1971 Porsche 914-4 Ginther replica

No, you’re not on the wrong day; it’s Sunday, and I’m reviewing a race car, something I’d usually leave until Motorsport Monday. But with “V8 Week” upcoming and time running out on this car’s auction, it was too good to not write up – plus, we have something special for you tomorrow. While in the past I’ve focused on some big dollar 911s, today we’re looking at a much more affordable to buy and run 914. For a long time unloved by most of the Porsche crowd, in race trim the 914 is a solid performer and hearkens back to a time when you had to drive the car yourself rather than relying on computers to do the heavy lifting. Better yet, without relying on the power of it’s bigger brethren to drag it out of corners, the 914 is a fantastic platform for you to better yourself as a driver. Like the Martini Racing RSR replica I wrote up last week, today’s 914 is a recreation of a more famous race car, this time the Richie Ginther 914-4 race cars built for West Coast Porsche and Audi:

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Year: 1971
Model: 914
Engine: 2.0 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: “500” mi
Price: $49,888 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1971 Porsche 914 Race Car on eBay

1971 Porsche 914-4 Race Car

Chris Campbell Moore ccmoore@starwoodmotors.com 214-367-5437 Direct 469-222-2507 Cell

Super Nice, Ready to race, Porsche 914-4, with 20′ Trailer, and custom Pit Bike!

Super Nice, Ready to race, Porsche 914-4, with 20′ Trailer, and custom Pit Bike!

Super Nice, Ready to race, Porsche 914-4, with 20′ Trailer, and custom Pit Bike!

Get a racing suit and helmet, and racing shoes and head to the track and race it!

ITS READY!!!

This is not just some modified street car, there were 7 hulls gone through, reinforced control arms and shock towers, cool shirt assembly included!

E/P Porsche 914-4, faithful replica of one of the 3 Ginther cars built in 1971.
CVAR Log Book (Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing)
A Total rotisserie restoration, Built, prepared and maintained by Jones Autowerks of San
Antonio. 1 race on fresh motor, long & short track 901 Mag case gear boxes with Guard limited
slips, 3 sets of wheels and tires, new rains, race track spares, second seat, AIM GPS timer, cool
shirt and on and on. 2.05s at Texas World Speedway
The car is 100% authentic and 100% legal

Custom Ruckus pit bike

Description:
This is a total ground up rotisserie restoration starting with a rust free car built as a faithful replica as one of
the three cars Richie Ginther built for the west coast Porsche/Audi Dealers. I was able to locate the driver of
the #30 car Dwight Mitchell. He has been very helpful with information and photos about the car.
The car has been prepared under the SCCA 1972 rule book and has a current Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing
Assoc. log book. The car was raced for 1 ½ years and it has been serviced, checked and ready to race. Every
part on this car is new, rebuilt or restored.
This car was built from the ground up to be the best possible 914-4 race car on any track.
Performance Data:
• The car runs in E/P
• Weight less fuel and driver is 1864 lbs.
• Best time at Texas World Speedway is 2:04.53
Engine:
• Built by Jones Autowerks of San Antonio Texas
• 2 liter, 4 cylinders, highly modified 40mm Solex carbonators
• JE Custom pistons, Power Rods, Mallory Unilite Distributor
• Duel Setrab twin fan oil coolers and the stock oil cooler
• Heads and manifolds are highly modified as is the oil system
• The motor also has an Accusump and a 6AL MSD with Rev Limiter
• 50 amp single wire alternator, Braille battery
• Horse power and motor modifications will be covered with a serious buyer
Transmissions:
• 2 901 5 speed Mag case transmissions both with Guard limited slips
• One is set up for long tracks, one for Short tracks
• WEVO transmission mounts
• Highly modified J West shifter
Body Tub:
• Totally soda and glass bead blasted
• One very straight rust free donor car
• Steel bumpers, and valances, fiberglass spoiler
• Jerry Wood drop link and tie rod ends, 10 lb. Halon system with 3 spray heads
• Smart Racing front bar, Raised rear Suspension towers with spherical bearings, rear pick point
reinforcements with heim rod braces
Other:
• Tangerine exhaust system, reinforced chassis, 4130 roll cage done by Brink Racecraft of Irving Texas,
• Trailing arms rebuilt, chassis reinforced with parts from Tangerine Racing
• All disk rotors are lighten and cryogenically treated
• Windshield made from the original plug used to make the Ginther windshields
• Rennline pedals, dead pedal, floor pan, 8 gallon fuel cell
• AIM GPS lap timer, MSD shift light
• Removable steering wheel, cool shirt box, Instructor seat removable

Also includes a very nice 20′ fully equipped trailer including an air conditioner, electric tongue jack with battery, built in
cabinets and more. Winch as well, aluminum jack stands full set, fuel jugs, trailer spares X 2.

The Trailer is a Continental Cargo, Auto Master

Total length is approx 24.5 long and width 8.5 wide.

Inside storage is about right at 19’ total length and there is room for the Honda Ruckus!

I have tons of receipts for everything that has been done to this car. Old photos of the cars it replicates from the 70’s, All maintenance records from day one. Its ready to race right now, the motor is still fresh, only has a few races on it. And it is a fun and fast car to drive. Set up better than any Porsche 914 out there!

Please contact me with any questions.

A little about Starwood Motors, We are a full service, licensed dealer in Dallas, TX. We ship worldwide via fully insured carriers. Call, email or text me today.

Chris Campbell Moore ccmoore@starwoodmotors.com 214-367-5437 Direct 469-222-2507 Cell

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This car is the one to buy, with a full restoration already done. The correct race pieces have been fit, and this car will certainly hang with the competition. I think it looks awesome in yellow with the period graphics that we saw on everything from the 914 through the 917-30. But what really sets this car apart for most race wannabes is the full package; race car, enclosed trailer, and pit bike are all included in the purchase price. As a package then, all you need to show up with is a tow vehicle capable of taking your personal race team with you. I think this car looks fantastic, from the Panasports to the windscreen free profile. As complete packages go, this seems like a pretty reasonable deal. Yes, the car and trailer do show some wear, but you’d be hard pressed to recreate this package for less than the asking price, and you’d save yourself a lot of headaches and time not trying to reinvent the wheel.

