1976 Aston Martin

1976 Aston Martin


Seller tells us this Aston Martin V8 Saloon is a Series 3 car, meaning it has the 4 downdraft Carbs and large front opening hood scoop. It was built during the Sprague/Minden Aston Martin Lagonda (1975) era which is a positive thing. The VIN number places it almost exactly half way through the Series 3 production run. It differs from the later S3 Cars by having the chrome instrument bezels instead of the later black ones. This is a numbers matching car retaining all of its original mechanical components. Sold new into Texas, the car was sold in the mid 1990’s to Winnipeg Manitoba enthusiast for approximately $18,000. In Winnipeg the owner commissioned a a cosmetic restoration and full mechanical rebuild from 2004-2008, incurring bills of more than $75,000, not including the purchase price. After the restoration the car was driven approximately 1000miles.
Aston Martin’s DB6 replacement, the DBS/V8, had an amazingly long life.  The American influenced, William Towns designed car was produced from 1967 to 1989, with approximatley 4,800 being built in total.  The first V8 cars debuted in 1969 and were badged ‘DBS V8’ which ran along side the DB6 engined 6 cylinder DBS for a couple of years, until the inline 6 was dropped in 1972.  With David Brown forced to sell the company to look after his tractor business later that year, the car was simply called the Aston Martin V8 Saloon, with Volante (convertible) and Vantage (high performance) variants following later in the 1977 and 1978 years respectively.  The V8 was the mainstay of Aston production until Oct 1989 when production ended and the car was replaced with the Virage. The cars had the De Dion rear suspension with inboard rear disk brakes from the DBR1 and power steering and limited slip from the DB6.  American air conditioning kept things cool.  Aston went away from the Touring Superleggera body construction of the DB6 to a steel monocoque with aluminium body panels.
Aston Martin’s DB6 replacement, the DBS/V8, had an amazingly long life. The American influenced, William Towns designed car was produced from 1967 to 1989, with approximatley 4,800 being built in total. The first V8 cars debuted in 1969 and were badged ‘DBS V8’ which ran along side the DB6 engined 6 cylinder DBS for a couple of years, until the inline 6 was dropped in 1972. With David Brown forced to sell the company to look after his tractor business later that year, the car was simply called the Aston Martin V8 Saloon, with Volante (convertible) and Vantage (high performance) variants following later in the 1977 and 1978 years respectively. The V8 was the mainstay of Aston production until Oct 1989 when production ended and the car was replaced with the Virage. The cars had the De Dion rear suspension with inboard rear disk brakes from the DBR1 and power steering and limited slip from the DB6. American air conditioning kept things cool. Aston went away from the Touring Superleggera body construction of the DB6 to a steel monocoque with aluminium body panels.
Find these beauties here on eBay out of Calgary Canada with a starting bid of $70,000

 

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1953 Jaguar XK120 DHC

1953 Jaguar XK120 DHC

Owner is telling us in late 1994 the car was sent to marque specialists XK Engineering Limited in the United Kingdom for a full restoration. This work included rebuilding the engine from the cylinder block up, paint, upholstery, chrome, the electronic, suspension, brake, and steering systems, among other work. Even the Motorola radio was restored. The process was carried out in a no expense spared fashion, and at the time of completion in 1996, the invoiced totals came to $67,821. In addition to the copious restoration receipts, also on file are detailed invoices for regular upkeep over the last fifteen years, included notes on an upgrade to a Petronix ignition system. In 2009 new period appropriate tires were installed.

Following World War II, the economically battered United Kingdom staggered back into the global industrial market by hurriedly rushing warmed over prewar cars into production. Thus, the entirely new and thoroughly modern XK 120 was a genuinely earth-shattering car, a truly contemporary and avant-garde car to boost the morale of Britons, and demonstrate to the world the resiliency of the United Kingdom. Introduced in 1948 as a concept car to showcase Jaguar`s remarkable new twin-cam inline-6 cylinder engine, the XK 120 was never intended to go into full scale production. However, its breathtaking, swoopy, and beautiful styling as well as its genuine 120 mph performance (not to mention the surprisingly affordable price) captured the imagination of the public, and the largely hand-built aluminum-bodied car was rushed into limited production. Jaguar was selling as many as they could make, so the car was reengineered as necessary to switch to mass production with steel bodies. Though the roadster was the first model, the drophead coupe preserved the open air experience, but added the convenience and luxury of wood dashboard and door caps, windup windows, external door handles, quarter windows, and proper insulated top. We love the car in white.  Who needs British Racing Green.  Find this car hereat Fantasy Junction for $89,500 asking

