2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4²

2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4²

The Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4² is one of the craziest creations to not only come from Mercedes-Benz but the car world in general. I would have liked to have been in the meeting at the Mercedes-Benz offices in Stuttgart when they mocked up the 4×4². But perhaps it would be even more crazy to have been in those same offices when they decided to build these things and sell them to the general public.  The already unique G-Wagen had its ground clearance increased by nearly 8 inches and front track widened by more than 10 inches thanks to the wonders of portal axles. This of course was all to make room for 22-inch rims wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion ATR 325/55R22 tires that look like they belong touring the country at Monster Trucks shows rather than cruising down the street in your local (extremely wealthy) town. Now that these squared machines are starting to show up at a dealers like this one for sale in Florida, I had to dig a little deeper to check one out.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4² on eBay

Year: 2007
Model: G550 4×4²
Engine: 4.0 liter V8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 48 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

Fort Lauderdale Collection is proud to present this ALL NEW 2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4 Squared . The G-Class rises to new heights.

The G550 4×4 Squared is based on the 6-wheeled AMG G63 6×6 (minus one axle). Using an all-wheel drive system that includes portal axles and a newly developed variable chassis, this Mercedes-Benz has off-road prowess like none before it. Combine that with a new 4.0 liter biturbo V8 (416 hp, 450 lb-ft of torque), throw in some unique styling cues and top it off with world-class luxury and technology features and you have the recipe for the ultimate luxury 4×4.

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

I suppose I could have put this in Carter’s “What We’re Watching” post since there isn’t a lot of time left in this auction, but I like Carrera Targas too much and this one is pretty nice looking. Plus, the reserve on the auction is unmet so there may still be more options to get it even if this auction ends in a couple days. Regardless, here we have a Slate Grey Metallic 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa, located in Oregon, with Linen leather interior and 66,756 miles on it. As I’ve said, Slate Grey always is one of those colors that I feel like I should say is boring – I mean, it’s grey and grey is by definition dull – but it isn’t boring. It’s beautiful in a stormy way and I think it looks really good here contrasted with the Linen interior. I can’t imagine Linen is easy to keep clean in an open-top 911, but when clean it looks pretty great. Covering the lines of this final year 3.2 Carrera Targa we end up with an attractive overall package and the end of the classic 911 line.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa on eBay

Year: 1989
Model: 911 Carrera Targa
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 66,756 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

SUPER RARE 911 CARRERA TARGA
★★★ WITH ONLY 66,756 ACTUAL MILES ★★★
AND DOCUMENTED WITH SERVICE HISTORY SINCE DAY ONE

“1’FAMILY OWNED”
1989 PORSCHE 911 3.2 CARRERA TARGA SPORTS CAR
Powered With a 3.2 Liter Flat-Six Bosch Motronic Fuel Injection Air-Cooled Engine
With 200 HP And Mated With a Getrag G-50 Hydraulic Operation Manual Transmission

⭐ STANDARD EQUIPMENT INCLUDES ⭐
Sport Steering Wheel With Elevated Hub
Power Windows & Locks
Cruise Control
High Output Air Conditioner
Climate Control Air & Heat
Automatic Speed Control
Remote Controlled Outside Rear View Mirrors W/Electric Defrosted
Factory BLAUPUNKT AM/FM Radio/Cassette player
Two 6 x 9 Door Original Speakers And Rear 6 x 9 Speakers
Electric Rear Window Defogger Two Stage
Deep Cut Pile Carpeting
Original Porsche Logo Floor Mats
Leather Sport Dash
Transistorized Tachometer – Trip Mileage Odometer – Quartz Clock – Fuel Consumption Indicator
Front Reclining Sport Leather Seats & Rear Fold Up Seats
Powered Front Seats W/Lumbar Support
Manual 3 Point Front Seat Belts & Manual 2 Point Rear Seat Belts
Electric Windshield Wipers With Intermittent Wipe Cycle,
High Intensity Windscreen Washer
Asymmetric/Halogen Headlamps
Front Fog Lamps
Higher Amperage Battery
Locking (Limited Slip) Differential
Oil Cooer With Fan
Sport Shock Absorbers And Stabilizers
Removable Targa Top
Radial Ply Tires
Rack And Pinion Steering
Transistorized Breaker-less Ignition
Four-Wheel Independent Torsion Bars Suspension With Stabilizer Bars
Front And Rear Four-wheel Vented Disc Brakes Power Assisted
Has The Original And Factory 16” FUCHS Porsche Wheels
With Front 205/55R16 HANKOOK VENTUS S1 NOBLE 2 Tires And 225/50R16 KUMHO ECSTA RSX Rear Tires
Original Spare Tire And Red Wheel

EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRED COLOR COMBINATION!

