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BMW Isetta Is The Pickup You Never Knew You Wanted 19
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW Videos, Classics, Galleries, Trucks, used cars, video on 01 19th, 2018


Well here’s something we thought we’d never see; a custom BMW Isetta that’s been converted into a pickup truck.
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BMW Isetta Is The Pickup You Never Knew You Wanted 19
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW Videos, Classics, Galleries, Trucks, used cars, video on 01 19th, 2018


Well here’s something we thought we’d never see; a custom BMW Isetta that’s been converted into a pickup truck.
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1995 BMW M3 Lightweight Would Make One M-Thusiast Very Happy 19
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in BMW, BMW M3, used cars on 01 19th, 2018


BMW is on its fifth iteration of the M3 now, and there's little question that the latest is the fastest and most capable. But to many, the E36 from the 1990s was one of the best. If you count yourself among them, this example could be your dream car.
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New Mercedes G-Class Is Already On The ‘Used’ Car Market 18
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in mercedes, Mercedes G-Class, new cars, used cars on 01 18th, 2018


The all-new G-Class might have just been unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, yet a German car dealership wants to sell you a brand new one for €133,600 ($163,476). That's a hefty premium over the €107,040.50 ($130,977) starting price in its homeland, but hardly surprising as it's common practice for new, sought-after models…
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Underground Racing Puts 2,500+HP Lamborghini Huracan Up For Sale 13
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, tuning, Underground Racing, used cars on 01 13th, 2018


Underground Racing have listed a very special Lamborghini Huracan, with an insane amount of power, for sale. Made in 2015, this Italian exotic only has 883 miles (1,421km) on the clock, most of them for testing purposes.

This Huracan has a twin-turbo upgrade, which together with other work carried in the engine compartment allows it to produce almost twice its initial output, namely 1,200 horsepower. Mind you, that’s on pump gas; fill its tank with VP import race gas and the tuner claims the supercar will put down a whopping 2,500hp!

Sadly, though, Underground Racing haven’t disclosed any performance data, so we have no idea how fast this Huracan is from 0 to 60mph (96km/h), or how quick it can complete a 1/4-mile.

However, in 2016, another twin-turbo Huracan modified by the same company reached 247mph (398km/h) during a 1/2-mile run, on street tires, while an Audi R8, with the same amount of power, sprinted down the same distance at 244mph (393km/h).

Another thing that Underground Racing won’t disclose is the supercar’s price, but someone truly interested in it should have no problem finding out how much they’re asking for it.

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Japanese Brands Own List Of Cars U.S. Owners Keep For Over 15 Years 13
Jan
Posted by Sean Szymkowski in honda, Honda Odyssey, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Prius, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Sienna, used cars on 01 13th, 2018


Toyota owners have quite the attachment to their cars, especially those who have a Highlander, as a new survey conducted by iSeeCars showed the Japanese SUV top the list of vehicles owners keep for 15 years or more.

The research firm looked at 650,000 vehicles between the 1981 and 2002 model years sold in 2017 and Toyota flooded the list. In fact, the top five vehicles kept for 15 years or more are all Toyotas, namely the Highlander, Sienna, Tundra, Prius and RAV4, with the Honda Odyssey following at sixth place.

Each of the cars listed was at least 1.6 times more likely to be kept by the original owner for 15 years or more, but the Highlander outpaced the average even further. Highlander owners were 2.7 times more likely to keep their vehicles, with 18.3 percent of original owners hanging on to them. The Sienna followed closely behind and was 2.5 times more likely to stick around in the driveway for at least 15 years, with 17.1 percent of owners holding onto the minivan for 15 years or more.

The entire list is populated solely by Japanese automakers, save for the Volkswagen Golf at the final, 15th spot, with 10.6 percent of original owners hanging on to their Golfs for at least 15 years.

“While a decade on the road used to be a significant milestone for vehicle life expectancy, the elevated quality of cars being produced has raised this standard to beyond ten years ,” said Phong Ly, CEO of iSeeCars.com. “Japanese automakers are known for setting quality and reliability standards, so it is no surprise that they are the most likely to reach the fifteen-year milestone.”



VW Beetle Meets Chrysler PT Cruiser Woody In Horrific Mishmash 8
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chrysler, Chrysler PT Cruiser, eBay, Galleries, used cars, VW, VW Beetle on 01 8th, 2018


The eBay listing of this 2003 VW Beetle suggests that the car is the rare “Woody Edition” but in reality, it is just a horrific cream-colored Beetle convertible with styling inspired by the Chrysler PT Cruiser, an ugly vehicle in its own right.

Images from the listing reveal that the owner has managed to mimic the front grille of the PT Cruiser and slap the creation onto the front fascia of the Beetle. It makes an already putrid-looking car appear even worse.

Beyond the grille, fake wood paneling has also been applied to the sides and rear of the car. The Beetle itself is pretty hilarious but the description provided by the seller delivers even more laughs.

