Dream Garage: Our Favorite Car Auctions Right Now

We are in a golden age of vintage cars. Aside from the usual Corvettes and Mustangs that held the collectible niche for decades, an entire generation of Radwood-era ride-hailing vehicles are finally getting their due (see Honda cars have skyrocketed since the 1990s, for example), along with other cars and trucks that suddenly became enthusiast icons. Browsing today’s collection of online car auctions gives you scope Front row seat for all events– and it’s a relatively straightforward way to put one of these toys in your garage.

We’ve scoured auction sites like Cars & Bids, Bring a Trailer, Hemmings, and more to compile a shortlist of some of the most interesting cars and trucks at the moment. Do you see something you like? Bid on it. Not interested in our picks? Check back later – we’ll update this page with a new batch of auto auctions every week.

1995 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 4×4 Car Auctions

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1. 1995 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 4×4

This is as close as you can get to driving a brand-new 95 Silverado without jumping into a time machine. This small SUV has just 3,000 miles on the clock, and aside from some slight rust under the chassis, it’s immaculate. The two-tone paint shines like new, the surface of the original bar and radio remains in place, and even the engine compartment is clean. Twenty-six years later, this truck still looks as beautiful as the day I drove a lot of the dealership.

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1971 Datsun 240Z Auctions

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2. 1971 Datsun 240Z

Everyone is buzzing around The new Nissan Z debuted this weekBut how about some love for the original? This 1971 model, practically glowing in Safari Gold, proves that the latest 2023 Z has a great legacy to live up to. But this isn’t just an ordinary 240Z — it was used in the April 2021 ad campaign for the new Z, which starred Brie Larson in the driver’s seat. This will be a great story to tell when you head out to your local cars and coffee.

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2008 Porsche Cayenne S.

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3. 2008 Porsche Cayenne S.

Do you want to drive off-road in a Porsche? You have two options: Shell for a custom-built 911 Safari, or grab the one that packs Porsche engineering into an SUV chassis. The Cayenne is that car, and this particular example was equipped with a few handy extras, including raised suspension and meaty all-terrain tires, to make it able to zip off the pavement. The best part: You can roam the dirt and keep riding like royalty thanks to its sleek black leather interior.

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1982 DeLorean DMC-12 Auctions

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4. 1982 DeLorean DMC-12

Another stellar powerhouse, the DeLorean was a short-lived quirky sports car that became famous on the big screen (if not on the sales sheets). Although this is Not Equipped with a flow intensifier, it is fitted with a desirable five-speed manual, which makes driving very enjoyable.

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1976 FMC 2900R Motorhome

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5. 1976 FMC 2900R Motorhome

In theory, traveling across the country in a ’70s motorhome doesn’t sound very appealing. Thankfully, however, this beast has undergone a renovation — including a new paint job, new carpet and stove — to bring it up to modern standards. It is also equipped with amenities like fridge, freezer, microwave and full bathroom for a relaxing camping experience. Getting used to faux wood trim can take some time.

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