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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.

February Athens Cars & Coffee is a go!!

Calling all cars…..and bikes! The first Saturday of the month is fast approaching. We’ve officially moved AC&C to our new digs at 145 Ruth Drive in Athens. The time will be from 9-11am on February 7th and we’ll have free coffee provided by Jittery Joe’s! Swing by for a warm cup and some good chatter. Hope to see you there!

Inaugural Athens Cars & Coffee this weekend!

Classic Cars in the Classic City. Come and join us for the first of many Athens Cars & Coffee events 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 (you’ll have to pay for the coffee). We encourage classic cars and motorcycles but we welcome all! Athens Cars & Coffee will be held the first Saturday of every month and will run from 8:00 to 11:00 am. Tell a friend and we’ll see you at Joe’s.

When: September 6th

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



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 ( 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 ( 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

1975 Porsche 914 2.0 liter

1975 Porsche 914 2.0 liter

Up for sale is a ’75 914 that has spent the last 20 years driving on the twisty, salt free roads of the Southeast. The 2.0-liter engine runs great and pulls extremely well. Strong and even compression numbers are listed below. A pair of Weber 40 IDF carburetors and a free flow exhaust let it breath a little easier while giving it a nice throaty tone to boot. The original sideshift 901 transmission shifts well through all 5 speeds plus reverse with no grinding or sliding out of gear.  Rockers, hell hole under the battery tray, the firewall and shock mounts are all solid and rust free. The only bit of rust is in the floorboard under the driver’s seat. See pictures. Originally an A/C equipped car, the condenser is still mounted in the front trunk however the rest of the system has been removed.

This 914 was originally painted Berber Yellow (paint code L11D) but was repainted a slightly darker shade by the previous owner. While there are some dirt spots in the paint here and there, it shines nicely. Front and rear sway bars help it handle like it’s on rails and the 914 Fuchs wheels look great and are straight. The spare tire wheel has a crack in it and is included for originality but should not be used.

The bumpers, top and interior are in good shape. The original carpet set has some wear but no holes. The dashboard has some normal cracking and there are two small cracks in the lower seat bolsters but otherwise they are in great shape. An Alpine CD player has been added and sounds good mated to newer speakers in the kick panels.  The original 914 steering wheel is in great shape as are all of the gauges (all working).  The odometer functions properly and reads 20,071 but I cannot confirm whether or not it has rolled over. All lights function as they should.  All of the glass is in good shape with only a small pea sized chip in the windshield near the driver’s side wiper.

All in all this is a great driver that you can hop in and hit the road. Take it on a vintage rally, out to your favorite bit of curves or pop the top and make a run to town. You’ll get some approving looks and have a blast while you’re at it.

Feel free to email with questions or to set up a time to view the 914. The car is located in Athens, GA.

-2.0-liter  four cylinder Compression

Cyl 1 – 110psi

Cyl 2 – 108psi

Cyl 3 – 110psi

Cyl 4 – 109psi

-Dual Weber 40 IDF Carburetors

-Free flow exhaust with stainless steel heat exchangers

-Front and rear sway bars

-Fuchs Alloy Wheels

-4 wheel disc brakes (work great)

-Alpine CD Stereo

-Optima battery

-Removable hardtop

-Clear Alabama title


2010 BMW 335i Coupe

Up for sale on the e90 Forum is a very clean 2010 335i Coupe. Titanium Silver with Black Leather interior and Dark Burl Walnut trim. Sport and Premium packages feature Automatic transmission with paddle shifters, 18″ Star Spoke alloy wheels, sunroof, Bluetooth, iPod/iPhone integration and Satellite Radio. 75,300 mostly highway miles. All service is up to date and been maintained at the correct intervals. Excellent condition inside and out and runs perfectly. Tires have plenty of life in them. Clean CarFax report. $23,000 0b0

New like ’72! One of our own 914’s is up for sale

Up for sale is our ’72 914. This is my wife’s car and was purchased in Knoxville, TN where it spent most of its life. The last four years that we’ve had it has seen extensive mechanical and cosmetic refurbishment work.

