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8 Vintage Rides You Can Buy Right Now

8 Vintage Rides You Can Buy Right Now

Every couple of weeks we’re bringing you a roundup of vintage wheels on the auction block that we’re obsessing over.

1968 Datsun 1600 Roadster Fairlady

We’ve always been intrigued by the more British looking Datsun 1600 Fairlady. But when you add the words “convertible” and “completely restored,” now we are straight up salivating. This pearl white model has 60,000 miles on the original motor and comes complete with hard and soft tops. $16,250

1984 Porsche 928 S

The 928 was originally designed to capture a larger marketplace for Porsche—one that craved both performance and luxury. It certainly came through on both fronts. The 4.7l V-8 gave a top speed of 146 mph that made it the fastest street-legal production car in the U.S., and the refined weight ratio resulted in a more easier to drive Porsche. $6,000

1974 Ford Bronco

Suckily enough, for those of us on the East Coast, summer is pretty much over and Old Man Winter will be here soon enough. But before you start dropping salt, remember that a 4×4 is just as much fun in the snow. So get your mitts on this nicely restored 1974 Bronco. Power is ample with the 351 Windsor under the hood, and if you do happen to flip the sucker over, a roll bar keeps your noggin intact. $6,600

1985 Ford Mustang GT

The 1985 GT is considered by many (and your’s truly) to be the best of the 3rd generation Mustang (1979-1993). Why you ask? Simple, it was the last year for 4-barrel carburetion before Ford switched to a more anemic speed density fuel injection. Also, it was simply the best looking of that generation. $6,500

1959 Austin Gipsy

Produced from 1958 to 1968, the Austin BMC Gipsy was designed to compete with Land Rover. Ironically, after the merger of BMC with Leyland, builder of the Land Rover, the two trucks were being made by the same company. Sadly, the Gipsy was discontinued a short time later with production barely over 20,000 units. $15,000

1971 Alfa Romeo Giulia GT 1300 Junior

Fashioned to be an entry level Alfa Romeo, the GT 1300 Junior was produced  from 1965 to 1974 and featured a slightly detuned 1300 cc engine. This particular example is a Euro Spec model, so instead of full injection, gas and air is fed to the motor via side-mounted Weber carbs. Despite the smaller engine, the Junior was capable of top speeds over 100 mph. $20,750

1978 Ferrari 512BB

The Berlinetta Boxer (BB) was a series of mid-engine Ferraris that were produced from 1973 to 1983. Breaking from tradition, this 1978 512 was named for its 5 liter 12 cylinder engine as opposed to cylinder displacement which produced 360 hp and top speeds around 170. While not originally available in the U.S., as Enzo didn’t think it would be worth the expense, this particular model, along with a handful of others, was converted to comply with U.S. regulations. $250,000

1981 DeLorean DMC 12

The only model produced by DeLorean Motor Cars, the DMC was iconic both for its stainless steel exterior and its use as a vessel for time travel. Regrettably, this particular model has no flux capacitor or Mr. Fusion, nor will you run the risk of impacting the space-time continuum. But  what you will get is an instantly recognizable, extremely rare piece of American automotive history. Makes you wonder what could have been for DeLorean Motor Cars if Mr. DeLorean wasn’t wrongly convicted of drug trafficking that resulted in the ultimate demise of his namesake company. $200