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 1: 1995 Ford F-150 Lightning Project Truck – STILL $20,000 OBRO

May 19th Update:  Yup, still for sale. Still $20,000.  As this truck was the inspiration for our "NEW!" (short for "No Effin Way!) Award 18 months ago, we're considering starting a Go Fund Me site to help this owner get out from underneath this project and finally...

Six Months Gone: 1974 Pontiac Trans Am 455 – NOW $28,999

May 10th update:  When we first featured this '74 Trans Am back six months ago on November 18th, we found the seller's asking price a tad optimistic.  its no surprise to us to find the car pop back up for sale with the same pictures but a priced lowered by one grand. ...

NEW! Award 42: 1962 Austin Healey 3000 BN7-11 – $200,000

While your Austin Healey may be a very nicely restored example that presents very well, an already rare car does not get a premium for being a one-of-one when basically these cars were hand built when new.  Unfortunately the restorer and long-time owner of this 1962...

NEW! Award 30: 1942 Plymouth Special Deluxe Convertible P14C – NOW $45,000

May 7th Update - great story, fantastic pictures, still out of touch price.  When we originally featured this '42 Plymouth, the original asking price was out of touch with the current market.  Now add in a global pandemic and thinking that lowering the price $500 now...

NEW! Award 27: 1967 Mercedes-Benz W112 250 SE Cabriolet – NOW $135,000

May 7th, 2020 Update:  As we mentioned in our original post from December 19th, in addition to this local Asbury Park used car dealer continuing to pose as a private seller, the asking price of this Mercedes Benz continues to shake our heads for two reasons.  First,...

NEW! Award 40: 1965 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible Original Owner – NOW $67,900

April 30th Update:  Nearly eight months ago when we first featured this highly optioned, unique '65 Bonneville for sale we commented, "Only time will tell whether a buyer will come forward willing to pay what the original owner wants."   Well, our thoughts at the time...

NEW! Award 39: 1980 Ford Pinto Pony Sport Wagon – $12,000

https://richmond.craigslist.org/cto/d/chesterfield-1980-pinto-pony-excellent/7112007488.htmlhttps://www.nadaguides.com/Cars/1980/Ford/Pinto/2-Door-Station-Wagon/ValuesThe final year of production of Ford's Pinto was 1980 and arguably one of the lowest mileage...

NEW! Award 37: 1973 Mazda RX-2 – $33,000

The Mazda Rx-2 Rotary Coupe, known outside of the U.S. as the Capella, is a rare yet somewhat desired coupe as it came equipped with a rotary engine.  Rare when new, examples such as this restomod listed earlier this week here on Craigslist in Rockaway, New Jersey...

NEW! Award 28: 1973 Lincoln Mark IV 48K Mile Survivor – From $30K to $18K!

March 9th Update:  We're pleased to see the private seller come back to market reality with latest post to sell his 1973, 48K original mile Lincoln Continental Mark IV.  His original post won our "NEW!" (short for "No Effin Way!") Award for asking a $30,000 price...

NEW! Award 35: 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback Bullitt Tribute – $45,000

Mecum Auctions in January made headlines when the original and unrestored 1968 Highland Green Mustang GT Bullitt Mustang crossed their Kissimmee auction block with a final hammer price of a cool $3.4 Million bid by a still undisclosed buyer.  That original car, right...

NEW! Award 34: 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Street Machine – $125,000

When I saw this Corvette Hot Rod, home remodeling came to mind.  There's a reason my wife and I are busy in our spare time replacing our home's master bathroom fixtures:  after twenty years they look dated, which is exactly what all of the gold chrome plating and all...

NEW! Award 33: 1975 Mercedes-Benz W123 240D Four-Door Sedan – $17,000

Mercedes-Benz launched its W123 mid-size sedans in 1975 and from there it didn't take long for the car to earn a reputation for being virtually indestructible vehicles, particularly the diesel-equipped models where its not surprising to come across examples with...

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...

Challenger Disaster: 1974 Dodge Challenger R/T – $27,500

Since when do rear window slats, a hideous J.C. Whitney special tacked-on rear spoiler, a mis-matched driver's side front fender, poorly fitted seat covers, a late-seventies under-dash-mounted Pioneer cassette tape deck, and a Moroso chrome air cleaner count as "ALL...

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 26: 1979 Dodge D150 Lil’ Red Express Tribute – $25,000

In 1979, the fastest car sold in the U.S. wasn't even a car.  It was the 1979 Dodge D100 Adventurer Lil' Red Express pickup such as the example still posted here on Craigslist in Hackensack, New Jersey.  Unfortunately, the second owner since 1989 is currently asking...

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...

NEW! Award 18: 1972 Chevrolet Camaro 40K Mile One Family Survivor – $23,500

We were very excited when we first saw this white over blue vinyl 1972 Chevrolet Camaro here on Craigslist in Boonton, New Jersey as the cowl induction hood, poverty hub caps, and rear spoiler had us thinking this was a low-mileage sleeper with a big V8 lurking under...

Side of the Road 11 & NEW! Award: 1974 Triumph TR6 Original Owner – $13,900

Very often, you can find low mileage sports cars for sale on the side of the road just by driving around. That's exactly what happened this afternoon while I was traveling on Harbourton Road in Titusville, New Jersey when I spotted this Leyland White over Chesnut...

1975 Chevrolet LUV Pickup – $8,500 OBO

While we came across this 1975 Chevrolet LUV Pickup here on the Boston Craigslist feed, this yellow LUV is actually located in the Bay Area of San Francisco and the owner is willing to ship it anywhere. We rarely feature collectible cars from the west coast but LUVs...

1978 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Wagon – Now $11,900

August 13th Update - we originally featured this '78 Caprice Classic for Wagon Wednesday back in early June when the private seller wanted a completely unrealistic $17,500 for his wagon.  We just noticed since that time in an updated post that he's tried to lower the...

1985 Volvo 245 GLT Turbo 5-Speed – $10,450

We noticed this silver over black 1983 Volvo 245 GLT Wagon for sale here on Craigslist in Woodstock, New York by a long time Volvo collector and Volvo Club of America member who is currently asking $10,450 for his wagon.  The NADA Classic, Collectible, Exotic, and...

1979 Mercury Capri 5.0 Convertible 38K Mile 1 of 6 Conversion – $15,500

We came across this unique Red over Dark Tan 1979 Mercury Capri Ghia Convertible claimed to be only a one of six car the second owner has for sale here on Craigslist for the asking price of $15,500.  Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool for a 1979 Ford...

1988 Buick LeSabre Wagon Indy 500 Pace Car Replica – $7,900

Freshly posted Tuesday is a truly unique 1988 Buick LeSabre Wagon Indy 500 Pace Car Replica here on Craigslist in Neconset, New York (Long Island) where the private seller is currently asking $7,900.  Based on the NADA Classic, Collectible, Exotic, and Muscle Car...