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Vintage Werkes Garage is a car, motorcycle and bicycle restoration shop in Athens, Georgia. At the Vintage Werkes we pride ourselves on resurrecting forgotten items and getting them back out in the world to be enjoyed. Here you will find some of our own projects and finds.

1979 Porsche 911SC Targa

Up for sale is one of our own, my ’79 911sc Targa. I purchased this 911 two years ago and it has proven to be a fun, reliable driver since. The car wears its original Grand Prix white color however it has been resprayed at some point in time. There isn’t any rust on the car and the paint shows some wear (pictured). The interior is in fantastic shape. The seats, dashboard, carpets and Targa top are all in great shape with no rips or tears. A previous owner installed a Pioneer sound system with dual Alpine amplifiers and Blaupunkt speakers. The system sounds great even though it looks a bit too modern for my taste. Further specs are below.

3.0 Liter flat 6 with Bosch cis fuel injection

126k miles

Carrera chain tensioners

Turbo valve covers and cooling fan

Pop-off valve

Upgraded A/C system that actually blows cold

Records back to 1988

Recent service including oil/filter change, new plugs, new distributor cap/rotor, new air filter, new belts. The motor drips a bit if it has been sitting.

915 5 speed gear box shifts well into all gears and only grinds into third (as all 915s do) when shifted too quickly.

6×15″ & 7×15″ ATS Cookie Cutter alloy wheels with 205 60r15 Michelin MXV4 tires on the front and 215 60r15 Michelin MXV4 tires on the back. The tires have good life in them still.

Asking $30k or best offer. Feel free to email with questions or to arrange a time to drive it.


Gaggle of old motorcycles: 1960’s-early 1970’s BSA, Triumph, Husqvarna

Up for sale is a set of three vintage motorcycle projects. The BSA is a late 60’s single cylinder. Stuck engine but everything is there, clean tank. The Triumph is most likely an early 70’s 250 Trophy, no engine/trans but all else is there. Clean tank. The Husqvarna is an early 70’s two stroke. The engine spins freely and has compression. We have not tried to get it to start yet. $2600 for the lot of three bikes. Feel free to email with questions or to arrange a time to see them.

New Like ’72: Time warp 1972 Porsche 914

Found here on eBay is my very original 1972 Porsche 914.  I’ve been the caretaker of 914 #4722909726 for the last 10 years and we’ve been through our fair share of mountain roads and road trips. 914 09726 started life in Lander, Wyoming and then headed east to Dallas, Texas. I became its proud owner in 2007 and brought it to Athens, Georgia. The 914 still wears its original Light Ivory (L80E) paint that shows a nice patina. The original Pedrini wheels are shod with Bridgestone Potenza tires that have lots of life in them. The original black interior is in phenomenal shape considering the 44 years that it has seen.


When I bought the car it still wore its original fuel injection that will accompany the sale. I replaced it with a pair of Weber 40 IDF carburetors soon after for a bit more power. These carbs breathe into a 1.7l block that has been built out to 2.0l specs. 94mm pistons mated with 2.0l heads and a mild cam make this Type IV motor scream. The original heat exchanges are still present so it has perfectly functioning heat. At the back a new Bursch muffler lets everything exhale nicely.


914 09726 has recently benefited from an engine out service and reseal.  New piston rings, jug rings, pushrod tube seals, main seals and valve cover gaskets were installed. The valves have just been adjusted and fresh oil and filter added. This motor starts easily and pulls strongly. Triple digits on the highway are reached in a breeze yet it will still get 30mpg when driven conservatively.


The original tail shift 901 gearbox has been swapped for the newer, more precise side-shift unit. It shifts well into all five gears plus reverse and the clutch has plenty of life in it.


Rust can be a killer on these old Porsches. Due to its western origins this 914 shows very little car cancer. The floors, suspension mounts, rocker, and bottom of the firewall are all solid and don’t show any signs of rust. The beloved “hell-hole” underneath the battery tray has a 2.5” hole on the inner portion but the frame and engine support are all sound without rust. 914 09726 was originally fitted with dealer installed air conditioning. It has since been removed and the hole underneath the spare tire where the condenser resided has been patched.


The 356 and 911 craze of the last few years has put these cars out of reach for most enthusiasts. The 914 represent the last of the affordable  air-cooled Porsches. The mid-engine layout makes these cars handle like they’re on rails and its VW roots make it efficient and easy to work on. Feel free to email with questions or to arrange a time to come see 914 09726.

