Sophisticated Motoring

1941 Lincoln Zephyr Roadster

What is there about the stylish Lincoln Zephyr that so captures the imagination? Custom builders can’t get enough of them. They are always coming up with ways to accentuate the classic lines of these elegant motorcars. Their aerodynamic design and low rake with integrated fenders was a sophisticated look which made European designers envious.

Here is a 1941 Lincoln Zephyr which has been made into a roadster. The Zephyr Roadster was listed for sale by Streetside Classics out of their Nashville location. What we like about it is that it keeps the original body lines and factory design intact. It’s stance is so aggressive that it looks fast just standing still. Today we refer to it as “rolling art.” This one should be in a museum.

When it was converted to be a roadster, the Zephyr was given rounded door tops and a flush rear boot area to straighten the lines. That look blends well with the famous waterfall grille and sleek appearance. Streetside tells us this ’41 Zephyr was once owned by Universal Studios in California. That just adds to the provenance. Be sure to check out the maroon interior in the photos.

Within the last 1,000 miles the 292 ci V12 motor was given a rebuild. It now has triple deuce carburetors and Austin aluminum heads. Supporting all the upgrades is a 12-volt conversion, an alternator and an aluminum radiator.

With this Zephyr you get the distinction of cruising in classic style, and yet with a ride that caresses the road. The experience is priceless. Only in America do we dare improve on the original.

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Classic Car News This Week

Charger at No Reserve

Dodge Chargers from the muscle car era are among the most “searched for” cars on the internet. Mopar collectors are always on the lookout for these popular high performance cars. So it really caught our attention when we saw that there was a 1970 Dodge Charger SE up for bids at the GAA Classic Auction in Greensboro, North Carolina next month. Amazingly, it is being offered at No Reserve. I know, right? This one comes from an esteemed private collection, the Jerry Smith Collection. This Special Edition Charger came with factory Gater Grain vinyl interior, power windows, power steering, power brakes and still has its factory fender tag. (You can see it in the photos.) Of course, it has the big 440 Commando motor. Most of this collection will be sold at No Reserve. Click here to find more No Reserve offerings at this special auction, March 30-April 1, 2023.

MG TD Inspection Report

We were asked to do a pre-purchase inspection report on a 1955 MG TD Roadster. The little red British import car was in nice shape compared to many we see. The inspector rated it as a Class 3 condition car. You can read the report here. So our client was able to make a more enlightened decision about purchasing the TD. Classic TD’s peaked in price back about 25 years ago when they were getting six figure prices for No. 1 condition cars. That was before the internet. This one got a high No. 3 condition rating. Read the report to get the appraisal value.

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.

1965 Maserati Sebring

Way back in 1962, Maserati started offering Lucas indirect fuel injection in their celebrated Sebring model luxury sport coupes. This 1965 Maserati Sebring 3500 GTi has it. But it is very rare to find today. It is being offered for sale this week at Daniel Schmitt & Company’s gallery in St Louis. These rare European grand touring sports cars have been escalating in collector value at a quicker pace than U.S. cars. Click here to view a walk-around video. Because they only made 348 of this model it will continue to hold collector favor. Finished in gorgeous Rosso Cordoba over black leather interior, this rare Maserati was subject to $134,000 in refurbishing and was recently featured in the New England 1000 Rally.

Video Ads

1972 Chevelle SS

Chevelles are so hot these days that they sell almost as fast as they are listed. This week, Southern Motors posted a 1972 Chevelle SS for sale with a really interesting video walk-around on YouTube. Click the video window above to view. They tell us it is a true U Code SS which now has a 454 with a dual feed Holley 4-barrel and Weiand Stealth aluminum intake. Listen to that engine rumble. But move fast for this one. Today they posted that they may already have a buyer.

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Collector Cars with Low Miles

1990 Corvette ZR-1

How does this happen? Fast Lane Classic Cars near St Louis just posted a 1990 Corvette ZR-1 for sale in our Corvette Section. We all know how rare and desirable these Lotus designed Corvettes are in the collector car market today. But this one is the best one of them all. They say it has been remarkably preserved with just 56 actual miles. No, that’s not a typo. It really says 56 actual miles. See dozens of photos at the link in the ad.

