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BaT Auction: 1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce

BaT Auction: 1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce

This 1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce was sold new in Florida, then spent time in Illinois and Virginia before returning to the state in 2012. The car was purchased two years ago by the seller, reportedly from the estate of a past president of the Mid-Florida Alfa Romeo Owners Club. A subsequent refurbishment included a repaint in black and interior reconditioning as well as installation of a new soft top, alternator, battery, thermostat, fuel pump, and more. Power is provided by a twin-cam 2.0-liter inline-four mated to a five-speed manual transmission. This Spider shows 76k miles and is offered with a factory leather top boot, an owner’s manual and tool kit, and a clean Florida title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1971 Norton Commando 750

BaT Auction: 1971 Norton Commando 750

This 1971 Norton Commando 750 is finished in black and powered by a 750cc parallel twin mated to a four-speed manual transmission. The seller acquired the motorcycle three years ago and has since added a Dunstall-style fuel tank as well as having it repainted by Griffin Motorsports of Stratford, Connecticut in 2017. Additional modifications include a period seat and fairing, rearsets, and more. Carburetor rebuilds were carried out under current ownership along with installation of a new clutch, adjustable engine mounts, and a K&N oil filter system. This Commando is offered with seven years of receipts and a clean Connecticut title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB

BaT Auction: 1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB

This 1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB is finished in Montpellier Red over a Dark Sable leather interior and is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 mated to an automatic transmission and a four-wheel-drive system. The truck was acquired three years ago by the current owner, who has since added approximately 15k of the 189k indicated miles. The factory air suspension has been converted to springs, and additional modifications include a 3” lift kit, a Borla exhaust, and an aftermarket stereo. An A/C service and oil change were recently performed by the selling dealer, while a tuneup was completed in June and a replacement starter and window motor were installed earlier this year. This Range Rover is now offered on dealer consignment with service records beginning in 2017, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Oregon title.

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BaT Auction: 1967 Nissan Patrol 4×4

BaT Auction: 1967 Nissan Patrol 4×4

This 1967 Nissan Patrol is a left-hand-drive example powered by a 4.0-liter inline-six paired with a three-speed manual transmission and a two-speed transfer case. The seller states that the truck resided in Nevada prior to his purchase in 2016, and work performed by a previous owner included flaring the rear fenders, a repaint, and reupholstering the seats. Larger wheel and tires were fitted by the seller, who also installed a new exhaust system. This Patrol is now offered with recent service records and a clean California title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1949 Triumph 2000 Roadster

BaT Auction: 1949 Triumph 2000 Roadster

This 1949 Triumph 2000 Roadster was sold new in England, reportedly to a soldier in the Royal Navy who shipped the car to Antigua, where it received the AG6272 license plates and other modifications. A US serviceman is said to have acquired the car in Antigua and relocated it to North Carolina in the 1970s, where it sat unused for several decades. The car was later acquired by a Mr. Irwin, who returned the car to the road. Power is from an OHV 2.1-liter inline-four paired with a three-speed manual gearbox, and notable recent work reportedly included a replacement clutch and starter, as well as a new canvas top. This Triumph Roadster is now offered by the selling dealer with spare parts, a BMIHT certificate, and a clean North Carolina title.  

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BaT Auction: 22k-Mile 1994 Porsche 968 Coupe 6-Speed at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 22k-Mile 1994 Porsche 968 Coupe 6-Speed at No Reserve

This 1994 Porsche 968 is finished in Guards Red with a Cashmere and Black partial leather interior. The car is powered by a 3.0-liter inline-four paired with a six-speed manual transaxle, and it was optioned from the factory with a limited-slip differential, 17″ light alloy wheels with Porsche crests, a power driver’s seat, body-side molding, and a body-color rear spoiler. The car was sold new in Westchester County, New York, and later moved with the original owner to Pennsylvania. In 2013 at 15k miles, it was sold to a second owner in Kansas, who reportedly traded it in on a new Audi in 2017. The seller purchased the car with 21,400 miles on it from that dealer in Iowa and has since added 400 additional miles. This 968 is now offered at no reserve with delivery paperwork, the window sticker, service records from new, a clean Carfax report, a Porsche car cover, a Saratoga top tinted sunroof panel, a vinyl front bra, three sets of floor mats, and a clean Iowa title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 2008 Ducati Monster S4R S Tricolore at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 2008 Ducati Monster S4R S Tricolore at No Reserve

