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BaT Auction: 1966 Porsche 912 Coupe 5-Speed

BaT Auction: 1966 Porsche 912 Coupe 5-Speed

This 1966 Porsche 912 coupe was built in December of 1965 and is finished in Sand Beige over a beige interior. Power comes from a numbers-matching 1.6L flat-four paired with a five-speed manual transaxle. The car reportedly remained in California for many years and was refurbished in 2016. Work included a bare-metal repaint, reupholstering the seats in leather, and engine work by marque specialist David Bustamante. The car was purchased in 2017 by Pfaff Porsche of Ontario, Canada, from whom the seller acquired it earlier this year. This SWB 912 is now offered with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, a 2016 appraisal, owner’s manual, tool kit and jack, and Quebec registration.

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BaT Auction: 1985 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 1985 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate at No Reserve

This 1985 Alfa Romeo Spider has been refinished in black over a burgundy vinyl interior and was acquired by the seller in summer 2019. Power is from a 2.0-liter twin-cam inline-four paired with a five-speed manual transmission, and features include a black soft top, Momo wheels, and a Kenwood stereo. A transmission rebuild, tune-up, and fluid service have been carried out since 2017 along with recharging of the air conditioning system. This Spider shows 58k miles and is offered at no reserve with a top boot, a front end cover, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Maryland title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 2004 Volkswagen R32

BaT Auction: 2004 Volkswagen R32

This 2004 Volkswagen R32 is one of 5,000 units produced for the US market and is finished in Deep Blue Pearl over a black leather and cloth interior. The car was originally delivered to Royal Auto Group in San Francisco, California and was purchased in 2012 by the seller, who has added 14k of the 112k miles shown. Power is from a 3.2-liter VR6 paired with a six-speed manual transmission and a Haldex-based 4Motion all-wheel-drive system. This Mk4 R32 is now offered with a clean Carfax report, service records, all-weather floor mats, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbodiesel at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbodiesel at No Reserve

This 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D was sold new at Hoehn Motors, Inc. of Carlsbad, California and reportedly spent time in New Mexico, Minnesota, and Texas before it was acquired by the seller in 2018. The car is finished in Diamond Blue Metallic over a blue MB-Tex interior, and power is from a 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-five paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. Features include an electric sunroof, automatic climate control, a factory tachometer, coco floor mats, a Becker cassette stereo, Gullideckel wheels, Euro headlights, and more. This final-year W123 is offered in Indiana with a window sticker, manuals, a spreadsheet detailing service performed from 1991 to present, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Oklahoma title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1964 Datsun 1500 FairLady Roadster

BaT Auction: 1964 Datsun 1500 FairLady Roadster

This 1964 Datsun 1500 roadster is a left-hand drive three-seat roadster that was built in late 1963 and sold new in Montana in 1965, remaining with its original owner for 10 years before spending several years in storage in Toledo, Oregon. It was then purchased in 1998 by the second owner, who commissioned a body-off refurbishment that was completed in 2001. Acquired by the seller in September 2014, the car is finished in Ivory over black and powered by a rebuilt numbers-matching 1,497cc inline-four paired with a replacement four-speed manual transmission that was installed in 2018 along with new synchronizers. This SPL310 recently participated in the Japanese Automotive Invitational in Pebble Beach, California, and is now offered with photos from the refurbishment, factory manuals, and a clean Florida title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 28k-Mile 2002 Bentley Azure

BaT Auction: 28k-Mile 2002 Bentley Azure

This 2002 Bentley Azure shows just over 28k miles and was sold new in Florida and spent time in Illinois, where it was acquired by the selling dealer three months ago. The car is finished in Silverlake with a blue top over an Oatmeal leather interior with blue piping. Power comes from a turbocharged 6.75L V8 paired with a four-speed automatic transmission, and factory equipment includes rear parking sensors, heated and power-adjustable front seats with memory, walnut dash and door trim, wool carpets, automatic climate control, and more. Recent work is said to have included a top service along with a mineral oil refill. This Azure is now offered by the selling dealer with service records, factory books and manuals, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Illinois title.

