While I may have given the E38 some style points over the E39 this morning thanks to a slightly sharper design theme, there’s no questioning that the E39 M5 is among the most – if not the most – desirable sports sedans ever made. Great handling, monster power, and business-class aggression all come together for a Liam Neeson-type action star: “Is the plot different? Who cares. I’ll watch this brand of grown-up ass-kicking all day.” Today’s well cared for model comes up for sale with just under 50k miles on the clock – a number I’m sure the seller was well aware of. That’s near the top of the market and almost twice what some examples will cost, but low mileage makes champions in this arena. Dark grey on black is a dapper combo for this vengeful father – all the better to hide the blood.
To those who read GCFSB regularly, you know that Rob is our resident Porsche 911 nut. Well, he’s on holiday this week, so I thought I’d stand in for him and give everyone their neunelfer fix by featuring some of the best we’ve come across this week. This is a hodgepodge of models and years, so I’ll begin with the earliest example of the set with this 911 Turbo from the late 1980s for sale in Florida.
Click for details: 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo on eBay
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 74,038 mi
Price: $139,930 Buy It Now
1 of 701 US 1988 930 Coupe
Triple Black, Highly Desirable
Black over Black Leather Interior
Black Fuchs Wheels
2-Private Owners Since New
100% Clean Autocheck, No Accidents
No Paintwork, Non-Smoker
Always Garage Kept, Never Seen Snow
Always Serviced On Time
Three Master Keys, Three Alarm Keys
Three Wheel Keys, One Wallet Key
Owner’s Manuals, Tool Kit, Air Pump Included
Full Receipts to 1993 Included
Fully Serviced (Details Below)
None Nicer, No Excuses
When you look at this 911 Turbo with its butch haunches, it’s hard to fathom this was based around the same platform as the 912 we just saw above. These Turbos separated the boys from the men, as these cars were sometimes a handful at the limit and would bite if provoked. Like all 911s, Turbo values have gone through the roof. It seems it wasn’t too long ago that you could get one of these turbocharged monsters for well under $100,000, but it’s a new day. The mileage isn’t terribly high, nor is it low. Overall, this example has some nice patina and one which you could have some fun with.
Moving along the 911 timeline we arrive at this 1989 Carrera 3.2 Targa. This year was the curtain call for the 3.2, with the 964 chassis arriving in this particular model year in 911 Carrera 4 guise. This Targa for sale in Georgia has 112,000 miles on the clock, but that’s a sweet spot for these practical sports cars if they’ve been well maintained like this one.
Click for details: 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa on eBay
Model: 911 Carrera Targa
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 112,000 mi
Price: $55,000 Buy It Now
OK HERE IS THE DEAL. I AM IN THE WHOLESALE BUSINESS AND I DONT RETAIL CARS. HOWEVER I WAS OFFERED THIS CAR AS THE ORIG OWNER DIDNT WANT TO SELL ON HER OWN. I HAVE A CLEAN CLEAR 1-OWNER TITLE SIGNED OFF FROM THE ORIG OWNER. I HAVE THE ORIG BILL OF SALE WHERE THEY BOUGHT THE CAR NEW. I HAVE A STACK OF SERVICE RECORDS AND ALL MAJOR SERVICE HISTORY. I HAVE ALL THE KEYS AND ORIG BOOKS. ALSO A FULL LEATHER OEM BRA TO PROTECT FRONT NOSE AND MIRRORS. THIS CAR WAS PAMPERED AND WEL SERVICED, NEW CLUTCH ETC.! THE TARGA TOP HAS A FEW TEARS. THE LEATHER SEATS ARE WAY BETTER THAN AVERAGE. NO CRACKS ON DASH OR REAR SEATS BECAUSE THIS CAR WAS GARAGED! CLEAN CARFAX AND NO WRECKS! THE ODOMETER DOES NOT TURN. THIS CAR IS VERY RARE AND WHERE DO YOU FIND A TRUE 1-OWNER CAR LIKE THIS?? GOOD LUCK!! QUESTIONS CALL OR TEXT ME 615-349-6835
It’s rare to find a one owner Carrera 3.2 these days, but it appears we have one here. With a service history and documentation right down to the bill of sale, it’s always encouraging to potential buyers. Owners that take that much care in record keeping would certainly be as attentive in their care to a 911 like this.
