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BaT Auction: 1963 Ford Falcon Futura Convertible

BaT Auction: 1963 Ford Falcon Futura Convertible

This 1963 Ford Falcon Futura convertible has been with the seller for 22 years and is finished in Rose Beige with a white soft top over a black vinyl interior. Power comes from a 260ci V8 paired with a two-speed automatic transmission, and the seller has added rear air shocks as well as replacing the brake master cylinder and exhaust hangers in June 2018. This Falcon is offered with a black top boot, partial service records, and a clean Ohio title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: Modified Original-Owner 2003 Mini Cooper S at No Reserve

BaT Auction: Modified Original-Owner 2003 Mini Cooper S at No Reserve

This 2003 Mini Cooper S was ordered new by the seller from Knauz Mini in Lake Bluff, Illinois. The car is finished in Chili Red over a black interior with red Sparco Torino II seats, custom red interior trim, and carbon fiber accents. The supercharged 1.6-liter four is equipped with an Alta supercharger drive pulley and Milltek exhaust, and is paired with a 6-speed manual transaxle. Other modifications include a front Wilwood brake kit, adjustable rear sway bar, Schroth harnesses, and more detailed below. This Mini is offered by the original owner with a clean Carfax report and a clean Illinois title.

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BaT Auction: 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 283/230

BaT Auction: 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 283/230

This 1958 Chevrolet Corvette convertible was restored in the early 1980s according to the selling dealer, and subsequently received four Top Flight awards in Massachusetts and Connecticut as well as a Performance Verification award signed by Zora Arkus-Duntov between 1984-1987. The car is finished in Signet Red with white coves and a white soft top over black upholstery, and power comes from a 283ci V8 paired with an automatic transmission. This C1 Corvette is offered in Florida with copies of the awards and transferable Connecticut registration.

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BaT Auction: 1,600-Mile 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 40th Anniversary Edition

BaT Auction: 1,600-Mile 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 40th Anniversary Edition

This 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 is a 40th Anniversary Edition model that has just 1,600 miles and is powered by a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Finished in Satin Silver Metallic over a black leather interior, the car features Carroll Shelby’s signature on the dashboard, carbon fiber exterior trim, unique badging, 20″ wheels, and dual racing stripes. The selling dealer acquired the car two years ago and has added 100 miles since. This Shelby GT500 is now offered with a clean Carfax report and a Texas title.

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BaT Auction: 1992 Acura NSX 5-Speed

BaT Auction: 1992 Acura NSX 5-Speed

This 1992 Acura NSX is finished in Grand Prix White over black and was sold new in California, where it reportedly remained with two owners until the seller purchased it in 2017 and moved it to Wisconsin. The car now shows 86,300 miles and is powered by a 3.0-liter VTEC V6 paired with a 5-speed manual transaxle. Enkei wheels and Bilstein shocks have been added along with upgraded brake rotors and pads, a Science of Speed NA2 ABS conversion, Comptech headers and exhaust, Comptech sway bars and rear toe links, a Comptech PowerGrip 2 clutch, and more as described below. A $4k service at 85k miles in March 2017 included a new timing belt, water pump, valve adjustment, new accessory belts, and gaskets. This NSX is now offered with its window sticker, a clean Carfax report, factory manuals, service records since 2000, and a clean Wisconsin title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1994 Land Rover NAS Defender 90 5-Speed

BaT Auction: 1994 Land Rover NAS Defender 90 5-Speed

This 1994 Land Rover Defender 90 is a North American Specification model which was sold new in California and remained in the state until 2008. The truck then briefly resided in Arizona before returning to California in 2009, with the current owner acquiring it in 2011. Power is provided by a 3.9-liter V8 backed by a re-manufactured R380 5-speed manual transmission and 2-speed transfer case, and the truck is equipped with a factory removable hard top, a Warn winch, and Hella driving lights. A $10k service was performed at 134k miles, and included re-manufactured cylinder heads, head gaskets, and more detailed below. This Defender is offered on behalf of the current owner with records since 2006, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title.

