One lap of the web: Arizona auctions editionWed, 15 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800
-- Pink was not a color offered for the Chevrolet Corvette -- a fact you're probably aware of. But one example was finished in (a rather nice, we think) shade of pink right at the factory for Harley Earl's wife. Hemmings Daily has the story on this rare car, which is heading to auction this week.
-- Hagerty has a nice roundup of the best sub-$100K cars that'll roll across the block in Scottsdale this week, including the 1937 Cord 812 Beverly Sedan. That's right: The Cord in the photo above has a high estimate of "only" $80,000. There are plenty more (relative) bargains that Hagerty has picked out.
-- If you're in Scottsdale this week and the selection of Bugeye Sprites at the auction houses isn't to your liking, here's another one for sale in the same town.
-- Terry Shea over at Hemmings knows a thing or two about classic cars, and here are the ones he's going to be watching this week at the Arizona auctions.
-- If you're into camping in remote locations that are only reachable by 4x4s and you want to impress just about every other four-wheel-drive enthusiast, this Japanese-market 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ70 Diesel might be for you. Check it out on Bringatrailer.
-- Finally, if the cars at the Arizona auctions aren't your cup of Red Bull, here's something that might smoke some of those over-restored muscle cars: a 1977 Volkswagen Rabbit with a 2.8-liter VR6 dropped in. 230 hp is enough to make this one perform... a number of things that might be upsetting to local law enforcement. It looks fantastic in Miami Blue, too.
By Autoweek Editors