The blue 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake in a dimly-lit garage
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Only Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Is up for Sale

Besides finding bargains, auctions offer opportunities to own some truly rare cars. That means everything from hypercars like the Koenigsegg Regera to a US-market Unimog. And it also includes special variants of already iconic classics. One such opportunity is coming up this March: the only remaining Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake. The Shelby Cobra 427 …

A dark-blue 2009 Audi S5 Coupe parked in a lot
Sedans & Coupes

Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 2009 Audi S5

If you’re after a bargain version of one of Audi’s luxury cars, the used market is an excellent place to look. Especially if you’re after one of the German brand’s more performance-oriented S and RS models. And this week on Cars and Bids, one such car has popped up: a 2009 Audi S5. The B8 …

A black 2000 Mazda B3000 SX on a neighborhood street
Trucks & SUVs

Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 2000 Mazda B3000

While the 2021 BT-50 is technically an Isuzu underneath, it’s the closest thing to a modern Mazda pickup truck. Sadly, it’s one that’s not available in the US. However, once upon a time, Mazda-branded trucks were available here. And one of them is this week’s Cars and Bids bargain buy: a 2000 Mazda B3000 SX. …

A silver modified 1997 BMW 540i M-Sport
Sedans & Coupes

Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 1997 E39 BMW 540i

Used BMWs’ affordable prices can be tempting, but many potential buyers worry about how reliable these German luxury cars truly are. After all, just because a car is cheap to buy doesn’t necessarily mean it’s cheap to own. But with enough care, you can find an inexpensive model. This week’s Cars and Bids featured bargain …

Doug Demuro with a silver 2004 Mercedes Unimog U500
Trucks & SUVs

Doug Demuro Drives a Mercedes Unimog U500 You Can Buy

The G-Wagon is already one of Mercedes-Benz’s most capable off-roaders. But when it comes to overlanding, even the G-Wagon has to bow to the Mercedes Unimog. Unfortunately, it’s rare that one pops up for sale in the US. However, the 2004 U500 Doug Demuro recently featured in one of his videos isn’t just in the …

A green 1974 Triumph TR6
Sedans & Coupes

Bring a Trailer Bargain of the Week: 1974 Triumph TR6

Motorcycles are what usually come to mind when the name ‘Triumph’ is mentioned. But along with bicycles, the British brand also made cars, many of which competed with MG’s sporty roadsters. And if you’re looking for a classic convertible sports car, many of its products are still fairly affordable. This week’s Bring a Trailer bargain …

A turquoise 1965 MG MGB
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Bring a Trailer Bargain of the Week: 1965 MG MGB

The Mazda Miata is still one of the most affordable convertible sports cars on the market. But it owes its success to several classic British roadsters, such as the Austin Healey-Sprite. However, there’s one model in particular that the Miata pulls inspiration from. And it’s this week’s Bring a Trailer bargain: an MG MGB. The …

A red 2008 Jaguar XK coupe
Sedans & Coupes

Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 2008 Jaguar XK

While depreciation means luxury cars’ values often drop like stones, that’s often a boon for the next savvy owner. It’s a familiar situation for some of Jaguar’s products, such as the F-Type. And that includes this week’s Cars and Bids bargain purchase: a 2008 Jaguar XK. The 2007-2015 Jaguar XK is a luxury GT worthy …

A black 1957 BMW 507 Series II
Sedans & Coupes

Why Did This BMW 507 Sell for Almost $2 Million?

High-dollar car auction sales are nothing new, especially when classics are involved. However, there’s paying a large sum for something like an Alfa Romeo BAT concept, and there’s paying $300k for a Datsun 240Z. Classic BMWs are no stranger to high price tags, as evidenced by E30 M3 values. But you can buy a small …

A red-and-black 1974 twin-engine Citroen 2CV 4x4 rally car in a quarry
Tips, Tricks & Trends

This Citroen 2CV Became a Rally Car With the Help of 2 Engines

‘Innovative’ is a term often thrown around classic Citroens. In the 50s, for example, the DS wowed onlookers with front disc brakes and self-leveling hydropneumatic suspension. The later SM took the latter to new heights (pun intended) and introduced features like rain-sensing wipers and hydraulically-assisted steering. But before those came the minimalist Citroen 2CV, explicitly …

A white 2000 Lexus LX 470
Trucks & SUVs

Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 2000 Lexus LX 470

New or used, the Land Cruiser is a well-respected choice of overlanders and off-roaders. But it’s not Toyota’s only reliable off-road SUV—and I’m not talking about the 4Runner. The Lexus LX has the Land Cruiser’s powertrain, platform, and off-road capability. And a 2000 LX 470 model is this week’s Cars and Bids bargain buy. The …

The front view of a red 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10 with a hardtop
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Bring a Trailer Bargain of the Week: 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10

