Sports Car Market reviews some of the bargain basement cars bought at auction for under $3000 this year. There are some dogs in the group, as I agree there is no such thing as a cheap Tr-7 since the initial purchase price is nothing but a teaser. As the parts bills mount, that low auction price will feel like a rounding error. However, I agree the Ford Ranger above was a smart buy at $2550.
Sports Car Market is the authority on automotive auction trends and prices, but as a pay site it is really, really awkward. For example, there is no permalink to this article, so the link below just heads to the slide shows and will disappear as soon a new show appears.
Sports Car Market Bargain Basement