Classic Car Watch
Slow Classics Driven Fast

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.

October 1, 2013
By Scott Lewis

This month in my Car Corner column I wrote about driving slow cars fast. That is best done with sport cars that happen to be low on horsepower. 

The car that inspired this for my was a Fiat X1/9 I saw for sale last year for $3,700. At that Introductory paragraph goes here. For that amount of money how could you loose? That car looked very nice, though I did not get a chance to get a close look before it was gone from the parking spot I saw it at.

Next up... when I think about driving slow cars fast I think heavily about the Porsche 944... not the Turbo. The Turbo got pretty quick. But the non-turbo had less than 200 horsepower, but was one of the best handling cars in its day. I would love a nice low mileage one. And they are out there, and they are affordable.

Let's see what else I found that seems slow... at least slow by today's standards. Think about this... a new V-6 Camry will beat every car below in a drag race. But which would you rather drive? I would choose any car below to a Camry.

1983 Porsche 944 - $7,995

Description: 1983 Porsche 944 for sale in our Louisville showroom. This 1983 Porsche 944 has been restored to it's original glory when it was the affordable option for American car buyers. The cherry red exterior paint just screams FAST and will turn heads. The Volkswagen designed 2.5L 8V 4 CYL engine has plenty of power for the light weight car, but also has great fuel efficiency that was uncommon for the era. The 2.5L engine is hooked to a 5 speed manual transmission so you'll get your monies worth driving around town. This 1983 Porsche 944 is a recent restoration, and looks the part. The black vinyl interior is in great shape from carpet to headliner.

Source: Gateway Classic Cars

Found: 9/15/2013

Comments: This car gets listed first for two reasons. 1) Click on that first image. I looks soooo pretty. 2) The price. Too bad no mention of A/C, but nothing a quick phone call couldn't hurt.

1985 Porsche 944 - $9,995

Description: This is a great example of a true period correct Porsche 944 with great history and with only 64,323 miles same owner for the last 17 years, wheels, interior and paint is all in excellent shape. This is a 1985 1/2 which gives it the newer style wheels and newer style dash big difference in this mid year car. This car just had AC recharged a few hundred miles ago and blows ice cold also done within the last 800 miles was the Timing Belt, water pump and all belts at a tune of $2,280.00. This car runs and drives excellent don't miss this great car at a great price! Books, Records and both sets of keys and wheel lock keys

Source: Lakeside LLC Imports & Unique Autos

Found: 9/15/2013

Comments: This is just about perfect. I reasonably low mileage car. And the timing belt was done (a true necessity on these cars).

1984 Porsche 944 - $13,500

Description: 1984 Porsche 944. Black with black interior, AM/FM CD stereo. The car has been in an enclosed garage since new. It only has 44214 actual miles, tires are 90%, paint and interior are original and in excellent condition. If you are looking for a fun low mileage Porsche this is the car for you.

Source: Auto Quest Investment Cars

Found: 9/15/2013

Comments: Again, the absence of A/C in the ad. But lower mileage, we like that.

1986 PORSCHE 944 - High Bid $13,900

Description: We picked this 944 up last season. What can we say about the car except this is as nice as they get. All service on this 944 is up to date and work rendered is listed below. Where else can you buy a brand new 25 year old Porsche 944? All records, mileage, and history all check out with AutoCheck. We are looking to give it a nice home. You will not be disappointed with this car in any way. RECENT WORK RENDERED: Timing belt, Balance shaft belt. Rollers, Tensioners, Water pump, Complete Tune up, All fluid changes, brakes, New disc in clutch, New tires last year.

Source: eBay Motors

Found: 9/25/2013

Comments: I was a little surprised this did not sell for $13,900. But it does have only 28k miles, so that should be worth something.

1984 Porsche 944 - $10,999

Description: Yes the mileage is correct! Original 34,000 miles on this garage kept, 2 owner car! This cars drive as new and is ready to go to a new home. - A/C blows cold. - Nearly full depth tread on tires. - Interior shows very little wear. - $450 detail makes this car absolutely beautiful clean and polished in and out (even the wheel wells and back sides of the rims are clean).

Source: VIP Motors

Found: 9/15/2013

Comments: This looked like the nicest 944 I could find... for under $15k at least. And all sounds perfect... until you see it has an automatic. Yikes! Slow cars driven fast is fun, slow cars with automatics? That's something else.

