The Ghibli has long lived in the shadows of other, more well known Italian exotica, but for those in the know, these GTs offer a little bit of understated luxury to go along with the raw power of the quad cam V8 engine. Released in 1970, the Ghibli SS offered a slightly more powerful, 4.9 liter 350 bhp V8. This Ghibli SS is on offer in Ohio and was repainted from its original yellow color to the red it wears currently.
1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS - rare 5spd Manual, USA car. Maserati Red over Black leather interior, Borrani wire wheels. Good documentation and service history is included with the car. Records show that the car was sold in 1978 by Miller Motorcars and the car was Yellow at the time. The 2nd owner had the car changed to the current red color. Otherwise the car is to our knowledge completely original - it is a matching numbers, actual mileage car. All service is up-to-date - it is fully sorted and needs nothing to go enjoy. This car includes a stack of maintenance records, the original owner's manual and wiring diagram, two sets of keys, the Maserati Classic kit including the original sales brochures, and original tool rool with a partially complete tool kit, jack, and spare tire on a Borrani wire wheel.
It's not surprising that the Ghibli SS is valued a little higher than the lesser engined Ghibli, typically $90,000 to $120,000 is about what you can expect to pay for a good example. This one seems to be a little bit overpriced, given it doesn't wear its original color and the leather seating looks a bit tired. I'd suspect somewhere closer to $100,000 might be a more realistic value.
Developed off the Fiat 500 platform, the Autobianchi Bianchina was designed to offer small car customers a little bit more style and luxury. It's quite rare to come across one of these cars in the US, but this late model Berlina Quattroposti for sale in North Carolina would certainly make for an interesting around town runabout, especially in this era of ever increasing fuel costs.
Sold to me by the President of the Fiat 500 club in the Netherlands. this is a very original Fiat 500 derivative (all Fiat 500 mechanicals), Autobianchi Bianchina. This body style was not sold in the US and was meant for the Italian market only. The previous owner bought it directly from the original owner in italy.
This car is largely original and un-restored but runs and drives, has low miles and is a great collectors car for shows and parades. At only 10 ft long its about 2/3 the size of a normal car. The body is in great shape for a 1960's Italian Car but does have a couple of issues. Most notably the rear lid has rust through and will need to eventually be replaced, there is also a rust hole in the drivers door, some pitting on the chrome and the bumpers have been painted silver. The interior is original to 1968 and is overall good. the top is usable but definitely old as are the seat covers, one of them has a seam split. All the electrics work and I have personally driven this car on some short ventures.
The Bianchina Quattroposti has 4 somewhat usable seats and a backward slanted rear glass that adds a very classic look. This was the upscale version of the Fiat 500 and makes an appearance in the movie "Roman Holiday." Mechanically it starts, stops, turns tightly and sounds like a Fiat 500, same engine and transmission.
For a similar vintage 500L in good condition, you can expect to pay in the range of $15,000 to the low $20,000 range. The Autobianchi variant is a little bit obscure in this market, and the condition here is a little bit rough, but originality has its merits at times. Somewhere around $10,000 to $13,000 is probably a good estimate as to where this Bianchina will sell for.
The 124 Spider was rather popular in the US, seeing the brand through their exit from the market in 1982 and living on as the Pininfarina Spider until 1985. Less well known is the coupe related to the Spider, the 124 Sport Coupe. Sold in three series from 1967 through 1975, this coupe had traces of exotica in its DNA, from the four cylinder engine designed by Aurelio Lampredi to the styling penned by Mario Boano, who also designed the Ferrari 250GT. A little under 300,000 of these coupes were produced through all three series (AC, BC and CC). This early AC is for sale in Washington state.
This is a Fiat 124 Sport Coupe from California, the car appears to have extensive mechanical rebuilding including suspension, and engine. The car has been fitted with twin Weber 40 DCOE carbs and clearly has cams to go with the carbs. Timing belt is nice and tight and looks to be recently replaced, probably when the engine was done (guessing 8,000-10,000 miles ago) sorry no receipts. The engine does not smoke at all and is a delight, clearly who ever rebuilt it did an excellent job. The car also has the sump protector on it along with what appears to be an Ansa rear muffler and twin tip, sounds great dignified growl.
The car shows 44,577 on the odometer, I am guessing that is more like 144,577.
