Saturday, July 4, 2009

Weekend Quickies

1970 Ford Mustang - This is pretty cool. This is a bone stock Mustang... 6 cylinder, 3 speed manual. I've always like the look of the 1970 Mustang. This one appears to be in good, restorable condition, but the price makes it seem like a too good to be true bargain. Caveat emptor.

Located in Sacramento, CA, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1989 Jeep Wagoneer - I'm strangely attracted to these vehicles. The Wagoneer was built from 1963 through 1991. Three different manufacturers built this. Willys (a subsidiary of Kaiser - and later known as Kaiser Jeep Corporation, dropping the Willys name) conceived it and built it throughout the 1960s. AMC bought Kaiser Jeep in 1970 and built it through 1986 (It was during this period that most of the significant upgrades were done, turning it from a utility vehicle into arguably the first luxury SUV). In 1986 Chrysler bought AMC / Jeep and continued to build it until 1991, when it was finally discontinued.

It's big, gets poor gas mileage, prone to rust, has an archaic suspension and used a carburetor until the end, but there is something special about the Wagoneer. I can't explain it. Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks that way as fully restored examples command well over 10K. (Often double that price)

This one appears to be nice, used Wagoneer. Located Levittown, PA, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1985 Alfa Romeo GTV6 - Another car I need to own someday. I've owned quite a few Alfas, including two Spiders, an Alfetta Sedan, an Alfetta GT and a Milano (75 to most of the world). They're just really fun cars to drive.

For the GTV6 Alfa essentially took the Alfetta GT body and dropped in their amazing 2.5 liter V6. They made a few subtle changes to the body (bigger tail lights, body moulding, longer drip rails, power bulge on the hood, etc.) and made the dashboard more "normal".

This car is located in Denver, CO. Click here to see the listing. (And... If you buy it, ditch the chrome wheels!)

Another little Alfa Romeo note... With Fiat now owning Chrysler there are rumors of Alfa Romeo making a return to the US. Some of the rumors are scary, including one that states Fiat plans on using Chrysler platforms as the basis for new Alfa Romeos.
Just A Car Geek reader, Richard, sent me this link. As Richard wrote in his e-mail, "As an Alfa fan this is terrifying news..." Let's hope someone, somewhere, comes to their senses!

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