Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!
Few cars live in our imaginations like the Chi-Town Hustler, a nitro-fueled Funny Car that ran dragstrips all across the country from the 1960’s through the 1980’s. You may have seen it more recently at nostalgia races and exhibitions. Today the car remains in much the same livery as it did when Frank Hawley drove it as the 1982 NHRA Nitro Funny Car Champion.
This week a Wisconsin collector listed the actual 1972 Dodge Charger version of the Chi-Town Hustler Funny Car for sale. A Chicago based team comprised of John Farkonas, Austin Coil, and Pat Minick made the name “Chi-Town Hustler” a household phrase when they started drag racing and match racing all over the country. Every weekend you could here the radio blasting ” Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! … see Dyno Don Nicholson and Mr Norm take on Arnie The Farmer Beswick and the Chi-Town Hustler …” The name was a franchise in itself. There were various versions of the Chi-Town Hustler, once a 1969 Dodge Charger, once a Challenger and even a Ford product for a brief stint. But this is one of two actual cars raced as the Chi-Town Hustler in the 1970’s.
Under the funny car body you will find a 671 blower built by Dan Hampton, Dart heads which are said to be once owned by Don Prudhomme, and a Ray Barton Hemi block with an Isky cam. Everything looks so clean in the photos, you would expect it could be ready to run today.
The sale of this car will be a story in itself. Such an historic racing franchise places this nostalgia drag car in a class of its own. It is one of the true icons of our time.
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Classic Car News This Week
If you were in Auburn, Indiana this past weekend you experienced an incredible weekend drenched in historic automotive grandeur. The Auburn-Cord-Duesenburg Festival is one of the best automotive events you can attend anywhere. From the kick-off luncheon at the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum to the Parade on Saturday, this is a joyous event that you want to see at least once. Put it on your bucket list. It happens every Labor Day Weekend. Follow this link to review our coverage of a past A-C-D Festival Weekend.
It’s as busy as bees in Carlisle, Pennsylvania this week as the historic little town gets ready for the big Carlisle Collector Car Flea Market and Car Corral, one of the most famous car shows on the East Coast. We are anticipating the upcoming excitement at the Carlisle Expo Center as they prepare it for the Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction. The Carlisle Events people tell us they are still accepting consignments for the auction. They have the policy, “You only pay if it sells” as a consignor. If you can get your collector car to Carlisle by next week, this might be a quick way to sell. Click here to find out more about consigning your car to the Carlisle Auction. The auction will be held September 28-29, 2023. They are also offering discounts on buying Bidder Packages if you contact them this week.
This Weeks Featured Stories
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
Born at the Norwood plant in June of 1970, this Polar White 1970 Pontiac Trans Am with a blue interior is a beauty. And well it should be after the full rotisserie restoration with factory-correct red oxide undercoating. It features the factory shaker hood with air scoop and Endura nose. Notice the Ram Air decal … yes, this is a Ram Air III 400 ci 6.6 liter V8 with the Pontiac blue block. A step above its Camaro cousin, it comes with creature comforts such as power steering, power front disc brakes, cast manifolds and an original TH400 3-speed automatic transmission. Putting that power to the ground is a 12-bolt rear end with 3.55 posi gears. Click here for a video tour. They only made 1,339 of the ’70 Trans Am. That makes it very collectible today.
Perfect Bubble Top
A private party from Wisconsin is selling a 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS Bubble Top which he decribes as a “Number One” car. It is so perfect,” he says. ” “Not one thing wrong with it.” With only 3,701 miles on it since it was built, he has taken it to five shows and won five First Place trophies. “Won every time I’ve shown it,” he said. These real Super Sports are few and far between. This one was a total LS conversion with a 4L60E transmission. Everything was new when it was built. He tells us all the parts are documented. If you want the best, here it is.
1972 Chevy Show Truck
Just like the Impala above, here is a 1972 Chevy Custom Pickup which was purpose built to be a show truck. The seller says it was built with the “Best of Everything.” The list of quality parts is endless … LS3 Corvette motor, Holley Dominator EFI, complete QA1 suspension. 4L80E automatic transmission, aluminum radiator, Wilwood brakes 14″ rotors w/6-piston caliper front, 13″ with 4-piston calipers in rear. Chrome moly drive shaft. Ford 9″ rear end, Billet steering wheel with Flaming River column, Vintage Air Conditioning system. Holley digital dash, Guard Dawg push button start, and much more. Extreme Innovations of Denmark, WI built the entire custom truck. This one is really something.
Welcome a New Dealer
Revheads just launched their new website to announce the opening of their collector car dealership to the world. Revheads is the brainstorm of Damon Bounds, a self made entrepreneur who has had the collector car bug in him since he was a kid. Now he is living his dream, launching his new dealership in St Louis. Damon is offering cars such as this 1967 Chevelle Resto Mod which was built to show, but ready to “go” down any road. See what we mean when you click here to view a video presentation. Now that is a lotta’ car for the money. With his video skills we expect Damon to do real well in the collector car market. Look for more of Revhead’s rides as they are posted in our New Listings all weekend.
