This 1965 Porsche 356SC was first sold at Competition Motors in California on November 26, 1964, and was acquired by the current Washington-based owner in 1999. A refurbishment was commissioned in the late 1990s that included a repaint and new interior, and the car is powered by its original 1.6-liter flat-four linked to a 4-speed manual gearbox.
This SLS AMG is finished in Iridium Silver Metallic over red and black leather and shows 15k miles. One of 1,837 coupes sold in the US, the car is powered by a 6.2L V8 paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transaxle and optioned with carbon fiber trim, red brake calipers, and more. It is sold with with a window sticker, books, and clean Carfax.
This 2004 Ferrari 575M Maranello shows just 11k miles and is finished in Nero Daytona over tan leather. Power comes from a 5.7L V12 mated to a 6-speed F1 electrohydraulic manual transmission, and modifications include 18” wheels, an aftermarket stereo system, and a 3M clear bra on the front bumper. A timing belt service was recently performed.
This 1979 BMW Alpina B6 2.8L is #62 of 533 built and is powered by an Alpina-built 2.8L inline-six. A prior owner rebuilt the engine, replaced the clutch, fitted a new synchronizer, and performed a cosmetic freshening. The car has been with its present owner since 2008 and comes with records beginning in the 2000s, magazine features, and more.
This 1994 Mazda RX-7 was sold new in Savannah, Georgia and shows 9,500 miles. The car is finished in Vintage Red over black cloth and powered by a sequentially-turbocharged 1.3L rotary paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Fluid and filter changes were recently carried out after a long period of storage.
This 1968 Porsche 911 is a one-year-only L model and has been owned by the seller for the past 10 years and 6,500 miles. Finished in metallic silver over a black leatherette interior, the is equipped with a factory Golde electric sunroof, 15″ Fuchs, fixed-back GT seats, a wood steering wheel, and more.
This 1958 Jaguar XK150 Fixed-Head Coupe was originally purchased in Los Angeles, California and underwent a mechanical restoration and cosmetic refurbishment 10k miles ago before being acquired by the seller in 2002. Power comes from a rebuilt numbers-matching 3.4-liter DOHC inline-six paired with a 4-speed manual gearbox with electric overdrive.
This 1990 Ferrari Testarossa was sold new in Japan and shows approximately 18k kilometers (11k miles). The 4.9-liter flat-12 is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox and was removed during a March 2018 service performed at 17,735 kilometers. Engine work included new timing belts, tensioners, a rebuilt water pump, fuel pumps, and more.
This 1963 Jaguar XKE is a Series I Roadster which has been under restoration since 1974. Work performed thus far has involved chemically-dipping and repairing the body tub, and sourcing a new replacement bonnet. The included numbers-matching 3.8L inline-six and 4-speed gearbox have also been rebuilt. It is being offered with a Pennsylvania title.
This 1974 Ford Bronco is offered by the son of the third owner who has had the car for 23 years. The truck features a factory 302 V8 and C4 automatic transmission, both of which were rebuilt within the last 1500 miles. Modifications include Vintage A/C, high performance intake and exhaust systems, fender flares all around, and power disc brakes.
This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette was brought to Fabulous Restorations, with whom the seller commissioned an L88 tribute build that was completed in early 2013. The car was refinished in Lynndale Blue with a Black stinger, and a new 427ci aluminum ZL1 GM Anniversary Motor producing 430 horsepower was installed during the build process.
This 1968 Morgan Plus 8 received a refurbishment between 2012 and 2015 that included engine and transmission work, a repaint in light blue, and a new aircraft-inspired interior. Power is from a 3.5-liter V8 that is paired with a 4-speed manual transmission and received a new water pump, hoses, thermostat, and more during the refurbishment.
This 1983 Audi Ur-Quattro is finished in black over mocha leather and shows just over 98k miles. Its turbocharged 2,144cc inline-five sends power to all four wheels through a 5-speed manual gearbox and two locking differentials. Modifications include aftermarket wheels, tinted taillights, and Euro headlamps and bumpers.
This 1973 Porsche 911S Targa is finished in Silver Metallic over black interior and shows 81k miles. Power is from a numbers-matching 2.4L flat-six paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox, both of which have been rebuilt since 2012. The car is sold with documentation, records, and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.
