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Athens Cars & Coffee: Saturday, November 1st – Come and Join Us!

November’s Athens Cars & Coffee is right around the corner! We’ll be back at the Jittery Joe’s Tasting Room at 425 Barber Street in the rear parking lot (closest to Nantahala Avenue). It will be a cold morning, perfect for a hot cup of Joe. Spread the word and check us out on  Facebook.

 

Very Original: 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon in Athens, GA

Seen here on The Samba.

Up for sale is a very original, good running ’85 Vanagon GL. Recent mechanical work includes a tune-up with new distributor cap and rotor, new plugs and air filter, oil and filter change, new battery, new thermostat and water pump, cooling system flush and a new clutch slave cylinder. Inside the original rear carpet was replaced and the middle seat removed for more storage. The middle seat will come with the sale. The bus runs well and starts every time. It still wears its original Dove Blue Metallic paint color although its showing its age. There is no rust underneath and the typical rear passenger side corner dent is small. The only rust on the bus is on the driver’s side nose above the headlight grill (see pictures). The rest of the seams are in great shape.

Clear Title. Feel free to email with questions or to set up a time to see it. The bus is in Athens, GA. $3,800 obo.

Athens Cars & Coffee this Saturday! Volkswagen Busses Featured!

Come and join us for the second Athens Cars & Coffee at the Jittery Joe’s Roaster on Barber Street. Presented by Vintage Werkes, this is a free event for car enthusiasts to bring their cars, kick tires, and enjoy a cup of Joe. We encourage classic cars and motorcycles but we welcome all! This month we’re featuring the venerable Volkswagen bus so we hope to have a good assortment of Type 2 and T25 vans and campers to check out. Athens Cars & Coffee will be held the first Saturday of every month and will run from 8:00 to 11:00 am. Last month’s kickoff event was a great success so tell a friend and we’ll see you at Joe’s.

When: October 4th, 8-11:00am

Where: Jittery Joe’s Roaster Tasting Room
425 Barber Street
Athens, GA 30601

Homologation Special: 1979 Mercedes 450 SLC 5.0 in Newnan, GA

Found here on Craigslist

This 1979 Mercedes Benz 450SLC 5.0 is a rare beast on these shores. It was built to homologate the SLC for the FIA World Rally Championship and featured an all aluminum 5.0liter V8 along with an aluminum hood and trunk. Production of these special edition cars ran from 1977 through to 1981 with roughly 2700 being produced. This particular model is shown to be the 1477th of the run. The owner claims that it was originally painted Champagne Metallic but it now wears an Astral Silver paint job which is correct to the period. The original “gas-burner” wheels come with it as do a set of Ronals which look particularly good on the C107 chassis. There aren’t any pictures of the front provided but we hope that it retained the larger Euro-spec headlights which also complement this body well. The seller claims that it needs some TLC but that you can drive it home.

Find it above on Craigslist in Newnan, Georgia with a modest asking price of $4999.

Spot on Market: 1967 Volkswagen Split Window Camper

Found here on Craigslist in Landrum, SC is a very clean example of a ’67 Split Window Camper. The current owner claims that only 5k miles have been logged since a restoration 10 years ago. The paint and interior look nice and everything is said to be in working, running order. 1967 was the last year of the split window buses and they benefitted from 12-volt power from the factory. The asking price of $20k seems pretty true to market for one of these. You won’t get anywhere quickly in a ’67 camper but who cares! You’re in a Samba pop-top so slide the windows open and enjoy the ride!

Time Capsule 1977 Mercedes-Benz 300d in Athens, GA

Find it here on Craigslist

Up for sale is an extremely original and unmolested 1977 Mercedes-Benz 300D. This w123 chassis was completed in February of ’77 and picked up in Stuttgart by a couple from Atlanta, GA that took European delivery. The first service was performed in Luzern, Switzerland on March 11th and it was returned to the United States on March 16th of ’77. Since then the 300D has covered less than 143,000 miles (roughly 3,800 miles per year). The Mercedes has always lived in the Atlanta area and is free of any rust or corrosion.

The interior is in near pristine condition. The only wear is a small tear on the driver’s seat and some slight staining on the rear bench (see pictures). The dashboard and wood trim are in great shape as the car was stored inside most of its life. The original Becker Europa am/fm radio remains however it will need a new plug to mate to wiring that was altered in favor of a newer unit at sometime in the past. Even the original Mercedes-Benz First Aid kit is complete and still intact. Outside the 300D wears its original Classic White paint which shows slight cracking for a nice patina. The driver’s side doors have had scratches touched up with what appears to be white spray paint and thus does not shine like the rest of the car. This can only be seen while looking at the car from the front or rear 3/4 angle.
 
