We’re having fantasies about driving this 1962 Chevrolet Corvette to the beach all summer. It’s a good thing it’s available right now. Visit eBay to throw in your best offer.
Curator Crave: ‘65 Chevy Stingray
So you want to buy a classic vintage ride but you just don’t know what kind. Zack Klapman to the rescue! Klapman, recently appointed an eBay curator, is a car pro, writing for mags and producing shows for the likes of DRIVE Network. He brings his auto expertise to eBay Collections, scouring the site for the best of the best — like this '65 Corvette Stingray. To view more from his muscle car collection, click here.
(Photo courtesy of eBay seller featuredauto. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Stars and Cars: Steve McQueen
If we could bring one guy back for good, it would be Steve McQueen. This dreamy star was the epitome of style, rocking everything the right way, like this Jaguar XKSS Le Mans racer circa 1956. These are rare and precious finds, indeed. We did some digging around on eBay and came up empty handed. Never fear! Add the XKSS to your eBay Feed in the hopes that it one day come up for sale.
(Photo courtesy of 3oneseven.com. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Anyone who ever complains that nothing great came out of the ’70s should be promptly shown this car, a 1972 BMW 3.0CS, and change their tune immediately. One of only 1,172 produced, this emerald beauty is a real gem. It’s currently available on eBay. Click here to see it.
(Photo courtesy of eBay seller carsschmitt.com. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Stars & Cars: Vintage Mini
Christy Turlington could sell ice to an Eskimo, and we’re loving her perched on this vintage Mini Cooper in a shoot for Vogue Italia back in 1992. This classic little ride is in high demand and short supply, unfortunately. There are only a handful of them available on eBay right now. The good news is, they’re fairly inexpensive, which might be the benefit of the car being so absolutely teeny.
(Photo courtesy of of Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Stars & Cars: Joan Didion
We’re sort of obsessed with Joan Didion’s swagger while posing beside her sassy white Stingray in Hollywood back in 1970. Her understated sense of style and grace inspired us to scope through eBay for similar Stingrays. Much to our surprise, we found a few sexy similar models with one bid starting at $6,500. Only strong women need apply.
(Photo: Julian Wasser/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images. Text by Jauretsi)
Stars & Cars: Twiggy
If we had to measure the history of teen models, we think Twiggy is up there in the Top 3. Her and Penelope Tree reigned supreme in the 60’s. Here’s Twiggy popping out of a chic Rolls Royce in 1970. To emulate her magic dust, take a peek at the epic Rolls Royce’s available on eBay (with a bid starting at $7,000 USD — no kidding).
(Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images. Text by Jauretsi)
Stars & Wheels: Kid Cudi
By Sade Lythcott
I’ve always appreciated the swagger of Kid Cudi. He has a unique way of mixing high end and low brow; thrift and the theatrical. In Hit Boy’s video called Old School Caddy, the rapper ponders the comparison of Old School Caddies vs. New School Benz’s with Cudi masterfully dropping his verse while riding through the desert in a Mercedes Benz SLS AMG. The dichotomy of the the dusty scenes & abandoned buildings vs. the polish of this uber expensive ride is nothing short of poetic. Check out the selection of Mercedes Benz SLS AMG available on eBay Motors. With the proper funds, you too can live the dream in this souped up ride.
Stars & Wheels: Bonnie Raitt
Are you ready for a thing called LOVE? We are too… and we lovvvvvve this classic caddy Bonnie Raitt is affectionately resting on. Arguably one of the oldest automobile brands in the world (next to the Buick), this American luxury vehicle was founded in 1902 by a master mechanic and entrepreneur named Henry Leland who was linked to the ancestry of early Detroit. Since then, Cadillac has simply been the car to measure all other cars against due to its technological advances when it was introduced.
If you have a minimum of $2,000 in your pocket right now, you may be able to secure a Caddy today. Check out this link of Cadillacs from the 70’s and 80’s available on eBay with a few incredibly low starting bids. Generally the range goes up to $10,000, although a few tricked-out cars can go for higher. We provide the vehicle, you provide the attitude.
(Photo: Courtesy of Getty)
Imagine Yourself in This Masterpiece
Writer Eric Yang is the Editor of Gear Patrol and we consider him a smart tracker of good finds. We invited him to pen a column for our eBay Motors Blog, where he clocked some genius finds in the world of cars. He swears by the site on his opening thoughts: “eBay remains one of the last bastions when it comes to great finds” he says whole-heartedly. This 1969 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 280SL is one of his catches. Current bid $28K roughly for a car that’s worth $43K (at minimum).
In terms of the history of the car, between 1967 and 1971, Mercedes-Benz brought just under 24,000 280 SLs stateside. “There are myriad advantages to owning a vintage Mercedes-Benz, but one of the greatest is the widespread availability of parts to cars” writes Eric. “Even for those over 30 years old, meticulous records are kept at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Center.”
Only 3 days left to bid on eBay/Mercedes280SL. More photos included too.