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Worth it? 1933 Packard – $54,995 – needs work
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Worth it? 1933 Packard – $54,995 – needs work

I like to cruise Craigslist in search of deals, but more often than not I find cars that in my own humble opinion are priced quite high. While I sincerely appreciate per-war cars, that market seems to be mellowing, especially if the cars are not already in tip top shape. So when this 1933 Packard Eight crossed my screen listed for $54,995, I thought it was relatively well priced, but then I read the description. It is described as a good 50 foot car that needs carb work. Not a great description in general, but it leads me to believe there's more to be done than what's listed. I guess I am a bit conflicted. Is this car, in this condition, really worth $55K? Check out the full ad here and give us your take in the Facebook comments.
5 sweet vans for sale on Craigslist under $4K – that run!
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5 sweet vans for sale on Craigslist under $4K – that run!

The first car I bought myself to actually daily drive (first bought a 1949 Plymouth as a project), was a 1983 Chevy G20 van. It's beautiful shades of brown inside and out led me to name it the Kangaroo Pouch. My friends and I soon dubbed ourselves the Kangaroo Pouch Kids. Without a doubt, it was the best $500 I ever spent on a vehicle and selling it was nothing short of regrettable. Although, I did double my money. Anyway, as I sit here reminiscing about the days gone by, I find myself cruising Craigslist in search of my past, hoping to find my future. Let's see if anything I've come across scrambles memories of road trips, concerts or young love for you. That said, I'm going to take a wild guess that some of you may have lost those memories in a hazy fog. OK, enough, let's check out thes...
Dusty & Rusty – 1934 Chevrolet Six coupe for Sale – $12K
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Dusty & Rusty – 1934 Chevrolet Six coupe for Sale – $12K

The dusty & rusty feature on This Day in Automotive History is generally reserved for vehicles listed for under $10 grand. I had to make an exception for this 1934 Chevrolet Standard Six found on Craigslist near St. Louis for $12,000. More often then not, I find myself questioning the high pricing of cars that so obviously need, well, just about everything in this case. While I would bet you could haggle on this to get it under $10,000, I don't know that the tag on this is too far unjust. As trends in the auto restoration, rebuilding and hot rod industries sway, so to do prices. With 1950s style hot rods and The Race of Gentlemen trending upward, steel like this is becoming a hot commodity. Alas, hot rodding is all about personal preference. So if you drug this home, what would it loo...
Aging hot rod -1946 Plymouth – $8,500
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Aging hot rod -1946 Plymouth – $8,500

As with all major automakers, Plymouth returned to automobile production following World War II using pre-war designs. The 1946 models were the first post war Mopars to hit the market. Chrysler Corporation, as with most other automakers, wouldn't release an all new vehicle until 1949. This car comes from that hazy post-war period of auto production, and being a 1946, it's an early edition. Originally equipped with a 218 straight six and a three on the tree, somewhere down the line this old hot rod received a Chevy 350/350 transplant. Though someone put a lot of work into this car, it's now showing its age. Listed on Craigslist near Missoula, Montana for $8,500, this car offers a chance to drive as is, or are you looking to give it some love to light a new fire under (or on) its hood? F...
Dusty & Rusty – 1968 Buick Wildcat – $5,500
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Dusty & Rusty – 1968 Buick Wildcat – $5,500

Full-size luxury was in full swing by the end of the 1960s, as represented by this 1968 Buick Wildcat custom for sale on Craigslist near Atlanta. The Wildcat first hit the Buick lineup as a submodel of the Invicta. The next year it earned its own spot and remained in production through 1970. Our feature car has a running 430 cubic inch V8 that when new would have 360 hp that could power the car to a top speed of 132 mph. This one, well, it needs a bit of work before it does any sort of cruising, but it does move under its own power. Let's take a closer look. Buick Wildcat 430 V8 Here's that rumbling Buick V8. The seller states it has less than 200 miles on a recent rebuild, but it isn't quite ready for the road. New exhaust is the primary cause for concern, according to the ad. ...
Dusty & Rusty – Herd of Metropolitans for sale – $500 to $3,000 each
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Dusty & Rusty – Herd of Metropolitans for sale – $500 to $3,000 each

