Resto Mod Nova

Award Winning Chevy

We can’t be in denial over it any longer. It looks like the pro touring and resto mod muscle cars are taking over the collector car market. It might be a sign of spring, or a cultural change, who knows? But this week we have noticed the largest number of pro touring and resto mod custom cars listed for sale that we have ever seen. You will see them in the New Listings below.

Maybe the best one of them all is this award winning 1967 Chevy Nova in House of Kolor Cinnamon Tangerine Pearl paint. With the look and stance of a resto mod and a show quality interior, it was posted for sale this week by East Coast Classic Cars out of Lillington, North Carolina. A few years back it was built by Hat Creek Customs in Salisbury, North Carolina. If it is all House of Color on top, it follows that it is mostly TCI equipped underneath for the pro touring build. You will note the TCI coil overs and 4-link. The handling is enhanced by control arms and sway bars, complemented by welded-in frame connectors. Oh, yeah. It was built to drive and enjoy.

The LS3 Nova has a party under the hood as well. (Check out the photos on the East Coast Classic Cars’ ad page. ) You will see the Chevy LS3 crate motor nicely tucked between the fenders. It was specially tuned to produce 525 horsepower and only has 1,500 miles since the build. Power transfers through a 6-speed Tremec T56 transmission to a narrowed 8.8 Ford rear end with 31 splines and 3.73 gears.

You may remember when the Hat Creek car won the House of Kolor Prestigious Painters Award a few years ago. That earned the Nova a trip to SEMA to show off the paint at the House of Kolor display.

New Listings

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Classic Car News This Week

Prep For Spring Season

The spring car show season is upon us and in most parts of the country your cars are coming out of winter storage. Even if you have stored your car for a short few months during winter there is a checklist of things you should consider before you can start ‘er up and drive away for a road trip. Here is a great article on how to prep your car for the car show season after winter storage. It was written for the Life Lanes section of the Progressive Insurance Company’s website. They have several links in the article with detailed “How-to” tips on battery maintenance and which fluids need testing. They recommend looking for oil additives like ZDDP for flat-tappet camshafts for cars prior to 1980. Their source for the article is Ernie Morreau, shop foreman at RM Restorations in Blenheim, Ontario, Canada. You might say Canadians know a little more about winter storage than most do.

Raleigh Classic

With the car show season underway we wanted to let you know about one of our favorite collector car auctions which will happen at the beginning of June 2023. You will see a lot of the auction inventory for the Raleigh Classic Car Auction in the New Listings this week. The Raleigh Auction is one of those “hidden gems” of the collector car hobby. It is where some of the finest collections in the Southeastern U.S. bring their cars to “trim the herd.” This 1969 Mercury Cyclone CJ is a good example. Raleigh Classics just posted it in our Mercury Muscle Car Section yesterday to promote the auction. Now that is a rare one. The auction will be held on June 2-3, 2023. Car collectors, especially classic car dealers, will be there to build up their inventories. The Raleigh Auction has a reputation for offering low miles collector cars, many with provenance. Click here to review some of the early auction consignments.

Buick Roadmaster Convertible

A rare and desirable 1955 Buick Roadmaster Model 76C Convertible is being offered for sale at The Last Detail in North Chicago, Illinois. This fresh posting should be an alarm bell for the Buick collector community. These don’t surface as a public sale very often. The Last Detail tells us that this Condor Yellow Roadmaster won the BCA Senior Award in 2001. It comes with its 322 ci V8 engine and variable pitch Dynaflow automatic transmission, the first year it was offered. They say it is beautifully restored. Click here to review a walk-around video. It really looks sharp with the black soft top up (see the photos at the ad link) Classic Buicks like this don’t come along very often.

Video Ads

Milner’s ’32 Deuce Coupe

Get this! They tell me Gen Z’ers are getting into classic 1950’s culture. It’s a new thing, I guess. So maybe there’s a future for the cars of the Baby Boom, after all. There is definitely a growing interest in Hollywood movies dealing with 1950’s lifestyles. Hollywood’s hit movie American Graffiti for instance is re-emerging. So here is a very authentic replica of Milner’s 1932 Deuce Coupe, a popular part of that movie. It was just listed by Eric’s Muscle Cars in Maryland. Click the video window above to hear it run and see a walk-around inspection. Eric’s got it right. This video thing is the way to advertise a car for sale.

