Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I Know That Someday Will Never Come: 1957 Lancia Aurelia

"Q: 25.000 USD to buy your car"
"A: Bidding STARTS at $25,000.00 USD. I do have a reserve set. The reserve price is NOT $1 million dollars like the buy it now price."


Honorable mention to the guy asking if a small-block Chevy would fit. Except he seems to be serious.

Click on the pic to check out the auction.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Fishy: 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Diesel Pickup

As has been established on these pages, there seems to be no little enthusiasm for old diesel Rabbits at present in this country, and even more for the diesel Rabbit's unibody pickup variant, so when this newly listed craigslist ad, showing a seemingly immaculate example and asking less than three grand, caught my eye I was ready to head on down to the bank for a cashier's check with the sole intention of immediately flipping it.

Curious though, I thought, looking closer, that the ad listed no location (usually a tip-off that something's less than kosher in craigslistland). Still more curious was what I found over on ebaymotors when, just to see what kinda windfall I could be expecting, I searched on completed auctions for Volkswagen Rabbits: a listing for the same truck, with the same photos, clearly written by the same person, ending five days ago with a winning bid of over eight thousand dollars.


Somebody wanna email the guy and find out what the deal is?