BaT Auction: 1965 Meyers Manx


This 1965 Meyers Manx is a genuine example that is listed in the Manx registry. The car was partially restored by a fireman in California, and some further restoration work and upgrades have been performed by the selling dealer during his five and half years with it. A new interior was recently fitted and rear disc brakes were added to compliment the stock front discs. The car is powered by a mildly modified VW flat-four paired to a 4-speed manual transmission, and is believed to retain its original fiberglass body throughout with some minor modifications detailed below. This Manx has been driven about 1,000 miles by the seller, and it is sold with a clean Idaho title.

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C4-Stuffed Loewy Cruiser: 1964 Studebaker Lark

This 1960 Studebaker Lark is a highly unusual but apparently very well executed restomod, packing a full C4 ‘Vette suspension brakes, and 300 HP LT1, not to mention the same car’s instantly recognizable turbine-style wheels. Unsurprisingly, the seller reports that it was “outrageously expensive” to build, adding that the current asking price represents only a fraction of the total invested. Find it here on eBay in Lithia Springs, Georgia for $50k OBO.

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BaT Auction Success Story: Chris Craft Arrives at Malamut Auto Museum


BaT regular Mike Malamut just followed up with an update on the 1941 Chris Craft 17′ Deluxe Runabout he purchased via BaT Auctions this past August.

Hi BaT,

Here is the Chris Craft that I purchased on BaT. Just got it and it’s a new star in the museum being towed by my ’41 Chrysler Barrel Back Town & Country Woody. Great pair, a ’41 Chris Craft and a ’41 Chrysler!

We just had an open house for the British & Corvette cars clubs. Sent out an invite and some of your faithful showed up! Even met some of my competitors bidding on BaT. Lots of compliments on the two vehicles! 

Think I am up to 14 purchases from your site. Great caring seller.

Thanks BaT, my compliments!!!

Mike Malamut
Malamut Auto Museum

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BaT Auction: 1989 Porsche 928 S4


This 1989 Porsche 928 S4 is a black on black Canadian-market example with 145k kilometers (~90k miles). Owned by a doctor from new until 2008, the car was subsequently used as a display vehicle for a Porsche specialist before moving on to its fourth owner, who used it for show and covered just 1,000 miles in six years. A 2014 service included a new timing belt, water pump, and spark plugs along with a fresh transmission filter and seal. The car is powered by a 5.0L V8 paired to an automatic transmission and was acquired this summer by the seller, a lifelong 928 enthusiast who notes the uncommon cleanliness of this example. All fluids have since been refreshed and the sale includes a clean Carproof report and clear Quebec title.

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BaT Auction: 1964 Chevrolet C10 Stepside at No Reserve


This 1964 Chevrolet C10 pickup is a largely original stepside model from the first generation of the long-running C/K pickup line. Purchased new in October 1963 at Bonnie Davis Chevrolet in Rome, Georgia, the truck reportedly spent the remainder of its life with a single family. After falling into disuse for a number of years it was discovered on the side of a back road by the seller, who purchased it during the summer of this year. Brake lines have been replaced since along with a leaky oil pressure switch, and the truck is now said to run and drive well under the power of its 250ci inline-six and three-on-the-tree manual transmission. Original dealer books, records, window sticker, and service vouchers are included in the sale.

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Rare M-Sport 6-Speed: 2003 BMW 540i Touring Wagon

2003 BMW 540i Touring Wagon, 6MT, 6-speed, manual

This 2003 BMW 540i is a V8-powered, 6-speed manual swapped long roof that retains a great factory look, though a fair bit of modifications and upgrades are listed in the description. Factory equipment includes the coveted M-Sport package and the seller claims it to be one of only 181 E39 wagons fitted with this trim imported to the US. The description is quite lengthy and though it’s a bit easy to get lost in the details, condition seems evident and the engine is said to run with enthusiasm thanks to Dinan Stage II software and a 3.15 final drive. Find it here on Craigslist in Santa Barbara, California for $17,200.

