1999 Alpina B12 6.0 For Sale in Spain

The owner of this fine car contacted me about posting his car for sale, and though I usually focus on cars for sale available in the U.S., I would never say no to an Alpina! Check out his 1999 Alpina B12 for sale on his own micro-site:

quote from seller’s for sale website:

The B12 6.0 E-KAT is the fastest Alpina ever to be based on the BMW E38 7-series and also features the largest and most powerful engine in its history. In order to achieve the healthy 430hp (DIN), the 6.0 litres engine is fitted with light Mahle aluminum pistons, reworked camshafts, intakes and exhaust, BOSCH Motronic M5.2.1 fuel injection and various other features. Torque in this V12 engine rises to 600 Nm, 500 of which are available at only 1700 rpm.

Alpina Switch-TronicThe E-KAT part of the nomenclature represents the exhaust systems with steel catalyst that greatly lowers emissions without having a large impact on performance. All this power is sent to the wheels (wrapped in 245/40ZR20 tyres up front and 275/35ZR20 out back) through the only available gearbox, the Alpina Switch-Tronic unit developed in conjunction with ZF.

The BMW e38 really is a fine platform and I can only imagine what the Alpina version brings to the table. According to the Alpina Archive website entry on the B12, it’ll do a standing quarter mile faster than a Ferrari 355!

Good luck with the sale Simon!

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1991 Porsche 964 Carrera RUF RCT Conversion

Can you imagine what it cost to put this car together?! The ad states it was shipped to Ruf in Germany for the conversion work!

Check out this Ruf RCT conversion for sale at the Texas Ruf Autocentre:

quote from eBayMotors listing:

Just arrived at RUF Auto Centre is this impeccable 1991 Porsche 964 Coupe with a RUF RCT conversion.

This particular car was sent over to the RUF factory in Germany for a “complete” RUF conversion.

The original 964 was completely disassembled at the RUF factory, the body shell custom painted, interior recovered in full leather, engine conversion installed, transmission conversion installed, etc.

Here is a list of what all was done on the car at the RUF factory as part of the conversion:
RUF RCT Turbo conversion (3.6 Liter – 380HP, 395 ft/lbs of torque)
RUF 6 Speed Transmission Conversion
RUF Short Shift
RUF 18″ Wheels
RUF Strut Tower Brace
RUF Instrument Cluster
RUF Brakes
RUF Steering Wheel
RUF Front Lip Spoiler
Complete RUF repaint in custom Teal
RUF Interior Leather
Koni Suspension
Front Brake Ducts / Fog Lights

Our RUF / Porsche trained technicians have given this car a thorough inspection and have found absolutely no issues.

A really rare opportunity without question. But only serious collectors are likely to get excited considering the $69900 buy-it-now listed on the ad.

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1968 Porsche 912 For Sale in Bahama Yellow

The early Porsche 912 continues to look like one of the last remaining bargains in the classic Porsche market. While 911’s of the same vintage can frequently be seen in the high 20’s for clean garden varietals, and over $100k for the early S cars, the 912 continues to hover in the low 10’s depending on mileage and condition, yet shares many of the same charms that make the 911 a winner. Many owners would argue it’s at least 80% the same experience.

Check out this 1968 Porsche 912 For Sale on Pelican Parts Forums:

quote from seller’s listing:

1968 Porsche 912
Bahama Yellow
Engine # 4093391
VIN 12804570
Paint 6805 L
5 Speed
Rebuilt 1969 Motor w/under 2500 miles Dual Weber Carbs
Great Mechanical Condition
Good Cosmetic Condition with normal chips and some rust in floors and rockers (inner and outer) will eventually need repair.
Mostly original down to the Numbered 1 through 13 slats on the rear deck lid. Supporting Doc’s for majority of cars life. Extra parts, sales brochures, original touch-up paint (I dont think it’s useable)…

$7,900. No email lowball offers, no scammers, no tire kickers. Title on hand. Amco Rack not included.

I am interested in partial trade of a nice original PRE-69 Beetle or a well kept 914. Please don’t email me wanting to trade a civic with a wing on it…

You can find more photo’s at http://www.themotoringjournal.com/ Simply enter 912 in the search at the right side.

The owner of this car has dropped the price $1100 in less than a month’s time and would seem to indicate a motivated seller. While the motor isn’t the original, it is rebuilt. And this isn’t going to be a concours car anyway. His website has many articles on the model and the classified ad on Pelican Parts is refreshingly honest. Personally if I were buying, I’d keep it as is if the rust was liveable and drive the balls off it!

Porsche 912 Videos of the car for sale:

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Are Those Old School Momo Wheels on this 2.3-16 on eBay?