1972 Porsche 914 Targa - eBay Buy It Now $8,200

Description: 4 Cyl, 1.7L with dual 2bbl Webers, This Two Owner Beauty have spent its live in ID and CO. It has Power Brakes, Leather seats, Year matching radio with SD card reader and USB port, Targa Top, Factory Fog lights, Receipts since New as well as Original bill of sale. 34,248 Miles. Engine is in Good Shape, does not smoke, does not leak, nice and quiet. Gear box feels Perfect, shifts without any problems, without delay, and without noise. Clutch feels like new, Suspension is in Excellent shape, Car tracks nice and straight. There is No Evidence of any Electrical problems.

Source: eBay Motors

Found: 9/25/2013

Comments: I know... enough Porsches. We are almost done. I have always had a fondness for this VW powered Porsche. From the tons of photos of this car... it really looked excellent. I would buy this car today if I had $8,200 in the bank.

1974 Porsche 914 - eBay Winning Big $7,900

Description: Original 1.7lt Fuel Injected Engine, Original 5 Speed Transmission, Rare Factory Alloys (includes spare), Bilstein Shocks, Stainless Steel Heat Exchangers. The exterior of this Porsche is in good driver quality shape. This car has a older paint job finished in it's original L96D Color Silver Metallic. The undercarriage is Amazing and rust free and totally solid as a rock!! All the chrome and trim on the car are in beautiful condition and shines the way it did when it rolled off the showroom floor! The Targa top comes on and off with ease. Under the hood is all original and nicely detailed. This car runs and drives great and is a true blast to drive! The 1.7lt engine starts first time every time and has plenty of power. The 5-speed tranny shifts easily through all the gears and handles like a Go-Kart on steroids.

Source: eBay Motors

Found: 9/25/2013

Comments: This was a nice 914 that I watched sell for under 8 grand. Sweet!

1978 Fiat X1/9 - $8,000

Description: Original owner, bought Special Edition #1442 of 2000 new in 78. Maintained well, always garaged and has never seen snow or winter, stored in off seasons. 44,000 miles. Runs well. Has two problems, probably needs ground on fuel gauge, when full registers properly but shortly falls to the E. Also probably needs new headlight switch again, works but "winks" on occasion, on my 5th or 6th switch since buying the car. New Michelins last year and just replaced clutch slave this year. Have most records of maintenance from over the years. Been good to me for 35 years, now its your turn.

Source: AutoTrader Classic

Found: 7/29/2013

Comments: A short story... I had a friend in high school that had one of these... we car pooled once in a while to college. Next... I saw one of these at the local Cars & Coffee here last year... it looked very nice and I was going to get the number, but he left before I could. He had a for sale price on it of $3,700. It looked mighty nice.

I say all that because I do not know if this car is worth 8 grand. But it does fit this month's topic... and I wanted to get one in here. I was surprised I could not find more.

1980 Mazda RX-7 GS - eBay Sold For $12,850

Description: 1980 Mazda RX-7 GS Coupe 1.1L Rotary 5 Speed Only 41K miles. Unbelievably Nice, all Original, AC, 5 speed, Sunroof. I was astounded when I came across this original, unmolested, near perfect RX7. It is the best preserved 34 year old car I have ever seen. It looks fantastic, it drives great, and everything works, right down to the power antenna and cassette player.

Found: 8/19/2013

Comments: I would have no trouble paying this price for this car. I love it.

1979 Mazda RX-7 - $8,000

Description: Original owner, 72,000 miles, all original parts, matching numbers, pristine showroom condition. Air conditioning, 4 speed. Rare find. Always garaged, Looks & runs great, Low mileage, New paint, No accidents, One owner, Very clean interior, Well maintained.

Source: AutoTrader Classic

Found: 7/29/2013

Comments: I love the first generation RX-7. They were simple, not very fast, but handled very nicely.

1983 Mazda RX-7 - $4,495

Description: Air Conditioning, Cassette, AM/FM, Rear Defroster, This is a second series 1983 Mazda RX-7! Gray exterior with black leather interior. Equipped with 5 speed manual transmission. Has integrated plastic-covered bumpers, wide black rubber body side moldings, wrap around taillights and updated engine control components. 82K miles.

Source: Yono Broker Service

Found: 7/29/2013

Comments: Nice price.

