Sunday, August 29, 2010

Weekend Quickies, Sunday, August 29, 2010

1984 Volvo 240 Pickup Truck - This is just too cool.

This is a custom built 1984 Volvo 240 pickup truck. It was crafted from a station wagon.

This appears to be well done and looks great. The station wagon tailgate window has been used for the rear window (and it still has the wiper in place, although the seller doesn't say of it works) and the lower half of the wagon tailgate used for the pick up tailgate (which doesn't open).

The only alarming sentence in this eBay listing is, "Paint shines nicely and can be used as is but the filler has shrunk in." The big question is, just how much filler is in this vehicle?

Located in Chinchilla, PA, click here to see the eBay listing.

A big thanks to Tony for sending me the link to this Volvo.

1995 Maxda Miata - This is a great sleeper. This Miata has a "Flyin' Miata" turbo kit on it.

I've never seen one in person, but from what I hear, the Flyin' Miata turbo kit is very well done and very reliable. Depending on which kit you install, the Flyin' Miata turbo gives the car an additional 65 to 165 horsepower. Frustratingly, the seller doesn't say which kit is in this car.

The best part about this Miata is that there is nothing on it that would make you think it's anything other than a stock Miata.

Located in Huntington, NY, click here to see the eBay listing.

Find the Flyin' Miata website here.

1968 Chevy Impala SS - This is a car from another time. A time when performance and looks were a priority for US car manufacturuers.

This is an Impala SS with a 427 V8 in it. As the seller points out, just 1778 were built like this. This is a matching numbers car.

As you can probably tell from the slant of this blog, I'm not a huge fan of big old American cars. (Not that there is anything wrong with being a fan of them, it's just not my "thing".) Still, I have to admire a car like this. It's a great big car with great big curves and creases. It has a big engine, big bucket seats and a big center console. I'll probably never buy one, but I love looking at cars like this.

Located in Houston, TX, click here to see the Craigslist ad. The ad has a ton of good, clear pictures.

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