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1960 Austin 850

This car was originally sold in Paris, France in 1960. It was purchased by Mr. Vern Osmonson. It was shipped to the US Long Beach Harbor and later purchased by Mr. Donald Teske in 1964. You can see this car in person at the Malibu, Conejo Valley or Santa Barbara Cars & Coffee on any given weekend. ... [ see more]

1973 Moto Guzzi 850 Eldorado

I purchased this Moto Guzzi 850 in Indiana 8 years ago. It was sitting outside the house just under the roof. ... [ see more]

1972 AM General M35 A2

The M35 2½-ton cargo truck is a long-lived 2½ ton, triple-axle, 6x6 multifuel Hercules engine cargo truck, It was initially used by the United States Army and subsequently utilized by many nations around the world. You can see this monster in person at the Malibu, Conejo Valley or Santa Barbara Cars & Coffee on any given weekend. ... [ see more]

1973 Volkswagen VW SP2

In the 1970s, the Brazilian market was closed for imports. The only sports car officially made there was the aging (and by then retired) Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, and its successor, the Karmann Ghia TC. Only independent car makers were able to fill the gap, notably Puma, Santa Matilde and ... [ see more]

1963 Chevrolet Corvair

This 1963 Corvair is stock except for the paint and interior. It's been my daily driver for 14 years. You can rent this car for weddings and other events too. Just click on this link to Driveshare to get all the details. ... [ see more]

1987 Porsche 911

*DEMO* I PUT ALL OF THE BUTTONS UP ON THIS CAR SO YOU CAN SEE HOW THEY LOOK IF YOU WANT TO TRY THEM! ** BLUE ICON: Indicates the vehicle has a Gas Geek Beacon in it. Watch our video below to see how our beacon works. IT'S NOT A TRACKING DEVICE!!** AUCTION ICON: Indicates the vehicle is scheduled to go to auction and when and where you can bid on it.** EXHIBIT ICON: Indicates when and where the vehicle will be on display so you can see it in person.** PINK CLOUD ICON: Indicates the owner answered the question, "Would I consider selling it?" This allows you to contact an owner who is thinking about selling before they put up a for sale sign.THIS CAR IS NOT FOR SALE! NOTE, THE FOR SALE SIGN DOES NOT POP UP IF YOU FILL IN THE "WOULD I SELL IT?" ... [ see more]

1956 Austin Healey 100-BN2  

Austin Healey was a British sports car manufacturer setup in 1952 and produced cars until 1972. The name is derived from the Austin division of the British Motor Corporation and Donald Healey of the Donald Healey Motor Company. It produced four models only, the 100, 100-6, 3000 and the Sprite. This particular car is privately owned and purchased in Sept. 2001. It's on display at The Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard, Ca. It's received an extensive rebuild with strict attention to detail by its owner. It's participated in road rallies and specialized events in California and beyond.Here's the Hagerty value for this car. ... [ see more]

1931 Packard 833

Packard was founded in 1899. By 1901, it had motorized a horse carriage with a single cylinder engine. This beautiful convertible arrived at The Murphy Auto Museum in January, 2015 and is owned by a private collector. ... [ see more]

2006 Mercedes-Benz 55 AMG

You're looking at a very well serviced, low mileage AMG. It was originally purchased in Santa Barbara but spent much of its life in the Southern California desert. Top speed 155 mph. Watch the video I attached and hear how it sounds. ... [ see more]

1972 Chevrolet Nova Custom

I purchased this '72 Nova in Anaheim three years ago. I found it for a friend, but when that friend backed out of the deal I felt obligated to buy it and keep my word to the seller. Yes, my wife has been understanding. I'm in the process of completely restoring this car and plan to document my progress here on my Gas Geek page. I will post photos of the motor soon! ... [ see more]

1965 Ford F250 Special Camper

This truck is very original. It's been in my family since new. My father bought it in 1965 and it has taken several trips to Oklahoma and back over the years. This truck has patina in all the right places. It was purchased new in San Bernardino by my father William E. Keller when he was 76 years old. ... [ see more]

