said he sold the nice mild custom beauty for one of his friends. The car was located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. On his ad page he added to the headline, "Thank you, Cars On Line." We appreciate the call out, Joe.
January is a big month for the collector car market. Two big nationally important auctions will be followed closely by our readers. The Mecum Aution in Kissimmee, Florida, January 6-15, 2017, this week will tell us a lot about the average values on collector cars. Then the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona comes the following week, January 16-22, 2017. These two auctions are a thermometer for the coming collector car market for 2017. Always check our Car Show Calendar to find out when and where the top collector car shows are happening.
As many of our wise readers have been cautioning us, you don't want to let the multi-million dollar sales of exotic cars fool you. It's not what the top cars sell for that tells us how the collector car market is doing. Watch the values on the "blue collar" muscle cars and '50s and '60s classic cars when you are watching the auctions. That tells you more about what the car in your garage is worth. Also review the recent Cars On Line Market Trends Report to see what average values really are.
Many classic car collectors know what it's like to find a diamond in the rough when it comes to barn finds or privately listed vehicles, but what other kinds of car memorabilia is out there? Kyle Hill at the Nerdist just wrote a fascinating article about a special rock you'll only find under the floors of old car factories. Hundreds of layers of paint formed from spray runoff pooling and drying has created some truly beautiful "rocks." Sadly, the process that created these artistic stones is no longer in use. You can still find pieces like these in the hands of gem shops and artists though. Click here to read more!
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Heavy holiday promotions and unexpectedly strong sales helped propel U.S. light-vehicle sales to a second consecutive annual high. A record 17.5 million cars and trucks rolled off dealership lots in 2016, putting yearly sales up 0.4 percent over the 2015 record. Sales have now grown for seven consecutive years, an impressive streak for the volatile auto industry. The numbers have been released by WardsAuto.com. Their data center provides the most trusted numbers for new car sales.
The industry sold 1.7 million vehicles during the month of December, a 3 percent improvement over the previous year. General Motors, the nation’s largest car manufacturer, reported its total sales climbed 9.9 percent to 318,907 cars and trucks. Meanwhile Ford, the second largest U.S. automaker, reported its sales were flat at 232,048. In a press release, the company noted Ford remained America’s best-selling vehicle brand for the seventh straight year. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) reported one of its weaker months in December. The automaker said its U.S. sales fell 10.4 percent to 190,437 cars and trucks, recording its third straight double-digit decline.
The big Japanese automakers all posted sales gains in December. Toyota, the largest Japanese car manufacturer, said it sold 243,229 vehicles last month, a 2 percent increase from the same month in 2015. Meanwhile, Honda’s overall sales jumped 6.4 percent from December 2015 results.
An uncertain year lies ahead for the auto industry. According to The New York Times, there is little expectation that sales will continue on this upward trajectory – at least not without cutting deep into profits. Adding to the challenge is the potential for major changes in federal regulatory and trade policies by the Trump administration.
Long and low, low miles, and the perfect stance ... this 1971 Ford Torino Custom was built on a Discovery Channel TV show "Wrecks To Riches" with Barry's Speed Shop, #9 of Season 1. (Click here to watch it on YouTube.com.) Featured at the SEMA 2006, it has only 40 miles on it since the build (on and off the trailer.)
When Barry found this car on the internet it was a 6 cylinder Plain Jane with only 6,900 original miles. They couldn't beleive it. They say it was garaged for 25 years and had no rust, nice straight car.
Barry put in a 521 ci big block by Jon Barrett Hot Rod Engines; edelbrock manifold, roller cam, 4-barrel carb, 500+ hp. It has full-length headers, stainless steel Magnaflow exhaust, Currie 9" rear, C-6 transmission, QA1 shocks, Baer disc brakes and an electric fuel pump. Wheels: SRRC custom - front 19", rear 20".
Today it is being sold by a private party from Rancho Mirage, California. Celebrity car.
