5 Brilliant Motors Sold on eBay This Month

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Join us as we grab the keys and cast a lusting eye over some of the fantastic four-wheeled, and more-wheeled, motors that were up on sale on eBay this month
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1. 1986 Ford Capri Turbo Technics

If there's one car that embodies the '80s more than any other, it's the Ford Capri Mk III. It's the motoring equivalent of a mulletted Kenny Loggins performing 'Danger Zone' on a way cool chrome keytar. 

And this particular example of Ford's classic fastback coupé represents 'peak Capri': it's pristine white – much like Sonny Crockett's linen suit on 'Miami Vice' – and in '86 it was super-charged up to 'Knight Rider' levels by Turbo Technics Ltd. It'd be a crime to put the pedal to the metal in anything but sock-free loafers. 

“It's not in immaculate show-car condition,” admits the seller, but notes that there's no rust, no cracks in the dash, the sunroof still works, and the car “drives and stops as it should” – pretty impressive for a 30-year-old motor. Clearly these things were a hardier than their flashy, gigolo-about-town exteriors suggested. 
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2. 1941 M-2 Halftrack Armored Military Vehicle

Holy moly, that is one helluva runaround. An unholy cross between a tank and a jeep (a jank? A teep?), this rugged ol' slugger may be 75-years-old but it'll still turn heads, drop jaws and make small children wet themselves as you roll into Morrisons car park for the Saturday big shop. 

Apparently part of a hoard of vehicles uncovered during the filming of Discovery Channel show 'Rusted Development', the M-2 has had some restoration work done on it – including a new exhaust, fuel tank and windshield – but it still needs a bit more TLC. The original WW2 tracks are “cracked but holding”, says the seller, and the brakes are kaput: “I use the handbrake to stop.” Worth bearing that in mind as you pull up outside school to drop the kids off.

Alas, you missed your chance to make this M-2 your own, as it sold for $9,500. And anyway, the seller was in California, and hoiking all nine metric tonnes of this over to Blighty may have proved a tad problematic. 
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3. Austin Morris Mini V8 LSD Mustang

You can hear exactly what this Austin Morris Mini Mustang sounds like just from looking at a photo of it: like a dragon's roar crossed with a surface-to-air missile launch. If Dracula had been a ne'er-do-well 1950s rocker instead of a dusty old count, this would've been his ride of choice.  

Built up from scratch using 90 per cent brand-new parts – including a Rover V8 engine – the centrepiece of this gnarly bruiser is its vintage body, which dates back to the 1930s. Technically it's a rat rod, rather than a hot rod, as it's a deliberately exaggerated and extreme-ified version of the classic hot rod style, rather than an accurate recreation of it.

Practical? Nooo. Incredibly desirable nonetheless? Mm-hmm.  
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4. 1968 Dodge Charger

“Just tha good ol' boys/Never meanin' no harm/Beats all you never saw/Been in trouble with the law/Since the day they was born...”

If those lyrics transport right back to '80s Saturday evenings spent watching lawless hi-jinx on 'The Dukes of Hazzard' then this car will hit you right in the nostalgia regions. This isn't the actual General Lee that repeatedly outran Boss Hogg and Roscoe on the show – as any Dukes super-fan will tell you, that was a '69 Charger, while this is a '68 – but it's about as near-as-dammit as recreations get.

The car's been in the UK for ten years, and in dry storage for half of that. Seems a shame that a car this charismatic and instantly recognisable should be hidden away from public view for so long, so let's hope whoever bought it – for a cool £22,500 – will be proudly parading it around car shows all summer long. 

Of course, if they want to make their General Lee seem truly authentic they'll need to ensure that they only ever enter it by butt-sliding across the hood and then leaping in through the window, a la Bo Duke. Not an easy skill to master, but an entirely worthwhile one.   
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5. 1989 Airstream 325LE Motorhome 325LE

Planning to hit a few festivals this summer, or maybe campsite-hop your way across Europe? VW campervans are all well and good, but if you truly want to travel, dine and sleep in style, it's hard to beat an Airstream.

These iconic US motorhomes look like truck-stop diners on wheels; America's ostentatious, chrome-plated answer to Europe's poky, beige-coloured caravans. They're bigger than many central-London flats, with all the bells and whistles you could ever need: this 1989 model sleeps six and features motorised sofabeds, an onboard generator, leather upholstery, two heat furnaces, front-and-rear air suspension, an ice-making machine and a gen-yoo-wine porcelain toilet. 

At £49,995, it's not what you'd call cheap – but then, look at it. Just look at the flippin' thing. Totally worth every penny.  
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