1991 MAZDA RX7 convertible (TYPE FC3S) / €9900

History

The RX-7 is a rotary engine (consisting of two rotors giving it the distinction of having a small displacement while having a certain power) produced by the Japanese manufacturer Mazda. It is a model of car that will evolve over time and several versions of it will emerge. Thus will successively be born the SA22C, the FB3S, then the FC3S, and finally the FD3S.

The second-generation Mazda RX-7 (FC3S) was produced from 1986 to 1991. It is also known as the Mazda Savanna RX-7. The 13B engine was taken over for the atmospheric models of this car, and the turbocharged models had the 13B turbo (or 13BT), more powerful than the 13B. 

This car has a remarkable balance thanks to its relatively light engine, making a car very popular in the drifting discipline, as the model that will succeed. 

The FC3S is a car that, for its time, was relatively well equipped. It is a car that was relatively little commercialized in France, and even in Europe.

The ad

The ad that caught our attention is this Mazda RX7 F2 Turbo, red convertible with black leather interior released in 1991. 

In perfect condition, it totals only 45 000 Km. 

From the collection of a former director from Mazda Switzerland. 

It is equipped with the rotary engine, bi-turbo of 2.6L, 200ch. 

Ready to hit the road with peace of mind thanks to this powerful and versatile rotary engine and a really reasonable fuel consumption of 8 to 10 liters, for a 200 horsepower sports car.

Its price: € 9 900

Link of the Ad: https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1652920898.htm/

1966 ALPINE A108 Convertible / €88000

History

Presented at the Paris Show of 1957, the one that should have been called, in Alpine logic, A109 due to the sharing of mechanical components of the Dauphine (type R1090 and following) is an evolution of the A106. Indeed, if the body of the coach is kept, the engine of the 4 CV is replaced by that of the Dauphine Gordini. It will be produced from 1958 to 1965.

In 1960, the convertible and coupe 2 + 2 adopt a frame-beam. 
It is formed of a beam (hence its name) having at each end a cradle that supports the engine (rear) and the steering bodies (front). This geometry will be used until the last model A610.

The A108 plays an important role in the history of Alpine because it is in this form that will be born the berlinette. At the 1960 Tour de France, Jean Rédélé took on two berlinettes A108 (the series model will also be called the  “Tour de France” berlinette  until 1969).

The berlinette stands as the closed version of the cabriolet, however the front with lighthouses is new. Produced from autumn 1960, she supplanted the coach and prepared the place for the newcomer: the A110.

The Ad

The Ad that caught our attention is this rare and beautiful Alpine A108 convertible first registered in 1966

It has undergone a quality restoration with the hull (stripped and repainted) and the chassis (sandblasted and repainted) separated.

The upholstery is new as the hood and carpets made by a professional from the originals.

The wiring harness has been completely redone. 

All undercarriages have been sandblasted, repainted and refurbished

All the mechanics have been dismantled and restored.

The car has traveled about 3000 Km since the end of this total restoration very documented with many bills and photos of the work done.

A rare vehicle ready to hit the road in all serenity for its new owner, restored in the rules of art, rare for sale, much less known than the A110 but deserves our attention.

Its price: 88 000 €

Link to the Advertisement: 
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1633928978.htm/

1968 DATSUN FAIRLADY ROADSTER 1600 LHD / €12000

History

From the Tokyo show in 1961, Datsun really started producing sports cars.

The first was the Fairlady SP310 which is reminiscent of the MGB. 

Technically, this model was not revolutionary because it takes the essentials of the mechanical components of the Bluebird sedan with the only singularity is a three-seater (two front seats and a third placed transversely at the rear). 

The SP310 has an honest commercial career thanks to its success in competition in the United States. It was produced to 7000 copies, driven by a four-cylinder of 1500 cc developing 71 horses.  

In 1967, Datsun decided to officially enter motorsport in North America. The conquest of this market was a necessity and relatively easier to approach than the European market where many English and Italian brands offered similar models. 

In 1965, the engine capacity was increased to 1600 cc which allowed to win 19 horses. This model was named SP311, had a synchro box and front disc brakes.

The Ad

The Ad that caught our attention is this very nice convertible Datsun Fairlady Roadster 1600cc / 95hp with a 4 speeds manual gearbox put into circulation in June 1968 and displaying 119 000 km 

It is sold with a french “carte grise de collection” and a ” contrôle technique” valid from 01/02/2019

The car is completely rust free as well at the 
body level , chassis and chrome which are in superb condition

Among the recent expenses, paint, sprayhood, dashboard, tank, radiator, coil and cables, spark plugs, 2 front tires, brake master cylinder, clutch transmitter and receiver, front brake hoses were changed, the car has has been restarted but still requires some work.

Are expected, the exhaust system, interior finishes (buttons, warning lights, door seal), it lacks the logo “datsun” on the hood and on the left front fender. 

The car will also need a new starter as well as a new battery which justifies the relatively attractive price. The owner provides the workshop manual of the vehicle, the most important being corrosion on these models, this is a great opportunity to acquire a very nice model at a very reasonable price, ideal for a handyman!

Its price: 12 000 €

Link to the Advertisement: 
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1654472714.htm/

1972 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA 400 GTE S2 / €169900

History

The Lamborghini Espada was produced at 1,227 units between 1968 and 1978. 

The appearance of the Espada model has largely contributed to the drop in customer interest for the Lamborghini Islero. 

