The Moped of Classic Cars

my vote goes to early chrysler A-bodies. i'm not talking about barracudas, dart GTs, verts, and factory V8 4-speed cars. i'm talking about pre-'67 stodgy sedans with slant-sixes. even in really nice, drivable condition, they are relatively worthless in the world of classics.

that's my pick. there are others.

discuss.

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I'd add Ramblers to that mix, Kevin, especially base-model Americans...

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Overpriced Parts /

I love all moped cars even the slant 6 ones

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I'd say Daf 33. Not virtually worthless anymore because it became a national sport to destroy them, but still.

They have a variomatic transmission, so they are just as fast in reverse as going forward.

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Ford's model T ? 2 speed semi automatic 20 hp that topped out at 48 mph ...

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Blaine- The artist formerly known as Plumber Crack "(OFMC)" /

This all depends on your definition of "classic". I think of classic as having some kind of historic significance, but according to the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, any piece of shit from the 80's can be tagged a classic, which everyone knows nothing from the 80's is worhy of being considered classic. Recycled in to a new dryer or refridgerator? Yes. Classic? Not a chance.

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Andrew Squiggman /

I disagree with any Chrysler product. My vote is for the Citroen 2CV

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^ yes, or those goofy 2 stroke Saab's.... :)

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...or that wonderful machine from the Soviet Workers' Paradise, the Trabant...

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you can't touch a deux chevaux here in the states for what you can get into an old mopar a-body or rambler 6-cylinder sedan for.

nor can you touch a 90-series saab.

i can't speak for that cool, crazy little DAF 33 bas posted, because they never came to the USA. cool little ride, though.

i'm talking about 40-50 year old cars you can still get for cheap in whatever country you reside in. citroëns and saabs from the '60's are definitely not moped-type cars (in that they aren't cheap to obtain) here in the USA.

i do believe that some of you missed the point of what a moped-type car is, and are posting wayward oddities, such as euro and soviet cars that never actually made it to the states (or whichever country you reside in) in high numbers, and are cheap to obtain today.

go find a 2CV, a saab 92, or a lada here in the states. good luck getting one on the cheap.(edited)

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Basically all mopeds are the same as a yugo

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Maybe there's a moped out there that's as cool as a Melkus RS1000

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My vote goes to the old,small Hondas and Toymotors(LOL!)

They got little respect, still some running and can be had cheap unless in pristine condition. Remember they're foreign,just like mopeds.

don-ohio

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Andrew Squiggman /

You never said in the post “ only offered in the United States “. The world is much larger, like also, if we focused on only United States made mopeds, that would be one boring thread. Vw beetle is still more mopedy as sold in us. Or are you saying buying old cars in the US that are still of little to no value, and simply built? If that’s the case I’d go corvair.

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Have you looked at corvairs lately they are getting up there in price

There's really no worthless cars from before the 80s

A worthless car would be like a K car or a Ford Grenada

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Andrew Squiggman /

Corvair still cheap up here jay

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> Have you looked at corvairs lately they are getting up there in price

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There are very few pre-1980 Granadas and Mercury Monarchs available and decent ones aren't cheap. I've been looking the last several months for a nice 4-door, V8 Monarch. don-ohio

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never mind.

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Get the Versailles...if you can find one, 9 inch rear end and 4 wheel disc brakes.

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> Corvair still cheap up here jay

Maybe ones that have been grazing in a field in maine for the past 40 years

I have a friend in mass that's all about corvairs they don't sell cheap

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Ford Falcon.

Same basic chassis hung around from 1960 to 1982 just in the US market. Longer elsewhere.

All sorts of variants. From the much maligned Maverick to the every teenager wants one Mustang.

Even the O.G. Econoline was a Falcon at heart.

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Haven't seen one Steve,but I'll be looking! Thanks! don-ohio

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Is the variomatic an early version of the CVTs we see in most cars today?

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Considering how popular the Beetle was worldwide, it would be a good moped car. Mopeds were also widespread and popular. Both the Beetle and mopeds gained popularity in the USA from the oil crises of the ‘70s.

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Trouble is lots of those got killed to provide disk brakes and better axles for Mustangs/Falcons/Comets.

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> Trouble is lots of those got killed to provide disk brakes and better

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Never thought of THAT.

don-ohio

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Yes they did, I helped a buddy do just that back in the day...lol, the "Lincoln" Granada was not made in big numbers either, they are prob collectors today, I never liked them much, too small... but they were well appointed, not sure what engine was in them, prob the 302? The one we took apart had no engine or transmission in it, if it had a c6 that would have been an ideal donor car! Awesome front bumper, real METAL, those were the days. :)

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The VW bug is a good vote, tons produced, sold world wide, air-cooled, and cantankerous! They are getting expensive though, seen half ass examples sold for 3-4 grand...they barely cost that new! But then some Magnums are going for close to 2 grand, so maybe not that far off? The Yugo is another good one, but you can't find them anymore, at least not where I live, not that I would own one, would rather take my chances with a Bug than an old Fiat design!

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AMC gremlin

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^ The Levi's one?

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