This 1965 Lotus Cortina Mk1 is a RHD Aeroflow Type II example that was imported to the US from England in 2013. It is currently configured as a road racer and received a major overhaul in prior to attending the 2015 season. Power comes from a rebuilt 1.6L twin cam inline-four paired to a Quaife 4-speed gearbox, and a limited-slip differential.
This 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo is finished in Grand Prix White over Cashmere Beige leather and was optioned from the factory with hardback sport seats, self-dimming mirrors, and a CD player. Sold new in Texas, the car was imported to Canada in 2007 and remained there until returning to the United States in 2015.
This 1970 Mustang Mach 1 is finished in blue metallic over a black knitted vinyl interior and left the factory optioned with a 428ci Super Cobra Jet V8, Drag Pack, and a 3-speed automatic transmission. It is now being offered with a Marti Report and a clear Minnesota title.
This 1981 Audi Ur-Quattro was driven as practice and recon car with the Audi Sport team during the 1982/1983 season. It has been driven by a number of championship drivers, including Hannu Mikkòla andJohn Buffum. Between 1985-1987 it was raced privately, before being acquired by a collector in 1990. BRP 223X is now being offered in the UK.
This 1988 BMW M3 was purchased new in New Jersey, and remained with the original owner in Rochester, New York until recently. Power comes from a 2.3L S14 four paired with a 5-speed manual, and the car is said to remain stock apart from a 2012 repaint. Regular dealer service receipts and a clean Carfax are included.
This 1972 BMW 2000tii Touring was delivered new to the Netherlands in March 1972 and imported to the US by a previous owner in 2002. Power is from an M10 inline-four built with a replacement block, JE pistons, mechanical injection, later intake, Stahl header, and more. Further modifications include Bilstein shocks, H&R springs, and ATS wheels.
This 1991 Acura NSX is finished in Formula Red over Ivory and is a one-owner lifetime California car with just 2,590 total miles. The vehicle remains stock down to its original tires, and power comes from a 3.0L VTEC V6 paired to a 5-speed transmission. Over $6k in servicing was completed in May/June 2018 as detailed in the listing.
This 2001 BMW Z8 was first sold in Florida and is finished in Titanium Silver Metallic over a black leather interior. It was acquired in 2009 by the current owner, who has since added about 8,500 of the 37k indicated miles. The car has been serviced by the same BMW dealership throughout the current ownership, and no modifications are reported.
This 1994 Land Rover Defender 90 NAS is number 1562 out of 1943 Defender 90’s imported to North America for this model year, and is equipped with dealer installed air conditioning and an R380 5-speed manual transmission. Power comes from a 3.9-liter V8 engine, and recent service has included an A/C recharge, and an oil/filter change.
Last week we asked “what’s your favorite ‘extra’ feature?” Inspired by an old Top Gear Saab retrospective clip, this QotW had readers digging deep for unexpected automotive features, some of which actually sounded quite useful, but were just as often funny, annoying, or just plain weird–even all four at once in some special cases.
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Originally aired in 1988 on British television, this docuseries tells the history of the Grand Prix car from 1945-1965, starting with the very first Formula 1 GPs held after the end of WW2. Split here into six roughly eight-minute clips, the ~50 minute film begins with a slow, low, dramatic pan of the camera across a bonnet-less Alfa 158 accompanied by this narration: “The grand prix car, like a fighter aircraft, represents the pinnacle of the technology of its time, and that of the country of origin. For a decade following the second world war, Italian cars were supreme.” Don’t worry, the Germans and Brits get their spot in the limelight too, detailed with the same wonderful mix of high-quality period film footage, sound, and engineering detail.
A few of the comments that stood out to us yesterday:
“I crashed (destroyed) a perfect condition, 5k-mile ’01 996 on an incredible road between King City and Coalinga, CA. Wasn’t even speeding, but an old front tire and an off-camber turn made for a very sad 60-mph low-side off a high corner into the field. Luckily I missed the telephone pole and barbed wire fence, and my helmet and leather did their jobs, so I came out with only a cut where the handle bar pinched my hand to the tank. And a deep sadness for killing a beautiful machine. I sold my…”
This 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird (chassis 9789395053) is one of 1,162 440ci V8 cars that were produced out of just 1,920 total for the model year. Said to display just over 27k original miles, the car was until recently stored in a dry garage/barn for over 35 years, and while it wears correct B5 blue paint, the car appears to have been resprayed sometime in the 1970’s. Power comes from a four-barrel 440 Super Commando backed by an 833 4-speed manual trans and a 4.10 geared Super-Grip locking diff. Though currently non-running, the car looks to be in nice, largely complete shape and has certainly got our imaginations fired up. Find it here on eBay in Templeton, Massachusetts with no reserve and bidding fast approaching $160k with five days to go at the time of writing. Special thanks to BaT reader Kyle K. for this submission.
