This 1963 Porsche 356B 1600S Coupe is a European example that was brought to the US in 1967 and was moved to storage after crankshaft failure in 1972. The previous owner purchased it in 1989 and refurbished it in its original colors. Power is from a 1,700cc flat-four built using the original case and heads paired with a 4-speed manual transaxle.
This 1963 Lancia Flaminia Sport 3C Zagato was ordered new by Anatoly Arutunoff from US Lancia importer Max Hoffman in 1963 and was campaigned in period by Arutunoff in the 1963 Targa Florio, 1963 500 km Spa, and 1963 1000 km of the Nürburgring, and more. Power is from a 2.5-liter V6 paired with a 4-speed manual transaxle.
This 1955 Chrysler C-300 remained with the original owner until 1968 and was acquired by the current owner in 1998 from his parents. Finished in Tango Red over a natural leather interior, the car is powered by a 331ci FirePower Hemi V8 that was rebuilt in 2008 and is backed by a 2-speed PowerFlite automatic transmission.
This 1991 Ferrari 348 TS is a targa model finished in red over tan leather and powered by a 3.4L DOHC V8 paired with a 5-speed manual transaxle. A 2018 service included a new water pump, belts, clutch, cam seals, idlers, gaskets, hoses, and filters. The car is offered with 14 years of records dating back, recent receipts, and a clean Carfax.
This 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220S was sold new in Mexico and modified by a previous owner in 2000 for use in the Rally Maya Mexico and La Carrera Panamericana, where it competed in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Power is from 3.6-liter DOHC inline-six equipped with three Weber carburetors and paired with a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission.
This 1994 BMW 850CSi is #134 of 225 examples produced for the US market and is finished in black over black leather. Power is provided by a 5.6-liter S70 V12 paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, and the car is described as unmodified by the seller. A new clutch was recently installed, and the odometer shows approximately 74k miles.
This 1978 Aston Martin AM V8 was sold new in the United Arab Emirates and relocated to London in 1986. The current owner purchased the car in 2003 and moved it to Vancouver. Power is from a 5.3-liter twin-cam V8 paired with a Tremec 5-speed manual gearbox. The car wears a repaint in Kentucky Blue over a refurbished Magnolia and Navy interior.
This 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is finished in paint-to-sample black over a black full-leather interior. The 3.8L flat-six was factory rated for 450 horsepower and is mated to 6-speed manual transaxle. In 2010, Newport Beach Cars in California delivered this custom-ordered 997 to Porsche collector Dick Moran of Orange County, California.
This 1968 Jaguar XKE Roadster is finished in Dark Blue over a matching leather interior. It is reportedly a longtime Arizona car prior to the selling dealer’s acquisition in 2015. Notable recent work includes a repaint in the factory color, as well as a new convertible top. It is now being offered a JHT certificate and a clear Utah title.
This 1997 Acura NSX-T is finished in Berlina Black over tan leather and was purchased by the seller in 2003. Powered by a 3.2L VTEC V6 paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, the car now shows 61k miles and has been modified with 18″ SSR wheels, a TaiTec exhaust, suspension upgrades, and many components from Science of Speed.
This 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider was recently restored in dark blue over a new burgundy leather interior and features a rebuilt correct-type DOHC inline-four cylinder engine with displacement increased to 1400cc. Manufactured on June 26th 1956, the car was then delivered to Hoffman Motor Car in New York.
This 1976 Ford Bronco Ranger is powered by a 302ci V8 mated to a column-shifted 3-speed manual transmission and a 2-speed transfer case. Finished in Solar Yellow with a black removable hard top and black interior, this example was previously owned by actor John Krasinski and reportedly underwent refurbishment under 900 miles ago.
This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible reportedly remained with the original owner until 1986 and was restored in the early 1990s before being used as a show car. The seller acquired the car in 2006 and has since added 6k miles. The original 427ci L71 V8 features Tri-Power induction and is backed by a 4-speed manual transmission.
This 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230SL was sold new in Massachusetts in 1967 and subsequently received a restoration in 2008. Finished in Dark Green over Cognac MB-Tex, this W113 now shows 94k miles and is powered by a 2.3L inline-six mated to a 4-speed manual. Recent work is said to include an oil change, idle adjustment, and overall inspection.
