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 relatively straightforward 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.
1. 1988 Toyota MR2
This slick two-seater encapsulates the best of rad-era sports cars: It’s simple, distinctive, and incredibly fun to drive. This particular example benefits from a few key upgrades, including a high-revving JDM 4AGE engine, modified suspension, and aftermarket wheels, but is otherwise mostly stock—although you’ll have to live without functioning AC or a radio.
2. 1979 Jeep CJ-7
This Jeep is worth a bid just for the paint job alone. A green body paired with painted white wheels always looks sharp, but combined with those blazing orange and yellow graphics? That’s priceless. In addition to the killer looks, you’ll get a classic open-air driving experience and many years of enjoyment: This Jeep went through a full refurbishment in 2017.
3. 1990 Porsche 944 Cabriolet
The 944 was Porsche’s entry-level offering throughout the 1980s and into the early ‘90s, but this soft top-equipped Cabriolet model is rare. The five-speed manual transmission will help you wring maximum power out of the car’s 208-horsepower four-cylinder, and despite some dings, scratches, and worn upholstery, this 944 appears to be in great shape overall. With its upgraded sound system, it’s perfect for top-down summer cruising.
4. 1994 Land Rover Defender 90
This North American-spec Defender received a thorough restoration in June 2019 that included swapping in a new galvanized frame (so you won’t have to worry about rust issues) and replacing or repairing a huge list of parts—check out the photos of the invoices. Plus, it comes with desirable off-roading extras like a brush guard, auxiliary lights, and a roof rack, too.
5. 1967 BMW R69S
Everyone’s going nuts over E30s, but don’t snooze on BMW’s motorcycles—the company has been making great ones for decades. This particularly well-preserved example looks dazzling with its white paint and black pinstripes.