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BaT Auction: 2001 Toyota 4Runner Limited at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 2001 Toyota 4Runner Limited at No Reserve

This 2001 Toyota 4Runner Limited is finished in grey over tan leather and powered by a 3.4-liter V6 paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission and 2-speed transfer case. The truck was acquired by the seller in September 2018, and subsequent maintenance included fitment of new tires and front brakes as well as an oil change. This 4Runner shows 89k miles and is offered at no reserve with an accident-free Carfax report, partial service records, and a clean Colorado title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1975 Honda CB360-T at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 1975 Honda CB360-T at No Reserve

This 1974 Honda CB360T was acquired by the selling dealer from the family of its original owner and shows just under 5K miles. The bike is powered by a 356cc parallel twin with a 6-speed transmission, and over the last 4 months it has been fitted with a new battery, new tires, new spark plugs, petcock, and fuel lines. Valve and cam chain adjustments were also carried out along with carburetor work, and approximately 50 miles have been added since the service. This CB360T is offered with an owner’s manual, tool kit, factory-supplied keys, and a clean Wisconsin title.

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BaT Auction: 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE

BaT Auction: 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE

This 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE reportedly spent the majority of its life in California before being moved to Texas by the previous owner. The car is finished in Moss Green over Bamboo MB-Tex and powered by a 2.8-liter inline-six paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission, the latter of which was fitted with a new shift linkage in October 2017. This W108 is offered with blue California license plates, an extra set of wheels, an owner’s manual, a factory tool kit, a handful of records, and a clean Texas title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 19k-Mile 2003 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 6-Speed

BaT Auction: 19k-Mile 2003 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 6-Speed

This 2003 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe was sold new in Minnesota, moved to Florida in 2008, and was purchased by the selling dealer as part of their private collection 2.5 years ago. The car is finished in Speed Yellow over black leather, and power comes from a 3.6L flat-six paired with a 6-speed manual transaxle. The engine has been fitted with an LN Engineering IMS Retrofit kit, and factory options include supple black leather, power/heated front seats, yellow seat belts, xenon headlamps, 18″ alloy wheels with colored center caps, a HiFi sound system, and stainless steel exhaust pipes. Now showing just over 19k miles, this 996.2 is now offered by the selling dealer in Hickory, North Carolina with its window sticker, factory books, a clear Carfax, and a clean Florida title.

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BaT Auction: 1970 Chevrolet C30 Longhorn 4-Speed

BaT Auction: 1970 Chevrolet C30 Longhorn 4-Speed

This 1970 Chevrolet C30 Longhorn features a factory 6″ wheelbase extension for use with a slide-in Camper, and was reportedly sold new in Connecticut. The truck was the original owner’s daily driver through his retirement, at which point it was reportedly put in storage in his garage for more than twenty years. The second owner refurbished the truck, including fitting a new engine, dual-exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers, clutch, flywheel, starter, and reupholstered leather bench seat. The truck is powered by a replacement GM Goodwrench 350ci V8 backed by a 4-speed manual transmission, and is finished in orange over a black interior. Since acquiring the truck in 2018, the selling dealer has performed a mechanical inspection, repainted the tailgate and bed interior, and converted the truck to power brakes. This C30 is now offered by the selling dealer with a clean Pennsylvania title.

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BaT Auction: 1981 Mercedes-Benz 240D at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 1981 Mercedes-Benz 240D at No Reserve

This 1981 Mercedes-Benz 240D was reportedly purchased new in Portland, Oregon and remained with the original owner for many years. Finished in Silver Blue Metallic over a blue MB-Tex interior, the car is powered by a 2.4-liter diesel inline-four paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission. The seller recently acquired this W123 at an auction and commissioned a cosmetic and mechanical refresh. Work included a repaint, as well as new brake pads, a coolant flush, new glow plugs, replacement of the instrument cluster lights, and more as outlined below. This W123 is now being offered at no reserve with a clean Arizona title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 13k-Mile 2014 Porsche Cayman 6-Speed

BaT Auction: 13k-Mile 2014 Porsche Cayman 6-Speed

This 2014 Porsche Cayman was sold new in Maryland and stayed on the East Coast until moving to Colorado with the seller in June 2018. The car is finished in Agate Grey over black leather, and power comes from a 2.7L flat-six paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. Factory options include the Infotainment Package, xenon headlights with PDLS, 19″ wheels, heated seats, and the Convenience Package.  Now showing just under 13k miles, this 981 is offered with recent service records, a transferable CPO warranty, a Carfax report, and a clean Colorado title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: Porsche 16×7″ and 9″ Fuchs Wheels at No Reserve

BaT Auction: Porsche 16×7″ and 9″ Fuchs Wheels at No Reserve

These 16″ Fuchs wheels measure 7″ and 9″ in width and were removed from the seller’s 1988 Porsche 911 M491. The forged aluminum wheels feature black centers and anodized lips. They are equipped with Bridgestone tires, valve stems, and wheel weights. Part numbers, size stampings, and Fuchs emblems are shown in the gallery. This set of for 16″ Fuchs wheels is now being offered at no reserve in Malibu, California.

