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SportsCarLocate's focus has always been on custom vehicle location services, but we often come across some great buying opportunities that just don't meet our current clients' requirements - these cars we offer as 'Dan's Picks.

Our Dan's Picks provide casual buyers fast access to some fabulous opportunities on really nice Sports & Exotics. This personally curated selection of available cars is sourced from the 1000's of Sports & Exotics that come fresh into the open market each week from all across North America. Getting added to this list is not easy, as cars must first catch our discerning eye, successfully pass our initial review and offer what we sense to be excellent overall market value. 

 

 

 

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Hello and welcome...

My name is Dan Conlon and I am the CLO of SportsCarLocate. Since our start up back in 2009 I have dedicated my energy to sourcing our clients the best purchase opportunities available on ownership worthy sports & exotics.

If this is your first visit to the site you'll certainly want to learn more about just who we are, what we do and of course you will want to understand just how our unique business model can be of benefit to you in your hunt for your right Sports or Exotic car. I ask that you take a moment to: learn about us.

 

We have just returned from an extended spring sabbatical and we are now fully refreshed and ready to get back in the hunt. The late spring/summer market is now in full swing and fresh stock is being added to the market daily so it is a great time to finally get serious about your car dreams and stop looking and start buying. This is our 9th season of operation and we can't wait to hear from you to learn what it is that you may be after. Historically some of the best buying opportunities come flooding into the market at this time of year and trust us the market is hot now that the North America economy is back on the boil! If you are seriously looking... don't forget that we are in the marketplace each and every day, so if you are on the hunt please don't hesitate to call or email now to discuss how we may assist you in finding you your 'right' car.

 

Although you may find that many of our current picks are Porsche cars we also custom source other sports & exotics - modern era or classic, virtually whatever our clients desire. So if a Porsche isn't your thing please don't hesitate to call and discuss your desired make/model we would be please to help to source the right car.

Important Note: SportsCarLocate is not here to sell you a car. We are vehicle locators 'not a vehicle dealer' and we do not broker, buy, sell or trade in vehicles at any time. Our clients make their own independent vehicle buying decisions without pressure or inducements from us as we have zero financial interest in any car we source. All vehicles listed on this web site are offered for sale by their owners and all agreements to purchase are solely between the buyer and the seller.

 

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2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

 

Fresh Find: Oct. 19th, 2018 - If your a 911 focused buyer working on a limited budget there is simply nothing better than an early 996.

Today we have a nice fresh find reduced for the burgeoning fall marketplace.

2001 Porsche Carrera '4', that right the AWD version of the 996/911 - perfect as a weekend toy or if you prefer a potent daily driver. Just 68k original miles, and super fresh throughout finished in Silver Metallic on Black Leather.

All weather capable, but I am not so sure that I would want to abuse this thing in the upcoming Canadian winter.

300hp H6 engine with 6 Speed Manual and AWD gets this thing up and running in a blink of an eye, a pure joy to drive.

A two owner. pristine history car with 25 recorded service visits since new, no damage history... as nice a 996 Coupe as you are likely to find anywhere at this attractive price point.

Offered at $19,900. USD - A great weekend Fly in and drive it home project!

https://www.worldvw.net/searchused.aspx?Make=Porsche      

2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

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Fresh Find: Sep 7th, 2018 - A bargain buy if there ever was one! No this is no backyard built Kit Car as this is a true factory built piece, manufactured by a USA based, DOT approved auto manufacturer. So all said try as you might you are not going to find another factory built Cobra at anything approaching this price.

1995 Cobra 427 - hand built by Excalibur Motorcars, which from the mid 60's well into the late 90's was North America's 4th largest vehicle manufacturer, behind the Big Three. Of course Excalibur is best known for their massive SSKs and Phantom cars, but in the 90s after being rescued (once again) by a German Investment Group, Excalibur changed directions and developed their own version of the Cobra 427. This unique model was designed in house to be slightly wider, longer and lower than the AC/Shelby originals, to correct many of the limitations found in the AC cars, that being a very cramped cabin with offset pedals and minimal, driver side, leg room. You are actually going to fit in this Cobra! Just under 200 of these unique Cobra cars were built before production came to an end.

The Excalibur Cobra was sold as a Gentleman's Cobra and it came loaded with all of the features expected of cars build in it's day including AC, and a plush cabin covered in leather. Being a Factory car, built by a DOT manufacturer, who by the way was empowered to issue their own 17 digit VINs, each car had to meet the U.S. vehicle standards of the era including lighting, braking and emission controls. Of course over the years, this example, like many of the less than 200 built were modified and enhanced to improve on the performance capabilities as the original stock specification left a little to be desired.

How things have changed as this car is now powered by a Ford 302 modified with a Stage 2 TRICK FLOW engine kit producing 360 hp. Highlights of the Trick Flow kit include aluminum heads, unique camshaft, headers, roller rockers, 32 lb. injectors, chip and a custom programmed ECU. With a curb weight of only 2500 pounds this snake accelerates very aggressively (to say the least) with a truly dynamic exhaust sound. The engine is coupled to a 5 speed manual transmission, a heavy-duty Ford 9” rear axle, and ceramic-coated side pipes.

The Cobra comes with a Black Removable Hardtop with Storage Stand, side curtains and a Tonneau Cover along with an AM/FM Radio.

