Sunday, November 7, 2010

Weekend Quickies - Sunday, November 7, 2010

1967 BMW 1600 (1602 / 1600-2)- If this is all the seller says it is, this could be a nice find.

This car (with a new $3500.00 paint job) appears to be in very nice condition. The interior looks nice and the engine bay looks clean. The seller says the car runs and drives well.

It has California "black plates", which means something in Califonia, but little everywhere else.

There aren't a lot of these cars left. They weren't as iconic as the later 2002 and few people thought about preserving them.

The grille pieces are missing, but all-in-all this is a nice looking car. The asking price is a reasonable $4900.00.

Located in Los Angeles, CA, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1961 Borgward Isabella TS Coupe - Stylish and, after Borgward corrected a few flaws on the early cars, well built, the Isabella Coupe was a successful car for the German Borgward brand.

Borgward was controversially forced into Bankruptcy in 1961 and production of the Isabella ceased. The Borgward production line was sold and shipped to a Mexican firm who produced some Borgward cars in the early and mid-sixties, but the Isabella wasn't one of them.

This Isabella Coupe is, according to the seller, a running, driving, nice looking car that needs a little TLC.

Located in Clayton, WA, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1970 Citroen D-Special - Citroen experts can feel free to correct me here, but I believe the D-Special is another name for the ID19, a down-market version of the Citroen DS.

While hydropneumatics controlled the self-leveling suspension, brakes, clutch and power steering on the DS, the D-Special (and ID19) had conventional brakes and steering.

This car was imported from France about 12 years ago. It has all the European features, including the swiveling headlights.

This Citroen D-Special is in nice shape and is being sold by a person who owns a few other Citroens.

Located in Paradise, CA, click here to see the Craigslist ad.


Anonymous said...

I beg to differ - the IDs I have driven have the full hydropneumatic system as in the DS. The main differences were in the glassed-in vs. open headlights, cloth vs. leather, and chrome vs. polished aluminum or painted trim. The DS also made available a semi-auto transmission, IIRC. Otherwise, they both drive like a cloud, both have the goofy and overly-responsive "champignon" brake "pedal" and odd-feeling but easy-to-get-used-to power steering.

Simon in Australia said...

I think you'll find the D Special was actually the budget-conscious replacement for the ID 19, and I think also they uprated the engine slightly at the time. I may stand corrected on this however...

Just A Car Geek said...

Hi Anon, Simon -

Thanks for the info.