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1963 Studebaker Avanti R2

NEW!! WATCH DAVID NEEL'S VIDEO ABOUT this 1963 Avanti. It used to be on display at the Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard, California, but it has a new home now. This particular Avanti is a somewhat rare supercharged model with a four speed transmission. Look at the following photos to understand how well this car is made, especially the motor. ... [ see more]

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

NEW PHOTOS OF THE CRASH JUST ADDED - I'M SAD TO REPORT THAT I CRASHED AND TOTALED THIS CAR. The green Camaro Z28 here on Gas Geek is my new car. I purchased it with the insurance money from the crash. I crashed on Friday, 13 December 2019.  During and after the accident I felt no fear, no worry, only peace. God was certainly with me as I walked away from the accident with barely a scratch. My insurance inspector declared the brown Camaro a total loss for which I received my full declared value of $70,000. Information about this first car of mine, I was 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]

1963 Jaguar XKE

You're looking at one of the nicest 1963 E-types we've ever seen. It's on display at the Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard, Calif. We'll be posting more photos and video of this car on the road soon. Stay tuned! ... [ see more]

1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa 180HP Turbo Convertible

REAL DEAL ONE OWNER BARN FIND!! Records indicate this rare '65 Corsa Turbo has been in a garage since 1981 despite the tags on the license plate which seem to indicate it was last registered in 1982. The body tag matches perfectly with the car color, body style, options and yes, the factory 180hp turbo motor. Here's a breakdown of the body tag info:11B - Build date shows 2nd week of November, 1964?65-10767 - Corsa 2 door convertibleLOS - Los Angeles  #186 (very early production)TR733 - Blue (trim)D-1 Paint - Mist Blue PolyOptions:WO - Tinted Windshield Only2LPS - (L) 4-speed transmission, (P) Comfort & Convenience Group, (S) Rear Antenna3C - Padded Dash4PUO - (P) Comfort & Convenience Group A, (U) Spare tire lock, (O) 180hp Turbo motor5W - Custom deluxe front seat belts an ... [ see more]

1925 Chevrolet Superior K Series Touring  

FOR SALE $12,000 includes fabric car cover, current registration, Gas Geek history and Tale Tag.  **In our family for 95 years!! Parts Available at extra cost.  T.B.D.         Engine(2),  Transmissions (2), Differential, Steering Wheel, Front Axle steering components,         Wheel hubs,  Rear Axle shafts (2), Carburetor Cores, Distributor Cores, Cylinder head, Heater        Exhaust manifold, flywheel, Clutch plate, Service brake bands, Car History Scrap book, Parts         &nbs ... [ see more]

1960's era Sprint Race Car

SEE VIDEO OF THIS CAR IN ACTION AT SANTA MARIA 10/17/20 - Bob and Mike Foote are the owners of this race car. Mike is the driver. It was built by Dale Hilliard with help from Robby Robinson and Rod Hynes. The Foote's purchased the car in 2017. It's powered by a strong 350 Chevy V8 motor and runs on race gas. This car is a regular at all of the Western Racing Association events. For more information about this car and the WRA click here. ... [ see more]

Early 1965 Porsche 911

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO OF THIS CAR DRIVING IN THE BACKROADS OF VENTURA COUNTY, California!! ONE OF THE COOLEST 911'S ON THE PLANET! (Hold the cursor over each photo for description) This 911 was built so early in 1965 many of the original parts on the car are stamped 901. This is the only known Porsche painted Braun 679 at the factory. The stunning four year restoration was completed by Paterek Brothers, Inc. in Chatham, N.J. I am posting new photos and videos everyday, so keep checking back! ... [ see more]

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

This is my new Z28, I purchased it with the insurance money from my other Burnished Brown Z28 here on Gas Geek (SEE THE CAR JUST BELOW THIS ONE). I just posted photos of the crash scene.  I took a few parts from the old crashed Camaro and put it on this new car, including the seat belts which saved my life. If you look at the seat belts closely, you'll see that the black belts on the drivers side are from my old car. Right away I looked for a replacement and found the car I wanted at Streetside Classics Consignment Auto Dealer in Mesa, AZ. Their website had many detailed photos and video. I phoned them and gave them a down payment. I hired a mechanic to go over the car and he supplied a  positive recommendation. I flew into Phoenix on 2 January, 2020, test drove the car and purchased it for $75,000. I had my wrecked Burnished Brown car towed to the Phoenix area where ... [ see more]

