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

1984 Porsche 911 Carrera

The perils of searching for and writing about interesting cars for sale is that you inevitably start thinking. And it doesn’t matter what your present situation and car needs might be, you still start thinking about getting another car. It’s almost as if writing becomes an ascetic act with cars as the tempters we strive to overcome. But I digress…here we have another of my favorite reasonably-priced, ready-to-be-driven, 911s outfitted precisely how I’d want it: a 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera in Black, located on Long Island. This isn’t a low mileage example, but still appears excellent all around and simply awaits a new owner to whom it may bring driving pleasure.

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Year: 1984
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 163,383 mi
Price: Reserve Auction (reserve met)

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“The 3.2-liter 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera debuted hot on the heels of a very successful run of 911SC models, built from 1978 to 1983. The Carrera—priced at $32,000—shared most of its visual cues with its immediate predecessor, but benefitted from added power and performance, as well as other evolutionary updates.

The cars came as they had when the SC bowed out—in coupe, open Cabriolet, and the in-between Targa body styles. The chief upgrade in the Carrera was the larger 3.2-liter flat six engine, which looked much like that of the 3.0 it replaced but was built chiefly of all-new parts. One crucial change was an improved timing chain tensioner, which had been an issue on previous models. Also new was Bosch Motronic fuel injection, which replaced the K-Jetronic system of yore. The engine produced 200 horsepower and came mated to a Getrag five-speed manual transmission. This was enough to propel the Carrera from 0 to 60 mph in about 5.5 seconds.

Standard goodies included leather upholstery, air conditioning, power windows, a sunroof, and 15-inch alloys, while cruise control, 16-inch wheels, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo were popular options. For those who wanted to appear faster than they actually were, a Turbo Look appearance package was available on coupes, which provided the large whale tail and wider rear wheelwells, but not the actual turbocharger.”

The New York Times has described the 1980’s 911 as one of the top five collectible cars for 2013. These vehicles are still affordable. Check out the Haggerty Insurance web site: hagerty.com/valuationtools/HVT/VehicleSearch/Report?vc=883090. The vehicle for sale is tuely a unique automobile. It is for the true collector who seeks out one owner and meticulously maintained automobiles. Purchased new in December of 1983 from Walter Donaldson Porsche-Audi located in Hicksville New York. It remained in the possesion of the owner untill his recent death. Recently purchased from the estate I have neither registered it nor re-titled it thus it retains its one owner history. The vehicle just went through a complete inspection from a Porsche Mechanic who commneted that this vehicle is one of the best maintained older 911’s he has ever worked on and was surprised to see the mileage on the car was over 160,000. In thirty years as a collector of classic and antique autos I am not sure I have ever come across a vehicle that has been maintained and documented as well as this one has. The original owner retained a documented history of practically every repair ever done on the vehicle as can be seen in some of the pictures below.

This 911 starts and drives effortlessly. All mechanical aspects of the car work as they should. A/c blows cold, radio, wipers, lights, etc etc work as intended. Appearance wise this car shows up extremely well. The paint is in excellent condition with no visual chipping or rust. The car has been garaged during its entiere life and with that comes some small door dings that are only noticeable in the correct lighting. Undercarriage of the car appears to be in very good condition. Engine compartment is in very good condition as well as the trunk. Interior is in good shape with some wear on the drivers seat but no tears. Door panels are in good shape but may need some sprucing up. Dash is in excellent shape. Sun roof is in excellent shape and works perfectly. Radio is a Blankpunt and works as intened along with the automatic antenna. The only after market addition appears to be a radar detector. I am not sure if it works but can obviously be removed without any effort.

I have set a realistic reserve on this vehicle. Please do not bid unless you intend to purchase. The vehicle is available for inspection(located on Long Island, New York) for those who want to see the vehicle before bidding.

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For a 30-year-old car with more than 160,000 miles this Carrera appears to be in remarkable shape. The seats show minimal wear, the dash looks excellent, and the paint still looks to have retained a good deal of its luster. The engine bay seems especially clean for a car of this mileage. Given that the seller claims to have a documented service history on hand, these qualities all combine for an excellent car that while garaged its whole life has still been given a proper amount of driving. As with any car of this mileage you’ll want to have a thorough PPI, but at the very least I think we’re looking at one of the better examples of a 3.2 Carrera that has not spent its life as a low-mileage collector. Bidding is currently at $17,500 and the reserve has been met. It wouldn’t surprise me to see this come up just a bit more and likely finish right around $20K. Overall, another excellent example of a classic Black 911!

