This 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet is finished in Grand Prix White over Marine Blue leather and shows 49k miles. The car is powered by a numbers-matching turbocharged 3.3L flat-six mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox with a limited-slip differential, and comes equipped with a refurbished Fuchs wheels and a new convertible top.
This 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SE cabriolet is finished in Silver Gray Metallic over black leather and was acquired for the seller’s collection in 2012. The car is powered by a 2.8-liter inline-six paired with 4-speed automatic transmission and is equipped with a floor shifter, a Behr air conditioner, and an aftermarket cassette player.
This 1973 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 is powered by a rebuilt 2.0-liter twin-cam four that reportedly features high-compression pistons and is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission rebuilt in 2017.
This 1987 Chrysler LeBaron is a tube-frame race car that was originally campaigned in multiple stock car series before being converted for open-road high-speed events.
This 1974 BMW 3.0CS is finished in Riviera Blue over tan leather upholstery and spent time in Ohio before the seller purchased it seven years ago. Power is provided by a rebuilt 3.0-liter inline-six paired with a 5-speed manual transmission that was installed in place of the original automatic in 2011.
This 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale is finished in special-order gray over Bordeaux leather upholstery and was also optioned from the factory with red brake calipers, a colored upper dashboard, fire extinguisher, and a HiFi sound system.
This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette started life as an L71 convertible and is powered by a replacement triple-carbureted 427ci V8 installed in 2009 and paired with a 4-speed M21 manual transmission.
This 2000 Acura NSX-T was sold new at McGrath Acura in Countryside, Illinois and is finished in New Formula Red over Camel leather. Power comes from a transverse-mounted 3.2-liter VTEC V6, which is mated to a 6-speed manual transaxle equipped with a limited-slip differential.
This 1967 Citroën DS21 is a late-production M-series car from the last year of the open-headlight models and is finished in gray over tan leather. Power is from a 1,985cc DY-series inline-four engine paired with a BVH Hydraulique 4-speed semi-automatic transmission.
This 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha is an open-top model finished in yellow over black leather. Now showing 29k miles, it was purchased by a client of the selling dealer’s several years ago and is powered by a 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel V8 paired with an Allison 5-speed automatic transmission.
This 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S is one of fewer than 1,000 “Silver Rose” examples produced for the US market, all of which feature Silver Rose Metallic paint, a multicolor burgundy cloth interior, Club Sport wheels, and M030 sports suspension.
This 1987 Buick Grand National GNX is #481 of 547 produced for a single model year and shows just under 500 miles. The car was sold new at Sendell Motors in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and was acquired by the selling dealer from a collector earlier this year.
This 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL was acquired by the selling dealer in 2012 following its removal from longterm storage. A body-off restoration was performed for a client of the seller from 2014-2015, and an invoice from the work totaling approximately $70k covers rebuilds of the numbers-matching 1.9L inline-four and original 4-speed manual transmission as well as interior and exterior color changes, a replacement soft top, new brake lines, and more. A fluid service was carried out earlier this year. This 190S is offered by the selling dealer in Texas with restoration receipts, a tool kit, a matching hardtop, and a clean Rhode Island title listing it as a 1959 model.
This 2011 BMW 1M was sold new at BMW of San Antonio and now shows just over 1k miles. It is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter N54 inline-six paired with a 6-speed manual transmission and is finished in Valencia Orange over a black Boston leather interior.
This 1984 Ferrari 308 GTSi Quattrovalvole is finished in Rosso Corsa over black and was sold new on June 21, 1984 at Wide World of Cars in Spring Valley, New York. The car spent a number of years in Michigan before moving to Florida after the seller’s purchase in 2017.
This 1966 Velocette Thruxton is one of 1,108 examples produced and receives power from a 499cc OHV single paired with a 4-speed close-ratio gearbox. The current owner purchased the bike in 1997 after finding it advertised in the classifieds section of CityBike magazine.
This 1952 Jaguar XK120 is a left-hand drive Fixed Head Coupe which was completed on July 3, 1952 and dispatched to Hornburg in Los Angeles, California the following August 12. A Mr.
This 1994 Mercedes-Benz E500 was first sold in New York and remained with its original owner primarily in California until purchased for the current owner’s collection in the 2004. The car is powered by a 5.0-liter DOHC V8 paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission and finished in Black Pearl Metallic over a black leather interior.
This 1970 Porsche 914-6 was produced in March 1970 and was purchased by the seller in 2017 as a partially-refurbished project from its previous owner of 32 years. The seller completed the refurbishment in 2018 and has since driven the car 500 of its 79k indicated miles.
This Land Rover Defender 90 is #19 of 300 Limited Edition NAS hardtop wagons produced for the US in 1997 and was purchased by the seller in 2004. Power is from a 4.0-liter V8 driving all four wheels through a 4-speed automatic transmission and 2-speed transfer case.
