Classic Motorcar

Rare Packard Twelve

Historians will tell you that some of the most beautiful cars ever made were built in the 1930’s as the country was just coming out of a recession.  In those days Packard commanded a brand that was known for its quality and reliability. The crown jewel of the Packard line was the Packard Twelve. And if you wanted a special custom motorcar you would call on coachbuilders such as LeBaron or Dietrich to custom build your Packard for you.

Our readers are in for a treat this weekend as Ellingson Motorcars of Rogers, Minnesota has just listed a 1934 Packard Twelve Dietrich Convertible Sedan for sale. This fresh edition to their inventory hails from a prominent southern-based collection which owned this car for the past 60 years. Interestingly, the big Twelve is extremely well documented. They have vehicle registration cards dating back to 1934. In addition, receipts and invoices have been kept from the recent frame-off restoration. That was the second time it has been restored, the first came in the 1970’s.

Under the hood lies a 445.5 cubic inch modified L-Head V-12 engine fed by a single Stromberg 2-barrel carburetor producing what is said to be 160 horsepower. The V-12 is mated to a 3-speed manual transmission using the floor-mounted shifter the way it came back in 1934. For that era this Convertible Sedan is considered well equipped with special driving lights, dual sidemounted spare tires with side mirrors atop the casings. Notice the rear mounted trunk and the glass rear window int he soft top. Ellingson Motorcars tells us that the he chrome grille, chrome Cormorant hood ornament, chrome lights, trim and additional brightwork are all in outstanding, show worthy condition. It was all refinished in Meadow Green and Mint Green two-tone exterior paint. They say the custom Dietrich body on this 1934 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan is truly exceptional.

Be sure to look at the photos of the interior. The front and rear bench seats have been reupholstered in lush Burgundy Leather and are separated by a functional crank up divider window. They say the woodgrain dash and wooden steering wheel are in wonderful condition. The dash is equipped with a 120 MPH Waltham speedometer, oil pressure gauge, temperature gauge, amperes gauge, gasoline gauge, and clock, as well as an optional factory AM radio and cigar lighter.

This Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan could be the center piece of any top collection. Opportunities like this don’t come along very often.

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Classic Car News This Week

Studebaker Appraisal

When a Wisconsin collector wanted to know how much his 1950 Studebaker Champion Convertible was worth, he filled out our online form to have a pre-purchase inspection done on the vehicle. His purpose was to get it ready to sell, and he wanted to know what the value would be. Because it had some filler in the body and the finish had some chips and scratches, this car appraised out at a Class Three rating (the category where most vehicles fall into.) The filler was found in the usual places on these Studebakers. Overall the body was in good shape with no rust, and the driver quality repaint was a good match for the original Tulip Cream factory color. In its current condition it is a driver quality car, but a very rare one. It would be worth a full restoration. You can read the report to find out what we placed the value at.

It is a great idea to have your car appraised before you put it up for sale. We can help. Read some of our sample pre-purchase inspections at the Inspections Page today.

New Search

Our readers have been waiting for Cars-On-Line’s new search engine, some with baited breath. Well you can breathe again. Search is back! You may want to check it out. Click the Vehicles For Sale link in the header above. You will see the search filter (shown here) at the top of the page. Select your search section term (i.e., Ford, Camaro, Pro Touring, classic car, muscle car, etc.) then set the year range below. You can also search by state in the box to the right. Then click the Search button to perform the search. Your search page will pop up with your results. Next week we will be adding Price to the search functions. You asked and we delivered. Thanks.

1969 Camaro Z/28 RS

The top of the Camaro food chain is the premium trim model 1969 Camaro Z/28 RS with the hidden headlight front valance. That’s where Chevrolet really got it right. Here is a Z/28 RS in Daytona Yellow with a yellow Houndstooth interior. It is being offered for sale this week at Motorcar Classics in Farmingdale, New York. Their upscale inventory includes top-of-the-line cars like this popular Camaro. It has the DZ 302 engine and 4-speed manual transmission on the console with console gauges. The ad photos include a good breakdown of the numbers, including photos of the documentation that comes with the car. Even the Protecto plate is there. This one is for the Camaro purist.


