Owner Says: “This ORIGINAL(L68) 427-400HP MOTOR? …is in “YOUR” car!“
My Thoughts: “It’s in MY CAR?!!! Dammmmn! How come I never noticed a 427 hiding in my car? Where is it? Can you show me? Ok seriously, could this listing be any more confusing? I don’t know if there is a car for sale here, or if he is offering to buy the mysterious engine that I don’t have for 1.9 Million bucks. We are still in reality right? Where am I?”
Owner Says: “Head gasket is blown. Interior trashed. Bought it as a little beater for the kids to drive til it dies. Well… It still starts and runs, but I can tell it’s done.“
My Thoughts: “The lack of rust makes me think that maybe this car is not done. Since imaginary engines apparently exist today, let’s all imagine this fine automobile with a WRX engine and awd drivetrain swap. mmmmm. Now who’s going step up and make it happen?”
Owner Says: “Automotive experts agree the CCX is as sweet as supercars come, and for more reasons than just its 3.2-second rip from 0 to 60 miles an hour; its quarter-mile run in 9.9 seconds at 146 m.p.h.; or its roughly 245 m.p.h. top speed.”
My Thoughts: I could buy 2000+ Pontiac Fieros for this price. 2000 cars or 1….. hmmm. Not sure.
Owner Says: “For your consideration is a 1965 Mustang Shell. Most of the parts have been removed. It still has the rearend, and front suspension as well as the wheels. The quarter panels have some rust in the bottoms. The quarter windows are still there and lots of various other parts including: Steering column, Brake Assembly, Heater Motor. The floors are in decent shape. The roof is not usable.”
My Thoughts: In New England, normally the roof is the only good part of an old car. Apparently in Oregon, not even the roofs are safe!
Owner Says: “The car was produce hand make in the company Böhminischen Märischen Machine in the year 1934. In this time epoch till 1945 have sitting in the car prominent people. The car is a original and in well condition. You can feel the time.”
My Thoughts: I cannot feel the time for a Prago Picalo.
Sometimes life doesn’t make sense. I know this because I frequently find myself oogling at the cars on eBay and the crazy price tags that are attached to them. Some cars that I find are really really great deals, and some are absolutely the worst way that you could even think to spend your hard earned money. So as a new 1A Auto Blog feature, I am going to begin reporting on the most and least expensive cars that I find on eBay.
Here are the two “Most vs. Least Expensive Cars on eBay” rules:
1) I am only going with “buy it now” prices to keep things legit.
2) It must have pictures for our entertainment. No pictures = disqualified.
Every so often, I type “Barn find” into eBay Motors just to see what kind of coolness pops up. The search always yields hundreds of cars, trucks, and motorcycles that I dream of owning. I want to be the guy that finds these things. If there is some kind of Indiana Jones sort-of adventure involved that is even better. I will run from crazy underground traps, and solve ancient riddles if it gets me a sweet old car. Heck, I may even do it for a couple of seized engines. It’s every gearhead’s dream.
On eBay there are guys that pull ’60’s Vette’s, Yenko’s, Packards, and everything in between out of fields and barns. How they find this stuff? I have no clue! One of my favorite eBay finds recently was a 1933 Pierce Arrow. It was apparently sitting under a tree in California for the last 50 years. Luckily for car enthusiasts, cars don’t rust into the earth so fast in California, so this is an easy save for any restorer. Check the pictures out and tell me how mad you are that you didn’t find it first!
Got a barn “find” story with pictures? Tell me your story. I absolutely love reading about this kind of stuff. If your story is good I’ll post it up here!
Ebay just recently came out with a new feature that is still quite beta, but looks pretty good. It is called “My Vehicles”, and I feel like it is a big step in the right direction. It allows users to save specific vehicles to their user name, which is great for people like myself that search for parts for the same car every time.
Since it is a beta version, eBay is trying to get users to test it out for them. If you fill out a survey, you are entered into a contest where you have a chance to win a free trip to the SEMA show, and then dropped off in the “my vehicles” area. Good stuff! You can enter the contest a bunch of times, which of course I did because I like free stuff as much as anybody. Here is the link to get you there.