1988 BMW 635 CSi

One of the most popular theme weeks we’ve head here at GCFSB.com was “Shark Week”, where we reviewed one of each iteration of the E24 chassis. People love the classic styling, the understated performance, and ability to gobble up miles on the highway, and the relatively low entry price. They’re all the makings for an enjoyable classic that is affordable, too! With prices of the M models and every E30 made on the rise, these E24s are still good value. While most enthusiasts lust after the M6 and the legendary S38 powerplant, the reality is that for most of us, the less complicated and less expensive to maintain M30 found in the 635 CSi among others is a smarter option. Production ended in 1989 and these cars were lightly updated mid-88 with revised headlights and bumper covers, such as we see on this sharp white 1988 model:

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Year: 1988
Model: 635 CSi
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 113,455 mi
Price: Reserve Auction, current bid $5,600

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 BMW 635 CSi on eBay

The classic “shark” or “sharknose” body style, chassis code E24, which is often heralded as the most beautiful of all vintage BMWs, had a very long production run from 1976 until 1989. Unfortunately, the 6-series cars for the United States market were crippled with significantly reduced power in addition to ugly and bulky padded bumpers up until the 1988 model which featured revised aerodynamic “world” bumpers and an engine upgrade that boosted power up to match the European specification car. These revised and very desireable post 1988 cars were then discontinued the very next year in 1989 and virtually all the cars imported to the US were optioned with the Automatic Transmission. This car has the best and rarest possible combination, the final body style, final upgraded engine, Manual Transmission, nearly all factory options, a full service history including original manuals and window sticker, we believe this car to be in original condition and completely unmolested. The only non-original parts on the car are 16″ authentic BBS wheels, replacing the stock TRX wheels which are no longer viable (the TRX specification tires are no longer in production).

Originally purchased in Hollywood California by a BMW collector who used it as his driver before passing it on to another BMW collector in New Mexico, this car has been in the best of hands its whole life from new. Of the 47 Alpine White 635csi’s with the Lotus White leather interior, only 11 of these cars had manual transmissions. This may be the only surviving one, and it is in pristine condition, with only minor flaws which I will note in detail. Being a Southwestern car, it has absolutely no body rust of any kind, the underbody coating is completely intact.

1988 BMW 635CSi, Alpine White over Lotus White
– Full leather interior, all seats, center console, headliner, door cards and handles, dash underside, rear speaker shelf leather wrapped
– Power seats with 3 position memory, power sunroof, power windows, cruise control
– Cold air conditioning (I do not know whether it is R12 or R134, but it works!)
– M30B35 3.5L Straight 6-cylinder engine with Motronic Fuel Injection, 221HP and 225LB-FT Torque
– Getrag 260 5-speed Manual Transmission
– Original BMW stereo, speakers, power antenna fully functioning, even BMW tape deck cleaner
– All features, lights, buttons, inside and out are fully functioning properly
– Heavy duty floormats
– BBS chrome 16″ wheels with nice 225/55/16 tires
– Rear air conditioning and drink cooler works great
– Suspension has been updated with Bilstein shock absorbers

This car runs and drives like you would expect it to as new in 1988, it runs nice and smooth, the engine purrs and pulls hard to redline, the suspension soaks up road imperfections as it should in a world-class touring car.

Noted Imperfections:
– Very small clearcoat loss (about quarter sized) driver’s side fender near base of windshield
– Shift knob is loose
– Scuffed paint on driver’s side front fender top edge
– Trunk can get stuck if opened too far
– Driver’s side interior door handle shows slight wear and is pulling away from door card slightly
– Center console leather has two small imperfections
– There are a two slight depressions in the roof, and one in the hood, very hard to see unless you look, easy to correct
– The exhaust has a broken hangar and the muffler is somewhat rusty, it does not leak
– A metal bracket attached to the front driver’s side frame rail, that appears to be an attachment point for an engine undertray is bent
– Rubber seals around outer door handles need replacement
– I cannot discern whether the memory function on the power seats work, all power functions work great however
– Slight scuff on driver’s side rear bumper

Contact:
My name is Ian, and I am here to help you with your purchase. Do you have any questions about the vehicle? Call my direct line at (505) 449-1316 or email me at iriela@powerfordnm.com.

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I have a complete album with 100 pictures including underbody and all detail shots of imperfections in this web album: Photo Album. Listed below are some pictures of the car as it is right now. Some minor defects in the white paint were too difficult for the camera to pick up and are hard to detect even by human eye and shots are not included.

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For a dealer, this car seems to be very honestly presented, which if you follow auctions is fairly remarkable. The seller notes the small details that are imperfections on the car, and seems to actually know what it is, too – a bit of a rarity. As the seller notes, the later cars are hard to find with a manual transmission. This car has the extended leather option like the M cars, and it looks to be in fantastic condition. Also rare for an Ebay dealer are all of the records which come with the car, making this the one to look at seriously. Downside? Well, the 528i spec wheels in chrome fit the Hollywood origins, but not the car. That said, wheels are a pretty easy fix and generally an individual item anyway, and while I’m not a fan of those wheels on this car it certainly wouldn’t stop the sale for me.

Values of these 6s have been all over the map as of late – some M6s pushing $20,000 plus for nice examples, but some 635s failing to sell well under $10,000. As the last of the breed and equipped with a manual condition, with all records and in good condition, this is the most valuable of the non-M models currently, and I would expect it to be priced between $10,000 – $12,000 depending on interest. I do hope that this dealer receives positive feedback for their ad print as I really think they advertised the car the way we all like to see it. It’s hard to believe, but in most states around me, this car could be registered as an antique and enjoyed on the weekends and at shows – rather than purchase an older car that has more needs, this might be a smart way to have a great looking and reliable weekender!

