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Classic Car Watch
Mustangs, Monte Carlos, Corvettes Oh My!

NOTE: This column displays cars I have found on the Internet. I am not selling them. Please follow the links if you are interest in a car. Be mindful of the date this article was published. For an explanation why I do this read the original column here.

June 1, 2010
By Scott Lewis

To go along with my new found approach.. I found a couple of affordable Mustangs and even a big block Monte Carlo. Each were under $10K. I also came across a couple of reasonably priced Vettes. Then we step off the short list and see what else caught my eye recently.


1965 Ford Mustang Coupe - $5,995

Description: Four Speed, black interior in nice condition, chrome and stainless in great condition. 6 cylinder engine, great of fuel. CD Player.

Source: Premium Motors

Found: 5/12/2010

Comments: Here we have a perfect project car. it is nice looking, but with a 6 cylinder. But it has a four speed. I could drive it like this until it's time to drop in a V-8. This would make a great project for my son.


1966 Ford Mustang - $7,900

Description: 6 cylinder engine, 3 speed manual transmission, mechanically sound, nice interior, everything works, can be used as a daily driver or a weekend cruiser.

Source: Old Town Automobile

Found: 5/12/2010

Comments: Another 6 cylinder Mustang. This time with a three speed. Acceptable for a project car. So, do you want red on black or black on red?


1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 396 - $8,250

Description: Harwell Motors is proud to offer a 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 402 4 speed car. This car is loaded with a 1970 402, 4 speed transmission, power windows, bucket seats with console, power disc brakes, power steering, tilt, rally wheels, factory AC (missing under the hood parts)12 bolt rear end, dual exhaust, black vinyl top and more. The body is very solid with old paint and really needs to be painted back to the factory Cortez silver.

Source: Harwell Motor Cars

Found: 5/12/2010

Comments: Another manual transmission. This time is a Monte Carlo. That's pretty rare. And this one had a big block. Should be fun, but it will it terrible gar mileage. That's the idea behind the "Anti-Mini."


1968 Ford Mustang C/S - $17,900

Description: Clean California built car, documented California Special, beautiful Ford bright red paint, black vinyl interior, matching numbers 289 ci engine, Holley 2 bbl, factory intake & exhaust manifolds, chrome breather & valve covers, Unilite distributor, power front disc brakes, automatic transmission, bucket seats, factory floor shifter, factory dash, Pioneer am-fm-cd, original seat belts, dual exhaust, factory rear end, BF Goodrich Radial TA tires, factory GT wheels, factory jack with spare, fog lights, hood pins, functional hood mount turn signal indicators, California Special side scoops & spoilers, Marti Report, Ready to Cruise!

Source: Southern Motors

Found: 5/12/2010

Comments: Yes... this is very far from my budget of $0. But that will change and I love the California Special with the sequential taillights. I could go over budget on a Mustang like this.


1972 Chevrolet Corvette 454 - $14,900

Description: Harwell Motors is proud to offer a real 1972 Chevrolet Corvette 454. This car has a running 1972 402, automatic turbo 400 transmission, power windows, Factory AC, leather seats, power disc brakes, tilt telescopic wheel, power steering, rally wheels, and more. The frame and bird cage are solid and body is in good shape. The paint is old and showing age but would make for a driver. Interior looks to be original and is showing age. This would be a very easy car to do and is a real 454 Corvette.

Source: Harwell Motor Cars

Found: 5/12/2010

Comments: I could not pass up a big block Corvette, even it not a numbers matching car. This car could be a lot of fun as a driver/project car. The price is pretty decent for a Chrome Bumper Vette as well.


1981 Chevrolet Corvette - $13,900

Description: Silver Blue exterior, code correct Dark Blue leather interior, painted glass t-tops. Numbers matching 180hp 350ci engine, automatic transmission, posi rear-end. This Corvette is in very nice condition, and has obviously been well cared-for. The paint on this car appears to be newer, and shows very few flaws with an excellent shine. Glass t-tops have been painted on the outside to match the car, but are in very good condition nonetheless with no cracks or breaks.

