A Black Slantnose 930: the poster boy of ’80s flamboyance and excess. There are a lot of things I love about these cars. Derived from the Porsche 935 racer, the Slantnose came along as an option for the 930 coupe. Gone were the iconic front headlamps so familiar to fans of the 911, replaced by a sloping front end with pop-up lights. While the shape might be aerodynamically sensible, porschephiles remain divided on the Slantnose’s appeal, but it is undeniable that the unique shape is one that can be taken in for quite some time. A 930 itself would rarely be a car for those who are faint of heart and a Slantnose 930 turns the attention-getting dial well upward. The particular example featured here comes from the 1987 model year and sits with just 38,800 miles.
The Westfalia rollercoaster continues with today’s 1987 model looking like an outstanding value. With many Westfalias reaching above $30k (way above, in some cases), this one comes in at about half that. It’s done its share of roadtripping, with 200k miles on the van, but the engine was rebuilt just 12k miles ago, indicating tons of fun yet to come. Despite some questionable wheel covers, it looks very clean inside and out. Bidding is hot, reflecting a market hungry for affordable Westfalias.
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How do you even begin to explain this one? I know, I know – someone couldn’t afford to pay for its maintenance needs, so here it sits outside a shop. But the sheer neglect – the bruised bodywork, the sun-worn paint, the filthy interior, the brake-dust coated wheels – was there no limit to its owner’s disregard for the caliber of the vehicle in their ownership? I don’t care if you choose to ruin a late-model C-Class, or drive a W124 2.6 to the ends of the earth. But when you take a E-Class that was born out of an unholy partnership between two of Germany’s premier motorworks, blessed with the sexiest fenders this side of a 993, and oozing with muscle and brawn – built in limited numbers, no less – and you subject it to this type of existence? Whoever that owner is or was, they are dead to me.
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My love for the Mk1 Volkswagen body styles is well-documented, and it extends even to the little-sister Cabrio. Today’s has covered a shockingly-low 28k miles, mostly as an RV attendant. Top to wheels, it’s a gorgeous example of 80s Volkswagens. We’ve all had the convertible argument, and while many still frown upon them, the extra fun can’t be denied. My hierarchy may start with the GTI closely followed by the Caddy, but if a Cabriolet were going to be in the collection, a low-mileage Wolfsburg is about as good as you can get.
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When looking for a value within the 911 range the best place to start is usually a higher mileage 1983 911SC or a 1984 3.2 Carrera just like the one we have here. While few, if any, 911s are what we’d consider “cheap” these days, those two years still possess an excellent combination of price, style, and performance without attracting too much attention from collectors. For many the 1984 3.2 Carrera may be the preferred choice given the improved engine, but each has its merits and both are sure to please their future owners. Here we have a Grand Prix White 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe, located in Atlanta, with 143,748 miles on it in addition to some nice options including sport seats and a set of color-matched Fuchs. On many colors of the 911 I can do without the color-matched Fuchs wheels, but on Grand Prix White I find it particularly eye-catching.