Rare Porsche 1967 Softwindow Targa

Rare Porsche 1967 Softwindow Targa

Seller tells us Rare Porsche 1968 Softwindow Targa. Real deal not a conversion Certificate of Authenticity in hand Original color, original engine, This is the color Porsche used for advertising the early Targas Unmodified car VIN 12870026 Eng 1085033 Minimal rust on this Southern California Barnfind. Running and driving Real mileage unknown Carbs just rebuilt Gas tank just refurbed and replaced Only area of visible body rust is lower left fender behind wheel Front pans seem good rear pans have some rust Rear seat bottoms seem solid The car in general seems quite straight. We cannot find evidence of accidents.
Find this car here on CL Los Angeles for $23,900

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1962 Corvette Roadster

1962 Corvette Roadster

Seller tells us this 1962 was a milestone year for Corvette, the first year for the 327 V8, the last year for the solid rear axle. It was the last year a Corvette had a trunk until 1998 and the last year the headlights were exposed until 2005. Two tone paint was no longer offered, this car is finished in it’s original color, Roman Red. This is a rare example of a unrestored road ready Corvette roadster. Original 327/300 hp. Motor. Purchased in Las Vegas, NV nearly four years ago by the current owner, the car has remained in the Las Vegas area until just recently being offer for sale. The car is showing what we believe to be 95k original miles. A numbers correct example.
Find this car here at Mohr Imports, a long time Monterey stop for enthusiast car shoppers for $59,500

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1968 Porsche Softwindow Targa

1968 Porsche Softwindow Targa
Seller tells us Offering a nice driving 1968 Softwindow Targa With original engine and Originally Light Ivory VIN 12870687 This car starts well, drives and steers well and brakes well. I’m told that there are a few thousand miles on the engine rebuild. No receipts to back this up but something better perhaps is the compression test done last week which shows #1 155 #2 160 #3 155 #4 155 Suspension seems up to the task and shows no sloppiness The car has been sitting for a few years but the older couple had the presence of mind to start it occasionally. Hence the car runs strongly and smoothly and only needed fluid changes and a tune up and a jet in one of the carbs. All this was done 50 miles ago. The car does not leak or smoke. Brakes did not work but with a few new brake lines they are now working fine. The 5 Speed Tranny shifts well. The photos and the video I tried to take in such a way that I show you all the flaws of the car. If there is a scratch or a bubble in the paint I tried to show it to you. I believe this car can be driven a good long time until you want to fully restore it. In my opinion this car is a good candidate for restoration. Rust is minimal and the only damage I we can find seems to be limited to the front of the trunk opening. I have taken closeups of this area. The paint has good shine but has some defects showing under the paint. You will see these in the photos. Dash is good. Let me know of any questions. I’ll try to answer them. Sorry I got the car with no history or paperwork. It does have a clean CA title. It is also newly registered until Sept 2012. Showing 91,400 miles.
A very collectible car shown in lousy videos but decent photos.  Find it here on eBay with only 2 bids but just listed.

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1963 Porsche 356 Super90 Cab

1963 Porsche 356 Super90 Cab
Owner tells us this is a 1963 Porsche Super 90 European Cabriolet Matching For restoration. Just in from a 30 year sleep in the very dry Arizona desert. A ’63 Cab with its original engine. It needs full restoration but it is intact and most everything is there as near as I can tell, minus one bumper, one engine grill and the radio. The radio may be in the bottom of one of the boxes which have not been completely unpacked as yet. The Super 90 was the most desirable Cabriole built that year and commands a premium over lesser engined cabs. The car sat for 30 years and I’m told the engine had work done on it and was running 8 years ago. I’ll be bench running the engine in the next week or so to ascertain its needs, if any. Price will be adjusted upward as money is spent on the car of course. VIN 807034 Eng 158170 Color Believed to be Oslo Blue Floor pans have been redone at some point. Rear seat bottoms are solid. Engine bay floor looks solid as do the jack points. The rear portion of the driver doorjamb will need to be replaced. It looks like it was hit at one point. Doors have had rust removed and seem well done. This is a Euro car. It has the original book (in German). This car is now in Costa Mesa CA.
We think the Super 90 is a compelling Cabrio.  Even at the Buy It Now there should be room for profit after resto.  Find this dusty car here on eBay with early bidding

