This 1970 Fiat Dino Spider is one of 424 2.4-liter models built between 1969-1972. In 2015, the car was shipped to Los Angeles where it was cosmetically restored by a Fiat Dino specialist. Power comes from a 2.4-liter V6 paired to a ZF 5-speed manual transmission, and the car now has 119k kilometers (~74k miles).
This 2007 Porsche GT3 RS has just 14,400 miles and is finished in optional Orange over a black full-leather interior. Power is provided by a 3.6-liter Mezger flat-six mated to a 6-speed manual transaxle, and factory options include Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes, bi-xenon headlights, and the Chrono Package.
This 1973 BMW 2002 rally car was built as a tribute to the car driven by 1971 European Rally Champion Sobieslaw Zasada after the seller purchased in six years ago. Power is from a 2.0-liter inline-four which was rebuilt with a Schrick camshaft, new pistons, and hardened valve springs, and it is paired with a 5-speed BMW E21 manual transmission.
This Euro-spec 1983 Audi Ur-Quattro is finished in dark blue over dark brown and was delivered new in Germany before being acquired and moved to Colombia by the seller in 1991. Now in Miami, it shows 62k km (~39k miles) and features a turbo 2.1L inline-five, 5-speed manual, and AWD. Equipment includes power windows/locks and digital instruments.
This 1959 Porsche 356A is finished in Ruby Red over a tan interior and powered by a numbers-matching 1600cc flat-four. It comes equipped with a Golde sunroof, GT-style seats, and a custom 3-piece luggage set. New Michelin tires were installed three months ago, and a valve adjustment and tune-up were performed just prior to the auction
This 1988 Ford Mustang LX began life as a Special Service Package coupe and has been heavily modified by current owner, Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire, with wide-body fenders, independent rear suspension, a Torsen differential, and much more. Power is supplied by a 302ci Ford Racing V8 mated to a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission.
This 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL is finished in red over a grey interior and features a removable hardtop. It is reportedly a longtime California car and narrowly escaped the 2017 Santa Rosa fires. Power is provided by a Solex-carbureted 1.9-liter inline-four paired to a 4-speed gearbox. Approximately 75 miles have been added by the selling dealer.
This Superformance Shelby Cobra is an FIA model that was purchased by the seller six years ago as a rolling chassis and built by Olthoff Racing in Mt. Ulla, North Carolina. Southern Automotive in McDonough, Georgia. The 315ci Ford V8 reportedly produces 425 horsepower and utilizes forged pistons and rods, as well as Weber carburetors and more.
This 1991 BMW M3 shows 96k miles and is powered by an S14 inline-four mated to a 5-speed. This life-long New England car was registered in Massachusetts until 2006, when it moved to New Hampshire. The seller believes himself to be the third owner and has had it for 11 years. Modifications include EVO bumpers, flywheel, and a short shift kit.
This 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S shows 42k miles and is finished in Polar Silver over black full leather. The car remains with its second owner, who acquired it in 2001. The 3.6L flat-six is linked with a 6-speed gearbox and all-wheel drive system, and service records date back to new.
This Porsche 911T Targa is a 1973.5 model with CIS fuel injection that is finished in Sepia Brown and has reportedly been in California from new. Options consist of sport seats, Comfort Equipment, stabilizer bars, Fuchs wheels, and more. A refurbishment less than 500 miles ago included rebuilding the engine to 2.7L specs, a repaint, and more.
This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette was refurbished in 1986 prior to its 1988 purchase by the seller, who has driven it 20k miles. Power is from a 427ci V8 with Tri-Power induction paired with a 4-speed manual gearbox. The car is equipped with a stinger hood and hardtop. It is sold with a stock induction setup, records, a Protect-O-Plate, and literature.
This 1966 Ford Mustang is a modified fastback equipped with a supercharged and fuel-injected 331ci stroker V8 mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Other modifications include a forged crank along with suspension, braking, exhaust, cooling, and interior upgrades. The car is sold with build records and recent dyno results.
This 2003 Ferrari 575 Maranello is powered by a 5.7L quad-cam V12 and is one of 177 produced worldwide with a 6-speed manual transaxle. The car is finished in Corsa Red over beige leather and shows 22,600 miles. The timing belts was replaced less than 2k miles ago and a PPI in October 2018 tested operation of systems throughout.