The car is pristine through, looks, runs, and drives like the beast it is, and the build quality far exceeds the homebuilt Kit Cobras that litter the marketplace.

Simply stunning in Silver Metallic with Black Racing Stripes and Black Leather Interior.

Because this is a legitimate factory car with a correct VIN, unlike the U.S registered Kit Cars, this one is actually importable into Canada, but of course an American buyer can also jump on this as well.

Priced at just $39,900. USD and only for sale due to the owner/collector's illness.

https://www.sellyoursportscar.net/

      

   

Jorge's Dilemma ...

Here we are deep into the Summer of 2018 and our very good client Jorge S. has a hot little dilemma on his hands. The question is... Can You Help Him Out?

Jorge is a pure, unadulterated, enthusiast and when he first came to us, many years ago, he was a dyed in wool, Nissan ZX guy, but something happened along the road and lo and behold the Porsche bug infected him. In fact Jorge has the bug so bad that through the years Jorge has accumulated three prime examples for his burgeoning, private collection. First came the stunning, 2001 Porsche 996 Turbo in Black on Tan, seen to the right, next came a truly, fine 1985 Carrera Coupe which was followed last year by a quite, rare and very near, mint 996 Porsche Turbo X50 Coupe in Silver, seen below.

Jorge clearly 'Loves What He Drives' and each and every one of his prized Porsches gets regularly exercised and receives the kind of care and attention that I wished all Porsches received. Jorge is an enthusiast's, enthusiast, he treats his toys with respect and an open wallet, and as a result all of his cars are fabulous examples of the breed.

Now onto the dilemma... you see Jorge once again has become smitten by a new love, and he has gone out a bought a brand new, yet to be, delivered 911T, hence now to make room, one of his two 996 Turbo's simply has to go.

So if you're a Porschephile interested in helping Jorge out with this little problem, Jorge would love to have a chance to have a chat. Whether you are looking to add to your collection or simply to get your hands on one of Porsche's best 'the 996 Turbo' you should think hard, my friends, as this is probably an opportunity that, if ignored, you're likely to regret for some time to come!

Please note that this is not a fire sale and Jorge has no intentions of given his Porsches away. That said from our perspective this is a unique set of circumstances that may open the door for you to get in on owning a very desirable Porsche Turbo at a realistic price point.

Dan Conlon

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Fresh Find: Sep 5th, 2018 - Opportunity Knocks, and if are a old air cooled enthusiast and you have any sense at all you'll want to answer the door for this one. Call today as it isn't going to last!

Just completed as an in house project car, with about 500 breakin miles, from one of California's best Porsche Race/Performance Specialist shops!

1974 Porsche 911 Coupe - Full Carrera RS Look with welded in RS/SC Metal Flares and Fibre RSR Nose, Rear Bumper and Ducktail. Impressive interior too with a set of original Sport Seats and a fresh headliner.

Looks great for sure and sits nice on it's 7"&9" Fuchs, but cosmetically to be fair this is a very nice 'Driver' grade car not a show piece. The big story and the real value on this one is not just the look a- s it is all wrapped up in the mechanical aspects of the build. Mechanically this car has been gone through from end to end and the build was completed by one of the best in the business!

Engine Professionally built 2.7L Engine

Engine Case, Heads, Rods, all Machined by Ted Robinson's German Precision and Jay's Precision.
Standard crank magnafluxed &, polished
Factory Porsche Main Bearings
Rod Bearings Clevite 77 H series tri metal material with Calico coating
964 Oil Pump
New CIS fuel injection Air box, boots and all injectors seals
New timing chains & ramps,
All new hardware and Powder coated sheet metal and Fan assembly
New Oil Cooler and hoses in front fender
Pistons and cylinders cracked check and inspected - New Rings
SSI Headers / Head Exchangers
Dansk Sport dual outlet muffler

Rebuilt 915 Transmission with 8:31 ring and pinion.
New clutch kit
Axles rebuilt with new CV Boots
All new shifter bushing

Brakes -New Master Cylinder
New Calipers
New Brake lines
New Pads and Rotors front & rear

New Bridgestone RE 71R's front and rear

New Gas Tank, fuel level sender and evap breather hoses
New H4 Headlights
 

No Rust, Dry Climate base car - highly desirable 'lightweight' 911 chassis!

All said this is virtually irreplaceable for the ask of: $42,000. USD

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/1974-porsche-911/6688568577.html

      

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Photo of ALFA_ROMEO ALFA GTV 3.0 V6 24V / used ALFA_ROMEO

 

Fresh Find: Sep 5th, 2018 - Okay car fans we have recently made the decision to head off into the Far East and expand our horizons into the Japanese Auto Market. This is one very unique marketplace that is simply stock full of interesting, well preserved, enthusiast focused, automobiles and we think it is only right that we open the door to offering some of these fabulous finds to our clients and dedicated site watchers.

Luckily for we Canadian buyers... the reality is that virtually any vehicle 15 years of age or older is admissible for importation into our country. This is not the case for many other enthusiasts around the world, including those in the USA where minimum vehicle age for foreign sourced cars is 25 years of age.

For now our forays into the Japanese market will be limited to European Manufactured vehicles with Left Hand Drive not the less desirable (in our local market), far more common, Right Hand Drive models which of course is the norm for the Japanese market. 

