Number 22 of 50: 1983 Lotus Esprit Investor Edition Project

This 1983 Lotus Esprit Turbo (VIN SCCFC40A4DHF60419) is claimed to be the 22nd of 50 Investor Edition models sold to individuals that helped finance the marque’s return to the US market. These cars were offered with a number of interesting options including a blueprinted and dyno-tested engine, special suspension, paint schemes and more, and this example sat in a garage from 2002 up until recently, when it was discovered with an odometer reading of 33k miles. No real history is provided, but condition seems decent from a cosmetic standpoint, and sorting through a long-derelict but complete car sounds more appealing than starting with a complete basketcase. Find it here on eBay in Ontario, California for $39k OBO. Read More

ABC Exclusive Widebody: 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

This 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC (VIN WDBCA45D8GA202519) wears a period bodykit and other modifications fitted by ABC Exclusive Tuning, a German tuner that specialized in W126 cars during the 1980’s. Said to be mechanically sound and fully functional with no dash lights illuminated, the car presents very well inside and out, with wide multi-piece Gotti wheels and power-adjustable Recaros both highlights. Find it here on eBay in Chicago, Illinois with reserve not met. Read More

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1977 Lotus Esprit S1

Mechanically sorted and sympathetically restored 1977 Lotus Esprit S1 for sale. From the seller’s description:

This Lotus spent 10 months being rebuilt by Barry Spencer of Spencer Motorsports in Rohnert Park, California. During that time the following work was performed:

Rebuilt Suspension
All engine seals and belts were replaced
New clutch
Engine service
New fuel tanks
New wiring looms
New alternator
Rebuilt braking system
New radiator, expansion tank and cooling fans
New oil cooler
New muffler
Numerous hoses and fittings were replaced
New front and rear bumpers
Dellorto carburetor upgrade
New tires
All interior trim was recovered in leather Read More

Four-Links – THF on concepts, Texaco truck resto, Harvey Aluminum dragster, Michigan Central

The Henry Ford has a number of concept cars in its collections, but it also has a good amount of concept-car-related items, too, like this Chrysler Falcon scale model, as we see in this recent post rounding up some of the more noteworthy items in its collections.

* We recently heard from New Zealanders Steve and Sue Keys who have embarked on a restoration of the Diamond T-based Texaco tanker truck they discovered and are sharing every step of the process on their blog. Read More

BaT Auction: 45 Years-Owned 1970 Porsche 911T Coupe

This 1970 Porsche 911T coupe is finished in Pastel Blue over tan and was reportedly acquired by the selling dealer from its second owner, who purchased it in 1973. Powered by a numbers-matching 2.2L flat-six paired with a 4-speed transaxle, the car has reportedly remained in the Richmond, Virginia area since new, and received a repaint and drivetrain rebuild with Weber carburetors in 1989. A Virginia state inspection was passed in January 2018. This 911 is offered by the selling dealer with records to 1989, owner’s books, a factory tool kit, and a clean Virginia title. Read More

BaT Auction: 1994 Land Rover Defender 90 NAS

This Land Rover Defender 90 soft top is finished in Arles Blue and is #398 of 1468 imported to the US for 1994. Power comes from a 3.9-liter V8 mated to an R380 5-speed manual transmission. The truck has received an axle and steering refreshment along with a new radiator, alternator, oxygen sensors, battery, fluids, and more in the last four years. The seller has added Line-X Premium coating with UV protection to the entire interior, rear bumper, and assorted trim. This D90 shows just over 121k miles and is offered with records from past and recent work, owner’s books, a Carfax report, and a clean Georgia title. Read More

BaT Auction: 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

This 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is finished in Aqua Blue Metallic over black leather and was purchased by its previous owner as a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle. Power is from a stock 3.8-liter flat-six paired with a 6-speed manual transmission and modifications include a color-matched roll cage, 6-point harnesses, and smoked front side marker lenses. Factory options include the Sport Chrono Package without PCM, Sound Package Plus, and red instrument dials as well as Alcantara and carbon fiber trim. New rear tires were installed just over 1000 miles ago, and a receipt for the most recent inspection is also included. This 997.2 shows 29k miles and is offered by a Georgia-based dealer with a window sticker, Porsche CoA, DME report, scale model, battery tender, and clean New York title. Read More