This 2008 Ducati Monster S4R S is #158 of 400 Tricolore editions produced and is powered by a 996cc Testastretta L-twin mated to a 6-speed transmission. Finished in Italy’s national colors of red, white, and green, Tricolore Monsters came equipped from the factory with carbon fiber trim, Brembo brakes, adjustable Öhlins suspension, Marchesini wheels, and a stainless steel Termignoni exhaust. Acquired by the seller in 2010, this example shows just 2,150 miles and is now being sold at no reserve with a Ducati jacket, bike stand, spare seat, and a clean Oklahoma title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: Original-Owner 2001 Acura Integra Type R

BaT Auction: Original-Owner 2001 Acura Integra Type R

This 2001 Acura Integra Type R is finished in Phoenix Yellow and is #1,091 of 1,158 US-market examples produced for the model year. It was acquired new by the seller, an instructor in high-performance driver education (HPDE) events, in March 2001 from Muller’s Woodfield Honda of Hoffman Estates, Illinois and now has 79k miles. Power is provided by a 1.8-liter VTEC inline-four mated to a five-speed manual transaxle equipped with a limited-slip differential. A replacement B18C5 engine was installed in 2016 at approximately 77k miles, and a September 2018 service included an engine oil change along with a brake fluid flush. This ITR is now offered with its window sticker, a clean Carfax report, factory parts and manuals, touch-up paint, a battery charger, a car cover, and a clean Illinois title in the seller’s name.

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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: 24-Years-Owned 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 24-Years-Owned 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 at No Reserve

This 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E was sold new in New Jersey, where it remained with the original owner until reportedly being acquired by the seller in 1995 with just under 40k miles on the odometer. Now showing 72k miles, the car is finished in Black over Palomino MB-Tex and is powered by a 2.6-liter inline-six sending power to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. Recent service included an oil change in spring 2019. Equipment includes automatic climate control, headlight washers, and a power sunroof. This W124 is now offered with a clean Carfax report, factory books, and a clean New Jersey title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1969 Porsche 912 5-Speed

BaT Auction: 1969 Porsche 912 5-Speed

This 1969 Porsche 912 coupe is finished in Sand Beige over a black leatherette interior with houndstooth seat inserts. It was purchased new in Texas in May 1969 and was moved to California in the early 1970s by the original owner, with whom the car remained until April 2019. Power is provided by a numbers-matching 1.6L flat-four, which is mated to a five-speed manual transaxle. Recent work reportedly included an interior refurbishment, a ride-height adjustment, carburetor tuning, new spark plugs and wires, an oil change, and a new fuel filter. This LWB 912 is now being offered by the selling dealer with service records, factory books and manuals, spare keys, a partial tool kit, and a clean California title.

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BaT Auction: 2003 Ferrari 360 Modena

BaT Auction: 2003 Ferrari 360 Modena

This 2003 Ferrari 360 Modena was first registered in Ontario and is finished in Rosso Corsa over black leather. Now showing 46k kilometers (~29k miles), the car is powered by a 3.6-liter DOHC V8 paired with a six-speed F1 transmission. Equipment includes Scuderia Ferrari fender shields and Daytona-style seats. This 360 Modena was recently acquired by the selling dealer and is now offered in Ontario with service receipts, a clean Carfax report, a car cover, factory books, two keys, and clean Ontario registration.

