Sunday, October 20, 2013

Weekend Quickies, Sunday October 20, 2013

1994 JPX Montez - It's good to see that some things didn't change during the time I was away from this blog. It's apparently still pretty easy to title and register damn near anything in Florida.

This is a Brazilian 4x4. From what I can tell (Most of the info about these vehicles is written in Portugese, a language I don't read. Google Translate is worthless and should be used for amusement purposes only), JPX do Brazil Ltd acquired the rights to build the Montez from the French military vehicle producer, Panhard General Defense. The French military version of this vehicle is called the A-3.

The engine is a Citroen sourced diesel. It has a coil spring suspension. The dashboard is fairly modern looking, bearing a passing resemblance - if you squint - to the Jeep TJ dash.

This is an auction style eBay listing with a reserve. If the price is right and you either live in Florida or have the guts and knowledge to try and get it titled elsewhere, this could be a pretty cool top off / off road summer vehicle.

Located in Hialeah, FL, click here to see the eBay listing.

1987 Jaguar XJ-SC - Not really a convertible, not really a hardtop. Only came with an automatic transmission. Complicated V12 engine. Temperamental as hell. Expensive to run and maintain.

Having said all that, if you find a good one and spend the money to keep it properly maintained, it is a great highway cruiser.

On the list of cars I'd like to own one day is the Jaguar XJS-C.

With just over 5000 cabriolets (Worldwide; I6 and V12 combined) built in total, these cars are not easy to find. This fairly low mileage example looks to be in very nice condition.

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

1973 Audi 100 Coupe S - Some assembly required.

Spend your winter on the internet sourcing parts and in your garage putting this car together. When you're done you will have one of the coolest, rarest, 2WD Audis around.

Located in Ellicott City, MD, click here to see the eBay listing.


Mike P said...

"Sorry, the woman in the picture from the advertisement is not included. She'd be about 65 now anyway and doesn't look like that anymore:. From the Audi ad. Wins the internets today.

Blair Russell said...

I did see that Brazilian car while looking around eBay on my own and I was amused that of course it was in South Florida. What an odd vehicle but at least I was intrigued after I learned more about it.