Classic Car Watch
Currently on My Radar

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.

November 5, 2017
By Scott Lewis

It has been a few months since I showed you what cars are on my radar. This month I will update you on the top ten classic cars I am very interested in. What that means is this... if it were Spring of 2018 I would be calling about these cars. I like them all that much. I was hoping to keep the cars on this list to around $20K. I missed on a few, but they all had good reasons.

Take note of the brown Trans Am. This is a car I have been following since February and I have been watching the price drop steadily over all those months. I am not sure why. The car looks great. I guess it is the brown color instead of the classic black for a Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am.

1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am - $20,995 (link)

Description: WS6, Brown over Tan, 400, 4 speed, T-Tops, A/C

Comments: When I first saw this car it was priced at $26,995. I have seen the price drop about $1,000 every other month until it got to $20,995. This is were patience pays off. If this car is still around in the Spring of 2018 I will have to call and make arrangements to see it in person.

1970 Mercury Cougar Convertible - $17,995 (link)

Description: Black with white top and interior, powered by a 351 Windsor motor backed by a 3 speed automatic. Also includes power steering and power disc brakes.

Comments: My brother would love this. I like the price for a nice cruiser classic convertible. Obviously A/C will need to be added to enjoy it in San Antonio weather. And those wire wheels will have to be replaced. But the price makes these things easy to plan for.

1973 Chevrolet Corvette - $19,995 (link)

Description: Silver over Black, 350 Crate Motor, 4 Speed, A/C, etc.

Comments: This is just a clean Vette with a crate motor. Never going to be a #'s matching car... so never going to be truly valuable. That means we can drive it all we want and not be precious about it. I like that.

1982 Corvette Collector's Edition - $19,900 (link)

Description: 19,000 Original Miles! Original Silver-Beige Paint with Immaculate Original Silver-Beige Leather Interior. Body, paint, interior and Decals all in Immaculate Condition. Original Numbers Matching "Crossfire" 350 with Automatic Transmission. All of these Collector Editions came fully equipped with every option and this one even has the original factory ordered CB Radio!

Comments: I really like these. Think of them as a guilty pleasure. This is a cruiser, and it will never be worth much more that its current price. But it should hold its value should the need arise to sell it.

1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - $16,900 (link)

Description: Burnt Orange over Burnt Orange, 425 Super Rocket V8. The pop up headlights work like new and rival those on any Corvette. All of the bumpers, trim, grill, and emblems are in place and in great condition. The car is coated a Burnt Orange that shines beautifully in the sunlight. It rides on the original style wheels with white wall tires. The 425 V8 engine runs very strong with no smoking or problems. The turbo hydromatic heavy duty 3 speed transmission shifts smoothly with no problems. All of the lights and electrical are in place and working. The car has drum brakes on all four which slow the car to a stop with ease and no noise. The Matching Burnt Orange interior is complete and all in good shape.

Comments: This is one of my favorite oddball cars. I love the flat floor and the barrel speedometer.

1966 Ford Mustang - $17,900 (link)

Description: Repainted in Dark Green. Crager wheels. Great chrome. Indy 500 Fire Hawk Tires. Pony interior. Aftermarket stereo but keeps factory holes. Rebuilt 289 V8 with approximately 30,000 miles. 4 speed manual transmission. Power steering. Front disc brake conversion. A/C. Rebuilt front suspension.

Comments: I clean 66 Mustang Coupe. A perfect canvas.

1976 Grand Prix SJ - $15,000 (link)

Description: Original body, original motor/transmission, 8 cylinder - 400 Automatic - A/C - Power Steering - Power Brakes - Cruise Control - AM/FM Stereo/CD Player - Original 8 Track available - Original Mileage 53,976 - Body Molding available - Drives great, runs great - 2nd owner.

Comments: I drove my mother's 76 Triple Black Grand Prix for more miles than I can count... with a calculator. This brings back lots of memories.

1968 Mustang - $16,995 (link)

Description: Blue over Blue, 289, 3 Speed Manual, A/C.

Comments: Another great blank canvas for a nice performing street car.

1967 Mustang - $23,995 (link)

Description: This 1967 Ford Mustang Coupe has a 302 C.I. Jasper Crate Engine w/ Electronic Fuel Injection, 3 Speed Automatic Transmission, Ford 8” Rear w/ 3.00:1 Ratio, Power Steering, Power Disc Brakes, Candy Apple Red Exterior, Correct Black Vinyl Interior, Center Console, Map Lights, Front & Rear Seat Belts, AM/FM/Cassette, Tilt Wheel, Padded Dash, Dual Mirrors w/ Remote, 15” Shelby Wheels, BF Goodrich Radial T/A Tires, MSD Ignition, Fog Lights, Hood Mounted Blinkers.

Comments: 15” Shelby Wheels with BF Goodrich Radial T/A Tires that look AWESOME!

1967 Mustang - $29,000 (link)

Description: This 67' GT Mustang is one amazing car! The car appears stock at first, but one quick test drive and you will immediately realize this beauty is built for performance! She has a drag racing rear differential and a built up 289 that screams! Not to mention she has a sturdy 4-speed manual transmission with a Hurst shifter for control. The previous owner also decided to go with the more stylish C stripe from 1968 to give the car a better look. Speaking of looks, this car is in exceptional condition cosmetically. The paint and chrome looks amazing, and the interior is spotless. Wow! Some other points of note include: Original Sheet Metal, Overhead Console, Headers w/ Flowmaster Dual Exhaust and the Original 8 Track Player!

Comments: This is the one that blows the budget. There is no way I could buy two cars with one this high priced. SO this would be putting all my eggs in one basket. But I really like the look of this super clean Mustang.