Cool eBay Find #165

The BMW E30 is iconic for its M3 variant and its successes in motorsport, however I’ve heard more than a few people saying going things about the 318is, as a low powered but fun to drive variant. The seller has owned the car for two to three years and has done around 5 miles in that time, with the car being a project that they just haven’t had time to complete. In the photos there are a number of other E30s so you would hope the owner knows what they’re talking about when saying the car is a solid example that hasn’t suffered in all the usual areas, though they do note that there is rust to the N/S/R arch. The car has suffered from hail stone damage to the roof and boot but apparently the dent doctor could make short work of those. The car has just been serviced but there is caution that there could be some engine work needed as there is a slight rattle and a couple of other minor issues. The interior looks to be in good condition with no rips and minor wear, which is impressive for a 165,000 mile car thats had 11 owners. Not mentioned is whether the car comes with any history or original books, which is of course crucial to the car’s value. Bidding ends soon with a current bid of just over £3,400.

Cool eBay Find #165

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Cool eBay Find #158: Porsche 924 Turbo Project

Front engined Porsches are starting to get the recognition that we all know they deserved, and if you can find one with a ‘Turbo’ badge then you really could be in the money. This find is in pretty poor condition and is a bit strongly priced personally, but it does come with a spare parts car that you could really have some fun with as a second project. Continue reading “Cool eBay Find #158: Porsche 924 Turbo Project”

Cool eBay Find #149

It is rare to find a project Aston Martin DBS like this one, which is why the bidding has gone so crazy on it (over £40k at the time I’m writing this). Judging by the photos of this car it doesn’t look to be in terrible shape, though of course it is when you take this car apart that you’ll know exactly how much work it needs. Apparently the car was last on the road in 1992, over 25 years ago now! The brakes don’t work, there is surface rust all the way around and a small amount of damage to the front left corner, so it certainly isn’t a wreck judging by that description. It would be lovely to see this beauty back on the road, and I’m sure that by then the prices will have sky rocketed again.

Cool eBay Find #149

Cool eBay Find #136

I think you’d be hard pushed to find someone who doesn’t know what the General Lee is, not only is it a famous car it’s a film icon. Funnily enough you can’t drive this one home, though the listing tells you that just in case you weren’t aware. It also needs welding but the engine runs when attached to a fuel supply so there is a positive. All tax and duties are paid and it is UK registered, which is always important to consider when buying a freshly imported US car. Chargers aren’t cheap but I think the £11k starting bid on this is definitely a stretch, and I’m not the only one as it’s had no bids yet with only a few days to go.

Cool eBay Find #136

Cool eBay Find #135

Oops, it’s another Porsche, I guess I should give up now. But it is a bargain. Under £600 for most of a 928! You’d have to find an interior and probably a lot of other parts but I’ve seen worse cars sell for more if this is as solid as it appears to be. I would love to get one of these and restomod it with the engine from a new Cayenne Turbo S, it would be incredible. Apparently the engine turns over but doesn’t run, so there is that too. Originally it was light blue (currently in primer) with a sunroof. If you were going to restore this car to the original specs you’d have to get a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity to clarify what it is supposed to look like. Made me chuckle that the listing says it needs an ‘interior refurb’….perhaps it needs a little more than that.

Cool eBay Find #135

Cool eBay #130

A track car can be a fantastic thing, but there is something about this project that really makes me want to save this car and make it back into a road car, it could look really fantastic if you ask me. I’ve never seen a Ford XR2 with a Turbo Technics kit on it, but apparently someone did it! It’s had a lot of modifications to make it what it is but it’s been left unused for 14 years which is a sad thing really, especially since this little car produced 280bhp! However the owner has changed the fuel pump and has had the car running, though evidently it needs some work before this goes back near a track. Apparently the car has got battle scars and has had a light roll (whatever that is) so it would need work if you wanted to tidy it up. It’s not had any bids and has a starting price of £1000, looks like a lot of car there, and perhaps it could be even cheaper.

Cool eBay Find #130