1965 Ford Mustang

This car is unrestored with a V8 engine and automatic transmission. It was the owners high school ride in the '80s and was a daily driver until 2000. The Mustang was garaged for 16 years until in 2016, when it was finally resurrected. "Why did you keep the car all that time?", we asked. "When I was driving her, people would always come up to me and fondly share, "I had a Mustang like that in high school and I wish I never sold it". I saw that regretful look on their faces and I never wanted to feel that. So I knew I would never let her go, someday I would have both the time and the money to get her back on the road!" I love driving her, it brings back such wonderful memories!""Here's the Hagerty value for this car. ... [ see more]

1971 Ford Unrestored Mustang Mach 1

The Mustang underwent a complete redesign in 1971. It grew bigger in every way compared to the first generation model. The second generation was 7.1 inches longer, 6.8 inches wider and 500 pounds heavier. Mostly it seemed bulkier. The hardtops had a high trunk and a tunnel back window. This Mach I was donated to the museum in October 2017 by Joseph Ruffner of Ventura. You can always see this prize winning Mustang in person at The Murphy Auto Museum too. Here's the Hagarty value for this car.Watch an old TV Commercial for the '71 Mach 1. ... [ see more]

1963 Jaguar XKE  

You're looking at one of the nicest 1963 E-types we've ever seen. Stop by Milpas Motors at 735 N. Milpas St. in Santa Barbara and see the workmanship and detail of this total restoration for yourself. You can also call us at 805-884-8102. ... [ see more]

1964 Honda Scrambler

I purchased this Honda Scrambler on November 4,1964 from the original owner, Richard Horn of Sylmar, CA. He bought the bike just 5 months before on June 22, 1964. He put the first 3000 miles on it. Here's the Hagerty value for this bike. ... [ see more]

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT

The Challenger was Dodge's answer to the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. It was produced from 1970 to 1983. Dodge brought it back in 2008. This particular car was purchased new in 2015 by its owner and shipped to The Murphy Auto Museum. The only Challenger variation more powerful than the SRT is the supercharged V8, 707hp Hellcat. ... [ see more]

1949 Ford Convertible

This '49 Ford is a time capsule. I bought this car from the original owner in 1950 for $1700. He was serving in Korea at the time. I drove it for about 10 years and then parked it in the early 60's.Here's the Hagerty value for this car. ... [ see more]

1938 Ford DeLuxe Convertible

In 1938, Ford sold 415,613 cars for $900 each. 2,703 were convertibles such as this one, making this '38 Ford convertible sedan a very rare car. Scott Newell of Santa Barbara donated this car to the museum in August, 2017. The Standard models were built with 1937 front sheet metal, DeLuxe models, such as this one, received new, updated front-end styling, with a curved grille outline and slightly revised side vents for the hood. Please watch the Ford video we've attached and stop by The Murphy Auto Museum to see this stunning car in person. 1938 Ford V8 e Luxe [81A] in The Andy Griffith Show, TV Series, 1960-1968 Ep. 4.6 ... [ see more]

1952 Chevrolet Suburban

The Chevrolet Suburban has been in continuous production since 1934. Dodge, Plymouth, Studebaker, Nash and GMC used the name Suburban too. In 1988 General Motors was awarded an exclusive trademark on the name “Suburban.” The name was used on its Chevrolet and GMC vehicles. You can see this beautiful '52 Woody at the The Murphy Auto Museum Classic Chevrolet Show on Saturday, November 17th from 10am - 3pm.Here's the Hagarty value for this truck. ... [ see more]

1967 Pontiac GTO

This very original convertible GTO comes equipped with its factory installed 400ci 360 hp Ram Air engine. It's one of the few GTO's to have a hood tach.Here's the Hagerty value for this car. ... [ see more]