The body is in great shape with no structural rust anywhere. The hell-hole is spotless as is the bottom of the firewall. The rear trunk is solid as are the floor pans and rockers. This car was originally an A/C delete car so the front trunk pan is still intact and rust free. The original color was Saturn Yellow but it was painted Viola Pearl (a very dark purple) by the previous owner. Paint is good with a nice shine but there are some scratches and slight wear in places. The original Targa top is also in great shape.

The interior has received an extensive refurbishment to original spec with clean door cards, dash face and original seats with no tears. The upper dash pad is cracked which was pretty common so it wears a cover that fits nicely. A new carpet kit was installed to finish the stock look. All interior and exterior lights function properly.

The original 1.7liter engine was swapped for a 1.8 liter that has had a recent service including a top-end rebuild with new rings and seals, a valve adjustment and oil change. A pair of Weber 44 IDF carburetors complete with velocity stacks has replaced the original fuel injection system and stainless steel heat exchangers are mated to a free flow muffler to help it breath easier.

The original tail-shift 901 transmission was also cleaned and resealed.

This 914 wears a set of period alloys with brand new Bridgestone Potenza 195/65 R15 tires.

The odometer shows 97,834 miles but I can’t attest to if it has rolled over or not. The engine has approximately 20k miles on it.

This cars runs and drives great and would be perfect for a spring trip to the mountains or your favorite section of twisty road. Feel free to email with any questions or to set up a time to see it. The car is in Athens, GA.

Very Original: Waterford Built 1989 Schwinn Paramount w/full Dura Ace 7402 Kit

eBay Listing – 1989 Paramount

Up for sale is a 1989 Schwinn Paramount in amazingly original condition. These were the last of the truly great, handmade frames to come out of Waterford, Wisconsin bearing the Schwinn name.

The 56cm frame is made of lugged Columbus SLX tubing and still wears its original Royal Blue color. We are the second owners of this frame having owned it since the early 90’s. It has always been pampered and kept inside.

The component kit features a period correct, Shimano Dura-Ace 7402 8-speed build short of the headset and bottom bracket which are Shimano Ultegra sealed bearing units. The Dura-Ace downtube SIS shifters show slight wear but still function well. The Dura-Ace 7401 brake levers are near flawless short of slight cracking of the original rubber hoods (pictured). The Dura-Ace hubs, front and rear derailleurs, crankset and brakeset are all in great shape with only slight wear which is to be expected for 25 year old parts.

The rest of the build features a vintage Bernard Hinault Turbo saddle complete with “The Badger” logos, 120mm 3TTT stem, and 3TTT Ergo Power Duo 42cm handlebars. Cinelli nude Cork-Gel bar tape and the brown leather saddle offset the Royal Blue frame well for that classic look. The pedals are Campagnolo Nuovo Record clips and straps to really put you back in the 80’s.

This bike will look as good on your wall is it will at the local group ride or sitting at the café while you enjoy a cup of joe. Stand out from the crowd of foreign built carbon and aluminum bikes with this blast from the past for a fraction of the cost of a new, top-of-the-line ride.

The bike is at our shop in Athens, GA. Feel free to email with questions, for more pictures or to arrange a time to come and see it. Find it above on eBay for $1999 or best offer.

1964 Porsche 356 SC

This ’64 356 became part of the family in 2007 and is the pride of the shop. It sees regular use in vintage rallies and has garnered a few victories of its own. The stock 1600cc engine has been upped to 1750 and a hot cam has been added. Twin Weber downdrafts have replaced the original Solexes and a Carrera style stainless exhaust was installed let it breath easier. Inside the side glass has been replaced with plexi to save weight and a set of Longines rally stopwatches were added to keep us on schedule. Up front period Marchals light the way and stone guards keep the rocks at bay when navigating on the occasional dirt road.

1968 BMW 1600

This 1600 was purchased from the original owner who took delivery of the car in Massachusetts in the fall of 1968. The original 1.6l engine was swapped to a 2.0l unit from a ’74 2002 in the late 90’s with the rest of the car remaining completely stock. We like the low-back seats, euro indicators and lack of federally mandated reflectors and trim that these early cars feature. So far we’ve done brake and cooling system work as we get her ready to be back on the road. Next up will be rust repair, tuning, exhaust and a pair of sidedraft Webers to let her breath a bit easier.