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Some of my former cars...

1974 Datsun B210

1974 AMC Matador "Oleg Cassini" (Originally belonged to Great-grandfather. Extremely rare

but one of two in the area!))

1971 MG Midget (Daily driver in college; this picture after a 4 hour drive home to Ashe County)

1986 Dodge 600 convertible

1979 Volvo 242GT


1974 MG Midget


1963 Trabant P600 (Rare one year only crossover model with earlier P50 body and later P601 drivetrain)


1969 Datsun 2000 Roadster


1967 Yenko Stinger YS116














1966 Corvair Corsa Turbo convertible (very rare)


1966 NSU Sport Prinz

2 cylinder, 600cc, 4sp, styled by Bertone, all original 12k miles





1967 Mini Cooper 1275S

(Australian built; MK1 with roll-up windows, imported from NZ)

1982 Bajaj (India built Vespa Ape). Street legal (thanks to mistake by WI DMV) but only 121 miles!


1980 Ford Fiesta (ex-SCCA car, loads of B.A.T. mods, awesome car and ice racing champ!)

1960 Berkeley T60 (lowest mileage in the world, spent 1961-1988 in the Isle of Man auto museum, now in The Lane Museum on Nashville along with my previous Berkeley 328SE four wheeler)

1960 Berkeley T60 (project with Mini axles and hubs)

1960 Berkeley T60 (abortion with full Mini transplant)

1971 FIAT 850 Spider (design unveiled at the Geneva Auto show the same day and time I was born, just hours after the Bertone designer's first son)

1965 Sunbeam Imp Rootes group answer to the Mini. Rear mounted water cooled Coventry Climax engine (like Lotus); built by unskilled labor in Scotland and quickly developed a reputation for unreliability.

1974 Hillman Imp (newest in the US and one of the last built!)

1953 Riley RMF (the last true Riley ever built) and 1951 Riley RMB, both 2.5's. RMF ran and drove; RMB was a basket case. (Strangely, previous owner bought the RMF as a parts car for the RMB!)


1958 DKW MUNGA (another little 4x4, this one with a 3 cylinder 2 stroke engine. After VW bought DKW, the VW-engined version become the VW Iltis which subsequently gave up its drivetrain to build the first quattro on an Audi 4000. So this was the ur-ur-ur-quattro!) Second one I've owned.

The other one:

1966 AC Acedes MK12 (3 wheeler issued by UK National Health to disabled persons... all hand control!)


1995 Saturn SC2 (bought for John, engine blew in under 1000 miles)

We don't hold him responsible for that, but we do this:   1998 GMC Suburban (deceased)

1974 SnowRunners (single track snowmobiles powered by Chrysler outboards)

1985 Audi Turbo Quattro Coupe (ur-quattro); bought from the Gerber collection. 1 of 73.

1989 SAAB 900 Turbo Convertible with Group 6 mods... a really outstanding and fast ride..



1963/1968 Tatra 2/603 Really deserves its own page. (Aircooled hemi V8, 4 on the column. 4 wheel discs, swing axles in the rear, gas heater under driver's seat) Great story...


1974 Bond Bug 750ES.  If the Berkeley T60 was the first "performance" trike, this was the last...



1987 Cadillac Allante (one of the first)


1993 Cadillac Allante Northstar (one of the last):

BUT... was originally one of the last 6 "Mary Kay" Northstar Allantes (out of 19 total) and the only one that had a proper color change:


19XX MG Metro Turbo MK2

This was the ultimate performance iteration of the British A series engine and

the car that saved MG (well, until 2005 anyway...)


1970 Olds Delta 88 convertible -455/4bbl


1980 Leyland Mini Moke "Californian" 998 project; rare model, one of the last built in Australia, and

using a galvanized body. Sold to the Bahamas


Similar (but conventional bodied) 1976 Moke from OZ



Rear wheel drive V8 1962 Mini Project... now going off to become a turbo AWD Mini


1999 Suburban. Great tow vehicle and trip car...













1968 Porsche 912 (SWB) basket case:


1998 BMW M3 Convertible 5sp... one of the best cars I've ever owned:


Marianne's first 1990 325ic... Dinan mods (chip, IE exhaust, suspension kit, cam too hot to pass emissions)

5sp manual trans, M30 AFM, cold air intake, 19# Ford Mustang injectors


2000 (pre-MBUSA) Europa G500 (1 of 220, $150k when new!)