This C4S has 80,800 miles and features a TPC-supercharged 3.6L H6 paired to a 6-speed transaxle. The seller purchased the car from its original owner a year ago, and has added a 993 Turbo S rear wing, front intakes, Rennline pedals, BBS wheels, and more. Service records from new accompany the sale, along with the turbo-twist wheels.
This 1991 Ferrari Testarossa is a Canadian-delivery example that shows just 5k kilometers (~3,100 miles) and was imported to the US three years ago. Finished in Silver over red leather, this example is equipped with a 4.9L flat-12 mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Service records from the past 12 years cover an engine-out belt service in 2015.
This 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is one of 1,837 coupes sold in the US and is finished in Iridium Silver over two-tone Porcelain and Black Designo leather. Power is from a 6.2-liter V8 paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transaxle. The odometer displays just over 32k miles, of which the seller has added about 7,500.
This 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo shows just 6,560 miles and was purchased new by an airline pilot, who kept a logbook of every outing until the car was moved to storage in 2006. The car was stored until 2016, when the seller bought it. Power is from the numbers-matching turbocharged 3.3-liter flat-six paired with the original 4-speed manual transaxle.
This Esprit was purchased new by the seller. It is claimed to be one of 119 cars produced worldwide for the model year, and now shows 26,147 miles. Power comes from a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V8 mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Per the seller, maintenance has been completed at Lotus-specialists RS Motorsports in New Jersey since new.
This 1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith features aluminum bodywork by James Young and is powered by a 4.3L inline-six backed by a 4-speed manual gearbox. The car was acquired in 1971 by a collector and stored until his passing in 2018. It has since been returned to running condition with new gaskets, fluids, and more.
This 356A Coupe was purchased by its current owner during 1988 while he was in college. Just 5k miles were added over the past 30 years, and the odometer now shows 90,600 miles. Power comes from a non-original 1600cc flat-four paired with a 4-speed transaxle, and the current owner states that an ~$8k service was completed in spring 2018.
This 1971 Porsche 911T was purchased by the seller in 2011 and has benefitted from a through refurbishment that included a top end rebuild of the previously installed 2.7-liter 911S engine, a rebuild of the 5-speed manual transaxle, overhauls of the Webers, brakes, and suspension, and a repaint in Signal Orange. S bumpers and trim were also added.
This 1963 Chevrolet Corvette convertible is a fuel-injected example featuring a numbers-matching L84 327ci V8 paired with a 4-speed manual, and was acquired from its previous owner of 45 years. Recent service included a rebuild of the Rochester fuel injection unit, new radiator, fuel pump, and updates to the brake and suspension components.
This 1964 Porsche 356C coupe has been in the same family since 1966 and is finished in Ruby Red over a black interior. It was originally purchased by a US Navy lieutenant who imported it to America in January 1964. In July 1966, the seller’s parents purchased the car for $2,750, and it has been with the family in the San Diego area ever since.
This Supra is finished in black over black and represents the final year that the 4th-generation model was offered in the US. The car was purchased for the seller’s wife from Fox Toyota in Clinton, TN in August 1998 with 1,696 miles of its 68k miles. Power comes from a twin-turbo 3.0L 2JZ-GTE inline-six paired with a 6-speed transmission.
This 1971 Jaguar XKE 2+2 is a Series III example finished in light blue over dark blue that remained with its original owner for 42 years and underwent a restoration between 2001 and 2003. Power is from the original 5.3-liter V12 paired with a 4-speed manual transmission which was installed by the seller in 2017 in place of the factory automatic.
This 1970 Datsun 240Z was modified by a previous owner and purchased in the mid-1980s by the seller, who completed a 15-year refurbishment in 2017. Finished in Light Grey Metallic over a black vinyl interior, the car is powered by a rebuilt 2.4-liter inline-six paired with a 4-speed manual transmission and 3.71:1 R200 differential.