“OUR FAVORITE CUSTOMER IS SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY WANT AND HAVE MADE THEMSELVES FAMILIAR WITH MARKET PRICING *** WE GET STRAIGHT TO THE POINT *** THERE IS NO NEED FOR THE BACK AND FORTH NONSENSE *** *** REMEMBER YOU ARE BUYING A USED CAR, NOT A NEW ONE *** WE TRY OUR BEST TO BRING YOU THE NICEST CARS ON THE MARKET AND TO BE TRUTHFUL ABOUT OUR DESCRIPTION,” the listing reveals in capitals.

Perhaps it would be reassuring to ignorant buyers to know that the seller is “truthful” about the listing, but to us, it’s a little disconcerting that something like that needs to be stipulated in the listing. What’s more, we already know the description isn’t entirely truthful as there is no “Woody Edition” of the VW Beetle.

In terms of pricing, the car has a price tag $6,999, precisely $6,998 more than we’d be willing to pay.

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Pamper Your Loved Ones With 18 Porsche 911 GT3s That Are Up For Sale 8
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in porsche, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Porsche-911, used cars on 01 8th, 2018

Anyone remember Mr.Deeds? The movie where Adam Sandler’s character inherits a lot of money and buys a Chevrolet Corvette C5 for everyone in his town? Well, here’s your chance to play that scene out in real life with 18 never-driven Porsche 911 GT3s. But, of course, apart from a really caring person, you’ll also have to be really affluent.

According to Road & Track, someone in the Netherlands is selling 18 Porsche 991.1 GT3s that have never been driven. The price for all of this? A reasonable $2.9 million.

For the wealthy individuals out there that aren’t interested in sharing the love, the price for one of the track-ready 911s is $162,000. That’s a little more expensive than a 2018 911 GT3 that starts at $143,600.

All of the GT3s for sale at 10 years or 120,000 miles, and you could practically create your own racing series with one heck of a performance car. Just make sure that you have found a racetrack first, will ya?

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The XJR-15 Is The Jaguar Supercar That Has Slipped Under The Radar 8
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Classics, Galleries, Jaguar, used cars on 01 8th, 2018


Before the Jaguar XJ220 came the XJR-15, and while it doesn’t have a top speed to rival its successor, it holds a special place in the brand’s history.

Unbeknownst to most, the XJR-15 was the first road-going production car to use a carbon fiber monocoque. It was also restricted to just 53 examples worldwide. Now one of those has appeared for sale on DD Classics in Germany.

The listing says that the mid-engine supercar has just 600 miles on the odo and is one of just 25 of the more luxurious ‘street versions’ with air conditioning, leather trim and a five-speed all-synchro transmission.

In 1991, the car was originally exported to Germany and kept in storage for most of the next 17 years until it was imported into the UK with just 250 miles on the odometer. When the UK buyer took ownership, a six-year re-commissioning totaling £98,000 ($133,000) was overseen by Don Law Racing.

Like all other road-going XJR-15’s, it is powered by a naturally-aspirated 6.0-liter V12 engine with Cosworth aluminum pistons, a forged crankshaft and electronically-controlled sequential fuel injection. All up, there is 450 hp on tap, enough to propel the 2315 lbs (1050 kg) to 60 mph (96 km/h) in under four seconds and to a top speed of almost 200 mph (320 km/h).

No asking price has been made public by the seller, but we expect a figure in excess of $500,000.

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Lamborghini’s Jalpa Could Be A Classic Worth Bidding For 6
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in auction, Classics, Lamborghini, UK, used cars on 01 6th, 2018


It may not be nowhere as famous as the iconic Miura or Countach, but the Lamborghini Jalpa remains an important piece of the automaker’s history.

Built in only 419 examples, including 34 in right-hand drive, from 1982 until 1990, it was Lamborghini’s answer to the Ferrari 308, and it came with a 3.5-liter V8 engine, rated at 255hp, a five-speed manual transmission and independent suspension.

Pictured here is the 46th unit that rolled off the line in early 1983, which had four previous custodians until being purchased in 2001 by its fifth owner, a Lamborghini enthusiast who took great care of it. During this period, the Jalpa went through a full restoration, which included finishing its targa top in body color and fitting a radio/cassette player, Carello fog lamps with covers, and baby Vitaloni mirrors.

In 2013, this Jalpa was passed on to its sixth owner, who is now looking to part ways with it, listing it for sale at the Silverstone Auctions event, which takes place on February 23, at the Race Retro International Historic Motorsport Show 2018, at Soneleigh Park, Coventry, UK.

The auction house states that the sports car has 85,500km (53,437 miles) on the clock, and that it’s “eminently driveable”, expecting it to sell for £65,000-£75,000 ($88,090-$101,653).

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Lamborghini’s Jalpa Could Be A Classic Worth Bidding For 6
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in auction, Classics, Lamborghini, UK, used cars on 01 6th, 2018


It may not be nowhere as famous as the iconic Miura or Countach, but the Lamborghini Jalpa remains an important piece of the automaker’s history.

