Wagon Week: 2012 BMW 328i Touring

It has taken a few years, but it’s finally happened. The E90 series BMWs have finally grown on me. While the BMW styling direction has been questionable since the E46, like an ugly baby, it takes a lot of getting used to before it starts getting attractive. The 328i is the only 3 series touring offering these days, and fittingly so. With the 3.0 liter inline 6 putting out 230 bhp and 200 lb/ft of torque the 3500lb wagon can get out of its own way. That’s not to say there isn’t room for improvement. Aside from an M version, my biggest wish for these cars would be a 335i version with the much more powerful turbo version of the inline 6.

Wish list aside, this black over white leather 328i for sale in Sacramento, California is certainly a wagon that sits out from the crowd.

Year: 2012
Model: 328i
Engine: 3.0 liter inline six
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Mileage: 12,264
Price: $41,995

2012 BMW 328iT for sale on cars.com

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This 2012 BMW 328i sports wagon is a former BMW Factory Executive Demo and only has 12K miles! Original MSRP on this 328i was $47,470. Hurry in for great savings! Call 866-455-0536 to schedule a test drive

While this car may have stickered at $47,000 as new, it’s still a 12,000 mile used car and should be priced accordingly. At $41,995, this car is priced as if it’s a loaded x-Drive, navigation car with the M Sport package and all of the other bells and whistles. As an almost base model 2wd car this is worth more in the $36,000 to $37,000 range. That pricing is pretty generous considering that there are better optioned cars for less on the market, and with rumors of the F31’s arrival on US soil, paying top dollar for old techology doesn’t make much sense. The only reason I even offer the $37K max is because the color combination on this car is uncommon and cool.

-Brian

Wagon Week: 1982 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Estate

Probably one of the most reliable and long lasting cars, the W123 Mercedes-Benz cars are a timeless classic and one of our favorites here at GCFSB. It could be argued that the W123 Mercedes diesels are solely responsible for the North American perception of diesel cars. With only 123 bhp and 181 ft/lbs of torque, these cars weren’t exactly quick, a perception that is strong today. What really sealed the diesel’s fate in the US market was cloud of black smoke that ensued any time these cars were pushed. Despite the popular opinion of these cars as smelly and smoky, those that purchased them saw the true beauty of these cars: their longevity. These cars, much like Steven Seagal, are hard to kill. Their reliability is a thing of legend and it’s not uncommon to see these cars still on the road today with excess of 300K miles.

This beautifully kept blue over tan velour 300TD for sale in Baltimore, Maryland is a great example of Mercedes-Benz build quality and engineering.

Year: 1982
Model: 300TD
Engine: 3.0 liter turbocharged inline five diesel
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 80,908 miles
Price: $15,000 Buy It Now

1982 Mercedes-Benz 300TD on eBay

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Very collectable 1982 Mercedes 300 Turbo Diesel Wagon, 80,300 original miles, 2 owners from new, very well preserved and in perfect running condition.

VIN # WDB12319312010115

This 1982 Mercedes 300D Turbo Diesel Station Wagon is fantastic original example of one of the most iconic Mercedes ever produced and represents an era of cars that will never be seen again. This vehicle was imported to US in 1992 with 18,000 km. Was originally acquired new from a dealer in Southern France in up to the period of import to US was garage kept in Southern Spain. The reason for the low mileage is that the car was only use during the summer months of the year for approximately 10 years but the time that was purchased by the current owner. This is truly a unique circumstance for 30 years old Mercedes of this model type.

The condition of this car is totally original and very well presented. The car shows very few signs of age and has 80,908 miles on the odometer. I believe I am the second owner from new. All of the books, manuals, records, and tools associated with the car since new will be included with the sale. The car has the original equipment as it was sold in Europe and it was just minimum modified to meet the US standards.

This wagon is a collection piece, it is in excellent conditions. It is a turbo diesel with an engine life expectancy of 500,000 miles before a rebuild. This is considered one of Mercedes-Benz’ crowning achievements and one of the most sought after models. There are currently 80,908 original miles on the car, which are very low miles for this wagon. 1985 is the last year this legendary wagon with the cast iron heads were produced by hand out of the Mercedes Benz factory in Stuttgart Germany and it is considered the best year by many collectors. This is a well maintain turbo diesel wagon that can be driven anywhere.

