This 1971 Porsche 911S is a US-market example finished in Silver Metallic over a black interior. It is one of 1,430 911S coupes produced for the model year and was sold new at Brumos Porsche of Jacksonville, Florida equipped with air conditioning. A restoration was recently completed by a number of marque specialists, with final assembly managed…
This Jaguar XKSS re-creation was produced by Lynx Motors between 2016 and 2017 on special order for the company’s North American representative, who has owned it since. The car is built around a handmade aluminum monocoque tub and square-tube engine frame, which are wrapped in aluminum body panels designed to XKSS specifications.
This 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo is finished in Midnight Blue Metallic over Cashmere Beige leather and was sold new by Hoffman Porsche in East Hartford, Connecticut. Now showing just 28k miles, the car is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.6L flat-six, which is paired with a 6-speed manual transaxle and an all-wheel-drive system.
This 2000 Ford Mustang Cobra R is #256 of 300 produced and was originally delivered to Ramey Ford of Tazewell, Virginia. It shows just 1,300 miles and was acquired from a collector in September 2019 by the selling dealer. The car is finished in Performance Red over Dark Charcoal and is powered by a 32-valve 5.4L V8 paired with a six-speed manual…
This 1973 Porsche 911T is finished in Ivory over a green and black interior and is powered by a 3.2L flat-six mated to a 915/73 five-speed manual transaxle. The car was sold new at Rexroat Porsche in Moline, Illinois, and later moved to Minnesota after the seller acquired it in 2004. A subsequent refurbishment was completed in 2010 included the…
This 1985 Renault R5 Turbo 2 is #120 of 200 road-going examples built to qualify the R5 Maxi Turbo rally car for WRC Group B competition. The “8221” homologation model was the most limited-production R5 Turbo variant and came from the factory with an aluminum roof and uprated turbocharged 1,432cc inline-four.
This 2002 Acura NSX-T shows just under 33k miles and is one of just 36 US-spec models finished in Silverstone Metallic over a silver leather interior for the model year. Power is supplied by a 3.2-liter VTEC V6 paired with a six-speed manual transaxle and a factory limited-slip differential. The car was first registered in New Mexico and was…
This 1969 Porsche 911E is finished in ivory over a black interior and is powered by a fuel-injected numbers-matching 2.0L flat-six paired with a 5-speed manual transaxle. The car was purchased out of New Jersey in August 2017 by the seller, who then commissioned a mechanical and cosmetic refurbishment that was completed in late 2018.
This 1964 Jaguar XKE is Series I coupe that was purchased in 1974 by the seller’s late father, who used it as a daily driver through the 1990s and in various enthusiasts’ events including SCCA and Porsche Club of America autocross competition and long-distance Jaguar tours throughout the years. Power is provided by a rebuilt 3.8-liter DOHC…
This 1957 Byers SR100 is a fiberglass special featuring bodywork designed and constructed by Jim Byers in El Segundo, California. Approximately 25 SR100 bodies were produced, and fewer than half of the cars are believed to exist today. This example was completed in Redwood City, California using a 1940 Ford chassis, which it retains, and was…
This 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL is finished in Fire Engine Red over Natural leather and equipped with a black hardtop and a black soft top. The car was purchased new in Atlanta, Georgia by an attorney who kept it until 1972, after which it remained with its second owner for the next 43 years. A cosmetic and mechanical refurbishment was carried out…
This 1975 Porsche 911S coupe was acquired by the current owner four years ago and has since been cosmetically and mechanically modified. Power is from a 2.7L flat-six, which is paired with a five-speed manual transaxle and equipped with Borla throttle bodies, a Megasquirt ECU, MSD ignition, a Patrick Motorsports exhaust, and more.
This 1974 BMW 3.0CS coupe is powered by a replacement 3.5-liter inline-six paired with a five-speed manual gearbox and finished in Chamonix over brown leather. The car was reportedly sold new in California, and is said to have undergone refurbishment in the late 1980s before being relocated to the Washington, DC area and purchased by its current…
This 1967 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45LV is a left-hand-drive station wagon that is said to have been purchased new by the seller’s father in 1967 in Peru and kept by a family friend after his passing in 1977 until the seller reached adulthood. The truck is reportedly one of approximately 1,000 left-hand-drive examples built between 1963 and 1967 by…
This 1997 Toyota Supra was acquired by the seller in 1998 and is finished in Royal Sapphire Pearl over black leather. Power comes from a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six paired with four-speed automatic transmission, and this 15th Anniversary Limited Edition model features a removable Sport Roof, front and rear spoilers, and special badging.
