The Amazing Bocar

Stiletto Road Racer

Before Carroll Shelby’s Cobras and Jim Hall’s Chaparrals there was an American racer and car builder named Bob Carnes who built amazing race cars out of his shop in Colorado. They called them Bocars, and racing history will rate them as the “scurge of the Scarabs.”  The rarest of these cars were known as Stilettos powered by a GMC 471 blower. They cut through the wind resistance like a knife.

Out of the blue this week, two Bocars were listed for sale on Cars-On-Line.com by a broker who represents high end collector cars. One was the rare No. 33, a 1959 Bocar Stiletto in USRRC livery the way it was raced in 1963 at Road America. Only three Stilettos are thought to have been built. This is one of the two survivors and the only supercharged Stiletto. It is known that Carnes raced this Stiletto at Daytona, Pikes Peak (in the snow) and even drag raced it. This is one of the two survivors and the only supercharged Stiletto.

Weighing in at 2,000 lbs, the Stiletto has slightly more than half its total weight on the rear wheels. With a GMC 471 blower, crank driven, pumping into a Rochester fuel injector and with a Racer Brown 37r roller cam, the 283 cubic inch Corvette engine does the quarter mile at close to 120 mph and 11.81 seconds.

With some recent upgrades, this Bocar Stiletto has a freshly rebuilt motor. The work was done by Ed Wenz, who is known as the V-8 Guru from Savannah Motorsports. You can have it inspected by contacting the Cars-On-Line Inspection Service. Hopefully it will appear at some of the vintage road rallies out East this summer.

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Classic Car News This Week

Riveria GS at Raleigh

The collector car market is always changing and new trends in the market are of interest to us. So we were intrigued when the top sale at last week’s Raleigh Classic Auction was a 1965 Buick Riviera GS as an internet buyer placed the highest bid at $210,000. Yeah, that’s a new record for a Buick Riviera. What made it so attractive to the buyers at Raleigh? Not only was it a Gran Sport Riviera, but it came with a numbers matching LX code 425ci Super Wildcat engine which the factory rated at 360 horsepower. It was equipped with 2.25″ dual exhaust and the A9 handling package. With all that performance, this car came with all power options offered that year, and the one-year only retractable headlights. “Rare” gets rewarded, and this one is really rare. Is this a one-off top sale, or the beginning of a trend? Click here to review the top ten sales at the Raleigh Classic Auction last week.

Miller’s Rapid Transit Cuda

Recently we noted that the famous Rapid Transit Cuda sold at the Mecum Auction at Indy for $2.2 million. The Rapid Transit System promo cars were used by Chrysler to promote Mopar in 1970 and 1971. The heavily customized Rapid Transit Cuda was built by well known Michigan custom car builder Chuck Miller. Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com interviewed Miller at the Mecum Auction. Click here to view the video. It was a historic day and a vindication for Miller. His skill with building all steel customs is now part of our automotive history. Watch the video to get the inside story on the famous cars history has credited to Miller.

1969 Motion Camaro Z/28

Just when you figure you’ve seen about everything there is to see in the collector car market, something totally different comes along. Few cars have the story and provenance of this black on black 1969 Camaro Z/28 RS. The owner has verified with Joel Rosen that it is a rare Motion Camaro 427. It was sold at Baldwin Chevrolet in New York. Offered for sale today at RK Motors Charlotte, they believe that it was then modified by Motion Performance where it received its big block 427 ci V8 with Winters aluminum heads and a Motion big block hood. The rebuilt 427 now sports an EFI throttle body system. Talk about a fast car.

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1963 Chevrolet Impala 2-Dr Hardtop

Oh, man, wait till you see this 1963 Chevrolet Impala 2-Door Hardtop in the video window above. We are impressed with the fit and finish. When you consider that it has a 383 stroker motor backed by a 700R4, this is a car you can take on the power tour. It has SS emblems but is not being represented as an SS. Air shocks in the rear and a Ford 9” rear end is amazing. It even has a Hotchkis suspension. They note that it may be eligible for an extended 10-year warranty protection plan. Look at that interior in the video.

