Most people who reside in New York City could not envision owning a car, let alone one that is prepared solely for on-track use. But, you never know what curiosities you’ll stumble upon in The City That Never Sleeps, which is why this race prepped Porsche Boxster S hanging out on Manhattan’s Lower West Side isn’t all too surprising. On offer from our friends at Classic Car Club Manhattan, this first generation Boxster S is ready to race, right on time as the warm weather hits and you are no doubt itching to tackle your favorite road course.
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Recently, photos of a 2002 Baur surfaced on Facebook, depicting a late-model red example covered in dust and boxes in the corner of a garage. There was some banter about estimated value, with most internet pundits saying it couldn’t be worth more than $5-$7K. Perhaps it was the (unfair) stigma over late models, or just a lot of people who didn’t know much about what they were saying. But this gorgeous round-tail light targa-vertible appears to be aiming for higher ground, and why not? New interior, preserved exterior, and what sounds like a fair amount of engine work (though some more details would be welcome, considering most of it took place overseas). This car looks like heaps of fun for the approaching top-down weather.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1972 BMW 2002 Baur on eBay
If the 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera posted earlier was still a little too rich for your blood, we here at GCFSB feel your pain. While there is a simply joy to seeing Porsches race, the reality of buying into and maintaining a Porsche race car can be a little too much to take for most hobby budgets. What’s the solution, then, if you’ve got the desire to hit the track? Well, for not much money there are many racing BMWs that can be had. From 2002s to E36s, just like Porsches, there is a devoted fanbase of enthusiasts who take otherwise good road cars and turn them into race cars so that you don’t have to:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1970 BMW 2002 on Hemmings.com
Last week, I wrote up a lovely Ming Blue 2001 Audi S8, and while it wasn’t the most perfect example out there, it was an honest, well maintained example. It seems that there are a plethora of 2001 models in the United States; more rare are the 2002 and 2003 models of this short-lived sports executive sedan. Today’s example looks like a carbon copy of last week’s example; again in Ming Blue and with the tan Recaro sports interior, this one is one year newer with less miles and the correct 18″ original Avus wheels: