Archive for October, 2015

Special Canadian – 1966 Mercury M100

October 30, 2015

Even though this site has a primary focus on cars, it’s interesting to take an occasional look at other related vehicles that either enable the hobby or capture some of the same elements we like so much about affordable classics. With pickup trucks it’s a little of both – they can help haul stuff around, and they have an elemental simplicity and purity of focus since they were built mainly with utility in mind. Of course, the other focus of this site is the oddball, and nothing scratches that itch like an otherwise ordinary truck that’s been rebranded for sale in another market. With that, check out this 1966 Mercury M100 for sale for $3000 in Calgary, AB.

1966 Mercury M100 front

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Albertalfetta – 1975 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT

October 29, 2015

Since it’s this site’s self-appointed duty to catch as many affordable Alfettas as possible, and because enthusiasts in the snowier, colder parts of the country need all the help they can get to get their oddball car fix, featuring an Alfetta in Alberta is kind of a slam dunk. And that raises several questions – how long has this car lived there? And in spite of the lack of salt on roads – if that was still true back in the 1970s – how has this thing survived so long in anything but a dry western climate? Check out this 1975 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT for sale in Cochrane, AB with bidding currently at C$202.50 ($154 today), reserve not met and 5 days left to go.

1975 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT 2 right front

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Swedish for Ford – 1964 Volvo 544

October 28, 2015

Volvo’s 544 was arguably the first foray for Swedish cars in the North American market that successfully built the foundation of Volvo’s reputation there, and perhaps even Swedish cars in general. It’s a sporting but sturdy car with plenty of interior room. Its styling, which was dated even when it was new, also started a long-lasting trend for Volvo – while later Volvos were not dated when new, Volvo did make the most of every design, getting more value out of each one than most manufacturers would. Check out this 1964 Volvo 544 for sale for $3950 in Tigard, OR.

1964 Volvo 544 left front

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