-Carter

2001 Audi A6 2.7T quattro

We don’t often speak about future collectables at GCFSB, as it’s usually hard to tell what will end up there. This car, however, is one that I think will probably end up being more of a cult-classic than it is currently – the short lived A6 2.7 Twin Turbo 6 speed. Like it’s little-brother-with-a-bigger-attitude S4, the silky smooth yet potent V6 mated to a manual made for an entertaining sports sedan and the spiritual successor to the C4 S4/S6. In the U.S., the C5 S6 was V8 and automatic only; the RS6 was V8 and automatic only, and while you could get the V6 TT 6 speed in the Allroad, not everyone wants to float on air (*or not) in a wagon. Flying lower on the radar, like most Audis from this generation depreciation took its toll quickly and many of these were snapped up second hand and not maintained. Thus, it has become rare to see one of the 6 speed A6s come up to market in good condition, but today’s example looks great in the classic Ming Blue:

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Year: 2001
Model: A6 quattro
Engine: 2.7 liter twin-turbocharged V6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 69,287 mi
Price: $10,450 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2001 Audi A6 2.7T quattro on eBay

1 Owner! Dealer serviced! Twin turbo engine! 6-speed! Quattro! Low miles! Bose Sound System! Rear heated seats!

You are looking at a fully loaded luxury car that has been exceptionally well kept; it’s an all around great looking vehicle. This gorgeous A6 has been highway driven. This is a great car which combines superior luxury and comfort and sport sedan performance. This is a-never-smoked-in beauty that looks and smells new. The car was garage kept.

Great looking bright red exterior and tan leather interior makes this car look great!

THE CAR HAS BEEN SERVICED BY THE DEALER ITS WHOLE LIFE!

The engines is one of the finest German engines ever created – a 2.7L TURBO Engine that runs and feels smooth and provides abundant power. The transmission shifts like on a new car, no skips or slips on shifts.

The interior is spotless while the leather shows almost no wear. The interior also has REAL WOOD trim! The front seats lean all the way back to the rear, so you can actually sleep rather comfortably in the car!

The seats are extra comfortable with 16-way driver and passenger seat adjustments including power driver + passenger 4-way lumbar adjustment provides variable lower back support.

The engine compartment clean, and void of any leaks. All the electrical options appear to be in working order.

Audi A6 rates very high in safety, it’s not a light car, and has a lot of specially engineered alloys along its frame to dampen any possible impact. The SIDEGUARD Curtain and Rear Side Airbags provide the safety you and your family require.

A very good climate control system is present in this car, with not only front seats control, but you also have ice cold A/C blowing directly at the back seats, while the passengers are able to adjust how much airflow they want!

The trunk is very clean and roomy as you can see from the pictures.

This is a unique hard to find automobile that has every option. It’s been garage kept, and is in good condition.

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To me, this car makes an excellent alternative to the S cars. While they exhibited less exterior attitude than the M cars and AMG models, the S cars are none-the-less well known by enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike now. If you truly want a Q-ship and to fly low on the radar, this car does it – it’s effectively an S4 underneath but appears to be just a normal A6 on the surface. Some of these cars came with the pretty and ridiculously light BBS RC 17″ wheels, and unfortunately this isn’t one of them, though they could be sourced easily enough if you were interested. Still, with those non-sport alloys on there, it’s even more of a sleeper.

I’m a big fan of clean cars, and this car appears to be very clean. The headlights seem to have suffered none of the typical A6 solar degradation, the paint shines new and looks free of damage, and the interior looks just about unused. As the owner of a B5.5 Passat, that’s a tough thing to manage, as the soft touch plastics used in these generations by VAG are easy to damage and show wear quickly. The seller mentions the car was dealer serviced and garaged, both pluses. The ad does mention red exterior which means it was probably a cut and paste, but as I’ve made similar mistakes I can’t really fault them all that much for that one. I think in the future these will be harder cars to come by and if kept in good condition, I doubt this particular example will depreciate much more, if not even slightly appreciate. It represents a blank slate that you can either keep in stock, pristine form or go crazy with mods and blow the doors off just about anything in just about any weather.

-Carter

1983 Audi Coupe GT

There was certainly a lot of interest in the 1986 Coupe GT Commemorative Edition I posted the other day. Though in rare to see color combinations and good overall condition, there were lots of questions about the car – especially at the advertised price. While we have featured many of the later aero-bumpered cars in both GT and 4000 form, we rarely get to see the original quad-headlight equipped versions come up for sale, especially in good condition. Today we have an exception to the rule with a clean 1983 Coupe GT in the desirable Mars Red often found on it’s bigger brother, the Quattro:

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Year: 1983
Model: Coupe GT
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: N/A
Price: $2,950

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 Audi Coupe GT on Craigslist

I’m reluctantly selling my ’83 coupe, and hoping it will find a good home. Originally sold in Georgia, where it’s spent its whole life, I am the 3rd owner. It has a clear Georgia title and comes with the original owner’s manual and warranty booklet, and even the salesman’s business card who sold it!

The car is all original, except for the paint. It was resprayed a few years ago in the original Mars Red and is in great shape cosmetically, save for a few hail dings which a paintless dent guy could iron out easily. There are also a couple of minor rust spots starting, but the car looks awesome and gets a lot of attention. It runs and drives great with a brand new battery, timing belt and water pump, and all new vacuum lines.

The interior is beautiful. The cleanest interior you’ll ever expect to see in a 1980s car. The only negatives are a cracked dash (typical), worn/cracked leather on the top of the steering wheel, and the original vinyl driver’s seat has a split in one of the seams, so the car has seat covers that are black with red stitching, which look awesome in the red car. Everything works, even the original Audi radio, power windows, etc. It’s missing the rear wiper, radio antenna and the 4 rings emblem on the front grille, which you can find on eBay for about $15.

Will consider a trade for a motorcycle or a MK1 VW Rabbit GTI.

