Here is a perfect foil for our Ferrari Mondial listing. We always look for great Porsches from original owners and in original condition. We came across this Guards Red Coupe with only 64,000 miles from new. It has all original paint, interior and drivetrain. You might expect that given the mileage. Read More
If you are going to be a Porsche dealer, why not be one in Newport Beach, California. And that is just what Chick Iverson did. Over the years, we’ve seen early Porsches that hail from Chick’s place and although that is a good birthing point, it doesn’t guarantee a great old Porsche. Today’s featured 911T is a late Mechanical fuel-injection car and that is a good thing. It is a 3-owner car with the last owner having possession for 28 years. Read More
The BMW New Six is a line of six cylinders produced by BMW from 1968 to 1977. The series was introduced as a response to Mercedes Benz’s domination of the large luxury car segment. The New Sixes were very important in establishing BMW’s reputation as a maker of sporting, luxury sedans. A Coupe version was produced alongside and it too has a loyal following. The sedans had the internal name E3, while the coupés are E9. The 6-cylinder engine designation is M30 and a sweet engine it is. The two initial models, introduced in 1968 and sold through 1977, were the 2.5 L 2500 and 2.8 L 2800. Today’s find is in rare, original condition. It is a 2-owner car covering a scant 52,700 miles since new. And it really looks like it to. Read More
Here we have a not-so-classic Mercedes Benz 300TD Sedan. We are big fans of these and the Diesel powerplant is known for insane longevity. Therefore the 72,000 miles it has already covered is not to be worrisome. The rest of the Mercedes reflects their old school build quality. Drive one and it will feel totally robust and indestructible. It will also be relatively comfortable with the legendary firm Mercedes seats. It is a California car until it went East in 2012 to a collector. Read More
This is one of those wonderful 356C Porsches that people go crazy over. The C is a nice all-around car with a robust 1600cc engine and in this case, it is original to the car. It is also in a color combination we don’t see often and that is Bali Blue with Cork interior. The Porsche is a Southern California car and therefore solid as a Porsche. The car is accompanied by a binder filled with service receipts going back to 1968. Read More
This is an original owner car being sold by the second owner. Go figure. Doesn’t that make it a 2-owner Porsche? The seller found it parked out in a field with a tattered cover over it. Somehow he managed to make it look decent after all of those years out doors. It has 126,000 miles on it and the seller says Porsche only built 31 more 912s before they started to make the longer wheelbase versions in ’68. That’s kind of cool but not necessarily important to the valuation. Read More
The listing tells us that the previous owner bought the Porsche in 1973. Therefore, we assume it is a 2-owner car in really nice original condition. We don’t see many Coupes with the optional rear window wiper. That is very cool indeed. Not that you really need it. Just nice and rare to have it. We like the factory fog lights mounted through the grills in the front. Neat. Read More
We’ve always liked the early G-wagens. You know, before they became the darling of the Hollywood/Marthas Vinyard set. They’ve gotten ridiculously expensive and overly complicated in our opinion. They were originally designed as a multi-purpose military vehicle so when we found this one, we thought it represented the original spirit of the G-class. It looks tough as nails and probably is. The tires are serious off-road capable but must be a pain on the street. we will keep them for those times when we know we are going in the boonies. Read More
We just don’t know enough about this 356B to guide our readers but we felt it is worth further investigation if you are interested in it. The seller says it is a matching number car in what we think is Smyrna Green. He does say the paint isn’t great but didn’t say if was original or a repaint. The interior looks workable but will probably need something depending on what you want to do with it. Read More
Now this isn’t a VW Westphalia camper hence the reference to the “Caravelle” in the title. Back in the day when VW had distributors, they had a degree of “allocation” muscle. They made dealers take slower selling panel vans and pick-ups to get the fast selling campers. When that made them even more frustrated they opted to have their own versions built stateside. The Riviera and Caravelle are among the best known conversions. The Caravelle, like today’s featured Camper, was converted from a panel van when it was new. It has had only 2 owners since new and is in great condition. It isn’t cheap by any stretch at $31,500 and has been for sale for sometime we think. But it is really neat in Dove Grey and the interior looks amazing well-preserved. Read More
You know by now that we have some degree of respect for Mercedes-Benz large sedans from the 50s and 60s. They have this curious nickname, Ponton, because of the shape of the fenders. Mercedes never built a wagon version but they did allow some to be built along with Ambulances and Hearses. Most were made by a local coachbuilder and referred to as Universals. They are very rare and even more so here in the US. Today’s find is really rare because it was originally sold in California by Jim Slemons Mercedes. It has been in California all of its life. This particular wagon was built by Binz and carries their serial number 1552. Read More
We love finding an unusual W113, Pagoda, Mercedes SL. That’s a mouthful. The “inside” model number for these is W113 because they were based on a shortened W111 chassis. We call them Pagodas, you recall, because of the unique style of the factory hardtop. And finally SL, refers to Sport Leicht (SL) – Sport Lightweight. With all that said, we liked this featured 230SL for a number of reasons. It is a 2-owner car and it comes with mountains of paperwork. We also like the unusual color of Tunis Beige with brown interior.
Make that insanity. The listing has been taken down so maybe it was a fraudulent ad.
Finally some sanity has flown into our inbox with this 23-window bus. The VW buses that we see at auction fetch stratospheric prices closing in on and sometimes passing $100 grand! Of course, we haven’t inspected this one in person so we can’t tell if the quality level is up to the standard of the big money buses. But it is a VW bus. How nice does it have to be? It was restored by the seller and has traveled only 6,100 miles since then. Read More
Take an unmolested 914 2.0 and put it in the hands of a real 914 fan and you get remarkable results. This was an original silver and black car that was brought back to better than new condition. The 914 is clearly the bottom rung of the Porsche world with the exception of an early Porsche 924. Probably some debate about that comment. Read More
When an original owner Porsche 36 comes available it represents an incredible opportunity. This is David’s Fjord Green 356B built after Christmas of 1960. It is totally original and the paint shows it. The interior on the other hand looks terrific and can be made even better with a skilled hand. It has pretty much everything that came with it back then including jack, tool kit, air pressure gauge, keys and books. Read More