Last of the Woody Wagons

1948 Pontiac 8 Silver Streak

Pontiac collectors know how rare it is to find a 1948 Pontiac Streamliner 8 Woody Wagon, one of a woody collectors most cherished finds. It was the last year that Pontiac built a full wood bodied wagon. Starting in 1949, Pontiac would build the “half wood” bodied station wagons, and later came the “tin woody” in the early 1950’s. But 1948 was the last year of the true traditional wood bodied station wagon for Pontiac.

So it’s a real treat, this week, to see this 1948 Pontiac Streamliner 8 Silver Streak Woody Station Wagon being offered for sale at the famous Classic Auto Mall in Pennsylvania. They tell us it has benefitted from an earlier restoration. The exterior shows a charming patina but the interior is all original, and the wood will lure you in. The 1940’s design with its flowing and sensuous lines accentuates the pontoon fender styling.  The color is Parma Wine Metallic.

Read the ad copy for a report on the engine comparment and the wagon’s drivability. They say it checked all the boxes. It seems that it is a driver class car now with some patina showing in several places. Actually, for most woody collectors, that just adds to its character.

You have to be a baby boomer or older to have experienced the cultural lifestyle that the woody wagons represented. Today they are the icon of an era when the suburban lifestyle was first impacting the U.S. There is a touch of country in each woody wagon, getting out on the back roads for a picnic and roaming the rural highways. The woody wagons are a lifestyle as much as they are a mode of transportation. And woody collectors are a subset of the collector car hobby. You’ll have to own one to know.

New Listings

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Classic Car News This Week

March of the Muscle Cars

REV! Muscle Cars has come up with a new auction sale format to help their clients sell their collector cars. Many of you already know that REV! Muscle Cars is an innovative internet broker that helps car collectors sell their cars through live auctions. However, this month they launched their online auction which they dub March of the Muscle Cars. The auction uses a sealed bid approach with two rounds of bidding. One of the upcoming sealed bid auctions will be for a Sunfire Yellow 1967 Corvette L89 Convertible. It won the Best Restored trophy at the 2018 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona. Bidders are screened and verified so that only serious collectors are in the hunt. Get on the list to bid on the upcoming auctions. You can pre-qualify to bid here. REV! Muscle Cars has several Mopars listed in the New Listings below.

Hudson Inspection Report

When Cars-On-Line answered the call to inspect a 1947 Hudson Pickup in Florida, a New York buyer got the full scoop on this interesting classic pickup truck. It is a rare one. This is a hot rod truck, which the inspector noted by pointing out the dress-up under the hood, lowered stance and the Camaro subframe mods with power steering. There were also some electrical issues which would need attending to. He noted that the Vintage Air system worked well as you might expect from a classic driven in Florida. He also warned the buyer that the Flowmaster mufflers were a little loud for this use. That is a matter of personal taste. You can read the full report to discover the condition of the paint and finish, and the wood bed. Click here to read the Pre-Purchase Inspection Report on our sample reports page.

This buyer did the right thing having us do the Pre-Purchase Inspection before he bought the truck. Are you anticipating buying a collector car? We can help. Read some of our sample pre-purchase inspections at the Inspections Page today.

Custom Show Car

An Oklahoma collector always wanted a 1955 Chevrolet 2-Door Hardtop, so when the opportunity arose he found one that needed to be restored and took it to the award winning D&D Specialty Cars in Van Buren, Arkansas to restore. They built this show car 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air LS6 Custom classic, and it went on to win its share of national notoriety. Its multiple awards include Super Chevy “Best 55”, Goodguys “Best Street Rod,” and Goodguys “Meguiars Magnificent Pick.” It was even featured in Street Rodder magazine. When it was acquired by a collector in San Jose he had it on display in his collection. In March of last year it was acquired by MS Classic Cars in Seekonk, Massachusetts. At this point the car has had only 338 miles recorded since the restoration. This is the first time it has ever been offered for sale to the public. Take a look at the photos on the ad page to see exceptional bodywork and laser straight sheel metal. MS Classic Cars has now detailed the car and it looks perfect. With a killer stance and Boyd Coddington’s “Junkyard Dog” polished wheels, this could be the car of your dreams.

