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Daily Driver: 1963 Plymouth Valiant Wagon – $12,500

Daily Driver: 1963 Plymouth Valiant Wagon – $12,500

When a seller describes their classic car as their daily driver, potential buyers should take notice. By their very nature, classic cars tend to be a bit fussier to daily drive than a modern car. For one thing, starting an older carburetor-topped classic can become a dance of pushing the accelerator and/or adjusting the choke while turning the key. They don’t stop as fast nor offer the comfort and conveniences of modern cars. A classic car’s charm as a daily driver lies in their simplicity. While there is a higher probability a classic car will break down versus a modern ride, the chances are better you can actually fix the classic on the side of the road with basic hand tools.

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Tidy Top: 1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible – NOW $39,900

Tidy Top: 1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible – NOW $39,900

Ask an automotive engineer what the challenges are when designing a convertible, and they will tell you the folded top stack is among them. How well the top folds is often just as important as how well it keeps occupants dry when erected. The folded stack can often make or break the lines of a convertible.

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Rust Restraint: 1972 International Scout II – $29,500

Rust Restraint: 1972 International Scout II – $29,500

I grew up riding in backseat of not one, but two, International Scouts through most of the 1970s. I learned to drive in the second one. That experience taught me two key things about Scouts. one is that they are tough as nails. Built with many of the same components Jeep CJs of the period, Scouts could tackle just about anything placed in front of them straight from the factory. The second however is that you can wtach them rust in front your eyes if they are exposed to road salt.

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Ogled Original: 1984 Porsche 944 22K Survivor – $27,944

Ogled Original: 1984 Porsche 944 22K Survivor – $27,944

If you attended college in the 1980s, chances are good you lusted after a Porsche 944.  It was a great looking, practical, and attainable Porsche that remained very affordable entry point for Marque enthusiasts for many years.  Porsche sold a lot of 944s through its ten year model run spanning 1982 through 1991. Consequently, many 944s eventually wound up as either lightly enhanced street racers or heavily-modified track toys. 

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Badge Brother: 1955 Pontiac Safari – NOW $78,000 OBO

Badge Brother: 1955 Pontiac Safari – NOW $78,000 OBO

The rarest body style for Chevrolet in 1955 was the stylish two-door Nomad wagon, with only 8,530 units produced.  If you like the “Tri-Five” (1955-1957) Nomad but find too many have been restored over the years, what is your option for something rarer? Well, many enthusiasts forget that Pontiac offered a brand twin to the Nomad known as the Safari.  Based on Pontiac’s top trim Star Chief line, with only 3,760 units produced for 1955, it stands as the rarest Pontiac made that year.

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Forgotten Firebird: 1976 Pontiac Trans Am Y82 SE – NOW $64,500

Forgotten Firebird: 1976 Pontiac Trans Am Y82 SE – NOW $64,500

Ask casual classic car enthusiasts what was the first model year Pontiac introduced a special edition Trans Am, and most will respond, “1977.” That’s due to the Smoky And The Bandit effect, as the popularity of the special edition black and gold 1977 featured in that movie had everyone wanting a “Bandit” Trans Am.  Unfortunately, the answer is incorrect, as the first special edition Trans Am launched in the spring of the 1976 model year.

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Transmission Transplant: 1962 Chevrolet Impala Convertible – SOLD!

Transmission Transplant: 1962 Chevrolet Impala Convertible – SOLD!

The 1962 Impala model line represented the second model year of Chevrolet’s third-generation of one of it’s most iconic brand names.  For 1962, Chevrolet replaced the thin-pillared “Bubble Top” with a thick “C” pillared design creased and painted white to look like a convertible top on it’s two-door hardtop models.

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Daily Driver: 1963 Plymouth Valiant Wagon – $12,500

Daily Driver: 1963 Plymouth Valiant Wagon – $12,500

When a seller describes their classic car as their daily driver, potential buyers should take notice. By their very nature, classic cars tend to be a bit fussier to daily drive than a modern car. For one thing, starting an older carburetor-topped classic can become a dance of pushing the accelerator and/or adjusting the choke while turning the key. They don’t stop as fast nor offer the comfort and conveniences of modern cars. A classic car’s charm as a daily driver lies in their simplicity. While there is a higher probability a classic car will break down versus a modern ride, the chances are better you can actually fix the classic on the side of the road with basic hand tools.

read more
Tidy Top: 1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible – NOW $39,900

Tidy Top: 1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible – NOW $39,900

Ask an automotive engineer what the challenges are when designing a convertible, and they will tell you the folded top stack is among them. How well the top folds is often just as important as how well it keeps occupants dry when erected. The folded stack can often make or break the lines of a convertible.

read more
Rust Restraint: 1972 International Scout II – $29,500

Rust Restraint: 1972 International Scout II – $29,500

I grew up riding in backseat of not one, but two, International Scouts through most of the 1970s. I learned to drive in the second one. That experience taught me two key things about Scouts. one is that they are tough as nails. Built with many of the same components Jeep CJs of the period, Scouts could tackle just about anything placed in front of them straight from the factory. The second however is that you can wtach them rust in front your eyes if they are exposed to road salt.

read more
Ogled Original: 1984 Porsche 944 22K Survivor – $27,944

Ogled Original: 1984 Porsche 944 22K Survivor – $27,944

If you attended college in the 1980s, chances are good you lusted after a Porsche 944.  It was a great looking, practical, and attainable Porsche that remained very affordable entry point for Marque enthusiasts for many years.  Porsche sold a lot of 944s through its ten year model run spanning 1982 through 1991. Consequently, many 944s eventually wound up as either lightly enhanced street racers or heavily-modified track toys. 

read more
Badge Brother: 1955 Pontiac Safari – NOW $78,000 OBO

Badge Brother: 1955 Pontiac Safari – NOW $78,000 OBO

The rarest body style for Chevrolet in 1955 was the stylish two-door Nomad wagon, with only 8,530 units produced.  If you like the “Tri-Five” (1955-1957) Nomad but find too many have been restored over the years, what is your option for something rarer? Well, many enthusiasts forget that Pontiac offered a brand twin to the Nomad known as the Safari.  Based on Pontiac’s top trim Star Chief line, with only 3,760 units produced for 1955, it stands as the rarest Pontiac made that year.

read more
Forgotten Firebird: 1976 Pontiac Trans Am Y82 SE – NOW $64,500

Forgotten Firebird: 1976 Pontiac Trans Am Y82 SE – NOW $64,500

Ask casual classic car enthusiasts what was the first model year Pontiac introduced a special edition Trans Am, and most will respond, “1977.” That’s due to the Smoky And The Bandit effect, as the popularity of the special edition black and gold 1977 featured in that movie had everyone wanting a “Bandit” Trans Am.  Unfortunately, the answer is incorrect, as the first special edition Trans Am launched in the spring of the 1976 model year.

read more
Transmission Transplant: 1962 Chevrolet Impala Convertible – SOLD!

Transmission Transplant: 1962 Chevrolet Impala Convertible – SOLD!

The 1962 Impala model line represented the second model year of Chevrolet’s third-generation of one of it’s most iconic brand names.  For 1962, Chevrolet replaced the thin-pillared “Bubble Top” with a thick “C” pillared design creased and painted white to look like a convertible top on it’s two-door hardtop models.

read more