Olds 442 Convertible

Breathing New Life In Her

Sometimes the value in a top end collector car is in how it was brought back to life. Do you know how many beautifully restored cars never get driven and waste away in storage? Here is the story of a “trailer queen” that needed to be brought back to life even though it was once restored by experts.  

A Kentucky collector just listed his 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible for sale. He finally has it driving as nice as it looks. When he got the car it looked show quality, but he says it was not in acceptable driving condition. Click the link to view photos and a five-page description of what he went through to get it to drive and run as well as it looked. “I’ve spent several hundred hours and several thousand more dollars returning it to the way it was when it was manufactured,” he says. Now that he has the “bugs” worked out of it it is the kind of collector car you want to own. “It now pulls hard, steers and stops straight.” In fact, he has added Ram Air and tuned it to W30 specs with a W30 cam.

The 442 you see here comes with a sport steering wheel, Rally pack instruments, remote rear view, courtesy lighting package, updated stereo, power steering and power disc brakes. He says the paint, top, interior, chrome, glass, trim and weather stripping are all a 9.9 out of 10.

The seller did an interesting thing when he prepared his Slide Show ad. He included a five-page explanation of how he researched and worked through the issues. It is a good read. He shows great determination in tracking down the source of each problem and finding the solutions. These are the things that make car collecting challenging and fun.

New Listings

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Classic Car News This Week

Raleigh Auction Results

Well, that’s a wrap on the classic car auction season for 2023. Last week’s Raleigh Classic Winter Auction was the final event on our calendar year. This year the top cars were dominated by classic 1950’s Cadillacs. No surprise. Cadillacs are always a big draw at the Raleigh Auctions. A 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible was the top classic car sold. It went for $285,000 on Saturday. Not only does the color combo make it valuable, but the low miles were significant on this one. This car was reported to have just 27,459 actual miles. Here are some of the other top sales at the Raleigh Classic last weekend.

Sunliner Inspection Report

We always tell our buyers to make sure to “Inspect Before You Buy.” That’s why our Cars-On-Line Inspection Service is so important to the collector car hobby these days. A buyer from the Midwest wanted to buy a 1959 Ford Galaxie Sunliner from a dealer in the next state over from him. Although he had already seen the car himself, he wanted an independent third party analysis to find out if there were problems he couldn’t detect. These are big cars, but the inspector noticed that the braking was a little slow even for drum brakes. For the price, the car runs out nice and handles well. The inspector did notice some waviness and orange peel in the quarter panels. You can read the whole report at the link above. Now the buyer knows the rest of the story.

Buying a collector car without a pre-purchase inspection could be a mistake. The difference between a No. 3 condition daily driver and a No. 2 condition near show car can be a matter of tens of $1,000’s of dollars. You can find out more about pre-purchase inspections here at this link.

Kaiser Darrin Roadster

Here is a very rare classic 1950’s car to find for sale. It is a 1954 Kaiser Darrin Sports Roadster, the car that was designed by legendary stylist Howard “Dutch’ Darrin for Kaiser Motors. Many consider it the first two-seater American sports car since it was premiered ahead of the Corvette when it was first announced for production. It is being offered for sale out of the collection of Ellingson Motorcars in Rogers, Minnesota. They say the odometer currently reads 35,703 miles. It is as clean underneath as it is on top. Click here to watch a full presentation in video by Ellingson’s. Scott tells you all about the history of the Kaiser Darrin as he shows you the unique features designed by Darrin, such as a complete fiberglass body, or the unique sliding “pocket door.” This one has the inline 6 cylinder Hurricane engine. The red three-position convertible top is said to be in fantastic condition and they said the interior is stunning.

Camaro Show Mod

A 1968 Camaro “Show Mod” custom was just posted for sale by Classical Gas Motors in Texas. Built on an Art Morrison chassis, they tell us this is a fresh build with only 7 miles since it was finished. It took 13 years to bring the Camaro to this state. If you buy it you can have a full custom show car ready to take to the Grand National Roadster Show or Detroit Autorama. You will wow the crowds with its Rockford sound system and strobe ground effects light show. Then put in your ear plugs as you start up the built 427 with Cloyes timing chain, forged crankshaft, Moroson studs, Eagle H beam rods, Pro Comp aluminum heads 2.19/1.88, Jessel shaft rockers, Probe forged pistons, Milodon deep sump pan and fluid-damper crank. Balanced and blueprinted, this monster engine puts out a reported 1150 horsepower. It uses a Hughes TH400 automatic with street-strip valve body and stall converter. And there’s more. Read the whole description at the link.

