Automotive Classifieds of Interest

Gray Market Bikes

How about a little two-wheeled goodness for the Online Classifieds Car Show?! These bikes were never officially imported to the US (at least not for street use) and as such, are termed ‘Gray Market’.

1994 Honda NSR250 on

1994 Honda NSR250

I’ve always had a soft spot for gray market two strokes and always wanted a Aprilia RS250, but an NSR 250 would be a close second. And at $6300, with a title, not a bad deal!

NSR 250 details:

  • 249cc Liquid Cooled V-twin
  • Single-sided Swingarm
  • Kick Started (probably to save weight)
  • Homologated for 250 GP racing

NSR 250 Web Resources:

NSR-World – All things NSR!
Jamie’s NSR Page – Loaded with NSR details, pictures, specs and more.
NSR 250 Pics at

1990 Honda RC30 at Red Label Moto in Seattle.

1990 Honda RC30
1990 Honda RC30

Honda RC30 details:

  • Homologated for superbike racing, winning back to back World Superbike titles in 88 and 89
  • 750cc V-4
  • Single-sided Swingarm

A stunning motorcycle and a rare opportunity to snag one in this country. Original asking price was over $20k new, and this one is up for $21k! Pretty steep, but according to this article from 2003 at on the RC30, a pretty typical price.


Automotive Classifieds of Interest

1985 BMW Alpina B9

Not the best condition I’ve ever seen, but due to my obsession with Alpina’s and their rarity in the world (let alone the states), I present you with:

eBay ad for 1985 BMW Alpina B9

Alpina B9

According the unofficial Alpina website hosted by the

  • Massaged BMW 3.5l big six, developing 245hp.
  • 0-60 in 7.3
  • 2976lbs
  • Simple esthetic enhancements include Recaro seating, leather steering wheel, and front and rear airdams.

Considering the ad states it has well over 200k miles, and the bid is starting at $1k, could be a cool project for the right mechanic.


Automotive Classifieds of Interest

1988 BMW e30 M3


Automotive Classifieds of Interest

1966 BMW 1800 TISA

If you were thinking the Guilia Super I posted was a little rich considering it’s condition, check this BMW 1800 TISA out! This is a gorgeous car and in amazing condition.

Only 200 produced over two years, the BMW 1800 TISA was for homologated racing efforts and sported the following improvements over the regular 1800:

  • Up to 150hp provided by twin 45 DCOE carbs!
  • 5 speed close ratio transmission
  • Sport seats and wood steering wheel
  • Center mounted tach


Ebay Auction for 1966 BMW 1800 TISA for $30k

Some brief information on the BMW 1800 TISA at the History of the BMW ’02 series.
Ray Korman got his start racing 1800 TISA’s

I’ll update when I find more links.


Automotive Classifieds of Interest Ramblings

1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super

The last couple of days, we’ve made a couple of day-hike trips into the Oregon Coast range. Beautiful area and nice twisting roads. But driving the 1992 Toyota Pickup doesn’t exactly inspire, and I caught myself dreaming of a classic Italian sports sedan, the 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super. I pictured it lowered, on Panasports (naturally), and with a proper performce tune on the drivetrain.

When we got home, I rushed to the computer to start the search. Only took 15 minutes to find the exact car for sale in California: 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super at European Collectibles for $19.5k.

1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super

Guilia Super quick facts:

  • 1570cc Engine Stock, featuring about 100hp. Later and larger engines slot right in, making for a very quick little car.
  • Dual overhead camshafts, 5 speed transmissions, disc brakes.
  • Quarter mile in 18 seconds.
  • 2260lbs for 93hp per ton.

Some particulars on this example:

  • Has a rebuilt 1750 in it with dual Weber DCOE 40’s, good for 130hp!
  • 15″ Panasports
  • Completely restored interior
  • Needs paint, but as the ad states, “…in need of paint, but looks pretty good at 20 feet or 80 MPH.”
  • $25k in records!

$19k+ is a lot of money, but there aren’t that many of these and the Super is the top of the line in the Giulia range. And according to this 1999 Sports Car Market Giulia Super valuation, not out of line at all. In a brief search, I was hard pressed to find more than 3 of these for sale on the web, and all were commanding about the same amount of money or more.

UPDATE: This car still hasn’t sold. Here is a recent post on the Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board stating a new price of $18k. I wonder if a paint job would take the car the rest of the way?

If you can do without all the performance bits, the Guilia Ti is apparently pretty good value for money, with one sold a couple years ago on eBay for as little as $6.5k according to Sports Car Market! (Update: Speak of the devil, here’s a 1970 Ti w/ a 2000cc motor transplant for $13.9k on Sportscar Market.)

Alfa Romeo Guilia Super Web Resources:

Giulia Super Specific

Jack’s Giulia Super Pages – Jack owns two Super’s and has a ton of information online including some listserv archives, original magazine article scans, paint codes, and even a scan of the original brochure.


Alfa Romeo Owners Club USA – Has a national classifieds listing. Wouldn’t be a bad place to keep an eye on for a Super sighting.

Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board Sedan Forum


Flickr Photos Tagged Alfa Romeo Giulia Super

Youtube Alfa romeo Giulia Super Videos

Alfa Romeo Giulia Super Wallpapers