Archive for the ‘Classifieds’ Category

1981 Porsche 928 5 Speed Manual

January 6, 2018

Posted 1.6.18

 

Another Fuelfed exclusive…an early Porsche 928 in the highly desirable three pedal form. We also know this car and its owner and if you’re a member, you do too.

We’ll let the owner tell his story…

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“15 years ago the car was living in Atlanta at a well known 928 shop. It was on their lot having had the color change already (silver to black). I am unsure who they acquired it from, but they sold it to a father who brought his son’s 928 from Davenport IA area to them to have it tuned and upgraded in various respects. On his return trip he bought it off them and brought both cars back.

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He and his son passed leaving this car to his next son. It was garage kept, but that son was not a “car guy” and didn’t take it out much. At 72k miles the odometer was disconnected while tracing down a slow drain. The mileage is believed to be no more than 74k original to the body and engine.

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The suspension is in excellent condition, the interior leaves a little to be desired. I am selling the car as a running driving project. I acquired it from the last owner a little over a year ago with intent to restore. I currently have a 931 as a personal project and a short list of customers waiting for my services. I will be pleased to offer this 928 to a new home. It comes on no name 5 spoke wheels. For a little more I will sell it on phone dials, and if the price is just right I am willing to let it go rolling on a set of 1991 GT wheels.”

$5800

Contact the owner

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1995.5 Euro Audi S6 Avant 6 Speed

December 31, 2017

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Posted: 12.20.17

The 6 speed was an Euro only option in 1995.5. The 6th gear lopes this Q-Car at 2500rpm while doing 84mph. The legendary 5 cylinder-20v is the bullet proof workhorse that made Audi the king of Group B rally championships. This one is strong, quiet and more importantly, unmolested. Surprisingly, the suspension is free of the usual quattro rattles. The recent maintenance shows it’s strength here. And the best leather sport seats in the business make for a high quality analog driving experience long absent in todays robo-boats.

This Euro hot rod should be considered a driving restoration for it’s rarity in the US. While the original paint may show some of its NY roots, it drives like the performance wagon it is. The under carriage is clean as is the perfect black leather sport interior. Yes, we know the car and have driven it.

In true Fuelfed spirit, the owner is not interested in seeing his classic cannibalized for an S3 tribute. 

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The owners words:

Basic Specs:

Silver/black leather w/3rd row seat.

Euro 6spd manual, 189k miles.

Purchased by my father from Greg Haymann of Autofirme in Amenia, NY in 2011, at ~120k miles.

Serviced exclusively at Salisbury Motor Car in Salisbury Center, NY.

5W40 synthetic oil & filter service every 3k miles.

VIN: WAULA84A3SN121684

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Other service items:

  • 6/20/12, 133k, Replace Rear brake discs and pads.
  • 3/18/13, 142k, Replace MAF sensor.
  • 1/25/14, 151k, Replace RF wheel bearing. Replace battery.
  • 5/20/14, 156k, Replace ignition module.
  • 7/9/14, 157k, Replace spark plugs and ignition coils.
  • 7/30/14, 158k, Replace front and rear brake discs and pads. Replace rear brake calipers and emergency brake cables. Replace rear control arms.
  • 12/17/14, 162k, Replace serpentine belt, tensioner and idler pulley.
  • 5/19/15, 167k, Replace LF brake caliper.
  • 6/8/15, 167k, Replace RF control arm and align. Check timing belt, condition is good.
  • 2/9/16, 173k, Replace LR brake caliper. Replace LF brake hose.
  • 6/22/16, 176k, Replace climate control head unit. Recharge A/C.
  • 9/10/16, 178k, Replace LF wheel bearing.
  • 3/21/17, 185k, Replace power steering pump.
  • 5/9/17, 186k, Replace power steering line.
  • 6/5/17, 186k, R&R driveshaft, clean and rebuild CV joints. Replace RF wheel bearing.
  • 11/25/17, 188k, Replace front brake discs and pads. Replace RF brake caliper.

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$3500.00

The S6 is located in Mount Prospect, IL.

CONTACT SELLER

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1991 Range Rover Classic Texas Truck

September 1, 2017

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SOLD 11.21.17

Now here’s a classic that’s well-known in Fuelfed circles. This member has put a ton of money and sweat into this desirable truck and with values on clean Range Rovers climbing fast, this is a screaming deal.

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Original Texas truck with great Texas rust-free patina. Desirable SWB in Ardennes green over Sorrel tan leather.

I’ve put a huge amount of money and work into this classic (see list below) making it a reliable daily and road trip hauler, but the new BMW X5 has now displaced her and it’s time to offer her up to the next enthusiast.