Real Shelby Mustang

A private party seller from Dubuque, Iowa just posted his 1969 Shelby GT350 for sale. This was the last Mustang design from Shelby and produced by Ford until the retro Mustangs came out in 2005. (All of the final year 1970 Shelby Mustangs were produced from 1969 parts.) The seller says his GT350 comes with its original 351 ci V8 which has been rebuilt. It has an automatic transmission. He says everything is right on the car, it needs nothing. Having undergone a full rotisserie restoration, it is turnkey ready for a new owner to enjoy. The Marti Report says it has power steering and power brakes. The Candy Apple Red paint looks beautiful in the photos. You have to see the photo of the engine compartment. The NASA inspired air induction hood with five air ducts and Ram Air? Man, how does it get any better than that?

Auctions

Next week is the big Spring Carlisle Car Show and Swap Meet in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, April 19-23, 2023. During the collector car meet the annual Spring Carlisle Auction will be held, April 20-21, at the auction complex next to the Carlisle Fairgrounds. This is a big event in the collector car market. Here is a preview of what we are looking to buy at Carlisle next week.

1923 Studebaker

A rare find, this 1923 Studebaker Light Six Touring car is going to cross the auction block. Look at those wheels. You know this should be in a museum. What if it were in your private collection? A true classic, the auction info says it looks good and runs well. All the proceeds from this sale will benefit the AACA Museum.

1957 Bel Air Fuelie

One of the most sought after prizes among knowledgeable collectors is a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Fuelie 2-Door Hardtop. Man, does it get any better than this? This Onyx Black ’57 Fuelie will cross the auction stage at the Spring Carlisle Auction next week. Take a look at the interior. What a great find. What will it be worth in real money? You’ll find out when you watch with us next week. It will be presented by the Premier Auto Group.

1967 Plymouth GTX

Mopar collectors will love this offering. A 1967 Plymouth GTX will be sold next week at the Spring Carlisle Auction in Pennsylvania. They tell us this is a numbers matching coupe that runs and handles like it was still 1967. Red, with a black interior, it has been restored. They tell us it comes with power steering, power brakesand the original AM radio. With excellent chrome and stainless, you have to look through the photos to get a good idea of the quality here.

Click here to review more of the inventory at the Spring Carlisle Auction next week.

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2022 Ford Bronco Raptor

A late model 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is being offered for sale with only 416 miles on this one-owner Bronco with clean Carfax. It is being offered for sale at Unique Specialty & Classic Cars in Mankato, Minnesota. They tell us it has no accidents. With a Twin Turbo 3.0 Liter under the hood, it produces 418 horsepower, 440 ft pounds of torque, and has a 10-speed automatic transmission with 4X4. The Raptor package offers a wider stance, Dana 50 rear axle and Baja Mode which extends the Bronco GOAT (Go Over Anything) mode. Click the video window above for more interesting info on this special Raptor package for off roading.

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Collector Cars with Low Miles

1975 Cassini Matador

American Motors (AMC) put out a special edition Matador in 1975, and these cars are super rare to find today. So it is with some excitement that we are showing you this 1975 AMC Cassini Matador, one of only 1,817 produced, and one of the few you can find today. It is being offered for sale at Primo Classics International in Lakeland, Florida. They tell us it has just 35,600 actual miles. Powered by a 360 ci V8 engine, it comes with an automtic transmission and factory air conditioning. It is in original condition and is said to be in driver quality.

Here are more recent Low Miles additions:

1992 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, REV! Muscle Cars, IL, 17k miles

1954 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, Fastlane Classic Cars, MO, 24,777 orig mi

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, Streetside Charlotte, NC, 34,639 actual miles

1965 Ford Mustang Convertible, Primo Classics, FL, 14,236 actual miles

1966 Chevy Impala SS, Unique Specialty & Classics, MN, 33,420 miles

You’ll find these and hundreds more in our Low Miles Section online now.

Project Vehicles for Restoration

1918 Cadillac Touring

Thought to be one of the top luxury cars of its day, this 1918 Cadillac 57 Series Touring car was once restored and still shows very well. With seating for seven passengers, it boasts a leather interior and a useable top. But, alas, it was held in long-term storage, so it needs to be refurbished again to get it back up and running. It is being offered for sale at Classic Auto Mall in Pennsylvania. They say they verified that the engine turns by hand. It needs skilled handling to bring it back to life. This could be a money maker for the right buyer.  