An extreme custom 1934 Cadillac Sedan was in the new listings this week. It is one of the excellent collector cars offered at A&E Classic Cars of New Braunfels, Texas. Our newsletter readers will want to get to know these guys. They only deal in high end custom and classic cars. But they also perform services needed by all collectors. Mechanical repair and body work are one of their specialties. Interior restoration is another.
The '34 Cadillac rides on a four-wheel Air Ride setup, with full length headers, Superflow 3” dual exhaust, a ’76 Cadillac tilt telescoping steering column with Grant Banjo style leather wrapped steering wheel and GM G body front clip with tubular A-arms. It was convertied to a 2-door by lengthening doors 6”, shortened body 12”, and chopped roof 3”. The wood structure was removed and replaced with new steel tubing. It is the kind of unique and one-off classic builds you can expect from A&E Classic Cars.
Here is a link to their inventory. Check back all weekend as they have promised us they will be adding new inventory every day.
Don’t miss this week’s video of a 1969 Mustang Custom from A&E Classic Cars in New Braunfels, Texas. The custom Mustang was built by Barry’s Speed Shop and featured in an episode of Wrecks to Riches. That episode – all 43 minutes – is this week’s featured video. Watch it above (or click here). The video follows award-winning hot rod builder Barry White and his speed shop team as they turn an old ’69 Mustang fastback into a “super muscle car Mustang.” The dealership tells us the TV-build Mustang is powered by a custom built 351 Jon Barrett Hot Rod engine with Edelbrock Pro-Flow fuel injected unit. It’s painted House of Kolor Red with blackout hood treatment. See the ad for more!
Video ads have become the most important development for internet sellers. Just upload your video to YouTube and we'll embed your video in your Cars On Line.com ad at no extra charge.
Here are a few more ads with interesting videos:
|1970 Chevelle SS 454||All SS options, Auto||View Video|
|1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop||Looks orig, 327, 4-spd||View Video|
|1971 Camaro||Z/28 tribute, $19,000||View Video|
An ultra-desirable 1986 Ferrari Testarossa is currently for sale from Streetside Classics in Tampa, Florida. According to the dealership, the two-owner exotic super car has traveled just 14,277 actual miles and comes with maintenance history, including a recent full service.
The following are more recently listed Low Miles cars:
1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convt, Orlando Classic Cars, 1,400 miles, Selling at Mecum
1978 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, Orlando Classic Cars, 14k miles, Selling at Mecum
1966 Cadillac Fleetwood 60, Orlando Classic Cars, 22k miles, Selling at Mecum
1987 Buick Grand National, Haggle Me.com, Says 34,300 miles, 3.8L eng., T-Tops
1928 Durant M2, Streetside Classics, 44,079 actual miles, Rare, Nice restoration
1968 Camaro Z/28 from Dyersburg, TN, Says 30k miles, Rally Green, Restored in '02
1968 Ford Mustang "Eleanor" from Sagueney, QC, Canada, Says 66 miles, Manual
1955 Hudson Hornet, Gateway Classic Cars, 48k miles, Rare, Inline 6-cyl, Vinyl int.
2004 Chevy SSR from Warminster, PA, 1,029 orig miles, One owner, Stock & Original
Start the new year off right with a fun little project like this 1964 Dodge 440 Station Wagon from Phoenix, Arizona. We're told it's powered by a 383 engine and features a reversed rear seat. It also comes with its original chrome. They say it does need some transmission work as well as a front seat replacement. Make it your next project for just $3,900.
