1991 Porsche 911 Turbo

I have pretty much made it my goal to feature every Slate Grey 964 that I come across. The one we see here, a Slate Grey Metallic 1991 Porsche 911 Turbo, even is a little more special since it’s not just a standard Carrera and at its current asking price it could be a very good value. Naturally, when value becomes such an important consideration then there are a lot of boxes to be checked to insure that the car is as it is represented to be. On the surface, there’s a lot of promise here as the exterior and interior look in good shape, there are a couple of nice options, and it comes with a good deal of recent documentation. It doesn’t sound like it’s fully documented from day 1, but it’s asking price isn’t really at the level of that sort of 964 anyway. As we’ve discussed with previous 964s, the market has really taking a liking to any 964 variant and the Turbo, whether 3.3 or 3.6 liter, stands to perform very well (pardon the pun).

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1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

After perusing quite a few high-dollar or modified 911s it’s always nice to return to something original and basic to remind myself why I began to enjoy these cars in the first place. While I’ve increasingly taken a liking to the 964 over the past few years my heart still remains with the classic design of the 911SC and 3.2 Carrera. Those were the 911s of my youth and as such they are the ones that still pull me most strongly. For many the 3.2 Carrera remains the preferred choice of the two since it offers a few more evolutionary steps without diverging too far from the standard formula. The market, of course, has noticed this and prices for the 3.2 Carrera have begun to separate themselves from their predecessor, especially in the case of the later G50-equipped models produced from 1987-1989. But you don’t need the G50 transmission in order to enjoy a 911, and some even prefer the older 915 anyway. It is, after all, a bit lighter and those pounds matter. So here we have one of those earlier Carreras: a Prussian Blue Metallic 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe, located in Miami, with matching blue leather interior and 69,800 miles on it.

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2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

In recent features of the 991 GT3 RS I’ve talked about alternatives to these very high-priced machines given that most of them are currently priced above $300K. Of course, there isn’t much of an alternative that’s going to get you 100% there, but there are options like the Cayman GT4 or previous generations of the GT3 RS that at least begin to reach the dizzying heights of such machinery at a fraction of the cost. To present one such alternative I’ll reach back to a reliable favorite of mine: an Orange over Black 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The one here is fitted with the optional carbon ceramic brakes and sits with just 17,069 miles on it. While the last of the 997 generation, the GT3 RS 4.0, remains extremely cost prohibitive even compared to the new 991 GT3 RS, these earlier examples with the 3.6 liter engine remain, at least in a relative sense, a pretty reasonable value. Even in these earliest examples you still get 415 hp delivered to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission along with a lightened and stiffened chassis to help keep all of that power directed precisely where you intend.

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Tuner Tuesday: 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS RCT

Take two very desirable machines and stick them together and you get…? Well, for starters you get a car that I haven’t ever come across before. You also get a conundrum, but more on that later. Here we have a Guards Red 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS, a highly desirable and ridiculously wonderful machine in its own right. However, this isn’t a standard Carrera RS, but rather a Carrera RS whose 3.6 liter flat-six has been turbocharged by the wonder-workers at Ruf Automobile GmbH. That means 370 hp in one of the lighter 964 variants produced. It means a narrow-body 911 with a healthy does of power being delivered only to the rear wheels. And it means an object of much desire.

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1986 Porsche 930 Slantnose Outlaw

I’ve featured a few modified 911s lately and in each case part of the appeal to me was that each seemed to be a well-executed build that didn’t try to do too much. While each was unique in itself, each also easily would be recognized as a 911, but one that had been turned up a notch in certain ways. This 911 is…not like that. It is not subtle, it is not understated, and it’s been turned up a lot. The 930 Slantnose always has been a car that epitomized ’80s excesses so it makes sense to use that as a base for this kind of build. This isn’t a factory Slantnose, but rather a 930 that has been converted to the Slantnose body. But one look at the rear tires reveals that under that body is no normal 930. The built turbocharged flat-six is said to be delivering 450 hp to those rear tires. The transmission also was rebuilt and I assume it is the same 4-speed unit that came standard. The interior received some attention in the guise of a roll bar and a set of Recaro Pole Position seats, but I think it is the drivetrain modifications that will interest most buyers. With around 200 additional horses available over a stock 930 the performance of this machine should be seriously spirited and require significant attention. The 930 has been known as a widow maker and the overall look and build of this example suits that moniker to a tee.

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2008 Porsche Boxster RS60 Spyder – REVISIT


The 2008 Porsche Boxster RS60 Spyder we featured back in November remains up for sale. I said in my original feature that the price appeared to be on the high end, but this seller has ignored that – while also ignoring that previous ads have failed to result in a sale – and raised the asking price of this Boxster by an additional $1K. It’s a bold strategy. Let’s see if it pays off.

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1979 Porsche 930

We’ve come across a number of interesting 930s over the past weeks. The 930 itself is a car with which readers should be quite familiar and it is not at all uncommon for us to find them for sale. With that said, the variety appears to have increased lately with a number of them in more interesting color combinations crossing our path. With prices across the 930 market having shot up over the past year we probably shouldn’t be too surprised to see some sellers trying to take advantage and test that market with these rarer alternatives. The example here, an Oak Green Metallic 1979 Porsche 930 with Cork leather interior and 65,256 miles on it, continues that trend of more interesting examples.

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2011 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet

I’ve spent a bit of time back in the world of air-cooled Porsches lately so let’s drift back into the realm of modern 911s to take a look at this 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet. In recent years Porsche has taken to offering nearly every conceivable combination of model variants and the GTS more or less completed that picture for the 997. The GTS, in some ways, can be thought of as a Carrera S with the power pack, but for less money. For many that in itself might be the crucial selling point. But the GTS provided more: it included center-locking wheels, Alcantara seat inserts and steering wheel for the interior – though the example here appears to have gone for an all-leather interior – and the wider rear of the Carrera 4, all in addition to those extra horses provided by the power pack. The one we see here even benefits from having retained the very desirable 6-speed manual over the 7-speed PDK. With a MSRP exceeding $110K for the Cabriolet, the sub-$60K asking price here represents quite a discount over new for a car that’s only a few years old. At nearly 39K miles, the mileage isn’t low for its age, but if it has been carefully maintained that shouldn’t be something to be overly concerned over.

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1977 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera

Pairing some racing graphics with the highest performing variant available seems like a winning combination, right? Well, that’s more or less what we see here with this Silver 1977 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera that has been complemented by a set of Martini graphics. In the world of available Martini decals this is actually one of the more subdued options Porsche made available in the late-70s and early-80s. They provide a nice talking point, but without making it appear as if you’re trying to pass your car off as a racer. There are few more recognizable graphics in racing than Martini and Porsche’s long history of running their livery has made them a popular choice for those who desire to help their Porsche stand apart just that little bit more. Oh, and it also has a Lobster Red interior. For those who are fans of these red interiors, and I count myself in that group, it’s a fantastic color.

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1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe M491 – REVISIT


The Guards Red 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe equipped with the M491 Turbolook package, which we featured in November, is back up for auction. This time its starting bid has been lowered from the $75K price of the previous reserve auction, which received no bids, to a $65K starting bid. That has received one bid thus far and the reserve remains unmet. If this low-mileage Carrera hopes to garner sufficient attention to reach its reserve, interest will have to ramp up quickly.

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