Motorsport Monday: 1969 BMW 2002 5.0 V8

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Two weeks ago I wrote up one of the coolest replicas on the market, a build your own 917K. Well, at least to me it’s pretty cool, but not many people seemed to agree. Perhaps Porsche folks are a tad bit touchy about replicas, or perhaps it was a little too extreme for most tastes. In light of that, today I have something a little bit more “working man” but from the same era. Sticking with the tube-frame theme but going in a very different direction is today’s silhouette 1969 2002, powered by a 5.0 liter Ford V8. Interested? Read on:

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Year: 1969
Model: 2002
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 30,398 miles
Price: Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1969 BMW 2002 5.0 Race Car on eBay

One-off Rally inspired Car
Titled as a 1969 BMW 2002

Built on a Cobra kit chassis VIN 1664243

This vehicle is anything but ordinary but guaranteed to out a smile on your face whenever you drive it. Built from the best of both worlds with a BMW 2002 body yet powered by a Ford 5.0L fuel injected engine shifted by a 5 speed. Just imagine taking a Cobra kit car with its tubular chassis, disc brakes, and mustang power plant and then positioning a BMW 2002 body reminiscent of the old rally cars on top.

This car is not for the purist but for the adrenaline junkie. With its lightweight body, powerful V8, suspension, and frame it feels like you are driving on rails. It has fiberglass flared fenders wrapped around its 16” wheels and tires. The more you look at this car, the more you will want to drive it and that I can tell you, is where the fun comes in. I have been around a lot of cars and to fully appreciate this car you need to drive it!!! Starts every time, run cool and is a blast to drive!

5.0L V8
5 Speed Transmission
Spectre Air Intake
New exterior paint
New Vinyl BMW racing style stripes
Front Disc Brakes
BBS style 16” Wheels
Copper P225/50 ZR16 Front
Cooper P245/50/ZR16 Rear
Sidepipes
New Aluminum trunk
Simpson drivers seatbelt
Aluminum Shifter knob
VDO Gauges
Victor Race style steering wheel
New Black Carpet
New Black Door Panels
New Black Headliner
New black Dash
Black BMW nose emblem
Cibie Fog lights
Aluminum rear bumper

Exterior: Freshly refinished in white paint with Vinyl BMW racing themed decals. It has fiberglass flared fenders and an aluminum trunk with zeus fittings. Glass is in good shape. Overall the exterior of this car has a great feel.

Interior: The interior has been finished with black carpet, dash and headliner with complimenting Red Recaro seats. It is very comfortable to ride in and will even house someone 6’5”.

I can see this car being a weekend cruiser, to a rally driver, to a race car. This is a unique car and I recommend to anyone interested to ask away any questions to help you make your decision, as I am pretty sure this is the only car quite like this in existence.

Affordable option to stand out from the crowd and have fun doing it. Any questions please email.

About us: This vehicle is being listed by Classic Motor Cars and is located in Lubbock, Texas. We have photographed this car and take pride in describing cars, although if there are specific items you would like us to inspect please contact us before bidding. We have assisted in the sale of numerous celebrity and high profile vehicles including Bella’s Truck from the movie “Twilight”, The “Fast and Furious” S2000, The “Transformers” Sector 7 Sandrail and Charlie Sheen’s Plymouth Fury to name a few. Please feel confident in our feedback, descriptions and the fact that people often write that my cars “Are better the described” This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The car will be sold with a Ca title. Miles are exempt due to age. The highest bidder after the reserve is met has entered into a binding contract and NO RENEGOTIATION of any type will take place. Pick up or shipping of the vehicle is a buyer’s expense. A $500 non-refundable deposit must be paid within 48 hours of auction end with Wire-Transfer or via Pay Pal, Balance is due within 5 days of auction end by Certified funds or Wire-Transfer. Vehicle will not leave Lubbock, TX until ALL funds have cleared. No refunds, returns, etc. If you are planning on financing the vehicle, please arrange financing on this vehicle before bidding. Customers with zero, negative feedback, or less then 5 positive bid history must contact me prior to bidding or we reserve the right to cancel your bid. To maintain the integrity of the auction on such a high profile vehicle, we reserve the right to contact the high bidders and request contact information. I do report all fraudulent bidders to ebay. We reserve the right to re-list or sell the vehicle in the event of a non-paying bidder. Due to the collectible nature of this car there will be no Returns allowed. We also reserve the right to end the auction early.

Fees:
If buyer is outside of Texas a $50 documentation fee will be collected in addition to the sales price along with ADV tax (usually about $45) and a $15 temp plate fee. Documents will be faxed and signed and a drivers license copy will need to be sent over. For buyers in Texas the above applies, along with collection of registration and sales taxes per Texas laws.