The exterior and interior and in excellent condition. Come with an automatic transmission, cold air-condition, power windows, power locks, roof rack, factory am/fm cassette. You would not believe the attention this car gets this vehicle doesn’t disappoint. This car is well maintained and runs just like it should. It always starts right up and has a nice diesel sound… it picks up to speed very well. The engine runs strong transmission shifts as it should. This car runs and drives great including at highway speeds.

This vehicle is garage kept. Overall, this vehicle’s is very nice, the paint is original and in fair condition, No rust, clean wheel arches. The interior is extra clean. The first aid kit, spare tire and jack are included as well as the manuals and maintenance booklet. It starts immediately, has excellent power and shifts smooth timely and proper. The self-leveling system is fully functional. The brakes work without pulling or pulsations. The power door locks woork perfectly The climate controls are functioning properly with heat and cold A/C. All options work as intended including all windows and has the glow plug heater for extreme climates. Tires are matching Michelins and have 90% tread left. This is an eye catching wonderful riding vehicle. You won’t be sorry.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or reasonable offers. Winning bidder must use PayPal. This vehicle is being sold “As-Is, where is” condition with no warranty, expressed written or implied. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have the vehicle thoroughly inspected before placing a bid.

Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service, we will gladly cooperate. You can locate shippers by doing a search for auto shippers. If you are not sure about something, please ask, will happily answer any and all questions! We reserve the right to cancel bids for excessive negative feedback. We reserve the right to end the listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale.

This is an amazingly well kept car and could certainly be a great original collector car as well as a solid reliable driver.  The color combination on this car is very attractive and the flawless tan velour interior screams ’80’s amazing. The pricing on this car I feel is right at the top of the mark for this car, but as with any 30 year old car in this condition, it’s rare. So if it’s something that you absolutely have to have, the $15,000 price tag may not be so bad, after all, this can only go up in value.

-Brian

1984 Volkswagen GTI

Possibly my favorite car of all time, the 1984 US Spec Rabbit GTI is just an all around fun car to be behind the wheel of. The 94bhp Bosch CIS injected four cylinder is certainly not an autobahn burner, but coupled to the quick ratio 5-speed gearbox, it’s a quick little car that can surprise a lot of others off the line. Unfortunately, it’s all over by the time you hit 40 mph, but at least you had your moment of glory.

The true magic of the GTI isn’t in a straight line, rather in the twisties. These cars were made for corners and when pushed to the limits remain poised and confident. Push them a little further and you’ll get a slight lift from the inside rear wheel as a gentle reminder that you’re approaching the limits. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the Rabbit GTI is by far one of the most fun cars I’ve ever driven, which is why I keep one in my garage at all times.

This well kept silver over blue GTI for sale in Calhoun, GA would make a great addition to any German car collection.

Year: 1984
Model: Rabbit GTI
Engine: 1.8 liter inline four
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 106,000 miles
Price: No Reserve auction

1984 Volkswagen GTI on eBay

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First of all, I cannot say enough about the excellent condition of this car. I have personally been a VW mechanic and enthusiast for 15 years and bought this car to be part of my collection just a couple years ago. When I ran across this car I was shocked at the over all condition.To start with its a very original, unmolested, rust free example. (Folks, the battery tray in this car isnt even rusty!)

Its easy to see that this car has been “adult” driven and taken care of. The car is very tight in all respects. The doors etc. open and shut like they should, and the car drives straight and true. There is no suspension noise whatsoever and the shocks/struts feel great. The clutch, shifter, and transmission operate flawlessly. In driving the car, its easy to notice that this one hasnt been abused. The odometer reads 106K and works.

The body of the car is as straight as can be. Upon purchasing I decided that the car needed to be “preserved” just the way it was, so, thats what had to happen. While I liked the original, sunburnt paint on the car, I knew that it something should be done to preserve it. I started by dismantling the car and taking it to the body shop. The car was properly prepped to accept clearcoat and was sprayed with PPG concept clear. I then had the trim re-dyed (not painted) and had the bumpers media blasted and painted with all of the associated hardware and brackets. I spent a great deal of time cleaning the grill and embelms and re-installed with new hardware. The headlights, turn signals, and tail lights are all NOS. While in the process, I had a new windshield installed. I used new window seals in the doors where necessary.

