Dream Garage: The Car and Truck Auctions We’d Bid on Right Now
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.
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
1. 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series
These days, Mercedes sells a long list of AMG vehicles, but back in 2008, rides from the company’s in-house tuner were much rarer—and this one was a particular standout (and still is today). The wide tires, flared wheel arches, and chrome exhaust tips give this car an aggressive look that pairs well with what’s under the hood: a massive, hand-assembled 6.2-liter V8 that churns out 500 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. Get ready to go fast.
2. 1988 Jeep Wagoneer Limited
From its wood paneling and comfy leather interior to its bulletproof engine and 4×4 capability, there are lots of reasons to love this Jeep. But the biggest selling point might be its overall condition: It shows just 38,000 miles on the odometer, and even the underbody looks clean and rust-free. It might be three decades old, but this vintage 4×4 still has plenty of life left.
3. 1973 Volvo 1800ES
When most people think of a Volvo wagon, they have a very clear image in their heads: The iconic, unapologetically boxy Volvo 240. This car hails from an earlier era at the Swedish automaker, when swooping, curved lines reigned supreme. Marketed as a sporty car with added cargo room, the 1800ES was distinguished by its long roofline and massive glass rear hatch. This example is reportedly in good condition and just had a full tune up—an ideal classic cruiser with plenty of room for gear and groceries.
4. 1980 Mercedes-Benz 280GE
Although today’s G-Wagens have become ultra-luxe status symbols, they were originally designed as utilitarian off-roaders, and this 1980 model stays close to those roots. Inside, the only “luxury” is the plaid seats, but it does come equipped with four-wheel drive and dual locking differentials for maximum grip on rough roads (perfect for leaving those modern luxo-barges in the dust).
5. 1994 Peugeot 106 Rallye S1
Always wanted a rally car? Now’s your chance to own one. This ‘94 Peugeot 106 reportedly raced in rally events in Italy before being imported to the U.S. this year. It’s powered by a fuel-injected 1.3-liter inline-four paired with a close-ratio five-speed manual transmission, and inside it’s all business: The soundproofing, interior cladding, AC, and power steering system have all been deleted to save weight. Time to perfect your Scandinavian Flick.