1979 BMW 633CSi

Shark Week gave us all a chance to look back in appreciation at the various iterations of the E24 6 series coupe. These luxury coupes of the late-70s and 80s remain excellent opportunities for buyers to experience a combination of performance and refinement for pretty reasonable costs. Here we have an early example of the series that appears very well maintained and in an unusual color: Topaz Brown. In 1979 the 633CSi replaced the 630CSi as the entry level 6 series in the US market and featured a 3.2 liter engine that produced 181 hp.

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Year: 1979
Model: 633CSi
Engine: 3.2 liter straight-6
Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 71,199 mi
Price: Reserve auction (Buy It Now $13,500)

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1979 BMW 633 CSi

Up for sale is my 1979 BMW 633 CSi. Simply elegant. Imagine the smell of supple leather and the warm breeze as you drive with the roof and all four windows open. A magnificent touring coupe.

It has just over 71,000 original pampered California miles. This car has been a lifelong “garage queen” which was originally ordered and purchased in Beverly Hills in the extremely rare color of Topasbraun, or, Topaz Brown, which is a bit of a misnomer, given that the color is really a metallic orange. The paint is mostly original, with the exception of the hood and roof which I had expertly matched and painted by the highest quality autobody shop in Rhode Island, AutoPaintRI. For whatever reason the hoods and roofs of these cars (I owned a low mile 1989 model once, same thing) are prone to fading.

This car has four new Michelins mounted on the original 14″ crosslace pattern BMW Mahle alloy wheels.

Its engine compartment is immaculate as you can see.

It has the original toolkit and all of the tools remain unused.

It has the optional original Bosch driving lights which have the integral bumper mounted stone guards.

Exhaust system is up to date and finished off with chrome tips.

No cracks on the dash and the interior is not faded, and the original leather seats are in amazing condition.

Sunroof works perfectly, opens and tilts.

It has the original carpets, headliner, interior, and the trunk compartment is in amazing condition. Spare has never left the car, an original Michelin tire mounted on an original Mahle wheel. This rare “big coupe” has always been immaculately maintained at the BMW dealer, and has always been garaged. These cars were more than $35k in 1979. It has the high quality original leather interior in tan, all the power options – locks, windows, AM/FM Blaupunkt radio, air conditioning, e.g.

All of the following service is up to date:

· Brakes
· Battery
· Alternator
· All fluids changed (oil every 2500 miles, trans fluid, transaxle, rear end, brake fluid flush, e.g.)

I am relocating soon and won’t have space to store my cars. This vehicle needs absolutely nothing but a new fanatical owner or BWW enthusiast. It comes with all of the manuals, keys, e.g.

This vehicle is in Rhode Island and is sold as-is, where-is, with no warranty, expressed or implied. I am a private owner, not a dealer. Rhode Island does not issue titles for cars of this age but I have copy of previous California title and current Rhode Island registration to show proof of ownership.

These cars are beautiful, elegant, extremely well made and this is one of the finest examples of an E24 you will find. These are the next classic BMW’s to skyrocket in value and just look at what the earlier versions (2800, 3.0 Cs, e.g.) of BMW’s “big coupe” are going for. The original design of this car came Paul Bracq of BMW and Wilhelm Karmann, whose company launched various pioneering designs for Porsche, VW and BMW, drove one of these himself. The first batch of these “E24’s” had bodies built by Karmann before BMW took production in house).

This is famously considered one of the most elegant and timeless designs of all time, and it is very hard to find such an example which has been pampered. I require a nonrefundable deposit of $1000 immediately via PayPal at the conclusion of the auction, with the balance due in the form of a bank check in five business days. This car is a bargain which will only provide enjoyment and capital appreciation in the years to come.

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The 633CSi isn’t in quite the demand of the top of the range M6 or 635CSi, but that just means a lower cost for a car that still should be capable of providing plenty of enjoyment. While I’m sure most of us would prefer this car with a manual transmission, an automatic provides for easy touring that is part of the appeal of a car like this, and on a non-M edition certainly shouldn’t be viewed as a deal-breaker. Bidding is currently at $6,100 with the reserve still on and a Buy It Now price of $13,500. I expect bidding to come up a bit, and while the Buy It Now price is perhaps on the high end for a 633CSi with nearly 72,000 miles, given the rare color and apparent condition we might see that number eclipsed.

