This 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe is finished in Guards Red over Cashmere and remained with the original owner until 2016. The car has just 11,624 miles, and the 3.6-liter flat-six is paired with a 6-speed manual and an optional LSD. A $6,200 service was completed by Porsche of Ocala in April 2017 less than 400 miles ago.
This 1966 Sunbeam Tiger was purchased by the seller two years ago and is equipped with a 260ci V8, a removable hardtop, Nardi steering wheel, Panasports, and a Holley carb. It received a repaint in Carnival Red while with a previous owner along with a new Robinson soft top, fresh carpeting, a trunk panel kit, new shocks, and a new exhaust.
This 1975 Lamborghini Urraco is one of just 21 Tipo 111 P250 cars built for the US market and is powered by a mid-mounted 2.5-liter V8 paired with a 5-speed manual. A top end engine rebuild was performed in 2016 following a decade of storage with the long-term previous owner, and the braking system and wheels were refreshed in 2017.
This 1963 Mercedes-Benz 220SE coupe was acquired by the current owner for his collection in 2016. A $61k cosmetic restoration was performed in the 1990s, and an additional $10k was spent on rebuilds of the 2.2-liter inline-six and 4-speed automatic at around the same time. More recent maintenance included a $7,700 service in March 2018.
This 1967 Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto was a black-plate California car until early 2012 and is powered by a 1600cc twin-cam four paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The seller has added 4k miles and recent service included new shocks and floor repairs along with oil/filter changes. The car is sold with partial records and tools.
This 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale is one of 1,366 examples produced and features a 1,290cc twin-cam four, dual Weber carburetors, and a 5-speed manual gearbox. The car was imported to the US in 2012 and benefits from recent cosmetic and mechanical work. Its sale includes recent records, an ASI certificate, and a clean California title.
This 1965 Chevrolet Corvette convertible was recently refurbished with body repairs and an original-color repaint as well as cooling, braking, and suspension overhauls. It is equipped with a numbers-matching 327ci L75 V8 and 4-speed manual gearbox as well as a hardtop. The car is offered by its owner of 12 years with records, books, and a cover.
This 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint is a 101 Normale powered by a 1300cc twin-cam four paired with a 4-speed manual gearbox. The car has been subtly modified for drivability to include front disc brakes, a Weber carburetor conversion, and Koni shocks.
This 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo was purchased new by the current owner and shows 4,700 miles. Finished in Diamond Blue Metallic over blue, the car is described as remaining in largely original condition and is equipped with powered sport seats and color-matched Fuchs. A service was recently conducted as described in the listing.
This 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is #379 of 500 examples produced and is finished in Guards Red over a black/red interior. Factory options consist of additional interior carbon trim, Sport Chrono Plus, PCM with navigation, and more. The car was purchased new in Kansas and remained with the original owner until being acquired by the selling dealer.
This 1967 Porsche 912 Targa is a soft-window example finished in Golden Green and equipped with its original 1582cc flat-four and a 5-speed manual gearbox. Reportedly a Midwest car prior to its acquisition in 2014, it has been repainted and fitted with upgraded Solex carburetors. The car is sold with a Porsche CoA and partial records.
This 1984 BMW M635CSi is a European-spec model finished in Hennarot over Pearl Beige leather, and shows 85k miles. The car was imported into the US in 1985, and is powered by an M88 inline-six paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Bilstein shocks and a stainless exhaust have been added. Service records cover from the mid-1990s to present.
This 1993 Mazda RX-7 Touring is finished in Vintage Red over black leather and is described as a completely stock example with just 16,800 original miles. Power comes from a 13B-REW sequentially-turbocharged 1.3-liter rotary paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. A clear Carfax accompanies the sale.
The 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 is a 4-speed example that was acquired by the seller 36 years ago from the original owner. The car retains its numbers-matching 350ci V8 which was rebuilt by the seller, and additional work includes a new clutch and exhaust, bare metal repaint and wheel refinishing in the correct factory colors.
This 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S is finished in black over black and shows just 33,500 miles. The seller is the second owner and acquired the car in 201. The 3.6-liter flat-six sends power to all four wheels through a 6-speed manual, and factory options include a rear window wiper, the Motor Sound Package, a fully powered driver’s seat, and more.
This 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster, chassis #83337, is an unrestored example finished in correct white over black that is powered by a non-matching 1600cc flat-four. Purchased on BaT in April of 2017, since then it has been stored in Hawthorne, California. This Speedster is being sold with a clean California title.