First up is a model that was never made available in the Canadian market as Alfa Romeo left the NA Market back in the early 90's before reappearing in recent years with the much heralded 4C and Giulia models. 

1997 Alfa Romeo GTV Coupe which was beautifully designed by Enrico Fumia of Pininfarina and which in this highly spec'd example comes with the lusted after, Busso engine - a 3.0L 4 Cam/24 Valve that provides both fabulous performance and a sound profile that will thrill you each and every time you drive this thing. The engine itself is a piece of automotive art as seen in the image below.

This example has just 58k original kilometers on it and appears to be virtually near mint throughout with near zero wear and tear. We can see some minor modifications from stock, but nothing silly or undesirable, modifications include the deeper front spoiler and side skirts off of the later year GTVs. 

One of the aspects of this particular vehicle is the fact that it is on offer from an Authorized Alfa Dealer not what we often see in the Japanese market.. and this speaks to the quality of this Alfa!

Simply stated there is nothing in the current Canadian market that matches all that this stunning Italian offers for a delivered to Vancouver dockside price of approximately $17,000. CAD

The Cars & Coffee crowd will be all over you when you arrive in this!

http://www.goo-net-exchange.com/usedcars/ALFA_ROMEO/ALFA_GTV/700123010630180108001/index.html

Photo of ALFA_ROMEO ALFA GTV 3.0 V6 24V / used ALFA_ROMEO

Photo of ALFA_ROMEO ALFA GTV 3.0 V6 24V / used ALFA_ROMEO

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Fresh Find: Aug 15th, 2018 - Looking for that value buy Air Cooled... this may be a good starting spot.

1986 Porsche Carrera Coupe - Original 3.2L H6 Air Cooled Engine with 915 Transmission.

The car spent much of it's life in the dry southwest and it is rust free. Mostly original throughout with all original factory panels.. mods are just an Air Cleaner and Speedline Rims.

The car currently has 166k original miles with no evidence of past accidents or any major damage and a stamped service book up to 135k miles.

Looks like an opportunity for the right buyer at $32,900. USD

https://exoticmotorsportsok.com/cars/1988-porsche-911-carrera/

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Fresh Find: Aug 15th, 2018 - Great looking Air Cooled - Porsche Targa... ready to be enjoyed without breaking the piggy bank.

Rare and handsome original colour combo Casablanca Beige Metallic on Brown Leather.

Reportedly just 74k miles but you can't trust the mileage given on these early SCs and we sense this has more mileage than being indicated by the odometer... but that said the car looks very presentable without after a little tidying of the interior.

Engine has been converted to Carbs and we see an aftermarket exhaust... all reportedly runs great.

Just installed fresh wheels and tires - wheels look to be larger than stock Fuchs likely aftermarket.

Any way you slice it it would appear to be a nice little air cooled 911, in today's market, at just $39,900.

https://exoticmotorsportsok.com/cars/1988-porsche-911-carrera/

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Fresh Find: Aug 15th, 2018 - Great Driver Quality 928 with some promise for value appreciation with a little work.

1985 Porsche 928S - 32V 5.0L V8 with hard to source 5 Speed Manual Transmission.

A rust free, leak free southern find that remains in surprisingly nice condition but a car that could be so much nicer with a little TLC.

96k original miles, and within the last 5k miles it has had a full top end rebuild

with all new stainless valves, all new timing gear, water pump, oil pump - also has upgraded PK timing belt tensioners that utilizes modern Audi tensoniers. Replaced all engine seals and gaskets too!

Interior has a few minor flaws Cracked Dash (easily capped) and a small bit of trim needs a glue down, but the core of the interior those original leather seats and other trim remains in great shape overall. Paint is reportedly nice, but at a minimum a little clean and buff is called for on this one.

Reportedly Needs Tires, Strut Inserts and A/C currently inoperative - if you can turn your own wrenches you can finish the project and have a very presentable 32V/manual 928 at a below market price.

Offered privately at $7,900. USD

https://littlerock.craigslist.org/cto/d/porsches-v8-5-spd/6665650935.html

\1988 Pontiac Fiero GT

 

Fresh Find: Aug 13th, 2018 - End of Era Piece - Collection Grade Find, for the true Fiero Enthusiast.

1988 was the very last and very best year for the Pontiac Fiero as GM had refined the car over the years and saved the best improvements for the 1988 model year cars.

This is a 16,000 mile, one owner example in virtually as new condition throughout - in fact the underside is just as pristine as the top side. So if you were a Fiero Fan back in the 80s and missed out on getting your hands on one of these, this is likely your best, and last chance to buy a near new one... optioned right, in the best colour combo at a sensible price.

I must say that the early Fieros showed so much promise, but were overall such a disappointment, yet the much improved 1988 Fiero GT with V6 and 5 Speed Manual along with the, late to the table, factory suspension and braking enhancements ticked a lot of boxes for me back in the day.

Love What You Drive and finally get what you want for just $16,900. USD

https://www.rayskillmanclassiccars.com/used/Pontiac/1988-Pontiac-Fiero-cdd1259e0a0e0ae74dbfa499806c244a.htm

1988 Pontiac Fiero GT

1988 Pontiac Fiero GT

\1988 Mazda RX-7

 

Fresh Find: Aug 13th, 2018 - Try and find a nicer example than this rare find for less.

