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Motorhead / Importer

Classic Mini Mayfair with traditional RHD and automatic transmission combined with the modern 1300 fuel injected engine. Shows 58,941 kilometers reported to be original.

Good looking car in anthracite with grey Mayfair interior.

Classic and fun city car for not a lot of money. Due late Spring, 2019.

Daihatsu kei-truck – 660cc / automatic trans / 2WD in nice shape with clean interior and nice silver paint and low miles with nearly new tires. Motor runs well and great heater for 4-season’s use. Comfortable around town up to about 55MPH.

2003 Mercedes E55 AMG. The AMG supercharged V8 – E55 / SL55 / S55 / G55 Kompressor are loved by enthusiasts for their high build quality and legendary hand-built supercharged V8 delivering 476 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. While this number is not uncommon now, 15 years ago when this car was released, these were supercar numbers. Transmission is the strong Mercedes 722 5-speed automatic transmission with conventional rear wheel drive.

Has upgraded Brabus front spoiler (minor damage at center/bottom) and aftermarket 20″ wheels with great tires.

Arizona / California car and condition is commensurate with the age and low mileage. Fantastic car for a knowledgeable enthusiast who is hands-on and appreciates the Mercedes sledgehammer approach to high-powered mid-size sedan – an understated car comparable to the Audi RS6 and the BMW M5 and the domestic muscle-cars.

Vehicle Information:

2003 MERCEDES-BENZ E55 AMG VIN: WDBUF76J03A294201 SEDAN 4 DR 5.5L V8 [...]

2002 Mercedes C32 AMG – neat car with hand-built supercharged V6 delivering 349 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque; 5-speed automatic transmission with rear wheel drive. Louder than factory exhaust – really gets up and moves!

Overall good condition but paint and headlight covers could use a good polish; and has a small ding on the rear trunk and bumper cover. Otherwise about what you’d expect for the age and modest mileage. Great car for an enthusiast who appreciates the Mercedes approach to high-powered sedans – an understated car comparable to the Audi S4 and the BMW M3 and the Lexus IS 300.



No accidents reported No accidents reported to CARFAX Damage reported Damage reported

Ferrari 348ts – successor to the iconic 308 / 328 series of the 1970-1980’s – V8 enlarged to 3.4 liters and upgrade to dry sump lubrication. Revised power-train layout – longitudinal engine and transverse gearbox similar to the contemporary Ferrari F1 cars.

West Coast car that runs and drives well in very presentable ‘driver-quality’ condition. Has been wrapped in Grigio Vinyl (factory color) and looks great inside and out. Runs and drives well, but no service history and a driver’s door panel has been off – window is slow and inner door latch inoperable.

Not a bad way to get into a user-serviceable Ferrari. While it has some needs, it’s enjoyable to drive and sure to appreciate in value.

For more good info on the Ferrari 348

  • 348
  • YouTube Ferrari 348 Buyers Guide
  • YouTube Motorweek 348 review
  • Owner review of 348ts (Australian)
  • dont-miss-the-boat-on-these-6-cars

… 1989–1995 Ferrari [...]

Neat Soarer JZZ30 GT-T with the 1JZ engine and 5-speed manual transmission. We picked this up while in Nagoya in September.

Car has just 105,600 km on the odometer or ~65,500 miles. Runs great – exterior and interior are somewhat weathered but should clean up well. Will share more once we have in-hand in Spring, 2019.

Sailing on FF Tysla – scheudled to arrive week of 02/11/2019. Please stay tuned for photos and more details after we clean and prep for sale.

Nice looking Toyota HiAce Van 4WD with 2.8 liter naturally aspirated diesel. Very clean inside and out  and coming from Nagoya (Aichi). 106k miles (171k km) this vehicle and in pretty solid condition overall. But some rust is noted at the base of the windshield and one lower fender – as well as some light scrapes n the left rear 1/4 panel and bumper ends. Will share more info once we have in-hand.

Toyota diesel vans offer a lot of utility for the money. Nice flexible interior with three rows of seats and middle seats fold flat to form a bed and  the rear-most fold for greater cargo capacity.

Great alternative to a Volkswagen Vanagon or Eurovan and worth considering if you like the Mercedes Sprinter and Metris for [...]

2003 Nissan Stagea AR-X Four (NM35) – AWD wagon variant built on the shared platform with the Skyline. This AR-X is powered by VQ25DET 2.5 Turbo V6 mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission.

Will arrive in Canada early December and will share more info at that time. Until then, more great info at the excellent website GT-R Registry.

Fantastic Mazda Bongo turbo-diesel van branded as a Ford Spectron XLT with original records and under 18,200 miles (29,316 km) this vehicle is well graded and should be a lot of fun. Hailing from Fukuoka, Japan this van is in quite nice condition.

Equipped with a 2-liter turbo diesel and 5-speed manual transmission for very efficient touring. Like many of the mid-size Japanese vans, the interior is very flexible – middle seats rotate 180 degrees so the middle seat can face forward or backward and fold down to make into a flat bed. Rear climate control and curtains for privacy.

Similar to the Mitsubishi Delica and the Toyota TownAce, the Mazda Bongo is a great platform for travels or urban hauling. Great alternative to a Volkswagen Vanagon providing lots of utility for the money.


Will arrive December and will share more info at that time.

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