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BaT Auction: Black-Plate 1959 Fiat Jolly Project

BaT Auction: Black-Plate 1959 Fiat Jolly Project

This 1959 Fiat Jolly is a black-plate California project that was reportedly purchased by actors Buddy Rogers and Mary Pickford in 1968 and was acquired by the seller 20 years ago from Symbolic Motors. The car is equipped with an air-cooled 499cc twin paired with a 4-speed manual transmission, and work during the seller’s ownership included a carburetor rebuild, new fuel pump, and replacement of the brake master and wheel cylinders. The fuel tank has been removed and cleaned, but the car can reportedly be run with the aid of a gravity-fed fuel bottle. This Jolly is sold with an NOS Conti sport exhaust for a Bianchina, a collection of removed parts, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1959 MGA Roadster

BaT Auction: 1959 MGA Roadster

This 1959 MGA roadster is finished in Glacier Blue over a gray leather interior, and just 200 miles have been driven since the completion of a full restoration in March 2018. Over $53k in work was commissioned by the late owner, who purchased the car in 2003 and unfortunately passed away recently. The 1489cc inline-four and 4-speed manual transmission were rebuilt, paint and bodywork were done by the The Paint Shop in Winston-Salem, a new interior was installed, and more as described below. The seller is a friend of the family assisting the widow of the late owner with the sale, and is now offering this restored MGA with restoration receipts, a fabric top, side curtains, a SmoothLine removable hardtop, and a clean North Carolina title in name of the late owner’s widow.

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BaT Auction Success Story: Restored 1965 Sunbeam Tiger MK I–Sold!

BaT Auction Success Story: Restored 1965 Sunbeam Tiger MK I–Sold!

This just in from the seller of the Restored 1965 Sunbeam Tiger MK I 5-Speed that was listed on BaT Auctions 05/21/18 (link):

“I feel I have to close the loop. We spent seven days together and while I will admit to a bit of nerves, most of it was enjoyable. I feel I’ve met numerous individuals I’d appreciate as friends if I knew them better. The reality is I know only their aliases. You are a community of enthusiasts that I understand. Thank you Tiger66, Syblock, Timwig, 550 Bryan, ftsuru, JohnGradyCole, and a legion of others.

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BaT Auction: 1972 MG MGB Roadster

BaT Auction: 1972 MG MGB Roadster

This 1972 MG MGB is a US-spec example that is powered by a 1.8L inline-four paired with a 4-speed gearbox and wears an older yellow repaint, a new soft top, and fresh tires on wire wheels. The car reportedly sat unused for five years before the seller purchased it from the estate of its former owner. It has been kept in heated storage for the ensuing six months, during which service work included an oil change, fuel tank flush, battery replacement, and more. This MGB shows just under 73k indicated miles and is offered with a clean Pennsylvania title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS Coupe 5-Speed at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS Coupe 5-Speed at No Reserve

This 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS coupe is a lifetime Florida car finished in Blue Ridge Pearl that was purchased in December 2001 by the seller, who has since added 137k of its 153k indicated miles. Power comes from a 2.5L flat-four paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. Modifications include 17″ wheels, Koni dampers, Prodrive P1 springs, Whiteline sway bars, a UEL exhaust header, Stromung exhaust, a cold air intake, Kartboy short shift kit, and more. The seller has primarily maintained the vehicle himself and replaced the head gaskets, cooling parts, and other items at 135k miles in additional to other recent service work. This 2.5RS is offered at no reserve with a clear Carfax and a clean Florida title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1972 Porsche 911T

BaT Auction: 1972 Porsche 911T

This 1972 Porsche 911T was originally sold in Nevada and reportedly remained with the original owner in New Mexico for 23 years. The seller’s brother then purchased the car in 1995 and drove it just 400 miles before placing it in covered storage for the next 18 years. The seller and his wife acquired the car in 2014 and performed some mechanical and cosmetic recommissioning to get it back on the road. A repaint in the factory Aubergine was performed and the fuel tank was boiled out. New hoses were installed and the fluids were also changed. The 2.4L flat-six received number of updates as detailed below, and the car has since been driven more than 26k miles, including trips from the seller’s home in Texas to California and Washington State. A valve adjustment and leak down test were recently performed during an inspection, and this 911 is now being offered with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, a binder of receipts, and a clean Texas title in the name of the seller’s wife.

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BaT Auction: 2007 Mercedes-Benz S600 at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 2007 Mercedes-Benz S600 at No Reserve

This 2007 Mercedes-Benz S600 shows just over 52k miles and was sold new in California, where it remained through late 2017. Power comes from a twin-turbo 5.5L V12, and the car is finished in Iridium Silver over Anthracite leather. The 18″ alloy wheels have been chromed, and factory equipment includes climatized and multi-contour seats front and rear, Night View Assist, KeylessGo, COMAND navigation, and infotainment. Since acquiring the car in April 2018, the selling dealer had a PPI performed by a Mercedes-Benz dealership, balanced the wheels, performed an oil change, and replaced the parking sensor control module and wiper blades. This S600 is now offered at no reserve in Pennsylvania with a VMI report, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title.

