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BaT Auction: 1964 Jaguar XKE Series I Coupe Restomod

BaT Auction: 1964 Jaguar XKE Series I Coupe Restomod

This 1964 Jaguar XKE fixed-head coupe was acquired by the current owner in 2000 and subsequently underwent a six-year refurbishment during which it was built into a restomod with several performance and James Bond-themed modifications underneath the factory Series I appearance. Power is provided by a 302ci Ford V8 crate engine that features Edelbrock electronic fuel injection, a high-performance camshaft, and custom exhaust headers. Additional modifications include a Tremec five-speed manual transmission, a Painless wiring harness, Wilwood brakes, black lamb leather upholstery, and a custom Carpathian burl elm dash. The car has been outfitted with Bond-inspired touches such as a glass breakage and proximity alarm, satellite monitoring of the car, a hidden firearm compartment, a retractable digital screen, a rear-view camera, a “fire missiles” cigarette lighter, and more. Finished in silver, this Series I XKE is said to have won a variety of awards during participation in car shows since the completion of the project. It is now offered on behalf of the current owner with photos and records relevant to the refurbishment, a jack, a knock-off hammer, 007-themed memorabilia, and a clean Minnesota 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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BaT Auction: 1958 Almquist Sabre Project at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 1958 Almquist Sabre Project at No Reserve

This Almquist Sabre is built on a 1950s Fiat 500 Topolino chassis and is equipped with a Crosley inline-four paired with a three-speed manual transmission. The car was reportedly used for beach racing in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the early 1960s, and the seller’s father-in-law acquired it in Pennsylvania in 1987. It was last driven in the 1990s and has remained in storage since. The sale will also include a spare Fiat 500 engine and transmission, a banjo-style steering wheel, removed mirrors, and other miscellaneous parts. This Sabre project is titled as a 1958 Fiat and is now offered at no reserve with a clean Pennsylvania title assigned to the seller’s business.

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BaT Auction: S52-Powered 1991 BMW 325i Touring 5-Speed

BaT Auction: S52-Powered 1991 BMW 325i Touring 5-Speed

This 1991 BMW 325i Touring is a left-hand-drive example that was sold new in Germany and was acquired in 2006 by the seller, who imported it to Canada and has since installed a 3.2-liter S52 inline-six and a five-speed manual transmission from a 1999 BMW M3. The car has been refinished in Diamond Black Metallic, and the cabin has been fitted with M-Technic patterned cloth seats and door panels. Additional work performed over the previous six years included installation of a limited-slip differential, custom exhaust, aftermarket wheels, BC Racing coilovers, and chassis bracing as well as rebuilding the brakes, converting the air-conditioning system to R134a refrigerant, and also replacing the fuel tank, pump, and lines. This modified E30 wagon is now offered in Canada with import documents, a receipt for the paintwork, first-aid and roadside-emergency kits, a clean Carfax report, and transferable Ontario registration.

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BaT Auction: 1995 Acura NSX-T 5-Speed

BaT Auction: 1995 Acura NSX-T 5-Speed

This 1995 Acura NSX-T is finished in Formula Red over black leather, and it was sold new in Washington state and acquired by the seller out of Arizona in April 2019. Power is supplied by a mid-mounted 3.0-liter DOHC V6 paired with a five-speed manual transaxle. Service in 2019 included replacement of the timing belt, water pump, harmonic balancer, valve-cover gaskets, oil pan, battery, and tires. This first-gen NSX shows 49k miles and is now offered with two factory remotes, service records from current ownership, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Arizona title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1990 Land Rover Defender 110 at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 1990 Land Rover Defender 110 at No Reserve

This 1990 Land Rover Defender 110 is a left-hand drive example that was reportedly sold new to the Israeli army and acquired by its first registered private owner in 2005. A subsequent refurbishment included a repaint in Beluga Black over custom interior upholstery as well as installation of a Puma-style hood and dash, black steel wheels, a winch, LED lighting, an aftermarket heating system, and more. Power is from a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter 12J diesel four-cylinder mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and a two-speed transfer case. The truck was acquired two years ago by the seller, who has since had a roll cage, roof rack, and fender flares installed. An electrical overhaul with a new wiring harness, battery, and alternator was performed in spring 2020. This Defender 110 is offered in New Jersey with partial service records and a clean Florida title.