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1953 Jaguar XK120 DHC

1953 Jaguar XK120 DHC

Owner is telling us in late 1994 the car was sent to marque specialists XK Engineering Limited in the United Kingdom for a full restoration. This work included rebuilding the engine from the cylinder block up, paint, upholstery, chrome, the electronic, suspension, brake, and steering systems, among other work. Even the Motorola radio was restored. The process was carried out in a no expense spared fashion, and at the time of completion in 1996, the invoiced totals came to $67,821. In addition to the copious restoration receipts, also on file are detailed invoices for regular upkeep over the last fifteen years, included notes on an upgrade to a Petronix ignition system. In 2009 new period appropriate tires were installed.
Following World War II, the economically battered United Kingdom staggered back into the global industrial market by hurriedly rushing warmed over prewar cars into production. Thus, the entirely new and thoroughly modern XK 120 was a genuinely earth-shattering car, a truly contemporary and avant-garde car to boost the morale of Britons, and demonstrate to the world the resiliency of the United Kingdom. Introduced in 1948 as a concept car to showcase Jaguar`s remarkable new twin-cam inline-6 cylinder engine, the XK 120 was never intended to go into full scale production. However, its breathtaking, swoopy, and beautiful styling as well as its genuine 120 mph performance (not to mention the surprisingly affordable price) captured the imagination of the public, and the largely hand-built aluminum-bodied car was rushed into limited production. Jaguar was selling as many as they could make, so the car was reengineered as necessary to switch to mass production with steel bodies. Though the roadster was the first model, the drophead coupe preserved the open air experience, but added the convenience and luxury of wood dashboard and door caps, windup windows, external door handles, quarter windows, and proper insulated top. We love the car in white.  Who needs British Racing Green.  Find this car here at Fantasy Junction for $89,500 asking

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1960 Fiat Multipla Worlds First Mini Van

1960 Fiat Multipla Worlds First Mini Van

Owner gives us this description: 1960 Fiat Multipla World’s First Minivan Lots of work over the last 6 months including: Fuel Lines Fuel Pump Carb Tune Coil Condensor Points Wires Battery Coolant Lines Wheel Cylinders Brakes Redone Wheels Stripped and Painted Hub Caps Stripped New Rear Shocks New Floor Pans

Is it coming or going? One thing for sure these cars are reaching lofty heights at auction with two reaching over $60,000 in the last 2 years. This car is described as running. The photos look like it is a nice original car with interesting badges.  With many of these Multiplas hitting $40 to $60,000 this looks well priced if it is a good runner.  Find it here on Hemming for $15,900

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Central Texas All British Car Show

The largest all British car show in Central Texas will be held this weekend, Sept 24 and 25 in Austin. Saturday includes a rally and a dinner. The show and shine is Sunday from 9 until 2. Much more info,  including pictures from prior years, schedule and online registration is available here.

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1959 Austin Healey Sprite Bugeye

1959 Austin Healey Sprite Bugeye

The seller tells us it runs great although it runs a little rich at the moment. This Bugeye is original with a 948cc engine and smooth case transmission. Engine was rebuilt 8 years ago and has less than 20,000 miles on it. When the rebuilt was done the carburetors were rebuilt with 1 1/4 inch ones from the later Sprite and the clutch was replaced . The car has a later Sprite front disc brake conversion. The exhaust was replaced when the engine was done also but it now shows surface rust. All gauges and lights work as they should. The oil pressure is 65 at idle while warm and 70 at speed. The dash was not recovered because the previous owner liked the look with all the rally plates on it. The spare tire is really nice. The tires have most of the tread on them. Top has no material on it just the bows. The pictures of the underside of the hood show where the car was bumped on the nose and the bodyman didn’t do a thorough job when working the metal. This car is a rust free California car and has never been in an accident that caused structural damage. The paint on the car looks good from a short distance but needs to be repainted. The suspension was not rebuilt and should be.Overall the car has a few dents but nothing major. I owned this car 12 years ago sold it and bought it back 5 years ago.
We like that the dash was kept with the rally plates.  This looks to be a driver quality car, a car you can drive with impunity.  One of the first true sports cars to hit these shores.  Find it here on eBay with a minimum bid not yet hit of $8,500 and a BIN of $9,500.

