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1988 BMW E24 M6
1988 BMW E30 M3
1990 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC
2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 Black Series
1994 Mercedes-Benz E500
2001 Mercedes-Benz SL 600R
1990 Porsche 911 type 964
1994 Porsche 928 GTS
1984 Jeep CJ-7
1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG*
1990 Mazda Miata*
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TURTLE GARAGE CARS
The Turtle Garage M6 is potentially the finest example in the United States. Purchased new in 1988 at Morristown BMW, the car was professionally stored. Turtle Garaged purchased the car from The Stable in 2006 with delivery miles. The odometer now reads 1,600 miles. The car is started regularly and serviced annually.
The Turtle Garage M3 is an investment grade car with only 17,000 original miles. Finished in Alpine white with tan leather, it is an excellent original example of a highly desirable car.
The Turtle Garage 560 SEC was sold new at Imported Cars in Greenwich Connecticut. After the initial lease expired, respected Mercedes-Benz experts Hatch & Sons acquired the car. The car was then sold to a collector in Gates Mills Ohio. Turtle Garage purchased the SEC from Dean Laumbach in 2015. The car is a 100-point example with just over 42,000 original miles from new.
The Turtle Garage SL 65 Black Series was acquired from its original owner. It was sold new by Mercedes-Benz of Pleasanton California. The car currently has only 1800 original miles.
The Turtle Garage E500 is a one-owner car that was bought new by a friend of mine. I rode in the car the day it was delivered in August of 1994. Being a 1994 model it is the most desirable of all 500E’s. The car recently underwent an extensive and comprehensive eight-month restoration and freshening by Mercedes expert Dean Laumbach.
The Turtle Garage SL 600 is a one-owner car with delivery miles. It is likely the lowest mileage R129 V12 example in the United States. In 2001 it was purchased new at Contemporary Motor Cars in Little Silver, New Jersey. A fanatical car collector maintained it along with a collection of dozens of cars. Turtle Garage acquired the SL 600 in 2016.
The Turtle Garage 911 C4 Coupe is a one-owner car that has been meticulously maintained its entire life. Turtle Garage purchased it from the original owner who picked the car up at the factory in Stuttgart. The car is finished in Guards Red with Camel interior and has 23,000 original miles.
The Turtle Garage 928 GTS is a one-owner car with 30,000 original miles. It is equipped with an automatic transmission and a factory CD changer.
The Turtle Garage CJ-7 was purchased in 2001 from noted CJ specialist dealer Collins Brothers. It is a one-owner CJ-7 that was sold new at Jim Allee Jeep in Dallas. All the original service records, registrations, books, manuals and tools are present. The original window sticker is still intact. The Jeep has been garaged its entire life and was never modified or heavily off-roaded. It was originally optioned in rare charcoal grey metallic and was factory equipped with a soft top. It was also optioned with the rare non-Laredo chrome package. It has a 258 six-cylinder engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. It also has the larger twenty gallon fuel tank..Even though the Jeep was in excellent original condition, we decided to bring it up to 100 points and perform a comprehensive cosmetic and mechanical sorting and restoration. In 2016 Dean Laumbach embarked on a meticulous restoration which took over eight months to complete. The Jeep was painstakingly repainted in its exact original livery by Mercedes-Benz certified Lee’s Garage. The CJ-7 currently has 38,000 original miles and is completely factory correct and unmodified.
The Turtle Garage 190E 2.3-16 is a one-owner 100-point U.S. example with less than 28,000 original miles. The flawless car was meticulously maintained by a private collector who died in 2016. Turtle Garage was fortunate to acquire the car from his estate. It is optioned with desirable blue-black metallic paint (color code 199) and a 5-speed manual Getrag transmission. Very few U.S. spec 5-speed 2.3-16’s have survived in meticulous investment-grade condition.
TURTLE GARAGE MOTORCYCLES
The Turtle Garage R6 example (serial number 500528) was sold new to a BMW dealership in Danzig. The R6 was ultimately imported into the United States by New Jersey-based Vintage Imports. John Pavone purchased the R6 and embarked on a decade long meticulous concours-quality restoration. John estimates that he had put over 1200 hours into the project. During the tear down of the R6 traces of eagle symbols were found on some engine pieces. These markings indicate that the R6 might have seen military service during the war. Turtle Garage purchased the R6 from John Pavone in 2014.
The Turtle Garage R71 (serial number 700323 and British registration JML 649) was sold new in England at AFN Ltd on November 26th 1938. Only ten R71’s came to AFN Ltd. from BMW. The original owner was Mr. El.G.E. Graham of Kent England and he owned the bike for two years and then sold it to Les Gilles. Les owned the bike until it was purchased at Bonham’s in 2011 by Paul Meredith of Ocala Florida. Paul embarked on a meticulous multi-year restoration of a very complete and original R71. Turtle Garage purchased the R71 from Paul in 2014. BMW R71 JML 649 is perhaps one of the most well documented complete and correct R71’s in existence.
The Turtle Garage R5 (serial number 502616) is the 8th last R5 made. The R5 was shipped new to British BMW distributor AFN Ltd. The bike was sold to Ronald Carrington of London and was serviced by famed BMW racer John Milns West, (better known as Jock West). We have complete records on the three subsequent owners. The R5 was sold at a Bonhams auction in 1985 for 1,250 pounds sterling. I acquired the bike in 2001 from Vintage German Imports (the same importer who sold the R6 I ultimately acquired from John Pavone). The R5 underwent a multi-year comprehensive restoration by Kevin Brooks at Seattle based Brooks Motor Works. Currently the R5 is having cosmetic upgrades done by Mike Dunn at Vintage German Motorcycles. The work includes updating the R5 with correct fenders and cloth clutch and brake cables. We are also replacing all bolts and hardware with factory correct originals.
The Turtle Garage R50 was purchased by Andrew Norris in 2007 and fully restored by master BMW technician Phil Cheney. It was a true original 18,000-mile machine that had been a one-owner bike in South Carolina. Turtle Garage purchased the R50 from Andrew Norris in 2015.
The Turtle Garage R60/2 (serial number 626615) was imported to the United States via Butler & Smith in New York. The bike was lovingly restored in 1995 by Bill Dauphinais and BMW master technician Phil Cheney. Painted in its original livery of rare Dover White, the bike underwent a comprehensive mechanical and cosmetic restoration over a two-year period. Turtle Garage purchased the R60/2 in April of 2000. Several minor updates have been performed over the years and the machine is now a correct and authentic example.
The Turtle Garage K1 was acquired from its original owner in 2002. The bike has been driven a gentle 4,000 miles since new.
The Turtle Garage K100RS was purchased in 1998 with delivery miles. It has since been maintained and ridden throughout America. It is equipped with ABS, side bags, and a Corbin seat.
The Turtle Garage V1100 Sport was purchased new in July of 2001 at Branchville Motors in Connecticut. It has since traveled only 400 miles.
The Turtle Garage F4 is an early production 2005 machine. It was purchased new at Blue Moon Cycles in Georgia. Turtle Garage purchased the F4 from its original owner in 2015. The F4 has less than 4,000 original miles.
The Turtle Garage XC-W was purchased new at MotoFIT in Connecticut.