One Sweet Airhead: 1978 BMW R80/7

Up for sale is my 1978 R80/7.

I’ve owned and ridden this bike for the last 6 years and it has always been good to me. The Euro handlebars are slightly narrower than the original American bars and bar-end turnsignals have replaced the original units. The saddle has been recently recovered and is in great shape. Krauser hard cases and rear rack are in great condition as well. The Porsche anniversary silver paint shines and there isn’t any rust on the bike. The wheels are true, the Michelin Macadam tires have plenty of life in them and the front and rear shocks are good.

78,341 miles. Feel free to contact me with questions or to come see the bike. $5500

1975 Time Warp Porsche 914

Found here on The Samba is a very original 1975 Porsche 914 1.8.  This 914 was originally sold in Pensacola, Florida and has spent its life in the Sunshine State and Georgia. The car still wears its original Laguna Blue color (paint code L50C) although it has had one respray. The 914 features rare white vinyl seats, center bolster and door cards, which offset the blue nicely. The stitching at the center of the rear bolster has pulled slightly and there is a ¼” rip on the upper passenger door card. Other than that, the interior is in great shape. The original grey carpet makes a nice contrast and shows very little wear. The factory Blaupunkt AM/FM radio is present and works although it is slow to turn on. All of the gauges and lights function as they should. The mileage is 112,131. I have a stack of records dating back to the cars’ delivery in August 1975 including the original window sticker from Bill Campbell Porsche + Audi in Pensacola.

The original 1.8 liter Type IV motor is present and retains its Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection. The 1.8 pulls nicely and cruises at highway speeds with ease. The side-shift Type 901 5-speed transmission shifts in all gears and the four-wheel disc brakes stop well with no brake fade. Period correct German ATS five-spoke 15” wheels are wrapped with Bridgestone Potenza G019 Grid 195/65R15 tires that have very few miles on them. Originally an A/C equipped car, the condenser is still mounted in the front trunk however the rest of the system has been removed.

The shock towers and floorboards are in great shape. Rust present is a silver dollar-sized area of surface rust on the passenger side rear fender, slight surface rust in the rear trunk (no holes) and a hole at the base of the passenger side firewall.This 914 runs and drives great and is perfect for a spring trip to the mountains or your favorite section of twisty road.

The car has a clear title and is in Athens, Georgia. Feel free to email with questions. $11,500 obo.

Rare & early ’02: 1968 BMW 1600

Found here on eBay is this very original BMW 1600.

This 1968 Granada Red BMW 1600 was owned by one family from new until I purchased it in 2012. The original owner’s mother bought the car from Hoffman Imports on April 23rd, 1968. The car then lived a healthy life in Connecticut until it was moved to Colombia, South Carolina in the late 70’s. Stacks of receipts and records track nearly every service and oil change over the last 47 years.

1968 was the second year of production for what was known in Europe as the 1602. There are several parts and details on these early cars that changed from ’69 on. The smooth Euro front indicators remain and there are no side reflectors. The silver belt trim features textured wide oval sections that disappeared on newer cars and the lower black rubber trim is absent. The famous kidney grille and headlight grilles are all aluminum compared to the newer black plastic units. The Roundie taillights feature red turn signals compared to the amber versions that followed. Inside are factory low-back front bucket seats and a set of non-retractable seatbelts. The instrument cluster houses a factory clock in place of the tachometer that most 2002’s and newer cars had. Underneath is a rare long nose differential, early master cylinder with remote brake booster and a complete set of five steel wheels date coded 12/67. The early hubcaps are present complete with the rare separate beauty rings. Keen eyed 02 enthusiasts will notice the smaller 6-fuse box compared to the 12 fuse version that followed. Although many of the ’67 1600’s had 6-volt power this car is one of the first to swap over to 12-volt.

The 1600 is in very original condition. In the late 90’s the original 1.6l powerplant was swapped for a rebuilt 2.0l from a ’74 2002.  The only other changes the owner made over the years were the installation of a FIAMM air horn (yes, it sounds like a Ferrari) and a Pioneer tape deck in place of the original Blaupunkt am/fm unit. A Weber 32/36 DGEV Carburetor has been installed but the original SU and airfilter will accompany the sale. Most recently a larger radiator and electric cooling fan from an e30 were installed to help things stay cool. The original radiator and fan will also be included. The 1600 runs, drives and stops.

