“This Car Is In Great Shape For Russian Standards”

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The Lada may be the most unloved vehicle on the planet. Why? Well that is because buying one brand new doesn’t guarantee a complete vehicle, or reliable starting. In fact, I have heard that most new Lada’s need to go directly to a shop to have all the bolts tightened. Of course, that is assuming that all of the bolts are at least partially installed at the Lada factory, which may or may not be the case. Assuming the Lada does run when it is new, and the owner has the bolts tightened, it usually makes it to the location of its first break-down without much effort. Sure the odometer can hit six figures, but every Lada owner knows that it is an impossible accomplishment.  Chances are better that you’ll be struck by lightning while winning the lottery.

Now, this specific Lada 2110 found on eBay is surprisingly clean because it only has 15K kilometers on it! That converts to less than 10K miles for those of us in America. Unfortunately it doesn’t have a title, so if you live in a state that requires titles and you don’t happen to “know a guy“, chances are good that the mileage will stay that way forever.  Then again, with the reputation that Lada’s have, even if you do have the ability to drive it legally, 16K kilometers may never be reached. In the eBay ad, the very passionate owner mentions that it is basically a show vehicle anyway, so you will want to trailer it and wax it regularly to keep it in tip top shape.

In passionate capital letters, here are the details pulled from the eBay listing:

“VERY RARE   RUSSIAN  2001 LADA 2110 , THIS CAR IS IN GREAT SHAPE FOR RUSSIAN  STANDARDS ,IT HAS ONLY 15K KILOMETERS ON IT, WAS ENJOYED ONLY IN GOOD WEATHER, TAKEN TO SHOWS AND EVENTS, YOU GET NOTICED IN THIS CAR MORE THAN DRIVING FERRARI OR BENTLEY, PEOPLE PULLING YOU OVER TO TAKE PICTURES ALL THE TIME,,,  MANY RECENT REPAIRS AND UPDATES INCLUDING TIMING BELT,ALL THE ENGINE MOUNTS HOSES CLAMS EVERYTHING WAS DONE ,ALL SUSPENSION  AND BRAKES , CLUTCH ,NEW TIRES AND WHEELS AND MUCH MORE  (feel free to find out more details).  IT HAS 1.5L FUEL INJECTED MOTOR.,IT ALSO GOT CHECK ENGINE LIGHT >> BRAVO VAZ <<    IN THE PICTURES CAR HAS JUMP PACK INSTEAD OF BATTERY, CAR WILL BE SOLD WITH BRAND NEW BATTERY…………………………………….!!!!  THIS CAR HAS NO TITLE AND CANNOT BE REGISTERED WITH IN USA !!!!,YOU CAN REGISTER THIS CAR IN SOME STATES THAT DON’T REQUIRE TITLE FOR OLDER CARS OR YOU CAN USE DEALER PLATES ONLY TO OPERATE THIS CAR OR TAKE TO EVENTS ON THE TRAILER,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,. THIS CAR HAS NOT BEEN USED FOR ABOUT A YEAR, SO BRAKES MAY BE A BIT SQUEAKY IN THE BEGINNING,,,,PLEASE SERIOUS BIDDERS AND  INQUIRIES ONLY…….  WILLING TO TAKE TRADE IN , JUST LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU GOT!!!!THIS CAR IS OFFERED FOR SALE LOCALLY ,SO WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO END AUCTION AT ANY TIME,. YOU CAN’T LEAVE US NEGATIVE FEEDBACK ONLY BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT DISCLOSED EVERYTHING, WE HAVE TRIED TO DISCLOSE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE INFO ABOUT IT, ANY QUESTION PLEASE CALL US 617 319 9399 OR WRITE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,EVERY ONE IS WELCOME TO COME AND CHECK OUT PRIOR TO BIDDING,…………………………..DEPOSIT IS DUE AT END OF AUCTION, CAR TO BE PAID WITH IN 3 DAYS,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,BIDDERS WHO WILL FAIL TO PAY FOR VEHICLE WILL BE REPORTED TO EBAY ,PLEASE CHECK OUT ALL PICTURES.”

There is no doubt that this is a show vehicle, and maybe even a show winner based on what I have seen. I just hope there is enough suspension to hold a Lada trophies.  Bring this Lada home with you for a bargain basement price. Bid high and check it out at ebay item number 190829052190

For $325 – Why Haven’t You Bought This Vega Yet?

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As a car-guy, I frequently find myself staring at project cars on eBay. Typing certain words into the search box like “barn find” or “convertible parts car” is a great way to look at interesting vehicles that you wish you could hide in your yard. Another favorite eBay search method is to hop in the cars & trucks area, hit the “buy it now only” tab, and then sort by price – lowest to highest. This is where the heavy hitters are. The cars that nobody wants. The real dumpiest of dumps. The cars that are barely recognizable as cars. The ones that appear to have been submerged in the ocean, and squished through a meat grinder. Yeah, the cars that I really like looking at.
Amazingly, this little gem of a vehicle popped up the other day. It’s a ’74 Vega for 325 bucks (OMG ! BUY IT NOW!) And it looks quite decent! I don’t even think it has been under water yet! Now, maybe it is the super vibrant photography clouding my judgement, but this thing looks like an absolute steal. Here is what the seller has to say:

We are selling this Vega for our client. The car has been in their family and in New Mexico for at least 20 years. It has not been driven for quite some time as the father died and at the time non of the kids wanted to drive a Vega, really?”

I know right? What is wrong with the youth of today anyway? Honestly, why haven’t you bought this Vega yet!?

Way more pictures and info at eBay Item Number 350743310526

Half Ton Transformer – Style Wine Rack Made From Transmission Parts


Over the years, the 1A Auto Blog has seen some outrageous automotive-related creations.  Remember that awesome bench seat made from a truck bed? And the incredible table made of wrenches ? Both were game changers no doubt, but today your world is about to be flipped over and shaken up. Yes, today we have a 6 foot tall transformer-like wine rack that would frighten an army of cyborgs away from Sarah Connor. Without. Question. The best part you ask?  It’s for sale on Craigslist. So you can own it.

In the seller’s own words:

“For the discerning individual who appreciates artwork and wine – you now have a great opportunity to meld those together into one piece of artwork that will display your bottle collection like no other wine rack. This will make you the talk of your wine club, HOA, alcoholics anonymous support group, etc…

There are only several times in one’s life when one has the opportunity to purchase something that is RIDICULOUSLY COOL. This is one of those moments.

Need something unique? Sure, you could certainly go to the local Mercedes dealership and pick up a G55 or wait until next year’s G63 comes out and yes, it would be unique, you’d be the talk of your friends, and ride around in style but it wouldn’t be any different than the next G55 or G63 rolling around. Nooooo waaaaaaay man! Those suckers are mass produced!! You see those all over the place in Scottsdale!

What ya need is a one-off piece of artwork that you will not find anywhere else in the metropolitan area and likely – the entire state.

SPECIFICATIONS

Height: 6 feet
Weight: Approx 1,000lbs
Material contents: Used transmission parts from automobiles and motorcycles. There are even parts on the statue that are stamped with the “Ford” logo
Bottle capacity: 32 bottles depending on size of bottle.

All parts used to artistically weld together this stunning piece of artwork have been dipped into a solution to neutralize and remove any oil, grime, or chemicals to ensure there are no corrosive chemicals left. The entire piece was then painted gun metal grey and then clear coated. It has blue LED lights that have been carefully wired into the body all along the leg and up into the torso to the top of the shoulder. There are also LED lights mounted in the “calf” of the leg.

Interested in buying this ridiculously awesome wine rack that will push you into celebrity status amongst your peers/neighborhood/human race?”