-Carter

1995 Audi S6 Avant 2.5 Stroker

It’s no secret that both the Audi 200 20V Quattro Avants and the Audi S6 Avants have a cult following in the U.S. Whenever we feature one, they draw a lot of attention, and rightly so, as they’re great cars that offer a combination of speed, practicality, style and luxury that few cars are able to match. They also happen to be one of the most durable German cars to come stateside, with few seeing under 200,000 miles at this point. Generally found in a shade of green, pearl or black, occasionally one comes up in a harder to find (and to me, more desirable) shade, such as today’s Silver on Grey 1995 S6:

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Year: 1995
Model: Audi S6 Avant
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 200,000 mi
Price: $5,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 Audi S6 Avant 2.5 Stroker on eBay Classifieds

Price:$5,000
Address:Winchester, NH 03470 (map)
Date Posted:08/06/13
Year:1995
Make:Audi
Model:S6
Mileage:200,000
For Sale By:Owner
Description:
Runs perfectly, great fun. I did not build this car, hence I don’t know everything about it, but I’ve been driving it for the last 30K miles. It was built, the story goes (I cannot confirm, but the title I got with it does confirm the name), by Peter Blaser, who apparently built custom Audi rally cars for a living, for his wife, who apparently didn’t like it. I hear that the idea wasn’t to get the most power possible, but to get a more tractable S6 for the street, hence the stroke increase. I think it was a little much for her, as it’s still quite high-strung and certainly makes well over 300bhp, though I don’t know how much. It’ll do a 5.85sec 0-60 as measured by GTech, with my less-than-perfect driving, running 18psi of boost (it’ll do much more, but I don’t want to take any chances). It pulls strong right to redline, and the rev limiter always comes as a surprise. I got it from Force Five Automotive.
Comes with second set of wheels (15″) with Hakkas on them for the winter.
Has third row seat.
I just replaced the front control arms and bushings, as well as the rear bushings on the front subframe. A few of the coils are new as well. Timing belt replaced recently, valve job done at the same time. Has aftermarket stereo with bluetooth, USB, and AUX in wired up to the stock speakers and amp.
No rot on body, some surface rust has been sanded down and covered with protectant – that’s the ugly-looking spots you see in the pictures. Interior in good, but not perfect condition. No rips or tears in leather. Stock SS dual exhaust with new collars, quiet and smooth on the road. More detailed pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/99944209@N06/sets/72157634965212140/

Mods:
-Stroked to 2.5L with unknown crank, possibly custom-made.
-Huge asymmetrical turbo (see pics, I don’t know exactly what it is)
-RC 440 injectors, Motronic ECU and MAP sensor to match.
-RS2 downpipe, I have been told? Not sure why or if this is so. Judge for yourself from the pics if you can
-RS2 MAF sensor (who cares really, but perhaps worth mentioning)
-oil catch can – this motor seems to have been built loose, as it burns quite a bit of oil, especially when you drive it hard, but it hasn’t gotten any worse in the time I’ve had it
-all Samco boost hoses
-custom coilovers with Koni yellows in the back
-Bilstein HDs on what I assume are stock springs up front
-SS lines in rear
-Adjustable wastegate cap
-aluminum flywheel
-300lph Bosch fuel pump
-much more, probably many things I don’t know about.

Issues:
-High pressure power steering hose leaks slowly, haven’t gotten around to replacing it yet.
-Driver’s side heated seat is broken
-Cruise control doesn’t work, probably due to bad switches on pedals
-Side mirrors have some corrosion on them
-Bilstein HD’s are getting a little old and occasionally stick when you jack the car up
-Power steering rack boot should be replaced, comes with car. Rack does not leak
-BF Goodrich Comp T/A KDW’s are about due for replacement. They tramline annoyingly anyway.
-Trim strips on the bottoms of the doors are coming off.

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Since I saw a 1994 S4 new in Silver, I’ve always loved the understated metallic look of this combination. Like many of the others we have featured, this car is higher mile but was loved by the previous owners. This car has undergone some more serious modifications by the prior owner. Though the owner is unsure what the base for the motor is, it’s fairly likely that the build utilized a Eurovan 2.5 bottom end, a favorite among those looking for more torque. If properly built, the motor should be as durable as the original, so I would expect many care free and quick miles. Many of the faults with the car are common the the chassis in general; delaminating mirrors, peeling trim, leaking power steering lines, and minor electric glitches like the seat heaters and cruise control are all pretty normal. While they can be a pain to fix, they shouldn’t scare the prospective buyer away and generally aren’t signs of neglect. Bonus items are the snow tires and 3rd row seat.

The last black S6 Avant we featured had 30,000 less miles and a more stock motor and was (in general) in similar shape. That car sold for just over $5,000, and I expect that the pricing on this car is spot on. This car is unlikely to ever be a show car, but represents a solid driver that you could have fun with for years to come.

-Carter

Tuner Tuesday: 1997 911 Andial Twin Plug Twin Turbo

I find it extraordinarily sad that this year saw the nearly unnoticed passing of one of the great Porsche tuning firms, ANDIAL. If you’re newer to the scene, ANDIAL probably doesn’t mean much to you, but if you grew up in the 1980s or were a fan of motorsports then they were one of the top tuning firms pushing out some of the fastest Porsches in the world – they were really the U.S. equivalent of Ruf. They backed that performance up with race-winning efforts – ANDIAL became the defacto 962 race engine supplier in the United States, and racked up an impressive string of both prototype and GT racing wins and championships. Though they were very well respected, ANDIAL downsized as the trio of owners aged and then passed away, culminating in the retirement this past February of the last remaining founder, Dieter Inzenhofer, Porsche Motorsports North America bought the name, but with undisclosed plans to use it, we’ll just have to wait and see. Coming across an ANDIAL tuned car is something of a rare treat, and for the 993 they cooked up a twin-plug, twin turbo 3.8 motor that was just a monster. Today’s example is one of the best prepared in the world:

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Year: 1997
Model: 911 Twin Turbo Andial Twin Plug
Engine: 3.8 liter twin turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 37543 mi
Price: $169,500

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1997 911 Andial Twin Plug Twin Turbo on Rennlist.com

Year: 1997
Make: Porsche
Model: 911
Porsche Model: 993 Turbo
Mileage (numbers only please): 37543
Options (Please check ALL which apply): Airbags, Air Conditioning, Alarm System, Antilock Brakes, Cruise Control, Foglamps, Intermittent Wipers, Leather Seats, Power Brakes, Power Door Locks, Power Steering, Power Windows, Sunroof, Traction Control
Color: Arctic Silver
VIN: WPOAC299XVS375740
Price (no $ sign please): $169500
Private or Dealer Listing: Private Listing
Location (Region): SoCAl
Body Style: Coupe
Transmission Type: Manual – 6 speed
2 or 4 Wheel Drive?: 4 Wheel Drive
Engine Type: Turbo
Stereo System: AM-FM CD
One of Ninteen Certified Andial 3.8 Liter Twin Plug Conversions.

