In the late 80s and early 90s luxury imports were adapting to a new definition of luxury. It was no longer sufficient to build excellent driver’s cars (BMW), those that’d last forever (Mercedes-Benz) or simply were a Jaaaaag (Jaguar); customers demanded features! Car phones, CD players and 57-way adjustable seats became the badges of yuppie honor. Additionally, ever-more-advanced engines replaced stalwarts dating back to the ’60s and ’70s. Needless to say, some of those technologies haven’t survived the intervening 25 years unscathed.
…which is why we can sympathize with this Craigslister who’s selling his ’80s-90s collection of 15 cars for $25,000. We’ve got one Lotus, six MBs, one Buick, four Jags, two BMWs and an Alfa Romeo after the jump.
[Source: Miami Craigslist]
The list almost speaks for itself:
1991 Lotus Elan M100 Silver /Black/Black Superb body
1980 Mercedes 450SLC White/Tobacco Euro car
1987 Mercedes 420SEL Black/Pal Daily Driver
1988 Mercedes 560SEC Convertible White/White/Burgundy 75000 all original Palm Beach car
1990 Mercedes 560SEC Cabernet/Burgundy nice car
1980 Mercedes 450SEL From the movie “Bart got a room” Yellow/Pal Look at the movie…just like it was
1983 Mercedes 300CD Coupe Black/Pal
1984 Buick Riviera Charcoal/Grey 53k mile car from a barn in Kansas
1983 Jaguar XJ6 Black/Black Palm Beach car with 88k miles ran great
1987 Jaguar XJ6 JRG/Tan Parts car
1991 Jaguar XJS Convertible Black/Black/Magnolia 39000 mile car
1994 Jaguar XJ12 Black/Magnolia
1990 BMW 750iL White/Pearl Beige No paint work all original
1989 BMW 750iL Sirus/Pearl Beige
1991 Alfa Romeo 164L Green/Tan Stunning car
But the seller manages to deliver in a tone that’s equal parts fed up with crappy CL buyers and a collection that’ll bankrupt him with Bosch relays before it appreciates appreciably:
The first $25000 takes them all. No negotiation. If you can’t do this transaction in 10 minutes then don’t call me. If you do not have $25000 in Cash then do not contact me. Principals only! If you are not interested in all then pick out what you want and leave the rest same price $25000.
The included pictures don’t provide many details, nor do they seem to the pictures of the actual cars that are for sale, so you’d have to inspect them all in person at the seller’s storage unit (which he’ll rent to you). Since we all know these cars are never prone to expensive failures, a cursory once-over should do the job, right?