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BaT Auction: 1976 MG Midget at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 1976 MG Midget at No Reserve

This 1976 MG Midget Special is finished in Brooklands Green over black and powered by a 1,493cc inline-four backed by a 4-speed manual transmission. The seller acquired the car in 2016, and work under his ownership included new tires, new tie rods, a radiator rebuild, a brake system refresh, and more as described below. This Midget is now offered at no reserve with recent service records, manuals, spare parts, and a clean Washington title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1,500-Mile 1986 Buick Grand National

BaT Auction: 1,500-Mile 1986 Buick Grand National

This 1986 Buick Grand National shows just over 1,500 miles from new and was reportedly purchased from the original owner’s grandson by the selling dealer in April 2019. Its turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission and a limited-slip differential, and a factory sunroof is also equipped. Modifications include Kenne Bell suspension components and a period aftermarket alarm system. This Grand National is now offered in Lancaster, South Carolina with a clean Carfax report, an owner’s manual, factory service manuals, period literature, and a clean Michigan title.

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BaT Auction: 73k-Mile 2000 BMW 540i 6-Speed

BaT Auction: 73k-Mile 2000 BMW 540i 6-Speed

This 2000 BMW 540i is finished in Anthracite Metallic over a Stone Grey leather interior and is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 paired with a six-speed manual transmission. The car was registered in the San Francisco Bay area and Michigan with its first two owners, and was recently brought to Florida by the selling dealer. Service in fall 2018 included replacement of the timing cover and valve cover gaskets, spark plugs, and PCV valve. This E39 is offered by the selling dealer with a clean Carfax report, factory literature, and a clean California title.

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BaT Auction: 1997 AM General Hummer Wagon

BaT Auction: 1997 AM General Hummer Wagon

This 1997 AM General Hummer is one of 580 four-passenger wagons produced for the 1997 model year and is finished in Burgundy Metallic over a tan and gray interior. Power comes from a turbodiesel 6.5-liter V8 paired with a four-speed automatic transmission and a two-speed transfer case. A Kenwood stereo system equipped with front and rear cameras has been added. This Hummer shows 91k miles and is now offered by the selling dealer with a clean Carfax report, a solar-powered Battery Tender, and a clean Texas title.

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BaT Auction: 1990 Buick Reatta at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 1990 Buick Reatta at No Reserve

This 1990 Buick Reatta is one of approximately 2,400 convertible models produced and is finished in Bright Red over Saddle leather. The car is powered by a 3.8-liter V6 mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission and was acquired by the selling dealer seven months ago. It now shows 69k miles, and factory features include power-adjustable seats, a tan convertible top, digital instrumentation, and a factory CD player with graphic equalizer. This Reatta is now offered with the original window sticker, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Kansas title.

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BaT Auction: Ex-Vic Skirmants 1957 Porsche 356A Race Car

BaT Auction: Ex-Vic Skirmants 1957 Porsche 356A Race Car

This 1957 Porsche 356A was built by Reutter as a coupe and was reportedly modified into an open race car in the 1970s. Following decades as a race car, it is currently being used by the seller as a street car. Power is provided by an over-bored flat-four from a Porsche 912 paired with a close-ratio four-speed manual Porsche gearbox. Further modifications include composite body panels, a full roll cage, coilover suspension, Porsche 356C disc brakes, and aftermarket instrumentation. The car was purchased in 1977 by Vic Skirmants, who campaigned the car for several decades, winning the 1994 SCCA G Production championship in the car before it was purchased by the seller in 2018. Work performed since included refurbishment of the tub, suspension, and wiring as well as resealing the transaxle. This 356A racer is now offered with SCCA logbooks, literature, and a clean Florida title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1966 Ford Mustang

BaT Auction: 1966 Ford Mustang

This 1966 Ford Mustang was acquired two years ago by the seller, who subsequently commissioned rust repair, a repaint in white, refreshment of its interior in red, and other refurbishment work. Power is from a 289ci V8 which was overhauled in 2018 and is paired with a three-speed automatic transmission. Modifications include Granada front end with disc brakes, an Edelbrock intake manifold, an MSD ignition system, and Cragar wheels. This Mustang is offered with removed interior parts, receipts and photos from the refurbishment, and a California title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: Modified 2008 Toyota Sequoia 4×4

BaT Auction: Modified 2008 Toyota Sequoia 4×4

This 2008 Toyota Sequoia was acquired by the seller in March 2017 and subsequently modified with a 2014 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro front end as well as overland gear including a rooftop tent and awning, a rear bumper with a swing-out tire carrier, Bilstein shocks, Dobinsons lift coils, TRD skid plates, rock sliders, LED lighting, pocket-style fender flares, and more. Power is from a 5.7-liter V8 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and A-TRAC four-wheel drive system. The truck is finished in Super White over gray leather and features second-row captain’s chairs and rear air conditioning from the factory. Maintenance over the last two years is said to have included replacement of the starter, water pump, serpentine belt, brakes, fluids, and more. This Sequoia shows 179k miles and is offered with a clean Carfax report, front end conversion details, factory literature, and a clean North Carolina title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Event Coverage: Cars & Coffee Brooklyn 5/19/2019

BaT Event Coverage: Cars & Coffee Brooklyn 5/19/2019

Photos and words courtesy regular BaT contributor Kobus.