Indeed, presented at the International Motor Show in Geneva in March 1968, the Espada is immediately unanimous in its marked sportsmanship and its line. “Espada” meaning “sword” in Spanish and Portuguese, referring to the sword worn by the matador in the arena. 

This four-seater, two-door coupé is made by the young Marcello Gandini, designer at Bertone. 

Taking as a reference the Lamborghini Marzal prototype he introduced in 1967, the bodybuilder designs a different car by working particularly its aerodynamics.

The Espada is low, with a very inclined convex windshield. The rear window, almost horizontal, under which is a large luggage compartment, further increases the futuristic line of this car. The chassis, made by Lamborghini, and the bodywork constitute a freestanding structure. 

The Espada also has the distinction of having two gas hatches located on each side of the car at the level of the small grids in the extension of the fixed rear windows. This allows you to refuel on the left and right.

This model is a propulsion with independent wheel suspensions and four disc brakes. The gearbox and the engine are placed at the front. Powered by a V12 4l six six-body carburetors developing 325 hp, the top speed is near 250 km / h. 

Over the years, Espada is aesthetically modified. 

In 1970, the black protective grille at the rear, just above the position lights, was removed. The dashboard is revised and corrected to be more functional and new alloy wheels are installed; the power gains 25 horses

The Ad

The Ad that caught our attention is this beautiful 1972 Espada S2 5-speed manual gearbox, sold new in Europe without any trace of damage or corrosion. 

The blue metallic paint was redone a few years ago, it is in very good condition with its burgundy leather interior was recently redone just like the light gray carpets with burgundy piping. 

The chrome, glazing and lights are in very good condition.

Campagnolo brand magnesium wheels are in very good condition, as are Continental 215/70 VR 15 tires. 

It is equipped with electric front windows and an air conditioning system in perfect working order. 

The vehicle is also equipped with a stainless steel double exhaust system, the mechanical has been serviced, suspensions and brakes have been restored.

In short, a very beautiful and exclusive car in perfect condition ready to hit the road, a great opportunity!

Its price: € 169 900

Link to the Ad: 
https://www.gtclassiccars.fr/lamborghini-espada-s2 

1993 AUSTIN MINI “Arc de Triomphe” CONVERTIBLE / €16500

History

In 1959, the oil crisis raged and British Motor Corporation (BMC) then asked its Longbridge design office to design a small, economical automobile. 

The choice was made to position the engine at the front, graft the gearbox below it to promote the livability offered to passengers. The success of the Mini will be global and its sports career worthy of the most prestigious GT. 

At the end of the 80s, the director of the ROVER concession of the 17th arrondissement of Paris, near the Arc de Triomphe, Mr ANTOUN, decided to build a small version of the Mini for the French market, which he was then the first dealer.

After validation of the project by ROVER France and ROVER UK, the model called “Arc de Triomphe” will be presented at the world of the car of Paris in 1994 where he will meet with a warm welcome. 
The convertible will then be available on the entire Mini range optional on new vehicles or on request for vehicles up to 6 months old. 

The transformation will then be carried out only in the Aubervilliers workshops and will consist of the manufacture and installation of specific reinforcements on the floors, the front fenders as well as the sills. The original cabin is kept and receives a manual or electric hood (option). 

The marketing of this confidential series will cease in 1999 with the discontinuation of the production of the Mini range.

The Ad

The model presented is an authentic ROVER Mini “Arc de Triomphe” of 1993 in its original burgundy color and its interior in gray leatherette in good original condition. 

It is still in a state close to new. 

Using the hood is easy and its tightness conforms to the standards of the model. 

The 4 wheels MINILITE in 12 ” are in good condition.

Equipped with the 1000 cm3, the mechanics works perfectly with few kilometers (only 45526 km !) used for leisure, always safe, but very reliable and able to make long journeys (Strasbourg-Chartres) without any difficulty. 
Ideal for everyday urban use or for the beach thanks to its 4 seats and its reliability.

Produced in a very confidential way, the real Mini “Arc de Triomphe” are now very rare on the collection market which explains a rating much higher than the rest of the range. Guaranteed collector and change of scenery guaranteed …

Its price: 16 500 €

Link to the Advertisement: 
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1624506161.htm/

1985 ALPINA B7 TURBO 300HP (BMW E28) /€39000

History

Alpina will produce the B7 Turbo from April 1984 to July 1987 (236 copies in 300hp and 42 copies in 320hp). Equipped with the original M30 to which Alpina added a Turbo KKK K27 to reach a power of 300hp and 320hp from 1986.

Like any car tuner, Alpina added 16-inch wheels and specific seats, a front and rear spoiler, gold trim on the sides of the car, an Alpina logo on the front grille and rear. 
Lowered by 3cm, it also receives specific running gear to improve handling.

The Ad

The Ad that caught our attention is therefore this very rare BMW ALPINA B7 TURBO of 300 HP with 236 copies (73/236) 
put into circulation in March 1985 showing 127 000 km certified.

This car is in perfect original condition, it has never been restored since it was put into circulation by the “garage du bac” as attested by its service book.

Among the recent expenses, have been changed, the exhaust line, the clutch, the brake discs, the front pads, the tires as well as the radiator. 
It is sold with a valid french “contrôle technique”.

Its price: € 39 000

Link to the Ad: 
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1647947806.htm/

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