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BaT Auction: 1983 Jaguar XJS HE V12


This 1983 Jaguar XJS is powered by a 5.3L High Efficiency V12 and is finished in Cobalt Blue over tan leather. The car has 114k miles and was given a thorough refreshening by the previous owner that included a bare-metal repaint, full suspension rebuild, new transmission, and a refurbishment of the cylinder heads and fuel injection system. Service receipts show that over $35k was spent at that time, and the seller reports the car has been driven very little since the completion of the work. The car is located in Seattle and carries a clean Washington title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1988 Porsche 911 Cabriolet


This 1988 Porsche 911 Cabriolet has had three owners from new and shows 93k miles. The car is powered by a 3.2L flat-six paired to a G50 5-speed manual transmission and remains mostly unmodified apart from a newer convertible top, Rennaire II A/C upgrade, repainted hood, and modern Bluetooth-equipped head unit. The seller has shown the car at the Lone Star Region PCA Concours both this year and last, where it has claimed 2nd and 3rd place finishes respectively. It is sold with a clean Autocheck report and a clean Texas title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America


This 1955 Lancia Aurelia is a numbers-matching B24S Spider America that comes with a lengthy history of Italian collector ownership as well as an uncommonly-seen hardtop and optional Borrani wire wheels. Just 240 Spiders were manufactured for the 1955 model year, with 181 in the left-hand drive B24S configuration seen here. This example was completed on November 9, 1955 and purchased new by its first owner in Torino, with whom it remained in a collection for over 30 years according to included documents. The car was restored by noted Lancia specialists KCA of Milan in the late 1980s before moving on to the collection of its second owner, also in Torino. A service, tuneup, and inspection were performed in September 2016, and a video below shows the car to be a spirited driver.

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Original Seafoam Paint: 1961 Chevrolet Impala Hardtop

This 1961 Chevrolet Impala is a claimed one-owner, 58k mile, California bubble-top wearing its original Seafoam Green paint. The car displays great character along with original sheetmetal while the numbers matching 283 remains under the hood. A TH350 three-speed automatic has replaced the original Powerglide, a new interior has been installed, extensive documentation is included in the ad and the original black-plates are still on the car. Find it here on eBay in Los Angeles, California.

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BaT Auction: Pikes Peak 2006 Subaru Impreza N12


This 2006 Subaru Impreza was built in the Spring of 2007 for the VLN endurance series and the 24 Hours Nurburgring, and has been recently been set up for Pikes Peak. It retains its AWD layout and is said to preform especially well in the wet. The original build was handled by SR Motorsport, which is run and staffed by ex-Prodrive engineers. The car is currently prepared for Pikes Peak Time Attack 1 class, power output is cited at 650 horsepower and it sports substantially more aggressive aero than permitted by the VLN. It was a consistent trophy winner in its class when racing in VLN and is now in the US with import duties paid and is unregistered.

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BaT Auction: 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL


This 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL is a clean example that has been with the seller’s family for 45 years. The car shows 61k miles from new and has remained garage-kept since purchased from Florida in 1971. Powered by a mechanically fuel-injected 2.3L inline-six backed by a 4-speed automatic transmission, this W113 remains largely unmodified and retains its factory Pagoda hardtop. Though records are incomplete, the seller notes the car has always been well maintained by his family, with its most recent service occurring in 2012. The car is said to run and drive well, and is sold with a clean Kansas title.

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BaT Auction: 1989 Ferrari 348


This 1989 Ferrari 348 was originally a US-market car that was first registered in New York in 1990, left North America for Japan in 1993, and was ultimately imported back into Canada by the seller last year. While in Japan the car had its black lower body panels color-matched to the rest of the exterior. The 3.4L DOHC V8 is paired to a dogleg 5-speed manual gearbox and has been fitted with a a stainless steel aftermarket exhaust. Other modifications include Quantum Racing coilovers and Speedline wheels. The car carries a clean Ontario title in the seller’s name.

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Floor Shift Four Banger: 1967 Mercedes-Benz 200

This 1967 Mercedes-Benz 200 is a good looking, low spec car that seems to have been well looked after. The seller says it’s running well following a recent service, and though some may prefer a six cylinder car, this one’s floor shift and utilitarian color scheme really add to an already appealingly simple charm. Find it here on in Norderstedt, Germany for 20,900 euros (-$23k USD today).

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Running Project: 1971 Austin 1800 MkII


This 1971 Austin 1800 sounds to have recently been pulled from long-term storage, and though claimed to be running, solid and largely complete, the seller suggests it’d be best for what they term an easy restoration. Condition does look quite decent as-is, though the car would also clearly benefit from some TLC. Find it here on Craigslist in Kelowna, BC, Canada for $2,200–presumably USD, as the listing is posted on Seattle’s CL. Special thanks to BaT reader Jim O. for this submission.

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