Mechanical tasks on the horizon will be new motor mounts and exhaust hangers. The common rust spot on these cars are the rear shock towers and the trunk floor. These are in fantastic shape with no rust at all. The trunk and engine bay show no sign of an accident and are very straight. The floorboards are also in good shape. As this is a sunroof car it is pretty common for the drainage channels to rust the rockers below the door hinge. This car does have rust in the rockers that will need to be addressed and there is also rust in front of the pedal box.

This is a great opportunity to grab an early ’02.  Values are on the rise and this 1600 would be a great car to make a daily driver or a good candidate for a full restoration. The car is in Athens, GA. Feel free to email with questions or to arrange a time to come and see it.

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Ultra Rare: Lotto Belisol Team Edition Lazer Sunglass Collection

Calling all Tour de France  and Giro d’Italia fans!! 

Up for sale are complete sets of Lazer Solid State SS1 and Magneto M1 sunglasses built specially for the Lotto Soudal Team to use in the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia. Andre “The Gorilla” Greipel has already sported the Green frames and while the Yellow, Polka Dot Giro frames may not be worn this year you can be the envy of your friends on the next group ride. The Solid State gives you pro rider style combined with top level performance. The shield lens provides good coverage and a wide field of view while dual vents make sure it doesn’t fog up. Adjustable hydrophilic rubber temples allow you to customize the fit to be sure they stay in place on long rides. Smoke with Red Mirror, Yellow and Clear interchangeable lenses are included to help you conquer any conditions mother nature dishes out. A microfiber cleaning bag is also included to keep everything spic and span.
Lazer’s Magneto sunglass system uses cleverly placed magnets that replace traditional long temples. The magnets attach to small MagClips that fasten to the forward most strap of your helmet. The result is a sunglass that stays put no mater what you throw at it all the while staying cool and comfortable. Check out for more information on all the Lazer sunglass products.
Don’t miss this chance to own a piece of the Pro Peleton! Thanks for bidding.
  • Lens vents combined with contours in the frame keep air moving (SS1)
  • Fits Small to Large face sizes
  • Ultragrip nosepieces and temples (on SS1) keep the eyewear in place
  • Lightweight Grilamid frame material combined with adjustable temples and nosepieces allow for a quick custom fit
  • Includes cleaning bag

Please inquire on package pricing.

2.0 Liters of Mid-engined Awesome: 1976 Porsche 914

Found here on The Samba is a very well sorted 1976 914 2.o liter. The Porsche lineup for our Bicentennial included an impressive 5 models of sports cars. The 924, 928, 911, 912 and 914 were all available at your local Porsche+Audi dealership at some point in the year. This 914 is the last of the bread and a mid-engined Porsche didn’t see light again until the Boxster in the late 90’s. This particular 914 has had a full engine rebuild within the last three years and is very well sorted. Buy this now at $12k before they creep up with the rest of the 70’s Porsches.

L’Eroica Ready: 1976 Colnago Super up for auction

Found here on eBay

Just in time for L’Eroica California we present this gorgeous vintage Colnago Super. The Columbus tubed frame and fork are circa 1976 featuring cable guides on top of the bottom bracket shell and squared fork crown. The paint is in great shape with only a few chips (pictured). This Colnago features a full Campagnolo Super Record groupo that is in equally great shape and works flawlessly. Thirty-six hole Red Label Fiamme rims are built with DT Swiss spokes on rare Super Record high-flange hubs. The Super Record bottom bracket has been recently rebuilt along with the Specialized headset (the only non-Campagnolo part on the bike). The Colnago badged Unicanitor saddle shows some wear in the lettering but is otherwise in good condition. It is mounted to a period correct Super Record seat post. Complete dimensions are below. Feel free to email with questions. The bicycle is in Athens, GA and the buyer will be responsible for the actual shipping costs. Thank you for bidding.


 Seat Tube: 55cm center-to-top

                   54cm center-to-center

 Top Tube: 54.5cm center-to-center

 Stem: Cinelli XA 120mm

 Bars: Cinelli 66 – 38

 Groupo: Campagnolo Super Record

 Crankarm Length: 170mm

Athens Cars & Coffee this Weekend

Athens Cars & Coffee will be at the VintageWerkes shop this coming Saturday, March 7th from 9-11:00am. Our new digs are at 145 Ruth Drive in Athens. Free coffee will be provided by Jittery Joe’s so swing by for a warm cup and some good shop talk. Spread the word