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BaT Auction: 1972 Datsun 510 Race Car

BaT Auction: 1972 Datsun 510 Race Car

This 1972 Datsun 510 was converted into a vintage race car by Jeff Winter’s Rallye Sport in 2010. It ran in SCCA events from 2010-2012 and was campaigned by the seller in 2018 with HSR and the VSCDA. Power is from a modified L-series inline-four, which is paired with a 5-speed gearbox and 4.11 limited-slip rear differential. Equipment includes Weber DCOE induction, rear disc brakes, Panasport wheels, adjustable suspension, a Sparco racing seat and steering wheel, custom instrument panel, Fuel Safe fuel cell, and more as outlined in the listing below. This 510 race car is now being offered in Osseo, Minnesota on a bill of sale with an SCCA logbook.

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BaT Auction: 1952 MG TD

BaT Auction: 1952 MG TD

This 1952 MG TD is finished in Old English White with a tan soft top over a brown interior and is powered by a 1,250cc XPAG inline-four paired with a four-speed manual gearbox. The seller acquired the car in non-running condition in 2011 from a member of the Houston MG Car Club, at which time refreshment of the carburetors, fuel-delivery system, and ignition components returned the vehicle to operating condition. This TD is now offered with a tonneau cover and a clean Texas bonded title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1988 Land Rover 110 Perentie

BaT Auction: 1988 Land Rover 110 Perentie

This 1988 Land Rover 110 Perentie is reportedly one of 32 personnel carriers built for the Australian military, and was acquired by the seller through Frontline Machinery of Sidney in spring 2017. Power is from a 3.9-liter Isuzu turbodiesel inline-four paired with a four-speed manual gearbox and a two-speed transfer case. Reconditioning and upgrades performed by KLR Automotive in Australia before importation to the US in June 2017 included installation of a Garrett turbocharger, a new exhaust system and heavy-duty clutch, power steering and rear disc brake conversions, and air conditioning. Stateside additions included a fresh clutch slave cylinder, water pump, thermostat, battery, H4 headlamps, and tires as well as a rebuilt radiator, heater core, and Warn winch. This Perentie is offered with two years of records, importation documents, and a clean Idaho title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SL

BaT Auction: 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SL

This 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SL is a European example that was imported to the US and purchased by a doctor in the Downer’s Grove area of Illinois who kept it for 32 years before selling it to a friend, who has now owned it since 2017. Power is provided by a 5.0-liter M117 V8 paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission, and factory options include anti-lock brakes, a rear jump seat, and heated front seats. Finished in black over black, this R107 is now offered on behalf of the current owner with a clean AutoCheck report, a German owner’s manual, a tool kit, a warning triangle, and a clean Illinois title.

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BaT Auction: 1973 BMW 2002tii at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 1973 BMW 2002tii at No Reserve

This 1973 BMW 2002tii is finished in Baikal Blue over a Saddle interior and powered by a fuel-injected 2.0L inline-four mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox. The car was reportedly sold new at Ralph Schomp BMW in Denver, and would remain under original ownership until its acquisition by the seller in 2018. Recent maintenance is said to have included a new clutch, front suspension overhaul, an ignition service, and an oil change. This 2002tii is offered in California at no reserve with factory books and manuals, partial records, and a clean California 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: 1993 BMW R100GS Paris-Dakar

BaT Auction: 1993 BMW R100GS Paris-Dakar

This 1993 BMW R100GS Paris-Dakar was reportedly sold new in Montana, and the seller brought the bike to Illinois when he acquired it from a family member of the original owner in 2015. The bike is finished in a factory red and white scheme and is equipped with a solo seat, hard shell pannier cases, light guards, and more. The 980cc boxer twin sends power rearward via a 5-speed transmission with shaft drive, and the bike is fitted with Wilbers suspension components, an Endurolast alternator kit, and more detailed below. This R100GS is offered with factory literature and a clean Illinois title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 14k-Mile 2003 Maserati Spyder at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 14k-Mile 2003 Maserati Spyder at No Reserve

