Classic Car Watch
Bring-A-Trailer - What Cars I Follow

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.

April 2, 2017
By Scott Lewis

I used to love Bring-A-Trailer. When I first discovered the site it was a great place to find unusual, and less than unusual cars for sale. In the beginning they did not list cars themselves, they simply gave a link to where the car was for sale and provided editorial comments. Hmmm, that sounds familiar. Oh yea, I have been doing that with this column since 2004.

Then BaT started hosting auctions. Initially they would list a handful of cars at the same time (usually 8-10 cars). They all started and ended about on the same day.

Today, BaT does auctions more than their usual listing of cars on eBay, Craigslist, etc. That is a shame. However, they always get interesting cars on their auctions. I tend to follow a few regularly. It is addictive.

During the Christmas (2016) break I thought it would be interesting to track all the cars I found of interest, and write about them here. That turned out to be far more effort than I had imagined. I should have published this article at the beginning of February, instead of waiting until the beginning of April. Alas, there are a LOT of cars below, with just a couple of exceptions these are all from 2017, and links are provided to the original BaT page for the auction if you want more details.

This is the kind of research you should do (maybe not so crazy detailed) if you are in the market for any of these cars. It pays to know what the cars are actually selling for. In fact, you should also read all the comments for cars you are interested in. It is amazing how much you can learn about the cars from reading the comments that are going on during the auction.

With very rare exceptions I did not list a car if it did not meet its reserve. I did note it on a couple of cars, but generally it does not impact much. You care what they sell for. This is the market adjusting itself.

Today I will show you ALL the cars I followed this year (Jan-Mar 2017). Before we get to the individual cars, I want to tell you about the cars I gravitate toward on Bring-A-Trailer. I do this because these are cars I am genuinely interested in buying someday (when I can afford to start my own collection). I want to be able to keep my finger on the pulse of the market. I want to know if these cars are worth looking at as affordable cars to add to a collection.

By affordable I tend to want to find cars that can be bought for $15k or less. Although some cars, like modern era Porsche, I am looking at prices in the mid $20K. I give up on cars that sell for over $30K. I am curious as to which, if any, cars are trending up, so I can judge when is a good time to buy, and when it is too late to jump on board and get something affordable.

Here are my favorite cars to follow on BaT:

1) Mercedes 560SL (and 450SL and others). I really like these cars. I have not done enough research on them to know for sure I want one now. I know someone that owns one and I will surely buy him lunch some day and pick his brain on them. I would NOT buy a 380SL. I had a friend that owned one and he said they are truly slow, and still get bad gas mileage. If you see me following them it is because I want to know they are staying low in price. When the 380SL starts rising in price it is because, as a trend, the 450 & 560 cars are getting more expensive and raising the tide (a rising tide raises all boats).

2) Older Affordable Porsche - 928, 944 & 914. The often forgotten water cooled Porsches. I always had a fondness for them in the 80's as I was getting into cars. Mainly because they looks great (when new) compared to the "old" looking 911. Back in the day I noticed that a LOT of 911s sounded very tinny as they aged. Their exhaust seems to make them sound more and more like a Beetle as they got older. This is most likely my own impression, but I remember a friend looking at them in the late 80's and not liking some of them for the same reason. Car & Driver once did a massive comparison of all cars for handling and crowned the Porsche 944 as the best handling car in the world. The 928 is a great luxury GT car. Truly a Grand Touring car. And it's just easy to lump in the old VW based 914 in here for simplicity.

3) Modern Porsche - Boxster, Cayman & 911. I am Porsche heavy on this list, and no... these modern Porsche do NOT fall in my typical under $15K preferred range. These are cars I would normally go to AutoTrader to look at, but they show up frequently on BaT, so it pays to keep an eye on them hoping they are affordable for say... $25K. I love to follow Boxsters/Cayman from 2005 on. Of course, the unloved 996 (1999-2004) 911 is actually a very good car, and I really hope that an early 997 (2005+) could be attainable.

4) Datsun Z. I just missed the opportunity to buy a 1976 280 Z from the original owner back in 1981. The day before I went to see the car I got into an accident with my mother's car and I had to use the money I had saved to pay for the deductible on my mom's car. I told a friend about the Z and he bought it. I always had a fondness for them because it was "this close" to being my first car. Also, the second copy of Car and Driver I bought had an article on the new (at the time) 280ZX Turbo. I really liked it.

