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Announcement: Southeastern BaT Alumni Gathering – April 28 at The Mitty

Announcement: Southeastern BaT Alumni Gathering – April 28 at The Mitty

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 mail@bringatrailer.com 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!

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BaT Auction Success Story: 15-Year-Old Daughter Learns To Drive In a 1961 Buick Le Sabre On 3000 Mile Road Trip

BaT Auction Success Story: 15-Year-Old Daughter Learns To Drive In a 1961 Buick Le Sabre On 3000 Mile Road Trip

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.

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BaT Auctions Highlight Reel: Ford Escort RS Cosworth Rally Car

BaT Auctions Highlight Reel: Ford Escort RS Cosworth Rally Car

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.

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Yesterday’s comments of note

A few of the comments that stood out to us yesterday:

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BaT Auction: 1988 BMW M3

BaT Auction: 1988 BMW M3

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.

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BaT Auction: 1977 MG Midget at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 1977 MG Midget at No Reserve

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.

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BaT Auction: 1972 BMW Bavaria M30

BaT Auction: 1972 BMW Bavaria M30

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.

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BaT Auction: 1973 Lola T340 Formula Ford

BaT Auction: 1973 Lola T340 Formula Ford

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.

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BaT Auction: 11K-Mile Modified 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

BaT Auction: 11K-Mile Modified 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

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.

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BaT Auction: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327 Convertible

BaT Auction: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327 Convertible

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.

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BaT Auction: 1990 Porsche 928 GT

BaT Auction: 1990 Porsche 928 GT

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.

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BaT Auction: 2003 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 6-Speed

BaT Auction: 2003 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 6-Speed

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.

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BaT Auction: 1992 Mazda RX-7

BaT Auction: 1992 Mazda RX-7

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.

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BaT Auction: One-Family Owned 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL at No Reserve

BaT Auction: One-Family Owned 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL at No Reserve
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BaT Auction: 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo

BaT Auction: 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo

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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