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What Classic German Sports Sedan Would You Buy for Under $25k?

What Classic German Sports Sedan Would You Buy for Under $25k?

By Sam Webber / 20 Oct 2014
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German manufacturers including BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz have churned out many of the most notable sporty four-doors, packed with the style and performance you’d expect from the more expensive sports car models of their line ups. By the late ‘80s, a myriad of German sports sedans had been produced and refined, yet some clearly outshined others...

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A Free Barn-Find GTI, a Quarter-Inch Socket, and Determination

A Free Barn-Find GTI, a Quarter-Inch Socket, and Determination

By Petrolicious Productions / 14 Oct 2014
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The plan was always to do everything myself because I didn't have a big pile of money! I dread even thinking about the amount of hours, blood, sweat, and tears that have gone into this. I’ve resprayed panels, learned how to weld, and now have good mechanical knowledge. I can't express enough how much joy I get out of this car, it really has been my life for the past six years...

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Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 Was All About Engineering

Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 Was All About Engineering

By Ronald Ahrens / 2 Oct 2014 / 5 Comments Read More

It had hard leather seats, a godawful slab of wood on the dash, and few other amenities. Slightly wider fourteen-inch wheels and a 6.9 emblem on the trunk lid distinguished it from the garden-variety 450SEL. What you were paying for wasn’t flash, it was engineering. And the engineering started under the hood...

A Selection of Classic Germans on eBay

A Selection of Classic Germans on eBay

By Petrolicious Productions / 1 Oct 2014

Commonality and exceptions are everywhere. Although the following vehicles may seem wildly different from one another they are alike in two respects: All of them were produced at least a quarter of a century ago wearing the badges of German manufacturers.

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Family Bonds Include VW and Lancia

Family Bonds Include VW and Lancia

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Sep 2014
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Ever since I was a kid, I have loved cars. Thinking back, it seems completely natural. I have found pictures of me as a two-year old surrounded by my toy cars, sitting in front of the television, on which my dad was watching Formula One. And that is how it went, every Sunday, for years and years. I would also read his car magazines, go with him to events, and ride along in every classic he owned.

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Porsche Convertible and Owner Happier to Cruise Than Race

Porsche Convertible and Owner Happier to Cruise Than Race

By Petrolicious Productions / 25 Sep 2014
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I ran into this beautiful example at an auto show outside Stockholm in 2008. The owner was an old man who had been driving and restoring 356s for decades, a true Porsche connoisseur. Close to mint condition, narrow original body and the sexy black optional sports seats. Delivered new in Sweden, known owner history–and only 45,000 miles on the meter, bingo!...

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The BMW Museum is a Treasury of Icons

The BMW Museum is a Treasury of Icons

By Andrey Smazhilo / 25 Sep 2014 / 4 Comments Read More

At the BMW Museum the exhibition doesn't begin in the building, but on a small plaza out front because there's always some action taking place, whether it's a check-point for a classic rally or some car from the collection is basking in the sun. Moreover, when you finally enter to purchase a ticket, it only becomes more impressive because standing guard is the legendary 1972 BMW E25 Turbo, designed for the 1972 Munich Olympics by Mr. Paul Bracq.

Ur-Quattro gave Audi All-Wheel Dominance

Ur-Quattro gave Audi All-Wheel Dominance

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 Sep 2014 / 21 Comments Read More

In the late 1970s, Audi engineers started toying with the idea of pairing a turbocharged engine with the Volkswagen Group’s four-wheel-drive platform. The result, in 1980, was the Ur-Quattro (Ur being German for “original”), a car that would ultimately change Group B rally racing and, in time, the way sports cars were prepared.

Audi 5000CS Avant for Sale Features A Stick

Audi 5000CS Avant for Sale Features A Stick

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Sep 2014

This all-wheel-drive wagon includes locking differentials, and a 2.2L turbo 5 cylinder engine–the engine that won multiple Group B rally championships and Pikes Peak hillclimbs. Finally, this may be the only wagon of its vintage with a manual transmission in Canada.

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Want to Love a Beetle? Restore it.

Want to Love a Beetle? Restore it.

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 Aug 2014
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In my final year of high school, we were required to undertake a final senior project that would be year-long and had to focus on a peronsal goal and interest. Some of my classmates chose to skydive, write poetry, learn guitar...I chose to do something I always wanted to do–restore a car.

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This Mercedes is a Collectable Cube

This Mercedes is a Collectable Cube

By Petrolicious Productions / 19 Aug 2014

This boxy Benz looks as if it can traverse any terrain in the world, but it has only covered 34,500 miles. That's due to its 14-year residence in a private vehicle collection. It comes as no surprise that its current owner states, "The bodywork on this G-Wagen is in excellent condition..." 

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