Stylish baguette getter: 1961 Renault Dauphine

Up for sale here on Craigslist is super rare 1961 Renault Dauphine. The Dauphine was France’s answer to the VW Beetle in the 50’s and 60’s. An 845cc rear mounted water-cooled engine is mated to a three speed floor-shifted transmission and delivers a whopping 27 horsepower. Never designed to cruise the interstates, the Dauphine is much more at home in-town and is an awfully stylish way to get to the bakery or cafe. Recent work includes a machined head and head gasket, new water pump, new fuel pump, cleaned and coated fuel tank, new fuel lines and filter, new brake shoes on all wheels, new wheel cylinders, new brake lines and a carburetor rebuild. The Renault runs, drives and stops. The body is in good shape although the paint shows some wear. The headliner, passenger seat and rear bench are in good shape but there is some tearing in the driver’s seat. The frame and rockers are all sound. The floor boards have surface rust but the only holes are on the passenger side (see pictures). Clear title. $3500 or best offer.

Feel free to email with questions or to set up a time to check it out. The Renault is in Athens.

Lancia Fulva Looking: 1967 Datsun SSS 1600 Wagon

Found here on Nissan Forum is a very clean ’67 Datsun 411 Wagon.

The original white paint shows a nice patina that still shines. The red vinyl seats have been recovered and offer good support. The rest of the interior is original and in very nice condition. The 1600 Fairlady four fires up and runs nicely through twin side-draft carbs. The column shifted automatic transmission shifts well in all gears. The car is badged as an SSS however I haven’t been able to find proof of a factory SSS wagon having been produced. The larger engine is present so this may be more appropriately called a 411 1600 wagon. The car has received a recent tune up and is ready to be driven. Asking $9500 or best offer. Feel free to email with questions. The car is in Athens, GA with a clear title.

Proper Italian Red: 1981 Colnago Super for auction

Found here on eBay is an extremely original 1981 Colnago Super. Adorned in a beautiful deep Italian red, this Columbus SL frame still retains its original paint and decals. A nice patina is present but there is no rust anywhere on the frame or fork. This Colnago features a Campagnolo Super Record groupo complete with rare Colnago pantographed Super Record brake levers. The front derailleur is the only non Super Record part on the bike being an earlier Nuovo Record piece. The groupo is in great shape and works flawlessly. Thirty-two hole Mavic Reflex tubular rims are built with DT Swiss spokes on Record hubs. The Cinelli 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. Thank you for bidding.

 Dimensions:

 Seat Tube: 54cm center-to-top

                   52.5cm center-to-center

 Top Tube: 54cm center-to-center

 Stem: Cinelli XA 125mm

 Bars: Cinelli 64 – 40

 Groupo: Campagnolo Super/Nuovo Record

 Crankarm Length: 170mm

Tires: Vittoria Rally 23-28 Tubulars with very little wear

The Ultimate Weekend Warrior: 1989 VW Vanagon Carat

Found here on The Samba is an ’89 VW Vanagon Carat Edition. The Carats are some of the most desirable of the non-poptop Vanagons. Westfalia built backwards facing foldable jump seats, pop-up table, extra lighting, cup holders and a full size Z bed set these apart from traditional Vanagon L and GL models. 1989 was the second year of the last iteration of the Vanagon line. Updates include a lowered ride height, smaller steering wheel and factory body kit with ground effects.

The 2.1 liter wasser-boxer flat four runs great and has roughly 45k miles on a top-end rebuild. This bus has the three speed automatic gear box that shifts smoothly in all gears. Recent work includes front brake rotors and pads, rear brake drums and shoes and a new master cylinder. A new fuel pump and filter were installed in June and new tires were installed in April. The previous owner repainted the original Bordeaux Red Pearl a shade lighter. The paint shines and looks good. There is a roughly four inch dent at the rear of the sliding door but no scratches (see pictures). The interior is in good shape with only slight wear and a couple holes in the base of the driver’s seat (see pictures).

