This 1985 Audi Ur-Quattro is equipped with a turbocharged 2.1L inline-five sending power to all four wheels through a 5-speed manual gearbox. Modifications include a short shifter, Euro headlights, and 4-piston front brakes. Recent work involved a rebuilt steering rack as well a new clutch hydraulics. The car is sold with records and literature.
This 1953 Jaguar XK120 roadster was discovered in a Montana barn by the seller in 1982. A subsequent partial restoration involved a repaint and installation of a later XK140 straight-six, which is paired with a 4-speed manual gearbox. The believed-original engine and transmission are included in the sale along with records from 1982 onward.
This 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider was first sold by a New York dealer, then moved to Florida and California before going to Italy for refurbishment by Luzzago Restorations, from whom it was acquired by the seller 10 years ago. Now in New York State, this 1,290cc Giulietta is sold with a certificate from Automoclub Storico Italiano.
This 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint was sold new in California and has remained in Oregon for much of its life. A restoration was performed 20 years ago, and a recent service included cleaning/resealing the fuel tank, a new fuel pump, valve cover gasket, exhaust system, Centerline/Koni suspension components, and more.
This 1968 Mercedes-Benz is one of 954 250SE Cabriolets built between 1965 and 1967 and has been with the seller for 29 years. Finished in Silver Metallic over black leather, this example underwent a bare-metal repaint in 2014 that also involved the installation of new rubber seals, a replacement convertible top, headliner, and boot.
This 1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille has been with the same family since 1985 and is powered by a 390ci V8 paired with a 4-speed automatic. A refurbishment in 1990-1991 included new paint, interior refreshment, and mechanical sorting. The car was recently serviced with a new fuel pump, fresh fluids, and new battery.
This 1963 Chevrolet Corvette was refurbished by Corvettes Unlimited in 2010 and features a numbers-matching 327ci V8 paired with a four-speed manual transmission. Original options include power steering, a positraction rear axle, and an AM/FM radio. Receipts from the work are included along with a hard top and period literature.
This 1973 Alfa Romeo GT Junior was sold new in Switzerland and reportedly exported to the US in the early 2000s. Power is from a 1,570cc twin-cam four mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The seller acquired the car two years ago and has since added three-point seat belts, fresh Vredestein tires, Carello driving lights, and a Euro-style air cleaner.
This 2002 Turbo is one of 1,672 examples built and is finished in Chamonix White. It was delivered new in Verona, Italy and is optioned with a rear window defroster. The numbers-matching M10 turbo four is paired to a close-ratio 5-speed gearbox, and 2002-2004 restoration is detailed in the listing.
This 2002 Porsche 911 GT2 is finished in Seal Grey Metallic over brown leather and is one of 303 built for the US market from 2002-2005. The car is fitted with Porsche Exclusive options including color-matched sport seats, carbon fiber trim, and a leather headliner. It is sold with records, a DME report, a Porsche CoA, and a clean Carfax report.
This 1972 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT was recently imported to the US after being purchased by the seller from a Japanese collector. It has been modified in GT-R style with fender flares, spoilers, Watanabe wheels, and more. Power comes from anL20 inline-six that is equipped with triple Mikuni carburetors and mated to a 5-speed.
This 1964 Porsche 356C Cabriolet is finished in Signal Red over black and was sold new through Cotton Goff VW/Porsche of Buena Park, California. It was acquired by the seller in 1985 from the second owner and has since resided in Alabama and Minnesota. The matching-numbers 1600cc flat-four is coupled to a four-speed manual transaxle.
This 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is one of 857 ordered with a 428ci Super Cobra Jet V8 and optional Drag Pack. The car was sold new with a 4-speed close-ratio gearbox, Traction-Lok rear end, quick-ratio power steering, Grabber Orange paint with hood stripes, rear deck spoiler, and more. It is offered by the selling dealer with a deluxe Marti Report.
This 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL was sold new in Iowa and reportedly remained with its original owner until 2002. The car was subsequently repainted and given a new soft top as well as undergoing further work totaling over $89k in records according to the selling dealer. It is sold with a matching factory hard top.
This 2005 Vanquish S shows 44,889 miles and was ordered new through Aston Martin of New England. The car is finished in Jet Black over an Obsidian Black leather cabin and is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 paired to a 6-speed automated manual transmission. The car received a mechanical service in March 2018 with OEM parts.
This 2003 BMW Alpina Roadster V8 is #317 of 555 built worldwide and is finished in silver with a matching hardtop and a red/black interior. The seller’s son purchased the car in 2005 with 1,787 miles, and it now shows 33,317 miles. Power comes from an Alpina-tuned M62 4.8-liter V8 paired to a BMW Steptronic transmission.
This 1989 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro was acquired by the current owner two years ago and has since been extensively modified by the seller, a fabricator specializing in Vanagons. A rebuilt 3.3L flat-six from a Subaru was installed and sends power to all four wheels though a 4-speed manual. The build is reported to have totaled over $75k.
