Earlier this week, we checked out a number of the big-money vehicles on ClassicCars.com, these reaching into the seven figures. Right this moment, we head to the opposite finish of the spectrum.
Whereas there are the low-value automobiles equivalent to used Hondas – regardless of a loopy value paid at public sale lately for a 2000 Honda Civic Si for $52,250 – and quite a few never-will-be classics, there are a number of diamonds within the tough.
Then there may be the “previous wives’ story” of the lady promoting the precious muscle automotive for $1. The story goes: her husband ran off along with his secretary and instructed his spouse to promote his cherished automotive and ship him the proceeds. In an act of excellent and justified vindictiveness, she sells the automotive and sends him the greenback.
Good for you in the event you discover that deal, however amongst this listing, in lots of circumstances, the automobiles may be “classics” however are decrepit or needing severe restoration – or in actuality are “elements automobiles.” However contemplating the development of restoration TV exhibits, there are gems within the boneyard or hidden away in barns. With the proper, passionate, affected person automotive individual with a variety of interest cash…?
Let’s go take a look at notable autos “with potential.”
1969 Chevrolet Tow Truck, $1,995
Definitely, I might need to ask the vendor in regards to the “points,” nonetheless, we now dwell in a world of commercial flat-beds with no classic character. As soon as restored, this may very well be a really attention-grabbing addition to a interval automotive assortment. Or heck, go into enterprise…
Based on the vendor, “This can be a neat previous wrecker with little or no rust. It’s fully authentic and in excellent form for the 12 months. It does have some minor points that want addressing.”
1962 Chevrolet Nova, $4,000
It’s a convertible! As a matter of truth, the highest is down till you put in a brand new one. It’ll require some real sweat fairness and TLC to get it to automobiles and low on Saturday morning. However the engine turns…
The vendor says, “62 Nova convertible. No title. Motor runs good. Will want ground pans changed and decrease 1/4’s. Subframe appears actual good and is healthier beneath than it seems.”
1976 Mercedes Benz 450 SL, $4,999
The physique of the automotive seems in good form however at 152,000 miles, it would in all probability want engine and suspension work. As soon as any points are cleared, this may be a beautiful driver. They’re heavy, although and don’t sip their required premium gasoline. Suppose Panzer Tank with a horny physique. They don’t seem to be low cost to revive.
The vendor made no feedback.
1992 Camaro RS, $3,900
This fourth technology F-body 25th Anniversary has every thing! Energy steering, energy brakes, T-tops, V8 energy and possibly a leftover bag of weed within the glovebox. Simply 130,000 miles younger, this may be a terrific driver/ongoing challenge. I all the time thought they appeared very racy and hard.
The vendor states, “1992 Chevrolet RS 25th Anniversary Camaro. V8 engine, computerized transmission, energy steering, energy brakes, manufacturing unit air-con, T-tops, runs and drives good.”
1976 Citicar Electrical, $1,500
Sure, even within the Center East-embargoed 1970s, individuals had been contemplating electrical. With a prime pace of 40 mph and sufficient ugliness to make a Pontiac Aztec blush, this was a harbinger for the long run. Not operating and no title, in the event you prepare a invoice of sale, you’ll have one of the uncommon automobiles in your automotive membership. Gotta love the wire wheels!
The vendor says, “Even in its heyday, the Citicar wasn’t precisely enticing or thrilling to drive. Its pace topped out beneath 40 miles per hour. Principally the brainchild of Ron Gremban, who headed analysis and growth of the Sebring Vanguard Citicar.
“Though unknown this may very well be a later model CommutaCar produced by Commuter Autos with its massive bumpers. Ample room for two, a toggle change for a shifter, and loads of volt meters this early try at an electrical automotive, and its shortcomings, however paved the way in which for at the moment’s hybrids and electrical automobiles.”