Saturday, November 26, 2011

Weekend Quickies - Saturday, November 26, 2011

1988 Pontiac Firebird GTA Notchback - According to, "The 1988 GTA Notchback edition was a one year-only production option that was only available on the 1988 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM GTA. A total of 718 GTA Notchbacks were produced in 1988."

I'm not sure I like the look better than the standard Firebird, but it's certainly rare and a cool piece of American automotive history.

This one is being described as "kinda rough but runs and drives good."

Located in Jeffersonville, KY, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT - As I've mentioned a number of times in the past, I once owned an Alfetta GT. I liked it a lot. But, a new Milano and then a couple of Spiders relegated it to the garage where it remained for 10 years or so until I sold it to a guy in Vermont. (You can read a post about it here.)

When I see a car like this it makes me wish I hadn't sold mine. They are really nice looking cars and are a blast to drive.

This is a remarkably rust free Alfetta GT. It runs and drives, but could use some minor attention.

Located in Palm Springs, CA, click here to see the eBay listing.

A big thanks to Sam for sending me the link to this car!

1962 Land Rover Series llA Forward Control - Even though I have absolutely no use for it, I would love to own this vehicle.

These old trucks look menacing and, because they're Land Rovers, will go though or over just about anything in its way.

This one has had its engine replaced with a Chevy 250ci inline 6. Yeah, I know, it's lost some of its originality, but the Chevy engine is more reliable and parts for it can be found at your local NAPA store.

Located in Ludlow, VT, click here to see the eBay listing.

The link to this car was also sent to me by Sam. Thanks again!


rose said...

Classic crap cl ad selling a rare 1988 gta notchback but don't include a pic of it raised open or inside nvermind engine pic...

Just A Car Geek said...

I Agree, Rose.

I posted it because it's an unusual car.

R1326 said...

Always thought these Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTs were great looking cars and nice handlers. Recall they had only the tachometer right in front of the driver, and all the instruments in the center dash (like the Mini Coopers of today). We had one elderly gentleman who still drove his GT up until last year!

The Pontiac GTA is unusual, and recall seeing one at the dealer years ago when my STE was being serviced. It was expensive back then.

Jon said...

GTA - I thought those GM Kammback prototypes were a better idea.

Alfalfa Alfredo - One of the most well thought out and executed listings I have ever seen.

Forward Rover - I never knew that these existed. Refreshing change from the usual Unimog crowd.

Trevor said...

Almost wanted to buy that Alfa, but even I need a break sometimes... Looked almost too good to pass up at that price...