Best way to get me is by text message. Text Joe @ 404-429-2512

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These cars often suffer neglect and early deaths as the result of rust creeping in; as a Southern car, it’s nice to not have to worry about that eventuality quite yet! Another issue that plagues the running condition of all CIS cars is vacuum leaks, so having new lines will certainly keep this car running well for a while. Though CIS is often reviled for the lack of tuning ability, the reality is that it’s a pretty good and dependable system when the vacuum leaks are sorted. Having fresh paint, clean original wheels, and a good mechanical history sets this car apart from the 1986 we featured the other day.

While I’m not the biggest fan of the earlier car look in U.S. spec with it’s diving board bumpers, much like the BMWs from the same period there are very slick European units which look stellar when fitted to these cars. The seats, too, can be sourced from other models, and a really industrious owner could swap to a later dash if they really wanted to do away with the cracks. Despite flaws on the interior, I think this car looks solid and is very well priced under $3,000. At that price, it doesn’t bother me at all that the miles aren’t disclosed. This is truly a good looking collectable classic that could be owned and run inexpensively but would always draw a crowd at any European show.

-Carter

10K Friday: Your Choice of E36 M3

We’re starting a new post on Fridays that we’re going to call “10K Friday”. As the name would suggest, we’re going to try to find the best cars you can get for under or around $10,000. Like the last “Double Take” I did on two Audi S6 Avants, today’s feature is going to be a 10K double take on two of our favorite cars on the market today, the venerable E36 M3. As we’ve talked about in many prior posts, the E36 is a star on the rise. Today we’re going to look at two that are less frequent to see and desirable for different reasons: a 1998 Techno Violet Convertible and a 1997 Artic Silver Sedan. I’ll start by looking at the drop top.:

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Year: 1998
Model: M3 Convertible
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 103,193 mi
Price: $10,997 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1998 BMW M3 Convertible on eBay

1998 BMW 3 Series M3

Call me (Tom) at 239-693-4000 9AM to 10PM 7 days a week!

Auto Express South, located in Sunny Fort Myers, Florida, proudly offers 1998 BMW M3 Convertible with 103,193 original miles. This absolutely gorgeous convertible is shown in a very rare and desirable color combination. The Techno Violet Metallic paint on Light Gray/Off-White Leather is a breathtaking pair. This M3 had an original MSRP of $51,445 and is very highly optioned. It is in pristine condition for the age and really stands above the rest. It has just been serviced and is in excellent mechanical condition as well. This is a vehicle you can just get in and enjoy right away. It even has 4 brand new tires that were just installed by the previous owner. If you are planning on traveling from far away to come see us, this vehicle would be perfectly safe to make a long ride home!

This BMW M3 Convertible is special; due to the fact that is a gorgeous and rare vehicle with lots of options and an incredible color combination. It has been extremely well kept and would make the future owner very happy! It comes optioned with:
Forged Alloy M Wheels $1450 Option
5 Speed Automatic Transmission with Sport Mode $1200 Option
Premium Harmon Kardon Sound System $975 Option
Electric Front Leather Seats $945 Option
On Board Computer $500 Option
Cruise Control $475 Option
Power Convertible Top
Power Windows and Locks
And Much More!

There are 100s of reasons why you should buy this beautiful BMW M3 Convertible today and I will help in any way I can!

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This car was certainly optioned out when new with some of the most expensive features available on the E36. Of note are the often mentioned but seldom seen forged wheels that were on the Lightweight M3s, the Harmon Kardon sound upgrade, and of course, that wonderful shade of Techno Violet – one of our favorites here. Enthusiasts won’t be too excited about the automatic, but honestly with the top down and that S52 soundtrack in such a clean example of an M3 convertible, I don’t think it would bother me that much. This won’t be a track car anyway. In the Northeast, I’d probably try to find one of the original hard tops and really take this to the next level, but otherwise, I think this car is great – even with the automatic. Rather have a roof and row your own gears? Okay then, here’s a 1997 M3 sedan:

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Year: 1997
Model: M3 Sedan
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 123,412 mi
Price: $9,995 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1997 BMW M3 Sedan on eBay

1997 BMW 3 Series M3 SEDAN

1997 BMW M3 SEDAN

CLEAN VEHICLE HISTORY REPORT

100% CARFAX REPORT

100% AUTOCHECK REPORT

RECENT SERVICE:

NEW FRONT STRUTS

NEW FRONT BRAKE PADS & ROTORS

RECENT TIRES

STICK SHIFT

LEATHER INTERIOR

FACTORY SUNROOF DELETE

ARCTIC SILVER METALLIC EXTERIOR – BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR

LUXURY PACKAGE – Originally $3,300 Package

ELECTRIC SEATS – Originally $945 Option

FOLD DOWN REAR SEATS – Originally $300 Option

SUNROOF NOT DESIRED

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This is a very interesting car, too – a well optioned luxury package car that specified sunroof delete. We were speculating here at GCFSB.com that not many of these cars came to the U.S. without a sunroof, making this a pretty unique car. This car too checks a lot of the right boxes with recent maintenance, classic colors, rear seats that fold down (so you can get your set of track wheels and tires in the back!) and of course, a manual.

To me, either of these cars would be a good purchase around $10,000 – both are clean examples with lower miles, both are in great condition, and both (for their own reasons) are sought after by enthusiasts. If I were going to enjoy one of these cars every day, the sedan would certainly be what I would choose; but if it was going to be an occasional car, I have to say the convertible looks pretty appealing to me. In either case, if you kept the car stock and didn’t lump on too many miles, I think you could easily own these cars and walk away in a few years happy having owned a car which is likely to appreciate in the not too distant future.

-Carter

1981 BMW M535i

A few years ago, the seller of the BMW 2002ti and E28 M5 we featured sold both cars in order to take better advantage of his then-new acquisition, a 1981 BMW M535i. Fast forward to today, and priorities for the seller have changed, and he’s looking to move on from this wonderfully rare example of BMW history.