BaT Auction: 1948 Ford F-5 4×4

This 1948 Ford F-5 is a 1.5-ton flatbed featuring a gear-driven scissor lift and a Marmon Herrington all-wheel drive system. Power is from a 239ci flathead V8 mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox, and modifications include a 12-volt electrical system with master switch and an electric fuel pump. The truck was acquired by its owner five years ago and recent service included installation of a new exhaust crossover pipe gasket, fuel lines, spark plugs, fluids, and filters as well as shift linkage adjustment. This F-5 is offered by the seller on behalf of its owner with a clean California title. Read More

BaT Auction: 31k-Mile 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

This 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet shows 31k miles and was purchased new in Santa Cruz, California. The car was kept for 20k miles by its original owner and covered 5k with its second, from whom it was purchased by the seller 11 years ago. Finished in silver with a tan interior, it is powered by a 3.2L flat-six paired with a 915 5-speed transaxle and features a black canvas top and Fuchs wheels. Records are included back to new, aside from a period of minimal use from 2011-2014, and the results of a recent PPI are provided with remarks regarding the driveline, exterior, underbody, and compression/leakdown numbers. This 911 is sold with a clean California title in the seller’s name. Read More

BaT Auction: 1958 Porsche 356A T2 Cabriolet

This 1957 Porsche 356A is a Type 2 cabriolet that was reportedly part of a collection in Cyprus from 1984 until selling dealer’s acquisition in 2017. The car is believed by the seller to have been refurbished in 2013 and is currently finished in its factory blue over red leather. Power comes from a numbers-matching 1600cc flat-four paired with a 4-speed manual transaxle. This 356 is offered with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and Cyprus registration in the name of the selling dealership. Read More

BaT Auction: 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

This 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet is powered by a 3.6L flat-six paired with a 4-speed Tiptronic transaxle and has been with the seller for 12 years. The car was refreshed and modified by an Oregon speed shop shortly before the seller’s purchase with a new convertible top, seats, Cargraphic 3-piece wheels, carbon fiber interior trim, rear spoiler, and front splitter. The seller added about 30k miles prior to putting it in storage three years ago, and in May 2018 had new tires, brakes, belts, and fluids installed as well as performing an alignment in preparation for sale. This 993 cabrio is offered with a clean Carfax report, recent records, and a clear Oregon title in the seller’s name. Read More

BaT Auction: 2001 Beck 550 Spyder

This 2001 Beck 550 Spyder is powered by a 2165cc Type 1 flat-four paired with a Volkswagen 4-speed manual gearbox and was purchased by the seller from a Porsche collector in Wisconsin a year and a half ago. Subsequent upgrades included new Weber 48 IDA carburetors, reproduction 16” wheels with fresh tires, new shocks, racing-style quick release lap belts, coco floor mats, a vintage stopwatch, and more. Other recent work consisted of a Pertronix electronic ignition, new fuel pressure regulator, ethanol-resistant fuel lines, and a valve adjustment as well as an oil/filter change and tune-up. This Spyder shows 27k miles and is offered with service receipts, a custom satin cover, a tonneau cover, and a clean Pennsylvania title in the seller’s name. Read More

BaT Auction: 16K-Mile 2006 Freightliner Sport Chassis Ranch Hauler

This 2006 Freightliner Sport Chassis Ranch Hauler is powered by a 6.4L Mercedes-Benz turbodiesel paired to an automatic transmission and has 16k miles from new. Finished in black over grey, this truck is equipped with Direct TV satellite for rear seat passengers, a fold-down rear screen, sound system with navigation and rear-view camera, exhaust stacks, and light bars front and rear. The current owner has owned the truck since 2008. The truck has not been used frequently in recent years, and in preparation for sale the air compressor, emergency and air brakes were serviced, and the ABS sensor and batteries were replaced. This Freightliner is offered on behalf of the current owner with a clean Carfax and a clean California title. Read More