As far as the interior goes, the carpet is original and in very nice shape. I installed a new headliner and cleaned/detailed things a bit. The dash is nice, clean, and without cracks. I sourced a NOS shift boot and “golf ball” shift knob just for the cause. The seats are nice, vibrant and without any rips or stains. How long has it been since youve seen Rabbit Gti seats that were this nice????

Since the original wheels were in such nice shape, I decided just to leave them alone. The tires have a good %50 tread remaining. Mechanically the car is original and unaltered. Everything works as it should. I have installed a new fuel tank and pump recently. The engine doesnt rattle, smoke, or use oil. All of the motor mounts are tight, and in place. The transmission shifts great with no syncro grind or roaring. I converted the AC to 134a and it cools great. The heater works just as it should also. To make a long story short, the car really is a pleasure to drive and isnt a project like most of that are on the market today. Everything on the car works well and I really wouldnt be afraid to drive it anywhere.

This car has seen a mild restoration with regards to the finishes, which is certainly necessary for a car that has been abused by the sun for almost 30 years. While I understand the idea behind it, I feel like it would have been better either left alone or resprayed to silver, not the half way approach. That aside, this is a beautiful example of a well preserved GTI.

I like that the seller has this car for sale at no reserve to let the market speak. I think that when the market does speak, this car will see $6,500 to $7,000 when the perverbial hammer falls. These cars are great collectables and in this condition it’s a great driver too. If I had the cash and the space, I’d be all over this.

-Brian

2008 BMW M3 Sedan

The BMW M3 has been the mark that all other manufactureres strive for when it comes to the mid-sized sports sedan, and the E90 M3 is no exception. A departure from the legendary BMW inline six cylinders, the stout 4.0 Liter V8 in the E90 M3 is a welcome upgrade. The S65 V8 is capable of 414bhp and 295lb/ft of torque, 0-60 mph in just around four seconds and a staggering 8,400 RPM redline, all in a package that is almost 40lbs lighter than the inline six predecessor.

The E90 M3 is certainly the highest evolution of BMWs 3 series, and while you may not be making 8:10 passes at the Nurburgring, this M3 for sale in Alabama will be sure to put a smile on your face all the same when you mash the go pedal.

Year: 2008
Model: BMW
Engine: 4.0 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 40,966 miles
Price: Reserve auction

2008 BMW M3 Base on eBay

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Up for auction is my 2008 M3 Sedan I purchased August 4, 2012 from Global Imports BMW. I’m sure you are asking why I’m selling so soon. Well here’s the story. We were shopping for a car for my wife – looking at X5s, Q7s, and GL500s. We drove to Atlanta to spend a weekend together and goof off looking at cars. We happened upon the most beautiful, outrageous BMW I had ever seen. It has this trick leather interior that goes perfectly with the Silver exterior and I fell in love. I was/am turning 40 in March 2013 (purchaed the car August 2012) so my wife told me I should get it. What would you do? I’ve had a lifetime of buying myself a car every other year – mainly watercooled VWs and Porsches. I never had an M3 and it was on the list. The difference for me was this car is a $40,000 car plus warranty. I never had a problem with $5-10k cars just sitting in the garage but it seems a waste to have a depreciating asset in the garage. I love the car but I do not like driving dirty sports cars so it’s only driven once a month or so and now that I’ve got the car out of system I’m ready to pass it on.

The really good news for you is that I purchased an “Easy Care” “Total Care” warranty for 3 years/75,000 miles for a price of over $3,400. This is a transferable warranty and not some junk aftermarket warranty. You can call your local BMW dealer and ask if it is a legitimate company or not. I have acquantainces that work at the BMW dealer and they say the fix cars with this warranty all the time and there is no hassle. I have placed a little over 1,000 miles on the vehicle from the time of purchase of the warranty. The vehicle came to Global Imports as an off-lease car from a local doctor. This is a no stories car and I have kept is garaged the entire time of my ownership. The pictures will tell the story. No mechanical issues whatsoever.