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BaT Auction: 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am 4-Speed

BaT Auction: 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am 4-Speed

This 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am was sold new in Kutztown, Pennsylvania and was recently acquired by the selling dealer from its second owner of 26 years. Power is sent to the rear wheels from a 6.6-liter W72 V8 through a 4-speed manual transmission and positraction rear end, and factory options include the WS6 performance package, Hurst T-tops, and Firebird hood decal. Records show muffler and tire replacements by the previous owner, and the car was recently serviced by the selling dealer with an oil change and safety check. This T/A shows 62k indicated miles and is offered with its original build sheet, window sticker, owner’s manuals, and a clear Pennsylvania title.

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BaT Auction: Porsche 911 Turbo RUF 17×9″ and 17×10″ Wheels by Speedline at No Reserve

BaT Auction: Porsche 911 Turbo RUF 17×9″ and 17×10″ Wheels by Speedline at No Reserve

This set of four 17″ RUF wheels are produced by Speedline in Italy and were originally purchased for the seller’s 911 Turbo in the early 1990s but have remained unused since due to the car being sold shortly thereafter. The wheels have been properly stored indoors since, and measure 9″ wide up front and 10″ in the rear. RUF center caps are included, and casting marks show the offsets along with Speedline production in Italy. Four new (NOS) Yokohama AVS ES100 tires manufactured in 2003 have recently been mounted and balanced and are included. All four wheels have been recently checked for runout on a Hunter Road Force machine and are reported by the seller to be well within factory spec. These wheels are now being offered at no reserve in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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BaT Auction: 1978 Lotus Esprit S2 Project at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 1978 Lotus Esprit S2 Project at No Reserve

This 1978 Lotus Esprit remained with the previous owner for around 20 years and was recently acquired by the selling dealer as part of a package of vintage vehicles that were in long-term storage. The car has primarily sat recently, and it was stored outside for the last couple of years. As such, the cosmetics are in need of a refresh as further detailed below. A correct 1973cc inline-four is equipped and paired to a factory 5-speed manual gearbox. The engine is claimed to turn freely and has compression, though it will require a mechanical overhaul prior to road use. This Lotus project is now being offered at no reserve with a clean Oregon title.

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BaT Auction: 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet G50

BaT Auction: 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet G50

This 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet is finished in Cassis Red Metallic over Burgundy and was originally sold in Albuquerque, New Mexico before moving to Texas in 1992. The seller purchased the car in 1997 with 53k miles and has since added 11k more. Power is provided by a 3.2-liter flat-six mated to a G50 5-speed manual transaxle. A new clutch was installed at 40k miles, a 15k mile service was performed at 59k, and the oil/filter were changed in late 2016. A new canvas top was recently fitted along with new cables and gears. This 911 is now being offered with the original window sticker, a binder of receipts and records back to 1988, a showroom brochure, a clean Carfax, and a clear Oklahoma title in the seller’s name.

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34 Feet of Polished Aluminum: 1990 Airstream 345 LE

34 Feet of Polished Aluminum: 1990 Airstream 345 LE

This 1990 Airstream 345 LE (VIN 1GBKP37W7K3331342) is reportedly one of just 500 made, the seller adding that it would have retailed for $90k+ (~$170k-up in 2018) when new. These impressive rigs retain the polished aluminum exterior of Airstream’s better-known trailers, fitted over a GM truck chassis and 454 big block. Described as a two-owner RV, the seller further claims that the original owners always garaged the 34′ vehicle when not in use and that all original paperwork is included. Condition looks good throughout, and a ~10k-old replacement engine has roughly 90,000 miles remaining on a transferable warranty. Per the ad, all systems including water tanks (fresh, gray and black), both rooftop A/C units, refrigerator (propane/electric), hot water heater and furnace have been gone through and are now fully functional, and with new tires, main battery, alternator, 3D-printed OEM window trim and more it sounds ready to roll. Find it here on Craigslist in Hollister, California for $30k. Special thanks to BaT reader Eric J. for this submission.

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BaT Auction: 45K-Mile 2004 BMW M3 Coupe 6-Speed

BaT Auction: 45K-Mile 2004 BMW M3 Coupe 6-Speed

This 2004 BMW M3 coupe is finished in Silver-Grey Metallic over black leather and shows 45k miles. Power comes from a 3.2L S54B32 inline-six paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, and optional equipment includes 19″ wheels, Harman Kardon audio, and xenon headlights. Originally purchased as a corporate vehicle, the car remained in Colorado through two subsequent owners and was acquired by the selling dealer in March 2018. A valve adjustment and replacement of the clutch delay valve were performed at 31k miles, and the selling dealer has carried out an Inspection I and replacement of one door seal. This largely stock E46 M3 is offered with a Carfax report, service records, books and literature, and a clean Colorado title.

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BaT Auction: 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 1LT 7-Speed

BaT Auction: 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 1LT 7-Speed

This 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 1LT is finished in Blade Silver over Jet Black and has covered 2,900 miles since the seller took possession six months ago. The Grand Sport model combines the suspension setup and wide bodywork of the Z06 with the naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 from the Stingray. This example is fitted with a 7-speed manual transmission and an electronically controlled limited slip differential, as well as upgrades including paint protection, aero parts, and performance items. The oil was changed at 500 and 1,500 miles, and the rear differential fluid was replaced at 2,000 miles. The car is offered with removed stock parts, a window sticker, receipts and records, a clean Carfax report, and a clear Missouri title in the seller’s name.

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