1969 Porsche 912

We enjoy the 912 here at GCFSB. These cars capture the contours and beauty of the original 901 design and marry it to a fairly basic drivetrain. During their production the 912 was Porsche’s entry-level car. It appeared nearly identical to the higher-priced 911 but utilized a 1.6 flat-4 rather than the 911’s flat-6 and initially saw excellent sales. Today, prices on these cars remain relatively low, though we’ve noticed that they’ve slowly crept up, in part from the rapid appreciation of the long-hood 911. Still, for a ’60s Porsche the entry cost is typically reasonable. The example featured here is a 1-owner Ossi Blue 1969 Porsche 912 located in California. It predominantly retains its originality and comes along with just more than 82K miles.

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1973 Porsche 911E Targa

I am not usually a big fan of the Targa, but now and then certain examples do attract my attention more than others. Such is the case with this Signal Orange 1973 Porsche 911E Targa located in California. I have always enjoyed the contrast of Orange and Black on any car and there’s just something about the interplay of the Targa’s fixed rollhoop and slightly open interior with the Orange exterior that makes this car a bit more attractive to me relative to other Targa cars. For those who may not fully enjoy the aesthetics of a convertible, the Targa provides a distinctive form of open-top motoring that also (mostly) preserves the original lines of the car.

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Double Take: Porsche 911SC or 3.2 Carrera?

For any prospective buyer of a classic 911 there inevitably comes a decision to be made about whether to get a 911SC or a 3.2 Carrera. These cars share enough similarities that in some cases a buyer may decide based simply upon availability. These are, after all, 30-year-old cars so the numbers of excellent examples are dwindling. But what if a good example of each is available, nearly identical in appearance and for similar cost? Now the decision-making process becomes a bit more difficult and it’s precisely the dilemma we feature here: a 1979 Porsche 911SC with 29,900 miles and a 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe with 57,750 miles. We’ll begin with the 911SC:

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2010 Porsche 911 GT3

Ever since the release of the iconic Carrera RS in 1973, Porsche has periodically introduced production cars so as to fulfill homologation standards for road racing series in which they planned to race the 911. Not surprisingly, these cars are highly regarded and sought after. While the GT3 RS takes buyers a little closer to a RSR, the GT3 remains an excellent alternative for most drivers and possesses probably 95% of the GT3 RS’s performance for a bit less cost. For all but the most devoted racer or collector the GT3 probably even represents better overall value. The car featured here, a 2010 Porsche 911 GT3, comes from the 2nd generation of the 997 and features a 3.8 liter flat-six delivering 435 hp to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission. Like many of these cars this one has seen very few miles.

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1967 Porsche 911 Sunroof Coupe

I should get this out of the way from the start: this is not a correct original 1967 Porsche 911 Sunroof coupe. It has seen quite a few modifications, though for the most part those modifications have been done in a manner that is befitting of the original cars that provided these builders with some inspiration. Its lack of originality will mean that it won’t appeal to everyone. Truth be told I’m not entirely sure how much it appeals to me. It is, however, undeniably pretty even wearing a color that most would struggle to find appealing. But here it all seems to work. For details on the full work done to this car see the ad copy below, but, suffice to say, this car has seen extensive work both inside and out, including quite a bit of engine work. All things considered, it’s pretty fantastic!

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1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

We feature various editions of the 3.2 Carrera here at GCFSB, but rarely do the cars we come across have low mileage. Even the car featured here, a 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa has almost 45K miles, but for these cars that represents a decently low mileage car. The fact is that most of these cars have already eclipsed six-figure mileage because they have been driven. And why wouldn’t they be? The 3.2 Carrera is a fantastic driver’s car and for the most part prices remain within reach of a large number of buyers (at least relative to the rest of the 911 line) and so they are less likely to be locked away in a comfortable garage. The Targa tends to fit the bill even more as they are less loved than both their hard- and soft-top counterparts. The car here comes in the ever popular combination of Guards Red over Black.

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1994 Porsche 911 RS America

In order to satisfy the desires of Porsche enthusiasts seeking something a bit more hardcore than a standard 964 Carrera 2, in 1993 Porsche released the RS America, a limited run lightened model that came without such features as power steering, A/C, and even a radio, but included a whale tail and sport suspension. A radio, sunroof, limited-slip differential, and A/C could be optioned onto the car, but it still came in at a lower weight than a standard Carrera 2. While the RS America remains a far cry from the much more potent and lighter 964 RS available in Europe, it still provided modest gains in an effort to improve driving dynamics for those buyers seeking such things. These cars remain relatively rare but do pop-up from time to time for sale and here we have a 1994 Midnight Blue Porsche 911 RS America located in California. This one is fully optioned and has seen 112,500 miles.

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1988 Porsche 930

The Porsche 930 has always been a personal favorite as it was the performance variant predominantly available during my youth. The performance and aesthetics both held a certain wildness that few cars could replicate without us moving well into supercar territory. At some point, it’d be fantastic to own one, but prices on these cars are on the rise, especially for an example that remains in good condition. The car featured here looks to be one of the lowest mileage I’ve come across and appears nearly pristine inside and out. Here we have a 1988 Porsche 930 located in Florida that has seen a scant 4042 miles and comes in what I’m guessing is Marine Blue, though the seller lists it simply as “Blue”. Either way, it’s a fantastic color that stands apart from the standard colors while providing the subtlety some owners might desire.

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1967 Porsche 912 Karmann Coupe

For anyone who desires a ’60s Porsche with classic 911 style, but would prefer to save quite a bit of money, the 912 offers an alternative. While they’ll never be as popular as the 911, they remain a car of relative simplicity and in comparison with most any modern car the performance differences between the two are not significant. There are even some who would claim the 912 was a better handler than the 911 due to its better balance gained from having less weight over the rear wheels. Either way these cars provide another option for classic motoring and since few but the most pristine examples are prized by collectors, they can generally be driven without worry over any possible depreciation. The car featured here is a 1967 Porsche 912 Karmann Coupe, located in California, that has seen a bit shy of 90K miles.

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