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One Of Only 899 BMW 750i XL L7 V12 Is A Rare Bird 25
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW 7-Series, used cars on 11 25th, 2017


While the third-generation BMW E38 7-Series was, at its time, a commercial success, the 750i XL L7 that was produced in just 899 examples is a very rare sighting.

According to the ad, found on German website Mobile.de, the car has just 19,800 km (12,303 miles) on the clock and is in really good condition, with the asking price set at €22,500, the equivalent of around $26,500 at today’s exchange rate.

Among its many features we count the 20″ Alpina alloys, the chrome exterior and interior elements, the sunroof, sun blinds, comfort front seats, electric comfort rear seats, CD player, multifunction steering wheel, sat-nav system and cruise control.

Even though the leather inside looks a bit worn, the cabin does indeed appear to be in top condition, especially for a car that’s almost 17 years old.

As for what lies under the hood of this Silver Metallic 750i XL, you’re looking at a 5.4-liter V12 that puts out 326 PS (321 HP) and 490 Nm (361 lb-ft) of torque, which are transmitted to the rear wheels via a 5-speed automatic gearbox.

Thanks to Christian for the tip!

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Lamborghini Murcielago With A Six-Speed Is A Rare Beast Of A Dying Breed 23
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Murcielago, used cars on 11 23rd, 2017


There’s little question that supercars are progressing at a suitably rapid pace. But sometimes, somewhere along the way, something falls by the wayside that we wish hadn’t.

Take Lamborghini, for example, and its twelve-cylinder model line. The Aventador is, by all accounts, a vastly superior car to the Murcielago it replaced – switching from steel construction to carbon fiber and upping the performance factor considerably.

The transmission, on the other hand, is another matter. The Aventador’s semi-automatic Independent Shift Rod gearbox may, for all its faults, be better than the Murcielago’s e-Gear transmission. (Or maybe it isn’t. We’re not here to make that call right now.) But the Murcielago was the last of its breed to offer an old-school manual.

That’s what we have here, enduring as something of a rarity. It’s a 2008 Murcielago LP640-4 Roadster, in Grigio Avlon Metallic with a black and grey interior – and a six-speed stick-shift. According to Cats Exotics (the Seattle-area dealer that’s selling it on JamesEdition), it’s one of only four so equipped and delivered to the United States, and the only one in this color combination.

It’s also equipped with all manner of optional extras, from the $9,100 carbon-fiber engine brace and $8,450 carbon interior trim package to the $3,250 navigation system. It ships with a brand new set of Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, and is listed with 13,631 miles on the odometer for $375,000.

For that kind of money, you could almost get into a new Aventador – and certainly find a used one in solid condition. But then you wouldn’t have the pleasure of rowing your own gears, and it isn’t likely to hold up its value as well either as manual-shifted supercars like this become a rare commodity on the collector’s market.

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Lamborghini Murcielago With A Six-Speed Is A Rare Beast Of A Dying Breed 23
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Murcielago, used cars on 11 23rd, 2017


There’s little question that supercars are progressing at a suitably rapid pace. But sometimes, somewhere along the way, something falls by the wayside that we wish hadn’t.

Take Lamborghini, for example, and its twelve-cylinder model line. The Aventador is, by all accounts, a vastly superior car to the Murcielago it replaced – switching from steel construction to carbon fiber and upping the performance factor considerably.

The transmission, on the other hand, is another matter. The Aventador’s semi-automatic Independent Shift Rod gearbox may, for all its faults, be better than the Murcielago’s e-Gear transmission. (Or maybe it isn’t. We’re not here to make that call right now.) But the Murcielago was the last of its breed to offer an old-school manual.

That’s what we have here, enduring as something of a rarity. It’s a 2008 Murcielago LP640-4 Roadster, in Grigio Avlon Metallic with a black and grey interior – and a six-speed stick-shift. According to Cats Exotics (the Seattle-area dealer that’s selling it on JamesEdition), it’s one of only four so equipped and delivered to the United States, and the only one in this color combination.

