Archive for the ‘Classifieds’ Category

1988 Porsche 959 Craigslist Find!

February 16, 2018

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Could this be the ultimate Craigslist find?!

Fuelfed member Brandon C. owner of Kafein in Evanston sent this one to us.

So let’s start with this new marketing approach to selling your million dollar classic. It used to be Ebay or BringaTrailer to get exposure for a big fee. Now it appears that you go to lowbrow Craigslist for what everyone will think is a scam and you provide of course a fake name and lawyers phone number and start collecting:

1. Desperate brokers that think they can take you.
2. Tools that want to debunk the ad.
3. Parasitic flippers.

But what you’re really doing is:

1. Collecting a list for some other purpose.
2. Creating a free buzz.

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About this crazy icon. We all know about the 959’s history and importance to modern automotive development. What you don’t believe is this CL 959 is the real deal. A quick run of the vin shows it was from a listing at Christies in 2004 and is/was real. It is now apparently in Portland, OR sitting in a warehouse.

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The CL listing reads:

1988 Porsche 959 Comfort, Metallic Silver with Burgandy-Silver-Gray leather interior. 6323 miles in original unrestored condition. Complete with all books, manuals, car cover, first aid kit, factory service manual and tools.

This is the EX-Patrick collection 959 from the UK. Before coming to the US it went through Porsche Classic in Germany and was serviced to the tune of nearly $100k.

A Porsche 959 would be a great addition to any extensive car collection. Only 337 were built ’86-’88 plus the 6-8 more that were built in 1992-3.

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And there you go. Let’s all fantasize and pontificate the truth on this unbelievable marketing approach. The Fuelfed community is large and connected. We’ve seen $50m exotic collections move through our ranks, unique barn-find Miuras and alike be unearthed, but never a stunt like this before.

Time to fire up the cigar, pour the Scotch and watch this one play out.

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1981 Mercedes 380sl California Car

February 5, 2018

Posted 2.15.18

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Another Fuelfed exclusive with this tasty Saffron yellow Cali convertible.

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Seller Notes:

I purchased this 1981 Mercedes 380sl back in 2010 in California. The car has 109,612 original miles. This car has been my sunny summer weekend car. I’ve driven the car to and from the greater North Shore area only. I’ve haven’t made any changes to the car, but only regular maintenance. I’ve driven this car 3,300 miles in my eight years of my ownership. 

This is a nice driving honest car and will be missed.

• The car was resprayed it’s original yellow due to sun fading by the previous owner.
• Original tan MB Tex interior with un-cracked original dash.
• Factory top is unripped and includes matching hard top.
• No body rust/no undercarriage rust.
• Original Becker radio.
• Great heat.
• New tires.

This Mercedes is located on the North Shore of Chicago.

$7900

Contact seller

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1981 Porsche 928 5 Speed Manual

December 6, 2017

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 5, 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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Posted: 3.7.2015

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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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