Well, if you’re a fan of Mercedes-Benz models, you’ll like this update of Hammertime. An overwhelming majority of what we saw sell in the past two weeks has been from the three-pointed star. Notable standouts were the well bought 190E 2.6 and high-mile 560SL, but probably the best performance deal has to be the sub-$12,000 C55 AMG. On the high end of the scale, we saw the outrageous Mosselman Twin Turbo 300CE AMG sell for its $26,500 asking price – a tidy profit considering it traded for less than half that in April. An E38 and E28, along with a crazy V10 TDi Touagreg and a super cheap Audi Cabriolet round out this update. Which was the best buy?
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1985 BMW 528e – $5,795
1997 Audi Cabriolet – $2,125
2007 Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDi – $10,331
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 – $2,900
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 – $3,383
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300CE AMG Mosselman Twin Turbo – $26,500
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL – $4,000
2005 Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG – $11,800
1993 BMW 740iL – $6,450
A new update to Hammertime sees a few shockers. There was the $35,000 that the 1979 Porsche 928 cleared at auction, but everyone has been calling for the sharks to increase. More surprising was the 1981 Scirocco, hammering for an outstanding $17,100 and what may be a new model high for an original example on these shores. Speaking of setting high water marks, how about the $17,500 for the unbelievable 1985 BMW 745i? Which one surprised you?
1979 Porsche 928 – $35,000
2002 BMW M3 – $11,000
1981 Volkswagen Scirocco – $17,100
1983 Volkswagen Quantum – $2,501
1993 Audi Coupe 16V – $1,337
1985 BMW 745i – $17,500
We’ve got some serious muscle power and fan favorites added to the Hammertime value guide. Surprising numbers were reached for the 1991 Audi 200 20V quattro at $7,500 – a bit higher than expected, but still a very reasonable price, and $15,600 for the Phoenix Yellow 2002 M3 6-speed – a lot of car for the money. Andrew’s 300d sold right where he expected at $47,400, and despite some potential needs, the 740i M-Sport Paul wrote up hammered just below $12,000. Then there were the AMGs – the big money went to the 300CE 3.4 AMG at $47,000, but the W201 in need of much work surprised with $11,000 worth of bids. With an Estate and a Rabbit L to add to the mix, it was an interesting update. Which was the one which surprised (or didn’t!) you? As usual, the original posts are linked below.
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1991 Audi 200 20V quattro – $7,500
1978 Volkswagen Rabbit L – $4,750
2002 BMW M3 – $15,600
1960 Mercedes-Benz 300d Adenauer – $47,400
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Estate – $9,750
2001 BMW 740i M-Sport – $11,999
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300CE AMG 3.4 Widebody – $47,000
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E AMG 6.0 – $11,099
Today we get a VAG-specific update to our Hammertime resource guide. Prices for this quartet were a bit all over the place; there was a pretty exceptional value in the clean and (according to the buyer) accurately depicted Jetta GLi 16V for under $4,000. The B6 S4 Avant in fetching Imola Yellow traded about where we’d expect in the low teens. While a great value for a race car, the A1 GTi pulled a pretty strong number at $7,250. But the really impressive bidding was the $20,400 that the low mile B5 RS4 replica pulled; the most I’ve seen on a sedan in quite some time. As before, the links below are hyperlinked to the articles.
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1992 Volkswagen Jetta GLi 16V – $3,789
2004 Audi S4 Avant – $13,888
2000 Audi S4/RS4 – $20,400
1984 Volkswagen GTi Race Car – $7,250
We’ve got a few more additions to the Hammertime resource guide this week. A few are question marks – there was a surprising $10,000 sale of the 1988 Audi 90 quattro, for example, but it remains to be seen if that car will reappear if the bid was a fake. Also listed as sold but were re-listed shortly after the end of the auction were the super low mile Euro-spec ’91 M5 at $35,000 and the 1996 Volkswagen Passat TDi that reached $4,600. We’ll keep an eye out to see if these cars actually sell the second time around, as the M5 has been listed with a Buy It Now for just under what the bidding reached.
There were some other surprises, though. The ’89 944 Turbo sold for just over $12,000 in spite of the 283,000 miles, and on the other end of the spectrum I was really shocked to see the ’78 Dasher Wagon reach $5,600. That’s really strong money for a B1, which typically are ignored by the entire market. Also drawing solid money were the S54 M Coupe and ’89 560SEC, while someone thought the 5-speed E32 was worth $1,200. As always, the listings are hyperlinked to our articles.
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1986 944 Turbo – $5,500
2002 BMW M Coupe – $38,000
1988 Audi 90 quattro – $10,000
1988 BMW 735i 5-speed project – $1,200
1989 Porsche 944 Turbo – $12,199
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC – $13,800
1978 Volkswagen Dasher Wagon – $5,600