Author Archive: Brian Peters

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Image of dark olive Mercedes 280SL from the angle of the left front perspective

SOLD – Thank you Mr. M! Includes factory ORIGINAL Frigiking Air-Conditioning, firewall pad, ‘snowflake’ windshield, correct spot-welds, beige factory undercoating, all manuals and factory data card. She’s matching #’s, dialed in and absolutely rust-free, cementing her investment quality status! She sold new at Mercedes’ Factory store in Hollywood on October 27, 1970 then lived in La Jolla, CA.

Thanks for reading – Brian

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1971 Mercedes 280SL #180 silver left front view

Restored West Coast car. Engine rebuilt at San Diego Mercedes-Benz dealership with only 7000 miles! All books, records and invoices included in a thick binder.

Please scroll down for more photos. Click on an image to see its larger version, click again to see it even LARGER! Undercarriage photos are all the way at the bottom.

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Turn-key, full restoration on a rust free car. More than ‘garage candy’, she goes down the road, smile producing as Daimler-Benz intended.

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Rare distel grün 190SL – As New.

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1952 Porsche 356 Heuer Gläser Cabriolet chassis 12305

1952 Gläser Cabriolet in dry storage for the past 34 years – a unique piece of Porsche history from one of its first, and most short-lived, coachbuilders. Just a handful of these Gläser Cabriolets exist today. This is a unique opportunity to own a rare and collectible example of one of Porsche’s very first open cars.

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Black Plate California car
Records document San Diego ownership back to 1970
Long term last owner for 32 years
Service records span 43 years
Ancient Michelin spare tire in the trunk may be the original
Running, driving project
Matching numbers per Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
Chassis #114382, built in December of 1960 (titled as a ’61 model in the U.S.)
Engine #88151 (1600 Super)
Appears to be the original floor pan (scroll down for photos)
An unrestored 356, she shows the usual perforations at the longitudinals and battery box

Click on photo for the large size, click again for the Super Large size:

1970 Porsche 911T coupe, Albert blue, left front shot

In June of 2016 my Porsche master-mechanic friend called to say his client and owner of a car he had maintained for thirty years had passed. A multiple car family, this was never a daily driver but they were active with her throughout the late seventies and eighties in the local chapter of Porsche Club of America. As the caretaker aged, drives became infrequent to the point that every few years she would be taken out of storage with a dead battery and flat-bedded to the mechanic for a brief resurrection and a couple of drives before being relegated again to her garage stall. This kept the mileage low and preserved the upholstery in the state you see in the photos.

The seats are strictly original (when I use the term, “original” I do not mean “stock” or “un-modified,” I mean, this is the exact, same “stuff” she was wearing as she sat on the [...]

Can there possibly be a cleaner, more honest, rust-free and stock Cortina Mk 1 in this Universe? I realize there are some very nicely restored Lotus Cortinas out there, as well as some Cortina GTs and some very nice fake Lotuses. Something tells me it is highly unlikely that there is another bench seat, 4 speed on the column Mk 1 this nice. If there is, someone please let me know about it!

I purchased this car for my own use back in 2011 because ‘Cortina’ was on my “bucket list”. Remarkably, much of the car is ORIGINAL (including most of the PAINT!). The peripheral mechanicals and some of the cosmetics were restored before my purchase (have a look at the photos of the undercarriage!). It had been stored for a time before I received it so my technicians went through it so that it would be absolutely reliable so that my wife and I [...]

2004 Ferrari 575M grigio titanio left front shot

Rare World Market car – 14,000 miles (23,300km), “F1” paddle shifter, Daytona seats . . . Presents and drives outstandingly.

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