Yes I know the 80s RX7 were not terribly fast and furious, but that said they were and are pretty decent sports cars when rationally compared against cars of that era. I was fortunate to own one of the first RX7s in North American way back in 1989 and although it's little rotary only put out 100hp at the time it was fabulous fun.

Motortrend reviewed the new RX7 back in 1986 (little changed in this 88 version) and they were clearly impressed too!

1988 Mazda RX7 - GXL (top for the line for the non-turbo rotary) - just 47k original miles and it looks near all original throughout. 147hp 13B Rotary with 5 Speed Manual Transmission.

Black on Grey Interior - the GLX had leather throughout and every option imaginable for a RX7 from this era.

Great looking with little to no evidence of wear or abuse... a rare find in an RX7!

Nice find at $10,995. USD

http://www.philliphawkinsmotorcompany.com/475_V20180808110152/Graniteville/1987-BMW-3-Series-325i-for-sale

1988 Mazda RX-7

1988 Mazda RX-7

\1987 BMW 3 Series 325ic

 

Fresh Find: Aug 13th, 2018 - Simply a great BMW Cabriolet and a rare find in this condition some 31 years after leaving the factory in Bavaria.

Virtually an original Triple Black, E30 Cabriolet!

1987 BMW 325i Cabriolet - Powered by a sweet 170hp Inline Six with 5 Speed Manual.

Not a supercar by any means, and a bit more touring focused than pure sports car, but all in all a great Euro Tuned ride with a build quality that is hard to beat.

Certainly one of the nicest examples we have seen of late down at this fully depreciated price point.

This lived the southern life since new with just a few, clearly loving owners... look around this car as it is shocking fresh with little of the wear and tear you find on so many other examples from this era.

It won't last long once some other wise BMW enthusiast sets his eyes in it.

Value at $9,752.00 USD

http://www.philliphawkinsmotorcompany.com/475_V20180808110152/Graniteville/1987-BMW-3-Series-325i-for-sale

1987 BMW 3 Series 325ic

1987 BMW 3 Series 325ic

 

Fresh Find: July 13, 2018 - An original, clean climate, west coast beauty that found it's way east a few years back.

1986 Porsche Carrera Coupe - 126k original miles - 3.2L air cooled H6 with 5 Speed 915 Transmission.

Impressive throughout in gleaming Guards Red on Black Leather - Books and records are with the car! None cracked dash and the car is corrosion free.

Private seller offering a great looking, strong running 911 Coupe at just $36,500. USD

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/d/1984-porsche-911-carerra/6641539558.html

 

Fresh Find: July 13, 2018 - So you missed out back in the mid 60s on buying the Mustang that you had drooled over as a teen... well here is your second kick at the can.

1965 Ford Mustang Coupe... Dry Climate California Car (Black Plate) that remains ALL ORIGINAL with 95k carefully preserved miles.

Now this is not quite a sports car just yet as it was factory delivered with a base 6 cylinder engine and automatic transmission, which is still installed... but think of the possibilities that this original Mustang presents!

Two Owner, Garage Kept piece that is solid throughout and ready to be driven.

Now of course there a a few different directions you could take with this one... leave it stock and original and simply drive and enjoy just as the factory built her, amp it up by dropping in that 289/302 4V V8 along with an upgrade the wheels and tires or use this as a great base for that full resto mod Mustang you have always dreamed of. 

The directional choice is yours, but no matter which direction you decide to take, with an ask of $14,500. USD the value found in this Original Mustang is near impossible to match.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/d/65-ford-mustang/6631606829.html

 

Fresh Find: July 13, 2018 - Another Unique Special Order Porsche, but this one is a 996 Coupe.

I know you may think me crazy, but these First Year 996 cars are one of my personal favorites as the lines just work for me, where as the later facelift 996s aren't my thing.

1999 Porsche 911 Coupe - in hard to find Speed Yellow on Black Leather... factory optioned with Turbo Twist Rims, Seat in Full Leather with Crests, Supple Leather Package and Contrast Stitched in Yellow threat to match the exterior, along with Seat Belts in Yellow, with Trimmed Mats to match. Boy somebody really knew what they wanted and darn it all looks good. We sourced a 997 Coupe that matched this car's options, near to a tee, and it looked fabulous in the flesh!

Here we go again (sorry we seem stuck on Cali cars this week) another dry climate, California find. This one has just 57k original miles with Fresh Rotors & Pads, Recent Tires etc. Looks very well loved throughout!

Take a peek at the private seller's video (not the best video, but it shows the car well).

The ask is $22,000. USD - yes a little more than some early 996s, but this one looks worthy.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/d/porsche-911-carrera-1999/6639935966.html

 

Fresh Find: July 12, 2018 - The previously unattainable may now just be within range!

A very rare find that ticks a lot of my boxes and we think worthy of some serious thought by anyone looking to possess the very best of Air Cooled Porsche cars.

TWO OWNER, DRY CLIMATE CALIFORNIA ORIGINAL - PORSCHE DEALER SERVICED

Shockingly pristine 1996 Porsche 993 Turbo... original and stock throughout, with none of the normally expected wear and tear you would see on others at the recorded 110k original miles. Clearly a car that has been garage kept, enjoyed often, but treated with the respect that such an exotic deserves. The mileage calculates out to just over 5k miles per year, so yes it was used, but no where near the daily driver range.