-Rob

1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

As the last of the classically-styled 911 models, I’ve always had a particular fondness for the late-80s 911s more than any other iteration. Known also as the 930, the Turbo version of these cars was introduced in 1975 as the first turbo-charged version of the 911 and featured a 3.0 liter flat-6 that produced 256 bhp. Enlarged to 3.3 liters in 1978 and fitted with an intercooler, engine output was raised to 300 bhp, which resulted in a very quick car that, due to being rear-engined and suffering from turbo lag, was somewhat at odds with the laws of physics.

After briefly being removed from the US lineup due to emission regulations, the 930 returned in 1986 with a slightly lower output 3.3 liter engine (282hp) and for 1989, the last year of this model’s production, it received a 5-speed manual transmission. In addition, Porsche’s Sonderwunsch (“Special Wishes”) Program allowed 911 buyers to customize their car in a variety of ways, most famously through the availability of a flatnose version of the 930. But sometimes an owner simply wanted to upgrade the interior, which brings us to the car featured here today. This 1989 911 Turbo Cabriolet, located in Texas, with just under 21,000 miles has had its interior specially fitted almost entirely in burgundy leather.

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Year: 1989
Model: 911 Turbo Cabriolet
Engine: 3.3 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 20,900 mi
Price: $92,500 Buy It Now

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Diamond blue metallic/Burgundy, 20,900 mi, factory “Special Wishes” leather interior options, limited slip, supple leather, heated seat-left, short shifter, steering wheel with raised hub, velour luggage compartment, fresh service with new tires, $102,999 MSRP, immaculate condition.

Factory “Special Wishes” Options

Special leather enclosed speakers
Special leather center console with additional instruments
Light rootwood dashboard
Leather instrument rings
Leather door lock rosette and knobs
Leather ignition lock rosette
Leather control knobs (4)
Leather glove box knob
Leather turn signal/wiper switch
Leather fresh air vents side dash
Leather heat/vent control knobs
Leather shift lever cover
Leather shift lever knob
Lighted make-up mirror, right sunvisor
Belt line leather- burgundy

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I’ll just come right out with it: I love the interior. Burgundy is easily my favorite color for a leather interior and I wish it was available more frequently. The original buyer of this car clearly felt the same since it appears that anything that could be covered in burgundy leather, has been covered in burgundy leather. For some, it might be a bit too monochrome, but I think it’s gorgeous. I’m not sure I’ll ever appreciate the dissymmetry of the whale tail on a cabriolet (I love a whale tail on the coupe), but regardless, it’s still an eye-catching car. The asking price, however, is at the top of the scale for a 911 of this vintage and while it is low mileage, quite unique, and the Sonderwunsch options were very expensive, I think it would take a very particular buyer for it to sell at $92,500. Without the “Special Wishes” options a car like this probably goes for around $70,000. So at $90,000+ we’re looking at a pretty high premium, no matter how beautiful the leather.

-Rob

1976 Porsche 912E

From 1965-1969 the 912 served as Porsche’s entry-level model. It essentially was the little brother to the 911 and sold well up until Porsche chose to discontinue its production ahead of the release of the 914. But in 1976 the 912 returned for a one year run, filling in for the discontinued 914 before the debut of the 924. Released as the 912E, the little brother was back: buyers could now get classic 911 styling, but with a 2.0 liter flat-4 and a lower price. The car featured here is a very pretty Desert Beige (more on the color below) 1976 912E located in California.

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Year: 1976
Model: 912E
Engine: 2.0 liter flat-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 103,735 mi
Price: Reserve Auction (Buy It Now $23,500)

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Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1976 Porsche 912E in Desert Biege (code 516) with Tan interior. 103,735 miles. Sold new by Mesa Porsche in California on 6/29/76. Superb rust free body with excellent paint (which is correct but looks more like a pale yellow than beige). Very nice interior – front seats redone but the rest is original and incredible – uncracked dash, great door panels, roof liner & carpets. Steering wheel has just been professionally covered in leather. Fantastic mechanically and totally stock – smog equipment was removed and saved in a box (goes with the car). No A/C to clutter things up. Very strong engine – great gearbox & syncros. Nice clutch, steering & brakes. Drives like one with 30/40k – really. Comes with its original handbook / warranty book & a smattering of records. This is a very good 912E – rare enough in any condition but hardly ever seen in this incredibly well preserved state. Drive it or collect it – you can’t go wrong! Inspections encouraged. All sales AS-IS. Sales tax & license fees due if delivered in California.

