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

Black 1928 Bentley 4½ Litre Sports Tourer by Vanden Plas parked by a brick wall. car auctions
1928 Bentley 4½ Litre Sports Tourer by Vanden Plas Courtesy Image

1. 1928 Bentley 4½ Litre Sports Tourer by Vanden Plas

A vintage Bentley is always a special vehicle, but this one has quite the pedigree. It’s one of under 700 naturally aspirated models produced between 1927 and 1931, and it’s one of just 148 that were spec’d with a four-seater “Sports Touring” bodywork by renowned coachbuilder Vanden Plas. The car has changed hands many times in its nearly century-long existence, and one owner even took it on a three-thousand-mile journey from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Machu Picchu, Peru. Despite its age, it’s in great shape—just look at that gleaming engine bay.

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Silver 2003 Ford Excursion parked in a parking lot with a mountain in the background. car auctions
2003 Ford Excursion Courtesy Image

2. 2003 Ford Excursion

The first thing you need to know is this Excursion is big. It’s over 18 feet long, over six feet wide, and tips the scales at over 7,100 pounds. The interior is cavernous, too: three full rows of seats and a generous cargo area to haul a large family’s worth of gear. This one boasts relatively low mileage and is in good condition throughout, but with gas prices averaging over $5 per gallon, filling up that 44-gallon fuel tank will be painful.

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Orange 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler parked on pavement next to a brown wall. car auctions
1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler Courtesy Image

3. 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler

That massive sharknose grille, the Hurst T-handle shifter, the searing orange paint job—everything about this ride screams “muscle car.” If you’re tired of wandering through a sea of Camaros and Mustangs at your local cars and coffee, this unique Mercury is a great way to get some vintage American horsepower in a unique package. The replacement Cobra Jet V8 dishes out plenty of oomph, and the current owner fully refurbished the car after acquiring it in 2019.

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Blue 2007 Mazda RX-8 parked on a driveway with grass in the background. car auctions
2007 Mazda RX-8 Courtesy Image

4. 2007 Mazda RX-8

The RX-8 offers a lively ride and great handling, and it’s also a bit of a mechanical wonder: It’s powered by a compact Wankel rotary engine, a novel engine designed that powered many Mazda cars over the decades. RX-8s were also distinguished by their rear half-doors, which made it easier to access the back seat. This one shows just under 28,000 miles, and it’s equipped with a six-speed manual for even more driving fun.

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Silver 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GT parked on grass with trees and shrubs in the background. car auctions
1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Courtesy Image

5. 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

This Dino has really been places. It’s a U.S.-market car that was sold new in Nevada before being imported to New Zealand in 2000. While there, it participated in several events, including the 2005 Targa New Zealand. Since then it has undergone a thorough restoration, including a repaint and an engine rebuild, and it’s ready for its next owner. Where will you take it?

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