The car looks special and obviously the original owner spent large to get it just the way he wanted it, optioned to the max.

Fully dealer serviced from new with a $16k USD refresh including new Turbos 25k miles ago and a Major Service with Fresh Clutch and Tires just 1000 miles ago.

Original Paint... and it looks great in Arena Red Metallic!

Stunning, yet value priced example of a modern era collectable - yours today at $99,500. USD

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1996-Porsche-911-993-/223050465427?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera

 

Fresh Find: July 6, 2018 - The recent passing of the past owner of this Porsche has brought the car to market and a nice find it is.

If you have been chasing an air cooled, Porsche Cab and have yet to find the right one, you'll want to look up and take notice of this find as there are simply not many 993s of this quality and this low mileage that are priced as this one is.

1995 Porsche Carrera Cabriolet - RWD 993 with just 61k original miles. 272hp H6 with 6 Speed Manual. Looks to be virtually original and very well preserved throughout. A well optioned piece with Sport Rims, HID Lights, Motor Sound Package etc. Clean CarFax

Very sharp in Midnight Blue Metallic on Beige Leather.

Try and find one nicer than this for $42,990. USD

http://www.kcexecauto.com/1995-Porsche-911/Used-Convertible/Lees%20Summit-MO/6101/10533772/vast/0/Details.aspx

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera

 

Fresh Find: July 6, 2018 - Rare find in anything approaching this condition and a model that is getting some much deserved love from a new breed of enthusiasts.

Dry Climate, Garage Kept California Car with just One Owner and only 64k original miles!

1992 Dodge Stealth RT - Twin Turbo - 320hp 4 cam V6 with 5 Speed Manual & AWD

Stock Performance: 0-60 in 5.2 and 163 MPH Top Speed.

Superb throughout in White on optional Black Leather with nary a mark on this one.

Fabulous find as offered by the original owner at $10,000. USD

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/1992-dodge-stealth-twin-turbo/6626979671.html

 

Fresh Find: July 6, 2018 - One Family Owned - Dry Climate California Car from new!

This lovely 1985 BMW 635 CSi has been the family's pride and joy for the past 33 years, but now it is time to pass it onto the next caring enthusiast.

Impressively kept example with a large packet of documentation and service history through the years.

Stunning in Grey Metallic on Black Leather and a pristine as you are likely to find anywhere at this price point and most importantly it is a no corrosion, dry climate find which is far different than the BMWs of this era you'll find in the North East. 

Lots to love here at just $15,500. USD

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/1985-bmw-635csi-1-family/6634481408.html

 

Fresh Find: July 4th, 2018 - I have long been a fan of the Mazda Rotary cars... my admiration started way back in the day when my then brother in law took me a youthful teen out for a test drive of the then just introduced Mazda R100 in 1969. It took me some time to get my own Rotary, but I was one of the first to buy a new RX7 back in 1979 and I loved that thing.

Today we have what is becoming a very rare find: A near mint condition 1988 Mazda RX7 Convertible!

This is a mature one family owned all original piece that has been garage kept and properly maintained from day one. A dry climate California original that remains in near Factory Original condition throughout with 55k original miles.

Simply stunning in Black on Dark Grey Leather and unmarked everywhere you look. Under the hood it is near as nice as it is on top.

Freshly serviced and ready for another summer of fun.

Collector or enthusiast... this is an opportunity to get your hands on one of the last that still present like this.

Offered at $11,900. USD  

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/ctd/d/1988-mazda-rx-7-convertible/6634462482.html

1963 Chevrolet Corvette

 

Fresh Find: July 3rd, 2018 - Whether you're an old boy, like me, or a fresh faced enthusiast this classic piece of American Muscle will be hard to turn away from.

Just out of 30 year ownership/love affair and now in the hands of a well regarded reputable dealer.

1963 Chevrolet Corvette - Original Factory 327/4 Speed Car that underwent a comprehensive restoration many years ago and a car that has been coddled and garage kept ever since.

Of note is the fact that the original 327 Engine is no longer with the car as it was replaced with another 327 from the correct era, therefore this is not a Numbers Matching car.

Cosmetics are very impressive throughout with just enough patina to make you realize that this is real, nice and now 55 years of age.

A strong running example that has no known needs mechanically and capable of driving anywhere... not something you can say of many of these aging Vettes.

Offered aggressively at $39,900. USD

Every time you start this up your going to be whispering to yourself... Oh God, I Love What I Drive!

http://dennydotson.com/1963-Chevrolet-CorvetteStingray/Used-Convertible/Johnstown-OH/10645880/Details.aspx

1963 Chevrolet Corvette

1963 Chevrolet Corvette

 

Fresh Find: July 02, 2018 - Opportunity knocks as we believe that the DeTomaso Pantera is a fabulous candidate for some hefty value appreciation in the years to come.

Although quite a good number of these were produced, many of these cars over the years got into the wrong hands and fell into a state of disrepair, hence good ones are become very rare... and here we have a good one.

Desirable 'Early Production' 1971 Pantera with the ting steel bumpers and 330hp V8 - reportedly 34k original miles and a dry climate California car from new. Originally delivered to San Diego California.

All build details backed up by the Marti Report that is present with the car. Virtually a stock example with some mild enhancements.

Looks fabulous throughout and reportedly runs, drives like the true thoroughbred it was built to be.  