The E12 M535i was a fitting bridge between BMW’s 1970 and 1980s performance model, the 3.0 CSL, and the upcoming E28 M535i and M5. More than just a gap model, though, this car featured an uprated 3.5 liter 210hp Motorsport built motor coupled to a close-ratio 5 speed with a limited slip rear differential. Outside, the Motorsport division added front and rear spoilers, while the interior received deeper bolstered Recaro seats. This particular car has been taken to the next step with many Alpina details, such as the B9 head and B7 intake. Additionally, the car features some of our favorite Alpina turbine wheels bolted to the correct Alpina-specific suspension. For the purists, the car also comes with the correct original BBS Mahle wheels and M535i stock suspension. We actually featured this specific car back in 2010, and as Aaron said at the time, this is truly a special car:

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Year: 1981
Model: M535i
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 138,700 mi
Price: $19,900

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1981 BMW M535i on Kijiji

A pristine example of a very rare BMW – never sold in North America. The first car (aside from the M1) produced by BMW Motorsports. Read all about it here: http://www.bmwmregistry.com/model_faq.php?id=3 Highlights of the car include: – 1 of 960 LHD units (1410 in total) produced. This is one of the last produced. – Imported into US from Switzerland in 1998 – have all EPA/DOT releases and nearly complete records from original sale in Italy. – Car had a repaint in original Polaris approximately 10 years ago and still presents very well. – About as rust free as you can make an E12 BMW – which is to say, some minor surface corrosion underneath but nothing on the body. I had all areas showing evidence of corrosion addressed two years ago, including the right front jack point, two small patches on the trunk opening, the spare tire well and a spot on the LF fender where the side marker light was removed when repainted. – Alpina B9 ‘big valved’ head with Schrick 290 degree camshaft – Alpina B7 turbo intake manifold – Full Alpina suspension (special valved Bilstein shocks, Alpina springs and Alpina rear anti-roll bar). Have original M535i-specific suspension parts as well. – 16″ Alpina wheels. Have original 14″ BBS Mahle wheels as well. – Interior very nice. Crack-free dash, original Recaro seats in black corduroy fabric (driver’s seat bolster is showing wear but have enough OEM replacement fabric to redo front seats), excellent original carpet. – 138,700 miles. The Alpina head and intake manifold were installed at 126,000 miles. – Recent (this spring) work includes new OEM fuel tank, new water pump, new belts and valve adjustment – Compression and leakdown tests from the PPI conducted in 2010 when I bought the car were: #1 – 190 – 3% leakdown; #2 – 180 – 5% leakdown; #3 – 190 – 5% leakdown; #4- 180 – 12% leakdown; #5 – 185 – 4% leakdown; #6 – 190 – 2% leakdown. No reason to think those numbers have degraded. Lots of photos can be found at http://s71.photobucket.com/user/grbbenny/library/M535i?sort=6&page=1 Reason for selling? My list of ‘cars to own before I die’ is long and I’m not getting any younger. Price: $19,900. I would look at certain trades from that list including a first generation M Coupe

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The seller is honest and upfront about the car’s current condition, which is critical when jumping into one of these older BMWs or even an older car in general. In the current state this isn’t a Concours car, but to me that makes it much better – you won’t be afraid to drive it, and it still looks spectacular! Polaris Silver over Black is a favorite of many and looks classic on this car. The seller provides some excellent photos of known trouble spots on the E12, and they do look free of major corrosion. I had a friend and a cousin who both owned a 1981 528i, and they had much difficulty with the fuel tank leaking (which I’ve heard is common on these), so it’s nice to note that headache has been sorted. Mechanically the car is on point and should provide many smile-filled miles before you need to do any serious engine work. As entertaining as that 528i was to drive on the street, I can only imagine that an additional 40 horsepower, the close ratio 5 speed and limited slip, Alpina suspension and better brakes would make for a very fun driver.

Comparable cars would be a clean E28 M5 or a driver E30 M3, but this car is much more exclusive than either of those. The clean Euro look is something that many E28 owners spend thousands to even tens of thousands to recreate, yet here is a pristine example of exactly what they strive for, already done and correct. With the proper DOT and EPA paperwork, bringing it back to the U.S. should not present a problem, as it has been previously registered here. This car could and should be enjoyed on weekends and, as the seller has from the photo stream, at vintage rally events and shows. At any BMW or German car show, it would be sure to bring a crowd. Yes, you’ll spend a lot of time explaining that those M badges actually do belong on there, but I’ve always felt that owning a car few others do brings me much more joy than following the traditional mold. If you’re a fan of BMWs, you’re sure to love the purity of this car, and you’d be running something a little different and a lot more special than the rest of the crowd!

The seller offers his photo album on the car here.

If interested, please contact the seller here: grbbenny@gmail.com

-Carter

1988 BMW 635 CSi

One of the most popular theme weeks we’ve head here at GCFSB.com was “Shark Week”, where we reviewed one of each iteration of the E24 chassis. People love the classic styling, the understated performance, and ability to gobble up miles on the highway, and the relatively low entry price. They’re all the makings for an enjoyable classic that is affordable, too! With prices of the M models and every E30 made on the rise, these E24s are still good value. While most enthusiasts lust after the M6 and the legendary S38 powerplant, the reality is that for most of us, the less complicated and less expensive to maintain M30 found in the 635 CSi among others is a smarter option. Production ended in 1989 and these cars were lightly updated mid-88 with revised headlights and bumper covers, such as we see on this sharp white 1988 model:

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Year: 1988
Model: 635 CSi
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 113,455 mi
Price: Reserve Auction, current bid $5,600

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 BMW 635 CSi on eBay

The classic “shark” or “sharknose” body style, chassis code E24, which is often heralded as the most beautiful of all vintage BMWs, had a very long production run from 1976 until 1989. Unfortunately, the 6-series cars for the United States market were crippled with significantly reduced power in addition to ugly and bulky padded bumpers up until the 1988 model which featured revised aerodynamic “world” bumpers and an engine upgrade that boosted power up to match the European specification car. These revised and very desireable post 1988 cars were then discontinued the very next year in 1989 and virtually all the cars imported to the US were optioned with the Automatic Transmission. This car has the best and rarest possible combination, the final body style, final upgraded engine, Manual Transmission, nearly all factory options, a full service history including original manuals and window sticker, we believe this car to be in original condition and completely unmolested. The only non-original parts on the car are 16″ authentic BBS wheels, replacing the stock TRX wheels which are no longer viable (the TRX specification tires are no longer in production).