This 1970 Porsche 914-6 is finished in Tangerine over black and was purchased by the seller five years ago. The numbers-matching 2.0-liter flat-six has since been reinstalled following a top end rebuild. The suspension and brakes were also gone through as described below, and the seller has added approximately 8k miles to the odometer.
This 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe shows 88,214 miles and is a factory Turbo Look car finished in black over Champagne special leather. It has reportedly stayed on the West Coast since new and is also optioned with sport seats, an LSD, sunroof, and cruise control. Power comes from the original 3.2-liter flat-six.
This 2000 BMW Z8 was purchased new by the current owner and is finished in Titanium Silver Metallic over black. It features a black convertible top and a body-color hardtop, and power comes from a n S62 V8 mated to a 6-speed manual. Modifications include a set of 20″ Alpina wheels, Alpina suspension, and a Meisterschaft exhaust.
This 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 was purchased new in California and is #1,053 out of 1,499 soft top examples built for the NA market that year. A 2″ Old Man Emu suspension lift has been added along with black diamond plate panels, an aftermarket brush guard, and a Badger GK II soft top.
First off, congrats to reader TimOsmond, who wins $25 to spend in the BaT Gear Store for posting our favorite of dozens of great replies to the first ever Bring a Trailer Question of the Week–namely, what’s your favorite Italian-American hybrid? Click through to read his reply, involving a childhood dream and a pre-L Pantera.
This 1985 BMW 323i reportedly received a full Hartge H26 treatment from new, as fitted by Kohl Automotive in Germany, prior to it coming to the US as a gray market import. The seller mentions original German documentation listing all installed parts, and goes on to note unspecified but reportedly extensive work performed more recently. The seller believes that the car could benefit from some restoration work, but as a whole it looks like a very decent driver level example. Hartge modifications included a different engine block and crank resulting in a displacement bump from 2.3 to 2.6 liters and 190 HP, along with a host of supporting modifications like a limited slip differential, sway bars and more. Find this one here on Craigslist in Meridian, Idaho for $22k.
This 1989 Ford Mustang SSP looks really sharp following a bare-metal respray in original CHP colors and markings. The seller notes an extensive restoration project, with “countless hours” spent researching details for accurate results. The car is said to be solid and free of filler, while the interior is stuffed to the brim with period police equipment which is all reportedly working. Power comes from the original and “very strong running” 5.0, which passes power to the Traction-Lok LSD rear via a T-5 5-speed, and sale also includes a Marti Report. Find it here on Craigslist in Orange, California for $35k. Special thanks to BaT reader quietlion79 for this submission.
This 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint is a 101 Normale powered by a 1300cc twin-cam four paired with a 4-speed manual gearbox. Having received refurbishment work at the hands of two prior owners, the Sprint was acquired in Spring 2015 by the seller who has since had it repainted in its original Gardenia White and performed further detail work. The car retains a stock appearance and has been subtly modified for performance to include front disc brakes, a Weber carburetor conversion, and Koni shocks. The sale includes a Certificato di Origine from Alfa Romeo Classiche along with records from 2004-onward, period literature, factory tool roll, and a clean Alabama title. The seller maintains his collection under a dealer license.
This just in from the buyer of the: 1993 BMW M5 that was listed on BaT Auctions 5/19/17 (link):
This 1960 Buick Invicta (chassis 6G3013097) is claimed to remain largely original and looks to be in beautiful shape, too. The car has been repainted in Adriatic Blue with an Arctic White top, which may be the original combo, while sparkling chrome and stainless brightwork reportedly remains unrestored. The Wildcat 445 401ci Nailhead V8 is backed by a Twin Turbine Dynaflow 2-speed automatic transmission, everything is said to perform reliably, and full service records are included. It should be no surprise that we usually prefer two-doors, but GM’s flatroof four-door hardtops really grab us, especially these very early 60’s cars. Find it here on eBay near Chicago, Illinois for $21,500 OBO.
We’ve been posting the coolest cars for sale anywhere in the world since long before the launch of BaT Auctions in July of 2014. With 11+ years of vehicles in the BaT Archives there are thousands of these features to revisit, and while they might not be for sale any more, it’s always fun to look at, read about, and discuss these interesting old listings.
This 1988 R88C Group C car has an interesting race history including a run at the 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans. One of only four built, this car is powered by a twin-turbocharged, 2996 CC, DOHC V8 with 740+ HP on tap. In the final years before chicanes were added, similar Group C protoypes would regularly hit 250+ MPH on Mulsanne–we weren’t able to confirm exactly how fast the R88C went, but it’s likely to be close to that number. Find it
here at Oakfields in Hampshire, England for 550k GBP (~$903,100 today).
