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Finely Finned 1957 Chevy 210 – $8,200
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Finely Finned 1957 Chevy 210 – $8,200

I am often amazed at how little info some sellers are willing to offer in a classified add for a classic car, or any car for that matter. But then, some cars really don't need an introduction. This $8,200 1957 Chevrolet 210 for sale in Chicago on Craigslist is one of them. The Tri-Five Chevrolet is as American as two part politics (I'd say apple pie but it really came from England). In any case, if you're a car person, you probably know all about the 1955 through 1957 Chevys. They came in multiple body styles and trims, and the one we have here is a mid level 210. It's not quite the workman's special, but Sinatra wouldn't be caught dead in this. Me, on the other hand, I would gladly cruise this four door '57. Let's take a look. Blue Flame Six In reality, this ad could use a bit more...
Dusty & Rusty – 1974 Chevy G10 Show Van – $2,500
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Dusty & Rusty – 1974 Chevy G10 Show Van – $2,500

Man, the '70s were a wild time. I think. I wasn't there. If I had been, I hope I would have been cruising in something like this 1974 Chevrolet Shorty Van. As the former owner of a 1983 Chevy G-Series van (the Kangaroo Pouch), I can say confidently, these are sweet. Heck, Chevy pumped 'em out of the factory virtually unchanged for 25 years because they knew how good they were. If you'd bought a first year third generation Chevy van in 1971 and traded it in for a last year third gen in 1996, you may think you're driving the same rig. OK, maybe that's a stretch, but Chevrolet had a winner with this funky people hauler. Which brings us to our featured vehicle. This Chevy G10 shorty van, listed on Craigslist outside of Des Moines, Iowa for $2,500, is a puzzle that needs to be put back toge...
Dusty & Rusty – 1966 Plymouth Barracuda V8 – $6,250
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Dusty & Rusty – 1966 Plymouth Barracuda V8 – $6,250

Yesterday we featured a 1970 Cuda, but today we're talking about its older sibling, the Plymouth Barracuda. Don't you hate when parents aren't creative with names? In any case, this fastback fish caught my eye for a couple reasons. First, it's a moderately priced V8 car from the mid 60s. Cool enough, right? Second, its got that rough and tumble, pulled from the shed appearance, but is near ready to roll. Let's take a closer look and find out if you're line is hooked on this 1966 Plymouth Barracuda for sale on Craigslist near Seattle for $6,250. A hair over 38,000 of these cars left assembly lines for 1966. Plymouth used the Barracuda as bait for attracting muscle buyers during horsepower wars. While the early models were a far cry from what came later, they deserve their fair share of ...
Dusty & Rusty – 1970 Plymouth Cuda – $8,900
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Dusty & Rusty – 1970 Plymouth Cuda – $8,900

The Plymouth Barracuda hit the market about two weeks before the Ford Mustang in 1964. While some argue that the Barracuda is the first pony car, there's a reason Ford Mustangs aren't called fish cars. Maybe it was the fact the one millionth Mustang was built within 18 months of its introduction, whereas it took almost three years for Plymouth to build just 100,000 Barracudas. Maybe. In any case, by the time that 100,000th Barracuda rolled out of the factory, America was on the verge of the muscle cars craze. Automakers scrambled to pump more horsepower out of their cars and the Barracuda became Plymouth's playing card. Just so nobody is confused, what we're highlighting here is a 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda (barely) found on Craigslist near Boston. "So don't call it a Barracuda!" all the Mopar k...
Dusty & Rusty: 1972 Malibu Chevelle for sale (runs) – $1,850
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Dusty & Rusty: 1972 Malibu Chevelle for sale (runs) – $1,850

I don't think I am alone when I say one of my dream cars is a Chevy Chevelle. Alas, the model I want (1970 454 SS, duh), has skyrocketed in value over the past 10 years, making this 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu more akin to the size of my pocketbook. If you're willing to settle for a couple more doors and a few less cylinders, than this old rig might be right for you too. Let's take a peek at this four door Chevelle for sale, found on Craigslist in Aberdeen, South Dakota for a penny pinching $1,850. Introduced for 1964, the Chevrolet Chevelle was the only all new American car for the model year. With Pontiac unleashing the GTO shortly thereafter, the Chevelle marked Chevy's entrance into the emerging muscle car market when the marketing department slapped a Super Sport package on...
5 Barn Find Cars & 1 Flying Machine  Under $10,500 on Craigslist Right Now
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5 Barn Find Cars & 1 Flying Machine Under $10,500 on Craigslist Right Now