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Collector Cars with Low Miles

1982 Corvette Collectors Edition

The 1982 Corvette Collectors Edition is one of our favorite Corvettes. Chevrolet engineers poured all of their best ideas into that final year Stingray. The unique paint and trim, the Cross Ram induction, rear pop-up hatchback … Man it had it all! There is a reason why this model is so collectible. The Classic Auto Mall has listed this 1982 Corvette Collectors Edition for sale. They tell us it has only 30k miles. They say it still looks close to showroom new.

Here are more recent Low Miles additions:

1981 Delorean DMC-12, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA, 31,459 miles

1975 Corvette Convertible, Connors Motor Car Co, PA, 19k miles

1973 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, Connors Motor Car Co, PA, 32k miles

1989 Mondial T Cabriolet, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA, 23,758 miles

1985 Cadillac Eldorado, Classic Car Studio, MO, 13k miles

2000 Corvette Coupe, Verrillo Motor Car Co, NY, 23k miles

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

Project Vehicles for Restoration

1966 Austin Healey BJ8

Everybody is looking for a project that they can make money on. Here is a money maker. This 1966 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 Roadster is one of the most sought after “Big Healeys” that collectors love to own. Only Beverly Hills Car Club says it was lost in storage for too long and now needs to be gone through. You can see a lot of what needs to be done by just purusing the photos on their ad page. But this one could be brought back to life. Are you the one to do it?

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

1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster, Gullwing Motor Car, NY

1970 Porsche 911T, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1979 Fiat Spider 2000, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1938 Dodge 4-Dr Sedan from Clinton, IN

1966 Maserati Sebring Series II, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY

1957 Aston Martin DB2, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY

1965 Lancia Flavia Sport Zagato, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY

1981 Chevy Malibu from Verona, PA

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

Price Reduced

1940 Packard Convertible

East Coast Classic Cars just announced a big Price Reduction on their 1940 Packard 1801 Convertible Sedan. This is significant. They were asking $71,000 for this rare Packard with just 58k miles. There are only 13 of these cars known to exist. You can see dozens of detailed photos at the link above. They just dropped the price to $54,900. Don’t miss out.

Here are more vehicles with price cuts this week:

Vehicle For SaleOriginal PriceReduced To
1951 Chevrolet Bel Air$35,000$25,000
1976 Jeep Renegade$26,500$17,500
1963 Dodge Polara$26,000$21,000

Pro Touring and Resto Mods

Plymouth Valiant

Plymouth Valiant

Restomod Street/Strip 1969 Plymouth Valiant 2-Door Post.…
1961

Chevrolet Impala Restomod

1961 Chevrolet Impala Restomod.  a beautifully straight…

Street Rods

Ford 3-Window Coupe

Ford 3-Window Coupe

Steel body 1933 Ford 3-Window…
Ford F85 Pickup Steel Body

Ford F85 Pickup Steel Body

Steel body 1937 Ford F85…

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

Exotic Car Section

2010

Maserati Gran Turismo

2010 Maserati Gran Turismo S Convertible. Has…

Rock n Roll 50’s

Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible

Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible

1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible for…
Lincoln Capri

Lincoln Capri

Desert Buff 1957 Lincoln Capri 2-Door…
1958

Chevrolet Impala 409

This 1958 Chevrolet Impala 409 is…
1955

Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible

This 1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible…

Off Road, 4x4s, and Jeeps

1991

Mitsubishi Jeep J53

Sinister 1991 Mitsubishi Jeep J53.…
1976

AMC Jeep CJ5

Rugged 1976 AMC Jeep CJ5…

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

Future collectibles

Mustang GT

Mustang GT

White 1993 Mustang GT 5.0. 1993…

Corvettes

Corvette Convertible

Corvette Convertible

Steel Blue 1975 Corvette Convertible, Very…

Find more in the SUV Section online. You can see all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Fresh ads appear first on the New Listings page.

