1997 Ferrari 456GTA

The words Ferrari and bargain are rarely associated, but if any Ferrari could be considered one at the moment, it would be the 456. This front-engined, V12 grand tourer often goes overlooked, as its contemporaries, namely the last Testarossas, F355 and F550 Maranello garner a lot more attention from sporting enthusiasts. This 456 for sale outside of Philadelphia comes equipped with the 4-speed automatic transmission.

Year: 1997
Model: 456GTA
Engine: 5.5 liter V12
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 28,950 mi
Price: $41,500 Buy It Now

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I have all the service records for this and they will be supplied to the buyer. This Ferrari has 28,950 miles on it. Feb 12, 2013 I just replaced the timing belts, Rollers, serp belts, antifreeze, valve covers gaskets, seals, intake manifold gasket, spark plugs wires and spark plugs. The brakes, shocks, and motor mounts were all replaced in November 2012. You will notice some blemishes in the rear bumper. Also their are two very small door dings on the drivers door. Not noticeable in the picture but you can notice them when looking at the door from an angle. The radio does NOT work! Notice the pictures of both windows when in the up position. The seem to go off on an angle. From what I understand this is an inherent problem with Ferrari. This car runs great and is clean. Very reliable and a blast to drive. I no longer use it as I am retired and plan on travelling much more. You will NOT find a cheaper Ferrari in this good of condition anywhere else on the planet! This is an ABSOLUTE auction and the highest bidder will win this. It is both PA State and Emissions inspected until 2014. The tires have 9/32nds remaining.

This 456 has some issues, but thankfully, it appears none of them are related to the engine and transmission. The asking price for this car is about as low as I've seen any 456 advertised and gives a little breathing room for the new owner to sort out the faults. It's doubtful these cars may drop in value any further, so now is a good time to go after one. With the proliferation of computers and automated gearboxes, these Ferraris from the 1990s are the last link to the classics. It's safe to say collectors will soon begin to cherish them accordingly.

-Paul

1967 Ghia 450SS

Known more for their role in lending a design edge to some Fords and Volkswagens over the years, Ghia developed a few of their own cars years ago, albeit in small numbers. The 450SS was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro during his stint at the design firm. Unveiled at the 1966 Turin International Auto Show, it was produced through 1967, with a limited number of 52 being built by hand. These cars were built on a Plymouth Barracuda chassis and were powered by Chrysler’s 273 V8 mated to a 3-speed Torqueflite transmission. Rarer than most Italian exotics, these Ghias are certainly attention getters and one of the most elegant looking roadsters of the period.

Year: 1967
Model: 450SS
Engine: 4.8 liter V8
Transmission: 3-speed automatic
Mileage: N/A
Price: Reserve auction

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Carriage House Motor Cars is pleased to offer a very special and unusual 1967 Ghia 450 SS for bid. This car is 1 of 52 ever produced and one of less than half that number known to still exist. It features it's original 273 Formula S Plymouth Barracuda V8 and 3 Speed TorqueFlite Automatic Transmission. The vision of Hollywood producer Burt Sugarman, these cars were produced for only a couple of years (1966-67) and were sold for the staggering sum at that time of $13,000. Giorgetto Giugiaro designed the original concept known as the Ghia GT based on a Fiat 2100 chassis and proudly displayed the car at the 1966 Turin Automobile Show.

This example was the property of a prominent collector here in the New York Area and originally a rust free car from Southern California. Cosmetically superb with very nice paint and chrome, Borrani Wire Wheels that were just detailed and the optional factory hardtop. The soft top is good condition and a very nice original leather interior. Mechanically the car is very nice with a smooth running original Barracuda drivetrain featuring the Formula S V8 and 3 Speed Torqueflite Automatic Transmission. This car is sold as is and for further information, please call Scott at 914-450-0568. Carriage House Motor Cars reserves the right to cancel this auction at any time.

A Ghia 450SS in good condition will range between $85,000 to $125,000. This particular car appears to have been restored at some point, although that is not confirmed in the ad. Italian American hybrids such as these are good for collectors who are a bit gun shy of taking on the challenge of exotic car ownership. With its Chrysler engine and drivetrain, parts are easier to source and reliability is much higher than if it would have come equipped with a bespoke Italian engine. The only problem I could see with this car is having to answer the never ending question to passers by: "what is it?"