1906 -26 Locomobile 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'

NEW VIDEO: LISTEN TO IT START UP AND DRIVE AWAY!This car has lived many lives and attracts attention everywhere it goes. Bill Swanson wanted the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang after reading the book by Ian Fleming. Unfortunately, it was not for sale. So, Mr. Swanson was determined to build his own. This car started it's life in Los Angeles and sold at the dealership of Ralph Hamlin. The car, a Roadster, was driven to Santa Barbara and was quite the attraction.When Locomobile closed its doors in 1929, the owner the of '26 Locomobile decided he would donate it to the Santa Barbara Junior High since he could no longer gets parts!The school shop removed the body and placed the chassis in the auto shop. There it was use ... [ see more]

1987 Porsche 911 Carrera

I added more photos... This 911 has the 3.2 engine with the G50 transmission. The paint, motor and some of the interior are all original to the car. The original owner was in the military. He purchased the car at Dave Strong Porsche, SLC Utah and brought the car to San Diego where it sat in his father's garage during his overseas deployment. He eventually sold it to a professor at UCSD who drove it for years and sold it to an investment banker in Los Angeles. He drove it for 10 years before selling it to me in 2013. I am a member of the Santa Barbara Region of the Porsche Club of America. Here is the Hagerty Value of this car. ... [ see more]

1966 Oldsmobile Toronado Sports Coupe Custom

WATCH VIDEO OF AN OLD TORONADO COMMERCIAL.  I purchased this '66 Olds Toronado in the late 1970's in Oxnard, California. I paid $500 to a man who had just made expensive repairs to the car and wanted to sell it to a Toronado collector. I have three Toronado's. This one is the rarest of the bunch. ... [ see more]

2007 Ford Four Winds Hurricane 33H  

Margo is our wonderful 2007 Four Winds Hurricane 33H Class A motorhome. She is 34.5’ long and has 36,723 miles. She brought us across the country and on many great adventures, 6,300 miles, from New Jersey all the way to California. She's large, but very nimble, manuevering the full coastal route from Washington to Ventura.Features a Ford V10 engine on a F53 chassis. She has many upgrades: Heavy-duty Safe-T-Plus steering damper and brand new Bilstein shocks for improved handling and ride.  Bluetooth capable Pioneer stereo with 7-speaker set-up. Wifi booster antenna. Hi-def back up camera sysetm. She sleeps 7 and has an amazing amount of interior room and storage. And yes, she's for sale...ventura.craigslist.org/rvs ... [ see more]

1956 GMC 100

RAFFLE PRIZE!! VIDEO- LISTEN TO HOW SMOOTH IT RUNS. This beautifully restored GMC truck could be yours! It's being raffled off with all proceeds going to the United Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County. Click here to participate. The truck was restored 28 years ago and stored in a barn after that. The Hydra-Matic 4-speed tranny is the same type used in tanks in WWII. So yes, this is one tough truck. Thank you for supporting the kids and good luck!! ... [ see more]

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa

NEW VIDEO OF THE TURBOCHARGED CORVAIR RUNNING.This custom Corsa has many upgrades from turbo charged motor to the sound system. Stay tuned, I'll be posting specs, more photos and the story behind this exceptional '66 Corvair. ... [ see more]

1989 Porsche 911 Cabriolet  

NEW VIDEO - FOR SALE BY PCA MEMBER: This exceptionally clean and well sorted 911 Cabriolet is offered for sale by a Porsche Club member, asking price $50,000. It has a new convertible top and the car overall is in excellent condition from the paint to the original leather interior. The vehicle is located in Ventura, Calif. If interested contact Steve at 805-701-5511 or through the 'contact owner' link. ... [ see more]