The Metropolitan is an interesting little car, and with a wheel base shorter than a VW, little it is. Though badged as an American Nash, Hudson, and even as its own sub-brand of AMC, the Metropolitan has a strong English accent. After initial design work and protyping was completed in Kenosha, WI, Nash executives realized it'd be too expensive to build from scratch. They contracted with England's Austin to build the car, using European underpinnings that'd help bring the cost down further. For the first time, a North American designed car, meant for the North American market, had assembly completed outside of the US. The goal to save money worked, and the vehicle destined to be American's "second car" began rolling out of English factories in October 1953. It seems this seller had ...
April 1, 1932 – Franklin introduces its V12
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April 1, 1932 – Franklin introduces its V12

Franklin V12 Founded in Syracuse, New York, at the turn of the 20th Century, Franklin is best known for its unwavering commitment to the air-cooled engine. From its very first car in 1902 – a runabout boasting a transverse, overhead-valve engine, wooden frame, and fully elliptic springs – Franklin showed incredible promise and engineering acumen. About a dozen Franklins left the factory in the first year, and orders quickly multiplied as the company got off the ground. Such popularity was undoubtedly helped by their record-shattering 1904 transcontinental run, completed in under 16 days. This slashed previous record runs by Winton and Packard nearly in half. Franklin rapidly developed a reputation for quality, refinement, and durability, with legions of fiercely loyal owners. Frankl...
For Sale: 1926 Model T Hot Rod – affordable fun
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For Sale: 1926 Model T Hot Rod – affordable fun

This blog tends to cover cars that are priced under $10,000, but when this 1926 Model T came across my radar, I couldn't let it pass by. While calling $12,995 affordable is a stretch, it stands out when similar cars are often priced well over $20K. Perhaps its the V6 that sets it back? Maybe the rattle can paint job? To me, those unique characteristics make it an excellent choice for entry level hot rodding. You can find this 1926 Model T hot rod for sale on Craigslist in Shelton, Washington. Does this one grab your attention too, or am I just having a 1/3 life crisis? When Henry Ford introduced the Model T in 1908 it soon became the best selling car of the era. With more than 15 million (or exactly 15 million according to Ford), there's still no shortage to collect, restore or customi...
(Not so) Dusty & Rusty – 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe – $6,500
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(Not so) Dusty & Rusty – 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe – $6,500

Jay Leno once said that his parents brought him home from the hospital in a 1949 Plymouth following his birth. Considering his car collection, It's surprising that he doesn't have one, though he does have a 1950 Plymouth Suburban. Perhaps this 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe for sale on Craigslist in Northern Mississippi for $6,500 could be the crown jewel of his collection? Maybe I'm a little biased. Why? I happen to have one of these cars. T'was my first ride, actually (thanks, parents!). Mine has been an intermittent restoration project for nearly 20 years, though it does run and drive. It's even the car in this site's logo. Where were we.... According to the seller, this one isn't perfect, but it "runs like a sewing machine." Does this coupe thread your needle? Plymouth, along with t...
1968 Ford Galaxie 500 convertible – $7,000
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1968 Ford Galaxie 500 convertible – $7,000

If there was a certification class for Craigslist car browsing excellence, I think I would ace the course. I spend way too much time traveling the country, and sometimes the world, in search of four wheeled deals. All without leaving my home office, of course. Though I prefer to showcase cars on this site that haven't seen the light of day in ages, this clean 1968 Ford Galaxie convertible begged me for a feature. It's currently listed for $7,000 in Carrollton, Virginia, a price that is more than half that of NADA guide's average retail listing of $17,710. Now, I don't know how many people are paying almost 20 grand for a Ford Galaxie, but $7K for this topless V8 powered, stick shift cruiser seems more than fair. Do I have your attention? In 1968 the Galaxie received a face lift, sh...

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