The bus has 227,157 miles on it however the odometer reads 83,897. The original tripometer stopped working so the speedometer which houses both the trip and odometer was replaced. The original unit is included with the sale. The fuel gauge stopped working (a common Vanagon problem) so you just have to keep track of the mileage between fill ups. There is no rust above or below on this bus.

It has a clear Georgia title and is in Athens, GA. Feel free to email with questions or to arrange a time to view and drive it. Asking $7500.

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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A true 70’s Wedge! 1974 Lotus Elite

Founds here on eBay is this complete 1974 Lotus Elite project.

Up for auction is an icon of the 70’s! Adorned in its original disco brown is this fantastically cool ’74 Lotus Elite. Colin Chapman had six Formula Once constructor championships by the time this second generation Elite hit the road. With it’s radical looks, 2+2 seating and the same 2.0 liter twin cam 907 engine that ultimately ended up in the Esprit the Elite was the most expensive four cylinder car in the world at its time of release.

This particular Elite was originally purchased in the Northeast by a buyer from Seattle. Lotus didn’t have a West Coast distributor at the time so a cross country purchase was necessary. I have stacks of records tracking this cars maintenance history up until it moved to Tennessee around 2004. The next owner parked it running and driving in a carport in early 2005 when the timing belt interval came due. Not being able to find anyone to work on the car it sat for 10 years until I brought it to Georgia. The engine turns freely and the transmission engages in all four gears plus O/D and reverse. The fiberglas body is in good shape although the paint is faded. The only crack is next to the passenger side headlight. The wishbone frame looks to be in good shape with no visible rust. Unfortunately during its tenure in Tennessee rodents moved in and had their way with some of the wiring. The Lotus does not run. The wiring will need to be addressed before it can be started although being a 40 year old British car this probably isn’t a bad thing. The interior is complete less the headliner but the seats will need to be reupholstered. Everything is here to make a great project. I have several spare parts to go along with it. The Lotus will need to be trailered.

Feel free to email with questions or to arrange a time to come and see it.

The car is in Athens, GA.

Late ’72 Built Porsche 914 Project

Found here on The Samba is an early ’73 914 Project.

Originally painted Olympic Blue (L51P) this 914 has been resprayed red at some point in time. The original 1.7l remains although the fuel injection has been swapped for a single Weber. The motor spins freely however we haven’t tried to start it. The preferable side shift transmission is present and engages in all 5 gears + reverse. The interior is fair but will need some work. The rockers and floors are sound less one rust hole at the back passenger side. The hell hole has rust that has been painted over by a previous owner and the battery mount moved to the rear trunk. Assume that this area will need more work. All in all this is a good project or a great complete parts car for your other 914. We have several other parts available if interested. $1950 or best offer. Feel free to email with questions or to come see it. The 914 is in Athens, GA. Sold as is with a bill of sale only. Buy these up before they head north along with the other early Porsches.

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 Lazersport.com 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.

Classic Celeste: 1988 Bianchi Superleggera up for Auction

Found here on eBay is a fantastically original Bianchi Superleggera.

The Columbus SL frameset was chrome plated at the factory and still wears its original Celeste paint. The Chrome plating has kept rust at bay over the last 27 years. The paint shows some cracking underneath the clear coat that gives it a nice patina. The original Campagnolo Chorus 7 speed groupo is complete and functions as it should. Ambrosio rims, a Bianchi logoed 3T stem, 3T 42cm bars and Bianchi Celeste Selle Italia saddle round out the build. This Supperleggera has just received a full tear down and rebuild. The bottom bracket, headset and hubs have all been rebuilt. Add your favorite pedals and this Bianchi is ready for your next vintage ride. Feel free to email with questions or to arrange a time to view and ride this piece of Italian history.

Dimensions: Seat Tube: 55cm center-to-top

54cm center-to-center

Top Tube: 54cm center-tocenter

Stem: 3TTT 100mm

Bars: 3TTT Criterium 40cm

Groupo: Campagnolo Chorus

Crankarm Length: 170mm

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.