Tag Archives: Vintage
Gaggle of old motorcycles: 1960’s-early 1970’s BSA, Triumph, Husqvarna
Up for sale is a set of three vintage motorcycle projects. The BSA is a late 60’s single cylinder. Stuck engine but everything is there, clean tank. The Triumph is most likely an early 70’s 250 Trophy, no engine/trans but all else is there. Clean tank. The Husqvarna is an early 70’s two stroke. The engine spins freely and has compression. We have not tried to get it to start yet. $2600 for the lot of three bikes. Feel free to email with questions or to arrange a time to see them.
New Like ’72: Time warp 1972 Porsche 914
Found here on eBay is my very original 1972 Porsche 914. I’ve been the caretaker of 914 #4722909726 for the last 10 years and we’ve been through our fair share of mountain roads and road trips. 914 09726 started life in Lander, Wyoming and then headed east to Dallas, Texas. I became its proud owner in 2007 and brought it to Athens, Georgia. The 914 still wears its original Light Ivory (L80E) paint that shows a nice patina. The original Pedrini wheels are shod with Bridgestone Potenza tires that have lots of life in them. The original black interior is in phenomenal shape considering the 44 years that it has seen.
When I bought the car it still wore its original fuel injection that will accompany the sale. I replaced it with a pair of Weber 40 IDF carburetors soon after for a bit more power. These carbs breathe into a 1.7l block that has been built out to 2.0l specs. 94mm pistons mated with 2.0l heads and a mild cam make this Type IV motor scream. The original heat exchanges are still present so it has perfectly functioning heat. At the back a new Bursch muffler lets everything exhale nicely.
914 09726 has recently benefited from an engine out service and reseal. New piston rings, jug rings, pushrod tube seals, main seals and valve cover gaskets were installed. The valves have just been adjusted and fresh oil and filter added. This motor starts easily and pulls strongly. Triple digits on the highway are reached in a breeze yet it will still get 30mpg when driven conservatively.
The original tail shift 901 gearbox has been swapped for the newer, more precise side-shift unit. It shifts well into all five gears plus reverse and the clutch has plenty of life in it.
Rust can be a killer on these old Porsches. Due to its western origins this 914 shows very little car cancer. The floors, suspension mounts, rocker, and bottom of the firewall are all solid and don’t show any signs of rust. The beloved “hell-hole” underneath the battery tray has a 2.5” hole on the inner portion but the frame and engine support are all sound without rust. 914 09726 was originally fitted with dealer installed air conditioning. It has since been removed and the hole underneath the spare tire where the condenser resided has been patched.
The 356 and 911 craze of the last few years has put these cars out of reach for most enthusiasts. The 914 represent the last of the affordable air-cooled Porsches. The mid-engine layout makes these cars handle like they’re on rails and its VW roots make it efficient and easy to work on. Feel free to email with questions or to arrange a time to come see 914 09726.
California Cruising: 1968 Karmann Ghia Coupe
Found here on The Samba is a cherry 1968 Karmann Ghia. The car wears its original Velour Red color on a nicely restored black interior. The previous owner repainted the car and it shines nicely. The nose is amazingly straight and free of damage, which is pretty rare for an old Ghia. Underneath the heater channels, rockers and floor pans are all solid. The 1600 Dual Port motor runs great and starts easily while the transmission shifts smoothly into all four gears plus reverse. Inside the front seats have been freshly restored with new covers and padding. The dashboard and top pad are new and all of the lights and gauges function as they should. New speakers and a new Vintage Sound stereo sound great. The headliner and all of the glass are in great shape. New H4 headlights keep things bright out front and new 15 inch steel wheels and Bridgestone tires are ready to be driven. All this Ghia needs is a new owner to hop in and start cruising. Asking $13,000 obo. Feel free to email with questions or to set up a time to check it out.
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
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
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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L’Eroica Ready: 1976 Colnago Super up for auction
Found here on eBay
Just in time for L’Eroica California we present this gorgeous vintage Colnago Super. The Columbus tubed frame and fork are circa 1976 featuring cable guides on top of the bottom bracket shell and squared fork crown. The paint is in great shape with only a few chips (pictured). This Colnago features a full Campagnolo Super Record groupo that is in equally great shape and works flawlessly. Thirty-six hole Red Label Fiamme rims are built with DT Swiss spokes on rare Super Record high-flange hubs. The Super Record bottom bracket has been recently rebuilt along with the Specialized headset (the only non-Campagnolo part on the bike). The Colnago badged 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 and the buyer will be responsible for the actual shipping costs. Thank you for bidding.
Seat Tube: 55cm center-to-top
Top Tube: 54.5cm center-to-center
Stem: Cinelli XA 120mm
Bars: Cinelli 66 – 38
Groupo: Campagnolo Super Record
Crankarm Length: 170mm
Old Cat with Potential: 1971 Jaguar E-Type Project and Parts
Up for sale is a ’71 Jaguar E-type coupe and a plethora of spare parts. The E-type is complete with very little rust. The engine turns and it rolls but has not been run in a while. Several interior parts, knock-offs and body panels are available along with a pair of Coupe bodies. See the pictures in the post and feel free to inquire about individual or package prices.
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!
1969 Triumph GT6 Mark II up for auction
Up for auction is a project 1969 Triumph GT6 Mark II. Everything is here to start a full restoration. The engine turns and transmission engages in all four gears plus reverse. The frame is intact and in good shape. The floors have some rust but the rockers will need replacing. The interior is intact but needs restoring. Originally this GT6 seems to have been Carmine red but was resprayed white at some point. This Triumph is a great start for a full restoration or a tremendous parts car. Being sold with a bill of sale only.
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 (http://r.ebay.com/lgP8sc) 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