Time for another parts roundup, and today I’m focusing on some aftermarket and rare parts. There are some really desirable pieces here, and some pretty horrible looks (I’m looking at you, Kamei). What’s your favorite, what would you like on your ride or what would you like to see?
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Yellow is a color more akin to some Italian exotics, but occasionally you’ll come across some of Stuttgart’s finest in this eye-popping hue. Porsche produced a number of different yellows over the years, and here are two air-cooled examples slathed in this bright shade. First up is a 1987 911 Coupe in Summer Yellow for sale in Florida.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera on eBay
If the BMW E30 market has been crazy over the past few years in terms of appreciation, it’s really nothing compared to the Porsche 911 market. From cars that were worth between $50,000 to $75,000 not many years ago, suddenly we see early 911s worth triple or four times that amount. Make that car a special model, such as a 73 RS, and you’re looking at a top value around $800,000 and climbing; around $650,000 more than it would set you back only 7 years ago. This has resulted in many other models of the 911 being pulled up, and one of the more recent special models that has continued to have a strong market following is the Speedster model. However, does that increased value get boosted or negated when you look at a modified version of the original – a car like this Strosek wide body version of the 1994 Speedster:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera Strosek Speedster on eBay
It’s probably safe to say that the 911 will always overshadow every other model in the lineup, but it’s nice to see that publications like Flüssig magazine are catering to enthusiasts of early water cooled Porsches. These are cars that have a lot to offer in terms of quality and driving pleasure, yet many are still quite affordable for the P-car enthusiast. Towards the end of the model run, Porsche offered a detuned version of the 944′s 2.5 liter inline-4 in the form of the 924S. Produced through 1988, we wouldn’t see another “affordable” Porsche until the debut of the Boxster a decade later. This 924S for sale in California is closing in on 100,000 miles but is all original with service history dating back to 1990.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 944 on eBay
There are people who will definitely “get” this car, and those that will scratch their heads. A lot of it comes down to priorities and what you’d like to do, honestly. If you just want to go to the track, you could easily buy any number of Porsches or other cars that would be considerably faster than what is effectively just a lightened and stiffened naturally aspirated Porsche 944. While they’re well balanced and entertaining to drive, they’re certainly not the rocket ships people usually associate with the terms Porsche Race Car. However, what they are is very special – the Rothmans Cup was a limited run of special cars with special drivers. Together, they created a racing history that many fans still talk about. The precursor to race series like the Turbo Cup and Carrera Cup, this was a defacto Porsche factory effort – and the result of that is that this car is classified with the very rare group of cars that are Porsche factory race cars: