2000 BMW M5

While I’m sure I’m not alone on this, the E39 M5 remains, for me, the best of the breed. Slightly more aggressively styled than its processor, the E39 combined a V8 pushing nearly 400 hp with the refinement of the 5-series saloon. Though the E60 would get a more powerful V10, the aesthetics of that car (or any of the later M5s) has never grown on me. The E39 finds the sweet spot of power, driving dynamics, refinement, and styling that others struggle to match. Now a decade removed from their final production, prices on quality examples of the E39 have fallen into a territory approachable by a wide array of buyers seeking one of the best saloons to have been produced. This particular example, a meticulously maintained Imola Red M5 located in Connecticut should provide us with an excellent gauge of the current M5 market. It’s low mileage, very clean, and on auction with no reserve.

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Year: 2000
Model: M5
Engine: 4.9 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 25,000 mi
Price: No reserve auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2000 BMW M5 on eBay

BMW PPI ALREADY DONE. FULL SERVICE HISTORY. Unreal condition looks like it just came off the showroom floor. Zero paintwork anywhere. One of a kind Imola Red on Red/Black interior. Full leather option, literally everything is leather – only available on 2000 model year.

This car’s production date is 5/2000 which is good since they updated the piston rings (to reduce oil consumption) on all post March 2000 cars. Car had its 2500 miles service under original owner (can obtain from BMW if you would like, I saw it when I brought the car in for a PPI on their paperwork but the delear rep said they could not release that info) and then I have all service history from prior owner whom I purchased it from. I am technically the third owner but car has not been registered so may be able to just transfer title so that new owner will be the third (need to verify with DMV). I did not know this but all four rims were replaced by BMW which is a huge plus and why they are in the condition they are. Everyone at the service center loved the car so much that they only charged me for the oil and did the PPI for free. It is nice to find a dealer that does business the right way and I will definitely go back if I ever own another BMW.
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It’s rare that I come across a car with an interior that looks this clean. It appears as if every possible piece of dust has been removed. The paint looks equally good. This is a car that has been given a ton of attention by its owner, but has not had many miles put on it yet. He’s even included copies of service records in the auction listing. As of this time, bidding is up to $20,334. That’s reasonable territory for an E39 and for a low mileage example such as this one it’s even a bit low. It’ll be interesting to see what this car goes for, but at the moment it’s looking like a very good value.

-Rob

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series

For the discerning driver who can’t be bothered to own a car with only 481 hp available to obliterate his tires, Mercedes took the CLK63 AMG, a not slow car, and said, “More.” Alongside the extra tire-shredding power were upgrades to the suspension, differential, body, the brakes…well almost everything. What we then had was the Black Series: a grunting, snorting, tire squealing miscreant modeled after the Mercedes F1 safety-car. While Mercedes employed a healthy dose of carbon fiber in its reworking of the Black, overall weight savings were…none. Enabling the drivetrain of this beast to cope with its abundant power actually resulted in slight weight gains. But no matter, with over 500 hp the car is still plenty quick. Because Mercedes decided that American drivers don’t like a roof over their head, they chose only to import the CLK63 AMG Cabriolet to the States. Thus, the only way to get the Coupe was to buy the Black Series. Here we have a low mileage 2008 CLK63 AMG Black Series Coupe located in Illinois. And, lo and behold, it’s black!

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Year: 2008
Model: CLK63 AMG Black Series
Engine: 6.2 liter V8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 9,415 mi
Price: Buy It Now $76,800

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series on EBay

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK63 AMG Black Series
2008 Mercedes Benz CLK 63- BLACK SERIES / (Fully Serviced 06/19/2013)

GLOBAL LUXURY IMPORTS LLC is pleased to present this 2008 Mercedes Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series. This CLK 63 Black Series is finished in Black over Premium AMG Black Leather Interior. The factory equipment consists of: I pod Integration Kit. The CLK 63 AMG Black Series was previously the ” Safety Car” for Formula One Racing Performance and Handling come to you through a 6.3 litre V8 with 500 hp and 465 ln ft of torque, which goes through a 7 speed AMG Speed shift transmission, with manual mode as well. Acceleration 0-60mph: 4.1 seconds. The cabin is equipped with almost every luxury item available, AMG Premium Leather, Aluminum Carbon Fiber trim, 6 disc DD with Harmon Kardon Logic 7 surround sound, DVD based Navigation and so many other items the list is too long to list. This limited edition (350 total made for the US) Mercedes Benz is far from your average Mercedes.

The 19″” rims have 265-30 tires upfront, and 285-30’s on the rear. Composite Brake Rotors, Sport tuned Suspension , 3 transmission modes, bigger roll bars and higher spring rates on the suspension, all work in harmony to provide a firm ride but not harsh. The flared wheel arches (carbon fiber), ultra aggressive front and rear fascia, carbon fiber diffusers and carbon fiber rear wing give the ultra performance look that can not be missed. The heavily bolstered sport seats will keep you in place as you test the handling. 12.6 quarter mile times, 0-60 in 4.1 seconds, original MSRP of $138,750.00 all make this a real value especially with only 9415 miles.

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At $76,800 this car can be had at half of its original cost! And with under 10K miles on the clock, it’s barely broken in. What’s not to like?

-Rob

1985 Porsche 928S – REVISIT

The 1985 Porsche 928S we featured back in April failed to meet its reserve on its initial listing and has been relisted. This Reserve Auction originally was listed with a Buy It Now price of $23,500 and the relisting shows a reduced Buy It Now price of $18,500. For reference, this 928 was listed about a month ago and sold for $17,680. That car was slightly higher mileage than this one, so the new price listed here seems more inline with the current 928 market.

1985 Porsche 928S – REVISIT

The below post originally appeared on our site April 5, 2013:

It’s rather amazing that 36 years after its introduction, the Porsche 928 still looks fresh. In 1977, it must have appeared to have arrived from another planet. Integrated bumpers, a streamlined shape and potent V8 power were meant to take over where the 911 was about to leave off. Funny then, that the 911 has carried on almost twenty years after the last 928 rolled off the line. These grand tourers are beginning to creep up in value, but are still lagging a bit behind most 911s. Buy a really cheap one, though, and it could put you in the poor house. This 928S for sale near Philadelphia is a low mileage minter with the desirable 5-speed manual gearbox.

Year: 1985
Model: 928S
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 25,300
Price: $23,500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1985 Porsche 928S on eBay

You are bidding on a 2 owner 1985 Porsche 928S. This is a RARE 5-speed manual transmission,less than 500 units built this model year. Automatics dominated 1985 sales and are more available and much cheaper. Vehicle has 25,300 original miles. (This will change as I drive it when weather permits). Car comes with original purchase and service records, all owner’s manuals and key set and documentation service in the DC area. This is not the six thousand dollar 928 you hear about. (The wheels and tires alone would cost almost that much)!

Now what you SHOULD worry about……..in the last 2 months….NEW timing belt with NEW Pork tensioner system, NEW water pump. NEW rear coupler bushings (PIA to replace) flushed radiator and changed oil and filter. All other fluids clean and full (brakes, transaxle). Front and rear wheel bearings checked and adjusted as necessary. Breaks are great. ALL electronics and on board computers are working as they should. The back of my fuse/relay panel is all properly connected grey wires. The #42 fuse for the fuel pump is segregated. In other words the electronics are as they should be with NO jumpers or other homemade electronic configurations!!!

Front tires (Bridgestone Potenza) almost new 235s and the rear tires 285s are new. The wheels “real” Porsche Carrera III, 18”. The rear wheels were professionally refinished and LOOK NEW. The front wheels look great with a just a “smudge” on a spoke on the right front. If wheels and tires make a car…..consider this “made.” As you can see in the pictures the car really sits nice. I think the wheel/ tire combination is perfect. I have the stock wheels and almost new tires to go with the car at my asking price. I have a NEW Lizard short shifter ready to be installed. I will include with asking price.

What else….you can do a lot to a six thousand dollar 928 but it will cost you another 20 to make it as nice as this one. BODY/PAINT/INTERIOR all near period perfect. New Lloyd’s floor mats. It was cleaned up of any imperfections, scratches ,door dings, etc. before I bought it. The paint on this car looks great. Porsche Guards Red. A few repaired stone chips and 1 small size ding on exhaust cut out. (I don’t notice it) NO evidence of it ever being in an accident. Other than that I can honestly say this is a well cared for 25,000 mile interior. Interior is a 9 out of 10? OK so what are the cons? A few drips of oil from rear cam covers. Not enough to worry about. Nine dollar part and labor (I’m guessing 2-3hrs).

The rear hatch sounds like it’s working but isn’t. The professional 928 mechanic I use thinks we can adjust it. That being said…this car has been gone over and repaired by a “well known” 928 expert in the Mid Atlantic/North East region. He’s a good guy and if you’re really in the game I think we can get him to speak with you. The service manuals are a 9 set binder. I have a condensed version that is one manual but I have the 6 CD Jim Morehouse manual. Please call with any questions. With the above exceptions, EVERYTHING WORKS! This is a great ride. 610-368-3673. Good luck bidding. I may end auction early for a local sale or trade.

The last 928 we featured was a 1983 model and was listed at $22,500. It had similar mileage but didn’t have the later 5.0 liter engine that this car does. It seems that extremely low mileage 928s from the mid 1980s are reaching into the low $20,000 range, but if you look hard enough, there are still examples out there that can be had in the $15,000 to $18,000 range. The 5-speeds seem to bring a little bit more cash, since they are more rare and tend to be favored by more hardcore enthusiasts. Reach any lower than $15,000, though, and it could be a gamble.

-Paul

1973 Porsche 911E Autocross/Track

Another 1973 911E? Yes, another 1973 911E. My previous post was a beautifully restored Yellow 911E that was almost completely original. For this post, I’ve swung the pendulum entirely in the other direction with this autocross prepped Porsche 911 located back in my native state of Georgia. While this car began its life as a 1973 911E, that is of little consequence with regard to its current state, other than the body design. The engine is a lightly modified 3.2 liter flat-6 from a 1987 Carrera, which has been mated to a 5-speed manual from the 911SC. Along with a variety of body panel replacements, the interior has been fully gutted, leaving only the essentials. I’m a big fan of light cars so a build like this that placed a particular emphasis on lightness has great appeal to me. That lightness does, of course, come with a price because as the seller notes, while the car can be street driven, this is not a car for the street.

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Year: 1973
Model: 911E
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 100,000 mi
Price: Reserve auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1973 Porsche 911E Autocross/Track Car on EBay

I built this car for Porsche Club Autocross competition and an occasional track event. Nothing exotic, just a light car with a bullet-proof engine. It weighs 1988 lbs and has approximately 225 horsepower. I spent a great deal of time removing extra weight from the car. As Colin Chapman once said: “Simplify, then add lightness”. The engine is from a 1987 Carrera. It was carefully rebuilt with just light modifications, to keep it tractable and reliable. It starts easily and runs cleanly to redline. If you like to spend all day fiddling and adjusting to keep things running, this is not your car. I started with a solid sunroof coupe and welded the sunroof shut. The rear fenders were replaced with steel SC flares. Both bumpers and the Ducktail are fiberglass from GT Racing. The hood was custom fabricated from Kevlar and fiberglass. The Fuchs 7″ and 8″ wheels were polished, but are a bit scarred now. I am proud to say that the project was a success. Since 2000, I have won countless autocross trophies at local, regional and national events. Why am I selling? Well, I have two college-age kids, I’m getting past my ‘go fast’ days and I have another 911 that I got married in. What does it need? Tires and gas.

Pretty, light and fast – What else do you want?

3.2 Carrera Engine – approximately 225 hp
Carrera Brakes
Autothority Mass Air-Flow Sensor
Recent Windshield
Autothority Performance Chip
Plexiglass Side and Rear Windows
Sport Engine Mounts
Recaro SPG driver’s seat
Supertrap low restriction mufflers
Momo passenger seat
SSI Stainless Exhaust Headers
Das-Sport roll bar
Carrera oil cooler with fan
H4 Headlights
911 SC Transmission
Turbo Tie Rods
High Performance Clutch Disc
SS Brake Lines
Fuchs 7″ and 8″ Wheels
Fuel Safe 12 Gal Fuel Cell
New dash cover
Bilstein Sport Shocks
Rubber hood tie downs
Kevlar/fiberglass Hood
RS door pulls
GT Racing RS Fiberglass Front Bumper
MOMO steering wheel
GT Racing RS Fiberglass Rear Bumper
Lowered and corner balanced
GT Racing Fiberglass Ducktail
Recent CV Joints
21mm Front Sway Bar
Lightweight Door Panels
19mm Rear Sway Bar

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For me, part of the appeal of driving a car like this comes from reaping the fruits of your labor. Having a project come together and result in a fast, fun-to-drive car, provides a great deal of satisfaction as reward for hours of hard work. But not everyone has the time, patience, or even desire to undertake such a project. In that case, a prepped car such as this one presents an interesting opportunity. I’ll be honest here, I don’t know what it would cost to do this build from scratch. At this time, bidding on the car is at $20,100 with the reserve yet to be met. That doesn’t seem egregious, but as stated, the reserve is still on.

-Rob

1973 Porsche 911E (Restored)

Dave Aase was a long-time supplier of vintage Porsche parts for restorations. He passed away in 2011 and what you are looking at is the restoration of his car. In 1973 the 911E featured a 2.3 liter engine with mechanical fuel injection and this car has had its original engine converted from E spec to S spec. Otherwise, this is about as close to ‘new’ as is possible with a restored vehicle, having only recently had its restoration completed.

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Year: 1973
Model: 911E
Engine: 2.3 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 64 mi since restoration
Price: Reserve Auction (Buy It Now: $135,000)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1973 Porsche 911E on eBay

Before asking questions please navigate our Flicker album (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74469867@N03/sets/72157633956251122/) that contains a multitude of pictures of the 911 E.

Make your own sunshine!

This 1973 Porsche 911E Sunroof Coupe is fresh from a full rotisserie restoration. The car is numbers matching (9113201244 / 6231951 engine) and was well equipped with S trim, stabilizer bars tinted glass and a power sunroof. This car was Dave Aase’s personal 911, own a part of history.

Originally Sepia Brown, the “E” has been restored in glorious light yellow paint, Daves favorite color. The paint is immaculate and the color and shine really shows off the perfect panel gaps and precise fit and finish. This car has been completely stripped and no sign of the original brown finish or rust can be found anywhere. All rubber seals, gaskets, stainless trim and moldings have been replaced with new or refinished. Even the windshield is new. The wheels are professionaly refinished and we installed 5 new Dunlop tires. There is a new gas tank installed also.

Looking underneath, the underbody has been restored to new condition both in appearance and function. This was a very solid car to begin with and now that it is completed it is ready to drive up your favorite twisty road or win blue ribbons at concours events. The front swaybar was upgraded.

The interior has been completely restored by Porsche specialists, Autos International in Southern California using only the best materials. Seats, carpet, headliner…all new! Even the trunk is like new and contains the original tool kit with the original fuse packet.

The original engine was completely rebuilt to “S” spec using new pistons/cylinders, connecting rods, camshafts, etc. The original Mechanical Fuel Injection has been retained and is in great working condition. The stacks and Throttle bodies were professionally rebuilt, including boring out to S specs including new linkages, plating and bushings. The heat exchangers are SSI stainless steel heat exchangers are NOS. No corners have been cut anywhere.

The car comes complete with the original owners manual, manual wallet, certificate of authenticity from Porsche and service binder. It has been aligned and is ready to go!

WE ARE HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS, BUT PLEASE take the time to look at the photos found on our Flickr site.

Thank you,

Ron Thomas

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The car looks beautiful and very well restored. At this time, the bidding is a little above $66,000 with the reserve still on. Given that the Buy It Now price is $135,000, we can probably assume that this one is no where near meeting the reserve. That’s a lot of money. I’ve seen standard 911s of this vintage listed at half of this price, but that’s obviously a bit beside the point for someone interested in a fully restored, low mileage collector. This isn’t a driver’s car, but it’s certainly a piece of Porsche history.

