It’s always fun to see what the creative engineers can come up with out there. The guys at CG Motorsports clearly wanted to show their building skills, so they went a roundabout way of making an E36 DTM-style M3 tribute, albeit in show/street-car guise. I will admit to a guilty love of wide-bodies, though this love is confusingly matched with a distaste for wings and overdone wheels. These guys took the basic-but-capable 318is and stuck M3 bits all over, including some body parts, suspension, transmission, and engine. Add a DTM-style widebody kit, and you’ve got a tuner’s show car! They’re selling it in a way that sounds like more trouble than it’s worth – offering the chassis and body alone, or with all of the running gear and additions – that just makes me scratch my head harder. Taste and selling tactics aside, it is a clean FrankenBimmer that, at least to me, has some potential.
My unbridled love for the S38 makes me want to put it in every BMW. While my dreams for an S38-powered E30 may have to wait, if I really felt like looking like an 80s drug dealer, the M6 is an amazing big coupe. They look both dapper and menacing in black, while the interiors always look extremely plush. The back seats look like they should be children’s beds. This example comes passed down from an old man’s estate to his Alzheimer’s home, and it looks exceptional inside and out. 106k miles seems to be the time many owners of classics like this pass on stewardship. With no reserve, this could be a great buy for some serious 80s M Power.
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A Black Slantnose 930: the poster boy of ’80s flamboyance and excess. There are a lot of things I love about these cars. Derived from the Porsche 935 racer, the Slantnose came along as an option for the 930 coupe. Gone were the iconic front headlamps so familiar to fans of the 911, replaced by a sloping front end with pop-up lights. While the shape might be aerodynamically sensible, porschephiles remain divided on the Slantnose’s appeal, but it is undeniable that the unique shape is one that can be taken in for quite some time. A 930 itself would rarely be a car for those who are faint of heart and a Slantnose 930 turns the attention-getting dial well upward. The particular example featured here comes from the 1987 model year and sits with just 38,800 miles.
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The Westfalia rollercoaster continues with today’s 1987 model looking like an outstanding value. With many Westfalias reaching above $30k (way above, in some cases), this one comes in at about half that. It’s done its share of roadtripping, with 200k miles on the van, but the engine was rebuilt just 12k miles ago, indicating tons of fun yet to come. Despite some questionable wheel covers, it looks very clean inside and out. Bidding is hot, reflecting a market hungry for affordable Westfalias.
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How do you even begin to explain this one? I know, I know – someone couldn’t afford to pay for its maintenance needs, so here it sits outside a shop. But the sheer neglect – the bruised bodywork, the sun-worn paint, the filthy interior, the brake-dust coated wheels – was there no limit to its owner’s disregard for the caliber of the vehicle in their ownership? I don’t care if you choose to ruin a late-model C-Class, or drive a W124 2.6 to the ends of the earth. But when you take a E-Class that was born out of an unholy partnership between two of Germany’s premier motorworks, blessed with the sexiest fenders this side of a 993, and oozing with muscle and brawn – built in limited numbers, no less – and you subject it to this type of existence? Whoever that owner is or was, they are dead to me.