BaT Auction: 1976 Chevrolet Corvette L82 4-Speed

This 1976 Chevrolet Corvette is powered by a 350ci L-82 V8 paired to a 4-speed manual transmission and is finished in orange over tan. The seller purchased the car from the original owner several years ago and recently performed service and modifications, including fitment of an Edelbrock Performer dual-plane intake, Edelbrock carburetor, aftermarket exhaust, new fuel lines, distributor, fuel pump, engine bay vacuum lines, coolant temperature sensor, new spark plugs, and ignition wires. This Corvette is now offered with the original carburetor, manifold, exhaust, a set of catalytic converters and a clean Colorado title in the seller’s name. Read More

BaT Auction: 1974 Triumph TR6

This 1974 Triumph TR6 was acquired by its previous owner five years ago in New Mexico, and moved to Vermont before being acquired by the selling dealer. A repaint in the original color was commissioned approximately six years ago, and other work included refreshment of the interior, cosmetics, and braking system. Power is from a 2.5L inline-six mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox and modifications include a Weber carburetor and upgraded audio system. This TR6 is now being offered with a pair of Triumph-branded floor mats, and a clean Ohio title. Read More

BaT Auction: 1972 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000

This 1972 Alfa Romeo GTV is powered by a 2.0L DOHC inline-four paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The car is said to have had two previous owners and has been refurbished with fresh paint, replacement suspension and braking parts, overhauled Weber 40 sidedraft carburetors, ANSA exhaust with a ceramic-coated header, and stock-style interior. Additional modifications include larger fender flares and a Webasto sunroof. The work was reportedly carried out using parts from Alfaholics over the five years prior to the seller’s acquisition in 2017. This GTV is sold with invoices from the refurbishment and a clean Quebec title. Read More

BaT Auction: 1961 Fiat 1100 Special at No Reserve

This 1961 Fiat 1100 Special was purchased by the seller’s uncle from the neighbor of its original owner in Los Angeles, California 10 years ago and is powered by an 1100cc inline-four paired with a 4-speed manual gearbox. The car left the factory painted all black and has since received a partial color change to yellow. Currently showing 69k indicated miles, it is offered at no reserve on behalf of the seller’s uncle with a collection of spares and a clean Washington State title. Read More

BaT Auction: 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE

This 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE was sold new in San Diego, California and purchased by the seller two years ago from Phoenix, Arizona after several years of storage. Power is from a 2.8L inline-six featuring rebuilt mechanical fuel injection and paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission shifted on the column. Approximately 500 miles have been added since a service with new subframe bushings, fresh power steering hoses, a replacement water pump, an electronic ignition conversion, and more. This W108 sedan is sold with service records, spare replacement parts, and a clean Michigan title in the seller’s name. Read More

BaT Auction: 1971 Lotus Super Seven IV

This 1971 Lotus Super Seven is a Series IV example that was assembled by Lind Brothers Motors in 1978 and is believed to have been raced early in its life. Power is from a 1.6L inline-four that was rebuilt in 1993 and is paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. The car was acquired by the previous owner in poor condition and underwent cosmetic and mechanical sorting prior to its purchase by the seller in 2015. Just 300 of its 30k indicated kilometers (~18k miles) have since been added. This Seven is titled as a 1971 Lotus Convertible in Wyoming under the seller’s name. Read More

BaT Auction: 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

This 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is finished in Dark Cherry with a matching leather and cloth interior and was purchased by the seller in an August 2017 BaT Auction. The truck has been modified with GM-based Howell throttle body fuel injection for its 360ci V8 and is equipped with a 3-speed automatic transmission and 4-wheel drive. The seller has added 4k miles in daily use following work including an air conditioning refurbishment as well as replacement of the head gaskets, timing chain, engine seals, and more. This FSJ is sold with records from the second owner onwards, manuals, and a clean Louisiana title in the seller’s name. Read More

BaT Auction: 24K-Mile 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 Track Car