This 1928 Packard Series 526 Six 2/4-Passenger Runabout has been with a single family since 1961 and was reportedly refurbished between 1980-1983 with a rebuild of its 288ci inline-six and 3-speed manual transmission, a repaint in cream, and new caramel leather upholstery. Equipment includes a soft top, rumble seat, dual spares, and cowl lights.
This 1966 Ford Mustang GT Coupe was purchased as a partially-completed project car nine years ago by the seller, who finished the car in Raven Black over a black interior. Power is from a rebuilt K-code 289ci V8 paired with a 4-speed manual transmission, and equipment includes an Autolite 4100 carburetor, Rally-Pac gauges and more.
This 1973 BMW 3.0CS was acquired by the seller in 2005 and subsequently received a cosmetic and mechanical restoration. Work included a repaint in blue and refreshing interior, as well as the installation of many new suspension, braking, electrical, and trim components. Korman Autoworks also rebuilt the 3.5L M30 inline-six and 5-speed manual.
This 1956 Austin-Healey 100 BN2 Roadster was fitted with a Le Mans conversion kit following production and was originally shipped to Belgium. It was purchased in Ohio by the seller’s father in 1979 and has remained in the family since. Power is from the numbers-matching 2,660cc inline-four mated to a 4-speed manual transmission with overdrive.
This 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC shows just 7k miles and is is finished in Blackberry Pearl Metallic over a beige leather interior. Powered by a 5.5-liter V8 paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission, the car remained with the original owner until the second owner acquired it for his collection in the early 2000s.
This 1972 De Tomaso Pantera is an early pre-L example finished in Fly Yellow over black and receives power from a mid-mounted 5.8-liter Ford V8 backed by a 5-speed ZF transaxle. Modifications include a set of QA1 coilovers, Power Stop brakes, as well as upgraded cooling and AC systems. 4k miles have been added by the seller over the past four years
This 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE is finished in Plum Crazy Purple over a black leather interior and equipped with a correct U-code 440ci V8, 4-speed manual, and factory limited-slip differential. The car reportedly underwent a restoration that included a repaint and engine rebuild and features three-carburetors, headers, and a 3″ exhaust.
This 1983 Toyota Land Cruiser is finished in Sky Blue Metallic and equipped with a carbureted 4.2L straight-six, 4-speed manual gearbox, and 2-speed transfer case. The truck shows just over 91k miles and is offered with a clean AutoCheck report, records dating from 2002 through 2016, and factory literature.
This 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV was sold new in Florida according to the seller, and was purchased from its original owner in 2014 before being brought to California. The car is powered by a 2.0-liter twin-cam inline-four paired to a 5-speed manual transmission, and documentation back to 1993 is included.
This XKE Series II Roadster was refurbished in the late 1990s with new paint, restored trim, interior refreshment, and more. Power is from a 4.2L inline-six paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. The seller has added 10k miles since purchasing the car 10 years ago, and records from his ownership are included in the sale.
This 1932 Ford Roadster is a recently completed custom build executed in the style of 1940s/1950s traditional hot rod. It was constructed with the help of a few California based shops and receives power from a 221ci Ford flathead V8 paired with a 3-speed gearbox. Approximately 350 miles have been added since the work was completed.
This 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 is finished in Champagne over gold vinyl and powered by a 427ci V8 paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. Additional equipment includes dual Holley 4-barrel carburetors and a 3.50:1 rear end. The car was reportedly refurbished in 2012 and acquired two years ago by the selling dealer.
This 2003 Porsche 911 GT2 is finished in black over black and was purchased by the seller four years ago. Around 3k miles have been added since, and the odometer now shows 23,450 miles. Factory options include the large carbon fiber interior package, sport seats with painted backs, deviated yellow stitching, and yellow seat belts.
This listing is for a new 2018 Nissan Kicks SV is being offered at no reserve with the entire winning bid amount and BaT’s 5% fee going to benefit the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF). Thanks to a generous donation from Nissan USA, 501(c)3 nonprofit AACF was provided funds necessary to purchase a 2018 Kicks from a Nissan dealer.
This 1994 Land Rover Defender 90 NAS is #1,897 of 1,943 imported to North America for the model year and was purchased by the selling dealer in 2017 as a salvage project. The soft-top example was rebuilt over an 18 month period while utilizing the original engine, floors, and seat box. The body was repainted and the 3.9-liter V8 was rebuilt.
