Saturday, January 30, 2010

Weekend Quickies - January 30, 2010

1959 Autobianchi Bianchina - I have to admit that I'm not a big micro car fan. That, of course, means nothing. There are quite a few people who are micro car fans and, as I've written before, I respect anyone who has a passion for any car.

This car is an Autobianchi Bianchina. It weighs all of 1200 lbs and has a 479cc engine. Top speed is under 60 MPH.

The car being offered on eBay has been owned by the same person for the past 39 years. It needs restoration, but is complete and relatively rust free.

Located in Sacramento, CA, click here to see the eBay listing for this car.

1971 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser - I remember being a kid and wanting my dad to bring one of these home in the worst way. Any car with windows on the roof was cool in my book.

This Vista Cruiser needs restoration. It has a 455 V8 in it and factory air. Based on the Oldsmobile Cutlass, it wouldn't take much turn this into a 442 station wagon. How great would that be?

Located in Fishers, IN, click here to see the Craigslist listing.

1962 Renault Dauphine - I'm fascinated by this eBay listing. The seller is basically writing a diary. Each day he does a little more work to the car and adds the info to his eBay listing.

Someday I'll write a full post about a Dauphine, but for now I'm just going to link to the ad so we can all follow it.

This car is in Denver, CO. Click here to follow the eBay listing.

"Just Plain Sad" - That's the title of a post on the "By The Numbers" blog.

By now I'm sure you've all heard about the freak storm the wreaked havoc at the Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction in Scottsdale, AZ. Until now, I didn't realize how many cars were damaged and the extent of the damage

"By The Numbers" has a link to a slide show of the damage. You can find it here. (Click on "You can see it here". ) Just plain sad, indeed.


longrooffan said...

Hey It's the By The Numbers here....thanks for the "shout out"...found your cool blog a while back and you do a great job of finding all the desireable, at least to this olelongrooffan, vehicles from around these tubes..keep it up and thanks for sharing your stuff with all of us.


Unknown said...

What a fun post, Just A Car Geek! I would like to thank you for posting this topic. I agree with you that there are people who are still fascinated with micro cars. I am currently conducting a research regarding micro cars and my topic is primarily focused to Santa Ana used car dealers and how they are marketing Anaheim used cars. Aside from that, I am also trying to study how effective is their customer service. Thanks for sharing Just A Car Geek! Continue to share excellent posts!