What boy doesn’t dream of driving a fire engine? There is just something mesmerizing about those big red trucks. This 1980 Toyota Land Cruiser might not be the type of fire engine most of us dreamt of as a kids, but I’m sure the child in all of us would love to take it for a spin. It was imported from Japan and only has about 8k miles on the odometer. It is currently in Monterey, California and can be found here on eBay. Read more »
Reader David C. just reminded us that we had committed to featuring the occasional motorcycle and this is the one he recommended. It is a 1968 Honda CB350 and it supposedly sat in a barn for many years. Everything has since been gone through to make it a runner. There is no shortage of these because the CB350 was actually one of the best selling bikes ever. Still, it can be hard find an unrestored solid example today. This one is in Virginia and is listed here on eBay where bidding is currently at $910 with no reserve. Thanks David!
The seller of this 1976 Toyota Corolla claims it is a one of a kind prototype. It was found in a barn, where it had sat since 1984. They have done considerable research and even contacted Toyota, who claims this car shouldn’t even exist. At first glance, it just looks like a Liftback, but the body work is more like that of a ’77 Corolla. Take a look at it here on eBay and decide for yourself if its real or if someone is just trying to pull a fast one on us.
It can be hard to get excited about an old Honda wagon, but this one may catch your interest. Most eighties’ Hondas have been driven into the ground by now, but somehow this 1983 Civic avoided the ravages of time. It is claimed to even be wearing its original paint. Find it here on eBay with a Buy It Now of $5,200.
Not all great automotive discoveries are made as the result of much research and hunting. Many are actually made on accident. Take reader Chad P’s Datsun barn find for example. Here is the tale in Chad’s own words…
The Datsun 240z is one of the most iconic classic Japanese sports cars. These cars offered great handling in an attractive, yet affordable package. Most of these cars were driven hard, put away wet, and suffered from sever rust issues. This 1972 Datsun 240z wasn’t one of those cars, instead it was stored by the West Seattle car dealer from new. The car only has seen 714 miles and has been stored indoors for the past 40 years. The car has been serviced and is now for sale. It can be found here on Craigslist Seattle, Washington for $25,000. Thanks to reader Andrew for sharing this find with us! Read more »
Back in the early 1970s the Datsun 240Z was the hot ticket for buyers who wanted an affordable, well-equipped GT car. If you missed the opportunity to buy one back then, you might want to consider this remarkably well preserved 240Z with 77,500 miles, which looks like it just came from the dealer yesterday. Find it here on craigslist in Seattle for $14,995. Read more »
The Fiat Jolly was built summer fun, or if you had real money, to putt around the deck of your yacht. It was simple, provided plenty of sun, and wasn’t going to get you anywhere fast. Malcolm Bricklin, a US based Subaru dealer, took a liking to the concept and decided to have a few of his own runabouts built. His were based on the tiny Subaru 360 and featured a stylish cutaway body. These little guys are very rare and ones in this condition are unheard of. Find it here on eBay in Sarasota, Florida with the reserve not met. Read more »
UPDATE 1/13/12 – After relisting it, someone hit the Buy It Now for $11,500. Well sold.
UPDATE 12/26/11 – The auction ended with 12 bids and a high bid of $6,610. Sadly, the reserve wasn’t met, but we will watch to see if the seller relists it. Hopefully if they do, they will set their reserve at a more realistic amount.
With winter upon us, some of us are probably in need of a 4×4 that can navigate the icy roads. There aren’t too many old unrestored trucks that we would trust on the ice, but we found one that we think would work just fine. This 1969 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser survivor that we found listed here on eBay, with a current bid of $6,100 and a BIN of $12,000.
Earlier today we featured a beautiful 240Z, but the seller was asking an astronomical amount for it. So we thought we would go hunting to find a similar condition 240Z, but at a more realistic price. After doing some searching we actually found another one on eBay, plus it has a manual transmission. The current bid is at $10,000 with the reserve still unmet and a BIN price of $24,900. Read more »