To me, this is great. I’m not sure if it’s because it looks the part, or because it’s so nontraditional. Part of me just loves ticking off the “everything must be as it came from the factory” folks and just doing something a little different. This is about as different as a 2002 gets, with crazy box flares that are extreme but don’t look too out of place. I wish they had done a “roundie” body as I think it would look a little cleaner, but really appreciate the BMW race-inspired graphics, Cibie lights and gold BBS replicas. This car has just got to be a hoot to drive. The interior looks reasonably appointed and they even stuck a Roundel on the engine, just to stick it to the man. Short of a S54 swapped 02, there isn’t much that’s likely to keep up with this replicar in a straight line and it’d be sure to draw a crowd at your local meet, track day or fun rally. It probably wasn’t a cheap build and I’d guess the reserve is at or over $20,000, but for that amount you could really show up the BMW crowd at your chosen event. Just be sure to do a burnout for me, if you please!

-Carter

10K Friday: S4 v. S4

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The Audi S4 has been the subject of several of my “10K” posts, and for good reason – for around $10,000, you can have your choice of three different generations of these beastly sleepers. In the last “S4-off”, the B6 S4 was soundly beaten by the original model at least in part because it was a tiptronic automatic model. As I said in that post, however, in order to fit the “10K” boundaries most of the manual S4s are eliminated, so automatics are the choice that remains. Today I’m back with another automatic S4, so what’s the twist? This time the slush-box is facing off against the real original S4 – a 1988 Porsche 928 S4. Let’s take a look:

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Year: 2004
Model: S4
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 118,242 mi
Price: $ 10,995 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 Audi S4 on eBay

2004 Audi S4 4.2 Quattro
Financing Available 4.2 V8 ONE OWNER Car Fax

With a reported one owner and clean carfax, this car looks pretty nice. I love the Dolphin Grey over light grey leather as it’s both stealthy and good looking. I’m not a fan of the Enkei wheels that have replaced the originals, but with both curbing and bends common on those S4 Avus alloys it’s not hugely surprising to see them gone. They’re replaceable easily enough – you could even go for something more sporty like I displayed in my Audi wheel post this past Wednesday. The automatic wouldn’t be what most would choose when selecting this model, and a fair amount of people have also complained about the potential repair bills. For those people, stop reading now:

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Year: 1988
Model: 928 S4
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 101,000 mi
Price: $10,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 Porsche 928 S4 on eBay

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1988 Porsche 928 S4. New tires. Polished chrome wheels. Water pump, timing belt and tensioner replaced. Mobile one synthetic oil used.
Guard red w/Tan leather interior. 5.0 V8. Automatic. Full power. 101,000 miles. Always stored inside. Paint is like new. Leather is soft and supple.
Has complete, original tool set and air compressor for spare. This Porsche is extremely clean inside and out and has not been abused. I have owned this vehicle for about 6 years.
USA buyers only. $1000.00 non refundable deposit due within 72 hours. Balance due within 7 days. NO PAYPAL. Cash or certified checks only.
Vehicle not released until all checks cleared.

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The Porsche 928 is a true Grand Tourer, effortlessly able to gobble up miles in comfort. This particular example looks great in Guards Red over tan, and seems well cared for. Recent maintenance is a plus. The wheels appear chromed which was popular when the anodizing began to fail, but replacements of either the S alloys or later Design 90s aren’t hard to come by – though often not cheap. I’ve always found the 928 intriguing and this package still looks remarkably fresh considering it was designed in the 1970s.

When I thought up this comparison, I was not quite envisioning it would play out like this, but I really didn’t feel as though a manual Audi would be fair against an automatic 928; conversely I was pretty sure nearly everyone would choose a manual 928 over an automatic Audi. With repair bills on both claimed to be astronomical, that also eliminates the “it’s too expensive to own model X, so by default I choose Y” argument. So which would I choose? If it was a daily driver, no question I would choose the Audi. Day to day, it’s a better all around car. In a straight line it will keep up with or out-accelerate the 928, they’re likely even in the corners given the right tires, and you can use the Audi in white stuff. If I was looking for an occasional car to feel special in, the Porsche wins hands down, but then if it was an occasional car, I’d probably save for another year until I could afford the one I really wanted with a manual.

Which would you choose?

-Carter

Tuner Tuesday: 1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SEC AMG

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Today I found another not real AMG, this time a 380SEC, and you know what? I’m just not sure that I care that it’s not a “real” AMG because – well, just look at it. In all of it’s white glory, this Pearlesant AMG replica with Pentas and brown leather just looks so perfect, I can easily forget that it doesn’t have any monster motor in it. That memory lapse would undoubtedly be assisted by the quite low price this big coupe is being offered at. Take a look for yourself:

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Year: 1982
Model: 380 SEC
Engine: 3.8 liter V8
Transmission:4-speed automatic
Mileage: 117,014 mi
Price: $ 6,888 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Mercedes-Benz 380SEC “AMG” on eBay

1982 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SEC

AMG HAMMER BODY SCULPTURE

You are looking at a rare hard to find 380SEC with a one of a kind AMG HAMMER body sculpture. This 380SEC has a beautiful Pearl White exterior along with a unique Dark Brown interior. In addition to the exterior upgrades there was also a AMG HAMMER steering wheel added to the interior to give it a sportier feel. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this masterpiece.

