AIR rig setup with L88 Corvette in 1968
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Should You Buy a Vehicle Through Cars & Bids?

In uncertain times, buying a vehicle online can be a great solution to staying socially distanced. In fact, with more people staying home than ever, that can mean more time to dedicate to our cars, whether they be project cars or simple updates and customizations. That also means that used car sales have been on …

A low-angle shot of the gold-and-white 1968 Shelby GT500 Mustang EFI prototype
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A 1-of-1 1968 Shelby GT500 Mustang Prototype Could Be Yours

While the Shelby company helped tune a lot of cars over the years, few are as well-represented as the Mustang. And though Shelby American isn’t directly involved with the modern GT500 Mustang, Carroll would likely be proud of the muscle car’s supercar-slaying performance. But while the current-gen car more than lives up to the nameplate, …

A red TR3A-spec 1960 Triumph TR3 by a peach-colored house
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Bring a Trailer Bargain of the Week: 1960 Triumph TR3A

It’s arguably better-known for bikes like the Bonneville today, but Triumph made cars, too, once upon a time. And in competing with fellow British automaker MG, it developed a wide array of beloved sporty roadsters. But while some of these models can command a premium, there are still some affordable ones out there. This week’s …

A black modified 2014 Audi S4 in a driveway
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Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 2014 Audi S4

Reliability is always a concern where used luxury cars are involved. Because while the purchase price is low, that doesn’t mean the repair costs are, too. However, even if an earlier version of a car was plagued with problems, doesn’t mean the later ones are, too. A good example of this is this week’s Cars …

A black 1994 Honda CB1000 Super Four in a parking garage
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Bring a Trailer Bargain of the Week: 1994 Honda CB1000 Super Four

While the Super Cub has certainly cemented itself in motorcycle history, it’s not the only influential Honda bike. The CB750, for example, was the first motorcycle called a ‘superbike.’ Then there’s the GB500 Tourist Trophy, which previewed the modern café racer trend by over a decade. This week’s Bring a Trailer bargain, though, is more …

A maroon 2014 Falcon F7 parked in a car garage in front of a silver car
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Want a 1-of-7 Michigan-Built Supercar? Buy This Falcon F7

Car auctions, whether online or in-person, offer excellent chances to bid on some real rarities. Say, for example, ultra-rare supercars like the 1-of-1 Isdera Commendatore. And if you’ve been looking for an American-made supercar, but don’t fancy a Viper or a Cobra 427 Super Snake, you’re in luck. That’s because Cars and Bids just listed …

A multi-colored Rothmans-liveried 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Cup in a warehouse
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Rad For Sale Is Your One-Stop Radwood Auction Shop

Auction sites like Cars and Bids are a great tool for those searching for their next car. Especially for those after a classic vehicle, or a performance-oriented modern one. The former one especially comes in handy for those wishing to bring in something for Radwood. This is why the car festival’s organizers have started an …

The blue 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake in a dimly-lit garage
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The Only Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Is up for Sale

Besides finding bargains, auctions offer opportunities to own some truly rare cars. That means everything from hypercars like the Koenigsegg Regera to a US-market Unimog. And it also includes special variants of already iconic classics. One such opportunity is coming up this March: the only remaining Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake. The Shelby Cobra 427 …

A dark-blue 2009 Audi S5 Coupe parked in a lot
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Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 2009 Audi S5

If you’re after a bargain version of one of Audi’s luxury cars, the used market is an excellent place to look. Especially if you’re after one of the German brand’s more performance-oriented S and RS models. And this week on Cars and Bids, one such car has popped up: a 2009 Audi S5. The B8 …

A black 2000 Mazda B3000 SX on a neighborhood street
Trucks & SUVs

Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 2000 Mazda B3000

While the 2021 BT-50 is technically an Isuzu underneath, it’s the closest thing to a modern Mazda pickup truck. Sadly, it’s one that’s not available in the US. However, once upon a time, Mazda-branded trucks were available here. And one of them is this week’s Cars and Bids bargain buy: a 2000 Mazda B3000 SX. …

A silver modified 1997 BMW 540i M-Sport
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Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 1997 E39 BMW 540i

Used BMWs’ affordable prices can be tempting, but many potential buyers worry about how reliable these German luxury cars truly are. After all, just because a car is cheap to buy doesn’t necessarily mean it’s cheap to own. But with enough care, you can find an inexpensive model. This week’s Cars and Bids featured bargain …

Doug Demuro with a silver 2004 Mercedes Unimog U500
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Doug Demuro Drives a Mercedes Unimog U500 You Can Buy

The G-Wagon is already one of Mercedes-Benz’s most capable off-roaders. But when it comes to overlanding, even the G-Wagon has to bow to the Mercedes Unimog. Unfortunately, it’s rare that one pops up for sale in the US. However, the 2004 U500 Doug Demuro recently featured in one of his videos isn’t just in the …

