Automotive Classifieds of Interest German Cars For Sale

1988 Porsche 928S4: White on White Special

After going up to Portland and back a few times by rental car in the past few months, I find myself seriously regretting the sale of the e36 m3. It handled this duty so well, and the Dodge Avenger rental car… Well it’s a pile of shit in comparison except that it’s nearly brand new. I have no other words of praise for it.

So naturally while hanging out on the Portland I-5 parking lot coming back from Webvisions, I fantasized about eating up back road in a comfortable German sports touring machine. Not new of course, because that’s not reality. A modern classic, used German car, in the $10-15k range. AKA “the so affordable range, you could get one at a moment’s notice.” Or so I always care to believe!

Naturally I hit to check out all the west coast listings for a German Tourer. First up:

1988 Porsche 928 S4 in Portland, Oregon for $10.5k on Craigslist

White 1988 Porsche 928 S4 For Sale1988 Porsche 928S4 For Sale White Leather InteriorPorsche Linen White Leather Interior 928S4

The Exterior Paint Is Original & In Very Good Condition Without Dents Or Door Dings. The Interior Is Near Perfect With Only Minor Warping On the Right Rear Panel. The Dash & Pod Are Flawless.

The Car Comes As Shown and Priced With Porsche Factory 993 Cup Wheels. I Will Reduce to $10,500 With Stock Slotted Wheels. New Price Reflects Brand New Shocks With Ride Height Adjustment and Alignment.

I know 928’s are maintenance nightmares, but they are so sexy. And the one I drove years ago was a 1984 928S model. It was a very comfortable car, but with a terrible 3 speed auto transmission. This car being a later model 1988 year and an S4 features much more horsepower, and 4 speed auto. This combination should really make this car much more alive. And the white on white, while very Miami Vice, still appeals to me as a product child of the 80’s. It’s already a standout car; why not make the interior just as eye popping?!

This car has important recent maintenance and looks sharp with the 993 rims for $11.5k. If you can handle the couture interior, this looks attractive to me!

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1994 e34 BMW Touring 540i/6: A Conversion Worth Talking About

This e34 Touring 540i Sport has been for sale since at least this past winter when it first caught my eye on RoadFly. I like it a lot and the OEM modifications are very evident of a true enthusiast’s touch – and thousands of dollars to do right. But unfortunately, the price is high enough to surpass even 540i/6 prices in many cases. It might be able to command that kind of price if it were a factory offering, but in the end it’s a very well executed project car. And unfortunately the owner is obviously very honest, and even shows a handful of pictures pointing out the rust spots. While it appears to be surface rust, it is rust. Of course I’m spoiled in the Pacific Northwest, but this kind of price for a project would require a perfect representation in my opinion. Or the perfect fit buyer of course. You could do worse in some parts of the country for $10k, and therefore it might make sense for the right buyer. But I think this car is more attractive at $7k.

1994 BMW Touring 540i/6 Conversion – Owners Personal Site with lots of pictures

1994 BMW e34 Touring 540i/6 Conversion For Sale
1994 BMW e34 Touring 540i/6 Conversion For Sale Door Picture
1994 BMW e34 Touring 540i/6 Conversion For Sale 6 Speed


Automotive Classifieds of Interest German Cars For Sale

Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3-16 For Sale in the U.K.

Jim Meager sent me this great looking Smoke Silver 190 2.3-16 that he has for sale (U.K., £8,000 Updated Price 9.21.2010: £5,000!):

Mercedes Benz 190 2.3-16 Cosworth For SaleMercedes 190 2.3-16

This beautiful 1988 Mercedes has a full provenance and has been in
the hands of a single owner from new. It has the advantage of a
complete and unbroken service history and is maintained to a high
standard. Garaged throughout its life, it has been lovingly cared for and
carefully driven with only 119,000 miles on the clock.

The condition, appearance and performance of the vehicle demand a
sale price of £8,000 and this will be a cash only sale.
Please contact us at to register your interest or
make further enquiries which are most welcome. We shall endeavour to
respond to all emails within 24 hours. We are in Bedfordshire, UK and
prospective purchasers will need to come to us to see the vehicle
strictly by appointment only.

Download a .pdf with all the details and 6 high resolution images of this Mercedes 190E 2.3-16. [3.6 mb]

If you have a car worthy of listing on, please contact me!

Good luck with the sale Jim!


Update: This listing is very out of date. Why not check out one of these Mercedes 190 2.3-16’s on eBay right now:

[AffomaticEbay]Mercedes 190 2.3-16[/AffomaticEbay]

Automotive Classifieds of Interest German Cars For Sale

1978 Porsche 911SC Euro w/ RUF Accessories

There’s a lot I like about this 911sc in Texas: It’s a Euro 911 (about 25+ hp), doesn’t have a sunroof (nice weight savings), RUF bumpers front and rear (more weight savings), and the sexy RUF wheels (appropriately spelled as wheel$ in the post).

Porsche 911 RUF For SalePorsche 911 Euro1978 Porsche 911SC For Sale

1978 Porsche 911SC RUF Clone on PelicanParts

The bad news is that it sounds like the interior is a little rough and it’s been repainted. Plus I’m really not feeling the RS America wing. But considering the list of maintenance and relatively low miles for an SC (122k), $14.5k sounds like a pretty solid deal and definitely worth a look.


Update: This listing is very out of date. Why not check out one of these RUF equipped Porsches and Parts on eBay right now:

[AffomaticEbay]Porsche RUF[/AffomaticEbay]

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BMW e21 323i For Sale

Here’s another gray market car on craigslist:

BMW e21 323i For Sale on Craigslist

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Hello and what you are looking at is a rare model Bmw
the car now sports a 2.5 and not the stock 2.3.. headers,bilsteins,bbs ar wheels with new toyos,recaros no rips or cracks…,dual exhaust, alpina wheel , dinan adjustable subframe,euro bumpers,and euro headlights with h4s full zender body kit.. the front bumper is off in the photos… and the list goes on.
also have the records from 31750n miles.. The car now has 121k less on the engine
The car does need a little work to make perfect…. the car is a after all 25 years old..
you Can also call David @ 503 268-3523 for more info

I’m including this project car out of self indulgence really. I’ve always been fond of the e21’s and especially the euro-only six cylinder models. This one has some really hard to get parts on it already and should make for a nice project.


Update: This listing is very out of date. Why not check out one of these BMW e21’s on eBay right now:

[AffomaticEbay]BMW e21[/AffomaticEbay]