I am selling the car for a client, who found something else he wishes to purchase even though the 124 was a recent purchase. In order for him to purchase the other car he needs to sell this one. The car drives incredibly well, and is very docile when driven gently, but when you open the throttle this thing seriously comes to life. Handling is superb, and the car has a set of period BWA wheels with excellent tires. The car drives great and the suspension is all very nice and tight, looks to have a larger front anti sway bar also. The exhaust is in great condition as well and the car is fitted with a set of tubular headers.
Brakes are excellent. Transmission shifts perfectly and all syncros are pefect. All glass is in fine condition. Most of the chrome shows wear but is quite serviceable. Missing the upright trim on the rear edge of the drivers door. There is very little rust present on the car and its very solid and decent underneath, see the pictures. Rust bubbles are present on the right rear window, and right rocker just in front of the rear wheel. There was some rust repair under the rear edge of the hood. The dark green paint looks good from ten feet, but the new owner will eventually want to repaint the car.
What is nice is that this extremely rare coupe is solid straight completely driveable and can definitely be enjoyed while being improved on. The front seats are aftermarket and comfortable, no idea what happened to the original front seats. Most of the interior is nice but the dash pad is seriously in need of being recovered. All gauges and lights work. Not a cheap car but it has been a long time since I have seen one as over all solid and nice driving as this one. If I did not have so many cars of my own, I would have already bought this one its an absolute blast to drive and will give a stock 2.0 liter Alfa a serious run for its money.
Feel free to ask any and all questions, the car is advertised locally and the owner is open to offers. My name is Jim and I can be reached on my cell phone at 425 238 5317 please be aware that I am on the West coast and will appreciate your taking the time zone into consideration. The car must be paid for in full in verifiable funds before it can be shipped or driven away. I am happy to help arrange shipping for the new owner. The reserve reflects what the owner has invested in the car and in my opinion is a bargain. Thanks for looking and for bidding.
This isn't a perfect 124 Sport Coupe, but it seems to be all there and the seller is rather honest in its description. I'd suspect somewhere around $7,000 to $8,000 would probably be a fair value for this one, given that the seller has a reserve set. While I tend to like the BC version a tad better, with its dual headlamps, this AC is clearly a product of the Spider of which it shares its platform and is a classic Fiat that you certainly don't see every day (or every year, for that matter).
While the Alfetta spawned the GTV Coupe, which was well loved in the US market, the sedan variant is rather obscure. First sold as the Alfetta sedan, it was renamed the Sport Sedan in 1978 and 1979. With a rorty, 2.0 liter injected twin cam four cylinder, this offered a lot of rear-drive entertainment in a small package. This slightly modified Sport Sedan for sale in California is a bit rough around the edges but looks complete and ready to offer some cheap thrills.
Up for sale is a 1979 Alfa Romeo Sport 4-door sedan. This custom vehicle was owned by an Italian automobile enthusiast who had a penchant for spirited Italian automobiles. It is powered by Alfa's famous twin cam 2000 cc inline 4 and mated to a 5 speed. The body is very straight and the paint presents beautifully. Interior is in excellent condition as well and the car has not been smoked in. For those of you in the know, Alfa Romeo is a true driver's car. If you are looking for a clean Alfa sedan, this is your car! The car has a clean title and is currently registered.
Please e-mail or call Sam (626/590-4177) with questions or a time to view/drive the vehicle. I am very motivated and need to get this car on it's way due to space constraints. No reasonable cash offers will be refused. Thanks for looking.
It's rather rare that you see a classic Italian motor restomodded, as is the case with the rear end on this vehicle. I'd question whether this car was in a minor fender bender at some point, given the modified rear end. This Alfetta isn't perfect, but it's rare that you see a showroom perfect example of this late 1970s Alfa. With a $3,500 starting bid and not much interest so far, I'd suspect we're not going to get much further than the opening figure.
Like the Alfa Romeo Spider, Lamborghini Countach and Fiat Cinquecento, the Ferrari Testarossa is one of those Italian icons that is instantly recognizable even to those who aren't automotive enthusiasts. This early Testarossa for sale in Colorado was originally a California car and benefits from a recent engine out service.
This is an incredible opportunity to own an investment grade original example of a classic 1986 Ferrari Testarossa with only 24,538 miles! This car had a full engine out belt service one year ago and is completely up to date with all services. Compare this Ferrari to any other Testarossa on the market today and you will not be disappointed with what you see.
This Testarossa has the most desirable red/tan color combination and is a California car since new! All service is current and most recently had a full engine out service in southern California (documentation included - see picture below). Clean Carfax and Autocheck reports included with sale or run your own. This Ferrari has an impeccably clean history with no dings, dents or scratches whatsoever. Truly as clean as they get. Hemmings Magazine has voted these Ferraris as a desirable investment car and one to watch (see article below)!
