Sunday, March 6, 2011

Weekend Quickies - Sunday, March 6, 2011

1993 Volvo 240 - This car is in incredible condition. It looks like new.

The 240 is legendary for its longevity. 200K miles is is routine, 300K miles is common.

This one has just 24,000 miles on it. Everything about it, including the paint, is original.

Good, low mileage, 240s are starting to sell for real money. It will be interesting to see what this car is bid up to.

Located in Schaumburg, IL, click here to see the eBay listing.

A big thanks to JaCG reader, Mike, for sending me the link to this car.

1975 Cosworth Vega - This could be titled "When Bad Cars (Almost) Go Good".

As I wrote in an earlier post about a Cosworth Vega, you have to give GM credit for having the guts to build this car. Too bad it takes more than guts to build a great car.

The Cosworth Vega wasn't great, but it was pretty good. 60 MPH came in the 10 second range and the handling was very good.

Just over 3500 of these cars were built. Abuse, neglect and rust took their toll on many of them.

This one has just 17,000 miles on it. The seller describes it as "100%original and unmolested". The asking price is $5300.00, or best offer.

Located in Levittown, PA, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1968 Kougar Sport - I've never seen one of these in person. Kougar, to the best of my knowledge, is still in business in the UK.

The Kougar Sport used Jaguar components. They were sold in kit form or completely assembled.

These cars are quick. They weigh around 2000 lbs and, depending on which Jaguar engine was used and how it was set up, reached 60 MPH in the 5 - 7 second range.

This car has 14K miles on it and is RHD. It appears to be in very, very, nice shape.

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


Anonymous said...

That Volvo is going to go for big bucks. I have an 85 with 150K on it, and it's just broken in. There is an entire legion of Volvo "Brick" owners that are probably drooling over this car. While they are slow..they do cruise well on the highway. Check out for the Volvo Enthusiast Website

Brandon said...

That's an incredible find! The old Volvo 200 series are known to last forever!