Sunday, September 26, 2010

Weekend Quickies, September 26, 2010

1986 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible - The early 1980s weren't kind to the Corvette. (They really weren't kind to any car, for that matter) Things started to get better as the decade went on, however.

After eliminating the Corvette convertible 11 years earlier, Chevy re-introduced it in '86. 1986 was the first model to come with standard ABS. It also got aluminum heads, which upped the horsepower from 230 to 235. The 1986 Corvette could hit 60MPH in 5.7 seconds.

The 1986 Corvette wasn't perfect; build quality and materials still left a lot to be desired and the digital dash was a joke.

This 1986 Corvette is a 60,000 mile, adult owned convertible. It has been well taken care of.

Mid-eighties Corvettes are not valuable and this car, even as nice as it is, is being offered at just $8,495.00. There aren't many (any) V8 sports cars available for such little money.

Located in Manorville, NY, click here to see the eBay listing.

1987.5 Audi "Special Build" Coupe GT - Audi only sent a handful of these over to the United States in mid-1987. The big difference between the pre-1987.5 coupes and the "Special Build" coupe is the engine. The SB had a 2.3 liter engine 5 cylinder engine. Earlier cars came with a 2.2 liter engine. The car is quicker and more refined than the earlier coupes.

With just over 800 having been produced, these cars will some day be a minor collectible (at least among Audi fans).

Based on the one picture included in the ad, this car appears to be in nice shape. It comes with a bunch of spare parts. The asking price of $1800.00 seems very low and if the car is all the seller says it is, it's a bargain.

Located in Cincinnati, OH, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1973 Toyota Celica - Some cars just make you say "wow". This is one of those cars.

Everything about this car was done right. Check out the seller's text and pictures.

Located in North Hollywood, CA, click here to see the eBay listing.

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