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The color: Desert Beige always leaned more towards the yellow end of the scale than the brown, but this car almost looks too yellow and reminds me more of the Talbot Yellow offered on these cars. Pictures can always be deceiving, but that’s something I’d want to have checked out. Otherwise, it was the color combination that immediately drew me to this car. I love the contrasting yellow exterior with tan interior and the interior itself looks almost flawless. Low- to mid-$20,000 is reasonable for a 912 in very good condition, but this car’s higher mileage may detract from that slightly. But to be honest, I chose this car to feature in part because of the mileage. At 100K miles, this car should still have plenty of life, but a potential buyer can drive it without concern over hurting the car’s value through added mileage. This could be a good chance at purchasing a classic Porsche for a reasonable price that will provide a few years of motoring enjoyment without any feelings of guilt every time the car comes out of the garage.

-Rob

2004 Mini Cooper S MC40

By now, everyone is familiar with BMW’s revival of the Mini marque a little more than a decade ago. While they retained the bulldog stance of the traditional Mini, the new MINI was clearly a more grownup version of the car. It had gotten a bit bigger, put on a little weight, and added some strength (more power). But even in its larger form, the car has remained an absolute hoot to drive. Its short wheelbase allows it to transition easily through switchbacks and the steering has a nice weight to it that is uncommon in many FWD cars. It was that short wheelbase that made the original Mini a surprisingly successful rally car in the ’60s, winning the Monte Carlo rally three times from 1964-1967 (in 1966 the Mini won, but was disqualified). To commemorate the 40th anniversary of its original win, BMW produced the MC40, a limited production Cooper S that featured a variety of cosmetic additions in celebration of Mini’s racing history. The car we have here, located in Houston, is #336/1000 and has retained all of the various MC40 additions.

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Year: 2004
Model: Cooper S MC40
Engine: 1.6 liter supercharged inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 85,403 mi
Price: Reserve auction (Buy It Now $9,900)

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Totally unmolested MC40. #336 of 1000 produced to commemorate the 40th anniversary of MINI’s historic win at Monte Carlo. The MC40 package was a $7000 option that included….

Carbon Dash
Special 2 piece BBS alloys
Headlight washers
Driving Lights
Xenon Head lights
Special alloy shift knob
Commenorative badging including the licence plate 33 EJB
Plaque indicating number of car of the 1000 produced
One off red and black leather interior
Stability and traction control

Most of these cars have been chopped up, commemorative badging removed, etc as many do not realise the significance of the ocassion. This car was manufactured for North America only. This is an honest unmolested original with a few imperfections that I have not touched so the car can speak for itself. Very reluctant sale due to job change.

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This isn’t a low mileage car, but at 85,000 miles it isn’t terribly high mileage either. MINIs have retained their value pretty well and an original version of a limited production car should do even better. For a driver who simply would like a fun car to drive, the MC40 additions shouldn’t be of much significance as they are principally cosmetic. With that said, presuming the car comes through with a good PPI, the Buy It Now of $9,900 is in the ballpark for MINI prices even for a buyer who cares little about the limited nature of this edition.

-Rob

1996 Porsche 993 Turbo

For many, the Porsche 993 is the pinnacle of the 911 line. As the last of the air-cooled 911s, it is held in heightened regard by many Porsche enthusiasts. No less important, the styling miscues of the 996 have prompted many potential buyers to bypass those models for the more classically styled 993 (and to a lesser degree the 964). This, of course, has meant that 993 prices have shot up (as an aside, for those who are fans of the 996 styling, there’s great value to be had there). A 993 RS or GT2, assuming you come across one, will set you back a few hundred grand. As for the Turbo, this particular listing might show us where values for these cars currently stand. This 1996 993 Turbo, located in California, has seen less than 21K miles and from all appearances looks very clean.

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Year: 1996
Model: 993 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbo flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 21,000 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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Up for Auction is a 1996 model Porsche 993 (911) Turbo
Mileage is Documented please see Carfax and Car History reports
Original Paint
No collision or accidents
None Smoker
Stereo Code is on hand
Just completed emissions so Readiness Status is ACTIVE
Bnew Tires front and rear
No dents, no curb damage and no water stains
Complete service history all maintenance was done by Porsche dealers
Complete with 2 remote fob keys, tools, jack, manuals,and service records
Title is on hand and good to go
I can facilitate SHIPPING OR TRUCKING ——-> DOMESTIC OR INTERNATIONAL,
Please email me for more questions or pictures request etc…

Or Call +1-949-351-4491 Pacific Time

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Some 993s I’ve come across seem to leap off the screen; they are stunning cars whose photo albums can be like a black hole for my time. This isn’t one of them. Don’t get me wrong, this is a pretty car, but the pictures simply don’t convey the character of the car in the manner in which other 993s have. Obviously, that doesn’t mean the car is crap, it just doesn’t pop. And for a car that the seller is hoping to sell for 6 figures I could do with a bit more description. Regardless, this appears to be a well maintained car and should fetch a pretty high price. Speaking of which, the seller has set the opening bid at $100,000. That’s starting around the price I’d expect a car such as this to sell for so I’m not sure whether this will get many takers. 993 prices have gotten a bit crazy though, so given this car’s low mileage, I could be wrong.

-Rob

2000 BMW M5

While I’m sure I’m not alone on this, the E39 M5 remains, for me, the best of the breed. Slightly more aggressively styled than its processor, the E39 combined a V8 pushing nearly 400 hp with the refinement of the 5-series saloon. Though the E60 would get a more powerful V10, the aesthetics of that car (or any of the later M5s) has never grown on me. The E39 finds the sweet spot of power, driving dynamics, refinement, and styling that others struggle to match. Now a decade removed from their final production, prices on quality examples of the E39 have fallen into a territory approachable by a wide array of buyers seeking one of the best saloons to have been produced. This particular example, a meticulously maintained Imola Red M5 located in Connecticut should provide us with an excellent gauge of the current M5 market. It’s low mileage, very clean, and on auction with no reserve.

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Year: 2000
Model: M5
Engine: 4.9 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 25,000 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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BMW PPI ALREADY DONE. FULL SERVICE HISTORY. Unreal condition looks like it just came off the showroom floor. Zero paintwork anywhere. One of a kind Imola Red on Red/Black interior. Full leather option, literally everything is leather – only available on 2000 model year.

This car’s production date is 5/2000 which is good since they updated the piston rings (to reduce oil consumption) on all post March 2000 cars. Car had its 2500 miles service under original owner (can obtain from BMW if you would like, I saw it when I brought the car in for a PPI on their paperwork but the delear rep said they could not release that info) and then I have all service history from prior owner whom I purchased it from. I am technically the third owner but car has not been registered so may be able to just transfer title so that new owner will be the third (need to verify with DMV). I did not know this but all four rims were replaced by BMW which is a huge plus and why they are in the condition they are. Everyone at the service center loved the car so much that they only charged me for the oil and did the PPI for free. It is nice to find a dealer that does business the right way and I will definitely go back if I ever own another BMW.
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It’s rare that I come across a car with an interior that looks this clean. It appears as if every possible piece of dust has been removed. The paint looks equally good. This is a car that has been given a ton of attention by its owner, but has not had many miles put on it yet. He’s even included copies of service records in the auction listing. As of this time, bidding is up to $20,334. That’s reasonable territory for an E39 and for a low mileage example such as this one it’s even a bit low. It’ll be interesting to see what this car goes for, but at the moment it’s looking like a very good value.

-Rob

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series

For the discerning driver who can’t be bothered to own a car with only 481 hp available to obliterate his tires, Mercedes took the CLK63 AMG, a not slow car, and said, “More.” Alongside the extra tire-shredding power were upgrades to the suspension, differential, body, the brakes…well almost everything. What we then had was the Black Series: a grunting, snorting, tire squealing miscreant modeled after the Mercedes F1 safety-car. While Mercedes employed a healthy dose of carbon fiber in its reworking of the Black, overall weight savings were…none. Enabling the drivetrain of this beast to cope with its abundant power actually resulted in slight weight gains. But no matter, with over 500 hp the car is still plenty quick. Because Mercedes decided that American drivers don’t like a roof over their head, they chose only to import the CLK63 AMG Cabriolet to the States. Thus, the only way to get the Coupe was to buy the Black Series. Here we have a low mileage 2008 CLK63 AMG Black Series Coupe located in Illinois. And, lo and behold, it’s black!

