Earl "Mad Man" Muntz was a larger than life media personality known for his outrageous radio promos selling used cars in California. When he decided to manufacture his own cars, a.k.a. the 1951 Muntz Jet, he told reporters that they were faster than a Jaguar XK120. Actually, that might have been true. Muntz himself said they would do 150 mph, although his claim was never proved in any recorded road test.
A classic car dealer, Westport Auto Center in Fenton, Missouri, has just listed this remarkable example of a 1951 Muntz Jet for sale. They say it is one of only four produced with the factory "Hop Up" kit. In other words, it came wth Edmunds aluminum cylinder heads and intake manifold and two dual Carter WCD carburetors. Futhermore, this Muntz 185 is the only one that was known to leave the factory with a Kaiser instrument panel. Most Muntz Jets had an engine-turned dash with Borg-Warner gauges.
The Muntz Jet had been designed by race car builder Frank Kurtis. When hard times befell Kurtis, Mad Man Muntz bought the rights to the design and went into manufacturing them under the name Muntz Jet. The 1951 Muntz Jet caused a ripple of excitement in the new car market. The Muntz was produced from 1951 through 1954. It is credited with creating a market for the personal luxury car. Although a number of celebrities purchased the cars, Muntz was never able to set up a network of dealers to sell them. In the end, about 198 cars were thought to have been produced. Today there may be as many as 50 of them in existence. They say 30 of them are in the Muntz Registry.
The Muntz Jet introduced some standard safety equipment to the new car market of the early 1950's. They came with seat belts and all had padded dashes. Standard equipment included independent front suspension with A-arms and coil springs; a live rear axle with leaf springs; power steering; four-wheel hydraulic brakes and dual exhaust.
At a $5,500 purchase price, the Muntz Jet was more expensive than a Cadillac or a Lincoln. A Muntz could be ordered in many colors, including Mars Red, Lime Mist, Stratosphere Blue, with one car custom ordered in bright chartreuse with mahogany planks affixed to the rear deck, like a yacht. Purchasers could order upholstery done in alligator, emu, leopard, or snake skin. It seems no two cars were ever quite alike. You could order one with a cocktail bar built into the rear seat center console.
Suffice it to say that the Muntz was one of the most interesting cars ever produced in the U.S. For all the craziness around their history, these cars seemed to perform well and were dependable transportation in that era. They are ever increasing in value today.
September 7, 2018
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The stunning 1929 Duesenberg Model J Sedan looked like it was made of solid gold as it stood there on the auction stage at the Fall Auburn Auction. After sales commission this beautiful classic Duesenberg sold for $737,000. (Follow this link to read the whole story and see what other top cars sold for.) It was the second highest sale of the day. The top sale was a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster at $852,500 (including commissions.) The Fall Auburn Auction is one of the last big auctions of the car show season. It fullfills a 48-year tradition of top auction sales here at the Auburn Auction Park. Cars-On-Line.com covered the event in photos and videos for our readers. During the auction on Saturday our readers joined in on an "auction watching party" using the live video stream from RM Auctions to follow the action and comment on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
While we were in Auburn, Indiana for the RM Auctions Fall Auburn Auction, we took the opportunity to tour the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum. Click here to see what we found. This is one of the top automotive museums in the U.S. You'll find yourself standing in the original Auburn Automobile Company art deco-styled showroom. Couched in a Gatsby-like atmosphere are Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg motorcars of the classic era 1925–1937. You'll also see displays on the history of the Indiana automotive industry, on a smaller scale mirroring Detroit's glory days. You'll also want to review our visit to the ACD Festival Concours in the Park and the Parade of Classics in downtown Auburn last weekend. The video is worth the time to review (even though it rained on their parade this year.)
Remember this 1972 Plymouth Duster highlighted in our DEAL of the DAY features here in the newsletter two weeks ago? We said it was a good deal so it is no surprise that one of our readers had the same idea. Anyway, this week the seller notified us that it had already SOLD. The seller from Martinsville, Indiana knew he was offering it at a great price. We found it among the SOLD ads below in this newsletter today.
