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1962 Austin Mini Cooper 997 Found in Alaska

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1962 Austin Mini Cooper 997

Spotted in Homer, Alaska is a 1962 Austin Mini Cooper 997 for $15,000 USD.
This is the Austin original mini cooper 997 most popularized for racing. It has sat in a old abandoned warehouse on the homestead for decades and is in really good condition. The body had been painted with primer to keep out rust, and it has been dis-assembled. All the parts ready for re-assembly. It comes with two engines, one with only 15,000 miles on it. It has the “Heritage Certificate” so you would be able to buy original parts for it from the manufacturer. 

Would you take on this Restoration Project?

1990 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE Found in California

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1990 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE

Spotted in California is a 1990 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE for $25,499 USD.   The selling dealer state this car is in excellent condition.  It is a no accident car with a clean car fax.  It is black with a clean tan interior.  The leather seat bottoms are not worn or have the dreaded butt imprint common with lotus seats.  It has 40,000 original miles and has undergone a recent service.  There is an extensive binder of service history and records that come with the car.  These esprits look very appealing in black.  This one has the 1993 esprit 5 spoke one year only wheels which look great.   The dealer says this car passes smog with no issues and even has a chip installed.

What do you think of this car?

1964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Found in San Francisco

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1964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

  Spotted in San Francisco, California is a 1964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster for $87,500 USD.    This is a Series 1 car that is ready for restoration.   Between 1961 and 1964 Jaguar produced  3.8 engines and partial synchromesh transmissions as opposed to 1965 -1967 cars which had 4.2 liter engines and fully synchronized transmissions.  The seller stats this car is available for viewing.  It has the usual rust bubbles at the bottom of the doors.   There is no mention of the motor running. What do you think about the price?

1978 Lotus Esprit Champion Edition Found in Miami

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1978 Lotus Esprit Champion Edition

  Spotted in Miami is a 1978 Lotus Esprit Champion Edition  for $20,000 USD.   This is 1 of only 99 made in the US. Car has been in storage for over 20 years, Engine and transmission are functional, the seller tuned and started her up about a year ago, took her around the block…not bad for 20 year stored car!  The car is mostly complete, all glass is intact, interior is there, wheels are flawless (in primer), the body was repaired and primed several years ago when the seller began a full concourse restoration on her but with way too many projects going on at the moment, we can’t move forward on this one any longer.  The seller is ready to sell and is motivated. What do you think of a restoration of this Lotus?

1974 Jensen Interceptor Found in Los Feliz

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1974 Jensen Interceptor

Found in Los Feliz, California is a 1974 Jensen Interceptor for $13,000 USD. This car requires a new paint job but the seller states it only has 80,000 original miles. The car does not run due to a faulty wire harness. I was able to find a new wire hardness for sale for $575. Lets hope that is all it needs to be drivable.  The Jensen Interceptor is a Grand touring car which was hand-built at the Kelvin Way Factory in West Bromwich, near