German Classic Cars

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Stalled Turbo Project: 1976 Porsche 930

This Porsche 930 has been in the seller’s possession for some time but has only racked up nominal mileage since he took possession of it in the early 90s. The 930 is perhaps the most iconic turbocharged Porsche ever… more»

BF Auction: 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190b W121 “Ponton”

There are two ways an owner can choose to tackle restoring a beloved classic. The first is to proceed cautiously to ensure the restoration costs don’t exceed the car’s potential value. The other is to throw caution to the… more»

Martini Edition: 1977 Porsche 924 Barn Find

Special editions among the domestic brands are a dime a dozen, but it was unusual back in the day for the likes of Porsche to roll out a limited trim package. The 1977 Porsche 924 Martini Championship Edition was… more»

Rare Oddity: 1956 Gebruder Verga Coupe

To paraphrase Sir Winston Churchill speaking of the Soviet Union in 1939, here we have a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside of an enigma. This car – for sale on The Samba – is a Volkswagen-based coupé built… more»

Sold By Buick! 1974 Opel Manta 1900

Opel Automobile GmbH (a German division of General Motors at one time) built the Manta across two generations from 1970 to 1988. It was a rear-wheel-drive sports coupe that was sold as the Manta 1900 in the U.S. by… more»

Parked Since 1990: 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo

One of my favorite underappreciated classics at the moment is the Porsche Type 931, otherwise known as the 924 Turbo. It has all the hallmarks of a future collector car that we all should have purchased when they were… more»

Updated Looks: 1974 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

It’s honestly incredible how little the Porsche 911 actually changed from 1964 to 1998. Sure, things changed both mechanically and cosmetically, but the core structure of the 911 saw very few changes throughout this time period. So little changed… more»

Stored 40 Years: 1961 Hansa 1100 Sport Coupe

The Hansa 1100 (aka Goliath 1100) was a small automobile built from 1957 to 1961 by a division of the German automaker, Borgward. That included a Luxus version which came with twin carburetors for its inline-4 engine, as is… more»

Rare Kremer Widebody: 1979 Porsche 911SC

We all know that the Porsche 930 is a monster, one of the foremost supercars to come out of the 1970s. It’s long been known as the “widow maker” owing to its abilities to expose the weaknesses in drivers… more»

Luxury Sedan Barn Find: 1973 Mercedes-Benz 250

It’s funny: most enthusiasts would be excited to learn that there’s an old German luxury sedan hiding in a barn. But the reality is, most of the time it’s a tired, old Mercedes-Benz like this one and not the… more»

Bavarian Microcar: 1958 Goggomobil

The Goggomobil is a microcar produced in Bavaria in three body styles between 1955 and 1969.  Though upwards of 300k were built overall, I don’t recall them being sold in the U.S. They came with little air-cooled engines in… more»

Under 17K Miles: 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet

A few days ago, I had the privilege to spend a few hours with my aunt and uncle, two individuals I count high on my nearest and dearest list. While there, we couldn’t help but notice a scale model… more»

In the Garage Since ’91: 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo

The Porsche 924 has long been the red-headed stepchild in the company’s lineup. Long considered the “cheap” Porsche and not even on par with the closely-related 944, the 924 has been the throwaway car in the family, and its… more»

Worthwhile Replica? 1983 Porsche GT1 Tribute

Have you ever been tempted to build a replica of an exotic sports cars? Me either, but plenty of people find the temptation too much to resist. This is despite needing to devote thousands of dollars in labor and… more»

Spare Engine Included: 1957 Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle demonstrated admirable longevity. It remained in production well beyond expectations when the automotive world and technology had passed it by. It was not many years ago that buyers could find them for mere pennies, but they… more»

Long Term Ownership: 1969 Volkswagen Squareback Automatic

In 1961, Volkswagen enhanced its line-up by introducing the Type 3 in several body styles – all meant to provide more cargo and passenger capacity than the Beetle. One of the more popular Type 3s was the Squareback, which… more»