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Green Hornet Stunt Car

You’ve seen the Green Hornet stunt car in this newsletter before, offered for sale at Ideal Classic Cars in Venice, Florida. But today they have a cool video walk-around tour online. Click the video window above to listen to a complete tour of the car with all of its bells and whistles. This is the stunt car from the 2011 Green Hornet movie with Seth Rogen. It is based on a 1966 Chrysler Imperial. How would it look in your collection?

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Collector Cars with Low Miles

1978 Cadillac Eldorado

We don’t know how they do it, but Orlando Classic Cars keeps coming up with amazing low miles collector cars for sale each month. This week they listed an elegent triple white 1978 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz for sale. They say it has only 1,300 miles. This ad is a little bit of a tease in that they do not have it in-house yet but it is set to arrive soon. Contact them for first dibs. A big luxury car like this one with low miles … that’s a collector’s dream.

Here are more recent Low Miles additions:

1984 Ferrari 308 Quattrovalvole, Classic Auto Showplace, 15,700 miles

1980 Chevrolet Caprice Landau, Orlando Classic Cars, 21,000 miles

1985 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, Unique Classic Cars, 27,395 actual miles

2002 Corvette Convertible, Classic Auto Showplace, 20,230 miles

1987 Chevrolet Caprice LS Brghm, Orlando Classic Cars, 39k miles

1968 Ford Thunderbird Landau, Orlando Classic Cars, 35k miles

2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8, WeBe Autos, 11,029 miles

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

Project Vehicles for Restoration

1927 Pierce Arrow

It is a great week for finding project cars for restoration. (Our Project Car Section is our most popular section on the Cars-On-Line website.) This 1927 Pierce Arrow Model 80 Sedan was just listed by the Classic Auto Mall in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. (They just told us they have over 1,000 cars in their inventory this week.) This one will need work in every aspect, bodywork, interior and drivetrain rebuild. Have it inspected to find out if the bones are right for restoration.

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

1969 Dodge Charger RT, Classic Auto Mall, PA

1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY

1959 Jaguar XK150S Roadster, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY

1963 Ford Falcon Futura Convertible, Unique Classic Cars, MN

1965 Jaguar XKE Coupe, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY

1954 Jaguar XK140 Drophead, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY

1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY

1968 Jaguar XKE Series 1.5 Convertible, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY

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

Price Reduced

1965 Chevy El Camino

A private party seller had listed his 1965 Chevrolet El Camino which had undergone a complete restoration on a rust-free southern car. With only 500 miles since the redo the car/truck still has only 55,377 original miles. This rare find comes from an estate sale. Understandably the El Camino had been priced at $69,500 for a fresh restoration. However, just yesterday the seller dropped the price to $59,900. Have it inspected to find out what kind of bargain that price represents. Appraisals are included.

Here are more vehicles with price cuts this week:

Vehicle For SaleOriginal PriceReduced To
1964 Plymouth Savoy$35,000$21,000
1989 Olds Cutlass Ciera$11,000$10,500
1969 Chevy Nova SS$28,000$23,000

Pro Touring and Resto Mods


Corvette Pro Touring

1981 Pontiac Firebird

Pontiac Firebird

1981 Pontiac Firebird Ground-Up Restoration! High Performance…
1965 Pontiac GTO

Pontiac GTO

1965 Pontiac GTO- “Restomod”- LS3-530 Horsepower- Tremec…
1969 Camaro Supercharged Restomod

Camaro Supercharged Restomod

Daytona Yellow 1969 Camaro Supercharged Restomod Convertible…
1968 Plymouth Valiant

Plymouth Valiant

1968 Plymouth Valiant Hardtop. Failure is a…

Street Rods


Dodge Custom Roadster


Ford Model A Tudor

1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe

Chevrolet Master Deluxe

The 1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe…
1941 Plymouth P11 Deluxe

