Cool Used Cars For Sale Under $5k (Including a Firetruck)

The internet has been a treasure trove of used cars for sale from around the country. If you are in the market for something cool and unusual, check out some of the options below. Some old Ford trucks, a Bronco, a ladder truck, and an ice cream truck are all for sale.

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Craigslist is the most casual and interesting place to find used cars for sale. Most cities have a corresponding Craigslist section just for that area where you can find great deals.

The 1989 Ford Bronco was in production from 1984 to 1990. The Bronco II 4×4 was restyled in 1989, which makes this one a rare find. By 1991, the Bronco II turned into the Ford Explorer. This one for sale in Philadelphia has a 2.9L V6 with overdrive and four-wheel-drive. It even has air conditioning and an incredible red cloth interior. $2,000 or best offer takes home this beauty.

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It isn’t even a car at all! This 1980 Seagrave ladder truck is for sale in New Hampshire. Fredric Seagrave founded Seagrave in 1881. The company not only builds new trucks but helps refurbish older trucks like this 1980s version. The company still operates out of Wisconsin to this day.

OSHA last inspected the boom in March 2018, but it appears to still go up to around 100 feet in the air. This firetruck runs and drives, and the owner says, “all is in working order.” For $3,995, what’s not to love? Restore it or leave it alone. This truck is a part of local history.

A vintage treasure: The 1993 Cadillac Sixty Special

Just like it sounds, the 1993 Cadillac Sixty Special is pretty special. This car was originally made from 1938 through 1976 when it retired for it a bit. Cadillac revived the Sixty Special in 1987 and retired it again in 1993, which is why this one is so rare. Previously, the Sixty Special has been described as one of Cadillac’s most luxurious vehicles. A black leather interior and exterior make this one even rarer. The owner says it was recently appraised for $9,000, but you can snag it today in Chicago for $5,000.

A pair of 1950 and 1952 Ford pickup trucks

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This listing outside of Memphis is for a pair of 1951 and 1950 Ford pickup trucks. The 1952 truck appears very rusty but has the original flathead V8. It is a manual transmission but does not currently run. Conversely, the 1950 truck has “minor rust” (debatable) and does not have an engine. It does come with the transmission, but the owner did not go into more detail. Even so, these trucks do not come with the title. Nonetheless, you can take both home for $4,800.

The classic 2000 Chevy 3500 Ice cream truck

Last but not least, this 2000 Chevy 3500 has a 6.5L diesel engine with 160,000 miles on it. The current owner had the brake system upgraded before you get to take it home. Inside, a Nelson cold plate freezer needs a new radiator before you can store any treats in it. The body needs some paint and the ice cream stickers could be replaced. This Craigslist listing comes in above our budget of $6,000, but the owner says the fridge is worth $3,000 on its own. In conclusion, summer is a great time for an ice cream truck.