The big Fall Carlisle Collector Car Show and Flea Market is just around the corner now, coming up September 25-October 1, 2023. One of our favorite parts of that great show is the Carlisle Auction which is held at the Expo Center adjacent to the Carlisle Fairgrounds. Their inventory is growing every week. Here are a few of the newest additions to their auction lineup.
1936 Packard 120
They say this 1936 Packard 120 2-Door Sedan starts up every time like a champion, and that it runs and drives “great.” It was owned by a funeral home in Ohio for most of its life, then went to Virginia where it was cared for by a dentist who is a member of the Packard Club. He preserved it and kept it as original as possible all these years. So the car remains mostly original the way a true collector would like it. As you can see it takes a good photo. You will find it among the vintage collector cars to be offered at the Carlisle Auction, September 28-29, 2023 at the Carlisle Expo Center.
1998 Porsche Boxster
When you come to the Carlisle Auction you can bet on finding low mile treasures such as this 1998 Porsche Boxster which is reported to have just 27,170 original miles. Garage kept, the Carlisle people tell us it has the 2.5L Flat 6-cylinder engine with automatic transmission, and a power convertible top. Air conditioning and leather seats are requisite for a sport car of this caliber. And it comes with alloy wheels. It is one of the cars they will feature here at the Carlisle Auction, September 28-29.
1955 Chevrolet 3100
On September 28th the Carlisle Auction will hold its All-Truck Hour starting right at 4 PM that first day. There will be some special buys during that hour long truck sale. They tell us this 1955 Chevrolet C3100 Short Bed Pickup will be among the special trucks featured for sale. This is a Deluxe 5-Window cab and it sports an oak wood bed. (See the photos at the link.) Updates to the classic custom include power steering, a tilt steering column, AM/FM stereo, Vintage Air, a 327 sbc V8 and automatic transmission. It has the 12-volt conversion. Bidder’s packages are now being offered at 50 percent off the regular price. Hurry!
1956 DeSoto Fireflite Convertible
Every week Ellingson Motorcars brings us fresh video ads from their “museum-like” inventory of collector cars for sale. Their selection is discrete and full of desirable pieces of automotive history. This week Scott shows us their 1955 DeSoto Fireflite Convertible, a rare and well maintained example of a truly special classic convertible. Click the video window above for a history lesson on the Fireflite.
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Collector Cars with Low Miles
1968 Shelby GT350 Hertz
It is not surprising that one of the rarest muscle cars to be offered on our site this week is also one with the lowest miles. This 1968 Shelby GT350H is a Hertz “Rent-A-Racer.” By 1968 Hertz Rent-A-Car was ordering fewer of the Shelby muscle cars for their Sports Car program. Essentially, Ford had take over Shelby production by that time. So for the collector these cars are even more rare than the 1966 models. This one was just listed and the private party owner says it has just 16k miles on it from new.
Here are more recent Low Miles additions:
1989 Corvette from Westminster, CO, 18,600 miles on it
You’ll find these and hundreds more in our Low Miles Section online now.
Project Vehicles for Restoration
1955 Ford Courier
In the 1950’s Ford used the name Courier to designate their Sedan Delivery bodied vehicle. While you see a lot of Chevrolet Sedan Deliveries at car shows, it is much more rare to find a 1955 Ford Courier such as this one being offered for sale at the Classic Auto Mall in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. They call it a “drivable project car” meaning restoration work has been started, but it will still need work to be presentable. It is a great find for the right buyer.
The following are just some of the cars available in the Project Car Section this week:
1952 Dodge Wayfarer Fastback from Middletown, CT
1967 Austin FX4D Taxi Cab, Classic Auto Mall, PA
1965 Ford F100 Pickup, Classic Auto Mall, PA
Find hundreds of project cars for sale in the Project Car Section.
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
If you want your Tri-Five to look original but perform like a modern day car, you might want to review the ad for this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Door Hardtop listed by a private party seller from New York. It has an LS2 Chevy engine and automatic transmissioin with power windows and air conditioning. He says it has always been garaged and covered. He originally listed it for $74,000, but just this week he dropped the price the $67,500. Now its getting interesting.
Here are more vehicles with price cuts this week:
|Vehicle For Sale||Original Price||Reduced To|
|2018 Camaro Hot Wheels||$60,000||$55,000|
Pro Touring and Resto Mods
Exotic Car Section
Rock n Roll 50’s
Off Road, 4x4s, and Jeeps
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.
See all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.
Find more in the Camaro Section of our website.
Ford Muscle Cars
Pontiac Muscle Cars
Late Model Sports Cars
You’ll find many more modern sports cars listed by year in the Late Model Sports Car Section.
Imported Sports Cars
Late Model Luxury Cars
Muscle Car Clones
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
The newest collector car dealer to begin listing with Cars-On-Line this week is Revheads out of St Louis. They have a hard-to-find 1969 Pontiac Trans Am tribute car for sale in their inventory. Only 697 Trans Ams were built in that first year so even the clones are rare. This is like having your cake and “driving it too.” With a 400 ci V8 and a 4-speed, you will appreciate the Ride Tech coil overs on all fours. The control arms and sway bar make it a better ride than the original. Click here for a video walk-around and hear it run.
