Posts Tagged ‘sedan’

767-2676 – 1966 Saab 96

July 15, 2016

Readers of a certain age might recall you could dial the letters POP-CORN on the phone to get the exact time. Readers of another age might remember the sound of 2-stroke Saab engines being referred to as popcorn makers, due to their unique soundtrack. Outside of a small cult of enthusiasts, the two-stroke powered Saabs seem to have largely disappeared. When you look at the handful of pre-900 Saabs available online, most have the Ford-derived V4 or the Triumph-derived slant 4, but it’s rather unusual to find a Saab that pegs the weirdness meter even further. Fortunately, they are out there – let’s take a look at this 1966 Saab 96 for sale for $4500 in North Albany, OR.

1966 Saab 96 left rear

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Shoebox Alternative – 1949 DeSoto Custom

July 13, 2016

Does it ever happen that you’re looking at a listing for a classic car, and you wonder why it’s so inexpensive? No doubt for most people it’s the opposite – why is this so expensive – but sometimes you come across a car that not only seems cheap, but also doesn’t appear to be bait for people hoping to steal your email address and sell it. Because if you were going to try to steal email addresses, you’d probably use the aforementioned expensive brands, not an orphan brand like DeSoto. Anyhow, proving that there must still be good values out there for the open-minded enthusiast is this 1949 DeSoto Custom for sale for $4000 in Redmond, OR.

1949 DeSoto Custom right side

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More Grey-Market – 1983 Mercedes 230E

July 12, 2016

So, let’s start off with an apology to readers in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania, because you’re looking at what was until recently an ordinary used car. To make up for it, the next feature will have to be a North American-market car with oversized impact bumpers, a nose-high stance, rectangular sealed beam headlights, and, uh, an 85mph speedometer. With that out of the way, on to the feature car – Mercedes’ W123 is one of the pillars upon which the company’s reputation was built, and depending on your experiences, you could say the one upon which they are now resting. While the diesel-powered cars dominated sales in North America, the gasoline-powered cars were a little more lively, the 136hp M102 four-cylinder giving 136hp and 148 lb.-ft. of torque. Let’s take a look at this 1983 Mercedes 230E for sale for $1300 in Veneta, OR.

1983 Mercedes 230E left front

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