Estoril Blue 1999 BMW 750il

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If you’re new here, my love for Estoril Blue is deep and unabashed. Part of this is sentimental, as the first M car I experienced and drove was Estoril, and part of it is that it’s just a damn gorgeous and deep color. I am instantly more intrigued by the F30 when they are in this uncommon hue. A while back I did a post with 3 different Bimmers all in Estoril, but today’s is a new one for me. Custom ordered from the factory, this owner (still the original) made a great choice and tacked on a few extra grand to his already-expensive E38 750il. It looks smashing, although the shadowline trim available on the 740 sports would make it even better. The V12 has less than 75k miles on it and it’s a BMW CCA member, supplementing the desirability of the great E38.

Click for more details: 1999 BMW 750il in Estoril Blue on BMW CCA Classifieds

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2004 VW R32 for sale

My last R32 post has left them more present in my thoughts than they’ve been in years. The precipitous drop in price since I was last in tune with the market takes them to a new level of desirability. Though still rare, it seems like the the market is hovering around $12-15k. To me, that’s the perfect used-car price to get something worthwhile and fun while having enough left over to rationalize a ton of maintenance before hitting new-car prices. They’re showing up with around 100k miles, which is a nice time to hop in and give it some good love. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: 6-speed, AWD, and a burbly VR6 are incontrovertible greatnesses and will someday occupy a spot in my stable.

2004 VW R32 for sale on eBay


No real info from the dealership selling it, unfortunately. The dirty engine throws me off a bit, but the R32 has one of those butts that in real life is perfectly sized and round, but in a tasteful way, not in the way Sir Mix-a-lot likes ’em. This is how an pre-owned R32 should be: unmolested, all stock, and ready to rock. Starting at $11k places it right in the good-buy market. Anything less than $14k and this is a great car for good money.

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1984 Alpina B7 Turbo e28 For Sale

You don’t see these come up for sale very often, especially in the U.S. Check out this with 4 days to go:

1984 Alpina B7 Turbo For Sale BMW e28

quote from seller’s listing:

For sale is one of only 236 Alpina B7 Turbos made in the E28 body style, VIN WAPB7TL014B710051. It is one of only 5 known to be in North America. It is an authentic, original Alpina, very rare in the US especially, and has all of the parts that Alpina installed on these cars when new. The adjustable-boost turbocharged engine puts out 300 horsepower. It has a 5-speed close-ratio (“dog-leg”) transmission. It has a limited-slip differential. It has 16×7″ Alpina open-lug wheels on the front and 16×8″ wheels on the back, with good tires. The paint is fairly new, and is the “Alpina blue” color that Alpina paints many of its cars. It was repainted from graphite, but done professionally so no graphite remains. The wide silver deco set (stripe kit) is new, from Alpina. It has an electric sunroof, a stock cassette deck, power windows and door locks. No A/C, as the turbo takes up the place where the compressor would go. It also has the rare digital extra gauge cluster in the A/C duct on the dash. We have all the documents necessary to register the car here in the US, and will assist the buyer in doing so.

And for those who aren’t familiar with the model, a quote from the Unofficial Alpina Site:

This is the second-generation B7 Turbo, introduced in April 1984. Once again had a car with the name B7 Turbo the title of being the fastest 4-door car in the world. The production ended in July 1987 and a total of 236 cars were built.

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The engine is based on BMW´s 3,5 litre unit, which in standard version produces 218 bhp. Alpina have made many changes to the engine such as a reprogrammed Motronic system, a modified cylinder-head, lighter mahle-pistons, a new camshaft, a special exhaust manifold and of course a KKK K27 turbocharger. The engine has higher compression than the old B7 Turbo so Alpina have decreased the turbo boost to 0,7 bar, because they didn´t want the B7 to have more than 300 bhp. That´s exacly what it has, 300 bhp and a torque of 501 Nm. The catalyst-version had 320 bhp and a torque of 509 Nm. The gearbox is a five-speeder from Getrag.

I absolutely adore Alpina’s of this era (I know, who doesn’t?!) and this is a great chance for a collector to get a car that normally would involve a spendy importation. Being a 1984 model, this should be pretty easy to register.

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2001 RUF RGT For Sale in Texas

According to the listing on eBay from Ruf Auto Centre, this is a real RGT with matching VIN code. A rare sight indeed and especially with only 2400 miles! Check out this :

quote from the listing:

The RGT is equipped with a RUF 3.6 Liter flat six producing 385HP. This dry sump engine was derived from the European version of the GT3 and was not available in the US until 2004. The RUF version of this engine has ported heads, larger valves, RUF catalytic converters, RUF mufflers and a RUF tuned ECU.

Some of the highlights on the car include:

* RUF Coil Over Suspension
* RUF Big Brake Setup
* RUF Integrated Roll Cage
* Sunroof Delete
* Rear Seat Delete
* Full Leather Interior
* GT3 Sport Seats ( OEM RUF Seats are available )
* Custom Estoril Blue Paint

Covering only 2400 miles since new, this car has been extremely well cared for by it’s previous owner.