This 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 was purchased in 2007 by the 2nd and current owner; a PCA chief instructor. Receipts covering the purchase of the car in 2007, the track focused upgrades and extensive maintenance records exceed $200k. The 3.6-liter Mezger flat-six has been fitted with an aftermarket ECU tune, welded cooling ducts, JRZ suspension components and a Fabspeed exhaust. The interior has been stripped and features a roll cage, racing seats, Schroth belts, a removable steering wheel, and more. The package also includes three sets of wheels. Approximately 20k of the 24k indicated miles have been added by the current owner, who utilized the car for street use prior to modifying the car for Porsche Club of America Driver’s Education events. The car not been formally raced. A Pre-purchase inspection was just conducted in June 2018 as shown below, and a service in November 2017 included new rear rotors, Pagid pads, oil, filters, and a brake flush. The car is no longer street legal, and is being offered by the owner’s Rhode Island based broker with a complete maintenance file dating back to the owner’s purchase in 2007, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, window sticker, an AutoCheck report, and a clean Massachusetts title. Read More

BaT Auction: Modified 1987 Porsche 944 Turbo

This 1987 Porsche 944 Turbo is a modified example which the seller reportedly purchased from its original owner two years ago. Engine modifications include a venturi delete, oil cooler, racing header, and stainless steel exhaust system. Suspension and braking upgrades include 928 GTS front calipers with Cayenne rotors, Weltmeister springs, 27mm torsion bars, and braided stainless brake lines as well as hardware from Elephant Racing and Lindsey Racing. This 951 is offered with service records from the original owner, more than $16k in recent service records from the seller, a clean Carfax report and a clear California title. Read More

Lost and Found overflow – oddities from other countries

Because Hemmings Classic Car focuses on American vehicles, we don’t get to feature the multitude of interesting and mysterious vehicles from other lands that cross our desks on a regular basis in the magazine. But anything goes here on the Hemmings Daily, so let’s shake that particular folder out and see what we’ve got. Read More

Pikes Peak, Daytona & Sebring History: 1997 BMW M3 GTS-2

This 1997 BMW M3 is one of seven prepared by Prototype Technology Group (PTG) in the mid 1990’s, a figure that was split between four coupes and three sedans. Raced from new until 2003 when it finished second behind a Ferrari 360 piloted by Bill Auberlen in the Grand Am championship, the car has more recently undergone restoration taking it back to its 1998 USRRC look. Everything is billed as being up-to-date and race-ready, while the seller goes on to mention a spares package that includes wheels, brakes, and more. Find it here on Race Cars Direct in Tampa, Florida for $699k. Read More

BaT Auction: 1972 Chevrolet K5 Blazer CST 4×4

This 1972 Chevrolet K5 Blazer is a full convertible model finished in Hawaiian Blue and equipped with the factory Cheyenne Equipment Package as well as a late single-walled removable top. The truck was assembled at the Flint, Michigan plant and reportedly spent most of its life in the northern part of the state, including with its previous owner in Calumet before its arrival in Oregon with the selling dealer. Power comes from a 350ci V8 paired with a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission, and updates include an older repaint, new carpeting, and 33″ tires mounted on the original wheels. This K5 shows 65k miles and is offered with a clean Oregon title. Read More

BaT Auction: Orignal Owner 2005 Porsche Boxster S 6-Speed

This 2005 Porsche Boxster S is powered by a 3.2L flat-six paired to a 6-speed manual transaxle and was bought new by the seller from the Fred Lavery Company in June 2005. The car is finished in Carmon Red Metallic over Sand Beige leather and is equipped with chrome 997 Carrera style wheels, Bose stereo, heated seats, and navigation. The car has reportedly been dealer serviced from new, and stored indoors under a fitted car cover when not in use. The seller had an oil and filter change performed in preparation for sale. This Boxster S is now offered with the original manuals, a clean Carfax, and a clean Michigan title. Read More

