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Four exceptional classic vehicles have found new homes in recent auctions on Each a unique piece of automotive history, these cars range from the sleek 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Turbo to the rugged 1979 Ford F-100 Ranger Lariat, offering a fascinating glimpse into the past. This article will explore each vehicle’s unique style, features, and story.

1979 MG Midget

1979 mg midget This 1979 MG Midget, sold for $3,500, has been under the seller’s ownership for 40 years since its purchase in Indiana. While it does require some attention, it presents a unique opportunity for restoration enthusiasts to bring this classic back to its former glory.

The car was painted yellow in 1986 and featured a black convertible soft top, dual side mirrors, and 13″ Rostyle wheels with Mastercraft A/S IV tires. While showing signs of wear, such as bubbling paint and chips on the hood and doors, its classic charm remains intact.

Inside, black vinyl upholstery covers the seats, complemented by an AM/FM radio and rubber floor mats. The dashboard hosts a 120-mph speedometer, a tachometer, and auxiliary gauges.

Under the hood lies a 1,493cc inline-four engine paired with a four-speed manual transmission. Although it runs, it requires attention, including a replacement clutch and repairs to leaks in the radiator, timing cover, and crankshaft seal. Despite these issues, the car holds potential for restoration, offering a rewarding project for enthusiasts.

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1983 Mercedes Benz 300D Turbo

mercedes benzThe 1983 Mercedes Benz 300D Turbo, recently sold for $23,500, showcases a blend of classic style and practicality. This French-market model boasts an Orient Red repaint and Palomino MB-Tex upholstery, creating a timeless aesthetic. 

Under the hood, a replacement 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-five engine, paired with a four-speed automatic transmission, delivers reliable performance. Equipped with Euro-spec headlights and bumpers, this W123 300TD Turbo features 14″ wheels with color-matching covers and a rear-facing third-row bench. Notable exterior details include a sunroof, dual chrome mirrors, and front and rear mudflaps. Recent refurbishments in 2018 included a repaint and the addition of European-specification components, enhancing its visual appeal.

Inside, the cabin offers comfort and functionality with power front windows, wood trim, and a Bluetooth-capable Sony CD stereo. The refreshed interior features Palomino MB-Tex upholstery, matching carpeting, and a replacement headliner. The cargo area includes a factory-optioned rear-facing bench seat for added versatility.

This Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbo has a refurbished instrumentation panel and a six-digit odometer showing 271,000 miles. A 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine delivers a smooth driving experience, complemented by a four-speed automatic transmission rebuilt under previous ownership.

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1979 Ford F-100 Ranger Lariat

ford truckThe 1979 Ford F-100 Ranger Lariat, recently sold for $30,250, epitomizes classic American pickup truck design. The seller acquired this short-bed 4×2 model in 2015 in Washington state. 

Equipped with a replacement 351ci V8 engine and a three-speed automatic transmission installed under previous ownership, it boasts a sleek black exterior paired with black upholstery.

This 1979 Ford F-100 offers both style and performance, featuring 15″ forged aluminum wheels and power-assisted front disc brakes. Additional highlights include power steering, a custom exhaust system, chrome bumpers, and a sliding rear window. 

Despite some wear on the rear bumper chrome and roof paint, its timeless design remains intact. The interior exudes comfort and functionality. Woodgrain trim, cruise control, and an AM/FM stereo enhance the driving experience. However, minor issues such as slow turn signals and a malfunctioning interior light are noted.

Powered by a replacement 351ci V8 engine from a 1985 Ford Bronco, this F-100 delivers reliable performance through a C3 three-speed automatic transmission. With 81,000 miles on the odometer and various modifications, it is a testament to enduring craftsmanship and automotive ingenuity.

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1966 Chevrolet Corvette

corvetteA 1966 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, recently sold for $53,500, underwent a thorough refurbishment in 2020 before being acquired by the selling dealer in the following year. Painted in maroon with black vinyl upholstery, this classic car boasts a timeless appeal.

Initially delivered in Milano Maroon, the exterior received a fresh coat of paint during refurbishment. Notable features include a white convertible soft top, flip-up headlights, chrome bumpers, and a distinctive side-exit exhaust system.

Mounted on body-color 15″ rally-style wheels with bright trim rings, the Corvette ensures a smooth ride with its four-wheel disc brakes. Inside, the cabin offers comfort and convenience with bucket seats, power windows, and an AM/FM cassette stereo.

Instrumentation includes a 160-mph speedometer, a 7,000-rpm tachometer, and auxiliary gauges for fuel level, amperage, oil pressure, and water temperature. With 85,000 miles on the odometer, including 500 added under current ownership, this Corvette is powered by a 327ci V8 engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission. Overall, it presents a classic driving experience with modern touches and timeless style.

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Classic Auto – The Perfect Coverage for Your 1979 MG Midget

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Get a free instant classic car or truck insurance quote online, or give us a call today at 888-901-1338. When you drive one of the world’s legendary classic vehicles, the last thing on your mind is insurance. Rest assured, we make finding the perfect insurance policy for your classic vehicle a breeze. Our dedicated team is here to guide you through the process, ensuring you can focus on what you enjoy most about your classic ride.

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