The Panther platform had a very long life, mostly underneath taxis, police cars and grandparental transport. These offered rear-wheel drive and periodically attracted enthusiasts off and on over the years, with the Mercury Marauder being the ultimate factory iteration. One thing all factory versions had in common, however, was an automatic transmission. That’s been corrected in this example!
We have featured Renault Alliances before, but never two as part of one sale. Today’s feature includes a Motor Trend Car of the Year Edition and a GTA parts car. Why is the more desirable car the parts car? One word: rust.
The Protege5 was the wagon (5 = five door) version of the Mazda Protege, a small car known for fantastic handling and only okay power. This is a good car, but the ad is the reason it’s here.
Here was have a delightful JDM van with arguably the best collection of typical late 80s/early 90s factory decals ever applied! If you’ve never seen a Mazda Bong – er – Bongo, yet this seems familar, that could be because it was also sold as the Nissan Vannette (related to the fire-prone, US market C22 “Hibachi” van), the Ford Econovan and the Mitsubishi Delica.
We’ve vaguely heard of the Morris J2 and J4 commercial vans, but confess never having seen nor heard of the Dormobile variant. Today’s example is very rough, but complete enough to largely serve as its own template for restoration.
We’re big fans of the Corvair – especially the less common body types, which means we usually love the Greenbrier van. This one has some unfortunate modifications, but might be salvageable at the right price.
This might just be the most 70s Vette ever – at least among those NOT used in Corvette Summer with Mark Hamill.
We don’t think it gets much cooler than this build. Sure, this wagon gave up is all-wheel drive; but it gained a lot in performance and looks.
This is easily the best-looking pickup ever made, and the Honcho package added 70s decals, roll bar and Levi’s interior to the mix. We love it, especially in these colors.