Source: Buy A Vette

Found: 4/23/2010

Comments: This is the Corvette that came out right after I graduated high school. So if I were some rich, brat kid this could have been my first car. Ha Ha! And this is my color. I really liked the look of these Corvettes when they were new, and would have no trouble with this one in place of a 68-72 Chrome Bumper version.


1972 Chevrolet El Camino - $11,900

Description: Harwell Motors is proud to offer a 1972 Chevrolet El Camino. This car has a great running GM 350 crate motor, automatic transmission, 10 bolt rear end, power steering, power disc brakes, factory AC car but is missing the compressor, SS stripes, new 18 inch wheels and new tires, dual exhaust and more. It runs and drives great with excellent power. The body is solid and has nice drive paint. Interior shows well and is very presentable. This is a great looking El Camino that is priced right so it wont last long.

Source: Harwell Motor Cars

Found: 5/27/2010

Comments: Enough with the Mustangs, Montes and Vettes. Here is my favorite car this month not on my short list. The bench seat is perfect since I have two boys I need to drive around once in a while. The nailed the look with this one. If it looks as good in person as it does in the pictures I would buy it on the spot.


1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - $15,995

Description: Excellent body and paint. Ram Air 350. New 17" wheels and tires, mint interior, power disc brakes, factory tach and gauges. No know rust, CD player, console shifter.

Source: Premium Motors

Found: 2/16/2010

Comments: Here is a perfect example of a car I did not put on my short list, but like it very much. I really like this body style of Olds, and that Ram Air hood it the best of the bunch from GM in the day. If this car was near by when I was looking i could look past of lot of Mustangs and buy this car.


1972 Chevrolet Nova Yenko - $12,900

Description: Harwell Motors is proud to offer a 1972 Chevrolet Nova Yenko clone. This car has a great running 327, power disc brakes, power steering, automatic transmission, new 15 inch Torque thrust D wheels with new BFG tires, new red interior, black yenko striping, headers with dual exhaust, 10 bolt rear end, and more. The body is solid with nice driver paint. The interior has been redone and is in excellent condition. It runs an drives great and turns heads every where you go.

Source: Harwell Motor Cars

Found: 5/12/2010

Comments: I would put the Nova on my short list, but I find so many that i think are overpriced. The worst is the number of Yenko Deuce clones. I see Novas fro sale in the 20s and 30s because they put some stripes on it. This one is priced right. It is priced what a nice Nova should go for... without changing an extra $15K because he put 500 bucks worth of stripes on it. If more Novas were priced appropriately like this one I would add it to my short list.


1972 Chevrolet Nova - $13,900

Description: Gorgeous Candy Apple Red with Black Stripes. Black Leatherette Interior. 350 Cubic Inch V-8 with Muncie 4 Speed Transmission. Working Air Conditioning. Power Disc Brakes and Power Steering. Dual Exhaust. Bucket Seats. Custom Sound System. Custom Mags on Raised White Letter BF Goodrich Radial TAs. Beautiful Chrome. Very Nice Throughout. Runs, Drives Excellent.

Source: Gentle Touch Motor Cars

Found: 4/23/2010

Comments: Here is another rare Nova. Rare because it is priced reasonably.


1962 Chevrolet Impala - $9,900

Description: Harwell Motors is proud to offer a 1962 Chevrolet Impala. This car has a great running 283, power-glide automatic transmission, bucket seats with console, power steering, dual exhaust, SS trim and hub caps, and more. This car runs and drives great with good power. The interior is old school and still very presentable. The body has driver paint and a few patches in the trunk making this a very affordable driver.

Source: Harwell Motor Cars

Found: 5/12/2010

Comments: We will finish this month with a car I could never predict I would look at. I just have to see one while browsing and decide if I like it or not. This would make a great project car. It looks presentable in the pictures, and the paint defects would be fine while driving this car. I can see it now... first I would replace the seat covers with correct ones. Next I would add a 700-R4 or 200-4R overdrive transmission (Powerglides suck). I would add a few bolt on performance items to the engine just for fun. With the drive train sound I would attack the suspension. This car will handle like an overcooked piece of pasta. After the suspension was buttoned down I would start looking into swapping in a 409. This could make a great SS 409 that was drivable. How cool would that be. All of this could be done over a period of years as you drive it and enjoy it. She's real fine.. my 4-0-9!!!

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