Tag Archives: under $20k

Half-Ton Coupe Utility: 1984 Nissan Sunny B20 in Florida

Half-Ton Coupe Utility: 1984 Nissan Sunny B20 in Florida

This 1984 Nissan Sunny pick-up isn’t LHD or super-clean like the last one featured on BaT, but it’s priced 50% less and still looks like a good starting point. The ad contains no information apart from what can be gleaned through photos, though it’s clear that the truck is Stateside and not still in Japan waiting to be put on a boat. A bit of elbow grease, a mild, functional drop and some cool period wheels could make for a really cool shop truck, and chances are you’d never see another in the US. Find it here on eBay in Orlando, Florida with a $8k starting bid…Read entire story

Trading Top End for Torque: 2001 Honda S2000 LS1 Swap

Trading Top End for Torque: 2001 Honda S2000 LS1 Swap

This 2001 Honda S2000 (VIN JHMAP11421T000927) wears desirable, likely factory Championship White over red leather, though its original 9k RPM redlined F20C four has made way for an LS1 sourced from a Corvette of the same model year. The seller lists a lot of off-the-shelf conversion components, including a special harness that runs both Honda and GM ECU’s. The lack of heat and A/C is definitely not ideal, but as much as we enjoy a good, bone-stock S2000, this build definitely sounds like it could be huge fun. Find it here on Craigslist in Chicago, Illinois for $17k. Special thanks to BaT reader Joe S. for this submission. Championship White is a sought-…Read entire story

Interesting 4×4: 1964 Hanomag AL28

Interesting 4×4: 1964 Hanomag AL28

This 1964 Hanomag AL28 is an interesting 4×4 2.8 liter diesel-powered pick-up that looks like it may have been restored in the recent past. Most of these trucks were sold to state agencies, and we can’t imagine many survive in any condition, let alone as nice as this one looks to be. Many European trucks of this era bear more of a resemblance to their contemporary US counterparts than the COE style rigs that would come to dominate the segment, yet there’s still lots to compare and contrast here. Find it here on mobile.de in Berlin, Germany for 12…Read entire story

Late Pre-GM 5-Speed: 42K-Mile 1994 Saab 900 Turbo Convertible

Late Pre-GM 5-Speed: 42K-Mile 1994 Saab 900 Turbo Convertible

This 1994 Saab 900 Turbo convertible is a very late production pre-GM Era redesign model with the desirable force-fed engine and 5-speed manual gearbox combo. It’s been with the seller’s family for 14 years now, and mileage is said to be just 42k. The car looks unusually nice inside and out, and the seller adds that it’s been garaged. Unsurprisingly, A/C isn’t working, but everything else reportedly is, presumably including the new top’s power folding mechanism. Find it here on Craigslist in Belgrade, Maine for $9,500. Special thanks to BaT reader J.C. for this submission. Production of the Mk…Read entire story

Neat Euro Oval: Coral Red 1957 Volkswagen Beetle

Neat Euro Oval: Coral Red 1957 Volkswagen Beetle

This 1957 Volkswagen Beetle is an oval window Euro market model wearing an older, presentable restoration that included a respray in factory correct Coral Red. Despite a few stains and paint chips, the bug still looks quite decent overall, and is described as a nice driver retaining its original 36 HP motor, pan, and Blaupunkt radio–it also remains completely stock apart from a later, fully synchronized 4-speed transaxle. Find it here on eBay in Upland, California with a $11,900 BIN. The ad, albeit brief, details the car’s features and emphasizes its originality. Reads much of it: “Original European model with…Read entire story

Orange 4-Speed First-Gen: 1974 Honda Civic

Orange 4-Speed First-Gen: 1974 Honda Civic

This 1974 Honda Civic isn’t a more sought-after 5-speed model, but it’s 4-speed manual is still far preferable to the optional 2-speed Hondamatic. The seller says that the car had only one previous private owner, and they further claim that the car remains all original. It looks to be in good driver condition, with shiny paint in a desirable factory color, and the seller further claims that the car runs and drives very well with full functionality. Find it here on Craigslist in Aliso Viejo, California for $6,500. The seller reports that the car spent most of its time in an LA County garage, and when its first owner passed away it was donated to a charity from which they purchased…Read entire story