1979 Mazda RX-7 - $4,995

Description: 2 Door, Red Exterior, Black/Red Interior 5 Speed Manual Transmission A/C, Alloy Wheels, CD, Rear Window Defroster, Good Tires, Runs Great. 71K miles.

Source: Southside Auto Mart

Found: 9/19/2013

Comments: Another really nice price.

1985 Volkswagen Golf GTI - eBay Winning Bid - $2,850

Description: Today’s GTI is a fantastic example of these concepts. Plenty of work has gone into making this GTI quick and beautiful, yet it remains so subtle and unostentatious that the uneducated would still pass it off as an ignorable 80s econocar. But the details make it special for VW fans, from the single-round headlights to the badgeless grill, the shaved moulding to the BBS RMs, not to mention the extensive work under the hood. It’s Volkswagen enthusiasm at its finest, resulting in a car that epitomizes the clean styling of the 80s while going the extra mile to make it special.

Source: eBay Motors

Found: 9/15/2013

Comments: This was the oldest GTI I could find at the time of print. It was a bit of a hot rod, but still kind of cool. And the price seemed right.

1989 Honda CRX Si - eBay High Bid - $5,000

Description: As an original, unmolested 2nd generation Honda CRX Si, this car is in great condition. With it's 1.6L 5-speed engine, this car is peppy and fun to drive but still very economical (currently gets 32 mpg in town) . Features include the standard factory power sliding roof, original Honda Am/Fm cassette, intermittent wipers, adjustable steering wheel, factory alloy wheels, cargo cover and added feature, factory installed A/C (which works and gets very cold). As mentioned previously, I am the original owner of this car, purchased on January 3, 1989. The original purchase price was $12,305.50 It has always been a smoke free car. It's exterior color is black, with the interior cloth seats of black with the gray/black strip inset. (recently recovered with original factory ordered materials) The body is in very good condition, with a few everyday type dings, with the exception of the small rust area on the factory sliding sunroof, which does not leak! Also, did you notice the low mileage on this car??? Only 138,000 miles!!!

Source: eBay Motors

Found: 8/28/2013

Comments: I had to get a CRX Si in here... since I owned one just like this... in black. I loved that car. It was my first new car.

1990 Honda CRX Si - eBay Winning Bid - $5,500

Description: This 1990 Honda CRX Si is a gorgeous gorgeous car. Is it rare? In this condition and in its 99% original state being this nice, I think so. It has been meticulously well taken care of by the same female owner since 1993 when the current title was issued. It is a pleasure to drive. This CRX Si runs, drives, looks, smells, and feels like much less than the 140 something highway miles its been driven. Check the car fax all the maintenance has been kept up. Timing belt included and this is ready to go another 150k miles. The tires are 195-60-14 Dunlops in fair condition. Exhaust is quiet and at some point the chrome Si twin tips corroded and they were replaced. Looks very good and as close to oem as I've seen. Remainder of the exhaust components appear original and oem without leaks. Engine runs perfect like a well kept Honda does. Axles are quiet. Interior is amazing. No tears in the fabrics on the seats. Drivers side shows and feels some wear but the pictures show that well. No fading of any kind. Seat Si colors are still vivid like when they were sold in 1990. Air conditioning blows ice cold.

Source: eBay Motors

Found: 9/25/2013

Comments: Very nice photos. A little more mileage, but looks very nice. I may have to really go looking for one of these someday.

1968 Datsun 510 - $9500

Description: Selling my 1968 Datsun 510. I have put a lot of work into this vehicle getting it to look in tip top shape again. I have tended to ever little detail on the vehicle and made it beautiful again. It is originally for Melloy Datsun here in Albuquerque.... spent its whole life in NM.Has 26,123 miles. 2nd owner of the vehicle and it sat for over 25 years with the original owner. It is a 4-Door with an L20-B with 32/36 Weber Carb and a 5 Speed Dog Leg Transmission. Has headers, the "datsun" steering wheel, original Datsun AM radio, slotted rotors, spare tire, Datsun jack, 2" exhaust with Flowmaster muffler. The interior for this year is beautiful, paint is excellent. This vehicle is very well maintained and babied.


Found: 9/3/2013

Comments: I vaguely remember these being the poor man's BWM 2002. Slow from the factory, but easy to modify to be fast... and handling was great.

1972 Datsun 240Z - $16,990

Description: 7,956 miles. Please call or email for more information.

