Grungy old barn finds are great, but sometimes you just want something that you can just get in and drive without getting your hands dirty. You do have to be careful though because some sellers attempt to pedal off restored cars as “survivors”. We are not sure where this one fits, but the seller claims that it is 100% original. It does look suspiciously wonderful, but with only 18k miles on the odometer, the claims could very well be true. This is one rare car too, so it is definitely worth a look! Find it here on eBay out of Moncalieri, Italy. Thanks goes to Jim S. for the tip! Read more »
Reader P. Trout found this 1940 LaSalle Coupe here on the craigslist and thought the seller’s claim of complete originality seemed to good to be true, so he sent it in to us to get all of your opinions about the claims. The seller states that it is a barn find and has never been restored just cleaned up and polished. It looks nearly mint, which does seem rather unusual for a 70 year old car with 70k miles on it. We have seen older original cars in this kind of shape, so you never know… Read more »
Some wouldn’t consider this 1948 Packard Station Sedan to be a true Woodie wagon, but it looks like a Woodie wagon to us. The seller claims it is original and it looks to be in excellent condition. Finding a solid woody wagon without rust or rot can be a challenge, but thankfully there are still a few original examples out there like this one that are solid. It spent the past 35 years parked in a barn on an almond farm, but is now back on the street. Take a look at this pseudo wagon here on eBay.
This 1948 Studebaker Champion has been preserved by a long line of owners who appreciated originality. The first owner drove the car until his passing in 1963. It then passed on to his son, who used it as a second driver. It was kept in the family until 1987, when the son could no longer drive. From there it was passed on to a local car enthusiast, who added it to their collection of over 140 cars. It was part of their collection until last year, when the owner passed away as well. It may sound like this Studebaker is bad luck, but in reality each owner lived long lives while always enjoying this car’s companionship. Each caretaker did their part to keep it original and it has survived the years very well. So, if you’re interested in growing old with this Champ, it can be found here on eBay with no reserve. Read more »
Supposedly this 1976 Datsun B210 is currently owned by Jesse James of West Coast Choppers fame. That is interesting, but it doesn’t really do anything for me. The fact that this Datsun has avoided the ravages of rust is what catches my attention. These cars were built to be cheap and efficient forms of transportation so thin steel was used to cut cost and weight. It may of helped with mpg but it didn’t do anything for corrosion resistance. Seeing one on the road today is a rare sight, so you had better take a look at this Honey Bee here on eBay before it buzzes away! Read more »
This 1967 Dodge Coronet 500 was supposedly purchased from the original owner 25 years ago. A restoration attempt then ensued, but this is as far as they got before putting it into storage. The original 318/auto drivetrain is still with the car and the paint appears to be original. The seller has also put the wheels back on so it can be rolled onto a trailer. Find it here on craigslist out of Omaha. Thanks goes to Robert H. for the tip! It is going to be a challenge figuring out where everything went, but the $4,500 asking price makes it tempting… Read more »
It is astounding to think that a car purchased almost 50 years ago could go through life and only cover 19k miles. Especially when that car is a 1965 Mustang convertible. Pony cars were built to have fun, but obviously the owners of this one were more concerned about keeping it clean then cruising. If the claims are all true, this could be one of the most original 1965 Mustangs in existence. Find it here on eBay with an equally astounding price tag.
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When Alvis Motor and the Healey Company struck a deal in the early 1950′s to build a car together, the result was a car that was both beautiful and fantastic to drive. Sadly, after only 25 cars were built production was cancelled. This 1953 Alvis-Healey is one of the 25 built and is believed to be one of the 7 left. The seller claims it is highly original and that it has been parked for a number of years. While most cars with this kind of pedigree would typically be sold by a major auction house, the seller has decided to list it here on eBay. Read more »
We don’t normally feature cars that have been photographed in a studio, but when we stumbled across this 1953 Hudson Italia on eBay, we knew we had to feature it. This breath-taking car is the actual prototype that resulted from a joint venture between Hudson and Carrozzeria Touring of Italy. Hudson’s styling director Frank Spring was the mastermind of the Italia and out of fear of seeing his beloved prototype destroyed, hid the car shortly after Hudson was bought by Nash. It has seen one respray, but is otherwise original. Read more »
People collect all sorts of things. Baseball cards, beanie babies, stamps, Oldsmobile Troféos… Well, we don’t know too many people who collect that last one, but there is at least one individual in the world who does and he has nine of them! His collection includes five pristine examples for each year of production (1988-1992) and four parts cars. They are ready to move onto something new so the whole lot has been listed here on eBay with an asking price of $75k! Thanks goes to Jim S. for the submission. Read more »