-Paul

1997 Ferrari F355

A chapter is coming to a close in Ferrari history. No longer will you be able to order a car with a Prancing Horse on the bonnet and a proper manual gearbox. Ferrari announced that the California will indeed by the last model with three pedals. Given this news, let’s take a look back at where the shift towards automated manual gearboxes first started to unfold, the F355. In the past, Ferrari had offered larger, grand touring models with full automatic gearboxes, and even offered a semi-automatic gearbox towards the end of the Mondial’s production run in the early 1990s.

The F1 gearbox management appeared in 1997. Like a lot of new technology, it didn’t get a whole lot of love at first, but through several evolutions, it has evolved into the automated gearboxes we have today which have eclipsed manual transmissions in both speed and efficiency. While they may be better at hustling you down the road, hardcore enthusiasts will always shed a tear that fewer sports cars can be had with a row your own gearbox. This F355 is one such Ferrari, the second to last year the hardtop F355 was available before being usurped by the F360.

Year: 1997
Model: F355 Berlinetta
Engine: 3.5 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 62,099 miles
Price: $47,000 Buy It Now

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I am selling my 1997 F355 GTB for a great price. I have spared no expense on maintenance and upkeep and you are receiving a fantastic machine. It has no damage history and it is in beautiful condition for a 1997 and this coupe model is considered by some to be the quintessential Ferrari of all time. It is a pure sports car, with 6 speed manual transmission, 380 hp and zero to sixty in 4.6s. The paint is original and is like a mirror and the interior is in fantastic shape. Only issue is dash near windshield has some shrinkage (see photo) but I have discounted my price to reflect repair for this. This is easily fixed and many 355s of this era have this issue. I have performed the following maintenance on the car for a total investment of $22k.

2011: New alternator, new exhaust headers, campaign #48 repair fuel block clamps replace, new luggage compartment struts, air pump assembly replace, air filter replace, censors cleaned, ABS assembly module and censors replaced, ECU replace, new fog lamp bulbs, wiper blades, oil and oil filter x3, air compressor replace, all fuses.

2012: Full engine out service with new timing belt, spark plugs and deep cleaning of engine and mild restoration work. Wiring replaced from ECU to instrument cluster. Various O2 sensors replaced.

2013: All fluids changed. Brand new Michelin Pilot Supersport tires (25 miles ago).

I also installed a Kenwood Exelon fully integrated DVD, CD, MP3, Garmin NAV, and SAT multifunction display unit. Best available on the market. It can also accommodate cameras should you want to install one. This is a total turnkey F355 in excellent mechanical and physical shape, in a rare color combination. It is the last year Ferrari used the famous flying buttress design. It handles superbly and sounds awesome. Truly a work of art on wheels and a complete driving machine. And lastly it is a Coupe and not a Spider which are a dime a dozen. I have original car cover with toolkit, owners manual and two keys. I have all service records on this car to the beginning of time, including all of mine, in a bound folder.

With Ferraris, it's imperative that any example for sale comes with documentation and service records, hopefully from day one, and this car does. The engine out service that was completed last year will save some headaches and money for the future owner going forward. At $47,000, this is reasonable money given the level of care taken, even if mileage is a bit higher than your usual Ferrari of this vintage. Now is the time to buy one of these. As time moves on and cars become a bit more arcade like, enthusiasts will clamor for the simpler days of yore.

-Paul

1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce

We’re always on the hunt for good Alfa Romeo Spiders here at CICFS and another Series 4 Spider Veloce in desirable Rosso Vinaccia (Wine Red) has surfaced for sale in Arizona. Mileage is over 100,000, but it has been well taken care of and looks sharp sitting on Panasport wheels.

Year: 1991
Model: Spider Veloce
Engine: 2.0 liter inline four
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 101,296 miles
Price: $20,000 Buy It Now

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1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce. A beautiful car finished in the optional extra cost Burgundy paint. This is a factory color. This car is iin Yuma Arizona and I have owned it since 2001. This car is as good as it looks in the pictures. Everyone that looks at it loves it. As you can see in the pictures the car has been well cared for. Before I bought the car the man before installed a top of the line Alpine stereo system with navigation a remote CD player behind the passenger seat next to it is the long bass box 1 amplifier under one seat and 2 or 3 in the trunk. He also had the Panasport wheels installed which looks great and cuts cowl shake. Since I have owned it I have put about 15,000 miles on it.