The following are just some of the cars available in the Project Car Section this week:
1947 Chevy 1/2-Ton Truck Cab from Middletown, MO, Replaced/Rebuilt eng., 4-spd
1967 Ford F250 Pickup from Osage Beach, MO, Few dents, Minimal rust, Great patina
1956 Olds Super 88 Holiday Coupe from Hickory, NC, Mid-restoration, Runs/Drives
1991 Jeep XJ from Twentynine Palms, CA, Says "Once running, this thing is a 'Beast!'"
1966 Buick Riviera GS from New Hampton, NY, Rebuilt motor, Still needs some work
1972 Buick Estate Wgn from New Hampton, NY, Loaded, Needs some finishing work
Don’t miss your chance to own this 1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda from Terre Haute, Indiana. According to the seller, the extremely rare Mopar wears real FM3 Moulin Rouge paint and still retains its original sheet metal. Under the hood sits a numbers matching motor (rebuilt 200 miles ago) mated to a non-matching 727 automatic transmission. Learn more when you visit the ad, and don’t forget to take a peek at the price. This week you’ll find a PRICE REDUCED tag in the ad. The seller was originally asking $89,900 for this 1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda, but today the price has been lowered to $74,900.
You'll find hundreds more PRICE REDUCED vehicles on the Price Reduced Feed today. Here are just a few:
|Vehicle For Sale||Original Price||Reduced To|
|1956 Chevy Bel Air||$89,500||$79,500|
|1965 Mustang 'Biting the Bullitt'||$69,000||$55,000|
|1968 Hurst Oldsmobile||$57,900||$49,500|
|1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster||$90,000||$83,000|
|1970 Plymouth Cuda||$48,000||$45,000|
|1949 Ford 2-Dr Custom||$40,000||$35,000|
|1964 Chevy C10 Suburban||$44,900||$29,900|
|1962 Triumph TR-3B||$39,500||$34,500|
|1965 Corvette Coupe||$58,000||$52,000|
|1966 Oldsmobile Toronado Deluxe||$22,500||$17,500|
|1965 Buick Skylark Coupe||$12,500||$9,900|
|1957 Ford 2 Door Post||$45,000||$35,000|
|1984 Mustang GT Convertible||$10,000||$8,000|
The PRICE REDUCED ads are not the only bargains to be had in this week's listings. Click here to go to the DEAL of the DAY feature below.
1934 Ford Bo Huff Custom
Designed and customized by Bo Huff. SLIDE SHOW
1931 Ford Victoria
Skillfully built by Butch Payne, Finely Finished Productions.
1931 Ford Victoria
Pro built with a Bear Fiberglass Products body. 400ci Chevy
1933 Ford Custom Roadster
Ford 460/545 CID big block. C4 auto.
1937 Desoto Street Rod
Power Tour's Long Haul Award winner. Chevy 350.
1938 Ford 5-Window Cpe
Pacific Blue. Shaved bmpers. Chromed engine.
1929 Ford Model A Hot Rod, Gateway Classic Cars, Green/black, 350 CID V8, T350
1968 Camaro Convt, Gateway Classic Cars, LS6 V8, 4l60 Auto, Blue/black, A/C, Lthr
1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe, Gateway Classic Cars, Red/tan, A/C, 350 CID V8, Auto
1948 Chevy Fleetmaster, Gateway Classic Cars, Blue/gray, 410 CID V8, TH400 3-spd
1935 Ford Cpe, A&E Classic Cars, Bright Red/Gray bench seat, Dual exhaust, Vintage Air
1934 Ford Roadster, Streetside Classics, TPI fuel injected V8, TH350 auto, A/C, Red/tan
1946 Ford Super Deluxe, Gateway Classic Cars, Coronet Red, 302 CID V8, A/C, PW
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722
5.4L Supercharged V8 @ 640 hp.
1957 Pontiac Bonneville Fuelie Convt
Long time owner. 72,028 actual miles.
1959 Ford Galaxie Skyliner Retractable
Nice coat of Indian Turquoise.
1955 Chevy Bel Air
Period correct 265 V8 w/2-barrel carb. Neptune Green.
1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria
Ford-O-Matic auto. Factory Aquatone Blue.
1958 Chrysler 300 D
Tahitian Coral/natural leather. Torqueflite auto.
1955 Ford Thunderbird
CTCI Award Winner. Original black car. Correct.
1950 Hudson Commodore
The largest and most luxurious Hudson model.