This 2003 Maserati Spyder has been registered in California since new and shows 14k miles after 15 years with the seller. Power is from a 4.2-liter V8 paired with a six-speed paddle-shifted Cambiocorsa electrohydraulic transmission, and the car is finished in blue over beige and blue leather. Maintenance under current ownership included replacement of the battery and both fuel pumps along with an oil change in April 2018. This Spyder is offered with factory literature, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: Modified 2000 Dodge Viper RT/10

BaT Auction: Modified 2000 Dodge Viper RT/10

This 2000 Dodge Viper RT/10 was sold new in New York and was acquired by the seller in August 2002 with less than 2k miles on the odometer. It has resided in Illinois since and now has less than 42k miles. Power comes from an 8.0-liter V10 paired with a Tremec T56 six-speed manual transmission. Over the past 16+ years the seller has added modifications including 19″ CCW forged-aluminum wheels, StopTech front brakes, a lowered suspension, purple exterior ghost flames, Corbeau racing seats, a Corsa exhaust, a cold-air intake, and more as described below. This SR II Viper is now offered with a clean Carfax report, factory hard top, folding soft top, custom car cover, and a clean Illinois title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: Original-Owner 1983 Porsche 911SC

BaT Auction: Original-Owner 1983 Porsche 911SC

This 1983 Porsche 911SC was purchased new by its current owner at Huntington Auto in New York and is finished in Guards red over a black interior. Power comes from a 3.0-liter flat-six paired with a five-speed manual transaxle, and modifications include a basket handle spoiler, 17″ Turbo Twist wheels, yellow brake calipers, a dual exhaust system, custom upholstery, aluminum pedals, a Momo steering wheel, a CD changer, and more. An oil change was reportedly performed in February 2019. This 911 is now offered by the family of its current owner with service records, factory literature, a clean Carfax report, and a clean North Carolina title.

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BaT Auction: 1955 Singer SM Roadster 4AD at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 1955 Singer SM Roadster 4AD at No Reserve

This 1955 Singer SM Roadster is a right-hand drive 4AD example that was reportedly acquired from a large collection by its previous owner, who subsequently performed a cosmetic and mechanical refurbishment over the next five years. The body is finished in red with a black canvas top over a tan leather interior, and power is from a twin-carbureted 1,497cc inline-four paired with a four-speed manual gearbox. The selling dealer acquired the car two months ago and has since performed an oil change. This Singer is offered at no reserve with a worn tonneau cover, an owner’s handbook, a service manual, parts catalogs, and a clean Virginia title.

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BaT Auction: 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

BaT Auction: 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

This 1967 Ford Mustang fastback is finished in blue over a Light Parchment interior and powered by a 289ci V8 backed by a 3-speed automatic transmission. The seller acquired the car in 1996, and work over the course of his ownership is said to have included an exterior refresh, suspension updates, disc brakes, and new wheels. More recent maintenance included a new carburetor. This Mustang is now offered with a transferable Connecticut registration in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 2000 Acura Integra Type R

BaT Auction: 2000 Acura Integra Type R

This 2000 Acura Integra Type R is one of 1,350 US-spec examples produced for the model year and was sold new in Los Altos, California. Power is provided by a 1.8-liter VTEC inline-four, which is paired with a five-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. The car is finished in Phoenix Yellow over a black interior and has 46k indicated miles. Maintenance performed since the seller’s purchase six months ago included a new Honda exhaust, the installation of a stock air intake, a new timing belt, new water pump, new valve gasket, new brake pads, and a factory Acura radio. This DC2 Type R is now offered with some service records, factory literature, spare floor mats, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 19k-Mile 2002 Porsche 911 GT2

BaT Auction: 19k-Mile 2002 Porsche 911 GT2

This 2002 Porsche 911 GT2 is finished in Arctic Silver Metallic over black and is one of just 303 US-spec cars built between 2002-2005. The car was sold new in Orange County and has been registered in the Palm Springs area since 2004. The odometer now shows just 19,700 miles, and the twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter flat-six sends power to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transaxle and factory limited-slip differential. The selling dealer had Porsche of Palm Springs complete a general inspection in June 2019 as described below. This 996 GT2 is now offered with a Carfax report, an over-rev report, and a clean California title.