Plymouth P11 Deluxe

1941 Plymouth P11 Deluxe Sedan.…
1939 Chevrolet Master Coupe

Chevrolet Master Coupe

1939 Chevrolet Master Coupe. With…

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

Exotic Car Section

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo

Porsche 911 Turbo

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet for…
1992 Dodge Viper RT/10

Dodge Viper RT/10

1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 is a late…
2001 Ferrari 360 Spider

Ferrari 360 Spider

2001 Ferrari 360 Spider F1 for sale.…

Rock n Roll 50’s

1957 Ford Thunderbird

Ford Thunderbird

This 1957 Ford Thunderbird has a…

Chevrolet Bel Air

1954 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 4383-TPA 1954…
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

Chevrolet Bel Air

This 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Door…
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

Chevrolet Bel Air

A classic custom 1957 Chevrolet Bel…
1957 Ford Thunderbird

Ford Thunderbird

1957 Ford Thunderbird Roadster. The Thunderbird…


1938 Studebaker K15M38

Studebaker K15M38

1938 Studebaker K15M38 Cab Over.…

Off Road, 4x4s, and Jeeps


Chevrolet Silverado K5 Blazer

1990 Chevrolet Silverado K5 Blazer…
1979 Jeep CJ5

Jeep CJ5

1979 Jeep CJ5 is a…
1987 Jeep Wrangler YJ

Jeep Wrangler YJ

1987 Jeep Wrangler YJ CJ7…
1986 Ford F350 4x4

Ford F350 4X4

1986 Ford F350 4×4 Pickup.…
2005 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

2005 Jeep Wrangler The Jeep…

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

Future Collectibles

1982 Corvette C3

Corvette C3

1982 Corvette C3 Stock# 4387-TPARARE FINAL…
1998 Mustang Cobra SVT

Mustang Cobra SVT Convertible

1998 Mustang Cobra SVT Convertible New…
1996 Corvette Grand Sport

Corvette Grand Sport

1996 Corvette Grand Sport of 1,000…
1982 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette

1982 Chevrolet Corvette. A final-year C3…
1993 Ford Mustang Cobra

Ford Mustang Cobra

1993 Ford Mustang Cobra SVT represents…


1963 Corvette Split Window

Corvette Split Window

1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe This…
1965 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette

1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe. It is…


1972 Chevrolet C10 Pickup

Chevrolet C-10 Pickup

1972 Chevrolet C10 Pickup Ground…

Specialty SUV’S

2009 Hummer H2

Hummer H2 Limited

2009 Hummer H2 Limited Edition For Sale Super Rare, LOADED…

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


1931 Ford Model A Delivery

Ford Model A Delivery

This 1931 Ford Model A Delivery is a gorgeous pre-war…

Fresh ads appear first on the New Listings page.


1962 Chevrolet 95 Corvan

Chevrolet 95 Corvan

This 1962 Chevrolet 95 Corvan is a classic Corvair van…

Fresh ads appear first on the New Listings page.

Classic Luxury

1965 Cadillac Deville Convertible

Cadillac Deville Convertible

1965 Cadillac Deville Convertible finished…
1969 Cadillac DeVille Convertible

Cadillac DeVille Convertible

1969 Cadillac DeVille Convertible for…
1984 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

Rolls Royce Silver Spur

1984 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur. Saloon…
1963 Bentley S3 Continental