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BaT Auction: 1974 Mercedes-Benz 240D at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 1974 Mercedes-Benz 240D at No Reserve

This 1974 Mercedes-Benz 240D is finished in Harvest Beige over Mahogany and was reportedly purchased new at the Knoxville Motor Company in Knoxville, Tennessee. The car is said to have remained with the family of the original owner until it was acquired by the seller in 2019. Power is provided by a 2.4-liter diesel inline-four paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. Service reportedly performed in September 2019 included a rebuilt starter and new valve cover gasket, radiator fan switch, belts, front tie rod assemblies, and motor mounts. This W115 is now offered at no reserve with factory literature, partial service records, and a clean Tennesee title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 12k-Mile 2007 Porsche 911 GT3

BaT Auction: 12k-Mile 2007 Porsche 911 GT3

This 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 was sold new at Champion Porsche of Pompano Beach, Florida and now shows just over 12,500 miles. Finished in black over Dark Grey natural leather, the car was optioned from the factory with bi-xenon headlamps, the Sport Chrono Package, Sound Package Plus, body-color wheels, and carbon door sill insignias. Power is provided by a 3.6-liter Mezger flat-six mated to a six-speed manual transaxle equipped with a locking differential. This GT3 is now offered by the selling dealer with a window sticker, owner’s manuals, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Massachusetts title.

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Question of the Week : What’s the Next Big Thing?

Question of the Week : What’s the Next Big Thing?

In the 1980’s and ’90s, the enthusiast scene gravitated in a big way towards Golden Age Muscle, the 2000s were all about vintage Europeans, and the latter half of the 2010s have seen a big come-up for all things Bubble Era and Japanese.

All three categories are likely to remain heavy hitters among collectors, with each niche bringing something unique and special to the table–a styling theme, an engineering philosophy, or even entire vehicle types rendered obsolete by the passage of time, ever-tightening regulations, and shifting market demographics.

With that said, we want to know–what’s the next big thing? Why? What currently-under-the-radar type of vehicle do you think will be the next to attract the attention of nostalgic enthusiasts? Why?

As always, a $25 BaT Store gift certificate will be awarded to the winner, and a select few comments will be highlighted as honorable mentions in next week’s recap/fresh QotW.

Click through to chime in below!

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BaT Auction: 1973 Ford Bronco

BaT Auction: 1973 Ford Bronco

This 1973 Ford Bronco is powered by a 302ci V8 paired with a three-speed automatic transmission and a two-speed transfer case, and is finished in blue with a white roof. The seller acquired the truck approximately three years ago from a dealer in Chicago, and has since installed power-assisted front disc brakes. Additional modifications include a four-barrel carburetor with an aluminum intake, a touchscreen stereo, and an under-dash air conditioning system. This Bronco is offered with service records from current ownership and a clean Texas title in the seller’s name.

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Late Production JDM Double-Cab: 1977 Toyota Stout 200

Late Production JDM Double-Cab: 1977 Toyota Stout 200

This 1977 Toyota Stout is a JDM double-cab from the penultimate year of second-gen production, and provides some very interesting contrasts to earlier Mk2 Stouts sold here in North America from ~1964-’68. For one, our versions were never offered with more than two doors, and they also featured different interiors, grilles and other details from this late-production example. Power comes from a 2.0-liter 5R OHV four driving the rear wheels through a column-shifted 4-speed manual, where US trucks came exclusively with a 1.9-liter 3R-B with the same trans setup. The truck looks to be in solid, usable driver-level condition throughout, with changes from stock apparently limited to a two-tone paint scheme. Find it here on Goo Net in Hamamatsu, Japan for 1.76m JPY (~$16k USD today). Special thanks to BaT reader Kyle K. for this submission.

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BaT Auction: 2004 BMW M3 Dinan S3 Coupe SMG

BaT Auction: 2004 BMW M3 Dinan S3 Coupe SMG

This 2004 BMW M3 coupe was sold new at Ralph Schomp BMW in Littleton, Colorado and was modified with Dinan S3 components in 2006 and 2008. Finished in Silver Grey Metallic over Grey leather, the car is powered by a supercharged 3.2-liter inline-six paired with a six-speed SMG transmission and was optioned with the Premium and Cold Weather packages when new. Modifications in addition to the supercharger include Dinan throttle bodies, ECU and SMG tunes, a Brembo big brake kit, and more. This E46 M3 shows 59k miles after three years with the seller and is offered with service records from new, a window sticker, removed parts, navigation DVDs, factory literature, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Florida title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1980 Triumph TR8

