Dream Garage: The Car and Truck Auctions We’d Bid on Right Now

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We’re in a golden age for vintage vehicles. Aside from the usual Corvettes and Mustangs that have held collectible status for decades, a whole generation of Radwood-era rides is finally getting its due (see the skyrocketing prices on ’90s Hondas, for example), along with other cars and trucks that have suddenly become enthusiast icons. Browsing today’s lineup of online car auctions gives you a front-row seat to all the action—and a fun way to put one of these rides in your garage.

 

 

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We scoured auction sites like Cars & Bids, Bring a Trailer, Hemmings, and more to put together a short list of some of the most intriguing vehicles up for grabs right now. See something you like? Bid on it. Not interested in our picks? Check back later—we’ll update this page with a fresh batch of car auctions every week.

The Best Car and Truck Auctions

1992 Porsche 968 Coupe
1992 Porsche 968 Coupe Courtesy Image

1. 1992 Porsche 968 Coupe

In 1992, Porsche released the 968, an evolution of the beloved 944 (which was itself an upgraded 924). All that to say: This model benefits from decades of steadily refined styling and mechanicals. This sleek example is a real gem with its five-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential, and it comes with some key performance upgrades including a stainless steel exhaust, Koni shocks, aftermarket front and rear sway bars, and more. Oh yeah, it features those iconic bug-eye pop-up headlights, too.

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1990 Suzuki Jimny
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2. 1990 Suzuki Jimny

For decades, the Jimny (or the Samurai, as it was badged in the U.S.) has proven that off-road prowess can come in small packages. This is a right-hand drive, Japanese-market truck, and it features a tiny three-cylinder engine that pumps out just 58 horsepower—you don’t need much power to get this lightweight rig moving. On the plus side, it comes equipped with a two-speed transfer case, a manual transmission, and a lifted suspension for even more off-road capability.

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1954 Chevrolet 150 Handyman Wagon
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3. 1954 Chevrolet 150 Handyman Wagon

Imagine rolling up to your favorite surf spot in this gleaming woody wagon. It’s a sharp ride, especially with its wood trim and matching wooden roof rack, but it does have some flaws: The gauges and electronics don’t work, and the seller reports a few mysterious rattles coming from the interior. Our take? That just adds to the charm.

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1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am Courtesy Image

4. 1979 Pontiac Trans Am

The Trans Am is an iconic ride from the twilight of the muscle car era, and it’s easy to spot with its long hood adorned with a giant “Super Bird.” You might also know it as the car Dwight Schrute drove in The Office (say what you will about him as a coworker, but he had good taste in vehicles). This one is extra special: It’s a 10th Anniversary Edition, and it received desirable options like 400-cubic-inch V8, four-speed manual, power windows and locks, and a T-top.

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1952 Chevrolet Suburban With 1948 Palace Royale Trailer
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5. 1952 Chevrolet Suburban and 1948 Palace Royale Trailer

This is why we love classic car auctions: Where else are you going to find a two-tone ‘52 Suburban with a matching camper? Both the truck and its camper received a “museum quality” restoration, according to the seller, and unlike the woody wagon above, they are reportedly issue-free. You’ll be the talk of the campsite when you roll up to your spot in this rig.

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