5 Black Friday car deals to kick off your holiday weekend
It’s that time of the year, where we all prepare for tomorrow’s inevitable post-turkey nap in front of Thursday Night Football, dreaming of Black Friday deals and a weekend full of delicious leftovers. But once you’ve done all of your early holiday shopping, you can finally get to the important stuff—sniffing out the best car deals on the internet.
We’ve done a bit of hunting for you, but be warned, our suggestions from a few Hagerty staffers here are heavily skewed by personal taste. We’re only human.
After an unscientific scan of my local Craigslist, we’ve arrived here. Think of the Conquest as a Porsche 944 on a major budget, whether that’s true or not! This one looks really well kept despite the 131,000 miles, and mercifully it hasn’t been modified and/or swapped like seemingly every other Conquest out there. Apparently the seller is getting rid of the car because he’s “looking to start drifting.” –Andrew Newton
This eBay listing for a very red first-gen Boxster is asking a low Good-condition (#3-) price for a car that looks like its in very solid condition. Good color, relatively low miles (57k) and a manual. Not many cheaper ways to get into a Porsche badge than this, and these cars are truly enjoyable to drive. –Andrew Newton
Do you want to be the first to crash the gates on Black Friday and get the best deals? Maybe this 2012 Tarradyne Gurkha is for you, as it looks to be unstoppable, complete with bulletproof ballistic steel body that can withstand .50-caliber machine gun fire. Available for half a million dollars, it’s built on a Ford F550 4×4 chassis and is powered by Ford’s 6.7-liter Scorpion diesel. It was featured in the 2014 movie Robocop and is only one of two produced with this level of armor protection, making it perfectly suited for shopping runs in 2028 Detroit. –Brandan Gillogly
1997 Bentley Azure Convertible – currently bid to $3100
This black over tan Bentley Azure is a Florida car, and you better believe it’s got a 6.75-liter V-8 under the hood with 385 of the most British horsepower. We’re talking old-school Bentley, with the glorious benefit of 1990s electronics. Will everything work? Definitely, definitely not. But look at that piping and wood grain. Do you really care if the convertible top stops mid-way and gets stuck in position? Average auction price for these over the past five years is $51,900, so if you can get in the door for maybe $40,000, you’ll only have to budget another $20,000 for when the seat motor breaks. -John Wiley
All kidding aside, this is legitimately a great deal if you’re in the Pacific Northwest. The BMW E30 has long been on the upswing, and since E30 M3 prices are completely bonkers these days, the 325is makes way more sense for the average Bimmer enthusiast. You’ve got handsome late-’80s styling, basketweave wheels, and a majestic SOHC M20-B25 straight-six. This one looks to be in solid #3 (Good) condition, with lots of desirable upgrades, despite being priced more like a #4-condition (Fair) car. And if you can talk the seller down a few hundred bucks, you’ll really be in business. Buy this so I don’t have to. Please. -Eric Weiner