5) Early Miata & RX-7. I like to follow super low mileage Miata examples. I almost, definitely, kinda want one of these. They make great weekend cars, and there is no reason you could not drive them daily. I love the simplicity. A friend had a 1990, and had to park it in my garage back in 1994 for six weeks. I think I took it to work about 20 times during that time. It was not perfect, but it was fun to drive. I also have an odd fondness for the first gen RX-7, so I tend to follow those as well.

6) Toyota MR2. These do NOT come up for sale much. I love these little cars. I had a friend back in NY that had a Gen 1 and a Gen 2 (the same friend that bought the 280Z above). I really want to get a second gen version someday. They look like a miniature Ferrari.

7) Assorted BMW. When I started reading car magazines in the early 80s, performance was just barely starting to make a comeback from the dismal 70s. BMW was on the rise, so I have a fondness for the 3-Series. I then remember really liking the larger 6-Series coupe, and as we drift into modern times I loved the bold look of the 8-Series. So I tend to follow these older Beamers.

8) Weird stuff. Of course, I can't help myself when I see something completely out in left field, like a 1982 Avanti, 1970 Chrysler 300 Convertible, 1980 Fiat X1/9 or even a 1976 AMC Pacer. Finally, I like to see what some Muscle Cars go for, even though they do not come up often on BaT.

Now for ALL the cars I followed this year (so far). I will never do this much research for an article again. It was grueling keeping up with it all.

Mercedes SL - Notice there are plenty here in what I call an affordable range. Basically this tells me you should have no trouble finding a pretty nice example for well under $20K. Granted, this is not a complete list of cars, and some exceptional copies sold on BaT for well above $20K. I would want a nice driver, so I ignored those. Here are the cars that give me hope that I can buy one for a reasonable amount to add to a collection and enjoy driving it.

2004 Mercedes-Benz SL600 (link)
SOLD ON 3/31/17 FOR $19,000
Comments: I would not get a 12 cylinder car to start my collection. I followed this car because I am very interested in getting a 2006-2009 SL500/SL550 next year.

1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL (link)
SOLD ON 3/21/17 FOR $24,000
Comments: Very nice car, but more than I would spend unless the color was exactly what I wanted.

Euro 1979 Mercedes-Benz 350SL (link)
SOLD ON 3/16/17 FOR $22,000
Comments: I usually stop following these when they go over $20K. However, this car looks so nice. The slight dark blue color, with the small European bumpers, and the unusual 350 engine and the 4 speed. If I was in the market at the time of the auction I would have participated even after it went over $20K.

1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL (link)
SOLD ON 3/14/17 FOR $15,500
Comments: Not sure about black, but otherwise a nice car at a reasonable price.

1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL (link)
SOLD ON 2/17/17 FOR $9,401
Comments: See, you get get a decent driver for a nice price.

43K-Mile 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL (link)
SOLD ON 2/15/17 FOR $15,600
Comments: Low mileage and nice price. Not a fan of the color, but still a good buy.

1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL (link)
SOLD ON 2/10/17 FOR $10,750
Comments: Again, nice driver for a nice price. I still want a better color.

1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL (link)
SOLD ON 1/25/17 FOR $15,000
Comments: This is it! Bobby Ewing's SL from the TV show Dallas. This is the color I would totally go after. I would have been in the think of it on this car.

1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL, Red on Tan, 86K miles, A/C (link)
SOLD ON 1/18/17 FOR $17,100
Comments: Another red car. I want one.

1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL (link)
SOLD ON 12/22/16 FOR $9,500
Comments: Affordable driver, but not a fan of the color.


Old Porsche - Many 928's are getting expensive. Just looking at the list by itself they would seem to be all over between $10K-$26K. But it seems like the really nice ones are climbing. Not enough 944's made this list to make a call on anything, but at least I saw enough to know I could get one someday. 914's are here just for fun. I don't know if I would ever really get one.

No Reserve: 1986.5 Porsche 928S (link)
SOLD ON 3/31/17 FOR $11,500
Comments: Nice buy. Car had some minor issues, but the price reflects that reasonably. I likely would have bid if I were in the market.

1984 Porsche 944 (link)
SOLD ON 3/30/17 FOR $5,100
Comments: Fantastic car... but for the automatic. Which is why the low price. Still interesting.

