Automotive Classifieds of Interest

1976 Volvo 242DL For Sale in Germany on the Cheap – And I’m Going on Vacation!

Why would I be surfing eBay Motors Germany for classic cars? Because I’m going on a glorious 2 week vacation to Germany on Wednesday! Check out this great looking 1976 Volvo 242 I spotted on German eBay Motors:

1976 Volvo 242 BlueVolvo 242 For SaleVolvo 242DL For Sale in Germany

Der Motor hat eine eingetragene Leistung von 96 kw / 131 PS

und durch den Sport-Fächerkrümmer und die 2 1/2 Zoll Simsons-Anlage erhöht sich die Leistung auf ca.103-106 kw bzw. 140- 145 PS.

Weitere Highlights sind:

Orginal Sportlenkrad von Volvo R-Sport ( siehe Foto`s )

Orginal und über 20 Jahre alte Historische Sportsitze der Firma König in Blau mit orangenen Streifen ( siehe Foto´s ).

Auch Bestandteil der Auktion sind die Fondmetall-Felgen ( siehe Foto´s Nr.: 5 + 12 ) in 7 x 15 ET 20 und der Bereifung 225/50 R 15 91W –

2x FULDA Carat Extremo 3- 4mm DOT 1601 und 2x TOYO Proxes 5- 6mm DOT 4904.

Der Volvo macht auf Grund seiner Leistung und des geänderten Fahrwerks richtig Spass zu fahren

( absolut Spurtreu und einfach zu fahren selbst bei hoher Geschwindigkeit – 180 kmh ).

Er ist dadurch absolut Alltagstauglich.

Der Verbrauch liegt je nach Fahrweise zwischen 9 – 11 Ltr. dank Overdrive und ist ein Auto mit dem man mit ca. 140 kmh. relaxt über die Autobahn fahren kann.

Der Volvo kann jederzeit nach Terminabsprache besichtigt werden.

Currently the auction is at a mere 251 Euros, but it’s got to be worth more than that!! Naturally, I’ll have import dreams and aspirations filling my head while I’m there, so I’ll take lots of pictures!

I’ve recently learned that I’ll be without internet for most of the trip. So while I’m gone, I’ve handed over the blog to 6 fellow enthusiasts. Enjoy the fresh perspective and comment on what you liked and what you didn’t. I appreciate the feedback!

Back in few weeks,


Automotive Classifieds of Interest Motorcycles

More Gray Market Honda Goodness: RVF400 and CBR400RR

I am such a sucker for these 400cc gray market bikes! Good thing those home equity loan letters no longer overflow from the mailbox!!

Here’s a 1994 Honda RVF400 that’s been for sale on the Bay Area Riders Forum (BARF – clever) for some time. But according to his latest post, he might be willing to deal (Update: He’s dropped the price to $6500! This really does sound like a steal!):

Honda RVF400 For Sale Gray Market1994 Honda NC35 RVF400 For SaleHonda NC35 For Sale

1994 Honda RVF400 NC35 CA titled.

$7,500 obo or will trade for NSR250 MC28 or MC21 (plus cash)


7500KM = 4650 miles
Two Brothers Pipe
Steering Dampner
Rearset Risers
Rear Ride height spacers 10MM
CRG brake and clutch levers
Front steel brake lines
NEW 520 Chain with Sprockets
NEW R&G non-Drilled sliders
Solo seat cowl

Titled and has what appears to be documented maintenance. Plus it’s pure gray market bike sex!

And here’s a 1994 Honda CBR400RR, aka the Baby Blade, on Craigslist San Francisco (do rare bikes just grow on trees down there??):

1994 Honda CBR400RR Titled Gray MarketHonda CBR400RR Baby Blade for sale

CBR400rr JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) bike with original Jap Title and California Street title current tags and insurance of course.
The bike is a 9 out of 10 mechanically. Fresh oil (always), recent carb tune and sync, plugs etc… Good brakes, suspension, tires are safe and legal but ready. Stored indoors on Battery Tender but it’s always a good idea to replace your battery every 2 years anyway.
It’s a great bike, fast and controllable, low to the ground so it’s a smaller rider’s dream that can seldom be found for sale in this country; especially in street-legal form.
It’s my girlfriend’s street-ride. She has ridden it on the occasional track day too. WOW, what an incredible little machine!
Has about 12k on it.

Pretty low miles and the bodywork looks original. For $4900, this looks like a total steal with the California title!