When we think of vintage military vehicles, Volvo isn’t the first name that comes to mind, but after seeing this 1957 Volvo TP21 our entire perception of Volvo has changed. Volvo has always been known for building durable vehicles, but this machine is beyond their typical sedan. To say that this was built like a truck would be an understatement, perhaps built like a tank would be more fitting. Sure it is way out of our price range, but if we had the money, we would already be out spinning cookies in an icy parking lot somewhere! We aren’t the only ones who would love to have it, Robert J. would like to own it too, but he is in the same boat we are. Thankfully, he tipped us off to it, in hopes that someone here could save it. Have a look at this 4×4 Military Volvo here on eBay. Thanks Robert for the tip! Read more »
I spent some time with one of our readers today. His name is Sid and he has been building cars his all life. We had a great time sharing stories and looking at photos. We did a feature on his 1959 Corvette back in March and he has since purchased a stalled Vette project that he is finishing up. He had some other fun cars in his shop too, but there was something shoved in the corner that really caught my eye… Read more »
Moretti isn’t a name we hear often, but when we do we tend to get excited. Why would we get excited about a small rusty Fiat based car? Take one look at a fully restored Moretti Tour de Monde 750 and you will understand. They might not be fire breathing V12-powered supercars, but for the price, you would be hard pressed to find a better looking or rarer car. If you’re like us and want a baby Ferrari that you can actually afford to own and drive, take a look at this 1960 Moretti Tour de Monde 750 Coupe here on eBay that just came out of long term Californian storage. Thanks goes to Jim S. for the tip! Read more »
Reader Pete M. sent us this unique little find that was hiding in a barn in the UK. From the front it looks like any other Austin Mini, but this isn’t your run of the mill Mini. This 1968 Austin is a Mini truck or utility coupe and is about as quirky as they come. We doubt it was real effective as a truck, but it certainly gave the owner more utility than a standard Mini. It is in need of a complete restoration and is not a project for the weak of heart. Have a look at this oddball here on eBay in the UK. Read more »
What better way to kick off Halloween than to feature a car from the TV show The Munsters? This dragster was built using a real coffin that was purchased illegally. Apparently, you needed a death certificate to buy one at the time. We bet it really goes like stink too because the coffin is fiberglass and the power is provided by a 302 V8 with dual quads. It is offered by The Volo Auto Museum without a price, but we bet that the number of zeros is frightening! Read more »
We aren’t sure why, but there is something appealing about vintage microcars. Perhaps it’s the fact that they are quirky or maybe it’s that they are so easy to work on. When we came across this Charles Mochet 125Y, we knew it deserved a closer look. We had only ever heard of Mochet, but never actually seen one. There aren’t many left, especially here in the States. Take a closer look here on eBay with a BIN of $6,500 or the option to make an offer.
When most people think of the performance tuning company Baldwin Motion, they think of big block Camaros. But, did you know that for a short period of time in the 1970′s, they were one of the top sources for performance VW engines and parts? Pairing the Camaro tuner with Meyer Manx seems like an even more unlikely of events, but that’s what happened when Motion ordered a Meyer Manx SR to be used as a tow car for the ThunderBug drag car. After many years of faithful service, it was put into storage and forgotten. It is now back on the street and is for sale here on eBay with bidding currently at $6k. Unfortunately, the seller pulled the $8k BIN before we could finish the post.
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This 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 was supposedly parked about 40 years ago. It is claimed to have been running then, but is obviously going to need a full restoration now. These may be odd looking little cars, but they actually have quite a unique history. They were designed by an aircraft engineer and built in an aircraft factory. If you look closely, we bet you can find some of the aviation influences. You will not be taking flight anytime soon though because 56 mph was the top speed for the KR200. Still we wouldn’t mind having one for buzzing around the hangar. This one is optimistically priced here on eBay, but microcar values have been on the rise. Read more »
Normally we try to stay away from modified cars, but this one is so absurd that it deserves a mention. You didn’t misread the title, the engine is mounted mid-ship in this Saab. The seller claims that it one of two known cars and that it was built by a mechanic in Denver for drag racing. It isn’t something we would aspire to, but it might be fun to take around the block. Take a look at the ad on craigslist in Colorado Springs. Thanks Robert for the tip! Read more »
There were a number of American specials built during the 1950′s, but few were as handsome and unique as the Woodill Wildfire. The creator, Robert Woodill, like many other sports car enthusiasts of his day, desired a better sports car. While he was able to realize his dream, only a handful were ever built and very few remain today. This one is in very rough shape and is looking a little sway back. Hopefully it isn’t beyond saving. Take a look at it here on eBay out of of Greencastle, Pennsylvania.