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Year: 2008
Model: CLK63 AMG Black Series
Engine: 6.2 liter V8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 9,415 mi
Price: Buy It Now $76,800

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2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK63 AMG Black Series
2008 Mercedes Benz CLK 63- BLACK SERIES / (Fully Serviced 06/19/2013)

GLOBAL LUXURY IMPORTS LLC is pleased to present this 2008 Mercedes Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series. This CLK 63 Black Series is finished in Black over Premium AMG Black Leather Interior. The factory equipment consists of: I pod Integration Kit. The CLK 63 AMG Black Series was previously the ” Safety Car” for Formula One Racing Performance and Handling come to you through a 6.3 litre V8 with 500 hp and 465 ln ft of torque, which goes through a 7 speed AMG Speed shift transmission, with manual mode as well. Acceleration 0-60mph: 4.1 seconds. The cabin is equipped with almost every luxury item available, AMG Premium Leather, Aluminum Carbon Fiber trim, 6 disc DD with Harmon Kardon Logic 7 surround sound, DVD based Navigation and so many other items the list is too long to list. This limited edition (350 total made for the US) Mercedes Benz is far from your average Mercedes.

The 19″” rims have 265-30 tires upfront, and 285-30’s on the rear. Composite Brake Rotors, Sport tuned Suspension , 3 transmission modes, bigger roll bars and higher spring rates on the suspension, all work in harmony to provide a firm ride but not harsh. The flared wheel arches (carbon fiber), ultra aggressive front and rear fascia, carbon fiber diffusers and carbon fiber rear wing give the ultra performance look that can not be missed. The heavily bolstered sport seats will keep you in place as you test the handling. 12.6 quarter mile times, 0-60 in 4.1 seconds, original MSRP of $138,750.00 all make this a real value especially with only 9415 miles.

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At $76,800 this car can be had at half of its original cost! And with under 10K miles on the clock, it’s barely broken in. What’s not to like?

-Rob

1985 Porsche 928S – REVISIT

The 1985 Porsche 928S we featured back in April failed to meet its reserve on its initial listing and has been relisted. This Reserve Auction originally was listed with a Buy It Now price of $23,500 and the relisting shows a reduced Buy It Now price of $18,500. For reference, this 928 was listed about a month ago and sold for $17,680. That car was slightly higher mileage than this one, so the new price listed here seems more inline with the current 928 market.

1985 Porsche 928S – REVISIT

The below post originally appeared on our site April 5, 2013:

It’s rather amazing that 36 years after its introduction, the Porsche 928 still looks fresh. In 1977, it must have appeared to have arrived from another planet. Integrated bumpers, a streamlined shape and potent V8 power were meant to take over where the 911 was about to leave off. Funny then, that the 911 has carried on almost twenty years after the last 928 rolled off the line. These grand tourers are beginning to creep up in value, but are still lagging a bit behind most 911s. Buy a really cheap one, though, and it could put you in the poor house. This 928S for sale near Philadelphia is a low mileage minter with the desirable 5-speed manual gearbox.

Year: 1985
Model: 928S
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 25,300
Price: $23,500 Buy It Now

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You are bidding on a 2 owner 1985 Porsche 928S. This is a RARE 5-speed manual transmission,less than 500 units built this model year. Automatics dominated 1985 sales and are more available and much cheaper. Vehicle has 25,300 original miles. (This will change as I drive it when weather permits). Car comes with original purchase and service records, all owner’s manuals and key set and documentation service in the DC area. This is not the six thousand dollar 928 you hear about. (The wheels and tires alone would cost almost that much)!

Now what you SHOULD worry about……..in the last 2 months….NEW timing belt with NEW Pork tensioner system, NEW water pump. NEW rear coupler bushings (PIA to replace) flushed radiator and changed oil and filter. All other fluids clean and full (brakes, transaxle). Front and rear wheel bearings checked and adjusted as necessary. Breaks are great. ALL electronics and on board computers are working as they should. The back of my fuse/relay panel is all properly connected grey wires. The #42 fuse for the fuel pump is segregated. In other words the electronics are as they should be with NO jumpers or other homemade electronic configurations!!!

