Sunday, February 19, 2012

Weekend Quickies - Saturday, February 18, 2012

These are from "guest writer", Colin Stacy

1979 Fiat X1/9 - First off, Fiat X1/9s, while not that common in general, are well represented in Minnesota. Every summer, we have a Wheels of Italy car show, and there's usually 11 or 12 that show up.

This yellow example looks pretty good on the surface, but I did noticed a rather nasty dent in the driver's door. The seller says it needs some TLC, and insists that it could be a $5000 vehicle.

While that may be true, I've never seen a non-project for sale so I wouldn't know. I would much rather be seen in a $1500 sports car than some ragged Camry that's for sure.

Located in Apple Valley, MN, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1975 Chevy Vega GT - Ah, yes, the vehicle that (supposedly) rusted faster than it could leave dealer lots. Honestly, I think that may be a myth; I have always liked Vegas from a styling standpoint, but the mechanicals were a severe letdown. Thankfully, this one fixes that; gone is the pathetic little four cylinder, and inside the engine bay is shoehorned a 327. I've never driven or ridden in a Vega, but I can say that the 327 surely adds enough oomph to justify the GT badging.

Located in Fargo, MN, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

Thanks, Colin!


Harv said...

I too have liked Vegas. I like the first years that look like a little Camero.


Scott Witthaus said...

You never road in my 1974 2-door Vega? The one that used 13 quarts of oil to get to Florida and back? You missed out!

Just A Car Geek said...

No, Scott, I missed out on that pleasure.

Info: Scott is my brother. My family had moved to VA by the time he bought his Vega. I stayed in NY, so I didn't see him or the car much.

More info: From Fairfax, VA, to Miami, FL, and back is roughly 1850 miles. That comes out to a quart every 143 miles or so!

If I remember correctly, Scott's next car was a 260Z. A giant step up.