Saturday, May 12, 2012

Weekend Quickies - Saturday, May 12, 2012

1972 Reliant Scimitar GTE - I'd really love to own one of these.

The Reliant Scimitar body is fiberglass. The engine is a Ford 3.0 liter V6. That combination gives this car a 0 - 60 time of 8.5 seconds and a top speed of 121 MPH.

This car was imported from Great Britain in 1984. It's RHD. (Reliant made a handful of LHD Scimitars. I can't find an exact figure. Many seem to have wound up in the Netherlands.)

This car has had the same owner for the 30 years. It's been well maintained.

These cars have a great worldwide following. Parts, even those unique to the Scimitar are not too tough to come by.

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

1995 (?) Alfa Romeo Spider - I can't swear to this, but I've recently been told (by someone who met someone with one of these cars in the US) that it is fairly easy to import a 916 series Spider into the US. Alfa built the 916 Spider and Coupe with the US market in mind. Supposedly, they meet most, if not all, US safety and emissions standards.

Having said that, this car has at least one giant red flag... The seller is listing it as a 1995 Spider. However, if you look at the build plate, it shows a build date of 1996. Hmmm...

Ask the seller and the EPA / DOT a lot of questions before bidding on this car.

Located in Blainville, QC, Canada, click here to see the eBay listing.

1987 Alfa Romeo Milano - It's been awhile since I've posted a Milano. I'll spare you my usual gushing about these cars. (You can search the site if you really want to read all that again.) I will say that of all the cars I have ever owned - and I've owned a lot - my Milano is the car I miss the most.

This is a Gold edition Milano. It's the middle model. (In 1987 Milanos were sold as Silver, Gold, Platinum and Verde editions. All had the same drivetrain except for the Verde which had a 3.0 liter version of the V6. The Silver, Gold and Platinum editions had a 2.5 liter V6. The Silver was the price leader, the Platinum came loaded.) It has just 45,903 miles on it.

There's only one problem I can see with this car... You'll want to drive it everyday, everywhere. In no time flat this will be a high mileage car.

Located in Dublin, OH, click here to see the eBay ad.

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