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1997 Andial 3.8 Twin Plug Twin Turbo Specs
Andial dual program 3.8 twin plug
Andial intercooler
Andial LW clutch and flywheel
Andial sport cats
Custom “Big Oval” muffler bypass
Forge diverter valves
RS short shifter
RS engine mounts
Cargraphic additional oil cooler
Front and rear RS adjustable sway bars
14 inch front brakes
Cargraphic active front brake ducting
RS rear brakes
GT2 uprights and tie rods
PSS-9 suspension
Corner balanced and aligned
12.5 x 18 and 10.5 x 18 BBS E28 wheels
335.30.18 and 265.40.18 Michelin PS2 tires
Carbon fiber rear decklid
Fiberglass wing with “Guerney Flap” mounting holes.
Hand laid fiberglass fender flares
OEM Euro GT2 front end bodywork
Ruf A-pillar fairings
Sport seats
Yellow seat belts front and rear
Carbon fibre interior
Leather air bag cover

Car History
Here is the information I have been able to glean about the car.
This highly optioned car was purchased in the Chicago area by car collector John Pizer. He immediately had it flat-bedded to the Andial facility with only delivery miles on the car.
The full Andial 3.8 liter twin plug conversion was performed at an estimated cost of 55-60 thousand dollars.Andial Twin Plug
A few years later the car was purchased by collector Amir Fahti in Calabasas with around 4000 miles on the clock.
In 2007 I purchased the car from Mr. Fahti with 27,181 miles on the clock. Unfortunately Mr. Fahti had lost the build sheet on the car. Andial confirms that this is one of the 19 certified 3.8 liter twin plug conversions, of which only 17 remain. Andial Registry

Over the next few years I had Michael Schatz MKS Performancein Camarillo fettle the car into tip top condition, replacing the front differential, viscous coupler, clutch accumulator, steering rack and installing a set of GT2 uprights and tie rods, new hood shocks, breeze constant torque clamps on the intercooler hoses and forge diverter valves. I removed the k40 radar detector and installed functional front brake cooling ducts and a larger Cargraphics oil cooler. I installed yellow rear seat belts to match the front seat belts. Finally, a complete corner balance and alignment and rake was performed.

In 2011 elected to make this car into my vision of the ultimate street version of a GT2.
I contacted 1998 IMSA GT2 champion Jochen Rohr who generously supplied me with the rear wing and carbon fibre deck-lid plus the BBS wheels he had left over from that race team. I sourced a brand new OEM European narrow-body front bumper and some hand laid fender flares and commissioned Ed Palmer at Kundensport to perform the conversion.

The car is everything I could have hoped for. It looks fabulous in my eyes. It rides very smoothly. The GT2 uprights and tie rods have minimized bump steer and the ride is not harsh in any way but it still handles brilliantly. The paint is exceptional. It is the best rding 993 I have ever driven. I clay barred it using Final Detail as the lubricant over a weekend and it presents very well indeed. It is nearly impossible to put the car cover on by yourself because it keeps shooting off as the paint is so smooth. Obviously the car is brutally fast but also very tractable. The larger pistons on the RS rear calipers match the 14 inch front brakes very well. A minor service and detailing was performed last week.

With the passing of Arnold in 2011 and the purchase of Andial by Porsche Motorsports in 2012, I believe no more of these cars will be built and a stellar chapter in Porsche history has closed.

Nits to pick:

There are a few rock chips on the front.

The front tires can rub if the wheel is turned to full lock at parking lot speeds.

The Thielert dual program street/race gas ecu is a bit unsophisticated and no longer supported. They need two revolutions of the crank to start the car and can run a little rough just off of idle. It occaisionally becomes “confused” and can cough and spit for a bit. Then it remembers it’s manners and clears up. It is not foolproof. You need to make sure you have 100 octane race gas in the tank before switching to the race gas setting or damage could occur.

There is a more modern Andial aproved ecu available, but you lose the dual programming capabilities. Having the “psychopath switch” under your left hand is just too much damn fun! As a result I elected to keep the dual program ecu and live with the very minor flaws.

For more information email me at scottmellor@karenschiltz.com
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The price may seem outrageous, but it’s in line with some of the Ruf cars. Although this is a bit of a home-brew combination of several different car looks, I think it pulls it off exceptionally well. The GT2 flares look perfect, the wheels look perfect, I love the understated color…I have to say, the only thing I’m not really a fan of is the seatbelts. Some of the technology in the engine tuning has progressed and the owner notes that this earlier multi-level Theilert computer has its hiccups, but depending on what you wanted to do this could be solved either somewhat expensively in a standalone programmable ECU or very expensively by sending it to PMNA to let them sort it out.

I don’t think the ANDIAL name really carries the weight of the name Ruf outside of the Porsche crowd, so my guess is that someone who is really in the 993 know is going to be the one to scoop this gem up. The price is probably realistic given the rarity and the modifications, but it’s a pretty narrow market for this car. You could replicate the look easily enough if you have deep pockets, but that motor is really something special. It’s a shame that we won’t be seeing any more from ANDIAL, but I do hope then name doesn’t fade away completely into obscurity. Given the choice between this car and a Ruf, I would have to think long and hard before plunking down my hoard of cash.

-Carter

1986 Audi Coupe GT Commemorative Edition

We’ve featured a few Audi Coupe GTs here recently, and for different reasons I have loved them all. In the case of this car, it has to be the interior – one of the hard-to-find Commemorative Edition GTs with red leather. These are fun but affordable cars that have a healthy dose of good styling from Giugiaro but enough practicality to transport four plus luggage, and are known to run easily into the hundreds of thousands of miles. Unlike their 4000 quattro stablemates, mint condition examples of Coupe GTs seem to pop up from time to time, and today we have found one – a Graphite Metallic 1986 Audi Coupe GT CE.

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Year: 1986
Model: Coupe GT Commemorative Edition
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 56,500 mi
Price: $7,999 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 Audi Coupe GT Commemorative Edition on eBay

ULTRA Rare Anniversary Edition Audi Coupe GT. Probably the rarest Coupe GT in the USA and the Black Exterior with Red Leather Interior is the rarest color combination. They made these in 1986 and Anniversary Editions had Digital Dashes, different wheels, red leather interior, red door panels, body color painted spoiler, Coupe GT Floor Mats, blacked out interior trim instead of chrome stock, digital trip computer, mpg, etc. They only came in White and Black and Black being the rarest. You WONT find another one like this and its taken me 2 years to go thru it. Car has 56K original miles. Interior is in Mint condition. Door cards and pockets are all attached still and in excellent shape. Has New Michelin Hydro-edge tires on original wheels. Original COUPE GT Floor Mats with red stitching, Fully functional Digital dash working as new. Everything works as it should. New sunroof seal. New rear trunk shocks.

Car had been in a hail storm in the past from a previous owner, so I had taken out all the interior and headliner so I could get it all done by a pdr guy which cost me $1,400. I had every dent on every panel taken out. Put everything back in and fixed anything that needed to be fixed or repaired. Original carpet is mint, dash, center console, all in excellent condition. trunk is like new with original jack, spare and tools. Car has rear window defrost, rear wiper. All headlights are excellent, lenses. Rear tail lights are mint, rear prismatic coupe strip is mint. I replaced oil pan gasket, head gasket (10v turbo metal), head bolts, valve cover gasket(1 piece rubber), water pump, timing belt, tensioner roller, alternator belt, power steering belt, thermostat and vacuum pump gasket, painted oil pan cover, valve cover, timing belt cover. Radiator completely gone thru, re-cored, and re flow tested and painted. New Clutch Kit, OEM. New Battery. Lots of other hoses, etc are new. Car has minor surface rust spots from the hail where it cracked paint. Nothing serious. Hard to see with black. No Rust Anywhere other that that surface spots like I said. Underneath is immaculate. New Magna-flow Exhaust that sounds amazing. You wont find a nicer one of these and very few Coupe GT’s from any year in this kind of condition. This is a collectors Item and will go up in value year by year. I have many Audi’s and id like to keep this car. No enough space as 2 years was much longer than I anticipated as I had to do a lot of the work myself.

Pics of everything at photobucket:s120.photobucket.com/user/hoopster21/library/Anniversary Coupe GT

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This car comes to us from the same seller that offered the equally rare and equally pricey
Ginster Yellow Coupe quattro. He obviously has a knack for finding rare Audis – eagle-eyed readers will likely spot a rare 1984 4000 quattro in one of the photos. That said, I do have some issues with the way the car is presented – mostly being that the information presented on the car isn’t completely correct. The car isn’t black (that wasn’t an option on the C.E.), but Graphite Metallic. Graphite is the more rare color for the C.E. Coupes, but this is not the rarest combination available on GTs – that would likely fall to the ultra-rare black with black leather Special Build 1987.5s.

In other advertisements for the car, the seller’s quote on paintless dent removal varies from $800 to $1,400, and frankly the paint just doesn’t look as nice as some other lower mile GTs I’ve seen for sale, though the Graphite color was tough to keep looking good – many had clearcoat failure long ago. The wheels are not correct for a 1986 model GT – indeed, the C.E. did not get different wheels than the normal GT (other than being painted white on Alpine White models). The wheels on the car are either from a FWD 5000 model or perhaps one of the very rare FWD 4000CS models with “heavy duty brakes.” There is also talk on the 4000/GT model forum that the A/C is disconnected and non-functional. These may seem like minor points, but they draw into question the level of detail on other items, and when you’re attempting to set the market with price, in my opinion you should have your ducks in a row.

With that said, it is very difficult to find a nice 1986 GT these days, though not impossible. The mileage on this car is certainly lower than many I’ve seen in a long time. The difficult to keep looking good red leather looks fantastic, and the seller claims to have mechanically updated the car. It is interesting that two low mile GTs have come up in the Pacific Northwest in the past two months – the last was turned around somewhere in the $6,000 range and was in the more desirable Tornado Red shade. As much as I love it, I think the seller is reaching on this car by a fair amount and the value is $5,000 -$6,000 at most. Even at the top of the market for these cars, they’re well bought drivable classics that you can have fun with for many, many years to come.

-Carter

Motorsport Monday: 1971 Porsche 911 RSR Martini Racing replica

I think I’ve made it pretty clear that I think Martini Racing colors are just awesome. Some people insist everything looks better in “Gulf Blue”, but for me, it’s those Martini stripes that made some of the best looking race cars (and in a very few cases, even improved road cars). Case in point is today’s example; perhaps one of the strangest downforce attempts of the 1970s on a Porsche – the Mary Stuart tailed Martini Racing RSR. While a neat design in some ways, it certainly looks odd from other angles. Today’s 1971 911 is a recreation of the original, but you can’t deny that it looks fantastic in the proper Martini Racing colors of the 1973 RSR:

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Year: 1971
Model: 911
Engine: 2.7 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: N/A mi
Price: $165,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1971 911 RSR Martini Racing replica on racecars.com

Description

This is a 1971 Porsche 911 race car that has been restored to be a replica of a 1973 Porsche Martini Racing RSR. The tub is 100% rust free. The engine is a 2.7 with RS pistons and race cams. The transmission is a 915 with limited slip. After finding the person that built and owned the car it was discovered that this car was replicated from a original 1973 Martini RSR. We were told that the panel are made from one of the original Mary Stuart cars. This car is all 1970’s. the front has Bilstein coil over struts,aluminium S calipers and ajustable sway bar. All body panels are fiber glass. the rear panels are removable. No side windows,wipers or head lights. The engine is a very reliable track engine. At this time there are about eight hours of Porsche Club Drivers Education on the car. The car is fast and is very fun to drive. We are open to offers.
History
none avalible