Originally purchased in Hollywood California by a BMW collector who used it as his driver before passing it on to another BMW collector in New Mexico, this car has been in the best of hands its whole life from new. Of the 47 Alpine White 635csi’s with the Lotus White leather interior, only 11 of these cars had manual transmissions. This may be the only surviving one, and it is in pristine condition, with only minor flaws which I will note in detail. Being a Southwestern car, it has absolutely no body rust of any kind, the underbody coating is completely intact.

1988 BMW 635CSi, Alpine White over Lotus White
– Full leather interior, all seats, center console, headliner, door cards and handles, dash underside, rear speaker shelf leather wrapped
– Power seats with 3 position memory, power sunroof, power windows, cruise control
– Cold air conditioning (I do not know whether it is R12 or R134, but it works!)
– M30B35 3.5L Straight 6-cylinder engine with Motronic Fuel Injection, 221HP and 225LB-FT Torque
– Getrag 260 5-speed Manual Transmission
– Original BMW stereo, speakers, power antenna fully functioning, even BMW tape deck cleaner
– All features, lights, buttons, inside and out are fully functioning properly
– Heavy duty floormats
– BBS chrome 16″ wheels with nice 225/55/16 tires
– Rear air conditioning and drink cooler works great
– Suspension has been updated with Bilstein shock absorbers

This car runs and drives like you would expect it to as new in 1988, it runs nice and smooth, the engine purrs and pulls hard to redline, the suspension soaks up road imperfections as it should in a world-class touring car.

Noted Imperfections:
– Very small clearcoat loss (about quarter sized) driver’s side fender near base of windshield
– Shift knob is loose
– Scuffed paint on driver’s side front fender top edge
– Trunk can get stuck if opened too far
– Driver’s side interior door handle shows slight wear and is pulling away from door card slightly
– Center console leather has two small imperfections
– There are a two slight depressions in the roof, and one in the hood, very hard to see unless you look, easy to correct
– The exhaust has a broken hangar and the muffler is somewhat rusty, it does not leak
– A metal bracket attached to the front driver’s side frame rail, that appears to be an attachment point for an engine undertray is bent
– Rubber seals around outer door handles need replacement
– I cannot discern whether the memory function on the power seats work, all power functions work great however
– Slight scuff on driver’s side rear bumper

Contact:
My name is Ian, and I am here to help you with your purchase. Do you have any questions about the vehicle? Call my direct line at (505) 449-1316 or email me at iriela@powerfordnm.com.

This sales account is brand new, and as such we realize that we have yet to build up a large background of positive reviews on eBay. Our sales team is well versed in eBay auctions however, and we will treat all bidders with the same care and respect we treat all our customers at Power Ford. Please feel free to contact us, we are here to address your concerns and provide you with customer service that is second to none!

I have a complete album with 100 pictures including underbody and all detail shots of imperfections in this web album: Photo Album. Listed below are some pictures of the car as it is right now. Some minor defects in the white paint were too difficult for the camera to pick up and are hard to detect even by human eye and shots are not included.

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For a dealer, this car seems to be very honestly presented, which if you follow auctions is fairly remarkable. The seller notes the small details that are imperfections on the car, and seems to actually know what it is, too – a bit of a rarity. As the seller notes, the later cars are hard to find with a manual transmission. This car has the extended leather option like the M cars, and it looks to be in fantastic condition. Also rare for an Ebay dealer are all of the records which come with the car, making this the one to look at seriously. Downside? Well, the 528i spec wheels in chrome fit the Hollywood origins, but not the car. That said, wheels are a pretty easy fix and generally an individual item anyway, and while I’m not a fan of those wheels on this car it certainly wouldn’t stop the sale for me.

Values of these 6s have been all over the map as of late – some M6s pushing $20,000 plus for nice examples, but some 635s failing to sell well under $10,000. As the last of the breed and equipped with a manual condition, with all records and in good condition, this is the most valuable of the non-M models currently, and I would expect it to be priced between $10,000 – $12,000 depending on interest. I do hope that this dealer receives positive feedback for their ad print as I really think they advertised the car the way we all like to see it. It’s hard to believe, but in most states around me, this car could be registered as an antique and enjoyed on the weekends and at shows – rather than purchase an older car that has more needs, this might be a smart way to have a great looking and reliable weekender!

-Carter

1995 Audi S6 Avant 2.5 Stroker

It’s no secret that both the Audi 200 20V Quattro Avants and the Audi S6 Avants have a cult following in the U.S. Whenever we feature one, they draw a lot of attention, and rightly so, as they’re great cars that offer a combination of speed, practicality, style and luxury that few cars are able to match. They also happen to be one of the most durable German cars to come stateside, with few seeing under 200,000 miles at this point. Generally found in a shade of green, pearl or black, occasionally one comes up in a harder to find (and to me, more desirable) shade, such as today’s Silver on Grey 1995 S6:

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Year: 1995
Model: Audi S6 Avant
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 200,000 mi
Price: $5,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 Audi S6 Avant 2.5 Stroker on eBay Classifieds

Price:$5,000
Address:Winchester, NH 03470 (map)
Date Posted:08/06/13
Year:1995
Make:Audi
Model:S6
Mileage:200,000
For Sale By:Owner
Description:
Runs perfectly, great fun. I did not build this car, hence I don’t know everything about it, but I’ve been driving it for the last 30K miles. It was built, the story goes (I cannot confirm, but the title I got with it does confirm the name), by Peter Blaser, who apparently built custom Audi rally cars for a living, for his wife, who apparently didn’t like it. I hear that the idea wasn’t to get the most power possible, but to get a more tractable S6 for the street, hence the stroke increase. I think it was a little much for her, as it’s still quite high-strung and certainly makes well over 300bhp, though I don’t know how much. It’ll do a 5.85sec 0-60 as measured by GTech, with my less-than-perfect driving, running 18psi of boost (it’ll do much more, but I don’t want to take any chances). It pulls strong right to redline, and the rev limiter always comes as a surprise. I got it from Force Five Automotive.
Comes with second set of wheels (15″) with Hakkas on them for the winter.
Has third row seat.
I just replaced the front control arms and bushings, as well as the rear bushings on the front subframe. A few of the coils are new as well. Timing belt replaced recently, valve job done at the same time. Has aftermarket stereo with bluetooth, USB, and AUX in wired up to the stock speakers and amp.
No rot on body, some surface rust has been sanded down and covered with protectant – that’s the ugly-looking spots you see in the pictures. Interior in good, but not perfect condition. No rips or tears in leather. Stock SS dual exhaust with new collars, quiet and smooth on the road. More detailed pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/99944209@N06/sets/72157634965212140/