-Rob

Shark Week: 1985 BMW M635CSi

It seems that sharks are everywhere these days!  We’ve shown a couple M6s in recent weeks, this one differing slightly from the others in that it’s a little older, it’s not red, and it’s the European model. A friend of mine in Atlanta owned one of these in black. It was a stunning car and perhaps that’s what immediately drew me to this particular listing. This 635CSi, located in Pittsburgh, remains almost completely original, and while it isn’t a low mileage example, it should still be capable of providing plenty of motoring enjoyment. As this is a relisting, anyone who might have missed out on this car during its first auction now has another shot.

Year: 1985
Model: M635CSi
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 134,300 mi
Price: Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 BMW M635CSi on eBay

Car is being re listed due to non-payment by winner of first auction. Please do not bid on the car if you do not plan on buying it, thanks.

For sale by owner, very rare 1985 BMW M635csi. European Model car. 130,000 mi. Black on black. Very good condition. Has been in storage for several months. Completely original car except for upgraded stereo. I still have original BMW radio. Original black paint and black original leather interior. Manual transmission. Brakes (rotars) need to be replaced can be driven short distance to check mechanicals. No rust , previously a Southern car garaged all winters while here in Pittsburgh, has never seen snow. Car has no dents or dings. Original paint is almost perfect. Under carriage is clean and rust free. I am the third owner, and have had the car almost nine years. The second owner had it for just a few months.
Here is a quick video walk-around of the car I did last week:
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For a car with more than 130,000 miles on the clock, the interior and exterior look to be in very good condition and to have been maintained quite well. If the mechanicals have received care that is equally meticulous then this car should have plenty of life left in it.  Given the seller’s note that the car is in need of some brake work, I’d think a price a little below $15,000 would be pretty agreeable and present an opportunity to own a fantastic car!

-Rob

1986 Porsche Carrera

Please join me in giving a warm welcome to our newest contributor at German Cars For Sale Blog, Rob Simkins.

-Paul

This is a fitting car to serve as my first post here at GCFSB as my father owned the predecessor to this Carrera series, the 911SC, which served as my introduction to the marque. The 3.2 Carreras brought about the revival of the Carrera name, along with an increase in displacement, up from the 3.0 liter engines of the SC, and modest improvements to the drivetrain and braking systems. Perhaps most importantly, they retained classic 911 styling. For any buyer looking for pre-964 styling, the 3.2 Carreras serve as the most refined examples available.

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Year: 1986
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 108,338 mi
Price: $22,500

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera on Hemmings Motor News

This 1986 Porsche Carrera Coupe is in Iris Blue Metallic with Blue. Iris Blue, code 33P, a unique and desirable color. The car last changed hands in 2005 in Washington State. This car can best be described as a entry level mid year 3.2 Carrera that can be enjoyed and improved upon.

The car starts, runs and drives very nice with plenty of power, good suspension, reactive brakes and handling. Good clutch and sycnros in all gears. The paint has a nice luster and the color is consistant. Gaps are good and the doors shut correctly as does the hood and deck lid.

Interior shows well. Unmodified other than an updated stereo face plate. Stock speaker grills. Crack free dash. Headliner is good. Decent carpets and bright gages. A nonsmokers car. Matching Kuhmo tires all around, recently replaced. A/C blows but not cold. Carfax is posted, minor incident in 2006 on the driver’s side front fender.

Owners manual and jack (no tools or compressor) will be presented to the new owner. This is a nice opportunity to own a driver quality 3.2 Carrera in a unique color with a reasonable price point.

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This particular 1986 Carrera looks beautiful in its Iris Blue paint with the standard contrasting black wheels. Both the paint and the interior appear to be in very good condition. Perhaps most importantly for some buyers, the car is more or less original. With a little over 100K miles, $22,500 seems a good price for a car that will likely provide many more years of enjoyable motoring. It was always a treat going for a ride in my Dad’s SC, and I know he regretted the day he had to sell it. Were I in the market for a similar car, though with a few improvements, something like this ’86 3.2 Carrera would likely serve as an admirable replacement.

-Rob