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When Larry Shinoda was given the task to upgrade the Boss 302 Mustang by Ford, he decided on a hybrid between the quick Boss 302 and the monster power Boss 429. The resulting 1971 Boss 351 Mustang is a one-year only muscle car that may be the forgotten Boss. You can still buy them for way less than their other Boss ancestry. Here is one that was listed by a private collector from Granite Falls, Washington. He says it has been completely restored with new carpet, seat upholstery, door panels, headliner, etc. Check out the fit and finish. This one has the Top Loader RUG AV1 transmission with Hurst linkage. The color is E Code Medium Yellow Gold (pretty hard to find today.} Only 1,806 Boss 351 Mustangs were produced. Only nine with this interior trim and color. The price is very affordable compared to other year Boss Mustangs.
One of the last big classic car auctions of the year will be the 2018 Fall Carlisle Auction in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, October 4-6, 2018. Carlisle Events says they will offer 500 cars during the three-day sale. The auction inventory is beginning to be published. Here are some of the cars our readers will be interested in.
One of the top muscle cars to be offered at the 2018 Fall Carlisle Auction is a rare 1970 Chevrolet Nova SS L78 396 factory big block car. Creating 375 horsepower in a 4-speed factory hot rod was very appealing to the youth oriented new car buyers back in the muscle car era. This one comes with GM of Canada documentation. GM of Canada kept better records than we did in the U.S. Their documentation means a great deal to the value of this car. It comes with a Pennsylvania title. They say it has a 3.55 posi rear end.
You don't see a 1941 Packard Clipper very often these days. The Packard Clipper was a new look for 1941. Packard wanted to position the Clipper as America's new hot seller. Unfortunately, their timing could not have been worse. Since 1941 was the last year that American car companies would produce passenger cars, factories began shutting down for war production during World War II. The Clipper only sold about 16,000 cars because the new Clipper was not available until April of that year. Collectors know these Clippers are pretty rare.
A 1967 Mustang GT Convertible with the S Code 390 big block motor would be a rare find in its own right, but this one being offered at the 2018 Fall Auburn Auction is Raven black with the red GT stripe. That is a very desirable look. They say it is one of only 645 S Code GT's produced with this trim code. It was originally ordered by a Vietnam veteran and comes with the military PX paperwork. The auction info indicates that the engine has been rebuilt. But this GT is said to be unrestored original with one owner and he tells us it remains numbers matching.
Also see these interesting lots:
1967 Corvette Big Block Convertible
1958 Ford Skyliner Retractable
1978 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser
1931 Ford Roadster
1941 Ford Deluxe Convertible
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air "Shorty"
1962 Corvette Resto Mod
Here is a list of current 2018 Fall Carlisle Auction consignments. For more information on how to consign your car or become a bidder at the auction you can contact Carlisle Events here.
Auto Appraiser Jason Phillips does this walk-around video on this 1956 Ford Thunderbird as he inspects it for a client. See the undercarriage as Jason explains the condition. (Sorry for the wind noise. This is truly reality TV.) Then he goes for a test drive. Gauges working? How does it drive and run? Brakes? Find out when you watch this video. Makes for an interesting video. Price is now only $37,500 (reduced from the original asking price in the video.)
Have you seen our CarsOnLine.tv Classic Car Video marketplace? To feature your car on CarsOnLine.tv, just add a video to your Cars-On-Line.com ad. 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 396||#s matching true SS||View Video|
|1969 Pontiac GTO||Documented resto||View Video|
|1966 Chevy Nova SS||383 stroker, 4-spd||View Video|
|1978 Ford F-250 Ranger||Sharp Lariat Edition||View Video|
|1973 Camaro Z28||Sounds great||View Video|
|1969 Chevelle SS||Tuxedo black, 454||View Video|
|1970 Plymouth Cuda||Rotisserie restore||View Video|
This week, a Pittsburg collector listed his 1965 Pontiac GTO and he says it still has just 36,800 miles. True collectos will be delighted to hear him say it still has the original interior. A look at the photos tells you the engine compartment is clean and it has a 4-barrel carburetor. He says it has a 4-speed manual transmission. The seller says it was repainted once in 1986. Price is reasonable for such a find.
