Market Finds: Five Classics For Sale Under $40,000

Five Classics For Sale Under $40,000

By Petrolicious Productions
September 17, 2014

This week we’ve decided to share all of our Market Finds in one shot. But rather than share a random selection, we’ve decided to find interesting classics between $30,000 and $40,000. These are all located in the US, but include makes from different countries and cars ranging from sporty to off-road ready. Let us know if you buy one! 

The car: 1959 MG MGA

Price: $36,000 (BIN)

Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA

Seller’s Info: Click here

This Brit was restored in 1988, during the administration of a gifted orator–Ronald Reagan. In addition to once being featured in a magazine story, it has won numerous car show awards. Several components have been rebuilt, such as its 1.8-liter engine from an MGB and its transmission. The brakes were overhauled in 2013 and the leather interior, convertible top, and floor mats were replaced earlier this year. The owner states, “I have close to $20,000 in receipts for service and work that has been completed.”

The car: 1983 Land Rover Defender 110

Price: $33,989 (BIN)

Location: Middlebury, Connecticut, USA

Seller’s Info: Click here

After this “one[-]owner UK wagon was used in England as a people carrier rather than a workhorse vehicle around the original owner[‘]s country estate,” it was imported to the United States in March of 2012. Before its hop across the pond, this three-door’s chassis/underside was pressure-washed and wax-oiled. New parts include the tires, top, plugs, wires, fuel pump, battery, and brakes. The seller states, “The LT 95 4[-]speed gearbox with overdrive shifts smoothly and the differential transfer box works well in high and low range.” Most importantly, it was imported legally into the US.

The car: 1955 Ford Thunderbird

Price: $36,900 (BIN)

Location: Naples, Florida, USA

Seller’s Info: Click here

While this convertible is no “Sunshine Special,” it does have its own nickname: “Yellowbird.” It also has a raft of new parts, all of which were added within the past year. This garage-kept two-seater has a new thermostat, carburetor, alternator, battery, and radiator, among other parts. The automatic transmission has been rebuilt. New Coker Classic whitewall tires are wrapped around chrome wire wheels, and complemented by the body’s fresh coat of Goldenrod Yellow paint. “The white hard top is in very good condition,” according to the current owner.

The car: 1969 Porsche 912

Price: $39,912

Location: Huntington Beach, California, USA

Seller’s Info: Click Here

Representing Germany is this numbers-matching P-car. Ironically, its rust- and accident-free body is coated with Irish Green paint. This 912 is also fitted with “new points, new spark plugs, new Bosch battery, [and] new H4 headlights.” The four-cylinder engine’s Solex carburetors have been rebuilt and its valves have been adjusted. According to the seller, this car has had one owner over forty-five years. He or she also has service receipts and documentation to go along with this Teutonic two-door.

The car: 1970 Ford Mustang

Price: $32,000 (BIN)

Location: Vandalia, Illinois,USA

Seller’s Info: Click here

Like FDR, the engine in this pony car is associated with the northern United States. President Roosevelt was from New York; the 351 cubic-inch V8 under the hood of this Mustang was built in Cleveland, Ohio It has 119,000 miles on it and is paired with a four-speed manual transmission. This numbers-matching Blue Oval also comes with disc brakes and air conditioning. It might not be a presidential limousine, but it’s still an impressive sight.

If you know of a great, stylish car for sale and would like us to feature it, please let us know!

Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in this car, do your homework and research it extensively before you buy.

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Carlos Ferreira
Carlos Ferreira
8 years ago

Nearly forty grand for a 912? No thanks.

Greg Barth
Greg Barth
9 years ago

My two cents- I really like these individually rather than grouped. I really enjoy them as tidbits during the week but they kind of loose some of the “what if” when they are grouped together. You did not ask my opinion but now you have it!

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange
9 years ago

$34k for an 84 Defender!!! I know they’re rare in the US but that’s just silly. You could pick up a perfectly serviceable one here in the UK for well under $10k and ship it over. Guess the import regs might be a hassle but still.

Jack Whelan
Jack Whelan
9 years ago
Reply to  Matthew Lange

I was going to start an import company for Defenders and other cars not sold in the US/Canada. The paperwork isn’t that difficult or tedious if you abide by the rules.

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