Monday, Aug 19, 2019

Category: Classic Cars

Investment Worthy? 5 Older Cars That Are Almost Extinct

Sam Becker names 5 older cars on the Auto Cheat Sheet that are almost extinct. Car collectors are always looking for that car that will appreciate in value. My roommate in college owned #2 and I was a frequent passenger. We weren’t that impressed with it back in the day, so I can’t imagine it got better with age. My spouse and I have owned a few classic cars through the years such as 1971MG Midget, an 1967 Austin Healey 3000, a 1979 Mazda RX7 with the rotary engine that used to make loud backfiring noises at stop lights (I would look around, pretending to be searching for the source of that loud noise), 1978 and 1979 280z, a  1990 red Porsche Carrera 911 C-4 Cabriolet and a few others. The Porsche was definitely my favorite.  We’ve never considered buying any of the 5 listed here but maybe these cars are like a hot stock tip, read on and you decide.

1. Chrysler Laser  

One watch of the commercial above and you’ll agree that they just don’t make them like they used to. One model that was pretty damn cool in its heyday but has seemingly been forgotten by all but a few is the Chrysler Laser, which also saw life under a different name as the Plymouth Laser and Dodge Daytona. These cars were the quintessential 1980s models, equipped with an option of a 2.2 or 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Billed as Chrysler’s first sports car, the Laser was reborn as the Plymouth Laser at one point, and then the Dodge Daytona. The Laser was in production from 1984-1986, and the Daytona from 1984 until 1993.

To see all 5 cars with video

Jay Leno’s Garage – New Car Show on CNBC

If you are into classic cars, than Jay Leno is king of the mountain, with about 130 automobiles and 92 motorcycles. Jay was interviewed on The Today show regarding his new TV show on CNBC called Jay Leno’s Garage.  Besides the great cars and motorcycles, he is using a 3-D printer to make replacement parts.  All he and his team needs now is The BenchtopPRO parts cleaner to clean dirty greasy parts as they restore cars and motorcycles.

Jay if you read this, we will be happy to send you one.  Best of luck, we will be watching!

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