You never know what you'll find cruising through Craigslist ads from around the country. This selection is sure to have something for just about everyone, even if you prefer to fly than drive. It'll be up to you to verify the "barn find" status of these rides, but each of the sellers of these fine vehicles claims that's what they are. Without further ado, here are five barn finds for sale, all $10,500 or under. 1964 Chevrolet Biscayne - $3,400 1964 Chevrolet For Sale The Chevrolet Biscayne was first introduced in 1958 as the brand's least expensive full size car. That's where it stayed throughout its production life, which lasted until 1972. This particular example, located in SE Michigan, is said to be a true barn find with just over 87,000 miles on its six cylinder and three s...
Future Collectibles – 1985 Renault Alliance convertible
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Future Collectibles – 1985 Renault Alliance convertible

If you so happened to click on this article, you and I have something in common - an affinity for the oddballs. Let's start with some history. In 1979 a partnership between AMC and Renault was established, with Renault holding a controlling interest. This resulted in the Alliance and its sibling, the Encore, being introduced to the American market in 1982. These cars, featuring an exterior designed by the director of styling at Renault, and an interior developed by Richard Teague, a longtime American auto exec, were built in Kenosha, Wisconsin. A total of 623,573 two door, four door, three door hatch, five door hatch and convertibles were built by the time production was discontinued in 1987. This 1985 Renault Alliance is listed on Craigslist outside Milwaukee, not far from where it was b...
Future Collectible – 1984 Subaru GL Wagon
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Future Collectible – 1984 Subaru GL Wagon

In the 1980s, Subaru claimed their four-wheel-drive GL wagon was the perfect car for climbing mountains and the social ladder. Unfortunately, the specimen we have here is front-wheel-drive. Nonetheless, the seller believes they've proven that two wheels are as good as four when it comes to their 1984 Subaru GL Wagon for sale on Craiglist outside of Chicago. They state that it was driven from Washington state to Illinois last fall, and that their little wagon "took the mountains in stride." Having made this drive on several occasions, I can say that this is quite a feat for a 36 year old car. Subaru must have done its research, at least in regard to the mountain part. At $3,400 could this Subaru be your future collectible? Featuring an astonishing 72 horsepower four-banger connecte...
Future Collectible – 1981 Jeep Cherokee Chief
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Future Collectible – 1981 Jeep Cherokee Chief

If you're in the market for a vehicle's that on the verge of vintage but can still take you just about anywhere, this 1981 Jeep Cherokee may be for you. With wood-paneled Wagoneers of the same era selling for upwards of $20,000, this running and driving four door Cherokee found on Craigslist for $4,250 near St. Louis seems like a bargain, but is it? The Chief package added $349 to the base model price of the Cherokee when introduced in January of 1975, but it appears to have been a solid investment. Aside from some sweet graphics, the package extended the Dana 44 axles by three inches and your new Jeep would come with bigger wheels and wheel cutouts. While a majority of the Cherokee Chiefs were two door, this example offers easy access for the whole family. Outfitted with 2...
Future Collectible – 1989 Shelby CSX
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Future Collectible – 1989 Shelby CSX

Caroll Shelby built many memorable racing and muscle cars. This 1989 Shelby CSX available on Craigslist outside of Seattle is not one of them. At least not yet. Based on the Dodge Shadow and Plymouth Sundance of the era, the CSX (Carroll Shelby eXperimental) was a limited run vehicle badged as a Shelby, which 20 years earlier might have meant something. At $15,000, is this vehicle under or over ripe? The first CSXs showed up in 1987. A mere 750 were manufactured and priced at $13,495, approximately $30,000 in 2019. Not bad for a car with a 175 horsepower four banger turbo that went zero to 60 in 6.8 seconds. Seems slow? The 1965 Shelby GT350 hit the same mark in 6.5 seconds. But that's still like comparing a 1989 Dodge Shadow to a 1965 Shelby GT350, so... The next year, 19...