The 912 we saw at the beginning of this post could be considered the basic 911, but as we know, Porsche likes to make things basic, and then sometimes charge extra. Such was the case with this 1994 911 Speedster, a homage to the simple drop top roadsters of the 1950s. Now these 964 Speedsters have become serious collector items. They have most of the features of modern cars we enjoy today but still offer that classic air-cooled soundtrack behind your ears.
Click for details: 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster on eBay
Model: 911 Speedster
Engine: 3.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 19,945 mi
Price: Reserve auction
1994 Porsche 911 Speedster! Trip Black! Ultra Rare And Collectible! Low Miles! 1 Of Only 427 US 964 Speedsters Produced! Rare Manual Locks! Collector Quality! Fresh Service!
This 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster Is In Black Over Black Leather With Black Top Which Make It A Classic Porsche Color Combination! With Only 19945 Miles This Porsche 911/964 Speedster Has Just Undergone A Fresh Service And Is In Amazing Condition! Loaded With Ultra Rare Performance Features Such As Its Rear Wheel Drive 3.6L 247HP Air Cooled Engine With 5-Speed Transmission.
• 1 Of Only 427 Produced
• Rare Manual Locks
• Best Collectible Air Cooled 911
• Recaro/Porsche Bucket Seats In Leather
• Alpine Radio
• Power Windows
• Complete Set Of Factory Books
• Porsche COA
• Black Calipers
• Top In As New Condition
• Battery Tender W/ Shut Off
• Fresh Service Just Completed
Market Price $225,000
This Porsche 911 Speedster Has Been Meticulously Taken Car Of And Has Great Ownership History With 2-Owners And Only 19945 Careful Miles. One Of The Nicest Porsche 964 Speedster’s On The Market. Please Feel Free To Contact Our Sales Dept. With Any Questions You May Have At 561-445-5093.
The Speedster is an oddball 911 that comes around every now and then. After this 1994 Speedster, we wouldn’t see another Speedster until the 2011 997 based Speedster. Given their rarity, they command even more of a premium than your typical air-cooled 911. In most cases a clean one such as this will cost you as much as a small house in a distant suburb from the city center.
Finally, we’ll finish with this black 911 Turbo with some black alloy wheels. Feeling a bit sinister? This should help complete that look.
Click for details: 1997 911 Turbo on eBay
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 24,000 mi
Price: $175,000 Buy It Now
1997 PORSCHE 993 TWIN TURBO COUPE RARE BASALT BLACK METALLIC WITH BLACK LEATHER 6-SPEED WITH ONLY 24,000 MILES IN ABSOLUTELY PRISTINE CONCOURS CONDITION. 1 OF 1048 BUILT!!! THE VERY LAST OF THE AIR-COOLED PORSCHE TWIN TURBOS NONE FINER THAN THIS!!!
LUXSPORT MOTOR GROUP, LLC IS EXTREMELY PLEASED TO PRESENT THIS ABSOLUTELY THIS STUNNING AND EXTREMELY RARE 1997 PORSCHE 993 TWIN TURBO. 1 OF 1048 BUILT IN 1997. THIS 1997 PORSCHE 993 TWIN TURBO WAS ORDERED IN BASALT BLACK METALLIC (RARE COLOR OPTION) WITH BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR, OPTIONS INCLUDE ALUMINUM SHIFT KNOB AND E-BRAKE, SUNROOF, ALUMINUM GUAGE PACKAGE, HI-FI SOUND AND MORE! THIS PRISTINE EXAMPLE WAS JUST SERVICED IS THE VERY LAST OF THE TRUE AIR-COOLED PORSCHE 911 TWIN TURBOS WHICH ARE EXTREMELY RARE AND HIGHLY DESIRE ABLE COLLECTOR CARS ONLY GOING UP IN VALUE. A TRULY ONE OF A KIND FIND AND A PERFECT ADDITION TO ANY COLLECTORS COLLECTION 993 TWIN TURBO’S ARE ONLY GOING UP IN VALUE!!!