This 1988 BMW M3 is powered by a 2.3-liter S14 inline-four paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox and finished in Zinnberrot over a refreshed black leather interior. The car was purchased by the seller for his collection in 2011, and recent maintenance is said to have included a fluid change and installation of new tires.
This 1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud is a four-door saloon that was delivered to its first owner in Italy and later brought to the US, where it was reportedly acquired by the former owner of Ferrari of Denver.
This 1965 Cadillac Eldorado convertible is said to have been owned by the same family for 53 years, reportedly spending over three decades in their collection before being driven for the following 22 years. The car is finished in red over a red leather interior and powered by a 429ci V8 paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission.
This 2002 BMW Z8 was purchased used from a BMW dealer by the seller in July 2002. The previous owner had used the car for three months and put 2k miles on it, and the seller has added an additional 10k miles in 17 years of ownership. Finished in silver over red leather, this Z8 is powered by a 4.9-liter V8 backed by a 6-speed manual transmission.
This 1990 BMW 318i Touring (VIN WBAAG71080ED82692) is an Italian market model that’s traded its original four-cylinder for an S54/6-speed combo pulled from an E46 M3 cabrio. The car looks and reads like a real dream build, using our favorite E30 body style as a basis, and retaining relatively modest wheels, factory 318i badging and functional A/C with the ultimate evolution of BMW’s traditional naturally-aspirated inline-six–Alpina-style cloth upholstery is icing on the cake. Says the seller: “Everything works as it should and this car does not possess the typical negative qualities of a swapped car.” Find it here on Craigslist in Omaha, Nebraska for $35k.
Two weekends ago we shared half of an excellent eight-part series of 1970’s Porsche factory promo films sent in as a tip from BaT reader no.radar, promising the other four in an upcoming Video Inspiration post. The wait is over–here they are. Like the first four, these clips are short but fascinating, filmed in color, narrated in English and very much worth a ~30-minute slice of your Saturday.
Where Part 1 highlighted films titled Test Track, Race Shop, Daytona and Body Fabrication, Part 2 contains Spin Testing, Paint and Assembly, Road Testing and the hypnotic RSRs in Slow Motion. Enjoy!
This 1990 Nissan Autech Zagato Stelvio is one of 104 designed and constructed by Zagato in partnership with Nissan’s performance subdivision Autech. The F31 chassis sold in Japan as the Leopard and stateside as the Infiniti M30 was used as the platform–all were powered by a 3.0L VG30DET twin-turbo V6 mated to a 4-speed automatic gearbox and configured with right-hand drive. Leather and full power amenities were standard equipment, and though it appears most were painted red, a few left the factory wearing black, blue, or silver as seen on this example. An odometer reading of 72k (kilometers, presumably) also makes this the highest mileage example we’ve seen. Even for Zagato, these are wild looking cars–show up to the next Radwood event in this one and blow everyone’s mind. Find it here on eBay in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for $49,500 OBO. Special thanks to BaT reader Kyle K. for this submission.
Cheers BaT fans–it’s time for a fresh Question of the Week.
This round we want to know what’s your favorite exhaust video?
Please note that we’re not asking about your favorite sounding car (as in a previous installment), but rather for a link to your favorite video capturing the sound of a vehicle–any vehicle–whether it be exhaust note, induction roar, gear whine, or any combination of these.
Eligible answers should include a video link and a short description of why it makes your spine tingle. If not obvious, instructions on what time to skip to will also be appreciated.
As always, our favorite answer will net its author $25 in BaT Gear.
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A few of the comments that stood out to us yesterday:
“Back in my corporate days, before retiring into the car biz I was still trolling the online classifieds for interesting cars. I had made a hobby out of test driving cars since graduating college in the ’80s.
One day a Vantage V8 was advertised at Dallas Dodge near my office. I headed over in my ’02 Porsche 996 that I still have today, parking in a front runner slot for all to see. I made my way to the Aston which despite being preowned was on display inside the showroom, a trade in for a…”
“@e30eric Well said. I have an e30 M3 & a 1M. When I picked up the 1M on euro delivery I met with one of the lead engineers, Jürgen Schwenker, on the car when it was still a project (he signed the backside of the hood of my car). I asked him how did it all start. He told me that 4 other co-workers and himself were granted permission from their boss to use BMW resources to work on a “project” after hours. The first thing they did was go in to the private M garage where they have the full…”
“@joebazots The 308 and the Countach were my favorites when I was in junior high school. My friend Darin (RIP), also a big car fanatic, and I would always pour through the new issues of Road & Track and Car & Driver whenever they hit the school library’s racks. I think our biggest disagreement was the DeLorean. I loved it. He loathed it. (This was a couple of years before the BTTF movie.)”
