BaT Auction: BULLITT 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 Fastback


This 1968 Ford Mustang GT was built as a spot-on Bullitt tribute with a tuned 390ci V8, strengthened chassis, and performance suspension. The build was based on a clean and unmodified 68 fastback body wearing its original Highland Green paint, which the car retains, and the faded and worn look has been intentionally preserved. The car has been rebuilt with OEM cosmetics and interior, faithful to the build sheet for the original Bullitt chase car and incorporating the features specified by Steve McQueen and executed by Hollywood mechanic Max Balchowsky. The seller states that around 2,200 hours went into this carefully-researched build that was intended to appear as if the Bullitt Mustang was pulled from a barn 48 years after hard duty on the movie set. The 390 engine and GT interior are correct spec to that of the movie car, and a similar well-worn survivor quality was sought for the appearance of these as well. The tuned and modified big-block S-code engine makes a dyno’ed 406 horsepower, and the close-ratio 4-speed toploader transmission has been rebuilt with a Hurst shift kit. Completed in 2014, the car has traveled 6K miles in this tune, and the seller notes the driving experience to be stiff, loud, and raw by design. The car is located in Ottawa, Canada and is sold with a Marti report and a clean Ontario title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction: 1991 Nissan 240SX at No Reserve


This 1991 Nissan 240SX has been with the same family since new and is powered by an unmodified 2.4 liter inline-four paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. This first gen S13 model was used as a daily driver over the years by the parents of the seller, until it became their third car for some time. The seller has had the car for the last three years, and aside from adding Hella H4 headlights and an alarm it remains in stock configuration. The original paint and interior show some wear consistent with the age and mileage of the car. The car has not been driven much lately, and the seller would rather see it used more regularly. Maintenance records dating back to new are extensive and include a service last week in preparation for the sale. Described as running and handling well, the car is being sold with a clean Florida title.

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Dual-Fuel Converted Driver Project: 1971 Citroen D Special

This 1971 Citroen D Special is presented as a driver-level car with decent cosmetics and a few aftermarket modifications. The seller believes the car originally resided in France before making its way to the Netherlands, where it received a selectable LPG system as a supplement to conventional fuel. The motor is said to run well on either source, though occasionally the car needs to be push started due to a faulty starter. A number of other needs place this one in the “drive while you restore” category, but the car seems to have a lot of potential, and those awesome swiveling Euro headlights are almost worth the price of entry alone. Find it here on in Lauterbourg, France for 10k euros (-$10,600 USD today).

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BaT Auction: 1989 BMW M3


This 1989 BMW M3 has 215,702 miles and was purchased approximately four years ago by the seller, who is a 20-year BMW master technician and M-car specialist at a dealership in Georgia. He has added around 23k miles during his ownership, and personally performed a full rebuild of the factory 2.3 liter S14 inline-four in November 2016 just 155 miles ago. This M3 has been modified with larger BMW wheels, H&R springs, adjustable sway bars, and an aftermarket Bluetooth stereo head-unit. It is now being offered with service records since 2011, an accident-free Carfax history report, owner’s manuals, an electrical troubleshooting manual, and a clean Georgia title in the seller’s name.

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BaT Auction Success Story: Satisfying Volkswagen EMPI Sportster Sale


This just in from the seller of the 1961 Volkswagen EMPI Sportster that sold via BaT Auctions this past October (link).

Just wanted to let you know that the buyer and I were very satisfied with the VW EMPI Sportster transaction.

After the auction ended the buyer contacted me before I could call him. We discussed the payment method. The money was transferred within two days. I cleaned up the vehicle, made sure the oil was topped off and it had a full tank of fuel.

It was picked up about a week later. The transporter got a bit lost and ended up about ¾ of a mile away, lots of hills, narrow streets and sharp corners. No problem though, I drove over to them and just walked home.

Thanks to BaT for a great web site and a smooth transaction.

Mike G.
pg mike

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BaT Auction: 1991 Alfa Romeo 164 Sport 5-Speed


This 1991 Alfa Romeo 164 Sport is a 5-speed manual example that was originally sold in California and shows 160k miles. This unmodified car displays care of ownership cosmetically and via an extensive file of service records that covers maintenance history from new and includes the factory window sticker. 164s were developed on the shared Type 4 platform to compete with BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The Enrico Fumia design was executed by Pininfarina and was the first Alfa developed entirely with the aid of computer design allowing enhanced structural rigidity, refined suspension components, and a low coefficient of drag. This well-preserved example is now offered by the selling dealer in Emeryville, California with the complete service history file, a set of front floor mats, and a clean California title.

