Sunday, May 6, 2012

Weekend Quickies - Sunday, May 6, 2012

1975 Lancia Beta Coupe - I've always like the Lancia Beta Coupe.

This one is being described as original and unmolested. The seller bought it a year ago from a person hired to clean out the late owner's garage. The seller is under the impression that it had just one previous owner.

The seller did some work to it, but it still needs a little more.

The BIG upside to this car is that there is no mention of rust.

If you're looking for a Lancia Beta Coupe, this one is worth checking out.

Located in Phoenix, AZ, click here to see the eBay ad.

1975 Bricklin SV-1 - Malcolm Bricklin is a pretty fascinating guy. I've read quite a bit about him and I still can't figure him out. None of his ventures (The Subaru 360, Pininfarina Spider Azzura, Bertone X1/9, Yugo, or the Bricklin SV-1) ended well. Yet, Malcolm Bricklin still made money on all of them.

The SV-1 was built in Canada. Bricklin essentially got the govenrment (read: citizens) of New Brunswick to finance the operation. Bricklin built 2,875 SV-1s before the company went into receivership. New Brunswick took a 23 million dollar bath on the deal.

This is one of the 1100 or so that survive. It has "approximately" 54k miles on it. It appears to be in nice shape.

From what I've read, the SV-1 is not a great car to drive. It's slow and wasn't put together very well. Still, it's a piece of automotive history from a man who is either a visionary, a con-artist, or as The Truth About Cars called him, insane.

Located in Acworth, GA, click here to see the eBay listing.

Click here to read a short, but interesting Car and Driver interview with Malcolm Bricklin.

1992 Honda Accord EX Station Wagon - Here's an older car for someone who doesn't want to be reminded that he or she is driving an older car.

The Honda Accord is the epitome of a practical, reliable car. It starts, it runs, and it goes about its business day in and day out without any trouble or excitement.

This Accord has just 19,000 miles on it. It is in incredible shape. You could drive it for the next 10 years / 200,000 miles and not replace anything other than consumables.

I've always like the design of the Accord station wagon. Everything blends together very, very well.

This is an Accord EX. The EX has most of the creature comforts you'd ever need in a car.

Yep, even at 20 years old, this is a nice practical, reliable car. If you're looking for an older car you could count on every day, this car is perfect.

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

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