Saturday, May 19, 2012

Weekend Quickies - Saturday, May 19, 2012

1988 Sterling 825SL - I'm pretty certain that the seller's claim of there being just 14 Sterlings "left in existence" is wrong, but there aren't many.

I've written about Sterlings in the past . The idea - Japanese reliability with British style and luxury - was brilliant. The execution was awful.

This Sterling looks to be in overall good condition. The seller say it needs a few "maintenance things" that need to be repaired, including a ball joint.

This car is now 24 years old. Because most of the things that were prone to failure have most likely failed and been replaced, this car is probably more reliable now than it was when it left the dealer's lot.

Located in Lake Worth, FL, click here to see the eBay listing.

1990 Lada Niva - I like these. I've posted a few before. (You can find an earlier post here.) They are small SUVs, but they look purposeful, not "cutesy" like so many other small SUVs.

While never sold in the US, they have a small following here and a few have made their way here from Canada, where Lada vehicles were officially sold for many years.

For some reason, most Ladas in the US seem to be in the Washington / Oregon area. This one is in New Jersey.

This Niva looks to be in good condition. It has a small dent in the left rear quarter panel.

If you're an east coast Lada Niva fan, this is a vehicle you could check out in person and possibly drive home.

Located in Clifton, NJ, click here to see the eBay listing.

1954 Ford Crestline Skyliner - Ah, the old days... Back when US car companies took chances.

I have no idea what this car is worth when restored. I'm posting it because I have never seen one before.

Over the seating area is a green tinted plexiglass panel, which Ford said offered "freshness of view." It was built for just one year and, as the seller states, 13,144 were built.

Located in Memphis, TN, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

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