Mods:
-Stroked to 2.5L with unknown crank, possibly custom-made.
-Huge asymmetrical turbo (see pics, I don’t know exactly what it is)
-RC 440 injectors, Motronic ECU and MAP sensor to match.
-RS2 downpipe, I have been told? Not sure why or if this is so. Judge for yourself from the pics if you can
-RS2 MAF sensor (who cares really, but perhaps worth mentioning)
-oil catch can – this motor seems to have been built loose, as it burns quite a bit of oil, especially when you drive it hard, but it hasn’t gotten any worse in the time I’ve had it
-all Samco boost hoses
-custom coilovers with Koni yellows in the back
-Bilstein HDs on what I assume are stock springs up front
-SS lines in rear
-Adjustable wastegate cap
-aluminum flywheel
-300lph Bosch fuel pump
-much more, probably many things I don’t know about.

Issues:
-High pressure power steering hose leaks slowly, haven’t gotten around to replacing it yet.
-Driver’s side heated seat is broken
-Cruise control doesn’t work, probably due to bad switches on pedals
-Side mirrors have some corrosion on them
-Bilstein HD’s are getting a little old and occasionally stick when you jack the car up
-Power steering rack boot should be replaced, comes with car. Rack does not leak
-BF Goodrich Comp T/A KDW’s are about due for replacement. They tramline annoyingly anyway.
-Trim strips on the bottoms of the doors are coming off.

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Since I saw a 1994 S4 new in Silver, I’ve always loved the understated metallic look of this combination. Like many of the others we have featured, this car is higher mile but was loved by the previous owners. This car has undergone some more serious modifications by the prior owner. Though the owner is unsure what the base for the motor is, it’s fairly likely that the build utilized a Eurovan 2.5 bottom end, a favorite among those looking for more torque. If properly built, the motor should be as durable as the original, so I would expect many care free and quick miles. Many of the faults with the car are common the the chassis in general; delaminating mirrors, peeling trim, leaking power steering lines, and minor electric glitches like the seat heaters and cruise control are all pretty normal. While they can be a pain to fix, they shouldn’t scare the prospective buyer away and generally aren’t signs of neglect. Bonus items are the snow tires and 3rd row seat.

The last black S6 Avant we featured had 30,000 less miles and a more stock motor and was (in general) in similar shape. That car sold for just over $5,000, and I expect that the pricing on this car is spot on. This car is unlikely to ever be a show car, but represents a solid driver that you could have fun with for years to come.

-Carter

Tuner Tuesday: 1997 911 Andial Twin Plug Twin Turbo

I find it extraordinarily sad that this year saw the nearly unnoticed passing of one of the great Porsche tuning firms, ANDIAL. If you’re newer to the scene, ANDIAL probably doesn’t mean much to you, but if you grew up in the 1980s or were a fan of motorsports then they were one of the top tuning firms pushing out some of the fastest Porsches in the world – they were really the U.S. equivalent of Ruf. They backed that performance up with race-winning efforts – ANDIAL became the defacto 962 race engine supplier in the United States, and racked up an impressive string of both prototype and GT racing wins and championships. Though they were very well respected, ANDIAL downsized as the trio of owners aged and then passed away, culminating in the retirement this past February of the last remaining founder, Dieter Inzenhofer, Porsche Motorsports North America bought the name, but with undisclosed plans to use it, we’ll just have to wait and see. Coming across an ANDIAL tuned car is something of a rare treat, and for the 993 they cooked up a twin-plug, twin turbo 3.8 motor that was just a monster. Today’s example is one of the best prepared in the world:

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Year: 1997
Model: 911 Twin Turbo Andial Twin Plug
Engine: 3.8 liter twin turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 37543 mi
Price: $169,500

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1997 911 Andial Twin Plug Twin Turbo on Rennlist.com

Year: 1997
Make: Porsche
Model: 911
Porsche Model: 993 Turbo
Mileage (numbers only please): 37543
Options (Please check ALL which apply): Airbags, Air Conditioning, Alarm System, Antilock Brakes, Cruise Control, Foglamps, Intermittent Wipers, Leather Seats, Power Brakes, Power Door Locks, Power Steering, Power Windows, Sunroof, Traction Control
Color: Arctic Silver
VIN: WPOAC299XVS375740
Price (no $ sign please): $169500
Private or Dealer Listing: Private Listing
Location (Region): SoCAl
Body Style: Coupe
Transmission Type: Manual – 6 speed
2 or 4 Wheel Drive?: 4 Wheel Drive
Engine Type: Turbo
Stereo System: AM-FM CD
One of Ninteen Certified Andial 3.8 Liter Twin Plug Conversions.

Please see hi-res Photo Gallery

1997 Andial 3.8 Twin Plug Twin Turbo Specs
Andial dual program 3.8 twin plug
Andial intercooler
Andial LW clutch and flywheel
Andial sport cats
Custom “Big Oval” muffler bypass
Forge diverter valves
RS short shifter
RS engine mounts
Cargraphic additional oil cooler
Front and rear RS adjustable sway bars
14 inch front brakes
Cargraphic active front brake ducting
RS rear brakes
GT2 uprights and tie rods
PSS-9 suspension
Corner balanced and aligned
12.5 x 18 and 10.5 x 18 BBS E28 wheels
335.30.18 and 265.40.18 Michelin PS2 tires
Carbon fiber rear decklid
Fiberglass wing with “Guerney Flap” mounting holes.
Hand laid fiberglass fender flares
OEM Euro GT2 front end bodywork
Ruf A-pillar fairings
Sport seats
Yellow seat belts front and rear
Carbon fibre interior
Leather air bag cover