It’s also equipped with all manner of optional extras, from the $9,100 carbon-fiber engine brace and $8,450 carbon interior trim package to the $3,250 navigation system. It ships with a brand new set of Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, and is listed with 13,631 miles on the odometer for $375,000.

For that kind of money, you could almost get into a new Aventador – and certainly find a used one in solid condition. But then you wouldn’t have the pleasure of rowing your own gears, and it isn’t likely to hold up its value as well either as manual-shifted supercars like this become a rare commodity on the collector’s market.

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Flower Power VW Microbus Could Fetch More Than $200,000 At Auction 23
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in auction, Classics, Galleries, used cars, VW, VW Microbus on 11 23rd, 2017


There are a few good reasons as to why this Volkswagen Microbus Deluxe could sell for more than the price of a new Audi R8 V10 Plus.

First, it’s the highly-collectible 23-window version equipped with the canvas ‘Samba’ sunroof and other options, and second, it was fully restored to its factory specification using all original parts.

Clearly, the restorer has paid lots of attention to detail, as the Microbus features a gorgeous two-tone paint job, correct wheels and tires, leather seats, speedometer in miles-per-hour, and basic yet cozy cabin that can take up to 8 passengers alongside the driver.

All of these, combined helped it win various West Coast concours events, including the Hillsborough in 2014, and it also brought it various awards at every event it entered.

Details surrounding its exact mileage haven’t been released by RMSothebys, which have the classic listed for their New York City auction, which will take place on December 6.

However, they do say that it was originally shipped to Los Angeles, California, back in 1960, and that it’s offered with a proper tool roll, a classic Volkswagen logo ignition key, and another key used to open the engine and gas doors.

The Microbus will be offered without reserve, though the auction house estimates it will fetch between $150,000 and $225,000.

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Rare McLaren P1 Experimental Prototype Was Once A P1 GTR 22
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Galleries, Hybrids, mclaren, McLaren P1, used cars on 11 22nd, 2017


A rare McLaren P1 experimental prototype is looking for a new home in the UK.

While production of the road-going P1 was officially capped to 375 units, McLaren built 14 different prototypes throughout the development of the hybrid hypercar. This is one of them and it has a rich and interesting history.

Officially XP05, this P1 was initially used to develop the P1’s transmission and Bosch fuel injection system. When it’d finished these duties, it was transformed into the McLaren P1 GTR show car presented at both the Geneva and New York motor shows in 2015.

Like a handful of other XP cars, XP05 was stripped back to its carbon fiber Monocage when development of the P1 was completed. It has since been rebuilt to the same specification as the final production cars and at the request of the original owner, painted in McLaren Orange and outfitted with a number of MSO options.

The 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 currently fitted has covered just 300 miles.

The car is for sale from Tom Hartley Jnr but no asking price has been made public.

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Low-Mile, Manual Alpina B12 5.7 Coupe Is Cool, But Is It Half-A-Million Cool? 21
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alpina, BMW, BMW 8-Series, Classics, used cars on 11 21st, 2017


If you ever thought that the most potent version of the classic BMW E31 8-Series was the 850CSi, think again; this is the Alpina B12 5.7 Coupe, the king of the E31 tribe.

Alpina made just 57 examples of the B12 5.7 Coupe based on the 850CSi and this is one of them: an exceptionally preserved, continent-crushing GT finished in Alpina Blue and with just 9,000km on the clock (around 5,600 miles).

It gets better, as this wonderful V12 coupe comes with the very desirable manual six-speed gearbox instead of the Shift-Tronic semi-automatic option. Power comes from a 5.7-liter version of the 850CSi’s engine, producing 410hp (416PS) and enabling the B12 5.7 Coupe to reach a top speed of 186mph (300km/h).

