Saturday, January 16, 2010

Weekend Quickies

I have this fantasy of one day buying a car hauler and traveling the country picking up and delivering old cars. What a great job that would be... It would satisfy the bit of "wanderer" I have in me and allow me to be around interesting cars.

For some reason the subject of this fantasy came up twice, with two different friends, this week. Hmmmmm, maybe it's a sign...

Anyway, my friend Jeff sent me a link to a forum thread about old car haulers, including the bizarre MB hauler shown above. There are some very cool pictures. You can find it here.

1979 AMC Spirit GT V8 - I'm posting this car for just one reason; it still exists.

AMC offered a V8 option in their Gremlin and then in this, the Spirit. While I can't find any production numbers, I have to assume not many were built.

This car is in remarkable condition. How many nearly-stock, original, V8 AMC Spirits can be left in the world?

Located in Currie, NC, click here to see the eBay listing.

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa - I've owned a number of Corvairs. Forget all the Ralph Nader stuff, these are fun and safe cars.

The Corsa was the top of the line Corvair. It was available with a 140 HP version of Corvair's flat 6, or a 180 HP turbocharged version of the same engine. I've owned 2 140 HP cars and 1 Turbo.

This car is a 140. The turbo and its inherent turbo lag is exciting, but the 140 with its 4 carb setup is a much better everyday car.

This is a very nicely restored car. I'm not crazy about the seller's choice of wheels, but he's including the original wheels with the car.

Located in Houston, TX, click here to see the Craigslist listing. (Check out the cars surrounding this one, too. What a great collection!)

1972 Alfa Romeo 1600 Junior Zagato
- This is one of those cars that is just stunning in person. Essentially this is an Alfa 105/115 series (Giulia) with bodywork by Zagato. Only 402 1600 Junior Zagatos were built.

This car is located in Sweden. The selling price is €24,090, or roughly $36,000.00

Listed on, you can find the ad for it here.

I searched for a Junior Zagato to feature because I wanted an excuse to point out the Alfa Romeo Zagato Register & Information Site. Their slogan is "Everything you ever wanted to know about Zagato bodied cars & more!" How true. I'm about halfway through it and am amazed by the wealth of Alfa Zagato information and trivia they have. You can find it here.

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