Typically I prefer to post discovered examples for sale that are in better condition and/or lower miles. But as I scrolled through the pics, the wheels on this car jumped out at me. They look like either original Momo 5 star or perhaps even Fittipaldi rims. Take a look at this 1987 Mercedes 190 2.3-16 on eBayMotors:

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

Please take a good look at the pictures, and then make a bid on this very special and rare car that is fun to drive and a pleasure to own. The amazing leather interior, front and rear bucket seats, 5 speed (dog leg) racing gearbox, stunning factory original ground effects kit. These cars don’t come up for sale very often so don’t miss this one.

As a young man in high school many moons ago, these were the rims to get. Can you help identify them?

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1987 Mercedes AMG Hammer 300E 6.0 For Sale in California

The owner states that this AMG Hammer is the ‘real deal’, which is to say it has the 6.0L with 4 valve heads. This translates to 375hp and 5 second zero to sixty times — in 1987! That beat the Lamborghini Countach, the Ferrari 288 GTO, and the Porsche 911 Turbo in top speed!

Check out this Black on Gray AMG Hammer for sale on eBayMotors:

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

Original AMG Hammer, I have owned this car since 1993 it has 19000 Miles on it and is in exceptional condition. The black original paint is flawless, no accidents, no track time, the Original AMG body kit is unmarked no cracks, no missing paint front spoiler is excellent, The original 17 inch Aero wheels are not curbed, and the tires are good. All factory stickers are present in the jams of the doors and trunk. The car is always stored inside my garage in a climate controlled enviroment.Original in every way…

The car was Purchased new from Beverly Hills Motoring Accessories in 87, it was used for a few auto show and used in there catalog It is a Real AMG car it has the 4 cam 6.0 litre motor, all AMG upgraded Hammer suspension to fit the larger 8 cyl, upgraded rear end, transmission, and brakes, the car has had a recent service and has always been serviced by an authorized AMG service tech, there are no leaks, the Ac has been serviced and converted to R12, a new AMG exhaust was installed last year. The runs outstanding it is like the day it was delivered, I have all factory manuals, tool kit, jack etc.

I found some cool articles about the 300E AMG Hammer while researching the car, but this might be the most telling quote about how expensive this car was in 87 (VWVortex):

The Hammer’s US price of $167,000 in 1987 is equal to about $311,882 today (6/08). It was an insane amount of money in 1987 when you could buy a Testarossa for $134,000 or a Countach for $138,000. And a 911 Turbo would set you back a measly $69,000.

The buy-it-now price on this car, with only 19k miles, is $65k. Sounds like a bargain suddenly!

Mercedes AMG Hammer 300E Links:

1988 Mercedes-Benz 300 E AMG Hammer on Supercars.net
Worlds Fastest Sedans: Mercedes-Benz 300E AMG Hammer (W124) on FantasyCars.com
AMG Hammer on the MBFanatics.com Forums

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Update: This post is out of date and the item listed is probably not available any more. Why not take a look at these Mercedes AMG and parts that are currently for sale!

[AffomaticEbay]Mercedes AMG[/AffomaticEbay]

Two Great Mercedes 500E cars For Sale: One for $26k and one for $9k

First up is this beautifully photographed Mercedes 500E that has covered under 70k miles! Take a look at this example offered by Landmark Motors in Kirkland, Washington for $27,000, found originally via Craigslist:

quote from seller’s Craiglist post:

Considered a classic, even by those within Mercedes-Benz, this rare and spectacular 500 E is the Super Sport version of the W124 and is a cooperative effort between Daimler-Benz and Porsche. Every aspect of this car is special and only 1505 of these made it to the United States. Hand-built by Porsche in Zuffenhausen, it took a full 18 days to complete each car. It luxuriously accommodates four in all-leather seats by Recaro which are heated in front. The engine is derived from the 5.0L twin-DOHC V8 M119 with 326hp. The suspension is sport-tuned and self-leveling and the car rides on the original, and special, MBZ Sportline lightweight alloy wheels. All that came to the U.S. were fully-loaded as is this example. This is a 2-owner CARFAX clean car with no damage history, only 62K miles and is completely original. All service records and books are included and the 60K service has just been completed. Uncommon and in uncommonly fine condition, this 500 E is going to make someone very happy

I find the asking price a bit eye watering to be honest. It looks fantastic and there are very few with that kind of mileage. But it’s not 7k miles, it’s 70k. High teens, low twenties seems more appropriate to me.