Deals of the Day
1968 Cadillac Convertible
It may not be the most perfect car, but it is a very affordable one. Country Classic Cars out of Staunton, Illinois has another nicely priced 1968 Cadillac DeVille Convertible for sale this week. And this one has some provenance. Featured prominently in the George Clooney movie “The Tender Bar”, this 1968 Cadillac Deville Convertible was driven in the movie by Ben Affleck. It is finished in a teal blue with a working white power convertible top covering an all black interior. Power comes from the big 472 ci big block V8 and it has power steering, power brakes, power windows, as well as a power convertible top. They call this one a “driver”, not a show car. Have it inspected before you buy. But hurry! It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday. Their asking price is $24,900.
1947 Pontiac Torpedo 6
Vintage Pontiac collectors revere the early Pontiac Torpedo. When introduced it was the biggest Pontiac they made. Here is a 1947 Pontiac Torpedo 6 Series 25 2-Door Sedan. The name Torpedo basically refers to a generation of Pontiacs from 1940 through 1948. This 6 cylinder version is being offered for sale through Classic Auto Mall in Pennsylvania. They tell us it still has only 32k miles on it. The car was designed in the Art Deco era and you can tell what Harley Earl had in mind when you look at it. The color is a factory correct Smoked Pearl. Under the hood is a 239 ci inline 6 cylinder engine with oil bath air cleaner. The photos show a pristine engine bay. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday. The asking price is $24,000.
1957 Ford Custom
One of Ford best loved designs was the 1957 Ford lineup with this 1957 Ford Custom as one of the low end sedan models. But today, this car is so nice, it outshines many of the 2-door hardtops. It is being offered for sale at Streetside Classics out of Charlotte, North Carolina. Powered by an FE block 390, this classic custom has fender skirts, blue-dot tail lights, dual exhaust and a tuck-and-roll two-tone interior. It also has four-on-the-floor and a Sun tach. Click this link for a walk-around video tour by Streetside. You have to admit that looking through the photos, this is a really sharp looking ride. Be sure to have it inspected before you buy. But this one might be worth the money. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday. Their asking price is $24,995.
1968 Chevrolet C10
If you love the Chevy C10 pickups you are by no means alone in that. This 1969 Chevrolet C10 CST remains in its patina’d condition because that’s the way the owner loved it. It has plenty of patina but remains solid throughout, according to Rock Solid Motorsports where this classic pickup is being offered for sale. The truck has an updated Gen IV 5.3 liter LS drivetrain. They say it does have some minor rust starting in the passenger side rocker and 1 pinhole in the driver side cab corner. And it sounds good too, thanks to dual exhaust breathing through aftermarket mufflers. Click here to view a walk-around video and hear it run. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday. Their asking price is $19,995.
2001 BMW Z3
Get a close look at these photos. This 2001 BMW Z3 must have had excellent care all of its life to look this good. It is also being offered for sale at Rock Solid Motorsports in Elkhart, Indiana. They tell us it has only 45,000 actual miles. The Siena Red metallic finish is described as “stunning.” It really looks good in these photos. They say the factory tan leather interior is in excellent condition. And it is well equipped, having power steering, power 4-wheel disc brakes, air conditioning, power top,power door locks, keyless entry, heated seats, power seats, dual power sideview mirrors and all of the other standard options. Click here to view a video walk-around and test drive. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Wednesday as the asking price is only $15,500.
1971 VW Type 3
Volkswagen collectors know how rare and valuable these VW Type 3 Squarebacks really are. Back in the day they were like having a micro station wagon with tons of cargo room when you open the hatch and fold down the seats. When not used for cargo, they provide lots of seating capacity. This one is a 1971 VW Type 3 Squareback with 59,395 miles. It is being offered for sale at Country Classic Cars out of Staunton, Illinois. They say the interior is in good condition while the exterior is described as “decent.” Most important, they say it runs and drives well with a new battery and starter freshly installed. The best part is that it is affordably priced. It will be our DEAL of the DAY later next week. The asking price is $13,500.
1991 Mazda Miata
Once again this week, Country Classic Cars has come up with a 1991 Mazda Miata MX-5 Convertible for sale at a very affordable price point. It has pretty high miles so you want to have it inspected before you buy. It comes with a removable hardtop, a black convertible soft top and white paint. You should know that it comes with power windows, power locks, tilt control and cruise control. The 14” wheels are wrapped in Hankook tires. Click here to watch a video walk-around tour and hear it run. You’ll see a good sized ding in the front quarter. It will be our DEAL of the DAY late next week if it lasts that long. Their asking price is only $11,900.
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:
|1988 Mazda RX-7||$12,750||Staunton, IL|
|1979 Corvette L82||$26,500||Manitowoc, WI|
|Jacked 1983 Chevy C10||$12,000||Staunton, IL|
|1976 Corvette||$21,000||Morgantown, PA|
Cars for under $10,000:
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