Bentley S3 Continental

Rare 1963 Bentley S3 Continental…

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

Classic 60s Cars


Chevrolet Impala Bubble Top


Chevrolet Corvair Monza

1965 Ford Thunderbird Coupe

Ford Thunderbird Coupe

1965 Ford Thunderbird Coupe- Black…

Chevrolet Impala

1961 Chevrolet Impala Black with…

Ford Thunderbird

1962 Ford Thunderbird coupe finished…

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

Vintage Motorcars

1934 Ford Rumble Seat

Ford Rumble Seat Cabriolet

1934 Ford Rumble Seat Cabriolet- Outstanding!This is…
1932 Ford Rumble Seat

Ford Rumble Seat Cabriolet

1932 Ford Rumble Seat Cabriolet- Outstanding Older…
1940 Ford Deluxe Tudor

Ford Deluxe Tudor

Sharp looking 1940 Ford Deluxe Tudor Sedan…
1949 Cadillac Series 61

Cadillac Series 61

Driver class 1949 Cadillac Series 61 Sedan…
1929 Ford Model A

Ford Model A

1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup The…

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



1968 Dodge Polara

Dodge Polara

1968 Dodge Polara for sale. Original…


1969 Plymouth Satellite

Plymouth Satellite

1969 Plymouth Satellite Hardtop. The Plymouth…
1969 Plymouth GTX

Plymouth GTX

1969 Plymouth GTX Hardtop. A muscle…
1969 Plymouth Road Runner

Plymouth Road Runner

1969 Plymouth Road Runner For Sale…
1964 Plymouth Belvedere

Plymouth Belvedere

1964 Plymouth Belvedere. Step into the…

See all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Chevy Muscle


1971 CAMARO Z/28

Camaro Z/28

1971 CAMARO Z/28 4384-TPA 1971 CAMARO…
1969 Camaro Z/28

Camaro Z/28

Well documented 1969 Camaro Z/28 classic…
1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Chevrolet Camaro SS

1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS Tribute, a…
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Chevrolet Camaro Z28

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28. What happened…


1970 Chevrolet Chevelle

Chevrolet Chevelle

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu. If you’re…
1971 Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu

1971 Chevrolet Malibu Chevelle. In lieu…
1970 Chevy Chevelle

Chevy Chevelle

1970 Chevy Chevelle, Smooth Running 350…
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

Chevrolet Chevelle SS

Off the frame restoration of 1970…


1967 Corvette Tri-Power Convertible

Corvette Tri-Power Convertible

This 1967 Corvette Tri-Power Convertible for…
1974 Corvette C3

Corvette C3

1974 Corvette C3 Stock# 4378-TPANUMBER MATCHING…
1966 Corvette Coupe

Corvette Coupe

1966 Corvette Coupe for sale. Original…
1969 L71 427/435 engine

Corvette L71

1969 Corvette L71 Coupe · Driven…


1965 Chevy II Nova

Chevy II Nova

1965 Chevy II Nova Hardtop. Chevrolet…

Chevrolet Nova II Convertible

1963 Chevy Nova II Convertible. Red…


1967 Chevrolet Impala SS

Chevrolet Impala SS

1967 Chevrolet Impala SS Fastback for…

Find more in the Camaro Section of our website.

Ford Muscle Cars

1969 Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang Mach 1

1969 Ford Mustang MACH 1 428 COBRA…

Ford Mustang Fastback

1971 Ford Mustang Mach I  Fastback Green…
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL

Ford Galaxie 500XL

This 1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL Convertible has…

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

Mercury Muscle Cars

1966 Mercury Comet Caliente

Mercury Comet Caliente

1966 Mercury Comet Caliente Originally planned as…
1965 Mercury Comet Caliente

Mercury Comet Caliente

1965 Mercury Comet Caliente *C code -…
1969 Mercury Cougar

Mercury Cougar

1969 Mercury Cougar *351CI V8 H-CODE*3 Speed…

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

1979 Pontiac Trans Am

Pontiac Trans Am

1979 Pontiac Trans Am for sale. Highly…
1972 Pontiac GTO Hardtop

Pontiac GTO Hardtop

1972 Pontiac GTO Hardtop. The Pontiac GTO…
1966 Pontiac GTO

Pontiac GTO

1966 Pontiac GTO Frame Off Restored GTO…
1967 Pontiac GTO

Pontiac GTO

Here is a REAL 242 VIN 1967…
1964 Pontiac GTO

Pontiac GTO

1964 Pontiac GTO: A Timeless American Classic…

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


1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442. This Oldsmobile is…
1977 Oldsmobile 442

Oldsmobile 442

1977 Oldsmobile 442 for sale. BLACK &…

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

Buick Muscle Cars

1987 Buick Grand National

Buick Grand National

1987 Buick Grand National. For 21 years,…

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

Station Wagons

1950 Ford Country Squire

Ford Country Squire Woody Wagon

1950 Ford Country Squire Woody Wagon…
1936 Ford Woody Wagon

Ford Woody Wagon

Surfs Up! Here’s a 1936 Ford…
1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass

Oldsmobile Cutlass

1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Station Wagon. As…
1947 Plymouth Special Deluxe

Plymouth Special Deluxe

1947 Plymouth Special Deluxe P15C Woody…
1958 Chevrolet Brookwood

Chevrolet Brookwood

1958 Chevrolet Brookwood Station Wagon. The…

Late Model Sports Cars


Corvette Convertible

2009 Corvette Convertible. Only 27k actual…
2019 Hennessey Corvette Z06

Hennessey Corvette Z06

2019 Hennessey Corvette Z06 for sale.…
2016 Dodge Challenger

Dodge Challenger

2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Hennessey HPE1000,…
2005 Mercedes Benz SLK350

Mercedes-Benz SLK350

2005 Mercedes Benz SLK350 Roadster. In…
2003 Mustang GT Convertible

Ford GT Convertible

2003 Mustang GT Convertible. The launch…

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

Late Model Trucks

1996 GMC Sierra 3500

GMC Sierra 3500 Pickup

1996 GMC Sierra 3500 Pickup…
1994 Chevrolet K1500

Chevrolet K1500

1994 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado Z71…
2000 Ford F150

Ford F150

2000 Ford F150 Harley Davidson…
2004 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado

2004 Chevrolet Silverado Joe Gibbs…
1994 Ford F-150 XLT

Ford F-150 XLT

NEW ARRIVAL! Just in, a…

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

Classic Customs


Chevrolet 3100 Window Pickup

1948 Chevrolet 3100 5 Window Pick…

Chevrolet Silverado Pickup

1986 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup Super solid…
1965 Chevrolet C10 pickup

Chevrolet C-10 Pickup

1965 Chevrolet C10 pickup Sometimes, a…

Chevrolet Bel Air

1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 4376-TPA 1955…
1960 Ford F100 Custom

Ford F100 Custom

1960 Ford F100 Custom Short Box…

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

Micro Cars

1947 Crosley Business Sedan

Crosley Business Sedan

1947 Crosley Business Sedan in white.…


1964 Ford Falcon Sprint

Ford Falcon Sprint

1964 Ford Falcon Sprint Convertible. Historically,…


1965 Backdraft Cobra

Backdraft Cobra

This 1965 Backdraft Cobra for sale…
1980 Shay Ford Model A

Shay Ford Model A

Available now on consignment is this…
1965 Shelby Cobra

Shelby Cobra

1965 Shelby Cobra There is one…
1964 Shelby Daytona

Shelby Daytona

1964 Shelby Daytona for sale. Real…
1957 Porsche Speedster 356

Porsche Speedster 356

1957 Porsche Speedster 356 NEW ARRIVAL!REPLICA!FULL…


1975 Volkswagen Camper

Volkswagen Camper

1975 Volkswagen Camper. Believe it or not, The Type 2…

Volkswagen Beetle

1967 VW Beetle finished in patina blue over an ivory…


1967 Volkswagen Herbie Tribute

Volkswagen Herbie Tribute

1967 Volkswagen Herbie Tribute Beetle for…
1965 Green Hornet Imperial

Green Hornet Imperial

1965 Green Hornet Imperial Stunt Car…

Race Cars

1965 Ford Mustang Fastback

Ford Mustang Fastback

1965 Ford Mustang Fastback. Here at…

Imported Sports Cars

1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Spider

1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Spider…
1967 Sunbeam Alpine

Sunbeam Alpine

1967 Sunbeam Alpine Series V in…
1973 DeTomaso Pantera

Detomaso Pantera

1973 DeTomaso Pantera classic sports car…
1984 Alfa Romeo Spider

Alfa Romeo Spider

1984 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0. The…

Classic Pickups

1956 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

1956 Ford Pickup- V8- Custom Cab Option- One…
1979 Chevrolet C10 Silverado

Chevrolet C10 Silverado

1979 Chevrolet C10 Silverado Big 10 was part…
1968 Chevrolet C10

Chevrolet C10

1968 Chevrolet C10. Finished in striking Ferrari Red.…

Chevrolet Apache Pickup

1959 Chevrolet Apache Pickup for sale has a…
1931 Ford Model A Pickup

Ford Model A Pickup

This 1931 Ford Model A Pickup truck was…

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

Late Model Luxury Cars

1963 Corvette Split Window

Corvette Split Window

1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe This 1963…
2005 Maserati Quattroporte