The following are just some of the cars available in the Project Car Section this week:

1940 Cadillac LaSalle Series 50 Convertible, Classic Auto Mall, PA

1962 Corvette Convertible, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1930 Willys 98B Coupe, Classic Auto Mall, PA

1909 Ford Model T Touring, Classic Auto Mall, PA

1928 International Pickup, Classic Auto Mall, PA

1971 AMC Hornet SC350, Classic Auto Mall, PA

1915 Republic 2-Ton Truck, Classic Auto Mall, PA

1918 Hahn 3/4-Ton Truck, Classic Auto Mall, PA

1969 Corvette, Country Classic Cars, IL

Find hundreds of project cars for sale in the Project Car Section.

Pro Touring and Resto Mods

1970

Dodge Challenger R/T

Pro Touring HEMI 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T …
1969

Pontiac GTO Pro Touring

Awesome 1969 Pontiac GTO Pro Touring. *6.0L…
Chevelle Street Machine

Chevelle Street Machine

PRICE REDUCED – All new 1972 Chevelle…
1968

Chevrolet Camaro Restomod

1968 Camaro Restomod. Silver with a black…

Street Rods

1937 Chevy Sedan Master Deluxe

1937 Chevy Sedan Master Deluxe

All metal 1937 Chevy Sedan…
1928

Ford Model A

This 1928 Ford Model A …
1941

Willys 441 Coupe

Ground pounding 1941 Willys 441…

See more great deals in the Street Rod Section, or watch the the New Listings page.

Rock n Roll 50’s

Chevrolet Bel Air Fuelie

Chevrolet Bel Air Fuelie

Fabulous 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Fuelie…
Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala

Restored 1958 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe…
Ford Thunderbird

Ford Thunderbird

Very Exceptional 1956 Ford Thunderbird. It…

Haulers

1948

Ford F-4 Stake Bed

Big trucks like this 1948…

Off Road, 4x4s, and Jeeps

Dodge Ramcharger 150 LE

Dodge Ramcharger 150 LE

This is a beautiful 1990…
1972

Ford Bronco

This is a restored 1972…
1988

Land Rover Defender

1988 Land Rover Defender Black…

Find more in the Off Road Section on Cars On Line.com. There’s even more on the New Listings page!

Corvettes

1978

Corvette Coupe

Numbers Matching 1978 Corvette Coupe. TH350…

Fresh ads appear first on the New Listings page.

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

Classic 60s Cars

1962

Ford Thunderbird

Corinthian White 1962 Ford Thunderbird…

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

Vintage Motorcars

1925

Chevrolet Superior K

1925 Chevrolet Superior K Touring. The Chevrolet Superior…
1932

Ford Model B

1932 Ford Model B Pickup. A rare…

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

Mopar

Dodge

Dodge Charger SE

Dodge Charger SE

Yellow 1972 Dodge Charger SE resto…
Dodge Super Bee

Dodge Super Bee

This 1969 Dodge Super Bee is…
1969

Dodge Super bee 440

1969 Dodge Super Bee 440. yellow…

Plymouth

1969

Plymouth Roadrunner

1969 Plymouth Roadrunner. 426 HEMI V8…

See all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Chevy Muscle

Camaro

1972

Chevrolet Camaro

1972 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe. Everyone oohs and…

Corvette

Corvette 427/435 Convertible

Corvette 427/435 Convertible

Award winning 1968 Corvette 427/435 Convertible with tri-carbs,…

Find more in the Camaro Section of our website.

Ford Muscle Cars

1970

Ford Mustang Mach 1

Bright Yellow 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1…

Find more in the Ford Muscle Car Section, or watch the fresh listings as they appear on the New Listings page.

Check the Mercury Muscle Car Section. Or you can see all the fresh ads as they are listed daily on the New Listings page.

Check the Pontiac Performace Section for more. See all the fresh ads listed on the New Listings page.

Oldsmobile Muscle

Oldsmobile 442

Oldsmobile 442

Unrestored 1968 Oldsmobile 442 Sport Coupe with…
Oldsmobile 442 Track Pack

Oldsmobile 442 Track Pack

1967 Oldsmobile 442 Sports Coupe ( Post…

Check the Oldsmobile Muscle Car Section . See more listed each day on the New Listings page.

Check out the Buick Muscle Car Section. More listed daily on the New Listings page.

Late Model Sports Cars

2003

Mercedes-Benz SL500

2003 Mercedes SL500 Designo Hardtop Roadster,…
Corvette Z06

Corvette Z06

2006 Corvette Z06 for sale. Excellent…
2014

Ford Mustang Roush

This 2014 Ford Mustang Roush .VERY…
2013

Mercedes-Benz SLK55

This 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG is…

You’ll find many more modern sports cars listed by year in the Late Model Sports Car Section.

