Saturday, May 1, 2010

Weekend Quickies - Saturday, May 1, 2010

1974 BMW 2002 Turbo - This is one of the coolest, rarest and most expensive 2002s you can buy. Only 1,672 were built and of that, only 615 were painted "Polaris Silver", the rest were white.

The Kuhnle, Kopp & Kausch turbo gave the car 170 HP and it got to 60 MPH in 6.9 seconds. The 2002 Turbo came with a heavy-duty clutch, a limited slip differential, 10" vented rotors for the front brakes and heavy duty shocks.

All 2002 Turbos had an instrument cluster with a red plastic panel.

The body had flares, a spoiler and a front air dam. The air dam had holes in it for cooling, an oil cooler and the tube that fed air to the turbo.

This car has had extensive work done to it and appears to be in excellent condition.

Located in Irvine, CA, click here to see the eBay listing.

1973 AMC Gremlin - The butt of a million (often deserved) jokes, the Gremlin is not a car you often see restored. This Gremlin has been restored and modified to what looks like an incredible standard. I have to give the owner a ton of credit for restoring a car like this.

The asking price is $3500.00. Restoring Gremlins will not make you rich.

Located in Holyoke, MA, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1970 Austin America - Automotive maturity? Common sense? I don't know, but for some reason I haven't called on this car, even though it's a 1/2 hour drive from where I live.

I've always had a "thing" for the Austin America. I bought one once. I had plans to do some work to the 1275cc engine, throw in a vintage Webasto sunroof... All kinds of cool stuff. Then it went to a body shop where it was accidentally crushed.

This car "needs some restoration", but the seller doesn't give any details. It has a 4 speed manual transmission, which is very desirable.

Located in Greenfied, MA, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1982 Jeep Scrambler (CJ-8) - You can't really consider these pick up trucks, they're more like 2 seater Jeeps with an open storage area. They look cool as hell.

Like all old Jeeps, the CJ-8 Scrambler rusted badly. This one appears to be in good condition with minimal rust.

Located in Opelousas, LA, click here to see the eBay listing.

1 comment:

Trevor said...

Not sure how legitimate the Austin seller is, I tried contacting him since I have a slight interest in cars like that (I also bought the Isuzu Bellel you listed in the summer).

He responded to one email, but never sent more pictures or responded to the follow up emails asking for more pictures. His emails sounded almost like a fraud.