1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 Coupe

In my opinion, the W140 coupe didn’t age particularity well. That isn’t a huge knock on it because not a lot of cars from the early to mid-90s did age all that well. I think in some angels the C140 looks very handsome, not very offensive. But from other views, mainly the front profile like you see in the photo above, it all looks very odd to me. I totally get why I think it looks this way, you have massive flared fenders up from and a giant rear quarter panel in the back. This is all very good except for the fact that the 16 inch wheels don’t fill out these spaces. The car looks almost top-heavy to me. This of course can be fixed with a proper set of wheels and some suspension modifications. (I still regret not buying that car.) Then again, the main reason you bought this massive coupe is to relax, not worry about bending a $2000 wheel on a minor pothole. You can see the how much I think about this stuff.

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Year: 1995
Model: S500
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 76,500 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

· Mileage: 76,500 Color: White over gray exterior/Grey leather interior Owners: 5 Clean title and Carfax

· W140 series (last of the “because they could” big cars built by MB). Classic design coupe; rare, less than 15,000 total production from 1992 – 1998. Car spent the first 18 years in California and Florida.

· Legendary 5 liter M119 V8 engine (last engine to win overall at Le Mans for MB): 315 hp at 5600 rpm and 347 ft/lbs of torque at 3900 rpm. 4-speed automatic transmission/no shift problems.

· California/Florida car. No rust!

· Mechanically very sound. Superb driver. All maintenance up to date. ETB and main engine wiring harnesses replaced. Trans fluid changed. Engine partially overhauled at 66,000 miles (due to engine overheating). Engine very strong. No oil usage. Brakes serviced. Many major components have been serviced or replaced. Underside very clean. Michelin tires w/10,000 miles. Oil/filter changed every year before going into storage. Exceptionally clean and well cared for automobile.

· Complete service records starting 2011

· Exterior and interior very clean. Smoke free. Leather in very good condition. No dents or body repair. Original paint very shiny with minimal scratches/nicks. Front fenders and hood repainted (Not due to any accident – Top quality repaint). Carpets in very good shape (minor stains on driver side floor and in trunk). Wood in excellent condition

· All gauges/systems function: windows, door soft close assist, seat belt presenters, rear window shade, rear headrests (beginning clutch grind), rear back up guides, sun roof, air conditioning, radio (serviced OEM), rear window defroster, electronic side and rear view mirrors, rear hydraulic suspension

· Additional areas needing attention: headliner over rear seat is loose (minor flap with windows open, not detached). Rear head rests raise/lower mechanisms will need to be replaced soon; still work but beginning to make gear grinding sounds indicating gears are slipping. Passenger seat head rest not working. Rough idle issue that is not permanent; quick acceleration corrects it. Everything else works! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need to know more. Shipping is buyer’s responsibly. Deposit of $500 dollars required within 24 hours of purchase.

Mileage: 76,500. Clean title and Carfax• 4-speed automatic transmission/no shift problems.• California/Florida car. No rust!• Mechanically very sound. All maintenance up to date. Exceptionally clean and well cared for automobile.• Complete service records starting 2011• Exterior and interior very clean. No dents or body repair. Front fenders and hood repainted (Not due to any accident – Top quality repaint). • All gauges/systems function – see exceptions below.• Additional areas needing attention: headliner over rear seat is loose (minor flap with windows open – headliner is not detached). Rear head rests raise/lower mechanisms beginning to grind – clutch slippage. Passenger seat head rest not working. Seat belt presenters not working. Occasional rough idle at startup after 5 – 10 minutes. Eventually stops after hard acceleration. Everything else works!!”

When I first glanced this 1995 S500 Coupe for sale in Illinois, I thought I had a real winner. Very clean both inside and out, lower mileage and coming from a seller who knows how to properly photograph a car when they are selling it. Then I started reading the fine print. Things like ”occasional rough idle at startup” and ”engine partially overhauled at 66,000 miles (due to engine overheating)” started giving me second thoughts. On the inside, more things like seat belt pretensioners not working, headrests either dead or on their way out and a sagging headliner give me pause. It’s not like all of these things are a major deal, but it just tells me maybe this car wasn’t a number one priority to try to keep in exceptional shape. I totally understand though because the majority of people live with issues on their cars and it doesn’t bother them. But to me, these cars are what I’m into and ”occasional rough idles” keep me up at night.