When I bought I took it to Foreign Auto Menders an Alfa only specialist in San Diego and said what ever it needs do it. It needed I think only about $300.00 worth of work. All new hoses and water pump at that time just to be safe. I installed Koni shocks, a Stebro stainless steel exhaust system from Canada a very old sports car exhaust system manufacturer and it sounds great. I ordered a Squadra tuning computer chip from Holland that gives the car more low end torque. the steering wheel was replaced be the man I bought the car from and it looks great. The former owner of Foreign Auto Menders in San Diego,an Alfa only shop, said it is the most correct driving Alfa he has driven since new or better because of the wheels being lighter. Two years ago and about 3000 miles ago I had a new clutch installed and at that time I had them go through the transmission and replace what was needed. I also at that time had the cylinder head done with all NEW valve and guides. I also installed a new Bosch Fuel pump because it was starting to make noise when it hot. If my daughter said dad drive the Alfa to Florida tomorrow I would not hesitate My price is firm at $20,500.00. Call Jeff at 928-210-9246

At $20,000, this is priced considerably higher than your average Spider. Good ones can be had these days for between $13,000 and $16,000. The color is rare and Panasport wheels are not cheap, but even considering that along with the level of care, it’s probably not enough to take it beyond $16,000 to $17,000. The market for $20,000 plus Series 4 Spiders with this kind of mileage just isn’t there yet. Discounting the price, however, it appears to be a nice car and should go on to prove many naysayers wrong that you can’t have a hassle free Alfa with over 100,000 miles on the clock.

-Paul

1966 Lancia Fulvia 1.2

After perusing through the Lancia website, it's hard not to get the impression that the glory days are over. Forever. With a few rebadged Chrysler products accompanying some smaller rebadged Fiat products, this company has turned into a shell of its former self. It was a company that dominated the World Rally scene for years and embraced innovative engineering solutions. Now, it has limited market reach and is a brand virtually forgotten in North America.

However, the classics will always be with us. This early Fulvia coupe is perhaps one of the prettiest cars that Lancia ever built. It's the car that kicked off Lancia's rallying dominance and you can experience it for yourself with this example for sale in California.

Year: 1966
Model: Fulvia 1.2
Engine: 1.2 liter V4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 81,358 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1.2 1966 with 1.6HF S2 engine newly rebuilt complete long block only 4,500 miles from install date. This car is a first series car all steel body full restore and well sorted out. Interior near perfect condition with the same 4 speed Trans. I purchase the car from Cuneo, Italy in 2008 and install the new engine on 2010, this car has so much power that will out performed any 1.3 many upgrades done to accommodate the new power. From new de carbon shocks to new 1.6HF exhaust. Just to give you an idea if you were to buy just the engine in Europe is 16K at your door step not including all the necessary parts to convert this car to 1.6HF and labor involve. Reason for sale do to a business opportunity that has presented recently I must sale my # 1 car. Any questions please call 310-830-2103 serious buyers only please.

This is a very nicely presented Fulvia, if the color and steel wheels are a bit ordinary. Regardless, it's nice to see an early, simpler one preserved so well. Even the seats look like they have never been sat in. Fully restored with an engine rebuild, there shouldn't be much to worry about going forward. In terms of value, a 1.2 Fulvia like this in top shape should bring between $20,000 to $25,000.

-Paul

1982 Lancia Gamma Coupe 2.5

The Lancia Gamma Coupe has to be one of my favorite designs to come out of Italy in the last 40 years, hands down. With each passing year, I've been surprised that more of these large coupes haven't found their way to US shores, now that they are legal to register here. But maybe it is a testament that few survived. Sure, these cars had their faults, but I'd be more than willing to put up with them in order to get my hands on a sharp piece of Pininfarina history. This Gamma 2.5 for sale in Florida has been in the country for about one year, after the owner sourced it from Austria.

Year: 1982
Model: Gamma Coupe 2.5
Engine: 2.5 liter flat-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 87,700 km (~55,000 miles)
Price: Reserve auction

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Lancia Gamma Coupe designed by Pininfarina (1982), only 87,700 original km (less then 55,000 miles). I believe the only one in the USA. Lancia Gamma is an executive car from Italian Fiat Auto's up-scale Lancia marque, a true italian GT car. Gamma coupe was introduced in 1979 and produced till 1984. Only 6790 coupes built (15,272 berlinas). When launched at the Geneva show in 1979 there were crowds around the Lancia stand. The Lancia Gamma is a FWD car with longitudinally-mounted flat four engine, producing 140HP. This has the second generation fuel injected (BOSCH L-JETRONIC), with 5-speed manual transmission.

Very few survived and even in Europe it's hard to find a nice example. I found this rust free, original car in Vienna (Austria) last summer, sitting in a garage for years, because of a blown headgaskets. After the engine rebuild she got a new, very nice paint job, using the original color. I shipped it to Florida and it has now a clear Florida title. I mentioned it was rust free car when I found it and of course there in no rust anywhere. Please see the pictures (door bottom, fender's top and bottom). Interior is nice and original (cloth seats). Floor carpet very nice and clean no signs of wear.