It is a used car. There are maybe 3 or 4 small rock chips on the car, no dings, a few small scratches below the front spoiler that you need to lay on your belly to view, and the rear tires will need replacing in a few thousand miles (I was not harsh on the car but I did play in it a couple of times and it will smoke the tires – the car was not abused, I just had a little fun it one day 🙂 – if anyone tells you they never drove their M3 fast they are a liar).

Bottom line is this, if you are in the market for this car you will not be dissapointed. I have my own business, a wife, and 3 daughters and I do not sell vehicles for a living. Please have patience and send your questions to ebay or my email at sobrien@charterfire.com. I’m not a moron so don’t waste your time trying to scam me with too good to be true stories and outrageous lies. There is a lien on the car, after payment is received and funding is verified you can take possession of the vehicle and I will provide you with a bill of sale. I will pay off the remainder of the loan and have the title sent to you with urgency. The reserve is fair and I know I will not recoup my warranty cost and will lose some depreciation from original purchase price. Thank you for your interest.

This is a reserve auction, which may hinder a buyer’s ability to get a bargain.  While the silver is a great color for these cars, trhe light interior is certainly less desirable than the other options available. Preferences aside, this M# appears well kept, and with the warranty available this would make a great car for the right price.  With clean retail prices in the $37,000 range, this car should sell in the $34,000 to $35,000 ballpark given the options.

-Brian

2002 Audi S6

A wolf in sheeps clothing, the 2002 Audi S6 looks like your every day family hauler. A closer look reveals wider fenders, aero lower door blades, brushed aluminum treatments and larger Avus wheels. Now there’s no mistaking what this car truly is, a hot rod.

One of the last years for S6 Avants, the C5 was the highest evolution of the breed. With more output from the 4.2L V8 (340 bhp and 310 lb/ft) along with the aesthetic upgrades, the S6 went on a diet. With all aluminum suspension, fenders and hood, the S6 stays just a touch heavier than the standard V6 A6 Avant. The S6 could make the run to 60 in 6.5 seconds. No small feat for a car weighing 2 tons.

All the performance certainly comes at a cost. The S6’s achilles heel is the 5-speed tiptronic slushbox, notorious for being one of the worst gearboxes Audi ever coupled to its 4.2. The shifting is vague at best and these gearboxes tend to have valve body issues. This grey over ecru S6 for sale in New Hampshire has the potential to be a great daily driver…with a kick.

Year: 2002
Model: S6
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 161,000 mi
Price: $8,600

2002 Audi S6 on craigslist

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I have a beautiful 2002 Audi S6 for sale with 161,000 miles on it. This is a rare car and it is in excellent condition. It looks fantastic, drives fantastic and is a reliable and fun alternative to a minivan! Comes with original wheels with all-season tires plus a set of nearly new snow tires mounted on alloy wheels.

Differences between the A6 and the S6, the S6 has:
4.2 V8 with 340 HP that sings to 7,200 RPM
Active motor mounts
Aluminum sub frame, suspension uprights, hood, and front fenders
Larger brakes
Flared fenders
255/40/17 tires are stock (and wider tires will fit)
This car has the Sport interior with more bolstered seats, alcantara seat insers and alcantara headliner

Other features:
Heated front and rear seats, both front fully power adjustable
Dual zone climate control
Symphony stereo with subwoofer and in-dash six disc changer
Power moonroof
Heated mirrors and washers
4-channel ABS with defeatable traction and stability control
Tiptronic auto with sport mode and manual shift mode
Auto dimming mirrors with integrated compass

What this car needs:
Drivers door shuts when you close it normally, but if you slam it shut, it bounces open one notch (not all the way open)
Drivers side mirror is leaking the dimming fluid
Center console cupholder does not work (but the dash cupholder works)
The front paint finish worn from dust and rocks from highway driving
The summer tires are mostly worn and will need replacement soon.

That’s it. This car will pass inspection and runs and drives beautifully and looks really nice. It needs nothing other than those minor items mentioned above. I’ve maintained and repaired items on this car since I purchased it. Mobile 1 synthetic only. I also have service records from the previous owner that detail previous work.