Classic Luxury

1977

Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC

Red 1977 Mercedes 450SLC AMG,…

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

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

Vintage Motorcars

1939

Buick Special

1939 Buick Special Coupe, one owner since…
Ford Deluxe Coupe

Ford Deluxe Coupe

1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe with a beautiful…

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

Mopar

See all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Chevy Muscle

Camaro

1974

Camaro Z/28 LT

Yellow 1974 Camaro Z28 LT. The…

Corvette

1974

Corvette Convertible

1974 Corvette. Convertible with 2 Tops.…

Find more in the Camaro Section of our website.

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.

Pontiac Muscle Cars

1965

Pontiac GTO

1965 Pontiac GTO SUPER SLICK GTO, STRONG…

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

Oldsmobile Muscle

1972

Oldsmobile 442

1972 Oldsmobile 442. Excellent Restoration with awesome…
1977

Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442. It’s own brand…

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.

AMC Muscle Cars

AMC AMX

AMC AMX

1968 AMC AMX with Go Pack. Born with 390 but…

Late Model Sports Cars

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, 400…
Bandit Trans Am

Bandit Trans Am

Smokey / Bandit 2002 Pontiac Trans…
2005 Mustang GT

Ford Mustang GT

2005 Mustang GT with upgrades. 5-speed…
Porsche 911 Convertible

Porsche 911 Convertible

Very nice 2000 Porsche 911 Convertible…
2009

Corvette Covertible 4LT

This 2009 Corvette Convertible 4LT is…

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

Late Model Trucks

Chevrolet 1500 Stepside

Chevrolet 1500 Stepside

Sunset Orange 2001 Chevrolet Silverado…

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

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

Motorcycles

1996

Suzuki GSF 600S

Red 1996 Suzuki GSF600S Bandit, 19,000…
Harley-Davidson FLSTC

Harley-Davidson FLSTC

Softail Custom 2004 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Stock…

Volkswagen

1972

Volkswagen Super Beetle

1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle. Has a 1500cc engine and 4-speed…

Imported Sports Cars

1984

Mercedes-Benz 380SL

Ivory 1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Roadster, only…
1959

MG A Twin Cam Roadster

1959 MG A Twin Cam Roadster.…

Pro Street

1982

Chevy C10 Pro Street

1982 Chevy C10 Pro Street. Massive Power under the hood with the 502 ci crate. The paint is excellent and with the racing stripes this truck looks fantastic. Must see, Must drive… Click the link above to see all the…

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

Classic Pickups

1984

Chevy K10 Silverado

1984 Chevy K10 Silverado is a terrific mix…

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

Late Model Luxury Cars

2003

BMW M3

Black/black 2003 BMW M3 Euro sedan. SMG…

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

Classic Mustangs

Mustang Convertible

Mustang Convertible

Springtime Yellow 1966 Mustang Convertible for Sale…

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

Muscle Car Clones

1970 Hemi Cuda

If you always wanted to know what it would be like to own and drive a Hemi Cuda, here is your chance. This 1970 Plymouth Barracuda has been restored as a Hemi Cuda tribute. It is being offered for sale by Eric’s Muscle Cars. Powered by a FRESH (2022) Ray Barton 540 Level 3 Hemi, it was dyno’ed at over 800 hp! It is equipped with a ton of high performance extras. Read all about it at the link above.

The following are more recently listed Muscle Car Clones:

1963 Plymouth Belvedere, USA Hot Cars, CA, Max Wedge w/Cross Ram

1969 Camaro, Classic Car Studio, MO, COPO Camaro recreation

1970 Chevrolet Nova, Streetside Classics, TX, SS tribute

1969 Camaro Convertible, Super Sport Classics, FL, RS/SS trim & badging

1968 Chevelle, Super Sport Classics, FL, SS 396 badging

1966 Chevelle, Super Sport Classics, FL, show stopper tribute

1966 Mustang Convertible, Streetside Classics, TN, GT350 Shelby tribute

1964 Ford Fairlane, Haggle Me, Thunderbolt tribute

1970 Chevelle, Streetside Classics, AZ, SS 502 tribute

1968 Camaro, Streetside Classics, TN, SS tribute

1969 Camaro, Streetside Classics, AZ, 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

1964 Ford Falcon

I see a lotta’ Ford Falcons and not too many of them look this good in the photos. Take a look at this sparkling 1964 Ford Falcon Futura offered for sale by a private party collector in Arizona. It has the 260 V8, C-4 transmission. factory air, power steering, Cragar SS wheels, and they say the original build sheet is included. It was on display at the famous Harrah’s Auto Museum for six years. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday because the asking price is $20,000.