117,014 CARFAX CERTIFIED MILES!!!!!!!

Thats only 3,774 miles per year!!!!!!!!

For more information feel free to contact Private Collection Motors,INC at 949-791-2167. Thank you and happy bidding

Lower miles, great condition, period correct modifications; this car strikes me as all win. So what if it doesn’t have the big motor? That just saves you from some even bigger bills down the road repairing it. This strikes me as one of the best deals we’ve featured on Tuner Tuesday to date; for less than $7,000 you too can feel like a Saudi Prince. In my mind, this car is just about perfect if you like the SECs – it’s got the right wheels, right stance, right interior, and that body kit doesn’t take too much away from the overall look. Would I change anything? The white grill is a bit much, but I’m just not sure I’d change it because I think it fits the overall package. The hood pin striping is a bit horrible though.

-Carter

2004 Audi S4 cabriolet

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Who thinks that having an all-wheel drive, V8 powered 6-speed 2 door-4 seat cabriolet is a good idea? Well, I do, for one. Although it might not make sense on paper and is arguably the least popular of the S4 variants, I think the S4 cabriolet is a neat option that Audi offered the market. With a stellar soundtrack, miles of sky above and quattro all-wheel drive to make it a reasonable year-rounder, this is really a unique convertible that can be had on a budget. While not as sexy or sonorous as the RS4 cabriolet, these can also be had for less than a third of the asking price of most of the RS variants, are cheaper to run and frankly offer 90 percent plus of the thrills. Performance bargain? You betcha.

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Year: 2004
Model: S4 Cabriolet
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 95,105 mi
Price: $12,995 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 Audi S4 Cabriolet on eBay

2004 Audi S4 Cabriolet

2004 Audi S4 Cabriolet Quattro
Light Silver Metallic over a Red/Black Leather Interior and Black Top

Includes The Following:

* XM Premium Audio Package (Originally $1000.00)
– XM Satellite Radio
– 215 Watt Bose Premium Sound System
^ Includes 10 speakers total, rear subwoofer and front centerfill speaker and Bose Nd NeoDymium Iron Boron high-efficiency woofer.

* Premium Package (Originally $875.00)
– HomeLink Wireless Control System
^ Universal garage door opener is located in the driver’s sunvisor.
– Auto-Dimming Electrically Folding Outside Mirrors
– Auto-Dimming Inside Mirror w/Digital Compass
– Light Sensor Package
^ Includes coming home and leaving home functions and automatic light switch.
– Four-Position Driver Side Memory
^ For seat and mirror adjustments.

* Heated Front Seats (Originally $450.00)

* Light Silver Metallic (Originally $450.00)

I love the color combo; the silver on red combination is just classic. Does the S4 require more maintenance than an A4? Yep. Does it get worse fuel economy? Yep, that too. Does it make sense as a reasonable daily driver? Not really, for most people. But if you want a 4 seat, all-wheel drive V8 6-speed manual convertible for Kia hatchback money, look no further. Keep it in good nick and my guess is that people will be clamoring over these in another 10 years, as they’re a rare performance package that ticks a lot of boxes – but like many Audis, few will have the fortitude to buy one and maintain it. With under 100,000 miles and in great overall shape, this might just be the right one!

-Carter

10K Friday: The ones everyone wanted! S8 v. 740i Sport v. 560 SEL

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Two weeks ago I wrote up executive showdown which featured an A8L against a 745i and S500. The general consensus was that while most wanted the Audi, the Mercedes-Benz (though maybe not that particular one) was the better long-term purchase. Personally, I think Audis of this generation sometimes get an unwarranted reputation, but regardless few people really wanted any of these cars as almost all found some earlier generation more appealing. So, run the tape again, this time with the “Greatest Hits”! Let’s start with the Audi:

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Year: 2002
Model: S8
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 108,572 mi
Price: $9,950

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2002 Audi S8 on Web2Carz.com

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2002 Audi S8
4dr All-wheel Drive Quattro Sedan 4.2L
(full specs)

Engine:

Type: Premium unleaded..Cylinders: 8..Horse Power: 360..Variable Valve Timing..Max RPM: 7,000..Torque: 317..Max Torque RPM: 3,400..Compression Ratio: 11.00 : 1..Size: 4.2..Valve Gear: DOHC..Total Valves: 40..Engine Configuration: V..Displacement: 255..Vehicle Emissions: Federal
Transmission:

Number of speeds: 5..Manual / automatic: Automatic..Automatic type: Automatic
Fuel Econ:

15/21
Seating:

5
Safety:

Head airbags: Curtain 1st and 2nd row..Passenger Airbag: Yes..Traction control: ABS and driveline..Stability control: Yes..Child safety locks: Yes..Rear center seatbelt: 3-point belt..Seatbelt pretensioners: Front and rear
Convenience:

Cruise control..Power steering: Speed-proportional power steering..Steering wheel: Tilt and telescopic..Audio controls on steering wheel: Audio controls..Cupholders: Front and rear..Remote trunk release: Power..Door pockets: Driver, passenger and rear..Seatback storage: 2..Cargo net..12V DC power outlet: 2..Retained accessory power..Universal remote transmitter