Conda Green 1970 Porsche 911E Coupe

Conda Green 1970 Porsche 911E Coupe

Here we have another lovely rare-colored 911 that we so seldom come across. Truth be told, I strongly would have considered featuring this 911E even if its color was more common because it is such a nice overall example of these early Porsches. That it does wear such a rare color simply adds to the mystique and the allure. This is a Conda Green 1970 Porsche 911E Coupe, located in California, with black interior. The engine has been rebuilt and hasn’t covered too many miles since that work, but overall this 911 has seen plenty of miles (168K) and surely provided its owners immense joy over those years. To find such an interesting example that also has been well used in its life always makes us smile.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Conda Green 1970 Porsche 911E Coupe on eBay

Year: 1970
Model: 911E
Engine: 2.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 168,800 mi
Price: $134,990 Buy It Now

1-Family Owned for 27-Years
SoCal Porsche from New
Rare and Great Original Color

VIN#
ENG# 6201084 (911/01)
TRN# 7105413
Numbers Matching
800 Miles on recent Top End Engine Rebuild
34,000 Miles on Full Engine Rebuild
68,800 Miles on Odometer (168,800 on chassis)
Conda Green (26) on Black Leatherette (11)
5-Speed Manual Transmission (901)
Clean and Clear California title
Straight and Dry Chassis
3-SoCal Owners from New
Original Sales Window Sticker and Maintenance Book
Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
Early S Registry and R Gruppe Member Owned

This 911E was built in December of 1969 and sold new by Estes Zipper Porsche/Audi of Beverly Hills, California on February 18th, 1970. The first owner was a well-recognized music composer of film and radio scores. He kept the car until he passed away in 1989 after sadly loosing his battle with cancer.

Ending Soon: What We’re Watching

Ending Soon: What We’re Watching

Last week’s What We’re Watching post seemed to be a hit, so I’ve lined up another group of auctions. This time, they’re all affordable no reserve classics (or soon to be?). Care to wager on what each will sell at? Let’s start with a 5-speed Euro Porsche 928.

Click for Details: 1981 Porsche 928

It’s far from perfect, but here’s a 1981 Porsche 928 5-speed in Euro trim. The BBS wheels might look more at home on an early E39 540i, the paint is tired and the engine hasn’t run in some time (and what the heck is up with that shifter surround???) but hey, at time of writing the whole package can you yours for $3,000. Certainly it’s worth at least that in parts?

Click for Details: 1960 Volkswagen Bus

I said “affordable”, right? Well, with VIN tags of 23 Window Sambas selling for upwards of $11,000, this no reserve auction on a lovely restored ’60 seems like a deal. The color combination and condition are spot on, and it will be interesting to see where it ends.

Click for Details: 1993 BMW 740iL

Back to great values, and this 1993 BMW 740iL seems ready to please. It’s got lower mileage, the great E32 shape, a nice color combination and very good overall condition. Usually the big money has been reserved for the follow-up E38, so I think someone will get a great deal on this very nice ’93.

Click for Details: 1988 BMW M5

There’s been a lot of speculation on the 80s BMW M market, so seeing a no reserve auction on an M5 is both rare and offers us the chance to litmus test the market. Usually the cars that come up in no reserve format aren’t the nicest ones out there, but this one generally looks great.…

1985 Mercedes-Benz 280E

1985 Mercedes-Benz 280E

The W123 is a classic car you can use on a daily basis. Produced between 1976 and 1985, these mid-sized executive sedans set industry leading standards for safety, passenger comfort and reliability during that time. In fact, the W123 was so rugged that Mercedes took it rallying, scoring a surprise win in the notoriously grueling, 30,000 mile, transcontinental London-Sydney Marathon. The W123’s iconic silhouette remains a common sight on today’s roads – no wonder, since they last forever – and when you see one, there’s no mistaking it for anything other than a classic Mercedes. From 1981 onwards you could only buy the W123 as a diesel in America. These cars would get you where you wanted to go, but not very quickly. Which makes this final year, European import gasoline powered car a tempting option.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1985 Mercedes-Benz 280E on eBay