Built in only 419 examples, including 34 in right-hand drive, from 1982 until 1990, it was Lamborghini’s answer to the Ferrari 308, and it came with a 3.5-liter V8 engine, rated at 255hp, a five-speed manual transmission and independent suspension.

Pictured here is the 46th unit that rolled off the line in early 1983, which had four previous custodians until being purchased in 2001 by its fifth owner, a Lamborghini enthusiast who took great care of it. During this period, the Jalpa went through a full restoration, which included finishing its targa top in body color and fitting a radio/cassette player, Carello fog lamps with covers, and baby Vitaloni mirrors.

In 2013, this Jalpa was passed on to its sixth owner, who is now looking to part ways with it, listing it for sale at the Silverstone Auctions event, which takes place on February 23, at the Race Retro International Historic Motorsport Show 2018, at Soneleigh Park, Coventry, UK.

The auction house states that the sports car has 85,500km (53,437 miles) on the clock, and that it’s “eminently driveable”, expecting it to sell for £65,000-£75,000 ($88,090-$101,653).

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Is This Rare Jaguar D-Type Worth Over $10 Million? 6
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in auction, Classics, Galleries, Jaguar, racing, Reports, used cars on 01 6th, 2018


The Jaguar D-Type is one of the most beautiful cars ever produced and at Gooding & Company’s upcoming Scottsdale auction, a bright red example is set to send collectors into a bidding frenzy.

This D-Type is chassis number XKD 518 and was one of approximately 24 delivered new in the UK, rolling out of the factory in December 1955. The red over red color scheme was selected by the customer at the factory, making it reportedly one of just two examples finished this way.

The car was originally delivered to Jaguar-Rover dealership Henlys but they struggled to sell it and eventually handed over the keys to ex-Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone. Not long after, it was given as a gift to 21-year-old Peter Blond from his father as a reward for not drinking or smoking.

During his ownership, Blonde raced the now-priceless D-Type roughly a dozen times in 1957 before selling it to his cousin, Jonathan Sieff, in the summer of 1957. In the ensuing years, the race car passed through the hands of numerous owners and continued to compete in races throughout the UK.

The auction house expects the car to sell for between $10 million and $12 million.

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Would You Pay $140k For A 2018 Dodge Demon Or Go For A Porsche 911 GT3? 6
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Craigslist, Dodge, Dodge Demon, used cars on 01 6th, 2018


While all numbers point to the Dodge Challenger Demon being an absolute monster on the drag strip, is one really worth an extra $55,000 over MSRP?

Before you answer, consider that $140,000 buys you a 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT S with some nice options, or a brand new Porsche 911 GT3.

Yet, the owner of this used Demon thinks $140,000 is a fair number, as the car has just 21 miles (33 km) on the clock and features all options, even the Demon Crate, bar the sunroof. The ad can be found on Craigslist and a brief look at the description reveals that this is model number #348 of 3300, and that it has been kept inside a garage.

Now, the Demon is a beast on the drag strip, but asking AMG GT-S or 911 GT3 money for it might be a bit too much.

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Would You Pay $140k For A 2018 Dodge Demon Or Go For A Porsche 911 GT3? 6
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Craigslist, Dodge, Dodge Demon, used cars on 01 6th, 2018


While all numbers point to the Dodge Challenger Demon being an absolute monster on the drag strip, is one really worth an extra $55,000 over MSRP?

Before you answer, consider that $140,000 buys you a 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT S with some nice options, or a brand new Porsche 911 GT3.

Yet, the owner of this used Demon thinks $140,000 is a fair number, as the car has just 21 miles (33 km) on the clock and features all options, even the Demon Crate, bar the sunroof. The ad can be found on Craigslist and a brief look at the description reveals that this is model number #348 of 3300, and that it has been kept inside a garage.

Now, the Demon is a beast on the drag strip, but asking AMG GT-S or 911 GT3 money for it might be a bit too much.

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Unique Lark Livery McLaren P1 GTR Is The UK’s Most Prized Used Car 5
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Galleries, Hybrids, mclaren, McLaren P1, used cars on 01 5th, 2018


It’s not often that a used car leaves us breathless but this bespoke McLaren P1 GTR is no ordinary used car.

Recently listed for sale from Tom Hartley Junior in the UK, this P1 GTR is one of the most recognizable in the world. We were fortunate to see it in person at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2016 and were left absolutely flawed by the eye-catching looks.

As you may or may not know, this P1 GTR was built to exactly mimic the Lark race-winning McLaren F1 GTR also owned by a well-known English collector. It is unclear why he is parting ways with the hybrid hypercar but it’ll inevitably fetch a hefty sum.

Further adding to the desirability of the car is the fact that it has been converted to road use by Lanzante Motorsport and has just 852 miles on the clock. It will be sold with its original factory-supplied diagnostic equipment, racing wheels, tires, racing exhaust, and custom car cover.

As with every other P1 GTR, power is provided by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine mated to an electric motor to create a combined 986 hp.

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