  • Ardennes Green exterior
  • Sorrel Beige Leather interior
  • 158,000 miles
  • Items that have been attended to…
  • – new heater core
  • – new starter
  • – new alternator
  • – new battery
  • – 4 rotors/pads
  • – 4 Firestone Destination A/T tires
  • – new shocks
  • – urethane bushings
  • – tie rod ends
  • – new steering gearbox seals
  • – cleaned ABS pump, new seal
  • – new brake accumulator
  • – re-cored radiator
  • – new coolant reservoir
  • – new O2 sensor
  • – new window switches
  • – new fuel filter
  • Recent engine work
  • – rebuilt top half with new Crower cam/lifters, timing chain set, gaskets/seals, various sensors
  • – decked head
  • – rod bearings replaced
  • – new engine mounts
  • Items I have, but not shown in photos…
  • – front brush bar (needs paint)
  • – front valance
  • – cargo cover/parcel shelf
  • – spare tire/cargo panel
  • – foam insert for inside spare tire
  • – fuse cover
  • – lower plastic seat panels
  • – passenger door trim
  • – workshop manual
  • All regular maintenance and oil changes since I’ve owned it.
  • All fluids have been changed on the diffs, transfer case and brakes.
  • Transmission fluid/filter does needs to be changed.
  • Cleaned stepper motor and PCV valve.
  • Previous owner mentioned that the water pump, spark plug wires and cap/rotor have been replaced.
  • Some rust developing on upper tailgate frame.
  • Surface rust near the battery compartment.
  • Aside from that, it’s a solid Texas truck.

Located in Evanston, IL

$4980

CONTACT SELLER

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For Sale: 1971 Mercedes Benz 280SL

December 2, 2016

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SOLD

This exceptional 1971 280SL is the 28 year effort of love by Fuelfed member Evans P. Evans purchased the straight, original rust-free SL from Utah (have copy of this title) in 1989 and spent the next two years having the vehicle professionally restored both mechanically and cosmetically.

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The car had 55,125 miles in 1989 and now currently has only 59,385. This is a numbers matching original color car, redone in its factory spec ivory over red leather with black canvas top. We have photos and receipts documenting the restoration and all maintenance thereafter. We even have the PPI inspection letter from Alan Eisenberg from the Autohaus on Edens with his analysis from 1989.

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Once the SL was completed, it lead a very, very pampered North Shore life receiving whatever it needed to keep it in perfect mechanical & cosmetic shape. Evans was proud to bring it every month to Coffee & Classics in Winnetka.

This is a no-excuses classic 280SL that Evans & family want to go to a passionate and discerning enthusiast.

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The Specs

  • 1971 280SL
  • Vin# 11304412023108.
  • 59,385 original miles.
  • Original ivory over red leather. Black canvas top with ivory factory hard top.
  • 4 speed automatic.
  • Working factory Becker Europa radio.
  • All original factory books, tool kit and repair manual.
  • Working factory FrigiKing A/C.
  • Extra Nardi steering wheel as seen in pics. Original is on car currently.
  • This 280SL drives and performs as factory new. the controls and accessories work as they should.
  • Any small imperfections are shown in the photos.

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Inquiries can be made here.

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FFotW: 1986 GTV 6 Callaway Turbo

January 9, 2016

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It’s been interesting how interest in Fuelfed has been shifting. As our club and private events have evolved into the premier venue for the discerning classic European collector and enthusiast, we’ve been getting incredible requests to post all types of classics for sale. Not just one car, but whole collections! Crazy stuff from Facel Vegas to Lotus 99 / T5 GP race cars and everything in between. We’ve chosen to keep these opportunities with in the privacy of the club and out of the public eye.

Today, we felt this little Alfa GTV Callaway Turbo fits back into the Fuelfed flow. Below are the sellers own words.

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A very rare Alfa Romeo commissioned Callaway GTV 6. Originally delivered in Dearborn, Michigan late 1986 and spending most of its driving life in Park City, Utah. This Callaway GTV 6 is in completely original condition and is the only example known to exist with original paintwork, tools, books and keys. All components work as they should and the timing belt tensioner was updated to the new non- hydraulic style.

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This Callaway GTV 6 sports all original parts including the brake pads, dual disc clutch, even the period correct Goodyear VR tires. Even the sound system is as delivered new and works perfectly. Its underside is free of blemishes and still has the factory undercoating “wax” applied in most areas.

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Housed in the Chicago area, I have owned the car since 2000 and have only driven a handful of the 37,700 miles. This example won a “Certificato D’ Oro” (Gold Medal) at the 2008 Alfa Romeo national convention. A 230 HP Italian beast- This is the rarest of the GTV 6 family and the most exciting to drive!

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The Callaway GTV 6 was commissioned by Alfa Romeo North America in an effort to increase slumping sales and compete with the Maserati BiTurbo. The program was abandoned almost as quickly as it started and poor record keeping on Alfa’s part puts production numbers between 34 and 36. In a recent conversation with Reeves Callaway he states, “we didn’t even get a chance to have the owners manual printed.”

More information and pictures upon request.

