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Rare LHD Pininfarina Saloon: 1960 Wolseley 6/99 Driver

Rare LHD Pininfarina Saloon: 1960 Wolseley 6/99 Driver

This 1960 Wolseley 6/99 is a rare sight with factory LHD and its claimed-original red leather interior, and overall presents as a nice looking driver-level example of the Pininfarina-styled, straight-six powered luxury sedan. The seller says it still runs well, but will need new tires to be a safe driver. Originally sold new in Canada, the car sounds to be mostly complete as well, with the ad noting that often-missing factory items like the jack, wheel chock and starting handle are all included. Find it here on Craigslist in Redwood City, California for $4,500 or trade for listed vehicles. Special thanks to BaT reader Kyle K. for this submission.

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Formula 5… Thousand: Impressive Turnkey 1974 Lola T332

Formula 5… Thousand: Impressive Turnkey 1974 Lola T332

This 1974 Lola T332 is a rebuild of chassis HU32B, which was crashed and destroyed at Road America that same year. The car was re-tubbed with a correct, presumably Lola-made 3/4 aluminum monocoque, and is motivated by a “no expense-spared” pro-built 5.0 Chevy with a Dart block, aluminum Airflow Research heads, dry sump oiling, Lucas mechanical fuel injection with stacks, magnesium intake manifold, magneto ignition and more. The car is sold with logbooks and an FIA HTP, was reportedly the winner of 2009’s Australian Vintage GP. Says the seller: “Immaculate condition, fully sorted, turnkey and race-ready. No computers, no anti-skid brakes, no sissy traction control.” Find it here on Craigslist in Prescott, Arizona for $169k. Special thanks to BaT reader flyby69 for this submission.

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SBC Swapped Project: 1967 Maserati Quattroporte

SBC Swapped Project: 1967 Maserati Quattroporte

This 1967 Maserati Quattroporte is a first-generation series 2 car that’s had its original 4.1 liter quad-cam V8 swapped for a carb-topped 350 SBC. Though the seller believes it to be solid and provides a few promising looking underside photos, the car is obviously in need of full restoration and could still be harboring hidden corrosion as well. Regardless, it sounds to be largely complete excluding the front bumper (and original engine), and from here certainly seems worth saving as one of just 776 Tipo AM107 QP’s made. Find it here on Craigslist in Brentwood, California for $12,500. Special thanks to BaT reader Dan H. for this submission.

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BaT Auctions Highlight Reel: Mercedes-Benz Unimog 416 Doka

BaT Auctions Highlight Reel: Mercedes-Benz Unimog 416 Doka

There’s something incredibly appealing about older round-cab Unimogs, especially in bright colors sitting over cartoonishly large tires. Doka’s are particularly cool, allowing room for friends and family to ride along over said rubber, each corner driven via massive portal axles in turn fed via a multitude of forward and reverse gears. You sit up high, rowing countless levers atop a large, torquey diesel six, making slow but unstoppable progress regardless of the terrain.

Fortunately the 1978 example that sold for $67k on BaT Auctions this past Thursday had factory “super-fast” gearing, allowing for freeway speeds in excess of 60 MPH. Originally a Swiss fire truck, it was imported in 2007, quickly traded its service box for a three-way hydraulic tipper bed, and seemed to have been well-cared for over the years. The final day of bidding spawned a 10+ way bid war, resulting in a high offer that more than doubled in just under three hours, ultimately netting the buyer their own chance to pilot the big citrus-colored beast.

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BaT Video Inspiration: Sunbeam Tiger On The 1965 Monte Carlo Rally

BaT Video Inspiration: Sunbeam Tiger On The 1965 Monte Carlo Rally

The purposefully-built Sunbeam Tiger currently on auction, lot #9738, had us at BaT HQ discussing the racing history of the marque. We’ve seen Tigers campaigned on vintage road circuits, and knew about Doane Spencer’s beautiful (and successful) Tiger. When we looked into the Tiger’s competition history, we were impressed to learn about the 1,2,3, finish in its debut on the 1964 Geneva Rally.

This video inspiration puts you in the car with Peter Harper at the wheel and Ian Hall calling the pace notes. “Turn your volume up old boy, I can’t hear you. Is that better? That’s better.” Yes, please turn your volume up as they lay the rubber down en route to a 6:58 finish in the stage and a fourth-place overall in the 1965 Monte Carlo Rally and be inspired. Click here for the video.

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Ex-Marion Chinetti Special: 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Nart Spyder

Ex-Marion Chinetti Special: 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Nart Spyder

This 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 NART Spyder (chassis 14299) began life as a standard Daytona delivered to the Greenwich, Connecticut dealership of Luigi Chinetti. Returned to the legendary dealer in 1975, it was then shipped along with three additional Daytonas to Michelotti, who already had an established relationship building racers for Chinett’s North American Racing Team. Constructed over a period of two years, a new, wedge-shaped body and redesigned interior were fitted to each of these cars. This one was given to Chinetti’s wife Marion but saw limited use, and is now described as unrestored and fully functional including A/C. Find it here at Hyman in Saint Louis, Missouri for $995k.