1956 Volkswagen Karmann Kabriolett

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO OF THIS VW RUNNING!This is the type of car that always attracts a crowd at car shows. It has the patina everyone likes to see and its original. More photos, video, specs and the story behind this really cool VW are coming soon! ... [ see more]

1974 BMW 3.0CS

VIDEO: 1974 BMW 3.0 CS Reunited with Original Owner After 26 Years - This 1974 BMW 3.0CS has a manufacture date of 4/16/74 and was imported into the U.S. and delivered to the famous Hoffman Motors Corp. in NYC on May 9, 1974. The original owner purchased the car that same year from BMW Palm Springs. OWNERSHIP HISTORY:Duane: 1974 - 1993Phil: 1993 - 2003Dennis: 2010Phil (again): 2010 - 2013Mark: 2013 - 2018Blackhawk Collection: 2018Matt (now): purchased in 2018SPECS:It has an upgraded 1980's engine, triple weber carbs, Alpina valve train, Alpina air box (removed), Hardy & Beck Suspension.  ... [ see more]

1990 Porsche 944 S2

NEW PHOTOS JUST ADDED... VIDEO- LISTEN TO IT RUN!  This extremely well-cared for and original 944 S2 is one of less than 500 coupes imported to North America for the 1990 model year. It has 59,000 original miles and has been garage kept and professionally maintained since new. I bought it from a guy in Agua Dulce who was selling it on Ebay. He had a bunch of toys in his garage and said this car probably would get used much so he sold it to me. The only thing I had to do was get the AC up and running which was easy. ... [ see more]

1973 Volkswagen VW SP2

Here's a VW you rarely see in the U.S. 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]

1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV

WATCH THE VIDEO OF THIS CAR AT LAGUNA SECA!! 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]

1963 Chevrolet Corvette

JUST ADDED 3 NEW VIDEOS OF THIS '63 DRIVING AFTER DECADES IN STORAGE! This super low mileage 1963 Split Window Corvette was pulled out of storage after 35 years. It was parked in a garage in 1983 in Goleta, California and emerged in October, 2018. I inherited the car from my father who purchased the 'Vette in 1967. Enjoy the story. Hold the cursor over each photo to read the caption. Here are some specs.Base Sport Coupe - original cost in '63 $4252Optio ... [ see more]

1985 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

NEW VIDEOS!! RIDE ALONG WITH DAVID NEEL IN THIS FUN JEEP, NOT ONCE, BUT TWICE!! - I found this very original Jeep Grand Wagoneer in Houston in 2014. The odometer shows 124,000 miles and those are original to the vehicle. ... [ see more]

1974 Toyota Celica ST

Here's a car that you don't see very often on the road or even at car shows. I'm Larry Spoerlein and I've owned this Toyota Celica ST for 8 years. I also run VC Rides based in Ventura County, California. I will post more information about this car very soon. ... [ see more]

1969 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

This 1969 Corvair has been sitting in the same garage since July, 1976. The interior has serious mold issues and there are a few rust spots, mainly around the windshield and the engine bay. The motor is disassembled and many parts of the car are boxed up. This appears to be a complete car with a mostly solid body. It's also equipped with a 2 speed automatic. ... [ see more]

1976 Jaguar XJ6C

NEW PHOTOS ADDED from Malibu Cars & Coffee on 8/9/20. This is a true gentleman's car with only 76,000 original miles on it. I bought it from the previous owner who lived in North Carolina. These XJ6C's are pretty rare. 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. I apologize for what I 'dropped' in the back seat too. ... [ see more]

1964 Volvo P1800S

VIDEO: WATCH A P1800S RACE THROUGH THE STREETS OF LONDON: 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]

1965 Ford F250 Special Camper

This truck is very original and a reliable driver. 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]

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 MG ... [ see more]