Scroll through the Trucks & 4x4s Section for more. The newest ads come in on the New Listings page.

Classic Customs

Chevrolet Bel Air 210

Chevrolet Bel Air 210

1955 Belair 210 classic custom for…
Chevrolet 210

Chevrolet 210

1957 Chevrolet 210 Red with a…
1950

Ford Custom Deluxe Coupe

1950 Ford Custom Deluxe coupe VERY…
1951

Studebaker Champion

1951 Studebaker. An awesomely vibrant exterior,…
1985

Chevrolet C10

This 1985 Chevrolet C10 has fuel-injected…

You’ll see more for sale in the Customs Section and on the New Listings page.

Convertibles

1970

Buick Skylark Convertible

Well Optioned 1970 Buick Skylark Custom.…

Replicas

1967

Shelby Cobra

This 1967 Shelby Cobra replica has…

Volkswagen

VW Super Beetle

VW Super Beetle

Great car 2004 VW Super Beetle Convertible Turbo with a…

Imported Sports Cars

1969

Jaguar E-Type Series II

Gorgeous 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II…
1969

Volvo P1800

1969 Volvo P1800S Coupe :: Only…
Mercedes-Benz 380SL

Mercedes-Benz 380SL

Low Miles 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Roadster.…
MG TD Roadster

MG TD Roadster

Rust Free 1952 MG TD Roadster…

You’ll see more for sale in the Pro Street Section, or on the Cars On Line New Listings page.

Classic Pickups

Ford F-150 Ranger

Ford F-150 Ranger

1977 Ford F-150 Ranger Long Bed Pickup in…

See more for sale in the Truck Section or watch for fresh listings on the New Listings page.

Late Model Luxury Cars

Chrysler 300C Hemi

Chrysler 300C Hemi

Low Mile 2005 Chrysler 300 C Hemi.…

See more great deals in the Luxury Section or on the New Listings page.

Classic Mustangs

1965

Ford Mustang Convertible GT

Rangoon Red/red 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible K…
1966

Ford Mustang GT Fastback

This genuine, original, numbers matching “K” code…
1965

Ford Mustang Convertible

This 1965 Ford Mustangs convertible Caspian Blue…

See more great deals in the Mustang Section and on the New Listings page.

Muscle Car Clones

1965 Shelby Tribute

Now that’s a great looking 1965 Mustang restored as a Shelby GT350. It is being offered for sale today at RK Motors Charlotte in North Carolina. With a HiPo 289 ci Ford V8 and a Pony interior, this is a really sharp tribute car. Those are a set of polisehd AR Shelby wheels.

The following are more recently listed Muscle Car Clones:

1968 Mustang, Vanguard Motor Sales, MI, Shelby GT500 tribute

1968 Chevrolet Nova, Streetside Ft Worth, SS tribute

1968 Mustang GT350, Streetside Ft Worth, Shelby Tribute

1967 Chevelle, Country Classic Cars, IL, SS tribute

1969 Pontiac Firebird, Streetside Charlotte, Trans Am tribute

1970 Chevy Nova, Streetside Atlanta, SS tribute

1970 Chevelle Malibu, Streetside Atlanta, SS tribute

Make sure you watch our New Listings page for daily updates. There’s even more in the Muscle Car Section.

Deals of the Day

1962 Ford Fairlane 500

Take a look at this 1962 Ford Fairlane 500 for sale at Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois. They say it is in excellent condition and ready to cruise this summer. The Ford Fairlane was considered as a mid-sized car back then. This fifth-generation Fairlane is a 4-door car. The Fairlane was a comfortable car with room for six passengers. It comes equipped with power steering, power brakes and a radio. The Fairlanes were known for theirsmooth ride and handling. Click the link to review a walk-around video and hear it run. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday because Country Classic Cars has it priced at just $15,500.

1940 Buick Special

There is a great price on this 1940 Buick Special Model 46 Business Coupe. It is being offered for sale by Classic Car Deals, an internet broker working for their seller in Texas. Although the condition is that of a daily driver, it remains very original, says Classic Car Deals. It has a step starter and “three-on-a-tree” manual 3-speed transmission. They says it runs and drives well, and that the engine runs quiet and smooth. It is not apparent from looking at the car but it has had custom fabricated bolt-on mounts and air shocks to create a more comfortable ride. It has a rebuilt carburetor and a recent servicing. The paint is driver quality but they say it still buffs out nice. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday. The asking price is affordable at $19,995.