2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI

2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI

The W211 E320 CDI has quickly become one of the most desirable cars Mercedes-Benz has produced in the last 15 years or so. These are being dubbed as the modern replacement for all the Mercedes diesel lovers who have had enough of working on their W123 or W126 chassis and want modern technology like active seats, Xenon headlights and things like oh, you know, working air conditioning. What these cars boil down to is an inline-6 turbo diesel engine that doesn’t need DEF and will return you a consistent 35 mpg (or more) with any major issues. It’s paired up to the stout 722.6 gearbox like everything else from this era and is a transmission that is well worth owning. Unfortunately, these CDIs were only available in America for the model years 2005 and 2006 before moving to a V6 Bluetec in 2007 and beyond. Now over 10 years later we know we’ve seen the last of diesel engines that are easy enough to service at home and return great performance, values have remained strong compared to the gas models from the same years. So when this 2005 popped up for sale in New York, I thought I’d take a closer look.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI on eBay

Year: 2005
Model: E320 CDI
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 210,056 mi
Price: $7,500 Buy It Now

Our 2005 Mercedes Benz E320 CDI diesel – flint gray over cubanite. One owner from new – religiously maintained with an open checkbook primarily at Mercedes Benz and a private MB diesel technician. Recent Michelin tires and full suspension refresh with four wheel alignment. Everything including water pump, thermostat, fuel filter, glow plugs, transmission and differential fluid flush, SBC pump done. Over $20k in receipts from MB.

1972 Porsche 911T Coupe

1972 Porsche 911T Coupe

We’ve featured quite a few modified 911s that have been backdated. Given the general disdain many feel for the federally-mandated impact bumpers it’s unsurprising that quite a few also would choose to marry the more modern mechanical equipment of a later 911 with the early long-hood style. Singer perhaps has made the most of this transformation offering bespoke 964-based 911s that can reach a half-million dollar price when all is said and done. Much more rare is the build that does the reverse. So I figured why not feature one of those specimens?

This 911 originally began life as a 1972 911T, but it’s been given a new life through steel fender flares from the 930, a lovely shade of light blue paint somewhat reminiscent of Gulf Blue, and that later front, here as a short-hood with RS bumpers. The appearance certainly is more aggressive than any 911T, but it’s that change from long to short hood that seems most interesting. The look is subtly different from that of a modified later 911 and it is in those details that I think the more interesting facets might lie.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1972 Porsche 911T Coupe on eBay

Year: 1972
Model: 911T
Engine: 2.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 7,079 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

Luxury Motorcars is very excited to be offering this extra special 1972 Porsche 911 for sale, this car has been tastefully modified from original to give it a more aggressive look and feel. The body has steel 930 fender flares in both the front and rear, a short hood conversion with RS style bumpers, louvered engine cover, and custom paint with 2 piece BBS wheels. The engine is a 2.0L deep rib block with 2.4 cylinders and 2.7 cylinder heads. It runs an upgraded cooling system supplied by Elephant Racing.

1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 manual

1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 manual

I’m a purist at heart. I like older cars that have survived into the present while remaining practically bone stock and unmodified. But I also realize that there are many different ways to love and appreciate cars, and the stance scene – with its lowered ride heights, deep dish rims and negative camber –  is just another of them. So even though I don’t quite understand it, or find it all that appealing, I respect the craft, and the obsession that goes into creating these cars. This modified 190E caught my eye on the Benzworld classified forum. It’s riding low, but not too low, and while the wheels really don’t quite fit, they are at least very handsome. And with an “Avantgarde” interior taken from a European spec car, the inside on this one’s a bit of a treat too.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 on Benzworld

1992 BMW 316i Touring

1992 BMW 316i Touring

The US-market never received the touring (wagon) version of the E30 3-series. But these cars are now old enough to import under the 25 year rule, which means you can find a steady trickle of these popping up on eBay for sale over here, and various accounts of enthusiasts’ attempts to bring them over. And no wonder: the E30 estate is a handsome and utilitarian looking car, practical and quite stylish.

The E30 was offered in Europe with a wider range of engines than we received here, so there a variety of different longroof options to choose from.  There were two four cylinder models (a 1.6 liter and a 1.8 liter), two six cylinder models (a 2.0 liter and 2.5 liter, with the latter also being available in “iX,” all wheel drive spec), and a 2.4 liter naturally aspirated diesel inline six. This particular car is a 316i, the entry level model. While the car is currently located in Germany, it’s being advertised on US eBay to tempt American E30 fans with a taste for forbidden fruit.

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1982 Volkswagen Scirocco

1982 Volkswagen Scirocco

Yesterday’s 1985 Scirocco was a well modded driver. But if you wanted to win a preservation class – or, just liked the original configuration the car came in – it wasn’t for you. Today’s car answers those critics with a very clean first-year model of the second generation design. Though the shape of the new Scirocco was modern for the time, underneath the specification changed little from the outgoing model. It was still a Mk.1 underneath, with a 1.7 liter, 74 horsepower inline-4 providing adequate motivation to the 2,000 lb. coupe. Where the original Giugiaro design had held lovely nuance, the Karmann-penned follow-up borrowed heavily from the Asso di Picche design (ironically, also from Giugiaro) meaning it was all angles, everywhere. But it pulled it off reasonably well, and the second generation was quite popular, selling about a quarter million units in total. There were rolling changes throughout the years as more power, bigger spoilers and wheels, and even a more traditional second wiper appeared. But in terms of purity, the simple design shows through well despite the clunky U.S. spec bumpers on the early models like this 1982:

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1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

I think this 911 has been for sale for a while. I could be wrong, but I know this dealer has had a decent number of very-low mileage 3.2 Carreras and I’m assuming this one is part of that group. So why feature it now? Because it’s 4:30 am and I can’t sleep. I’m looking at cars and this one piqued my curiosity, to a degree clearly more than usual, and now I’m writing about it. The asking price, the mileage, and of course the interior. I love a red leather interior, a point that perhaps comes into focus during insomnia-fueled car trawling. It is in such moments of clarity that greatness can be achieved. Ok, so that’s probably a stretch, but I am realizing that I do like this 911. The interior isn’t for the fainthearted – the CoA is hard to read, but the color actually is Lipstick Red – and on a Cabriolet it stands out even more. There’s nowhere to hide, but that’s the idea.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet on eBay

Year: 1988
Model: 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 19,330 mi
Price: $77,800 Buy It Now

1988 Porsche 911 Cabriolet
We have just added to our extensive exotic car inventory a beautiful 1988 Porsche 911 Cabriolet in Black with Lipstick Red special leather interior and only 19,300 miles. This 911 is equipped with: 5 speed manual transmission, full power left seat and four way power passenger seat, limited slip differential, steering wheel with raised hub, Blaupunkt Reno radio, 16″ forged light alloy wheels, automatic heating control, power operated top, cruise control, spoilers front and rear, alarm system, luggage compartment in black velour, complete books, extra keys, certificate of authenticity, tool kit and jack.

1988 Audi 80 quattro

1988 Audi 80 quattro

The Audi 80 quattro was a great replacement for the 4000 quattro in many ways. And, in many ways, it was a complete let down. It was more quiet with better interior materials and better technology. It also had more power with the 2.3 liter inline-5, but additional sound deadening and more technology all meant more weight, so the new 80 quattro felt slower than the 4000 had. That technology meant it wasn’t quite as “cool” as the 4000 had been, either – you could only lock one differential thanks to a new center Torsen unit, and then at 15 m.p.h. the rear diff would unlock electronically. BOOOO, Audi, BOOOO! How am I supposed to channel Hannu Mikkola if your electronic nannies are undoing my sick slide?

Did it matter that the second generation of quattro was probably better in most conditions for the majority of drivers? Not really. It didn’t matter that fundamentally the 80 was a better car, either. The 80 had three strikes against it before it even went on sale here. First was the price; at around $24,000 out the door with a few options, it was considerably more expensive than even the expensive 4000 quattro had been. Second was that it was no longer top fiddle; the 90 quattro was the upscale model, meaning that if you wanted body-color bumpers, for example, you needed to pony up even more for the “nicer” model. Heck the 4000 had body-color bumpers in 1985 for less money. What was Audi thinking? And to top it off, there was the whole 60 minutes fiasco.

Those factors combined to doom the B3 here, no matter how good it was. In 1988, with the release of a fresh model, Audi barely managed to outsell the antiquated 4000 quattro. The 80 and 90 quattro combined to sell just 94 more examples than the 1987 4000CS quattro had (3,023 v.…

1985 Volkswagen Scirocco

1985 Volkswagen Scirocco

Like the Rabbit Pickup from a few days ago, today’s Scirocco won’t win you a trophy in preservation-class at your local Euro show. But will it draw attention? Absolutely. The Scirocco 2 may not have been the landmark design the original Giugiaro-designed first generation was, nor was it as pretty, arguably. It was interesting that Volkswagen chose to farm the design to Karmann rather than pay for Italdesign’s follow up, because that resulted in the Scirocco’s competition. The Isuzu Piazza (Impulse) took the Italian’s lines to a new level with cleaner execution, cool wheels that looked ready for a auto show, plus you got the automotive equivalent of Thor’s hammer to impress your friends with trim levels like the “Turbo RS” and “Handling by Lotus”. Show up at a party in a Impulse Turbo while one of your friends drove a Scirocco, and you’d go home with the girl and Simple Minds playing in the background.