$8,900 or best offer.
Email or call Erik at 603-674-3913

This S6 offers a reasonable deal for anyone in the market for a grocery getter that gets down to business. The values of these cars with 161K miles is around $9000 on the high side. This car seems to be well kept, but as with any 10 year old car, warrants a good looking over. With a bit of negotiating, this car would be well bought around $8,000.

-Brian

2013 Audi allroad

As an Audi enthusaist and a wagon lover, it’s no surprise that I was excited when Audi of America announced the return of the allroad. Like many others I was hesitant to see that it was being released on the A4 platform rather than the larger A6 platform of the previous generation, but once I saw it, all reservations went out the window. Seeing the allroad was love at first sight. The stance, the flares, the grille, and the lines make this one of the most beautiful estate cars on the market.

Audi did it right this time. Anyone familiar with the original allroad knows that they were riddled with problems between the 2.7T and the air suspension. The new allroads save all of the fancy technology for where it counts….the cockpit. The allroad uses the same 2.0l turbo four as the rest of the A4 family coupled to the silky smooth 8-speed tiptronic gearbox, and of course Quattro AWD.

Where the allroad differs from your standard A4 Avant is in the styling with stainless steel front and rear skid plates and offroad inspired fender flares. To complete the offroad capable look, the allroad has a full 7 inches of ground clearance. This car can certainly walk the walk if the owner was so inclined.

This beautiful Phantom Black over black leather allroad for sale in Atlanta is a smoking deal on a lightly used SUV alternative.

Year: 2013
Model: allroad
Engine: 2.0 liter inline four
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Mileage: 6,443 mi
Price: $39,994

2013 Audi allroad on AutoTrader

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2013 Audi Allroad Premium Plus 2.0T Quattro Tiptronic – AUDI CERTIFIED! Phantom Black Pearl with black leather interior, automatic transmission (8 Speed Tiptronic), only 6K miles, Premium Plus model, MMI Navigation Plus Package, Audi Parking System Plus with rearview camera, Audi Advanced Key, power heated front seats with driver memory, Audi Music Interface (iPod), Bluetooth – Phone/Streaming Audio, Homelink, power tailgate, 3-Zone Climate Control, Audi Connect, CD/DVD Player, Audi Xenon Plus lighting with LED daytime running lights, Panorama sunroof with power sunshade, Sirius Satellite Radio. Absolutely loaded with equipment! One owner vehicle, clean CARFAX. Audi Certified – 6 Year/100K mile warranty from the original in-service date!

For the buyer in the market for an allroad specifically, or just a luxury SUV alternative this is a great deal.  Loaded with options, the original MSRP on an allroad like this is in the neighborhood of $48,000.  This car is Audi certified, and with only 6,443 miles, you get another 93K miles of coverage, or 6 years from in service date, which is less than 6 months ago offering a better warranty than the original factory warranty.  It’s said that new cars depreciate 10% just by driving it off the lot, in most cases that’s bad news, but with a CPO car like this, depreciation is your friend.  With a bit more negotiation, you could likely pick this beauty up for $37K which is a smoking deal.

-Brian

1980 BMW Alpina Turbo E21 Prototype – REVISIT

The 1980 BMW Alpina Turbo E21 “Prototype” featured last month created a lot of discussion amongst our readers. One of our readers, Mario, emailed us at the end of last month. He has worked in a large BMW dealership in Switzerland for the past 13 years. He spotted this E21 and was skeptical, stating that hew knew Alpina was not in the business of selling prototypes. After some research on his part, he discovered that this car is a US market E21 with original Alpina parts. Attached is the letter that Mario received from the Marketing and Sales department at Alpina. The letter was originally written in Germany, so I have included the original letter along with the English translation:

Bitte entschuldigen Sie die verspätete Antwort, jedoch stehen wir mitten in den Vorbereitungen für den Genfer Auto Salon. Dieser angebliche ALPINA Prototype hat bis auf einige Teile wie Lenkrad, Zusatzinstrumente, Schriftzüge nichts mit ALPINA zu tun. Bei der angegebenen Fg-Nr. handelt es sich um einen BMW 320 US, der nie bei uns im Hause war. ALPINA hat auch nie einen 4 Zylinder Turbo gebaut.

