Sunday, August 22, 2010

Weekend Quickies, Sunday, August 22, 2010

19? Namco Pony-Citroen - Now here's something you don't see every day. The Pony-Citroen was built by Namco in Greece.

Based on a 2CV with a Dyane-based 602cc engine that put out a whopping 30 HP, this was a vehicle that was meant to be cheap, basic transportation. And so it was.

But it was cheap, basic transportation with a bit of a flair. The Pony-Citroen looks kind of aggressive in an off-road SUV kind of way. Unlike the Citroen Mehari, which it somewhat resembles, the Pony was made of steel, not plastic.

These sold fairly well. Over 30,000 of them were produced from 1974 through 1983. This car is 1 of 8 that made its way to the US. The seller says only 4 are left.

The seller lists this vehicle as being a 1966 model. That's impossible (as the car wasn't introduced until '74) and the seller realizes that. This is a later build with the full width grill, but I don't know enough about these to say exactly what year it is.

The body appears to be in decent condition and that's really all you need to worry about on a car like this. The Citroen mechanical parts are still very easy to get.

Located in Tucson, AZ, click here to see the eBay listing. (And check out some of the cars parked around this one!)

1973 AMC Javelin - Yeah, this is it. This is the American muscle car I want to own. A black on black AMC Javelin AMX. I can just stare at this car all day. In my eyes it's gorgeous.

AMC discontinued the AMX 2 seater at the end of 1970. It became an option package for the Javelin in 1971, the same year AMC introduced the new Javelin bodystyle.

The unfortunate part about this car is that it's really not an AMX (it just has the decals) and it didn't start life as a black car. Still, it sure is fun to stare at.

Located in Milford, CT, click here to see the eBay listing.

1999 BMW 528iT - I love BMW station wagons. If my E36 3 Series ever packs it in (218,000 miles and still going strong), a 5 Series wagon is on the top of the list of cars I will consider buying.

This is a well taken care of daily driver. Best of all, it's a 5 speed.

Located in Twin Falls, Idaho, click here to see the eBay listing.

A big thanks to John for sending me this BMW listing.

2 comments:

longrooffan said...

Holy Toledo Batman!! In that Namco listing I spotted, at least, a 15CV, DS Brake, Lotus Europa, 124 Spyder, X/19, Daimler Limo and is that a Panhard lurking back by the fence? What's the price of admission to this exotic machine paradise? Thanks for the find.

Just A Car Geek said...

Look at the GTV6 to the right in the picture I posted up top. (On the left side of the Namco) Am I seeing things wrong, or did someone put rectangular headlights in it?

There are a couple of nice old Fiats in the yard, too.

Dave