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I can’t deny that I have a serious love affair with the S8. It just looks sooooooo right. This particular example looks splendid in the quite rare Irish Green Pearl and has the preferred look 18″ Avus wheels in good condition from the look of the photos. Interior also looks great, and mileage is low to average for the market. Timing belt service should have been performed so look for that to have been done, and also it appears there is front bumper damage (not uncommon on the low-slung S8), but at below $10,000, this car looks like the best bang for the buck in this group. Older Audis not your thing? How about a classicly styled BMW E38 740i Sport:

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Year: 2001
Model: 740i Sport
Engine: 4.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 111,513 mi
Price: $8,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2001 BMW 740i Sport on eBay

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VERY NICE 740I M SERIES

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Not much info, but this car looks splendid in classic black with equally classic M-Parallels. I love the look of these cars, they’re well proportioned and hide their weight cleverly. With around the same mileage of the Audi, this car is a little less complicated overall but consequently also offers less performance. But maybe performance isn’t your thing, and you’d like something a little more “classic” than the BMW? How about the dictator car of choice, a W126 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL?

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Year: 1990
Model: 560 SEL
Engine: 5.6 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 66,897 mi
Price: $7,999 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL on eBay

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This is a very clean 1990 Mercedes Benz 560 SEL sedan with 66890 miles. This Mercedes has been very well treated and maintained. This is a fully original Mercedes including the Becker stereo system. This 560 has front and rear seat heaters, and reclining rear seats, which are working properly.

We performed a road test as well as a safety and maintenance service on this vehicle in preparation for sale. The engine runs well and the automatic transmission shifts very nicely. All of the brake pads are in great shape as well. The oil and filters were just changed. I checked the equipment in this car for proper operation. I can verify that all of the following power equipment is working properly: All power windows, power door-locks, power seats, power sunroof, power mirror and antenna. The air conditioning and heat are working. All of the gauges and instrumentation are functioning properly. There aren’t any service or warning lights on.

The pearl grey paint is glossy and brilliant over the entire body. The exterior of this Mercedes is in very nice condition with only minor imperfections. There are some bumpers rub marks, a few bumps and some small scratches, but this car still looks really great. All of the trim is intact and in excellent condition, and the alloy wheels are clean, look great.

The interior has been very well maintained and is in terrific condition. All of the leather surfaces are soft and supple with very little wear, even on the driver side. The carpeting is clean and fluffy throughout this car. There aren’t any rips, holes or damage on the seats or carpeting in this Mercedes. The dash and door panels are in excellent condition without any cracks,fading or other damage. This was a non-smoker owned vehicle and there aren’t any smoke odors or burn marks inside this car.

The title is clear without any liens or encumbrances and is mileage are original. This is a beautiful 560 SEL in excellent condition. I would feel comfortable getting in and driving this Mercedes anywhere.

This Car has pass california smog inspection with no problem.

This vehicle is offer for sale by Econo Automotive Center Inc. We are a California licensed and bonded dealer. All California buyers must pay sales tax (varies), documentation fee ($60) , and DMV Registration Fee (varies) as well as SMOG check ($60)

All vehicles sold outside of California are exempt from all of the above fees. The buyer is responsible for registering the vehicle in their own state and paying the fees associated with doing so.

Buyers are to pay a $500 deposit within 24 hours of the ending of the auction and full payment due within 7 days.

PLEASE COME SEE THE CAR BEFORE BUYING OR CALL US FOR MOR INFO AT 714-697-6562 THIS CAR IS IN OUR PASADENA LOCATION.

BUYER PAYS FOR SHIPPING AND CARS HAVE TO BE PICKED UP WITH IN 21 DAYS

THIS CAR CAN BE SEEN IN PASADENA CA.

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This 560 looks to be in great shape, and while it’s probably the least exciting of the three there is something that is evergreen about the Mercedes-Benz models from this time period. They still exude luxury and opulence even though many of the features are found on base model Kias now. Truth be told, these cars all are bathed in luxury, and although I’m partial to the Audi, I think all three of these cars are winners and offer their own version of classic German motoring with a healthy dose of luxury on a shoe-string budget.

Which would you prefer?