Buy it now before prices go up. This is the most inexpensive Ferrari on the market today with under 25,000 miles! Don't miss your chance. The tires have only 200 miles on them and are Michelin TRX Radials ($2,000).
280/45/15 IN THE REAR ON 240TR 415 RIMS
240/45/15 IN THE FRONT ON 210TR 415 RIMS
The Ferrari Testarossa is a 12-cylinder mid-engine sports car manufactured by Ferrari, which went into production in 1984 as the successor to the Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer. The Testarossa is a two-door coupe with a fixed roof that premiered at the 1984 Paris Auto Show. All versions of the Testarossa had the power fed through the wheels from a rear-mounted, five-speed manual transmission. The Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout (engine between the axles but behind the cabin) keeps the centre of gravity in the middle of the car, which increases stability and improves the car's cornering ability, and thus results in a standing weight distribution of 40% front: 60% rear.
The Testarossa name, which means "red head" in Italian, comes from the red-painted cam covers on the flat-12 engine. The double entendre with a red-headed woman was intentional – Ferrari and Pininfarina regularly use descriptive terms related to a female's body when describing the style of their automobiles.
Testarossa prices are at an all-time low. A little over a decade ago, these cars were closing in on six figures, but now you can regularly snag one for about half of that price. Expect to pay between $45,000 and $55,000 for a good, driver quality vehicle with anywhere between 15,000 and 40,000 miles on the clock. While they aren't cheap to run or service, these are some of the most iconic cars to wear the Prancing Horse badge of all time. If you have been itching to own one, now is a good time to pull the trigger.
Four seat Ferraris are often the stepchild of the breed, unloved and not given the due respect they deserve. Such is the case with the Ferrari 400. These grand touring coupes were manufactured for 14 years, which represents quite a long time by Ferrari standards. It almost appeared as if Pininfarina used a ruler to design this front-engined V12 coupe; the styling was a marked departure from previous vehicles to wear the prancing horse badge. This was also the first Ferrari to be made available with an automatic transmission, which was manufactured by General Motors. This 400A for sale in Georgia offers a chance to have V12 Ferrari thrills for the cost of entry more akin to a new mid-sized sedan.
Rare 1979 Ferrari 400A in amazing condition for sale. It starts, runs and drives great. The body and undercarriage are rust free. This car has had one repaint that looks great with minimal flaws. The 4.8L V12 engine produces 311 hp. It is equipped with six Weber carburetors. This engine and carburetor set up is the same as the Ferrari Daytona. This luxury 2+2 touring car was equipped with the GM Turbo Hydramatic (TH400) automatic transmission for the USA market. Only 502 Ferrari 400s were ever built. There were 355 units with an automatic transmission and 147 units with the manual transmission. We have the owner's manual, tools, an aftermarket but functional jack and several keys for the car.
We purchased this Ferrari as part of a 3 car package from a serious car collector in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is a two owner car. The previous owner purchased it on 5-23-1992 in Tennessee where he kept it in a climate controlled garage with minimal use. In fact, he just registered the car in his name just before the sale (see photo of the title). We were told that his private mechanic kept it up regularly. We don't have any service records for the car so please don't ask about them. If you are looking for an original 400A that looks, runs and drives great, this car is for you. It may need some minor repairs and services. If you are one of those Ferrari fanatics that wants to see the engine out service records and other documents, this car is not for you. These carbureted V-12 Ferraris may be sleepers for now but eventually their prices will climb up.
The body panels, under carriage, inner fender, sills and the trunk are rust free. The body panel lines are perfect. This car has had one repaint about 10 years ago. It is very glossy with some minimal flaws such as tiny chips (IE: one about the size of half of dime above the driver's door handle), and a few small stress cracks at the corners adjacent to the headlight openings, hood opening and one adjacent to the hood louver. Overall, the paint really stands out. All glass, trim and light lenses are in great condition. The windows are tinted. The original wheels are in great condition with some minimal curb rashes. The Michelin 215/70 VR15 XWX are very old and dry but still ride smooth. They need to be replaced. The exhaust system is solid and sounds great.
The leather seats are in very good and soft condition. The driver seat has some wear (see photo). The rear seats, door panels, dash, console, steering wheel, headliner and the instrument panels are in great condition. The original black carpets are in great condition and are protected with a set of new floor mats with Ferrari logos.