The 1973 Fuel Crisis, as is often repeated even 45 years later, really hammered the global auto industry, ushering in a decade of malaise that produced cars with primitive, power-choking smog controls, dismal 85 MPH speedometers, and dirt-poor driving dynamics. It nearly killed off the affordable sports car too, ending the decades-long rule of the classic British roadster both here in the US and abroad. Fiat and Bertone soldiered on with the neat little X1/9, but those looking for inexpensive fun otherwise faced severely limited choices.
Keying into this lack of sensible options, Mazda launched a revival of their famous rotary engine, stuck it into an attractive, classically-proportioned sports coupe, and called it the RX-7, opening the door for an all-too-brief but wonderful series of cars culminating in 1992’s sublime twin-turbo FD. Here’s where it all started.
A few of the comments that stood out to us yesterday:
“I have a later original Mini Cooper. These cars are the most fun to drive of ANYTHING I have ever owned. Just an absolute joy. And everyone lets you into traffic because what the hell they are only giving up ten feet of space to do it. AND this one is from Denwerks… someone’s going to put this in their pocket and take it home and cherish it. And drive the little wheels off it. Closest thing to a Hot Wheels you can actually climb into. :)”
“simsimma said “I just assume they’re all Beck’s now. Too hard to tell the real from fake, any pointers?”
The obvious one: if you see it being driven on a public road…
There are several other tells. Pan-based replicas have a rounder, taller center tunnel than the originals. If you see that Bug hump, you can guess it’s a Vintage. Most also employ the Beetle hand brake mounted on the tunnel. It’s a better design than the original’s umbrella handle under the dash. Beetle pedal sets in…”
This 1993 Toyota HiAce is a fourth-generation, 4WD diesel camper van, which means it shares its extra-long wheelbase and high roof with the Toyota Commuter minibus. The van is said to drive nicely and remain in nice shape throughout, and comes equipped with a sink, fridge, awning and sleeping room for four. Power comes from a 3L diesel mated to a 5-speed manual, and 4WD offers low and normal ranges. Find it here on Craigslist in Queen Creek, Arizona for $20k.
This 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL has been with the seller for 28 years and is equipped with an injected 2.3L inline-six mated to a 4-speed floor-shift automatic gearbox. The seller has added approximately 15k miles throughout her ownership, and the car has reportedly driven sparingly each year. A refurbishment performed in 1984 included bodywork, a repaint, new carpeting, and a new convertible top, in addition to extensive mechanical refreshment which is detailed in a handwritten maintenance log from the previous owner. This W113 is now being offered for sale with a matching factory hardtop, refurbishment photos, some records, and a clean Virginia title in the seller’s name.
This 1995 BMW M3 shows just over 37k miles and is a Daytona Violet 2-door example that was acquired by the seller’s family dealership in 1997 and purchased by the seller the following year. Power comes from a 3.0L S50 inline-six backed by a 5-speed manual gearbox and modifications include a Borla Exhaust system, AutoThority chip, larger mass airflow meter, cold air intake, and UUC short-shift kit. The car is not optioned with a sunroof, and is fitted with a set of Style 24 lightweight wheels and a dealer-installed rear spoiler. This E36 M3 is offered with a clean Carfax report and a clear Wisconsin title in the seller’s name.
This 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet is finished in Vesuvio Metallic over Space Gray leather and is powered by a 3.4L flat-six paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. A 60k-mile service in August 2017 included replacement of the clutch and flywheel, installation of an LN Engineering IMS update, and more. Several owners in California are reported prior to the selling dealer, who acquired the car a month ago. This 996 shows 61k miles and is offered at no reserve with a factory hardtop, AutoCheck and Carfax reports, a handful of records, a DME report, and a clean California title.
This 1954 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special is finished in green metallic over a green cloth interior. The selling dealer can reportedly trace its history back to 1975 and notes that it has been the Augusta, Georgia area for a number of decades. The current owner acquired the car 10 years ago and has since added 2,500 miles. Power is from a 331ci OHV V8 backed by a 4-speed Hydramatic automatic transmission, and the car has recently come out of long-term storage. It starts, runs, and stops according to the seller, though a service of major systems is recommended before additional driving. Factory options include A/C, Autronic Eye, a high-output charging system, a heavy duty cooling system, and more. The car is offered on consignment with a spare A/C compressor, two Autronic Eye amplifiers, some miscellaneous parts, and Georgia registration.
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