Nissan President Sovereign, Ford Falcon Futura Wagon, Volvo 780 Bertone: The Dopest Cars I Found For Sale Online

Nissan President Sovereign, Ford Falcon Futura Wagon, Volvo 780 Bertone: The Dopest Cars I Found For Sale Online

Some American classics, a rare Volvo, a motorcycle with a sidecar and more!

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Another week means another entry into our series featuring the sweet cars I found for sale online. This time we have some classic American power, some imports, a cheap luxury sedan and a fan favorite.

Based on reader feedback I’m making a change to this series. I’m now searching for interesting vehicles anywhere and everywhere on the internet, not just Facebook and Craigslist.

These vehicles may be hilariously unreliable, remarkably unusual, questionably tuned or just something that stops me in my tracks. We all know the used car market is all kinds of broken right now, but I try to find deals where they exist.

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1959 Pontiac Catalina - $10,000

1959 Pontiac Catalina - $10,000

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Here’s the kind of classic car you drive with your arm perched on the windowsill, shades on and music playing in the background.

The Catalina was a full-size entry-level car and what it lacked in luxury it made up for in style. It has a low, long body and an expansive greenhouse. It also has a V8 under the hood.

That V8 comes in at 6.4-liters, but power output ranged anywhere between 215 horses for the Economy V8 to 345 HP in the Tri-Power V8. Definitely check the numbers on this one. It’s $10,000 on Facebook Marketplace in Salisbury, Massachusetts.

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2008 Lexus IS250 - $5,595

2008 Lexus IS250 - $5,595

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The IS250 is a sports sedan aimed squarely at BMW buyers. Car and Driver enjoyed its equipment and its value. The 204 HP, 2.5-liter V6 under the hood dispatched the 60 mph sprint in 7.1 seconds. Not blisteringly quick, but still plenty fun. This one also comes with a manual transmission.

The seller says that this one came from Florida. It’s $5,595 on Facebook Marketplace in Erie, Pennsylvania with 190,000 miles.

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2013 Fiat 500 Abarth - $10,995

2013 Fiat 500 Abarth - $10,995

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The Fiat 500 Abarth is a whole lot of fun hot hatch for not a ton of dough. There’s a whole lot to love about this adorable little car with its manual transmission and raspy exhaust. It’s no surprise that our readers love them so much.

This one has 73,479 miles and while it’s had three owners, there are no reported crashes and the owner describes a car that is almost entirely stock. It’s $10,995 on CarFax in Sheridan, Indiana.

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1985 Peugeot 505 S - $3,200

1985 Peugeot 505 S - $3,200

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The Peugeot 505 is a family car that looks unremarkable, but is notable for its ride comfort, especially on rough roads. It also has another trick up its sleeve in the form of a 2.5-liter turbodiesel.

With 80 ponies on tap, you aren’t getting anywhere fast. But if you’re a fan of classic European diesels, this is a choice that isn’t your typical Mercedes-Benz 240D.

It’s $3,200 on Facebook Marketplace from Obscure Cars for Sale in Carrollton, Texas with 91,000 miles.

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1999 Moto Guzzi California 1100 EV - $4,615

1999 Moto Guzzi California 1100 EV - $4,615

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A Moto Guzzi California is already a cool cruiser with its 1064cc V-twin poking out of the sides of the bike. But this one is even cooler as you can bring a pal or a furry friend along with you in its Vetter sidecar.

The bike itself is serviced and includes new tires. The 74 ponies under the tank will be more than enough for a cross-country road trip with whoever you choose.

It’s $4,615 on Facebook Marketplace in Columbus, Indiana with 50,000 miles.

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1988 Nissan President Sovereign - $15,500

1988 Nissan President Sovereign - $15,500

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Do you want to look like the leader of a small nation, while driving around in seats that look like they came from grandma’s house? This Nissan President Sovereign might be for you!

Nissan’s answer to the Toyota Century looks a mile long on the outside and has a front end that reminds me of a Malaise Era American car. Inside, you don’t have several cows worth of leather, but seats that look like they belong in a living room.

Power comes from a V8 making 200 horses. This isn’t about getting to your destination quickly, but in comfort and style.

It’s $15,500 on Facebook Marketplace from Obscure Cars for Sale in Hudson, New Hampshire with about 29,500 miles.

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1990 Volvo 780 Bertone - $7,000

1990 Volvo 780 Bertone - $7,000

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What’s better than a regular Volvo? How about a Volvo designed by coachbuilder Bertone pumping out 175 HP and 187 lb-ft from a “red block” B230FT turbo four? At the time, this engine was Volvo’s most powerful yet.

That awesome engine is paired to a luxury coupe with the safety you’d expect from Volvo. It has disc brakes, ABS and a driver airbag.

This particular example needs some interior work, but the seller says that you’ll get the parts to finish the job. It’s $7,000 on Facebook Marketplace in Pleasant Valley, New York.

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1958 Ford F-100 - $12,900

1958 Ford F-100 - $12,900

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The shiny orange truck on your screen has been through a frame-off restoration and the end result looks pretty good. Under the hood is a 4.8-liter V8 paired to a manual transmission, both said to be original to the truck.

It looks clean all around, but it’s clearly been driven and maybe even used for work. Some dirt is in the engine bay and the bed has dents and dings, as an old truck should.

It’s $12,900 on Craigslist in Montrose, Minnesota.

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1968 Ford Falcon Futura Wagon - $8,200

1968 Ford Falcon Futura Wagon - $8,200

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The Ford Falcon Futura is a family wagon with absolutely stunning looks. As the Falcon Club of America notes, these were made for utility from expansive cargo space to a heavy-duty suspension. This Falcon Futura was going too be used for an LS swap project that never happened. Instead, it’s left in an unmodified state ready for a new home.

There’s a straight-six under the hood and an automatic transmission. It’s noted for having little rust. It’s $8,200 on Facebook Marketplace in Steger, Illinois.


That’s it for this week! Have you purchased a car from one of these posts? If so, I want to know.

If you know of a weird car for sale on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist, drop it down in the comments or send it along in an email! If the car’s still for sale, we may feature it in a future post.

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