1955 VW Type 1 - 100% Original!
2008 GT3 Cup - Stunning!
In 1988, Porsche added an additional option package to the 944 Turbo called the Turbo S Package. This included more power (247 hp vs. 217), larger 928 S4 brakes, revised strut/shock dampening, larger front/rear sway bars, rear limited slip...
1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S - 11k miles!
1972 Porsche 911S
1973 Porsche 911T - Stunning!
From 1993-1994, Porsche produced 701 RS America units. Even more rare, this is one of the 4 RS America’s ever produced in Ferrari Yellow. It is original with only the addition of a Porsche CR-1 radio. From the factory, this unit was produced with three of the four offered options ...
1993 Porsche 911 RS America - 1 of 4!!!
1972 Mercedes 280SE 4.5 (W108)
1964 Porsche 356SC Sunroof
1972 Mercedes 280SE 4.5 - 26k original miles!!!
1975 Mercedes 240D - Unbelievable!
1989 944S2 w limited slip
1953 Mercedes 170Va - 100% original!!
1973 Porsche 911E - Beyond your wildest dreams!!
1971 Triumph TR6 PI - Uber-rare!
2005 911 TURBO S - 1 of 15!
1989 944S2 - Stunning interior!
Manufactured from 1936 to 1955, the Mercedes W136 chassis was an immense commercial success. From 1936 to 1942, over 75,000 units were produced of the 4 cylinder 170V series sedans. Then, damage during WWII stopped production completely and it did not resume until July 1947. Output was meager at first with only 1,045 sedans made that year. Mercedes continued to ramp up output and when production finally halted in 1955, another 83,000 units had been produced!
The W136 chassis came in a number of different varieties including the 170V, 170Va, and 170Vb. Each was the successor of the previous only due to slight variations in design. No sweeping changes were really ever made to the W136’s. There was also the 170D which incorporated a diesel engine. Engines were initially 1.7L side valve 4 cylinder with an output of 37hp. This design ran from 1936-1950. Then, Mercedes enlarged the engine to 1.8L with claimed power of approximately 40hp.
#853 is a strange blend of the 1952 170Va and the 1953 170Vb. Mercedes finished production of the 170Va in 1952, but this car’s original build plate shows it as a 1953...but also a 170Va!! We are uncertain if it was a “hold-over” for the final few Va’s being produced or was just in process when 1953 hit. Either way, the car is a 1953...NOT a 1952.
A true time capsule, this 170Va has ALL ORGINAL paint, all original interior, original engine, original transmission, etc. Everything on the car works including its Semaphores, lights, interior lights, gauges, and the wind-up clock with mother of pearl wind key!! The car was initially owned by a lady in Switzerland, but was shipped to California after 1973 or 1974. Although undocumented at this point, the story is that she drove it a while in California, but then put it in storage for years until her death. It was then purchased by a broker who sold it to a collector in Ohio in 2016. With only 53,400 KM (33,180 miles), it is one of only a handful in the United States.
In 1933, Adolf Hitler gave the order to Ferdinand Porsche to develop a Volkswagen (literally, "people's car" in German). Hitler required a basic vehicle capable of transporting two adults and three children at 100 km/h (62 mph). Initially called the Porsche Type 60 by Ferdinand Porsche, the car was later known as the Volkswagen Type 1, but became more commonly known as “The Beetle” after World War II. Per Porsche’s genius, the car was designed to be as simple as possible mechanically, so that there was less to go wrong and production costs were minimized; the first engines were air-cooled 25 hp (19 kW) 995 cc units that incorporated a built-in oil cooler and a flat-4 configuration. Suspension design used compact torsion bars instead of coil or leaf springs to save weight.
The VW factory had only produced a handful of cars by the start of World War II in 1939. Once hostilities started, the Bug’s design was used in military applications. The Bug’s life really began in 1945 when the first 1,785 production Beetles were made. By 1946, the VW factory was producing 1,000 cars a month. Starting in 1954, Volkswagen increased engine displacement from 1,131 cc to 1,192 cc, redesigned the crankshaft, and increased power from 25 bhp to a claimed 36 bhp. Also, the split rear window was closed to one window.
