Classic Remise Berlin marketplace

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Classic Remise in Berlin is a very interesting place for the car enthusiast .  In addition to the workshops described in another article, they alo have a marketplace where several dealers sell youngtimers, classics and other vintage cars. To call it used cars dealerships doesn’t seem quite right, even though some of these cars are not very old or one-of-a-kind. All of them are in great condition though and can range from € 7.000 to well over € 100.000.

For many car enthusiasts, learning to drive is a significant life-changing moment and buying your first car is a time you will remember for the rest of your life. At the time I learned to drive in the mid 1980s, I was intrigued by the many awesome cars that were for sale at that time and couldn’t stop reading and dreaming about them. Unfortunately, all those cars were out of reach for the average student with an allowance and summer job. I also fondly remember some of the cars my family used to own and seeing those always bring back memories as well.

Car ownership can be very expensive in Europe and most higher-end cars seem to be out of reach for average people. Fast forward 20 years and some of these cars have not reached vintage status yet and are still affordable. If you ever dreamed of owning a car you couldn’t afford 20 years ago, Classic Remise is the place to go and see what you may find. Some of these cars would even be suitable as a daily driver and you could own a German luxury or performance car for less than the price of a new Volkswagen Golf with basic equipment.

This article is a selection of a few cars that were on display in summer of 2012 and their inventory probably changes frequently. The cars you see here may have been sold already so click on the logos below to visit the dealer’s websites and see what you may find. It is probably a good thing I do not have a big garage and live anywhere near this place. It is nice to dream about driving these cars and go back to a time when life and cars seemed less complicated and somehow more exciting.

There were many cars displayed and here are just a few that caught my eye.

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1967 Volvo Amazon – € 8.800

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1972 Citroën SM – 3 owners and only 51.567 km – € 38,500

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1990 BMW 750i E32 – 300 hp – 149.500 km – € 6.900

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1988 Lancia Delta Integrale 16V Turbo – 195 hp – original condition – € 20.500

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1993 Saab 900 S Turbo Cabriolet – from Paris – 85.555 km – € 22.800

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The Mercedes W123 has always been one of my most favorite cars. This 1979 220D engine only produces 60 hp but this car has a low 78.740 kilometers on the odometer. It looked like a new car. Priced at only € 9.900. Such a bargain and I wish I could have bought it right there, drive through the streets of Berlin and ship it home.

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