1977 Lotus Esprit S1 "Lotus Prepared by Claudius" Rover V8 swap, (1 of 15)

My 1966 Corsa Coupe... owned for 20 years, daily driven, autocrossed, tracked, rallied, ice raced... and now retired


1967 Mercedes 250SE Coupe (Eurospec, 2.8L mechanical injection, 4sp, AC, power sunroof)

1963 Locost Lotus 7 project (with turbo Miata drivetrain)

1961 Austin Gipsy S2 (with Moulton independent suspension)


1999 Chevrolet Tracker 4x4

1985 Bitter SC 3.9


1992 Bronco 351W


1989 Laforza (Italian luxury SUV built on military IVECO truck chassis)

1980 Ford Fiesta S ("factory" AC)


2000 BMW M Roadster


1950 Chevy 3100 (Camaro front clip, 350/350TH)

2002 Chevrolet Avalanche (real Awiss Army knife of a truck, alas let

down by squishly electrics and very poor mileage)

1960 Mercedes 190b street rod

1978 Ducati Darmah

2003 BMW M3 convertible (E46M3)

1995 Chevrolet Suburban TD6.5


A more complete list awaiting me to dig up photos...

1951 Morris Minor MM tourer   1973 Porsche 914 1.7
1951 Riley RMB        
1953 Riley RMF   1973 MG  MGB GT od/ac/chrome wires
1958 Berkeley SE328   1973 Bond Bug 
1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite V8   1974 AMC Matador Coupe: Oleg Cassini
1960 Corvair 700 Sedan   1974 Oldsmobile 98
1960 Berkeley T60   1974 Datsun B210
1960 Berkeley T60   1974 Jeep Cherokee
1960 Berkeley T60- Mini Swap   1974 Jeep CJ5 V8
1960 Corvair 700 coupe   1974 SAAB Sonett III
1962 Corvair Monza Coupe   1974 Land Rover LWB Series 3 ex-MOD
1962 Trabant P600   1974 Hillman Imp 
1962 Tatra 2/603   1975 Oldsmobile Starfire 3.8/4sp
1962 Mini 850-V8 rwd   1975 Honda Civic Wagon CVCC
1963 Corvair 700 Sedan   1975 Mercedes 300D
1963 Corvair Monza Coupe   1975 Austin   Mini 1275 Turbo
1963 Auto Union Munga   1977 MG  MGB
1963 Auto Union Munga   1978 Renault R5 LeCar
1963 Corvair Monza conv w/ aftermarket hardtop   1978 Pontiac Gran Prix V8
1964 Corvair Monza convertible   1978 SAAB 99EMS
1964 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe 327-300/4sp   1978 Datsun  200SX
1965 Corvair Monza coupe   1978 Volvo 242GT
1965 Sunbeam Imp   1978 Chevrolet Corvette 4sp
1966 MG  MGB   1978 Lotus Esprit Lotus PBC V8
1966 Corvair Corsa coupe   1979 VW Rabbit Diesel
1966 Corvair Corsa coupe   1979 Chevrolet Silverado
1966 Corvair Corsa coupe        
1966 Amphicar amphibious car   1979 Ford  Fiesta
1966 AC Acedes MK12 Invalid Carriage   1980 Mini OZ Moke Californian
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado   1981 Bajaj Vespa Ape
1966 NSU Sport Prinz   1983 Volvo 242 Turbo
1967 Buick Riveria   1983 Audi  quatto turbo coupe
1967 Corvair Monza coupe   1985 Pontiac Firebird V6/5sp
1967 Dodge  Dart GT 273/4   1985 Ford Mustang GT Conv 5sp
1967 Morris OZ Mini Cooper S   1985 Audi quatto turbo coupe
1967 Yenko  Stinger #116   1985 Audi 4000 quattro
        1985 Jaguar XJS V12
1968 VW  Beetle   1986 Dodge  600 convertible
1968 Corvair Monza coupe   1987 Ford Taurus MT5
1968 Dodge  Polara conv- 383   1987 Ford Ranger
1968 Riley Elf- MG Metro 1275   1987 Cadillac Allante
1968 Porsche 912   1987 MG  Metro Turbo
1969 Berry MiniT Dune Buggy- Corvair powered   1988 Ford Bronco
1970 Datsun  2000 Roadster   1989 SAAB 900 Turbo conv 5sp
1970 Lotus Europa S2   1990 BMW 325i conv
1971 MG  Midget   1992 Buick Park Avenue
1971 MG  Midget   1993 Cadillac Allante Northstar
1971 Chevrolet Impala   1993 Nissan Altima
        1994 Eagle Summit LRV
1971 MG  Midget   1994 Saturn SC2
1971 Oldsmobile 88 conv 455   1997 Honda CRV
1971 FIAT 850 Spider   1998 GMC Suburban
1972 Datsun  1100   1998 BMW M3
1972 Honda Z600   1999 Chevrolet Suburban
1973 SAAB Sonnet III   2000 Mercedes/Europa G500



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