I was at Brands Hatch on Sunday when this race took place, and was in the pits when it actually happened, and was therefore quite close to see the aftermath that included the doors being cut off, Rod Birley extracted on stretcher and what was left of the car being collected up. I was quite surprised so see so many people trying to photograph him at a point that no one even knew if he was conscious or how seriously injured he was. I was also surprised to see people letting their young children watch what was quite an unpleasant scene, though perhaps they were just shocked to see it so up close. Rod is something of a legend at Brands, with hundreds of race wins to his name in that Escort Cosworth, and hopefully we’ll see him back on track soon.
In general I find ‘POA’ listings a little annoying, I know I couldn’t afford the car but I would still love to know how much it costs. Continue reading “Internet Find #56”
Normally I prefer a late 60s Camaro (the earlier model) as they are better looking, but are much more expensive. This car however, looks like it means business, and well it should as a pro Street car. It was imported in 2015 and before that it had only one owner in Texas since it was new in 1973. It’s got a 434cu smallblock V8 and produces over 600hp (with a dyno sheet to back it up), so it’s not really a daily driver. Personally I think the asking price of £27,500 is completely justified, especially if this car is really as clean as it appears.
I find American cars pretty great most of the time, and I’ve always wanted to own a Mustang, and especially a manual one. This find is described as a restomod Mustang and has a 302 V8 and a five speed manual gearbox, all good there. The stickers that cover most of it I would probably do away with unless it was only useable as a track day car as I prefer a cleaner aesthetic. If you look at the listing there have been a huge amount of parts swapped out and a huge amount of work done, with the owner describing it as a 99% new car and the cost at over £29k so far. The bidding is at £14k so far and I can see it going a lot further. 2% of the sale proceeds will go to a Cancer charity as the owner himself is just recovering from the disease, so there is even more reason to bid!
Minis are a huge amount of fun to drive, and can easily leave you grinning like a madman if you get the right one. I would love to have a go in a motorbike engined mini, because they’re supposed to be pretty incredible to drive. This one looks incredibly cool and is finished in a very period style which is unusual for one that’s been fitted with a motorbike engine, normally they go pretty mad and carbon fibre everywhere (which is cool too!). Surprisingly this car was built 15 years ago, though it looks like it’s just been finished, and it has a good story too. The bad point is that it hasn’t run in a decade and still has a few jobs to finish too, plus the fact that it’s a LHD car (not that it matters too much with a car this small, it just depends how comfortable you are with it). It’s making good money at nearly £7,000 and I’m intrigued to see how far it goes.
Here’s something a little different, and definitely not something you often see in the UK. This Ford Gasser could definitely be described as rough and ready, though the vendor says that everything works as it should. Continue reading “Cool eBay Find #95”
Older Ferraris are really starting to attract more and more of my attention, and though it is good that their prices are going up so well it also means I’m less and less likely to be able to buy one. This 308 GTSi is a bit unusual and modified too, making it look like a matchbox car (which I love). Continue reading “Internet Find #27”