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BaT Auction: 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350H Race Car

BaT Auction: 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350H Race Car

This 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350H (chassis #6S727) is one of 1,000 built by Shelby American in 1966 for the Hertz Corporation and was used as a rental in Arizona between 1966 and 1967. It was then purchased from Canyon Ford of Phoenix, Arizona in 1968 by a Mr. Goetz for his twin sons, who reportedly drag raced the car and competed in hill climbs until it was put into storage in 1975. The seller, noted racer Tommy Thompson, acquired the car in 1999 and restored it to 1966 B-Production specifications. He has since campaigned it in a number of vintage race events, including the Monterey Historics. Power is from a refreshed 289ci V8 paired with a close-ratio four-speed manual transmission and a 3.89 Detroit Locker rear end. The car is registered with the SAAC and has been invited to participate in the 2019 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion pending driver approval. This GT350H racer is now offered with a copy of the original sales invoice, a Historic Motor Sports Association logbook, and an Arizona bill of sale.

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QotW: What’s Your Greatest Roadside Repair Triumph or Disaster?

QotW: What’s Your Greatest Roadside Repair Triumph or Disaster?

We’ve all been there: stuck on the side of the road with a bad ignition coil, a blown fuel pump, snapped throttle linkage, or a thousand other potential little gremlins. Breakdowns are simply part of the game when it comes to the old car hobby, but viewed with the right lens, they can also be part of the fun.

Being prepared is key of course, and so we’re gifting the winner of this QotW a BaT logo Carhartt tool roll, soon to be offered in our Gear Store. As always, a $25 BaT gift will also be awarded to the winner.

To enter, simply answer “what’s your greatest roadside repair triumph or disaster?”

Click through to chime in below, as well as to check out last round’s winner and honorable mentions.

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BaT Video Inspiration: Inside BMW Motorsport GmbH 1976

BaT Video Inspiration: Inside BMW Motorsport GmbH 1976

“If you have an executive who likes to ride as a passenger in the rear seat of a limousine, he will try to build a vehicle which is meant for this purpose. If you have a man who loves driving, he will have engineered and produced a car which is especially for the driver.” Hans Kraft, Chief Engineer Planning and Administration BMW

Click here to step back to 1976 and marvel at how BMW lived the motto: The Ultimate Drivers Machine. From top to bottom, listen to executives, engineers, and even a couple of famous race car drivers like Brian Redman and Hans Stuck tell you why BMW did what they did.

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Bubble Era Turbo T-Top Two-Seaters: 1991 MR2 Turbo or 1992 300ZX TT?

Bubble Era Turbo T-Top Two-Seaters: 1991 MR2 Turbo or 1992 300ZX TT?

The late 1980’s and early 1990’s were a glorious time for Japanese performance cars–think NSX, MkIV Supra, R32 Skyline GT-R, FD RX-7, early Lancer Evos, Impreza STIs and on and on. The turbocharged version of Toyota’s second-gen MR2 was another knockout, combining mini-Ferrari 348 looks with performance to match. Likewise, the twin-turbo version of Nissan’s Z32 platform 300ZX was a world-class sports GT with similar stats–and a very different character.

There are very nice examples of each currently live on BaT Auctions–check out the Toyota here and the Nissan here.

Which would you choose, and why? A few days from now we’ll pick two answers (one in support of the MR2 and one for the 300ZX) and send their authors a BaT hat or T-shirt of their choice.

Now, let’s compare and contrast.

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BaT Auction Success Story: Learning to Wrench on a 1986 Toyota 4×4 Pickup

BaT Auction Success Story: Learning to Wrench on a 1986 Toyota 4×4 Pickup

This just in from the buyer of the 1986 Toyota 4×4 Pickup that sold on BaT Auctions on September 7th, 2018:

“Dear BaT, my ownership with the ’86 Pickup I won on the site is going extremely well…”

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