Saturday, April 9, 2011

Weekend Quickies - Saturday, April 9, 2011

1970 Volvo 142S - There have been a lot of cool Volvos popping up lately...

This 142 is a one owner, manual transmission car. It looks to be in very nice condition.

Fans of old Volvos will consider this a low mileage car. It has "just" 190,000 miles on it.

Located in Theodore, AL, click here to see the eBay listing.

1972 Citroen DS Pick Up Truck - These are completely absurd and completely cool at the same time.

This one is located in Canada. The seller doesn't give a lot of information, but it appears to be in good condition. Being a 1972 vehicle, importing it into the US would be easy.

The asking price is 5850.00 Canadian, which is about $6100.00 US.

Located in Saint-Luc, Quebec, Canada, click here to see the Kijiji ad.

A big thanks to JaCG reader, Rocky, for sending me the link to this car!

1997 Volvo 850 T5 Wagon - The seller calls this car a "beautiful wagon with a little something extra under the hood". That's a perfect description.

The T5 features a turbocharged, intercooled 2.3 liter 5 cylinder engine. It puts out 222 horsepower. That's up from the standard GLT's 190, but less then the R's 240. Its 0 - 60 time was in the low 7 second range.

The 850 was not as trouble free or reliable as earlier Volvos, but with regular maintenance you can easily get over 200K miles from them. This one has 142K on it.

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

1968 Austin America - One of the many cars I inexplicably love is the Austin America. I bought one once about 20 years ago, but apparently God didn't want me to have it. (You can read about it here.)

This America is in remarkably good condition for an unrestored car. The only real downside to this car is the automatic transmission. It's trouble prone and makes an already slow car even slower.

Located in Hanover, PA, click here to see the Craigslist ad. (The seller leaves a link in the ad for more pictures, but it doesn't work. This link will get you to the pictures.)

Below is a picture (the only picture) of my Austin America. It was taken shortly after its arrival at the body shop. It was in better shape than the picture makes it look. (Behind it is the Alfa Romeo Milano I owned at the time.)

1 comment:

Matt Cotton said...

Well, we will never agree on this point, but I think the automatic in the Austin America is the best part of the car! I think it only slows the car down if you let it shift automatically, if you hold it to higher revs, it's pretty quick! Mine was this blue color, which I hated, until I got a $99 Maaco paint job - this is a Lincoln grey color. I did enjoy this car a lot, I put a piece of cardboard behind the grille, and then it ran in damp New Hampshire weather when my Audi 5000 wouldn't! Finally, the brakes needed work, and I couldn't find anyone to fix them in the late 80's! :-(