Aluminum Intensive Ex-Mil Testbed: Chenowth MTADS Buggy

Aluminum Intensive Ex-Mil Testbed: Chenowth MTADS Buggy

This Chenowth rail buggy is one of three known units built by the SoCal-based company, reportedly in collaboration with a defense department engineering contractor to serve as military testbed vehicles. Designed to tow electromagnetic sensor arrays, as such they were constructed from aluminum in order to minimize noise and interference. Power comes from a single-port 1600 VW pancake driving the rear wheels, doors are gullwings, and someone’s added lighting in order to make it street legal. Find it here on eBay in Spring Hill, Tennessee with reserve not met. The tube chassis is on full display from almost any angle, and the drivetrain along with suspension are all mounted external to the cabin. Aluminum body panels…Read entire story

No Pillars, Cold A/C: $1600 1982 Subaru GLF Coupe

No Pillars, Cold A/C: $1600 1982 Subaru GLF Coupe

This 1982 Subaru GLF is a rare coupe with decent, driver-level cosmetics, the preferable 5-speed manual transmission, and cold A/C. The seller says it’s also just passed smog, and that it runs very well with 140k miles. The car is by no means perfect, showing a couple of pretty big dents and an unfortunate aftermarket sunroof, but at this price it could still be a lot of fun. Find it here on Craigslist near San Mateo, California for $1,600. These are pillarless coupes, with no fixed division between front and rear side windows, both of which roll down to make for a very airy cabin. These coupes were always scarce, but have …Read entire story

49K Miles & Bone-Stock: 1997 Honda Prelude

49K Miles & Bone-Stock: 1997 Honda Prelude

This 1997 Honda Prelude (VIN JHMBB6141VC008605) is reported to have had just one, elderly lady owner until recently, the seller further claiming under 50k miles and exclusively dealer-performed maintenance history. Though a base model rather than the clever front diff equipped SH, both trim levels came with the same 200 HP twin cam four, and condition looks to be very good throughout. The car also appears to be completely stock, and comes equipped with the much preferable manual transmission. Find it here on eBay in Woodbridge, Virginia with no reserve. It’s rare enough to these fifth (and sadly, final) generation cars with their OEM directional wheels all pointed in …Read entire story

318 V8 Swap: 1962 AMC Rambler Convertible

318 V8 Swap: 1962 AMC Rambler Convertible

This 1962 AMC Rambler American convertible is described as a very well built California black plate car that features a 318ci V8 and 3-speed automatic transmission.  The blue and white two-tone interior is cool looking and it is refreshing to see a clean one. Find it here on eBay in Beverly Hills, California with a $9,950 BIN. An evolution of the American introduced in 1958, by 1961 AMC was seeking something new but being cash strapped they got inventive. Narrower and shorter than the old model, the new design had more cargo capacity and incredibly used the same engine, driveline and suspension which all rode…Read entire story

$1800 Gray Market Driver: 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SE

$1800 Gray Market Driver: 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SE

This 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500 SE is a gray market Euro import summarized as a one-owner example with roughly 100k miles. Condition is also said to be good, but for this price the car is probably going to have a few issues in need of attention. Still, it looks fantastic even with a dirty interior and dead leaves strewn around the engine bay, and provided it’s not totally rotten or hacked up underneath, could make a lot of sense for a project. Find it here on Craigslist in Flushing, New York for $1,800. The exterior doesn’t look too bad at first glance–paint looks pretty decent without much …Read entire story

Complete Project: $2500 1950 Packard Deluxe Eight Fastback

Complete Project: $2500 1950 Packard Deluxe Eight Fastback

This 1950 Packard Model 2395 Deluxe Eight Club Sedan is offered as what seems to be a partially finished restoration project that’s still in need of quite a lot of work. The car retains a correct and possibly original 288ci straight-eight, and the seller reports that it still turns freely. Items already addressed include a recondition fuel tank, new tires, and sand-blasted, etching primer-coated bodywork. Both floors and trunk will need included patch panels welded in, but otherwise rust sounds to be limited, and all trim including bumpers and seats are included. Find it here on Craigslist in …Read entire story

273/4-Speed Notch: 1967 Plymouth Barracuda

273/4-Speed Notch: 1967 Plymouth Barracuda

This 1967 Plymouth Barracuda (chassis BH23E72217265) is described as a rust-free factory 4-speed car with the original solid lifter 273ci V8 still underhood. Repainted and fitted with a new factory-style interior, the seller says it runs and drives great, and relatively low-spec cars like this are getting pretty rare in good shape. Find it here on eBay in Portland, Oregon with no reserve. Introduced in 1967, second-generation Barracudas looked vastly different than their Valiant cousins even in notchback form. Sharing almost no sheet metal beyond their bumpers (identical down to indents and brackets), a still-available fastback and new convertible further separated the two. While big-blocks would be available (and even …Read entire story