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Mercedes 230S W111 Fintail

Mercedes 230S 1966 for sale in Sweden

The Mercedes W111 often referred to as the fintail model. Starting with 190, 220, 230 and the 300 was the biggest model with air suspension and 160hp. The 230 was carburetted version and had the same hp as the 220SE (120). The 230 S where produced between 1965-1968 and more than 41.000 cars where produced. Still today it is so rare to see one.

Exterior: This car came from Italy. So the body is very much rust free but there is some scratches and smaller dents to be seen. The chrome is very good, but also here some smaller dents can be seen. Most likely from keeping all those little Fiats away from the Mercedes body. The grey colour (DB 190) is very elegant for this big car and the clear glass makes the lighter grey interior very visible. Rolling on good tyres with a thin white stripe. The underneath looks nice and solid. No [...]

Jaguar E-type Coupe Series 1 1/2

Soon up for sale Jaguar E-type Coupe in white with black leather
Jaguar E-type Series 1 ½ Coupe

jaguar e-type for sale

I love Jaguar E-type in pretty much all shapes and forms. The early series 1 cars are the most beautiful with their aluminium panels in the interior. Covered headlights and the peppy 3.8l engine is to die for.

The series 2 cars now with much better seats and improved gearbox. The Jaguar E-type series 3 is very much different with a wider body, proper grill mesh and the silky smooth V12 engine. A car you travel far with comfort and style.

The Jaguar E-type that will soon be in stock is a car that was sold [...]

SAAB 96 V4 1970 for sale

SAAB 96 V4 with 17000km from new! Now for sale in Sweden

SOLD!

Exterior: The SAAB 96 V4 is in the original colour Savannah beige with brown interior. The car was repainted in 2017 and still looks perfect. Wheels were painted and fitted with new tyres at the same time. All glass rubber chrome on the outside of this SAAB looks amazing. To me this is perhaps the most beautiful of the SAAB 96 models with the small chrome bumpers and turn signals in normal size.

Interior: Very nice original brown cloth interior, original textile carpets well protected underneath the rubber mats. All instruments are in perfect working order, and it has great heating. Nice working radio in the glove compartment.

Engine: Serviced 2021-06 by a local SAAB 96 V4 specialist. All fluids and filters changed. Runs perfect in both engine and gearbox, including the freewheel.

History: This SAAB 96 V4  was first registered in 1970-04-22 to a lady in Malmö. But she only drove the car [...]

Jaguar E-type Series 3 Coupe

Jaguar E-type Series 3 Coupe 1972 project car for sale in Sweden

This Jaguar E-type series 3 FHC came from USA and the original outside colour was silver and the colour of the interior is light blue. I think it will be great colour combination when the car is restored.

The Jaguar E-type series 3 came to Sweden in 1990 from Pennsylvania USA. Tax and duty have been paid here. There is no more tax when sold to countries in E.U.e-type series 3

Exterior: The Jaguar E-type Coupe project for sale here has a very good and pretty much rust-free body. Where the hinges attach to the hood it is rusty and there is a factory new plate. (the underside of the grill) and also the hinges are new. Also, some other small plates that goes in this are to prevent dirt [...]

Buying a classic car or a sports car in Corona pandemic from Sweden

The COVID-19 virus is spreading a cross the globe. Every country and person has a different approach and opinions about how to fight it and how to stay safe.

Buying a classic car from a foreign country in such time could be problematic.

However, if you are one of those that planned to buy a classic car but say that you have to wait until the COVID-19 pandemic is over, I think it is time for you to realize that you will never buy any classic car since the Corona virus will never go away. It is here to stay just like HIV. We will have a vaccine one day, and personally I will refuse to take it until I know it is 100% safe. And, that will take many years. There are already and will be more drugs to give you [...]

Veteranbilar sportbilar sökes och köpes

Jag köper din veteranbil eller äldre sportbil. Även hela samlingar av bilar
Veteranbilar sportbilar sökes och köpes

Efter Corona krisen har försäljning av veteranbilar verkligen tagit fart igen. Och om du funderar på att sälja en veteranbil eller äldre sportbil så får du gärna höra av dig.

Köpes just nu: Mercedes 180 och 190 Ponton. W111 och W112 Mercedes 220, 280 och 300 SE coupe eller cabriolet. Mercedes 220 eller 230 fena. Dieselmodeller är dock ej av intresse. Även SL 300 av senare modell samt SL 500 av R107 karossen.

Andra veteranbilar jag söker kan vara svenska klassiker i fint till mycket fint skick. Bilar som Volvo P1800 S eller E, ES. Även Amazon i toppskick köpes gärna och helst en Amazon kombi.

Jag köper gärna hela samlingar av gamla bilar som kan bli efter dödsbon. Veteranbilssamlare har ofta haft [...]

1962 Mercedes 220 SEb W111 for sale

 

Exterior: This Mercedes W111 220SEb from 1962 is still to 60% in the first paint.

 

 

And everything you see on the outside of the car is original except for the tyres. Chrome parts are still today very close to perfect except a few very small dents. All rubber is still original and in a very good condition. The original seals in doors from this period were special. And, I have never found any replacement rubbers that would have the same softness as the original. On this car, the doors shut easily and still there is no noise from the wind. This Mercedes 220SE fintail is rolling on a set of new Vredestein classic in correct size for the car. Most [...]

Investing in classic cars 2020

Read why i think the Corona crisis will make collector cars go up in value
Why you should invest in classic cars in 2020.

When stock market is down or feels to risky people turn to assets gold, property, art and collectable items. Such as watches motorcycles, classic cars and historic sports cars. If you look at the price of gold during May during 2020 you see what I mean. Investing in gold is fairly quick and easy when you have no more faith in your local currency. Below a graph from K500classic car market

Investing in classic cars, vintage automobiles takes a little more planning and with the current Covid 19 situation some countries may still have some travel restrictions. There is a lot to say about the Corona on its own that [...]

How Corona crisis will affect the classic car market

How covid 19 pandemic will affect vintage car collectors
How Corona crisis will affect the classic car market

 

corona classic cars

If you are a classic car collector or vintage car dealer out there sitting on a large collection of classic cars right now. Then I am sure you are wondering what is going to happen to the classic car market in 2020.

Owning a number of vintage cars, myself I sat down and started to think about how this would affect my own classic car investments. My crystal ball is unfortunately broken but here is a couple of things to keep in mind.

During the last economy crisis I remember being away on two of the major classic car shows that take place in October in Salzburg Austria Classic Expo and [...]

Volvo P1800 Buyers guide

Read this before you buy a Volvo P1800 P1800S or P1800ES
Volvo P1800 buyers guide

I would say the production of the Volvo P1800 can be divided in three series or periods if you like. The first period being the cars Manufactured by Jensen in U.K. The second period will be the S model. And even though many people would like to think that S is for sport, it is actually when the assembly of the cars where moved to Sweden. The last period of the Volvo P1800 would be the Volvo P1800E models divided in P1800E and P1800ES.

1961-1962 P1800 Jensen

The Volvo P1800 where during this period built in England by the Jensen factory and you refer to P1800 Jensen up to chassi 6000. The output was 100hp and if you have ever driven a Jensen car you would [...]

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