Sunday, December 12, 2010

Weekend Quickies - December 12, 2010

1984 BMW Baur 318i - I can't write much about this car as the seller leaves very little info.

It's sitting in a field (maybe a junkyard?) with a bunch of other old cars (including a BMW 2002). Someone needs to rescue it.

The asking price is $2000.00.

Located in Ontario, California, click here to see the Craigslist listing.

1980 Triumph Spitfire/Miata Hybrid - As I've written in the past, I'm not a big fan of cars that have had their engines replaced with ones from a completely different manufacturer.

Some however, are so well done or are so interesting that I can't help but to be impressed. This is one of those cars.

This is a 1980 Triumph Spitfire with a Miata engine in it. The seller did a great job.

This car also had the interior mildly reworked and it looks great. The only thing I would do differently to this car is ditch the blue wheels and replace them with Minilites.

Located in Floyd County, VA, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1972 Fiat 850 Spider - This is pretty interesting. This car sold at the Bonhams Auction in Greenwhich, CT, last June for $17,000.00. It's now on eBay with no reserve.

This 850 has been completely restored and looks to be in phenomenal condition.

Located in Southport, CT, click here to see the eBay listing.

3 comments:

Sean said...

$17,000 for a Fiat 850? And one that is not original? Very strange. My brother and I bought a number of these. We used to unbolt the back and pull the engine out on a skateboard.

A really fun and economical car, but $17,000??

Chris Keen said...

Love that 318, I wonder what the story is behind it... usually when they end up in a yard like this, they're all tatty.

Nice 850, but I wonder why it has an exposed modern air filter that looks designed for an air box, and that modern stereo cut into the dash... if it sold for $17K, it might have been because it came after a Jolly or something at the auction, and the 2nd place bidder on that went for the 850.

Anonymous said...

This is interesting. These cars are usually very cheap, but rarely in this kind of condition. I see it's up to $5000 already.