Saturday, January 14, 2012

Weekend Quickies - Saturday, January 14, 2012

1951 Muntz Jet - This is older and pricier than the usual JaCG car, but it's impressive, if for no other reason than its creator.

Earl "Madman" Muntz was a master of publicity. After being hugely successful selling used cars, Muntz decided to build his own.

The Muntz Jet started life as the Kurtis Kraft Sport. Muntz bough the rights to the car, changed its name, swapped the Ford V8 for a Cadillac V8 then later a Lincoln V8.

The body is aluminum and it came with a fiberglass hardtop. 50 MPH came in 6 seconds and it had a top speed of 125 MPH.

About 400 were built before Muntz shut down the operation.

This one has had a complete restoration.

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

Click here to read a little bit about Earl "Madman" Muntz.

1991 Audi 100 - This is by no means the most exciting old Audi you could buy, but if you don't need AWD and don't mind an automatic, this is an exceptionally nice car.

This car has just 84,000 miles on it and looks close to new.

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

1966 Renault R8 Gordini - There's just a little over 1 day left to bid on this car and it's up to $19,000.00. It's good to see these cars getting the recognition they deserve.

The R8 Gordini wasn't the fastest car you could buy, but with a great combination of power and rear engine handling, it was one of the most fun.

This car looks to be in very nice shape, but the wheels have got to go.

Located in Dayton,OH, click here to see the eBay listing.

A big thanks to Tom for sending me the link to this Renault R8!

5 comments:

Blair Russell said...

Uh oh, where's the eBay link to the Audi? It's missing.

Anyhow, the Muntz is pretty cool, as stories of people trying to create their own car is always interesting.

Just A Car Geek said...

Oops. Long night, early morning. What can I say? Link inserted. ;-)

Bill said...

Shame you feel bad about the wheels, they are a little too shiney, but they are multi piece Alpine parts, and the factory rally cars sometimes ran them.

Bill said...

$26350.00! Wow final sale price for the R8

R1326 said...

This must be a record for a US Renault R8G! It seems to be wonderfully restored, even with the bigger Alpind wheels. These Gordinis are loved in France and most of Europe. Hope it stays in the US.