Front tires (Bridgestone Potenza) almost new 235s and the rear tires 285s are new. The wheels “real” Porsche Carrera III, 18”. The rear wheels were professionally refinished and LOOK NEW. The front wheels look great with a just a “smudge” on a spoke on the right front. If wheels and tires make a car…..consider this “made.” As you can see in the pictures the car really sits nice. I think the wheel/ tire combination is perfect. I have the stock wheels and almost new tires to go with the car at my asking price. I have a NEW Lizard short shifter ready to be installed. I will include with asking price.

What else….you can do a lot to a six thousand dollar 928 but it will cost you another 20 to make it as nice as this one. BODY/PAINT/INTERIOR all near period perfect. New Lloyd’s floor mats. It was cleaned up of any imperfections, scratches ,door dings, etc. before I bought it. The paint on this car looks great. Porsche Guards Red. A few repaired stone chips and 1 small size ding on exhaust cut out. (I don’t notice it) NO evidence of it ever being in an accident. Other than that I can honestly say this is a well cared for 25,000 mile interior. Interior is a 9 out of 10? OK so what are the cons? A few drips of oil from rear cam covers. Not enough to worry about. Nine dollar part and labor (I’m guessing 2-3hrs).

The rear hatch sounds like it’s working but isn’t. The professional 928 mechanic I use thinks we can adjust it. That being said…this car has been gone over and repaired by a “well known” 928 expert in the Mid Atlantic/North East region. He’s a good guy and if you’re really in the game I think we can get him to speak with you. The service manuals are a 9 set binder. I have a condensed version that is one manual but I have the 6 CD Jim Morehouse manual. Please call with any questions. With the above exceptions, EVERYTHING WORKS! This is a great ride. 610-368-3673. Good luck bidding. I may end auction early for a local sale or trade.

The last 928 we featured was a 1983 model and was listed at $22,500. It had similar mileage but didn’t have the later 5.0 liter engine that this car does. It seems that extremely low mileage 928s from the mid 1980s are reaching into the low $20,000 range, but if you look hard enough, there are still examples out there that can be had in the $15,000 to $18,000 range. The 5-speeds seem to bring a little bit more cash, since they are more rare and tend to be favored by more hardcore enthusiasts. Reach any lower than $15,000, though, and it could be a gamble.

-Paul

1973 Porsche 911E Autocross/Track

Another 1973 911E? Yes, another 1973 911E. My previous post was a beautifully restored Yellow 911E that was almost completely original. For this post, I’ve swung the pendulum entirely in the other direction with this autocross prepped Porsche 911 located back in my native state of Georgia. While this car began its life as a 1973 911E, that is of little consequence with regard to its current state, other than the body design. The engine is a lightly modified 3.2 liter flat-6 from a 1987 Carrera, which has been mated to a 5-speed manual from the 911SC. Along with a variety of body panel replacements, the interior has been fully gutted, leaving only the essentials. I’m a big fan of light cars so a build like this that placed a particular emphasis on lightness has great appeal to me. That lightness does, of course, come with a price because as the seller notes, while the car can be street driven, this is not a car for the street.

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Year: 1973
Model: 911E
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 100,000 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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I built this car for Porsche Club Autocross competition and an occasional track event. Nothing exotic, just a light car with a bullet-proof engine. It weighs 1988 lbs and has approximately 225 horsepower. I spent a great deal of time removing extra weight from the car. As Colin Chapman once said: “Simplify, then add lightness”. The engine is from a 1987 Carrera. It was carefully rebuilt with just light modifications, to keep it tractable and reliable. It starts easily and runs cleanly to redline. If you like to spend all day fiddling and adjusting to keep things running, this is not your car. I started with a solid sunroof coupe and welded the sunroof shut. The rear fenders were replaced with steel SC flares. Both bumpers and the Ducktail are fiberglass from GT Racing. The hood was custom fabricated from Kevlar and fiberglass. The Fuchs 7″ and 8″ wheels were polished, but are a bit scarred now. I am proud to say that the project was a success. Since 2000, I have won countless autocross trophies at local, regional and national events. Why am I selling? Well, I have two college-age kids, I’m getting past my ‘go fast’ days and I have another 911 that I got married in. What does it need? Tires and gas.

Pretty, light and fast – What else do you want?