This Oval window 1955, #874106, was part of VW’s CKD (complete knock down) program. These were full cars broken down into kits then shipped into other countries to avoid import duties and allow country-specific factories to produce and assemble VW Cars. This unit was one of only 12,587 VWs produced in Belgium in 1955 (VW Germany produced over 280,000 units that year!) and is 100% ORGINAL!!! Paint, panels, engine, transmission, interior, ALL ORIGINAL! In Belgium, semaphores were illegal so note the Belgium-specific side markers. Other Belgium-specific parts include: special Securit glass, riveted two part rims, unit number stamping in trunk, Belgium-specific rear reflectors, no jack clamp, no chassis number stamping in boot, and Belgium-specific paint code tag in boot.
This car is extraordinary for sure!! Try finding a 100% original VW Bug in the world!
This 1972 Porsche 911S is 100% original except for one outside respray in its original light yellow. The paint was a glass-out job at an excellent level and was performed over 20 years ago.
The interior is 100% original, but the seats were in need of "restuffing" just to make them as supportive as they were in 1972. We did NOT recover the seats, only had them restuffed. The original factory KONI shocks/struts were sent to Koni and were restored to 100% original.
The car runs and drives superbly and has been completely serviced including: the tank removed and recoated, all fuel lines replaced where needed, all fluids replaced, brake system serviced and one rear caliper replaced.
The 72s were the only year with the outisde oil fill flap and are very collectible today. This particular unit is very nimble, very fast, and is in stunning condition.
This 1973 Porsche 911T is 100% original including paint, engine, transmission, interior, EVERYTHING!!! It is stunning and one of the best in the world without question!
The subject of a 2016 multi-page Porsche Panorama magazine article titled "Time Traveler", the Viper/Kelly Green T is amazing. In addition, it just returned from the 2018 Amelia Island Werks reunion where it won 3rd in class (although it was the ONLY all original car in class and blew everything else out of the water!!!).
With only 73,015 completely documented miles, I literally have every single record on this car all the way back to the original window sticker. One long-term family held the car for nearly 35 years and were the perfect custodians for keeping it 100% original.
Fitted with its original mechanical injection system and wonderfully tuned, the T pulls from low rpm to redline without hesitation. The balance and driving sensation is absolutely wonderful in these early cars, with lots of feedback and excellent response. The T engines provided strong low end torque and were the perfect balance of comfort and speed.
The car is fully serviced including tuned injection system, all fluids, belt replacement, alignment, and any other adjustment necessary. It is literally "turn key" and ready to go on any trip needed.
Finding ALL ORIGINAL cars today is becoming nearly impossible, let alone a Viper Green over black combination...
Stemming from the evolution of the expensive 300s of the early 1950’s along with the 170/180 sedans, Mercedes moved to the more modern W111 chassis design. Incorporating “fintails” similar to the U.S. market, those cars were safer, faster, and much more refined. Incorporating a unibody platform, the W111 “Ponton” sedans were produced from 1959-1968 with production of the Coupes ending in 1971. As the evolution of the design was considered, the Coupe was the focus with Designer Paul Bracq’s gorgeous exterior changes leading the W111 to the ultimate and stunning 280SE 3.5 Coupe built from 68-71. Along the way, Paul’s design also significantly influenced the W108/109 chassis sedans produced from 1968-1973.
The W108 and W109 (4.5” longer wheelbase) sedan was a marvel of modern engineering. Comprised of unibody construction, these hand-built cars incorporated independent front/rear suspension, 4 wheel disc brakes, crumple zones, front/rear seat belts, air conditioning (option), electric windows (option), AM/FM radios, power steering, power brakes, sunroofs (option), leather seating (option), and, to most, a gorgeous exterior style that is still current today. Offered engines for the W108/109 included a 2.8L in-line six 160hp carbureted version (280S), a 2.8L in-line six 165hp mechanical fuel injected version (280SE), a 3.5L 200hp electronic fuel injected V8 (280SE 3.5 Europe only), and a 4.5L 220hp electronic fuel injected V8 (280SE/SEL 4.5 U.S. only).
