Thursday, April 14, 2011

Inexpensive Porsche 356 Coupe

A car that I've had a love for since I was a young kid was the Porsche 356, my grandpa had one and it's been a part of the family off and on during my life. His is a convertible model though. I always loved how relatively simple they were, the rear mounted air cooled engine provided enough oomph to scoot it around.

This example offered on the Seattle Area Craigslist appears to be an old restoration but still in very good shape and one I wouldn't feel bad about driving around and having a little fun with. If it's in good shape and not a clone the asking price is quite reasonable and would make a great addition to any guys sports car collection.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

My New 1976 BMW 2002

I just bought this Pastel Blau 1976 BMW 2002. It's a 4 speed manual and shifts great. The car had it's engine rebuilt only a year ago and it's an original California car. The interior is two tone white and blue and looks like it was pulled out of a 1950's american car, but I like it because it's unique.
It has brand new suspension and overall it drives very well. It was lightly hit in the rear quarter panel, but nothing big. There is almost no rust, only a little under the spare tire well. 
The tires have less than 500 miles on them and grip the road great. I will use this as my daily driver/weekend project to slowly fix up. "OB" on the license plate stands for Old Bimmer.

Friday, April 1, 2011

A Great BMW Short Film

BMW just released this video on youtube. It's a short film about a man and his passion for his BMW 2002. It's really heartfelt and BMW owners will love it. It's called "A Perfect Match"