This car has some very impressive engineering and figures to back it up. Not to mention it makes this noise:

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Old School Mercedes W123 280 AMG

Spent a couple late nights surfing German eBay (what you haven’t?) for rare, German unobtanium. My first spot was this Hartge 2.1L Display Motor. And then my mouse found this sweet old 82 AMG:

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing (Google Translate)

Original 280 E AMG Level 2

Der Mercedes bekam als Neuwagen das AMG Stufe 2 Motortuning (AMG Nockenwellen, Brennraum- u. Kanalbearbeitung, Schlepphebel erleichtert/poliert, Saugrohr/Abgaskrümmer angepasst, Luftfilter geändert). The Mercedes got a new car, the AMG engine tuning stage 2 (AMG camshafts, and combustion-channel editing, drag lever facilitates / polished intake manifold / exhaust manifold adapted, modified air filter).
Neben der Leistungssteigerung auf 211 PS (Eingetragen im KFZ-Brief) hat der Wagen ein Besides the increase in power to 211 hp (Registered in KFZ-Brief), the car is a
AMG Silberpfeil Lenkrad AMG Silver Arrow steering wheel
AMG Frontspoiler. AMG front spoiler.
Original Bief, Original Biefer,
Service Heft, und Service manual, and
ABE´s vorhanden. ABE’s available.
Getriebe wurde 1999 Überholt. Reconditioned gearbox in 1999.

Fahrezeug hatte einen damaligen Neupreis von 40.785,00 DM als 5 DM mehr alls ein Porsche 911 der hatte zu der zeit 40.780,00 DM gekostet. Take stuff then had a new price of DM 40,785.00 DM more than 5 alls a Porsche 911 had the time to DM 40,780.00 tasted.

Motor und Getriebe Super. Super engine and gearbox.

Fahrzeug ist Technisch OK. Technically, the vehicle is OK.

Mir bekannte Mängel: Mir-known shortcomings:

Die Karosserie befindet sich in gutem Zustand, The body is in good condition;
um eine TÜV-Abnahme zu absolvieren müssten lediglich zwei kleinere Stellen am Linken & Rechts Schweller unterhalb der Wagenheberaufnahmen geschweisst werden (Wagenhebaraufnahmen OK). an inspection would need to complete only two minor points on the left & right below the sill jacking shots are welded (Wagenhebaraufnahmen OK).
Radio muss noch angeschlossen werden. Radio still needs to be connected.
Türe hinten rechts hat unterhalb der Zierleiste eine leicht kleine Roststelle. Rear door right below the border has a slightly smaller body rust.
Zündschlöss klemt manchmal Zündschlöss Klemt sometimes
Traggelenke vorn Traggelenke forward

Roughly speaking, as in what I could figure out with the Google Translator, looks like this classy old AMG has a buy-it-now of about $22k and about 150k miles. It features a more potent 210hp motor with headers, intake, and camshaft. It also has a rare aftermarket AMG Silver Arrow steering wheel, and front spoiler. Sounds like a couple of minor dings and rust spots, but overall a tidy and original package. Of course at this price, due diligence would be required to ensure they were original pieces and authentic. But since I’m just fooling around tonight, I’ll just enjoy the pictures.

Shop for Mercedes AMG cars and parts on eBay right now

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Low Miles 1988 BMW M6 For Sale in Montana

Stumbled onto this example via R3VLimited. Take a look at this 1988 BMW M6 with only 35k on the odometer:

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quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

Mint condition 1988 BMW M6, only 35,615 Miles. This car is awesome. All hoses, clamps, Rubber, and insulation pads replaced 2004. Full OH and service on brakes and clutch in 2004 over $8,700 of restoration work in 2004. This car has it all. In 1995 (@26,330 miles)we installed BMW M-system wheels, Pirelli Tires, Stage 4 Dinan High Performance Suspension Package, D900-3421 Dinan High Performance Chip over $11,400 of improvements(all work documented and performed by Research, Restoration and Development, Inc). Car has sunroof, leather, alpine stereo, a/c, full power seats/windows, built in radar detection system(needs updating for modern laser). The interior is gray and in mint condition 10/10 (not a single blemish to include trunk with original tool kit) The exterior is blue (looks blue/purpleish in certian light) original color. The exterior has no dents and is really good condition. There are some small road chips on front (Spoiler has no scraps or damage) Being critical, I would rate the paint as 8.5/10 due to the front road chips. This car looks mint and has always been stored indoors and cleaned and buffed after each trip. Cover Included.

$22.5k sounds like a pretty good deal with this kind of mileage, and documented maintenance and upgrades. And the blue on gray with the M5 rims… Yum!

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Two Classic Porsche 944’s For Sale: One for $8k and one for $80k

We’ll start with dessert first, a 1983 Porsche 944 modified by Callaway Turbo Systems. The ad states it’s one of 20 examples ever made. At $80k listed, I have no idea if this is a good deal or pipe dream, but it sure is cool!

quote from seller’s CL ad:

This Porsche is one of only 20 ever built. 5 of these Porches are at the Porche museum in Stutgart, Germany. This vehicle has had a complete inspection, new brakes and rotors, multiple mechanical upgrades on 7/28/08. It is extremely fast and street legal, but could be raced under historic ranking since it has a full rollbar. All gauges work. I have performance specifications from Callaway Turbo Systems if desired. Best offer will be considered.

Like the look but a little outside your budget? Check out this mint 1984 Porsche 944 with 38k miles!

quote from CraigsList ad:

1984 Porsche 944.
38,200 miles. 5-speed. All stock and original except stereo.
PS, A/C, power windows & mirrors. Everything is in perfect working order. Clean carfax.
Rare dark “Kopenhagen” blue exterior. Immaculate black leather interior.
Newer tires, shocks, and struts. All manuals and complete maintenance records. Synthetics used regularly.
Timing and counter-rotating shaft belts replaced.
The car drives tight and strong.
$7,500.

In addition to being a very affordable and low miles Porsche, this looks like a nice investment opportunity as well. Excellence Magazine’s 944 Market Update in the April 08 issues indicates that an excellent condition 1984 Porsche 944 is worth $8k. In addition, the rare color and low miles would probably qualify for their additional 10% consideration, making this car look like good value at full asking. Their past analysis indicates the car was worth a low of $5k in 2005 and has been steadily increasing since.

Hmmm, Spokane is only three and half hours away…

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