Happy mid-week everyone. This Wednesday’s new QotW asks what’s the best looking car of the 1960’s? Perhaps the best decade ever for automotive design, the 60’s offered an embarrassment of riches when it came to beautiful cars, many of which remain sources of inspiration for stylists half a century later. You’ve got a deep well to draw from this round, so let’s see some lesser-known production models and concepts too.
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This 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 (VIN WP0AA29952S622230) is described by its seller as “the first and only 996 Safari and my daily driver for the past six months.” Modifications sound fairly mild, the ad noting only a two-inch lift and Cooper mud and snow tires on 17″ Boxster wheels. Power comes from a 320 horse 3.6 liter water-cooled flat-six replaced under warranty due to IMS failure of the original motor, the ad further claiming no crash history as well as books and records. Paint finish (not a wrap) is a satin version of OEM Porsche Olive Green, and the roof basket is reportedly an OEM item–the spare, PIAA lamps and pioneer tools are not. Overall it’s quite an interesting build for one of Porsche’s most unfairly overlooked chassis, and according to the seller it “drives and handles like a stock 996 on the road, but unbelievably fun once you hit dirt or gravel.” Find it here on eBay in Tulsa, Oklahoma with no reserve. Special thanks to BaT reader Kim G. for this submission.
This 1932 Ford roaster is a Street Rodder magazine Top 100 winner and a fantastic looking late 1950’s style build with seemingly all the right pieces, including a built and balanced six-carb 331ci hemi. Dazzling ’56 Ford Peacock Blue paint covers a Brookville reproduction steel body, and the boxed ASC frame rails use a 1932 Ford K-member and Model A front and rear crossmember to locate the engine and suspension. With Buick finned drums up front, an F100 steering box and a quick-change rear end, the car is a study on the best traditional builds from the second decade of Postwar hot rodding, and we wouldn’t change a thing here but the odometer reading and tread depths. Find it here on eBay in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania with reserve not met.
We just discussed the $200,000 BaT challenge with Zac Mosley and Michael Prichinello of Classic Car Club Manhattan and Mike Spinelli of The Drive! Check out the video below and let us know what you think.
“A race car is to me, like a son. When you think that the son represents the continuity of ourselves, you bring him to school, the day he succeeds in his studies, he’s top of the class, you’re proud of your son. It is what a maker accomplishes by transforming a shapeless matter of forgings into a living mechanism, into a harmony of sounds.” So begins Enzo Ferrari’s narration of this 1984 interview, recorded in Modena four years before the great man’s death.
It’s an atmospheric film, il Commendatore posted up in a dark room, trademark sunglasses obscuring his eyes from the camera, locked into a static closeup, seemingly in hopes of penetrating those deep black Persols for some greater insight. Fortunately there’s no need, as Ferrari is uncharacteristically open, offering considered, thoughtful words on his firm’s involvement with motorsport, race and road car manufacturing, engineering, and the rapidly changing dynamics of business during his final active decade. Interview scenes are interspersed with hypnotic, moody footage from the tracks, foundries and factories of Modena, with lots of music from high-bred V6s, V8s, and V12s thrown in for good measure.
A few of the comments that stood out to us yesterday:
“One mid-80s summer my dad bought a new rear engine riding lawn mower. As a 12-year-old gearhead, a plan naturally developed. After dad left for work the next day I started stripping his old mower of anything unnecessary. Mower deck gone, seat dropped to the frame. I rode my Schwinn Stingray to a Wheel Horse dealer in town and swapped out the large transmission pully for a smaller one and a belt. By afternoon I had something, but it wasn’t fast. That is, until I tied a shoe string from…”
“Welllllll, if Truth be told: The ‘B was my daily from the time I bought it in the fall of ’80 to around ’85. Daily. In NoDak and then Washington. Thank you Mr. Chilton. Thank you Mr. Haynes. In NoDak when it got super cold I’d put a tender on it because some days I’d have to crank it a bit….but then she’d start.
More Truth: it has always started and never left me stranded. To date.
Last Truth: This was a fun time of my life. Thanks for letting me share the memories….Peace….”
“I consider myself very fortunate to have met Toly twice and also saw this particular car once when he had it at Laguna Seca in 2008.
We were wandering around the paddock and caught Toly wrenching on the car before the race. I walked up, introduced myself as a fan boy and we took a picture together. Of course, that then turned into like 25 minutes of story telling about this car.