“I grew up in a ’72 144E Automatic. Stiff steering and slow, slow, slow. Dad said that it didn’t accelerate, it just gathered momentum. He was right. But we loved that car, and when I think of my teenage years, before I started driving, this is the car I think about. Thanks for the smile and the fond memories this morning.”
This 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale is finished in special-order gray over Bordeaux leather upholstery and was also optioned from the factory with red brake calipers, a colored upper dashboard, fire extinguisher, and a HiFi sound system. The Challenge Stradale is lighter than the standard 360 model and features carbon ceramic brakes borrowed from the Enzo, as well as a bump in power and tweaks to the suspension and steering. This example was purchased by the seller in 2015 and now has just 15k miles. The mid-mounted 3.6-liter DOHC V8 is paired with a 6-speed automated-manual transmission, and a timing belt service was completed in 2014 according to the seller. This Ferrari is now offered with its original window sticker, a clean Carfax, and a clean Texas title.
This 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa was delivered new to Vasek Polak Porsche-Audi in Hermosa Beach, California in paint-to-sample metallic blue over Marine Blue supple leather. The car was not sold until 1994 according to the seller, who acquired it from its second owner eight years ago. Power comes from a 3.2-liter flat-six paired with a G50 5-speed manual transaxle, and additional options include colored wheel caps, rootwood dash trim, a center console with auxiliary gauges, a shorter gear lever, a rear window wiper, and dual power seats with lumbar support. Modifications consist of a 930 steering wheel and an ECU chip from 911Chips, though the stock items are included in the sale. This 911 shows 34k miles and is offered with two tops, a window sticker, recent records, a maintenance log, a Certificate of Authenticity, a clean Carfax report, factory literature, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.
This 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was sold new by Courtesy Chevrolet in California, where it stayed until moving to Indiana in 2011. The seller acquired the car in 2013, and later fitted a modified LS-based V8 featuring a Sonny Bryant flat-plane crankshaft, Carillo rods, Wiseco 12.5:1 pistons, CNC ported LS7 heads, and more. The motor now revs to 8,250 rpm, and the car was previously featured on BaT in September 2018. Power is sent through the factory 6-speed manual transmission with an upgraded clutch and flywheel. The suspension and braking systems have also been modified, and the seller states the car has been taken to track days and driven a few thousand miles since the engine work was completed. This unique C6 Z06 now shows 65k miles, and is offered with records covering the modifications, a clean Carfax, and a clean Indiana title in the name of the seller’s company.
This 2.2-liter Porsche flat-six was originally built for use in a 1971 911T and was acquired as a project by the seller six years ago. The engine has since been disassembled and cleaned, and the seller reportedly had the cylinders honed as well as resurfacing the crank and camshafts three years ago. The engine is coated in protective grease and packaged in several large totes. It is offered in Salt Lake City, Utah with a pair of Zenith 40 TIN carburetors, a new gasket set, piston rings, a timing chain, and other components.
This 1994 Mazda RX-7 Touring is finished in Montego Blue Metallic over tan leather, and was purchased by the seller approximately three months ago. As a Touring model, this car features a factory sunroof, fog lamps, rear window wiper, and Bose Acoustic Wave sound system. Power comes from a sequentially-turbocharged 13B-REW rotary engine paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, and modifications include an aftermarket downpipe, intake, and Racing Beat exhaust system. A service in January 2019 consisted of new spark plugs, an oil change, a four wheel alignment, and a compression check. This FD RX-7 shows 80k miles, and is now offered with recent service receipts, a clean Carfax, a spare Koyo radiator, and a clean Arizona title in the seller’s name.
This 1983 Datsun 280ZX Turbo coupe was reportedly purchased new by the seller’s father, with whom it remained in New York and California until his passing in 2018. Power is from a turbocharged 2.8-liter inline-six paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, and the car is finished in Thunder Black over tan leather. A new battery was recently installed by the seller. This S130 shows 71k miles and is offered with a clean California title in the seller’s name.
This 1987 Volkswagen Doka was reportedly refurbished in Poland in 2015, and it was subsequently imported to the US by the selling dealer in 2017. A repaint was performed in creme, and the truck is equipped with fold-down bed sides with a custom liner made of wooden planks. Power is provided by a 1.6L diesel inline-four paired with a four-speed manual transmission, and the rear-wheel-drive truck is fitted with an aftermarket radio and aftermarket alloy wheels. This Doka is now offered at no reserve by the selling dealer with a clean Georgia title.
