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Porsche 911 SC Targa for sale-1978 with just 65k miles!

Many British car owners confess they also love air-cooled 911s. I was lucky to have a dad who loved these cars, so I love them too. I’m always on the lookout for good ones and I was excited to find this nice low mileage example in a unique original color. I bought this car as part of a larger collection, and I have been holding this 1978 911SC for about four years. But I am just not using it so it’s time to send it to a new home.

This is a great car. 911s have been climbing in value and these 3 liter SCs have been appreciating nicely! This one is stunning, especially if you like a 911 in something other than red, white, black or silver.

The body is great. There are zero dings on the sides of the car. It’s very clean, as you would expect with a low mileage vehicle. The engine is strong. Leak down and compression numbers are all excellent. We recently put in a pop off valve and replaced the hydraulic engine lid damper and replaced the oil S hose. The car is ready to go!

This car is unspoiled and feels like a time capsule. Everything is as it was when it left the factory, except the steering wheel, which is a very nice and high-quality “Dino” brand replacement. Coco mats help evoke the spirit of the era, as does the distinctive and simple mechanical targa top. By the way, have you seen the current 911 targa tops in operation? The entire rear window lifts up automatically and a motorized assemblage of levers and arms moves the top into the back of the car. It’s an engineering marvel, and I shudder to think of the repair costs down the road.

This is not that.

This is a top removed by flipping two levers. The top assembly easily collapses to fit in the trunk. Simple. From another era. And it was all professionally rebuilt just last year by a 911 specialist.

In fact, the window mechanism is also simple, this is a wind-up window car without A/C. It also has a mechanical radio antennae (listed on COA). In the engine bay you can see the air pump has been removed because it was in the way and no longer connected anyway. I have saved all the pieces in a box to travel with the car.

Included are the two factory sales brochures from 1978, which verify the accuracy of this example (see photo album below). When you get into this car, the factory shag carpet and colors stand out because this seems nothing like modern automotive color palettes. When did you last see a dark brown car? For me, that’s what makes this car particularly special.

Turn the key and iconic round warning lights come to life. (These are the same lights I would see in the ’69 911S my dad once owned- this car gets you that look and feel without breaking the bank). I have a 1997 993 as well, and that car’s square warning lights (and there are a lot of them) just don’t as beautifully convey the soul of a 911. This dashboard is much more reminiscent of the older cars, which is one reason I love this vintage so much–more affordable, but still with the heritage and feel of the early 911s.

This car certainly seems to have spent much of it’s life garaged, the dashboard and gauges are great, they are not sun-faded or worn and there are no cracks in the dashboard. Thus the car looks much it would have in 1978. The interior is excellent.

The car comes with a notebook full of receipts and information from the prior owner, including the Porsche COA as shown. It was repainted once and shines beautifully. Everything works (except the horn) and it’s a blast to drive. The transmission is excellent, with no complaints from the synchros and the gearbox is a joy, with easy downshifting.

We have done a bit of maintenance on this car during my four years of ownership. We added a new premium Deka battery two years ago. We changed one rear wheel bearing and rebuilt both front calipers. We adjusted the valves, put in new gaskets, changed the injectors, air filter, plugs, wires, cap and rotor, as well as the oil, which has few miles on it since. New tires were just installed and the Targa top was also completely restored by a Targa specialist. Headliner, vinyl and all rubber are now new (not pictured).

This car has the original engine, as verified by the pictured Porsche COA (see photos below). The timing chain tensioners were upgraded by the former owner about ten years ago. Receipts are included. VIN number is included in photo album. Build date was 12/77.

The car is a blast to drive. Call if you are interested!

2018 Mini Cooper S JCW for sale, in Mint condition with just 7000 miles

$27,995. That’s a lot of new Mini for not a lot of dough!

Here’s something different… this is a stunning, nearly brand new Mini Cooper John Cooper Works model, with just 7021 miles. The car is a rocket, with 228 turbo charged HP. It’s about 2800 LBS and great fun, with tons of modern features. This is the first car we have featured on our site with a back up camera and heated seats!