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Always Spectacular: 8K-Mile 1975 Lancia Stratos HF

Always Spectacular: 8K-Mile 1975 Lancia Stratos HF

This 1975 Lancia Stratos HF is said to be one of around three dozen finished by the famed Jolly Club race team of Milan, out of a total run of ~500. The car looks incredible in blue over bronze-finished factory wheels, and is reported to have the equivalent of just ~8k miles despite being shuffled around by a fair number of past owners. Condition is described as original and unrestored with a “wonderful patina throughout,” and an included history file contains historical photos, documents and more. Find it here on Classic Driver at the Porsche Classic Center in Heteren, Netherlands for 395k euros (~$465k USD today).

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Kent to Zetec: 1970 TVR Vixen Twin-Cam/5-Speed

Kent to Zetec: 1970 TVR Vixen Twin-Cam/5-Speed

This 1970 TVR Vixen is one of 438 Series 2 examples produced, and has traded its original 1.6 OHV Ford Kent four for a 2.0 Zetec twin-cam from the same marque. The car looks good throughout following a claimed, older restoration, and is offered with a choice of wheels as well as the original engine. Performance should be much improved with the modern 16V, and we appreciate that cosmetics remain largely stock. Find it here on Craigslist somewhere in Utah for $27,500.

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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 Success Story: 1953 Studebaker Commander La Carrera Racer Shake & Bake Baby

BaT Auction Success Story: 1953 Studebaker Commander La Carrera Racer Shake & Bake Baby

This just in from the buyer of the 1953 Studebaker Commander La Carrera Racer that was listed on BaT Auctions 02/22/17 (link):

“I’ve been a member since August 2014, and I’m writing with my Success Story. It starts with my confession that I’m old school — I can count on one hand the number of items that I’ve ever purchased off the Internet. However, in mid-February 2017 when I first laid eyes on BaT auction lot # 3292, the 1953 Studebaker Commander LCP Racecar named Los Zorros (aka the Silver Fox), it was love at first sight!

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BaT Auction: 1960 Porsche 356B T5 Coupe

BaT Auction: 1960 Porsche 356B T5 Coupe

This 1960 Porsche 356B is a T5 coupe that was acquired by the seller in Alaska in 2014 from its prior owner of 15 years. The car was reportedly driven from California to Alaska in the early 1990s and was recently relocated to Illinois by the seller. Power is supplied by a non-original 1600cc flat four and 4-speed manual transaxle, and further alterations from stock include a color change, non-factory seat belts, and a replacement spare. Approximately 2k miles have been added during the seller’s four-year ownership, and an oil change was performed six months ago. This 356B is now being offered for sale in Illinois with a Porsche CoA and a clean Alaska title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 12K-Mile 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500

BaT Auction: 12K-Mile 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500

This 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 was originally sold in Southern California and remained with the first owner through March of 2015. The previous owner kept the car garaged in her San Diego home when not in use and added less than 1,300 miles to the odometer over the last three years. It was recently acquired by the selling dealer and is powered by a stock 5.0-liter DOHC V8, which is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The car is optioned with the sport package and has been fitted with aftermarket wheels. The original owner’s manuals and a Carfax are included in the sale along with the factory removable hardtop. Now showing just 11,809 miles, this R129 is being offered in Dallas, Texas with a clean California title.

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BaT Auction: 1997 BMW M3 Race Car

BaT Auction: 1997 BMW M3 Race Car

This 1997 BMW M3 is a 2-door example that was prepared for participation in NASA time trials and Global Time Attack by its previous owner. Power is from an OBD1-converted 3.2L S52 inline-six with intake, fuel delivery, exhaust, and cooling upgrades. Suspension and chassis alterations include polyurethane engine mounts, adjustable sway bars and AST 4100 coilovers, while other modifications consist of aero upgrades, a roll cage, APEX wheels, Wilwood brakes, and more. An April 2018 service included fresh engine oil, differential fluid, coolant, brake and transmission fluids, as well as a new stock clutch disc and pressure plate. This E36 has been with the seller for five years and is offered with receipts, spares, and a clean California title.

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BaT Auction: 1998 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta F1

BaT Auction: 1998 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta F1

This 1998 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta is a 30k mile example finished in Rosso Corsa over tan and powered by a 3.5L 40-valve V8 and F1 6-speed electrohydraulic manual transmission. The car remained with the original owner in Colorado until moving to California with the second owner in 2005. The seller purchased the car in 2014 and has driven it around 10k miles in 4 years. Modifications include Fabspeed headers and catalytic converters, and a Tubi exhaust. Regular maintenance has been performed by Roselli’s Foreign Car Repair in San Jose, California since 2005, and a November 2014 engine-out service was performed a by Bay Area F355 specialist during the seller’s ownership. A California smog check was passed in 2016 and an annual service with sensors replaced was done in February 2018. This F355 is now offered with a clean Carfax, service records back to 2005, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

BaT Auction: 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

This 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet is finished in Arctic Silver Metallic over Carrera Red Natural leather. The twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter flat-six sends power to all four wheels through a Tiptronic S automatic transmission, and factory options include the Sport Chrono Package, heated adaptive sport seats, a thicker leather steering wheel, and a Stone Grey top. Now showing just under 110k miles, this 997.1 Turbo has been modified with H&R lowering springs, aftermarket wheels, and a Pioneer stereo. An oil change was recently performed, and the car is now being offered by a dealer with the original books and tools, a wind deflector, two sets of keys, a clean Carfax, and a clear Tennessee title.

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