Saturday, July 21, 2012

Weekend Quickies, Saturday, July 21, 2012

1988 Volvo 240 Wagon - Hmmm...Tempting. Tempting. If this car is all the seller says it is, it wouldn't take a lot to make it a nice car again.

This is not a great ad. There is just one (lousy) picture and no mention of mileage, the reason for the mis-matched wheels, recent work, etc. But hey, for $700.00, it might be worth a call.

Decent 240 wagons are getting tough to find these days. The people who own them love them and aren't giving them up.

Located in Pittsfield, MA, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1973 BMW Bavaria 3.0 - Boy, I like this car. At least I like the way it looks. (I love black over red.) Sadly, this is another ad with no real information.

The Bavaria was unique to the North American market. Roughly 8,000 were built with the 3.0 engine in 1973.

Rust was the huge enemy of the Bavaria. This car *looks* to be rust free, but as with any old car, it will need to be checked thouroughly for bad rust repair.

Located in Meridan, MS, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1975 Mercedes Benz 450SLC - I posted a picture of a newer SL today on the Just a Car Geek Facebook page. This is an older SLC.

SLCs are tremendous bargains these days. Classic styling and a big 4.5 liter V8. In the US they are rarer than the drop top SL, but usually sell for less.

Like most Mercedes Benz cars, the SLC is well engineered and durable. However, when something does break, parts are extremely expensive. Finding a well maintained one is a must.

This is a European spec 450SLC. The seller says it has been "been meticulously maintained" and he has all the service records from day one (including those from Germany).

The car does have some rust bubbles, which should be taken car of right away.

Located in Houston, TX, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

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