-Carter

2002 Audi S6 Avant 6-speed

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The other day I wrote up a questionably modified 2JZ-GTE swapped M5 that, while it wasn’t to everyone’s taste, had clearly undergone some pricey modifications. Well, today we have another rare ride that has gone under the knife for a pricey swap few engage in. While C5 S6 and RS6s came to the U.S. in automatic-only format, the seller of this 2002 S6 Avant has ripped out the ZF unit and swapped in a O1E 6 speed. The addition of the 6 speed to either an S6 or S8 on these shores sure makes the choice of which fast executive car to buy more complicated! While some of the other mods may not be to your liking, let’s see if we can redeem it a bit:

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Year: 2002
Model: S6 Avant
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 135,514 mi
Price: $13,500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2002 Audi S6 Avant on eBay

2002 Audi S6 quattro AVANT AWD WAGON

MATTE PEARL WHITE PAINT

MANUAL:6-SPEED CONVERSION

RS6 FRONT CLIP

CUSTOM EXHAUST

FULLY SERVICED

TIMING BELT & WATER PUMP REPLACED 2,000 MILES AGO

FRONT & REAR HEATED LEATHER SEATS

POWER HEATED LEATHER FRONT SPORT SEATS

SIDE AIRBAGS

BOSE PREMIUM CD CHANGER SYSTEM

POWER SUNROOF

20 INCH AXIS BLACK ALLOY WHEELS WITH RED STRIPE

ABS LIGHT IS ON DUE TO CONVERSION
OF TRANSMISSION TO MANUAL-6 SPEED

SALVAGE TITLE DESPITE LIMITED DAMAGE

PLEASE CALL ALBAN..CELL:561 306-8241

First things first – while I’m not a fan of the matte white paint, I could probably live with it, if it wasn’t for the wheels. I’ve made it no secret that I’m not really a fan of black wheels, and these horrible units look like something that should be adorning a Chrysler 300 or Dodge Magnum wagon. I can’t stand them. Swap on something from the factory, though – such as these S6 wheels linked below, and the story might change quickly as to how you feel about the rest of the car:

Further, replace the poorly painted grill with an RS6 grill on Ebay and those smoked taillights with some OEM taillights and I think the rest of the car is pretty liveable. Sure, it has a salvage title, so you probably want to delve into why that’s the case and if the repairs – most likely to the front – were carried out correctly, but this isn’t an aluminum A8/S8 so I’d be a little less concerned about that.

The S6 isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and usually that comes down to the transmission. Alleviate that problem and you’ve got a fast large wagon that can be had on a budget. Considering the quotes I’ve seen on manual swaps for the C5 and D2 range from $6,000 to $9,000 having this swap completed not only changes the character of the car but saves the future owner a lot of potential transmission headaches. If you’re feeling brave and can sport for some extra dough to “fix” the modifications, this car could be a stellar deal.

-Carter

1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE

Mercedes did this again in the early 1990s with the W140 S class, a technical tour de force that debuted the new 6.0 liter V12 engine and a host of other luxury features such as double glazed windows, sonar parking sensors, power assisted door closing and a heating system that worked after the car was turned off. This was also the first Mercedes-Benz to feature Electronic Stability Control as an option. When it was introduced, it was derided as being too brash and opulent for the times, as the early 1990s brought on an economic downturn. However, with the arrival of its replacement, the W220, people began to lament this car’s passing, as the new car lacked a lot of the substance of the W140. This 400SE short wheelbase for sale in Illinois isn’t the top dog in the W140 range, but with the shorter wheelbase and smaller capacity V8 engine, the running costs will be decidedly cheaper than the more complex, luxurious models in the range.

Year: 1992
Model: 400SE
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 74,037 mi
Price: $8,800 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE on eBay

IMOTORS proudly presents another fine vehicle from our prestigious collection. Up for sale is this gorgeous 1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE sedan. This 400SE sedan is in excellent condition inside and out for its year and mileage. It has all the bells and whistles that come standard with this Mercedes-Benz. Below is a list of some of the options this vehicle is equipped with:

Automatic transmission

Low miles, only 74k original miles!

1-owner, elderly owned

Brown on tan leather

Power windows

Power door locks

Power mirrors

Power/heated seats

Rear power shade

AM/FM/cassette stereo

Power moon roof

Cruise control

Keyless entry

Temperature display

Ice cold air conditioning

Dual airbags

Compass display

4.2 liter V8 engine

Alloy wheels

Headlight washers

First aid kit

Wood accents

All books & manuals with 2 sets of keys!

Good tires!

This 1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE sedan is the true definition of an elegant sedan! It is extremely clean and is hard to find another one like it! Don’t delay & click on buy it now today! Call sales @ 630-904-9300.

And much more…

The condition of this vehicle is consistent with its age and mileage; it is in very nice shape inside and out and is fully detailed and stored in our indoor temperature-sensative facility. Keep in mind that our vehicles are pre-owned and not brand new, and as such they may reflect wear and tear in consistence with age. We try our best to describe the vehicles and their options, but sometimes we may make an error; so if you have any questions or concerns please give us a call to verify any information as far as options or condition of vehicle before placing your bid. We are very forthcoming in this regard because our customers deserve the highest level of quality!

It’s rather amazing that such an expensive car with reasonable miles can be had for well under $10,000 these days. Sure, certain items will prove costly if they break, but with under 75,000 miles on the clock, there’s a lot of life left in this 400SE. You’re getting a lot of car for your money in a case like this, so factoring in a few thousand over the course of the next few years would still prove less than a new car payment in most cases. Also, considering what you’ll be piloting at the end of the day: one of the most advanced executive sedans of its time that still compares favorably to modern motors.