 

Transformer Wine Rack Craiglist Ad

Transformer Wine Rack Screen Capture

This Was Neil Armstrong’s 1967 Corvette

Back in the 1960′s, if you traveled into space, it meant that you were a pretty big deal. It also meant that when you weren’t strapped to the side of a rocket, you were getting sweet deals on Corvettes. Awesome new Vettes. With Big Blocks. And 4-Speeds. Neil Armstrong was doing exactly this back in December of 1966 and Jim Rathman Chevrolet in Melbourne Florida was the reason why.  See, Jim knew that astronauts were going to be in the spotlight, so if he put them in new Corvettes from his dealership, it would be a hell of a win for everybody involved. He was right. Then, when the next model year Corvette came out, the astronauts typically traded their “old” one for a fresh new one.

Fast forward to today, and I notice that Neil Armstrong’s 1967 Corvette was recently on eBay.  It hadn’t seen the street since 1981, and long ago, it had some rough looking fender flares and non-oem wheels attached . Luckily, the big block and the 4 speed transmission are both still there, and that is what really matters. Unfortunately for the bidders, the auction ended without the reserve ever being met. Apparently $250,090 just wasn’t enough to own this piece of American history.  What do you think it’s worth?

eBay Item # 251051174912

R5 Turbo 2. The Renault That You Actually Want.

Today we have spotted a vehicle on eBay that will knock your sweaty socks right off. It’s a Renault R5 Turbo 2. Let’s be honest, if you are going to buy a Renault, this is surely the one to buy. It has a lot of horsepower for its size, super low production, ridiculous low mileage (5,875 to be exact), and a shiny black paint job.  What is there not to love?  This thing would be killer to take around a curvaceous track at Senna speeds. It’s even got the roll cage just in case things get weird around you.  SFSportscars currently has the reserve set higher than $45,000.  Got some cash you need to let go of?

eBay item Number 150794495881

Images borrowed from eBay listing.

1994 Acura Integra Supercharged Big Block Swap

You saw the video of this big block swapped Acura Integra right here on the 1A Auto Blog way back in May, and now we spotted it for sale on eBay. The listing has just ended, but it didn’t seem to have much action while it was still alive. This heavily modified Integra had a Buy It Now price of $22,500, and a starting bid of $19,000. Sadly, the starting bid never even happened. Now normally I would say that $19K it is a lot for a 1994 Acura Integra. However, this one does have a big block 396 squished inside it, and a menacing looking blower strapped on the top. It has obviously also been converted to rear wheel drive, and also has a “few” other mods major that you may notice. Maybe it isn’t the most sensible car out there for in that price range, but sensible cars aren’t nearly as fun to drive either. What are your thoughts?

eBay Item 180854228015

Must-See: Subaru WRX with Tank Tracks

Just when you thought that the automotive world had nothing left to offer this week, I bring you this.  It’s a 2002 Subaru WRX with what I would call “tank tracks”, instead of wheels.  Now, I know what you might be saying “I already saw one of these in the Ken Block video, so it’s not cool anymore…“. Yea, I know, but Ken Block’s wasn’t able to be bought either. This one most certainly is. Just imagine if you added an external roll cage and some spot lights to the roof. Not only would you be ready to take on a pack of rabid wolverines, but this car would instantly be a force to be reckoned with in our Zombie Apocalypse vehicle collection. No doubt!

The seller says:

“This WRX literally floats through the deepest of snow as its ground pressure is only about 1.25 lbs per square inch.   It handles great and turns very well.  Its also amazingly quick!   The car includes decent tires and wheels.  When you don’t need the tracks, you can put the tires back on and use the car as a daily driver.  It takes about 30 minutes to remove the tracks and put the wheels back on.”

So if the vampires, zombies, and cyborgs don’t end up attacking, you can swap the summer tires back on in less than an hour, and take a leisurely ride through the country roads to get an ice cream with your family. Is buying this car your destiny in life? Does 196,000 miles in a turbo Subaru make you nervous? Is $17,500 cheap for an AWD turbo snowmobile? Well, those are questions that you are going to need to sleep on tonight. Until then, this Subaru WRX Tank will be waiting for you on eBay.

eBay at item number 251027905304

Can’t see the video? Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHM9bh-qlec

 

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