The Raleigh Classic Car Auction will be coming up on June 2-3, 2023. Did you receive your full color magazine in the mail this week? There is an interesting lineup of collector cars to cross the auction floor in Youngsville, North Carolina on those days. 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.” Here is a quick preview of some of the cars we will be watching. You will find the link to more auction offerings at the link below.

1941 Buick Super Convertible

This Low Miles 1941 Buick Super Convertible will be offered at the Raleigh Classic Car Auction in Youngsville, NC, June 2-3, 2023. It features the famous “Fireball” V8 engine which is mated to a manual 3-speed transmission. We know it was purchased new from Wilkie Buick in Philadelphia, PA. and it still has only 32,262 actual miles. This is the type of low mile classic car you might expect to discover here at the Raleigh Classic.

1956 Ford Crown Victoria

If you post a 1956 Ford Crown Victoria 2-Door Hardtop on Facebook you can bet you’ll get over 500 “Likes.” That’s how popular these classic Ford Crown Victoria’s are in today’s collector car market. This Raven black original edition will be offered at the upcoming Raleigh Classic Car Auction in June. They tell us it is undoubtedly the best 100% original, lowest mileage 1956 Ford Crown Victoria in the world. With just 4,831 miles, it came from the Glenn Boyd Ford collection. Bookmark this one.

1999 30th Anniversary TA

If you’ve always wanted to own one of Pontiac’s most highly promoted anniversay Trans Ams, then here is your chance. A gorgeous 1999 Pontiac Trans Am 30th Anniversary Edition is being offered for sale at the Raleigh Classic Car Auction in June. Pampered and garage kept, it has just 24,744 actual miles on the odometer. Only 613 were ever produced with the 6-speed manual transmission. This Trans Am features T-tops, Ram Air induction, WS6 sport & suspension package, and a MONSOON stereo system with CD player.

Click this link to find over a hundred more interesting vehicles to be auctioned off at the Raleigh Classic Car Auction in June.

Video Ads

1973 Pontiac Trans Am

An Illinois collector showed his advertising savvy this week when he placed his 1973 Pontiac Trans Am for sale on He used a Slide Show ad to show still photos of the car and then added a video to boot. Too many people get the idea that a video has to be a full-on Hollywood presentation. Not true. With this short video clip he showed the entire undercarriage of the Trans Am. What he wanted to stress was that this car is totally original. The red oxide primer is still factory orignal. In fact the TA still has its original exterior finish from the factory. Note the paint thickness gauged in the photos.

Have you seen our Classic Car Video marketplace? To feature your car on, just add a video to your ad. Video ads have become the most important development for internet sellers. Just upload your video to YouTube and we’ll embed your video in your Cars On ad at no extra charge.

Collector Cars with Low Miles

1970 Plymouth Duster 340

This 1970 Plymouth Duster 340 was listed for sale by a private party seller from Lohman, Missouri. He tells us this car has only 2,500 miles. In fact, he says the original paint cannot be told from new. It was  stored for 40 years, so it never suffered from the normal wear and tear. The tires, paint, exhaust, hoses, belts and wires are all still original. Take a look at the photos. The interior is like new. He says it has always been stored inside, no rust. Mopar collectors should really take time to go look at this one.

Here are more recent Low Miles additions:

1976 Porsche 914 2.0, Daniel Schmitt & Co, MO, 16,522 miles

1999 Corvette FRC, Streetside Classics, FL, 30k miles

2001 Mustang, Classic Auto Showplace, MI, 34k miles

2002 Ford Thunderbird, P.J.’s Auto World, FL, 18k actual miles

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

Project Vehicles for Restoration

1953 Buick Super Riviera

A very rare 1953 Buick Super Riviera survivor is being offered for sale at Country Classic Cars in Illinois this week. The elegant toothy front grille is evidence that the Riviera was a top-of-the-line offering from Buick. They say this one starts up very easily, and it runs and drives. It is powered by the V8 engine with an automatic transmission. The 2-door Riviera is ready for a comprehensive restoration. And it well deserves it.

