Friday, July 27, 2012

1960 AMC Rambler American Deluxe 2 Door Sedan

A few days ago, we ran across this beaut! During its day, the compact Rambler American was one of the lowest priced cars built in the U.S. The first-generation example was sold by AMC from 1958 to 1960. It was popular for its economy in ownership... but to us we like this 2 Door Sedan because its quite a looker compared to many modern econo-cars.

Powered by a Flathead 6 and a Three-On-The-Tree that are said to run well, this is a very clean example of a 60's auto minimalism. The no frills interior and dash appear to be in good shape and the only known issues are a horn and trunk lock that need to be gone through. The odometer reads 69,997 miles but the true mileage is unknown.

Not much more is said about its condition, but the bright Sky Blue paint, the shiny brightwork and the sharp factory hubcaps are as good as it gets and makes us want to grab this car as an affordable and unique alternative for what usually gets us from point A to point B.

Find it here on Collector Car Ads in Greeley, Colorado for $6,000.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

First Year Datsun 280Z 2+2

This is the desirable first-year model of the iconic Datsun 280Z sports car. Introduced mid-year in 1975, this desirable 2+2 model is all original, has only 87k documented miles and has had only two owners. Originally from Washington state and now in Atlanta (Roswell), the car is rust-free, has been undercoated and was garaged all its life.

The drive train is all original including the 4-speed transmission and the powerful fuel-injected 2.8 liter L28 engine (170 SAE horsepower) that features a Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection system. The black vinyl interior is in great shape and the exterior paint is the original Code 110 Orange. Windows, door locks and steering are all manual. The factory A/C has been converted to 134A refrigerant and the radio and speakers are aftermarket.

We like the condition, love the Code 110 Orange and the price seems fair enough for a survivor in this condition. Find it here on Craigslist in Roswell, Georgia for $11,900 or trades.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Barn Find 1959 Chevy Suburban with Rare NAPCO 4x4 Setup

We've all heard various Barn Find stories through the years. As this story goes, the seller pulled this '59 Suburban out of a barn deep in the rocky mountains looking basically as it does in the pictures below.

When inspected, it was noted that the truck had gone though a previous restoration and the NAPCO 4x4 System was not reinstalled during that time. That said, the original NAPCO-produced front axle and WARN locking hubs are still on the vehicle. The remaining (uninstalled) NAPCO 4x4 components were discovered inside of the Suburban. The NAPCO transfer case turns freely and the transmission shifts without effort. Interesting fact: Approximately 300 Chevy Napco Suburbans were ever produced and very few examples exist today.

The seller has taken the time to replace the wheels and tires with original era versions and the 235ci 6-cyl. motor was tuned and detailed and is said to "run like a top".

The orange and white paint job looks sharp with no major dings or scratches and only a few tiny bubbles of rust around the door steps, the drivers hinge, and a few spots on the floor board. There are no signs of of damage or repair to the body. Glass is good, interior is original and only slightly worn but the rear seats appear to be missing.

Find it here on eBay in Denver, Colorado. Special thanks to Ownster reader Heavy Dee for this submission!

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

1973 Plymouth Duster Survivor

This 1973 Plymouth Duster is said to be offered by the original owner and has 98k documented original miles. It features a 340ci V8 4bbl, 4 speed and a posi rear. Other amenities include power steering, power brakes, tinted windows and a rally red exterior with a black interior. Finding these in original shape with (relatively) low mileage and manual transmissions isn't easy, and we think they will appreciate in value before long. Special thanks to Ownster reader 340Man for the tip!

Find it here on Hemmings in Whitinsville, Massachusetts for $18k obo.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

1968 Two-Tone Mercury Cougar

Here is a clean example of a first generation Mercury Cougar, Mercury's upscale version of the Ford Mustang that competed in the pony car market. We've always loved these cars, especially the divided front grille with hidden headlamps and vertical bars that defined the front fascia and the similarly slatted grillework that concealed the taillights, a styling touch taken from the Thunderbird.

According to the seller, this is a rust-free Georgia car that was professionally restored in 2008 and is numbers matching. The trim codes decode as Cardinal Red Paint with Polar White Roof Paint. The car features the original engine (302-2V rebuilt) and transmission, date correct a/c, original bumpers (re-chromed), seats, exterior trim, tinted glass and the original spoked hubcaps including Mercury man center caps.

We think this is one nice Cougar that appears to be in excellent condition.

Find it here on Hemmings in Kennesaw, Georgia for $16,900.

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