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BaT Auction: 1962 Porsche 356B Twin Grille Roadster

BaT Auction: 1962 Porsche 356B Twin Grille Roadster

This 1962 Porsche 356B roadster is #21 of 248 “twin grille” examples produced featuring bodywork from Belgian coachbuilder D’Ieteren Frères. Chassis 89621 was acquired by 356 specialist Jim Kellogg of Parker, Colorado in 1983 and underwent a subsequent multi-year refurbishment that was completed in 1991. The car was used to participate in Porsche 356 Club events across the Western US and remained under Kellogg’s ownership until 2019, when it was acquired by the selling dealer. Power comes from a numbers-matching 1.6-liter flat-four and four-speed manual transmission, and the car is finished in Ruby Red with a black soft top and interior. A Porsche Classic technical inspection was performed in 2020 following replacement of the battery, fluids, filters, and ignition components. This twin-grille roadster is offered with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, a Porsche Classic Technical Certificate, a Kardex copy, a driver’s manual, service records, a tool kit and jack, nose and boot covers, and a clean Texas 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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Bonus QotW: What Past BaT Listing is Your Cannonball Run Dream Machine?

Bonus QotW: What Past BaT Listing is Your Cannonball Run Dream Machine?

Last week you shared harrowing yet hilarious stories of mechanical failure. But you’re still here to tell them! In our regular QotW we’ve been asking you about dream garages recently. This week we’re thinking about a different kind of dream vehicle.

What past BaT listing is your Cannonball Run dream machine?

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BaT Auction: 2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420

BaT Auction: 2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420

This 2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage is #117 of 420 special edition cars built to celebrate the brand’s endurance racing success and was acquired by the selling dealer in December 2019. The car is finished in white over an Obsidian Black leather interior and is powered by a 4.7-liter V8 paired with a six-speed Sportshift sequential manual gearbox and a limited-slip differential. The N420 featured a carbon-fiber front splitter, rear diffuser, and side strakes, more aggressive sills, a revised suspension, and a lightweight sports exhaust. The car was serviced in January 2020 at Aston Martin of Dallas, Texas. This N420 shows 40k miles and is now offered by the selling dealer in Oklahoma City with James Bond memorabilia, factory books, an Aston Martin umbrella, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Texas title.

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BaT Auction: Modified 1977 Mini Deluxe

BaT Auction: Modified 1977 Mini Deluxe

This 1977 Mini Deluxe is a modified example that was acquired by the seller in 2017. It previously resided in New Zealand and is said to have been brought to the US by the previous owner in 2002. A project performed over the next 15 years included fitting a 1,275cc inline-four paired with a four-speed manual transaxle, a conversion to left-hand drive, the installation of a roll cage, and more as described below. The car is finished in Corvette Yellow over a plaid and black interior, and during current ownership it has received a 42mm constant velocity carburetor and an engine oil and filter change. This Mini shows 460 miles since the completion of the build and is now offered with build records, import documentation, spare parts, service manuals, and a clean New Mexico title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 30k-Mile 1995 Honda Civic EX Coupe at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 30k-Mile 1995 Honda Civic EX Coupe at No Reserve

This 1995 Honda Civic coupe was sold new at at Mile High Honda in Denver, Colorado, and is believed to have remained with the original owner until 2020. It was recently acquired by the selling dealer, and just under 30k miles are now shown. The car is finished in grey over a grey cloth interior, and power comes from a 1.6L VTEC inline-four paired with a four-speed automatic transaxle. Features include an electric glass sunroof, a factory cassette stereo, air conditioning, and cruise control. An oil change has been performed in preparation for the sale. This EJ1 is now offered at no reserve by the selling dealer in Kansas with clean AutoCheck and Carfax reports, owner’s manuals, and a clean Colorado title.

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BaT Auction: 1991 Ferrari Mondial T Cabriolet at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 1991 Ferrari Mondial T Cabriolet at No Reserve

This 1991 Ferrari Mondial is one of 379 T cabriolets produced for the North American market and is finished in Rosso Corsa over a tan leather interior. Now showing 40k miles, the car is powered by a quad-cam 3.4-liter F119 V8 paired with a five-speed manual gearbox, and additional equipment includes a gated shifter, factory five-spoke wheels, a black soft top, air-conditioning, and an Alpine stereo. The car was acquired by the seller in December 2019, and a February 2020 service included replacing the timing belts, camshaft cover, gaskets, and phase sensor as well as fluid changes and an overhaul of the A/C system. This Mondial T was listed on BaT in April 2020 and is now offered by the seller again at no reserve with a top boot, factory tools and manuals, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Georgia title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1962 Mercedes-Benz L319D Camper Conversion

