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Autobahn Cruiser: 2002 BMW 540it Sport Wagon

Found here on Craigslist is a very well sorted 2002 BMW 540it Sport Wagon. The 4.4liter V8 and upgraded brakes, suspension and wheels make this E39 a true Autobahn scorcher. The Sport Wagon started life in Southern California before moving east to Texas, Florida and finally to Georgia. This BMW has never seen a single salted road or harsh winter in the 140k miles that it has traveled. An extensive service history and AutoCheck Vehicle History Report are available. Here is a list of upgrades and service that have been performed.


Dinan M60 Intake Manifold

VAC Motorsports Underdrive pulley set

M5 Front bumper kit

Euro Headlight lenses

OE BMW Roof Spoiler

Shadow line door mouldings

HID White Angel Eyes

Harmann Pg2 19” 2 piece wheels

Cooper RS3 245/35r19 front, 265/35r19 rear tires with good tread

BC Racing fully adjustable coil over front suspension

Bilstien Sport rear shocks

AC Schnitzer Exhaust

Magnaflow resonator

Black Alcantera headliner

BMW E38 7-series heated sport seats

Maintenance: (most service done since 2012)

New timing chain guides and tensioners (performed in 2015)

New Valve cover gaskets

New Oil Pan gasket

New Water pump

New Thermostat

New Expansion tank

Camshaft position sensors

New Drivebelts

8 NGK OEM sparkplugs

New Rear wheel bearings

Rebuilt OEM rear air suspension + compressor

Asking $7400. Feel free to email with questions or to arrange a time to check it out. The car is in Athens, GA. Clear title in hand.

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.

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.

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!

Buy them up now: 1972 BMW 2002 in Nashville, TN


Here’s a pretty original looking ’72 2002 in Nashville. The current owner claims that the car was originally from California and has spent the last 13 years in Tennessee. The paint looks a little tired but short of some rust in the spare tire well the rest is said to be sound. The asking but negotiable price of $6250 is probably a realistic value but don’t look for these to get any cheaper. Original roundie 02’s will be the next ones to jump up in value as the Turbos and fuel injected Tii’s have done in recent years. Find this one in Craigslist above with a ’71 parts car included.

Don’t call it a German Chevy…..’68 Opel Kadett in Alabama


Here’s one that you don’t see everyday. Found on Craigslist in Gadsden, Alabama is a 1968 Opel Kadett that looks to be in nice shape. The Kadett provided the drivetrain and underpinnings for the GT which was much more common on our shores as they were sold through Buick dealerships. These are fun, reliable cars with solid build quality. Find it above for $2800.

New like ’72: A very clean BMW Bavaria


Here’s a nice looking Bavaira in Bellevue, Washington just outside Seattle. The seller claims that it has a 5-speed transmission which would not be original to this car but it may have one from a newer 5-series. Keep an eye on BMW e3’s and e9’s as non rusty examples aren’t going to get any cheaper. These feature either the 2.8 or 3.0 liter straight six which make them fantastic Autobahn cruisers. Find it above on Craigslist for a negotiable $5,000.


Named for the Salt Flats: ’74 Triumph in Charleston


This 1974 Triumph Bonneville looks super clean and is claimed to be in very original condition. The seller states that it needs some TLC but what old British bike doesn’t? Find it above on Craigslist in Charleston, SC for $4500.

Getting harder to find: 1966 Porsche 912 Project


This ’66 912 looks rough but complete. We found it above on Criagslist in Pascagoula, Mississippi which is down near the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf air isn’t doing the rust on the body any favors but the car wears California Blue plates so hopefully its not critical. The ad only says best offer so someone please rescue this one!