1959 Cadillac DeVille, Orlando Classic Cars, At Mecum Auction January 8th, White/black
1958 Ford Fairlane, Gateway Classic Cars, 332 CID V8, 2-spd auto, Green/white, PS
1954 Chevy Bel Air from Liberal, KS, Runs well, Manual, Custom Pearl paint, Green int.
1956 Ford Crown Victoria, Streetside Classics, Goldenglow Yellow, Tasteful upgrades
1957 Ford Thunderbird, Classic Enterprises, Ebony Black, Loaded with options, Fun!
2009 Cadillac Escalade EXT
Just 2,300 actual miles. One owner. SLIDE SHOW
1971 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3
Refinished burled wood. SLIDE SHOW
1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V Bill Blass
Survivor quality. Clean engine.
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
Just 58,377 orig miles. Matching #s. 389ci V8.
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
Luxury performance with a 389 Tri Power.
1950 GMC 3600
All original 6-cyl engine. 3-spd trans. Restored.
1960 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
389 Tripower V8. Very rare & well preserved.
1941 Mercury Convertible
At Mecum Auction January 7th. Flathead.
1936 Auburn 852 Supercharged
At Mecum Auction January 14th.
1937 Chrysler Airflow
Drives and runs well according to the seller. 350/700R
1934 Ford Cabriolet
Rumble seat. Rust free California car.
1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe, Unique Speicalty & Classics, $14,900, Black, Manual
1929 Chevrolet 3-Window Cpe, Gateway Classic Cars, #s matching, Blue/blue, 3-spd
1931 Ford Model A Rumble Cpe, Dan Schmitt & Co., Rumble seat, Museum piece
1950 Mercury Sedan, Gateway Classic Cars, Black/burgundy, Lokar shifter, Custom look
You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page
1970 Dodge Challenger RT/SE
Fully restored. Says 1 of 3,979 produced.
1968 Dodge Super Bee
Rotisserie restored, says under 7,000 miles on build.
1970 Dodge Challenger
Black over black. 340 w/ automatic transmission. See ad for more!
1970 Dodge Charger R/T
Go Mango Orange. 440 Magnum V8 (375 hp).
1967 Plymouth Hemi GTX Convertible
Original 426 Hemi V8. Detailed rotisserie resto.
1970 Plymouth Cuda
"A true survivor of time." 383 V8 w/ automatic transmission.
1968 Plymouth Hemi Road Runner
True barn find. Full 2-year restoration.
1968 Camaro SS
In the Canadian registry, "Real SS." Upgraded to Tremec 5-speed.
1963 Corvette Split Window
Tuxedo Black over black. See ad for more!
1965 Corvette Big Block Convt, East Coast Classic Cars, Rally Red, NOM '67 396
1974 Corvette 454 Convt, Gateway Classic Cars, Red, 454 V8, Automatic, A/C
1969 Corvette Stingray from Holly Hill, FL, Rebuilt motor, SLIDE SHOW, $24,900
1967 Corvette L79 from Manchester, MD, Says #s matching L79, Many new parts
You can find more like these in the Corvette Section!
1970 Chevelle SS L78
Rare car! NOM 396. Very fast, dyno'd at 425 hp. SLIDE SHOW
1970 Chevelle SS Convertible
454 V8 w/ Muncie 4-speed. Ground-up resto.
Cortez Silver. 454 LS7 XCH coded block w/ 10.0 Speed Pro Pistons.
1967 Mustang S Code GT Fastback
Older restoration. Stock 390, runs smoothly.
1971 Mustang Mach 1 429 SCJ
Says numbers matching. Recently repainted.
1969 Mustang Convertible, Gateway Classic Cars, FI 5.0L OHV V8, Automatic
1969 Mustang Mach 1, Unique Specialty & Classics, Contact dealership for info
1969 Mustang Mach 1, Lonestar Classic Motors, Red, Original 390 S-Code motor
1967 Mustang Coupe from Tulare, CA, "S-Code" Cpe, Completely restored, Rare!
Find hundreds more in the Mustang Section.
