The Polo isnâ€™t a model often featured on these pages because 1) they never came to the United States and B) if youâ€™re going through the effort of importing a European car, letâ€™s just say the Polo probably isnâ€™t top of your list. In 1981, the second generation debuted on the A02 platform â€“ a standalone for the model and its betrunkened twin, the Derby (also not sold here). These super-minis were intended to be cheap and efficient; very basic equipment was met with very basic engines. The SP was marketed as the “sportier” Polo with slightly better equipment and a cool color pallet, though you’d be hard-pressed to call it either fast or luxurious. Still, it’s neat to see one here and worth a look:
Month: November 2022
Gosh, this is like dÃ©jÃ vu all over again. If yesterday’s Sprint Blue RS6 wasn’t enough to tempt you, I’m back with an even more blue M3. Today’s E46 is Topaz Blue Metallic outside, which is nice – but that’s not the whole story. Inside is the very blue Laguna Seca Blue leather upholstery. The seller of this one believes that you’ll be hard-pressed to find another like it, and I’d have to agree. Laguna Seca Blue leather was available from the factory as a special-order but regular production color, meaning the car didn’t have to go through BMW Individual. But why choose this color? Well, the story goes that this is was a press car model, and indeed it carries code 916 – Development Vehicle. I previously looked at a double-Imola E46 M3 press vehicle, and it’s neat to see another come up for sale:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2003 BMW M3 Convertible on eBay
It hasn’t been very long since I covered the RS6, but when a nice one comes up they always catch my eye. If you want a primer on the model, I covered the bases here:
Today’s example is LZ5F Sprint Blue Pearl Effect, and yeah – that’s what I noticed first. The color was fairly rare on the S4, accounting for roughly 10% of the total imported to the US. But on the RS6? This is right up there with Goodwood Green Pearl Effect as one of the rarest colors seen on the model. To cap it off, it’s also got Silk Nappa leather and is claimed to be one of one in this combination here in the US. It also has just 63,000 miles. Let’s take a look!
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2003 Audi RS6 on eBay
Just when you thought last week’s 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 was wild with Amaranth Violet, we have another Purple Porsche that is on a whole other level. This 2004 Carrera GT checks in with paint-to-sample Viola Pearl and I’m willing to bet it is the only one. It was delivered new in Missouri of all places but quickly transported to its first owner in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. From there, it went to a few owners before being exported to England where it sits having just 7,500 miles.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 Porsche Carrera GT at DK Engineering
I’m going to bet you didn’t expect to see this. “This” is a 2008 Wiesmann GT MF4. A very quick history of Wiesmann is that it is a small boutique from Western Germany started by brothers Martin and Friedhelm Wiesmann back in 1988 that produces a small number of hand-built customÂ convertibles and coupes. Since making your own engine and transmission is really difficult and expensive, they’ve always sourced them from BMW to squeeze into these bodies. Today’s car, the GT MF4, is no different. It uses the 4.8-liter N62 with a six-speed automatic, although a few were made with the popular M3-sourced S65B40 if you ordered the GT MF4-S. The interior is what you would expect with a bunch of generic parts that were clearly assembled by hand and all the BMW parts were covered in leather trying to disguise them. The price? Probably not as much as you’d expect considering how much goes into these and you’ll probably never see another one if you actually buy one.