1967 Chevrolet 'Supernatural' Impala  

FOR SALE!! Asking price $25,000. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO! This very clean '67 Impala is located in Oxnard, California and is available for inspection. It's a tribute car based on the 4-door Impala that stars in the hit TV series 'Supernatural' without the big block. This car comes equipped with the original 327 V8 and automatic transmission. Bones Fab in Camarillo did the the bodywork and enhancements. It also has new carpet, new tuck and roll upholstery, spotlights, interior vinyl, rims, tires, duel exhaust pipes. We've put about $23,000 worth of improvements into this car. If you're interested in the car, please contact me through the 'Contact Owner' link to the right and I will get right back to you. ... [ see more]

1941 Ford Ratrod

WINNER - BEST IN SHOW 'MUSCLES & MOJO' AT THE MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM. WATCH NEW VIDEO OF THING BLOWIN' SMOKE! Powered by a Cummins 12V Diesel. You have to see photos of the motor! This Ratrod is owned by George Mayer, owner of Spot 44 Auto Repair in Thousand Oaks, Calif. ... [ see more]

1950 Ford Custom Station Wagon

NEW VIDEOS POSTED FROM OUR GOLETA BEACH 'GATHERING'... Thank you to everyone who joined us for 'Woodies At The Beach' in Goleta on July 25, 2020 and for supporting the Unity Shoppe. This wagon is named after my Great Grandmother, Ruby, who introduced me the appreciation of older cars with her 1950 Chevrolet Styleline fastback.  ... [ see more]

1947 Ford Woodie Wagon

Enjoy this beautiful Woodie Wagon from Los Angeles. You can see it in person at Goleta Beach on Saturday, July 25th. ... [ see more]

1969 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

VIDEO IS FOR A '65 CORVAIR. I couldn't find a '69 Corvair commercial probably because Chevy didn't advertise them knowing it would stop making them. This is one of the last Corvairs built. Production ended in '69 with only 6,000 built.This Monza 2 door hardtop has been in storage since April, 1979. It's in excellent original condition inside and out. The 82,797 miles on the odometer are original miles, it has not turned over. ... [ see more]

1961 Triumph TR3A

Date Dispatched from Factory: 15 March 1960.Dispatched to: Columbia Triumph Distributors, Baltimore, MD. Original Colors: Signal Red / Grey LeatherSpecial Equipment: Overdrive, Tonneau Cover, Hoodstick Cover, Michelin X Tires, Heater, Windscreen Washer, 4.1 Axle Ratio.Body-Off-Frame Restoration by Triumph Rescue, Bally, PA in 2005. Owner Bruce Strazdon, Cranford, NJ.Bare metal repaint; New leather seat upholstery; New Wilton wool carpeting; Stainless exhaust; 15" 60-spoke Dayton wire wheels.3-ring binder with receipts and photos documenting restoration.Engine Rebuild 2005 at 70,000 miles. 87mm pistons (2138cc); BFE #149 Cam; Aluminum flywheel; Pertronix ignition. Purchased by Michael Fitzgeorge, Charlottesville, VA in 2011 with 71,000 (actual) miles.Jeff Snook purchased from Fitzgeorge in December 2015 with 76,250 miles. ... [ see more]

1963 Jaguar XKE

Built: 12 November 1962, Coventry, England. Dispatched: 16 November 1962 to Jaguar Cars, New York. First owner: S.A. Skills, Alhambra, CA, 15 August 1963. Chassis-up full restoration at British Motorsports, Inc., San Diego, CA, in 1983. Owner Lou Geissel.Stripped & repainted at Concours Cars of Denver in 1988. Owner Charles Nelson, Milner, CO.Prepped for Vintage Racing by Repair Dynamics, Steamboat Springs, CO, in 1989. Owner Charles Nelson - RMVR LogbookJeff Snook purchased in 2003 from BMC Classics, Inc, New Smyrna Beach, FL, from an eBay auction.  Car repainted by BMC before purchase.On display at Snook's Dream Cars Automobile Museum, Bowling Green, Ohio since purchase.Dispayed at the Eyes on Design Concours d'Elegance, Grosse Point Shores, MI, in June 2013.Participated in the "Classic Motorsports" Orange Blossom Tour in M ... [ see more]