1991 Mazda Miata

This car started life in seattle washington. It was originally sold as a 1991 base model AUTOMATIC car. It was driven for a few years in the pacific northwest and then sometime in 1995 it began its journey to full racecar.  It was a heavy competitor in the SCCA PNW region in the late 90s and then was sold to a guy in ohio and was raced in the SCCA pro series. Claimed titles in ohio, new york, indiana, and even florida. It was heavily raced int the pro series until the late 2000s. Then the car was sold to someone in the bay area in California where the car contined to compete in the SCCA MAJORS tour until about 2012. When the car was sold to another bay area resident that used the car in Sealed Spec miata and just didnt have the time to continue racing. This is where I came in to purchase the car to continue its racing life. This car has been a racecar for longer in its life than it ... [ see more]

1954 Studebaker Commander Starliner Coupe

I placed my 1954 Studebaker Commander Starliner in storage in January 1977. It's a Raymond Loewy designed car with 157,623 original miles. It has a clean title and a long history in our family. I also added many high performance modifications to it over the years. Anyone who was 'hot rodding' in the 50's, 60's and 70's might recognized some of the custom features. Some things I remember why I did it and other things have slipped my mind. Now I look at it and say, "What on earth was I trying to do there?" ... [ see more]

1982 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce  

I was looking for an Alfa Romeo for the past year and all the places I went to were Ojai, Los Angeles, and San Pedro to see the car that was for sale. All the cars I saw were in pretty bad shape, so I decided to look in the Trade express magazine, the old fashion way. There was one car in Santa Barbara County, my family and I went about two and half hours away near Santa Maria. Once I arrived it was sitting inside the sellers garage and as soon as I uncovered it I saw my dream car. It was in perfect condition and I immediately knew this was the car for me. ... [ see more]

1960 Porsche 356

This car first started his life off as a 1960 Porsche 356. The history of the vehicle is unknown but the remains were given to Christopher Runge In Minnesota. Chris using the remaining parts from this 356 to create the Frankfurt Flyer 004 which you are looking at now. This is a very fun vehicle to drive it's not superfast but man is it fun :-) the following are experts from articles found about this vehicle and the builder. What It's Like To Drive The Most Beautiful Homemade Car On Earth "Christopher Runge builds these cars by hand in a little garage in Minnesota. The cars are the spiritual successor to some of my favorite sports cars ever—the handmade VW Specials that appeared in Germany after WWII. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m most nervous about Jason Drives episodes that don’t put me in some tiny, miserable piece of crap that’s likely to k ... [ see more]

1958 Jaguar XK150 Roadster

This is a 1958 Jaguar XK150 OTS (open two seater) how the British describe this car. In the US it is called a roadster. This jaguar has had only 3 owners. The original owner, the man who restored it and kept it for 42 years and myself. I have owned it for 3.5 years. The second owner bought the car for $50 with the starter in the seat and one of the splines of the right rear wheel stripped, and it did not run. It took many years to restore the car as he was doing a lot of the restoration work himself and he was a working fire chief for the city of Torrance. The original color was blue; but he wanted the car to match fire engine red. I have always wanted a Jaguar XK 120; but I am too tall to comfortably fit into one. In the back of my mind I thought someday I might acquire a XK 150. I was not in the market for one when we chanced upon this particular car. We were on our way home from a ... [ see more]

1968 Morris Mini Mk III

Introducing 'Rosebud,' a classic Morris Mini Mk III. Don’t be fooled by the name or the car. It might look cute and adorable, but this is a real tough guy’s car. Clint Eastwood owned a Mini, Paul Newman owned a Mini and Steve McQueen had one. Even Enzo Ferrari drove a Mini as his daily driver. Then again so did Princess Diana, three out of four Beatles and Peter Sellers, so the common denominator there may just be good taste... and perhaps bravery. Handling is lightning quick—it takes both hands and both feet and considerable courage to drive a classic Mini. Regardless, the original Mini was appreciated and revered by true car enthusiasts. It was also known as a "giant killer" on the racetrack, taking on (and beating!) Mustangs, Cameros and cars with 5 times the horsepower. Minis came in 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Monte Carlo Rally three years in a row, winning outright against the best ... [ see more]