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Collector Cars with Low Miles

1966 Corvette Big Block

What could be sweeter than a Mosport Green 1966 Corvette Big Block Coupe with low miles? Verrillo Motor Car Company in Clifton Park, New York has this one for sale with the L36 427/390 hp motor and a 4-speed. They say it has just 22k miles. The impressive classic Corvette has won the coveted NCRS Top Flight Award and the historic Bloomington Gold award. Click here to view a walk-around video.

Here are more recent Low Miles additions:

2003 Mustang SVT Cobra, Southern Motors, MI, 3,600 miles

1977 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ, Orlando Classic Cars, FL, 10,000 orig miles

1967 Pontiac Bonneville, Orlando Classic Cars, FL, 12k miles

1979 Lincoln Town Coupe, Orlando Classic Cars, FL, 31k miles

1987 Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe, Unique, MN, 18,931 actual miles

1985 Cadillac Seville, Midwest Car Exchange, IL, says 20k orig miles

1985 Corvette, Fastlane Classic Cars, MO, 12,482 miles

1995 Jaguar XJS Convertible, RK Motors Charlotte, NC, 28k miles

1988 Lincoln Town Car, Orlando Classics, FL, 15k miles

1989 Ford Crown Victoria, Orlando Classics, FL, 24k miles

1989 Chevrolet Caprice, Orlando Classic Cars, FL, 21k miles

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

2001 Corvette Coupe, Verrillo Motor Car Co, NY, 17k miles

2004 Ford Mustang GT, Country Classic Cars, Staunton, IL, 20k orig miles

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

Project Vehicles for Restoration

1955 Chevy Bel Air Hardtop

What does it take to build a top quality classic custom show car? This 1955 Chevy Bel Air Hardtop is a case in point. It has over $200k and three years of work invested in it already. From the Art Morrison chassis to the 480 horse LS3 pro built motor, the seller says it has only the best in parts and workmanship. Yet it still is only half-way done. Are you the one who will finish it?

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

1968 Hemi Barracuda BO29 from Lothian, MD

1966 Mustang Fastback from Richfield, WI

1969 Plymouth Satellite Convt, Classic Car Liquidators, TX

1969 Jaguar XKE Roadster, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1967 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

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

Price Reduced

1965 Plymouth Belvedere I

The price was just dropped on this 1965 Plymouth Belvedere I being sold by a private party seller in Branford, Connecticut. This is an impressive build. Unfortunately, it was just involved in a fender bender when it rolled into a garage wall. Although he was originally asking $52,000, he is now hoping to get $35,000 for it and have the buyer take care of the repair. Is this the opportunity you’ve been looking for? Check out the interior photos. This is a nice ride.  

Here are more vehicles with price cuts this week:

Vehicle For SaleOriginal PriceReduced To
2022 Corvette Stingray$92,000$85,000
1972 Chevelle SS Street Machine$70,000$60,000
1989 Pontiac Trans Am Pace Car$65,000$55,000
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Convertible$99,500$89,500
1957 Chevy Pickup$37,000$29,500
1966 Chevy II Nova SS$67,500$62,500
1972 Chevrolet C10 Pickup$62,000$57,000
1946 Ford Panel Truck$32,000$28,000