The Pantera still look great today now near 50 years after it was first introduced. A 70s Supercar that remains a visual standout on any road, fast and furious from birth!

We find the $75,000 USD ask for this one a real opportunity for the right buyer.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/detomaso/pantera/2127303.html?refer=news

 

Fresh Find: June 30, 2018 - Velvet Red Rocket... hurry as it will not last long!

Very desirable and so very hard to find - 1989 Porsche 944 'S2' Coupe.

Wonderfully preserved, dry climate California find that has clearly been in the hands of loving & attentive owners.

124k original miles... may seem like a lot but given it is nearing 30 years of age that computes to just 4,000 miles per year.

Rare original Velvet Red on Beige Partial Leather all looking quite impressive for it's age.

This was optioned right from the factory with the all too rare 220 option code - Limited Slip Differential.

Service is up to date and wear and tear are at a minimum... buy now or it will be gone! A lot of Porsche for this money.

Offered at a very sensible $10,800. USD

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/cto/d/1989-porsche-944-s2-coupe/6619148482.html

 

Fresh Find: June 30, 2018 - I was just 14 years of age when I saw my first Mustang Fastback and like many a lad from back in the day that first peek has never left me. A memorable, mystical machine that calls out to me every time I see one.

No doubt that you, like me, never had the opportunity to own one back in the day... but now some 50+ years later we present you a fresh chance to right that wrong.

1965 Ford Mustang Fastback GT...  sure it's a GT Clone, but do you really care at this price, as it it simply ticks near every Mustang box that you have on your long list.

The car was the recipient of a very recent, full restoration (less than 500 miles) to what we sense is a darn high standard throughout. Yes some of you pure performance oriented buyers may want to take this just a little further, and up the power a wee bit more, but what a platform to start with if that is your desire!

289/225 hp Engine, 4 Speed Manual, Front Disc Brakes, Deluxe Pony Interior and stunning in Twilight Metallic.

Under 500 miles since the resto was completed and offered at $39,900. USD

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/cto/d/1965-ford-mustang-fastback-gt/6630935803.html

 

 

Fresh Find: June 30, 2018 - Nice, very well respected 911 Targa ready for it's next lover.

Currently a Virginia car which lived in California until the mid 2000s, with records going back to 1988.

1986 Porsche Carrera Targa in lovely Iris Blue on Tan Leather. Car looks, and in fact is, amazingly well preserved with 118k miles recorded since new. A few very minor flaws noted by the seller, but nothing that should ever turn you away from a find like this.

One of the nicer air cooled 911s you find at just $38,000. USD

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-cars-sale/1000964-1986-porsche-911-targa.html

Local Client's Car - Not to be missed.

 

Okay my fellow Canadians... take a look at the licence plate on this. Yes, that's right, this is an all too rare Canadian G50 Cabriolet.

The car is here in Toronto primed and ready to be enjoyed, No waiting around for importation, no added cost for U.S. Exchange, no shipping or duty cost either, and you get to play with now not a month from now.

This is a must see item for any Air Cooled Porsche enthusiast. Winter stored, garage kept Canadian original, original paintwork, cosmetically impressive and religiously maintained.

Now if you are shopping from across the border this Canadian offered car still represents impressive value Stateside... so take a look.

Hit the link and learn more about this super nice find.... Click Here

 

 

Fresh Find: June 29, 2018 - You may be asking yourself... is this really a Sports Car? Well now some 61 years after this treasured piece left the factory I would suggest that it is now a true American Exotic with a sporting nature.

When you are considering an aging classic of this vintage you need to remember that you are not just buying a car you are buying it's provenance and it is provenance that sets this one apart from so many of the other old Thunderbirds out there.

1957 Ford Thunderbird - with factory Hard Top.

For those of you that are understandably unaware of Ken McBride (past owner & restorer of this Bird) and his prominence in the Auto Collecting world here are a few items to provide you with a little prospective.

LeMay Collection Video

One of Ken's many toys goes on the block

This Thunderbird has been a prized possession all of it's life and now you have a chance to add it to your family's garage. No not a great sports car but truly a very special piece all the same.

Current ask is $46,900. USD

http://www.luxmotorcars.com/1957-Ford-Thunderbird/Used-ClassicCar/Sacramento-CA/10567712/Details.aspx

 

Fresh Find: June 28, 2018 - A great example of one of the toughest finds in the Porsche marketplace today.. a project worthy 911.

Throughout the year I continually get calls from prospective clients looking for an Air Cooled - Fixer Upper and although we may see a few, more often than not they are disappointments, unworthy of the investment of time and money that would be required to bring them back to life. Corrosion is more often than not the main culprit as the skill set necessary most guys don't possess and cost of properly repairing a rusted late 70s/80s 911 in most cases simply does not make sense. Lots of backyard bashers try, but few succeed and their leftover non-restorable project cars litter many a garage across N.A.

This one we sense is different... 1980 Porsche 911 SC Targa. Numbers Matching find with lots of original paint remaining and recently sourced by the seller out of a long-term owners storage facility.

Looks to be impressively solid, top to bottom, with all of the original parts intact. The engine will turn over and in fact start up, but sputters out shortly thereafter. Overall the vehicle verges on operative, but needs attention. Targa Top is in good shape and some determined attention to the cosmetics we think will make this patina'd find presentable.

