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Andy’s Friday AutoHunter Picks

A pack of cars for every budget


This week sees another great and varied group of cars on the AutoHunter auction site. While most of the my focus are on sporting cars, I also threw in a 1950s classic as a great example of the breed. I also tried to vary the prices of my various picks in order to have one for every budget. If you agree with my picks let me know, and if you disagree also let me know but also tell me why.

2004 Volkswagen R32

2004 Volkswagen R32

The R32 was a bit of a sleeper when it was new. A limited production model, it was the most advanced factory-built Golf platform production car VW ever produced. It features all-wheel drive, the first production car with a DSG transmission, and a VR6 engine with a factory-rated 238 bhp. This 158,000 mile example features Koenig bucket seats, OZ Aristo 18-inch wheels, a power-operated sunroof, and a Pioneer stereo with a color display.

Finished in Deep Blue over a black leather interior, this R32 is now offered with the owner’s manual, service records, a CARFAX report, and a clear Maryland title in the seller’s name.

2005 Dodge Viper SRT

2005 Dodge Viper SRT

The Viper is a type American car we are not likely to ever see again; a hand-built car produced in Detroit by a major manufacturer. It is a elemental American made supercar and they perform as good as they look. These cars were always limited production and in 2005 Dodge would hand build a total of only 2,005 total cars.

This specific car is described as a 14,000 original mile example that has been owned in California since new. It features newer tires and an unmodified 8.3-liter V10 paired with a six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. It’s painted in red over a black leather interior and is offered with service records, a clean CARFAX report, and a clear California title in the seller’s name. If you want one of these cars, I would buy it now as prices are not likely to drop anytime soon.

2005 Dodge Viper SRT

1993 Ford Mustang Cobra

This is the end of the Fox body Mustang era and the 1993 Cobra was in many ways the ultimate iteration of these cars. Changes from the standard Mustang included a 30 bhp increase from the standard 5.0 model to 235 bhp, disc brakes at all four corners, and a suspension setup that MotorWeek stated made the 1993 Cobra, “the best-handling Mustang to date.”

This specific Cobra has covered 47,000 original miles from new, is number 3,408 of 4,993 total 1993 Cobras built and has a recent engine rebuild as well. It is painted in its original Vibrant Red paint over an Opal Gray vinyl and cloth interior. This final-year Fox-body Mustang is available now and comes with an SVT build number certificate, original owner’s manuals, the original window sticker, the engine rebuild receipt, six car show trophies, and a clean CARFAX report.

1957 Chevrolet 210

1957 Chevrolet 210

One of the automotive icons of the 1950s, the ’57 Chevy is a car that will always be collectible due to tremendous GM styling, ease of use as a car to drive, and a car that will always draw a crowd at local car shows.

This specific ’57 Chevy 210 is stated to be a rust-free car powered by a correct 283ci Power Pack V8 backed by a Powerglide 2-speed automatic transmission. Specifications on this car include manual steering, manual brakes, electric wipers, an AM radio, a clock delete, and manual windows. The car is painted in correct Onyx Black with a black and silver vinyl and cloth interior. The photos of the car show an excellent car that could easily be shown at local shows and more importantly driven and enjoyed.

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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