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1964 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible – REVISIT

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The restored 1964 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible we featured last month is back up on offer, having failed to meet its reserve last time around.

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The below post originally appeared on our site November 24, 2014:

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1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

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The 1970s were generally seen as a pretty harsh time for the automobile. It was the end of the era for large American sedans with big V8s under the hood and muscle cars. Consumers in the US turned to a myriad of imported subcompact cars to combat ever rising fuel prices. Things stayed fairly consistent at Mercedes-Benz, with exception of some larger bumpers and lighting differences as compared to their European market counterparts. Through it all, from 1972 to 1989, there was one car that defined the brand, the R107 SL roadster. Whether it was cruising the Sunset Strip or going on a weekend jaunt to The Hamptons, the SL was the car to be seen in during that era. I generally prefer the later 300SL and 560SL variants, but this 1977 450SL for sale in California has caught my attention. For the mileage, the car presents very well and the Anthracite Grey over black MB-tex livery gives it an almost timeless vibe.

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Collecting in Miniature: Minichamps’ 1:43 range

Our feature on 1:18 scale model vehicles at the beginning of the month seemed rather popular, so we decided to follow up with another scale model post, albeit this time focusing on something even smaller: 1:43 scale. More specifically, 1:43 scale cars from Minichamps, who arguably have one of the most vast product portfolios and produce some of the most detailed cars in this scale.

Below are some of your 1:1 favorites as usual. If you don’t have a lot of space for 1:18 scale vehicles, these 1:43 models might be a good option, as they pack a lot of detail for the dollar. The holidays are right around the corner. These small cars would make the perfect gift for your favorite petrolhead.

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Mercedes-Benz R107 SL Extravaganza

It’s no secret that the Mercedes-Benz R107 SL is riding a popularity wave at the present time. With an almost 20 year production run, there’s a version for pretty much everyone. But which to choose? Today we’ll look at four very different R107s, from a mid-seventies example right up to the final 560SL that appeared on these shores. We’ll start with this low mileage 560SL for sale in Florida.

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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 40th Anniversary

While values rise on the R107 Mercedes-Benz SLs, their successor, the R129, has stayed rather stagnant in the market. This isn’t all too surprising, as it is still riding borderline classic status. But as the years press on and the styling cues continue to evolve, the R129 will certainly establish its place as a desirable classic. This 1997 SL500 is one of the rare 40th Anniversary Editions, which featured six spoke Evo II alloy wheels, Crimson Metallic exterior over parchment leather and chestnut wood trim. With just under 40,000 miles on the clock, this is a good way to stand out from the rest of the R129 crowd.

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