Performance Data

Weight: 1980 lbs

Engine

Engine Builder: Porsche
Manufacturer: Porsche
Type: 911
Displacement: 2.7
Horsepower: 225
Induction: Webbers
Heads: Porsche
Block: Porsche
Pistons: 2.7 RS
Total Time: 2 hours

Fuel System

Fuel Cell
Manufacturer: ATL
Age: unknown
Capacity: 15 Gal
Fuel Pump: Holley

Transmission

Manfacturer: Porsche
Type: 915

Body

Construction: Fiberglass
Color: Silver
Condition: new

Interior

Color/Finish: black
Fire System: none
Guages: VDO

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Anytime the numbers are sub 2,000 lbs and over 200 hp, you’re guaranteed to have fun. While not as potent as the original RSR and running a more subdued 2.7 power plant, this car will be certainly much cheaper to run. Add to that the fact that the price of the original is a million dollar plus car, and running a replica makes a lot more sense. This car wouldn’t likely be eligible to run in vintage events, but would certainly draw a crowd at local Porsche Club Racing events, or you could blow everyone’s mind at your local club Driver’s Education. Older 911 race cars aren’t cars for beginners, but aren’t to be quite as feared as their reputation, either – sticky rubber helps keep them planted.

In regards to value, a normal 2.7 race car would struggle to bring $50,000, even if it was a clean car. Like the 1974 RSR replica I wrote up a few weeks ago, the value in this car is in the build – though I think this car is relying a bit too much on the paint and unique tail carrying the value. All in all, I really like the 1974 car was a better, cleaner build with more speed potential for around the same money. It wouldn’t be very hard to add the Martini stripes to that car, either. But, if you really must stand out from the crowd, why not do it with the craziest duck tail ever?

-Carter

1991 Audi 200 20V Turbo Quattro Avant – REVISIT

There was a lot of interest in the black 91 200 20V Turbo Quattro Avant Paul wrote up last month. Rightly so, since it was a classic color, in fantastic shape, and had lower miles. As one of our readers noted, it was no surprise that car disappeared in a hurry. Running across these 200s – especially in the more understated black or silver colors – is pretty tough, and finding any color in good shape is becoming a longer search. Today I found the same Lago Blue Metallic 200 20V Turbo Quattro Avant for sale that we featured last year on GCFSB. The seller has lowered the price by $1,000.

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Year: 1991
Model: 200 20V Turbo Quattro Avant
Engine: 2.2 liter turbocharged inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 215,000 mi
Price: $5,700

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Audi 200 20V Turbo Quattro Avant on Audifans.com

1991 Audi 200 turbo quattro Avant – This is an amazing example of a 1 year only vehicle that is both fun and very practicle. 215,000 well kept miles. Just had the timing belt done, new brake accumulater (bomb), complete tuneup, new battery and new headliner. This is the first year of the 20 valve turbo motor and with the stage II chip and 3 inch custom exhaust it is running at just about 280hp. We get a constant 20mpg and have seen a best tank of freeway driving of 26mpg. The interior is in excellent shape with only some padding break down in the drivers side bolster of the drivers side sport seat. The factory sport seats are excellent and the seat adjustment memory panel functions great as do the original seat heaters. The only two things that aren�t operating well is that the sunroof motor is very slow and the airbag light is on due to the clockspring being worn. Other mods include euro lights with relays, H&R sport springs with Koni adjustable struts, upper strut bar for extra chassis stiffness, Porsche big red brake calipers in the front, 17� Ronal R-28 wheels with low mileage 215/50/17 Toyo Proxes4 tires. The wheels have some slight curbage from daily driving but present well. The traction of this car is absolutely amazing and this is one of the last cars with the center diff lock and the ABS switch to turn off the ABS. I also have plenty of high quality Mann and Mahle oil filters and the three volume set of factory manuals that will go with the sale. We have put 100,000 miles on this car with virtually no problems and still have a hard time giving it up since there is very little out there that compares (supposedly less than 200 of these 91 20 valve turbo wagons were brought into the states). This car will pull hard to over 130mph (not that I have done that) gets over 20mpg and can easily carry a family of 4 and a dog in complete luxury in any weather condition and all of that for only $5,700 obo.

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I owned a Lago 200 10V Avant for a while, and it was a very capable highway cruiser that left me with lots of memories. As much as I liked that car, I always wished that it was one of the bigger brother 20V models. This car looks to be in good shape despite the high miles, and as you’ll hear from most who have owned one of these generation Audis, higher miles shouldn’t scare the prospective buyer away. Yes, there will be more repairs down the line – especially with the hydraulic system – but these are well built and solid cars. This particular car has some nice upgrades, such as relayed Euro lights and upgraded H&R suspension to help eliminate the float. While I miss the stock 15×7.5 BBSs (or even better on these cars, the optional Euro market 16″ BBSs), it is nice to see those Porsche boat anchors under the Ronal spokes. The sport seats are also the preferred option for most buyers; both my V8 and 200 had the comfort seats and they don’t offer much support in the corners, nor were they particularly comfortable.

$5,700 is a few thousand less than the black 200 Paul wrote up, but as the miles climb the market for these cars shrinks. It’ll likely be a die hard Audi fan that picks this car up, and my guess is that it will probably be in addition to another stablemate to take some of the daily driver heat away. Still, it looks way too nice to be a winter beater, but for less than $6,000 this car offers a great glimpse into German motoring with a healthy dose of practicality – plus, with dwindling numbers remaining you’re just about guaranteed to not see another pass you on the road.

-Carter

1966 Amphicar 770

If I were to attempt to draw a Mercedes Benz 280SE Convertible, my rendering would likely be confused with this car. Looking like a jacked up Mercedes that spent a little too much time in a J.C. Whitney catalog spending spree, the Amphicar was neither a particularly good road car, nor was it a particularly good boat; but it was one of a very select few automobiles that could be both on demand. It’s fairly amazing that even with the budget of the BBC James May couldn’t get a Triumph Herald convertible to float, but in their own way, of course the Germans did! If you’re not in a hurry to get anywhere on either land or sea, today’s 1966 example looks ready to cast off in Lagoon Blue:

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Year: 1966
Model: 770
Engine: 1.1 liter inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 5,500 mi
Price: $60,000 Buy It Now

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I also have this vehicle for sale locally and reserve the right to end this offering at any time.