Pro Touring and Resto Mods

1965 Chevelle

Chevelle Pro Built

1965 Chevelle Pro built classic chevys, chevelle…

Street Rods

1934 Ford Victoria

Ford Victoria

1934 Ford Victoria street rod…

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

Exotic Car Section

1998

Ferrari f355

1998 Ferrari f355, 3.5-liter V8 Electronic fuel…
1984 Lotus Esprit Turbo

Lotus Esprit Turbo

This 1984 Lotus Esprit Turbo is a…

Rock n Roll 50’s

1958 Cadillac Series 62

Cadillac Series 62

This 1958 Cadillac Series 62 2-Door…

Off Road, 4x4s, and Jeeps

1991 Mitsubishi Jeep J53

Jeep Mitsubishi J53

1991 Mitsubishi Jeep J53. It’s…

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

Future Collectibles

low miles Corvette ZR1

Corvette ZR1

TIME CAPSULE Red 1990 Corvette ZR1…

Corvettes

1964 Corvette Stingray

Corvette Stingray

Red 1964 Corvette Stingray collector car…

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

1949

Packard

1949 Packard Sedan Black with a brown…
1933

Packard Eight

1933 Packard Eight 5-Passenger Coupe.  319.2 CU.…

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

Mopar

Plymouth

1966 Plymouth Satellite

1966 Plymouth Satellite

1966 Plymouth Satellite for sale in…
1970 Plymouth Duster 340

Plymouth Duster 340

This a factory 1970 Plymouth Duster…

See all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Chevy Muscle

Chevelle

1967

Chevelle SS Convertible

1967  Chevelle SS convertible  Ermine white…

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 Cars

1968 Pontiac GTO Convertible

Pontiac GTO Convertible

1968 Pontiac GTO Convertible. VIN: 242678Z106879. Numbers…

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

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

Boss 302 Laguna Seca

Boss 302 Laguna Seca

2013 Boss 302 Laguna Seca Mustang…
2012 Camaro ZL1

Camaro ZL1

Victory red 2012 Camaro ZL1 late…

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

Late Model Trucks

Toyota Tacoma 4X4 for sale

Toyota Tacoma

1995 Toyota Tacoma 4X4 for…

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

Classic Customs

1957 Chevy Bel Air

Chevy Bel Air

1957 Chevy Bel Air. A beautifully…
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Door

Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Door

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Door Sport…

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

Replicas

1952 MG TD Roadster

MG TD Roadster

1952 MG TD Roadster Replica: Information…

Volkswagen

Boss Buggy Dune Buggy for sale

Boss Bug Dune Buggy

1974 Boss Bug company dune buggy kit for sale. Starting…

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

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

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

Muscle Car Clones

1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Tribute

The most popular color for the 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge was Orbit Orange, the premium finish you see here. You could only get this color with the Judge package. This is a Judge tribute being offered for sale at Streetside Classics in Ft Worth, Texas. It has the 400 V8 with a 4-speed. It has double wishbones and coil springs. Streetside tells us it drives “great.”

The following are more recently listed Muscle Car Clones:

1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Tribute, Streetside Ft Worth, TX

1970 Chevrolet El Camino, Streetside Classics, TX, SS tribute

1969 Camaro, Unique Specialty & Classisc, MN, Z/28 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

1963 Oldsmobile Super 88

Just look at these photos of a 1963 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday which was recently listed for sale at Diversion Motors in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. You don’t see these classic Oldsmobiles in this kind of condition. You’ll like the fit and finish with the lines flowing tightly front front to back. In 1963 Oldsmobile ran into trouble producing cars, so ones like this are very rare. The Oldsmobile 394 ci Rocket V8 remains orignal, although it now has a Holley 4-barrel with electric choke. A solid state ignition was added also. And it comes with power steering and power brakes. The front suspension has been converted to adjustable coil overs. It has a new dual exhaust. Have it inspected before you buy, but hurry. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday. The asking price is $19,750

1941 Ford Deluxe Tudor

I hope you have your phone in your hand already, because you are going to have to move fast to take advantage of this deal. A 1941 Ford Deluxe Tudor Sedan has been listed by a private party seller from San Diego, California. The seller says it has a ’49 Mercury Flathead V8 engine converted to 12-volt. The car is very original and is described as a “survivor” with only 75,000 miles. The seller calls it “investment quality.” It has the 12-volt electric fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator, 12 volt battery, new alternator, new starter, new hydraulic brake master cylinder, rebuilt carburetor and an accessory oil filter. The seller says the motor runs strong and the transmission shifts smooth. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday. His asking price is only $16,000 in cash.

