CURRENT INVENTORY IS SHOWN IN THE SMALL PICTURES JUST BELOW THIS TEXT!
(if a car is not pictured here, it has been sold)

Striking 1961 Triumph TR3A for sale

NOW SOLD TO Larry in Georgia! Congratulations Larry!

NEW THIS WEEK! A few great repairs and a great driving video! Click below to ride along in this nice Tr3!

FIXED! There was a small rusted section of frame on this car-we have cut out that rust and replaced the frame section with new sheet metal. Tom drove the car with the frame like it was for the past 40 years without issue, but now it’s fixed right, and the car is stronger than new! No more underside issues!

There’s a small picture at left-you can see how we cut back a section of frame to get rid of any rust and welded in the new section (in black). You can see more pictures in the gallery-we spliced in a correct new steel frame section to restore this car for the next 40 years! The welds were ground smooth and the section was sealed and painted black. Also new this week-we completely rebuilt the original speedometer and tachometer and put in new cables so that the gauges are now also good as new!

Here’s a different kind of “Bugeye.”

TR3s are a blast, and this one is a perfect driver that just about any British car lover will thoroughly enjoy. We just got the car from the 40 year owner, who traded it for the Bugeye “Luigi.” He was ready for a change. (But this car will blow Luigi away.) Tr3s are quick! Indicated mileage is 56,032

TS73540L is a superb driver. The paint shines beautifully. It’s about a 40 year old paint job, and you would never know it because the car looks quite good. Originally Yellow, the car was repainted red just before the last owner took possession in 1978.

We have all the original ownership history, including the original title From June of 1961 when one Linda Hoyt of Darien, CT purchased the car new from International Motors of White Plains, NY. She then sold the car to Joe Mauro of Stamford, CT on September, 30 1972. He sold it on August 1, 1975 to John Anzalone of Southbury, CT, who sold it to Robert Milford of Woodbury, CT on 2/12/77, who then sold it to Tom, the most recent owner, in 1978. Five owners since new. Wilford rebuilt the engine and painted the car, says Tom. The paint has held-up incredibly well!

It’s easy to see why Tom kept this car for more than 40 years. It’s a perfect sports car, rugged, windy and very sexy with an awesome exhaust note. These cars are like tractors, they just seem bulletproof. And this one’s a pisser to drive.

The top is nice, no tonneau, worn side curtains. The engine is strong, with great oil pressure. Disk brakes up front, as stock. Four speed non-overdrive transmission. Solid body. No visible damage anywhere, nice straight lines. Spare tire well is quite clean. The car needs very little and you can drive it anywhere. Paint is older but no crazing anywhere, it was a good job. This is a car you don’t have to worry about. The interior shows a little wear, like a nice but slightly worn pair of blue jeans. Yet the overall appearance will stun everyone, no matter where you go. It looks that great.

Call or email if you want to make this great sportscar your own!

Excellent 1960 Austin Healey 3000 Mark 1 BT7 for sale

Now sold to Dan in Atlanta! Happy Birthday Dan!

The sound below is the only sound you need to hear today. NOTHING sounds like a big Healey. Click on the video below and see if you agree. This is a stunning car we have ready for Spring. Turn up the volume and click below!

This 1960 3000 MK 1 BT7 (HBT7L 7549) is a drives beautifully and it’s a cosmetic stunner!

This stunning car is available now for $44,995.

It’s a very sharp restored car that you can drive anywhere. The new chrome exhaust system looks great and roars! The car has also been fit with an upgraded high output starter and spin on oil filter kit, nice additions! We have completely gone through the car, put in a new clutch, replaced the driver’s seat foam to restore the leather seat bottom and fully serviced the brakes.
The body is excellent. The door gaps are all great and this car is ready to drive! The rockers are nicely restored and so are the outriggers and trunk floor. The floor pans are solid. The restoration was done about 20 years ago and the car still looks fresh.

The car has been driven so the underside is not as tidy as you’d find on a car that has been trailered to shows… but this is a car you can drive, without fear that a passing rain shower will ruin your entire weekend, and require hours of underside cleaning.

She starts right up and wants to roll. A great tonneau, windows and top are included (see photo album). The trunk is well-stocked with knock off wire wheel hammer and a spare tube underneath the spare tire. The blue pouch holds a car cover. Take this car on a trip this weekend!

It’s the perfect classic car… use it and enjoy it, and show it and blow people away. She’s nice enough to show yet well-sorted and ready to drive.

The car shows 724 miles. Anyone lusting after the sensual curves of a big Healey will love this car. Call if you would like more details!


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Porsche 356B-1963 fantastic restored driver!

 

Fantastic restored 1963 356 B T6-Drive anywhere-For sale! $76,995

 

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We sold this sweet 356 to Phil in Florida early in 2016. Now he’s ready to trade for something new, and has asked us to list the car here. The car is currently located in Florida, where Phil has made it even better with cosmetic and mechanical improvements. If you are interested, please contact us for pricing and more information at 203-561-6929.