This 1993 Alfa Romeo 155 GTA Stradale (VIN ZAR16700000005892) is the only example ever produced, though originally the company had planned to build a limited run in combination with Abarth. The word Stradale refers to the model being a street-spec version of Alfa’s successful 155 GTA touring car, and that spec is very interesting, including a turbocharged twin-cam Lampredi four and permanent four-wheel drive, similar to the setup used in the rare (but comparatively common) 155 Q4, itself in essence a re-shelled Lancia Delta Integrale. Other details include a custom widebody kit, an aggressive rear wing, and Group N suspension components, all of which were already fitted to the car at its 1994 Bologna Motor Show debut. There’s even more to the story, with the car passing through the hands of several private owners prior to being parked and forgotten. Later rediscovered in a dilapidated state and subsequently restored, the car looks amazing inside and out, and though likely to become a little-used collector’s piece or museum exhibit, we bet it’s an absolute weapon to drive fast. Find it here at Bonhams who will oversee its sale at the Padua Auction in Italy on October 27th, 2018. Pre-sale estimates range between $210k – $250k USD. Special thanks to BaT reader Kyle K. for this submission.
This 1965 Chevrolet Corvette is powered by a 396ci big block V8 paired with a Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission and has been with its current owner for 25 years. The car is finished in Marlboro Maroon over a black interior, and work during the owner’s time with the car reportedly included an engine rebuild approximately 45k miles ago, as well as a refreshed interior about two years ago. Recent work included rebuilding the front brake calipers and carburetor, along with fresh engine oil. According to the previous owner, this example was stolen and recovered in 1971, resulting in New York State issuing the car a new serial number and removing the factory identification tags. This C2 is now offered on consignment with records dating back to 1993, a matching hardtop, the original radio, and a New York State registration in the owner’s name.
This 2003 Ferrari 575 Maranello is powered by a 5.7L quad-cam V12 and is one of 177 made world-wide with a 6-speed manual transaxle. The car is finished in Corsa Red over beige leather and was originally delivered on May 29, 2003 to Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo in Oregon, where it has been serviced since new. It remained with its second owner from late 2003 until recently acquired by the selling dealer and shows just under 22,600 miles. A belt service was carried out less than 2,000 miles ago in April 2016, and inspections were performed in March and October 2018. This 575M is offered with a clean Carfax, tool kit, manuals, two keys, factory car cover, and a clear Oregon title.
A few of the comments that stood out to us yesterday:
“While in college, I worked in the sales department at Trans-Atlantic Motors in Hyannis, MA as a RMV Runner/Sales Assistant. It was a typical Friday afternoon in July (circa 2005), the day was winding down and I was ready to get the weekend started. A woman and her son just dropped off her X5 for service, and were strolling around the showroom waiting to be picked up. Her son was clearly a budding car nut, closely examining every car he could get near while his mom chased him down while…”
“This is an awesome amazing and inspirational story. Our first car coming to Canada was Le Car. We always were made fun of because the rich kids would laugh at the name and the car. I always pretended it was this car instead and thought one day I’d show them.
Such nice camraderie on this site and beyond. The repair shop doing what they did to make this happen was also very nice to read about.
Congratulations to the buyer. Great read.”
This 1978 Volkswagen Super Beetle convertible was purchased new at Westroads Volkswagen of Omaha, Nebraska by the parents of its current owner and shows just over 23k miles. The car is finished in Metallic Blue over a white vinyl interior with a matching top, and power comes from a fuel-injected 1,600cc flat-four mated to a 4-speed manual transaxle. Modifications include an aftermarket stereo and a set of rubber floor mats. This Super Beetle is offered by the seller on behalf of its current owner with an original bill of sale, manuals, and a clean Nebraska title.
This 2006 Porsche Cayman S is finished in white with Martini Racing stripes and shows 58k miles. Originally a U.S. car, it was imported to British Columbia in 2007 and acquired by its current Alberta owner in 2017. Modifications include a TPC Racing stage 3 turbocharging kit and direct-oil-feed IMS bearing, as well as a rear wing, side skirts, and carbon fiber side intakes from TechArt. The most recent June 2018 service involved an oil and filter change, new battery, new brake pads, new fuel injectors, and a coolant flush. This turbocharged Cayman S is being offered with service records, its factory manuals, a Carproof report, and an Alberta registration in the seller’s name.
