This 1973 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 was purchased by the seller five years ago and has since been refurbished by Scott Gesik’s Collision Specialists of Lincoln City, Oregon. The truck is powered by a 3.9-liter inline-six paired with a 4-speed manual transmission and a 2-speed transfer case. It is finished in light blue with a white roof over a…
This 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 coupe is finished in Guards Red over black and equipped with a 3.6-liter M64 flat-six, which sends power to all four wheels through a 5-speed manual transaxle. The car spent much of its life in Oregon and was acquired by the current owner out of Arizona last year. A new clutch and flywheel were installed in July…
This 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S shows just over 17k miles and was sold new in New York, where it remained with two owners prior to its acquisition by the seller in 2018. The car is equipped with a 3.6-liter flat-six routing power to all four wheels through a 6-speed manual transaxle and finished in Grand Prix White over black leather.
This 1995 Acura NSX-T shows under 6,500 miles and is finished in Formula Red over black leather. The car was brought to Florida last year after being acquired by the selling dealer out of Massachusetts from its second owner. Power is supplied by a mid-mounted 3.0-liter DOHC V6 coupled with a 5-speed manual transaxle, and an oil change and brake…
This 1991 Alfa Romeo SZ is number 245 of 1,036 produced and shows 39k km (~24k miles). Power comes from a 3.0L V6 paired with a 5-speed manual transaxle. The car was imported from Japan by the selling dealer eight months ago and reportedly passed a California emissions test in December 2018.
This 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a Canadian-market example that was sold new in Quebec and acquired by the selling dealer in March 2019. The car is optioned with the Weissach Package, which reduces weight by utilizing a carbon fiber roof panel, front lid, anti-roll bars, and interior trim. Additional options on this car include ceramic composite…
This 1968 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce was reportedly delivered new in Germany and is finished in black over red. It underwent a refurbishment just prior to the current owner’s acquisition in 2014, which encompassed a repaint and reupholstering the interior, as well as overhauls of the brakes, driveline, and suspension.
This 1966 Sunbeam Tiger was purchased by its current owner in 2012 and refurbished in 2018, including a repaint in the original Arctic White and a rebuild of the V8 engine. Work also included the installation of a new radiator, exhaust system, soft top, and Spax shocks. Additional equipment includes a 4-speed manual transmission, LAT 70 wheels, a…
This 1990 Ferrari Testarossa was originally delivered to Monterey Ferrari in California, where it remained registered until being acquired by its current owner from the selling dealer and moved to Oregon in 2015. The car is finished in Rosso Corsa over black Connolly leather, and power is from a numbers-matching, 48-valve 4.9L flat-12 mated to a…
This 1994 Toyota Supra is a Sportsroof coupe powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox and finished in Renaissance Red over tan leather. The car was acquired eight months ago by the seller, who has since added approximately 2k of its 110k indicated miles as well as servicing the turbochargers and…
This Porsche 911 Carrera is one of 875 in the Commemorative Edition built to celebrate the 250,000th 911 built on June 3, 1988. The car was originally purchased at Shank’s Autoplex in Cincinnati, Ohio and remained in the state until acquired by the seller in 2013 from Holt Motorsports of Pennsylvania.
This 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 was sold new at Luigi Chinetti Motors of New York and is one of 424 left-hand drive Series II single-headlight coupes. Finished in silver over black leather, the car shows under 31k miles is powered by its original 4.0-liter V12, which is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission.
This 1994 Mazda RX-7 Touring is finished in Montego Blue Metallic over tan leather and shows under 4,600 miles. The car has spent its life registered in Virginia and was purchased by the selling dealer approximately one year ago. As a Touring model, the car features a factory sunroof, fog lamps, rear window wiper, and the Bose Acoustic Wave sound…
This 2003 BMW Z8 shows 12k miles and is powered by a 4.9-liter V8 paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. Factory equipment includes heated power seats, DSC stability control, a black soft top, and a color-matching hardtop.
This 1958 Porsche 356A 1600 coupe was delivered new to a Mr. Sisto through Mitsuwa Motors in Japan. The car was serviced at Hoffman Motors and Competition Motors in 1959 and was subsequently owned by a Mr. Bauer in Littleton, Colorado beginning in the 1990s. Power comes from the numbers-matching 1600cc flat-four, which is paired with the original…
This 1958 Lotus Seven is a Series 1 example powered by a 1,172cc Ford 100E inline-four paired with a 3-speed manual transmission. Finished in bare aluminum over a red leather interior, the car was acquired by the seller 18 years ago and is reportedly the first Lotus Seven imported into the US. It is said to have spent many years racing in the…
This 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe was sold new by Putnam Imports in Elkhart, Indiana and stayed with its original owner until the current owner’s purchase in October 2014. The car is finished in Polar Silver Metallic over over Midnight Blue partial leather and is optioned with a limited-slip differential and dual power seats.
