Internet Find #76

I find that quite a lot of classic cars can be an ongoing project, as there is always something that needs doing or that you want to do. The owner of this Cadillac Coupe DeVille describes it as a reliable rolling project that you can use and improve upon. I think it looks pretty special, and just look at all of that chrome work! Depending on how you like your car you could also modify it or hot rod it.

Internet Find #76


Internet Find #75

The e24 generation 6-series is a fantastic looking car and is only going better as it ages. This one doesn’t look too tidy and it isn’t the cheapest car for sale at £12,500 but it does look to be a low mileage example at just under 75,000 miles, where most are over 100,000. Continue reading “Internet Find #75”

Internet Find #72

A father and son project is a fantastic thing, and something that doesn’t happen often enough. The write up for this find is quite nice, and I really like at the bottom how the son says to call him up and have a chat about it, and that people are more than welcome to go out for a spin in the car, because they’re car guys too. We need more people like that, so kudos to you if you ever read this. This Studebaker is the sort of car that can easily divide opinions, but I think it looks fantastic and I like that the modifications aren’t extreme. The advert lists a brief spec which goes as follows:

– Rodline front clip, IFS with coil overs, rack n pinion steering.
– Small block Chevy with L98/ZZ4 Ali heads, comp cam roller rockers, Pertronix ignition, MSD 6AL, Power Master mini starter.
– Built TH700R4, shift kit, red clutches, Vette servo, 2400 stall converter, SFI flex plate.
– New HD propshaft by JW engineering
– Narrowed Ford 8.8, 31 spline 3.73 LSD rear end with discs
– Ron Francis wiring loom, Vintage air heater, Tilt column with Billet steering wheel
– Less than 10K on the clock since rebuild

Its important to point out that the car has been built as a daily driver and the list of works goes much beyond whats been listed here, and the owner reckons that the spend is around £45k!

They replaced the doors, bonnet and boot with panels from a mint 50s example as the previous owner has modified the ones that this came with. The panels are completely original and the boot and bonnet have just been resprayed in Jaguar Antigua Blue (which looks fantastic). The car might or might not need respraying depending on how you like your cars, but its worth noting that the seller does describe the paintwork as patchy, but its one of those things you’d have to judge when you saw it.

The way this ad is written makes it worth reading, and easily adds it to the list of ‘cars I really want to/need to/must buy’.

Internet Find #72

Internet Find #70

Once again I was scrolling through the listing online and was wowed, this time by a stunning Fiat Dino, which I can’t remember seeing before. This LHD Fiat Dino Spider Series II has only covered 50,000 miles and apparently the 2.0 V6 ‘sings beautifully’. The car was imported to Dublin, Ireland in 2004 by its current owner. Also in the current ownership period the car has received the following maintenance:

2005 Fuel tank and header tank was refurbished.
2005 Distributor Fibre base replaced, both timing chains have been replaced, and the spring loaded tensioners were modified to prevent slipping (a recommended mod). Head gaskets were replaced at the same time.
2006 Water pump replaced.
2007 Wiper blades replaced.
2010 Oil pump upgraded to a 2.4l capacity to boost oil pressure at low revs (another recommended mod).
2010 Engine mounts replaced.
2011 Valve clearances adjusted with new shims.
2011 Outer track rods replaced and 4 wheel laser alignment completed 2014 Fuel regulator and filter replaced.
2014 Master Clutch Cylinder and Slave cylinder replaced.
2014 Starter motor refurbished
2015 Headers wrapped in insulation wrap.
2015 Oil pressure sender guage replaced.
2016 Valve clearances and timing chain tensions were re-adjusted
and the car has been driven for less than 250 km since then.
2016 New battery.
2016 The three dual choke Weber 40DCNF Carbs were rebuilt
Engine Oil, Transmission Oil, Rear differential oil changed and coolant replaced in Dec 2016.
New tyres added in Dec 2016 and new custom exhausts added in Jan 2017.

Apparently there is a little evidence of earlier accident damage being repaired but only when put under intense scrutiny, though I’m sure if you were to restore the car you could correct it, but perhaps its just worth driving it and enjoying it instead. Its listed for €115,000, and there is another (but restored) LHD model for £175,000 for sale elsewhere too, so apparently this is a good deal!

Internet find #70