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Andy selects his favorite classic cars on AutoHunter

Among the bunch are a VW Beetle, Mustang Boss 302, Datsun 240Z and Camaro SS


It’s my turn to choose the cars I love from the current offerings on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, and it seems as if the AutoHunter team curated the docket just for me.

I would say that 70 percent of this week’s listings fit my taste, but I decided to limit myself to the four cars I would most want to bid on and have in my garage.

I hope you like my selection but if you disagree with them, let me know why and we can discuss it in the comment section below.

1964 Volkswagen Beetle convertible

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I simply love classic VW Beetles, and the convertible top on these cars is good enough to rival the best from Mercedes cars of the era.

They are fun to drive, extremely well built (again, think Mercedes build quality), and inexpensive to run with parts easy to find. These cars are also the easiest car to service yourself than probably any other imported car due to the existence of the How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive service manual.

They quietly climb in price every year and are a hit at any car show you will attend. The fact that this car was owned by the same person for the last 40 years, looks as nice as it does and features an engine upgraded to a 2-liter makes it all the more attractive.

1971 Datsun 240Z

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The 240Z is the car that permanently changed the affordable sports car market. Datsun built a car that not only virtually annihilated the small-bore British, Italian, and German sports car market, but also was direct competition with the likes of Porsche and Jaguar for a fraction of the price.

These cars are quite hot right now. It pays to buy a truly good example rather than a bad one and have to pay more to restore it.  

This specific car is finished in my very favorite color of New Sight Orange and looks to have received excellent care, including a partial restoration in 2001. It looks like one you can buy, drive, show, and enjoy for years to come.

1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS

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The 1968 Camaro is my favorite year for the first-generation models and being someone who loves to drive cars more than talk about their originality, this specific example would have a nice place in my garage with the LS2 engine under the hood, a T56 6-speed manual transmission and Wilwood brakes.

The fact the dash and interior were left alone and the iconic Camaro gauge cluster has not been replaced with a modern setup only adds to the cool factor of this car.

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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Of all the many classic Mustangs built from 1964½ to 1973, the Boss 302 has always been my favorite model.

I initially liked them as to me they were at least, if not more, special than a 1968-1970 Shelby car but were much more affordable and have a better racing pedigree being homologation cars.

This specific Boss 302 is extremely well documented with a Marti Report as well as its original build sheet, both quite important when buying a rare Mustang. I would park this in my garage in a second and take it to Monterey next month as my way to get from event to event.

To see the many more diverse offerings on AutoHunter, visit the online auction’s website.

Andy Reid
Andy Reid
Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.



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