What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

Whoops, I scheduled this for midnight instead of noon.

After my recent post on a startlingly pristine 1983 Dodge Shelby Charger, a local Oppo, My X-type is too a real Jaguar, mentioned that the dealership is known for carrying some strange inventory. And holy crap is he right!

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Alongside that unlikely slow Shelby lies a number of other out-of-place classics. And also some that are not so classic, from Honda minibikes to a 28,000 mile Ford Tempo. Their mainstay seems to be big American sedans and ex-police cars. However, they appear to stock literally any vehicle that is very good condition, no matter how old, obscure, or difficult to sell it might be, and all at exorbitant prices. Many of these 40 year old 40k mile cars are mixed in with high mileage minivans! Just who are selling to anyways?

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So without further adieu, I give you the best of Cherokee Auto Group’s website.

Illustration for article titled The most absurd dealership inventory ever is not reasonably priced!
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Illustration for article titled The most absurd dealership inventory ever is not reasonably priced!

28,000 mile ‘92 Ford Tempo!

The only truly harmonious Tempo left also happens to be a peculiar shade of mint blue! But let me reiterate: 28,000 miles on a 1992 Ford Tempo! And how much are they charging for the privilege of owning the greatest car ever made? $6,000. Where is Ford Tempo Fanatic when you need him to explain the subversive genius of this car?

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69 Honda CT Trail 70 with 6,600 miles and one owner

I don’t know much about bikes, but I believe old Honda minibikes are solidly into the collectible phase now. They also happen to be quite good. School me on why everyone needs one in their life. $3,000.

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Illustration for article titled The most absurd dealership inventory ever is not reasonably priced!
Illustration for article titled The most absurd dealership inventory ever is not reasonably priced!
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34,000 mile ‘77 Olds Cutlass sedan

This stunningly perfect $11,000 Olds really epitomizes the era with its waterfall grille and budy looking side creases. You could almost call that the precursor to today’s flame-side detailing. But that interior. Oh, that interior. So much red! red reeeed reeee. . .

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68,000 mile 1982 Honda Accord

This era of Honda will never cease to fascinate with its ruthlessly practical approach to fun. This is a simple car with revolutionary ergonomics and the dependability to let you enjoy it for another 200k. But wait, did I mention the 68,000 original miles? $7,000 actually seems reasonable.

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Naturally, there are more interesting vehicles than I can feature, such as a suspiciously clean Buick Terrazo, the rare rebadge of the Chevy Uplander/Pontiac Montana/Oldsmobile Silhouette. The Oldsmobile rebadge a friend of mine had didn’t age near this well. There are so many more interesting finds that I will make at least 3 parts. But give it a shot and browse through the listings yourself. I mentioned in the title that the cars were overpriced, but I accidentally included the only reasonable asking prices in the dealership.

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