This Land Rover Defender 90 is #19 of 300 Limited Edition NAS hardtop wagons produced for the US in 1997 and was purchased by the seller in 2004. Power is from a 4.0-liter V8 driving all four wheels through a 4-speed automatic transmission and 2-speed transfer case. The truck is finished in Willow Green over a gray interior and equipped with Old Man Emu springs, Rancho RS9000 shocks, Rock Ware skid plates, an outdoor hot shower, Hella lights, a CB radio, a Garmin GPS system, an electronic trailer brake controller, a handgun safe, and a lockable TruckVault storage drawer. Service in the past five months reportedly included fluid and filter changes as well as installation of a new muffler and tailpipe. This D90 shows 67k miles and is offered with factory literature, stock wheels, spare parts, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title in the name of the seller’s family trust.
This 1991 BMW 318i convertible is finished in Alpine White II over beige leather and powered by a 1.8-liter M42 inline-four paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The car was acquired by the seller in 2017, and subsequent service is said to have included installation of a new front crankshaft seal, O2 sensor, belts, hoses, and filters as well as cooling system work. This E30 shows 74k miles and is offered with purchase and service records, shop manuals, a clean Carfax report, a March 2019 California emissions certificate, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.
This 1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 was sold new by Dick Blanken Toyota in El Paso, Texas and was acquired by the seller two years ago, reportedly from its original owner. The truck shows just over 96k miles and is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 2-speed transfer case. Maintenance conducted at 93k miles reportedly included mounting four tires as well as replacing the head gasket, water pump, timing belt, rear coil springs, radiator, clutch, front CV axles, and more. This second-generation 4Runner is offered with a clean Carfax report and a clean Texas title in the seller’s name.
This 1974 BMW 3.0CS is finished in Riviera Blue over tan leather upholstery and spent time in Ohio before the seller purchased it seven years ago. Power is provided by a rebuilt 3.0-liter inline-six paired with a 5-speed manual transmission that was installed in place of the original automatic in 2011. Other modifications include Weber carburetors and Pertronix ignition, and service in September 2018 included an oil change and flushing the brake and clutch fluid. This E9 is now offered with partial service receipts, a tool kit, owner’s manuals, a car cover, and a clean Pennsylvania title in the seller’s name.
The Sta-Lube Miller Special/Redhead Special was built in 1935 and is described as an Indy Champ single-seat race car, but to us it looks like a classic “Big Car” of the type once popularly raced on dirt tracks well into the 1950’s. Reportedly built for a Lockheed executive, the car is reportedly a three-time consecutive winner of the Oakland 500 (1938, ’39 and ’40), but what really makes it special is its gorgeous and exotic DOHC 220ci Miller four-cylinder. Restored with help from the original owner, the car has since “received top honors” at vintage race and concours events like Laguna Seca, Pebble Beach and Santa Barbara. Sale looks to include lots of period historical documentation, though we wish the ad included a video of its “one of three” twin-cam running hard as well. Find it here on eBay in Gardena, California for $550k OBO.
This 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage has just under 9k miles and is powered by 4.3-liter V8 linked to a rear-mounted 6-speed manual transaxle. The car is said to have remained in Texas since being sold new by Aston Martin of Dallas, and was recently acquired by the selling dealer. A service performed in preparation of the sale included mounting four new tires, flushing the brake fluid, replacing the rear trunk struts, and changing the engine oil. This Vantage is now offered with a stamped service booklet, two keys, the factory manuals, a clean Carfax, and a clean Texas title.
This 1956 Volkswagen Beetle was built in December 1955 finished in Reed Green over dark green vinyl. It was then shipped to Vancouver, British Columbia, where it was sold new by Pacific Volkswagen. The previous owner acquired the car in December 2013 and subsequently commissioned a restoration, which included a repaint in the factory color, a refurbished interior, and installing an adjustable front beam and drop spindles. A 1,192cc flat-four from a 1959 Beetle was also swapped in after being rebuilt with dual-port heads, a Wolfsburg West dual carburetor kit, and a reproduction Abarth-style exhaust. The 4-speed manual transaxle was rebuilt in spring 2017, and the seller purchased the vehicle in August 2018. This oval-window Beetle is now offered with some restoration receipts, several spare parts, and a clean British Columbia registration in the seller’s name.
This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette started life as an L71 convertible and is powered by a replacement triple-carbureted 427ci V8 installed in 2009 and paired with a 4-speed M21 manual transmission. The car was refurbished in its original Marina Blue over Bright Blue leather in 2014 and is equipped with a factory 3.55:1 Positraction rear end, an AM/FM radio, heavy-duty suspension, power brakes, side-exit exhausts, and a color-matched removable hardtop. This C2 Corvette was acquired by the selling dealer six months ago and is offered in Connecticut with a tank sticker, three NCRS Top Flight awards, a 2018 Bloomington Gold certificate, a window sticker, a written history from previous owners, factory literature, refurbishment receipts, and a clean Arizona title.
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