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This 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe was purchased by the seller in 2015 with the intent of building a backdated car to showcase his Florida-based Porsche repair facility. The original 3.2-liter flat-six was replaced with a 3.4-liter twin-plug unit by Heights Auto Imports and paired to the factory 915 5-speed transaxle, which was also rebuilt at the same time. Additional work included a repaint in the original silver, a fiberglass hood/ducktail/bumpers, a 935-style coilover suspension system, “Big Red” brakes, RS interior alterations, a Wevo shifter, and much more. Work was completed in 2018, and the seller estimates that over $70,000 was spent on the project not including labor. The odometer showed 96k miles when work began, and the car has been driven approximately 1,600 miles since. This 911 is being offered in Tampa with a clean Florida title.
This 1976 BMW 2002 was purchased six years ago by the seller, who since has added 15k miles. Power is from a 2.0-liter M10 inline-four mated to a 4-speed manual transmission, and the car is equipped with Hella fog lights and a factory sunroof. A repaint in Fjord Blue was performed in 2012, and the Marine Blue interior was refreshed with new upholstery on later-model Recaro seats in 2018. This 2002 is now being offered with service records from new, factory literature and tools, a spare tire, and a clean New Hampshire title in the seller’s name.
This 1993 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo is finished in black over tan leather and was purchased 20+ years ago by the seller’s grandfather, the former owner of Willow Springs International Raceway. After his passing, the car was inherited by the seller’s father, who is the current manager of the raceway. The odometer now shows just under 70,200 miles, and power is provided by a 2JZ-GTE twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission. According to the seller, the vehicle is stock aside from black-finished factory wheels and has been maintained by the resident Willow Springs mechanic. A new timing belt was reportedly installed earlier this year, and the transmission, differential, and engine oils were changed at the same time. This Supra is now being offered with factory manuals, non-op registration, a clear Carfax, and a clean California title in the seller’s father’s name.
This 1955 Ford F-100 pickup is reported to have spent much of its life in Arizona and was given a mild-custom restoration by a previous owner in Idaho, with work covering the cosmetics, interior, powertrain, suspension, and other systems as further detailed below. A rebuilt 351ci Windsor V8 replaces the factory inline-six and features aluminum heads along with an Edelbrock intake and carburetor, and a C4 automatic transmission sends power through a stock 9″ rear end. Acquired by the seller in early 2018, the truck is described as a nice driver that requires some finishing touches to compete the build. This F-100 is offered with several new and used spare parts listed in detail below, a car cover, and a clean Idaho title in the seller’s name.
This 1997 Ferrari F355 Spider is a single-owner example finished in LeMans Blue that was taken to Colorado shortly after being purchased new in California and has been driven just over 16,600 miles. Power comes from a 3.5-liter V8 paired with a gated 6-speed manual transmission, and modifications include a dealer-installed Nakamichi 6-disc head unit, Xtant 302a amplifier, and clear paint protection film on the nose. A 2-year mechanical service was completed in 2017 as detailed below. This low-mile Ferrari is offered by the seller on behalf of its original owner with factory books, tools, and accessories along with a clean Carfax and clear Colorado title in the owner’s name.
This 1929 Ford Model A Roadster has a known history dating back to 1967, when it was placed into barn storage in Chelsea, Vermont. The car remained in the barn for nearly two decades until being purchased by the previous owner in the mid 1980s. A restoration was performed circa 1987, and the car won a national national first prize from the Antique Automobile Club of America following the work. It is finished in Rose Beige with orange wheels and is powered by a 3.3L straight-four backed by a 3-speed transmission. This Model A has continued to compete in car shows during the seller’s 23 years of ownership, and it is now being offered for sale with a transferable Vermont registration.
