For the last vehicle on this list, I have another car that some enthusiasts love. The Fiat 500 Abarth takes the adorable Fiat 500 city car and makes it into a mean little hot hatch. How mean? The 1.4-liter MultiAir engine transmits 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque through a manual transmission. But the drama doesn’t end with the powerplant. It looks properly track-ready. And just listen to the noises these can make:
This particular example has a good price and low miles. Find it on Facebook Marketplace in Columbus, Ohio, for $5,000. One potential downside with this one is a “rebuilt” title, so get information about what happened to it if you can.
That’s it for this week! Since I started this series I’ve watched how the pandemic has been changing local car prices. Vehicles that were an easy $1,000 before are becoming $2,000 or even $3,000 cars.
It’s becoming harder to find what I’d say are truly awesome deals without getting behind the wheel of something that’s one pothole from the scrapyard. Some gems are still out there, but they end up selling before I can even finish writing this.
Know of a weird car for sale on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist? Drop it down in the comments or in my email! If the car’s still for sale, I may feature it on a future entry.