1967 Porsche 911 Vintage Racer

As one of the icons of road-racing history, it isn’t surprising that 911 owners frequently choose to convert their classic street cars into vintage racers. While not every 911 was built to be raced, the underlying genes of these cars were derived from racing and Porsche continues to push and refine the 911’s dynamic capabilities in order to produce some of the best road-racing cars available from any marque. A racer from the ’60s will usually fall well short of the performance to be had from a modern 911, but for that classic feel a vintage racer makes for a pleasing alternative. The car featured here is a 1967 Porsche 911 located in California that, while remaining streetable, comes with a rebuilt race engine and an interior set up principally for racing.

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1978 Porsche 930

While it would likely be too much to say that the Porsche 930 created the 911’s image as a high performance car that required an equally high degree of skill, there’s little doubt that the 930 helped cement that legacy and propel the model forward. These cars were intended to raise the bar for Porsche performance into supercar territory and for the most part it was a success. Beginning with the 1978 model year, Porsche increased displacement from 3.0 liters to 3.3 liters and added an intercooler in order to bring power up to 300 hp. With the addition of the larger whale tail on the Turbo the car’s looks were aggressive enough to suit its performance. The car featured here is an excellent looking 1978 Porsche 930 that comes in the rare combination of a Bamboo Beige exterior over a Cork leather interior. While it has just under 55,000 miles it’s seen a fully rebuilt engine along with the refreshing of most other components.

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1986 Ruf BTR Cabriolet

A Ruf built 930 hardly needs much introduction on these pages. Ruf produced the BTR, a modified 911 based on the Porsche 930, as both a Coupe and a Cabriolet with each of those variants also coming along with the even more rare Slantnose option. The already potent turbocharged engine of the 930 was coaxed to deliver 374 hp to the rear wheels, making an already very quick and lively car into one of the best performing cars of its day. While the BTR is neither as well known nor as powerful as the famous CTR Yellowbird that was produced around the same time, it remains a highly sought after vehicle from one of the automotive-tuning world’s most respected brands. The car we see here is a 1986 Ruf BTR Cabriolet located in Colorado with just over 31,000 miles.

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1988 Porsche 928 S4

As the weather turns colder and as I think about my holiday travel plans, my mind inevitably begins to wander and I begin to think about the prospects of a GT car. I don’t have a commute where such a car would make sense but for those that do (or those who simply want a better way to travel) a GT makes such a compelling case as a consideration for space in any enthusiast’s garage. The Porsche 928 remains a favorite of ours here at GCFSB. With styling that barely appears to have aged, especially considering that the style of the model itself changed little from its 1977 debut, the 928 is a car that remains fresh even now and since the market has been slow to embrace these cars, a good example can still be had at a fairly reasonable cost. Here we have an excellent looking 1988 Porsche 928 S4 located in Missouri. With more than 300 hp coming from the 5.0 liter V8 these cars offered nice performance in an attractive package. As an added plus, this particular 928 S4 comes with a 5-speed manual transmission.

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2001 Porsche 911 Turbo

As many are aware, Porsche values have gone a bit crazy over the past few years, especially for classic 911s but also for many variants of the 964 and 993. Pretty much any air-cooled example remains a strong investment, assuming the owner has shown it proper care over its life. There is, however, still value to be had with the 911 as I have featured with a couple examples of the 996TT. If you all will indulge me a bit my aim is to gain a better understanding of the market for these cars so I hope to feature a few more. The negatives of the 996 relative to its predecessors are well known and I won’t rehearse them here, though given that many of those negatives are largely subjective, many buyers may find that the 996 makes for an amazing car. All of which brings us to the car featured here, an Orient Red 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo located in Indianapolis.

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1989 Porsche 911 Speedster

Throughout our pages we have consistently trumpeted the virtues of the 911SC and 3.2 Carrera as relative values for any buyer looking to get into a classic 911. These cars take us back to when driving was analog rather than digital and combine graceful aesthetics with enough performance to provide for miles and miles of driving enjoyment. As with most things in life, there are exceptions when it comes to finding value for our performance dollars. Here we have a 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster, but unlike the 3.2 Carrera off which it is based, the Speedster is not the car for those searching for value. Speedster is such an iconic name within the Porsche stable that these cars are almost always bought up and immediately packed away upon release rarely to be seen on the road. Produced in the final year of classic 911 production the Speedster served as an elegant send-off prior to the release of the 964. It was a car built for Porsche purists who favored style over performance. The car here, located in Oregon, has seen a scant 5,948 miles in its pampered life and comes dressed in the always beautiful Guards Red exterior over a Cashmere and Black interior.

