Air Cooled Bubble Deflating? 1976 Porsche 911 S

April 27, 2017 porsche, 911, 3.0

This 1976 911 S has deviated a fair bit from stock, but in a good way as far as we're concerned. The 2.7 liter motor has been replaced with the 3.0 from a later SC while retaining the 915 gearbox, and cosmetically a very light "R Gruppe" look has been attempted. The real draw here though is the $26,500 price tag attached to what sounds like a lot of air cooled fun.

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High Miles & Low Price: 2004 VW R32

February 08, 2017 vw, r32, gti

We remember when the R32 came out in Europe and eventually made its way to the US a few years later. With AWD, and the VR6 it was our dream VW made real. At the time the near $30,000 sticker price was a bit of a deal breaker for us, not to mention the fact that the allotment of 5,000 vehicles sold out extremely quickly. 13 years and 400,000 miles later, this R32 has has lost about 80% of it's retail price but our interest remains at 110%.

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Checks All of the Boxes: 1989 BMW 325ix Wagon

December 23, 2016 bmw, 325ix, AWD, wagon

These aren't quite the unobtanium vehicles that they once were now that 25 years have passed and they're easier to import, but this one is still tantalizing. It has all of the right options and is only a few hours away from Moto Roster HQ which could make for a dangerous situation. It would look great with a red bow on it for anyone scrambling to do some last minute shopping for us.

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What's the Catch? 1991 BMW 325ix

December 10, 2016 bmw, 325ix, AWD, deal

For $4,800 this final year model of the much revered AWD E30 seems like it should be an easy buy. It's claimed to be rust free and the seller seems to provide thorough documentation to that end. We're surprised that is hasn't been snatched up yet -- especially by friend of Moto Roster Drew who sent it to us.

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East Meets West: 1967 Toyota Stout Rod

October 24, 2016 toyota, 350, rat rod

This unique rat rod is billed (and sort of titled) as a 1967 Toyota Stout. Once you get past the cab though, this thing is all bowtie with a Chevy 350 V8, Turbo 350 transmission, and what we're assuming is the frame from some sort of Corvette. We're not sure but it's looking like this may basically be a 70's Vette that had the cab from a Stout "fitted" to it.

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Low Mileage Land Cruiser: 1978 Toyota BJ43

Most ex-fire service vehicles that we feature are German makes with the occasional Land Rover thrown in for good measure. This Toyota Land Cruiser is the somewhat quirky BJ43 and looks like it was pretty pampered while on fire duty in France where it racked up less than 10,000 miles.

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High Miles + Low Dollars: 1998 BMW 540i

August 30, 2016 bmw, craigslist, e39

The E39's are some of our favorite 5 Series BMWs and this one is even more appealing with the big V8 and 6 speed transmission. The fact that it's finished in 90's perfect Oxford Green (they couldn't call it British Racing Green) makes it even better. Add a low price tag and a location only 15 minutes from Moto Roster HQ and we might have to find some space in the garage.

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5 Speed Swap: 1989 BMW 325iX

July 21, 2016 bmw, awd, E30

This 1989 BMW 325iX started out with an automatic transmission in Dayton, Ohio and currently sports a 5 speed in Los Angeles. Even though it has accumulated 190k miles in the intervening years, it still looks excellent. A good deal of recent service, including the 5 speed swap and a suspension only adds to the appeal.

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Cost as Much as 2 Beetles: 1966 Karmann Ghia Type 34

April 15, 2016 vw, ghia, type 34

Though this one is a bit outside of the price ranges we normally focus on here at Moto Roster, the Karmann Ghia Type 34 is one of our favorite designs ever. So, when one this nice comes up for sale, we're flexible on our normal limits. We've been on the hunt for a 912 and it's funny that for the same $35,000 you would spend on a nice-condition 912, you could get a different 1600cc-powered German that makes 912's look as common as Camry's.

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Low and Slow: 1988 Chevrolet 3+3

If you're looking to haul 6 people as well as an additional 3,000 pounds, this 1988 Chevy 3+3 should fit your needs nicely. Converted to a 6.5L Detroit Diesel and sitting on a lowered (or shot?) suspension, this unique ex-military truck could still have lots of service left in her.

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Where are these barns? 1960 Porsche 356

March 19, 2016 porsche, 356, barn

Just once, we'd like to find a barn (or garage, or shed, or tarp) with something like this 1960 Porsche 356B hiding inside. We don't normally feature cars that will end up far beyond even our theoretical means but this one caught our eye.

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Paint can wait: 1965 VW Notchback

We like this seller's priorities: a built engine, brakes, suspension, and new pans. Maybe splurge a little on some upholstery and the cabin to round out the driving experience, and you're good. Anyone who puts this much time and money into a car and doesn't touch the paint is welcome at Moto Roster HQ anytime, and we hope they roll up in something like this 1965 VW Type 3 Notchback.

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E30 Oil Burner: 1986 BMW 324d

March 16, 2016 bmw, diesel, e30

Rarely seen (and never sold) in the US, this early E30 was imported from Germany and trades the much revered gas engine for a 6 cylinder diesel that was also shared by its 5-series big brother. Though this one is normally aspirated, the M21 engine also came in a turbocharged version that, among other applications, was available briefly in Lincoln Mark VII's!

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