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Rod or Restore? 5 Cheap Classic Car Projects for Sale on Craigslist
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Rod or Restore? 5 Cheap Classic Car Projects for Sale on Craigslist

So, you've just found the perfect project car. You're pumped, for sure, but there's still one question burning in the back of your mind, "What the heck do I do with this thing?" Obviously there are a million directions to take a build, but when it comes down to do, it can be as simple as, "Rod or restore.?" While the answer to this question is obvious with some vehicles, with others it can be a tough call. Whether you're an automotive purist or a hot rodder at heart, making that decision regarding these classic car projects could prove difficult. Let's take a look. 1932 Plymouth Project for Sale The seller of this 1932 Plymouth for sale on Craigslist in Whatcom County, WA for $4,500 doesn't offer a whole lot of information on it, but it sure looks original based on the short des...
Survivor For Sale: 1958 Edsel Pacer – $8,000
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Survivor For Sale: 1958 Edsel Pacer – $8,000

In honor of today's automotive history lesson, in which Ford announced the impending end of Edsel production, I dug up a 1958 Edsel for sale on Craigslist a bit east of Los Angeles. Edsel cars s rolled out of the assembly line for 1958, 1958 and 1960, though workers assembly only 2,846 1960 models before the shut down. Over that time, just 118,297 left the factory. This makes pretty much any Edsel rare, especially considering Ford's mass production intent. What we have here is a 1958 Edsel Pacer sedan, one of the most common models. Still, it's something special, especially in this survivor state. The seller doesn't offer a ton of clear information, but what's there paints a pretty picture. Let's take a closer look. 1958 Edsel Pacer Engine & Mechanicals The seller of this '5...
Cheap Classic: 1958 Packard Wagon – $5,000
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Cheap Classic: 1958 Packard Wagon – $5,000

Oh, Packard, what may have been? One can only imagine all of the faux wood trim and bulbous curves that has been missed out on since Packard's demise. Giving us a final glimpse of hope from the once great marque is this 1958 Packard Station Wagon. Being just one of 1-of-159 made in Packard's final year of production, the company didn't even bother coming up with a unique model name. Though rare, this formerly glamorous automobile may look familiar. After about a quarter century in storage, it came out of the collection of Ron Hackenberger, better known for his Studebakers. He sent it under the gavel, along with about 600 of his other vehicles, in 2018, selling it for $5,500. It's been floating around the web ever since in what seems to be a never ending cycle of for-salery. Currently ...
Cruiser or Loser – Cheetah print 1977 Cadillac Eldorado for Sale – $6,295
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Cruiser or Loser – Cheetah print 1977 Cadillac Eldorado for Sale – $6,295

What's got purple paint, cheetah print interior and a V8? Alright, it's not much of a riddle since you clicked on the picture to get here, but come on! Check out this 1977 Cadillac Eldorado for sale on Craigslist in Omaha, Nebraska (Go Huskers!) for $6,295. While I probably wouldn't bat an eye at most late 70s Caddys, this thing sure is striking. Unfortunately the seller doesn't say too much about it or provide nearly enough pictures of this, uh, beauty, but let's see what we can decipher. What's a pimpmobile? Sure, the purple paint is what first got my attention, but the cheetah print interior on this Eldorado kept me from surfing away. Based on the ad, it is hard to tell if the current seller did the car up like this or if it has some history that isn't shared. In either ...
Cheap(ish) Mopar – One Owner 1971 Dodge Charger – $8,800
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Cheap(ish) Mopar – One Owner 1971 Dodge Charger – $8,800

It may not be a Hemi, but it's got a V8! This 1971 Dodge Charger for sale just popped up on Craigslist near Tacoma, Washington, with the seller claiming it to be a single family car since new. This basic muscle car is a little rough around the edges and it's showing a little gray (literally, see below for the primer shots), but it'll clean up well. With cars like this going for near $30,000 in slightly better condition, I believe this here's a pretty dang good deal. Let's take a closer peek. This green Dodge Charger 500 is equipped with the 318 V8 and an automatic, possibly the same ones it left the factory with, but it doesn't say for sure. Correct me if I am wrong, but with base muscle, I believe matching numbers are less critical to value. In any case, it may not be the most excitin...
Rare Truck: 1940 Plymouth PT105, not PT109
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Rare Truck: 1940 Plymouth PT105, not PT109