What I’m interested to see is where the bidding ends up. I have no doubt that someone is going to fall in love with this car based on the outstanding photos and start bidding away, issues be damned. Nice C140s are becoming rare very and clean ones like this aren’t popping up as much as they used to. If I had to guess, the $7,500 to 10,000 range wouldn’t shock me because a lot of people have no problem throwing caution to the wind. At the end of the day, I guess whatever kind of risk you can stomach all plays into older car purchases, but I like to play it a little more safe.

– Andrew

1979 Porsche 911SC Coupe

Every now and then I come across a 911 that I can’t stop looking at. The close ups, the profile, the little details, I’ll keep coming back to all of it trying to take in more and more of the car. This is one of those 911s. This 911 takes all of the best things about the 911SC and elevates them. The seller says his intention was to replicate the look of the Carrera 3.0 and in that regard it does very well. It has the “Carrera” script – perhaps the only thing I could do without but understandable in a car replicating a Carrera 3.0 – along with the front and rear spoilers from that Carrera (also shared by the 3.0 liter 930). Add in the bumper horns, the pop-out rear side windows, the various European parts, and upgraded suspension and the whole package comes together very nicely.

It isn’t just the little details that stand out, the colors are great too. I imagine there are other colors that I’d prefer, but the Tobacco Metallic paint we see here looks phenomenal fitting both the period and personality of the car well. That period-correct theme is continued in the interior which shows a contrasting cork seating with tartan inserts. It’s an unusual, but interesting combination that helps to take this 911 to the next level. All together this looks like a very well put together 911SC and definitely one of the better examples I’ve seen. It isn’t wholly original, but the upgrades are appropriate.

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Year: 1979
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 49,481 mi
Price: $84,995 Buy It Now

Exceptional, one-of-a-kind, well-sorted, and well-loved 911SC “Super Carrera” for sale.

VIN: 91199200670 11/78
Made in West Germany

Genuine Porsche Certificate of Authenticity in hand.

Originally purchased from Rusnak Porsche in Pasadena, this California native car has never lived outside of Southern California. Enthusiast owned since birth with four owners over its lifespan (to my knowledge).

During my ownership the car won the 2012 PCA Beverly Hills Concours—”Unrestored” Class. This was the only time I have entered the car in a Concours or show.

Following that I upgraded much of the car with NOS/NLA/Genuine Porsche parts with the goal of emulating an German-delivery Carrera 3.0. I did this because I prefer the aesthetics of the Euro cars over their U.S. and ROW counterparts. I added a correct restored early Carrera tail and had the engine, transmission, AC, and clutch rebuilt/restored. Finally I removed the Air Pump, added SSI’s, and beefed up the suspension.

The suspension was lowered to European height, corner balanced, and dialed-in by specialist, Marty Mehterian, who sets up suspensions for Singer Porsche and Magnus Walker. As a result, the stance is spot on.

NO RUST. NO ISSUES. In fact, this car is a nearly flawless, mostly original example. Every aspect is in EXCELLENT CONDITION unless noted below.

All maintenance, service, and upgrades were performed by reputable, best-in-class Independent Porsche Service specialists. No DIY repairs. NO EXPENSE SPARED.

Super clean, tight, responsive—this 911 handles and sounds wonderfully!!