1940 Ford Woodie Wagon

We are Greg and Shelly Chandler from Buena Park, CA and we are the very proud owners of this 1940 Ford Woodie Wagon. You will often see us with our two furry friends Fluffy and Coconut. Our home club is So Cal Woodies but we are members of all the CA Woodie clubs from San Diego to Santa Cruz. The car is original steel under the custom paint job and 90% of the wood is the original Maple. We have updated the mechanics to include an LS-1 engine with an Inglese 8-stack electronic fuel injection system and a 700R transmission. It also has modern suspension, power disc brakes, power steering and AC. The boards on top were hand shaped by Floyd Smith and they are sitting on a custom-made rack. We don’t really know its history but we’ve had it since 2014. It’s a roa ... [ see more]

1960 Porsche 356 Runge FF004

CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEO! 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 ad ... [ see more]

1968 Chrysler Newport Town & Country

WATCH THE VIDEO: Chrysler's Sales Training video from 1968. The Town & Country Wagon is featured at 5:30 into the video.This 1968 Newport Town & Country is all stock and complete with woodgrain and air conditioning. Chrysler manufactured 22,141 wagons in 1968. Station Wagons like this one are making a comeback! Hold the cursor over each photo to read the text and find out where the name 'station wagon' came from. ... [ see more]

1965 Honda S600

VIDEO: WATCH JAY LENO DRIVE A HOT RODDED S600 - This very clean and original Honda S600 spent some time on exhibit at the Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard. Calif. at one time. As you can see it's in excellent condition. Honda made the S600 for only three years from 1964 through 1966 with very few built in '66. The S600 was Honda's first mass marketed car. Here's the Hagerty value and specs for this car. ... [ see more]

1963 Chevrolet C10 Pickup

This truck had been parked under a tree for years the first time I saw it. I told a friend I was looking for a stepside pickup and he knew about this truck. The woman who owned it was ready to sell and I bought it. But I didn't tell my wife. I know.. but I came up with a pretty good plan. The truck was pretty rough. So, I worked on it and painted it this color blue because it matches the color of a car my wife drove years ago. A car she loved. I figured if I painted it this color she may not get as upset with me for buying the truck without asking first. I also rebuilt the original straight six motor and it has a three on the tree shifter. Overall, it's a really good driving truck. ... [ see more]

2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG  

FOR SALE!! This beautiful C63 S AMG has the 4.0L, 503 HP twin turbo V8. It's fast and sounds amazing. The base model comes with a 469 HP motor and you can really feel the difference. This car also has the 7 speed automatic transmission. I am the second owner. It was first delivered in Canada and later imported into the U.S. The instrument cluster is displayed in metric system, but the digital speedometer is set on MPH. The car also complies with all California emission standards. It has been serviced as required at Mercedes Benz in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. I have all records available for inspection. Here are some of the options: Heads-up DisplayDistronic PlusHeated SeatsParktronicPanorama RoofBlind Spot AlertDriver Assistance PackageLane Departure WarningPerformance ExhaustOpen and Close button sportSport P ... [ 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]

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]

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]

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 ag ... [ see more]

1954 Studebaker Commander Starliner Coupe

WATCH THE VIDEO: 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]

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 Morgan 3 Wheeler

NEW.. WATCH VIDEO OF A 3-WHEELER ON THE TRACK! 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 p ... [ 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]

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]

1927 Custom Holt Prototype Trailer

This 1927 Holt Prototype Trailer is possibly the oldest travel trailer in the world that's never been used. It's also the only one of its kind with a fantastic story behind it. Read on.... ... [ see more]

1924 Delage D.I.

This stunning Delage D.I. has a very interesting past. The chassis of this car was built in 1924 in Paris, France. It was found in 1975, hidden on a farm in the province of Friesland in the Netherlands. ... [ 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]

1962 Ford Thunderbird convertible

Dixie, our Raven Black 1962 Thunderbird Convertible, had been in our family since 1999. We’d brought her to hundreds of car shows over the years, and our children grew up riding in her back seat. Our daughter Ruby learned to drive in this car. Pretty much stock, but sporting tri-bar headlights and baby moon wheels. Born in Texas, she spent her later life in New Jersey, but after 20 years, it was time for Dixie to be enjoyed by a new owner. She now resides in Paris, France, where I’m sure she gets a lot of attention.  See her video at: https://youtu.be/okwBIuNPV78 ... [ see more]