28K-Mile 1986 Porsche 928S 5-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 3/29/17 FOR $20,750
Comments: Without digging to deep into this car, I just like it. I prefer the slightly later model cars with the flush mount taillights, but this car does have the 5.0 liter motor and a manual!!!!

1975 Porsche 914 2.0L (link)
SOLD ON 3/30/17 FOR $17,000
Comments: I think I have to get used to the fact that nice 914s are going for over $15K.

1989 Porsche 928 S4 (link)
Sold on 3/24/17 for $19,928
Comments: Note my favorite, so it seemed pricey to me. But it tells you that nice drivers are still available under $20K

1988 Porsche 944 (link)
SOLD ON 3/22/17 FOR $7,600
Comments: This car was in Canada, so extra cost for shipping and customs tax. But the price was right for a great driver.

1984 Porsche 944 (link)
SOLD ON 3/20/17 FOR $5,600
Comments: This one has some issues, and the price reflects that.

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo (link)
SOLD ON 3/16/17 FOR $16,190
Comments: I was not a fan of this color or wheels, but it was a low mileage turbo, and sold for a reasonably amount.

1989 Porsche 944 S2 (link)
SOLD ON 3/17/17 FOR $15,750
Comments: I did not research this, but I think the S2 is the best performing non-turbo 944. This car looked very clean had a recent timing belt, so why not. The price seems spot on.

1988 Porsche 928 S4 (link)
SOLD ON 3/17/17 FOR $13,000
Comments: I really like this one. A nice driver quality car for a reasonable sum.

56K-Mile 1987 Porsche 928 S4 (link)
Reserve Not Met @ $16,500
Comments: I don't know what to make of this one. Very low mileage, so bidding should have gone higher, but maybe the bidders are smarter than me.

1973 Porsche 914 2.0L (link)
SOLD ON 3/8/17 FOR $19,500
Comments: This was a super clean 914. I just don't know if I could justify spending this much on one. Pass.

1988 Porsche 928 S4 (link)
SOLD ON 3/3/17 FOR $18,000
Comments: I like this car, but would prefer a color, not silver. Otherwise I would have bid on it.

1984 Porsche 944 (link)
SOLD ON 3/1/17 FOR $10,550
Comments: I love it. This was a 58K miles car with a recent timing belt service. That's the important stuff. I'm in. I would loved to have bid on this car.

43K-Mile 1987 Porsche 928 S4 (link)
SOLD ON 2/24/17 FOR $26,000
Comments: Wow, a nice low mileage 928 S4... in resale red. I don't think I would go this high on a 928, but it does seem worth it. I would hold our for something more affordable as I am looking for a driver.

1987 Porsche 928 S4 (link)
SOLD ON 2/17/17 FOR $23,917
Comments: See what lack of red does... $2K less than the red one. Still out of my range for a 928.

1974 Porsche 914 2.0L (link)
SOLD ON 2/15/17 FOR $16,000
Comments: Nice car. Just a touch over what I would want to pay. But if I was bidding I could see getting pushed over budget for this.

1990 Porsche 928 S4 (link)
SOLD ON 2/10/17 FOR $26,000
Comments: Another S4 selling in the mid $20K range. I guess I just need to stick with a S2.

No Reserve: 38K-Mile 1987 Porsche 944 (link)
SOLD ON 2/6/17 FOR $12,500
Comments: This is it! low mileage, well maintained 944 with a recent timing belt and in resale red. I would have bid on this if I was ready to buy. I will be looking for something like this next year.

1973 Porsche 914 2.0L (link)
SOLD ON 1/23/17 FOR $13,250
Comments: Now we're talking. Under $15k for a nice 914, and one with A/C. Sign me up... for bidding.

Euro 1979 Porsche 928 5-Speed (link)
Sold on 1/17/17 for $10,000
Comments: This car was rough, but if you just was a driver you have to decide if it is too rough. Seemed mechanically sound, so spend some time reading the entire description and then go through all the comments. 

Early Miata - These are so cute. I know, they are a chick's car. Not really. These make fantastic weekend cars. And they are always affordable as far as I can see. Even super low mileage examples can be had for a $10K budget. And these are well known for reliability. What's not to like.

18K-Mile One-Owner 1993 Mazda Miata (link)
SOLD ON 3/21/17 FOR $8,400
Comments: See... under 20k miles for under $10k. What are you waiting for. If I decide to get one it will be very hard to pick which one. I could end up with too many.