SUMMARY
49,481 miles
Rare “California Delivery” car
Rare two year only paint code (K5 Tobacco Metallic)
80% original paint
Rare dash/interior color (36 Cork Leatherette)
Original Cork dash, door inserts, and interior trim
Numbers matching
Original glass (good condition)
Original/recently rebuilt engine (6590434)
Original/recently rebuilt AC (blows cold)
Original/recently rebuilt transmission (193023)
Original/recently rebuilt master cylinder
Original/recently rebuilt clutch
Original/complete tool kit
Original spacesaver spare tire, jack, compressor
Power Windows
Electric Sliding Sunroof
No accidents or dings
Clear title
Non smoking
Always garage kept and covered
All receipts
All OEM manuals
Correct decals throughout
Both Keys

PROFESSIONALLY INSTALLED UPGRADES
New Genuine Porsche European Bumperettes
New Genuine Porsche European Turn Signal Lights
New Genuine Porsche Fog Lights
New Genuine Porsche Front Chin Spoiler
New Genuine Porsche Front Headlamp Spray System*
New Correct German Headliner
New Genuine Porsche Chrome Door Glass Frames
Rare/Complete Genuine Porsche Carrera Tail Deck Lid
Rare NOS/NLA Genuine Porsche Carrera Tail Rubber
Carrera Rear Quarter Pop-Out Windows
New Genuine Porsche Rear Wiper*
Rare NOS/NLA 15″ Fuchs Wheels (7/8’s)
Rare NOS/NLA Pirelli P7 Tires
Rare NLA Blaupunkt Bamberg Cassette/Radio/Mic*
New Correct German Carpet (Interior and Trunk)
New Wevo Gate Shifter
New Wevo Engine Mounts
New SSI Headers
New M&K Exhaust (2 in/1 out)
New Elephant Racing Torsion Bars/Bushings
New Koni Adjustable Shocks
* not connected/fully functional

EXTRA PARTS IN STORAGE
Original Front U.S. Bumper
Original Rear U.S. Bumper
Original Front (Non-Spoiler) Valence
Original Rear (Non-Spoiler) Deck Lid
Original Black Anodized Trim
Original Black Anodized Door Handles
Original Rear Quarter Windows/Frames
Original Blaupunkt CR-2001 AM/FM Cassette Radio
Original California/U.S. Air Pump System
Original Headlamps and Turn Signals
Rare NOS/NLA Genuine Porsche Carrera Tail Rubber
Rare NOS/NLA Pirelli P7 Tires (2 rears)

This combination of mileage, provenance, condition, options, NOS/NLA parts, rare color, and extras put this car in an elite class of collectible automobiles.

Similar to the Audi Quattro, BMW E30 M3, Lancia Delta, Renault R5 and other great 80’s era Group B European rally cars, there’s no denying that the 911 G-Series is an iconic range of automobiles whose time has come.

According to Hagerty, air-cooled Porsche values have exploded more than 300% in the last 5 years. At less than half the average price of a 76-77 era Turbo Carrera and with similar same stage presence/sex appeal, this 911SC is a smart, fun investment whose value is poised to keep climbing well into the future.

My goal is to make this transaction totally safe and secure for both parties. I will happily assist with PPI’s, requests for info, and shipping via Buyer’s transport company of choice.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

$1,000 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit due from Buyer upon auction end or upon winning bid.

Full payment due from Buyer within 5 business days of auction end or winning bid.

Buyer is responsible for transport set up and fees within 5 business days of payment clearing.

On Day 6, storage fees of $25 per day begin and must be paid before vehicle will be release to transport or Buyer.

Paypal, bank, or wire transfer fees paid by Buyer.

Tax, title, and tags paid by Buyer.

Seller will not “hold” the car for purchase on the promise of payment.

Do not Buy unless you have funds immediately available or financing already approved.

If Buyer reneges or breaks any of the deal Terms & Conditions, Seller will file a formal complaint through eBay, take full legal action as allowable by law, and block the bidder.

Car is owned outright by the Seller. Clean and clear title in hand.

Car is sold as-is, where-is.

Seller strongly recommends/welcomes a comprehensive pre-purchase inspection (PPI).

PPI report is paid for by the Buyer. Once executed it becomes the property of both the Seller and Buyer.

Priority will be given to those seeking/executing a PPI.

Shipping is paid by the Buyer’s and is their full responsibility. The Transporter is the Buyer’s agent acting on the Buyer’s behalf.

