Saturday, November 2, 2013

Weekend Quickies, November 2, 2013 - A Few Old Germans

1974 BMW Bavaria - The Bavaria was a US only model. It was the brainchild of BMW's importer - and automotive sales genius - Max Hoffman. It was essentially a lower spec 2500 sedan with the expensive 2800 sedan's engine in it. The Bavaria was quicker than a 2800, but cost about $1500.00 less. ($1500.00 being a lot of money in the early 1970s.) In 1972, the engine's size was increased to 3.0 liters.

This car has a 5 speed transmission. It has been maintained. Rust is an issue with these cars, but this one looks to be rust free. However, the gas tank has been replaced probably due to rust, so the entire car should be checked thoroughly.

Located in Lawrenceburg, KY, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1981 BMW 633 CSi - Another cool BMW in Kentucky.

People say great things about the 635 CSi and the M6. But you know what? A 633CSi is a hell of a car at slightly less money than a 635CSi and a whole lot less money than an M6.

The 633Csi is not a sports car, but a very nice boulevard cruiser. While it's 32 years old, it's quick enough and reliable enough to use everyday.

This 633Csi looks like it's in very nice condition. I love the Graphite exterior / red interior color combination.

Located in Berea, KY, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1976 Audi Fox - The Fox, for all intents and purposes, put Audi on the map in North America. Introduced in 1973, Audi sold over 140,000 of these cars in the United States during its 6 year run.

By today's Audi standards, the Fox is a pretty simple car. It's 2 wheel drive and has a 1.6 liter 4. The interior is austere, but the dash is well laid out and the seats are comfortable. I owned an Audi Fox station wagon in the 1980s. I remember being well built and fun to drive.

This Fox looks to be in nice condition. If the car is everything the seller says it is, the asking price of $1600.00 is reasonable.

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


Larry said...

A great selection this weekend! I'd be happy to pilot any of these (633 would be first choice, of course). I had a '77 Audi Fox for several years, also a 2-door sedan, in blue over brown. The '77 had quad headlights, but otherwise it was similar to this one. Perfect car for a college student - reliable, fun, easy to work on, and cheap. As a bonus, it ran cheap leaded gas. That car began my long history with VWs and Audis.

desktopdave said...

Good call on the 633. I had a black one with the red interior, saw it for sale again recently. Mine had one of the very first Motronic M30s; this one has the more desirable M90 motor with Jetronic. The later M30 is nice as well, but the M90 likes to rev a bit more. Best would be the Euro 635CSi with the 'dirty' non-catalyzed M90.

They're a whole different animal with the manual transmission; IMHO one of the finest all-round GTs ever built.