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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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Owning a BMW Leads to Owning More BMWs

Owning a BMW Leads to Owning More BMWs

By Petrolicious Productions / 19 Aug 2014
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Putting the M5 in for a service actually led me to the 318i. The mechanic I found was a senior member of the BMW Club in Brisbane and chatting with him one day he mentioned that he had to get rid of one of his cars because he'd bought a new X5. I didn't think much about it but when I decided to buy a daily-driver to commute to work, I called him, saw the car that weekend and bought it on site.

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Homebuilt, Rally-Inspired Super Beetle Fits Just Right

Homebuilt, Rally-Inspired Super Beetle Fits Just Right

By Petrolicious Productions / 14 Aug 2014
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The thing I love most about my Super Beetle, is that it fits me. I don’t just mean in a physical sense, but in a philosophical sense as well. On the physical side, I’ve built and modified everything to be just the way I want it. It feels right, like getting into your favourite pair of jeans, and I can’t think of anything else I’d rather climb into on a daily basis.

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The BMW 325iX Is The Coolest E30 Of Them All

The BMW 325iX Is The Coolest E30 Of Them All

By Doug DeMuro / 12 Aug 2014 / 21 Comments Read More

That’s right, folks: long before the “xi” models of the E46 3-Series generation, or the “xDrive” E90 cars, or the current models, which are called something like “xDrive28isDrive,” BMW made an all-wheel drive E30 3-Series. They didn’t make many of them, and they all went to up-and-coming yuppies in Colorado.