This 1959 Porsche 356A Convertible D is one of just 1,331 examples built between August 1958 and September 1959. The car was originally delivered in Toronto and was purchased in May 1998 by the current owner. The Guild of Automotive Restorers is representing the current owner in this sale and refinished the exterior in factory Silver Metallic two…
This 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 coupe shows 49k miles and is finished in Guards Red over a black leather interior. Power comes from a 3.6-liter flat-six driving all four wheels through a five-speed manual transaxle, and equipment includes D90 wheels, a sunroof, and air conditioning along with power locks, windows, and seats.
This 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL is finished in Light Ivory over a black interior and powered by a mechanically injected 2.8L inline-six paired with a rebuilt four-speed automatic transmission. It is reported to have resided with a previous owner for nearly 30 years before being acquired by the selling dealer in 2017.
This 1957 BMW Isetta 300 is finished in red over a red and black tartan cloth interior and was reportedly refurbished over the past three years by the seller, who acquired the car in Texas as a project. Work included refinishing the shell and reupholstering the interior, along with overhauling the 298cc air-cooled engine, four-speed manual…
This 2000 BMW Z8 has under 6,800 miles and is finished in Titanium Silver Metallic over red and black leather. Powered by a 4.9-liter S62 V8 paired with a six-speed manual transmission, this example is one of 317 US-market Z8s made for 2000, the first year of the 507-inspired model. The car was originally titled in the Midwest, before moving to…
This 1959 Porsche 356A is a sunroof coupe that was restored and customized in 2012 by Emory Motorsports. The project was commissioned by the seller, who asked Emory to design and build a car as though Juan Carlos I of Spain had special ordered a vehicle from Ferry Porsche to rally around the countryside.
This 1993 Porsche 911 RS America is finished in Guards Red over black and is one of 701 examples produced during a two-year production run. It is fitted with three of the four factory options available, including an electric sunroof, air conditioning, and a limited-slip differential. Power comes from a 3.6-liter flat-six paired with a G50…
This 2006 Ford GTX1 is the 33rd of what is believed to be fewer than 40 Ford GTs converted to a roadster configuration by Genaddi Design Group in Wisconsin. Ordered new in Houston, Texas and sent to Genaddi for the open-top conversion and other modifications, it remained with its original owner for 13 years until the selling dealer’s acquisition…
This 1972 BMW 2002tii was originally delivered to BMW of San Diego and reportedly remained with its original owner until it was purchased by the seller in 2018. A refurbishment was completed in 2019 that included rust repair, a repaint in its original Ceylon, installation of replacement suspension components, a fuel system service, and more.
This 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo cabriolet is powered by a modified turbocharged 3.3-liter flat-six paired with a five-speed G50 manual gearbox. Sold new in Florida and imported to Canada in 2014, the car features Grand Prix White paint, a black leather interior, a factory short shifter, and an optional limited-slip differential.
This 1960 Jaguar XK150 fixed-head coupe is a left-hand-drive “S” model that was manufactured in August of 1959 and is finished in British Racing Green over a tobacco interior. Power is from the original 3.4-liter DOHC inline-six, which is equipped with a triple SU induction system and backed by a four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive.
This 1950 Jaguar XK120 roadster was built on July 20, 1950 and dispatched to US distributor Max Hoffman in its current color combination of black over Biscuit leather with red piping and a black soft top. The car was acquired by the selling dealer from its previous owner of 32 years, who had commissioned a restoration beginning in 2007 and ending…
This 1992 Mosler Consulier GTP Sport is the last example of the GTP model produced and is said to be one of only two production cars powered by an optional Shelby-tuned 2.2-liter Turbo III inline-four mated to a Getrag A568 manual transaxle. Additional features include a custom two-tone House of Kolor paint job, an IMSA/Bridgestone Supercar Safety…
This 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 reportedly was purchased by the current owner from its original California owner in 1995 and now shows just 2,200 miles. Power is provided by a 2.85-liter V6 coupled with a three-speed automatic transmission. The car is said to have been stored from 1999 until 2018, and subsequent recommissioning by DeLorean Motor Company…
This 1931 Buick Series 90 roadster is finished in navy blue over a cream leather interior and powered by a 345ci straight-eight paired with a three-speed manual transmission. Reportedly used for a time to power irrigation equipment on a Bakersfield, California farm, the car is said to have undergone a full refurbishment decades ago under prior…
Agrarian southern Austria near the border with Slovenia is prime winemaking terrain plied for decades by tractors. Today’s sophisticated Lindners efficiently harvest grapes destined to become Sauvignon Blanc, but you won’t find one on Gerhard Lackner’s densely wooded property located about 20 minutes outside of Graz.