Second time we met was about 2 or 3 years ago. Toly was in Los Angeles for a few book signings for “Steering with…”
“This BAT community is a very nice bunch of folks that share a deep, mutual love of wonderful automobiles of all vintages and makes.
The support, appreciation and affection shared with Waggoner5 for his work and for this old Jeep sure was heartwarming.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday season with your families and loved ones.”
This 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe was purchased by the original owner at Sonnen Porsche in San Rafael, California, and remained in the area following the current owner’s 2009 purchase from Michael Stead Porsche in Walnut Creek. The car is finished in Ocean Blue Metallic over a full leather Savannah Beige interior, and power is from a 3.4L flat-six paired with a 6-speed manual transaxle. The IMS, RMS, clutch, and front suspension components were replaced in 2013, and an oil service, California emissions inspection, and the installation of four new tires were conducted in preparation for sale. This 996 shows 96k miles, and is offered by a friend of the current owner at no reserve with a clean Carfax, receipts back to 2009, factory tools and owners books, and a clear California title in the current owner’s name.
This 1997 BMW M3 coupe is finished in Arctic Silver Metallic over light grey leather and has 162k miles. The car has been registered in the San Francisco Bay Area from new, and work during the seller’s ownership included the installation of new Bilstein shocks/struts and suspension bushings. Power comes from a 3.2L S52 inline-six paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. This E36 M3 is now being offered at no reserve with service records, a clean Carfax, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.
This 1999 Mazda MX-5 was acquired by a customer of the seller’s shop nine years ago and has since been modified with a billet stroker kit, Flyin’ Miata turbocharger setup, fuel delivery and exhaust upgrades, blended fiberglass fender flares, AFCO coilovers, 3-piece CCW wheels, and more. This Miata shows 128k miles and is offered by the seller on behalf of its current owner with records from 2010, a 2013 dyno sheet, a Carfax report, and a clear Kansas title in the owner’s name.
This 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo was purchased new from Sonnen Porsche in Mill Valley, California and shows just over 21,500 miles. The car is finished in Seal Gray Metallic over black full supple leather, and factory options include heated seats, 18″ sport techno wheels with colored crests, as well as an aluminum/leather shifter and handbrake giving this Porsche an MSRP totaling $123,615. The twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter flat-six powers all four wheels through a 6-speed manual transaxle, and recent maintenance included a visual inspection, installing a new battery, as well as changing the engine oil and filter. This 996 Turbo is now offered by the selling dealer in Texas with a the original owner’s manual, two keys, recent PPI and DME reports, and a clean Nevada title.
This 1955 Chrysler C-300 was purchased new from Mason Chrysler-Plymouth in Royal Oak, Michigan by a Mr. Charles Hannigan and remained in his possession until 1968. It was subsequently acquired by the current owner’s parents, and ultimately by the current owner in 1998. Finished in Tango Red over a natural leather interior, the car is powered by a 331ci FirePower Hemi V8 that was rebuilt in 2008 and is backed by a 2-speed PowerFlite automatic transmission. The only noted modification is a dual exhaust system added when the engine was rebuilt, and the car retains factory instrumentation, radio, and wheel covers. Documentation back to the original purchase includes mail from the original owner regarding service and care for the car. This C-300 is now offered by the selling dealer on behalf of the current owner with a clean Michigan title.
This 1993 BMW 525 TDS was purchased new just outside of Paris, reportedly stayed with its first owner in Brittany until 2016, and was imported from France to the US by the seller in July 2018. The car is finished in Brocade Red Metallic over a tan cloth interior and powered by a 2.5L M51 turbodiesel inline-six paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. A December 2017 service included a new battery and rear brakes, ECU repair, oil change, and more. This E34 shows just over 113k kilometers (~70k miles) and is offered with two sets of keys, books and manuals, French license plates, a copy of its previous French registration, import documents, and a clean Florida title in the seller’s name.