2005 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5 (link)
Reserve not met on 3/21/17 at $8,526
Comments: What was the reserve? Seems like it could have sold. I did not do any research to see why, maybe it is worth more.

2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5 (link)
SOLD ON 3/2/17 FOR $12,500
Comments: This might have been why the red one above did not sell. Likely the seller saw this and it affected his reserve.

66K-Mile 1995 Mazda MX-5 Miata (link)
SOLD ON 2/20/17 FOR $6,000
Comments: I love it. This car is a perfect weekend toy. 66K miles and a 5 speed, what more do you want? Well, color would help, but so what. I just want to go for a drive in the Texas Hill Country.

No Reserve: 37K-Mile 1995 Mazda Miata M Edition (link)
Sold on 1/19/17 for $8,855
Comments: This is too easy. A low mileage special edition car for under $10k. I can't wait to start bidding.

23K-Mile 1994 Mazda Miata (link)
Sold on 1/12/17 for $10,312
Comments: Oops, just a tick over $10k. But this car is a time capsule. I would have been bidding.

59K-Mile 1995 Mazda Miata (link)
SOLD ON 3/10/17 FOR $7,400
Comments:  They're everywhere. This one even includes a hardtop. I am totally digging the blue color, too. 

Toyota MR2 - There are far too few of these on BaT. But I love them, and will keep following them.

1993 Toyota MR2 (link)
SOLD ON 3/31/17 FOR $9,750
Comments: This is a bit of a Frankenstein car, bit price was reasonable. I like it. Good auction.

1991 Toyota MR2 Coupe 5-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 2/1/17 FOR $5,600
Comments: See. its a miniature Ferrari. And a blast to drive. This one was nice, but I want a red one.

No Reserve: 62K-Mile 1986 Toyota MR2 (link)
Sold on 1/11/17 for $10,750
Comments: See what resale red does for a car. I am a little surprised it went over $10K. I would have hoped for $8k. And likely I would have been bidding if I was flush with cash, so who knows.

Datsun Z Cars - Ever since missing out on buying a 76 280Z back in 1980, I have always liked these.

1974 Datsun 260Z (link)
SOLD ON 3/31/17 FOR $9,600
Comments: This was a strange car, but the price made it something to consider.

1989 Nissan 240SX (link)
Reserve not met on 3/23/17 at $7,900
Comments: This is not a Z car. Well, I had high hopes it was going to be a modern interpretation of the original 240Z. I think the price seemed fair. Should have sold.

L28ET-Powered 1973 Datsun 240Z 5-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 3/22/17 FOR $29,250
Comments: Wow... way more than I would ever bid on a 240Z.

1996 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo 5-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 3/22/17 FOR $15,000
Comments: Still not a proper Z, but I liked it enough to want to know what it would go for.

35K-Mile 1996 Nissan 240SX (link)
Sold on 3/15/17 for $7,450
Comments: My sister-in-law own a 240SX back in the day. I liked it, though it felt down on power for what it was. I still have a bit of fondness for these cars.

1970 Datsun 240Z (link)
Reserve not met on 2/15/17 at $11,000
Comments: Not sure, but looked nice enough I would have reached out to the seller after the auction to see what they wanted for it.

23K-Mile 1980 Datsun 280ZX (link)
SOLD ON 2/13/17 FOR $12,500
Comments: I really like this one.

1996 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo 5-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 2/10/17 FOR $15,750
Comments: Again... curious.

1973 Datsun 240Z (link)
Sold on 1/16/17 for $14,799
Comments: Not a fan of the color.

Assorted BMW - I can't help but liking these.

1997 BMW M3 Sedan 5-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 3/30/17 FOR $15,050
Comments: I like it. I would prefer a coupe, of course. Nice car.

60K-Mile 2000 BMW M Roadster (link)
Sold on 3/23/17 for $14,500
Comments: This is a LOT of sports car for the money. Kind of love it or hate it styling, though.

16K-Mile 2003 BMW M3 Coupe 6-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 3/15/17 FOR $27,750
Comments: Nice car, but too rich for my blood. Probably well worth it though. I just can't justify that much for what has to be a second car (for me).

1974 BMW 2002tii (link)
SOLD ON 3/14/17 FOR $22,565
Comments: Seems like a good price. Not sure I would have gone that high though.

1995 BMW M3 Coupe 5-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 3/13/17 FOR $16,888
Comments: Now we're talking. I like this one a lot.

