Tag Archives: German
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
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 Expansion tank
Camshaft position sensors
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.
Early SLC in Athens, GA: 1973 Mercedes-Benz 450
On eBay in Athens, GA this Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC ticks all the right boxes. Seventy-three marked the last year of import for the smaller and much better looking Euro bumpers. Add that to a massive for it’s day 4.5 liter V8 and what we think is the best looking of the W107 body styles and you’ve got a real grand tourer. With the windows down the B-pillarless design looks great and is similar to its main competition of the era, the e9, BMW CS and CSi. This car spent its life in the South where corrosion is minimal and it shows as there’s no rust to speak of. We’ve seen this car in person and the Feuerrot-red paint is old with some cracking but it still shines. This would make a fantastic vintage rally car. Add some period Bosch driving lights, a blacked-out hood and a 500 rear fin and you’ll look as though you just came out of the East-African rally. Find it above on eBay with a no-reserve starting price of $2,500.
Alarmingly Cool Transporter: 1980 Volkswagen German Ambulance
Imagine picking the kids up from school in this Vanagon. Up for sale on The Samba is a 1980 Transporter (Vanagon to us) Ambulance imported from Germany. The owner claims it to be a factory built ambulance complete with sliding stretcher, high/low German siren, Hella blue roof light and a bunch of other specialty goodies. This bus is in Austin, TX and has been registered in the US so transferring to another state shouldn’t be a problem. Find is at the above link for $6,000.
1952 NSU 201zb in original condition
Here’s a very cool ’52 NSU motorcycle that we found on eBay. There aren’t a lot of NSU’s over here and the owner also claims to have a ’51 Zundapp. The NSU was up for auction a few weeks ago with a starting price of $3,900 but ended without a bid. Its now been reduced to $3,200 but it may be worth asking the seller for a package deal with the Zundapp depending on its condition. Find it above on eBay in Florida with 6 days to go.