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MERCEDES BENZ WESTFALIA CAMPER 207 D VERY RARE

Owner tells us here is my very rare 1984 MERCEDES BENZ FACTORY WESTFALIA JAMES COOK EDITION CAMPER VAN. It is very low approx. 24,000 miles, it was brought over here in 1984 with a courteson of the French cycling team for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games post game promotion tour around the US for the French cycling team. This van fits in any city meter parking space and is super easy to drive and park. It is all inclusive has 2 queen size beds,stove sink kitchen ,refrigerator,shower,bathroom sink and lots of storage with a 45 gallon fresh water tank. It is diesel and gets great mileage,5 speed stick shift, great for the mountains.It is original paint always garaged and in mechanical perfect condition.Everything works on this vehicle and parts are readily available as this was the same bullet-proof diesel motor on many Mercedes that go for ever,they are work horses with very low maintanence. It has 4 house batteries that let you be in the woods for days with power or hook up a solar panel.

Would never sell ,but no time to enjoy travels these days.This vehicle is ready to tour anywhere and everywhere!!

Stereo is nice with ipod hook up and cd player, Fresh new Michelin tires all the way around,has nice trailer 2 inch socket for bike rack or towing,I have never seen another one of these vans ever in the US,If you buy this be prepared for everyone to ask you about it!

This takes a VW camper to a new level with lots of features of a bigger motor home compacted into a nice size.  It would be hard to find an ’84 with this few miles.  Find this rare beast here on eBay out of Venice CA with very heavy bidding into the twenties

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Porsche 911 Limousine with targa top, one of a kind (Thankfully)

Porsche 911 Limousine with targa top, one of a kind (Thankfully)

Owner tell us this is a rare opportunity to own a one of a kind vehicle. a 1983 Porsche 911 Limousine. (it is a 1983 not an 1980) This car was being built for the late Rocky Aoki the owner of the Benihana restaurants. It has a custom 959 body kit. the rear is a Targa. Has very nice custom wheels. The work that went into this car to get it to this stage is amazing. It took 2 Porsche 911′s to create this one of a kind Limo. The doors all work well. the body is very clean. This car needs an engine. You can either get a nice 3. liter Porsche engine or consider a V8 conversion?The interior needs to be completed but already has many custom features. The car rolls and has a Transmission. I can email more pictures. please ask all questions before bidding. buyer pays for all shipping. Great business opportunity. Great Limo for weddings and other events.

Wow. Just think you could start your own limo biz.  Aoki’s loss could be your gain.  We have a sneaky suspicion that Aoki had no clue this was in the works.  Maybe the sink, YES it has a sink, was designed for cooking on the move.  Find this beauty here with an incredible 7 bids. Like Chuck says: This is an ass for every seat. It’s already made it to $1k so that leaves out Concours d’LeMons.

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1963 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 220S

1963 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 220S1963 Mercedes Benz 220 S

Owner tells us: Four door sedan manufactured in Germany in 1962. Chassis & Serial Number: 111 012 20-101144 Model Type: 220 Sb Engine Serial Number: 180 941 20 093053 Body Number: A 111.012-20-00501 Paint Info: DB 304G-158H History: Robert Brown bought this automobile from the Mercedes Benz Dealer in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe) Africa for his company, United Air Parts Ltd. He used this as his company car until he retired. It was then re-registered in his name with Zimbabwe Number 281729B on May 5, 1982 and shipped by sea to the USA where it was registered in his wife’s name, Roberta J. Brown under Title Number 8308141014-8 on March 22, 1983. It has no rust and has been in undercover storage each winter. As of September 10, 1994 there was only 2,417 miles added since arriving in Wisconsin.
We think this is about as cool as a vintage Merc sedan gets.  We love the sun visor to keep the car cool on those warm African days.  Find this beauty here on eBay out of Wisconsin

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Porsche 904-6 Replica

Porsche 904-6 Replica

Seller tells us this is a replication of the Famous 904-6 of 1965 , Carrera GTS with larger side air intakes , gas cap in center of hood, and one piece side curtains, power train is a 74 carrera built to 2.9 liter with a max Rpm of 8500 creating 330 HP, trans is a 915 5 spd. reproduced down to the exhaust system and correct wheel type. interior is correct down to seat color and cloth type, as is the steering wheel, so far there are only 2 of these in the US with one shipped to finland, this is for sale at a asking price of $135,000 call or text Don or more info and photos , serious only please thanks .this last photo shows final Emblems to rear Bonnet.they built in southern cal.
The writer of this ad forgot the phone number and $135K is pricy for a replica though this looks like a nicely done car. Find it here on CL in Southern CA.

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1963 Porsche 356 Sunroof Coup

1963 Porsche 356 Sunroof Coup


Seller tells us the rare color combination and options of this T-6 356B make it an outstanding candidate for full restoration. Sunroof Coupe models are quite valuable; and when it’s redone in Smyrna Green with its original luggage, it will be stunning. Both doors and both lids shut well. The gaps are excellent! Exterior and interior are basically complete. It is missing the lower horn grills and the Porsche name badge on rear. It does still have the front and rear drain tubes and wires for the sunroof. All glass is very good. All 6 operable windows work well. It was stored in a garage in Ventura California for years.
We like the original colors of Smyrna Green on brown and the gaps and panels do look good.  More rare than a cabriolet for less money.  Find this car here on eBay with heavy bidding well under $20K

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1965 Yenko Delivered Corvette 327/365

  1. 1965 Yenko Delivered Corvette 327/365

Seller tells us this car was produced in January 1965. Rare Yenko Delivered Radio Delete Rare Matching numbers 327/365 hp code L76 engine w/ high lift cam. 4 speed Telescopic Steering Column Soft-Ray Tinted Glass Genuine Leather seats Positraction Rear Axle 4:11 Off-road Exhaust system NCRS 2nd Flight 1999. 3rd place in Arizona Corvette Assoc. show in April 2000. Body off Restoration 1990. A very well sorted, running and driving car. Rare Tonawanda original engine with very limited 3858180 engine block. Ownership history back to 1990. Copy of original window sticker included. One appraisal from 1990. Restoration photos and bills. Reproduction window sticker. Owners manual included. Three known owners from new. The car spent most of it’s life in Ontario, Canada up unitl the late 80′s. Original engine, transmission and rear end. Most other parts are also original to the car. Engine totally rebuilt, including new pistons and a off road Trans Am cam. L88 flywheel, breaker-less ignition and off road exhaust combine to make a spirited driving car. Always runs cool at 180′. Always carfully driven and a major tune up just completed. Paint is bright. Some imperfections – please see photographs. Consistant and deep color still on the car. Correct wheels, restored hub caps and excellent Pirelli tires. New NOS jack and key lock. No spare. Soft top has two imperfections – please see photographs. Leather seats are in excellent conditon. Supple leather with minmal wear. Carpets are near new. New front and rear springs and trailing arms were recently installed. Excellent frame.Find this car here out of Monterey CA asking $49,750

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1948 Bentley Mark VI (Low Reserve)

1948 Bentley Mark VI (Low Reserve)

Owner doesn’t tell us much other than the car has a clean title and it ran when parked.  Find the car here with no bidding early in the auction on ebay out of Santa Barbara CA

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Gullwing Expert Unearths Holy Grail Of Barn Finds

Gullwing Expert Unearths Holy Grail Of Barn Finds

1955 Mercedes Benz alloy bodied gullwing coupe found in California. Victoria-based exotic and classic car restorer Rudi Koniczek is always enthusiastic about the cars that he restores. But he absolutely comes alive when he talks about unearthing one of the rarest cars in the world from decades of dusty storage in a rat-infested garage at a home in Santa Monica, California.