CALL/TEXT 646-217-9225 FOR MORE INFO
This is a private owner sale. Will consider a collector car trade of equal/greater value.

Thank you!

For those who might be interested in such things this 911SC also comes with quite a bit of its original parts. I can’t really imagine why someone would want to buy this particular car and then revert it to its original appearance, but it’s still nice to have those parts. And, of course, they could probably be sold if you really didn’t want them. But at this asking price – and it is a very high asking price – there are going to be cheaper alternatives for those who want an original condition SC.

So, with all of the great qualities of this 911 is it worth an asking price of $85K? That’s higher than just about any 911SC we’ve come across, though as the seller notes it’s still much lower than the price of either an early 930 or a Carrera 3.0. I don’t know exactly how relevant that is since it is only the aesthetics that are replicated here, but it is a point to be considered. I honestly don’t know what it would cost to replicate the build. First you’d have to start with a 911SC with this mileage and in excellent condition, which alone could set you back $40-$50K. Add in that this car is ready to go and I could see the price making some sense if everything is just how you want it. Granted, you could get one with more miles and lesser condition to provide yourself an initial lower cost, but at some point the comparison becomes apples to oranges.

At the end of the day, this looks like a pretty great looking 911 that’s been very well executed. Whether it’s worth this asking price will be quite subjective, but it’s not priced too differently from many of the backdated 911s we see so I do think there is a market for such a car. You’re certainly going to get a lot of looks and interest from fans of these ’70s 911s.

-Rob

1986 Volkswagen Golf

Do you ever see a car and think ‘I’d love to know the story behind that one’?

I do, all the time. But something in particular caught my eye about this 1986 Golf. Well, first off, it’s become rare to see a 1986 Golf anymore. The ’85 and ’86 model years were a bit unique, since the base and diesel models were manufactured in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania. There were minor trim differences, but the easiest way to spot them was the Rabbit-inspired sealed-beam headlight and unique grill. Unlike today’s market where the Golf has gone upscale, with the launch of the A2 chassis for the U.S., the diesel Golf was the cheapest way to buy a VW – and the gas unit was only a hair more money. But they were fairly basic transportation; the 1.8 liter inline-4 GX motor was rated at 85 horsepower for adequate acceleration and fuel mileage. Interiors were basic tweed in a few colors, you had to option in things like a radio and power anything (including steering!), and they came with 13″ steel wheels. If you wanted more upscale, you either spent another $1,000 and bought a Jetta or in 1986 Volkswagen added the Wolfsburg package to make you feel a bit more special.

But this car isn’t a Wolfsburg package. It’s a basic Golf. So why am I interested? A few reasons. First, I had one just like it, and it was a great car all things considered. My ’86 Golf was also a Westmoreland model, and quite basic. Mine had been bought new by a teacher who needed it to commute; after 10 years, she’d accrued just north of 200,000 miles on the odometer, but it still ran like a top. Yet this one, some two decades after I owned mine, has only 44,000 miles since new. That’s reason number two. Reason number three is that the last time we saw a low mileage, automatic and basic Volkswagen from this period it sold for $21,000. But that was a Jetta Coupe with only an eighth of the mileage, and I doubt this one will come anywhere close despite the no reserve auction. But reason number four, and what really has me wondering what the back story is, in in the center of the dash….

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1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe

If you’ll pardon me just a moment I’m going to return to the 964 briefly. Partly because I like this particular 911 as it looks in very nice condition and is a unique color combination. But also in part because it makes for such a good comparison with the Japanese market Carrera 2 from last week. That car sold and had a higher asking price than this one so we may then be able to get some understanding of the premium attached to those RoW cars as they make their way to the US. For buyers with an interest in those cars hopefully this serves as a useful data point. Or maybe just buy this one!

Here we have a Stone Grey Metallic 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe, located in Houston, with Burgundy leather interior and 56,991 miles on it.