Mechanically, the 300D is in fantastic shape. The 3.0 liter, 5-cylinder Diesel engine performs flawlessly and pulls strong. The 4-speed automatic transmission shifts up and down smoothly with no hesitation or over-run. The suspension bushings are in fantastic shape and it wears new Bilstein shock absorbers and Eibach springs. The front brake calipers were rebuilt recently and new rear sway bar linkages were added. With proper maintenance these engines will run for half a million miles or more so there is plenty of life left in this one. The A/C system has not been converted to R134 and needs a charge. All of the lights function properly. The four Michelin 14″ tires are in great shape with plenty of life remaining. Along with the original import documentation there are service receipts dating from 2006.
 
The car is in Athens, GA. Please email with questions or to set up a time to view the car. 
$5,000 obo

1969 Triumph GT6 Mark II up for auction

Find it here on eBay

Up for auction is a project 1969 Triumph GT6 Mark II. Everything is here to start a full restoration. The engine turns and transmission engages in all four gears plus reverse. The frame is intact and in good shape. The floors have some rust but the rockers will need replacing. The interior is intact but needs restoring. Originally this GT6 seems to have been Carmine red but was resprayed white at some point. This Triumph is a great start for a full restoration or a tremendous parts car. Being sold with a bill of sale only. 

The GT6 is in Athens, GA. Feel free to email with questions or to arrange a time to see it. 

Literally found in a barn: 1976 Triumph TR6

Find it here on eBay

This may sound cliche but this ’76 TR6 was truly found in a barn in North Georgia. Everything is there to start a restoration. The engine turns and fires. Floors are rusted but the frame is intact. The driver’s side fender and door have been replaced but the original door plus a spare are included. Feel free to contact us for more information.

Rolling Chassis for Resto: 1958 Triumph TR3A

’58 TR3A Rolling Chassis eBay Auction

Up for auction is a 1958 Triumph TR3A rolling chassis. This car is perfect for someone with a rusty TR3 that they wish to restore. The frame is in good solid shape and the body has many usable pieces. Both doors are solid, open and close well and retain all the latch hardware. All four wheels roll; the brake, steering and suspension systems are all intact. The original banjo steering wheel with ignition timing horn button is included. The door panels, dashboard and sill leather are in remarkably good condition. Also included is the grille, headlights, both horns, fuse panel and seat frames. Mileage is unknown.

See our eBay store (http://r.ebay.com/lgP8sc) for auctions of additional TR3 parts plus this car’s sister, a complete 1958 TR3A.
Feel free to email with questions or to come and see the Triumph in person. The car is located in Athens, GA and we will be happy to assist with shipping and transportation logistics. This TR3 will need to be towed but it does roll freely.
Sold with a Bill of Sale only. Georgia does not require title for cars older than 1984 so often times the titles go missing for vintage cars. I can provide a letter from the State attesting to this for states or exportation that may require titles.
Thanks for bidding!
1958 Triumph TR3A
Chassis #: Z28

Georgia Mountains Barn Find: 1958 Triumph TR3A

1958 TR3 eBay Auction

Up for auction is a 1958 Triumph TR3A that we found tucked away in the mountains of North Georgia. While it has been off the road for quite some time most of the parts are present to start a full restoration. The interior is remarkably intact with a complete set of Jaeger gauges, all pull and push knobs with the starter key, original banjo steering wheel with ignition adjusting horn button and original seats and sill leather. The wooden floor boards are still intact as is the carpet padding. 

 
The original convertible top frame is straight and in working condition as are the side skirt frames. The windshield frame is in great shape with very little pitting in the chrome although the driver’s side mount it missing. What we believe is the original 2.0 liter four cylinder engine is all there and is not seized. We have not tried to start it as it will likely need a complete rebuild. See below for the engine and body numbers. Also present are what seem to be the original twin side-draft carburetors with linkage. The transmission is intact and engages into all four gears and the fuel tank is complete without any major rust holes.
The body is intact although in need of plenty of work. More importantly the frame is solid and not rusted through. Make no mistake, this TR3 will need a complete restoration but for someone that wants to build a vintage Triumph roadster to their specifications this will make a great starting point.
See our eBay store (http://r.ebay.com/lgP8sc) for auctions of additional TR3 parts plus this car’s sister 1958 frame and body.
Feel free to email with questions or to come and see the Triumph in person. The car is located in Athens, GA and we will be happy to assist with shipping and transportation logistics. This TR3 will need to be towed but it does roll freely.
Sold with a Bill of Sale only. Georgia does not require title for cars older than 1984 so often times the titles go missing for vintage cars. I can provide a letter from the State attesting to this for states or exportation that may require titles.
Thanks for bidding!
1958 Triumph TR3A
VIN: TS34898L
Body #: EB56607
Engine #: TS47503E