-Rob

1969 Porsche 911S Coupe – Fully Restored

It is no secret that vintage Porsches have seen a serious surge in value over the last couple of years. A decent example of the 356 easily fetch nearly six-figures with some restored models eclipsing $200,000. While the 911 has not quite hit those sorts of values for a non-RS model, we have seen enough upward movement over the past year to suggest that a long-hood 911 is not far behind the 356 in today’s market. Whether those trends will continue remains to be seen, but the car featured here is certainly trying to see just how high the bar has been raised. This is a Tangerine 1969 Porsche 911S Coupe located in California. With 190hp coming from the 2.0 liter flat-six engine only forced to propel slightly more than 2200lbs, a 911S remains a spirited performer even by today’s standards. Having been treated to a full restoration, the example here appears impeccable in almost every way.

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Year: 1969
Model: 911S
Engine: 2.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 30,412 mi
Price: $185,000

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Crevier Classic Cars is pleased to offer our 1969 Porsche 911 S Coupe.

1,991cc, 190hp, Bosch mechanical fuel injection, 5-speed manual transmission
Solid and straight original 911S with a completely detailed undercarriage
‘Kardex’, Certificate of Authenticity, original owner’s manual, warranty book, plus toolkit
Highly collectible example

Porsche’s legendary 911 began with initial sketches by Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche in 1959 predicting a larger, more powerful, and more comfortable successor to the long-lived 356. Ferdinand Porsche developed the chassis and body, while his cousin Ferdinand Piech developed its new air-cooled flat-six engine. With a slightly longer wheelbase and clearly paying homage to its successful predecessor, the new Porsche model debuted at Frankfurt in 1963 as the “901”. However, following Peugeot’s objections to the name, claiming it held the rights to all three-digit model designations with zeroes in the middle, a simple numeric change heralded Porsche’s brilliant new 911.

Production began in September 1964 and as before with the 356, the 911 was relentlessly developed and perfected with an uncanny level of commitment Porsche. Its sporting credentials were confirmed during the 1965 edition of the gruelling Monte Carlo Rally, with a 911 piloted by Peter Falk and Herbert Linge finishing in fifth. “Quick” Vic Elford took victory with a 911 there in 1968. By the late 1960s, the 911 was the cornerstone of Porsche’s racing program.

The high-performance “S” debuted for 1967 and immediately spawned a number of lightweight competition variants that immediately dominated their respective classes. Main “S” upgrades included a compression boost to 9.8:1, forged pistons with raised crowns, stronger connecting-rods, high-performance camshafts with increased overlap, enlarged valves, Weber IDS carburetors and revised exhaust ducting, plus brake and suspension revisions. Bosch mechanical fuel injection debuted for 1969 and maintained the engine’s stout 190-hp output while meeting the increasingly more stringent emissions standards imposed in Porsche’s crucial US export market.

From launch, the 911 S has been the hands-down favorite of driving enthusiasts around the world, with an unmatched level of driver-and-machine interaction and a strong top speed approaching 140-mph. Naturally, its enduring cachet is enhanced by film legend Steve McQueen’s ownership of a 911S, with the car figuring prominently during the opening sequences of his classic film, LeMans.

A great example of the ultimate early road-going early 911 model, this 1969 Coupe is a solid and straight original 911S with a completely detailed undercarriage, show quality paint and trim, and excellent panel gaps. Retaining the correct original engine, it is accompanied by its ‘Kardex’ build record, as well as the original owner’s manual and warranty book, plus toolkit. It is numbers matching and finished in its original color of tangerine. Just fully serviced and ready for the road or the track. As one of the greatest pure driving machines ever produced in its iconic early form, this 911S remains the ultimate early 911 and of course, it is both highly collectible and immensely satisfying to drive. Please contact us at 714-426-0238 or mark@crevierclassiccars.com

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Tangerine is such an eye-catching color on these cars that complements the black interior and fits their period of production quite well. Overall, every thing here looks beautiful. But is it worth $185,000? Probably not, but I’ve certainly come across sellers with far more unrealistic prices than this one here. This is a near perfect example of a 45-year-old car whose lineage has shown excellent valuation in recent years. It’s simply a matter of how high the market is willing to go.

-Rob

1996 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

I have a funny relationship with convertibles. I own one and love it, but I’m generally not a huge fan of these cars (full disclosure: I long ago tossed the soft top in my car and added a hard top. It hasn’t been removed in years). There are times though where a drive simply isn’t complete without having the top down. Sure, you can have fun on any decent road in any good car, but once you’ve experienced top-down motoring you also begin to understand that there is a heightened level of experience when driving a convertible that cannot be replicated in a car with a roof. Your senses are enlivened and the entire experience is better. All of this is to say, while I may never seek out a convertible again, I get it.