This 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS has just under 4,400 miles and is finished in Carrara White with Guards Red accents. Production of the US-market 997.2 GT3 RS totaled just 541 cars, all of which were powered by a 3.8-liter Mezger flat-six paired with a 6-speed manual transaxle. This example was equipped from the factory with black leather sport seats,…
This 1965 Buick Riviera was ordered with the optional Gran Sport package and retains a numbers-matching 425ci Super Wildcat V8 coupled with a 3-speed automatic transmission. The car was originally purchased in Southern California in December 1965 and was eventually passed down to the first owner’s son prior to its acquisition by the selling dealer…
This 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R is finished in Black Pearl Metallic over a cloth interior and was imported to the US in 2017 by the current owner. The car reportedly left the factory in August 1989 and was sold to Takao Ishihara, the proprietor of Rocky Porsche in Osaka, Japan. The twin-turbo RB26 inline-six is paired with a 5-speed manual…
This 1957 Austin-Healey 100-6 is a 4-seat roadster which is powered by a later 2,912cc C-series inline-six mated to a 4-speed manual transmission and a Laycock overdrive. The car was acquired for the collection of its current owner in 2017, reportedly from a previous owner of over 15 years. Subsequent work included an exterior refurbishment in…
This 1971 Datsun 240Z is a Series 1 example which was reportedly acquired from its original owner by the selling dealer in 2017 prior to an 18-month refurbishment at his shop. The body was repainted in its original red, new black interior upholstery was installed, and the suspension was rebuilt with powder-coated components.
This 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG is one of 500 examples built in the Black Series worldwide and was acquired seven years ago by its current owner, who has since added approximately 5k of its 20k indicated miles. The car is finished in Obsidian Black Metallic, with power coming from a 6.2-liter V8 paired with a shiftable 7-speed automatic…
This 1966 Morgan 4/4 is one of 639 Series V examples built and was sold new in the UK. The seller purchased it in 1988 and commissioned a refurbishment in 2009 which included a new steel chassis, wood body tub, aluminum body panels, and a rebuilt 1.5-liter Ford inline-four paired with a 5-speed manual transmission.
Hosted at a couple of local airfields from 1954-1966, the original Bahamas Speed Week attracted an impressive roster of drivers, with winners including Phil Hill, Stirling Moss (twice), Dan Gurney (twice), Innes Ireland, Roger Penske and Mark Donohue, among others.
The machines were just as noteworthy, with grids packed full of very special Ferraris, Maseratis, Astons, D-type and XK120 Jags, Porsche 356s and 550s, diminutive Lotus 19s, thundering Chaparrals and more.
This just in from the buyer of the 1961 Land Rover 109 Series II that sold on BaT Auctions on July 20th, 2018:
“A few days after winning the auction on BaT I jumped in my truck for a road trip to Ottowa, Ontario. It’s a very scenic drive mostly staying within the Appalachian mountains…”
This week we want to hear who your favorite automotive designer is. To be clear, by “designer” we mean stylist, not engineer–that’s a discussion reserved for a future QotW.
To qualify for the first prize $25 BaT Store gift certificate, answers simply need to list a designer and one or two examples of their best work. As always, your chance of winning (or at least getting an honorable mention) is improved by expanding on your answer. For example, “Marcello Gandini” is unquestionably one of the all-time great designers, but not a great answer on his own–it’s better to provide some context, some detail, an anecdote.
Click through to chime in, and to see last week’s winner and runners-up.
Insightful English narration, quality color footage and very good sound are just a few reasons we enjoyed this ~20-minute period recap of the 1967 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
An eventful, exciting race unfolding over 15 laps of the original, bumpy and barrier-less Green Hell, participating drivers included Jack Brabham, John Surtees, Pedro Rodriguez, Dan Gurney, Jacky Ickx, Graham Hill, Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Brian Redman, Bruce McLaren, Denny Hulme and more, piloting notable cars such as Ferrari’s 312, BRM’s H16-powered P115, Honda’s RA273. the Mk1 Eagle, Matra-Fords, Cooper-Maseratis and Brabham-Repcos.
We won’t spoil any of the action–maximize the screen, turn up the volume and check it out for yourself.
Over the past decade or so, Cars & Coffee has come to be a catch-all term used to describe countless early-morning weekend meets all over the world. These casual, loosely-organized events are open to all types of machines, their drivers and admirers, and without exception, every one of the hundreds we’ve attended across dozens of states has been worth the trip.