1962 Galaxie 500 XL
Rare optional 406ci G-Code V8 (405 hp) w/ Tripower. Restored.
1969 Pontiac GTO Convertible
PHS doc'd. Selling at Mecum Auction Jan 10th.
1970 Pontiac GTO 455
455 engine w/ 700R4 transmission. "Car is in great condition."
1967 Pontiac GTO
"Quite possibly the world's finest Pontiac muscle car." 400ci Pontiac Ram Air V8.
1970 Pontiac GTO, North Shore Classics, Verdoro Green, 400 V8, Auto, Green int.
1965 Pontiac GTO from Spartanburg, SC, One owner, 389, 4-spd manual, Garaged
1967 Pontiac GTO, Eric's Muscle Cars, Blue, Two owners, Fully doc'd, Maintained
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix, RK Motors Charlotte, Palisade Green, Prof. restoration
1966 Pontiac GTO, Streetside Classics, Restored in correct colors, 389 V8, Manual
See more for sale in the GTO Section online
1979 Pontiac Trans Am from Marathon, NY, 55k miles, Needs nothing, $21,900
1970 Pontiac Firebird from Ontario, CA, Resto recently completed, "One of a kind"
1965 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible
Restored. See ad for complete details!
1966 Buick GS Skylark
Complete frame-off restoration. Midnight Blue. SLIDE SHOW
1931 Ford Model A Woody Wagon
At the Mecum Auction on January 8th.
2008 Shelby GT Convertible
Essentially new. 4,980 miles. Vista Blue
2008 Shelby GT-C
1 of 4. Auto. Factory navigation. SLIDE SHOW
2017 Ford Mustang
Roush Supercharged 670 hp V8 Coyote. Auto.
2017 Ford Shelby
Ruby Red paint. Heading to acution!
2006 Corvette Z06
Just 4,270 miles. Tinted windows. SLIDE SHOW
2009 Corvette Convt from Janesville, WI, Crystal Red Metallic, LS3 436 hp eng, 3LT Pkg
2006 Corvette Z06, Diversion Motors, 47k miles, 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds, 427ci LS7
1994 Porsche 911 Speedster from Chicago, IL, Low miles, Recaro seats, SLIDE SHOW
2006 Corvette, Gateway Classic Cars, Blue/black, A/C, Lumbar support, Leather int.
2014 Ford Cobra, GAA Classic Car Auctions, "Got to have it green!" Black int. Auction
2012 Toyota Tundra SR5 Club Cab
4x4. One owner. Excellent condition.
2001 Ford F150 SVT Lightning
5.4L Supercharged 380 hp V8. Auto OD.
1955 Chevy Bel Air
Show winning car from top to bottom. Viper Red paint.
1948 Mercury Eight Convt
ZZ4 350 V8. A/C. Custom Candy coated flames.
1957 Chevrolet Custom Pickup
Custom Two Tone PPG Ultra Silver/Silver Green.
1957 Chevy Bel Air Custom, Gateway Classic Cars, "An awe inspiring Tri-five." Nova Orange
1955 Chevy Bel Air Custom, Gateway Classic Cars, Line honed, decked, and balanced engine
1956 Ford F-100 from Peachland, British Columbia, Canada, Round tube chassis, 30 mods
1965 Chevy C-10 Pro Street
Harlen Sharp rockers and 671 BDS Blower.
1959 Chevy Apache Pickup
Oak bed. Hidden Bluetooth. SLIDE SHOW
1949 Ford F1 Pickup
At Mecum auction January 6th. Lime Green.
1955 Chevy 3100 Pickup
Three owners. Professional engine rebuild.