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Year: 1990
Model: 911 Carrera 2
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 56,991 mi
Price: $70,991 Buy It Now

Porsche of North Houston proudly offers this beautiful 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe in Pebble Grey Metallic over a Burgundy interior with 56,991 miles. The 911 Carrera is powered by a 3.6L horizontally opposed six cylinder producing 247 hp and 228 lb-ft of torque through an Rear Wheel Drive and a 5-Speed Manual Transmission. This 911 Carrera is further enhanced with the following:

Pebble Grey Metallic Exterior Color

Rear Window Wiper

Automatic Speed Control

Amplifier

Sunroof

Porsche of North Houston is a member of the indiGO Auto Group and has received the highly coveted Porsche Premier Dealer status. Our dealership features a beautiful Porsche Corporate Identity showroom, fully staffed factory certified service center, parts department, finance department, detailing department, and Porsche accessories boutique. Allow us to also help arrange transportation of your new car directly to your home anywhere in the world. Trade-in proposals are always welcome. If you like this vehicle and have questions, simply call, email, or drop by our location at 13911 North Freeway (I-45N) on the north side of Houston. We invite you to Activate Your Ownership with us today!

Stone Grey (or Pebble Grey as they’ve called it) isn’t quite as desirable to me as Slate Grey, but it does offer a very similar exterior if in a little bit lighter tone. The Burgundy interior provides a really nice contrast and serves to liven things up quite a bit because let’s be honest Stone Grey isn’t the most exciting and if it were paired with a more standard color it would be too boring. It is the interior that I find most striking on this 911 as it presents extremely well. Everything looks crisp and clean and the color contrast is very sharp. The radio is an aftermarket unit, but otherwise the rest looks original and it comes with the always desirable sport seats.

So it looks great and the mileage is low, but from there we have little else to go on. At this asking price we’re going to need to know its history and have most, if not all, of its supporting documentation and service records. Hopefully those details will be available and if they are then we should see this one fetch a pretty good price. I’m not sure about $70K, but as I noted at the start the Japanese model was listed for $78K so this probably wouldn’t be completely insane though certainly on the high end. We’ll have an eye on it to see what happens.

-Rob

1997 BMW M3 Sedan

The first BMW to arrive in our family was an Arctic Silver E36. My dad bought the 318iS coupe from the British telecom giant he worked for, some time toward the end of the 90s. It was a manager’s company car and after three years serving on the fleet it was to be sold off. Ever since then, I’ve always enjoyed seeing arctic silver paint on this generation 3-series. Despite articles proclaiming that silver is the new beige, I think the color really suits the clean, crisp lines of the “dolphin” body shape. But the paintwork isn’t the only thing to admire about this particular car – an M3/4/5 (a four door, five speed M3). The sedan version of the E36 M3 is as fast and finely balanced as the coupe, but adds the practicality of two rear doors. A pocket rocket for those with a family to cart around, these cars are fun and practical, even if they are notably down on power in comparison with their Euro-spec counterparts.

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1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Limousine

Throughout last week I checked out a few custom creations from coach builders both really interesting and a little odd. I didn’t have plans to continue this streak until I ran across this creation. What we are looking at today is a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL limousine by Trasco. Trasco is a German company that has been producing both stretched and armored S-Class since the launch of the W126 chassis. To this day they still do conversions on not only the W222 but G-Wagons, 7-series, A8, Land Crusiers/LX as well as some other vehicles you typically see with protection. Of course with the majority of limos built in the 1980s, they reflect the times quiet well. This one is no different.

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Year: 1990
Model: 500SEL
Engine: 5.0 liter V-8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 126,560 km (78,640 mi)
Price: $22,000

1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL, 45cm limo by TRASCO

Guessing off the seller’s description, this 500SEL was lengthened by almost 18 inches in the center of the car. This allowed room in the rear seating area for a small television and what looks like a VHS player. But to be honest, this whole car looks like a mess. The exterior of the car is pretty beat up with bumps and bruises everywhere on the bumpers. The rear badges are literally held on by a bunch of different style self-tapping screws drilled straight into the metal. Inside, it doesn’t get much better. The gauge cluster was modified with some of fake stones on the dials and the surrounding area of it looks like it was painted with a coarse paint brush. The privacy curtains are lace of all things and don’t offer much privacy at all. The entire car can be described as filthy as it looks like a good vacuuming wasn’t on the priority list before taking photos of the this poor thing. At least one redeeming quality is that the wood looks to be in fine shape and hasn’t cracked yet.