There are some flaws: - both door upper weather stripe (belt moldings) is a little bit out of shape. Some wear on the driver seat and 3 dirt spots.

She is a real Grand Tourismo, a cruiser, which seats 4 people comfortably. The engine is strong, clutch and transmission works fine. Body is elegant and simple lines . The Fiat stopped to produce the 130 Coupe in 1978, and the next year the Gamma Coupe is introduced. Both car were designed by Pininfarina, but the Lancia more curvaceous then the angular Fiat Coupe.

Last week on the ebay the bid on the Fiat 130 Coupe went over $24,000. You can buy this Lancia (her sister car) for a significantly less. If you like to own a very unique Italian sports car or one of Pininfarinas works of art, this your chance. There are many more Lamborghinis, Ferraris or Alfa Romeos on the road from this era, but very few Lancias. One of rarest car on the market. If you have any questions call me evening at 407-732-6120. The car can be seen in Orlando area. This is an 1982 car but ebay did not let me list as 1982 because this vehicle does not has the 17 digit us standard VIN.

On Jul-07-13 at 05:30:51 PDT, seller added the following information:
Looks like this is the second Lancia Gamma in the US. I got an email from the owner of the other Gamma. He imported this spring. The car has NO a/c.

Given the prices of Fiat 130 Coupes that have migrated stateside, I'd suspect somewhere in the range of $12,000 to $17,000 should be a reasonable estimate. With only two examples said to be in the US, this is a good price to rarity ratio right here. Sure, the flat-4 engine offers up more torque and isn't a rev happy engine, but for a unique touring coupe, the Gamma is hard to beat.

-Paul

2002 Maserati Coupe GT

It's been a little over ten years since Maserati returned to the US market. In this time, they have progressed from an obscure marque in this market to the brand that high-end buyers turn when they want something a bit more special than your average European or Japanese luxury car. Time hasn't been that kind to some Maseratis in the resale department and one case in point is the Coupe GT and Spyder. These high performance grand touring machines can now be had for mid-sized sedan money. But is it a wise purchase for those of lesser means? This attractively priced Coupe GT for sale in Michigan is one way of finding out.

Year: 2002
Model: Coupe GT
Engine: 4.2 liter V8 2.0
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 49,201 miles
Price: $18,990 Buy It Now

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The buyer has backed out. Please confirm it with your wife/husband, view every single picture, document, and word of my car for sale, and please feel free to ask any questions you can think of and read all you can about this car before you commit to buy, thank you. I have owned this car since august 2012 and I am the 4th owner. This car comes with a clean car fax and lots of documentation including 30k mile service, full clutch replacement, full inspection done by ECS of Virginia, and more. I am selling it because I am looking for an AWD luxury sedan, possible trade.

Here is a comprehensive list of every single blemish/service/modification on this 11 year old car. Please note that I am well aware that most likely the buyer will be purchasing this car site unseen so that is why I have painstakingly listed every single flaw with this car and I can almost guarantee no one else that has listed there maserati was as thorough as I have been.

EXTERIOR

-The paint is in good condition with no sun fade, orange peel, or rust. The paint could stand to get a professional wheel for perfection.
-The front of the vehicle shows signs of normal stone chips but none of them down to the metal.
-There is a vertical dent about 1" long just behind the passenger door, no chipped paint just pushed in a bit approx 1/16". Looks like someone let there car door swing into this area in a parking lot.
-There is also a small (approx. 1/2 dia. x 1/8 depth) pushed in area on the drivers side wheel arch. I tried to get a picture of the area but the paint is like a mirror so I couldnt get it to be visible.
-2 of the wheels are missing the plastic Maserati Trident insert located in the center of the rim.
-40%-50% tire tread left.
-A previous owner stuck small dome mirrors on the exterior rear view mirror corners that I havent dared to remove.