1967 Chevy C-10 Pickup from Meadville, PA, Long bed truck, 400 small block, Lokar sftr
1960 Ford F100, Gateway Classic Cars, Rootbeer/brown/white, 3-spd manual, 292 V8
1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup, Gateway Classic Cars, Black, TH400 3-spd auto
1965 GMC 100 from Nisswa, MN, Third owner, All original and in great shape, Cared for
2011 BMW M3 Convertible
19,500 miles. Premium and Convenience Pkg.
1968 Camaro SS Convertible
Has an '09 LS2/4L70E combo. SLIDE SHOW
1965 Chevelle 300 LS1
High Performance feature. $$$ restoration. Receipts incl.
1967 Pontiac GTO Pro Touring, RK Motors Charlotte, Viper Black, EFI 461 V8
1973 Camaro, Gateway Classic Cars, 468 CID V8, 3-spd auto, Red/black, Vinyl interior
1968 Chevrolet El Camino from Henderson, NV, Orginal SS big block, 4-spd air carb, Purple
1964 Ford Falcon Convt, P.J.'s Auto World, Edelbrock Performere RPM aluminum intake
1959 Nash Metropolitan
1489 cc 4-cylinder w/ 3-speed. Very nice resto.
1969 Cadillac DeVille Convt
Professional 18-month restoration. Runs great.
1965 Shelby Cobra
Armed with a 342 Roush V8 and 5-spd manual.
1996 Excalibur Cobra
Just 4,300 miles. One of only 150. Black top.
Or see more great deals in the Replicas and Neo-Classics Section.
2009 Harley-Davidson 1200 Sportster
2,900 mles. Comes with original parts.
Find more in the Cars On Line.com Harley-Davidson Section.
1971 Plymouth Cuda Pro Street
Now has a 500in. (440). Detuned to run 9.
Look for Drag Racing cars and Stock Cars in their individual categories listed in the big Race Car Section.
1979 VW Beetle Convertible
1.6L FI Flat 4-cylinder. "Think Pink" paint.
1967 Austin Healey 3000
Only two prior owners. Matching #s.
1962 Jaguar E Type Roadster
New 5-spd gearbox. Flat floor. SLIDE SHOW
1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
Rebuilt 2.8L Inline 6 and 4-spd auto. Baby Blue.
A private seller from Kalamazoo, Michigan wants to find a new home for this 1964 Plymouth Belvedere. According to the ad, the vehicle has been meticulously maintained and stored in a heated shop. The professionally built engine comes with all documents regarding its build, including the dyno run time. Make it yours for just $26,500.
The following are more recently listed Muscle Car Clones:
1971 Camaro, Just Toys Classic Cars, Z/28 Tribute, 350 eng., Turbo 400, Fun!
1969 Plymouth Road Runner from Montreal, QC, Canada, A12 look, SLIDE SHOW
1965 Mustang Fastback, Lonestar Classic Motors, Shelby GT350 Tribute, 289
1966 Shelby GT350, Streetside Classics, Shelby GT350 Fastback tribute, 289 V8
1961 Ford Galaxie, Motorcar Classics, Upgraded to 427ci R-Code V8, 4-spd man.
1966 Chevy Impala SS, Gateway Classic Cars, Tribute, Tons of work done, 4-spd
1971 Plymouth Barracuda, Gateway Classic Cars, Curious Yellow/black, 426 Hemi
The DEAL of the DAY preview gives you first shot at all the cars that will be featured in the DEAL of the DAY section on the Cars On Line home page. Often these cars sell in the newsletter before they even make it to the home page! You'll always see them here first though.
A ground pounder 1972 Plymouth Satellite Pro Street is ready for street or strip, according to the seller from Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the hottest ride for the price among this week's new listings. It pays homage to the big block pro stock era of the late 60's and early 70's. It is powered by an original big block 440 ci motor that produces a naturally aspirated 450 hp. It's also set up with Nitrous Oxide and can produce 750 hp. The seller says it has a slapstick, runs excellent with no problems. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday. The The price is $15,000.
