Most vs. Least Expensive Cars on eBay. 10/22

10/22 Most Expensive Car on eBay.

Vehicle: 1967 Chevy Corvette Coupe 427 # 300479937620

Buy it Now Price: $1,967,000

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?”


10/22 Least Expensive Car on eBay.

Vehicle: 1983 Subaru Hatchback # 330486558512

Buy it Now Price: $300

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?”


Most vs. Least Expensive Cars on eBay. 10/08

10/08 Most Expensive Car on eBay.

Vehicle: 2008 Bugatti Veyron # 150502878108

Buy it Now Price: $990,000

Owner Says: “Over $50,000 has been spent to keep this Veyron within the factory’s specifications.”

My Thoughts: Ok, so let me get this right. It has 2320 miles, and you’ve spent fifty thousand dollars to keep it within factory specifications? Ummmm……..What does that even mean?

I think I see a pattern here.

From this angle too.

Looks fast from this angle.

The rocket packs.

EPiC (see?)

10/08 Least Expensive Car on eBay.

Vehicle: 1984 Chevy K10 Truck # 120630454309

Buy it Now Price: $250

Owner Says: “I hate to see my old friend look like a left over thanksgiving turkey in my driveway.”

My Thoughts: I could not agree more. I also hate seeing turkeys in my driveway, especially when they are sitting on my truck!

Makes a great gift?

So it has a little rust.

Engine's there too.

Interior, not bad.

Most vs. Least Expensive Cars on eBay. 9/24

9/24 Most Expensive Car on EBay.

Vehicle: 2008 Koenigsegg CCX # 220669611666

Buy it Now Price: $1,250,000.00

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.


9/24 Least Expensive Car on EBay.

Vehicle: 1965 Ford Mustang # 230527525981

Buy it Now Price: $200

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!


Most vs. Least Expensive Cars on eBay.

9/17 Most Expensive Car on EBay.

Vehicle: Prago Picalo Item # 300467016924

Buy it Now Price: $5,200,000.00

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.

9/17 Least Expensive Car on EBay.

Vehicle: 1978 Triumph Spitfire # 280562381265

Buy it Now Price: $250

Owner Says:
“For parts Still good parts left.
And take it all..Come with papers.
Can deliver short distance.
Trans / Rear /Lower motor block unit.
And a few other parts.”

My Thoughts: I STILL cannot feel the time for a Prago Picalo.

NEW FEATURE: Most vs. Least Expensive Cars on eBay.

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
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Picture borrowed from:

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t114/dog427435/Street%20Scene/b352.jpg

Where Do These People on eBay Find Such Amazing Cars?

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!

Item Number 190431606807

eBay Now Has “My Vehicles”

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.

http://vote.ebaymotors.com/

If you are feeling super lazy or if you are way too cool to enter a contest, you can go straight to the “my vehicles” area by clicking the next link below. ;)

http://garage.motors.ebay.com/myvehicles

Check it out and let me know what you think.

I personally think it would be pretty rad if a user could save a picture of their own car up there, and maybe have saved searches as well.  I’m sure cooler stuff is on the way. 1 step at a time!

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