Here are more fresh Low Miles additions:

1986 Pontiac Trans Am, MGM Classic Cars, IL, 29k orig miles

1986 Pontiac Trans Am, MGM Classic Cars, IL,29k orig miles

1972 Cadillac Eldorado, Classic Car Studio, MO, 21k orig miles

1979 Pontiac Bonneville from Fairlawn, OH, 12,774 orig miles

1988 Mustang 5.0 Convertible from Cleveland, OH, 14k miles

1991 Cadillac Sedan DeVille, P.J.’s Auto World, FL, 36k miles

2004 Corvette Convertible, WeBe Autos, NY, 24k miles

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

Project Vehicles for Restoration

1968 Chevelle Project

There is a 1968 Chevelle Concours which was just listed in the COL Project Car Section that might peak your interest. It was offered for sale by Classic Car Marketing in Southern California. They say it was an actual barn find which remains all original. They say the interior is original and in very good condition. The price is right.

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

1939 Mercedes-Benz 170V Cabriolet, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1937 Ford Humpback, Haggle Me

1957 Chevy Custom Pickup from Lakeport, CA

1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Dr Hardtop from Lakeport, CA

1972 Porshe 911T Targa, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1967 Cadillac DeVille Convertible, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1966 Jaguar XKE Series I FHC, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

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

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

Rock n Roll 50’s

1957

Chevy Bel Air

This 1957 Chevy Bel Air is…

Off Road, 4x4s, and Jeeps

Chevrolet K5 Blazer

Chevrolet K5 Blazer

1970 Chevrolet K5 Blazer 572…

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

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.

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.

Vintage Motorcars

1934

Pierce-Arrow 836a

1934 Pierce Arrow 836a For Sale. Original…
Ford Model A Victoria Coupe

Ford Model A Victoria Coupe

Real nice 1931 Ford Model A Victoria…

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

MOPAR

1963

Chrysler 300 Pace Setter

1963 Chrysler 300 Series Pace Car For…
1970

Dodge Charger RT

Shiny Burnt Orange 1970 Dodge Charger RT…
Dodge Super Bee

Dodge Super Bee

A12 Six Pack 1969 Dodge Super Bee…
Dodge Charger R/T

Dodge Charger R/T

V Code, 440 6 pack 1971 Dodge…
Plymouth Hemi Road Runner

Plymouth Hemi Road Runner

True RM2 4 Speed 1968 Plymouth Hemi…

See all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Chevy Muscle Cars

1972

Chevrolet Nova

1972 Chevrolet Nova (Stk#1204) NICE GROUND UP…
Chevy Nova SS

Chevy Nova SS

1970 Chevy Nova SS. This is a…
Chevelle SS

Chevelle SS

Very clean 1969 Chevelle SS in its…

Find more in the Camaro Section of our website.

Ford Muscle Cars

Ford Galaxie

Ford Galaxie

1964 Ford Galaxie. Eight cylinder coupe. Black…
Mustang Mach 1

Mustang Mach 1

1971 Mustang Mach 1 429, C-6, A/C,…

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.

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.

Station Wagons

Pontiac Tempest Safari Wagon

Pontiac Tempest Safari Wagon

1965 Pontiac Tempest Safari Wagon. Rare…

Late Model Sports Cars

2009

Supercharged Dodge Challenger with 555hp!!

Procharged 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 For…
Audi TT Convertible

Audi TT Convertible

Sporty 2008 Audi TT Roadster for…
Corvette Grand Sport Coupe

Corvette Grand Sport Coupe

2017 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe, Admiral…

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

Late Model Trucks

Dodge SRT-10 Viper Truck

Dodge SRT-10 Viper Truck

2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10 Viper…

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

Classic Customs

1953

Mercury Monterey

1953 Mercury Lead Sled stock #(1077)…

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

Volkswagen

1975

Volkswagen Super Beetle

1975 Volkswagen Super Beetle. A fun stance, a fresh interior,…

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

Classic Pickups

1971 Chevy C10 Pickup

Chevy C10 Pickup

1971 Chevy C10 Pickup. You’ll love this extra…
Chevy C10 CST SWB

Chevy C10 CST SWB

1968 Chevy C10 CST SWB. Just finished this…
Chevy C20 Flatbed Hauler

Chevy C20 Flatbed Hauler

As new 1970 Chevy C20 Flatbed Hauler. Everything…

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.

Classic Mustangs

Mustang

Mustang

Garage kept 1966 Mustang. Suspension is brand…

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

Muscle Car Clones

You can’t buy a real first-year Trans Am for less than $150,000 these days. So this 1969 Pontiac Trans Am tribute is a viable alternative. MGM Classic Cars in Addison, Illinois has it for sale this week. They tell us it is the product of a comprehensive restoration and comes with a 455ci V8 with a 4-barrel tuned for easy starting.