For the past 40 years, Rudi & Company has been one the foremost restorers of Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadsters and gull-wing sports cars. Owners have shipped cars for restoration from as far away as Europe, South Africa and Japan. He has restored about 100 of the cars and currently has half a dozen under restoration. His shop also restores other special interest cars to concours standards.

He takes pride in having restored the 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL bought new in Montreal by Pierre Elliot Trudeau. It was a rush job to be completed in time for Justin Trudeau’s wedding in Montreal. The restoration that usually takes a full year was compacted into eight months. The silver roadster is magnificent and is part of Canadian history.

The Mercedes-Benz 300SL was introduced in 1954 as a two-seat, closed sports car with distinctive gull-wing doors and was the first gasoline-powered car with direct injection. Later it was offered as an open roadster. It was the fastest production car of its day. The 300 referred to the threelitre engine and SL stood for Sport Leicht. From 1955 through 1963, there were approximately 1,800 M-B 300SL roadsters built and 1,383 gullwing coupes produced from 1955 through 1957 in Stuttgart, Germany.

In the ’50s, the factory turned out 29 special lightweight alloy body gull-wing coupes with Plexiglas windows. These are among the world’s most valued collector cars, worth about $2.5 million each. Only 28 of the alloy-bodied cars were accounted for. The whereabouts of No. 29 was one of the great mysteries in the classic car world. Koniczek had restored numbers 1 and 6. He knew where all the other alloy-bodied cars were except for No. 21.

Twenty years ago, he heard about a gull-wing that had been stored in a garage in Santa Monica, Calif., for decades. It was a rumour that he and a California enthusiast followed up on over the years. This spring, Koniczek was able to make a deal with the owner of the car. But getting the Gullwing out of the garage was a challenge. The widower owner was in his late 80s, and his garage was full of old mainframe computers. The car couldn’t even be seen in the garage.

He hired two men to clear the way to the car. When the car began to emerge from the clutter, it became apparent that the search for No. 21 was over. “I took a magnet out of my wallet and ran it over the car and it didn’t stick,” Koniczek recalls of the moment. The owner of the car, Tom Wellmer, had received the new 1955 special alloy M-B Gullwing coupe in New York as a graduation gift from his parents. He drove it into the 1970s until the transmission broke. Then he put the car up on jack stands and began taking it apart. He took the wheels and hood off, the interior out and removed the transmission. And then the car just sat – for more than 40 years.

“This is the ultimate garage find and may be one of the greatest finds ever in the collector car world,” Koniczek says. “It’s amazing to know that the car had been there all those years without anyone knowing about it.” It still had the 1971 California license plates.

Koniczek guides seven full-time artisans and a bevy of other craftsmen who contribute their talents during the restorations. His mission statement is just three words: Best or nothing. His restorations have won every major award there is. The M-B Museum in Stuttgart features some of the cars he has restored. There is a row of 300SL cars in various states of restoration, including a roadster once owned by Canadian Forest Products founder Peter Bentley. Other cars are receiving body and paint jobs in a downtown Victoria shop.

Koniczek is the ultimate self-made man. An only child, he and his parents came to Canada from Germany in 1953. As a teenager, he got an after-school job in a model shop, taking his pay in kits that he would build into his favourite car – the M-B Gullwing. Koniczek will start the restoration of the “missing” alloy-bodied 300SL early next year. The only stipulation made by the original owner in selling the car was for the rare car to be given a full restoration to look as it did when he took delivery in 1955.
Unfortunately this car is not yet available for sale.

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