1955 Plymouth Belvedere

Here is one you don’t see very often these days. This is a 1955 Plymouth Belvedere sedan in nice shape with a Turquoise finish. It is another offering this week from Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois. They say the 4-door car has a solid body and nice paint (which you can verify, see photos.) The interior photos show well. Country Classic Cars tells us it has been redone with new carpets. Note the wide whitewall tires, V8 under the hood with automatic transmission and fender skirts. Most important, they tell us it runs well. You can see for yourself when you view this walk-around video. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday. The asking price is only $14,950.

1951 Buick Eight

In its day it was the luxury vehicle to own. Known for its dependability and elegant styling, Buick was a staple of the new car market back in the 1950’s. Here is a 1951 Buick Eight with the Straight 8 motor and DynaFlow automatic transmission. It is another offering from Country Classic Cars at a great price point. They say it only shows 16,827 miles. They call it a “true fifties classic that has been extremely well preserved and represents that timeless American style of size, power, and chrome!” Click this link to review a walk-around video and hear it run. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday. They are asking $19,950.

1978 Alfa Romeo Spider

One of the best quality sports cars ever made was the Alfa Romeo. Here is a 1978 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce in Grigio Metallizzagato (or Grey Metallic # 737 factory color). It is being offered for sale through Beverly Hills Car Club in Los Angeles. You will notice the Pininfarina badging. It has a 5-speed manual transmission for that sports car ride. The peppy little 2.0-liter inline four cylinder engine is fed by dual Weber carburetors and has a rumbly single exhaust. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Wednesday. The asking price is $16,750.

1984 Corvette

When Chevrolet unveiled the C4 Corvette in 1984 it had been long awaited. The fourth generation Corvette lasted twelve years until 1996. So this 1984 Corvette Coupe with a Targa Top is historically significant for being the first year model. It is being offered for sale at Showdown Auto in Fraser, Michigan. Click this link to view an informative walk-around video narrated by Dave from Showdown Auto. Meticulously maintained, they say it only has 43k miles. It will be our DEAL of the DAY next week. They’re asking $14,900.

1976 Cadillac Coupe

Collecting Cadillacs is better than collecting Corvettes, because you are not afraid to drive them. In fact, a lot of people look for old Cadillacs just to relive how a big luxury car feels and drives. Here is a 1976 Cadillac Coupe DeVille that is a true survivor. It is being sold this week at Country Classic Cars. They say it runs and drives well. Yes it has the 8.2 liter V8 and comes with all the Cadillac luxuries. Click here to view a walk around video and hear it run. It will be our DEAL of the DAY later next week. The asking price is only $15,500.   

Often there are more cars that deserve to be in the DEAL of the DAY than we can schedule for our front page feature. Here is a list of cars that just missed the cut for the DEAL of the DAY this week. Remember, you saw them here first:

1975 Triumph Spitfire$13,950Staunton, IL
1953 Dodge Coronet$13,750Staunton, IL
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL$19,000Morgantown, PA
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320$11,995Ft Worth, TX
1981 GMC C1500 Pickup$13,500Sherman, TX
1993 Cadillac Allante$16,900Deerfield, IL
1986 Corvette Coupe$18,900Lakeland, FL
1987 Porsche 944 Coupe$14,750Los Angeles, CA

Cars for under $10,000:

1971 Mercury Marquis$9,850Staunton, IL
1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL$6,950Los Angeles, CA

Cars On Line features vehicles here based on their listed price. We are not endorsing these vehicles. We have not inspected or appraised any of the above vehicles. We are only pointing out that these vehicles are priced at a discount to the market. When you buy from a private party the purchase is always “as is” and “where is.” There is no warranty implied or given on any of these cars by Cars On Line. It is your responsibility as the buyer to protect yourself from misrepresentation of any car advertised. We strongly recommend having a vehicle inspected as one precaution before you buy. Click here to purchase a detailed vehicle inspection.

Sold Thru Cars On Line

Here are some of the comments from happy sellers who were nice enough to tell us about their experience advertising on the Cars On Line website.

A happy seller from Rochelle, Illinois notified us that he has SOLD his 1946 Packard Clipper to a new home. It was listed a little over four weeks ago today.

Below is a list of cars SOLD Thru Cars On Line during the past week (April 7, 2023 through April 14, 2023.)

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