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BaT Auction: 1987 GMC Sierra Stepside 4×4 4-Speed at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 1987 GMC Sierra Stepside 4×4 4-Speed at No Reserve

This 1987 GMC Sierra stepside 4×4 is powered by a 350ci crate engine which is mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox and a 2-speed transfer case. The truck was recently acquired by the selling dealer from the previous owner of 20 years, who commissioned a repaint in red with graphics as well as the installation of a 6″ suspension lift, 15″ wheels with 36″ Super Swamper tires, upgraded audio, and more. Servicing conducted approximately 30 miles ago included changing the engine oil, as well as repairing the heater and some exhaust components. This Sierra is now offered at no reserve with a clean Florida title.

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BaT Auction: 1953 Chris-Craft 17′ Rocket Runabout

BaT Auction: 1953 Chris-Craft 17′ Rocket Runabout

This 1953 Chris-Craft Rocket is a 17′ runabout that was sold new in Massachusetts, where it reportedly remained through the seller’s acquisition in 2012. The boat retains its original 95-horsepower, inboard-mounted Chris-Craft K-series straight-six, and maintenance performed personally by the seller has included a carburetor rebuild as well as fitment of a new fuel tank, belts, hoses, and prop. This Chris-Craft is offered with an equipment record, a tandem-axle trailer, and transferable Connecticut registration.

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BaT Auction: 1981 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Turbo

BaT Auction: 1981 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Turbo

This 1981 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Turbo wagon is powered by a replacement 3.0L turbodiesel inline-five backed by a 4-speed automatic transmission. Additional features include a sunroof, chrome roof rails, third-row seating, Bundt wheels, and an aftermarket stereo. The seller acquired the car six years ago and commissioned a respray in Astral Silver, refreshed the black MB-Tex interior, serviced the power steering and air conditioning systems, and fitted a new windshield.  Service in December 2018 included an oil/filter change, air filter, self-leveling rear suspension adjustment, installation of a new antenna, and inspection. This W123 wagon is offered with partial service records, a clean Carfax report, and a clear Texas title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

BaT Auction: 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

This 2012 Cadillac CTS-V wagon is equipped with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 sending 556 horsepower through a 6-speed automatic transmission and has been in California from new. The car is finished in Black Raven over Ebony leather and optioned with Recaro heated/ventilated seats, an Ultraview sunroof, 19″ Satin Graphite wheels, Midnight Sapele wood accents, yellow brake calipers, and suede steering wheel/shifter trim. Modifications consist of an Airaid cold air intake along with a removable black coating on the roof rack and rear trim. This CTS-V shows 30k miles after five years with its second owner and is offered with partial records, a window sticker, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1961 Lancia Appia Pininfarina Coupe

BaT Auction: 1961 Lancia Appia Pininfarina Coupe

This 1961 Lancia Appia Coupe is one of 785 Series 3 examples designed by Pininfarina and assembled by Carrozzeria Viotti. It was reportedly first registered in Savona, Italy in May 1961 and refurbishment by a previous owner is said to have been completed in 2006. The car is now finished in Celeste Ardenza with an ivory roof over a grey and blue interior. Power is from a 1.1-liter V4 paired with a 4-speed manual transmission, and service in the last year included a brake system refurbishment along with a new water pump, new piston rings, and gaskets. This Appia was acquired by the selling dealer in 2018 and is now being offered in Perugia, Italy with recent service records and Italian registration.

