Posts Tagged ‘english’

Commonwealth Saloons – 1967 Rover P5 Mark III 3-Liter

March 4, 2014

A little higher up the pay scale from the Austin A55 Cambridge is the junior executive Rover. Not quite a Jaguar, far from a Rolls or Bentley, but maybe on a level with the Humber Super Snipe is the Rover P5. For some reason, Rover decided to make a 4-door coupe 4 decades before it was cool for the Germans to do it. Perhaps this was Rover’s attempt at going up against the more rakish Jaguars, or maybe one of Rover’s design directors spent some time in America checking out the hot rod scene. Either way, it makes for an interesting look, and gives it a level of elegance not found in the regular saloon. You can find this 1967 Rover P5 Mark III 3-liter Coupe for sale for $2000 in Chemainus, BC, on Vancouver Island.

1967 Rover P5 3 Liter right rear



Commonwealth Saloons – 1958 Austin A55 Cambridge

March 4, 2014

As a result of Canada being in the British Commonwealth, and Canadian consumers having more frugal tastes in cars, British non-sports cars were available for longer and enjoyed greater success than they ever did in the United States. That’s how they got Minis through the late 1970s, the Innocenti DeTomaso in the mid-1980s, and some other things we didn’t see in the US, like the Hyundai Pony, Lada, Skoda, and more recently, Mercedes B-class and first-generation Smart ForTwo. And while post-war Austins were offered in the US (this one as the Austin Cambrian), buyers of family sedans preferred American cars for greater size, power, reliability, and durability. Check out this 1958 Austin A55 Cambridge for sale for $3995 in Vancouver, BC at a Kia dealership.

1958 Austin A55 Cambridge right front


Lingering Listing #1: 1962 Austin Healey Sprite

November 15, 2013

Another way to find an affordable classic car for sale is to troll through the older listings and see what turns up. While there will no doubt be some duds in there, both in terms of the car and the listing itself, services like craigslist require you to relist your item at the end of a predetermined interval. And while the reason for a no-sale could be the car, it could also be the description, the price, the seller, or the fact that the listing has disappeared from the top of search results. One of those factors is the reason why this 1962 Austin Healey Sprite, for sale in Fair Oaks, CA for $4000, has not sold yet.

1962 Austin Healey Sprite for sale right front