This 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo is a factory slant nose cabriolet finished in Grand Prix White with Marine Blue interior and soft top. The car was sold new in Washington and has been driven 38k miles by two owners. Additional factory equipment includes a limited-slip differential, Fuchs wheels with painted centers, and heated sport seats.
This 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E was originally sold in New Jersey and acquired in 2002 by the second owner. Finished in Brilliant Silver Metallic over black, the car shows 62,500 miles and was purchased a year ago by the seller. 3k miles have since been added, and the car is said to be stock apart from an aftermarket stereo and Euro headlights.
This 1988 BMW M3 is powered by a 2.3L S14 DOHC inline-four backed by a 5-speed manual transmission and has undergone a refurbishment including a glass-out repaint, new interior, rebuilt gauge cluster, and refreshment of the suspension, braking, fuel, and cooling systems. The seller has added 500 miles over a three-year ownership.
After our first BaT Alumni Gathering in San Francisco was a huge success in February, we received a ton of feedback from users around the country asking for similar events in their areas. We now have several such events in the works, and are excited to announce the second BaT Alumni Gathering, this time at Road Atlanta on Saturday, April 28th during The Mitty.
Here is how it will work: BaT will provide complimentary event tickets to those that pre-register with us and arrive in a car they purchased on BaT. Priority will go to the first 75 BaT Alumni cars to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with their user name, contact info, and car info/link. We’ll also have some room for spectators and special non-Alumni cars. So feel free to drop us a note if you are interested in joining!
This just in from the buyers of the 1961 Buick LeSabre that was listed here on BaT Auctions last 01/15/18 (link):
“When I was 14, I purchased a 1973 Buick Centurion Convertible. With a 455 engine, it got less than 10 miles to the gallon, so I didn’t keep the car too long once I got my license. I liked the car and always said I would own another Buick convertible when I could afford the gas.
Just like the preceding decade, the 1990’s produced some of the most exciting rally homologation cars ever seen, including later developments of such icons as Lancia’s Delta Integrale and Toyota’s Celica GT-Four/All-Trac Turbo. Ford’s awesome Escort RS Cosworth is another of our favorites of the era, and the full-on stage-spec example that sold for $90k this past Thursday provided not only loads of works-inspired WRC cool, but also some incredibly competitive bidding.
A few of the comments that stood out to us yesterday:
“I would to tell everyone about me and my Porsche 365C
My car came from Newport Beach California. It was sold new by Cotton Goff, Inc. Buena Park California. It was traded in on a new 911 in 1965 by the first owner. The second owner purchased it used from Cotton Goff in early 1965. I purchased it in 1985 from the second owner. The first time I saw a Porsche 356 was in 1965. It was a red convertible on the show room floor at a VW dealer in Huntsville, Alabama. I was fresh out of school and…”
“I should probably chime in here. Fellow ’72 Skyline owner (and winner of the last Hakosuka Skyline on BaT auction). I want to say so much, but I have to avoid writing a novel. I never read the novels. I can summarize by saying parts are a pain to get, finding accurate information on swappable Datsun/USDM parts is sometimes unreliable, trusting the car to an “expert” is akin to doing a “trust-fall” (at least here in the Great Lakes region), getting the triple Mikunis to behave is…”
“The Mythical Beast Appears! I had heard of these. My Goodness! That much engine in a car weighing around 2,700lbs. It’s a grocer getter for sure, in the next state!! I raced agaginst Amos Johnson and Team Highball with their Gremlins back in the day. They were winners in RS. They did have to use the big I-6 vs. the V-8. They were still fast. One of their secrets was the rules allowed you to use any factory part as long it was from AMC. They had Javelin 11″ vented front disc brakes. I would bet…”
This 1988 BMW M3 coupe is one of 4,996 produced for the US market and is powered by a 2.3L S14 DOHC inline-four backed by a 5-speed manual transmission. Refurbishment in the last three years reportedly included a windows-out repaint, new interior components, and refreshment of the suspension, braking, cooling, and fuel systems. The seller has driven the car just 500 miles during his three-year ownership and it is now offered with nearly $25k in receipts from 2016, a Carfax report, and a clean Florida title.
This 1977 MG Midget was kept by its original owner until 1992 when the seller’s brother acquired it. The seller bought the car 14 years ago and transported it to Texas, then relocated to Oregon seven years ago. Power comes from a 1,500cc inline-four that was rebuilt and fitted with a TKC3293 cylinder head 2,000 miles ago in 2011 and is paired with a 4-speed manual gearbox. A host of suspension and brake upgrades were performed within the past 4k miles along with interior refreshment as described below. This MG shows just over 56k miles and comes with service records from the two most recent owners, including receipts for the engine rebuild and additional recent work. It is offered at no reserve with boot and tonneau covers, books and manuals, factory tools, spare parts, an indoor car cover, and a clean Oregon collector car title.
This 1972 BMW Bavaria is powered by an early 1980s 3.3-liter M30 inline-six and reportedly had three California owners between 1981 and the seller’s acquisition in a March 2016 BaT auction. A handful of miles have since been added along with the rebuilding or replacement of a variety of parts including the cylinder head, radiator, electric fan switch, tires, Weber carburetors, handbrake cable, gaskets, flex disc, and a transmission mount. This E3 sedan is offered with recent service records, a repair manual and parts book, a car cover, miscellaneous small parts, and a clean North Carolina title in the seller’s name.
This 1973 Lola T340 was imported to the US in 1980 and campaigned by the seller around the Northeast from the time of his purchase in 1997 until 2014. It took an RCCA class win in 1998 and reportedly finished in the top three numerous times at Pocono Raceway, Watkins Glen, Evergreen Raceway, and Thompson Speedway. The 1600cc Ford crossflow inline-four was rebuilt in 2015, at which point a new clutch, battery, harness, and tires were also installed. The car has not been driven since the work was completed and has remained stored in the seller’s workshop for the past three years. This Formula Ford is now being offered on a bill of sale in Milltown, New Jersey with some spares.
This 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution shows just 11,287 miles and was acquired by the seller from a dealer after being modified by the first owner. The turbocharged inline-four was rebuilt with a longer stroke and now displaces 2.3 liters. Other engine work included adding Full Race intake and exhaust manifolds, a Gt35r turbo, an ECU tune, and much more. A roll cage has also been fitted along with Tein coilovers, and the BBS wheels wear Hoosier tires. The seller has provided an extensive photo gallery, and this Evo VIII is now being offered with a Massachusetts title in the seller’s name.
This 1963 Chevrolet Corvette convertible is equipped with a numbers-matching 327ci V8 paired with a four-speed manual transmission and underwent restoration work at Corvettes Unlimited in Ozark, Missouri in 2010. The project consisted of refinishing the fiberglass body in its original black as well as installation of a fresh red interior, trim, gaskets, fasteners, and other hardware. Original options include power steering, a positraction rear axle, and an AM/FM radio. The selling dealer has provided a collection of photos showing the exterior, interior, mechanicals, and underside in detail as well as including receipts from the 2010 work. This C2 also comes with a hard top, period literature, and a clear Texas title.
This 1990 Porsche 928 GT shows 102k miles and is one of approximately 142 examples produced for the U.S. market for the model year. Finished in Grand Prix White over Burgundy leather, this car was purchased two years ago by the seller, a longtime Porsche enthusiast and PCA member. Power comes from a 5.0-liter DOHC V8 mated to a 5-speed manual transaxle, and a new timing belt and water pump were installed at 96k miles, as were fresh cam, oil pump, and front crankshaft seals. New Toyo tires have also been fitted, and the oil and filter were changed 1k miles ago. This 928 is now being offered with some receipts, a clean Carfax, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and a clean Washington State title in the seller’s name.
This 2003 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe was purchased by the seller from a commercial pilot in Houston around nine months ago. It is finished in Guards Red over black and features optional heated seats, red deviated stitching, 18″ Sport Design wheels, colored wheel caps, aluminum/chrome interior accents, and a Guards Red rear center console. Now showing 71,314 miles, this car has been fitted with a lower front spoiler, Fabspeed exhaust system, and aluminum pedal set. Power comes from a 3.6-liter flat-six paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. In December 2014, an LN Engineering IMS bearing, new release bearing, new rear main seal, crankshaft seal, and cam plug were installed. A few weeks ago the seller had the car inspected and serviced with a new water pump, thermostat, headlight switch, oil change, coolant flush, sunroof switch fix, and more. This 996.2 is now offered with some service records, a clear AutoCheck report, and a clean New Jersey title in the seller’s name.
This 1992 Mazda RX-7 is a right-hand drive example that was imported by the seller from Japan to the US in December 2017. Power comes from a twin-turbocharged 13B rotary engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, and modifications include Tien coilovers, aftermarket exhaust, a Mien ECU, an HKS boost controller, and a Sparco steering wheel. The body was reportedly repainted in the original black under a prior owner, and an aftermarket hood and bumper were fitted. This FD RX-7 is now being offered with a JEVIC report, importation documents, and a clean Oregon title in the name of the seller’s business.
This 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL shows just 67k miles and is finished in Diamond Blue Metallic over a blue leather interior. The car was purchased new by the seller’s great uncle in Arizona, and it was then owned by his daughter, the seller’s aunt, until being passed on to the seller in February 2018. Power comes from a 5.5L M117 V8 paired to a 4-speed automatic transmission, and factory features include a Becker Grand Prix radio, heated seats, a sunroof, and a climate control system. A dealer service was conducted in March 2018, and this long wheelbase W126 is now being offered at no reserve with the original books, a set of unused Mercedes-Benz, chrome wheel arch trim, receipts, an MB-data plate, the original tools, and a clean Arizona title.
This 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo is finished in White Gold Metallic with factory color-matched Fuchs wheels and a Burgundy interior. The car was picked up at the Porsche factory by its original owner and brought to his home in California. The seller recently acquired it from its second owner of 18 years, with whom it was stored from 2008 until 2017. Subsequent work included flushing the fuel tank, replacement of fluids and filters, and installation of new Firestone tires. Modifications include a Momo steering wheel, aftermarket shift knob, and CD player. This 930 is sold with records, a clean AutoCheck report, and a clear California title.
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