Ford sales were a little disappointing for 1941. So 1941 model Fords are pretty rare today. Here is a 1941 Ford 2-Dr Sedan offered by a private seller in Hays, Kansas. He says it has a Mustang front end, Ford 302 with light RV cam, Vintage air, and a CD/radio hidden in glove box. It has an old school interior and the exterior you can see in the photos. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday as the price seems more than fair at just $20,950.
It is not often that we see a British sports car built as a hot rod. But when you check out the photos of this 1959 MGA Custom from Motorcar Classics in Farmingdale, New York, you can see why it works. The MGA Coupe has great lines for a hot rod. The engine is a real Ford 428 Cobra Super Jet V8 with Tri-Power carburetion built by Richie Zul. They rate it at 600 hp. The motor is worth the price of the car alone. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday because the asking price is $18,900.
The photos of this 1928 Ford Sedan reveal that the owner has had the car at its share of car shows. From the description, this seems to be more than a starter car. Yet it is priced as if it were a starter car. It is equipped with a 350/350 engine, Corvette rear end, air conditioning, cruise, tilt and Bell dropped axle. Although it is said to be a very nice car, it has been in storage for many years. That always means it will need some TLC. It is in need of some paint work. It will be our DEAL of the DAY next week. The asking price in the ad is $19,000.
Few cars in our history are as beloved as the Chevy Impala. Here is a 1964 Chevy Impala 2-Dr Hardtop which has been in the same family since it was new. The present owner is the grandson of the original owner. This is a recently restored Impala with a 283 ci engine with a 2-barrel carb, automatic transmission and 57,161 original miles. The seller says it is a clean car, worth your effort to inspect. Check out the photos and see if you don't agree. It will be our DEAL of the DAY next week as the price is really right ... at $16,500.
Mopars were so hot in 2016 that you really don't expect to see one this nice for the price. Streetside Classics in Tampa, Florida is offering a 1966 Dodge Coronet Convertible that really looks good in the photos. Click thru to the ad to see dozens of detailed pics. This Dodge 440 model comes with a 273 ci V8 small block motor. Streetside says it believes the engine is original to the car. Can you tell from the photos? They say it is super clean and comes with a Certi-card. You really want to have it inspected to see if it is as nice as it looks. It will be our DEAL of the DAY with a price of $17,995.
Gateway Classic Cars in Tampa, Florida also has a low priced jewel in their inventory. They listed this 1998 Harley FXST Softail this week for just $10,500. It deserves to be our DEAL of the DAY in the coming week ... that is, if it lasts that long. It has a V Twin rated at 56 horsepower, and hooked up to a smooth shifting 5-speed manual transmission with a belt driven rear so you don't have to mess with any pesky chain issues. Click this link to view a walk-around video of this great Harley ride. They say it is ready to ride. It looks great too, with dozens of photos to view in the ad.
Often there are more cars that deserve to be in the DEAL of the DAY than we can schedule for our front page feature. Here is a list of cars that just missed the cut for the DEAL of the DAY this week. Remember, you saw them here first:
|1960 AMC Rambler||$14,990||Mankato, MN|
|1978 Oldsmobile Toronado||$14,995||St Louis, MO|
|1978 Corvette||$14,995||Tampa, FL|
|1993 Buick Roadmaster Wagon||$11,500||Sebastian, FL|
|1969 GMC Sierra 2500 Camper||$13,500||Oregon House, CA|
|1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SL||$14,500||Lithia Springs, GA|
|1987 GMC Sierra Classic Shortwide||$10,995||Little Rock, AR|
Cars for under $10,000:
|1967 MGB Roadster||$8,900||St Simons Isle, FL|
|1994 Corvette||$9,000||Lindhurst, OH|
|1968 Ford F250||$8,499||San Diego, CA|
|1967 Cadillac Eldorado||$7,500||Little Rock, AR|
|2004 Toyota Tundra SR5||$8,990||Little Rock, AR|
|1996 Nissan 240SX SE||$9,500||Milton, WA|
We want to remind you that just because we feature vehicles here based on their price, we are not endorsing these vehicles. We have not inspected or appraised any of the above vehicles. We are pointing out that these vehicles are priced at a discount to the market. When you buy from a private party the purchase is always "as is" and "where is." There is no warranty implied or given on any of these cars by Cars On Line. It is your responsibility as the buyer to protect yourself from misrepresentation of any car advertised. We strongly recommend having a vehicle inspected as one precaution before you buy.
