Roadside Find: 1966 Porsche 911

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Craigslist and eBay are great, but sometimes the best deals are found offline! Cars that are parked along the road with a “for sale” sign in the window are more likely to be bargain priced than those listed online. Now, I’m not saying whether this rusty 1966 Porsche 911 is a good buy or not, but Richard W thought we might like it. He spotted it at the Lime Rock Historics on August 30th. The cardboard sign says it is a barn find and since the last 3 digits of the VIN are 007, the seller clever refers to it as a James Bond car. Or is that James Bond-o? Richard was not able to find the owner to get more information, but was generous enough to share it with all of us. So please return the favor and keep those roadside finds coming! Thanks Richard! Read more »

Grocery Store Sighting: 1955 Porsche 356A

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From Sid Cannon – Stopped at a grocery store in a certain lake town in Idaho and this was in the parking lot! It’s a 1955 Porsche 356A and it has been the owner’s “resort car” for the past 20 years. Pine needles on the hood, lots of dust on the dash = barn find without the barn. I told the owner about an upcoming Oktoberfast event and then said, “Don’t wash it or dust off the dash”. He just scratched his head and said OK… Read more »

1971 Porsche 914 for $2,500

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Wyoming is not a place you would expect to find many sports cars, but there are a few lurking around. The cold winters keep most rear wheel drive cars in their garages for the better part of the year so when they do appear, they usually have low mileage and clean bodies. This 1971 Porsche 914 is far from perfect, but is claimed to still be wearing its original paint and to have only covered 67k miles. Of course this will all need to be verified, but the $2,500 asking price does make it tempting. Find it here on eBay in Laramie, Wyoming. Read more »

Pre-A Project: 1955 Porsche 356 Continental

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If you want a classic to drive, get the Sprite. If you want a classic as an investment, get this. It is a pre-A 356 and although it looks bad in the photos, there is actually a lot to work with here. The paint was stripped back in the sixties by the seller’s uncle and it has sat in the family barn ever since. Things will get very expensive before it is all said and done, but the end result will likely be worth six figures! Find in here on eBay in Canton, Michigan. Read more »

Oddball Truck: 1957 Tempo Matador

1957 Tempo Matador

There is nothing like discovering a vehicle that you previously didn’t know existed. Well this 1957 Tempo Matador is the first I’ve ever seen, as a matter of fact I’ve never even heard of the German manufacture Tempo. This one is in need of a complete restoration, but the seller is asking just $1,400 or best offer. This could be a really interesting and fun project, so find it here on craigslist in San Francisco, California. Special thanks to Robert J for the tip! Read more »

The Worst Porsche 912 Ever!

1966 Porsche 912

I’ve seen a lot of rust buckets over the years, but this could possibly be the worst I’ve ever seen! It certainly is the worst Porsche 912 and one of the rustiest Porsches. Yet there is something terribly fascinating about it, like a train wreck, I just can’t look away. You know a car is a true rust bucket when even the seller admits that it is beyond saving. There might be a few parts still worth saving though, so the seller’s asking price might not be a bad deal… If you’re looking for a few odds and ends to finish up a project or just want to read the seller’s wonderful description, be sure to take a look here on eBay where bidding starts at $500. Read more »

The One Year Beetle

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Submitted by Jesse Kendall –  A couple of weeks ago an employee, who knew I was into old Beetles, told me that a farmer friend of his had his son’s old Beetle sitting out in a shed that he was getting ready to scrap. So, I went out to the shed and sure enough there was this sad little Beetle sitting there on blocks. It was covered in a 1/4” worth of dust and dirt, the mice and raccoons did a number on the inside. It had the typical rust but for the most part looked straight, so I took a picture of the vin plate to figure out what year it was. Read more »

BMW + SAAB = 1977 Wartburg Knight

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We love to stumble upon cars that we have never heard of before! Take this 1977 Wartburg 353W that we just found on craigslist for example. When was the last time you saw one of these here in the States? Well, that could be because they were never officially imported to the States from East Germany where they were produced. We don’t know much about them, but this example looks to be in excellent condition. The $5,000 asking price doesn’t seem too unrealistic either. Read more »

Alloy Jigsaw Puzzle: 1955 BMW 503 Coupe

1955 BMW 503 Coupe

BMW is one of the top luxury car manufacturers today, but throughout the companies near 100 year existence they have nearly closed their doors on a number of occasions. Most of these near collapses were caused by wars, but in the late 1950’s they almost closed as a result of poor automobile sales. In 1955, they decided to try to move upmarket by building luxury cars for the American market, but this proved to be a costly decision. The cars that they built during this period were beautiful, but far too expensive for the times and nearly put the company out of business. Their poor sales numbers meant BMW didn’t build many of the 500 series, so the coupe and roadster variations being extremely rare and highly sought after today. We have had the pleasure of seeing a few 503s and 507s in person, but they were all in pristine restored condition, so you can imagine our intrigue when we came across this rough 1955 BMW 503 Coupe here on eBay with an opening bid of $1k and no reserve. It is currently sitting in a barn in Surrey UK. Read more »