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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...

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