The following are more recently listed Low Miles cars:
1977 Pontiac Bonneville Brougham, Streetside Classics, NC, 5,500 actual miles
2003 Chevy Silverado from Cortland, OH, 19k original miles
1987 Buick Grand National, Streetside Classics, TN, 51k actual miles
1993 Corvette Ruby Edition Convertible from Thomasville, NC, 7,500 miles
1979 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, Chicago Car Club, IL, only 41k orig miles
2006 Cadillac XLR, Streetside Classics, FL, 27k actual miles
Unique Specialty & Classics out of Mankato, Minnesota just posted a project car which they just acquired. Here is a 1956 Chevy Nomad Wagon which is so fresh that they do not as yet have a desription posted on this one. Since Nomads are about the hottest classic you can find in this market, we knew this one would be of interest to you. For the right buyer this is a diamond in the rough. They are asking just $14,900. Be sure to have it inspected before you buy it. But hurry!
The following are just some of the cars available in the Project Car Section this week:
Also look at these new projects for sale:
1965 Pontiac GTO Convertible from N. Ft Myers, FL, drive or restore
1931 Ford Model A from Sturgis, SD, all original, sidemount coupe
1955 Chevy Nomad Wagon from Livermore, CA, rotisserie resto started
1939 Chevy Truck from Stirling, ON, Canada, assembly needed
1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille in Indiana, great to restore
1974 Plymouth Duster from Scottsdale, AZ, complete car, straight body
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA, lots of potential
1981 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA, needs cosmetics
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop from Havover Park, IL, street machine
1979 Chevy C10 Pickup from LaCenter, KY, runs & drives, good project
A beautiful 1971 Olds Cutlass S show car with a glass-like one-of-a-kind paint job has been for sale for some time now in our muscle car section. The back side windows are filled in with "surfer" graphics. And the beautiful triple pearled paint creates different hues of color as you look at the car from different angles and in different light. It is a stunning effect. Under the hood there is a 345 horsepower 455 big block motor looking all chromed as you would expect. The long and the short of it is this car was originally listed at $53,900. But this week the seller dropped his price by over $26,000. He will let it go for $27,771. Now that's what I'm talkin' about.
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|
|1960 Chrysler 300F||$60,000||$50,000|
|1965 Pontiac GTO Convertible||$89,500||$79,500|
|1924 Bugatti Type 35 Replica||$36,000||$24,995|
|1967 Dodge Hemi Charger||$85,950||$75,000|
|1968 Camaro SS||$47,500||$36,500|
|1965 Chevy Impala Convertible||$63,000||$52,500|
|1968 Chevy Impala SS 427||$45,900||$39,999|
|1968 Plymouth Road Runner||$25,000||$19,500|
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.
1932 Ford Hi Boy Roadster
All steel, Sapphire, built by B2 Design, HiPo 350
1938 Chevy Master Deluxe
All steel, Model H from Pasco, Washington
1933 Ford 3-Window
Built in 2016, show engne, stack injection, 4160E trans
1932 Ford Tudor Sedan
Deep Purple with subtle graphics
1932 Ford 5-W Cpe
Connecticut collector tells us this car has won some top shows.
1935 Ford Tudor Sedan
All steel! Built by Mark Cain, beautiful 1 1/2-inch chop
1932 Ford Roadster
Celebrity owned, LS2 400hp fuel injected engne
1935 Chevy Street Rod Cabriolet
MSRA Street Rod of the Year in 2007, built for show
You should also check these:
1937 Chevrolet Pickup from Kewadin, MI, Camaro front
1937 Plymouth Sedan, We Be Autos, NJ, all steel cruiser
1938 Plymouth, Classical Gas Motors, TX, 350 sbc, Turbo 350
1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe, Classical Gas Motors, TX, Texaco red
1928 Chevrolet Sedan, Classical Gas Motors, TX, 350 crate, air cond
2017 Lamborghini Aventador SV
12 cylinder All-Wheel-Drive, only 3,954 miles
2017 Dodge Viper ACR
Last year of production, ACR edition, only 198 produced
2015 Maserati Gran Tourismo Convertible MC
Alcantera interior, finance for $1,261 /mo
2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
6.3L V12, 731 hp, ferocious acceleration, 7-spd
2006 Ferrari F430 F1 Spider
0 to 60 in 4 seconds, only 2,265 miles
2012 Maserati Gran Tourismo Convertible
Only 23k miles, Skyhook susp.