Mit freundlichen Grüssen aus Buchloe
Angelika Jörg-Kane
Marketing/Verkauf
ALPINA Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH + Co. KG

English Translation: We apologize for the late reply, but we are busy preparing for the Geneva Motor Show. This alleged ALPINA Prototype has a few Alpina parts such as the steering wheel, dashboard instruments and lettering. According to the specified VIN, it is a US BMW 320, which has never been in our facility. ALPINA has never built a 4 cylinder turbo.

With friendly greetings from Buchloe,
Angelika Jörg-Kane
Marketing/Sales
ALPINA Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH + Co. KG

1980 BMW Alpina Turbo E21 Prototype – REVISIT

The below post originally appeared on our site February 14, 2013:

Often times we come across the E30 M3s, talk about how collectable they are and how the premium prices are justified due to collectability and so on and so on. So if the E30 M3s are the future collectable from BMW, what does that make this car?  A no brainer, that’s what.

Alpina was founded in 1965, and started life producing typewriters and office equipment. In the mid 1960s, founder Burkard Bovensiepen started a BMW tuning business out of the original Alpina typewriter factory. By the early 70s, Alpina was making a name for itself in competition. The highlight was in 1970, when the team’s cars won the European Touring Car Championship, the German Hillclimb Championship, rally and track racing championships and the prestigious Spa 24 Hours. The rest is tuning history.

Over the years Alpina has softened a bit, focusing more on luxury sedans based on the BMW 7-series, but throughout the 80’s they were experimenting on all BMW platforms, and the results speak for themselves. This stunning E21 prototype is a prime example of the days when Alpina seemd to be turbocharging everything.

Year: 1980
Model: Alpina E21 Prototype
Engine: 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 40,000
Price: $29,900

1980 BMW Alpina Turbo E21 Prototype on Autokennel.com

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Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH has been working closely with BMW since the early 1970’s producing some of their most memorable racecars. By the late 70s, Alpina became their own manufacturer and no longer sold their cars as BMW Alpinas, but rather just Alpina. They would order raw chassis and engines and build their own vehicles, many of which were then sold through the BMW dealership network. Forty years later, they are still producing some of the best-engineered versions of BMWs and sill reselling them through BMW dealerships worldwide.

This very unique prototype is very typical Alpina. In the late 70s, as BMW was determining what engine to put in their new 320/E21 chassis to give it more performance, they once again enlisted the engineers of Alpina to produce a Turbo variant.  They were provided 3 blank E21 bodies with 3 of the 4-cylinder 2.0-liter motors. Several of Alpina’s top engineers were enlisted for this project.

What is so unique is that the head engineer of this particular example was able to purchase the car once it was complete since BMW ended up pulling the plug on the project and going with the 2.3 liter 6-cylinder. The engineer was lucky enough to access BMW’s parts bins in order to install the “Hi-Lux” package on this example. This package included front and rear fog lights, European headlamps with washers, power windows, power mirrors, power locks, glove box flashlight, under hood and trunk lights, electric sunroof, and even the map light rear view mirror from the E23 program. Once the car was complete, being that the engineer was an American, he imported the car to his home in Colorado and federalized the car. Also (since the German engineers would have no part of it), he installed a correct Behr A/C system with an upgraded compressor. The final result was a very comfortable and fast sport coupe that could hold its own on the Autobahn. He used this car for fun weekend events and stored it during much of the winter. He sold the car a couple of years ago to a local BMW/Porsche enthusiast.

However, just before selling the car, the original owner went through the whole car and did a nice restoration. This included taking the car completely down to a bare body. The suspension was redone with new Bilsteins, front and rear bushings, rear suspension arms, and new brakes (discs and rotors) all the way around. Also a top end rebuild was performed on the engine.

After purchasing the car in 2011, the recent owner put the finishing touches on the car. He spent over $6,000 restoring the interior of the car. The factory sport seats were recovered in vinyl. A new headliner and carpet kit was also installed. Also, he completely restored the original dash including the rare Alpina gauge cluster. Finally, he redid the door panels and center console. The only flaw is the small plastic trim near the gauge cluster has a few cracks in it. It isn’t that noticeable, but unfortunately, the part is NLA. We are still on the hunt for a good used one. Recently, a major service was performed on the car including a valve adjustment, alignment, and oil service. This Alpina is ready to be enjoyed.