Source: Yark Automotive Group

Found: 9/19/2013

Comments: Yea... you don't need much more of a description than under 8,000 miles. I want this car.

1971 Datsun 240Z - $14,000

Description: 1971 S30 240Z with L28 engine and 5 speed manual transmission. Around 95k on the body, I have no clue for the engine. This car spent most of its life in California, rust is not an issue with this car. I invite you to go ahead and feel free to look for some if you'd like. It has been in Virginia with me for the last 2 years. Aftermarket gauges by Speedhut. Nissan GTR pushbutton ignition switch.

Source: VA Driven Forum

Source: 9/15/2013

Comments: Hay, this looks like a nice 240Z hot rod. Probably one of the faster cars on this list though.

1973 Datsun 240Z - $7,000

Description: I have a very nice and original 1973 Datsun 240Z for sale. 4-speed manual. Air Conditioning. 26k miles. Original paint. Mechanically PERFECT! All gauges work, all electric works. Paint is very nice but it's a 40 year old car and has some rust spots. Clean Georgia Title and Carfax in hand! New tires on it. So much fun to drive, it's just a great car! Here some details of the history of the car: The previous owner was a 70 year old man. He bought the car brand new and was in his possession ever since. After his death his wife sold it to the local car dealer and I bought it from the dealership. Therefore the miles could be original.

Source: AutoTrader Classics

Found: 9/19/2013

Comments: Could be a 26k mile car. That would need to be checked out. The price is right regardless... and I dig the late model wheels.

1981 Datsun 280ZX - $14,900

Description: Check out this 1981 Datsun 280ZX hatchback coupe with less than 34,000 original miles. Powered by a fuel injected 2.8 liter inline 6 cylinder engine with a 5 speed manual transmission. Equipped with removable glass T-tops, power steering & brakes, air conditioning, power windows, factory AM/FM cassette stereo, power seats, remote mirrors, alloy wheels, and more.... Nice original 280ZX!

Source: Exotic Motor Cars

Found: 9/19/2013

Comments: I had a huge fondness for Z cars. See... the first car I almost bought was a 1976 Datsun 280Z. I had money in hand and was a day away form seeing (and hopefully buying) the car. Then I got in an accident with my mother's car. She made me pay for the deductible and some extra repairs. So I told a friend of mine about the car... and he bought it. I liked that car... even though it was an automatic. Also... one of the first "new" cars I ever read about was the Datsun 280ZX Turbo... which looked just like this.

1980 Datsun 280ZX - $14,950

Description: 1980 Datsun 280 ZX; 32000 Miles; T-Tops (With Sun Shields); Silver exterior; Blue cloth interior; One Owner; 6 Cylinder; 5 Speed transmission; Power steering; Power brakes; Power windows; Power mirrors; Air conditioning; Cruise control; AM/FM Cassette player; Never driven in rain or snow; Ziebart Rust-proofed; Perfect interior, All original except for replacement of some interior pieces that delaminated. The car is in great shape and is a great runner. I also have the original sticker, the owners manual and a Datsun Service Manual for the car. It is a One Owner car; ME!! All original.

Source: AutoTrader Classics

Found: 9/19/2013

Comments: I really like the two tone paint on the 280ZX. I think I have to save up for one of these.

1976 Datsun 280Z - $10,000

Description: ORIGINAL, ICONIC 70'S Z CAR Fully restored, always garaged and covered. No rust - NEVER driven in rain or wet road since restore; perfect mechanical condition. You can literally drive this car to Cali now. Restored Y2000 from bare metal up at Z Car Motorsports Florida with shop photos and receipts. Only 15K since restore. All glass, all seals, all suspension parts and bushings replaced; new, rare Datsun OEM dash. Fuel Injection, ignition, suspension and interior overhauled. Bumpers and Mags from '72 Z for better look. K&N Air filter and Monza exhaust for more HP. Second owner, acquired 1990. Original owners manual, shop manual, historical reference books and boxes of spare parts.

Source: AutoTrader Classics

Found: 9/19/2013

Comments: Here it is... a 1976 280Z... the one that got away! Only nicer!!!