On BaT & at Dakar: Porsche 911 Safaris

Thirty-four years ago, Porsche won Dakar in a heavily modified, 4WD 911 they called the 953. Though Porsches had been rallied off-tarmac for decades by that point, the 953 took things to a new level with advanced 959-based hardware under iconic Rothmans livery and whiteout Fuchs. Forever burned into our memory as a blaze of desert dust and frantic long-travel suspension movement, the 953 led the way for the 959’s 1-2 Dakar finish in 1986, as well as an emerging trend of 911 Safari builds in more recent times. Here we’ll take a closer look at a few Safaris that have passed through BaT Auctions, along with some cool historical photos and film footage of the Dakar 953 and 959’s that inspired them. Read More

BaT Auction: 1993 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo 2

This 1993 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione 2 shows 71k kilometers (~44k miles) and is finished in Rosso Monza over tan. The 1993-1994 Evo 2 was the final iteration of the Delta HF Integrale, and this example was recently imported from Japan, where it was first registered in February 1994. The turbocharged 2.0L 16-valve four sends power to all four wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission, and an April 2018 service consisted of a tune-up, new CV boots, and four new tires.  A service was carried out in 2006 at 61k kilometers that included replacement of the timing belt, water pump, accessory belts, tensioners, crank seal, and more. An Autobahn88 cold air intake was added by a previous owner along with a short shift kit and an aftermarket stereo. This Evo 2 Integrale is offered by the selling dealer with partial service history, a Vermont title, and import documentation including DOT and EPA paperwork. Read More

BaT Auction: 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe G50

This 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe is finished in black over tan leather and was acquired from the previous owner’s estate by the seller’s mechanic in 2014. Its 3.2-liter flat-six was subsequently rebuilt with new pistons, rings, cylinders, valves, and more shortly prior to the seller’s acquisition, and over 2k miles have been driven since. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a G50 5-speed manual transaxle, and modifications include a Momo Prototipo steering wheel and removal of the radio and catalytic converter. This 911 shows 141k miles and is offered with a clean Carfax report and records from the previous owner, including for the engine rebuild. The car also comes with the original steering wheel, a scale model, an owner’s manual, and a clean New Hampshire title in the seller’s name. Read More

BaT Auction: 1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL at No Reserve

This 1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL is powered by a 4.5L V8 paired to a 3-speed automatic transmission and is equipped with European market lights and bumpers. The car has been repainted in the original pale blue contrasted by a medium blue interior. The transmission was reportedly rebuilt by a prior owner and the car has been maintained by the seller’s personal mechanic during his ownership. Modifications include a set of Mercedes-Benz 8-hole alloy wheels, removed catalytic converters, and an aftermarket stereo. This 450SL is offered at no reserve with both hard and soft tops, and a clean Indiana title in the seller’s business name. Read More

BaT Auction: 900-Mile 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R

This 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R is finished in Race Red and was recently acquired by the selling dealer from its Southern California original owner. The car has just 878 miles and has reportedly been kept stock throughout, including its 526 horsepower 5.2-liter Voodoo V8 and 6-speed manual transmission. The R model features 19″ carbon fiber wheels, a track-oriented suspension system, aerodynamic enhancements, several additional weight-saving measures, and more as described below. It is now being offered in Southern California with unopened factory manuals, original paperwork, a clean Carfax, and a clean California title. Read More

BaT Auction: M42-Powered 1972 BMW 2002 5-Speed

This 1972 BMW 2002 is a Canadian-market example that reportedly stayed with the family of its original owner until its purchase by the seller in 2016. The factory drivetrain has since been replaced with a 1.8-liter M42 and 5-speed manual gearbox from an E30 318is and a limited-slip differential sourced from an E21. Additional work has included a repaint in Polaris Silver by the previous owner and the addition of Hella headlights, BBS wheels, and suspension updates. The car was recently serviced with new spark plugs and is said to have performed well on a recent 4000-kilometer road trip. This 2002 is offered with removed factory parts, period literature, and a clean Alberta title. Read More

