Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day Quickies

1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT - I'm really only posting this car for one reason; the body kit. I once owned an Alfetta GT, spent a lot of time looking for parts for it and can't recall seeing a kit like this being offered for it, or the later GTV6. (But, that was over 20 years ago, so I may have just forgotten.)

Supposedly, this car was purchased new in Europe and brought to the US when it was 2 years old. The original owner set it up as a time trials car and added the body molding (and some GTV6 taillights).

The seller appears flipping this car. He admits that he "happened to be in the right place at the right time" when original owner was selling it. The asking price is on the top end of the price scale and, frighteningly, the seller lists it as an "Alphetta GT", which makes me believe he knows very little about the car.

Located in Charlotte, NC, click here to see the eBay listing.

1967 BMW 2000 CS - No matter how much we love our kids and want them to have the best, there comes a point where you realize that some things are just bad ideas. The seller of this car writes, "I'm selling my 1967 BMW 2000 CS which I had purchased for my daughter who just turned 18. I realized this car is too valuable to be driven around by a teenager. She now settles for an old beat up Volvo 240." Smart move.

The 2000 CS' front end design was controversial when new and was criticized by the automotive press. In 1968 BMW dropped a 6 cylinder engine in the car and created the 2800CS. At the same time they changed the front end styling. The 2800 CS looks more sleek and modern, but I think the 2000 CS has a more "classic" look to it.

This car appears to be in very good condition.

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

1970 Checker Medic (aka Medicab) - How weird is this? Checker built these to carry wheelchair bound passengers. It looks like a sedan with an old-school ambulance roof.

The seller says that Checker made 97 of these cars and that just 40 or 45 still exist. That's an amazingly high percentage of survivors in my mind.

Checkers were incredibly durable cars, but they're about as fun to drive as, well, a taxi cab.

If you're looking for a car that will draw attention anywhere you drive it, this Checker Medicab can't be beat.

Located in Dunellen, NJ, click here to see the eBay listing.

1 comment:

Jon said...

1. Alfa - It's expensive for what it is... The only body kits that have ever caught my eye were based on silicone.

2. BMW - I have always liked these cars. The headlights and the rounded corners on the bodywork are spectacular. I wonder if these cars suffer from the same rust issues as the later coupes.

3. NBA taxi...