FACTORY OPTIONS AND FACTORY FEATURES INCLUDE:
BASALT BLACK METALLIC PAINT
LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
ALUMINUM GUAGE AND SHIFT KNOB/E-BRAKE PACKAGE
18″ SPECIAL ORDERED PAINT TO SAMPLE BLACK PORSCHE TURBO TWIST WHEELS
PORSCHE FACTORY CAR COVER
FACTORY PORSCHE FLOOR MATS
PREMIUM HI-FI PORSCHE SOUND PACKAGE
THIS CAR HAS ALWAYS BEEN PROPERLY MAINTAINED AND SERVICED ON TIME. WE JUST PERFORMED A DETAILED SERVICE AND RECONDITIONING OF THE CAR. THE CAR IS IN ABSOLUTELY PRISTINE CONDITION WITH NO ACCIDENTS OR STORIES. THE BODY IS IN IMMACULATE CONDITION WITH NO DOOR DINGS, ROCK CHIPS OR DENTS. THE INTERIOR IS VERY CLEAN WITH NO UNUSUAL WEAR ON THE SEATS OR CARPETING. THE DASH IS IN PRISTINE CONDITION WITH NO CRACKS OR WEAR. ALL OF THE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF THE CAR WORK AND THERE ARE NO COMMON ISSUES. WE HAVE ALL OF THE BOOKS, MANUALS, KEYS, TOOLS AND SERVICE RECORDS. THIS IS A NO EXCUSES CAR FOR THE TRUE PORSCHE AFICIONADO A PERFECT ADDITION TO ANY COLLECTION. THIS IS A NO EXCUSES EXTREMELY CLEAN PORSCHE. WE SHIP WORLDWIDE AND OFFER FINANCING.
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Which one would I choose? While I admit the Petrolicious segment highlighting the 912 brought new found reverence to me for this four-cylinder Porsche, it’s the ’89 Targa that gets my vote. There’s something about the Carrera 3.2s that have me coming back to them every time. I’m particularly a fan of cars that represent the end of the production run, such as this car. It seems even the average mileage 3.2s are gaining quickly in value as we move farther and farther away from the air-cooled model that hooked P-car fans in the first place.
Like many BMW fans, I was hotly anticipating the release of the 1-series stateside a few years back. It was a return to BMW’s roots of making a two door sport coupe in the vein of the 2002, E21 and E30 or at least so we thought. As it turned out the 1-series wasn’t as big of a hit with enthusiasts, so much as it was with folks looking for the cheapest way to get into a car bearing the blue and white roundel. That being said I do have a soft sport for the car, even with its big funky headlights and not so attractive posterior, I think there are enough redeeming qualities to make it worth considering as a daily driver.
A six speed manual coupled with BMW’s N54 inline-6 is one of the best setups a driver can ask for. With the help of twin turbochargers, the motor delivers 300hp to the rear wheels of a 3,420lb car, which is a recipe for fun. The seller of this particular car claims 380hp to the wheels but makes no mention of what gets it there other than an Dinan exhaust. I’m curious as to what other goodies are under the hood or what lines of code have been changed in order to make those numbers. Certainly would have to do the homework on where these parts were installed and of what quality they are, but 380hp in this vehicle sounds delightful. The vehicle has also been dropped an inch though no specific mention of what brand of suspension has been installed and there are the black wheels which I would be quick to get rid of. I’ve seen a 1-series rolling on 17″ wheels with nice meaty tires and let me tell ya, that is a very good loo for this car.
Click for details: 2008 BMW 135i on Cars.com
The E38 is one of my favorite sedans of all time. The E39 gets a lot of love as “best ever” thanks to its monumental M5, but the contemporary 7er is the perfect blend of the simple, sharp lines descending from the 80s classics with modern features and aggression. The Sport package, introduced in 1999, backed up its Shadowline trim and M-Parallels with a new transmission and suspension and is absolutely the way to go with E38s. Some came with 6-speed manuals, but this is one of the few instances where I find a 5-speed auto to be perfectly suitable. Today’s example looks fantastic in black on black, but suffered a front end collision – apparently just requiring a front bumper and headlight – that caused the insurance company to total it. It’s all repaired now and looks great, but title issues are always a little sketchy. Clearly the seller was not worried about resale value, and if you don’t care either this no-reserve auction could be an amazing deal for one of the best full-sized sports sedans ever.
Click for details: 2001 BMW 740i Sport on eBay
I give a lot of credit to Mercedes-Benz for sticking it out with one conspicuous model in their lineup: the E-class AMG estate. “Sport” is an understatement with this vehicle, given the amount of power lurking under the hood. For three generations, Mercedes-Benz has offered an AMG-infused estate, with US customers gaining access over the last two generations. While AMG has lent its name on the tailgate of many of their SUVs, this fast five-door has the mettle to back up the aggressive stance. With a lower center of gravity and a lusty, naturally aspirated V8 under the hood, entertainment will ensue for the serious driver. This 2007 E63 AMG estate for sale in California has just over 62,000 miles and should give the kids a bit of a laugh if you decide to hoon a bit.