Each month we scour the internet for the weirdest, craziest, and most interesting vehicles we can find. With winter just around the corner, a bunch of people seem to be clearing out the junk from their garages because we found some doozies to share this time. While we found plenty of oddball cars, we found a few truly lust-worthy vehicles as well that we’ll be sprinkling in at the end of our list this time.
First up, if you’ve ever wanted to be a pilot but are afraid of flying, we found just the car for you. This tiny little Messerschmitt K200 has that jet-fighter cockpit look including the bubble top and airplane-style steering wheel. The streamlined 3-wheeled design even resembles the look of a miniature airplane without the wings.
Built in 2014, this modern take on the classic Meyers Manx looks like a ton of fun. Some might say the bulkier-looking panels lose some of the charm of the original Manx’s but we think that swapping in some vintage, round Cibie headlights could make all the difference in transforming this funky little kit car into something really classy. Plus, how could you not have fun in this thing?!
Although we question the owner’s words when he says it “runs goaded stops good”, we do think this is one of the cooler project trucks on eBay right now. This 1953 Chevy panel truck was originally used by Olympia Beer as a delivery truck and is loaded with patina, almost to the point of neglect in some areas. While the $20,000 “Buy It Now” price seems a bit steep to us, this is definitely a cool ride that looks like it could use a little work to be an awesome driver.
Our last odd-ball of the day is perfect for the baron or duke that has everything, but wants people to know he comes from money. When something flashy like a Lamborghini Aventador or Rolls Royce Ghost is a little too nouveau riche, the only option is a reproduction of a 1937 Mercedes-Benz Landaulet stretched into a 6-passenger limousine. And so what if it’s not the real deal and shares more in common with your average Fox-body Mustang than any real Mercedes? The peasants don’t need to know that…
OK, so enough of the odd-ball stuff. Let’s take a moment to recognize a handful of cars we absolutely fell in love with and would love to own someday. These are some truly rare and special cars that really speak to us.
For instance, a few of us have soft spots for vintage off-road vehicles. While the MHCC Broncos and Land Cruisers get plenty of love, we keep pining for an old International Scout. And wouldn’t you know it, during our search for this piece, we found this perfectly vintage Scout II that hits all the bases for a funky beach cruiser we dig. Perfectly ’70s paint job? Check. Off-road accessories to beef up the look? Check. Rugged and easy to clean interior? Check. Seriously, the want is real for this truck.
Here’s something you don’t see very often: a rare 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II available for sale in the US. Not only that, but it has been built to factory DTM spec while still remaining street legal. Allegedly, the previous owner was a wealthy Japanese car collector who commissioned a “money is no object” build of the ultimate street-legal Mercedes of its day. The result is the stunning sedan you see before you. While $290,000 is certainly more than we have buried in the couch cushions at The Dojo, it’s awfully tempting to sell a few organs to be able to afford this stunner.
And lastly, we aren’t very good at hiding the fact that we are die-hard Porsche-files. While none of us own a 911 currently, most of have one on our short list of cars to one day own. Unfortunately, it’d take a lottery win to be able to afford one of the ultimate iterations of the 911: the 1995 993 Carrera RS Clubsport. Although 993 GT2s are priced into the stratosphere at well over seven figures, we love the purity of this air-cooled race car for the road, even though $550,000 is still a big chunk of change. Just 227 examples of this Clubsport were built and I bet you won’t find many people who wouldn’t want to be among the special few to drive one of these.