Car History
Here is the information I have been able to glean about the car.
This highly optioned car was purchased in the Chicago area by car collector John Pizer. He immediately had it flat-bedded to the Andial facility with only delivery miles on the car.
The full Andial 3.8 liter twin plug conversion was performed at an estimated cost of 55-60 thousand dollars.Andial Twin Plug
A few years later the car was purchased by collector Amir Fahti in Calabasas with around 4000 miles on the clock.
In 2007 I purchased the car from Mr. Fahti with 27,181 miles on the clock. Unfortunately Mr. Fahti had lost the build sheet on the car. Andial confirms that this is one of the 19 certified 3.8 liter twin plug conversions, of which only 17 remain. Andial Registry

Over the next few years I had Michael Schatz MKS Performancein Camarillo fettle the car into tip top condition, replacing the front differential, viscous coupler, clutch accumulator, steering rack and installing a set of GT2 uprights and tie rods, new hood shocks, breeze constant torque clamps on the intercooler hoses and forge diverter valves. I removed the k40 radar detector and installed functional front brake cooling ducts and a larger Cargraphics oil cooler. I installed yellow rear seat belts to match the front seat belts. Finally, a complete corner balance and alignment and rake was performed.

In 2011 elected to make this car into my vision of the ultimate street version of a GT2.
I contacted 1998 IMSA GT2 champion Jochen Rohr who generously supplied me with the rear wing and carbon fibre deck-lid plus the BBS wheels he had left over from that race team. I sourced a brand new OEM European narrow-body front bumper and some hand laid fender flares and commissioned Ed Palmer at Kundensport to perform the conversion.

The car is everything I could have hoped for. It looks fabulous in my eyes. It rides very smoothly. The GT2 uprights and tie rods have minimized bump steer and the ride is not harsh in any way but it still handles brilliantly. The paint is exceptional. It is the best rding 993 I have ever driven. I clay barred it using Final Detail as the lubricant over a weekend and it presents very well indeed. It is nearly impossible to put the car cover on by yourself because it keeps shooting off as the paint is so smooth. Obviously the car is brutally fast but also very tractable. The larger pistons on the RS rear calipers match the 14 inch front brakes very well. A minor service and detailing was performed last week.

With the passing of Arnold in 2011 and the purchase of Andial by Porsche Motorsports in 2012, I believe no more of these cars will be built and a stellar chapter in Porsche history has closed.

Nits to pick:

There are a few rock chips on the front.

The front tires can rub if the wheel is turned to full lock at parking lot speeds.

The Thielert dual program street/race gas ecu is a bit unsophisticated and no longer supported. They need two revolutions of the crank to start the car and can run a little rough just off of idle. It occaisionally becomes “confused” and can cough and spit for a bit. Then it remembers it’s manners and clears up. It is not foolproof. You need to make sure you have 100 octane race gas in the tank before switching to the race gas setting or damage could occur.

There is a more modern Andial aproved ecu available, but you lose the dual programming capabilities. Having the “psychopath switch” under your left hand is just too much damn fun! As a result I elected to keep the dual program ecu and live with the very minor flaws.

For more information email me at scottmellor@karenschiltz.com
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The price may seem outrageous, but it’s in line with some of the Ruf cars. Although this is a bit of a home-brew combination of several different car looks, I think it pulls it off exceptionally well. The GT2 flares look perfect, the wheels look perfect, I love the understated color…I have to say, the only thing I’m not really a fan of is the seatbelts. Some of the technology in the engine tuning has progressed and the owner notes that this earlier multi-level Theilert computer has its hiccups, but depending on what you wanted to do this could be solved either somewhat expensively in a standalone programmable ECU or very expensively by sending it to PMNA to let them sort it out.

I don’t think the ANDIAL name really carries the weight of the name Ruf outside of the Porsche crowd, so my guess is that someone who is really in the 993 know is going to be the one to scoop this gem up. The price is probably realistic given the rarity and the modifications, but it’s a pretty narrow market for this car. You could replicate the look easily enough if you have deep pockets, but that motor is really something special. It’s a shame that we won’t be seeing any more from ANDIAL, but I do hope then name doesn’t fade away completely into obscurity. Given the choice between this car and a Ruf, I would have to think long and hard before plunking down my hoard of cash.

-Carter

1986 Audi Coupe GT Commemorative Edition

We’ve featured a few Audi Coupe GTs here recently, and for different reasons I have loved them all. In the case of this car, it has to be the interior – one of the hard-to-find Commemorative Edition GTs with red leather. These are fun but affordable cars that have a healthy dose of good styling from Giugiaro but enough practicality to transport four plus luggage, and are known to run easily into the hundreds of thousands of miles. Unlike their 4000 quattro stablemates, mint condition examples of Coupe GTs seem to pop up from time to time, and today we have found one – a Graphite Metallic 1986 Audi Coupe GT CE.

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Year: 1986
Model: Coupe GT Commemorative Edition
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 56,500 mi
Price: $7,999 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 Audi Coupe GT Commemorative Edition on eBay

ULTRA Rare Anniversary Edition Audi Coupe GT. Probably the rarest Coupe GT in the USA and the Black Exterior with Red Leather Interior is the rarest color combination. They made these in 1986 and Anniversary Editions had Digital Dashes, different wheels, red leather interior, red door panels, body color painted spoiler, Coupe GT Floor Mats, blacked out interior trim instead of chrome stock, digital trip computer, mpg, etc. They only came in White and Black and Black being the rarest. You WONT find another one like this and its taken me 2 years to go thru it. Car has 56K original miles. Interior is in Mint condition. Door cards and pockets are all attached still and in excellent shape. Has New Michelin Hydro-edge tires on original wheels. Original COUPE GT Floor Mats with red stitching, Fully functional Digital dash working as new. Everything works as it should. New sunroof seal. New rear trunk shocks.

