Sunday, February 26, 2012

Weekend Quickies, Sunday, February 26, 2012

2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe - Yeah, I know. It's just 3 years old. What's it doing on Just a Car Geek?

You know what? I really like these cars. I wasn't crazy about the convertible, but the coupe is something else.

Around 1200 of these were built before GM pulled the plug on the Pontiac brand.

The Solstice GXP has a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine. According to Car and Driver magazine, it gets to 60 MPH in 5.2 seconds.

The Solstice Coupe was the last Pontiac built. That, along with the extremely small production number, almost guarantees that they will never be cheap. In my eyes, however, it's worth the price.

Located in El Paso, TX, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1990 Yugo Cabriolet - Here's a simple fact... Cut the roof off of any car and it instantly becomes 100% more desirable.

This car is a perfect case in point. People I know who wouldn't look twice at a Yugo hardtop give the Cabrio a nod of approval.

The seller says that this car has just 3,219 miles on it. The doors - or at least the door trim - don't lineup well at all. Granted, Yugos were not known for their fit and finish, but it could also mean that this car was once in an accident. (Which might explain the low miles.)

The seller leaves his phone number and encourages anyone interested in the car to call him with any questions. If you're interested in this car, I would do that before bidding.

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

1971 Audi 90 - Holy cow! When was the last time you saw one of these?

This car was a development of the DKW F102. It was the first modern car to wear the Audi badge.

There are some really interesting things about the Audi 90. The DKW came with a small 3 cylinder, 2 stroke engine. The Audi 90 had a 4 cylinder, 4 stroke engine. Fitting the larger engine in the small engine bay meant that the radiator was not up front, but off to the left side of the engine. The front brakes were inboard, but the rears were conventional drum brakes.

This car is a really cool piece of Audi history, but it's in rough shape. It's complete, but will need a total restoration.

An Audi 90 is not worth much restored and, when you consider the amount of work that will have to be done to this car, the opening bid price of $1800.00 seems pretty high. Still, I hope someone buys it and restores it. It would be a great car to see brought back to its former glory.

Located in Hayden, ID, click here to see the eBay listing.

4 comments:

Max Power said...

GAAKKK...This Yugo is my Eleanor (believe it or not)...specifically the yellow/silver combo which intrigued me so much some 22 years ago at the NY Auto Show. That said...there is nooo waaay I would bid on it since the ad now states that the mileage cannot be verified and by the looks of the car, I seriously doubt the low mileage...sigh

jmfrank said...

Hmm... That Audi looks really cool. Now I see why Audi had the radiators offset to the side (with some engines) until the B5 chassis. It all makes sense now! I guess you learn something new every day.

Anonymous said...

The Pontiac Solstice Coupe was very cool looking, but leave it to GM to blow it. The targa roof, once removed, cannot fit inside the car for storage! So you must leave it at home and pray for no rain! And people wonder why GM almost went bankrupt?

Just A Car Geek said...

Anon - I think it also came with a soft top that did fit in the cargo area. It, obviously, wasn't as tight and secure at the hardtop, but in a pinch it kept you dry.