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Driven: 8 Vintage Rides on the Block

Driven: 8 Vintage Rides on the Block

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

1970 Ford Bronco

Just as we’re ready to give winter the middle finger, here comes the perfect vehicle for summertime. Recently fully restored, this Bronco features yellow exterior with white vinyl interior, 302 V8 as well as a handful of other performance additions. Current bid: $12,600


1959 Mercedes 190 SL

Often referred to as the little brother of the more expensive 300 series, this pristine and unrestored 190 SL comes with all the classic styling of its sibling. Perfect for the weekend getaway. Current Bid: $50,700


1967 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup

Everybody loves a step-side, right? Especially one that’s nicely restored with a 283 cid V8, a custom wooden bed, and disc brakes. Drop spindles complete the nicely (and modestly) slammed look. Current bid: $5,100


1971 Jaguar E-Type

Considered by the Daily Telegraph to be among the 100 most beautiful cars of all time, this 1971 is a classic example of British motoring. Under the Willow Green hood sits an estimated 240hp Jaguar V12. Finishing touches include beige leather interior and wire wheels. Current bid: $19,000


1959 Porsche 356A

This stellar example of Porsche history has been in the same family for the last 40 years and is very desirable to any collector. Having just undergone a concourse level restoration, expect everything to be perfect from the period correct ivory paint to the numbers matched engine. Buy it: $239,900


1961 Corvette

This first generation Corvette has had the same owner for 50 years. And while the paint isn’t original, everything else is including the 283 cid fuel injected V8, 4 spd Borg Warner and factory 4.11 gears. Interestingly enough, the quad tail lamps made their debut on the 1961 and were on every model since, up to 2014. Buy it: $89,900


1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto

Okay, this may not look like much—in fact, it looks like it needs almost everything—but this is a first generation Spider (even though the “Spider” name hadn’t come to be yet). It was called Duetto. Ironically, the Spider wasn’t even named for the eight-legged arachnid. It was named after the English Speeder, a two seat horse carriage. For those wishing to embrace their inner Benjamin Braddock, here’s your opportunity. Current bid: $4,650


1972 De Tomaso Pantera

The Pantera, or “Panther” in Italian, was made from 1971 through 1992. This particular ‘72 is set up for track detail. Most of the niceties of a daily driver aren’t there—the passenger seat has been replaced with a pair of MSD ignition controllers. Once you navigate the rollcage, you’re faced with a host of gauges keeping close watch over the high revving Ford 351 Cleveland motor. Yep, you read that correctly, this Italian Panther gets its muscle from Detroit iron. Don’t forget your earplugs cause that screaming engine is right behind the driver’s seat. Current bid: $12,600