-Paul

2004 Audi S4 Avant

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I’m wondering if I’d rather have a higher mile B5 in my favorite color, or a lower mile B6 as prices continue to sag slightly on the later V8 cars. Despite the slight drop off in these cars’ prices, the Nogaro Blue B6s still seem to carry a premium as do Avant versions – put them together, and you have the pricest of the B6 chassis cars on the market. Today’s example is no exception, with a strong $16,000 asking price on a claimed 1 of 1 2004 Nogaro/Nogaro S4 Avant:

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Year: 2004
Model: S4 Avant
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 109,375 mi
Price: $15,875 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 Audi S4 Avant on eBay

2004 AUDI S4 S-4 SPORT AVANT WAGON B6 NOGARO BLUE QUATTRO ULTRA RARE 1 OF 1! WOW

In the questions of the car, the seller is asked about the 1 of 1 claim, which they insist is verified by Audi of America. I’m assuming the 1 of 1 means it’s the only Nogaro Blue with Nogaro Blue interior tiptronic equipped avant sold in the U.S. in 2004. Does that make it worth a premium? Well, last week’s S4 faceoff seemed to indicate that most of you don’t want the automatic. As I stated in the write up though, these tiptronic cars aren’t a bad drive at all and retain most of the fun of the S4 while making a stop and go commute a little easier on the leg muscles.

For relatively top dollar, I’d really want to see a rich service history – were this a $10,000 example, I’d be willing to overlook some flaws but not at top dollar. The exhaust and “K&N” sticker on the intake lead me to believe it was probably owned by an enthusiast, though that isn’t necessarily an indication that it was properly maintained or treated well. I think the asking price is a little high; provided the correct documentation, with 110k I’d like to see this car in the $12,000 to $14,000 range. Despite this, it’s a lot of car for Kia Soul money (even if the Kia does come with a warranty) and if it were actually true that it was 1 of 1, it might just be your only option if you like the combination.

-Carter

Tuner Tuesday: Executive Sweet – Alpina v. Brabus

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If last week’s brace of RennTechs left you feeling a little poor and lacking horsepower in your daily driver, today’s Tuner Tuesday hopes to offer you some more affordable – albeit not as powerful – options. So, if you don’t need a 700 horsepower daily driver, perhaps these great options from Alpina and Brabus are the perfect solution. Both are impeccably presented, not something you’d see every day, and will truly make you feel special no matter what your destination is. Let’s start with the newer Alpina B7 in signature Alpina Blue:
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Year: 2012
Model: B7 SWB
Engine: 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 9,800 mi
Price: $87,800 Buy It Now

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2012 BMW 7 Series ALPINA B7 SWB

Super Loaded 2012 BMW Alpina B7 RWD SWB with only 9k miles!!

Alpina Blue over Oyster/Black Nappa Leather!

MSRP: $125,375!!

* ALPINA Aerodynamic Body Kit!

* ALPINA Sport Suspension with Dynamic Damping Control!

* Head-Up Display!

* Rear-View Camera!

* Active Roll Stabilization!

* Power Tailgate!

* Comfort Access Keyless Entry!

* Soft Close Automatic Doors!

* Ceramic Controls!

* Power Rear & Side shades!

* Active Front Seats!

* BMW Apps!

* Alcantara Headliner!

* ALPINA Piano Black Trim!

* 21″ Alpina Classic Wheels!

* Premium Hi Fi System!

* Satellite Radio!

* iPOD & USB Adapter!

* Park Distance Control!

* Heated Rear Seats!

* Carfax Certified! Clean Carfax!

* In Business since 1994! Buy with Confidence!