This 1984 Chevrolet K10 is a 4×4 pickup which is powered by a 305ci V8 paired with a 3-speed automatic and dual-range transfer case. The truck is finished in beige over a cloth interior and features chromed 15″ wheels, a brush bar with extra lights, an aftermarket rear bumper, and a Callen bed topper. It has reportedly been owned by three friends in succession from new until its recent acquisition by the selling dealer. This square-body K10 is offered with partial records and a clean California title.
This 2009 Maserati GranTurismo S is finished in Nero Carbonio Metallic over black leather and shows 30,850 miles. Power comes from a 4.7-liter V8 paired with a ZF 6-speed automatic transmission. Modifications include a 2013 MC Stradale front bumper, 2010+ ‘S’ sideskirts, an aftermarket trunk lip spoiler, 2012+ Sport steering wheel, and MC Stradale carbon fiber paddle shifters. The seller purchased this GranTurismo S approximately nine months ago, and has added new tires, color-matched door handles, and gloss black window trim. This Maserati is now offered with recent service records, factory books, a Carfax report, and a clean New Jersey title in the seller’s name.
This Dodge Li’l Red Express is one of 5,118 built for the 1979 model year at the Chrysler Warren plant in Detroit. The seller purchased the truck in 2013 from his brother-in-law, who had owned it for the previous 20 years. Subsequent modifications included installation of a 360ci Magnum V8 crate engine from ATK, an Edelbrock carburetor and dual-plane intake manifold, Summit Racing headers, Painless wiring, custom seats, replacement instruments, a modern sound system, and more. This D-series pickup is offered with a carpet kit, window sticker, partial records, recent dyno sheet, spare parts, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.
This 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder is finished in Nero Serapis over a Bianco Polar leather interior and equipped with a naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter DOHC V10 sending power to all four wheels through a 6-speed E-gear automated manual gearbox. Factory equipment includes a front suspension lift system, rearview camera, navigation, rear spoiler, tinted tail lights, and more. New tires were fitted approximately 7k miles ago, and service during the seller’s 18 months with the car included fitment of a new E-gear actuator and A/C compressor in late summer 2018. This Gallardo Spyder shows just over 27k miles and is offered with recent receipts, a clean Carfax report, and a clear Texas title.
This 1979 Triumph Spitfire is finished in white over a black and gray interior and powered by 1,500cc inline-four paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. The car was recently acquired by the selling dealer from a previous owner, with whom it had reportedly stayed since 1984. Subsequent work included a repaint, a fresh soft top and upholstery, a replacement fuel pump and front brakes, and more. This Spitfire is offered at no reserve with receipts dating to 1991 and a clean Arizona title.
This 1967 MGB GT is finished in red over black and powered by an 1,800cc inline-four paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. Modifications include a 2017 repaint in red, a rear shock conversion, and a Weber carburetor. The seller has driven the car approximately 2,000 miles over the last year and has reportedly traced ownership history in Ontario back to the 1970s. Notable maintenance is said to have consisted of new suspension bushings, tune-ups, a valve adjustment, and more. This GT is offered with an extra set of wire wheels, original bumpers, partial records, and clean Ontario registration in the seller’s name.
This 1993 Land Rover Defender 90 is a right-hand drive example that was recently imported to the US from the UK. Power comes from a 2.5-liter turbodiesel inline-four linked to all four wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission and 2-speed transfer case. A color change to white was carried out approximately five years ago, while more recent work reportedly included a replacement timing belt and all-terrain tires. This D90 show 164k miles and is offered with customs documents and a clean Virginia title in the name of the seller’s company.
This 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce was purchased in 1992 by the seller, who performed a refurbishment and modified it for street and track use. The car has reportedly been used exclusively for the track since 2005, participating in approximately three vintage events annually. Power is from a 1,750cc inline-four installed in 2015 and paired with a 5-speed close-ratio manual transmission and a GTA 5.12:1 differential. Further modifications include a bolt-in roll bar, Sparco seats, a fire suppression system, an Orion Engineering front anti-sway bar, Weber 45 DCOE carburetors, an aluminum radiator, and an 8-gallon fuel cell. A new racing clutch and stainless steel exhaust system were installed in the last two years. This Sprint is offered with Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing logbooks, partial records, spare powertrain components, and a clean Colorado title in the seller’s name.
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