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Warehouse of Collector Cars in Utah Selling Off

Warehouse of Collector Cars in Utah Selling Off
Warehouse of Collector Cars in Utah Selling Off

List of cars:
’51 Chrysler Imperial $4500 ’75 Mercedes 450sel $3000 ’59 Mercedes 190d $3500 ’93 Lincoln mark 8 $1000 ’77 jaguar xjs $15,000 (2)’62 Triumph TR4 $7500 for both (3)’59 Sunbeam alpine $7900 for all 3 ’59 facel vega $28,000 ’83 jaguar $4500 ’39 lincoln zepher $8500 ’49 Lincoln Cosmopolitan $14,000
Three Sunbeam Alpine all with engine for $7500 (for all three) may be a decent deal.  Why isn’t the Porsche lurking in the background listed? Find details of this sell off here.

 

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Porsche 1978 SC Targa

Porsche 1978 SC Targa
Seller tells us this is a 1978 Porsche SC Targa VIN 9118210583 122,088 Miles LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL Peru Red on Black Interior Recent shocks, brakes, clutch H4 Headlights Calif car Strong running car. Great daily driver. Engine has been properly serviced. No leaks whatsoever. Daily driver for local Porsche Repair shop owner.
Porsche did well when they mad the SC.  This looks to be a decent example at a nice price.  Find it here on Craigslist Costa Mesa CA for $12,800

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1965 Corvette Stingray 327/365 hp Yenko Delivery


1965 Corvette Stingray 327/365 hp

1965 Corvette Stingray 327/365 hp Floor Price: $69,500.00 Vehicle Overview 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. Owner ship 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 know owners from new. The car spent most of it’s life in Ontario Canada up unitl the late 80′s.  Mohr Imports gets some great cars and this is no exception.  Find this car here asking $69,500 
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Porsche 2005 Carrera S

 

Porsche 2005 Carrera S

 

2005 Porsche “S” Sunroof 997 Coupe Triple Black VIN WP0AB29975S740135 Clean Car Fax 75,188 miles Extensive options on this pristine car: Full Leather Interior including double stitched dash ($3,315) Adaptive Sport Seats in Leather ($2,695) Self Dimming Mirrors ($385) Heated Seats ($480) Ceramic Composite Brakes PCCB ($8,150) Sport Chrono Package ($920) Navigation (2,070) Bose High End Sound System ($1,390) Well Maintained Oil changes done well before due Original Window Sticker All Books and tools Everything works. This car is in terrific condition and needs nothing No damage.
We love the 997.  Porsche got back to business in 2005.  An all black Carrera S is fast and fairly fuel friendly.  Find this car here on CL Los Angeles out of Costa Mesa CA asking a reasonable $41,800

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1973 volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon

1973 volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon Up for sale My 1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon , The Car is Metallic Light or Baby Blue. It is a Automatic, Fuel injected 4cyl. The Fuel Injection is stock and runs very smooth. A little history behind this rare bird. Only 8078 of these were produced in the two model years less than half of those made it to the US and even Fewer came in a auto tranny and AC, The car was equipped with ac but is currently off the car as the compressor is bad. I still have all the parts. I bought this Car early This summer Sold all my toys to get her Now with winter around the corner and my garage situation changing one of the classics Needs a new home. THE CAR – Fuel injected 4cyl auto , ac option , 4 disk brake , white leather , The interior is a 9 of 10 Being very picky. Everything is stock as would have been new. the only mods to this car have been to keep it running in tip top shape new fuel injectors new timing cap rotor plugs wires new tires. The car needs nothing. A few weeks ago we said this looks like a nice one. We still think so.  The owner has turned down one sale that would have resulted in a V8 butcher job.  We would like to help an enthusiast like that.  The car is now available for $12,000.  He will be listing it again on eBay but perhaps you can work out a deal now.  You can get his contact info here and some more photos one the expired eBay ad.

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1970 Porsche 911 Targa

1970 Porsche 911 Targa
For 135,000 miles showing and one small rust bubble, you wouldn’t know that this car had ever been outside of the showroom in which it must have been delivered. The few variations from a stock 1970 T are the following: • Chromed Fuchs alloy wheels • 1973 exterior trim • Engine cooling fan painted Chevrolet orange • Bursch exhaust Everything in this car speaks to the constant, diligent care by this car’s original owner. It has survived marriages and fluctuating economies. It has been consigned with us because the latest owner of 38 years is no longer able to enjoy the vehicle as he once did.
Is it our imagination or do the rubber bumpers look wrong for this car.  Too long.  Perhaps poor repos.  Otherwise this one looks good and BlutOrange is a strong color for the early Porsche.  Find this car here on eBay out of Bend OR with reserve not met at $11,000

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