* We welcome all trades!
Standard Equipment
ENTERTAINMENT
12 GB hard drive w/USB port
Auxiliary input located inside center console
HD Radio
Entertainment server 12 GB hard drive w/USB port for media transfer
AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: auto-store, FM diversity antenna
EXTERIOR
Illuminated exterior door handles & ground illumination
Xenon automatic adaptive headlights -inc: dynamic auto-leveling, cornering lights, corona rings
Pathway lighting feature, programmable via vehicle & key memory
Pwr 2-way tilt/slide glass moonroof w/key-off & “one-touch” operation, sunshade, wind deflector
Automatic trunk lid open/close
Pwr trunk lid w/push-button close
Body-color exterior door handles
Free-form halogen foglights
Power adjustable, power-folding, heated, auto-dimming, body-color side-view mirrors -inc: 2-position memory, RH automatic tilt-down in reverse
Pwr adjustable, pwr-folding, heated, auto-dimming, body-color side-view mirrors -inc: 2-position memory, RH automatic tilt-down in reverse
Automatic trunk lid opening & closing
Body-color pwr folding heated auto-dimming mirrors -inc: 2-position memory, RH automatic tilt-down in reverse
Pwr soft-close automatic doors
Body-color roof trim strips
Intermittent rain-sensing windshield wipers w/adjustable & vehicle-speed-sensitive wiping interval, single-wipe control, windshield-washer system w/heated washer jets
INTERIOR
Fineline high-gloss wood trim (N/A w/ZI1 BMW Individual Composition)
Hard drive-based navigation system -inc: voice-command & Real Time Traffic Info
iDrive system -inc: on-board computer, controller, (8) programmable memory buttons
Rear center armrest w/storage compartment
Hard drive-based navigation system w/voice command & Real Time Traffic Information
Smokers pkg
Fully finished trunk
Electronic analog speedometer & tachometer
Multi-contour bucket seats -inc: driver & front passenger 20-way pwr adjustments w/4-way pwr lumbar support, articulated upper backrest, adjustable backrest width, adjustable thigh support, driver & front passenger 2-position seat memory, active head restraints w/adjustable side support
Pwr windows -inc: key-off operation, “one-touch” open/close, anti-trapping feature
Nappa leather upholstery
Remote keyless entry
Expanded check control vehicle monitor system
Black Panel display w/LCD main & trip odometer displays & warning indicators in dial faces
Pwr tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel -inc: audio & phone controls, 2-position memory
Ambiance lighting in front, rear & door panels
Power windows -inc: key-off operation, “one-touch” open/close, anti-trapping feature
Comfort Access keyless entry w/multi-function remote control
Cruise control
Vehicle & key memory
Multi-contour 20-way power front bucket seats -inc: 4-way pwr lumbar support, articulated upper backrest, adjustable backrest width, adjustable thigh support, driver & front passenger seat memory, active head restraints w/adjustable side support
Anti-theft alarm system -inc: interior motion detector
Central pwr locking system -inc: anti-theft feature, selective unlocking, programmable via vehicle & key memory
4-zone automatic climate control -inc: draft-free vents, solar sensor, automatic recirculation, heat-at-rest feature, automatic ventilation
4-zone automatic climate control -inc: solar sensor, automatic recirculation, heat-at-rest, automatic ventilation
Rear window defogger
Central power locking system -inc: anti-theft feature, selective unlocking, programmable via vehicle & key memory
Remote trunk release
Owner’s manual
Coded driveaway protection
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
Front console compartment -inc: coinholder, illumination
Front & rear floor mats
Heated front seats w/fast heating & balance control
Dual cupholders, front & rear
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Comfort Access keyless entry w/multi-function remote control, keyless start/stop
Front visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
Condition-based service display w/additional functions accessible through iDrive system
MECHANICAL
Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers
Brake energy regeneration to convert kinetic energy into usable electrical pwr
Driving dynamics control
Rear wheel drive
Rear multi-link integral-V aluminum suspension
Dynamic damping control
Aluminum front & rear subframes
Vehicle-speed-sensitive variable-assist, variable-ratio rack-&-pinion pwr steering
Vehicle-speed-sensitive variable-assist, variable-ratio rack-&-pinion power steering
Electromechanical parking brake
4-wheel ventilated disc brakes w/electronic brake proportioning
SAFETY
Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) on rear outboard seats
Dynamic stability control (DSC) -inc: brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, brake stand-by, dynamic traction control (DTC), dynamic brake control
Front-seat side-impact airbags
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Rear-view camera
Active knee protection
BMW Assist w/Bluetooth -inc: (4) year Safety Plan subscription
Front & rear park distance control w/graphic display
3-point safety belt system -inc: ALR in all passenger positions
Emergency interior trunk release handle
Front safety belt automatic pretensioners, acoustic belt warning
Tire pressure monitor
Child safety rear door locks
Driver & front passenger dual-threshold dual-stage front airbags w/passenger occupant sensor
Front & rear head protection system (HPS)

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This car is just massively impressive to me. You get a basically new Alpina B7 for 25% less than a brand new one. Most of the B7s I’ve seen are boring black, silver or white; this car stands out and looks spectacular in blue. The wheels are tremendous and transform the look. There are options galore; and if there isn’t enough luxury don’t forget there’s a healthy dose of sport in these B7s, with stiffer but more compliant suspension than the factory and a 500 horsepower motor capable of sub-5 second runs to 60. There is little you’ll meet in your daily commute that will out-luxury or out-accelerate this impressive car. But for some folks, this car is a little too pricey or has a few too many doors. Perhaps this stunning Brabus is a better option:

B1

Year: 2007
Model: CL 600
Engine: 5.5 liter twin-turbocharged V12
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 50,986 mi
Price: $47,800 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Mercedes-Benz CL600 Brabus on Ebay

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2007 Mercedes-Benz CL600 V12 2dr Coupe

2007 Mercedes-Benz CL600 Coupe

Black Exterior over Cashmere/Savannah Leather Interior

BRABUS UPGRADES! K40 RADAR DETECTOR!
ORIGINAL WINDOW STICKER LIST: $147,575 + UPGRADES

ADDITIONAL UPGRADES:
Brabus Front Bumper
Brabus Side Skirts with Puddle Lights
Brabus Wheels
Brabus Trunk Spoiler
Brabus Exhaust
K40 Radar Detector
Tinted Windows

VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS:
5.5 Liter Twin-Turbo 12 Cylinder Engine
-510 Horsepower-
-612 lb/ft of Torque-
5-Speed Automatic Transmission
Rear Wheel Drive
Night Vision System
Power Folding Exterior Mirrors
Rear View Camera
Power Glass Sunroof
Xenon Headlights
Power Rear Sunshade
Automatic Headlights
Power Closing Trunk
Navigation System
Harman/Kardon Stereo System
6-Disk CD Changer
iPod Connectivity
Satellite Radio
Dual-Zone Climate Control
Heated/Ventilated Front Seats
Bluetooth Connectivity

VEHICLE HISTORY:
Exceptionally Well Equipped!
Tasteful UPGRADES!

