NEW! Award Winners

Collector Cars With Very Optimistic Asking Prices

Our NEW! Award Stands For “No Effin Way!”

Sometimes a seller’s expectations about the price of their collectible car are not in line with what buyers are willing to pay.  Some sellers believe they can add the restoration costs of their car into the asking price of the their collectible car.  Others observe a collector car similar to theirs (but likely not in the same condition) sell for a record hammer price at auction and believe they can achieve the same.  We’re here to manage expectations.

We’ve dedicated this page to examples that win our NEW! (No Effin Way!) award for ones we’ve come across.  To qualify, the rules are simple:  any collectible car with an asking price that is not in line with the guidelines sourced from either the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool or the latest print version of the  NADA Classic, Collectible, Exotic, and Muscle Car Appraisal Guide is a candidate for the NEW! award.

If you are collectible car owner looking to find your vehicle’s next caretaker and need help figuring out what is a realistic asking price, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].  Our advice is fact-based upon data and best of all, is free!

If you come across an interesting collectible car (we’re not interested in everyday used cars!) that you think the private seller has an optimistic price on, send the link to [email protected] If we decide to post your submission, you’ll get full credit along with a complimentary Guys With Rides T-Shirt, Magnet, and Stickers!

Classifind Cut 21: 1962 Austin Healey 3000 BN7-11 – NOW BO Over $100,000

October 16 Update - When we first came across this very nicely restored 1962 Austin Healey BN7 in early May of 2020, the private seller based in Knoxville, Tennesee said he would only entertain offers over $200,000 and thus we awarded him our 42nd "NEW! (short for "No...

NEW! Award 49: 1979 Volkswagen Scirocco – SOLD!

October 11th Update: While updating our Malaise Monday database, we confirmed the private seller of this 'Volkswagen Scirroco we first featured one week earlier deleted their Craigslist ad, so we're now able to call this one "Sold!"  We wonder how close to what we...

NEW! Award 50: 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Nomad Station Wagon – $13,500 FIRM

In our book when you put terms in your car's listing like "mostly original", "not a show car", "factory A/C not working", and "driver quality" you've signaled your car is at the "Good" level of pricing. That was our first impression of this 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle...

NEW! Award 39: 1980 Ford Pinto Pony Sport Wagon – NOW $8,850

October 3rd Update - The private seller just created his latest new listing for their 40K mile Pinto wagon, however this time they lowered the price another $1,100 to $8,800. August 25th Update - The private seller just created another fresh listing for their 40K...

NEW! Award 34: 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Street Machine – Still Unsold

October 1st Update - Funny story.  Earlier this week, yet another Bring-A-Trailer wannabe website based in Texas started following GuysWithRides' Instagram account.  Naturally, we checked out their website when low-and-behold we came across this highly customized...

Blasphemy or Brilliance: 1972 Chevrolet Camaro 40K Mile One Family Survivor – Expired Post

October 16th Update - With the latest Craigslist ad now expired, we're just not sure whether this Camaro indeed sold or we will see another attempt by the seller in the future.  We will update this post if we learn more but until then we're assuming this Camaro sold....

NEW! Award 45: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Fuel Injected Convertible – SOLD?

October 2020 Update - The seller of this very optimistically priced '57 Bel Air convertible deleted his ad this week. Normally, we would confidently assume the car sold, however in this case with a $249,000 asking price, we wonder whether the seller in fact may have...

15 Months Gone: 1977 Chevrolet Vega GT Wagon – Sold?

August 26th Update - while updating our Wagon Wednesday listings, we confirmed the listing for this low mileage survivor Vega expired.  With a very high asking price, this isn't the first time the seller simply let their ad run out without selling the car, so we have...

NEW! Award 26: 1979 Dodge D150 Lil’ Red Express Tribute – SOLD?

August 16, 2020 - The Craigslist ad used for this post expired, so with no replacement found, we’re calling this one “Sold!” July 7th update:  When we first featured this 1979 Dodge Lil Red Express tribute pick-up, it was easy to give the seller our latest "NEW!"...

Challenger Disaster: 1974 Dodge Challenger R/T – SOLD?

July 31st Update – While updating our past Malaise Monday listings, we confirmed the Craigslist post for this car Mopar expired, so with no replacement ad found so we’re assuming this overpriced Challenger “Sold?” however we will keep our eyes open for an updated...

NEW! Award 1: 1995 Ford F-150 Lightning Project Truck – Sold?

October 2020 Update - We're busy updating our database and while we are finally marking our very first "NEW!" Award winner as finally sold, we continue to look for an updated ad as we're just not convinced this seller finally budged enough on his asking price to...

Six Months Gone: 1974 Pontiac Trans Am 455 – Sold!

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you're looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330 May 10th update:  When we first featured this '74 Trans Am back six months ago on November 18th, we...