The bodywork also features the classic Alpina graphics while the 18-inch multispoke alloys look like the perfect fit in this application. The hood was made out of carbon-fiber and has additional air outlets as well as a NACA duct mounted in the middle.

The car is currently listed for sale on Classic Driver, based in Munich, Germany as an one-owner example. Price is set at 400,000 euros (around $472k today) which rather narrows down the list of prospective customers. At least we can stare at the pictures, right?

H/T To BaT!

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Low-Mile, Manual Alpina B12 5.7 Coupe Is Cool, But Is It Half-A-Million Cool? 21
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alpina, BMW, BMW 8-Series, Classics, used cars on 11 21st, 2017


If you ever thought that the most potent version of the classic BMW E31 8-Series was the 850CSi, think again; this is the Alpina B12 5.7 Coupe, the king of the E31 tribe.

Alpina made just 57 examples of the B12 5.7 Coupe based on the 850CSi and this is one of them: an exceptionally preserved, continent-crushing GT finished in Alpina Blue and with just 9,000km on the clock (around 5,600 miles).

It gets better, as this wonderful V12 coupe comes with the very desirable manual six-speed gearbox instead of the Shift-Tronic semi-automatic option. Power comes from a 5.7-liter version of the 850CSi’s engine, producing 410hp (416PS) and enabling the B12 5.7 Coupe to reach a top speed of 186mph (300km/h).

The bodywork also features the classic Alpina graphics while the 18-inch multispoke alloys look like the perfect fit in this application. The hood was made out of carbon-fiber and has additional air outlets as well as a NACA duct mounted in the middle.

The car is currently listed for sale on Classic Driver, based in Munich, Germany as an one-owner example. Price is set at 400,000 euros (around $472k today) which rather narrows down the list of prospective customers. At least we can stare at the pictures, right?

H/T To BaT!

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Would You Pay Nine Grand For A 1990 Toyota Century? 19
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Classics, Craigslist, Galleries, japan, TOYOTA, Toyota Century, used cars on 11 19th, 2017


If you consider the first-generation Toyota Century to be a somewhat iconic vehicle, then perhaps owning one makes sense for you.

Yet, for everyone else, spending just under $9k on a nearly 28-year old luxury saloon that doesn’t even come with a luxury badge, is probably not their idea of a good deal for Black Friday…or any other Friday.

Since this is a 1990 model, we’re looking at a first-generation Century, which has actually been around since 1967 – yes, you read that correctly. Sure, there were some changes made along the way, but the car didn’t evolve much visually.

Now back to this fine VG40 right-hand drive example: it’s for sale on Craigslist and it’s said to be in “great all around condition.” It also has 46,000 miles (75,000 km) on the odo and comes with power windows and mirrors (one power window doesn’t work), auto dimming headlights, a digital dash and air conditioning, among other features.

It’s worth mentioning that we saw another Century go for $8,300 last year, and that was a second-generation model from 2000. It had more miles on the clock than this one, but it also had a V12 instead of a V8.

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Cheapest Cayenne Turbo In The U.S. Costs Just $6,100 And Is Still Going Strong 18
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in porsche, Porsche Cayenne, Porsche Videos, reviews, used cars, video on 11 18th, 2017


Even though YouTuber Tyler Hoover usually jokes about his compulsion to purchase old premium cars, it seems that there really are some good investments out there.

This 2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo joined his fleet about six months ago and has been driven for 6,000 miles (9,656 km) across five states. To everyone’s surprise, not a single thing has gone wrong as the car has proven to be remarkably reliable.

Hoover thinks that the first-generation Cayenne Turbo is an inherently reliable car because Porsche actually “overbuilt” it, making sure the powertrain was very solid all round.

In a way, it makes sense, seen as how this car needs to be able to handle the 450 horses it puts down via its turbocharged V8 engine, while also staying ready for any off-road excursion. Besides, Porsche really are known for engineering their cars properly.