Go ahead and look around the market to see if you can do better at $22,500. USD

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-Porsche-911-911SC-Porsche-Targa-/113095996809?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368

 

Fresh Find: June 28, 2018 - I must declare that I am unable to be fully rational when I find a worthy Lotus Europa as I lusted after these in my teen years and have yet to get them out of my psyche.

Oh so rare to find one like this... very desirable 1973 Europa S2 Twin Cam Special

The particular car has been the subject of an intensive ground up restoration at the hands of an experienced Lotus collector and it is now available, fully sorted and ready to be enjoyed... talk about 'Loving What You Drive'. 

Very few of these very special Lotus cars remain roadworthy and although 9300 Europas were produced and finding a ownership worthy example today, especially the S2 Twin Cam variant is more difficult than you may believe. There is no shortage of project Europas available, but I caution you as the cost and effort required to restore one of these will likely far exceed your budget by a wide margin.

Here is a great example of what I mean... try and bring this 74 Twin Cam back to the near new condition of this fresh 1973 - Click the LINK

The current ask is $42,500. USD -Love What You Drive What more can I say, what else are you going to buy with a Price Tag of $32,995. USD that will compare?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-Lotus-Europa-Twin-Cam-/173375122501?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368

1976 Porsche 912

 

Fresh Find: June 28, 2018 - Heads up you budget worn, classic focused, air cooled Porsche buyers. Just like the generations that came before you not everyone who wanted a 911 could afford one and for that very reason Porsche introduced the '912'... a true 911 sans the 6 cylinder and in it's place of the six Porsche placed a simpler, more economical 4 cylinder engine.

This is one of the now quite rare 1976 Porsche 912E's with the Fuel Injected 2.0L H4 and five speed manual transmission. Only 2100 of these one year only model were built to fill a gap in the Porsche lineup after the discontinuation of the 914 and before the introduction of the 924 cars.

This super nice California find has clearly been the recipient of much love and attention over the years and certainly lots of dollars invested more recently as it has had a complete engine tear down and rebuild just 5,000 miles ago.

Looks fabulous throughout in India Red on Biscuit Interior.

A very rare find and when all the attributes are considered we think it to be a hell of an opportunity @ $29,900. USD

Hurray as we can't find you another to replace this once it is gone!

https://listingallcars.com/vdp/-3391538570103703386/Used-1976-Porsche-912-for-sale-in-Sacramento-CA-95819-by-Luxury-Motorcars

1976 Porsche 912

1976 Porsche 912

 

Fresh Find: June 28, 2018 - Every once and awhile something trying unique and extra special comes along... this is one of those cars!

For me this is without a doubt one of favorite Porsche looks a fat fender'd 930 with a traditional nose and vented rear fenders. Yes the far more common Flachbau/Slantnose builds are nice, but for me dialing it all back minus the Nose makes the 911 just right.

This stunning find is a true 'Factory Special Wishes' piece documented by Porsche.

1986 Porsche 930 - 29k original miles from new and near flawless throughout.

Seller's Notes:

The previous owner kept the car garaged, and even had an enclosed trailer (painted in the same color of the car) that he used to transport the car to various Porsche Club shows, avoiding road use and wear.  This pampered use and care are very well reflected in the condition and very low mileage.

The car is fully stock without oil leaks and including all the factory paint markings made at the factory when built.  The anodized plating on the hardware is pristine and in new condition.  It is a very solid driving car and has that new-feel expected in a car like this. 

Paint to Sample Platinum Metallic on Beige and Wine Leather, all just as it left the factory.

Collect or drive and enjoy - offered at $114,000. USD

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1986-Porsche-911-911-TURBO-930-/302785853082?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368

 

Fresh Find: June 27, 2018 - A fabulous, virtually as new 996 Turbo today that is Tiptronic Equipped... think long and hard before telling yourself you don't want an automatic transmission 911.

Stunning 2001 Porsche 996 Turbo Coupe - this is a ONE OWNER CAR FROM NEW with 20k ORIGINAL MILES!

Built by Porsche to the original buyer's liking at a cost of $138,910. USD, loaded with some $24k in desirable options. Clearly the original buyer loved the car that he had built as he has kept it since his purchase some 18 years ago and finally after caring for this beauty all of those years he has let it go.

Unmarked Midnight Blue Metallic on as new Natural Brown Leather with all of the power and performance anyone could need... all stock throughout.

If you missed out on buying one of these early supercars, back in the day, here is your chance to grab one that is as near to factory new as your likely to find anywhere, and it is being offered for pennies on the dollar. Pristine, original, low mileage 996 Turbos have depreciated as far as they are likely to go and we project a leveling off of values with some upside for future value gains in the years to come.

A Tiptronic in a Turbo comes with no performance penalty and as the years go by with fewer and fewer Manual Drivers coming on stream we sense that these Tip cars may prove to be preferred over their manual transmission siblings.

All-round Value @ $47,800. USD

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2001-Porsche-911-Turbo-/223030930531?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368

 

Fresh Find: June 27, 2018 - One very rare and very attractive find. Can't imagine finding anything else that looks, sounds and drives as this Italian Stunner does at comparable price point.