Maserati Quattroporte

2005 Maserati Quattroporte 4372-TPA 2005 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE…


2018 BMW M3 CS for sale has…

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

Classic Mustangs

1965 Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

1965 Ford Mustang Stk#037 1965 Ford Mustang…
1966 Mustang Coupe

Mustang Coupe

1966 Mustang Coupe- 351 CID- 520HP- 4…
1966 Mustang Convertible

Mustang Convertible

Rangoon Red 1966 Mustang Convertible for sale.…
1966 Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

Silver Blue 1966 Ford Mustang for sale.…
1965 Ford Mustang GT

Ford Mustang GT

1965 Ford Mustang GT Fastback. The Mustang…

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

Muscle Car Clones

1968 Camaro SS Tribute

Streetside Classics in Phoenix just listed a 1968 Camaro with a built big block motor and Super Sport badging. It has a monster 489 ci V8 rated at 520 hp mated to a Tremec 5-speed transmission. It puts the power to the road with a 12-bolt rear end built with Richmond gears and Eaton Posi. This is a real deal muscle car that exceeds the performance of an SS.

The following are more recently listed Muscle Car Clones:

1969 Chevy El Camino, Unique Classic Cars, SS tribute

1973 Dodge Challenger, Classic Auto Mall, Rallye 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 Chevy Nova SS

A Michigan gear head has his car listed on Cars-On-Line this week. The 1969 Chevy Nova SS has a 454 big block Chevy motor mated to a 4-speed. He does not give us much info about the black SS, i.e. the condition, exterior, interior etc. So you will have to have it inspected to know more. But he did list it at a very attractive price. Originally he wanted $28,000 for the classic muscle car (priced right to begin with.) But just this week he told us to lower the price to $23,000. That will make it our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday. Hurry! This one should not last the weekend.

1959 Edsel Ranger

Unique Classic Cars in Mankato, Minnesota has listed a good number of classic cars at “wholesale” prices this week. Here is a good example. This 1959 Edsel Ranger Sedan looks really sweet in the photos. This classic sedan is for someone who is a little bit handy because there are a number of items that need to be installed. It comes with headliner, visors, bearings and door sills. Note that the chrome and brightwork are nice and look good. It is powered by a 292 ci V8 with a Mile-O-Matic automatic transmission. You can see that it has Edsel steel wheel covers and wide whitewall tires. This Edsel sedan will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday. The asking price is $16,900.

1955 Oldsmobile Holiday

Here is a special deal that only a true restoration professional should tackle. Beverly Hills Car Club found this 1955 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Holiday in storage. Yes, you might consider it a barn find. Yet they say it is a real nice car to restore. So have it inspected before you buy as you might be aware of what it will take to bring this one back to driver quality. They say it is a California black plate car boasting a lot of options. It comes with an automatic transmission, V8 engine, Rochester carburetor, courtesy lights, white-line tires, chrome hub cap and a fullsize spare tire in the trunk. They say it has an owners manual. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday. The asking price is only $10,750

1980 Camaro “SS”

A private party seller from New Jersey made his 1980 Camaro into an “SS.” Yes, Chevrolet did not make a Super Sport edition Camaro in 1980, so this collector decided he would make one. He added SS badges from a ’71 on the outside, with the 350 callouts as well. It already had a strong 350 Chevy small block motor with a Turbo 400 transmission. He had a set of factory 5-spoke wheels blasted and paint in an earlier style. It has headers and a 3” exhaust, so it sounds good, too. He says the seals for the T-tops, windows and doors are newer. Click here to take a test drive and hear it run. (There is also a walk-around video on the ad page.) It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday. He is only asking $15,800.

1976 MGB Roadster

If you ask the top experts in imported sports cars which is the best two-seater imported sports car to buy, three out of five will tell you it is the MGB convertible. This week Unique Classi Cars listed a 1976 MGB Convertible at what we would consider a “wholesale price.” It comes with a cover cover, MG wheels with brand new tires, aftermarket stereo installed in the dash, boot cover and luggage rack on the rear deck. Lots of recent work done. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Wednesday. The asking price is $10,900.

