Archive for the ‘Fuelfed Classifieds’ Category

For Sale: 1971 Mercedes Benz 280SL

December 2, 2016



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.




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.





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.


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.


Inquiries can be made here.


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FFotW: 1986 GTV 6 Callaway Turbo

January 9, 2016



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.




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.




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.




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!




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.


FFotW: 1985 Euro Mercedes Benz 500SEC, $4000

July 22, 2015

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

fuelfed-norton-jps Posted 3.17.15 .

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. .


. 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.


Located in Peoria, IL

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FFotW: 1968 SAAB 96

March 9, 2015

Posted: 3.7.2015


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.




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!




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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FFotW: 1983 Modified MK1 Jetta Turbo Diesel

October 27, 2014


Posted: 10.27.14


Here we go. The ultra rare MK1 VW Jetta Turbo Diesel. This one fits nicely into the Fuelfed spirit of understated performance. Don’t be fooled, as this sleeper has been correctly modified and should pull like a freight train and still get 50 mpg. Hell, it even has a Fuelfed sticker on the back! Too bad the BBS wheels don’t come with it, but the price is more than fair for this very rare classic.



Ad reads:

1983 Modified Jetta Turbo Diesel 

PLEASE NOTE THE EURO BBS RM WHEELS ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH THE CAR. Car comes with GTI Snowflakes. Factory black paint. Grey/black tweed interior. 5 speed. No sunroof. No radio. AC. 93k miles. No Rust. No winters. This very rare factory turbo car is faster than a 16v GTI and gets 52 mpg at the same time!

Bought the car in 2008 replaced the following:

• clutch & cable
• all fluids and filters
• timing belt
• water pump
• belts
• glow plugs.
• front struts & rear shocks with Boges
• GTI sport springs & GTI front calipers, rotors, drums, brake cylinders, brake lines
• ball joints
• wheel bearings
• rebuilt injection pump
• shift linkage

• Custum 3″ downpipe
• 2.5: Techntonics stainless exhaust
• K&N
• Modified fuel governor
• OE Golf ball shift knob
• R134 Freon conversion
• Eurosport strut tower brace





In Fall of 2009 we put the car into storage. Fall 2014 we recommissioned the car with a complete detail to the paint. Changed the oil & filter with 5w40 Rotella synthetic & new fuel filter. Drained the diesel fuel and replenished with fresh. Now the heater blower motor does not work. We have a new blower motor that comes with car. The heat and AC worked great before storage. There is a crack in the paint on the roof above the rear window that was there when we bought it (see pic). We’ve kept grease on it so it would’t rust. Otherwise, the body is in excellent condition.




We prefer to sell this very car to an classic car enthusiast who will maintain cherish it as all the previous owners have. Comes with extra Euro tail lights and front Hellas.

$3400. The car is located in Chicago.


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FFotW: 1984 Euro BMW 745i 5 Speed

August 6, 2014


Posted 8.5.14

We’ve driven these up at Union Grove as drag cars and crushed feeble muscle cars and turbo Jap cars in our wake. But we never had one where we could change our own gears when we wanted. With the classic European car market booming and everyone scrambling for patina’d Alfa’s, this 745i is entreé into the rarified arena of understated Q cars. Add the correct mods and 5 speed like this one and now you’re the sledge hammer.

Our seller states:

1984 BMW E23 745i Sedan M30 European Model (Grey Market) Garaged kept and stored.
The e23 745i was never sold in the US, so every one of them is a gray-market import; in this case the car was originally purchased by our father (original owner) who really wanted one and went to extreme lengths to purchase, import and federalize the car.
The 745i was also sold only with an automatic transmission; this car is converted to 5-speed. Conversions: Dinan Hop up kit which includes the following: an over sized T04 Garrett turbo charger, high performance camshaft, custom manifold and stainless steel exhaust to adapt to T04 turbo, K&N air intake & filter, K&N full kit air and fuel ratio monitors, larger fuel injectors, Electronic ignition retard, Haltech electronic fuel injection EFI-F3, Bosch 132, 5PSI fuel pump, lowered fully independent adjustable 4 wheel suspension, and BBS RS3 wheels ($3300.00) and much much more…… Odometer Mileage 287157 (Kilometer) 178431 (Miles) on the body. There’s about 25,000 on the motor since rebuild.

This 745i is located in the Detroit area.

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FFotW: 1980 Koenig 500sl $7000

July 2, 2014

Posted 7.1.2014

Hold your judgements right there.

Yes, it’s a very, very, very, odd piece of kit from an era that would make Don Johnson proud. And why would one want to ruin a 107 bodied Mercedes? First, this is not some Bradley GT-like body kit add-on, but a creative (in a German way) flamboyancy that could only happen in the early 1980’s. Regardless, this a tuner time-piece that has to be accepted for what it is. That said, this is a real deal Koening Tuning super car that packs a stomping (for 1982) 350hp in it’s supercharged v8. Original LSD, full Koening leather power sport seats, quick steering rack, BBS wheels, Nardi wheel, etc…

We’ve been watching this particular car for months now and it could be an interesting investment, way ahead of the curve or at the very least, something that will surely get all the attention any where it’s driven. Park next to the Corvettes and show them what a real v8 can do. Make sure to wear your Members Only jacket and Reeboks.

Do you research on Koening first. Some info on Koenig here.

The car is located in Joliet, IL 815.725.0850




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