-BaT

Brooklyn, New York’s Grand Army Plaza at the tip of Prospect Park is not the type of venue you might expect a gaggle of exquisite Porsches, exotics and classics to assemble. Congestion, potholes and aggressive drivers usually keep many special cars away from the five boroughs, but Sunday, May 19th was different, when CarPark NYC brought together some very cool rides in a great setting under the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Arch.

“Gates” opened at 8:00 AM and within 30 minutes all spots were virtually filled. My 356A Cabriolet turned out to be the oldest attendee.

A brief downpour saw everyone scurrying to put their convertible tops up and find cover. It lasted only a few minutes–just enough time for my Cab’s windows to fog up. The skies cleared beautifully, which brought the microfibers out en masse. Live music added to the Brooklyn flavor.

CarPark is scheduled for two more events this year in NYC, including June 9th and August 4th in Industry City.

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BaT Auction: 930-Powered 1981 Porsche 911SC at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 930-Powered 1981 Porsche 911SC at No Reserve

This 1981 Porsche 911SC coupe is powered by a turbocharged 3.3-liter flat-six from a 930 and features backdated bodywork finished in Gulf Blue. The seller purchased the car in 2013 and commissioned Eurotech Bodywerkes to add a steel long hood, front fenders, and a 911S front spoiler. In 2016, the engine was rebuilt by European Autowerke with JE pistons, 964 camshafts, a K27 7200 Borg Warner turbocharger, and a Turbosmart electronic boost controller. Other modifications include a black RS-style interior, a 100-liter fuel tank, a Quaife limited-slip differential, upgraded suspension and braking system components, and much more as outlined below. About 3k miles have been added since the engine rebuild, and 10k total miles have been driven by the seller in five years of ownership. This backdated 911SC is now offered by the seller, a former merchant marine chief engineer and mechanic, with records since 2013, a Carfax report, and a clean Washington title.

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BaT Auction: 1967 Rickman Metisse Mk IV

BaT Auction: 1967 Rickman Metisse Mk IV

This 1967 Rickman Metisse Mk IV was sold new at Fred’s Motor Sports in Syracuse, New York and was purchased by the seller out of longterm storage three years ago. The bike was converted for street use by the previous owner with a smaller rear sprocket, exhaust baffles, and the addition of lighting. Power is from a 1967 Triumph T100C 500cc parallel-twin paired with a 4-speed transmission, and the seller has replaced the control cables, engine gaskets and seals, and tires. The carburetor was also cleaned, and the fuel tank was coated for use with modern fuels. Total mileage is unknown, but the seller estimates that about 200 miles have been added since the work was completed. This Rickman is sold with a replacement cylinder head, a 60-tooth sprocket, and a transferable New York registration.

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BaT Auction: 1975 Datsun 280Z 5-Speed

BaT Auction: 1975 Datsun 280Z 5-Speed

This 1975 Datsun 280Z was reportedly acquired for the personal collection of the owner of Thompson Toyota in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and was purchased by the current owner in 2013. The car now shows just under 5k miles, and power is provided by a fuel-injected 2.8L inline-six paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox installed under current ownership. Features include an aluminum radiator, air conditioning, and a cassette stereo, and fluid changes and a general inspection have been performed in preparation for the sale. This 280Z is now offered in Arizona on behalf of the current owner with a clean Pennsylvania title.

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BaT Auction: 1997 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo 6-Speed

BaT Auction: 1997 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo 6-Speed

This 1997 Toyota Supra Turbo is a 15th Anniversary Sport Roof model finished in black over black leather. According to the selling dealer, the car was purchased new through Competition Toyota and traded back to the same dealer by the original owner in 2003. The second owner reportedly moved the car to Florida in 2017, and the selling dealer acquired it in 2018. Power comes from a twin-turbocharged 3.0L 2JZ inline-six paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. Now showing 62,500 miles, this A80 is offered by the selling dealer in Glen Head, New York with a clean Carfax, factory manuals and a Utah title.

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Yesterday’s comments of note

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

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