We feature various editions of the 3.2 Carrera here at GCFSB, but rarely do the cars we come across have low mileage. Even the car featured here, a 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa has almost 45K miles, but for these cars that represents a decently low mileage car. The fact is that most of these cars have already eclipsed six-figure mileage because they have been driven. And why wouldn’t they be? The 3.2 Carrera is a fantastic driver’s car and for the most part prices remain within reach of a large number of buyers (at least relative to the rest of the 911 line) and so they are less likely to be locked away in a comfortable garage. The Targa tends to fit the bill even more as they are less loved than both their hard- and soft-top counterparts. The car here comes in the ever popular combination of Guards Red over Black.
In order to satisfy the desires of Porsche enthusiasts seeking something a bit more hardcore than a standard 964 Carrera 2, in 1993 Porsche released the RS America, a limited run lightened model that came without such features as power steering, A/C, and even a radio, but included a whale tail and sport suspension. A radio, sunroof, limited-slip differential, and A/C could be optioned onto the car, but it still came in at a lower weight than a standard Carrera 2. While the RS America remains a far cry from the much more potent and lighter 964 RS available in Europe, it still provided modest gains in an effort to improve driving dynamics for those buyers seeking such things. These cars remain relatively rare but do pop-up from time to time for sale and here we have a 1994 Midnight Blue Porsche 911 RS America located in California. This one is fully optioned and has seen 112,500 miles.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Porsche 911 RS America on eBay…
The 1978 Porsche 911 Race Car we featured in October is back up for sale. It is now listed as a 1979 911 rather than as a 1978, but I’m not sure that will alter our thoughts on this car in any significant way. This car failed to sell during its original listing and has now been put up for Reserve Auction with a Buy It Now of $33,500.
The Porsche 930 has always been a personal favorite as it was the performance variant predominantly available during my youth. The performance and aesthetics both held a certain wildness that few cars could replicate without us moving well into supercar territory. At some point, it’d be fantastic to own one, but prices on these cars are on the rise, especially for an example that remains in good condition. The car featured here looks to be one of the lowest mileage I’ve come across and appears nearly pristine inside and out. Here we have a 1988 Porsche 930 located in Florida that has seen a scant 4042 miles and comes in what I’m guessing is Marine Blue, though the seller lists it simply as “Blue”. Either way, it’s a fantastic color that stands apart from the standard colors while providing the subtlety some owners might desire.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 Porsche 930 on eBay…
For anyone who desires a ’60s Porsche with classic 911 style, but would prefer to save quite a bit of money, the 912 offers an alternative. While they’ll never be as popular as the 911, they remain a car of relative simplicity and in comparison with most any modern car the performance differences between the two are not significant. There are even some who would claim the 912 was a better handler than the 911 due to its better balance gained from having less weight over the rear wheels. Either way these cars provide another option for classic motoring and since few but the most pristine examples are prized by collectors, they can generally be driven without worry over any possible depreciation. The car featured here is a 1967 Porsche 912 Karmann Coupe, located in California, that has seen a bit shy of 90K miles.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1967 Porsche 912 Karmann Coupe on eBay…
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.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1967 Porsche 911 Vintage Racer on eBay…
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.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1978 Porsche 930 on eBay…
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.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 Ruf BTR Cabriolet on eBay…
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.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 Porsche 928 S4 on eBay…
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.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo on eBay…
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.
Model: 911 Speedster
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 5,948 mi
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster on eBay
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.
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.
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 31,503 mi
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo on eBay
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)
3.6 Liter TwinTurbo 6 Cylinder Engine
-415 lb/ft of Torque-
6-Speed Manual Transmission
All Wheel Drive
18″ Alloy Wheels
Automatic Rear Spoiler
Power Adjustable Front Seats
Bose Premium Brand Stereo
Automatic Climate Control
Heated Front Seats
ONLY 31K Miles!
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.
Model: 911 Carrera Coupe
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 10,451 mi
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe on eBay
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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.
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 9,879 mi
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1996 Porsche 911 C4S on Hemmings Motor News
1996 Porsche 993 C4S
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.
Dark Rootwood Brake Handle
Dark Rootwood Shift Lever Knob
Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipes
Hi Fi Sound Package with Speakers
4 Rim Caps with Porsche Crest
Power Seat Package
About the C4S
The Carrera 4 S shared the Turbo model’s bodyshell, but housed the naturally aspirated Carrera engine in the rear.
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.
Model: 930 Slantnose Cabriolet
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 38,500 mi
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Porsche 930 Slantnose Cabriolet on eBay
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.