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Low-Key Canyon Carver: 1969 Volvo 144


This 1969 Volvo 144 retains a largely stock look inside and out, but its lowered ride height hints at extensive suspension upgrades beneath. Described by the seller and claimed-third owner as a “four-door street carver,” condition looks nice throughout, and the previous keeper is said to have rebuilt the engine with a high-compression head and re-profiled cam. Everything is said to be in working order, and the ad lists quite a bit of recent work including a rebuilt steering box, brake booster, a replaced thermostat and more. Find it here on Craigslist in San Francisco, California for $8,900.

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BaT Auction: 1973 BMW 3.0 CS


This 1973 BMW 3.0 CS is a clean driver that features a 4-speed manual transmission and a 3.0 liter inline-six with a new block, internals, and Weber carburetors fitted by a previous owner. Extensive service records dating back 30 years document an exterior repaint in addition to the engine rebuild, partial interior reupholstering, and regular servicing. The seller has owned the car since 2013 and in that time painted the engine bay to match the new color, performed minor rust repair, and had some work done on the red leather upholstery. Recent mechanical servicing includes new tie rods, fuel pump, rebuilt power steering pump, and clutch slave cylinder. The car is sold with a clean Colorado title in the seller’s name.

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Green & Orange Airhead: $5500 1974 BMW R90/6


This 1974 BMW R90/6 looks like and sounds to be a nice rider, the seller suggesting that it would be equally at home being used as a commuter or long-distance cruiser. Green is a pretty unusual color for these bikes, but in combo with an OEM-style fairing and a nice solo Corbin saddle, it works really well here. Find it here on Craigslist in South Lake Tahoe, California for $5,500 or trade for listed vehicles. Special thanks to BaT reader AMF for this submission.

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BaT Auction: 1973 Jensen-Healey at No Reserve


This 1973 Jensen-Healey is finished in red over black and shows 95,510 miles. This car is powered by a 1973cc 16-valve DOHC Lotus 907 engine breathing through correct dual Stromberg carburetors and mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. This Jensen has been repainted at least once in its correct shade of red and is described as a well-kept driver with good cosmetics and a solid interior as detailed below. Recent servicing includes a compression check with healthy numbers, new brakes, new spark plugs, replaced valve cover gaskets, and more. It is now offered at no reserve by the selling dealer with two sets of keys, top boot cover, and a clean Indiana title.

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Weathered Factory Look: 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Driver

1960 Mercedes 190 SL

This 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL is claimed to be “extremely” original, the seller repeatedly using the O-word several times without directly referring to the car as unrestored. It does appear to retain a weathered factory look however, including inside and underneath. Peeled paint and underlying rust on the nose does the car no favors, but elsewhere it shows quite a bit better. Sale includes a factory hardtop, hand-written documentation and even the original tires. Though previously sitting since 1995, it’s now reported to run and drive very well. Find it here on Craigslist somewhere in upstate New York for $76,600. Special thanks to BaT reader Brian W. for this submission.

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BaT Auction: 53K-Mile 1981 BMW 633CSi


This 1981 BMW 633CSi is an unmodified E24 that shows just 53k miles from new and is powered by a 3.2 liter inline-six paired to an automatic transmission. The car has spent its life in Kansas and Texas, and appears to have been well preserved by the region’s dry climate. The car benefits from a $6k major service within the last 4k miles that included new brakes, front shocks, belts, and a tune-up. It is sold with some records, a stamped service book, and invoices for recent work. The seller is a collector who recently acquired the car and is now offering this 633CSi with a clean Texas title.

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Twin Cams, No Pillars: Mercedes-Benz 280CE Track Toy


This Mercedes=Benz 280CE is sold with very little hard info (including a model year or even date of first registration), but it looks very cool in full track rat mode and sounds just as good in a handful of track videos linked by the seller. Find it here on eBay in Kielce, Poland with a 12k euro (~$12,800 USD today) BIN. Special thanks to BaT reader PGN for this submission.

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Group B Homologation Special: 1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16

This 1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 (VIN VF3741R76E5100189) is one of 200 Group B homologation street cars built, and is said to have remained with its original Belgian owner for nearly 30 years. Now in the US, the car is said to show very few signs of use, with an odometer displaying just under 50k kilometers. These cars dominated Group B’s final two years, clinching both Driver’s and Constructor’s Championships in 1985 and ’86, and along with the Lancia 037 Stradale, RS200 and a small handful of similar Killer B homologation specials, remain among the absolute coolest and most desirable machines of the era. Find this one here on eBay for $285k OBO.

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