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Year: 1989
Model: 911 Speedster
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 5,948 mi
Price: $159,995

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Motogroup, LLC is very pleased to present this GORGEOUS Collectible 89 Speedster…Truly a Stunning Porsche, of the highest possible quality, without a doubt the finest available in the US…
214 hp, 3,165 cc SOHC flat six-cylinder engine, Bosch digital motor fuel injection, five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with McPherson struts, lower A-arms, coil springs and sway bar, independent rear suspension with semi-trailing arms, coil springs and sway bar, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 89.4″

• Only 5,948 original miles
• One of only 824 produced for U.S.
• Porsche Certificate of Authenticity

The original 1954-59 Porsche 356 Speedster was originally demanded by U.S. importer Max Hoffman. With its cut-down windshield and emergency-only top, it was to be an inexpensive sports cars for the youth market. Its raffish good looks and minimalist equipment clicked with customers, and original examples remain much prized and sought after in the collector car market.

The concept floated around as a fond memory for 30 years, finally re-emerging in 1989, when the new 964 model was delayed. Styling chief Tony Lapine transported a number of the old 356 styling cues to a limited production model, which sold for a hefty premium. Lapine raked and cut down the windshield, dispensed with the back seat and capped the space with twin “camel humps.”

In all, 2,065 Speedsters were built in 1989, with only 824 coming to the U.S., most with the “turbo-look” wide body. They were pounced on by investors, with some buyers paying as much as $100,000 to buy a new one. As a result, many have few miles on them, 24 years later. This car is one of those examples, with a mere 5,950 recorded miles. As might be expected, it is in effectively new condition, with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, finished in Guards Red with a tan leather interior and black top. It is fitted with air conditioning, power seats that also raise and lower and a Blaupunkt Charleston stereo. This car represents an excellent opportunity for a Porsche collector in search of rare, landmark models. Pre-Sale viewing by appointment only to qualified principals.

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The question any buyer of a car such as this must consider is how high the market for these will really go. $160K is a lot of money for a car that underneath it’s beautiful skin remains a standard 3.2 Carrera. The Porsche market has generally been much kinder to higher powered variants than to the cosmetic rarities and while the Speedster will certainly, and already has, remain somewhat insulated from those problems, there will inevitably reach a point where the market plateaus. I don’t think $160K is where that plateau will reside, so this isn’t necessarily overpriced, but I do wonder just how valuable these will become. Financial matters aside, the Speedster is a beautiful icon of Porsche engineering and will always have a place in the marque’s lore. It is a pity, though, that these cars are almost never driven.

-Rob

4WD Week: 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo

The 911 has long had a reputation as a savage car that will snap the head off of any unsuspecting driver. With its brazen disregard for the laws of physics, these were cars that could surprise you in unpleasant ways and the 911 owes a large part of this reputation to the 930. As the first factory turbocharged model to be released, the 930 raised the performance bar for street-going Porsches and, even with their wider rear tires relative to the standard car, a 930 was always one dose of throttle away from wagging its tail. Beginning with the 993 Porsche began to equip all 911 Turbos with all-wheel drive and, with the exception of the GT2, turbocharged 911s have remained that way ever since. While its tail wagging characteristics are dulled somewhat these cars will always possess enough power to make any drive very interesting. So as we begin to wind down 4WD week here at GCFSB we come to the car featured here: a 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo, located in Chicago, with a little over 31K miles on the clock.

