Posts Tagged ‘mk 1’

3-Box Car – 1984 VW Jetta Coupe

March 6, 2014

Nobody will include Volkswagen’s Jetta in their list of rare cars, but ask them when the last time was they saw a first-generation Jetta. Then, ask them the last time they saw a 2-door version of that car – anyone who is not a hardcore watercooled VW fan will be drawing a blank. Back in the early 1980s, if you were looking to replace your BMW 2002 or Fiat 131, you might look at the Jetta. Sure, it wasn’t terribly powerful on paper, but the engine is quite perky and the handling was quite good compared to most economy cars of its time. And the folded paper design was modern, while staying closer to the proportions of something like a 2002. Check out this 1984 VW Jetta coupe for sale for C$3400 in Delta, BC.

1984 VW Jetta Coupe left rear


Too Far Gone? 1957 Jaguar Mark 1 3.4

January 9, 2014

Here’s a rare sight on these pages – a pre-XJ6 classic Jaguar. Most have moved into the major-asset level of collectibility, including any Mark 1 in half-decent shape. Ordinarily, non-running cars are not too appealing, especially when they appear to be this far gone, but some details about the car made it worth investigating. You can find this 1957 Jaguar Mark 1 3.4 for sale in Calexico, CA (yes, right on the border) for a mere $2500.

1957 Jaguar Mk 1 left rear