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FFotW: 1985 Euro Mercedes Benz 500SEC, $4000

July 22, 2015

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Posted: 7.21.15

There are a lot of US 500SEC’s with the anemic federalized engine. Not this Euro grey market bad boy. Full on 240hp hot rod (for 1985). We’ve personally seen this car in the metal and is well worth the small $4000 point of entry into collector car status. The body is rust free and the paint is decent. Era appropriate color-coded Euro bumpers and cladding with rare Euro H4s. The all important plastic chain rails have been recently replaced. The interior is average. Yes, the sunroof works, but sure of the AC.

The owner is willing to trade with other Fuelfed members.

The classic is located in Evanston, IL.

Contact owner.

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FFotW: 1974 Norton JPS, $13000

March 18, 2015

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Editor Note 3.19.15: Well we tried, but another one fell into the void. The level of civil decency is definitely slipping downward.

Ok, on this FFotW we are going to be selfish and are going  after this one ourselves. Do your research on what the Norton John Player Special is and you’ll realize it’s rarity. In a collector market based on the philosophy of “I have one and you’ll never find another” to raise price bar, this JPS does just that. Not the fastest bike in it’s day, nor great track-cred, just original retro-racer cool looks and ultra low production numbers. You will only see one of these at Mecum or Amelia, not eBay and certainly not CL.

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Ad reads:

One of 200 produced and sent to U.S., more information here. This bike only has one previous owner and was driven for 10 years but has only been started occasionally for the last 30 years. .

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. Refreshed original condition: New tires New plugs New oil & filter New fluids One small scratched area, pictured Clean title in hand and ready to sign over. Must act quickly! Will be gone fast with Motorcycle Season approaching Must have M license to test ride.

Mike

Located in Peoria, IL

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FFotW: 1968 SAAB 96

March 9, 2015

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Now that temps are in the 40’s, up goes the volume of classic cars for sale. Everyone thinks their POS is worth something because a similar model sold at Gooding for $15k. In the case of this little SAAB 96, the owner is very realistic. In our evaluation this is $2k under market value. This gem is located in Minneapolis.

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Ad reads:

1968 Saab 96 V4 deluxe – RARE – RARE- RARE- Stored indoors. Cream w/ black cloth interior – 30,000+ miles Several thousand dollar restoration to exterior. Complete the interior before Spring…. Running and shifting smoothly. New battery, New Tires, Fluids changed Spring of 2014. Might be one of the nicest in MN. Saab enthusiasts, you need this car!

$2600 or BO

Email seller

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The Pain of the Hunt!

December 17, 2014

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Long before Bring a Trailer, eBay or Craigslist, we were always combing the media channels to find interesting deals to share with those with-in our car circles. AutoTrader, Deals on Wheels and occasionally Pioneer Press locals were the tools of the hunt. Currently Bring a Trailer has emerged as the leader in interesting cars with readers contributing 1000s of cars for sale each today. Of course BaT big premiums for selling/buying keep most as voyeurs.

Well, as very seasoned hunters, we have our little tricks. One happens to be an app we’ve tweaked that will allow us to search EVERYTHING online with specific parameters. Talk about a big time-suck distraction! We usually hunt for realistic buys that appeal to our Fuelfed patina-driver sensibilities. Now keep in mind that the real car hunter still has an eye on every driveway, dealer lot and garage door as he drives about his daily business.

Recently, our little app scooped this gem up out of tiny rural White Pigeon, MI.

The ad reads:
1988 Benz 300 V8. Charcoal w/black leather. 68k miles. Runs, but needs tune-up. $2200 obo.

The smart hunter knows if there’s a phone number, don’t waste time sending a text or email…call!

And call we did. The seller stated it was his father-in-laws pride and joy he imported from Germany back in 1989. It had “special hot-rod enhancements”. When the father-in-law passed in 1998, the car and sailboat went into the grandparents storage barn. Keeping our cards close to the chest, we dare not reveal what the car truly is, but simply ask for the vin and set up a time we can drive (3 hours) to see it.

Due diligence must now ensue. We validated the vin as a 1988 300 that had been imported from Affalterbach, Germany … AMG GmbH! Yes, it was a true ultra rare AMG Hammer as we had hoped! A call to the great AMG engine master John Hadek in Indianapolis gave us great insight on the modified 560 V8 and what rebuild costs might run (just in-case).

Cash in hand (mandatory), we call ahead before we depart. No answer. Two days go by before we finally make contact again. Unfortunately, the car sold to a local kid who will surely kill it unknowing of what a great motoring icon he had scored.

Oh the painful roller-coaster ride that addicts the true car hunter to the chase!

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FFotW: 1974 SAAB Sonnett 3

December 1, 2014

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Winter sell off time! These fiberglass coupes pop up once in a while. This one has the all important rust-free chassis. $3000 is a smart investment.

Ad reads:

1974 Saab Sonett III – In good running condition, on the road currently, has been run and/or garage kept past 20 years. No body damage, rust. Original interior. Has been a great fun car – time for someone else to enjoy! $3000 is a fair price & is firm.

Saab is located in Crystal Lake, IL.

Email seller only..

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