Here are some of the comments from happy sellers who were nice enough to tell us about their experience advertising on the Cars On Line website.
"Thanks Cars On Line. Nice customer and quick deal!" That's what James wrote in after selling his 1964 Corvette in a week!
Richard marked his 1957 Chevy Bel Air SOLD using our the $45.00 Run Till Sold ad. "Very nice dealing with your firm."
"Worked good. Thanks." Richard SOLD his 1957 Ford Ranchero.
"Thanks you for the exposure. 2 out of 3 inquiries were from Cars On Line." Michael from Santa Rosa, California SOLD his 1970 Chevy El Camino.
Below is a list of cars SOLD Thru Cars On Line during the past week (December 30, 2016 through January 05, 2017.)
|1954 Buick Skylark||1968 Mustang Fastback||2010 Nissan Infiniti M35X|
|1966 Pontiac GTO Conv.||1979 Ford Pinto Wagon||1968 Camaro Drag Racing|
|1968 Camaro RS||1971 Camaro Z/28||1971 International Harvestor|
|1967 Corvette Convertible||1952 Chevy Pickup||1948 Ford Woodie|
|1961 Chevy Impala||1970 Chevy El Camino||1969 Chevelle Malibu|
|1957 Ford Ranchero||1957 Chevy Bel Air||1964 Corvette Coupe|
|1937 Ford Cabriolet||1968 Buick Electra 225||1931 Ford Model A|
|1965 Chevy Impala||1955 Chevrolet Bel Air|
... ALSO INCLUDES WANTED-TO-BUY
Check out our Classified Parts Section. We think you'll really like using our FREE Parts Listings. It is now much easier to place your ads. Have some old but valuable parts you want to sell? Cars On Line Parts Ads are FREE.
Remember, we also have the Wanted-To-Buy ads which are very useful. The Wanted-To-Buy ads are for people who are looking for a specific part that they just can't find through regular sources. Maybe its very rare, or it is possible they don't exist in your part of the country. Almost everybody is looking for something. It is a locator service for rare collector car parts. Newsletter readers are encouraged to take advantage of the Wanted-To-Buy ads.
Haven't found your ultimate dream car yet? Also linked in our Classified Parts Section is the popular Auto Finder Service page. This is where you can list a car that you would like to buy. Is there a vehicle that is especially hard to find in your area? You can list the vehicle you are looking for in a special Auto Finder ad at no charge. That's right. We can hook you up with your dream car for FREE!
For a limited time, you can run parts for sale ads and parts wanted ads for FREE! That's right, at no charge. Check it out. Just click go to the Parts Section. Once there, look for the link that says Place Ad or the one that says Place your FREE Parts Ads by clicking here.
Thanks for reading Cars On Line ads. We really appreciate the community of car enthusiasts who read our website daily to keep up on what's for sale. This newsletter is designed to make your efforts a little easier and give you a shot at the great deals when they first hit our pages.
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DISCLAIMER: Readers should be aware that the editiorial comments made in this newsletter are strictly the opinion of the author, Larry Kolb. Mr. Kolb offers his editorial opinion of the marketability of these cars based on information provided by the sellers. Neither Mr. Kolb nor Cars On Line.com has seen or inspected these cars. These comments are not to be mistaken for advertising, nor should they be considered an endorsement of any product. They are strictly editorial in nature. Neither Mr. Kolb nor Cars On Line will profit from the sale of any of the cars mentioned here. No warranty of these vehicles is implied or given. It is strongly recommended that anyone interested in the purchase of these vehicles should have them inspected before the sale.
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