Archive for June, 2015

No Bubbles – 1979 Mazda RX-7 and bonus 1984 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE

June 28, 2015

Reading some of the more highbrow sites, you might get the impression there’s some kind of a run-up in the prices of SA and FB series RX-7s, but a quick scan of the local online listings will tell you otherwise. These cars are still very affordable for your average enthusiast, even in the purest early versions and the most powerful GSL-SE specification. If you truly believe in automotive diversity, you do need to at least drive a rotary once in your life, and for these prices who can’t afford an extended test drive? Check out this 1979 Mazda RX-7 for sale for $3000 in Puyallup, WA.

1979 Mazda RX-7 right front



$499 for Eight Speeds – 1984 Dodge Colt DL

June 28, 2015

There’s something really satisfying about buying a whole car – something for which someone once probably took a loan, and on which they made payments – for the price of something like, say, a domestic airfare or a TV. Yet if you set your expectations correctly, you can definitely do this, and if you’re lucky, you can even find something less bland than your neighbor’s old ’87 Tercel EZ with 234,000 miles. Of course, it may just be that the thing making the car less bland is just a gimmick, but hey, when you’re dealing with 3-digit prices you’ll get your money’s worth after only a few weeks! Check out this 1984 Dodge Colt DL for sale for $499 in Port Orchard, WA.

1984 Dodge Colt DL right front


Focus! Focus! – 1965 BMW 1800

June 19, 2015

Have you ever tried to photograph something and the damn autofocus won’t pick up on what you think is the most important part of the picture? Well, how about if the camera won’t focus at all? Evidently, the finder/seller (haven’t you ever heard the saying, “finders, sellers?”) was unable to get some clear photos before turning this BMW around. Complaining aside, there’s a lot to like about the early 4-door Neue Klasse sedans – they have the charm of a 1960s car, but with many of the upsides of a 2002. Check out this 1965 BMW 1800 for sale for $2500 in Sacramento, CA.

1965 BMW 1800 right front