1972 BMW 2002 - $16,900

Description: This beautiful BMW has been nicely restored with many subtle performance upgrades to make it a fun car that can be driven daily. List of modifications: 2.3 liter Hi-flow Metric Mechanic Engine rated @165 HP (8K miles) 5-speed transmission (Aardvark Racing) 3.91 Limited Slip Differential 40-40 Weber downdraft carburetor Stahl Header (8K miles) 2002 Turbo OE exhaust (8K miles) Large Sway Bars (Ireland Engineering) H&R Springs Billstein Shocks All new front and rear bushings Front and rear big brake kits (Aardvark Racing) New front windshield New rain gutters, belt line trim, New front fenders Repsrayed in 2008 Refreshed Carpeting CD 4-way sound system 320is Recaro Front Seats Front and rear seats reupholstered This is a turn-key car with all the bugs worked out. A BMW that truly begs to be driven!

Source: Automotion

Found: 9/19/2013

Comments: I love these cars. I didn't learn about them until after I started liking the BMW 320i from the early 80's onward. These can be very cool.

1973 BMW 2002 - $8,500

Description: This is a 1973 BMW 2002 with 40,140 miles on the odometer. The car is finished in Blue with a Tan vinyl interior. Overall the car is in very good condition and is structurally solid. This 1973 BMW 2002 was originally a California car and you can see from the pictures that there is very little rust. This was the last year of the 2002 with the more desirable round tail lights; not long on options but a very solid car to drive today and upon which to build in the future. The car runs and drives well, all the lights work and we believe that the miles are original. The structural condition of this car is second to none; the only rust is on the front right bottom fender and we took pictures to show. Additionally, look at the trunk area, as well as the strut and shock towers. All in excellent condition. The underside is in great condition, please note that the undercoating is beginning to peel; that's not rust. If you are in the market for a very desirable BMW 2002

Source: Silverstone Motorcars

Found: 9/19/2013

Comments: A better price. Might make a nice project car.

1974 BMW 2002 - $11,500

Description: Just in....This is a great little BMW 2002 in beautiful condition. The interior is in great shape and the car has had a recent paint job. All body panels look great and the pictures speak for themselves. The engine runs awesome and starts up immediately with a simple turn of the key. The car does not have air conditioning but the ventilation works great, heater and defroster all work, and it has a rare trouble free manually operated sliding/crank sunroof.

Source: Adams Classic & Collector Cars

Found: 8:41 PM 9/19/2013

Comments: I love the look of this little BMW hat rod. It just about the perfect 2002 for me.

1979 BMW 320i - $14,000

Description: The car really speaks for itself, great example of a "time capsule"...79' Euro 320i 6 cylinder. The car has 50,000 original KM, roughly 32,000 miles, and has all records.

Source: BimmerFest Forum

Found: 9/15/2013

Comments: Now this is close to my earliest memory of a BMW.

1988 BMW 325ix - $6,995

Description: 6 cylinder, 2.5L, 136k miles, 168hp, 5 speed manual transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power locks, cruise control, new 134 air conditioning, JVC AM/FM with single CD, remote and MP3 port, saddle color leather interior, recent complete tune up.

Source: Play Toys

Found: 9/15/2013

Comments: This is actually what I thought about when I started compiling this list. I wanted a 3-Series that was NOT special. I was hoping to find a coupe, but the convertible works. A total chick's car, except for the manual transmission.

1981 Toyota Celica Supra - eBay Sold For $14,995

Description: RARE 1981 Toyota Celica Supra Mark I. This car represents the top of the Celica range for the early 1980s, powered by a 6 Cylinder engine (rather than the 4 Cylinder in the regular Celicas), mated to a 5 Speed Manual Transmission. She is finished in Two-Tone Black and Silver (1981 only) over Burgundy leather, and features power windows, locks, and cruise control, as well as a 3 piece factory stereo system, and a sunroof. This Supra remains VERY original, as verified by the recent certification of Bloomington Gold Survivor status at the "Fingerprint Level", which is the highest level applicable to a vehicle less than 40 years old. For this certification, vehicles must be at least 30 years-old and be 75% unrestored and 75% factory original. There are less than 26,000 ORIGINAL MILES showing on the odometer. These miles were correctly documented at a transfer last year when the car was registered with PA antique title and license plate. The car remains OEM stock down to the Toyota brand battery that was replaced last year, the period correct tires, the original floor mats, and all 4 correct Koito brand headlights. This Supra was undercoated when new, and after having lived a literally sheltered life, I've not been able to find even a hint of rust. The car will be sold with many spares including a container of electrical parts, enough OEM oil filters to get you through 2020, a new OEM fuel filter, a stack of Factory Toyota Service Manuals and brochures, extra headlights, and more. Also included will be a (known good) used wiper motor, as the original has stopped working due to lack of use. This car is 33 years old and has NOT been restored, so expect subtle defects from age and use. That being said, I seriously doubt that there is a better preserved Mark I Supra left on the planet.