BaT Auction: 1988 BMW M6

This 1988 BMW M6 is finished in Royal Blue Metallic over a Silver-Grey Nappa leather interior, and is powered by a 3.5L S38B35 inline-six with a Conforti chip and a 5-speed manual transmission. Purchased new in New York, the car later moved to the Pittsburgh area with the original owner, who kept the car until 2002. It remained in the region under two subsequent owners, until purchased by the Florida-based seller in 2014. 73k miles are now indicated, with 4k miles added by the seller, who is selling the car due to serious health issues. Receipts for service date back to 1989 and total over $27k. Work performed by the seller includes new brakes, the installation of aftermarket shocks and struts, new suspension components, a new valve cover gasket, replacement of driveline fluids, a coolant flush, a valve adjustment, and more. This E24 M6 is now offered with a binder of service records from 1989 to present, original purchase documents, awards from regional car shows, a clean Carfax, a certificate of authenticity from BMW Classic, and a clean Florida title in the seller’s name. Read More

BaT Auction: 1962 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

This 1962 Cadillac Series 62 convertible was acquired by its owner in 2004 and has since been driven roughly 10k miles. The car was repainted its original white in 2008 and features an unrestored red interior. Power comes from a 390ci V8 mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission, and maintenance within the past six months included a new brake master cylinder and fresh brake pads. This Series 62 is represented by a friend of its owner and offered with a clean Nevada title in the owner’s name. Read More

BaT Auction: 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7

This 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 is a Tri-Carb Mk II 4-seater that reportedly spent much of its history in the San Francisco Bay Area until its purchase by the seller in 2012. The 2.9-liter inline-six is mated to a rebuilt 4-speed manual gearbox and overdrive unit, and the car received a bare metal repaint, new interior upholstery, and convertible top between 2014-2016. Additional items added by the seller include new bumpers, trim, and wire wheels. This BT7 is offered with parts receipts from the seller, and is titled and registered in Oregon as a 1962 model. Read More

BaT Auction: 1968 Volkswagen Single Cab Transporter

This 1968 Volkswagen Type 2 is a single-cab Transporter model from the first year of production that is powered by a single-port 1600cc flat-four paired with a 4-speed manual transaxle. The vehicle was reportedly purchased new in Salinas, California by a retiring apple farmer, sold to a collector in Monterey by the farmer’s family, and acquired from the collector a year ago by the current owner. Features include a canvas canopy, dog dish wheels, smuggler’s box, and period radio, and the odometer shows just over 50k indicated miles. Receipts are said to date from new and are supplemented by a handwritten record of oil changes. This Type 2 is sold with a clean Washington State title in the seller’s name. Read More

BaT Auction: 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe 5-Speed

This 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo was purchased new by the seller’s father from Hinsdale Motor Cars and remained in Illinois until being moved to California in 2000. It returned to Chicago in 2005 and was acquired by the seller shortly thereafter following his father’s passing. The car was driven cross country both times, first by the seller’s father and then by the seller himself. It is finished in Grand Prix White over black partial leather and was optioned with color-matched Fuchs wheels. Power comes from a turbocharged 3.3L flat-six, which is mated to a G50 5-speed manual transaxle equipped with a limited-slip differential. Service records from the seller’s ownership are included in the sale along with the original window sticker and a clean Carfax report, and this final-year 930 Turbo is now being offered with a clean Illinois title in the seller’s name. Read More

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO expected to set new benchmark for an automobile sold at auction

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, chassis 3413GT. Contemporary photos by Patrick Ernzen, courtesy RM Sotheby’s.

It’s been four years since a Ferrari 250 GTO, arguably the world’s most collectible car, has crossed the stage at a major automotive auction. In 2014, an example sold for a hammer price of $34.65 million ($38.115 million with fees), establishing itself as the most expensive automobile ever sold at auction. This August, 250 GTO chassis 3413GT – with a rich racing history and its original engine, transmission, axle and Scaglietti-installed Series II body – will cross the block at RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale, where it’s projected to sell for “in excess of $45 million.” Read More

EyesOn Design honors Ed Welburn with Lifetime Achievement Award

Photo courtesy GM Media.