3.2 Carrera Engine – approximately 225 hp
Carrera Brakes
Autothority Mass Air-Flow Sensor
Recent Windshield
Autothority Performance Chip
Plexiglass Side and Rear Windows
Sport Engine Mounts
Recaro SPG driver’s seat
Supertrap low restriction mufflers
Momo passenger seat
SSI Stainless Exhaust Headers
Das-Sport roll bar
Carrera oil cooler with fan
H4 Headlights
911 SC Transmission
Turbo Tie Rods
High Performance Clutch Disc
SS Brake Lines
Fuchs 7″ and 8″ Wheels
Fuel Safe 12 Gal Fuel Cell
New dash cover
Bilstein Sport Shocks
Rubber hood tie downs
Kevlar/fiberglass Hood
RS door pulls
GT Racing RS Fiberglass Front Bumper
MOMO steering wheel
GT Racing RS Fiberglass Rear Bumper
Lowered and corner balanced
GT Racing Fiberglass Ducktail
Recent CV Joints
21mm Front Sway Bar
Lightweight Door Panels
19mm Rear Sway Bar

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For me, part of the appeal of driving a car like this comes from reaping the fruits of your labor. Having a project come together and result in a fast, fun-to-drive car, provides a great deal of satisfaction as reward for hours of hard work. But not everyone has the time, patience, or even desire to undertake such a project. In that case, a prepped car such as this one presents an interesting opportunity. I’ll be honest here, I don’t know what it would cost to do this build from scratch. At this time, bidding on the car is at $20,100 with the reserve yet to be met. That doesn’t seem egregious, but as stated, the reserve is still on.

-Rob

1973 Porsche 911E (Restored)

Dave Aase was a long-time supplier of vintage Porsche parts for restorations. He passed away in 2011 and what you are looking at is the restoration of his car. In 1973 the 911E featured a 2.3 liter engine with mechanical fuel injection and this car has had its original engine converted from E spec to S spec. Otherwise, this is about as close to ‘new’ as is possible with a restored vehicle, having only recently had its restoration completed.

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Year: 1973
Model: 911E
Engine: 2.3 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 64 mi since restoration
Price: Reserve Auction (Buy It Now: $135,000)

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Make your own sunshine!

This 1973 Porsche 911E Sunroof Coupe is fresh from a full rotisserie restoration. The car is numbers matching (9113201244 / 6231951 engine) and was well equipped with S trim, stabilizer bars tinted glass and a power sunroof. This car was Dave Aase’s personal 911, own a part of history.

Originally Sepia Brown, the “E” has been restored in glorious light yellow paint, Daves favorite color. The paint is immaculate and the color and shine really shows off the perfect panel gaps and precise fit and finish. This car has been completely stripped and no sign of the original brown finish or rust can be found anywhere. All rubber seals, gaskets, stainless trim and moldings have been replaced with new or refinished. Even the windshield is new. The wheels are professionaly refinished and we installed 5 new Dunlop tires. There is a new gas tank installed also.

Looking underneath, the underbody has been restored to new condition both in appearance and function. This was a very solid car to begin with and now that it is completed it is ready to drive up your favorite twisty road or win blue ribbons at concours events. The front swaybar was upgraded.

The interior has been completely restored by Porsche specialists, Autos International in Southern California using only the best materials. Seats, carpet, headliner…all new! Even the trunk is like new and contains the original tool kit with the original fuse packet.

The original engine was completely rebuilt to “S” spec using new pistons/cylinders, connecting rods, camshafts, etc. The original Mechanical Fuel Injection has been retained and is in great working condition. The stacks and Throttle bodies were professionally rebuilt, including boring out to S specs including new linkages, plating and bushings. The heat exchangers are SSI stainless steel heat exchangers are NOS. No corners have been cut anywhere.

The car comes complete with the original owners manual, manual wallet, certificate of authenticity from Porsche and service binder. It has been aligned and is ready to go!

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Thank you,

Ron Thomas

614-205-7942

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The car looks beautiful and very well restored. At this time, the bidding is a little above $66,000 with the reserve still on. Given that the Buy It Now price is $135,000, we can probably assume that this one is no where near meeting the reserve. That’s a lot of money. I’ve seen standard 911s of this vintage listed at half of this price, but that’s obviously a bit beside the point for someone interested in a fully restored, low mileage collector. This isn’t a driver’s car, but it’s certainly a piece of Porsche history.

-Rob