The engine starts right up. It idles smooth, runs cool and has great oil pressure. It is amazing that a 34 year old Ferrari with 6 carburetors runs so smooth. The oil pressure gauge shows 5kg/cm2 while idling at 1,100 RPM (see photo). There are a few drops of oil below the engine while parked overnight. It's not much and we are not worried about it. The TH400 automatic transmission shifts smooth. The brakes and suspension function properly. We have only driven this car for about two miles around the block. The tires are very old and we did not want to drive it at a high speed on main roads. Our technician just replaced all the drive belts including the 2 A/C belts. This Ferrari may need a fresh service or some minor repairs but runs and drives great.
All lights, turn signals, brake lights, hidden fog lamps, gauges, horn, switches, etc. function properly. Even the power antenna switch works. The fuel gauge works but it fluctuates and does not show the actual fuel in the tank. This Ferrari is equipped with an A/C system with separate controls for the front and the rear. Both controls work and the air blows cold from the front and the rear vents. The power window on the passenger side is not working. Our technician replaced the motor. However, the plastic transmission gear teeth are worn. It needs to be replaced. The aftermarket radio works OK. Some of you old timers may recognize the escort radar detector control unit that is installed in the ashtray. We do not know if it works but it sure looks cool.
The engine compartment looks clean and original but not detailed.
The trunk looks very nice and clean. The carpets are very nice. The trunk houses the spare tire, an aftermarket jack and the tool kit. Most of the tools appear to be original but not all. We have tried to describe a 34 year old classic Ferrari to the best of our ability. We have provided 100 high quality images. This Ferrari will be sold with a bill of sale and a clear Tennessee title. The odometer reading of 28,783 miles appears to be the actual mileage on the car. However, in the state of Georgia all vehicles that are 10 years or older will be sold with miles "exempt."
This vehicle is sold "as is" and without and warrantees. We have the right to end this auction at any time for any reasons.
The seller is incorrect in stating that this car with the automatic transmission was for the US market. No Ferrari 400 or later 412 was sold new in the US. Some of these did make their way through the gray market at the time and later, a few more would trickle in once past the 25 year moratorium on non-federalized vehicle imports. Also, buying a car like this without service records is a HUGE gamble. As it sits, this car is probably worth no more than $25,000 to $30,000. The best, well-documented 400 could reach into $30,000 territory, with good 412s bringing closer to $40,000.
Towards the end of Fiat’s original run in the US market in the early 1980s, the manufacturer had several offerings in showrooms. The newly introduced Strada (known as the Ritmo elsewhere), the mid-engined X1/9 and Fiat 124 Spider. While the Strada would be discontinued after Fiat’s exit in 1982, the X1/9 would continue on as the Bertone X1/9, which the 124 Spider would be sold under the Pininfarina badge. There was one other holdout in the US market until the pullout, the 131, later known as the Brava.
Offered as a two or four door sedan and four door wagon in the US, these weren’t particular flashy vehicles, but their tidy styling and Italian DNA gave buyers seeking something a little less boring in the family car segment. Not only that, the 131 went on to win the World Rally Championship three times; an accomplishment few of its competitors could boast about. This Brava for sale in New York is a rare chance to get one of these cars in good condition.
For sale is my 1980 Fiat Brava sedan. The car is completely stock and has only 51,670 miles. The only item added to the car is an AM/FM cassette radio I installed in the car back in 1993 (I still have the original radio plastic blank). This FIAT drives very well and is in wonderful condition. I have the original manual, brochure, keys, pictures from the original owner and maintenance records. It has Pirelli tires which are in great condition, original wheels, jack and tool kit.
History......I purchased the car in 1993 from a person in Michigan. I believe I am the second owner. It had 33,000 miles on it and was completely original. The car had been rust-proofed when it was bought from the dealer in Michigan. Domenick's Foreign Cars of White Plains inspected the car before my purchase. That inspection in 1993 revealed some previous body work to the right rear quarter panel and appeared to be an excellent repair (I have the body shop invoice!). Although I put 18,000 miles on it, the car has been driven about 500 miles in the last 10 years. It has been garaged since 1993. In the last 200 miles, I did extensive work to the mechanicals....complete engine tuneup, transmission serviced, replaced suspension, brakes and replaced various lines, hoses and wires. In November 2011, the car was repainted for the first time in its original color using a 2-stage urethane process. I have kept this car in very good order.