1954 Jaguar XK120

This factory number matching Jaguar XK120 was built on September 3, 1953 and spent its entire life on the West Coast. It was shipped to West Coast dealer, Charles Hornburg , on September 24th, 1953 and reportedly sold to Mr. Karl Stein of Los Angeles. Shortly thereafter it was sold to Bob Constable also of Los Angeles who worked diligently to keep the car in original, pristine condition while actively driving and showing it across California. Bob kept the car for over 50 years before selling it to car aficionado and Hollywood celebrity, Patrick Dempsey. Mr. Dempsey had the car mechanically renovated replacing every bushing, hose and degradable part plus rebuilding the engine so the car now performs as new yet maintaining the originality of the car. All work done during this process was done in Santa Barbara at the famous Winning Makes restoration company. The car is current ... [ see more]

Mostly 1988 Porsche 911 S-R

Previously owned by Dick Barbour Racing of 24 of Le Mans racing fame this Carrera S-R Tribute started life as a 1988 Carrera Cabriolet.  The Cabriolet was chosen given its reinforced chassis that provides additional strength over a conventional 911 coupe chassis. A roof from a 1969 Porsche 911 was welded onto the car which dramatically stiffens the chassis providing a solid platform to start the build. Photos of the car under construction during the roof swap show the fit to the cabriolet body nearly perfect before the small gap beneath the C-pillar was filled. Fabrication included a package tray added in addition to the roof.  It is estimated that the swap reduced over 100lbs alone due to the weight of the convertible top mechanism. Continuing with the focus on lightweight, the build removed the impact bumpers, interior components, rear seat, radio, air conditioning and went with al ... [ see more]

2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS

You can see this promotional Camaro SS all over the Santa Barbara, CA area. SBPD uses it to promote its DRAGG - Drag Racing Against Gangs & Graffiti program. It's a collaboration between the Santa Barbara School District, SBPD and the community to provide youth a unique learning experience and an introduction to a possible career in the automotive industry. Students are taught by credentialed instructors and earn school credit for participation. The DRAGG program arranges for guest speakers and class field trips to auto industry manufacturers, auto museums, and local fleet service shops. Young people will also have the opportunity to participate in various weekend community activities, car shows and raceway events. **Watch our YouTube video of this car in action!!** Video Courtesy - John Henning - Witness! ... [ see more]

1968 Oldsmobile 442

Purchased in 2004. It was restored in New York in 1989 (I was told.) I rebuilt the drive train in 2014. It has .030 forged pistons, an Edlebrock aluminum intake, roller cam and rockers, rebuilt TH400 trans and Coy 17' wheels. It is a fun cruiser! ... [ see more]

1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe

My car's story started in 1964, I was 16 and bought my first car, a 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe, stock flathead, 3 speed, rear axle, suspension and it was yellow. I drove it all through high school until 1968, I was getting married didn't have a lot of money so I sold it. In 1969 I happened to be driving some street I don't normally drive, I was lost, when I see a yellow 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe just as an old man and woman were putting a For Sale sign in the window. I pulled over and talked to them about the car, they were the original owners but were getting to old to drive it anymore. I asked how much, they said $300, I said I'll take it, gave them the little cash I had to hold it and went to the bank. I've been working on it, driving it and loving it ever since. It has a small block Chevy 283, 2004R transmission, 1957 Chevy rear axle with parallel springs, 4" dropped front axle with ... [ see more]

1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV

Sold new in Hollywood, Ca. in 1975, this car epitomizes Italian design. A nimble canyon carver, Pacific Coast Highway cruiser, and a surprisingly fast freeway racer, this GTV is the perfect blend of tasteful period correct modifications, and originality. **Watch a video of this car racing around Laguna Seca under the YouTube link! ... [ see more]

1987 Porsche 911

You can see my race ready 911 any work day at Schneider Autohaus in Santa Barbara. I'm the owner and a certified German Meister Mechanic. Check out the photos and story behind this fast and loved Porsche. ... [ see more]