NEW! Award 30: 1942 Plymouth Special Deluxe Convertible P14C – Sold!

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you're looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330 May 7th Update - great story, fantastic pictures, still out of touch price.  When we originally...

NEW! Award 27: 1967 Mercedes-Benz W112 250 SE Cabriolet – Sold?

October 16th Update: We just confirmed the Craigslist ad for this car expired and with no replacement listing found, we're assuming this car sold.  This one may have got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you're...

NEW! Award 40: 1965 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible Original Owner – Sold?

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you're looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330 April 30th 2020 Update:  Nearly eight months ago when we first featured this highly optioned, unique...

NEW! Award 37: 1973 Mazda RX-2 – Sold?

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you're looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330 The Mazda Rx-2 Rotary Coupe, known outside of the U.S. as the Capella, is a rare yet somewhat desired...

NEW! Award 28: 1973 Lincoln Mark IV 48K Mile Survivor – SOLD!

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you're looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330 March 9th Update:  We're pleased to see the private seller come back to market reality with the...

NEW! Award 35: 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback Bullitt Tribute – Sold?

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you're looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330 Mecum Auctions in January made headlines when the original and unrestored 1968 Highland Green Mustang...

NEW! Award 33: 1975 Mercedes-Benz W123 240D Four-Door Sedan – SOLD!

September 2020 Update - We're busy updating our database accurately reflect the status of every car we've featured since starting GuysWithRides.com.  This W123 Mercedes we first featured in February has since sold. Mercedes-Benz launched its W123 mid-size sedans in...

NEW! Award 32: Donna Mae Mims’ 1979 Funeral Corvette – $99,500

If you don't know the name, Donna Mae Mims, "The Pink Lady of Racing", was the first women to win a Sports Car of America ("SCCA") national championship in Class "H" in 1963.  After buying her first Corvette (a '57) from Don Yenko Chevrolet, Donna Mae eventually ended...

NEW! Award 31: 1971 Corvette Convertible 23K Mile Survivor – $60,000

If you are the original owner of a 23K mile C3 Corvette and want to get Concours money for it after 48 years of ownership, here's an example of what Not to do.  Earlier this week, the original owner of this Classic White over Black 1971 Corvette Convertible posted his...

NEW! Award 25: 1979 Chevrolet Silverado Camper Special – $38,900

Since we started this website, we never ceased to be amazed by sellers whose prices are completely out of touch with solid prior rmarketplace results.  A prime example is this nicely restored, 79k original mile 1979 Chevrolet Silverado Camper Special currently listed...

NEW! Award 24: 1982 Ferrari 308 GTSi Targa – $68,500

While not the fastest Ferrari you can buy, the 308 GTS sure sounds great going putting the engine through is paces as you shift gears through the gated manual shifter. Rosso Corsa-colored examples such as this 1982 Targa model listed here on Craigslist in Elizabeth,...

NEW! Award 23: 1989 Buick Electra Estate Wagon – $12,500

While scouring Craigslist we sometimes we come across a seller who thinks he has something much more valuable than it really is.  That's the case with 1989 Buick Electra Estate we found listed for sale last weekend here on Craigslist in New Rochelle, New York the...

NEW! Award 22: 1977 Plymouth Volare Two Door Sunroof Coupe – $10,000 Firm

Click on the feature image below to navigate through all of the pictures in this car's gallery: Posted for nearly one month and still for sale is our latest "NEW!" (short for "No Effin Way!) Award winner posted here on Craigslist near Hartford, Connecticut is this...

NEW! Award 21: 1991 BMW E30 325iX – $8,000

Click on the feature image below to navigate through all of the pictures in this car's gallery: Posted just yesterday here on Craigslist in Chichester, Pennsylvania is this rare 1991 BMW E30 325ix the private seller is currently asking $8,000 for.  Based on the...

NEW! Award 20: 1961 Ford Falcon Station Wagon – $15,000 OBO

Click on the feature image below to navigate through all of the pictures in this car's gallery: Posted yesterday here on Craigslist in Bridgeton, New Jersey is this white over black 1961 Ford Falcon Station Wagon the current caretaker has listed for $15,000.   He...

NEW! Award 19: 1996 Buick Roadmaster Limited 36K Mile Original Owner – $15,000

Posted earlier this week here on Craigslist in Point Pleasant, New Jersey is this 1996 Buick Roadmaster Limited 36K mile survivor the original owner is asking $15,000 for.  The NADA Classic, Collectible, Exotic, and Muscle Car Appraisal Guide currently lists their...

Side of the Road 11 & NEW! Award: 1974 Triumph TR6 Original Owner – SOLD!

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you're looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330 Very often, you can find low mileage sports cars for sale on the side of the road just by driving...

1975 Chevrolet LUV Pickup – Sold!

    Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you're looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330 While we came across this 1975 Chevrolet LUV Pickup on the Boston Craigslist back in...