2007 Saturn Sky

One of the best products to come out of a very good company was the Saturn Sky late model sports car convertible. Here is a 2007 Saturn Sky Redline edition, a highly sought after sports car just a few years ago. We were surprised to see this one show up in our listings at an affordable price. Finished in Onyx Black with two-tone leather interior, you have to see these photos to believe how nich it is. Click the “full gallery” button on the ad page to see the interior shots. It will be our DEAL of the DAY next week. Their asking price is only $8,900.

1999 Porsche Boxster

Wow! A Porsche sports convertible this nice for this price! Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about. The Classic Auto Mall has listed this 1999 Porsche Boxster for sale with beautiful miles deep paint. The only problem seems to be some scuff marks in the rocker panel area where the car had an argument with the curb. This should be noted in any pre-purchase inspection on the car. Find out more by reading the lengthly description by the Classic Auto Mall on the ad page. It will be our DEAL of the DAY later next week. The asking price is only $16,000.  How long do you think it will last at that price?

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:

1966 MGB Convertible$19,900Mankato, MN
1951 Buick Eight$14,500Staunton, IL
1950 Chevy Fleetline DLX$14,000Morgantown, PA
1950 Ford 2-Dr Sedan$16,500Staunton, IL
2009 Pontiac Solstice$14,500Morgantown, PA
1974 VW Super Beetle Cabriolet$16,750Los Angeles, CA
1991 Mustang Convertible$12,900Mankato, MN
1979 Chevrolet C20 Pickup$16,900Ft Worth, TX
1984 Pontiac Fiero$16,000Morgantown, PA
1977 Chrysler Cordoba$14,900Mankato, MN
1993 Cadillac Allante$16,995Ft Worth, TX
1966 Austin-Healey Sprite$15,500Morgantown, PA
1979 Cadillac Coupe DeVille$10,900Morgantown, PA

Cars for under $10,000:

1997 Jaguar XK8$8,950Los Angeles, CA
1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL$8,950Los Angeles, CA
1981 AMC Eagle 4X4 Wagon$4,999Las Vegas, NV
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL$8,950Los 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.

One of our advertisers from Minnesota listed his 1961 Chevy Impala SS for sale a few months ago. This week he told us to put a SOLD sign on it. “I’ve sold many cars through Cars-On-Line,” he told us. “I’m happy with your service.”

There was a 1961 Buick LeSabre Convertible that was listed by a private party seller from Deerfield Beach, Florida. This was one of the best deals on our website. So this week the seller contacted us to let us know to mark it SOLD thru COL. There are some diamonds in the rough among our listings. If you shop for them you’ll find them on the Cars-On-Line website.

Just listed last month, this sharp 1964 Ford Fairlane with the Monster 460 stroker motor and teardrop hood already found a home. The Indiana seller said, “Mark it SOLD.”

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Check out our NEW Parts For Sale Section with Photo Ads. We think you’ll really like using our FREE Parts Listings. It is now much easier to place your ads. Have some old but valuable parts you want to sell? Cars On Line Parts Ads are FREE. And we just added photo capability. It is the best of both worlds.

You can run Parts For Sale ads for FREE! Check it out. Just click go to the Parts Section. Once there, look for the FREE Plan, and click “Get Started Now.” We also have ad plans for vendors at a very modest cost.

Thank You

Thanks for reading Cars On Line ads. We really appreciate the community of car enthusiasts who read our website daily to keep up on what’s for sale. This newsletter is designed to make your efforts a little easier and give you a shot at the great deals when they first hit our pages.

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DISCLAIMER: Readers should be aware that the editiorial comments made in this newsletter are strictly the opinion of the author, Larry Kolb. Mr. Kolb offers his editorial opinion of the marketability of these cars based on information provided by the sellers. Neither Mr. Kolb nor Cars On Line.com has seen or inspected these cars. These comments are not to be mistaken for advertising, nor should they be considered an endorsement of any product. They are strictly editorial in nature. Neither Mr. Kolb nor Cars On Line will profit from the sale of any of the cars mentioned here. No warranty of these vehicles is implied or given. It is strongly recommended that anyone interested in the purchase of these vehicles should have them inspected before the sale.

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