Dream Garage: The Car and Truck Auctions We’d Bid on Right Now

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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.

 

 

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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

2012 Audi R8 GT in white parked on a road
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1. 2012 Audi R8 GT

The Audi R8 in its GT spec just barely edges into street legal territory; it’s a track car that can also get you to work—quickly. It’s powered by a mid-mounted 5.2-liter V10 paired with an automated manual transmission (you’ll be glad to have some help corralling all those horses), and it features upgraded carbon-fiber bodywork for increased weight savings and, in the hands of the right driver, even more speed.

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1951 Willys Pickup in green parked on a road
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2. 1951 Willys Pickup

This ‘51 Willys looks like it rolled right off the set of a Forest Service infomercial. It didn’t, but its real backstory is even more wholesome: It was owned by the same family for 70 years and spent most of its life at work on their farm. The current owner gave it a USFS-themed refresh, including new paint, electrical upgrades, and some steering work, and the original 72-horsepower “Go-Devil” four-banger still runs well. (Though the seller reports that cold starts might require some fiddling with the carb.)

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1994 Toyota Supra in red parked on a street
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3. 1994 Toyota Supra

First, the bad: This ‘94 Supra was involved in a crash in May 1997 that left damage to the front of the car, and as some eagle-eyed commenters have pointed out, the repairs may have involved repainting the engine bay black (it should be red). But there’s plenty of good news, too. The car shows just 71,000 miles, and with its 320-horsepower, twin-turbo inline-six, manual trans, and limited-slip differential, it’s ready for many more years of enthusiastic driving.

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2022 Ford Maverick in blue parked in a parking lot
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4. 2022 Ford Maverick

Mavericks are selling faster than Ford can build them, and if your search for the hottest new small pickup has come up short, bid on this one. It shows just 2,100 miles (basically new), and it features key options like all-wheel drive, the 4K towing package, and Ford’s Co-Pilot360 driver-assist tech. Plus, we love that “Area 51” shade of blue.

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1982 and 1984 Honda C70 Passports parked on a street
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5. 1982 and 1984 Honda C70 Passports

These C70s are part of Honda’s legendary Super Cub line of small motorbikes, which were produced in greater quantities than any other vehicle on the planet. What made them so popular? They’re rugged, reliable, easy to handle, and surprisingly capable (as evidenced by this 1982 Cycle World mileage test). Here’s your chance to own a pair of ‘em. Both bikes were fully restored in 2010, reportedly run well, and have under 9,000 miles each.

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