Saturday, March 17, 2012

Weekend Quickies, Saturday, March 17, 2012

1972 Reliant Scimitar GTE - How does this happen? Someone paid real money to bring this car over from the UK and then just let it sit. I don't get it.

I wrote about one of these back in April, 2009. You can find the post here.

These cars have a nice following in the UK. I've only seen one in person. According to everything I've read, they're put together well and are a lot of fun to drive.

According to the seller, this car needs "brakes and transmission seal before being driveable."

This car would be a huge hit at any British car show.

Located in North Chicago, IL, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

A big thanks to Timothy for sending me the link to this car!

1973 Citroen GS 1220 Club - Now this is something you don't see every day in North America...

The 1220 Club was a medium size Citroen. It was built to fill the gap between the small, very utilitarian 2CV and the large, luxurious DS.

Sitting underneath the spare tire (because, really, if you're Citroen, it makes perfect sense to put the spare tire in the engine compartment, right?) is a 1,220cc, all aluminum, overhead cam, 60 HP, air-cooled flat-four engine. It drives the front wheels. Because of the car's aerodynamic shape, the GS 1220 Club is capable of reaching 100 MPH. Cruising at 70 - 80 MPH is no problem.

Being a Citroen, it of course has Citroen's famous hydro-pneumatic self-leveling suspension.

This is a very rare car in North America and looks to be in great shape.

It sounds as if the seller of this car deals in Citroens or, at the very least, is a huge fan of them. This is the second time he's owned this car.

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

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