Big, slide-y vinyl benches, power, heated leather La-Z-Boys, aggressively bolstered sports buckets, ergonomically superb Scandinavian driving furniture–there’s a wide array of automotive seats out there, bested only by the variety of machinery they’re bolted to the floors of.
So, what are your favorite factory seats? Why?
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The 1980s and ’90s was a special era for Touring Car, whether in BTCC, DTM, or as shown here in this excellent 1986 season recap, ETCC.
All 14 rounds are covered with highlights from season-opener Monza to closer Estoril, and notable venues in between including the Nürburgring, Silverstone and Spa. Standout cars include hot Ford Sierras, V8 Rovers and Holdens, turbo brick Volvos and BMW 635CSis, and race footage is peppered with narration and driver interviews for added context.
Video isn’t strictly high-res of course (check out those scan lines!), but is unusually clear for the times with good sound to boot. We won’t spoil the final podium and points spread, but if you’ve got 90 spare minutes this weekend, we highly recommend watching to the end and seeing them for yourself.
“In summary, I love my Shelby. I feel so fortunate to have gotten this car and still wonder how I won this auction.
After winning the bid, I made contact with the seller, who turned out to be just a stellar individual. Because the weather had not yet warmed up in the Bay Area, I arranged to have the car delivered to my mother‘s vacation home in La Quinta so that I could use it down there for a few months before bringing it north. The seller kindly agreed to deliver the car to La Quinta from Phoenix for the cost of transportation and a night‘s lodging.
After the car arrived, I flew down as soon as I could and made an appointment at DMV to register the car with its “brand new“ YOM 1968 license plates and original S & C Ford dealership frames from San Francisco. I was most pleased to discover that the car was exactly as represented – a very clean, four owner, original, 115,000 mile driver Shelby GT-350 convertible, 4 speed.
A few of the comments that stood out to us yesterday:
“In 1982 Nebraska, my family had this same car, same color, a gift from an aunt and uncle. Reverse was gone. It needed steering work, but my dad wasn’t up to fixing it, so it had to be operated at slower speeds on the highway. Anyway, it was our daily driver, mom, dad and the five of us children all squeezed in. We were a poor family with my dad employed as a farm hand. We’d never had a car before as we had lived in Baltimore on the east coast and always took the bus. We had relocated to start…”
“In the past I’d occasionally assist a friend’s law firm with forensic psych consulting.
One interview stood out, and one question in particular. I asked the gentleman “What’s the worst part of all this for you, emotionally?”
“Not seeing my kids everyday. That’s the hardest part. I don’t care about the house, just the kids.”
“Is that it?”
He paused. “The Ferrari. I’ll really miss the Ferrari.””
This 1961 Porsche 356B has been modified as a race car and prepped for participation in SVRA, HSR, and VSDCA vintage-racing events. The car was reportedly first raced at the SCCA Land O’Lakes Region Memorial Day Classic on May 28, 1990 and has since been campaigned in more than 120 events, including races at Watkins Glen and Sebring in the past year. Power is provided by an Ecurie Engineering–built 1,620cc flat-four fitted with a SCAT crankshaft, Carrillo rods, an Elgin cam, and Solex carburetors. The four-speed manual transaxle is equipped with a ZF limited-slip differential, and additional modifications include four-wheel disc brakes, a full roll cage, Sparco racing seats, a fire-suppression system, a fuel cell, and more as detailed below. This 356 race car was serviced by Vic Skirmants following its last race in March 2019 and is now offered in Michigan on behalf of its current owner with logbooks, extra wheels and tires, and a clean California title.
