Monterey Car Week is just around the corner, and I have the pleasure of selecting a few cars from the AutoHunter auction website, which are likely to sell for significantly less than most cars in Monterey, and are all excellent examples of collector’s cars.
So if you are unable to visit Monterey, or if a car out there is a little out of your reach financially, as it is for me, pull in one of these gems from ClassicCars.com’s online auction site Consideration.
1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
I’ve loved this era of Trans Am since Smokey and the Bandit came out, and this particular car seems to have everything I like except for the t-tops.
It was repainted, but it was high quality and is in the iconic black of the films. Many service items have also been added, including a completely rebuilt suspension, a new fuel system including the tank and a new exhaust system.
This car shows 55,000 miles on its odometer and would be a great car to take to local shows and especially the Bandit Run rally.
1970 Plymouth Barracuda
The Cuda is one of the most iconic cars of the 1970s and this Plum Crazy painted car with a 340cid V8 and a 4-speed manual transmission ticks all the boxes for me.
The car has extensive service records and while not a show level car it would be the perfect driver level car that you could still take to local shows.
If you want to ride a Cuda and enjoy, this is it.
1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
This is my very favorite C3 Corvette of the year and in my very favorite shade of yellow.
It includes both a soft top and a hard top, and most importantly, it is a numbers-matching big-block car with LS5 454cid equipment. It also has all of the options I would want, including a tilt tele steering wheel, power steering, 4-speed manual transmission, power windows, and air conditioning that supposedly works the way it’s supposed to.
These C3 cars are the cheapest classic 1970s sports cars on the planet, and this one is just perfect for me.
1978 Lincoln Continental Town Coupe
Yeah, that’s strange, but let me explain. My grandma had one of these cars new and I still remember driving it and thinking how nice it was as a luxury car.
I can’t remember the last time I saw one of these Lincoln Town Coupes in such beautiful condition. The exterior paintwork appears to be in excellent condition, as is the gray fabric interior. What is more surprising is that the ½ vinyl top is in great shape.
No, this car will likely never be worth $ 100,000, but such a fine example would be welcome at AACA events across the country and you will likely have the only one in attendance.