Saturday, May 8, 2010

Weekend Quickies - Saturday, May 8, 2010

1976 Fiat 131 (Mirafiori) Station Wagon - How cool is this? A restored 1976 Fiat 131 station wagon.

The 131 was the last RWD Fiat sedan we saw in the US (It was known as the Brava by the time Fiat discontinued it in the US).

This car looks great with its 1970s roof rack and striping. I'd ditch the wheels and throw on some period correct aftermarket wheels.

The only downside to this car? It's an automatic. Fiat engines love to rev and the automatic takes a lot of the fun out of that.

Located in Redwood City, CA, click here to see the eBay listing.

Below is an old Fiat Brava TV ad...



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1974 Fiat 128 Coupe SCCA Racer - Now this is interesting. At first I was confused by the listing. The top of the Craigslist ad has it selling for $1900.00. The writing on the window says $5490.00. $5490.00 is a realistic price. $1900.00 is a genuine bargain. I e-mailed the seller. He replied right away (he earns points in my eyes for that) and said that the $1900.00 price is correct. I've e-mailed him back for more details. Hell, even if the drivetrain is shot, there's well over $1900.00 in parts in this car.

This is such a logical choice for SCCA racing. It must be a blast to drive on the track. The Aurelio Lampredi designed engine loves to rev and in its day it was one of the best handling small cars you could buy. In my opinion it's also a great looking car.

This car could be a very quick and easy way to get involved in SCCA racing.

Located in Hollywood, FL, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

A big thanks to JaCG reader, Boris, for sending me the link to this car.

1969 Opel GT - I have a soft spot for Opel GTs. My first "sports car" was an Opel GT.

The seller says this one has had its engine rebuilt. It looks like it still has its original Solex carb, so if you buy this one, plan on spending some money for a Weber. (You're going to have to replace the Solex at some point anyway, they were junk, so you might as well do it right away and enjoy the performance and reliability of the Weber right away.) The seller also says that the only flaw in the interior is a crack in the dash, which is common. You can still buy aftermarket covers for them.

The Opel GTs performance was on par with most of the inexpensive sports cars of its time. 60 MPH came in 10.6 seconds and top speed was over 100 MPH.

Located in Guilford, CT, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

Thanks to Boris for sending me the link to this car, too.

1991 BMW 325iC - JaCG reader, Janet, sent me the link to this car. She wrote, "I don't know if this is unusual enough for you, but I thought I'd pass it along..."

It's not all that unusual (except the seller says it was "originally used as a summer vehicle for an affluent popcorn farmer’s wife." That's pretty unusual, I guess.), but it's still a very cool car.

The last E30 3 Series are the best. In 1989 they lost the big aluminum bumpers and got the smaller body colored bumpers you see on this car. A few years earlier, the 325e became the 325i and the car became a lot more fun to drive.

This is just a nice, honest, BMW 325iC. It's not unusual, but I'd buy it.

Located in Destin, FL, click here to see the eBay listing.

1 comment:

Danny said...

some old classic cars here