2005 Ferrari F430 Spider
19" Challenge Stradale Alloy Wheels, finance for $1,367 /mo
1958 Ply Belvedere
Hendrick Performance offers this nicely restored classic.
1957 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
Only 52k actual miles
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Dr Hardtop
Imperial Ivory, factory air conditioning
1958 Chrysler Crown Imperial
392 Hemi V8, Torqueflite automatic transmission
1951 Studebaker Bullet Nose Convertible
California car, has a new clutch.
1956 Chrysler 300 B
Southwest car with full restoration and mechanicals.
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
California droptop with 283 V8 Power Pack, power top
1975 Ford Bronco, American Classics & Hot Rods, OR, removable top
1983 Jeep CJ7, 4-Wheel Classics, MI, 258 I6, 4-spd
1982 Ford Bronco, Classic Car Liquidators, TX, only $14,999
1978 International Scout II, Motorcar Studio, GA, needs TLC
1970 Chevy Jacked K10 in Lewiston, ID, only $7,500
1978 Jacked Ford Bronco, 4-Wheel Classics, MI, nicely restored
1966 Chevy Suburban
Sharp resto mod look, 700R4 automatic OD. 12 bolt rear end
1941 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Panel Wagon
Beautifully restored, in American Fork, UT
Fresh ads appear first on the New Listings page.
1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III
Just came out of storage, needs freshening.
1967 Oldsmobile Toronado
425 V8, air conditioning, nice interior
1961 Imapla SS Bubble Top
Dart 434 block w/aluminum heads
1960 Dodge Phoenix Hardtop
Rare Dart Phoenix, nicely preserved
You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.
1929 Ford Model A Flatbed Hauler
Custom truck & chassis. Classic look for only $35,900
Frame-off restoration, mint
1924 Model T Touring
Says it runs and drives well.
Or click to view these historic classics:
1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe, We Be Autos, NY, rare Model 18
1947 Ford Deluxe in Harpers Ferry, WV, restored in 2015
1930 Ford Model A, Legendary Motorcar Co, nicely restored original
You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.
1969 Dodge Super Bee A12
440 6 Pack, lift off hood, one of only 662 produced
1969 Dodge Coronet R/T
Says it is a real #'s matching R/T, runs and drives well.
1971 Dodge Challenger Convt
Rare Mopar droptop from California, only 1,078 ever made
See all the fresh ads each day on the New Listings page.
1970 Plymouth Cuda
True V Code 440 6 from the factory with N96 shaker hood
1972 Plymouth Cuda
Older restoration still looks great, documented
1967 Corvette 427 Coupe
Says matching numbers, 390 hp, 4-spd
1967 Corvette Big Block
Hendrick Performance is offering a Marina blue 400
1963 Corvette Fuelie Split Window Coupe
#'s matching 327/360 hp Fuel Injected, NCRS Top Flight
You can find more like these in the Corvette Section!
1963 Chevy Impala SS 409
Body-off restoration completed in 2013, 340 hp 4-spd car
See more in the El Camino Section!
1970 Ford Torino Cobra Jet
All numbers matching, fully documented, 429CJ
1969 Mercury Cyclone
Real R Code Cobra Jet, one of only 2,175 produced
1968 Pontiac GTO Convertible
Frame off restoration, multiple show award winner
1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible
Matching #s 350, automatic
1970 AMC AMX
Has Go Pack option, 390/315 hp, factory 4-spd
1956 Ford Ranch Wagon
Cool resto mod done right.
1963 Chevy Bel Air Wagon
Lots of high performance extras added
2009 Corvette ZR1
Supercharged 638 hp! Only 1,633 miles
One of 50 anniversary Super Snakes produced.