Thanks to a nutso depreciation cycle this fabulous find is available at pennies on the dollar... as the original list well exceeded $100,000. USD

2006 Maserati Gransport Spyder - one of the only 473 Spyder examples produced by Maserati for the North American marketplace. These cars came blessed with a Ferrari sourced drive train including a howling 400hp 4 Cam V8 hooked up to a much improved 6 Speed F1 Transmission.

Absolutely gorgeous (to my eye) in special order Argento Luna on Navy Blue Italian Leather Interior. At just 25k original miles the car shows near new throughout. It has a pristine CarFax history from new with strong evidence of appropriate service throughout it's life.

What more can I say, what else are you going to buy with a Price Tag of $32,995. USD that will compare?

http://pennantmotors.motorlot.com/inventory/2006-maserati-gransport-spyder--2008

 

Fresh Find: June 27, 2018 - A Porsche Classic looking for it's next caretaker, preferably someone with a few bucks in their jeans that is willing to invest in some of the finishing touches that this piece deserves.

1973.5 Porsche 911T - the end of the era for the early lightweight 911 before all of the regulations forced Porsche to start making changes to the 911 cars.

Late year 1973s in North America came with the 2.4L H6 which was fed by the Bosch sourced Fuel Injection System with 140hp on tap and the newly introduced 915 5 Speed Transmission. Of course the S and E models were faster, but the T received high marks for actual on road performance and drivability.

Now some 45 years after leaving the factory most '73s' have long ago turned to rust dust in driveways across North America, but not this one it would seem. That is not to suggest that this is a perfect car as we see quite a few areas in need of improvement, but, and it is a very important but, this one does look solid with very presentable exterior paintwork.

Number's Matching Car with Porsche COA

Private Seller's Comments:

Sold with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, options include factory A/C and electric sunroof. The 1973.5 model was the last iteration of longhood production before the introduction of impact bumpers in 1974.
All lights, switches and gauges work, including the factory A/C . 
The entire fuel system is new (new fuel lines, fuel pump, rebuilt fuel distributor, flushed tank and hard lines).
The car is dry underneath and does not leak. Shifting is handled by a 915 gearbox that operates smoothly with precise shifts and no synchro issues.Brake pads show 50% at the front and 75% in back, with calipers squeezed via new braided, stainless steel lines. Starts, runs and drives excellently, the car could benefit from new tires but the new owner should be comfortable adding miles immediately.

Of course there is a lot more to learn before jumping in on this one, but it does paint an intriguing picture - a drivable, classic, early 911 that can be enjoyed as it is or improve upon it as you so wish.

Priced to sell today @ $42,000. USD

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-Porsche-911-911T-Coupe-/202351800875?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368

 

Fresh Find: June 26, 2018 - A very rare find that ticks a lot of my boxes... how about you?

ONE OWNER, DRY CLIMATE CALIFORNIA ORIGINAL, PRISTINE CARFAX that documents the one owner history as well as detailing 32 service visits to the owner's local Porsche Dealer throughout the car's life.

For me these 2004 Porsche Carrera - 911 - 40th Anniversary Edition cars are one of the most desirable of the 996 variants as they are truly special. Just 1963 were manufactured by Porsche for worldwide distribution and Porsche threw just about every options available into each of these cars.

Including the highly prized X51 Carrera Engine which offered it's owner a 25hp bump in power over the base 996 Carrera - this engine alone on the lesser 996s came at a $17k USD price point!

On top of the engine Porsche also added Sport Suspension and again rarely found on a 996 - the Mechanical Limited Slip Differential.  To dress things up Porsche installed the front bumper from the Turbo/4S cars then painted these cars in GT Silver (only the Carrera GT for the super rich was graced with that colour prior) and added polished 18" Sport Design Rims. Further they fitted Full Natural Leather to the interior surfaces, silver trimmed the centre console, handbrake and gauge surround before adding the special edition plate to the dash, which numbers each of the 1963 special edition cars that were produced.

Yes this one has higher mileage than most that you'll find at 132k original miles, but it's apparent condition - showing little wear, Porsche dealer service history, long term ownership, and of course dry climate usage all speak to the value proposition offered here.

Stunning example that one day will no doubt be collectable - yours today at $23,888. USD

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-Porsche-911-40th-Anniversary-/173375234339?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368

1990 Jaguar XJ XJS

 

Fresh Find: June 22, 2018 - Looking for an affordable Investment Worthy piece that can enjoyed?

Sure old Jags aren't for everyone, but when you find one like this verging on 30 years of age it is truly difficult to turn your head and walk away. One of the nicest of this vintage that we have seen of late and it is priced well given the low mileage and apparent condition.

Reportedly a One Owner car optioned beautifully in Diamond Blue Metallic on Iris Blue Leather with a matching cloth top in Blue.

1990 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible with just 40k original miles from new.

Superb condition throughout with an engine stuffed full of butter smooth V12 - you could literally eat off of this engine!

Near zero wear and tear anywhere (oh so rare on this model) on this car and clearly a car that has been respected and well loved from birth.

A true time capsule awaiting it's next caretaker.

This car in the years to come has potential for value appreciation, it won't make you financially rich, but God the stories you'll have to tell and the memories you'll hold dear after owning it... make this well worth the cost of ownership and if you're a clubby guy you'll get admission into the Classic Jaguar Club.  

Offered at $14,900. USD

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/ctd/d/2004-porsche-911-gt3/6617367533.html

1990 Jaguar XJ XJS

1990 Jaguar XJ XJS