For many, Cars and Coffee has become inseparable from the hobby itself, as important to the enjoyment of cool vehicles as driving, wrenching, collecting, researching or any other component of our shared obsession. A good CnC offers not only the chance to set your alarm to an ungodly hour for a sixth day, but to get out and drive, to meet likeminded people, to learn new things, and to walk around a parking lot with a croissant ogling interesting cars.
But where did it all start? At a very large Taco Bell, or as it was known previously, Ford Premier Automotive Group HQ in Irvine, Orange County, California.
A few of the comments that stood out to us yesterday:
“Now that my blood pressure is down…
My sincere thanks to everyone involved. Especially to @mtb356, @prancinghorse, @Tinface and especially @KRAVENWORKS, the new owner of this special car. He and I just spoke on the phone and I’m happy to say that he is EXACTLY the kind of person I hoped would buy this car.
Finally, thanks to BaT and Cicely for the opportunity to list the car here. Earlier I wondered if BaT was the right venue to sell a car with the intangibles of this one. I think that…”
“I bought my 1991 348 TS on BAT last Good Friday. After approximately 1 year of ownership, I have zero regrets. Every time I turn the key and hear the engine spring to life it brings joy to my heart. I appreciate the analog driving experience and listening to the sound of the engine as the revs increase. The sound is intoxicating and almost discourages you from shifting. Almost. Blue is a great color on this car. GLWTA.”
“Another unique tweak on these GS coupes is the rear arches. The GS wears the same extra wide rear wheels as the ZR1 but doesn’t have the Z’s wider body, so the added arches were necessary. If I recall correctly only the GS coupe got the wider rears, not the convertible. Very nice example here! Beautiful C4.”
This 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R is finished in Black Pearl Metallic over a cloth interior and was imported to the US in 2017 by the current owner. The car reportedly left the factory in August 1989 and was sold to Takao Ishihara, the proprietor of Rocky Porsche in Osaka, Japan. The twin-turbo RB26 inline-six is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission and ATTESA E-TS all-wheel-drive system. The current owner has added approximately 3k kilometers over the last two years, and more than $8k in service was performed during that period by Z Car Service and Boardwalk Nissan. Work included mounting four new tires, new brake pads and rotors, and more as outlined below. Now showing 75k kilometers (~47k miles), this R32 Skyline GT-R is offered by the current owner’s mechanic in Livermore, California with importation documents, service records, and a clear Montana title.
This 1991 Acura NSX remained with its original owner in North Carolina until 2017 and was purchased by the seller and his father later that year. Power is from a 3.0-liter VTEC V6 paired with a 5-speed manual transaxle, and work in February 2019 included installing a new Science of Speed clutch and replacing the battery. Finished in Formula Red over black leather, this NA1 NSX shows 51k miles and is now offered with an owner’s manual, service records from the last two years, a clean Carfax report, and a clear Washington State title in the seller’s name.
This 1971 Ford Capri was converted into a race car by a previous owner and has been campaigned in events with several organizations since the 1990s. The car was purchased by the seller in 2016 and subjected to a rotisserie refurbishment in blue between 2016 and 2018. Power is from a 2.0-liter inline-four featuring dual Weber 45 DCOE carburetors and paired with a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4.11:1 Quaife differential. Additional equipment includes a roll cage, a Cobra racing seat, fire suppression equipment, MSD and Mallory ignition components, an ATL fuel cell, and more. This Capri was last on track in March 2019 and is now offered with SCCA and VARA logbooks, spares including wheels, an engine block, and body panels, partial service records, and a California bill of sale.
This 2009 Ariel Atom 3 is powered by a supercharged 2.0-liter K20A inline-four mated to a 6-speed manual transaxle. The exposed tubular steel chassis is finished in silver, and equipment includes black and clear exterior panels, Kirkey seats, and a custom aluminum floor. The seller acquired it a year ago, and maintenance in his care included new fluids, tires, and a battery. This Atom 3 shows 2,500 miles and is now offered in Canton, Georgia with a bill of sale.
This 2002 BMW M3 convertible is finished in Steel Gray Metallic over a black leather interior and powered by a 3.2-liter inline-six mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The car features heated front seats, a leather M steering wheel, fog lights, and automatic climate control. Modifications include a Gruppe M intake, an aftermarket exhaust system, ISC Suspension coilovers, a CSL-style front lip, LED halo lights, and more. The seller acquired the car from its third owner in summer 2018 and has since added 1,800 of its 67k indicated miles. This E46 M3 convertible is offered with a factory hardtop, a Carfax report, and a clean New York title in the seller’s name.