This is a 1966 Amphicar 770 and is a two owner car. In 2010 Rocky Mountain Amphicars did some work to ensure it was preserved in excellent working condition.

It has had a complete paint job, new upholstery, all new seals, gaskets, engine mounts, brakes, bilge pump, tires, top, muffler, tailpipe and front and rear bumpers The original radiator, heater core and oil cooler were checked and all found to be leak free! Both radiator hoses and clamps are new and all heater hoses were replaced. The fan shroud is painted black, has new rubber seals all around installed and assembled to radiator with stainless screws and bolts etc. It has a new fuel valve and the ON/OFF/RESERVE selector works as it should. The wheels were sand blasted and repainted with epoxy. It has the original 1147 triumph engine with less than 5,500 miles. The carburetor was overhauled. The rear axles (also called drive shafts), have new spline boots and tight u-joints. All 4 rear wheel bearings, hub keys, axle nuts and seals are new. All front wheel bearings and seals are also new. The propellers are both original, in great condition and favored by many over new replacements. All original controls work as built, bilge, blower, heater controls, wipers, head lights, cigarette lighter, etc..; However, the horn is not currently working. 🙁

The Amphicar was built in Berlin Germany from 1961 to 1968. The total production was 3,878 vehicles and the Amphicar is the only civilian amphibious passenger automobile ever to be mass produced. 3,046 Amphicars were imported into the United States between 1961 and 1967. The Amphicar is rear engined and uses a 4 cylinder British-built Triumph Herald motor producing 43 horse power.

All Amphicars are convertibles, and the civilian models were originally offered in only 4 colors, Beach White, Regatta Red, Lagoon Blue and Fjord Green (Aqua).

The backbone of the Amphicar’s electrics is basically a Lucas 12 volt positive ground system with certain items such as the horn, lighting and switches made by other manufacturers such as Hella and Bosch.

The Amphicar has a top speed of 7mph on water and 70mph on land. Hence, it was dubbed the “Model 770”. It is moved in the water by its twin nylon propellers. A special two-part land-and-water transmission built by Hermes (makers of the Porsche transmission) allows the wheels and propellers to be operated either independently or simultaneously.

The “land transmission” is a 4-speed-plus-reverse unit similar to those found in the old Volkswagen Beetles. The “water transmission” is a 2-speed offering unique to the Amphicar featuring single forward and reverse gears. In the water, the front wheels act as rudders.

This is an awesome running/swimming Amphicar. It will bring a smile to you and everyone you see while driving it. This car is sold where is and as is.

Buyer is responsible for shipping. Payment: The purchase price MUST be paid for by cash in person, cashier’s check (like you would get from most banks & credit unions), or bank wire.

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These are cool cars and make a scene wherever they go. You won’t win any drag races or the America’s Cup, but you’ll sure win a popularity contest at your local lake. That said, when buying an Amphicar the prospective buyer needs to not only consider the needs of an older German car, but an older German boat as well. This is very much the case of finding the right one that has received extensive work over its life and hasn’t been abused. This car certainly falls into that category, with the seller obviously quite the proud and adoring owner. I really love that it’s been used, too, rather than just stuck somewhere to gather dust and visit an occasional show. It is because of this, though, that the car is not a top condition car – close, but it’s not a museum piece. While that makes it more attractive for ownership, it also takes it’s value down a notch. Hagerty puts Concours condition Amphicars at about $65,000 and condition 2 around $48,000 – far short of their 2008-2009 highs which exceeded $100,000. This car is probably a good condition 2 car, and as such should bring around $50,000 for the right buyer. The question I want answered, though, is “Does it comes with the hat?”

-Carter

Double Take: A Duo of Audi S6 quattros

Like the last “Double Take” I did on two Passat W8 Variants, today’s double feature is two powerful eight cylinder all-wheel drive wagons from the Volkswagen Audi Group – this time, it’s two S6 quattro Avants. Like the W8, these S6s were pricey when new but have maintained a cult following that loves them. Rare to see anywhere you go, they offer lots of speed from their 340hp V8s, lots of comfort from their luxurious interiors, all-weather capability and a massive load capacity. Today we’ll start by looking at an Atlas Grey 2003 and finish with a Pearlesant White 2002:

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Year: 2003
Model: S6 quattro
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 96,156 mi
Price: $16,999 Buy It Now

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2003 Audi S6 AVANT

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DON’T MISS THIS BEAUTY RARE COLOR !!!!

Price(s) does not include documentation, licensing, registration fees and taxes

The paint has a showroom shine. This vehicle was tastefully optioned. With just 96098 miles, this car is barely broken in. Very low mileage vehicle. Very clean interior! Very smooth ride!

IF YOU DO NOT SEE THE MANUAL, FLOOR MATS, SPARE KEYS, OR ANY OTHER ACCESSORIES IN OUR PHOTOS, THE VEHICLE MAY NOT COME WITH THEM. PLEASE ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT THE MILEAGE ON SOME OF THE VEHICLES MAY BE SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN APPEARS IN THE LISTING, AS THE VEHICLE MAY BE DRIVEN/TEST DRIVEN DURING THE LISTING PERIOD.

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The second S6 comes from a one-owner home in the much more rare Pearlesant White, with more miles but at a much lower entry price.

