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 #164

A pre-HE Jaguar XJ-S is a lovely thing, and this one certainly could be with a lot of love (and bodywork!). With a current bid price of £1,550 this is a bit of a bargain considering it does run and drive (though the owner notes that the gearbox was sluggish when he last drove it). Its had two owners in the past 20 years and has just 83,000 miles on the clock, which is barely run in for one of these V12s. The car comes with its original cassette radio and Kent alloys, and had a few repairs during its time with the previous owner that include a new offside floor, offside outer sill and other repairs (mostly to the offside along the entire length for some reason). The car also comes with history and some period documentation which is very nice to have when it comes to resale.

Personally if I was taking on the project I would be seeing if the gearbox was worth sorting or just replacing, and then I might consider doing a manual conversion (which can really be transformative for an XJ-S). I’m curious to see how much this car sells for.

Please note that its important to view any car you’re interested in purchasing but the description on this one seems to be mixed up since the photos of the offside of the car have a fair bit of rot in them and there is only a limited amount of photos total.

Cool eBay Find #164

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 #155: Clio Williams 2

Hot hatches can be among the most fun cars that you can drive. Cheap, cheerful, fast and with huge amounts of character there isn’t a lot that can beat them in the ‘fun’ category. I’ve always been a fan of fast Renaults too and this Clio Williams is no exception. Continue reading “Cool eBay Find #155: Clio Williams 2”

Cool eBay Find #151

This find isn’t a bargain and it isn’t another car you could just drive away after you’ve bought it, and it certainly isn’t a small project. This monster 1941 Cadillac Series 64 Fastback is just waiting to be made beautiful again, and you can see that this once was a truly lovely looking car. Personally I think 1941 brought many beautiful American cars and they drive in a lovely way too. You could either restore this car to stock, hot rod it, or rat rod it, though to me ratrodding this beauty would be a great waste. It’s £12,500 so it isn’t the cheapest American project you can find for sale, but just imagine completing it and driving it around.

Cool eBay Find #151

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