It is time, once again for another posting about cars. Today, I decided to take a quick look through eBay for some deals. eBay constantly surprises me by the type of cars listed, whether it is a Kaiser Darrin convertible, a beautiful Facel Vega, or a 1.9 million dollar Chevrolet Corvette…there is always something interesting. Here are four cars that I thought were very cool, and pretty affordable. Enjoy!
1964 Iso Rivolta IR 340 GT #185
Here is a great example of a rare car for very small money. Iso, is an Italian manufacturer that specialized in Isetta Bubble Cars and home appliances during the 1950’s. This example is a Rivolta. It was created with the help of automotive icons like Giotto Bizzarrini, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Nuccio Bertone, and Renzo Rivolta. Powered by a 5.4 L V-8 Chevrolet small block engine, this example was repainted in 1980, and has had extensive upgrades to the mechanicals. At last check the car was for sale at 26,700.00 and due to expire soon.
1970 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL Landau Convertible
This car has been available for a while, and I first noticed it a few months back. Usually, when I am searching through the M-B section of eBay, I look for the big 300 Adenauer, the 600 Grosser, or the wonderful W113 Pagoda. This car was unique enough to catch my attention, and I had to include it. The seller gives a detailed description of the marque, and the model. The car is a European model, and the seller is in Canada…so good luck getting it registered in the US. The most interesting part of the car is the half-convertible roof, which makes it look like a 600 Pullman Landaulet. The current bid is 19,995.00 and its available for 1 more day.
1968 Lancia Fulvia Rallye Coupe
I love this car, but I could never buy it. Any gearhead knows that Lancia is a hateful little car that is always in the shop. In spite of this, Lancia succeeded in creating seven of the greatest cars in the world, and won the World Rallye Championship ten times. Unfortunately, Lancia as a company was insane. They built the Beta out of steel so thin, that on a windy day it would actually change shape. On the Monte Carlo, it had a tendency to lock up if you even looked at the middle pedal, a problem they fixed by removing the brake servo, which gave it no brakes at all. Lancia was, and is completely mad, but one look at this Fulvia, and I bet you start wondering where your checkbook is. This particular example is a Rallye 1.3 Coupe that features Cromodora wheels. The current bid is 7,800.00 and its available for another 7 days.
1986 Jaguar XJ6
I am always amazed by the amount of great Jaguars for sale on eBay. Jaguar is one of my favorite marques, in spite of the fact that they are expensive to maintain, and love the shop more than I love cars. For under 20 grand, you can find some stunning examples of E-Type coupes, XJ12’s, and even a few XJS-C’s. This car is from California, and has only 49,000 miles. It is a beautiful example of one of the prettiest saloons ever made, and is currently priced at 3,450.00 with 2 days left.
Check out eBay, even if you are not in the market for a car…they have the most eclectic selection of great cars available anywhere, and it is a blast to cruise the pages looking for the latest gem. Thanks for reading.
Article courtesy of Chris Raymond
Photos courtesy of eBay