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

1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1962 Chevy II Nova, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1970 MGB Convertible, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1967 Camaro RS/SS from Fair Haven, MI

1976 Willys Jeep CJ-7, Classic Auto Showplace, MI

1994 Mercury Grand Marquis from Verona, PA

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

Price Reduced

Big Window, Smaller Price

A 1955 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier was priced right when they were asking $64,900. That’s book on this classic pickup. Nonetheless, Motorcar Classics just dropped the price even more to get a quick sale. Remember, this was GM’s first pickup truck which would be given passenger car type comfort and trim. The quarter panels are fiberglass like the Corvette. This one got a good haircut this week. They dropped the price to $49,900.

Here are more vehicles with price cuts this week:

Vehicle For SaleOriginal PriceReduced To
1964 Plymouth Fury Convertible$36,000$31,000
1947 Ford Deluxe$14,000$8,999
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 4$35,500$29,800

Pro Touring and Resto Mods



1963 Chevrolet Nova II Pro Touring. 350…

Street Rods


Ford Coupe

Stand Alone 1940 Ford Coupe…
Pontiac Pro Street

Pontiac Pro Street

1939 Pontiac Pro Street. A…
Ford Tudor Slantback

Ford Tudor Slantback

1936 Ford Tudor Slantback Sedan.…

Ford Roadster.


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

Rock n Roll 50’s


Ford Thunderbird Converitle

1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible. White with…

Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner

This 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner…
Ford Fairlane Retractable

Ford Fairlane Retractable

All original 1959 Ford Fairlane Retractable,…

Off Road, 4x4s, and Jeeps


Jeepster Commando Custom

1970 Jeepster Commando Custom 350…

GMC Jimmy

1972 GMC Jimmy for sale…
Willys Jeep

Willys Jeep

1955 Willys M38A1 Military Jeep.…
Chevy Cheyenne Super

Chevy Cheyenne Super

Jacked 1972 Chevy Cheyenne Super…
Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Clean, rust free 2009 Jeep…

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

Future collectibles


Pontiac Trans Am

Beautiful 1989 Pontiac Trans Am Convertible…
Camaro Z28 Convertible

Camaro Z28 Convertible

Triple Black 1994 Camaro Z28 Convertible…
Chrysler Prowler

Chrysler Prowler

2002 Chrysler Prowler in Excellent Condition,…



Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Fantastic 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible for…
Corvette Coupe

Corvette Coupe

Daytona Blue 1964 Corvette Seller has…


PRICE REDUCED – 1959 Corvette Frame…



Toyota Celica

Enticing 1997 Toyota Celica for sale.…

Nissan Skyline

Amazing 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R NISMO.…

Specialty SUV’S


Land Rover Range Rover

The Ligurian Black 2009 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Sport…

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.

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

Ford Deluxe Convertible

Ford Deluxe Convertible

1940 Ford Deluxe Convertible rust free example,…
Packard Doctors Coupe

Packard Doctors Coupe

1939 Packard Doctors Coupe. Great condition. Absolutely…

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




Plymouth Roadrunner

1969 Plymouth Roadrunner. Jamaica Blue with…
Plymouth Duster 340

Plymouth Duster 340

1970 Plymouth Duster 340 for sale…

See all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Chevy Muscle



Chevrolet Chevelle SS 427

1967 Chevelle SS 427. 427 V8…

Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 L78

1966 Chevelle SS396 New Arrival! 396…

Chevrolet Chevelle

1968 Chevelle with Numbers Matching 396…



Corvette Stingray

Superb 1973 Corvette Stingray with T-Tops…

Corvette Stingray Convertible

Stunning 1970 Corvette LT-1 Stingray Convertible…

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.