The following are recently listed Muscle Car Clones:

1972 Buick Gran Sport,, WeBe Autos, NY, GSX Stage 1 tribute

1967 Mustang GT350 from Cottonwood, AZ, Shelby tribute

1989 Plymouth Road Runner Convertible, WeBe Autos, NY, Hemi 426 tribute

1972 Chevrolet Nova, A&E Classic Cars, TX, Yenko Nova tribute

1967 Camaro, A&E Classic Cars, TX, RS callouts

1970 Dodge Charger, Streetside Classics, TN, RT tribute

1969 Camaro, Streetside Classics, TN, RS tribute

1970 Chevelle, Streetside Classics, TN, SS 454 tribute

There’s even more in the Muscle Car Section.

Deals of the Day

2006 Pontiac Solstice

We couldn’t believe it when we saw this 2006 Pontiac Solstice listed this week. (Get your phone in your hand and ready. This is gonna’ be good.) It was posted for sale by Rich’s Car Corner in Shoreline, Washington. Rich is the man to see for wholesale bargain cars. But this week even he has outdone himself. We put it in the Tuner Section because it has been upgraded with a Hahn 2.4 Turbocharged engine. Check out the photos at the ad link. This is a one-of-a-kind find. The Solstice is a great sports car but was always underpowered. Not this one though. This one is a rocket. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday. Rich’s asking price is only $9,999.

1918 Ford Model T Roadster

A collector has listed his 1918 Ford Model T Roadster for sale this week. Back in the day you could buy a roadster chassis out of the Sears & Roebuck catalog and build your own “sports car.” This Model T Roadster is fully restored, says the advertiser. Originally from AZ, it now resides in Massachusetts.  It has a manual transmission, and the seller says it is in excellent original condition.  He says the vehicle has always been stored indoors and remains rust free. Look at the photos. The gloss yellow over black interior show very well. He says the paint is “great.” It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday. His asking price is $15,500.

1992 Firebird Convertible

We just talked to this seller from South Carolina. He said he took this 1992 Pontiac Firebird Convertible in on a trade, and would normally have resold it, but it was so nice he decided to keep it. Now he’s running out of room and must sell. They didn’t make many that year. It is one of 1,265 manufactured. He says it has an original V8, automatic on console, PW, PS, PB, AC, Tilt wheel. No rust, never damaged, always stored inside. He says the 67,855 miles showing he believes to be accurate. Convertible top he rates as “excellent.” It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday. He is asking $19,900, but would listen to offers.

1940 Ford Tudor

This just in! An original classic 1940 Ford Tudor Sedan has been posted for sale by Haggle Me, an internet broker. Interestingly, they say it runs and drives very well. It comes with an original Flathead V8 engine. You should call to investigate more. Does that mean original to the car, or era original? And they say it has a 3-speed manual transmission. (We assume that means its on a column, three-on-a-tree.) They also note that it has very nice paint and interior. Look at the photos and you can verify. But the best way to know is to have a pre-purchase inspection done. You can find out more about pre-purchase inspections on the front page of the Cars-On-Line website. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday. The asking price is affordable at $21,500.

1964 Buick Electra 225

Long, elegant and luxurious, the 1964 Buick Electra 225 4-Door Hardtop was a pleasure to drive and own. The same is still true today. This one in Diplomat Blue is being offered for sale at Streetside Classics of Nashville. It has its 445 Wildcat motor which they say is numbers matching. They say the air blows cold and the pillarless hardtop has power windows. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Wednesday. They are asking $19,995.

1994 Firebird Formula 350

Another rare and desirable sports car was listed by Rich’s Car Corner in Washington state. While they say mileage is unknown on this 1994 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350, they do know that it came with an LT1 350 V8. It has been upgraded and they say this car is very quick. Watch out. If you remember, these cars had the composite body panels to resist dents and rust. But the best part of this offering is the price. It will be our DEAL of the DAY later next week. The asking price is $6,499. Yeah, hurry on this one.

The Jaguar XK8 sports cars have been around for a while now and have not gotten the respect that we reserve for the E-Type Jaguars of old. But they are really cool sports cars. This week a 2001 Jaguar XK8 Convertible was listed for sale by Classic Car Deals, an internet broker. And we couldn’t believe the price! When a significant sports car like this comes up for sale at an affordable price range you take note! In British racing green with beige top and interior, they say this one has always been garage kept. Even with high miles, it is well worth inspecting. Read the full report on the ad page and look at the photos. It will be our DEAL of the DAY late next week (if it lasts that long.) Their asking price is $11,495. Oh, man. Make an offer and see what happens.

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:

1976 Oldsmobile 98 Regency$11,614Addison, IL
2008 Volkswagen GTI$10,699Shoreline, WA
1974 Buick Riviera$16,500Fairlawn, OH

Cars for under $10,000:

2000 Cadillac Eldorado ESC$8,995Clearwater, FL
2000 Toyota Celica GT$6,999Shoreline, WA

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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