1972 AM General M35 A2

NEW VIDEO!! WATCH ONE OF THESE MONSTERS IN ACTION - 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]

1966 Checker Marathon

THE VIDEO IS A GREAT STORY ABOUT THE HISTORY OF CHECKER. This particular car is a very rare Checker Marathon Wagon. Checker made its automobiles in Kalamazoo, Michigan from 1922- 1982. The company started as a contract manufacturer called Commonwealth Motors which supplied bodies to the Checker Cab Company. ... [ 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 Ford Mustang GT

Lucille is my 2006 Mustang GT convertible. She is Torch Red with premium red interior. I've owned her since 2010. She has a ducktail spoiler, Ford Racing GTA exhaust, Hurst shifter, 18" wheels, sidestripes and a cold air intake and tune. I've raced her on the quarter mile at Englishtown Raceway and Island Raceway in New Jersey. She is a blast to drive! ... [ see more]

1972 Chevrolet Nova Custom

NEW VIDEO!! LISTEN TO THE RUMBLE.... 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]

1961 Porsche 356B Super 90 Roadster Drauz Karosserie

SOLD, SOLD!! This 356B Super 90 is going to a new lucky owner. It's one of only 528 roadsters built with Drauz bodies and this is one of 132 built with a Super 90 engine in 1960. Drauz Karosseriewerke was one of Germany's larger body builders, founded in 1930. ... [ see more]

1949 Ford Convertible

That's me behind the wheel in the mid-1950's in San Gabriel, Calif. WATCH THE VIDEOS: The second video is a Ford commercial for its new line of vehicles. They talk about the convertible at 5:16 into it.This '49 Ford is a time capsule. I bought it 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 1961. It's been in storage ever since.Here's the Hagerty value for this car. ... [ see more]

1965 Ford Mustang

NEW VIDEO - WATCH THIS OLD COMMERCIAL FOR THE '65 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!"" ... [ 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. It's been on display at the Montecito Motor Classic in Santa Barbara, CA. ... [ see more]

1961 Chevrolet Corvair

This 1961 Corvair Monza 2 door coupe has been in storage since 1971. It's all there, even though some of the headlight chrome appears to be missing. Everything is packed away neatly to preserve it. ... [ see more]

1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

NEW VIDEO! WATCH THE COMMERCIAL FROM 1959.  This particular stunning '59 has undergone a meticulous restoration. It's privately owned, but at one time not too long ago it was on loan/display at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles and most recently it was on display at the Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard. Here's the Hagarty Valuation for this car. ... [ see more]

1956 Lincoln Capri

NEW VIDEO - TAKE A RIDE WITH DAVID NEEL AND CHECK OUT THE OLD ED SULLIVAN COMMERCIAL: The beautiful '56 Lincoln Capri was donated to the Murphy Auto Museum. This body style was new for '56 and produced for only two years. 1958 saw a completely restyled line up from Lincoln. ... [ see more]

1938 Ford DeLuxe Convertible

NEW VIDEO - LET'S TAKE A RIDE WITH DAVID NEEL! 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 ... [ see more]

1952 GMC 100

MULTIPLE AWARD WINNER!  I built this custom truck named "Purple Reign." The photos show where I started and how it looks now. Check out the interior door panels. ... [ see more]

1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible

I'm looking for my old Ghia! I'm just curious what happened to it. You can see the license plate number in the old photos I found in a box. CA Lic 1BQB260. I wish I had photos showing what it looked like when I put it back together. I bought this VW in 1985 in Encinitas, Ca. I drove it around SD and LA in college. I sold it in 1995 in Fresno for $1,000 I think. I loved it, great memories. The guy who bought it lived in that area. If you have any info on this car, please contact me through the blind box 'contact owner' link. Thanks! ... [ see more]