This 2003 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish is finished in Midnight Blue over Caspian Blue and Cream Truffle Connolly leather upholstery, and has just 12,583 miles from new. According to the selling dealer, this is one of 1,492 460-horsepower Vanquish models built between 2001-2005 worldwide, and has been kept stock throughout. It was built in August 2003 and is powered by a naturally-aspirated 6.0-liter V-12 paired to a 6-speed automated-manual transmission. This Vanquish is now being offered in Houston, Texas with factory books, multiple keys and fobs, a car cover, factory accessories including the OEM umbrella, a clean Carfax, and a clean Arizona title.
This 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster is finished in red over a grey interior and features a removable factory hardtop. It is reportedly a longtime California car and is said to have remained under single-family ownership until earlier this year. Records and documents related to the car were reportedly destroyed in the Santa Rosa fires of 2017, which the car itself narrowly escaped. Power is supplied by a Solex-carbureted 1.9-liter inline-four paired with a 4-speed manual gearbox. Less than 75 miles have been added by the selling dealer during six months of ownership, and this 190SL is now being offered in Oakland with a clear California title.
This 1973 BMW 3.0CS was acquired by the seller out of Vermont in 2005 and subsequently received a cosmetic and mechanical restoration. Work included a repaint in blue and refreshing interior, as well as the installation of many new suspension, braking, electrical, and trim components. Korman Autoworks also rebuilt the 3.5-liter M30 inline-six and 5-speed manual transmission at a cost of nearly $19k as shown on included receipts. The engine features triple carburetors as well as a Schrick cam, aluminum flywheel, and Mallory distributor. A limited-slip differential was also installed along with a new clutch, alternator, fuel pump, and much more as detailed below. Less than 4k miles have been added since the work was completed, and this E9 is now being offered on the island of Maui with records and a clean Hawaii title in the seller’s name.
Last week we asked BaT readers to tell us about their favorite race liveries, and to no one’s surprise you all really delivered the goods, nominating a huge variety of beautifully and/or interestingly, provocatively, ridiculously painted racers from an equally wide array of eras, series, and formulas. No (non-downforce-generating) spoilers this time though, you’ll need to click through to see the $25 BaT Gear Store gift certificate-winning answer, all the honorable mentions (hint–there were quite a few animal-themed liveries), and of course a brand-new QotW.
This 1993 Honda Legend is a recent 25-year rule JDM import in what looks to be quite nice shape with a claimed equivalent of 48k miles. Sold here in North America as the Acura Legend, but never in this beautiful shade of factory purple or with fender mirrors, these cars were halo vehicles, along with the NSX, designed to show what Honda was capable of during what many enthusiasts now regard as the company’s Golden Era. As such, they’re built and engineered to a very high standard, and drive quite well even by modern standards–this one’s interesting JDM spec, colors, and nicely preserved cloth interior all make for a compelling example. Find it here on Craigslist in Greenville, South Carolina for $6,700.
This 1986 Citroen CX 25 Prestige (VIN VF7MANH0000NH5044) is quite an interesting and unusual car, especially here in the US, with its loooong wheelbase, limo-like rear seat accommodations, concave rear glass, and height-adjustable, smooth-riding oleopneumatic suspension. We appreciate that the seller has set the car’s height to the lowest setting for photos, which in combo with cool full-size moon caps, silver paint, and retro-futuristic styling, helps lend a real earthbound spaceship kind of vibe. The car looks unusually well preserved throughout, and is described by its seller as a period gray market import that remains mostly original despite federalization. Further claimed to be free of rust, the car is shown in the ad from underneath, and is reported to remain fully functional including suspension and A/C systems. The car is reportedly California BAR certified, and looks like an incredibly comfortable and stylish way to tour our big, beautiful state by freeways and backroads. Find it here on Craigslist in Sunnyvale, California for $7,450. Special thanks to BaT reader Harris M. for this submission.
This 1981 Peugeot 505 (VIN VF3BA4167BS308621) is an unusually clean looking turbodiesel 5-speed example in an attractive light blue on blue color combination. Mileage is given as a low and credible sounding 34,600, with the seller now describing the car as “close to new” in condition throughout. Mechanicals are reported to be sorted, and the ad also notes a functional power sunroof and power windows. Needs are said to be limited to inop (but apparently intact) A/C and a faulty factory stereo, though original, dry-rotted tires will need to be replaced as well–we get the feeling all three would be worthwhile fixes. Find it here on Craigslist in Sturbridge, Massachusetts for $12k.
