1A Auto Blog Asks: What Car Do You Most Regret Buying?

If you’re a typical car enthusiast, you have likely owned a few really terrible cars over the years. When you bought them, they weren’t terrible.  In fact they probably seemed like a great deal at the time. A little bit of elbow grease and you would be hitting the beaches, and living the dream!  If you really played your cards right, you may even sell it for a profit.  Then reality hits you in the face like a full pedal’s worth of old brake fluid. Yea, we’ve been there.

So which car is your automotive nemesis? Tell us a story.

Hotness For Sale: The 1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution

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.

Here Is That SOHC Head Mustang That You’ve Always Wanted

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.

For $8950, Would You Like Your DeLorean Extra Crispy?

Someday I will own a DeLorean. It won’t initially be a nice one though, because I am way to cheap to buy anything decent. It will probably be a total mess of a car that nobody else will touch. It will look like a pile of charred stainless steel that was hit by a train, and then dumped into a muddy river for a few years. Yeap, that is the one that I would buy.  Haters gonna hate, but I love seeing a car brought back from the worst of the worst. The only thing better than that is being part of the restoration process. That said, assuming that you are not quite as cheap as me, but pretty darn close, I have a treat for you today.  It comes in the form of good news in bad news though.

Good News: This DeLorean was not hit by a train! Fantastic right?

Bad News: It was on fire, but the current owners says that it merely “had minor fire in cabin“.  Understatement of the year? Absolutely. We all know that fires are put out with water, so I think we can also assume that this car was filled with thousands of gallons of H2O as well. That doesn’t scare you right? Good!

 

Just less than 9 grand is all it will take to bring this beauty to your driveway.  It’s just too bad it wasn’t hit by a train, or I may be a buyer.  Ah well, better luck next time I guess…

Be sure to check it out on Hemmings for more pictures and info:

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/delorean/dmc_12/1327564.html

Nothing Too Crazy Here, Just A Few Karmann Ghia Pictures For Your Enjoyment.

Yea, I could probably write something more clever here, but I think that a chameleon painted ’69 Karmann Ghia speaks for itself. 1600cc’s / Automatic Stickshift.   There is nothing left to be said.

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There Is Such A Thing As Too Much Negative Camber

Maybe it’s the minitrucker in me, but I like my wheels to tuck.  Hellaflush? Yea, I can be on board with that too. But this?  This is just getting silly. I can appreciate the work that goes into any car, but this much negative camber leaves me at a loss for words.

Can’t see the video? Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRQ567yQ7UA

The Boys Head To Homestead With One Ta Go!

Kasey Kahne drove the Red Bull machine to a victory last weekend at Phoenix International Raceway; Kyle Busch is at bay and on probation for his truck racing incident, and if you’re not on Brian Vickers bad side, and your name is Tony Stewart or Carl Edwards, you might just win the Nascar Sprint Cup Chase this weekend at Homestead.

Just three points… yes that’s right THREE!, separate first and second place Chase contenders Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart.

Last weekend at Phoenix, both contenders traded positions back-and-forth, like two heavy weight titans battling for every inch of real estate to get that extra point.

Edwards has been great all season, and Stewart has really started to pour it on at the end of the year, to make it not so easy for Edwards. Both guys went back and forth all race long last week, and still three points are all that remain for Stewart to over take Edwards.

This has to be the closest battles in Sprint Cup history. The race this weekend should be a great one to watch.

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