Pontiac Muscle

Pontiac Trans Am

Pontiac Trans Am

Buccaneer Red 1973 Pontiac Trans Am for…

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

Oldsmobile Muscle


Oldsmobile 442 W-30

Barn Find 1970 Oldsmobile W-30 442. This…

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.

Station Wagons

Country Squire Woody

Country Squire Woody

1951 Ford Country Squire Woody Wagon.…

Late Model Sports Cars


Nickey Super Camaro

2011 Nickey Super Camaro 2SS/RS Stage…

Camaro ZL1

2018 Camaro ZL1 for sale. This…

Camaro ZL1

2015 Camaro ZL1 for sale. This…

Corvette Coupe

2004 C5 Corvette Coupe 6-speed manual…

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

Late Model Trucks


International MXT XR025

2008 International MXT XR0255. 6.0L…
Ford F-150 Harley Edition

Ford F-150 Harley Edition

One owner 2003 Ford F-150…

Nissan Frontier

2003 Nissan Frontier SE V6…

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.


Oldsmobile Delta 88

Oldsmobile Delta 88

1967 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Convertible 425/365…



Backdraft Shelby Cobra

Lotus Pewter Gray 1965 Backdraft Racing…



VW Pickup

Unique 1968 VW Pickup for sale in South Daytona. Definitely…


1985 VW Vanagon GL Westfalia1.9 Liter engine, 4-speed manual trans.,…

Race Cars


Ford Mustang

1986 Ford Mustang Notchback. Custom 3…

Imported sports Cars



This 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed-Head Coupe…

BMW 6 Series

Beautifully Restored 1987 BMW 6 Series.…

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

Classic Pickups



This Classic Green 1951 Chevrolet Pickup for sale…

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

Late Model Luxury Cars


BMW 740i

1998 BMW 740i M7 CUSTOM for sale!…

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

Classic Mustangs


Mustang Convertible

1965 Mustang Convertible for sale in South…

Ford Mustang

1965 Mustang. 15 Inch Wheels. 2.76 Gear…

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

Muscle Car Clones

1968 Mustang GT500 KR

A professional frame-up restoration was completed on this 1968 Mustang Convertible in 2014 by Cappel’s Auto Restoration. They turned it into a very authentic Shelby GT500 KR Convertible, the most sought after Shelby Mustang on the planet. The 428/477 hp Cobra Jet crate V8 was built by Tuff Dawg Engines. It uses the Powerjection II direct carburetor replacement electronic fuel injection. The Treme TKO 600 5-speed was built by Keisler Engineering. Don’t just sit there drooling. Pick up the phone.

The following are more recently listed Muscle Car Clones:

1969 Camaro, OH, Streetside Classics, FL, COPO 427 tribute

1969 Camaro, Hanksters Hot Rods, Homer City, PA

1966 Chevelle, Super Sport Classics, FL, SS tribute

1969 Camaro, Imperial Motorcar, MA, Z/28 styling

1970 Mustang Boss 302 Convertible, P.J.’s Auto World

1972 Chevy El Camino, St Louis Car Museum, MO, 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

1969 Mercury Cougar XR7

The private party seller from New York just logged into this ad and lowered the price. So his 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible is now the best deal on our website this week. True, it looks to be only driver quality in the photos, no trailer queen here. He says it drives well with a 351 Windsor small block motor and an automatic transmission on the floor shift. He says he is the original owner, and that the car has 90k miles. So a pre-purchase inspection would be in order before you complete the deal. You will want to know more about things such as how straight the sheet metal is and if there is bondo. But hurry. This Cougar will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday. The asking price is only $15,000.