Now that’s a front brake!

You can zoom around town, or switch to “green mode” and choose fuel efficiency. The car is loaded with technology and the two electronic car keys alone seem smarter than the average Bugeye Sprite.

We have always loved Minis, and this is a fun car just like its classic Mini brethren. And they’re fun cars with much more modern practicality than the classic Minis you have seen more frequently on our site.

I traded this car for our black MGA Coupe so I would like to find it a new home. The car is immaculate, with wonderful factory works black leather seats, built with attractive red accents. If you are unfamiliar, the JCW kit is the factory performance Mini, a limited edition with multiple upgrades and cosmetic accents.

Call or email anytime if you are looking for a nearly new modern car that also provides classic car fun! The car was about $38,000 new. Still feels brand new! Offered here for just $27,995. Email if you are interested!

Striking 1954 TR2 for sale

Just 8,636 TR2s were built between 1953 and 1955. This is TS 4431, a rare car, and worth serious consideration.

She was built in 1954 (the last ’54 car was #5191, this one is #4431) and then titled as a 1955, as was common when these cars were purchased and first registered in the following year.

Later in 1955, the TR3 was born, and the grill moved forward, as shown at right below. The white car is a small mouth TR3, of which 17k were built between 1955-1957. In 1958 the large mouth TR3A was born and about 58,000 units were built before the end of the series a few years later.

1955 TR2 with inset grill left, small mouth 1957 TR3 Right

Each variant is wonderful. But the TR2 is visually the most unusual. The grill is brilliant, raw and simplistic, and a perfect fit for this rugged car. I love the small mouth TR3 but the TR2 snout always seemed more appropriate for the car than later versions. And there just don’t seem to be many TR2s left anymore.

Thus I am in love with this short door four speed TR2 because of the subtle differences it has from the more common TR3s. I never tire of the unique small mouth and I love the clean doors with no external door handles. I am sorry they added door handles to the TR3, some purity was lost. And I love the vintage center brake light, unique to TR2s.

This particular car was formerly vintage-raced. The log book is included and shows a tech inspection in 1988. It was subsequently restored for street use by the long time owner. The car was sent to Marque specialist Macy’s Garage in Ohio in 2011 where they went through the car and did some sorting of the prior restorer’s work. They also upgraded the front brakes to disk. I have asked them to see if they can find the receipts from that service work in 2011.

I bought the car from a (meticulous) collector in Florida who wasn’t using the car any more and wanted to move it to a good home. The car is really fun to drive and it’s tight and quick. It also has tremendous curb appeal.

Note the lack of lock fittings on the front of the bonnet-the TR3s had these external chrome fittings to hold the bonnet shut. You’ll see those fittings on the boot lid and spare tire hatch below. You need the T handle key to open them… but no outside latch fittings on the bonnet. Early cars had an internal (and more practical) hood release.

The top is nearly new, as is the interior. The side curtains too are a nice bonus, and in great shape. You can see them in the boot, with nice clear plastic windows. The interior was also completely redone, and also looks nearly new.

A trickle charger is hard-wired in place under the bonnet in front of the battery. There’s a battery kill switch in the passenger foot well. This is a nice anti-theft feature. A spin-on oil filter is also present, for easier oil changes.

The car spent a lot of time in California, as confirmed by early registrations which are shown in the photo gallery. At some point the car moved to Ohio, and then on to Florida. The car is quite solid, the underside looks quite nice.

Give a call if you want to discuss this rare and wonderful vintage car!

300 HP 1970 Morgan +8 for sale-new video drive!

This superbly modified Morgan +8 was really popular last week, so it’s back this week with a new driving video any British car lover will enjoy. In fact, the car now has its own website with specs and lots of additional information, which you can see by clicking here, or check out the link below to watch the video of this sophisticated screamer in action!

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