Items of attention.....The timing belt could be replaced as it is over 5 years old. The headliner is sagging a little and I considered replacing it myself but discovered a local shop that replaces headliners. If I keep the car I will get this done. The A/C needs to be recharged or converted. The driver seat left side seam has come apart. The interior rear deck lid needs repair. This is a rare 1980 Fiat Brava in fantastic condition.
Even though they are rare, the 131 and Brava doesn’t have that much of a following in the US, which has kept prices low. For a car like this, I’d expect somewhere around the $4,500 to $5,500 mark would snag it. Unfortunately, this Brava has the GM sourced 3-speed automatic transmission, but, with a car like this, beggars can’t be choosers. I haven’t seen a clean 131 or Brava like this in a while and it’s nice to see a few of these out there in the wild that are still well preserved.
While Italian cars are known for their dramatics and flair, perhaps the most arresting of all of them is the Lamborghini Miura. It's amazing to think that this car is almost 50 years old, as its design still looks out of this world to this day. This particular Miura for sale in Texas has been restored and is a numbers matching example.
Lamborghini Houston proudly offers our superb 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S restored to SV Specifications by renowned expert Gary Bobileff. This Miura, serial # 3952, is finished in its original colors of Verde Miura exterior over a Skai Beige (Caramel) and Testa diMoro (Dark Brown) interior. It was production # 337 and was completed at the factory on March 6, 1969 as a left-hand drive version and delivered to Italian dealer Lamborauto in Turin, Italy. It is a correct, numbers matching example with its original engine #2871.
Miura P400S #3952 was owned in the early 1980s by race car driver Ted Titmus from Southern California. During his ownership, the car was brought to Bill DeCar of Bill’s Auto Shop in the Los Angeles area for restoration work. The project stalled and the car sat in the shop until Bill decided to buy the car for himself. He was never able to complete the project though. In 2009, Gary Bobileff purchased the car for himself and began restoration work. While undergoing restoration, the Lamborghini was purchased by a new owner who requested additional, popular SV Specification modifications be performed as well. These upgrades included flared rear fenders to precise SV dimensions to accommodate the wider SV spec wheels. Mechanicals were rebuilt and a split sump lubrication system was fitted separating the engine and transmission fluids as employed on the original SV. This is a step many P400 and P400S owners choose to take when performing this level of restoration. This engine also features handmade, nickel-plated velocity stacks to aid breathing and give an even more aggressive look. The new owner further requested a correctly modified nose with new front and rear bumpers be installed, plus new taillights and front lamps per SV specifications. The car was refinished in its original, striking color of Verde Miura. The original interior colors were used; however, genuine supple leather was chosen in place of the original leatherette material.
This is an extremely rare opportunity to obtain such a unique piece of automotive history. This Miura has seen less than 100 miles since its complete restoration. The restoration work and tasteful SV upgrades performed by Gary Bobileff are nothing short of spectacular with particular attention spent to detail and superior drivability.
For a good Miura with provenance, about a half million dollars is the entry point for such a vehicle. Given the quality of restoration and the fact that this is a numbers matching car in its original color, I'd suspect this car will sell for somewhere north of $600,000.
The 8C marked the return of Alfa Romeo to the US market after a 13 year absence, albeit in a limited production form. One year after the coupe made its debut and everyone thought things could get any prettier with this high-end sports car, Alfa debuted the Spider version, which brought open roofed thrills to what has been thought of as the most beautiful vehicle of recent memory. Only a handful of these exotic roadsters were brought stateside, and this one for sale in Connecticut is one of them.
This vehicle was special ordered with Ferrari Argento Nurburgring paint to sample option and delivered and maintained since new by Miller Motorcars. The Alfa Romeo 8c Spider is in fantastic condition and ready for a new home.
The original MSRP was $340,107.
Bose HiFi system
Brake Calliper finished in Aluminum
Paint to Sample
Partition Central Bag in Leather
Leather and Carbon Roll Bars
Prices have stayed pretty flat for the 8C, whether it be the hardtop or Spider variant. It is rare that you would ever see one for sale under $200,000, with $225,000 to $250,000 being about the average price point. While there are cars that might be faster, might have sharper handling or offer more luxury for the cost, I doubt there is a prettier car of the last ten years that you could buy. As the television show Top Gear once asked, “can a car be art?” In this case, my answer is a resounding yes.