At the other end of the spectrum is this sharp looking driver for $8950 in Georgia:

quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

As for mine, it has been meticulously cared for. It was owned first by a retired Army general, then by an editor of a British Mercedes-Benz enthusiast magazine (living here in the states). I purchased it with the intentions of keeping it forever, but change of priorities means I must offer it up for sale, unfortunately. This car, for its age and miles, is immaculate. The leather on the seats is excellent, no cracks in the dash, carpet is very good as well. Everything is in good working condition and the A/C blows snow. There are the typical minor leaks here and there, but nothing unusual. The engine pulls very strongly, the transmission shifts great. The car has performance brake pads and slotted rotors for great bite. It has been lowered slightly with H&R springs, giving it a great stance and a still-supple ride. It has been fitted with several thousand dollars’ worth of 18″ AMG wheels and Kumho ASX tires. Paint is excellent for a driver of this age, with just a few imperfections here and there, and some rock chips up front and a small bubble on the leading edge of the sunroof. There is a considerable stack of records to go with the car, several spare keys, and otherwise it is just as beautiful as pictured! Car has had the wiring harness update, and transmission was rebuilt not long before I got it. Over the summer, I replaced the valve cover gaskets and installed new adjustable Koni “yellow” struts to go with the H&R Sport springs. Car has 269K miles on it, mostly all highway, and looks and drives like it has much, much less!

Sure, this one has 269k miles(!), but previous ownership sounds promising. I mean, if it has a stack of records and the PPI shows a strong runner, why not? Plus the AMG Monoblock rims look right at home inside the wider arches of the 500E. Mercedes of this vintage and earlier are known to run forever and I dare you to find a cooler car for the money!

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Update: This post is out of date and the items listed is probably not available any more. Why not take a look at these Mercedes 500E’s and parts that are currently for sale!

[AffomaticEbay]Mercedes 500E[/AffomaticEbay]

1978 BMW e21 320i with 3.2L Big Six Swap: Is This Really the Second Car Dinan Ever Built?

This eBay auction for a red 87 BMW 333i swap states that is the second car the Dinan ever converted! Check it out here on eBayMotors with a buy-it-now of $8k!

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

For those of you who know, this car needs no introduction. For those of you who don’t, this is the BMW tuner DINAN’s second car ever built.

1978 BMW e21 320i converted to 333i

Approximately 35,000 miles on the original odometer. The car came with a certificate of authenticity/validity of the odometer, but the OD stopped working shortly after purchase. This car has never been a daily driver though, so current mileage estimates are probably no more than 50k. The certificate is no longer available.

3.2L Turbo charged M30 “big six” motor, non-intercooled, no BOV or DV valve.

The turbo is a t3/t4 hybrid, currently boosting 9psi with full boost achieved at 2500 rpms

I’ve been following a discussion on BimmerForums about the car and most in the know agree it’s worth $8k, even if the pictures and exact details aren’t perfect. While I agree in terms of the effort that took place to assemble, but the interior pictures are a little scary with seats that need recovering, center console with wires hanging out, and a sad and worn steering wheel. But it would likely cost at least $8k to get a similar car together, and this one is low miles with a history.

As a tuner, Dinan is so respected that their parts are sold and installed at BMW dealerships in North America — and they don’t void the warranty! So if this car represents the early history of the tuner, it could be a really cool pickup and should be a car that climbs in value with the continued success of the company.

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1991 BMW e34 M5 For Sale in Red with 47k Miles

Stellar mileage on this very nice looking 1991 BMW M5 listed on eBayMotors:

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

I am selling this car with a heavy heart. My first born is due to arrive on earth in March and so this is the only reason I am selling this car. Too many toys and this one is going.

About:
This is a 1991 E34 M5 US Model with 47,962 original miles to chassis and engine with matching numbers(the mileage will go up by a few miles as I drive it to keep it fresh). This car has not been modified in any way; it is one hundred percent stock down to the radio. There is no rust on this car. In very good condition with low miles.

For the most part the pictures show a great looking original car. The engine compartment could use some detailing, but aside from that, it looks really sharp in that red on light tan leather. I’d hope a car like this would have some records, but the ad doesn’t mention any specifically. But then the seller states right in the auction description that his reserve is only $17k. If a PPI checked out, I’d easily overlook that omission for a car with such low miles!

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New Site Improvements Added Today

Just a brief note to let you know there I’ve made a few enhancements to the blog this morning.

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Super Low Miles BMW e30 M3 For Sale

BringATrailer spotted this 4k mile e30 M3 earlier this summer and I blogged it as well on my old blog. It’s an interesting discussion piece as it’s likely one of the nicest survivors in the world, and carries an absurd asking price of $55k.

I post it again here for those who haven’t seen it yet and because my memory was sparked when a thread on VWVortex showed up and a lengthy discussion ensued concerning this car.

What’s your take?

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Update: This listing is pretty out of date. Consider one of these early e30 M3’s instead!

[AffomaticEbay]BMW e30 m3[/AffomaticEbay]