Which brings us to the car featured here, a 1996 Porsche 911 Cabriolet located in California. It’s a Tiptronic, which I’m sure will dull the enthusiasm of some of our readers, but it’s still a gorgeous drop-top with very capable performance.

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Year: 1996
Model: 911 Cabriolet
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 57,741 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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It is with great trepidation that I am offering my 1996 993 Cabriolet for sale.

This car has had only three owners and has been kept in our family since 1998. This beautifully maintained Cabriolet is, in my opinion, one of the best color combinations Porsche ever produced for the 911. It is Midnight Blue with the matching blue Cabriolet Top and all Gray Interior. This car is a Tiptronic S with factory options that include the 8 way adjustable power leather seats for both the driver and passenger, the Hi Fi Sound Package with a 6 disk CD changer, 18” Hollow Spoke Technology “Turbo Twist” wheels. We replaced the worn suspension with the, top of the line, Bilstein PSS10 suspension kit, along with adjustable Andial RS and modified sway bars, and a Perfect Power Shock Tower Brace. This car was corner balanced to a ride height at RS spec + 10mm. The Cabriolet top was replaced in 2009 along with all cables. Additionally, this car has Walrod control arm bushings, and a Fister Stage II exhaust.. This car is detailed to show standards. I have spent countless hours over the years cleaning this car to perfection, including the undercarriage and wheel wells. The front bumper was recently re-sprayed. The rear stone guards were also recently replaced. Additional touches include aluminum instrument trim rings, aluminum Dead Pedal, aluminum shifter, clear corner turn indicators, and a Das front hood shield. This car has been impeccably maintained, is accident free and has very good documentation. This Porsche is a Southern California garage queen/road warrior and she has never seen snow.

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The seller is right, this is one of the best color combinations Porsche has offered, especially with the way in which the dark blue top offers a subtly different shade that both compliments and accentuates the Midnight Blue paint. The interior looks nearly spotless, as does the engine bay. Hopefully the seller has extended this sort of attention to detail to the car’s maintenance, and if so, we’re looking at a very good car all around. With pretty reasonable mileage and fantastic appearance we can probably expect this Cabriolet to sell somewhere around the mid-$30,000 mark. Not bad for one of the last air-cooled Cabrios Porsche produced.

-Rob

2002 BMW M5

There is something particularly appealing about a car that has been driven and still appears well cared for. Many of the cars we feature here at GCFSB are driver’s cars; sometimes they’re performance monsters, while others provide an elegant mix of refinement and sportiness. Regardless, these are cars we think most people would enjoy taking home and driving. With those points in mind, it’s always nice to come across cars for sale whose condition and mileage allow for a buyer to make a decision based strictly on the car and any potential driving pleasure rather than on market value and collector status. We enjoy pristine collector cars as much as anyone else, but passion is instilled by enjoying these cars on the road, not just through their appearance. This all brings me to the car featured here, a 2002 Imola Red BMW M5, located in Missouri. This M5 is no collector car. It’s a driver, yet still looks fantastic in its Imola Red paint. The e39 M5 is a car that begs to be driven and hopefully whomever becomes the new owner of this machine will do just that.

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Year: 2002
Model: M5
Engine: 4.9 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 136,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction (Buy It Now $15,500)

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Up for sale is my 2002 Imola Red M5. The car is in excellent shape, both mechanical and cosmetic. Recently has a new clutch, front end suspension, power steering lines, BRAND NEW REAR and FRONT bumpers. I just had the entire car detailed and it looks great. Tires are about 3/4 tread and the car drives like new down the highway. Everything works perfectly and there are zero warning lights or issues. Brand new catalytic converters and O2 sensors so that expense is done for 100K miles. Car is completely stock with the exception of Magnaflow aftermarket cats and it runs absolutely great. Zero issues at all. I just had all four wheels refinished to match OE color due to curb rash and chipping of the paint so they look brand new. I am buying to get a newer M5 because I absolutely love these beasts and I guarantee you will too. If you have never driven an M5 prepare to smile through each gear. Buyer responsible for shipping/pick-up. I can help with meeting a truck if required but I will not deliver.

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The exterior of this M5 presents very well, and while the interior appears to have seen a bit of wear there is nothing too egregious to be seen here. Overall, we have an example of a legendary car in which any buyer should feel quite comfortable putting it through some hard miles. As with any car with a decent bit of mileage you’ll want to make sure it comes through with a good PPI. The Buy It Now is in reasonable territory for a M5 with this mileage and comes in at around half the price of a pristine e39. All things considered, an attractive car that looks attainable at an attractive price. There’s an awful lot to like here!

-Rob