This Cayenne has also received some mods along the way, such as the upgraded air suspension, which helps it have a more slammed look thanks to the longer rods that connect the height sensors to the axles.

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White, Red, And Carbon Pagani Huayra Is A Petrolhead’s Wet Dream 18
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Galleries, Pagani, Pagani Huayra, used cars on 11 18th, 2017


If you’re in the market for a used Pagani Huayra, the United States is the place to look. The U.S. is easily Pagani’s largest market and there are dozens of Huayras on the streets, a dramatic turnaround from the days of the Zonda was not even being sold in the States.

We’ve come across a number of used Huayras in recent months and this one, for sale from Pagani Newport Beach, is one of the most eye-catching.

The exterior of the Italian hypercar is a mixture of white paint, gloss carbon fiber and bright red accents, really making it look like a road-going Transformer. As with any other Huayra, the exterior is beautifully matched by an equally sexy interior covered in a mixture of red leather, carbon fiber and aluminum.

Ordering a Huayra from the factory is a lengthy process and it can easily take over two years for delivery. However, with just 397 miles (639 km) on the clock, this Huayra is as good as new and can be added to a millionaire’s collection in just a matter of days.

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White, Red, And Carbon Pagani Huayra Is A Petrolhead’s Wet Dream 18
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Galleries, Pagani, Pagani Huayra, used cars on 11 18th, 2017


If you’re in the market for a used Pagani Huayra, the United States is the place to look. The U.S. is easily Pagani’s largest market and there are dozens of Huayras on the streets, a dramatic turnaround from the days of the Zonda was not even being sold in the States.

We’ve come across a number of used Huayras in recent months and this one, for sale from Pagani Newport Beach, is one of the most eye-catching.

The exterior of the Italian hypercar is a mixture of white paint, gloss carbon fiber and bright red accents, really making it look like a road-going Transformer. As with any other Huayra, the exterior is beautifully matched by an equally sexy interior covered in a mixture of red leather, carbon fiber and aluminum.

Ordering a Huayra from the factory is a lengthy process and it can easily take over two years for delivery. However, with just 397 miles (639 km) on the clock, this Huayra is as good as new and can be added to a millionaire’s collection in just a matter of days.

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Extremely Modified Citroen C1 Looks Like A Sick Halloween Joke 18
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Citroen, Citroen C1, Citroen Videos, Galleries, Offbeat News, tuning, used cars, video on 11 18th, 2017


There are some weird and wacky cars out there, but this Citroen C1, currently up for grabs in Denmark, is unquestionably one of the most bizarre vehicles we’ve ever seen.

The Carscoops reader who found the C1 notes it is currently for sale on Aunsbjerg with an asking price of 35,000 DKK, or approximately $5,500.

Recently featured in the ‘My Crap Car’ YouTube series, the current owner of the little Citroen purchased it bone stock. Perhaps dissatisfied with its usability and benign design, he decided to totally transform the hatchback and turned it into a permanent droptop, transforming the body and creating something that would be perfect for a Halloween-themed Hollywood blockbuster.

He then casually decided to use an angle grinder to cut off the roof and make the driver’s door completely removable through a pair of hinges you’d expect to find in your house, not a car. Elsewhere, a bodykit has been fitted, 14-inch aftermarket wheels installed and spray paint applied to every square-inch of the exterior.

Since featured in the aforementioned video, the owner has slapped two turbochargers onto the 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine, creating an engine bay arguably more outlandish than Ken Block’s Hoonicorn V2.

Considering the fact that the vehicle has been so extensively modified (or ruined…), we can’t imagine it being easy to sell. Nonetheless, it’ll surely bewilder and mystify people wherever it ends up.

Hat tip to Christian Koeb!

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Extremely Modified Citroen C1 Looks Like A Sick Halloween Joke 18
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Citroen, Citroen C1, Citroen Videos, Galleries, Offbeat News, tuning, used cars, video on 11 18th, 2017


There are some weird and wacky cars out there, but this Citroen C1, currently up for grabs in Denmark, is unquestionably one of the most bizarre vehicles we’ve ever seen.