#11912 is a two owner, all original, 82,400 mile car. It has every single record all the way back to its original window sticker!! Originally purchased in August 1972 at McNey Motors in Maryland for $11,522, the car was highly optioned and included: horizon blue paint, parchment leather interior, electronically operated sunroof, central locking system, Europa radio, an ivory steering wheel, height adjustable front seats, air conditioning, electric front/back windows, tinted glass, heated rear window, and white wall tires.
In August 1993, with 75,281 miles, the car was sold to Walter Mayer of Ohio for $14,500. The Mayer family retained ownership until 2017 while taking meticulous care of the car. Their stewardship lasted to 81,700 miles, when I purchased the car.
Porsche's very first production car was Type 356. The run of 356's started in 1948 and lasted through the Spring of 1965. By that time, 76,313 units had been constructed. There were essentially 4 groupings of 356s: "Pre A" 356s produced from 1948-1955; 356As from 1955-1959; 356B from 1959-1963; and 356C from 1963-1965/66.
Each grouping had several variants most specifically based upon horsepower. These included a "Normal" version, a "Super" version, and a "Super 90" version. There was also a "Carrera" that was offered with the legendary 4 cam engine.
Over time, the evoloution of the 356 included changes to suspension, the addition of safety features, use of disc brakes with the 356C, as well as general subtle aesthetic changes.
#129825 is a 1964 Reutter SC Coupe that has been completely restored. It is fully number's matching as well as one of the 14 original sunroof coupes brought to the U.S. in 1964!
Initially owned by a local physician, this 356SC was sold to the second owners who immediately comissioned a multi-year rotisserie restoration by a famed, Pebble Beach, restorer. Although he was more reknowned as a hot rod and muscle car restorer at the time, he has since produced over 15 stunning 356s through his restoration shop. ANY areas of concern were addressed (pictures available) with a total cost over $100,000 for the work performed. The engine, suspension, body, transmission, brakes, etc. were all restored to as-new condition.
A true sunroof coupe, #129825 is exceedingly rare, completely restored, and ready for any collection in the world!
Two owner car that is 100% original except for the top of the hood/top of the roof/top of the trunk due to sap falling on the car while the owner was on a 2 week vacation! Amazing car and fully serviced.
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This is a 100% original, absolutely stunning, show-winning 1975 Mercedes 240D. With only 49,000 documented miles, this two owner car came with not less than 100 trophies - Best of Show; Best Unrestored Car; Best in Class; Best...EVERYTHING!!!
It is absolutely unbelievable and was literally ALL original until the second owner replaced the front coolant hose, fan belt, and water pump...just as a precaution. Every nut, bolt, piece of plastic, sticker, hose, etc. on this car is absolutely untouched and as it left Mercedes Benz 43 years ago!
For me, a car of this caliber is extremely hard to find and there's something about a completely original car that gets me going...even if it is a 240D!!
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The TR6 (built from 1969 to 1976) followed the TR250/TR5 and represented the “modern Triumph” for the 1970s. Its body was designed in conjunction with Karmann and was “rounded off” in comparison to the TR250/TR5.
TR6 engines were equipped with two different fuel intake systems - either dual Stromberg carburetors or Lucas mechanical fuel injection (better known as Petrol Injection or PI). Unfortunately, given new emissions standards in the U.S., Lucas’ injection system was the only fuel injection in the world dirtier than a carburetor and would not pass U.S. standards! Thus, all U.S. TR6s (left hand drive) were carbureted and limited to only 104hp. Home market units in England, right hand drive, were petrol injected (PI) and produced 150+ hp. Optional overdrive was available to provide additional gearing in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The TR6 also featured independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering, bucket seats, 15” wheels, disk front brakes, and a wooden veneer dash. Overall, 91,850 TR6s were built during its production run.
This 1971 TR6, #CP53666 is extremely rare in that it is LEFT HAND DRIVE, but is an original Petrol Injected (PI) car. Over 99.9% of the petrol injected TR6s were made for England as right hand drive vehicles. Left hand drive PI cars were only available in Belgium or Latin America (this car came from El Salvador). Thus, it is believed to be one of only 5 to 10 units ever built. It underwent a complete frame-off restoration, every nut/bolt, which took over 5 years to complete. Its mileage at 53,339km (32,0003 miles) is completely original.
