1968 BMW 1600GT

Growing up, I heard a lot of stories about Europe and the cars over there, as my father was stationed in southern Germany for the US Army Defense Language Institute. One of the cars that made a favorable impression on him was the Glas. An interesting company that brought us the Gogomobile and the first application of a timing belt in conjunction with an overhead cam engine, BMW bought the Dingolfing based company in 1966, phasing out production in the latter part of the decade.

I have rarely seen any Glas for sale that is so complete, let alone in this kind of condition. While it is located in Brazil, this probably won’t be an issue for the serious collector. You can’t exactly find one of these for sale right around the corner.

1968 BMW 1600GT For Sale:

The seller states:

I’m selling a very rare BMW 1600 GT designed by Pietro Frua for Hans Glas from the Glas Factory in Digolfing-Germany. Hans Glas was a famous owner of the Glas factory and was producing the Gogomobile cars, and the Glas 1300 and 1700 designed by Pietro Frua (Maserati, Rolls Royce Corniche, and other cars designer). When BMW bought the factory from Hans Glas, the engineers looked at the Glas 1700, changed the engine for the BMW 1600 and renamed the car as BMW 1600 GT. Only 1209 cars were made. Today it is the car that collectors and museums dream of.

The car has the matching numbers engine, run and drive very well, just restaured car. The BMW 1600 GT is restaured with some features like the new inox gas tank, red original new leather, new Continental EcoContact 3 175/70 R 14 84T tyres, window chromes are not re-chromed (originals), and paint has a little dots.

From a call from Germany, the car collector told they are only 300 examples remaining at the world and at the club register! The BMW 1600 GT is a very rare car after the 507 convertible model! A very good investment!

Pietro Frua designed the Maserati, Lamborghini and the Glas 2300, the famous “Glaserati.” This is a healthy car collectors item! Pietro Frua design in your garage!!!!

Bring a Trailer (BAT) featured a similar, clean 1600GT back in 2007 and the owner was asking $19k. Even if this car just came out of a museum collection, the asking price of $70,000 seems a bit absurd when you can get a mint 2002tii for around the $20,000 to $30,000 range. It’s doubtful it will sell at this price, however, there is no denying its rarity and collectibility.

-Paul

Early production 1968 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3

The 6.3 is one of those vehicles that changed the makeup of an entire automaker’s lineup for good. Developed by MB engineer Erich Waxenberger and thrust into production in 1968, the S class with the M100 became an instant legend on the road and track. AMG, a small tuning company at the time, even campaigned a few 6.3s, taking second place at 24 Hours of Spa in 1971. Here we have an early production 6.3 that has been well preserved:

The seller states:

A rare opportunity to buy this stunning 1968 Mercedes Benz 300SEL 6.3 sedan. First time ever on ebay. If you are reading this ad then you probably know the signifigance and rarity of these great cars.

Owned in my personal collection for many years. With great regret I am offering my favorite sedan. This is the original super sedan that started the concept of high performance AMG sports sedans. This car is an early US model build #64 from the assembly line. It is a rare Black on Black color combination. Paint code 040.

This car was previously owned by 2 owners and kept in its original condition and stored indoors. There is no rust or prior accident damage. The trunk, rockers and floor pans are excellent. See pics below. Fit and finish of body is excellent. Paint and Chrome are excellent. Car is complete and everything works. The air suspension is excellent and has been sorted out. It has new bellows and air valves. Just replaced the tires and they have about 200 miles or less. All radiator hoses, transmission seals, and various gaskets replaced. New antenna. New suspension cable. New ignition, plugs and cold start valve. New fuel pump. New fuel sending unit. Drain and cleaned fuel tank. New brakes and front calipers. New battery and frequent oil changes.

Leather and carpets are original and in excellent shape. Wood is excellent. All electrical is working properly and factory AC blows cold. Includes original owners manuals and original tool kit. I will also include a reproduction Mercedes brochure for the 300SEL 6.3.

Bidding is low at the moment and of course there is a reserve, but this particular example should have no problem pulling at least $25,000, if not into the $30k range.

-Paul

Trio of vintage Mercedes 200 W110 fintails

The W110 fintail Mercedes Benz models fit our budget theme week just fine. These cars have great lines and will give you plenty of looks on the road or at a car show. The 2 liter engines, whether gas or diesel, are bullet proof and can easily be put into daily driver service. They can get you 30+ MPG too. The Heckflosse models have quite a fan base so finding advise on repairs and getting help with parts will not be too difficult for someone new to the breed. Here are three examples that could use a little love. If you budget $5000 for each of these you should be able to get the car and have plenty left over to get a start on priority fixes on each.

The good on this one is that the current owner says he drives every day 26 miles so mechanically it is all ready to go. The bad is that the owner says it could use some paint and floor pans. Paint is no problem, but floor pans could be a bit scary as it means there is other rust elsewhere. Interior looks ok and the manual makes it a bit more exciting to drive. The current owner mentioned that he considered painting the car pink for his daughter, if you buy this car, please don’t do that. Buy-It-Now is $3500.

Here is a gas version with the manual. The interior looks to be in nice shape, the white rim steering wheel is classy. The exterior could use some paint. The seller states that there is some rust, not surprising considering the car is located in Minneapolis. Ask price is $2900 and I’d be surprised to see any bids at that, I bet it can be had for less.

This one also needs some love. The owner says it has a fairly new paint job, but clearly they did very little prep work when doing the paint because you can see rust bubbles and rust streaks popping up in several places. The car some dents that could use attention. The red interior looks nice, but the dash and wood could use help. I’d yank out that ugly modern radio and replace it with a classic Becker or at least something that is visually more pleasing. All the original manuals are included. Reserve is not met at $1550.

~Evan

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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