BaT Auction: 1980 Triumph TR8

This 1980 Triumph TR8 is finished in metallic blue over a plaid cloth and blue vinyl interior and is powered by a 3.5-liter V8 paired with a replacement three-speed automatic transmission. The seller acquired the car in 2017 and has since installed a new soft top, seat covers,   carpets, thermostat, and radiator hoses as well as adding a Mota-Lita steering wheel. This TR8 is offered with factory literature and a clean South Carolina title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1991 BMW 325i Convertible

BaT Auction: 1991 BMW 325i Convertible

This 1991 BMW 325i reportedly remained with its original owner in North Carolina before being recently acquired by the selling dealer. Finished in Laguna Green Metallic over a tan interior, the car shows just over 76k miles and is powered by a 2.5-liter inline-six paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. Maintenance in July 2019 included new power steering hoses, an oil change, and an air-conditioning system charge. This E30 convertible is now offered by the selling dealer with service records, factory manuals, a Carfax report, and a clean North Carolina title.

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BaT Auction: 1984 Honda CRX 5-Speed at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 1984 Honda CRX 5-Speed at No Reserve

This 1984 Honda CRX was reportedly purchased new by the original owner from his family’s Honda dealership and was acquired by the seller as a project in Wimberley, Texas five years ago. The seller reportedly rebuilt the brakes, suspension, fuel system, and more, in addition to refurbishing the 12-valve head and installing a Weber carburetor. Corrosion removal and a refinish in red were conducted, and the car is powered by a 1.5-liter inline-four paired with a five-speed manual transaxle. This first-generation CRX is now offered with an accident-free Carfax report, service records, owner’s manuals, and a clean Texas title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: Modified 1988 BMW 535i 3.8L

BaT Auction: Modified 1988 BMW 535i 3.8L

This 1988 BMW 535i has been modified with a 3.8-liter inline-six stroker engine, Dinan suspension with Bilstein shocks, and a refreshed beige interior. The exterior has been refinished in factory Bronzit Beige Metallic and features European-market bumpers and headlights. The seller reportedly acquired the car from the original owner in 2015 and has added approximately 14k of its 212k indicated miles. Removed parts such as the factory steering wheel, shift knob, exhaust, and a Style 13 wheel are included in the sale, along with an uninstalled Dinan exhaust as well as an M5-style front apron. This E28 was previously featured on BaT and is now offered with the aforementioned parts, factory literature, service records, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title under the seller’s family trust.

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BaT Auction: 1954 Austin-Healey 100 BN1 Roadster

BaT Auction: 1954 Austin-Healey 100 BN1 Roadster

This 1954 Austin-Healey 100 BN1 roadster is a left-hand-drive North American export that underwent a cosmetic and mechanical restoration in 2013 and was acquired by the seller four years ago. The car is finished in Carmine Red over black, and power is provided by a rebuilt, numbers-matching 2,660cc inline-four paired with a three-speed manual transmission with overdrive on the top two gears. Modifications include an M-style wooden steering wheel, a 100M high-lift camshaft, a Denis Welsh Racing valve cover and finned aluminum oil pan, conversion to negative ground, and a five-blade plastic fan. This BN1 is now offered with a folder of records and photographs from the restoration, a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate signed by Gerry Coker, a service manual, factory tool kit, a reproduction jack and bag, removed factory parts, and a clean Texas title in the seller’s name.

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Yesterday’s comments of note

A few of the comments that stood out to us yesterday:

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BaT Auction: 16k-Mile 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster

BaT Auction: 16k-Mile 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster

This 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster is finished in Onyx Black over beige leather and was acquired by the selling dealer after it was offered on BaT in June 2019. It has been driven about 200 miles since, and now shows 16,200 miles. Power comes from a quad-cam 4.7-liter V8 paired with a six-speed automated manual transmission. An inspection, transmission software update, installation of new tires, and an alignment were performed at Scottsdale Aston Martin of Phoenix, Arizona in January 2019. This Vantage is now offered in Carrollton, Texas with a clean Carfax report, two keys, factory manuals, a battery charger, and a clean Arizona title.

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BaT Auction: 14k-Mile 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302

BaT Auction: 14k-Mile 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302

This Ford Mustang Boss 302 is #202 produced for the 2013 model year and shows just over 14k miles. The car was sold new from Covert Ford in Austin, Texas, where it was acquired six years ago by seller before being brought to California. The exterior is finished in Race Red with black stripes, and power comes from a 5.0L “Road Runner” V8 paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Features include Brembo front calipers, an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, Recaro seats, and more as described below. This Boss 302 is now offered with service records, factory books and manuals, the TracKey, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.

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