1929 Ford Model A

An internet broker known as Haggle Me comes up with some of our best deals here in the DEAL of the DAY. You will see them featured here often. Today they listed a 1929 Ford Model A 2-Door Sedan for sale. They tell us it “runs and drives great.” The limited number of photos shows us that the interior upholstery has been recently redone and appears beautiful. The engine compartment shows its use but remains clean. Altogether the appearance is solid and very presentable. Only a detailed vehicle pre-purchase inspection will be able to tell for sure, however.If it drives as good as it looks in the photos, this would be one to look into. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday. The asking price is $16,500.

1948 Ford Super Deluxe Tudor

Be sure to view all the photos on this 1948 Ford Super Deluxe 2-Door Sedan being offered for sale at Unique Specialty and Classic Cars out of Mankato, Minnesota. Then watch the full walk-around inspection with narrative by Unique. They do a great job of letting you know what kind of condition this car is in. Not a show car, but a very interesting driver is what we get from watching the video. There is some orange peel across the top and rear of the car (see it in the video.) It has a dual rear exiting exhaust. We like the original Ford wheel covers. Interior is all done and good. They start up the Flathead and let you hear it run. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday next week. Their asking price is only $18,900. Hurry!

1979 Lincoln Mark V

Enjoying the peak of its popularity, the Lincoln Continental Mark V was the icon of excellence in automotive luxury in 1979. They were maintained with such reverence that many of these beautiful luxury cars remain in pristine condition and with low miles even today. Classic Car Liquidators in Sherman, Texas has once such car for sale thi week. Check the ad copy for a list of options. This one is in driver quality, but remains very clean inside and out. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Wednesday. The asking price is $19,999.

1984 Dodge Power Ram

The name Power Wagon conjures up images of big Dodge trucks traversing treacherous terrain to run down the enemy in World War II. With some modification the term was used by Dodge in many iterations since. Here is a 1984 Dodge D150 Power Ram that was a special edition that year and had the name Royal SE Prospector 4X4 attached to it. That’s a lotta’ name for one truck. This Power Ram is in driver quality condition and being offered for sale at Unique Specialty & Classic Cars in Mankato, Minnesota. Click here to view a walk-around video and hear it start. It will be our DEAL of the DAY later next week. Their asking price is $15,900.

1985 Camaro Z28

We always talk about “future collectibles” as cars that will gain in value as they age. Collectors like to speculate on what will increase in value as it gets older. Well here is a 1985 Camaro Z28 that might fit that scenario. Z28’s are among the most popular collector cars out there. This one is being offered for sale at Unique Specialty & Classic Cars in Mankato, Minnesota. They do a lot of wholesaling so they come across these deals often and pass them on at very affordable prices. This one will be our DEAL of the DAY later next week. The asking price is only $16,900.   

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:

1995 Chevy C1500 Pickup$19,500Staunton, IL

Cars for under $10,000:

1994 Cadillac Fleetwood Brghm$6,500Milwaukee, WI
1999 Porsche Boxster$6,950Los Angeles, CA
1979 Porsche 924$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.

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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 Canadian collector from Alberta sold his 1967 Mustang Fastback S Code 390 ci V8 in just a few weeks. “The sale of my car was very easy thanks to Cars-On-Line.com,” he told us. Indeed, the S Codes are getting pretty hard to find in this market. He got a good price for it, too.

A California collector told us he sold his 1964 Dodge 330 2-Door to a friend who saw the ad. “… also i had 2 buyers that wanted a picture of my liscense,” he wrote. “… and you told me they were probably scams, thanks for the advise.” Always glad to help.

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