Category archives: Pick of the Day

Pick of the Day: 1981 Ferrari Mondial

The 1981 Ferrari Mondial seems reasonably priced, considering the recent gains in Ferrari values
The 1981 Ferrari Mondial seems reasonably priced, considering the recent gains in Ferrari values

Vintage Ferraris are so hot, they seem untouchable for anyone below the highest tax brackets. In the general run up of collector car values, classic Ferraris have seen the biggest gains at top-drawer collector-car auctions, where they generally lead the pack with high-seven and even eight-figure sales.

Scary stuff and pretty daunting for someone of modest means who craves a car with a prancing horse. But take heart, Ferraristi wannabees, because there are still a few bargains out there for the lesser production models. The Pick of the Day is one of those, a 1982 Ferrari Mondial sunroof coupe for sale in Beverly Hills, California, and priced at just $17,500. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 2015 Packard Royal Streamliner

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2015 Packard Royal listed on ClassicCars.com

Weighing in at 13,200 pounds and stretching 31 feet, 6 inches long, capable of holding two people at its maximum, we have an absolutely ridiculous yet insanely awesome Pick of the Day: the 2015 Packard Royal Streamliner. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1979 Mazda RX-7

This clean-looking Mazda RX-7 has had just two owners since new
This clean-looking Mazda RX-7 has had just two owners since new

There are a few Japanese cars that changed the way we think about small sports cars. The first was the Datsun 240Z, the car that hurried along the demise of the British and Italian sports car brands. Another car that did it again in the late 1970s and was the Mazda RX-7. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza V8

The Chevy Corvair looks like a very clean and well-finished stock coupe
The Chevy Corvair looks like a very clean and well-finished custom coupe

So why not? That’s what the builder of this custom Chevrolet Corvair must have said to himself when he decided to transplant a Chevy 350 cid V8 into its rear engine compartment.

The Pick of the Day is a very unusual 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza hardtop, essentially a street-rod version of Chevy’s lightweight compact, and must be an incredible hoot to drive. Curb weight for a stock Monza coupe is around 2,500 pounds, and a standard Chevy 350 would have a mighty horsepower and torque boost over a stock Corvair flat six, even a turbocharged one. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1958 Packard coupe

1958 Packard coupe has been owned by the same family since new
1958 Packard coupe has been owned by the same family for 45 years

The 1958 model year was the last for Packard and the seller of our Pick of the Day notes that only 675 of these coupes were produced.

According to the seller, who placed an advertisement for the car on ClassicCars.com, this 1958 Packard coupe is from South Dakota and is all original except for its 289 cid engine, which came from a 1964 Studebaker Lark. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1950 Mercury coupe

The 1950 Mercury coupe is described as an ‘original, unmolested’ survivor
The 1950 Mercury coupe is described as an ‘original, unmolested’ survivor

The 60th anniversary of the fatal crash of Hollywood icon James Dean was September 30, which passed without all that much hoopla. Although Dean was killed in his Porsche 550 roadster, there is another classic car that remains strongly associated with the film star: The custom 1949 Mercury coupe he drove in Rebel Without a Cause.

The Pick of the Day is a 1950 Mercury two-door coupe, essentially the same as the 1949 model, and highly unusual in that it remains in all-original condition, the seller says, rather than being turned into a chopped and channeled “lead sled.” Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1972 Dodge Demon

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1972 Dodge Demon listed on ClassicCars.com

If a jack-o-lantern swallowed a race car, the byproduct would be this 1972 Dodge Demon. Essentially a standard Dart sedan with a sporty two-door resemblance to the Plymouth Duster, the Dodge Demon had some bite to it. Back in the day, these cars weren’t necessarily fast muscle machines, or on the same playing field as Mustangs, Camaros, and Challengers, but they were regarded as economy performance cars.

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Pick of the Day: Mercedes-Benz 220SE coupe

The 1962 Mercedes-Benz 220SE coupe is a stylish but solid collector car
The 1962 Mercedes-Benz 220SE coupe is a stylish but solid collector car

Mercedes-Benz started the 1960s with one of its most beautiful creations, the 220SE coupe and convertible, which injected a dose of sporty styling into the German automaker’s lineup of durable, well-engineered passenger cars. The shapely hardtop roofline was the thing, along with a smoothed-out rear styling treatment that reduced the “fintail” design of the sedans.

The Pick of the Day is a 1962 Mercedes-Benz 220SE that not only is gorgeous in white body, red interior and silver top, but offers something rare and desirable: a floor-mounted four-speed manual transmission.

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