This 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I was acquired by the seller in 2015 following an extensive body-off refurbishment by the previous owner, including a repaint in Colorado Red over a fresh black leather interior. Power is from a rebuilt numbers-matching 2,912cc C-Series straight-six mated to a 4-speed manual transmission with electric overdrive. The seller has driven the car approximately 2,400 miles and replaced the brake servo, battery cutoff and brake light switches, fuel tank sender, and speedometer angle drive as well as performing a recent oil change. This BN7 is offered with a tool kit, jack, factory side curtains, car cover, spares, literature, records from current ownership, a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate, and a clean North Carolina title in the seller’s name.
This 1975 Porsche 911S is finished in Light Yellow over a black partial leather interior and was acquired by the current owner three years ago. The original 2.7L flat-six is mated to a 5-speed manual transaxle, and service within the last two years included a valve adjustment, new spark plugs, and air and oil filters. The car has been repainted, and wider 15″ Fuchs-style wheels with black centers have been added. This 911S is now being offered in Clinton, Washington by the current owner’s brother with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, owner’s manual, tool kit, and a clean California title.
This 1989 BMW M3 was refinished in Salmon Silver in 2012 and is powered by a 2.3L S14 inline-four mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The seller has driven the car just 1,000 miles in over six years of ownership, during which work consisted of an interior overhaul in black including a new dashboard, reupholstered leather sport seats, door panels, carpets, and more. A new oil pan, valve cover, gaskets, and thermostat were installed and an air conditioning service was carried out in 2015. This E30 M3 is offered with a clean Carfax, a 2017 California emissions certificate, service records since 2003, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.
This 1968 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 is reported to have resided in Oregon from the early 1990s until being moved by its previous owner to Michigan, where it was acquired by the seller in 2012. Power is from a 3.9-liter inline-six mated to a floor-shifted 3-speed manual gearbox. Work under current ownership included replacement of the fuel tank and sending unit, radiator, water pump, thermostat, hoses, exhaust, brakes, clutch, wheels, and tires as well as the valve cover, side cover, and oil pan gaskets. Additional parts and accessories such as new jump seats, running boards, and rear shackles will be included in the sale. This FJ40 is offered with parts receipts and a clean Michigan title in the seller’s name.
This 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL is a Canadian-market example finished in Blue-Black Metallic over a Medium Red leather interior and showing 68k kilometers (~42k miles). Power is from a 5.5-liter V8 mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission, and a recent service included replacement of transmission cooler lines, new brake pads and rotors, an oil change, and more. This R107 is offered by the seller from Toronto, Ontario on behalf its original owner with factory literature, recent records, a Carproof report, and Ontario registration in the owner’s name.
This 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce is finished in blue over tan leather and powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Modifications include a replacement soft top, wood steering wheel and shift knob, body side moldings, and CD player. The car has reportedly spent 15 years and approximately 50k miles with its its current owner, and recent service included installation of a new battery and a brake fluid flush. This Spider shows 111k miles and is offered by the selling dealer on behalf of its owner at no reserve with a clear Carfax and a clean Oregon title.
This 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe is finished in Arctic Silver Metallic over black leather and was purchased by the seller 18 months ago from its previous owner, who is a longtime PCA member. The car is described as stock throughout and now shows has miles. Factory options include 19″ Turbo wheels, a Bose stereo, dual power/heated seats with driver’s memory, and PCM with navigation. Power comes from a 3.6-liter flat-six paired with a 6-speed manual transaxle, and the seller states that service records back to new accompany the sale. This 997.2 is now being offered with a Carfax report and a clean Michigan title in the seller’s name.
This 1969 Alfa Romeo Spider 1750 comes from the final year of Series 1 Spider production and is powered by an injected 1,779cc twin-cam four paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. It was acquired by the seller’s late husband 15 years ago, and work performed during his ownership is said to have included body repairs, a repaint in the current shade of red, transmission servicing, and an engine rebuild. Approximately 2k miles were added under current ownership, and the car has been driven little in the last five years. This boat-tail Spider is now being offered for sale by the late owner’s widow with a clean Minnesota title.
This 1937 Ford Coupe was acquired by the seller about six years ago and has since been refurbished and mildly customized. New underside sheet metal was installed prior to a repaint in the current maroon color, and a LeBaron-Bonney interior was also installed along with electric wipers, four-wheel hydraulic brakes, and more. Power is provided by a modified 276ci 59AB Ford flathead V8 mated to a 3-speed manual transmission and a 3.78 rear end. The car has been enjoyed as a weekend driver since the work were completed earlier this year, and it is now offered for sale with a transferable New York registration in the seller’s name.
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