For Sale! [May 2016 Edition]

For sale! Is a monthly feature on Automotive Views focusing on cars available for purchase in Europe. None of the ads selected are featured in this blog due to any kind of sponsorship by the sellers.

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1971 Iso Fidia

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Certainly one of the best looking luxury sedans of the late 60’s and early 70’s, the Iso Fidia is a magic blend of European good looks and good ol’ American power. A Giugiaro body with a Chevy heart, the Fidia was competition for the fearsome Quattroporte. However, it was never really able to get out from under the shadow of the Maserati colossus. Extremely rare (just 192 made), the one shown here for sale has just under 50.000 Kms on the clock and the price isn’t bad…

 

Price: € 89.000 (99.395 USD)

For Sale in Belgium

Seller: Speed 8 Classics

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1977 DeTomaso Deauville

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Speaking of rare and underappreciated 80’s luxury, the same folks that are offering that sexy Fidia also have this, a 1977 Deauville. Another case of European body and American soul (in this case the same kick-ass 351 Cleveland Ford you find on the Pantera): the Deauville. This DeTomaso is a rare gem as well for exactly the same reason as the Fidia: it was expensive to buy and it had to go up against the Quattroporte. Tough combo.

 

Price: € 49.000 (54.723 USD)

For Sale in Belgium

Seller: Speed 8 Classics

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1999 Mercedes Benz E55 AMG Wagon

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You can’t talk about fast wagons without bringing up AMG tuned Mercs and on that realm, this one is a doozy. One of the last Affalterbach models, the W210 E55 wagon is a V8, 0 to 60 in just over 5.5 seconds torque beast and this particular one seems to have been well looked after with a full service history to back up all the sellers claims. An auction deal, you may get a good price on it and they’re certainly not gonna be getting any cheaper.

 

Price: Auction

For Sale in the UK

Seller: Historics at Brooklands

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2007 BMW M5 Touring

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Sticking with the fast wagons theme, let’s go for a follow up. If AMG is brute force, BMW’s M division is pure finesse. Since BMW thought it was a good idea to deprive us of the glorious blessing that would have been an E39 M5 wagon, the next best thing is this: the E60. The 500bhp V10 gets you, the kids, dog and luggage from 0 to 60 in under 5 seconds and because these things are gadget loaded up the wahzoo, you get the luxury and toys as well as the power. Maintenance is NOT going to be kind on your wallet, but if you’re the kind of guy/girl who can afford pretty much anything and who’s just tied down on the practicality issue, then this thing may just be exactly what you need.

 

Price: € 24.995 (36.611 USD)

For Sale in the UK

Seller: Millennium Heroes

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1973 Porsche 911 “Safari”

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911s love getting dirty and – counter intuitively – they’re damn great at rallying. The 73 being offered here for sale is an interesting one; not much originality about it, it’s a total “to adventure!” kind of project. 3.0L engine, reinforced everything, heavy duty suspension, roll cage…and many, many etceteras. This thing looks awesome, it has FIA papers and ran the 2011 East African Safari Rally. As far as fun toys go, you’d be pressed to find anything more interesting.

 

Price: € 84.999 (94.927 USD)

For Sale in Belgium

Seller: PCH Automotive

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1967 Mercury Cougar

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An underappreciated ride, the 67 Mercury Cougar isn’t a common sight in the US, much less in Europe. The one being offered for sale is the definition of clean, having had a respray fairly recently. I say fairly because the whole ad is vague. I love the fact that the car has “probably” 82.500kms. This translates to iffy/incomplete service history which may end up being a pain, but if you wanna roll the dice, this thing is definitely fetching. A base model (the XR-7 is the really desirable one) first year packing about 200bhp, it won’t break any speed records but it will make you look damn good.

 

Price: Action, estimated € 27.105 to 31.623 (30.271 to 35.316 USD)

For Sale in Belgium

Seller: Oldtimer Galerie Toffen

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2015 Tesla P85D

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Tesla is still finding its way in the world but despite that, the company has already flipped the electric car market on its back, overhauled it completely and then flipped it back up again. The model S is revolutionary; how it will be remembered in history is anyone’s guess but right now it’s a rolling proof of concept, a green assault on the luxury car market. Not being the very top of the food chain, the Model S offered here is pretty damn close to it. Only a P90D can punch you in the stomach harder and I’m not talking metaphorically; these things are savage when it comes to acceleration. In a regular dead dinosaur burning car, you have to wait for power and momentum to build up but with electric rides, it’s all there as soon as you step on the – figurative – gas. The P8D will drag you by the hair from 0 to 60 in just over 3 seconds and pull a full G doing so.

Even with all of Tony Stark’s Elon Musk’s efforts, range anxiety is still a thing but you gotta admit, Teslas are getting more and more impressive with each incarnation.

 

Price: € 106.554 (119.000 USD)

For Sale in Switzerland

Seller: Private Seller

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1967 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada

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One of the most extraordinary things to ever be attached to 4 wheels, the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada defies one’s ability to describe it. Words fail miserably when it comes to portraying this thing. A product of Giotto Bizzarrini’s genius, the insanely beautiful 5300GT Strada has a 327 Corvette engine under the hood, disc brakes on all 4s and a limited slip diff…and it was made in 67! Plus, bear in mind this is the toned down, every day version of 5300GT cause there was a completely nuts, all out competition version – the “Corsa”. One of 133, this is seriously special and as you’d imagine, seriously expensive. The seller has a price on request tag on it, but these don’t really start below 350/400 grand and then…well, then the sky is the limit. A 1968 was sold last year for a whopping 1.244.400 Euros!

 

Price: P.O.R.

For Sale in Belgium

Seller: Speed 8 Classics

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