Archive for the ‘Found For Sale’ Category
Saturday, July 25th, 2009
This Alfa Romeo 164 S is available on eBay and is a very clean largely stock example. At TME, we have always like these cars, and this one is unusually well-preserved. As is the case with practical cars that were once expensive but are now affordable (like old M5′s, M3′s, 500E’s etc.), most examples have an unfortunate combination of intergalactic mileage, deterioration with age, and deferred maintenance. This one has low mileage, no tasteless modifications, and has obviously been loved, which makes it quite a unique find.
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009
This Jaguar C-Type Replica by Proteus is available on eBay. The asking price is $99,000, or about the same as very nicely restored Series I E-Type. Certainly this car is a more exciting and higher performing alternative to the E-Type. Proteus are highly regarded for their high quality recreations, and indeed this car impresses with its aluminum body, and Jaguar mechanicals, including 3.8 liter XK engine with triple Weber carburetors. It is based on a Mk. II and has a 5-speed gearbox, as well as disc brakes, as late C-Types would have employed.
Sunday, June 21st, 2009
This 1985 BMW M535i is available on eBay and is an extremely clean example of this desirable Europe only model. This model is rare in the United States, is in excellent shape, and is perfectly set up. The car has a number of unique European features, including M535i M-Technik body kit, and high compression European engine, shadowline trim, European headlamps, and rear sunshade. The car also has a number of tasteful modifications including the “throwing star” wheels from an E34 M5 (certainly one of our favorite wheels for this car), E34 M5 brakes, M5 clutch/flywheel, performance intake (appears to be a TCD item), and performance exhaust.
Thursday, June 11th, 2009
This 1984 Porsche 911 Coupe is available on Pelican Parts for $36,500/offers and is about as aggressive a build as one would want and still drive on the street. The car has been upgraded from top to bottom using the highest quality parts, while the combination of intense diet (over 500 pounds worth or 20%) and increased power from the 3.4 liter twin-plug engine mean that the car is sure to be an absolute riot to drive.
Friday, June 5th, 2009
This 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV is available from Good Stuff Auto in Santa Rosa, CA for $17,500. It is a tidy and attractive car that the seller importantly notes is free of rust. It looks nice with yellow inner lamps and 5-spoke Cromadora wheels, though it could stand to be lowered. The car has a nice stock appearance and appears to be a perfect example to use and enjoy regularly, perhaps even as a periodic daily driver if the car works as nicely as the seller reports.
Sunday, May 31st, 2009
This 1974 Jaguar E-Type V12 Roadster is available on Ebay and has a documented 6.5 liter 470hp V12 engine, and a host of other mechanical upgrades, all wrapped in a deceptive stock appearing package. The other upgrades include 5-speed gearbox, full suspension upgrades, and brake upgrades, to create what must be a completely different animal from the standard 12-cylinder E-Type, which has a decidedly grand touring bent to it. The Buy-it-now is just shy of $50,000, which is a terrific bargain considering the work, development, and money that has gone into this car.