German Classic Cars

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Looks Real: 1959 Porsche Speedster Replica

The car magazines of the 80s and 90s were laden with advertisements for both cars and parts that now look like absolute bargains in retrospect. I can remember ads for the Tire Rack showing BBS wheels that now trade… more»

Time Capsule! 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

I enjoy reviewing the great variety of Mercedes-Benz cars that show up on our BF tip list. Often, they’re either old SLs or SE/SEL sedans and they also seem to run the gamut on condition. Today, I’d like to… more»

Stalled Restoration: 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230SL

There comes a time with a restoration project where you have to either put up or shut up, especially for those of us who don’t have the luxury of boundless budgets. You have to weigh whether pursuing the path… more»

Rare 5-Speed: 1989 BMW 325IX

As someone who has owned a 1987 BMW 3-Series longer than I’ve owned any car, the E30 chassis is one that is near and dear to my heart. A few years ago, prices spiked in a fairly significant way,… more»

No Reserve1980 Porsche 911 SC

As much as I hate to admit it, I really have become a Porsche 911 fan over the last few years. There was part of me that didn’t want to admit these cars were all they were made up… more»

BF Auction: 1980 Volkswagen Rabbit

Choosing the right project candidate can be challenging because, sometimes, it is hard to justify owning a vehicle that will only see the road for weekend outings. That is where this 1980 Volkswagen Rabbit stands out from the crowd…. more»

Sienabraun Survivor: 1974 BMW 2002tii

Much has been written about lately with regards to the softening classic car marketplace. The results from some recent major shows and auctions indicate consumers are growing cautious, so it’s not surprising to see a reduction in some of… more»

4.5 Liter V8! 1973 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE

I’ve always thought that Mercedes of this 1973 280 SE’s generation had a stately bearing about themselves – light green or not, which we are told is its born-with hue. Documentation from the original owner comes with this 62… more»

VW Powered: 1975 Sterling Kit Car

The Sterling story starts in 1960s London with two friends, Richard Oakes and Phil Sayers. Oakes was particularly smitten with the Lamborghini Miura; one story says he spent lunch breaks gazing at a Miura – housed in a nearby… more»

One-Owner Project: 1964 Volkswagen Type 2 Bus

The Type 2 VW Transporter hit the scene in 1950 and is still around today in one form or another. Also known as the Kombi, Vanagon, Microbus, or just plain Bus, these vehicles had their air-cooled engines mounted in… more»

BF Auction: 1973 Mercedes-Benz 450sl

UPDATE – The seller would like to clarify that the included spare engine is from a 1972 350SL, which is actually a 4.5 liter V8. This engine was found just in the ’72 model and are quite hard to… more»

No Reserve: 1986 Merkur XR4Ti 5-Speed

Show of hands if you remember the Merkur XR4Ti (it’s that XR4Ti part that I can never recall). They were all over the place in the ’80s (’85-’89) and then just seemed to disappear overnight. Today’s find, courtesy of… more»

BF Auction: 1986 BMW 325es

German cars enjoy a well-earned reputation for build quality. From the humble original Beetle to range-topping offerings from Mercedes and Audi, the level of fit and finish is typically impressive. BMW is no stranger to such praise, and their… more»

BF Auction: 2001 BMW 325i Sedan

Small BMWs are some of the most rewarding driver’s cars ever produced. They provide excellent performance, their compact size makes them ideal for coping with the cut-and-thrust of heavy city traffic, they are economical, and they have a reputation… more»

Rare 1994 Porsche Speedster Project

Over the last several months, I’ve wanted to get into a 964-chassis Porsche 911. Sadly, I’ve realized that I’ve likely missed the boat (again) as prices have been steadily skyrocketing. The 964 is one of the last of the… more»

Not Going to Finish: 1968 Porsche 912

The premise of a project is one that tempts many of us, especially if the car in question has a decent shot at increasing in value. As projects often do, they fall behind or simply off our list of… more»