2010 Camaro SS
Detroit Speed street machine with only 6k miles
2018 Porsche Boxster 718
Turbocharged 16v 350 hp, finance for $1,315 /mo
Also click to view these Late Models:
2017 Camaro LT Convertible, Foreign Cars Italia, NC, finance for $477 /mo
2010 Mustang GT, Flemings Ultimate Garage, MD, Black Diamond metallic
2016 Dodge Charger R/T, Foreign Cars Italia, NC, Scat Pack, 392 Hemi
2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata, Foreign Cars Italia, NC, 28,580 miles
2005 Porsche Boxster, Streetside Classics, TN, 54k orig miles
2004 Cadillac XLR, We Be Autos, all the high tech comforts
2003 Corvette Convertible from Thomasville, NC, only 31k orig miles
2016 Mustang Coupe from New Castle, PA, has only 400 orig miles
2009 Chevy Silverado 3500HD
6.6 Duramax diesel LMM
1964 Chevy C10 SEMA Show Truck
327 Corvette Fuelie w/Hilborn inj
1956 Chevy 210 Sedan
Very sharp w/many custom mods, 383 stroker
1964 Ford Ranchero
Cover car for Cruisin Style Magazine, many mods
1955 Chevy Bel Air
Classic custom with on 530 miles on the restoration.
1950 Ford Custom
350/350, interior is complete. Only $17,000
1928 Ford Roadster Pickup
Located in Little Canada, Minnesota, restored
1954 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup
Original 235 6-cyl engine and Hydramatic
1965 Chevy C10 Pickup
Thorough restoration, sbc 350, in Mattituck, NY
1956 Ford F100 Pickup
In the same California family for 68 years, show quality restoration
Also click to view these:
1970 Chevrolet C10 Pickup in St James, NY, short bed, $11,000
1969 GMC 2500 Pickup in Moscow, ID, fully restored for show
1949 Ford F1 Pickup from Hamilton, ON, Canada, old school rat rod
1969 Dodge Hemi Charger
540 Dart block with Garrett Twin Turbos, built by Mike Moran
1967 Chevy Nova Resto Mod
Less than 300 miles on a nut & bolt restoration
Find more fresh listings here:
1969 Chevelle Resto Mod, A&E Classic Cars, TX, 502/508 hp, TH400
1970 Camaro, Flemings Ultimate Garage, MD, free one-year warranty
1963 Chevy Nova Resto Mod, A&E Classic Cars, TX, LS1, ECU tuning
1964 1/2 Mustang Convertible
Says numbers matching, solid red pony
1962 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
Maize paint with matching console
1975 Buick LeSabre Convertible
Fully optioned, cold air, everything works.
1964 Chevy Impala SS Convertible
Fenton, Missouri collector calls it stunning, and says it is restored.
1969 Cadillac DeVille Convertible
Remains very original, asking $19,950
You'll find more for sale in the Convertibles Section of the Cars On Line website.
1990 Mustang 7-Up Edition
Special Edition convertible LX 5.0 born to be collectible.
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster
Special reproduction by Intermeccanica
2012 Harley-Davidson Wide Glide
Injected V-Twin, Vance & Hines SUSH Chrome exhaust, $9,995
Visit the Motorcycle Section for more!
Orig Kentucky car, says it has flawless paint, nicely priced.
2015 Dodge Challenger Drag Pack Edition
Supercharged for drag racing, only 35 ever built
Look for Drag Racing cars and Stock Cars in their individual categories listed in the big Race Car Section.
1983 Porsche 911SC Cabriolet
Big money invested, only 24k orig miles, Euro specs
1995 Porsche 993
Beverly HIlls Car Club offers a Grand Prix white 911 993.
1966 Maserati Mistral 4.0
Original Calif car, same long-term owner
1969 Aston Martin DBS Vantage
Spectacular concours quality restoration, 1 of 317 built w/4.0L
1972 Lotus Europa
Big Valve Twin Cam 6, in Largo, FL, handles like on rails
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL
Highly collectible but stilll affordable
Or click to see these fresh ads:
1980 Porsche 911 SC Targa, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA, Cassablanca Beige
1971 Triumph TR6, P.J.'s Auto World, FL, BRG, looks sharp
1974 Triumph TR6 Roadster, P.J.'s Auto World, FL, 6 cylinder, 4-spd
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL from Grand Blanc, MI, drives out nicely
1969 Porsche 912 from Fairfield, CA, rebuilt motor & trans
Look for more in the Cars On Line Classic Sports Car Section.
