Posts Tagged ‘coupe’

Sunny Skies – 1973 Datsun 1200

June 19, 2016

Sometimes, the rarest version of a car is the stock one. And that’s the case with many Japanese classics – between the cars that died because Japanese cars were considered cheap throwaway appliances (and quite a few still are), and the surviving ones are popular for modifications for drag racing, vintage racing, and showing. So it’s exciting when you find a stock survivor, whether you see it as a blank canvas or just an example to be loved, preserved and brought back to factory spec. So let’s check out this 1973 Datsun 1200 for sale for $3400 in San Francisco, CA.

1973 Datsun 1200 right front


124 Times Two – 1973 Fiat 124 Wagon and 1972 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe

May 30, 2016

In recent years, VW seems to have cornered the market for affordable cars that are also fun to drive and reasonably attractive. But 40-50 years ago, that ball was solidly in Fiat’s hand, with their 124 series of sedan, wagon, coupe, and spider offering driving fun for all. In North America, there were different levels of driving fun with the 124, starting with the sedan and wagon, which were equipped with a 1438cc overhead valve engine giving 69-74hp and moving up to a 1592cc twin cam in 1973, giving a more fun 95hp. Further up, the coupe and the spider started with a 1438cc twin cam, moved on to 1592cc and 1608cc, then the 1756cc and finally the 1920cc twin cam. So basically, it is anyone’s guess what engine is in any of the surviving 124s, like this 1973 Fiat 124 wagon for sale for $2300 in Tigard, OR.

1973 Fiat 124 Wagon right front


How Long Will It Last – 1973 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000

May 9, 2016

If you’ve ever yearned for the days of live radio contests, where you had to dial your local radio station for the privilege of answering a question that might get you that day’s set of Miami Sound Machine tickets, the closest modern analog to that might be when you see a desirable car at a lower-than-market price in the online classifieds. Unfortunately, the online listings don’t always include a phone number, so you’ll have to rely on your aggressive emailing skills instead – or look at the map the seller kindly provided and exercise your modern cyberstalking skills. In any event, it’s worth looking at the listing for this 1973 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 for sale for $4000 in Arvada, CO.

1973 Alfa Romeo GTV left front