Okay, maybe it wasn’t that easy. And honestly even if the Scirocco was a little underpowered and had clunky bumpers and poor headlight execution here, it still was a compelling choice. This car fixes some of the second generation’s problems, too – Euro bumpers and headlights slim it down, the removal of the rear spoiler tidies up the design a surprising amount, and under the hood lies more motivation in a trusty ABA 2.0:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1985 Volkswagen Scirocco on eBay

1988 Porsche 930 Slantnose Coupe

1988 Porsche 930 Slantnose Coupe

A couple weeks ago I featured a 930 Slantnose Cabriolet. It was a pretty nice looking example of these wild Turbos and I mentioned in that post the way in which those cars sort of epitomized our sense of ’80s excess. It’s a car that would have been right at home next to the white Testarossa on Miami Vice. Truthfully, the Slantnose is a little too excessive for me in Cabriolet form. Well, excessive might not be the right word, but basically the look doesn’t really wow me even if I do think they are kind of cool cars.

The coupe seems way cooler. As a kid a Slantnose Coupe definitely would have qualified as a poster car. They’re over the top in all the right ways and while they depart significantly from the basics of the 911 design, they aren’t really a departure from Porsche design. Porsche racers long have featured massive wings and sloping fronts, foregoing beauty for functionality and aggression. The 930 Slantnose Coupe provides a showcase of that in road-going form. Here we have a really attractive example from late in 930 production and in a rare color combination of Nougat Brown Metallic over Mahogany leather.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 Porsche 930 Slantnose Coupe on eBay

Year: 1988
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 51,852 mi
Price: $154,995 Buy It Now

Ferrari of Houston & Ferrari of The Woodlands present this special factory 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Flat Nose with only 51,842 miles. Traded by a repeat client and recently serviced by our friends at Motorwerks Houston.

Production Completion Date for this original Porsche Factory 505 code “Flachbau” Flat Nose of February 29, 1988.

Featured on the cover of Excellence magazine in June 1988.

Complete with original tool kit, books, stamped warranty/service book, correct and original vin stickers on each body panel leading us to believe that all paint is original as delivered from Stuttgart.

1966 Porsche 912

1966 Porsche 912

Slate Grey over Red: a color combination that forever will grab my attention and hold it. It is both elegant and exciting as the interior and exterior colors are juxtaposed with one another. It also looks particularly good on early Porsches, whether the 356 or on the 912 we see here. The chrome accents show well with the Slate Grey paint and the Red seating has enough contrasting elements surrounding it that it doesn’t overwhelm you. It’s a combination I simply do not grow tired of.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1966 Porsche 912 on eBay

Year: 1966
Model: 912
Engine: 1.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 17,793 mi
Price: Auction

The Porsche 912 is a sports car manufactured by Porsche of Germany between 1965 and 1969 as their entry-level model. A variant of the Type 911, one of the most famous and successful sports cars of all time, the 912 is a nimble-handling compact performance 2+2, delivering 90 SAE horsepower at 5800 rpm.[2] It is capable of up to 30 miles per US gallon (7.8 L/100 km; 36 mpg‑imp) fuel economy. This combination is possible because of a high-efficiency flat-4 petrol engine, low weight, and low drag. The Type 912 initially outsold the 911, boosting the manufacturer’s total production until success of the 911 was assured. THE CAR LOOKS GREAT DOES HAVE RE BUILT CARBURETOR AND INTERIOR WAS RESTORE TO RED LEATHER WITH SALDE EXTERIOR PAINT ,ITS ONLY BEEN OWNED BY ONE PERSON AS BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE , LOOKS GREAT DRIVE AWESOME ANY QUESTIONS 480 8942369

Strictly on appearance this 912 is fantastic. Both exterior and interior look in very good condition even if neither is the original paint or seating material. However, the history and originality of the car are less certain. We aren’t provided with any documentation to verify that these are this 912’s original colors and while the seller thinks this is a one-owner car, he isn’t sure.…