Source: eBay Motors

Found: 8/14/2013

Comments: I love it. The Supra was originally an option on the Celica, before it became its own model. I dig this car... it is a time capsule.

1978 Toyota Celica GT - $3,650.00 (eBay Buy It Now)

Description: 78 Toyota Celica GT Liftback, 5-Speed Manual Hatchback, Classic Young timer 20R. New Paint 5 Spd car good 4 Cyl Classic Hatchback Coupe. This car has the 4cyl. engine and it runs great. These cars are very reliable and get really good gas mileage especially with the 5-Speed Manual Transmission. This car has a 5-Digit Odometer and it shows 20K on it. This car is really clean and has been well cared for and is hard to tell the actual miles but I would probably say it has 120K on it.

Source: eBay Motors (1 Owner Car Guy)

Found: 8/24/2013

Comments: An interesting car for the money.

1975 Chevrolet Vega - $17,995

Description: 1975 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega for sale in our Louisville Kentucky Showroom. Forgotten quickly by Chevrolet, the Cosworth Vega was not forgotten by a core of knowledgeable enthusiasts. The Cosworth Vega is one of the rarest of Chevrolets, much rarer than that holy icon, the \'63 Corvette Split Window Coupe (~13,000 built). This #79 of #3508 Cosworth Vega came with a unique drivetrain and a level of trim that sits it apart from the standard Vega. When the Cosworth hit the showroom floor, it was the 2nd most expensive car that Chevrolet had ever sold???"for a mere $600 or so additional one could take delivery of a new Corvette. Those who bought Cosworths then, and those who wanted to but couldn\'t afford one until later in life, have long since come together to in a Club, joined by their respect, admiration and even love of this truly unique marque. This early Cosworth Vega comes with the original window sticker and much more documentation. The current owner is a professional painter and he took the car completely a part before treating this vehicle to a $10000.00 paint job.

Source: Gateway Classic Cars

Found: 9/19/2013

Comments: I was hoping to find more of these. I really dig them. I could not find a decent non-Cosworth Vega for this article.

1982 Fiat Spider - $11,995

Description: Debuting in 1966, the Fiat 124 Spider was an affordable way to get stunning Pininfarina coachwork at a very affordable price. Cars like this 1982 Turbo were a last-ditch effort to keep the brand viable in the US, and with only 700 built, they've suddenly become highly collectable pieces of Italian carrozzeria. Wearing a recent coat of Reef Blue paint, this little Italian still draws stares and compliments, This car has never been rusty, which is the death knell for many hand-built roadsters of the era, and it appears that this one has always been a treasured collectable. The seat covers are new, but the rest of the interior is original and in remarkably good order.A slick-shifting 5-speed gearbox is a delight, and the well-sorted suspension is agile yet supple enough to drive every day. There's nothing exotic underneath, and it is quite solid, which is always nice to see in an Italian convertible. Handsome alloy wheels now wear modern 195/60/14 Michelin radials. A fun alternative to a used Miata and with only 700 being built, and owners manual, this one is a sure-fire future collectable.

Source: Streetside Classics - Atlanta

Found: 9/19/2013

Comments: I remember reading about these little turbo Fiats when they came out. I wanted one then, but would not consider it in New York with snow and salt and such on the roads. Now that I live in Texas... I get a little nostalgia for this car.

1980 Fiat Spider - $12,990

Description: 1980 Fiat Spider 2000 with 42K miles. Please call or email for more information.

Source: Yark Automotive Group

Found: 9/19/2013

Comments: I little more "pure" that the turbo above. I like the mileage.

1988 Toyota MR2 - $5000

Description: 1988 Toyota MR2, 78k miles, excellent condition. 5 speed manual transmission. 2nd owner. Garaged since early 1990s. Maintained regularly, records kept. Please contact via email and provide phone number for call back. $5,000 firm.

Source: Craigslist

Found: 8/27/2013

Comments: The same friend that bought the 76 280Z that I was supposed to buy... eventually traded that car in on one of these. Then he traded this in for the second gen MR2. These are fun little run abouts.