This car is beyond rare and is for sale at $99,990.
Original Factory hard top
Original Factory overdrive
This is a wonderful example of a 944S2 in Satin Black Metallic over burgundy partial leather! Having only 39,993 documented miles, the car is a ball to drive with low-end power to spare and a top speed of 149 mph!!!
Extremely well documented, #2340 has nearly every record including its original window sticker. Both sets of keys, the original manuals, original radio card, original leather key pouch and a perfectly clear CarFAX, this S2 is excellent. It was highly optioned from the factory to include: special metallic paint, Reno radio, FACTORY limited slip, headlight washers, rear window wiper, and partial leather front seats. Total MSRP in 1989 was $45,753!
The S2 has had all of its belt services, water pump replaced, tuned, and all fluids serviced. It does not want for anything.
Frankly, the 944S2s are my favorite of the final 944s to drive on the street. They are fast, look great with their borrowed Turbo bodywork, are incredibly reliable without the turbo engine stresses, have strong low-eng torque due to their 3.0L engine, and incorporate the early Turbo brake/suspension package. They are one of the best balanced cars I've ever enjoyed.
Except for some re-clear due to difficulties with the Satin Metallic paint, this car is all original with no damage ever. It has been meticulously maintained and is one of the cleanest 944s I've ever encoutered...no kidding!!
The limited slip absolutely perfects the driving experience with this car! Don't miss it!
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At the end of the 996 chassis run, engineers wanted to do something very special to mark the close of the first completely water-cooled 911s. They approached upper management and suggested a very short run of an "S" Turbo Coupe. Thus, the little known and very limited run of only six hundred 2005 911 Turbo S Coupes was created.
This is NOT to be confused with the run of 2005 Turbo S Cabriolets, which there were many. The Coupes were exceedingly rare with a reported 185 coming to the United States in 2005, and only 600 produced worldwide.
The Turbo S package included: upgraded engine performance from 400hp to 444; carbon ceramic braking system standard; factory sport seats; 6 speed manual gearbox; upgraded front/rear shocks and struts; larger front/rear sway bars; special GT3-style 18" forged rims; GT3 steering wheel; a special stainless steel exhaust; and TurboS badging.
#264 is one of the extremely rare Cobalt Metallic Blue coupes ever produced. Supposedly, there were only 15 of these coupes made in this color. It is complemented by a Graphite Grey full leather interior. Further optioned with: heated front seats, 3 spoke steering wheel in leather, Porsche crest in headrest, aluminum/leather shifter/brake handle, custom tailoring, graphite grey floor mats, rear console painted exterior color, sport seats painted exterior color, and storage lid with Porsche crest, the original MSRP on the car was $144,270 in 2005!!
These cars are absolutely on a different planet from the standard Turbo. Although they indicate only 10% more power, their 0-60 times of 4.0 seconds is astonishing. Pulling with all-wheel-drive at almost any engine speed, the Turbo S is a blast to drive! It is balanced, easy to drive very fast, and with its upgraded suspension/brakes, always in control.
Effortless acceleration would be the term I'd use to describe this car!
An exceedingly unusual color combination of Alpine White over dark blue partial leather makes this very original 944S2 a stunning example of the rare 3.0L coupe. With just 49,980 original and documented miles, this car is absolutely gorgeous!
#2304 is completely original baring a respray of the front bumper cover only due to rock chips. The job was very nicely done and complements the condition of the rest of the car perfectly.
As with our Black S2, this car has been completely serviced to include: a new clutch, complete belt service, A/C service, new brake pads, rear shocks, and all fluids. It is in top level mechanical condition and ready to go anywhere in the country.
Honestly, I've never seen another Alpine White over dark blue 944S2 (I'm sure they exist) and have to tell you that the combo is wonderful. So many came with black interiors, but the blue is just classier, somehow. Porsche made a LOT more of the S2 Cabriolets so having an S2 Coupe in this color is that much more special.
