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Nissan Pulsar, MG F, Alfa Romeo 2000 Berlina: the best cars I found for sale online

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It’s almost Thanksgiving here in the United States. What are you grateful for this year? Me, I’m grateful for Craigslist and all the weird and wonderful cars it brings us. And, of course, I am grateful to all of you potential internet buyers. The best cars.

For this week we have an extravagant selection. Muscle cars, imports, off-roaders and bicycles. The usual mix, sure, but it’s a special occasion – let’s see if we can elevate every pick this week.

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1988 Nissan Pulsar – $9,000

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Why not start strong, with one of the weirdest Nissans to ever leave a factory? One of the weirdest cars ever built, arguably, with its oddly modular body design. A removable rear cap, T-tops, and retractable headlights? An embarrassment of wealth.

This Pulsar is also unique in another way – the QAnon sticker on the back. Someone please buy this car and save it from its current owner. He deserves better.

1983 Mazda B2000 – $3,800

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I know, I said we were going to elevate things this week, and here I’m talking about a $3,800 pickup truck that needs some work. Listen to me. This dates back to the 80s when vans were a size you could actually use. It’s also a Mazda, a brand you don’t see on pickup trucks anymore. Tiny dead cars are inherently cool.

Sure, this B2000 might not have four-wheel drive, or a working battery, or a working parking brake, or a properly running engine, or be rust-free, but how much do those things really matter? It’s a dead little truck! It’s perfect like that.

1966 Ford F100 – $12,500

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Artistic photos! It’s high, right? A faded photo of a stranded truck, finished with its glory days and ready to live out the rest of its life in quiet solitude. He is retired, offside.

But you could shoot this F100 come back for one last job. It’s still rolling, still pulling, still has a bed ready to be loaded with cargo. This truck can still go anywhere, still do truck stuff. All you have to do is ask.

2005 Suzuki GZ250 – $1,000

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Fun fact: this is the bike I rode during my MSF course to get my motorcycle license. The class had a number of GZ250s, all with their “modified by previous students” mirrors (snapshots). Why not start your racing career the same way?

This GZ250 makes a perfect bike for beginners, with low power and a low saddle that makes it unintimidating for new riders. It may not work perfectly, but it just gives you a chance to learn how to rebuild a carburetor. It is a very instructive motorcycle.

2020 BMW F 850 ​​GS Adventure – $15,500

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And, once you’ve learned about the Suzuki, why not step up to the big leagues? Mid-weight adventure bikes are all the rage right now, with their off-road capability paired with on-road comfort. It turns out that long hangers eat potholes as well as sand dunes.

This 850GS is an Adventure model, with an extended fuel tank for even longer trips. It also has rear racks and those classic BMW M colors. Plus, who doesn’t love gold rims?

1996 MG F – $19,000

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The ad calls this MG F “the last true MG ever made.” I’m sure 60-year-old men in dusty leather jackets could argue this point for months, but what’s important here is the car itself, not its heritage.

This is a strange two-door, mid-engined, manual transmission convertible from the UK. How many of them will you see each day? About zero, by my estimate. Unless you live in the UK, in which case isn’t it late there? Go to dinner with your family.

1974 Mercedes-Benz – $6,900

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Speaking of 60 year old men, is there a better retirement car on God’s green earth than this 450 SL? Outside brown, inside brown, brown wheels – we are reaching truly unprecedented levels of Jalop here. If only it was a diesel.

For less than seven thousand dollars, you could have a South Florida retirement car. Something where you can hop on, set the cruise control to seventeen miles an hour, and crank your Jimmy Buffet at a perfectly reasonable volume. Tell me it’s not your dream.

2005 Food Truck – $46,995

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But maybe you don’t want to retire. Maybe you want to do something fun, change the scenery, become a valued member of your community. Well, who is more valuable than the local food truck? Nobody, who is it.

This food truck was built only two years ago and seems fully equipped for the business. Just, maybe give it a little more appealing name – something catchy, two syllables with the stress on the first.

1997 Chevrolet Corvette – $9,500

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OK, this corvette maybe a classified ad. It could be a single, clearly captured photo that has just been cropped in two different ways. But the price is not then down to look like a scam – more likely it’s a Boomer trying to shake off a midlife crisis.

The seller even offers a video tour, which means you can make sure the car is real long before you visit his Florida home. Also, the video may allow you to better see those soft, gentle flames on the front. What’s better than that?

2003 Toyota 4Runner – $6,950

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Maybe the ability to go everywhere, maybe it’s better. Few cars will take you to as many places as a 4Runner, let alone that aren’t other Toyota SUVs. Even better, this car might actually get you return – its full service history means it is probably still in excellent mechanical condition.

The lights could use a little cleaning and the seller could use some photography lessons, but those little details won’t harm the car itself. Instead, they will only hurt his asking price. That’s a deal there.

1972 Chevy Chevelle – $56,800

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If you’re more concerned with going fast than going far, maybe you’ll be more interested in a Chevelle with a fan sticking out of the hood. The interior looks bone at first glance, but a longer look shows modern gauges and a five-point driver’s belt. This Chevelle is ready to race, if you swap out those wheels.

Do that, and you’ll have a perfect Mad Max-style muscle car. Plus, the wheels are the kind of showy five-spokes you can sell to other muscle car owners. It’s Discount, It’s Money, It’s Cash App.

1972 Alfa Romeo 2000 Sedan – $23,600

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When most people talk about returning to tradition, they are referring to a hellish Christian nationalism in which no one has bodily autonomy. It sucks. What they should talk about returning to the tradition of three-box sedans. It is a tradition that I can follow.

Bonus points for this particular sedan being a beautiful red Alfa Romeo. Other bonuses for the vintage Minilite style wheels, which my generation will probably recognize as RS Watanabes. Sorry, folks, Europe got them first.

2011 Honda CR-Z – $7,500

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There was a time in my life when I got very, very close to buying a CR-Z. Yeah, it’s kind of a slow hybrid, but it’s such a good size – nice and compact, without sacrificing cargo space. It has a strong aftermarket, thanks to Japan, and it looks cool.

Oh, and did I mention you can slap a compressor on one and produce absolutely loud power? Come on, it’s a Honda – you thought it was going to be boring? Buy it, supercharge it and have fun through the canyons. You deserve it.

1987 Chevy Blazer – $21,500

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In fact, you know what? I withdraw this entry. You shouldn’t buy this former Bureau of Land Management K5 blazer, in its perfect blue and white color combo. You shouldn’t stare at its low mileage, immaculate exterior and interior and be wide-eyed. You shouldn’t get engrossed in its chrome trim and start daydreaming about seeing your reflection in those perfectly polished fenders.

You shouldn’t do any of this, because I want to. I want this Blazer. I want it so badly. Instead of being interested in it, you should just send me $21,500 and I’ll buy it for you. I will even write about it, so you will always have the chance to see it. Do we have a deal?

1985 Toyota Van – $4,500

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I used to live in Rochester, NY, the home of trash and Joywave. Up there, my favorite cafe was a little place called Glen Edith – home of the best coffees and waffles in town. Glen Edith’s logo was an old pickup truck, two-toned, angular and weird. Reader, I swear, it was that van.

This Toyota van is certainly not a perfect representation of the Glen Edith logo. But I attribute the differences to styling, which makes the logo stand out a bit more than the vehicle. Buy this van, California, and cruise across the country to Rochester with it. It would be the perfect road trip: bringing this beautiful vehicle home.

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