No Letter – 1966 Chrysler 300

July 18, 2016

If your interests are more focused on sports and performance cars, but you’ve been curious about the world of American luxury cars of the mid-20th century, the offerings from Chrysler should sound like a good gateway drug – with a greater focus on handling and performance than, say, Cadillac or Lincoln, you can have the large-car experience without having to give up all pretense of roadholding. You also get the what-was-once-old-is-new-again mid-century modern styling, of which some of the best examples are the Elwood Engel-designed Lincolns and Chryslers. Plus, you get to say your car was designed by a guy called Elwood. Let’s take a look at this 1966 Chrysler 300 for sale for $4500 in Seattle, WA.

1966 Chrysler 300 left front

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Sunshine Survivor – 1974 Toyota Celica ST

July 16, 2016

Back when it was just a used car, Toyota’s Celica in lower-specification versions did not seem like anything more than just a 2-door commuter with a little more style than a Corolla. But time can do a lot to change perspectives, and the first-generation A20 Celica has some very appealing features, both in terms of its styling cues and some of its mechanical virtues. The A20 Celica’s curvy Coke-bottle design is quite elegant, and the front grill and rear panel have some neat period cues. 1974 cars still got the smiley bumpers, and while all A20-generation cars got the slim door handles, the facelift models got clunkier styling. Let’s take a look at this 1974 Toyota Celica ST for sale for $4200 in Redondo Beach, CA.

1974 Toyota Celica ST left front

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Nice Upgrades – 1987 Audi 4000 Quattro

July 15, 2016

Do you fall into the category of people known as “anyone”? Or are you someone, or everyone? Because if you’re “anyone”, move along, buddy, this car’s not available to you. There are many online listings with sellers who try to limit who they will sell their car to, but unless the purchase decision is based on impulse, someone who falls in love with their expectation of what the car will be would be hard to eliminate. And if they’re truly intent on gutting the car for parts for their own project, they can make something up to soothe the worried seller. That said, it’s understandable why a seller would be concerned about the fate of a car they like – check out this 1987 Audi 4000 Quattro for sale for $4000 in Milwaukie, OR.

1987 Audi 4000 Quattro left rear

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