1953 Pontiac Chieftain

A 1953 Pontiac Chieftain 2-Door Sedan is being offered for sale this week. It comes from Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois. They have been showing up recently in our DEAL of the DAY feature with a number of interesting rides. It has all its important equipment and a tone of chrome all around. If you look over the photos it does show signs of patina here and there. The interior is pretty clean.They say it is an older restoration with updated uphostery and paint, It remains a 6 volt with new battery, fuel pump and master cylinder. They say the Straight 8 has plenty of power. Click here to view a walk-around video. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday. The asking price is $17,950.

1961 Ford Thunderbird

You shouldn’t under estimate the impact that the redesigned Ford Thunderbird had on the new car market when it came out in 1961. Always innovating, Ford made the bullet nose 1961 Ford Thunderbird into a luxury sports car with tilt away steering column, a center console, swing out seats and a whole lot of other luxury car items. It was a personal luxury car for the upwardly mobile executive. This one is now for sale at Classic Car Liquidators in Texas. It has a 390 big block motor and FMX automatic transmission. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday. Their price: $23,999.

1992 Camaro RS Convertible

This one is in the “future collectible” category. Who wouldn’t be proud to own this 1992 Camaro RS Convertible. It is being offered for sale at Classic Auto Showplace in Michigan. They say it is an authentic 25th Anniversary edition Camaro with the badges to prove it. Someone did a performance restoration on it some years ago and it looks really nice. It has a 383 ci motor, according to the ad copy. Click here to watch a walk-around video. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday. I think you will agree that this is a lotta’ car for the money. They are asking $19,500.

1988 Jeep Cherokee Laredo

Some people like to say that it was the Jeep Cherokee that launched the suburban Sport Utility movement. Whether that’s true or not it is significant that every driveway in the suburbs seemed to have a Jeep Cherokee in it. Here is a 1988 Jeep Cherokee Laredo that will serve as well off the road as on it. It is being offered by Midwest Car Exchange in Alsip, Illinois. Take a close look at the photos and you will see why we think this is our DEAL of the DAY choice for Wednesday. The asking price is $14,900.

1963 Ford Fairlane

A drive quality 1963 Ford Fairlane is for sale in Chico, California.The seller says it is in “great condition.” With a 289 ci V8 and a 4-speed it certainly would be an interesting one to drive. It now has the front steering from a Mustang II. This is not a show car. You should have it inspected before you buy. Photos and video will give you a better idea of what it would be worth. But hurry! It will be our DEAL of the DAY next week. Their asking price is $16,500.

1969 Lincoln Continental

Sometimes there is only a fine line between a drive quality car and a project car for restoration. This 1969 Lincoln Continental is probably on that line. The seller who lives in Satellite Beach, Florida, says it runs and drives and stops. Other than that it has the typical rust that most other Continentals will exhibit from that era. He says the carburetor has been rebuilt and it has a reconditioned gas tank. Be sure to have it inspected before you buy. It will be our DEAL of the DAY later next week. The asking price is $11,000.   

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:

1929 Mercedes-Benz Gazelle $12,995St Charles, MO
1973 Chevy Monte Carlo$14,700Troy, MI
1986 Buick Regal$15,996Troy, MI
1996 Corvette Collector Edition$19,999Clifton Park, NY
1991 Corvette$13,995Concord, CA
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL$19,999Sherman, TX
1988 Cadillac Allante$19,995Tampa, FL
1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL$11,750Los Angeles, CA

Cars for under $10,000:

1983 Chrysler New Yorker$9,950Troy, MI

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Matt, from Indiana, had a typical challenge. He had a 1967 Oldsmobile 442 which was a rare early Track Pack car. He wanted it to stand out from the crowd of other 442 Oldsmobiles. So we told him he should add a video to his ad. Video does the trick every time. Sure, enough. Just a few weeks after adding his video to his ad Matt sent us a SOLD notification. “We’re three for three,” he told us. It was the third time Cars-On-Line has sold a car for Matt.

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