1960 Chevrolet C10 Apache

I call this 1960 Chevrolet C10 Apache 'Rusty the Redneck Reject.' It's a 1/2 ton short bed pickemup truck. It has a rebuilt 350 and the stock 3 speed transmission. Manual brakes, Manual Steering, Manual transmission and all the smiles per gallon with lots of natural iron oxide ... [ see more]

1969 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

Type ! four cylinder opposed 1915cc engine w/dual Weber carbs, hot cam and merged headers and muffler. Approximant horse power is 130 at flywheel. ... [ see more]

1975 Porsche 914 2.0L

I bought 'Rosie' from Joe Schneider, of Schneider’s Autohaus fame. She was the “shop runabout” at Schneiders for many years, during his ownership. You can see my 914 on most Sunday mornings at Santa Barbara Cars & Coffee. ... [ see more]

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

I am the original owner of this Z28. I bought it new from Cormier Chevrolet in Long Beach, California. The day I bought this Camaro, Cormier Chevrolet had 20 of these Z28's lined up at the dealership. I chose this one because it was the least expensive one. ... [ see more]

1928 Pierce Arrow with Hollywood history

Hollywood Mogul Louis B. Mayer owned this 1928 Pierce Arrow Cabriolet. Mayer was a founder of MGM, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios which contracted some of the biggest Hollywood stars of the golden era of film. It's rumored that Mayer bought this Pierce Arrow to be one of their premium lot cars and that it was Clark Gable's favorite. ... [ see more]

2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato 1 of 65

This 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato #37 is one of 65 vehicles produced by Aston Martin. This particular vehicle was a factory car until 2014 at which time it was sold to a dealer in the Chicago area. It's my understanding that this vehicle was used in advertising and displayed at the Frankfurt car show. Play the YouTube video to learn more about this amazing supercar. See this car in person during Monterey Car Week 2018. From Wikipedia The Aston Martin V12 Zagato is a British sports car/endurace racer made by Aston Martin in collaboration with Zagato to celebrate a fifty-year partnership since the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato. Introduced in Lake Como, Italy at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on 21 May 2011, the Zagato was awarded with the competition's "Design Award for Concept Cars and Prototypes" which has also been won by the One-77 in 2009.[1] Like the Aston Martin V12 Vant ... [ see more]

1973 BMW 2002tii

This '73 tie has a rebuilt Kugelfischer fuel injection pump, rebuilt engine with 9.5:1 pistons, E21 limited-slip and Recaro sports seats. You can see it in person at the Santa Barbara Cars & Coffee events. ... [ see more]

1965 Citroen 2CV

The Citroen 2CV or "deux chevaux" was conceived and designed in the late 1930s. Further development was put on hold during WWII with some prototypes were destroyed and others hidden away. It was intended as a minimalist and utilitarian vehicle for rural France. As such it was engineered to be low cost and easy to repair. Fuel efficiency and a compliant suspension for traveling rutted dirt roads were also required. Most famously, it was said that the car should be able to carry a basket of eggs across a plowed field without breaking a single one. **See the YouTube video of this car racing at Laguna Seca! ... [ see more]

1940 Ford Coupe

1940 Ford Coupe, all steel except running boards, 350/350, IFS, 9" Ford Rear End, A/C, Boyd Billet Wheels. ... [ see more]

1957 Ford Thunderbird  

1957 Ford Thunderbird is "Thunderbird Bronze" in color, it was Ford's experimental metallic paint. There were only a handful made in this color, agnd it was the only model to get metallic paint in 1957. The car has a White Removable Hardtop with that classic Porthole, as well as a White Convertable Top. It's a very clean older restoration that still looks great, still a winner at most Car Shows. It is all original with it's 312 V-8 Engine, and ford-a-matic Automatic Transmission It's lots of fun to drive, very smooth, and straight as an arrow. The car has been primarily used in Car Shows, Parades, and the occasional outing. ... [ see more]