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Year: 2003
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 31,503 mi
Price: $45,800

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2003 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

Black Exterior over Black Leather Interior

SPORT TECHNO WHEELS! ALUMINUM TRIM!
**ONLY 31K MILES! HEATED SEATS**

FACTORY OPTIONS INCLUDE:
18″ Sport Techno Wheels (Originally $1,810)

Aluminum Instrument Dials (Originally $885)

Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipes (Originally $765)

Heated Front Seats (Originally $410)

Embroidered Floor Mats (Originally $425)

Wheel Caps with Colored Crests (Originally $175)

VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS:
3.6 Liter TwinTurbo 6 Cylinder Engine
-415 Horsepower-
-415 lb/ft of Torque-
6-Speed Manual Transmission
All Wheel Drive
18″ Alloy Wheels
Xenon Headlights
Power Sunroof
Automatic Rear Spoiler
Power Adjustable Front Seats
Bose Premium Brand Stereo
Automatic Climate Control
Heated Front Seats
Trip Computer
Cruise Control

VEHICLE HISTORY:
ONLY 31K Miles!
Excellent Condition Throughout!

INCLUDES:
*One Master Key*
*Original Owner’s Manuals*
*Floor Mats*

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I don’t know why, but in Black I find the shape of the 996 to be much more appealing, and that appeal is especially enhanced on the 996 Turbo. Maybe Black hides some of the curves in a better way, I’m not sure. Regardless, this really is a fantastic looking car. With 415 hp any 996 Turbo remains a bit of a performance bargain and the example here appears to be no different. As I’ve stated before, we may not see these cars become collectors anytime soon so for now they make an excellent choice for someone looking for a supercar that he can actually drive.

-Rob

2005 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

We’re going to step away briefly from 4WD week to feature this 997 Carrera Coupe. Any attentive reader will note that the eBay listing shows this as a Carrera 4S, which is why we originally had put it in the queue as a potential 4WD Week post. But that apparently is some sort of eBay error (and not the work of an unscrupulous seller trying to pass this off as a 4S; the seller notes that the car is, in fact, a standard Carrera Coupe). Technical issues aside, since we don’t feature that many standard 997s around here I figured this low-mileage example would provide a nice change of pace. Here we have a 2005 Guards Red Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe with just under 10,500 miles on the clock. When the 997 first debuted I remember feeling quite relieved to see that Porsche had reverted to the round headlight design traditionally worn by the 911 rather than continue the look inaugurated by the 996. These Carreras continued to use a water-cooled 3.6 liter flat-six similar to the one in the 996, which in 2005 delivered 325 hp to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.

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Year: 2005
Model: 911 Carrera Coupe
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 10,451 mi
Price: $41,900

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The ad here is quite short on details and given that this is an auto wholesaler, rather than a dealer, I think any buyer would do well to have a thorough PPI performed prior to considering this for purchase. With those points out of the way, a low mileage 997 such as this makes for a fantastic driver. Very capable performance combined with a reasonable selling price certainly puts these cars in a nice position. Sure, this car will likely never have the collector status of a 993, but the performance is excellent and if your goal is to have a fairly new Porsche to actually drive, it’s difficult to beat an early 997 as a performance value.

-Rob

4WD Week: 1996 Porsche 911 C4S

I suppose it’s fitting that 4WD Week here at GCFSB coincides with the first snow of the year. Not that many owners of a 911 would feel much desire to take their car out into the snow, whether it happens to be a Carrera 4 or not, and they certainly would never consider such a thing with this car. Here we have a 1996 Porsche 911 C4S that has covered less than 10,000 miles and I would be shocked if a single snowflake had ever dare to touch its bonnet. The C4S came with much of the looks of its more capable turbo-charged sibling, minus the Turbo’s rear wing, but retained its 3.6 liter naturally aspirated engine. For many 911 fans the Carrera S in either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive configuration has been a favorite due to its wider rear fenders and on the 993 the design is particularly appealing.

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Year: 1996
Model: C4S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 9,879 mi
Price: Inquire

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1996 Porsche 993 C4S
VIN: WP0AA2991TS321424

Engine No. 64T02516
Transmission No. 2002793
Paint: Arena Red
Interior: Cashmere Black – Partial Leather
Production Date: 11/28/95

This two-owner car has only 9879 documented miles. Kept in exceptional condition from new, since arriving at Canepa the all-wheel-drive 993 has been fully serviced and concours detailed. All elements both mechanical and cosmetic have been addressed to make sure this Arena Red example presents and performs as new. Whether to be kept as a low-mileage concours car, or as daily driver this C4S will not disappoint.