1948 Studebaker Convertible

Look through the photos on this 1948 Studebaker Champion Convertible which was just posted for sale by the Classic Auto Mall in Pennsylvania. They warn that it will need a little bit of TLC in order to get it back where you can be proud of it. But they also say it is a strong little runner. Recent work to bring it up to snuff mechanically has been performed including new motor mounts, professional carb rebuild, new muffler, and a new convertible top all within the past year. So it will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday. The asking price is $16,000.

1960 Studebaker Hawk

This may be the “sleeper Deal of the Week.” A collector from Sun City, Arizona just posted his 1960 Studebaker Hawk for sale. Take a close look at these photos at the link. It had undergone an extensive restoration between 2019 and 2021. You don’t see too many that run, drive and look like this one. The seller says the suspension system, electrical and sound system were all rebuilt and upgraded. You should have a pre-purchase inspection done to verify that. But hurry. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on the front page of our website on Monday. His price is $27,500.

1950 MG-YT

A 1950 MG YT Roadster was just posted by Beverly Hills Car Club in Los Angeles. The actual name was MG Y-Type but it is most often abbreviated to MG YT. It was an attempt by MG to make a four-seater sports car, and its aim was at the U.S. market. Only 877 were ever produced. Not only is the YT very rare, but it was very innovative for its day. It came with independent front suspension and coil springs and wishbones. Beverly Hills Car Club tells us this one is mechanically sound. Prospective buyers would be well served to have a pre-purchase inspection done to get a condition report. But hurry! It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday. The asking price is $16,750.

1971 Buick Skylark

Buick Skylarks don’t get the respect as muscle cars that their bretheren Gran Sports do in the collector car community. But they are great base cars for recreations. This 1971 Buick Skylark was listed for sale by Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois. It has the GS emblems and Ram Air hood like a Gran Sport. In its own right it has a performance modified SBC 350 V8 engine with Jegs aluminum heads and Edelbrock intake manifold. And the price is really affordable. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Wednesday next week. The asking price is $23,950.

1971 Lincoln Mark III

Do you ever long for the days when we used to drive in big full sized cars that seemed to float down the road on a cloud? Here is a 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III with the big front grille and comfortable leather interior. Connors Motorcar Co has it for sale in W. Chester, Pennsylvania. It has the smooth and powerful 460 cu in 365 horsepower V8 with an automatic transmission, and comes fully loaded. I think you’ll agree that this is a lotta’ car for the money. It will be our DEAL of the DAY next week. Their asking price is $19,500.

1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate

After Dustin Hoffman drove Mrs. Robinson’s daughter around in his Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider as a prop in the 1967 hit movie The Graduate, Alfa decided to brand it for many years afterward. This 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate was designed by Pinninfarina. It is for resale this week at Beverly Hills Car Club in Los Angeles. It comes with recent service receipts. They tell us it is mechanically sound. It will be our DEAL of the DAY later next week. The asking price is only $12,750.   

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:

1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL$22,900Mankato, MN
1952 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe$18,750Los Angeles, CA
1995 Camaro Z28$15,500Monrovia, CA
1983 Chevy El Camino$17,900Mundelein, IL
1985 Chevrolet C20 Pickup$10,900Atlanta, GA
2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8$12,500Westlake Village, CA
1982 Mercedes-Benz 500SL$13,500Los Angeles, CA
1970 MG GT$14,750Staunton, IL
1989 Cadillac Fleetwood$17,000Morgantown, PA
1976 Cadillac Seville$18,900Mundelein, IL

Cars for under $10,000:

1973 Pontiac Lemans Sport Cpe$9,995Elkhart, IN
1983 Porsche 928S$9,750Los Angeles, CA

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