As I sit here relaxing on the day after Christmas, I find myself perusing eBay for cars I have no room, time, or money for. Without letting reality get in the way of a good blog, I’m going forward with my “Top 10: Cars on eBay that I wanted for Christmas” list! In no particular order:
1) 1939 Studebaker Coupe Pickup Truck. Yes, coupe…… pickup. It apparently sat in California for quite some time, so the frame is still there, unlike anything in the north east. Old black paint is also my favorite color.
Item # 160514350556
2) 1953 Chevy Belair convertible. These things are cool with a capital C. The grille on these things makes them look like they eat prius’s for breakfast. All this thing needs is a bath and a 4 inch channel job to get it closer to earth. Luckily(?) the bottom half of the car rotted away long ago, which means there will be less metal to cut out.
Item # 280605182223
3) 1958 MGA roadster. I have always liked the looks of these things, and I even sat in a coupe version at Toad Hall once. These things are super low, pretty small, and MUST be hysterically fun to drive at 9/10’s of what they are capable of. I would probably 2JZ it if it were mine just to keep it scary.
Item # 270677824778
4) 1954 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible. I’m going to throw this out there and if you don’t agree, just throw it back at me: 1950’s Cadillacs are some of the most stylish cars to ever come out of Detroit. Just look at the bumperettes and body lines. I wouldn’t have the heart to slice and dice one of these. It flows too perfectly as is, much like the Buicks of the same era. Incredible from all angles…… except where they labeled it under the right headlight.
Item # 170578239469