This Trasco creation for sale in Japan is listed $22,000, which I don’t need to tell you that is insane. I’ve seen other Trasco W126 limos sell for a third of this price and they weren’t in nearly as bad a shape. I guess maybe this might appeal to Japanese buyers who want to pony up this kind of cash. I just hope they like 1980s nostalgia and a giant coat of arms in the middle of their limousine.

– Andrew

1997 Porsche 911 Carrera S

For those who are fans of one of Porsche’s lesser seen blues this Zenith Blue Metallic 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera S makes for a very interesting option. Though you really do need to be a fan of blue because the exterior theme is continued in the interior giving this 911 a fairly monotone, but rare, appearance. As one of the prettier designs the 911 has ever seen this Carrera S looks really good in this color. It’s a little subdued rather than eye-catching like Riveria Blue, but still possesses enough life that you’ll want to pay plenty of attention to it if you see it on the street.

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Year: 1997
Model: 911 Carrera S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 50,704 mi
Price: $91,900 Buy It Now

1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 2S
Finished in Zenith Blue Metallic with Blue leather interior
6-Speed manual transmission
Just 50,704 miles

2.49% financing for 60 months is available with qualified credit!

We will be happy to accommodate a Pre-Purchase Inspection at our location or at a local shop. We can arrange transport anywhere in the US.

Please contact Steven Sasson (212) 804-8070 or Steven@LegendCarCo.com

Worldwide delivery & Pre-Purchase inspections are welcome at our location:

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I actually have featured this 911 once before. It was a couple years ago and on offer from a different seller so it seemed worthwhile to revisit with this listing. Not much has changed since that first sale with only a couple hundred miles having been added to the odometer. Everything else presents mostly the same. Like before it’s not entirely original as this 911 has a set of yellow Turbo S brake calipers along with the 993 Turbo tail. That really brings a turbo-look appearance to this C2S as the tail pairs with the wide turbo rear. It looks great, but of course those who prefer the non-whale tail appearance of the wide-body Carrera S might be slightly disappointed. The seller hasn’t provided us much in the way of details so it might be worth looking back at the previous feature and its ad to help fill in some gaps. All in all a sexy looking 911 and one that is pretty rare given its combination of model and color.

-Rob

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo

The world of collector cars is full of hyperbole. Yesterday’s Quattro is a great example of this; take a legendary car and start pontificating about how it’s a collector model, and reason, objectivity and affordability fly out the window. Certainly we’ve seen this most in the Porsche world; the whiff of air-cooled over the past half decade has translated into moving the decimal point one position (or more, in some cases) to the right.

But that doesn’t mean automatically that all cars that come to market are fakers. Some are the real deal – good values in the marketplace and a collector car that should be both a good return on investment and enjoyable to own. They can be quite eye-catching, too, so while you’re rolling down the street looking like a million bucks your smile will be all the wider.

So which scenario is this 1986 944 Turbo – the real deal, or more fluff for the nutter market?

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Signal Yellow 1973 Porsche 911T Coupe

I imagine if someone were to search these pages for my favorite Porsche color you’d find a number of times I called different ones my favorite. Some of that might be in regard to a particular model and how certain colors look better than others, but mostly it’s simply that I like a lot of these very much! Here is another one, but it’s one I forget about because I come across it so rarely. Signal Yellow: when in good condition the color simply is stunning. The subtle orange hues serve to suppress the brightness of the yellow just enough that it isn’t blinding all while retaining the color’s vibrancy. Combined with the various black and chrome trim pieces of a long-hood 911 only accentuates the best aspects of the color all the more. It’s great.

Here we see Signal Yellow on a really nice looking restored 1973 Porsche 911T Coupe, located in southern California, with a reported 90,000 miles on it.