Many stories of auto designers feature circuitous paths to and through the auto industry, touring various design departments and design studios all over the world. Not Ed Welburn’s, however, which famously begins and ends at General Motors, spanning every design job from intern to vice president of global design. For that dedication EyesOn Design presented Welburn with its Lifetime Achievement Award this past weekend. Read More

BaT Auction: Original-Owner 58K-Mile 1997 Acura Integra Type R

This 1997 Acura Integra Type R is #65 of 320 cars built for the US-market and was purchased new by the seller in December 1997. It now has 58,294 miles and reportedly remains stock aside from dealer-added A/C and tinted windows. Power comes from an 1.8-liter DOHC VTEC inline-four paired to a factory close-ratio 5-speed manual transmission. In April 2012 less than 850 miles ago, the seller had Gettel Acura in Sarasota, Florida complete a $4,332.04 service including a new timing belt, water pump, four new tires, a valve adjustment, comprehensive fluid services, an A/C service, engine oil change, and more as detailed below. This Acura is now being offered with partial service records from new, a clear Carfax, and a clean Florida title in the seller’s name. Read More

BaT Auction: 2007 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe 6-Speed

This 2007 Porsche 911 Carrera S was purchased by the seller in October 2015 and is powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. The coupe was optioned with the Sport Chrono Plus package as well as navigation, heated power seats, and a Bose sound system. Service over the past three years included installation of a new clutch, flywheel, master and slave cylinders, drive belts, pulleys, and Fabspeed black chrome exhaust tips. This 997 is offered with recent records, a clean Carfax report, and manuals as well as a clean Texas title in the seller’s name. Read More

BaT Auction: 41-Years Owned 1967 Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto

This 1967 Alfa Romeo Spider is powered by a 1570cc twin-cam inline-four paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox and has been with the seller since 1977. The car is said to have undergone cosmetic and mechanical refurbishment on several occasions over the years as well as being upgraded with headlight covers, velocity stacks, and an ATE braking system. A variety of recent mechanical work is detailed below. This Spider is offered with spares, an extra set of MSW wheels, and a clear Michigan title in the seller’s name. Read More

BaT Auction: 29K-Mile Modified 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo 6-Speed

This 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo was acquired by its current owner 10-years ago and has roughly 29k-miles. It is noted by Supra Registry to be one of 92 fixed roof 6-speed manual examples finished in Black (202) for North America in 1993. Modifications to the 3.0-liter 2JZGTE inline-six include an RPS single-turbo conversion kit, as well as a set of HKS cams, adjustable cam gears, larger injectors, a GReddy front-mount intercooler, a TRD exhaust system, and more detailed in the listing. Power is routed through a 6-speed manual gearbox and additional drivetrain modifications include an RPS billet twin-disc clutch, a Titan Motorsports carbon fiber driveshaft, and a TRD limited-slip differential. This MKIV Supra is now being offered on behalf of the current owner with a clean Carfax and West Virginia title in the owner’s name. Read More

BaT Auction: V8-Powered 1963 MG MGB Roadster 5-Speed at No Reserve

This 1963 MGB is finished in Aqua Blue and powered by a 3.5-liter V8 paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. It was built by a previous owner over 12 years ago using a 1973 MGB as a donor car and utilizes upgraded components from the MGB GT V8 and UK/Japanese-market RV8. The selling dealer describes the car as driveable and has added approximately 2,000 miles within the past year, though they indicate that some finishing work is required. It is now being offered at no reserve with a matching hardtop, soft top, tonneau cover, and a clear Pennsylvania title. Read More

BaT Auction: 3,300-Mile 2014 Morgan 3 Wheeler

This 2014 Morgan 3 Wheeler has covered just over 3000 miles from new and is powered by a 2.0L V-twin paired with a Mazda 5-speed manual transmission. Finished in green with a tan interior, the car features spoked front wheels, a single belt-driven rear wheel, dual exhaust pipes with heat shields, a short windshield, and a wood steering wheel. Vinyl decals have been added since the seller’s purchase at 2,500 miles, while the car is said to remain mechanically unmodified. This Morgan has been used for publicity and advertising purposes under current ownership and is now offered with records, both keys, owner’s manuals, and a Texas title in the seller’s name. Read More

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