The build on this car was typically BMW contract prototype budget. No expense was spared and nearly every component on this car was improved upon.

Modifications include the following:

  • Recaro sport seats
  • Electric Sunroof
  • Alpina body stripes
  • 3:64 Limited slip differential
  • Leather 3-spoke steering wheel
  • Rajay oil fed turbo
  • 2.3L Bottom End Engine that’s been Stroked
  • BMW 323 Suspension
  • All Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Bilstein Shocks
  • Minor Porting
  • Minor Head Work
  • Battery relocated to the trunk

I love these “affordable collectibles.” These cars are not only fun to drive and easy to live with even on a daily-driver basis, but being so rare, they have a huge upside in collectible value in the long run. Included with this vehicle are much of the original build information as well as the factory tool kit.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or paul@autokennel.com

Note:

This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty, written or implied. In some cases, the vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. All vehicle sales will require a $55 document fee. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand new vehicle. We do our best to accurately describe the vehicle. We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition.

A car like this is close to impossible to put a pricetag on due to the shear rarity of it. Regardless of what E21 values are, and Alpina values are, a well documented, one of two prototype should command a premium, as it can only appreciate as the years pass. All factors considered, this car is priced well for the BMW enthusiast market and if you ask me, is a far better collector choice than an E30 M3. That’s not to say that I’d love to have both sitting side by side in my garage.

-Brian

1983 Porsche 928

If I were to buy a Porsche based solely on looks, this would be it. It was never the most stellar handling Porsche, or the fastest, but there’s just something about the looks of it. Between the pop up lights to the shape of the rear, I find them oddly attractive.

The 928S was Porsche’s attempt at a GT car and frankly in that respect, they succeeded. These cars had all of the right ingredients; power, handling and versatility. The 928S sported a front mounted 4.5L V8 that made 219 bhp and 222 lb/ft, not particularly stellar now, but in 1983 it was one of the more powerful cars on the market. In order to live up to the Porsche level of performance, the 928 was fitted with a 5-speed transaxle that helpes push weight distribution towards almost 50/50. Most importantly to make a great GT car, was the hatch, there was actually space in these cars for a couple of suitcases AND a passenger.

This Kiln Red over tan 928S is a beautiful example of what is often viewed as Porsche’s red-headed step child.

Year: 1983
Model: 928
Engine: 4.5 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 24,215 mi
Price: $22,500 Buy It Now

1983 Porsche 928 on eBay

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Awesome 1983 Porsche 928S! This spectacular example has covered only 24,215 miles since delivered new and is 100% Original from factory specs! Finished in the unique color of Kiln Red Metallic over Tan leather interior and well equipped from Porsche with a manual 5-speed transmission, power drivers seat, Blaupunkt Monterey radio with cassette, protective side moldings and electric sliding sun roof. Fully Serviced since new with all the stamps in the original service manual along with all the original manuals. Powered by a large front mounted 4.5 Liter fuel injected V8 featuring a single overhead camshaft producing 234 Horsepower. The 928S utilized a transaxle to help achieve 50/50 Weight distribution aiding in the cars excellent balance. This beautiful 928S is truly a diamond in the rough, with unique colors, unbelievable low miles and perfect history you will be hard pressed to find a better collector 928!

Any time I see one of these, I picture Gary Wallace doing a burnout as he pulled away form the mall in Weird Science. That, for me, was the moment that solidified this car’s status as one of my all time favorites. Even though I’m partial, I can’t ignore the fact that this car is a tad overpriced. Having traveled under 1,000 miles per year its whole life, this 928S is a perfect collector piece or Sunday driver. However, even with so few miles, $22,500 is just too much. All things considered, I’d be a buyer somewhere in the $16,500 price range.

-Brian

1996 BMW 750iL

Have a lot of enemies? Live in a really bad neighborhood? Hang out with known undesirables? Or just generally paranoid? Then look no further, we have found your car. This is certainly something you don’t see every day, a fully armored, long wheelbase, V12, 7-series. These cars were pretty rare in the US market, and were mainly reserved for the wealthy, with an original MSRP of just under $100K.

