Category archives: Pick of the Day

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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Pick of the Day: 1964 Chevrolet Cheetah replica roadster

This Cheetah is a roadster replica of the radical Chevy V8 sports car of the 1960s
This Cheetah is a roadster replica of the radical Chevy V8 sports car of the 1960s

No Chevy fan would ever mistake this Cheetah replica for the real thing, since there were no roadster versions of the radical sports coupes designed and built in the 1960s by racer Bill Thomas to compete against the Ford-powered Shelby Cobras. Only 19 Chevy V8-powered Cheetahs were reputably created during their 1963-66 run, with about 100 continuation models coming later.

The Pick of the Week is advertised as a 1964 Chevrolet Cheetah replica roadster, newly constructed with just 12 test miles, built from a body and rolling-chassis kit produced by the well-known replica-car company Shell Valley Classics of Platte Center, Nebraska. Not sure why it is considered a ’64 model other than designating the era of the originals. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1976 Jaguar XJ6C

The Jaguar XJ6C is a rare and desirable coupe offered at a bargain price
The Jaguar XJ6C is a rare and desirable coupe offered at a bargain price

What legitimately rare classic car can you buy today for $10,000? Well, the list is pretty short and if you are talking about European cars, it is even shorter.

We were lucky enough to find as our Pick of the Day this 1976 Jaguar XJ6C for sale in Tsawwassen, British Columbia, and I have to say it looks to be a great deal. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1961 Ford Falcon Futura

The 1961 Ford Falcon is described as a survivor in original, low-mileage condition
The 1961 Ford Falcon is described as a survivor in original, low-mileage condition

OK, I admit it. I’m a sucker for Ford Falcons, most likely because my mom owned a ’63 Falcon sedan during my formative years. Although mom bought hers not because she thought it was cool but because it was the cheapest car she could find.

So the Pick of the Week is something of a blast from my personal past, a low-mileage 1961 Ford Falcon Futura that the classic car dealer in Lillington, North Carolina, describes as a clean, all-original survivor in remarkably preserved condition. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1926 Ford Model T Tudor

1926 Ford Model T was found after 40 years in a Kansas barn
1926 Ford Model T was found after some 65 years in a Kansas barn

So here’s the story of this barn-found 1926 Ford Model T Tudor (sedan) as shared by its owner, who has it listed in a classified advertisement on ClassicCars.com.

The car was found in a barn near Mentor, Kansas, after being stored there for more than 65 years. The car had been purchased in 1947 by a local doctor. The doctor said he needed an extra vehicle, but the doctor’s son said the neighbors from whom his father bought the car probably needed money and his father bought the car just to help them out.

Anyway, the doctor parked the car in a corner of the barn and simply left it there. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 2002 La Forza Spyder

The La Forza Spyder features exotic mid-engine styling and a Cadillac engine
The La Forza Spyder features exotic mid-engine styling and a Cadillac engine

For those who hanker for a swoopy exotic sports car but can’t come up with the six-figure price tag, here’s something completely different that could scratch that itch.

The Pick of the Day is a 2002 La Forza Spyder, essentially a fiberglass mid-engine car hand-built on a tube-frame chassis and powered by a Cadillac Northstar V8. Weird but interesting. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird replica

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1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird replica

After winning 38 of the 48 major races during the 1970 NASCAR season, the 1970 Plymouth Superbird was outlawed from NASCAR the following year, making the car very notorious and highly desirable. Only 1,935 cars were produced for customers and prices have skyrocketed, making the cars unattainable for the everyday enthusiast.

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