Introducing a New Feature – “Hammertime – The Sold Archives”!

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“The King is dead! Long live the King!”

It is with some sadness that I report on the death of one of our popular features, the “Week in Review”. Spearheaded by our editor Paul, the Week in Review was a great resource where we tracked the values of cars we had featured. Unfortunately, it was a serious time commitment from Paul, and it was hard to compare week to week or month to month what values were.

As a result, we’re happy to announce our new format for tracking values: Hammertime – The Sold Archives. Eagle-eyed viewers will note that the page went live yesterday and is linked next to the Self-Service Classifieds at the top of each page. This page will be continuously updated and allows for a better snapshot of values to compare. Please note we will only be posting cars that we feature and we are only providing this as a guide to compare values. We’ll do our best to accurately report the information as we find it but assume no liability in the accuracy of the information.

All of that said, please keep in mind we’re still doing this in our spare time; however, this should allow us to view more car values and spot trends as they are occurring. Our hope is that this will be a great resource guide that will continue to grow. It’s a work in progress, so please be patient with us as we develop it. We really value the input of our readers, so if you see something that we’ve missed or have posted inaccurately, please let us know! You can contact us directly at web@germancarsforsaleblog.com.

As always, thanks for following us and thank you for your support!

-GCFSB

1994 BMW 740i – REVISIT

The 1994 BMW 740i we featured at the beginning of this month is back up for sale at no reserve. Tempted to treat yourself to a bit of luxury in your life? Well, this is one seriously nice E32 that needs to find a new home.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 BMW 740i on eBay

The below post originally appeared on our site October 4, 2014:

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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

As the model that brought the 911 into the future, the 3.2 Carrera is one of the most important models Porsche produced. Compelling arguments certainly could be made for its predecessor, the 911SC, as well, but either is an excellent choice. The 911s of the mid-70s were relatively disappointing. Redesigned with impact bumpers and engines choked by emissions equipment, there were definite questions to be asked about the direction of the car. The SC came along and breathed new life into the model, but Porsche still questioned the long-term viability of the car, viewing the 928 as its model for the future. As the SC neared the end of its model run the Porsche brass had either to commit to the 911 or invest in other models. Obviously, they committed to the car, the 3.2 Carrera was produced and the 911’s future was secure once again. These are fantastic cars that have seen a serious uptick in value over the past year and examples like the one we see here, a Guards Red 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet with only 26,529 miles, are becoming extremely hard to find. This comes from the last year of 3.2 Carrera production just as Porsche was introducing its new model: the fully redesigned 964. As the last of the classic 911s, these are sure to remain well loved and should make for excellent investments.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet on eBay

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2000 BMW 323i

Some of us out there who follow our site on a regular basis no doubt drool over some of the super fast and ultra luxury machines we feature. But in reality, what we want is something a bit more basic for daily use but that still has the qualities that we’ve come to appreciate from German vehicles, such as solid build quality and better than average performance. Well, this 2000 BMW 323i might fit the bill for you, if you are looking to upgrade just a little bit beyond the used Volkswagen. Despite the name, the 323i had the 2.5 liter inline-6 under the hood, the base engine for the E46 3 series as the four-cylinder 318i went away with the demise of the E36. This one is equipped with alloy wheels and a 5-speed manual gearbox, giving a bit of spice to the basic package.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2000 BMW 323i on eBay

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1977 Porsche 911S Restomod

The other day, Rob wrote up a 1978 911 SC Restomod which backdated the look to the earlier 911s. It’s a popular trend, not only amongst late 70s and 80s 911s, but even 964s – the basis of choice for cars like the Singer 911. It makes sense; early 911s have gone through the roof and it’s much easier to replicate the look with a later chassis – plus, you get a faster car. Today’s 1977, though, goes a very different route and instead replicated the look of some of the famous 911 RSR race cars. Specifically, this car is made to replicate the early 1970s IROC 911 RSRs – the birth of the “whale tail” legend that continued with racing and street 911s. Looking like a mix of Singer and Rauh Welt Begriff cars, this Olive Green 911S is available on a budget:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1977 Porsche 911S Restomod on eBay

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