Just a few days ago, there was a vehicle on eBay that wouldn’t have caught your eye unless you were specifically looking for it. It was a very simple, two tone brown 1986 Ford Bronco XLT … with just 6,980 miles on it. Oh snap! Yes you read that right. Throughout its whole life, it has been meticulously cared for by its original owners and it really, really shows. It has original everything, right down to its perfect looking muffler. It took 37 bids to get up to its ending price of $22,810, but that was not enough to remove the reserve. I guess if you want the most perfect 1986 Bronco in existence, you’ll just have to fork out more cash than that. What’s the one problem with this vehicle you ask? Well, what the heck do you do with it? It would be a shame to drive it, and yet it would be a shame to not drive it. I’m happy I won’t have to make that decision.
For those of you that want to see all eleventeen billion pictures that this seller has available, I recommend checking out eBay item # 160705161860. Just be sure to give it plenty of time to load, because your computer will probably give up the ghost if you don’t.
This past week a completely wicked looking, Volkswagen Rabbit pickup truck passed through the hands of eBay. The bidding was intense as it inched its way up to $15,100, but sadly, the reserve was never met. With a buy it now price of $25k, I’m not that surprised that the seller didn’t accept 10K less.
At first glance, it seems to be a super clean, hoodless, stanced, VW pickup, and it is. However, it also has a fully functioning 2005 Acura TSX engine and an RSX transmission. It’s also got a mod list than could wear out the scroll button on your mouse. From eBay:
– 2005 K25A2 TSX Motor
– 2005 K20A2 RSX Transmission
– RBC Intake Manifold
– Hybrid Racing 70mm Throttle Body
– Custom Throttle Cable Bracket
– Custom Mil Spec Harness Plate on Firewall
– Custom Cold Air Intake With Vibrant Filter
– Hondata Intake Manifold Gasket
– Hybrid Racing Fuel Rail
– Hybrid Racing Temp Sensor Adapter
– K Tuned Idler Pulley
– Bolt Boys Engine Dress Up Kit
– Kokenda Customs Airbrushed Valve Cover (also have a valve cover powdercoat color matched to the truck)
– Type S Oil Cooler
– Type S Water Pump
– Custom AN-16 Radiator Hoses and Fittings
– Custom Upper and Lower Coolant Outlets
– All-In Fabrication Header
– Custom 3″ Exhaust using Vibrant Stainless Steel
– Custom Axles
– Hybrid Racing Motor Mounts from a civic
– Buddy Club Short Shifter
– Mugen Oil Cap
– Mugen Radiator Cap
– Custom Griffin Radiator
– Slim Fan
– Custom Radiator Overflow
– Custom Oil Catch Can
– Seen It! Coil Pack Cover
– Chase Bays Mil Spec Engine Harness
– Hondata KPRO ECU
– Custom Fuel Pump / FPR Mount
– Walbro 255 Fuel Pump
– Aeromotive Trick Flow FPR
– Custom 10gal Aluminum Fuel Cell
– Autometer Fuel Sending Unit
– Custom Fuel Fill and Cap
– Custom Battery Cutoff with Small Racing Battery under passenger seat.
– Long Front Duckbill
– Short Front Duckbill
– Work CR-01 15×8 +20
– 15mm Spacer Front
– 20mm Spacer Rear
Once you reach the bottom of the list, you can see how all of that would add up fairly quickly. Personally, I hope he gets all the money for this so that I can watch the building of his fully funded next project. You just can’t beat a good build thread these days. So, if you find yourself with money burning a hole in your pocket, and a heart that is yearning for more Rabbit pickup in your life, you can always contact the seller and make him an offer that he can’t refuse. Good luck!
Like Group B rally cars? Want to own your own street version of a 1986 Ford RS 200? Asking either of those questions is like asking if ice cream is still delicious post-Y2K. Of course it is! For those of you that are not familiar with this little turbocharged rascal; what we have here today is not your average 1986 Ford. It’s an RS 200 that was originally intended for Group B rally racing, which is a disturbingly awesome piece of racing history. Watch this video to get an idea of what the RS 200 is all about.
Now, as I said, this particular car is the “street” version with probably 250 horsepower and just over 1000 miles on it. Yes, 1000. It’s apparently a 1 owner car that is located in Florida, and can be yours for simply $129,000. I can’t say whether that is a crazy-go-nuts price or not, because these things don’t come up for sale very often. When they do, they don’t have 1000 miles on them. What do you think, are you ready to give up the cash?
Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s the global economy, but for whatever reason, this seems to be a great week to toss your super rare car onto eBay with an exorbitant price. Yesterday it was a SOHC Holman Moody Mustang, and today it is a 15,000 original mile, 1990 BMW M3. Not just your typical boring M3 though, it’s the nearly 240 horsepower “Sport Evolution” model. Oh, and it’s all black with factory headlight wipers. You know, just in case you get into some muddy rallying situations. This, my friends, is a car that people dream of owning. People like me.
As with all good things in life, there is some bad news… To start off, the car is currently in Munich Germany, which is far, at least from the United States. Secondly, it’s a car that you would constantly have to worry about if you park it in any parking lot by itself. Let’s face it, somebody in a minivan is guaranteed to swing their door into the side of it. You cannot avoid it. Lastly, it is currently bid up to $90,000-ish Euros and the reserve has not been met. That is 120 THOUSAND dollars. What the what?!! So if you want the car in your life, you will likely need to be a millionaire that just won the lottery. Hey, that happens… Check out the Ebay Item #: 170728665662 If you don’t speak German, you may want to translate it. It’s a hoot.
Remember how you always wanted to have an old 4-speed Mustang, painted orange, with a super rare SOHC head engine in it? Well, now is your chance, and you currently have 1 day left to think about it. There is only one problem, such greatness does not come cheap. You’ll have to grab a few extra hours of overtime in the weeks ahead to cover the nominal $765,000 asking price for this fully documented A/FX Holman Moody Mustang. Just imagine how fun shifting gears while in a wheelie would be. Ebay Item Number: 260898918761
But wait, there’s more! Here are more Pictures and History if you are hooked.
Did you guys catch the Top Gear USA episode several months ago where the guys attempted to travel into the wilderness with a plethora of camping equipment? Well, here are the cliff notes: It didn’t work out. The terrain was just too tough for their camping equipment to survive. Luckily for us common folks, there is a solution!
On eBay right now, is “The ultimate concept car. It is like having an ultimate 4×4 with a tent trailer built into the top.”
No, this is not a psychedelic dream, this is real life. You may think I’m being sarcastic, but I’m not. This thing really is quite cool. First off, it’s yellow, so when you are lost in the jungle, surrounded by sasquatch…es, helicopters can locate and save you. Secondly, it has super low mileage, and a manual transmission. Win. Lastly, the roof flips over and pops up into a tent. What else could you possibly want in a truck? Pop. Up. Tent. People. POP-UP!
Every now and then I catch a tiny glimpse of a classic luxury vehicle whizzing by. I quickly react by whipping my head around, and instantly realize that I have been tricked again by a Zimmer. So… Many… Times… Zimmer. Since their beginnings in the late 1970’s, they have been based on Cadillacs, Buicks, Oldsmobiles, and other large American rear wheel drive cars. Factory body work is removed from the donor vehicle, and the new Zimmer body is grafted on. Before long, you’ve got a super long, low, “modern” classic.
Fast forward to today, and I notice this eBay Listing. It’s a relatively new Zimmer that is based on a Mustang GT fastback. What the what? I can’t say whether I’m impressed or depressed about it, but I know it surprised me. See for yourself and let me know what you think. Love it? Hate it? Buy it?