The predecessor to the GTV6 we featured yesterday, the 105/115 series GTV coupes are a perennial favorite amongst Alfisti, noted for their graceful Bertone styling and lively driving dynamics. To this day, these cars have a look about them that combines the best of modern and classic styling and can be run fairly easily on a budget, as they have a strong enthusiast backing. This GTV for sale in Texas has been recently restored and is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.
You are bidding on a 1969 Alfa Romeo GTV with 85,526 actual miles. This is one of Bobcor Alfa's classic restoration projects and it is a beautiful and absolutely spectacular car. A must have for any car lovers! Beautiful 60's design (instead of the outdated 70's look)
I purchased this car from the person who did the full restoration through Bobcor Alfa. The restoration was done in Florida where the relatively clean body was disassembled, all rust repaired (without bondo), and a classic paint (Urban Green Clearcoat A04) was applied. The car was then reassembled using either new or cleanup parts. The interior was done all over from brand new parts and super clean and was left beautiful.
The engine and transmission were built by Richards Stephens. He has been building Alfa engines for 30+ years and is one of the best in the country. The engined is dialed in very nicely. The transmission was worked on as well as new brakes, suspension, clutch, donut, and almost every other part was replaced new. The previous owner who did all these repairs spent over $30,000 in making the car perfect. This is a classic beauty, you won't find many others like this.
I bought the car in 2008, and the restoration had been done a year before. The previous owner only used the car for short weekend rides and I have only put a little over 1,000 miles in it since then. It has always been kept in the garage and is polished and well cared for. The engine runs very clean and starts up nicely. Mechanically my maintenance has been done by Elite Imports in Austin, TX who specializes in Alfa's. The car has no air conditioning, you can always put an after market one but it's usually not advised.
The only addition I did to the car was to have a CD-player and speakers installed. They can be removed if you don't like the look (I've considered it myself since I'm a little bit of a purist, but again having music is nice for the weekend rides).
Some little details that need to be mentioned about the car:
1. There is a small dink on the both the driver and passenger side of the doors. This have been made from the doors opening all the way. (Pictured below)
2. There's a short scratch below the passenger side door handle. (Pictured below)
3. There is a small scratch on the trunk area. (Pictured below)
Other than these minor blemishes I have not have any problems with the car and the engine runs very smooth. The car was completely gone through from top to bottom by one of the most reputable Alfa restoration shops. Vehicle history sates salvaged but knowing Bobcor and his reputation, this did not affect the quality of the car.
This car is one of a kind:
-Engine runs great, even when cold. Once it warms up it is an incredible car. I was tempted to take it to the race track but never did. But it runs that nice.
-Tires and wheels are like new
-Handles like a dream
-Interior is beautiful with classic 60's design, instead of the outdated 70's outlook.
-Transmission shifts very nicely
-Oil pressure, water temp, etc. are right where they should be.
-Steering wheel is beautiful
-Brand new battery
Please ask any and all questions before bidding. Serious bidders only. I can send high resolution pictures over eBay email. And you can always send an ebay inspector to take a look at it (from inspectmyride.com).
Deposit and Payment:
I require a $500 deposit via Paypal within 48 hours of the end of the auction. Full payment is required within 7 days of the end of the auction (unless I approve otherwise over email) in cashier's check or direct wire transfer. Bidder is expected to have financing/payment ready at the end of the auction. Transportation is buyer's responsibility, but I can assist. For out-of-state people we can also use escrow.com under buyer's expense if you want an even more secure transaction (I've only used them outside of ebay in the past since ebay is itself insured).
To answer a few questions from people:
1. During the restoration it looks like the front and rear bumpers and the rear taillights were from a 1970 or 71 model. But the car is a '69 model.
2. The doors need some adjustment on the closing latch. They align perfectly, but they have to be closed hard. In specific the passenger side door sometimes I have to close it 2 or 3 times to get it to close completely.
3. I just looked at the old California registration card (not the title) and it has a line that says "PR/HIST: SALVAGED". Like I put it in the description. But the title says nothing about it, it's a clear title. Not sure what the registration means, but since it was a complete restoration for this car I don't think it matters if it was salvaged or not.
4. I will try to get more pictures from underneath. I will try to take the car to a shop and put it on the rails tomorrow or monday at the latest.
This car has a few flaws and I’d be a bit concerned about the salvage issue as described. Sometimes motor vehicle registries can be weird, but it is worth doing some research to see if there is anything to cause a potential owner to be alarmed. The asking price of $26,000 is about spot on for a good driver quality GTV, as an example like this will typically run you between $25,000 and $30,000.