Here’s a wonderful Porsche full of Bugeye personality. This very well-restored 1963 Porsche 356B is elegant and sophisticated, a stylish gentleman compared to a rugged and toss-able nimble Sprite. These sold for about $4,200 when new compared to the Bugeye’s $1,795 new price, so of course, everything is quite different. The interior is more luxurious, the car is quieter and simply more elegant while retaining great sports car fun, racing heritage and service simplicity. The 356 is full of personality and lovable curves, just like a Bugeye and that’s why I like it so much. And the car is tons of fun to drive and admire. Everyone needs one of each.

Check it out in the video below, and click the “read more” button to see more information, pricing and a great photo album!

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1960 MGA for sale, great solid driver!

NOW SOLD! Congratulations Tom! California bound!

I love MGAs, and we have had many of them. They are a great value, and they look like a million bucks. They’re bigger than a Bugeye with more “classic” than “cuteness” appeal.

This is a really nice one to own. It has lived since 1976 in dry South Carolina and it shows. The frame shows no rust, and the rockers are excellent. This car is solid and sound. It was re-painted once in 1982, and the finish is still holding up quite nicely. The car received a complete mechanical upgrade recently, with a rebuilt engine, new steering rack, new clutch slave cylinder, new rear wheel cylinders and all new hoses. Receipts are included.

The car has been driven very little in the last 10 or so years, with just 500 miles since the major mechanical restoration. The top is quite good, as are the side curtains and tonneau.

Anyone can jump into this car and go. The transmission is in excellent shape, with great synchros and no up or downshifting issues.


Tires and exhaust are older, and the new owner may choose to have us upgrade these before the car departs. Still, it’s a great car to drive, with just a few minor cosmetic flaws, quite natural for a car of this vintage.

Call to discuss… we have kept the price down to acknowledge it’s not a fresh cosmetic restoration, but by the same token, this is a strong running car with thousands recently invested in an engine rebuild and it has all its weather gear, a 1600 engine and disk brakes which make this one of the more desirable of the MGA series. Drive this car anywhere, with no apologies. It’s perfect for anyone who wants shiny and sexy classic car for under $20k that you don’t have to be afraid to drive. This car will turn heads everywhere!

1974 MGB GT for sale- One of the best values in classic cars today!

Now sold and congratulations to Steve! Iowa bound!

I just love the MGB GT. I have one in my little collection… the hatchback allows me to carry my bicycle in the back and the car looks like a baby Aston Martin, for several hundred thousand dollars less. These cars remain one of the best values in collectible cars ever. These chrome bumper cars still look very vintage, and they will elevate just about anyone’s image. You can have this well-sorted example for just $12,995.

This particular car is just about perfect in my book. The rust has been cut out, new metal was welded in place, the car has been repainted in the correct color, the seats were replaced with new leather ones and the steering wheel is uprated. The dash is excellent. The whole car is excellent. The air filters are improved lifetime K and N brand and the car runs nicely. Tube shocks are present in the back, and on this car, that’s a nice upgrade from the original lever shocks. A lifetime stainless steel exhaust system has been fit. Relays have been added for the headlights to reduce the load on the the headlight switch, a nice way to upgrade the electrical system on these cars. There is a large file of receipts for work done by others.

It’s ready to drive anywhere.

The car sports its original 1800 engine and four speed fully synchronized transmission. A single 12 volt battery has been fit in one of the lockers to replace the six volt batteries that would have come with the car.( a common upgrade). Stainless steel exhaust has been fit, as have new front springs, poly bushings and (I believe) a slightly larger sway bar because the handling is great. Headlight relays have also been fit, a great electrical system upgrade.

The interior is quite nice, I will get more photos next week in better light to showcase the condition.

1974 was the last year for chrome bumpers, in fact, late ’74 cars were changed completely to the taller rubber bumper style (or lack thereof).

It is not immaculate, the car has been driven… it is not a recent rotisserie restoration. Instead it’s a solid car that looks great and that you could make your daily driver and actually get where you are going. This is the one car I would own if I wanted an inexpensive sports car I had to live with day in and day out. Shows 32,045 miles on the clock.

Great value, shade from the sun and tons of fun! Click “read more” to see the photo album! [Read more…]

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


Now SOLD to David In Pennsylvania! Congratulations!!!

So many British car owners we meet confess they also love air-cooled 911s. I was lucky to have a dad who loved these cars, so I love them too and I’m always on the lookout for good ones. I bought this car as part of a larger collection, and I have been holding this 1978 911SC for about four years in my own small collection but I am not using it and it’s time to send it to a new home.

We just had a PPI done which confirmed that the leak down and compression numbers were all excellent. We put in a pop off valve and replaced the hydraulic engine lid damper and now the car is ready for a new chapter.

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.

In fact, the window mechanism is also simple, this is a wind-up window car without factory A/C. It also has a mechanical radio antennae (listed on COA). In the engine bay you can see the air pump bracket, which we removed when we last serviced the car, 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). The Targa top shown in the photos is before the restoration.

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! $39,995. Click “more” to see photo album! [Read more…]

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