The Carscoops reader who found the C1 notes it is currently for sale on Aunsbjerg with an asking price of 35,000 DKK, or approximately $5,500.

Recently featured in the ‘My Crap Car’ YouTube series, the current owner of the little Citroen purchased it bone stock. Perhaps dissatisfied with its usability and benign design, he decided to totally transform the hatchback and turned it into a permanent droptop, transforming the body and creating something that would be perfect for a Halloween-themed Hollywood blockbuster.

He then casually decided to use an angle grinder to cut off the roof and make the driver’s door completely removable through a pair of hinges you’d expect to find in your house, not a car. Elsewhere, a bodykit has been fitted, 14-inch aftermarket wheels installed and spray paint applied to every square-inch of the exterior.

Since featured in the aforementioned video, the owner has slapped two turbochargers onto the 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine, creating an engine bay arguably more outlandish than Ken Block’s Hoonicorn V2.

Considering the fact that the vehicle has been so extensively modified (or ruined…), we can’t imagine it being easy to sell. Nonetheless, it’ll surely bewilder and mystify people wherever it ends up.

Hat tip to Christian Koeb!

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2016 Ferrari F12tdf Vs 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster: Which Would You Buy? 17
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in auction, Classics, Ferrari, Ferrari F12berlinetta, Galleries, mercedes, used cars on 11 17th, 2017


One of them is a limited edition modern supercar, whereas the other is a classic open-top model that’s simply gorgeous. So what could they possibly have in common?

The answer is that both the Ferrari F12tdf and Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster are offered for sale by RMSothebys, at their New York auction that takes place on December 6, and both have a similar estimated selling price: $1.1-$1.4 million and $1.25-$1.5 million, respectively.

Introduced as the spiritual successor to the 599 GTO in 2015, the Ferrari F12tdf came in a limited run of 799 units. It benefits from a number of aerodynamic enhancements over the regular F12 Berlinetta, and it also packs an extra punch, with its 6.3-liter naturally aspirated V12 making 780PS (770hp) and 705Nm (520lb-ft) of torque.

This particular example was shipped to Long Island Ferrari new in 2016, and since then, it has been driven for less than 400 miles (644km). It still has a factory warranty available until July 2019, and it’s covered by the Ferrari Genuine Maintenance program until July 2023.

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, on the other hand, is the convertible version of the Gullwing. It debuted at the 1957 Geneva Motor Show and was produced in 1,858 units.

The auction house doesn’t provide more details about this 1958-made car, except that it retains the original matching chassis, body, engine, and drivetrain and was outfitted with several options from new. Still, looking at the pictures we can see its pristine condition that could help it re-achieve its bedroom door poster status.

Now, each one is extremely desirable for its own reasons, but if you had the opportunity to bid for one of the two, which would it be?

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Deal Or No Deal? 1995 Porsche 968 With Corvette V8 Transplant 17
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Classics, Corvette, porsche, tuning, used cars on 11 17th, 2017


What makes this Porsche 968 different than most out there is that instead of its stock 3.0L boxer four, is has a 1994 Corvette LT1 V8 engine, complete with short ratio gear set.

Playfully called Gunther, it’s for sale on Cars for $13,000, has covered approximately 153,000 miles (246,230 km), although the owner says that its Corvette V8 unit has done less than that.

So if you’re the type of person who appreciates a big V8 over a 3.0-liter straight-four (which is what powered the 968 originally), then perhaps you and good old Gunther here could get along quite well.

Aside from adding the Albins short ratio gear set to its 6-speed manual transmission, the owner of the car also replaced the entire ignition system and installed a new water pump.

As for the interior, while the sole picture doesn’t really give us much to go on, it looks pretty clean from a distance, and those after-market sports seats certainly look as though they would offer a lot more support than the 968’s stock seats.

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