If you are a car enthusiast or a collector, there’s always something exciting about hearing about new and classic cars being sold at auction. Whether you’re drawn to the roaring engines of muscle cars or the elegant lines of luxury classics, Bring a Trailer has new auctions daily that highlight the current market. In this article, we’re highlighting four more exciting vehicles that recently changed hands. Read on to find your next car to add to your wishlist.
1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata Limited Edition 5-Speed
This 1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a Limited Edition gem, one of only 1,500 crafted for that model year. Dressed in sleek Brilliant Black, it’s powered by a lively 1.6-liter DOHC inline-four engine with 116 horsepower and 100 foot-pounds of torque mated to a responsive five-speed manual transmission. This classic beauty is decked out with a body-color removable hardtop, a black soft top, 14″ BBS wheels, front and rear spoilers, LED pop-up headlights, and a roll bar for an added dose of style and performance. Inside, red leather upholstery adorns the bucket seats, complemented by a JVC stereo, power windows, air conditioning, and cruise control. While it has seen its share of miles, this Miata is ready for a new chapter with a fresh radiator and battery. For collectors and Miata enthusiasts, this Limited Edition NA Miata offers a thrilling ride, combining timeless design with spirited driving dynamics. This car sold for $7,025 and will be a great restoration project or daily driver for its new owner.
GMC-Powered “Pinky” Track Roadster
Built in the late 1940s by Al Gray of Porterville, California, this vintage racing car is a true relic of racing history. Lovingly refurbished over the years by Gray’s son Pat and later by another dedicated owner, this car has a storied past, having been used in dirt-track events throughout California in the 1950s and then making a name for itself as “Pinky” in vintage racing during the 1990s. Under its gray-finished Ford Model T-style bodywork and custom tube-frame chassis lies a 270ci GMC inline-six engine paired with triple Stromberg carburetors, a direct-drive transmission, and a Halibrand quick-change rear end. The distinctive features include a modified 1933 Pontiac grille, side exhaust pipes, a roll hoop, a single bucket seat, and red-finished steel wheels. This racing legend comes complete with historical photos that capture its glory days on California tracks like Tulare, Bakersfield, Fresno, and Gardena. The mileage of the vehicle is unknown, but the new owner of the 1948 Ford Roadster has a great piece of racing history and was able to add it to their collection for the purchase price of $17,660.
1983 Datsun 280ZX 5-Speed
This 1983 Datsun 280ZX exudes vintage charm with its French Beige Metallic finish and red velour and vinyl interior. Under the hood, a robust 2.8-liter inline-six engine with 145 horsepower and 156 foot-pounds of torque is mated to a five-speed manual transmission, delivering a lively driving experience. Exterior highlights include 14″ six-spoke alloy wheels mounted with 205/70 Lionhart LH-303 tires, disc brakes at each corner with power assist, a front spoiler, power-adjustable side mirrors, and distinctive rear window louvers. Inside, you’ll find a well-maintained cabin with features like power windows, a factory cassette stereo, and comfortable bucket seats. The 85 mph speedometer is framed by a simple two-spoke steering wheel and is paired with a tachometer and coolant temperature and fuel level gauges. Despite showing 277k miles, this S130 280ZX retains its character and performance. While some cosmetic imperfections are evident, they don’t diminish the car’s overall appeal. This car is a nostalgic reminder of the ’80s era of Japanese sports cars that continues to capture the hearts of enthusiasts today and sold at auction for $3,900.
1997 Land Rover Defender 110 300Tdi 5-Speed
Pulling the highest sale price on our list at $35,500, this 1997 Land Rover Defender 110 stands as a rugged and capable off-road vehicle, ready for adventure. Powered by a robust 2.5-liter 300Tdi turbodiesel inline-four engine with 111 horsepower and 195 foot-pounds of torque paired with a five-speed manual transmission, this pulling beast offers dependable performance. Clad in a classic white exterior with black accents, this left-hand-drive Defender exudes timeless charm. Practical features include 16″ body color steel wheels mounted with 235/85 Ironman All Country AT2 tires, four-wheel disc brakes, alpine windows, and an electric winch for tackling challenging terrains. The interior boasts versatile seating with black vinyl upholstery, while a Sony CD stereo with an auxiliary input keeps you entertained on your journeys. This truck is just getting worn in with an odometer reading of 196,000 km (approx. 122,000 miles). With import documents from its 2023 journey from Croatia, a clean Carfax report, and a clean title, this Defender combines iconic Land Rover heritage with rugged reliability.
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