It’s great to be back after a few days working up country. Here are a few interesting car things from the last few days.
There are 29 Saabs for sale on Ebay – all in one lot. The cars are dated from 1955 to 1993. The seller is a collector in Portugal who’s not only selling his Saabs, but also his 34 Citroens and 29 Volkswagen buses.
The Saab lot includes:
- 1 Saab 92b Year: 1955
- 1 Saab 93 Year: 1959
- 4 Saab 95 Year: 1967, 1968, 1975, 1978
- 8 Saab 96 Year: 3 of 1961, 2 of 1966, 1969, 1974, 1978
- 3 Saab 97 Year: 1968, 2 of 1972
- 8 Saab 99 Year: 2 of 1970, 1972, 1973, 2 of 1974, 1978, 1979
- 2 Saab 900 Turbo Cabriolet Year: 1986, 1993
- 2 Saab 900 Turbo Year: 1980, 1981
It’d be nice if he were willing to separate. That Sonett II would be interesting to see.
The tough part? He’s asking 150,000GBP for this lot. That works out to around 5K per vehicle, which might represent reasonable value for some of the cars, but it’ll be overpriced for most of them, I think.
And who spends 150,000GBP on Ebay, anyway?
A stunning video from Petrolicious about a man and his V12 Ferrari Lusso.
This is why people lovelovelove classic cars.
I’m actually making some progress on my own search for a new car.
I spent 4 days this week in the top-selling car for 2012 – a Ford Focus. The transmission was terrible and the car was way underpowered for enthusiastic driving, but the chassis and steering were very nicely balanced and it actually gave me some personal hope for modern cars.
As such, I’m spending more time combing the classifieds for a RenaultSport Megane. The current shape, at one or two years old, represents some pretty good value.
It doesn’t hurt, of course, that I won some RenaultSport schwag this week in a Facebook competition. Here’s the booty:
Should I consider it an omen that the mirror was detached from the car when I opened the box this morning?
In Renault’s defence, all items seen here were packed in the box with the car by someone other than Renault – which they shouldn’t have been.
If you want to watch one of history’s more obscure and interesting cars being re-built, subscribe to Mats’ Garage.
He’s currently pulling apart his Porsche 914 in order to add some go-faster bits and then put it all back together again. I spent not-nearly-enough time in that garage when I was living in Trollhattan a few years ago. It’ll be fun to watch as Mats only does quality work.
When I think cars and America, this is what I like to think.
OK, maybe not driving on the sand, but still….. an idyllic image.
Wired.com review the Fiat 500e. Given that Fiat seems happy to lose a bucketload of money on each one, I’d say it’s the first EV that makes sense, both practically in a built-for-purpose sense, and financially.
EV’s are city cars. The 500 is the right size for zipping around town and it has the right range for an anxiety-free daily commute. The reason all that’s even up for consideration by yours truly is because the Fiat 500e also has an affordable $199/mo lease – if you live in California.
It looks pretty cool, too.