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BaT Auction: 350-Powered 1972 Datsun 240Z

BaT Auction: 350-Powered 1972 Datsun 240Z

This 1972 Datsun 240Z was acquired six years ago by the seller, who inherited it from his late friend who installed a 5.7-liter LS1 V8 and a 4L60E four-speed automatic transmission. The seller has reportedly spent the past three years refurbishing the car, which included refinishing the exterior in white, rebuilding the transmission and driveshaft, and installing new weatherstripping, tires, seat covers, an Edelbrock 600-cfm carburetor with electric choke, and an Edelbrock Performer EPS intake manifold. This 240Z is now offered with a repair manual, service records, and a clean Texas title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1991 BMW 325iX Touring 5-Speed

BaT Auction: 1991 BMW 325iX Touring 5-Speed

This 1991 BMW 325iX is a European-market wagon that was imported to the US from the Netherlands by the seller in 2018. The car is finished in Alpine White over gray cloth and equipped with heated sport seats, electric front windows, an M-Tech I steering wheel, and an aftermarket stereo. Power is sent from a 2.5-liter inline-six to all four wheels through a five-speed manual transmission, a chain-driven transfer case, and viscous differentials. A new timing belt, tensioners, and water pump have reportedly been installed since December 2018, and additional work included replacement of the fuel tank, pump, and filter as well as servicing the suspension, brakes, and central locking system. This E30 wagon shows 238k kilometers (~148k miles) and is offered in Virginia with records from current ownership, a stamped maintenance booklet, and a clean Kansas title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1,200-Mile 1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Cabriolet

BaT Auction: 1,200-Mile 1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Cabriolet

This 1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Cabriolet is finished in Alpine White with a white soft top over a white vinyl interior, and power comes from a 1.6L fuel-injected flat-four paired with a 4-speed manual transaxle. Assembly of the car was completed in December 1979 and it was sold new by Neil Huffman Volkswagen in Louisville, Kentucky in February of 1980. The first owner kept the car in Farmland, Indiana until 2017, when it was sold to the previous owner, a Porsche and VW collector from Alberta, Canada. The selling dealer acquired the car in July 2019 and relocated it to Victoria, British Columbia. Now showing just over 1,200 miles, this Super Beetle Cabriolet is being offered with the original manuals, window sticker, spare, and British Columbia registration.

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Yesterday’s comments of note

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

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Question of the Week: What’s Your Favorite Factory Sleeper?

Question of the Week: What’s Your Favorite Factory Sleeper?

What’s a sleeper? In a nutshell, it’s a car that’s faster than it looks. Since we’re talking factory-built examples, think 300SEL 6.3, 409 Biscayne, 850 T-5R, Taurus SHO, 500E, Jag Mark 2, Shelby GLHS etcetera.

So, which is your favorite factory sleeper? Why? Vehicles of all eras are eligible. Oddballs and low-production sleepers are welcome, along with more widely-recognized niche icons. Remember–it’s not necessarily the car that makes a great answer, but just as often the way it’s told.

As always, our favorite answer will score its author $25 in BaT Store gear, and a handful of runners-up will receive an honorable mention. Click through to chime in below!

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BaT Video Inspiration: Spoon Civic Slays Godzilla

BaT Video Inspiration: Spoon Civic Slays Godzilla

We’re big fans of 1980s and ’90s Honda, with their double-wishbone suspensions, high-revving VTEC motors, super-slick and precise gearboxes and neat styling. The fifth-gen Civic in particular was a real gem, especially in JDM SiR spec with its 160-horse motor–a full 23% more powerful than the USDM Si.

Honda tuning house Spoon took this platform and ran with it, squeezing another 40 hp from the base SiR without power adders. Brakes and suspension weren’t neglected either, and despite modest 195/55-15 rubber, the Spoon-tuned EG6 hatch in this old Best Motoring video is so dominant on track against its rivals–including a MkIV Supra Turbo, FD RX-7 and a tuned R33 Skyline GT-R–that Keichi Tsuchiya brings the car to a full, mid-lap stop just to let them catch up.

What’s your favorite giant-slayer?

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Yesterday’s comments of note

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

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