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Year: 2002
Model: S6 quattro
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 136,976 mi
Price: Reserve Auction, $8,000 opening bid

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Original owner, carefully maintained with all records, So. Cal car, always garaged, smoke-free, AC, auto, GPS

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Well, there you go. Two very complicated, very expensive to maintain cars, both with zero records offered in the ad print. These cars are notoriously tough on the wallet, but like the W8s offer a unique combination of speed and practicality that few others can. I would guess that you’re more likely to find some records with the one-owner Pearlesant car, but the dealer has presented the lower-mile Atlas Grey car much better. Indeed, the 03 shows little wear to its light colored leather; certainly less than the 02 shows. That said, the entry price on the 03 seems well out of line with the market. I reviewed a S6 Avant last month that had slightly more mileage, incorrect wheels but some tasteful modifcations, but that car has still failed to sell despite now being priced $6,000 less. I would say the Atlas Grey car should fetch $10,000 – $12,000, and the Pearlesant White car should stay between $8,000 and $10,000. But as many comments have noted, the entry price may just be the tip of the iceberg, so if you’re serious about getting into one of these cars, get a thorough pre purchase inspection.

-Carter

1987 Porsche 959

If the Ferrari F40 was the pin up hero for most teenage boys, the Porsche 959 was its arch-enemy, and was the car I was always interested in. The F40 was a pared down street racer, while the 959 sported experimental exotic technologies that even 30 years later most cars don’t have – 6 speed manual? Yep. Active suspension? Yep, that too. Hollow spoke wheels with tire pressure monitoring system? Sure, we can do that. Kevlar composite body? Why not? Active torque splitting all-wheel drive system? Let’s give it a go. A technological Tour de Force, the 959 wowed crowds with all of these shocking options when it was launched in a still hard to believe 1985, beating the F40 to the market.

Even at the time it was released, the 959 was a bit of an enigma – did Porsche want to win Le Mans or Paris Dakar with it? Well, it did both – Paris Dakar outright, and it won it’s class at Le Mans. It was also one of the fastest production cars in the world, with a sub-4 second 0-60 time – something that modern supercars still strive for. Did I mention this car is the best part of 30 years old? Like all of the dream cars that remained firmly out of U.S. buyers hands, the 959 remained a forbidden fruit for many years. But today, even if your name isn’t Gates or Seinfeld, you can own in the U.S. one of the most highly sought after cars ever made – a silver 1987 Porsche 959:

Year: 1987
Model: 959
Engine: 2.85 liter twin turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 4,865 mi
Price: $935,000 Buy It Now

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1987 PORSCHE 959
CANEPA DESIGN GENERATION II

640 HORSEPOWER, 580 LB-FT TORQUE

GENUINE PORSCHE ROLL CAGE
4,865 MILES

FINEST AVAILABLE

INCREDIBLY WELL-PRESERVED PRISTINE CONDITION 1987 PORSCHE 959 BOASTING A GENUINE PORSCHE LEATHER WRAPPED FULL ROLL CAGE ($40,000 OPTION) AND HAS ONLY COVERED A SCANT 4.865 MILES!!!

VIN: WP0ZZZ95ZHS900081

UNCHANGED SINCE PROCURED FROM CANEPA DESIGN / DRIVEN ONLY 980 MILES (PURCHASED WITH 3,885 MILES).

CA SMOG COMPLIANT / STREET LEGAL (CURRENTLY LICENSED IN CALIFORNIA).

SPECS FOR THIS CANEPA DESIGN 959 GENERATION II:

*ENGINE: 2847CC WATER-COOLED FLAT-6 WITH DUAL OVERHEAD CAM (DOHC), 4-VALVES PER CYLINDER AND TWIN INTERCOOLED TURBOCHARGERS.

*OUTPUT: 640 HORSEPOWER, 580 LB-FT TORQUE

*TRANSMISSION/DRIVELINE: 6-SPEED MANUAL/ELECTRONIC ALL-WHEEL-DRIVE

*CHASSIS: INDEPENDENT FRONT & REAR SUSPENSION WITH DIFFERENTIAL LOCKING

*SUSPENSION: 959S SPEC SUSPENSION WITH TITANIUM COIL-OVER SPRINGS & BILSTEIN GAS STRUTS

*STEERING: POWER ASSISTED RACK & PINION

*BRAKES: MASSIVE BREMBO 4-PISTON CALIPERS WITH CROSS-DRILLED VENTILATED ROTORS WITH ABS

*MILEAGE: 4,865 MILES

*COMPLIANCE: 50 STATE LEGAL (CALIFORNIA SMOG COMPLIANT/STREET LEGAL)

*EXTRAS:

*GENUINE PORSCHE LEATHER COVERED FULL ROLL CAGE ($40,000+ OPTION)

*MCINTOSH/FOCAL SOUND SYSTEM

*STEALTH RADAR DETECTOR

PERFORMANCE:

*0 – 60 MPH: 2.9 SECONDS

*QUARTER MILE: 11.0 SECONDS

*TOP SPEED: 222 MPH
The all-wheel-drive Porsche 959 was by far the most technologically advanced sports car of its day and only 288 959s were produced. The timeless styling, state-of-the-art systems, and superior driving characteristics made the 959 one of the premiere all-time greatest super cars.

Having never been officially sold in the US, Canepa Design was instrumental in passing “Show & Display” legislation which allowed the 959 to be driven legally in the United States. Canepa Design then modified 959s to meet EPA and California emissions standards. Canepa Design Engineers, with the support of the Porsche Factory, engaged in a program to increase output to the level Porsche had planned for the 959.

This 959, number 81, is the result of Canepa Design’s efforts. As an official Canepa Generation II 959, this 959 delivers a staggering 640 horsepower with 580 lb-ft torque, while being California smog compliant/legal. Silver with Grey leather and featuring an intricate, yet elegant leather wrapped Genuine Porsche Full Roll Cage and fitted modern tires on the original wheels via Canepa Design’s wheel bead modification. This 959 has only covered 4,865 miles and features luxury amenities such a custom McIntosh/Focal sound system, stealth radar detector, power windows/door locks, full leather reclining sports seats, ice-cold air conditioning, anit-theft, Porsche Werks steering wheel, 220 mph 959S speedometer and “modern” bright Canepa Design HID converted headlights!!!

This is a very rare opportunity to own one of the world’s historically greatest super cars. The 959 Canepa Gen II is ideally suited for the enthusiast/collector who enjoys driving, as this 959 combines the comfort of a world-class touring Coupe with staggering jaw-dropping performance. Fully detailed, all Porsche service and mechanical upgrades performed/completed, this 959 is ready to show and engage in high-speed touring.

