For sale in Germany is this suspiciously cheap looking VW Notchback, resplendent in gloss black with chrome wheels and a great stance. The ad says the car has covered 65,000km but that is all the detail that’s there. Call the vendor and if it sounds good hitch up that trailer and get over to Germany!
This cute Auto Union coupe holds a secret – on one knows quite what it is. It was found in a lock-up in Frankfurt in the 1980s with a bunch of other AU cars and parts kept there by a group of enthusiasts. At some point the car was sold off to the present owner who has had it completely restored. However as not much was known about the car, much of the restoration was guess work done to the new owners taste. The front grille and bumper are from an Audi 60, front windscreen from a Fiat 850 coupe, there are some NSU parts and Porsche 911 doors! The original engine was replaced with the current unit as the first was too racey – it sat at idle at 3500rpm. The question is, is this an official Auto Union prototype, or a one-off special? Whatever, it is a great looking, fascinating car.
This Studebaker has lived its entire life in Holland and has 9250km on the clock – we are not sure if this is correct but the car has been in storage for 40 years and comes fully documented including the original sales receipt. These cars will be recognisable to many because Matchbox and Husky made a toy based on this car in the 1960s, both with the fully opening rear roof that makes this car so distinctive and gives it it’s name. The car needs a bit of attention but we would leave the patina and get the mechanics up to scratch then perhaps a slight reduction in the ride height for the perfect surf wagon…
Another lovely old Japanese barge with a bench front seat, in good original condition. Mileage is unknown on this one, but in the pictures it looks solid – remember, they don’t use salt on the roads in Japan. Check out those fabulous rear lights! As usual prices are high on goo-net-exhange but we expect there is a lot of room for negotiation.
This old T1 has clearly been laid up for many years, but it has been garaged and is claimed to be rust free. The ad claims one owner and 150,000km (93,000 miles). It needs a complete mechanical overhaul but we would keep the body as is and have us a bad-ass rat rod custom pick-up to maintain the impossible to replicate patina.
This is a Neckar, a German company that was previously called NSU and renamed in 1957. Neckar made Fiats under licence and this one is based on a Fiat 1500 but with bespoke coupe body. It’s been in storage since 1975 and needs recommissioning, but has only covered 32,000 miles and is up €4800 or £3800.
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