Call me old school if you must, but I looove me some Buick woody wagon. Wagons are not for everybody though, and I’ve come to terms with that over the years. I’ve also learned that a wagon covered in woodgrain will never be able to pass a Hennessey Venom GT, nor will they float as well as an Amphicar. That’s not what they are about. They are cruisers, plain and simple. Continue reading Woodgrain Roadmaster Wagons: Discuss.
There has never been, nor could there ever be, a more suitable zombie apocalypse survival vehicle. Technically speaking, this is a Tucker armored snow vehicle. It has what appears to be a Dodge V8, a manual transmission, and 1 spare seat for a friend. 4 wheel track steering is fully functional, and it is armored from top to bottom.
Whether you are looking to take your Steampunk swagger to a whole new level, or survive the all-but-certain zombie apocalypse, there is, and can only be, one vehicle up to such a challenge. Just ask yourself, do you want to be battling zombies in your busted cavalier or are you going to be be saving lives with steampunk style? Buy it now on eBay for $13,995 or the zombies will win. eBay Item # 380354878683
Special Thanks to Todd for the Tip!
This month ebay Motors is celebrating Collector Car Appreciation Month. Within this celebration is a featured eBay listing for one of the original 1939 GM Futurliners. If you aren’t up to par on your Futurliner history, they were basically tour buses that Harley Earl & his crew produced 12 of way back in the 1930’s. When the Futurliners combined their superpowers on the open road, they became General Motors’ “Parade of Progress”. This futuristic parade toured the entire United States along with parts of Canada, Mexico and Cuba. Their goal was to show off some of the newest technologies that were going to make the world a better place. Continue reading Step Into The Future With the 1939 GM Futurliner
When you go to a car show or cruise night, there is never a shortage of hotrodded Model T’s. This is totally understandable considering that Henry produced 15 million of them by 1927. That’s a heaping amount of rolling stock for us to still be playing with. What really impresses me though, is when I get to see an “original” one. I’m not talking about a restored Model T in original form, as those are somewhat plentiful as well. I am talking about one that has never been sliced up, or taken apart. One that you know has all of the original bolts that an assembly line worker installed nearly 90 years ago. That is a special car, a real survivor. You know that the car was delicately cared for by multiple generations so that a piece of American history could be passed on to the next. Cars like that have character that restored cars can’t compete with, and can’t be reproduced. They have bumps and bruises with stories to match. Continue reading Wow, An Original Model T Still Exists!
They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and they also say that nobody will ever love your car as much as you do. A more perfect example of both of these sayings could not have been found before today. Without further adieu, I now present to you … drumroll … this truck-car-thingy-ma-do that I spotted on eBay. The project initially started with a pretty fancy looking V12 Seagrave fire truck engine that makes a neck snapping 202 horsepower and 375 foot pounds of torque. The engine by itself is really a nice piece of machinery and apparently runs like a top. Unfortunately for that beautiful engine, it was then surrounded by the strangest selection of mismatched parts that any one human could have imagined. Continue reading Here is That Car err… Fire Truck You Wanted?
If you are a fan of Top Gear BBC, you have probably seen the episode with Jeremy Clarkson
driving crashing the Reliant Robin 3 wheeled car around the city. Watching this episode will make you laugh until you cry, so be prepared. In fact, I recommend watching it before we move on to the next topic at hand – Here it is:
Can’t see the video? Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQh56geU0X8
Funny right? Well, Reliant also made a pickup truck called the Reliant Ant (A.K.A – TW9, A.K.A “Three Wheeler 9″). As you have probably gathered by now, it also had just 3 wheels, and was built for … TWENTY YEARS! Yes, according to several sources, the Reliant pickup was made from 1967 to around 1987. Even after 20 years, total production #’s were not huge. They were also sold to many different countries, so seeing one isn’t very common. Guess what else? Today is YOUR lucky day because there is one for sale on eBay! (OMG Get The Checkbook!)
With a buy it now price of just $1800, you could own your very own Reliant Ant! Do they flip over as easily as the Robin? One can only assume so, and it would be a heck of a lot of fun to test out. There are just 4 days left in this auction, with 2 bidders already in the game. Bid high, and bid often because this is the only one on eBay!
eBay Item # 150613257586
Just when you thought you had seen the roof cut off of everything (I’m looking at you Subaru STI ), somebody goes and lops one off of a 2009 Cadillac CTS, and throws it on eBay. This whole “turn my car into a convertible” thing just puzzles me. I have to assume that if the owner of this Cadillac wanted a convertible sooooo badly, they could have just bought a new Cadillac XLR at the time. I mean what’s the price difference between buying a new CTS and having it turned into a convertible vs. buying a new XLR. A few grand? Ah well, at least it isn’t a full time convertible, that would be depressing. Instead, in true Cadillac form, it has a luxurious power top, which you can see in action in This Video.
While it is actually better looking than many convertible conversions, it’s just not my forte’. To each their own I suppose. Nobody likes my truck either, but I still dump money into it like it’s a 401K, of which it is clearly not. But I digress…. Here is the beautiful drop tizzop CTS showing off all that its got. What do you think? Is it your dream car or another nightmare?
Only 12 hours left ! eBay Item # 150605003408