If you were the member of the 1% that made their money by stepping on a few toes, the full armor treatment was a must. Judging by the list of previous owners, I’m really surprised that this car has not actually seen fire. The lack of bullet wounds on this car may be attributed to the 5.4L V12 that made 322 bhp and 361 lb/ft of torque getting this land yacht to safety. No matter what your motivations, or social situation, this black fortress is a cool way to act like a boss.

Year: 1996
Model: 750iL
Engine: 5.4 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 125,000 mi
Price: $5,800

Armored 1996 750iL on craigslist

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This car is immaculate. Car fax will tell you this car was owned by Ronald McDonald Corp. Then the CIA out of Langley, VA. Have service records. Car is black. Sunroof. Fully loaded. Leather heated interior. Black. Low miles. I hate to sell but need the money asap. So price is firm. Car is classified as armoured limousine which makes it 4 inches longer I was told. Cannot upload pics but car is a beauty. BBS rims. Have original tail lights but led lights are on the car now. Looks sharper!!

I can send pics via text or email. Call if serious. 919 618 5177 Also for more info and yes it is really bullet proof! Look at windows!!Or can give VIN for car fax for you. Has roll up shades, back roll up is temperamental meaning works when it wants to, that will need to be fixed. Nice car. OMG, we hate to sell.

From the description, it sounds like this car has the usual quirks of a 16 year old car. The asking price on this car is on par with that of a well kept 750iL, so you’re basically getting the armor package for free!  At $5,800 you can’t ask for more than that, except maybe an armed driver to go along with it.

-Brian

1987 Volkswagen GTI

The VW GTI has always been a favorite among driving enthusiasts, due to the simple equation of a lightweight car coupled with a peppy 4 cylinder engine and quick ratio gearbox. But over the years, the VW GTI has gone from the “Original Pocket Rocket” to an overweight option riddled version of itself.

If you ask any VW enthusiast, they will tell you that the definitive line where the GTI went from hero to zero was 1992, which was the last year for the MK2 GTI. The MK2 Golf GTI was Volkswagen’s evolution of the MK1 Rabbit GTI and offered a wider range of options to the buyer.  The base model GTI was a 1.8L 8v engine wiMth a quick ratio gearbox, sport seats, and GTI trim. The other option was the GTI that boasted a 1.8L 16v engine, slightly different gear ratios, Recaro seats and enough 16v badging to insure that you stood out from the 8v crowd.

This beautiful Alpine white 8v GTI for sale in Eugene, Oregon is not the more desirable 16v, but is a well kept example of the last of the true VW pocket rockets.

Year: 1987
Model: GTI
Engine: 1.8 liter inline four
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: unknown
Price:  $3,600

1987 Volkswagen GTI on Craigslist Eugene

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1987 VW GTI. Both the 8v engine the five speed tranny are original to the car. This is a beautiful adult owned and meticulously maintained car which is always garaged. This is a highly collectable car and one of nicest stock GTIs in Oregon. The paint is orginal and looks great for a 27 year old car. I see no rust anywhere on it…and I have looked hard. The only after market parts are new Bilstein Sport struts ($1000), new H&R ½” lowering springs ($500), new Konig wheels which are BBS look-a-likes ($700) and new Bridgestone tires ($800). It has also recieved new OEM bushings, new OEM control arms, rebuilt shift linkage, new starter, new axles and seals, all new OEM brakes and disks, all new OEM wheel bearings, and has legally tinted window ($200). Runs and drives beautifully. Must go to make room in my garage. I also have all the orginal manuals that came with the car.

On the retail market, there is surprisingly no discernable difference in pricing of the 8v and 16v GTIs. However, on the enthusiast market, the 16v reigns supreme, as the 16v lump is far more desirable.  Driveline aside, these cars are geting harder and harder to come by, especially in the condition this car is in. Over the years these cars have been used, abused, and picked apart making them relatively rare.

The mileage on this car is unknown, but the condition tells me that it couldn’t have travelled more than 150K. With all of the recent upgrades and maintenance items, this is a $3,600 car all day long.  Someone snatch it up, because it’ll go fast.

-Brian

Average retail $3600, high retail $5200