The various Hellcat models may be Dodge’s performance halo cars today, but they weren’t always. Before them, and even before the first SRT models, there was the Dodge Viper. Since its cancellation, Viper values, especially for the earlier models, have steadily grown. But you can still find some decent bargains, including the 1994 Viper RT/10 …

A green 1995 Acura Legend L
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Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 1995 Acura Legend L

Though the ILX Type S is giving Acura some entry-level sportiness, the premium brand’s history is littered with other performance cars. For example, the NSX supercar, which continues today as an American-made hybrid supercar. There’s also the Integra Type R, which introduced VTEC into car enthusiast parlance. But Acura also had a sports luxury sedan …

A silver 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder drives down the road
Sedans & Coupes

Bring a Trailer Bargain of the Week: 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder

While it’s not exactly cheap, the Porsche 718 Boxster isn’t just the brand’s entry-level model. It’s Consumer Reports’ best-rated sports car and one of the best four-cylinder sports cars on sale today. The earlier versions earned similar praise in their day—only today, they’re priced at more affordable levels. Even, on occasion, some of the special …

Tips, Tricks & Trends

This Rare License Plate Was Auctioned Off for $500k

Have you ever thought about getting a personalized license plate for your car, but shrugged it off because you didn’t want to pay the yearly fee for it? You’re not alone, but what’s more, there are people out there that will pay their top dollar for a personalized plate. In fact, in the UK, one …

A black-tanked 1968 Egli-Vincent by Godet
2 Wheels

Godet’s Egli-Vincent Is an Incredible Improvement on a Legend

While the term ‘superbike’ has been applied to several motorcycles, the Vincent Black Shadow was one even before the word was invented. It set a world production-bike speed record in the 50s that took Kawasaki over 20 years to break. But while Vincent folded in 1955, the Black Shadow’s legend continued in the form of …

A red 1991 Nissan Sentra SE-R in a field
Sedans & Coupes

Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 1991 Nissan Sentra SE-R

With the 400Z’s promising design, it seems Nissan is rediscovering its affordable performance side. This is great news, as the Japanese brand has a history of fun hits outside of the Skyline GT-R. For example, there was the AWD Pulsar GTi-R and the Corvette-slaying 300ZX. And there was also the car that’s today’s Cars and …

The front 3/4 of a red 1966 Porsche 912
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Bring a Trailer Bargain of the Week: 1966 Porsche 912

Vintage air-cooled 911s may be fun to drive, but these classic Porsches have sky-rocketed in value over the years. And that’s not even including the restomods companies like Gunther Werks create. But there is a way to get the classic style and most of the vintage performance in a more affordable package. And it’s this …

A black 1995 Toyota Celsior
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Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 1995 Toyota Celsior

Courtesy of the 25-year rule, a number of desirable JDM vehicles are now legal to import—including some interesting Toyotas. There’s the WRC homologation special Celica GT4, for example, and the rugged 70-Series Land Cruiser. And there’s also some of the Japanese automaker’s luxury models to choose from. Including the car that’s this week’s Cars and …

A gray 1949 MG TC EXU parked on the street
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Bring a Trailer Bargain of the Week: 1949 MG TC EXU

Today, the Mazda Miata is arguably the definitive affordable convertible sports car. But it didn’t spring up out of nowhere. The Miata is based on classic British roadsters like the MGB, the Triumph Spitfire, and the Austin-Healey Sprite. But they in turn come from another car: the MG TC. Not only is it an important …

An overhead picture of the last Pontiac Fiero ever built.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Very Last Pontiac Fiero Ever Made Is At Auction

The Pontiac Fiero was a wedge-shaped, mid-engine, economy, sporty car. It was introduced in the early 1980s to much fanfare. Then the cars started catching fire. Pontiac addressed the fire concerns, but the public had a long memory of the episodes. So, Pontiac kept improving the car to overcome the old bad press and make the Fiero more …

The red-and-mahogany 1952 Ferrari Arno XI hydroplane on its stand
Marine & RVs

Meet the Arno XI: Ferrari’s Only Racing Hydroplane Boat

F1-inspired supercars maybe Ferrari’s most iconic vehicles, but the Italian automaker has made more than just. It’s created GTs like the 456, 911-fighting sports cars like the 308 GT4, and even some police cars. However, it’s usually not associated with boats. But, like Lamborghini, Ferrari has dipped its toes into the aquatic world. And its …

A red 1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL with its sunroof open
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Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL

If you get your timing right, it’s possible to find some real bargains on online auction sites. And if you’re after modern and relatively-modern enthusiast vehicles, Cars and Bids is an excellent resource. We’ve once again scoured the site to find a good deal. And this week’s choice is an often-overlooked Japanese classic, and one …