Sort Beverly Hills Car Club's Listings by Price for an Endless Supply of Bad Ideas

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Nothing more expensive than a cheap luxury car, they say. The Beverly Hills Car Club–actually, we’re going to digress right now. “Beverly Hills Car Club” is neither a car club nor in Beverly Hills. They’re a dealership that traffics cheaper examples of classics and exotics. Their address is a small warehouse in Lincoln Park, a gritty working class neighborhood about 30 minutes east of Beverly Hills. That said, their collection is extensive and actually pretty interesting…

Of course, we can’t afford like 90% of their listings, but the bottom end makes for entertaining project car hell scheming. Most emblematic might be this 1957 Continental MK II. Unfamiliar with the Not-a-Lincoln Continental? Go read Lieberman’s Jalopnik Fantasy Garage article for a condensed summary of why it’s awesome (while you’re there find bask in the nostalgia of Jalopnik 1.0 and its commenters) or Hemmings for a more encyclopedic writeup.

Anyway, this particular example lists at a mere $12,750 and looks pretty solid from the outside. Whatever color the paint was originally, it’s faded to “corpse skin”. Also, sadly, the interior is a total writeoff. Under the hood is a factory-blueprinted Lincoln 368ci V8, which won’t necessarily be impossible to find parts for. Personally, I’m torn, as with a car in this condition you might be better off to gut it and go with a quick-and-dirty redo with a cheap craigslist bench from a wagon or something. But this isn’t just some car; it’s a Continental and deserves to be brought back to its former glory.
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Meanwhile, be sure to check out the rest of their listings for some pretty optimistic pricing on some remarkably decrepit…but still kinda tempting vehicles.

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      1. mad_science Avatar

        Whoa…that’s a cool feature I had no idea Disqus could do…

        1. Kamil K Avatar

          How did you embed the map? That’s exactly what I was hoping to do.

          1. Manic_King Avatar

            Is it the only streetview in the whole world where one can go inside the car? Blue Bentley, parked in front of their garage where one could walk around in, too…

          2. mad_science Avatar

            If you submit the photos to google with a geotag, they show up on maps.

          1. mad_science Avatar

            Nope, doesn’t work for street view images…

    1. Wayne Moyer Avatar
      Wayne Moyer

      I’m guessing they have a cheap BMW available.

        1. Wayne Moyer Avatar
          Wayne Moyer

          I think we need to get one of the West Coast hoons to go check this place out.

  1. engineerd Avatar

    Make sure when you peruse their listings that you don’t offend anyone with all the OH SH*Ts you’ll be dropping. The aforementioned Continental? A bevy of E-Types? A $90,000 911?

  2. Fred Talmadge Avatar
    Fred Talmadge

    I get spam from Alex Manos. Didn’t know he was BHCC

    1. engineerd Avatar

      Do you fry it up with some scrambled eggs?

  3. Myron Vernis Avatar
    Myron Vernis

    Made sure to visit when I was in L.A. last year. BHCC did not disappoint. The people were nice and the inventory was interesting. Fair warning to car snobs; this place isn’t for you.

  4. WinstonSmith84 Avatar

    All these 914s that just came out of storage, did they come out of storage when a tornado destroyed the warehouse they were in?

  5. CruisinTime Avatar

    RocketMan approves of this nonsense.

  6. Rob Emslie Avatar
    Rob Emslie

    My sister in law and her husband bought their Maserati Ghibli from BHCC. Price wasn’t all that great, but then the place is a wheeler dealer so you can’t really blame them.

    1. jim Avatar

      That little Vespa is actually an Autobianchi Bianchina.

      1. Rover 1 Avatar
        Rover 1

        You are right – indeed it is the Transformabile version. That should teach me to post without checking.
        But it probably won’t.

  7. Fuhrman16 Avatar

    OK, am I that out of scope with classic car pricing or are these guys hitting the crack pipe pretty hard?

    1. engineerd Avatar

      They run high. If you buy one of the project cars from them you’re not going to make wads of cash. Instead, think of them as basically doing the eBay/Craigslist trolling for you and acting as a broker. You’re going to pay extra for the service.

  8. spotarama Avatar

    the $4000 Roller….how could you go wrong?