Archive for March, 2012

Not Broken? 1972 Citroen DS 21 Safari

March 25, 2012

So maybe it’s the new baby in the house that I can blame for looking at wagons, or maybe it’s the fascination I’ve had with these since I can remember. I have vague memories of one of these being parked in the alley where my route manager used to drop copies of the Palo Alto Times Tribune when I was 12 (can you imagine now, letting a kid fold papers in an alley?). Anyway, I’ve been looking at these (and Corvair Lakewood wagons) when a pretty decent example popped up in the local craigslist. Being craigslist, though, you don’t always get top-notch photography, although it’s still more than you’d have got in the classifieds of the paper I delivered. So we have one picture and a short description by which to judge today’s feature. Today’s car is listed for sale in West Marin for the seemingly reasonable price of $3000.

Citroen DS 21 Safari

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Put a rotary in it! 1973 Mazda RX-2 sedan

March 17, 2012

Now that she’s out in the open, I’ll come clean – I’ve been spending a lot of time working on car projects so I’d be ready for the next big project – a baby! Since she’s doing well, I’m celebrating by writing a quick post on my favorite subject: cars! I was poking around eBay and couldn’t find anything really compelling. Finally thought I’d write about a first-gen RX-7, but then I stumbled upon this, and how could I resist: a funky Euro-looking sedan with a funky Euro-invented engine, built in Japan, and sold in the US.

There’s something of the Opel Manta, Dino Spider/206/246, and maybe something else Italian in this car. Or am I thinking of the Mazda Luce from the late 60s? Either way, this is a handsome little sedan, and the taillights hint at its sporting engine. It’s currently available on eBay in lovely Whittier, CA with a Buy-it-Now price of $2998, or an opening bid of $2499 if you’re feeling luck, punk.

1973 Mazda RX2 left rear

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