Archive for 2011

German Restoration Shop tour

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Oliver Herbolzheimer is well known in the Messerschmitt community. He restores cars for a living in Germany. He makes replacement parts, his daily driver is a Tg500 replica that has a Trabant 601 powerplant.  Take a tour of his shop with these two videos. (had to break the 30 min show into 2 pieces for YouTube)

Note to non-German audience: the video is from German television. It is all German, there are no subtitles, nor is there an “English” version, so don’t ask. Just watch and enjoy.
Part 1:

Part 2:

Vintage Microcars Auction Results at Monterey CA 2011

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

The following Vintage Microcars are set to be were auctioned in Monterey CA during the weekend of August 18-20, 2011:  click pics to go to detailed listings for cars,
note that ALL BONHAMS sales under $100,000 will have a 17% Buyer’s Premium added!
RM Auctions and Gooding both have a 10% Buyer’s Premium,
while MECUM has a 6% Buyer’s Premium.
All buyer’s premiums are added to the “Hammer Price.”
UPDATE: Final prices are being updated now- Price is HAMMER PRICE only

BONHAMS Lot 1: 1960 Autobianchi Bianchina Transformabile Coupé SOLD for $26,000

BONHAMS Lot 421: 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 SOLD for $21,500

BONHAMS Lot 422: 1962 Autobianchi Bianchina Panoramica SOLD for $12,500

RM AUCTIONS Lot 103: 1938 American Bantam Roadster SOLD for $18,000

RM AUCTIONS Lot 181: 1957 BMW Isetta cabrio SOLD for $30,000

RM AUCTIONS Lot 203: 1941 American Bantam Convertible Coupe SOLD for $25,000

GOODING & Co: Lot 061: 1958 Zündapp Janus SOLD for $20,000

GOODING & Co Lot 124: 1960 Renault 4CV Resort Special SOLD for $52,000

MECUM Lot S94: 1953 Mochet CM 125Y Commercial Panel Truck SOLD for ~$26,400

Spare Parts Collections assets seized

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Previously mentioned HERE, Bruce Weiner has successfully sued the people behind Spare Parts Collections and is apparently seizing their assets.  Their website is currently in the hands of a Court-appointed Receiver in California. Other assets are apparently being seized at this time as well.

Their eBay account appears to be dormant for now. Their eBay “Store” is now gone as of Dec 7 2011.  Anyone who recently ordered something from them will not be able to communicate with them as the website that was seized also hosted their email accounts and they really have no incentive to send you anything after you have paid.

Other assets are apparently in the process of being seized at this time, what they are specifically is not known.

If you DO get an email from someone you dealt with at Spare Parts Collections and they tell you that their website is just “down,” don’t believe it.  It has been seized and they are not getting it back until they pay the amount of the judgement against them.

They may simply “pop up” under a new company name in the future.  They have apparently done that in the past. Of course, if it is a “new” company, your “old” orders and payments will most likely be forgotten.

By-the-way, if you thought they had a warehouse and facilities to house a bunch of stock and do restorations, think again, this message apparently came from Plinio regarding their facilities (or lack there-of):

“We are just internet dealers and sell the parts we source from various providers in our country and the region with which we have agreements. Therefore, we do not have a physical stock of products.”

No wonder it took forever to get things from them and why shipping was so incredibly expensive.

*ALERT* Stolen Microcars in Atlanta GA

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Keep an eye out for a sparkling new 20′ car trailer abandoned somewhere around Atlanta with a 1958 Messerschmitt KR200 AND a 1953 Rovin D4 inside it.  The trailer with the two microcars inside was stolen this morning in Atlanta GA.

STOLEN:
#1 1958 Messerschmitt KR200:  Yellow with black fenders. VIN # 69233
#2 1953 Rovin D4:  Pale yellow.
#3 2011 Horton Hauler 20ft enclosed trailer, white V-Nose.
Current “TAG” on trailer is a RED TEMP Advertisement plate from the dealer that says “Trailers For Less of Newnan” and has a dealer phone number.

please keep your eyes open on eBay and Craigslist and at other Auction houses in case someone tries to sell any of these vehicles.  Any information, please contact:  UPDATE: Cars have been recovered.

7 Microcars for auction at Red Baron in Atlanta GA July 16-17 2011

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Seven Vintage Microcars up for auction July 16-17 2011
at Red Baron Antiques in Atlanta, GA

click pics for more photos and information.

1964 BOND MK G

1951 Crosley SuperSport

1967 Willam City Mini

1973 Fiat 500 Giardiniera

1982 "Dual" car, drive from the bike OR the sidecar!

1967 Mini Comtessa - with gullwing doors!

1963 BMW 700 cabrio

RED BARON ANTIQUES
6450 ROSWELL ROAD
ATLANTA, GA. 30328
404-252-3770

Fiat 500 for sale – Craigslist CA

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Fiat 500 parts car for sale $550
located in Mcallen, TX

http://mcallen.en.craigslist.org/cto/2484353650.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

Pair of NSU Sport Prinz for sale – Craigslist CA

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Pair of NSU Sport Prinz for sale $5000
located in Pomona CA

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/2468064063.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

1957 BMW Isetta for sale – Craigslist MO

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

1957 BMW Isetta for sale $7200
located in St. Louis MO

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/2464789980.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

Six more Honda 600s for sale – Craigslist VA, CO, ID, GA, CA

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Seven more Honda 600’s for sale on Craigslist!
Click pics to go to the listing,
if you get nothing, the listing has expired or the car is sold or something.

1972 Honda n600 for sale located in Gloucester Pt VA $no price

1971 Honda n600 for sale located in Canon City CO $2350

1971 Honda n600 for sale located in Nampa ID $4200

1972 Honda z600 for sale locate in Atlanta GA $8500

3 Honda 600s for sale - these two N and the orange Z on the right $6000

3rd of three Honda 600 for sale as a group, located in Sun Valley CA $6000

2 Renault 4CV for sale – Craigslist MN OR

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Two Renault 4CV for sale on Craigslist
Click pics to go to the listing,
if you get nothing, the listing has expired or the car is sold or something.

Renault 4CV in a field for sale - Northern Minnesota $550

1959 Renault 4CV for sale located in Cathlamet OR - $750

1981 HMV Freeway for sale – Craigslist NY

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

1981 HMV Freeway for sale  $4995
located in Port Ewen NY

http://albany.craigslist.org/cto/2483303032.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

1958 BMW Isetta for sale – Craigslist TX

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

1958 BMW Isetta for sale – $6500
located in Plano TX

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ctd/2447280400.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

1957 BMW Isetta for sale – Craigslist MI

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

1957 BMW Isetta for sale $13,000
located in Madison Heights MI

http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto/2445095605.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

1959 Autobianchi Bianchina for sale – Craigslist MI

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

1959 Autobianchi Bianchina for sale $6000
located in Vestaburg MI

http://centralmich.craigslist.org/cto/2423170055.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

1957 BMW Isetta for sale – Craigslist CA

Monday, June 6th, 2011

1957 BMW Isetta for sale $6750
located in Berkeley CA

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/2427635135.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired


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