No Reserve: 1989 BMW 325i Convertible 5-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 3/8/17 FOR $8,200
Comments: OK, I am going to take flak for this one. It is a total chic's car. But it is so cute I just want to drive it to the beach. I would have totally been bidding on this car if I had cash to spend.

1987 BMW M6 (link)
SOLD ON 3/3/17 FOR $25,500
Comments: A friend in the restoration business tells be to avoid cars from the 80s. They have terrible build quality. But I live the look of this car. I feel bad for wanting one.

1991 BMW 850i (link)
SOLD ON 2/21/17 FOR $13,750
Comments: I love these cars. However, I would likely get an 840i. If anything goes wrong with that 12 cylinder engine, or the computer that runs it... you will likely be looking to do an LS swap. It would be far cheaper.

No Reserve: 1995 BMW M3 Coupe 5-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 2/15/17 FOR $15,750
Comments: $15K seems to be a reasonable price for these. Good to know.

59K-Mile 2006 BMW M3 Convertible 6-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 2/13/17 FOR $16,285
Comments: An E46 M3 convertible with a manual and only around 5k miles per year. This is why I do this, check on cars all the time. I would have bid ion this car if it came up next year. Bonus it was located in Texas for an easy drive home.

1982 BMW 320i 5-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 2/6/17 FOR $8,775
Comments: This is what I remember seeing when I first got into cars, and thought they were pretty cool.

One-Owner 1997 BMW M3 (link)
SOLD ON 2/2/17 FOR $14,750
Comments: Not a fan of the color, but this car wears it very well. I would have been in the thick of it with this car.

1999 BMW M Roadster (link)
SOLD ON 2/1/17 FOR $11,900
Comments: Again, love it or hate it styling, but a ton of sports car for the money.

1982 BMW 320i 5-Speed (link)
Sold on 1/11/17 for $5,125
Comments: Are these cars good? This price makes this car practically disposable. I want to drive one and see if it would make a nice weekend toy.

1995 BMW 840CI (link)
Sold on 1/6/17 for $12,555
Comments: I can definitely see myself getting one of these someday.

1995 BMW M3 5-Speed (link)
Sold on 1/4/17 for $9,500
Comments: The mileage was a little high on this one, which is why I assume the low price. I really like the color and as a weekend driver it might be perfect.

1997 BMW M3 Sedan 5-Speed (link)
Sold on 12/30/16 for $13,345
Comments: Nice car, reasonable price.  

Modern Porsche - Here is where we get into looking for potential daily drivers. Well, I would still keep my current Ford Focus as a backup car. As best I can tell from the market (both from BaT and in general), the 996 version of the 911 (1999-2004) has bottomed out. Cars with more mileage than the 1999 911 Cabriolet my ex-wife and I sold back in 2009 are going for more money than we got back then. That's a bit crazy. Granted, hers was a tiptronic, so that had to hurt the price. But overall, I think the 996 is going up if just a little for nice ones, which means that in another couple of years they will be going up even more. Granted, it will be harder and harder to find nice, relatively low mileage examples. And if you buy one you might start thinking that way and not put a lot of miles on them. That would be a shame. I also seem to think the early 997 (the 997 went from 2005-2012) has also bottomed out, and seems to be hovering above the price of 996's. This is likely the time to buy these before they go up in value.

7K-Mile 2008 Porsche Cayman 5-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 3/31/17 FOR $27,500
Comments: Nice. I really like this sale.

2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 6-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 3/29/17 FOR $16,000
Comments: 151k miles is why this one was so cheap. As a weekend car it might still be worth it. Good buy.

2008 Aston Martin V8 Vantage (link)
Sold on 3/24/17 for $30,307
Comments: What is an Aston Martin doing in a Porsche list. I kind of think of it as competition for a 911, and at the price this went for it is not that much more than a decent 997 991 of the same era.

2002 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe (link)
SOLD ON 3/21/17 FOR $19,000
Comments: Wow, a LOT of sports car for the money. Yes, the Porsche snobs will look down on this car. But if this is your entry to Porsche, this car is perfect. I could see myself with this and driving it daily (but holding on to my Ford Focus in case of maintenance and repairs).

1999 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 6-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 3/14/17 FOR $24,000
Comments: I love the aero kit on this car. But is that enough to justify $5k more than the car above?

17K-Mile 2006 Porsche Cayman S 6-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 3/6/17 FOR $28,750
Comments: This is right near the top of my budget for next year. But the super low mileage would have me thinking hard to bid on something like this.

