Ebay treasures: Mitsuoka’s View on Jaguar

October 1, 2012 in ebay treasures

Back in the late fifties Jaguar launched the Mark 2 as a medium sized saloon and it was an instant hit! The Mark 2 entry level engine already had an output of 120hp (cars with ten times less horses were still for sale back then!) and its top model, the 3.8 litre XK model, featured an output of 220hp. To put that into contrast: that is about as much as the Lexus IS250 outputs nowadays.

Imagine then the creation of this little lookalike:
Marktplaats Treasures: Mitsuoka Viewt
Yes from up front it really looks like a Jaguar Mark 2!

But from a different angle… Read the rest of this entry →

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I can imagine people thinking the first generation RX7 (SA22 and FB) looks outdated.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 →