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The Common Gear Projects

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Builder: Jeff,
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Project Overview

I have now owned the 1995 Audi S6 Avant for about two years, grabbing it in the summer of 2022 off of Martha's Vineyard. While I undoubtedly liked the car - the 5-cylinder noise pushed through the Stromung exhaust is reason enough to love it - the driving experience wasn't good enough to make it an absolute home run. 

My shop in Rhode… more

Builder: Jeff,
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Project Overview

The Lexus LX450, after missing in action for over a year following an unplanned engine rebuild, finally made its way down to Maryland after its final stop at my faithful stereo shop back in Rhode Island (more on that later - I'm not a tech guy, but I am psyched with what got installed). I was overjoyed, as the truck drove pretty decent for a… more

Builder: Jeff,
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Project Overview

My 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 Cosworth has left the body shop after being there for over a year. To say the owners of the shop were glad to see it go is an understatement; there is still some finish work left to do but hopefully, if it does go back, it will be in the paint booth for a day or so and then completely done.

Right now,… more

The Common Gear Vehicles

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Owner: Jeff, 02/09/2024

Dream bike of mine. Always wanted one purely for the styling; needs complete overhaul after years of inactivity. 

Owner: Jeff, 11/17/2023

This is a 1990 C4 Cabriolet with the 5-speed manual. What was once the most undesirable model that sold for peanuts is now a bit of an item, thanks to the depletion of 964 models courtesy of Singer. I've wanted one for a while before prices… more

Owner: ARS Cars, 05/17/2023

This 1964 Dodge 880 convertible comes with a fascinating history, as it was delivered new to Mrs. Horace Dodge of Palm Beach, the wife of one of the founding brothers of Dodge Brothers, the company that is now part of Chrysler Corporation. … more

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Contact: Jeff, Comments: 0
Price: $26,000.00
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Stunning, rust-free example, now available after a 4+ year comprehensive rebuild of the car body, suspension, and drivetrain.  All the right bits and… more

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1976 BMW 2002

The Common Gear News Bureau

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Author: Jeff, 03/13/2024 Comments: 0

The Common Gear is proud to announce that the 2024 Air-Cooled Beach Bash will return to sunny St. Petersburg, Florida, with a show date of Saturday, October 19, 2024. This marks the third year of the long-standing autumn gathering being run by The Common Gear, and also represents a shift in the show's history as we pivot to being a… more

Author: Jeff, 03/03/2024 Comments: 0

Recently, I saw a seller of a car near and dear to me - a Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Cosworth - get eviscerated by a specific member of the commenter illuminati of Bring A Trailer. The seller represented a business that allowed well-heeled “members” to borrow exotic and sports cars for a fee, and because one commenter in particular disliked the… more

Author: john, 02/03/2024 Comments: 2

I really wish the term "Slicktop" would stop being a thing or used as a benefit.  Like most cars (and especially on this particular car), the driving experience is significantly better when a sunroof is present.  Unless you're Spec E46 or specifically going racing, you can… more

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