Optional Equipment:
Dark Rootwood Brake Handle
Dark Rootwood Shift Lever Knob
Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipes
Hi Fi Sound Package with Speakers
Technic Package
4 Rim Caps with Porsche Crest
Power Seat Package
US Emissions

About the C4S

The Carrera 4 S shared the Turbo model’s bodyshell, but housed the naturally aspirated Carrera engine in the rear. The 4S came with all-wheel-drive, and retained the Turbo model’s larger brake discs with the characteristic red calipers. It could be described as a “Turbo without the turbochargers and rear wing.” The C4S also had slightly lowered suspension compared to standard Carrera models.

Horsepower: 285
0-60mph: 5.6 seconds
Top Speed: 168 mph

Contact Canepa Design on (831) 430-9940

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993 prices in general have been very strong and the C4S has tended to do particularly well. Paul recently featured this Pastel Yellow C4S that did not sell, but was bid up to $75,100. With not too many more miles than the car here, and coming in a fairly rare color, that car sets a decent benchmark for the neighborhood in which this C4S should probably sell. They aren’t cheap, but as the last of the air-cooled 911s there’s a very good chance that a low mileage collector such as this will continue to appreciate and make for a very nice investment.

-Rob

1989 Porsche 930 Slantnose Cabriolet

During the decade in a half that the Porsche 930 was produced the turbocharged 3.0 liter, and later 3.3 liter, flat-six was mated to a 4-speed manual transmission, even though the 911 had been available for years with a 5-speed manual. It was only in the final year of production, in 1989, that the 930 received the G50, 5-speed manual, transmission, and as such cars from that production year tend to be prized a bit more than their predecessors. For buyers who found the standard looks of the 930 too tame, Porsche also offered a Slantnose version through their Sonderwunsch program. Any Slantnose 911 is a bit of a rarity but when combined with a 1989 930 we then have a confluence of rarities. The car featured here is a 1989 Porsche 930 Slantnose Cabriolet located in California. Not only is this car pretty rare amongst ’80s Porsches, but it is also low mileage and is on auction with no reserve.

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Year: 1989
Model: 930 Slantnose Cabriolet
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 38,500 mi
Price: Auction

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Only modifications are Stereo (ADS amp & speakers) and 17″ Kenisis Super Cup wheels (original wheels included).
RARE & UNIQUE Pearl White Metallic with Dark Grey/Black interior with off white piping. G50 5-speed trans. You will not find a more unique 930S Cabriolet in any nicer condition than this car! Well cared for by Porsche enthusiasts its entire life, never abused & rarely out in rainy weather (no winter weather). No known issues or recurring problems and needs absolutely nothing. This 930S has recently had a 9k service, new tires & alignment.

AC upgraded & converted with new compressor, fan, drier, etc. and is ice cold. Also included are two boots, car cover and front end Porsche Mask. Overall, the paint is in fantastic condition. Fastidiously maintained and documented. The car has never been damaged and the paint is original except for the rocker panels. It needs nothing, all service up to date. I reserve the right to end this auction early. I will not accept any trades, so please do not contact me about that.

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It is difficult to find a car more befitting of ’80s style than a Slantnose Cabriolet. The overall lines of the beast are so incongruous that it’s difficult to take the whole thing in with one viewing. Add to that the raucous tail-happiness of the 930 and the total package presents an excellent example of ’80s excess and flamboyance. It’s not for everyone, but any driver seen in this car will attract all the attention he may desire. I’ll be honest, while I love the look of the Slantnose, I find it far more appealing on a coupe than a Cabriolet. Oh well. In the world of the 930, a Cabriolet will many times sell for more than a Coupe, a Slantnose will sell for more than the standard design, and an ’89 model will sell for more than any other year. So what does that mean for this car here? Possibly a sale price north of $80,000 assuming that everything checks out with the car and that it’s in the condition in which it’s described. The pictures in this ad are not really of the quality befitting the rarity (and likely price) of the car and perhaps that will hold this auction back slightly. Still, there aren’t a lot of these Porsches out there so for anyone who really wants ’80s style it’s tough to top this.

-Rob