German Classic Cars

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No Reserve Wagon: 1980 Mercedes-Benz 300TD

The W123-chassis Mercedes-Benz is a cult classic, but things kick up a notch when you find one in wagon form. Now, finding one isn’t particularly hard given how long-lived these things are, but a clean example that’s been maintained… more»

AWD Rarity: 1983 Audi Quattro

These days, it’s not uncommon for ambitious enthusiasts to import the cars of other enthusiasts’ dreams from the motherland, wherever that may be. While that used to be the forbidden fruit, it’s almost become some commonplace that finding U.S.-market… more»

Affordable E24: 1982 BMW 633CSI

Despite the rapid rise in price for some European classic models, there are still plenty of affordable options out there packing plenty of style and that are (reasonably) reliable. The E24 chassis BMW 6-Series is a great example of… more»

Garage Find GT: 1988 Porsche 928 S4

One of the best GT cars of the 1980s was the Porsche 928. Now, best is a relative term and has nothing to do with reliability, but rather how the car behaves when found in peak form. That being… more»

One Family Owned: 1986 Merkur XR4Ti

A vehicle that’s been in the family for years can easily become an heirloom, an item that we hope to pass on other members of our respective clan. However, not everyone respects those wishes, or the efforts made to… more»

90s Super Sedan: 1991 BMW M5

The lineup of 90s-era BMW “M Cars” is one of the hottest in the European car segment at the moment. The BMW M3 of the E30 years and the E34-chassis M5 are equal parts hard to find and getting… more»

Like New Luxury: 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL

Parking a beloved car outside can cause serious internal conflict for enthusiasts, especially if you’re aware of how slippery the slope is of prolonged exposure. The seller of this handsome W126-chassis Mercedes-Benz 560SEL may not have owned the car… more»

1 Owner Targa: 1989 Porsche 911

This 1989 Porsche 911 Targa is offered for sale on behalf of the original owner. Finding cars that remain with the individual who bought it new is a major bonus for collectors who seek out vehicles with excellent provenance…. more»

Open Air Funmobile! 1973 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing

With the unseasonably cold weather we’re already experiencing in Middle Tennessee, spotting this topless 1973 VW Thing is making me long for spring or even a little more fall before winter officially sets in.  With such a cool concept… more»

Incredibly Rare: 1955 Porsche 356 Continental Roadster

This 1955 Porsche 356 1500 Continental Cabriolet (that’s a mouthful) is one of the rarest 356 models and also one of the prettiest (in my opinion). That spectacular bent windshield is the tell-tale sign that this is a 356… more»

Conda Green Machine: 1971 Porsche 911T

There’s something about a special car in a rare color that just makes it unbelievably tempting. The best part about special colors is no matter what genre of cars you may enjoy, most enthusiasts are united in how significant… more»

1958 Goggomobil TS400 Coupe

It was the early 1950s, and Hans Glas GmbH, based in Bavaria, Germany, needed to evolve. Making and repairing seed drills – its mainstay business since 1883 – was a struggle in the post-war era. An excursion to Italy… more»

Numbers Matching: 1963 Porsche 356B

The word “survivor” gets thrown around a lot (I know I’m guilty of this) and oftentimes, it’s used to describe a car that still looks pretty decent while being nearly original. That means original paint in good to great… more»

Arkansas Shop Find: 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

It’s always amazing to see a long-parked barn find come back to life, regardless of make or model. Knowing an engine that been sitting dormant for decades and can still fire up with some coaxing is a testament to… more»

Partial Pasha: 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo

Reviled from the beginning by Porsche cognoscenti, the 924 defied its critics by selling well. The model emerged in 1976 after a rather long gestation generated by a joint venture between Volkswagen and Porsche. Volkswagen terminated its involvement in… more»

Low Mileage Coupe: 1978 Mercedes-Benz 300CD

If you want a sure-fire way to make a W123-chassis Mercedes-Benz more attractive, delete two doors. The coupe-bodied Benzes are a fair bit prettier than its sedan counterpart, especially with the disappearing B-pillar that helps to create a truly… more»