As noted previously, the 944S2s are my favorite of the final 944s to drive on the street. They are fast, look great with their borrowed Turbo bodywork, are incredibly reliable without the turbo engine stresses, have strong low-end torque due to their 3.0L/16v engine, and incorporate the early Turbo brake/suspension package. They are one of the best balanced cars I've ever enjoyed.
This car drives and handles exactly as it should with every single system working perfectly.
Overall...I love it!
By now, everyone knows I look for absolutely original cars for my collection. To me, there's nothing like an untouched car that hasn't had someone else making changes to it or "messing" with it in any way... Well...here we have one...
This 1984 944 is absolutely, positively 100% original in every single way. It has 100% original paint, 100% original interior, 100% original engine bay (including the foam padding that is starting to give way), 100% original underside (including ALL of the original factory paint markings!!), and YES, even the ORIGINAL tires! This car is absolutely unbeleivable.
I'm not a pro photographer, but I must tell you that the car looks twice as good in person as these photos show! No kidding...
#906 was heavily optioned from the factory to include: Ruby red metallic paint, full leather front seats, sport seats, factory limited slip, rear wiper, 4 spoke sport steering wheel, cruise control, sport shocks and stabiliizers, and removable sunroof. Total MSRP in 1984 was $25,515!!
When the 944 debuted in late 1982, it was revolutionary in the automotive world. Heralded as "one of the best handling cars...ever", it was fast, well balanced, easy to drive, and very stylish. Even today, its lines are contempory and still extremely attractive.
#906 is a documented 7,853 mile car that is, quite literally, a time capsule. If you are looking for one of the best examples, if not THE best example, of an early 944...you've found it!!
1984 944 - 7,800 Miles!
As noted previously, Porsche's very first production car was Type 356. These cars stemmed from 1948 and through the Spring of 1965. By that time, 76,313 units had been constructed. There were essentially 4 groupings of 356s: "Pre A" 356s produced from 1948-1955; 356As from 1955-1959; 356B from 1959-1963; and 356C from 1963-1965/66.
Each grouping had several variants based primarily upon horsepower. These included a "Normal" version, a "Super" version, and a "Super 90" version. There was also a "Carrera" that was offered with the legendary 4 cam engine.
The evoloution of the 356 included changes to suspension, the addition of safety features, more "comforts", the use of disc brakes with the 356C, as well as general subtle aesthetic changes.
#214254 is a 1963 Karmann B Super Coupe that has been only lightly redone. This has included an exterior repaint in its original Light Ivory and a refresh of the interior. It is fully number's matching and was a California car for all of its life, until I bought it. In addtion, I recently comissioned a complete engine rebuild for a total of $19,300!! Top to bottom, everything was refreshed, rebalanced, redone, or replaced as needed. The engine will have less than 500-1,000 miles on it when you get the car!!!
In my world, because it is not 100% original, this 356BS became a wonderful car to drive and enjoy! Don't get me wrong, it is in absolutely fabulous condition and, to everyone else, it is probably a concours winning, all # matching, California coupe ready for any collection in the world.
1963 356BS - Fresh Engine!
Porsche started a single-marque race series in 1986 with the introduction of the 944 Cup races. Highly successful, things then evolved into the Turbo Cup Series using a race version of the 944 Turbo. Then, in 1990, Porsche changed its chassis-focus from the 944 to the 911. It introduced Carrera Cup cars based on the then-new 964 variant. This evolved into 993-based 3.8 Cups in 1994 and then 996-based GT3 Cups in 1998. Throughout these years, all of the cars offered by Porsche were certainly factory race machines, but they ALL were extremely street-based in terms of their technology and design.
Then, in 2005, Porsche introduced the 997-derived GT3 Cup. For the first time, this was a REAL race machine as opposed to a developed street car. Where the 996 GT3 Cup was nearly 70% street parts, the 997 Cup was literally 10%-15% street-based, at best. The bodywork included carbon fiber doors, aluminum hood, carbon fiber engine lid, carbon fiber rear spoiler, carbon fiber rear bumper, and Cup-only front bumper and splitter.