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Year: 1973
Model: 911T
Engine: 2.4 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 90,000 mi
Price: $130,000

Now available from CPR Classic is this lovely 1973 911T painted in its factory original Signal Yellow over a black with hounds tooth interior. The car is a completely numbers matching example that retains all of its original panels and original undercoating.

The paint is in excellent condition, and the cars bright work is in very nice shape as well. The interior is in lovely shape with as new carpet, headliner and dash. The sport seats that are currently installed are aftermarket, however we have the correct standard seats with hounds tooth inserts as well if the buyer prefers.

Mechanically the car is outstanding. The car drives incredibly tight and corners well. Underneath, all bushings look fresh and undamaged, and the car also has upgraded ride height adjustable rear spring plates.

The matching numbers engine is recently overhauled and runs outstanding. Cosmetically the engine is superb with correct plating throughout.

This 911 is the perfect example for someone who wants a very high quality car that can be shown, but one that can still be driven and enjoyed with out worrying about your occasional rock chip.

A fantastic example all around in a great color combination, Don’t miss this 911T.

Information on the car prior to our acquisition:

Two Owner – Numbers Matching 1973 911T – Mechanical Fuel Injection. COA from Porsche included.

The car was stored for approximately 25 years in a garage before restoration started. California Car with 74k miles when brought out of storage in Pleasanton CA. No Rust Ever! All panels and floors are original and not repaired. This is the original color, signal yellow. All wheels, instruments, seats, engine, transmission, are all original.

The body was stripped to bare metal, and repainted original signal yellow. Paint and undercoating on the belly pan, in the engine compartment and under hood is still original.

There is a new fuel tank and sport muffler, H4 Headlights. This was a 4 year project with great attention to detail. It still has the original California Blue Plate license plates.

Work performed over 2016-17:

New Bilsteins all around

New Pirelli CN36 Tires (approximately 1000 miles on them today)

Alignment when tires were installed by Gran Prix Tires, Costa Mesa, CA.

New Sport Seats with leather trim and hounds tooth inserts were added in 12/2016 (Made in Torino, Italy).

Completely updated/upgraded Becker Europa II Period Correct Radio w/Blue tooth and hands free installed

2.4 top end rebuild, updated Carrera Chain Tensioners, S Cams

New rubber where needed (Entry trim surrounds, etc.)

Wheels Re-Anodized to factory specs

New front interior air fan motor

Glass on all dash gauges cleaned

Photos of the car in bare metal before paint are available.

For more information please call our sales department at (760) 723-8900.

Complete gallery available http://cprclassic.com/porsche911/2272/

Adding to the great look of this 911T’s Signal Yellow exterior are a pair of sport seats with hounds tooth inserts in the interior. These are not the original seats and it sounds like the original seats were of the standard variety rather than sport seats, but man do these look good. The original seats (with inserts) are said to be available though should the buyer prefer them. I think I’d inquire about getting both sets. That way you get these great looking sport seats, but also have the originals in case you – or a later owner – ever wanted to return the car closer to its original condition.

Everything here looks in spectacular condition. The steering wheel isn’t original either, but it looks great and fits the overall aesthetic of this 911 well. All of these wonderful qualities mean the asking price is very high. At $130K we’re at the top of the market for an entry-level 911. Will this rare and desirable color combination along with the excellent condition of this particular car be enough to reach that level? We’ll have to see.

-Rob

Ex-Patriot: 1983 Audi Quattro

The Quattro is finally getting some market recognition, as automotive collector trends are celebrating both landmark vehicles and rally stars of the 1980s. Of course, Audi’s halo vehicle combined and defined both of these attributes into one package capable of capturing imagination and launching a brand. But with only 664 originally imported to the United States and a fair bit less than that still here today, coming across examples for sale is very much harder than what you see in the Porsche, Mercedes-Benz or BMW market. As a result, it’s cause for celebration every time one pops up, and wallets full of internet cash emerge at the ready to click “Buy It Now”.

In this case, though, not so fast….

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