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!
Wouldn’t it be nice to buy a brand new old car? Well, if you are a Mustang enthusiast with money burning holes in your pockets, it’s your lucky day! There is a seller on eBay that had apparently bought some special edition Mustangs back around Y2K and is now selling a couple of them. Yesterday’s listing was a 2000 Mustang SVT Cobra R with 11 miles. It was clearly bought as an investment because it has “No Pre-Delivery Inspection” written all over it. This means that all the plastic crap was left on it from when it was shipped to the dealer, and a technician didn’t go through it to test everything out and top off all the fluids. No big deal, I’m sure the car is juuuust fine without it. The real beauty is the fantastically simple combination of big V8, light car, manual transmission, and rear wheel drive. From the factory, they had 385 horsepower on tap, 6 gears, and 265/40/18’s gluing you to the ground. They also only made 300 of them this year, so it’s a rare bird to say the least. The eBay price on this car was $70,000, which is honestly not much above the original purchase price of $54,995. Sadly, it looks like the listing was ended early after receiving offers everywhere from $1 to $60,500. Continue reading Brand New 2000 Mustang Cobra R and 2003 Cobra SVT on eBay.
People do strange things. If you are confused by the images above, you are in good company. I am one of those people that hates to see a classic car in good original condition ruined with questionable taste & potentially unsafe customization. On the other hand, I am all for doing whatever you want with a car that has been left for dead. I’m not sure what the story is with this car, but seeing it in it’s current state leads to my brain hurting. It isn’t that I don’t approve of low vehicles, because I certainly do. In fact, I prefer my vehicles that way. Continue reading Seen on eBay: Not Too Sure About This Porsche.
It would be untrue for me to say that I don’t need a 1970 Subaru Samvar 360 Van in my life in a big way. A fellow Subaru enthusiast passed this eBay listing over to me (Item # 250742053151) because a car soooo spectacular obviously deserves to be put on a pedestal in public view. Just look at how ridiculous it is! I’m not sure if it belongs in the circus, on the grass at the Concourse D’Elegance, doing AWD turbo time trials up Pikes Peak, or hanging the front wheels while burning nitromethane at the drag strip. The possibilities are endless! Could this Samvar actually Continue reading How Can Such A Little Subaru Handle So Much WIN!!
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!