BaT Auction: 1962 Mercedes-Benz L319D Camper Conversion

This 1962 Mercedes-Benz L319D started life as a cargo van in Germany and was reportedly converted by Westfalia for use as a camper in the mid-1960s. It was acquired by the seller in November 2019, and the van is finished in cream and is powered by a 1.8-liter diesel inline-four paired with a four-speed manual transmission. The conversion included the installation of living and sleeping quarters in the rear, along with a lavatory, a kitchen area with a stove and sink, a retractable roof vent, an exterior ladder, and mounting points for an exterior awning. Recent service is said to include a brake overhaul, a fuel tank cleaning, a valve adjustment, and replacement of the radiator, coolant hoses, fan belt, water pump, water lines, and water tank. This L319D camper is now offered with a selection of spares, camping equipment, a removable awning, factory books, service manuals, and a clean Arizona title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1988 BMW M3

BaT Auction: 1988 BMW M3

This 1988 BMW M3 is finished in Alpine White over black leather and powered by a 2.3-liter S14 inline-four paired with a five-speed manual gearbox. The car previously resided in California and moved to Tennessee with the previous owner, who was the owner of the repair shop that had serviced the car since the mid 1990s. It was offered on BaT in July 2019 and was acquired by the seller shortly thereafter. Work since has included a paint correction, an interior refurbishment, updates to the brakes and suspension, a transmission reseal, and much more as outlined in the listing below. This E30 M3 is now offered with factory books, service records, process photos, removed stock parts, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Illinois title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 19k-Mile 2000 BMW M5

BaT Auction: 19k-Mile 2000 BMW M5

This 2000 BMW M5 was first sold by Isringhausen Imports of Springfield, Illinois, and is said to have been stored at its first owner’s vacation home in Florida for approximately eight years before being acquired by the seller in 2019. Power is from a 4.9-liter DOHC V8 paired with a six-speed manual gearbox, and the car is finished in Carbon Black Metallic over black Nappa leather. Service performed under the seller’s ownership included a BMW Inspection II, fluid and filter changes, and replacement of the spark plugs, several gaskets, and tires. This E39 M5 shows 19k miles and is offered with a window sticker, manufacturer’s literature, a car cover, clean Carfax and AutoCheck reports, and a clean Alabama title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 2007 Audi RS4

BaT Auction: 2007 Audi RS4

This 2007 Audi RS4 is finished in Phantom Black Pearl over black and is one of approximately 2,000 B7 RS4s delivered to the US during the 2007-2008 model years. Power is from a 4.2-liter DOHC V8 paired to a six-speed manual transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive. The seller purchased the car in 2017 and has since added 30k of the 86k miles shown. Invoices show over $25k in work performed since 2015, including the installation of KW V3 coilovers, a JHM exhaust, 034Motorsport adjustable control arms, and new brake pads and rotors. This RS4 is now offered with owner’s manuals, two sets of keys, service records dating back to 2015, spare wheels, a Carfax report, and a clean Florida title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1,900-Mile 2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

BaT Auction: 1,900-Mile 2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

This 2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 shows just 1,900 miles and is finished in black over an ebony leather interior. Power is provided by a supercharged 6.2-liter LS9 V8 paired with to a six-speed manual transaxle and a factory limited-slip differential. Sold new by Connell Chevrolet in Costa Mesa, California, the car was acquired by the current owner in 2013. Standard features include carbon ceramic brakes, magnetic ride control, a dual-mode exhaust system, and a head-up display, while the car is optioned with the 3ZR Premium Equipment Group. This ZR1 is now offered on consignment with the window sticker, owner’s manuals, a clean Carfax report, and a clean New Jersey title.

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BaT Auction: 1997 Bentley Azure Convertible at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 1997 Bentley Azure Convertible at No Reserve

This 1997 Bentley Azure convertible shows just over 42k miles and is powered by a turbocharged 6.75-liter V8 mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Sold new California, the car would subsequently reside in Illinois and Washington State, where it was acquired by the selling dealer earlier this year. Maintenance under prior ownership included a rebuild of the soft top hydraulics, a new fuel rail, and more. This Azure is now offered by the selling dealer at no reserve with books and manuals, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Washington State title.

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BaT Auction: 1999 Porsche Boxster 5-Speed at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 1999 Porsche Boxster 5-Speed at No Reserve

This 1999 Porsche Boxster was purchased by the selling dealer in October 2019 and shows 106k miles. Power is from a 2.5-liter flat-six paired with a five-speed manual transaxle, and work performed within the last month included an oil change and the installation of replacement tires. It is finished in Arctic Silver Metallic over dark blue, and equipment includes power-adjustable seats, automatic climate control, and a Nakamichi audio system. This Boxster is now offered by the selling dealer at no reserve with recent service records, a Carfax report, and a clean Texas title.

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