The Streetside Classics shop in Tampa, Florida has this extra nice 1970 Chevelle SS LS6 tribute with what they believe is a true original LS6 motor. Carefull attention given to making sure the functional cowl hood brings air into the special engine. Muncie 4-speed and 12-bolt rear end with Positraction.
The following are more recently listed Muscle Car Clones:
1965 Pontiac GTO Convertible, Streetside Classics, FL, 455 HO big block
1964 Pontiac GTO Tribute, Streetside Classics, FL, 455 big block motor
1969 Camaro Yenko Tribute, A&E Classic Cars, TX, 427 ci V8 w/Muncie 4spd
1969 Chevy Nova, MS Classic Cars, MA, SS tribute, 396, 4-spd
1970 Mustang GT500 Convertible, Flemings Ultimate Garage, MD, Shelby tribute
1964 Plymouth Savoy Sedan from Lomita, CA, Max Wedge tribute
1970 Dodge Challenger from Chicago, IL, R/T tribute, 440 6 Pack
The DEAL of the DAY preview gives you first shot at all the cars that will be highlighted in the DEAL of the DAY feature 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.
Ford's forgotten muscle car, the 1969 Ford Torino GT, does not get the respect that the Mustangs get in the collector car market. So, for a first time buyer, these Ford Torino performance cars may have a lot of appreciation left in them. As discrete collectors look for cars that might escalate in their collector value the Torino GT should be in the discussion. The one you see here is from York Springs, Pennsylvania. It comes with a 302 small block with a shaker hood. They say it is a one-owner car which has been garage kept. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday since the asking price is just $18,000.
What a find! Here is a classic 1960 Ford F100 Pickup just listed for sale by a Waukesha, Wisconsin collector. He indicates that it is in original style condition with a 6 cylinder, 233 ci motor and 3-speed manual transmission. He says it runs and drives well with new wheels and tires. Notice the fresh Light Green exterior color and green interior, looks sweet in the photos. You will need to have it inspected in order to determine the condition class. You should note that there are about 100,000 miles on the car, according to the ad copy. But if it is in at least driver quality condition, the price is right. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday with an asking price of $14,795.
Nostalgia race fans will really love this one. It is a 1965 Dodge Coronet built like a '60s factory race car. 500 ci Wedge motor was ordered from Indy Motors, complete with every option avaliable. 440 bored and stroked with Indy intake, Indy heads, TTI polished ceramic coated headers, Demon 950 carb, Hi Flow water pump, MSD pro billet distributor w/tight curve set, highspeed starter, and much more (read ad for entire list of specs.) But it is not all about the motor. See the photos to see the beautiful interior and carpet, new door handles, mirrors, bumpers, sub frame connectors, power steering, and tilt steering wheel. The 3" custom exhaust with custom header cutouts, built Torqueflite and stall converter are all signs of what this car is all about. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday with an asking price of $26,000. I think you'll agree that's a lotta' car for the money.
The difference between a Mercury Cougar and a Ford Mustang are predictable if you've followed the evolution of multiple brand automotive manufacturers. While the Ford Mustang is the more polular product, the Mercury Cougar was the sports car with muscle car appeal, but came equipped with creature comforts Ford did not bother with. This 1970 Mercury Cougar XR7, for instance, has automatic transmission, power steering, power disc brakes, air conditioning, bucket seats, a console, tilt steering wheel and the popular sequential tail lights. It was also very stylish for the time with vinyl roof, leather seat upholstery and styled steel wheels. This one is said to be an original California blue plate car. Classic & Collectible Cars out of Las Vegas, Nevada is selling this interesting find. They say it remains solid and rust free. It will be our DEAL of the DAY next week because they are asking only $16,500.
Chevrolet collectors like to think that only they had the ever popular "Bubble Top" styling on their 1960 and 1961 hardtops. But Pontiac collectors also claim the "Bubble Top" styling on their early '60s cars. They are just more rare than the Chevy's. Here is a 1961 Pontiac Bonneville "Bubble Top" 2-Door Hardtop which has just been listed out of Auburn, California. The private seller says it is a real California original "black plate" hardtop with the same owner since the 1980's. You'll find the stock 389 V8 engine under the hood and an automatic transmission, power steering and power brakes, power windows and power seat. He says the interior is still stock original. Even the stock hubcaps and wheels are there. He says it has seen one repaint and comes with beautiful chrome and stainless. It will be our DEAL of the DAY next week with an asking price of $23,950.
