1982 Euro Mercedes 280SL 4 speed

Very nice looking Euro 280SL twin cam. Despite being a Euro car it is registered in California so you can be sure it has been setup to pass emissions requirements.  The Euro car has the nice bumpers and headlamps. It also features the somewhat hard to find 4 speed manual for added entertainment. The interior looks wonderful despite 128,000 miles. It include the hard top as well as the canvas top. A great boulevard cruiser for summer nights. $12,500 buy-it-now price.


Reader Ride For Sale: 2002 BMW M3 SMG Convertible

John dropped me a note to let me know about his lovely and low miles e46 M3 convertible that has just been listed. Sporting a very low 24k miles with Titanium Silver on Imola Red leather, check it out on Autotrader for an asking of $25,500:

quote from his listing:

Out of my private collection. I am a collector of rare American muscle and high performance cars and am the original owner of this car. Unlike multiple owner M3s or dealer offered, you can be confident of the following. This car has NEVER seen rain/snow, NEVER been valet parked, NEVER tracked or raced, NEVER touched by a detailer or buffer, NEVER run through a car wash, NEVER smoked or eaten in, NEVER parked within doors reach of another car, NEVER damaged or modified, NEVER spent a night outside and NEVER serviced by anyone except a BMW dealer. I bought this car new from Joe Perillo BMW in Chicago. It lives in my climate controlled building and is only driven on nice days, in season. I have never had the car detailed and have done all the care my self. Hand washing, waxing, and clay barring. The battery is maintained on a smart system and it has always been stored properly from fuel to tires. All original with the exception of Fresh OE rubber. It is practically flawless with the exception of a few blemishes on the front and a minor scuff on the outside edge of one rim. This is truly an opportunity to purchase a car that has been pampered, never beat on (as many of them are) and has low mileage, of which the preponderance, are recreational country drives. I do not need to sell this car, I am considering changing up my collection. Please don’t quote me values, as NADA or KBB cannot sell you a car, let alone one of this pedigree and condition. I have the original window sticker as well as all records (including insurance receipts for withdrawal of use every season) The car was built with the following options. Heated seats Bi-xenon headlights Harmon Kardon sound system The phenomenal SMG transmission (I’m an F1 nut bought this car for the tranny and it rocks!) Includes OE BMW windscreen (pictured) If you have been looking for an M3, this is THE right one.

We’re always happy to help our readers get more exposure, especially with examples as nice as this. Good luck with the sale John!

If you have an exception German Car For Sale, email me to get it listed here.


1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible 5 speed

I like to find ads for cars where the owner claims the car is the best of its kind around.  Lots of times that isn’t true, sometimes it causes another similar car to come out of the woodwork to prove the owner wrong. In this case we have a 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible with a 5 speed, Number 423 of 600 produced. The owner’s says “in this condition and color combination, this one is the best you will and can find.”  What do you think? The owner must think so judging from the high start price.
The car has some nice upgrades that were done at the time of the initial order at Brumos Jacksonville, 3.3 liter, 330 HP, twin plug engine, Turbo S exhaust:

C02 – Catalytic Convertor
018 – Special order Steering wheel
158 – Cassette radio Blaupunkt Reno
220 – 40% limited slip differential
243 – Short gear shift lever
348 – Fuchs wheels painted in white
494 – additional Blaupunkt amplifier

You have to be a collector to want to pay $60,000 for this 56,000 mile car. The car has points that would appeal to a collector, great all original condition, all books and tools. Still that $60,000 would go a long way towards other Porsche vehicles of this era with similar miles and performance. The car is listed for sale at 60,000 Euros on another site, which would be even more expensive.

Despite the upgrades, clean history and numbers matching aspect of this Porsche I just don’t see someone paying that much. It does look nice though.


1989 BMW 325i Widebody Convertible

This is not the first time I’ve posted a BMW 3 series oddity on this blog. This 1989 325i widebody convertible is pretty unique. The seller gives minimal description in the eBay auction. No mention of where the widebody kit parts come from or where they were installed. I’d hazard a guess at them being Zender parts maybe. The kit doesn’t look too shabby in my eye, but remember I’m a guy who likes Koenig Miami Vice style 80s Benzs. Love it or hate it those fender flares would be put to better use on something with a bit more power under the hood that could take advantage of the wide tires. $5,000 no reserve with questionable mileage in the 100,000 range.


2001 Porsche Carrera Cabrio – Too Cheap to be True?

While surfing Boxster adverts on Craigslist, something interesting crossed the radar: A 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabrio w/ 46k miles and an asking of $16.5k:

2001 Porsche Carrera 911 Cabrio2001 Porsche Carrera 911 Cabrio For Sale2001 Porsche Carrera 911 Cabrio For Sale Emerald Green

quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

2001 Porsche Carrera Convertible,6Speed,turbo wheels,46k miles,everything works,all power,great running shape,must sell moving

And in case you’ve forgotten, the 996 Cabrio has 315hp and sounds a lot like this:

So why the skeptism? 996’s of any variation start in the high teens, and those have at least twice the mileage of this car. But heaven forbid this is the real deal… well I just can’t believe it is, but it’s fun to imagine.