Monthly Archives: June 2014

As Seen on Craigslist – 1965 Ford Mustang

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I’m not shy in my admiration for first-gen Mustangs, and I have to admit that one is pretty high on my perpetual list of next old cars.  There are almost always a handful of these for sale in my area at any given time, but this one jumped out at me because of the color and the proud grandma in the photos.  Seriously, who wouldn’t want to have a car painted “twilight turquoise?”  I’d probably lose the Cragars and put some blackwall tires on it, but I think that’s all it really needs.  If it’s nice enough for grandma to drive, it must be nice enough for you.

65 Mustang


As Seen on Craigslist – 1971 Ford Torino

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After last week’s high-priced Bonneville, this similarly expensive Torino seems like a bargain.  Well, maybe not, but you could practically eat off the engine compartment, and look at that angry face!  I honestly could not remember ever seeing one of these cars before.  I knew it was a Torino, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen that specific grille before, and it’s awesome, in an “I’m going to thump you, punk” kind of way.  It’s sitting up way too high, and it “only” has a 302, but that purported $12k paint job sure looks nice.

71 Torino


As Seen on Craigslist – 1964 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible

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It’s officially convertible season, and it’s been a while since I’ve seen one this nice for sale.  It’s pretty much the perfect spec: tri-power, 8-lug wheels, loaded, all on top of a pretty blue color with a white interior.  That’s a lot of car, and if you were looking for a full-size Pontiac convertible, I don’t know if you could find a better one.  Of course, it’s a LOT of money, to the point that I wouldn’t feel comfortable driving it daily or running errands with it (as I tend to do).  Still, it’s hard to not see yourself behind that gently curved windshield, winding your way down some country road (and hanging on for dear life around every corner).  There’s lots of ways to spend ~$30k, and this certainly isn’t the best or most responsible, but this is still a pretty good one.

64 bonnie