I was sitting in the airport the other day scanning my Facebook news feed when I came across some old photos of the 1980s sitcom Moonlighting with actress Cybill Shepard driving a BMW 635CSi. It was appropriate that one of the quintessential eighties television series featured prominently one of the quintessential cars from the decade. In 1987, BMW gave the US market what they had been seeking in the form of the M6. The E24 was already a decade old by the time this version appeared. However, this was one potent super coupe for the time, with the 256 horsepower, 3.5 liter inline-6 under the hood. This M6 for sale is a two owner car with under 40,000 miles, perfect for someone looking for a treat to take to the next club meet.
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The low mileage 1987 Volkswagen Quantum GL5 we featured earlier this month is back on offer. Like the Polo we saw on our Facebook page the other day, this is a great way to get maximum VW rarity for minimal money.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Volkswagen Quantum GL5 on eBay
Mix-and-match is one of the greatest benefits of VW ownership and modification, enabling Lego-like compatibility with looks and personality straight out of the Playmobil catalogue. While most Vanagons pack the abilities of many cars into one, this T3 takes it to the next level by combining the content of two already-capable VW vans into one vehicle. As the seller embarked on the restoration of a Westfalia California, they came into possession of a non-Westy but Syncro’d van and the Frankenstein dreams quickly took hold – put all the great camping gear into the van with the ultimate running gear. As a result, they made an extremely desirable package and cleaned it up with a full restoration, rebuilt wasserboxer, and a subtle-but-great offroad package. Personal favorites include the perfect Graphite Gray paint and the Star Wars-lookin’ California top that provides a slight differentiation from most pop-top VWs you see. It may have taken a few donors, but in the end this is one excellent monster Vanagon.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Syncro on eBay
I am a beach person that comes from a beach family. We don’t live there but no year feels complete if I’ve been away from the water for too long. When growing up my favorite vacation each year was when we went to the beach and while as an adult I enjoy a little more variety it is still the yearly family beach trip that I look forward to the most. Thus, almost anything that delivers that sort of feeling, that sense of sunshine, sand, and ocean breezes, will grab and hold my attention. When that something is a car then each of these sensations is ratcheted up as I begin to think about those coastal drives. That is exactly the sort of sense I get from the car here. Some of that is due to the location in which it currently resides, but mostly it’s a combination of the color on a Cabriolet. It feels like the coast and a would surely make for a fantastic coast-road cruiser. Here we have a Lagoon Green Metallic 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, located in California, with 46,998 miles on it.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet on eBay
Over the past few decades, the classic car market has been so crazy in some cases that former race cars have been reverted expensively back to street models in order to capitalize on their greater value. Factory race cars obviously retain their appeal – sometimes even if they were never raced – yet cars that were converted by your average enthusiast retain the prospect of a return to their former street-worthy status. One of the most popular cars to convert to track use has traditionally been the Porsche 911, a car that since it’s inception was a gentleman racer in the making. But with values in a shocking climb, will we see these 911s leave their ancestral home at the track and head for climate-controlled garages with heavy specialty insurance premiums?