A few of the comments that stood out to us yesterday:
“I’ve seen horror stories about a Dad with a terrible temper, but when I got my first ticket, my Dad looked at me and asked me if it looked good.
I was stunned, and then he wanted to go look at the burnout. Twin 40 foot long stripes in fresh pavement looked great to him. He said, next time, look for cops….dummy”
“I haven’t had a chance to read through all the comments yet, but I can give some context as to how unique to the automotive world the Galant VR-4 actually was. Those who know about the Galant VR-4, know that aside from a different valve cover and longer first gear, it had essentially the same drivetrain as the ’91 Eclipse/Talon/Laser Turbo AWD models. The same large connecting rod, 3bolt rear (but with 4 lug hubs) setup. What’s so unique about the Galant VR-4 is it was one of just a few four…”
“It was September 1969 my dad took me to La Habra Dodge… Sunday evening, he wanted to buy a Charger. As I roamed into the showroom floor, sitting there was a new 1970 Hemi Challenger R/T, Hemi Orange, 833 4-speed, Pistol Grip, Dana 60, 4.10 gears. MSRP $5,500. I ran out on the lot yelling “dad, dad… dad, come look at the new Challenger.” We made our way through the dealer lot pack full of Super Bees and Chargers, armed with 383 Magnums and 440 Six Pack engines, and as he opened the…”
“37 years is a long time to wait to scratch an itch. Not just any itch. The mother of all itches for I had been holding out for just the right Renault 5 Turbo since, well, since Snake Plissken Escaped from New York. This obsession all started in 1980 when Radio Shack offered this weird little Renault remote control car… the R5 Turbo. I was totally into sliding that little R/C car around my driveway and that led to drawings of the car in High School drafting class and a lifelong obsession with the box flared bizarreness that it is. I have seen 4 in the flesh, tried speaking this their owners to varying degrees of success and even attempted to create my own R5T when I built a mid-engine, RWD 1961 Austin Mini. Still, that itch persisted.
This 1972 DeTomaso Pantera is an early pre-L example finished in Fly Yellow over a black interior and receives power from a mid-mounted 5.8-liter Ford V8 backed by a 5-speed ZF transaxle. A refurbishment was performed under previous ownership between 1994-1995, which included overhauling the engine, refinishing the body, rebuilding the suspension, and more as outlined below. Modifications include a set of QA1 coilovers, Power Stop disc brakes, as well as upgraded cooling and air conditioning systems. The seller is a Pantera collector who has added approximately 4k miles during his four-year ownership, and a service performed this past summer included an oil change, tune-up, and refinishing the factory exhaust. This Pantera is now being offered with records, the factory tool kit, and a clean New Jersey title.
This 1948 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible is being offered by a dealer on behalf of its current owner of 20+ years, who purchased the vehicle from its previous owner of 10 years. One known repaint in the factory color has been performed, and power is provided by a 323ci straight-eight backed by a Fluid-Drive semi-automatic transmission. The car now shows 82,777 miles and is being sold with two service invoices from 1998, a written letter from the previous owner documenting known ownership history, and a clean California title.
This 2005 BMW 330Ci Convertible is finished in Sparkling Graphite Metallic over black leather and is equipped with the ZHP package, featuring increased engine output, suspension upgrades, and unique trim. The seller has owned this car for four years and states that it is one of 42 US-spec ZHP convertibles built in this color combination with a 6-speed manual transmission. It shows 138,700 miles, and power comes from a 3.0-liter M54 inline-six. Modifications include CSL-replica wheels, tinted fog lights, a front strut tower bar, and an Avin Avant 2 Android head unit with backup camera. This BMW is being offered at no reserve with partial records from the seller’s ownership, a clear Carfax, and a clean Pennsylvania title in the seller’s name.
This 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo is finished in Grand Prix White over a tan leather interior and powered by a turbocharged 3.3-liter flat-six mated to a later 5-speed G50 manual transaxle. The car was first sold at Taylor Classic Motors in Vallejo, California and was purchased as a BaT Exclusive in 2011 by its previous owner, who is a friend of the seller. It has reportedly been stored in a climate-controlled subterranean garage since and now shows approximately 85k miles. The gearbox was installed at 77k miles along with a new clutch and steering rack, while a recommissioning in August 2018 included a new battery and brake hoses, fuel and brake flushes, and an oil change. This 930 is offered with partial records and a clean California title in the seller’s name.
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