Here is an unusual one. The private seller from the Joint Base at Andrews in Maryland is selling what looks like a 1970 Corvette Convertible which has been "morphed" into a 1982 Corvette Collector Edition. It looks great in the photos. He says it runs well, and that he has been able to get mechanical work done on it. The interior may need help. Also, the seller says there is bodywork needed. You may want to have it inspected before you buy. The ad says it has air conditiioning, iPod MP3 port and leather seats. This is an unusual find, maybe one-of-a-kind, in fact. It will have special meaning to the right buyer. It will be our DEAL of the DAY later next week. The asking price on this one is $13,000.
We've noticed that the Mercedes-Benz SL convertibles are starting to gain traction in the collector car market this year. For many years the SL's just couldn't get any respect. There were too many of them available here in the U.S. They have more value in Europe. But values are beginning to increase at public auctions. This week a 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500 was listed by a private seller from Scottsdale, Arizona. It has a Circon Green pearl finish with saddle leather interior, a power soft top and a matching auxiliary hardtop. The seller says it has cold air conditioning, and that everything is functional on the car. He describes it as being in "immaculate condition. Never in snow or smoked in." With an asking price of $16,500, it will be our DEAL of the DAY next Friday.
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:
|1974 Mercedes-Benz 350SL||$10,500||Fredericksburg, VA|
|1941 Ford Deluxe Coupe||$13500||Pen Argyl, PA|
Cars for under $10,000:
|1977 Dodge Adventurer Pickup||$5,500||Caroline, WI|
|1993 Buick Roadmaster Wagon||$5,900||Caroline, WI|
|1984 Chevy Monte Carlo SS||$9,495||Marshfield, MA|
|1995 Pontiac Trans Am||$8,500||Malone, NY|
|1984 Chevy Monte Carlo SS||$9,495||Marshfield, MA|
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.
Here's a 1972 Plymouth Duster which Cars-On-Line.com thought was listed for such a good price that they hand picked it as a "Deal of the Day" in last week's Newsletter. Some lucky customer thought the same and bought it! It's SOLD now.
Here's another fast sale! Donald from Eaton, Ohio SOLD this beautiful 1964 Chevy Nova Gasser Wagon less than a week using the $45.00 Run Till Sold ad.
Charles from Shipman, Virginia said, "Cars On Line is great, best place to sell classic cars, thanks Cars On Line!" He marked his 1970 Chevy Monte Carlo SS SOLD using our very popular $45.00 Run Till Sold ad.
Below is a list of cars SOLD Thru Cars On Line during the past week (August 31, 2018 through September 07, 2018.)
|1970 Mustang Mach 1||1972 Dodge Dart||1949 Willys Jeepster|
|1941 Plymouth Pickup||1934 Ford Vicky||1937 Ford 3-W Coupe|
|1977 Chevy Nova||1956 Buick Special Coupe||1971 Plymouth Barracuda|
|1969 Chevelle Pro Touring||1969 Hurst Oldsmobile||1966 Chevelle Pro Touring|
|1970 Chevelle Convertible||1964 Chevy Nova Gasser||1988 Mustang 5.0 GT|
|1968 Camaro Convertible||1957 Chevy 210 Post||1961 Pontiac Catalina|
|1958 Chevy Impala Conv.||1955 Chevy Cameo||1968 Plymouth GTX|
|1957 Nash Metropolitian||1993 Acura NSX||1938 Plymouth Sedan|
|1972 Plymouth Duster||1918 Ford Model T P/U||1969 Camaro RS Z/28|
|1968 Camaro SS||1970 Chevy Monte Carlo SS||1992 Corvette Convertible|
|1984 Mustang GT 350||1970 Boss 302 Mustang||1960 Cadillac DeVille|
|2012 Camaro ZL1||1971 Mustang Convertible||1969 Plymouth Satellite|
|1967 Dodge Dart GT||1970 Plymouth Road Runner||1968 Chevelle Convertible|
|1961 Corvette||1955 Chevy Bel Air||1979 Stutz Bearcat|
... ALSO INCLUDES WANTED-TO-BUY
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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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