For Sale! [March 2022 Edition]

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

1977 Jaguar XJC Convertible

The XJC is arguably one of the most beautiful coupes ever made. It combines the wonderful, fluid, shapely lines of the Series II XJ with the timeless pillarless coupe look. So what would happen if you were to disrupt that winning combination and chop a gorgeous XJC’s roof off? Well you’d get this. And it’s…not bad? Although it’s a shame to cut up an XJC, this is undoubtedly a good looking convertible. Unfortunately, the ad is completely deprived of any history or information on the car, but back in the day, a number of these conversions were made by Avon-Stevens, Lynx and others so this may very well be one of them. With Jaguar’s anniversary coming up, this may be a good opportunity to show some special love for the big cats, but fair warning: it will cost you 4 times as much as a regular XJC and those are one of the last true bargains to be had in the classics’ world. They’re gonna take off and never come back down, mark our words.  

Price: €122.055 (135.304 USD)

For Sale in Switzerland

Seller: Lamborghini Porrentury

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2009 Mercedes Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series

Probably the ultimate expression of good old AMG excess, SL65 Black Series prices have been getting into the stratosphere lately, with this example being no exception. Are these mad things really worth it? It depends on your particular taste and notions, but there’s no denying that they have the looks, the power and the personality to impress. As some of the last hurrahs of a dying breed, the SL65 Blacks are history-defining pieces and collectors are realizing this.

Price: €414.823 (459.981 USD)

For Sale in Switzerland

Seller: Cartech

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1987 Fiat Panda 4X4 Trekking

And since today we’re apparently on a theme with the “lasts” of things, here’s one of the last bargains in the classic all-terrain world. The Fiat Panda 4X4 is an unexpected delight, a unique blend of ability and charm. Super light and incredibly agile, equipped with a brilliant 4X4 system developed by Steyr-Puch (Pinzgauer, G-Wagen), the Panda 4X4 Trekking was a favorite of Fiat’s Gianni Agnelli at St. Moritz, being one of 11 different Pandas owned by the legendary businessman/playboy. As at home in the city as in the Alps, the Panda 4X4 is a tiny go anywhere, do anything offroader and this lovely example (also Trekking spec) offered here for sale is a reminder that you don’t need to spend hundreds of thousands to secure a truly unique driving experience.

Price: €13.750 (15.223 USD)

For Sale in the Neatherlands

Seller: Classic Youngtimers Consultancy

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1979 BMW M1 Procar

BMW’s M1 was ahead of its time and, as it’s usually the case with such cars, it was not a sales success. It did however launch BMW’s brand-defining M cars. The M1 Procar Championship was devised as a support series for Formula 1, a single brand competition which relied on the biggest drivers in the world to put on a truly impressive show and help with production numbers in order to meet Group 4 regulations for the M1. The Procar M1s became more popular and recognizable than the road cars; low, wide, featuring massive spoilers and packing a hell of a punch, today they’re highly sought-after pieces of BMW motorsport history. This particular example raced by the Italian team Osella Squadra Corse has multiple victories under its belt and had extensive restoration work done, making it one of the finest looking M1 Procars out there today.

Price: P.O.R.

For Sale in the U.K.

Seller: Henderson Fellowes

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2010 Bentley Continental Supersports

If you’ve been on AV before you know we’re huge Bentley Continental enthusiasts and this might be the one with the fondest place in our hearts. 0 to 60 in just over 3 and a half seconds, 204 mph top speed, 6.0L W12 engine. The Supersports became one of the finest blends ever of power and luxury and, as far as modern Bentleys go, even being more than a decade old at this point, this is still the one we’d pick over everything else with this particular black on black with red interior spec making us feel all kinds of funny.

Price: €83.178 (92.071 USD)

For Sale in Switzerland

Seller: Andreas Wuest AG

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2020 Mercedes Benz X350D 6 Wheeler “Black Edition”

Mercedes has already accustomed us to the finest rednecking with the G63 6X6. Now, Classic Youngtimers Consultancy is proposing two thirds of the fun at one eight the price with this: the X350D 6 Wheeler “Black Edition”. As John Mulaney once said, we don’t have time to unpack all that, but suffice to say this is a 6 wheel conversion of a V6 diesel X-Class, Mercedes’ defunct incursion into pickup territory. The extra wheels aren’t driving anything as far as we understand, as this is a mod in the same line as the 6 wheel Jeeps and Raptors which have become really popular in the states. But in all fairness, it does indeed look really good. We’re not fans of the bed being that shinny, it would look better in black as well, but otherwise it’s just such a fun attention grabbing thing that we can’t help but love it. The rims work, the rail works, the fender flares appeal to our inner 13 year old and even the GTR grill looks nice on it. For the money, we can’t think of another (fairly) practical vehicle which would get the looks that this thing surely gets. So raise a Bud to excess and consider the #trucklife.

Price: €115.289 (127.565 USD)

For Sale in the Neatherlands

Seller: Classic Youngtimers Consultancy

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2010 Maybach 57S Xenatec Coupé

This is a truly rare, truly special car. So much so that back in 2013, it made it to the AV Editor’s list of dream cars. With a production run of just 8 out of 100 planned units, the Xenatec Coupe is a wonderful Icarus flight of a thing, taking the Maybach concept and running with it to make a properly fantastic looking, super luxurious coupe. While regular Maybach 57 values have sunk like an anvil over the years, this beautiful custom-built behemoth will always be a highly desirable collector’s item. It’s difficult to express how much hype there was around these things when they were announced and how disappointing it was when the endeavor fell flat. However, now all that background just makes these more appealing. If you’re a collector/driver who values the unique, the Xenatec Coupé is a must. It’s very likely you’ll never run into anyone driving the same car as you ever again.

Price: €795.000 (881.177 USD)

For Sale in the Neatherlands

Seller: Gallery Aaldering

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