INTERIOR

-On the very bottom of the drivers side door card there is some torn material from someone dragging there shoe tips across it getting in or out of the car. The biggest one is approximately 1/4".
-The steering wheel has some white specs on the top part of the outer wheel that I cant seem to get rid of.
-There is some dust inside the gauge cluster that I havent been able to suck out with a vacuum through the trip reset button opening.
-When I was disassembling the center console for the sticky buttons refurbishment I noticed that underneath the shift boot at the bottom of the tear drop area of the center console there is a screw missing, also the plastic ring thats glued to the shift boot to clip in to the center console was cracked in several places in that same area. I have glued it back together and it sits flush and tight now. It does not rise up as a result, nor is it noticeable in any way.
-The center console the inside of the ash tray is sticky from the plastic out gassing. This is common to all Maseratis, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis interiors.
-Sat/nav/cd shroud under the arm rest on the center console has been replaced with a used part. The original was cracked in several places. This part is commonly fragile. The condition of the used part upon very close inspection shows signs of the clear coat worn in places. It is not sticky in any way, and is consistently black with no fading.
-The drivers seat is just starting to show signs of wear on the lower part of the seat bolster.
-All 39 center console buttons have been refurbished by stickynomore.com
-3 windows have been tinted to 5%. Rear window and both rear seat side windows
-Headliner adhesive has given up in 2 separate sections. It hanges approximately 1" lower in 2 spot. I can email you pictures but ebay only allows 24 pics in an ad so I couldnt post them here.

DRIVELINE

-Mufflers have been removed and stainless pipe tips installed. The welded tips have been done in a way that going back to oem is only a matter of cutting the weld and reinstalling mufflers and hangers which are included. About a 20 minute job. This does not affect emissions. Terrible quality video here of the sound http://youtu.be/erPjLAcDZyA
-Heater core is beginning to leak. Currently the supply and return has been tied to each other so there is no heat right now, but no more leak. All electrical works fine because it was caught early. paperwork reflects this in the picture area. The car is fully drivable with no performance issues. $150 part and a weekend of your own labor or approximately $2,000 if a dealer does it.
-There is an occasional check engine light that comes on approximately every 2-4 weeks. With an OBD2 scanner it shows an $11 coolant sensor. I called josh from ECS of Virginia. (one of the countrys premier Maserati shops) and he assured me that because this is a hand built exotic car it is bound to have the occasional check engine light from random sensors. This does not affect the performance or put it into limp mode, it's just a light that comes on every now and then. I will leave the OBD2 scanner with the car so you can clear it on the fly cause its annoying to look at. This is the only code this car has every thrown in my ownership.
-Mild vibration from the drive shaft above 4,500 rpm. Stated in the shown inspection report, Josh from ECS has told me that this is due to the bolts connecting the driveshaft are not perfectly aligned from when the clutch was replaced. It does not need repair or affect the performance.
-Shifting from 1st to 2nd gear when the transmission is cold requires a little more pressure to engage then the rest of the gears. This is common to most 6-speed Maseratis.
-30k mile service has been done and comes with documentation.
-At 30k miles the clutch, flywheel, throw out bearing, and all associated hardware and sensors were replaced. And comes with documentation of this service. I must note that this transmission is common to a lot of other vehicles and the clutch Should last 100k miles like normal clutches. Someone obviously didnt quite understand how match revs when driving to limit wear.
-Oil and filter change recently.
-Headlight bulbs replaced.
-The passenger window regulator has been replaced, and later properly adjusted.
-A new battery has been installed.
-Inspection report shows control arm dust boot split.
-Inspection report shows low coolant level, but after the hoses have been tied away from the heater core the level has been topped off and is now holding level.
-Inspection report shows slight oil weep from front timing cover gasket. Josh from ECS has told me that if I actually start driving it more than the previous owners that the gasket should swell back to sealing.
-I have 16 more pictures showing documentation, exhaust, etc but i could only upload 24 pics on ebay.

Basically this this entire list of faults boils down to this, if you decide to drive in the winter for some reason, you might want to replace the heater core, and thats it. I have had no problems driving this car everyday and wouldnt hesitate driving it across the country. I have looked at all other Maseratis currently for sale and I have priced my car for the best deal in the country for the fastest sale. I work a lot of hours and simply dont have time to address these issues, and I figure that the new buyer could do these fixes at there leasure while picking it up inexpensively. Also note that if you have another vehicile you can call a daily driver you can use american collector car insurance for a significant discount, I'm paying $50/month for 7,500 miles per year for full coverage so the cost to own isn't outragious. So please call/text 810 599 6589 or use the ebay email for more info, thank you.

This is one of the cheapest Coupe GTs I've seen yet. Sure, it has its faults, but for someone who is handy around the garage, it might just be the perfect way into rarefied automotive territory. I've spoken with a few people who own Coupes and Spyders and these cars aren't as unreliable as you might think, especially those with the standard 6-speed manual gearbox if you aren't into replacing clutches frequently. At this price and in this condition, I doubt this Coupe GT will last long.

-Paul