No Reserve: 2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 6-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 2/28/17 FOR $23,350
Comments: Initially I want to say it's a good buy. But it has 151k miles. I am not sure I would have gone this high myself.

2006 Porsche Cayman S 6-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 2/22/17 FOR $26,000
Comments: Nice! However, the boring silver color would have probably kept me away.

1999 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 6-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 2/21/17 FOR $16,250
Comments: I don't like the color, but otherwise a nice buy.

2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 6-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 2/13/17 FOR $18,250
Comments: Perfect. Reasonable mileage (76k) and a great price. I would have been all over this car.

Other - I can't always explain these. Yes, there are a couple of nice Muscle Cars here. But there is some pretty strange stuff too. I can't help myself. My I have a garage larger that 2 cars... I would be thinking about each one of these.

1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia (link)
SOLD ON 3/31/17 FOR $10,075
Comments: Interesting

No Reserve: 1977 Honda Accord (link)
SOLD ON 3/29/17 FOR $4,878
Comments: It's so cute. And the price makes it practically disposable. I would love going to Cars & Coffee in this... and hold my head up high!

1965 Ford Mustang (link)
Sold on 3/24/17 for $14,750
Comments: I am not a fan of the white vinyl top. However it works, particularly with the two-tone interior. Absolutely love the color and the Pony Interior and the wood grain dash, steering wheel and glove box. All that's missing is some more fake wood grain on the console. I would have bought this car if I had the chance.

600HP 1975 Chevrolet Laguna S3 (link)
Sold on 3/23/17 for $14,750
Comments: See, this car is just NUTS. But I had to follow it. And the price... I would have been in on it. Come on, a bad ass Muscle Car with a 600hp engine. Why not?

GS-Style 1970 Buick Skylark 350 (link)
SOLD ON 3/22/17 FOR $18,000
Comments: I love it. No, it is not a GS it is a clone. But the price is very reasonable for a super clean Skylark. The GS bits just work. Granted, this car had buckets and a console. I would not have followed it otherwise.

1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (link)
SOLD ON 3/21/17 FOR $30,500
Comments: I fully expected this car to go for more. So, next year my budget is $25030K. However, for a truly special car I would stretch that a little. Let's see: Real Mach1, check; 390 big block, check; 4 speed, check; air conditioning, double check. That's special enough to go a little over $30k.

1972 Dodge Challenger (link)
SOLD ON 3/20/17 FOR $30,100
Comments: I would absolutely bid on this car if this was a year latter and I was shopping for a classic with $30K budget. I love this car as-is.

1972 Datsun 510 4-Speed (link)
Reserve not met on 3/15/17 at $8,750
Comments: Nice weekend toy for the money! I like it.

47K-Mile 1982 Mazda RX-7 (link)
SOLD ON 3/10/17 FOR $7,500
Comments: I am a sucker for these, and would have been on this car.

5K-Mile 1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 (link)
SOLD ON 3/8/17 FOR $21,000


1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu 396 (link)
SOLD ON 3/2/17 FOR $20,300


1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 4-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 2/28/17 FOR $17,000


No Reserve: 1976 MG Midget (link)
SOLD ON 2/22/17 FOR $3,300


1982 Avanti II (link)
SOLD ON 2/17/17 FOR $17,250
Comments: Very interesting.

1970 Chrysler 300 Convertible - High Bid:  (link)
Reserve Not Met at $10,718
Comments: I love these huge fuselage cars, especially with the hide-a-way headlights. I really would have liked to seen this car sell. Had I had the cash, I would have reached out and tried to buy it outside the auction depending on how much the seller wanted for it.

1980 Fiat X1/9 (link)
Sold on 2/8/17 for $14,750
Comments: Really? Over $14K? Are these worth that much? Not to me anyway. I would have been in on the bidding until it went over $10K. But that's just me.

1976 AMC Pacer (link)
SOLD ON 2/1/17 FOR $9,100
Comments: Wayne's World! I love it. Very nice buy!

No Reserve: One-Owner 1991 Saab 900 Turbo Convertible 5-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 1/30/17 FOR $17,250

1967 Cadillac Eldorado (link)
Sold on 1/26/17 for $10,313


13K-Mile 1991 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 (link)
SOLD ON 1/24/17 FOR $22,555


1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega 5-Speed (link)
SOLD ON 1/24/17 FOR $13,150