A green 1974 Triumph TR6
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Bring a Trailer Bargain of the Week: 1974 Triumph TR6

Motorcycles are what usually come to mind when the name ‘Triumph’ is mentioned. But along with bicycles, the British brand also made cars, many of which competed with MG’s sporty roadsters. And if you’re looking for a classic convertible sports car, many of its products are still fairly affordable. This week’s Bring a Trailer bargain …

A turquoise 1965 MG MGB
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Bring a Trailer Bargain of the Week: 1965 MG MGB

The Mazda Miata is still one of the most affordable convertible sports cars on the market. But it owes its success to several classic British roadsters, such as the Austin Healey-Sprite. However, there’s one model in particular that the Miata pulls inspiration from. And it’s this week’s Bring a Trailer bargain: an MG MGB. The …

A red 2008 Jaguar XK coupe
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Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 2008 Jaguar XK

While depreciation means luxury cars’ values often drop like stones, that’s often a boon for the next savvy owner. It’s a familiar situation for some of Jaguar’s products, such as the F-Type. And that includes this week’s Cars and Bids bargain purchase: a 2008 Jaguar XK. The 2007-2015 Jaguar XK is a luxury GT worthy …

A black 1957 BMW 507 Series II
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Why Did This BMW 507 Sell for Almost $2 Million?

High-dollar car auction sales are nothing new, especially when classics are involved. However, there’s paying a large sum for something like an Alfa Romeo BAT concept, and there’s paying $300k for a Datsun 240Z. Classic BMWs are no stranger to high price tags, as evidenced by E30 M3 values. But you can buy a small …

A red-and-black 1974 twin-engine Citroen 2CV 4x4 rally car in a quarry
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This Citroen 2CV Became a Rally Car With the Help of 2 Engines

‘Innovative’ is a term often thrown around classic Citroens. In the 50s, for example, the DS wowed onlookers with front disc brakes and self-leveling hydropneumatic suspension. The later SM took the latter to new heights (pun intended) and introduced features like rain-sensing wipers and hydraulically-assisted steering. But before those came the minimalist Citroen 2CV, explicitly …

A white 2000 Lexus LX 470
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Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 2000 Lexus LX 470

New or used, the Land Cruiser is a well-respected choice of overlanders and off-roaders. But it’s not Toyota’s only reliable off-road SUV—and I’m not talking about the 4Runner. The Lexus LX has the Land Cruiser’s powertrain, platform, and off-road capability. And a 2000 LX 470 model is this week’s Cars and Bids bargain buy. The …

The front view of a red 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10 with a hardtop
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Bring a Trailer Bargain of the Week: 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10

The various Hellcat models may be Dodge’s performance halo cars today, but they weren’t always. Before them, and even before the first SRT models, there was the Dodge Viper. Since its cancellation, Viper values, especially for the earlier models, have steadily grown. But you can still find some decent bargains, including the 1994 Viper RT/10 …

A green 1995 Acura Legend L
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Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 1995 Acura Legend L

Though the ILX Type S is giving Acura some entry-level sportiness, the premium brand’s history is littered with other performance cars. For example, the NSX supercar, which continues today as an American-made hybrid supercar. There’s also the Integra Type R, which introduced VTEC into car enthusiast parlance. But Acura also had a sports luxury sedan …

A silver 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder drives down the road
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Bring a Trailer Bargain of the Week: 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder

While it’s not exactly cheap, the Porsche 718 Boxster isn’t just the brand’s entry-level model. It’s Consumer Reports’ best-rated sports car and one of the best four-cylinder sports cars on sale today. The earlier versions earned similar praise in their day—only today, they’re priced at more affordable levels. Even, on occasion, some of the special …

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This Rare License Plate Was Auctioned Off for $500k

Have you ever thought about getting a personalized license plate for your car, but shrugged it off because you didn’t want to pay the yearly fee for it? You’re not alone, but what’s more, there are people out there that will pay their top dollar for a personalized plate. In fact, in the UK, one …

A black-tanked 1968 Egli-Vincent by Godet
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Godet’s Egli-Vincent Is an Incredible Improvement on a Legend

While the term ‘superbike’ has been applied to several motorcycles, the Vincent Black Shadow was one even before the word was invented. It set a world production-bike speed record in the 50s that took Kawasaki over 20 years to break. But while Vincent folded in 1955, the Black Shadow’s legend continued in the form of …

A red 1991 Nissan Sentra SE-R in a field
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Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 1991 Nissan Sentra SE-R

With the 400Z’s promising design, it seems Nissan is rediscovering its affordable performance side. This is great news, as the Japanese brand has a history of fun hits outside of the Skyline GT-R. For example, there was the AWD Pulsar GTi-R and the Corvette-slaying 300ZX. And there was also the car that’s today’s Cars and …