ABOUT THE CANEPA DESIGN PORSCHE 959:
Made only from 1987-1988, few cars had the impact on the future of automotive technology as the Porsche 959. But as with all limited-run super cars, development was abbreviated to the point of non-existence. Canepa Design has been devoted and improving the 959 for over 20 years. In conjunction and with the assistance of Porsche AG, Canepa Design has continued development of the 959 to the level that would have been achieved by the Factory had the 959 stayed in production.

CANEPA DESIGN 959 Generation I Modifications Include:
*New Sequential Engine Management System
*Garrett AiResearch Twin Turbos
*Upgraded Fuel System
*Redesigned Stainless Exhaust with Porsche Specific Catalytic Converters
*959S Spec Suspension with Titanium Coil-Over Springs & Bilstein Gas Struts
*Updated/Latest Technology Valves
*Modification of the Original Wheels to Accommodate Modern Low-Profile, Speed-Rated Tires
*Increased Engine Output to 540 hp.

CANEPA DESIGN 959 Generation II Modifications Include:
*Ultra High Performance Garrett AiResearch Ball-Bearing Turbos
*Further Upgraded Fuel System
*Upgraded EGR, ADL & Engine Management.
*Re-Designed Wastegates with Titanium-Aluminum Diaphragms
*Optimized Cam Timing
*Blueprinted Intake & Exhaust Valve Springs
*New Intake Runners with K&N Air Filters
*F1 Based Engine Wiring Harness
*High-Output Ignition System
*Upgraded Alternator Charging System & Battery Module
*Upgraded Air Pumps & Regulator Valves
*Upgraded Idle Control Valve, Sensors, Connectors, Wiring Harness Shielding, Switches, Adapters and All Related Hardware.
*In Total, 369 New Components are Integrated into the Generation II Package, Resulting in 640 horsepower & 580 lb-ft Torque.
*Cabin Access Switch which Activates the Gen II Exhaust System Bypass to Produce Increased Horsepower & More Aggressive Engine/Exhaust Note.
*Modified Clutch System with Upgraded Pressure Plate, Disc & Clutch Pedal Assembly for Improved Pedal Feel & Actuation.

INTACT & INCLUDED:
Original Keys, Books & Service Records

Original Tools & Pouch

Original Jack and Air Compressor
WILL ASSIST INTERNATIONAL BUYERS.

Message &/or call with any questions (858) 454 – 9898 (9am-9pm PST).
PAYMENT TERMS:
ALL SALES FINAL. FOR SALE/SOLD “AS IS” “WHERE IS.” THERE IS NO WARRANTY NOR GUARANTEE STATED OR IMPLIED. NON-REFUNDABLE $2,000 DEPOSIT VIA PAYPAL DUE WITHIN 24 HOURS OF “BUY IT NOW” &/OR AUCTION END. BALANCE VIA BANK WIRE DUE WITHIN 3 CALENDAR DAYS. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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Wow. So, the figures are massively impressive. If you’re a fan of German cars or Porsches at all, this car makes your heart flutter. Looking at it today, it still looks pretty like a pretty fresh design. Many of design features have filtered out into other production Porsche models over the past 30 years, and to be honest you could get (and be able to drive) the performance of this car in more recent 911 turbos for a fraction of the price that this car is being offered for; but, frankly the same thing could be said for the F40. These cars captured much more than performance though, they captured the imagination of car enthusiasts throughout the world!

Value? Well, you’re not going to buy this car. Is it worth a million dollars? Even the U.S., that pricing is probably high. Although F40 has been trading in that region or above, it’s better known and arguably more desirable to most of the enthusiast population. In April, a comfort model 959 sold for $770,000, and earlier in the year one of the 959 prototypes failed to meet reserve at Barrett Jackson in the mid $400,000 region. The reality is this isn’t even the only 959 for sale in the U.S. – a quick search will show you even have a choice of colors! This car was serviced and updated by Canepa – probably the best regarded company at working on 959s in the world. One thing makes me slightly sad; seeing this car in pictures with a trickle charger evokes feelings that it’s somehow on life support and won’t ever see the high side of that speedometer again, which given the asking price is probably a reality. But all of these years later, this car still captivates my imagination; and I’m sure I’m not alone in that…

-Carter

1971 Opel GT

The Opel GT has always been a car that intrigued me. There are times that I look at it and think “Yeah, that car is awesome!” and then I see another and think “Man, that car is just not right!”. I’m not sure why I have such a polar reaction to this model, but I seem to every time. There are some that to me just look fantastic, and others that look like kit cars gone wrong. Perhaps that is in part due to the number of these that I’ve seen in good condition – I’m sure I can count it on one hand. Many, many more I’ve seen rotting in driveways (not unlike some of the Corvettes they were modeled after…), half covered in tarps and awaiting – nee, begging for some attention. Today’s example has obviously gotten a lot of that attention, and is one of the few that makes me smile:

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Year: 1971
Model: GT
Engine: 1.9 liter inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 70,000 mi
Price: $11,500 Buy It Now

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Opel GT completely restored. Drives very nice. Engine rebuilt and engine compartment restored. Nice interior, tires, wheels, stereo, glass, and paint. You will not be disappointed with this vehicle. I’ve never seen a Opel GT this clean. Buyer responsible for shipping.

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The absolute best way to restore a car is to buy a car that someone else has restored. There is no cheaper way to do it, with one caveat – you hope they did it right. Today’s Opel GT sure looks great, but the lack of details on the restoration, the knock-off alloys, questionable dash padding and stripes make me wonder a bit how thorough this restoration was. These are pretty simple cars that surprisingly you can still get parts for, so I’m not sure that would turn me off all that much. While the performance of this car won’t shock anyone with only around 80 horsepower, they’re light enough to have fun with, and this one looks to have upgrades to the ignition and cooling. As good as this looks, it’s sure to draw a crowd at the next show it attends. Pricing on the best Opel GTs is in the mid teens according to Hagerty, with condition 2 cars around the asking price of today’s example. If you’re looking for a unique occasional car that can be shown and enjoyed on a budget, this might just be the perfect car!

-Carter