1981 Excalibur

NEW! WATCH VIDEO OF PHYLLIS DILLER TALKING ABOUT HER FAVORITE EXCALIBUR. This Excalibur is one of only 199 Phaeton's produced in 1981. The original sticker price was $47,900. It was designed by famed industrial designer Brooks Stevens and styled after the Mercedes Benz SSK. ... [ see more]

1987 Porsche 911

NEW! WATCH VIDEO FROM WILLOW! 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]

1961 Cadillac Model 62

WATCH THE VIDEO: Cadillac was restyled and re-engineered for 1961. 11 models were offer in '61. No other automaker offered as many models and it helped Cadillac stay on top of the sales heap. It sold more than 160,000 cars that year. ... [ 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. New owner car. ... [ see more]

1953 Buick Super Woodie

WATCH THE VIDEO- COULD YOU IMAGINE THIS TV AD AIRING TODAY?  This beautiful Super Woodie has been owned by the same since new. The current caretakers of the car are the granddaughters of the original owner. ... [ see more]

1964 Chevrolet Corvette

WATCH THE VIDEO: This 1964 Corvette is in excellent original condition. Play the video of the 1964 commercial for the Corvette. Why do the announcers always sound the same back then? ... [ see more]

1910 Durocar

WATCH THE VIDEO: This Durocar is one of only four known to exist. The company was founded in 1907 by two Los Angeles men who loved cars. William Varney and William Moreland also raced cars. By 1909, they were producing nine cars per week and winning local races in Southern California. The more they won, the more other people in town wanted to buy one. The Durocar is mentioned in this fantastic docmentary called "Where They Raced: Speed Demons in the City of Angels." ... [ see more]

1952 Chevrolet Suburban

Remember this jingle? WATCH THE VIDEO FROM 1952. 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]

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]

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT

SOLD, SOLD!! 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]

1957 Ford Thunderbird

SOLD, SOLD, SOLD!! 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]

1969 Volkswagen Beetle

“Bella’s Bug”; a bittersweet love affair with 3 cars, two dogs, and a woman.A few months before Melissa, my former fiancé passed away from metastatic breast cancer, I sold my beloved “BugVert”, a ‘65 VW Convertible.Years earlier, Melissa and I had many adventures in the “BugVert”, with our first dog, Savanna, prior to separating briefly.I sold "BugVert" in order to buy "Rosie" the Porsche 914, (also on this site).When we reunited, Melissa had a new dog, Bella. However, our dogs couldn’t go with us in "Rosie", because "Rosie" is too small.As a result, we only ever got to go one adventure together in "Rosie", before Melissa passed away. ... [ 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]

1974 MG B GT

My first British car was a 1969 Austin Healey Sprite that I bought in the mid 70's, then I bought a basket case 1959 Bugeye Sprite with the engine sitting on the front seat in the mid 80's. I took some classes and restored the thing myself. I loved the whole process. I had a great teacher at Mira Costa College in Vista, CA. Over the years I have had an Alfa-Romeo GTV 2000, a 1970 Porsche 911T, but the Bristish cars have always had a special place in my heart. When I met my wife in 1993 I was driving a 1974 1/2 MG Roadster. I sold the Roadster when we got married to some friends but I still had the Bugeye. Several years later I got my father-in-law into the British car hobby. Together we found a white 1974 MGB GT in really nice condition in the early 2000's. After a little test drive and a little haggling the car was his. He drove that car to many music gigs for years until he finally gav ... [ see more]

2015 Ferrari California T

This vehicle was owned by a Ferrari executive in North America and later sold to me as the first official owner. It is full of carbon fiber options and a custom Rosso red color option from the factory. It is my first special vehicle and will hopefully not be my last. ... [ see more]

1941 Packard Custom Super Eight 180 Limousine

This Packard 180 Limousine is one of only six known to exist. It's extremely original with only 68,000 original miles and a very long and colorful Santa Barbara history. The vehicle was purchased new on June 5th, 1941 from the Thomas I. Petersen Packard dealership at 36 State Street in Santa Barbara, California by Katherine Dexter McCormick. She paid $2,868, that was $800 more than the average American's income at the time. ... [ 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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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