This 1994 Autozam AZ-1 is said to be one of approximately 50 “M2 1015” models built, of which about half were sold to customers and the rest were parted out by the manufacturer due to slow sales. The M2 1015 was distinguished from the standard AZ-1 with fog lamps incorporated into the front hood plus revisions to the front bumper and the rear spoiler. This example shows 181k kilometers (~113k miles), and power comes from a mid-mounted and turbocharged 657cc inline-three paired with a five-speed manual gearbox. The seller acquired the car in January 2018 and lists modifications as Volk Racing wheels, front and rear upper strut braces, aftermarket intake and exhaust systems, an Apex blow-off valve, a GReddy ECU manager, a Navic driver’s racing seat, Momo steering wheel, and more as described below. This AZ-1 is now offered with the factory driver’s seat, a recent service record, and a clean Texas title in the seller’s name.
This 1967 Volkswagen Beetle was purchased new at Imported Motors, Inc. in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was relocated to British Columbia in 1969 with its first owner, who reportedly retained the car until 2011. It was purchased by the seller in 2012 and is finished in Zenith Blue over black. Power is supplied by a refurbished 1.5-liter flat-four paired with a four-speed manual gearbox, and the most recent service included an oil change and valve adjustment. This Beetle is now offered in Canada with a binder of records dating back to 1967, a copy of the original bill of sale, historical Volkswagen documentation, spare parts, and clean British Columbia registration.
This 1986 BMW 325e was acquired by the seller four years ago and has since been modified with a 3.2L S54 inline-six, a five-speed manual gearbox from an E36 M3, and a 2.93:1 limited-slip differential. The car is finished in red over a black interior, with additional features including a Z3 steering rack, 3″ custom exhaust, 17″ VIP Modular wheels, AST coilovers, Wilwood brakes, Recaro seats, custom audio, and more as detailed below. This S54-powered E30 coupe is now offered with records, an accident-free Carfax report, and a clean Minnesota title in the seller’s name.
This 1962 Ford Thunderbird is one of a reported 1,427 Sports Roadsters produced for the model year and has been refinished in black over a matching interior. Power comes from a 390ci V8 paired with a three-speed automatic transmission, and additional equipment includes a black soft top, a fiberglass tonneau cover, Kelsey-Hayes wheels, power-assisted steering and brakes, an electrically-adjustable driver’s seat, and power windows. This Thunderbird is offered by the selling dealer with factory literature, recent service records, and a clean California title.
This 1963 Triumph TR3B was built in September 1962 finished in Signal Red with a black soft top over a black interior, and it was reportedly sold to its first owner in Pennsylvania. Power comes from a factory 2,138cc inline-four paired with a four-speed manual gearbox. It was purchased by the seller in 1971 from a friend, who is said to have been the second owner. The car had been disassembled, and the seller subsequently refurbished the vehicle with his father. Work was completed in 1973 including a repaint in its original color, installing 60-spoke wire wheels, and more. It went on to win multiple show awards during the late 1970s and early 1980s and has been driven sparingly in recent years. Mechanical servicing was performed in summer 2019. This TR3B is now offered with records covering the seller’s 48-year tenure, a 1975 document from the Vintage Triumph Registry, show awards, a maintenance booklet, tool kit, spare parts, and a clean Wisconsin title in the seller’s name.
This 1956 Ford F-100 was purchased new from Warren Anderson Ford in Riverside, California, and the original owner was reportedly the owner of a gas and oil distribution company. The truck was reportedly used very little over the first decade, and was acquired by a US Navy Commander in the mid-1960s. He kept the truck through the late 1980s, when it was purchased by a Mr. Denny, who commissioned a repaint in the original color. The current owner has had the truck since 1996, and it is powered by a 272ci V8 paired with a 3-speed column shifted manual with overdrive. The truck is equipped with front disc brakes, a brake booster, and power steering. This F-100 is offered on behalf of the current owner with California black plates, records since 1966, period plate frames, factory literature, and a clean California title.
This 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is finished in Victory Red over Ebony leather and is optioned with the 2LZ Preferred Equipment Group, navigation, and chrome wheels. It was acquired by the seller in July 2010 showing less than 2k miles. Power comes from a 7.0-liter LS7 V8 paired with a rear-mounted six-speed manual transaxle, and features include factory carbon fiber body panels, six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes, and more as described below. Now showing approximately 14,500 miles, this C6 Z06 is offered with a clean Carfax report, its window sticker, service records, factory manuals, and a clean Pennsylvania title in the seller’s name.