Car had been in a hail storm in the past from a previous owner, so I had taken out all the interior and headliner so I could get it all done by a pdr guy which cost me $1,400. I had every dent on every panel taken out. Put everything back in and fixed anything that needed to be fixed or repaired. Original carpet is mint, dash, center console, all in excellent condition. trunk is like new with original jack, spare and tools. Car has rear window defrost, rear wiper. All headlights are excellent, lenses. Rear tail lights are mint, rear prismatic coupe strip is mint. I replaced oil pan gasket, head gasket (10v turbo metal), head bolts, valve cover gasket(1 piece rubber), water pump, timing belt, tensioner roller, alternator belt, power steering belt, thermostat and vacuum pump gasket, painted oil pan cover, valve cover, timing belt cover. Radiator completely gone thru, re-cored, and re flow tested and painted. New Clutch Kit, OEM. New Battery. Lots of other hoses, etc are new. Car has minor surface rust spots from the hail where it cracked paint. Nothing serious. Hard to see with black. No Rust Anywhere other that that surface spots like I said. Underneath is immaculate. New Magna-flow Exhaust that sounds amazing. You wont find a nicer one of these and very few Coupe GT’s from any year in this kind of condition. This is a collectors Item and will go up in value year by year. I have many Audi’s and id like to keep this car. No enough space as 2 years was much longer than I anticipated as I had to do a lot of the work myself.

Pics of everything at photobucket:s120.photobucket.com/user/hoopster21/library/Anniversary Coupe GT

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This car comes to us from the same seller that offered the equally rare and equally pricey
Ginster Yellow Coupe quattro. He obviously has a knack for finding rare Audis – eagle-eyed readers will likely spot a rare 1984 4000 quattro in one of the photos. That said, I do have some issues with the way the car is presented – mostly being that the information presented on the car isn’t completely correct. The car isn’t black (that wasn’t an option on the C.E.), but Graphite Metallic. Graphite is the more rare color for the C.E. Coupes, but this is not the rarest combination available on GTs – that would likely fall to the ultra-rare black with black leather Special Build 1987.5s.

In other advertisements for the car, the seller’s quote on paintless dent removal varies from $800 to $1,400, and frankly the paint just doesn’t look as nice as some other lower mile GTs I’ve seen for sale, though the Graphite color was tough to keep looking good – many had clearcoat failure long ago. The wheels are not correct for a 1986 model GT – indeed, the C.E. did not get different wheels than the normal GT (other than being painted white on Alpine White models). The wheels on the car are either from a FWD 5000 model or perhaps one of the very rare FWD 4000CS models with “heavy duty brakes.” There is also talk on the 4000/GT model forum that the A/C is disconnected and non-functional. These may seem like minor points, but they draw into question the level of detail on other items, and when you’re attempting to set the market with price, in my opinion you should have your ducks in a row.

With that said, it is very difficult to find a nice 1986 GT these days, though not impossible. The mileage on this car is certainly lower than many I’ve seen in a long time. The difficult to keep looking good red leather looks fantastic, and the seller claims to have mechanically updated the car. It is interesting that two low mile GTs have come up in the Pacific Northwest in the past two months – the last was turned around somewhere in the $6,000 range and was in the more desirable Tornado Red shade. As much as I love it, I think the seller is reaching on this car by a fair amount and the value is $5,000 -$6,000 at most. Even at the top of the market for these cars, they’re well bought drivable classics that you can have fun with for many, many years to come.

-Carter

Motorsport Monday: 1971 Porsche 911 RSR Martini Racing replica

I think I’ve made it pretty clear that I think Martini Racing colors are just awesome. Some people insist everything looks better in “Gulf Blue”, but for me, it’s those Martini stripes that made some of the best looking race cars (and in a very few cases, even improved road cars). Case in point is today’s example; perhaps one of the strangest downforce attempts of the 1970s on a Porsche – the Mary Stuart tailed Martini Racing RSR. While a neat design in some ways, it certainly looks odd from other angles. Today’s 1971 911 is a recreation of the original, but you can’t deny that it looks fantastic in the proper Martini Racing colors of the 1973 RSR:

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Year: 1971
Model: 911
Engine: 2.7 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: N/A mi
Price: $165,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1971 911 RSR Martini Racing replica on racecars.com

Description

This is a 1971 Porsche 911 race car that has been restored to be a replica of a 1973 Porsche Martini Racing RSR. The tub is 100% rust free. The engine is a 2.7 with RS pistons and race cams. The transmission is a 915 with limited slip. After finding the person that built and owned the car it was discovered that this car was replicated from a original 1973 Martini RSR. We were told that the panel are made from one of the original Mary Stuart cars. This car is all 1970’s. the front has Bilstein coil over struts,aluminium S calipers and ajustable sway bar. All body panels are fiber glass. the rear panels are removable. No side windows,wipers or head lights. The engine is a very reliable track engine. At this time there are about eight hours of Porsche Club Drivers Education on the car. The car is fast and is very fun to drive. We are open to offers.
History
none avalible

Performance Data

Weight: 1980 lbs

Engine

Engine Builder: Porsche
Manufacturer: Porsche
Type: 911
Displacement: 2.7
Horsepower: 225
Induction: Webbers
Heads: Porsche
Block: Porsche
Pistons: 2.7 RS
Total Time: 2 hours

Fuel System

Fuel Cell
Manufacturer: ATL
Age: unknown
Capacity: 15 Gal
Fuel Pump: Holley

Transmission

Manfacturer: Porsche
Type: 915

Body

Construction: Fiberglass
Color: Silver
Condition: new

Interior

Color/Finish: black
Fire System: none
Guages: VDO

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Anytime the numbers are sub 2,000 lbs and over 200 hp, you’re guaranteed to have fun. While not as potent as the original RSR and running a more subdued 2.7 power plant, this car will be certainly much cheaper to run. Add to that the fact that the price of the original is a million dollar plus car, and running a replica makes a lot more sense. This car wouldn’t likely be eligible to run in vintage events, but would certainly draw a crowd at local Porsche Club Racing events, or you could blow everyone’s mind at your local club Driver’s Education. Older 911 race cars aren’t cars for beginners, but aren’t to be quite as feared as their reputation, either – sticky rubber helps keep them planted.

In regards to value, a normal 2.7 race car would struggle to bring $50,000, even if it was a clean car. Like the 1974 RSR replica I wrote up a few weeks ago, the value in this car is in the build – though I think this car is relying a bit too much on the paint and unique tail carrying the value. All in all, I really like the 1974 car was a better, cleaner build with more speed potential for around the same money. It wouldn’t be very hard to add the Martini stripes to that car, either. But, if you really must stand out from the crowd, why not do it with the craziest duck tail ever?

-Carter