Rally Certified: 1993 BMW R100GS Paris Dakar

Up for sale is a wicked cool 1993 R100 GS Paris Dakar.

The White/Teal PD paint scheme on this bike screams early 90s Germany. This bike is in very original shape. Features include heated grips, stone guard on the headlight, auxiliary oil cooler, knuckle guards and a perfect set of hard bags and rear rack. The only changes made from stock are the addition of a SuperTrap exhaust and a slightly larger front fender. The original exhaust and fender will accompany the sale along with a spare set of tires. 91,037 miles. Starts easily, runs great and has had a recent service.

Feel free to email with questions or to arrange a time to see the bike. $7500

Thanks for looking.

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.

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.


 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.