INCLUDES:
*One Master Key*
*Floor Mats*

B3

With an original sticker $25,000 higher than the B7 5 years earlier, this is certainly rarefied air. Like the B7, there are options galore; this car is truly stunning to look at. The wood is immaculate, leather abounds, and the combination of those wheels and the black only hint at the sinister car that this is. The Brabus body upgrades – which can sometimes be in…questionable….taste – fit neatly onto this model. This car doesn’t feature Brabus engine upgrades, so you’ll have to make due with only 510 horsepower and 612 lb/ft of torque – enough to challenge most 911 turbos in 0-60 sprints at 4.4 seconds. Like the Alpina, there is nothing that will out-luxury or out-accelerate you on your daily commute. To make this car even more appealing, with only 50,000 miles on the clock and looking as close to new as a used car can be, this CL 600 is offered at roughly half the price of the Alpina.

Were it my money, I’d find it pretty hard to pass up that sweet looking Alpina, though the price of the Mercedes is pretty enticing. In the long run I’d wager that the Alpina would also be worth more money and cheaper to run, though that’s a bit of a gamble. Which one would you have?

-Carter

1998 Mercedes-Benz C43

While it wasn’t the first in-house collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and AMG, but the C43 AMG is where the high horsepower madness with the tuning arm began. When the W202 C class debuted, the first to wear the AMG badge was the C36. This sedan was certainly no slouch with 276 bhp. But Mercedes didn’t stop there. For 1998, they C43 appeared with a 4.3 liter V8 under the hood. The car now had 302 horsepower, which wasn’t a huge increase, but the power delivery and soundtrack was addictive. With the C43, Mercedes proved that the old muscle car formula of putting a big engine in the smallest model proved to be alive and well. This black C43 for sale in Utah has just over 100,000 miles and would be a good choice for the speed freak that wants to fly under the radar.

Year: 1998
Model: C43 AMG
Engine: 4.3 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 105,500 mi
Price: $12,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1998 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG on Hemmings Motor News

Regrettably, I need to sell my C43 AMG. I moved to Utah several years ago and the car is now a summer driver. I bought another collector car a few years ago and concluded that one of them needs to go to make room in my garage (my winter driver has been sitting outside). I am the second owner of this car, which I purchased from a Mercedes-Benz dealer in 2002 under their certified pre-owned (Starmark) program when it had 33,000 miles. The car came equipped with xenon headlamps with headlamp washers, rain sensing wipers, charcoal colored power adjustable leather sport seats, and moon roof. I installed a trunk mounted six-disc CD player. The car now has 105,500 miles, driven by an adult, non-smoker driver. It has been dealer maintained, is all original (including glass) and is in excellent condition. All scheduled service is up to date (last dealer service May 2013) and I have been meticulous about repairing and replacing needed items as it goes in for service at the dealer. I replaced the tires in July 2013 with four Michelin Pilot Super Sports. I have all service records as well as my original purchase documentation. The interior has very light wear and is unblemished. The car has always been garaged and the original paint is in excellent condition, other than minor paint chips on the front from highway driving. The body of the car is unblemished except for two areas: 1) one minor door ding on the driver rear door that is hard to see unless you look at it from an angle (I tried to capture it in one of the photos) and 2) some curb rash under the front bumper that never bothered me enough to correct (see photo). The wheels are in good condition, but have some delamination around the edges and light scratches that can be seen closer to the car (see photos). The only mechanical need that I can identify is that the driver side rear window recently stopped working. The car runs very smoothly and the engine pulls strongly, as you would expect from 302 hp and 302 lb/ft torque that this AMG V8 produces.

If you are in the market for a C43 AMG and are picky, then this is the car for you! It is getting harder to find clean, well-cared for, unmolested examples in the black-on-black color combination. Please contact me if you have any questions. I have enjoyed owning this car and it”s always a pleasure to talk about it!
Price: $12,000 negotiable

As a former owner of a W202, I can say first hand that these are fairly hearty cars and can cover lots of miles effortlessly in the traditional Mercedes fashion, but a little more power over the four cylinder variant would have been nice. Years ago I looked at these AMG versions in awe and now like most expensive sports saloons. Today, they have settled into a price range that puts them within reach of enthusiasts with more modest means. The price on this example is probably a little high, but it’s good to see that the seller is willing to negotiate.

-Paul