This 1968 International Harvester Travelall was purchased new at Swan International, Inc. in Roseburg, Oregon according to the seller, who acquired it with his brother approximately 20 years ago. A repaint and installation of a rebuilt 392ci V8 were performed in 2003 and 2004 along with interior refreshment and reconditioning of the wheels. More recent modifications and service included installation of Hamilton electronic fuel injection, rebuilt axles with 3.54 gearing, and a new oxygen sensor. This Travelall is offered with a clean Oregon title in the names of the seller and his brother.
This 1957 Byers SR100 is a fiberglass special featuring bodywork designed and constructed by Jim Byers in El Segundo, California. Approximately 25 SR100 bodies were produced, and fewer than half of the cars are believed to exist today. This example was completed in Redwood City, California using a 1940 Ford chassis, which it retains, and was subsequently raced at Half Moon Bay, Fremont, and other area drag strips. Acquired by the current owner 27 years ago in a trade for his 1966 Mercury Comet Cyclone, the car retains its period running gear, including a 365ci Cadillac V8, GM Hydra-Matic four-speed automatic transmission, and Pontiac truck rear end. Following a cosmetic refurbishment in 2007, it has received awards at several regional concours events and was featured on BaT in 2014. This Byers SR100 is now offered by the seller on behalf of the owner with service records and a clean Colorado title describing the car as a 1940 Ford.
This 2002 BMW 525i shows 29k miles and was purchased new in Henderson, Nevada, where it remained registered until moving to Southern California in 2012. The car is finished in Toledo Blue, and power is from a 2.5-liter inline-six paired with a Steptronic automatic transmission. Equipment includes the Premium and M Sport packages with gray leather sport seats, stock 17″ wheels, and more. This E39 was recently acquired by the selling dealer and is offered at no reserve with a window sticker, service records from new, two keys and remotes, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title.
This 1995 Saab 900 SE Turbo convertible was purchased new at The Exchange in Highland Park, Illinois and remained registered in the area with the same owner through its recent acquisition by the selling dealer. The car is finished in black with a matching convertible top and a tan leather interior, and power comes from a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four paired with a five-speed manual transmission. An inspection and oil change were performed in preparation for the sale. This 900 Turbo is offered at no reserve with factory literature, two keys and remote fobs, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Illinois title.
This 1999 Ferrari 355 F1 Spider is finished in Giallo Modena over black and is powered by a quad-cam 3.5L V8 paired with an F1 automatic-clutch six-speed sequential gearbox. This example is believed to be the last US-spec F355 produced in Maranello, and it was sold new at Ogner Ferrari of Woodland Hills, California. The car was acquired by the current owner in 2011. An engine-out service for new timing belts was last performed in September 2017, and a new water pump and battery were also installed at that time. Details include Scuderia Ferrari fender shields, a rear Challenge grille, and a trunk-mounted six-disc CD changer. This F355 was listed on BaT in February 2019 and is now offered in Costa Mesa, California by the selling dealer on behalf of the current owner with factory literature, service records, a tool kit, a car cover, two sets of keys, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Massachusetts title.
This 1979 BMW 320i was sold new in Ohio, where it is said to have been traded by its original owners to Jeff’s Motorcars of North Canton. The owner of the dealership reportedly kept the car in his private collection for several years until it was acquired by the seller in 2017. Power is from a 2.0-liter inline-four paired with a three-speed automatic transmission, and the body is finished in Arctic Blue Metallic over a blue interior. Features include stock wheels, a period Blaupunkt cassette deck, a tool kit, and more. A new battery and brakes were installed, the car was detailed, and a tune-up and oil change were carried out under the seller’s ownership. This E21 shows 24k miles and is offered with recent service records and a clean Ohio title in the seller’s name.
This 1940 Lincoln-Zephyr Club Coupe is a running project that was acquired by the seller five years ago following several years of storage. The car is finished in light blue over a cloth interior and equipped with a running 292ci V12 and 3-speed manual gearbox, but cannot be driven due to inoperative brake components. This Lincoln-Zephyr project is offered at no reserve with over 100 gallery photos and a clean California title in the seller’s name.
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