1908 Harley Davidson Board Track Repro

You're looking at an excellent example of a very early Harley Davidson motorcycle. I've included an old photo and even video showing what these races looked like more than 100 years ago. Check it out! **Watch an old video of Board Track racers like this one in the YouTube link! ... [ see more]

2013 Mitsubishi Evolution

This beautiful blue 2013 Evo is one of the Fast & Furious 7 cars built by R&R Motorworks in Goleta, CA. ... [ see more]

1964 Chevrolet Corvette

Talk about the 70's. This is a throwback or what is commonly referred to as a retrovette. We did all sorts of upgrades on the motor, suspension, tranny, wiring, steering and more. You name it, R&R Motorworks in Goleta, CA probably touched it and made it better. This was a very tired '64 Vette when we got it. ... [ see more]

1958 Chevrolet Corvette

1958 Corvette, only production year with the washboard hood and chrome truck spears. Has 283ci. Hurst M21 4 speed, posi rear-end and a few other trick upgrades, although sutble and tricky to detect. ... [ see more]

1961 Porsche 356B Super 90 Roadster Drauz Karosserie

This 356B Super 90 is one of 528 roadsters built with Drauz bodies in 1960. Drauz Karosseriewerke was one of Germany's larger body builders, founded in 1930. ... [ see more]

1976 Jaguar XJ6C

This is a true gentleman's car. These two door coupes were for a man who wanted a drivers car and was unashamed to tell his family to squeeze in the roomy back seat. ... [ see more]

1971 Jaguar E Type

Late model Series 2 1971 Jaguar coupe. This car wears unique badging on the bonnet to signify a late model car. Also this car sits on the original steep wheels which were an option from 1969-1971. ... [ see more]

2013 Morgan 3 Wheeler

Yes three wheels! Morgan Motor Company in 2011 decided to bring back their famed three wheeled vehicles. ... [ see more]

1963 Mercury Monterey  

FOR SALE: $2500 Located in the Santa Ynez Valley, California. Call Tom at 805-708-5910 if you're interested. ... [ see more]

2004 Ferrari Challenge Stradale

The Challenge Stradale is a low production, track focused car based on the 360 Modena and only produced for one year in 2004. They are most easily recognized with their unique stripe down the middle of the car which was only available on the Challenge Stradale. There were less than 1200 produced worldwide with 400 originally planned for the US. Today, it is estimated there are less than 350 Challenge Stradales left in the US. It was inspired by the 360 Challenge racing car so the focus was primarily on improving its track lapping performance by concentrating on handling, braking and weight reduction. ... [ see more]

2013 Morgan 3 Wheeler

The Morgan Motor Company announced that it would launch the 3 Wheeler in 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show. The 3 Wheeler was initially said to have a Harley-Davidson Screaming Eagle V-twin engine and a Mazda 5-speed manual transmission and was estimated to deliver 115 horsepower at the rear wheel. However, there was a surprise when the prototype that was shown at Geneva had an S&S engine. Production three-wheelers turned out to have S&S engines. The kerb weight was originally estimated to be less than 500 kilograms (1,102 lb), but the final weight was tested at 550 kg. The acceleration from zero to 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) was estimated by Morgan as 4.5 seconds, with an (estimated) top speed of 115 miles per hour (185 km/h). ... [ see more]

1959 Porsche 356A 1600 Super Repro

This super fun 1959 Porsche 356A 1600 Super was built in 2010 by JPS Motorsports and customized as close as possible to an original one. You can see this car in person at the Malibu, Conejo Valley or Santa Barbara Cars & Coffee on any given weekend. ... [ see more]

1968 Porsche SWB 912

This is an exceptionally clean and well sorted 1968 SWB Porsche 912. This is a Matching number all original time capsule. ... [ see more]

2018 Porsche GT3 Touring

This GT3 is a very special car. It's a Touring model built near the end of the GT3 run for this model year and only in limited numbers. ... [ see more]

1964 Volvo P1800S

This exceptional P1800S has only 42,600 original miles on it. The car was built in the first year after Volvo moved its production from the Jensen factory in England to Sweden. ... [ see more]