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Not a 323 GTX: 1988 Nissan Sunny GTi

Not a 323 GTX: 1988 Nissan Sunny GTi

This 1988 Nissan Sunny GTi looks very similar to the Mazda 323 GTX at first glance, but where that rally-bred AWD homologation special was sold here in the US (albeit in small numbers), this Golf and 206 GTI-competing hot hatch was primarily marketed in Europe. The car looks to remain in nice shape, with the seller and claimed-second owner noting a recent repaint and all new OEM-style exterior decals. Performance was strong for the day, thanks to a 140 hp twin-cam, 16-valve CA18DE four driving the front wheels through a 5-speed manual gearbox, and the interior in this one still looks quite good, including heavily bolstered factory sports seats and a 7000 rpm-redlined tach. Weight should be just a bit over a ton, even with (claimed fully functional) power steering, windows, central locking and A/C, and mileage is given as 102k km, or just over 63,000 miles. Find it here on eBay near Braga, Portugal for $7,500 USD OBO. Special thanks to BaT reader Archy M. for this submission.

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BaT Auction: 1959 Studebaker Lark VI

BaT Auction: 1959 Studebaker Lark VI

This 1959 Studebaker Lark VI is finished in white and powered by a 170ci inline-six mated to a 3-speed manual transmission. The seller has driven the car approximately 500 miles since taking ownership in June 2018, and recent service included installation of new ignition components as well as partial wiring replacement. This Studebaker is offered with a service manual, period literature, and a clean Texas title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1996 Mercedes-Benz S600

BaT Auction: 1996 Mercedes-Benz S600

This 1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 is finished in Midnight Blue over a grey leather interior and powered by a 6.0-liter M120 V12 paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission. The car was acquired by the selling dealer from its third owner last month, and a Pennsylvania inspection was passed in January 2019. This W140 shows 78k miles and is offered with over 200 photos, a stamped maintenance book, factory literature, a clean Carfax report containing 48 service entries from Mercedes-Benz service centers, and a clean Pennsylvania title.

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Off the Radar & Worth a Visit: Marconi Collection in SoCal

Off the Radar & Worth a Visit: Marconi Collection in SoCal

Located in a sleepy, unassuming industrial park, the Marconi Automotive Museum is one of Southern California’s lesser-known public collections. While nowhere near the immersive, day-long experience a visit to the Petersen can be, a trip to the Tustin, Orange County Marconi is still very much worth your time, and won’t leave you utterly exhausted when it’s time to leave.

Chances are you’ll have the place largely to yourself for the ~120 minutes or so it takes to really soak in its ~75 vehicles, perhaps aside from the occasional staffer casually washing a 1950 ex-Mille Miglia Ferrari 195S, or shuffling a Cizeta V16T around, the whirring, turbine-like sound of its fabulously complex engine echoing through the warehouse-like space.

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BaT Auction: 1954 Chevrolet Pickup

BaT Auction: 1954 Chevrolet Pickup

This 1954 Chevrolet 3100 is a half-ton pickup that is said to have been in central Virginia since new and was reportedly acquired by the seller from the grandson of its original owner in summer 2018. The truck is powered by a 235ci inline-six mated to a “three on the tree” manual gearbox. A 2012 refurbishment reportedly consisted of a repaint in Transport Blue, interior refreshment, an engine rebuild, fitment of a new exhaust and tires, and more. This 3100 is offered with a replacement dash and a clean Virginia title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1986 BMW 528e 5-Speed

BaT Auction: 1986 BMW 528e 5-Speed

This 1986 BMW 528e was a European delivery example that remained with the original owner in Southern California until 2016, and was acquired by the selling dealer in December of 2018. The car is finished in Alpine White over Llama leather, and power comes from a 2.7L M20B27 inline-six paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. A timing belt and water pump service was performed in late 2017, and ignition components were replaced at that time. The fuel pump and brake pads were done prior to the seller’s purchase. More recent work included replacement of the driveshaft, suspension components, and engine oil, as well as the installation of 14″ bottlecap wheels and newer Falken tires. This E28 is offered by the selling dealer in Colorado with a clean Carfax, service records back to purchase, the removed original wheels, California blue plates, and a clean California title.

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BaT Auction: 13k-Mile 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 4×4 at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 13k-Mile 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 4×4 at No Reserve

This 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 4×4 was driven sparingly by its late original owner in New Jersey and shows less than 12,750 miles. The truck is powered by a 5.3L V8 paired with an automatic transmission and optioned with the Z71 package, 4-wheel-drive, painted running boards, power/memory heated leather front seats, and more. Modifications include 2015 Silverado wheels and tires, a chrome grille guard, plastic rain guards, and a bedrail liner. This Silverado was acquired at auction in May 2016 and is offered by the selling dealer in Mooresville, North Carolina at no reserve with its stock wheels and tires, a Carfax report, and a clean Pennsylvania title.

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