The interior was stripped and included a welded, integrated roll cage with side impact bars. A full fire system was standard. The stock dash frame was still there, but was cut down to only its needed components. A full Motec dash was installed from the factory with a center panel full of needed switches and knobs. A single race seat with 6 point harness was standard. The gearbox was a new fully sequential 6 speed unit which used on-the-floor clutchless up-shifting and driver/manual clutch-synchronized downshifting. The steering wheel now integrated Motec controls and was completely removable.
An air-jack system and centerlock rims were standard. A newly designed fuel cell with integrated reserve system was now also offered for nearly $13,500 more. The engine remained the normally aspirated water-cooled 3.6L race unit which produced 440hp, but the car only weighed 2,550 pounds! 0-60 times were now only approximately 2 seconds!
#114 is an incredibly original GT3 Cup with ALL original bodywork!!! It was only raced approximately 4 times total in 2008/2009 and was the Recaro show car (see pictures) for the IMSA series.
With known history since new, it has literally ZERO damage ever and has THE nicest chassis I've ever encountered (barring a brand new car). It's ORIGINAL and stil FACTORY sealed engine only has 35 TOTAL hours on it!!! This is NOT a PMNA rebuilt engine, but the ORIGINAL and untouched engine from new. Remember, when Porsche builds the original engine, its top engine builders are assigned to the Cup program. Original engines are MUCH more durable than rebuilds and have a life easily into the low 100-110 hour range.
The gearbox is also the original unit, but was just refreshed and has ZERO hours on it!! Completely serviced with all fluids changed, nearly new brake rotors/pads, brand new front/rear stub axles, new wheel bearings, corner balanced, and aligned, this GT3 Cup is lterally ready to go straight to competition.
You might find a cheaper car, but with Cup Cars, you either PAY NOW or PAY LATER! This one is a NO EXCUSE and NO STORIES CAR!!!! (I will provide a single day of coaching at the local track for whomever purchases this car! That's how much confidence I have in it.)
1973 Porsche 911S Targa
This 1973 Porsche 911S Targa was completely restored approximately 10 years ago. I sold the car in 2014 and the new owner hasn't driven more than 1,000 miles since!! Stunning car, completely # matching, strong records, and gorgeous sport seats!
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This 1973 Porsche 911E, is, without question, one of the best E's in the world! It is 100% original including EVERYTHING - paint, engine, transmission, interior, all of its glass/windshield, EVERYTHING!!! Yes, even those sports seats are ALL original, and have NOT been restored!
Originally a California car, ordered by the President of a Local PCA region, #0707 was unbelievably speced from the factory to include: 5 speed transmission, Koni struts/shocks, S front brake calipers, S front oil cooler, S front/rear sway bars, factory sport seats, S instruments, lightweight Fuchs rims, radio delete, NO sunroof, chrome fender trim, and tinted glass.
This car has over 147,000 completely documented miles, and literally, I can tell you in all honesty, it IS one of the best I've ever seen or driven. The original owner kept a log that documented EVERY SINGLE mile he put on the car including when he washed the car, trips to get fuel, fuel mileage, etc.!! It is amazing.
At 135,000 miles, the engine was completely rebuilt to exact factory standards using ONLY Porsche parts - nothing aftermarket. The trans was assessed and mostly resealed as it literally needed almost nothing. The injection pump and related fuel system works absolutely flawlessly and the suspension is perfection. Those S brakes make all the difference vs. the standard iron calipers!
I've owned the car for over 5 years and have loved every minute of driving it. #0707 has every single record all the way back to the original window sticker as well as letters to/from Porsche by the original owner.
The E went with me to Amelia Island in 2016 and blew away the field of early 911s. It was matched against two 73RSs, several Ss, and a large field of 69-73 Cars.
Every single thing on the car is date-stamped and original including: steering wheel, front fuel sender, rear oil tank level sender, all 5 rims, both front strut housings, front pneumatic hood lifts, rear pneumatic decklid lits, all seat belts, EVERYTHING!!!
Finding ALL ORIGINAL cars today is becoming nearly impossible, let alone one like this! Es are far, far rarer than any S of ANY year and, in my humble opinion, THE most incredible cars of that time