Marktplaats treasures: Low mileage Mazda RX5 (not even 1000km!)

September 14, 2012 in amazing

This ad on Marktplaats (Dutch Ebay/Craigslist) really shocked me: a genuine Mazda RX5 with less than 1000 kilometer on the odometer!
Low mileage Mazda RX5
Obviously I contacted the seller and he confirmed the car is genuine. It never left the dealership and nobody has owned the car before and it was only used occasionally for a (very) short drive to keep it in good condition!

Now imagine how immaculate this car is: Read the rest of this entry →

Ebay treasures: German Toyota Sports 800

January 9, 2012 in ebay treasures

I spotted this Ebay treasure a few days ago on AEU86. The German user fax0815 found this Toyota Sports 800 on Ebay kleinanzeigen (small ads) for a mere 7000 euros!
German Toyota sport 800
Just imagine: for only 7000 euros you can own one of the most sought after Toyotas! And according to doggy its price has dropped from 9900 euros to 7000 euros already!

Obviously there is a drawback: it is not really in a good shape… See also this picture in what shape driver side is: Read the rest of this entry →

Carina Sightings: Carina DX coupe on Ebay!

November 23, 2011 in Carina sightings

Yesterday Ricardo sent me a link to Ebay where a Belgian sells this pristine Carina 1.6 DX coupe!
Carina 1.6 DX coupe on Ebay
It appears to be completely rust free and bone stock.

Well it should be since it only covered 62000 kilometers so far! Well you actually can’t tell it did 62K with this spotless interior: Read the rest of this entry →

Ebay treasures: yellow RexSeven

October 27, 2011 in ebay treasures

I can imagine people thinking the first generation RX7 (SA22 and FB) looks outdated. So obviously you want to update the looks of it and just model it after some newer model… Well, this little SA22 (for sale on Marktplaats) does have some updated looks!
yellow rx7 for sale on Marktplaats
First of all: the tail lights are clearly influenced by the Ferrari 575. But if you look closer to the design you can spot they are actually Opel GT tail lights.

Then we move to the front of the car: Read the rest of this entry →

Carina Sightings: Carina TA40 deluxe wagon

August 17, 2011 in carina sightings


Yesterday this orange Carina deluxe wagon became for sale on Marktplaats and I wrote to the owner asking if I could put it on the blog since it is such an amazing treasure find!
Carina deluxe TA40 wagon
Carina deluxe TA40 wagon

The owner is the second owner of the car since 2006 and bought it back then with only 124.000km on the odometer and today the Carina only covered 146000km so far!

The bodywork appears to be in excellent condition and that is mainly due to the anti rust treatment the first owner applied to the car.
Carina deluxe TA40 wagon
Carina deluxe TA40 wagon

That doesn’t mean time stood still on this car: there is some minor surface rust on the wheel arches and around the fuelcap but apart from that the car is in great nick.

Also the interior is in excellent condition:
Carina deluxe TA40 wagon
Carina deluxe TA40 wagon

which is due to the first owner driving around with (sheepscloth) sheets and the second owner being very careful with the car.

The engine is the well known 2T and is mated with, probably, the same 3 speed autobox as mine:
Carina deluxe TA40 wagon
Carina deluxe TA40 wagon

I’m very tempted to buy this car, but it is simply too beautiful and perfect to be ruined by me… ;)

So if anyone else got 1250 euros for spare: this is an excellent opportunity to get yourselves one of the last Carina station wagons! You can find it for sale here:
Carina deluxe TA40 wagon on Marktplaats