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!

NEW! Award 58: 1977 Dodge Aspen Wagon – $9,800

https://longisland.craigslist.org/cto/d/westhampton-beach-1977-dodge-aspen-wagon/7259394074.html Desperately trying to stay relevant in a rapidly changing market, Dodge launched what was then considered a compact car in 1975 for the 1976 model year: the Aspen.  Sold...

NEW! Award 57: 1966 Chevrolet Belair Station Wagon – STILL $32,500

January 1oth, 2021 Update - after not successfully selling by Thanksgiving, the private seller of this '66 Bel Air station wagon we've been tracking since late last summer now has its fourth new listing with everything remaining the same, including the very optimistic...

NEW! Award 57: 1969 Ford Mustang Mach I – $25,000 OBO

"...Needs a little love, but that is why the price is what it is. After a little TLC, this is the type of vehicle that will bring big money..." We cringe every time we run into an ad for a project car sitting for decades and now that the owner has lost interest, they...

NEW! Award 39: 1980 Ford Pinto Pony Sport Wagon – NOW $8,500

January 7th, 2021 Update - Call it the Holiday Effect, but this 40K original mile Ford Pinto we've been tracking since April of 2020 is still available.  With the new year, the private seller now has their Pinto priced at $8,500, which is still big money for these...

NEW! Award 51: 1972 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible – Sold?

January 7th, 2021 Update - We just confirmed the Craigslist ad for this ride expired. 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 55: 1969 Chevrolet Corvette 350/350 4-speed Coupe – SOLD!

December 17th Update: We just confirmed the private seller of this '69 Corvette deleted their Craigslist ad, so we're now able to call this one "Sold!"  While this one got away, if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you're...

NEW! Award 48: 1974 Pontiac Ventura Hatchback – NOW $10,200

November 27th Update - We just came across a new listing for this '74 Pontiac with the price lowered another $1,000 to $10,200. October 24th Update - We just noticed the private seller of this very solid '74 Pontiac Ventura just lowered the asking price their price in...

Classifind Cut – 1993 Toyota Celica Convertible – Sold?

January 7th, 2021 Update - We just confirmed the Craigslist ad for this ride expired.  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...

NEW! Award 54: 1995 Chevrolet G10 Van – SOLD!

November 23rd Update - We called it:  Nice Chevy G10 "Shorty" vans don't come up for sale very often and when they do, they usually get scooped up quickly.  That's apparently what happened here as the seller just deleted their listing, so we're now able to call this...

NEW! Award 27: 1967 Mercedes-Benz W112 250 SE Cabriolet – Now $125,000

October 20th Update - No sooner did we get ready to label this Mercedes convertible as "Sold?" due to an expired listing with no update, we came across a fresh Craigslist ad with a revised price of $125,000. May 7th, 2020 Update -  As we mentioned in our original post...

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 53: 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 38K Mile Survivor – Sold?

November 30th Update: We just confirmed the Craigslist ad for this ride 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 52: 1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1 – $39,999

Long the least desirable of the first-generation Mustangs, the long and heavy 1971 through 1973 versions are finally starting to see values rise.  That's especially the case with special versions such as this 1972 Mach I trimmed fastback listed last year here on...

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 – Sold?

December 1st Update - We just confirmed the Craigslist ad for this ride 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 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...

NEW! Award 46: 1984 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham D’Elegance 18K Mile Survivor – SOLD!

October 16th Update - We just confirmed the seller deleted their latest Craigslist post, so we're now able to call this Caddy "Sold." September 27th Update - We saw a lot of activity over this past week with this low-mileage 1984 DeVille we first featured on September...

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...

NEW! Award 44: 1972 Ford Grand Torino Sport Coupe – SOLD?

September 12th Update - While updating our database for our latest Malaise Monday features, we confirmed the optimistic seller of this overpriced Ford Torino deleted their Craigslist post.  Asking $20,000 for what the overwhelming consensus is at best a $5,000 used...

NEW! Award 47: 1973 Dodge Monaco Four Door Hardtop – SOLD!

September 12th Update - While updating our Malaise Monday database, we confirmed the private seller of this Dodge Monaco survivor deleted their Craigslist ad, so we're calling this one "Sold!" August 16th Update - The private seller of this Dodge Monaco Survivor just...

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 46: 1985 Volkswagen T3 Transporter Doka – SOLD?

AUGUST 16, 2020 - The Craigslist ad used for this post expired, so with no replacement found, we’re calling this one “Sold!” The U.S. Federal Government's 25% import tariff on certain imported trucks, better known as the "Chicken Tax", has been in place since the...

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!"...

NEW! Award 45: 1976 Chrysler Cordoba 51K Mile Survivor – SOLD?

August 16th Update – While updating our past Malaise Monday listings, we confirmed the Craigslist post for this car Cordoba expired, so with no replacement ad found so we’re assuming this Cordoba “Sold!” July 6th Update:  we noticed the private seller of this 1976...

NEW! Award 43: 1988 Jeep MJ Comanche 2WD Sport Truck – SOLD?

August 16, 2020 update - The Craigslist ad used for this post expired, so with no replacement found, we’re calling this one “Sold!” Whenever I see a modern "compact" pickup, I long for the days when you could really get a small pickup such as this 1988 Jeep Comanche...

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?

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 October 2020 Update - We're busy updating our database and while we are finally marking our very...

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...