Chances are, you're more familiar with PT-109, the ill-fated patrol torpedo boat commanded by John. F. Kennedy during World War II, than you are with PT105. Rightfully so, seeing as nobody ever made a movie about PT105. That's understandable, seeing as the story of PT105 is not quite as exciting, seeing as it's a fairly run of the mill pickup truck made by Plymouth in 1940. The thing is, Plymouth didn't make a whole lot of trucks, and only 6,879 that year, making this example found on Craigslist outside of Bozeman fairly rare. Yet, as we know, rare does not always mean valuable. So for just $4,500 you can bring this 1940 Plymouth truck PT105 home and do whatever you want with it. Restore? Sure! Hot rod? Probably. While you figure out your build, let's see what's included. These tru...
For Sale: 1970 Chevy El Camino – $10K
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For Sale: 1970 Chevy El Camino – $10K

Chevrolet introduced the El Camino for the 1959 model year to compete with the Ford Ranchero. Ford's car/truck utility vehicle came to market two years prior and Chevy recognized its potential. Like the Ranchero, Chevy built it on an existing platform, the Biscayne B body two-door wagon platform. However, following the 1960 model year, Chevrolet pulled the El Camino from its lineup. Obviously that wasn't the end of the line for the vehicle. It returned in 1964, now based on the Chevelle. Fast forward six years and we get this 1970 Chevrolet El Camino for sale near Helena, Montana. While its Chevelle brethren commands a hefty price tag, this Elco is listed for just $10,000. Better yet, it's ready to go. Daily Driver El Camino? The seller doesn't offer a whole lot of informati...
Cheap Classics: ’80s babies!
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Cheap Classics: ’80s babies!

There is no denying that a new era of car collecting has arrived, frankly, because there's a new group of collectors storming the market with fistfuls of meme stock cash and stacks of OnlyFans checks. Wherever they get their money, millennial car enthusiasts are shining new light on cars once thought of boxy turds. But hey, who would have thought that Chevelles would be selling for more than a million bucks? Thanks, oboomer, now I'll never have my dream car. But maybe I can get one of these trending 1980s collector cars before their prices skyrocket? Do I want one? I don't know, let's see what's on this list of 1980s cars under $10,000 1985 Ford Bronco II - $2,500 The reintroduction of the Ford Bronco is certainly helping to revitalize the prices of the old ones, both big and sm...
Fast 5 Friday – Detroit Edition
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Fast 5 Friday – Detroit Edition

This week we're looking at cars not only built by Detroit area automakers, but reside there to this day. Out of these cheap classic cars for sale, which ones catch your eye? Better question, which ones make you want to cut up your credit card so you don't make a terrible decision? Hit the link in each description for more information about these old pieces of Detroit steel! 1977 Mercury Grand Marquis - $4,550 Coming straight out of Dearborn Heights, it's no surprise that this 1977 Mercury Grand Marquis only has 55,000 original miles. Heck, it's barely made it out of the parking lot it was designed in! Well, that may be a stretch, it could have come from any of number of Ford plants, but it's pretty dang close to headquarters. Perhaps this was a former executive's car? It looks ...
Fast 5 Friday – 5 Classic Convertibles under $10K that Run!
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Fast 5 Friday – 5 Classic Convertibles under $10K that Run!

Here's a quick look at 5 classic convertibles for sale throughout the US! Each one is linked to their original ad. 1964 Ford Falcon Futura - $9,800 This 1964 Ford Falcon Futura convertible for sale on Craigslist near Bakersfield, CA appears to be a permanent convertible, citing the large whole in its roof. The seller doesn't say much about the car, but it is equipped with a running V8 and an automatic transmission. Being a California car, it's likely rust won't be much of an issue! 1969 Austin Healey Sprite - $6,000 Here's a fun little car that you can hop in and cruise right away without breaking the bank. If you're near Manhattan, Kansas - yes Kansas - you can find this car on Craigslist where the seller describes it as needing a little love. It needs a bit of cosmet...

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