This 1962 Plymouth Fury 2-door hardtop was manufactured in Los Angeles, California and was sold new at Lester G. Lawrence Chrysler-Plymouth in Walnut Creek, California. Said to have been sourced from Arizona, the car underwent a cosmetic and mechanical refurbishment shortly following the seller’s acquisition in 2014, with work including a repaint, interior refresh, powertrain rebuild, and more. Power comes from a rebuilt V8 bored to 426ci and backed by a 3-speed automatic transmission. This Fury is now offered with records, photos taken during the refurbishment process, an FCA production record, factory books, and a clean Michigan title in the seller’s name.
This 1984 Porsche 944 is finished in Platinum Metallic over a brown interior and powered by a 2.5-liter inline-four paired with a 5-speed manual transaxle. Features include color-matched Fuchs wheels, Porsche script seats, cruise control, and more. The car was registered in Minnesota from new until being acquired by the selling dealer in 2018, and a service the following October is said to have included an inspection, oil change, and coolant flush as well as installation of a new fuel filter and spark plugs. This 944 is offered by the selling dealer with manuals, a jack and tools, a Carfax report, and a clean Minnesota title.
This Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III was built between February and May 1964 and is #850 of 1,390 “Phase 1” examples produced according to the seller. The car reportedly remained with its original owner until 1989, when it was placed in warehouse storage by its second owner until acquired by the seller in July 1998. Finished in green and ivory over a tan interior, it is powered by a 2,960cc inline-six mated to a 4-speed manual transmission with overdrive. Modifications include a spin-on oil filter and an aftermarket valve cover. An oil change and tune-up were performed in July 2018. This BJ8 is offered with owner’s and shop manuals, period literature, service records from 1998 on, a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate, car show awards, and a clean Washington State title in the seller’s name.
This 1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL shows just 27k miles and is finished in Lapis Blue Metallic over gray leather. Power comes from a 5.0-liter M117 V8 mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission, and modifications include Penta-style wheels, lowering springs, and an aftermarket steering wheel. The selling dealer acquired the car two years ago, reportedly from the original owner. An inspection was performed in preparation for sale, and new brake and suspension components were also installed along with new tires. This long-wheelbase W126 is now offered with a stock steering wheel, a clean Carfax, and a clean California title.
This 1976 Honda CB750 K6 reportedly remained with its original owner until 2016 and was recently acquired by the selling dealer from the second owner. Powered by a 736cc OHC inline-four paired with a 5-speed transmission, the bike features a 4-into-1 exhaust system, aftermarket air filters, and sport handlebars with gel grips. It had been in longterm storage when acquired by the previous owner, who rebuilt the carburetors and adjusted the valves, cam chain, and ignition timing. The seller recently installed new tires, an AGM battery, and a new flasher unit. This CB750 is now offered at no reserve with the owner’s manual, factory tool kit, removed parts, and a clear Wisconsin title.
This 1970 Chevrolet Camaro has been refinished in Hugger Orange over a refurbished black vinyl interior and is powered by a replacement 396ci V8 paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission. Features include a cowl-induction hood, a black vinyl roof, rally stripes, bucket seats, and a 12-bolt Positraction rear axle. This Camaro was acquired by the selling dealer in early 2019 and is now offered with a clean Florida title.
This 1976 Volvo 244DL is finished in green over a brown interior and features a 2.1L inline-four backed by a 3-speed automatic transmission. This early DeLuxe trim model features single-round headlights, 14″ Volvo turbine alloys, a Volvo Microprocessor AM/FM digital radio, chrome door mirrors, and more. The car was reportedly kept in New Jersey before moving to North Carolina in 2008, and was acquired by the seller earlier this year. Work under current ownership included new tie rods, motor mounts, and a servicing of the air conditioning system. This 244 is being offered at no reserve with service records, a spare set of wheels, and a clean North Carolina title in the seller’s name.
This 2001 Qvale Mangusta was purchased new from British Motor Car Distributors in San Francisco, California, and reportedly remained with the original owner until the seller’s acquisition three years ago. Production of the Mangusta totaled 284 units, and this example is one of 55 which paired an automatic transmission to the Ford 4.6L V8. The car is finished in Midnight Black over a Tobacco Connolly leather interior and is equipped with a 3-mode Roto-Top roof, double wishbone suspension front and rear, and Brembo brakes. This Mangusta is offered with factory literature, service records, a clean Carfax report, and a Georgia title in the seller’s name.
This 1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor was first sold in December 1998 by Ertley MotorWorld of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and remained with its original owner until October 2018. The car shows 22k miles and is finished in Bordeaux Red over a Parchment leather interior. Power comes from a supercharged and intercooled 2.3-liter inline-four paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission, and features include a power-adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, a factory stereo, and a glass sunroof. An inspection and oil change were reportedly performed in November 2018. This W202 is offered by the selling dealer with a window sticker, manuals, a car cover, a clean Carfax report, and a New Jersey title.
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