You Thought It Couldn’t Get Worse: 2008 Porsche Cayenne 185″ Limo

So often with modified cars we decry the loss of a prime example of a highly desirable car in stock form. Of course, there are exceptions; original Ruf and AMG cars, Alpina and Hartge BMWs and even the occasional Treser is pretty neat. But generally outside of that the modifications don’t do much in terms of desirability to the market at large; people really seem to prefer stock examples. Despite that, when it comes to a generally unloved model, I’m willing to bet that no one will cry much for the loss – witness today’s 2008 Porsche Cayenne. While the facelift generation Cayenne is generally perceived as a visual improvement over the original design, I can’t say that there are a tremendous amount of enthusiasts that really get super excited about them. That’s especially true of the entry level 3.2 VR6 model; whether it’s true or not, it feels like it’s a lot more Volkswagen than Porsche, and I for one think the Touareg is better looking. Consequently, I let out an audible laugh and cheer when I stumbled across this 185″ stretched limousine version of a 2008 Cayenne:

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1977 Porsche 911S

It feels like lately we’ve come across 911s from this vintage quite a bit more frequently. I’m not sure if this is a case of sellers hoping to take advantage of the “rising tide raises all boats” phenomenon or if we’re just taking notice of these cars more frequently. Either way, here we have another example from the era spanning 1974-1977, this time a dark brown (perhaps Chocolate Brown?) 1977 Porsche 911S, located in Charlottesville, VA, with Cork interior and 93,043 miles on it. This particular example has some modifications to the engine and the interior of which any interested buyer will need to take account. With that said, I find the interior modifications to be particularly well done, providing both a functional and also attractive cockpit. While modified cars can be tough, if the other modifications have been executed with equal care as the interior, then that should provide some comfort about the performance of the car.

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Wednesday Wheels Roundup: Period Pieces

Who doesn’t love a good period wheel? They weren’t always the most attractive designs, but nowadays they’re all the rage; clean up a good set of wheels that were rare to begin with and now are hardly ever seen and you’ll be the envy of countless enthusiasts at your next show! I’ve got some cool period pieces today – from the Zenders that are always fan favorites to some obscure Porsche steel wheels. Even more obscure are the Hayashi racing and Simmons wheels for BMW; but clean and in the right application, they’d be pretty cool. I can’t ID the set of Japanese made red wheels, so input is appreciated. Otherwise, enjoy!

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1995 Porsche 911 Carrera

What’s your ideal commuter vehicle? This 1995 911 might seem like an unlikely candidate, but our own contributor, Pablo of flüssig magazine runs a 993 like this on a regular basis. As cars become ever larger and more complex, the idea of something older and simpler appeals to me and if you can throw speed into the equation, all the better. This 911 has over 100,000 miles on it, so someone did a good job of enjoying on at least a semi-regular basis. Now it’s time to pass the torch and have someone else enjoy this last example of air-cooled goodness.

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1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Coupe

We’ve featured a few editions of the 911 produced from 1974-1977 as illustrations of the value that these relatively unloved Porsches tend to command. As discussed with most of those, there are definite issues to be worked out and verified with many of these cars, but when you come across a good one they can still be brilliant cars that offer plenty of driving pleasure at a fraction of the cost of many other 911s, especially those that preceded them. Here we have the model that tends to be the most valuable from the range, a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Coupe. I should be clear, this is not the Carrera 2.7 produced for markets outside the US, which used the MFI engine from the Carrera RS. Those also come with a price tag that easily exceeds six figures on the current market. The Carrera 2.7 for the US market utilized the same 175 hp 2.7 liter flat-six as the 911S, but featured a few aesthetic details like wider rear fenders, Carrera side graphics and, probably most notably, the duck-tail spoiler. While the graphics won’t suit everybody, the wider rear fenders and duck tail really improve the overall look of these cars and help to mollify the fears of those upset by the newly introduced impact bumpers.

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1985 Porsche 928S 5-Speed – REVISIT

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We can’t get enough of the 928s today. The seller of the great condition 1985 Porsche 928S 5-speed has contacted once again to let us know he reduced his price to $15,999. With recent mechanical work and tires and an overall impressive condition, these mid-generation 928s are great performers that still look amazingly fresh even 30 years later. While you may be able to find a cheaper non-S model or automatic, these 5-speed 928Ss are certain to appreciate in value over the coming years and provide plenty of entertainment along the way. If you’re looking for a no-excuses, no stories foray into classic Porsche ownership this is a fantastic option. You can contact the seller if you’re interested directly at cvisconage@gmail.com or phone 410.218.7712.

The below post originally appeared on our site May 14, 2014:

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1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

This is somewhat strange. While Porsche always has offered a wide variety of colors, including paint-to-sample options, it’s rare that we come across a 911 where I can’t really tell what color it is. The car here isn’t described as paint-to-sample, though perhaps that’s the fault of the seller, but rather it is described simply as Brown. It does look somewhat Brown, but I can’t say I’ve seen a 911 in this shade, and Brown itself was much more popular in the ’70s than the ’80s. Either way, combined with the lovely interior color this 1987 3.2 Carrera definitely is eye-catching and not an everyday color. The G50-equipped Carreras have shown rapid appreciation of late especially when in excellent condition, as this one appears to be.

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1986 Porsche 928S

If the Porsche 928GTS we featured last week was a bit too rich for your blood but it’s a V8 Porsche you still lust after, have faith. There are still a few options out there on the market. Case in point this tidy 1986 928S for sale in Nevada. This is one of the last pre-facelift 928s, as 1987 would see a more rounded rear end. Under the hood is the 5.0 liter lump, good for 316 horsepower, making this a bit of a straddling year in the 928 production run.

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1992 Porsche 911 Turbo

If Thursday’s 3.6 Turbo S has you thinking about the 964 Turbo, but perhaps not one sitting at the very top of the market, then the car here may suit your needs a little bit better. Here we have an example from the first iteration of these cars that utilized a refined version of the 930’s well-known 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-six. While the 3.3 liter 964 Turbo doesn’t have quite the power of the later 3.6 Turbo, it relies on a proven powertrain that still delivers exceptional performance capable of providing plenty of wild rides for any driver whose attention wanes at the wrong moment. While the Carrera 4 first was introduced with the 964, the 964 Turbo itself remained rear-wheel drive only. The example here is a Guards Red over Black 1992 Porsche 911 Turbo, located in Ohio, with only 36,630 miles on it.

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1983 Porsche 911SC

It’s been a week of high-priced and rare 911s for me, so we’ll end on the other side of the spectrum seeking out driver-quality value. This Wine Red Metallic 1983 Porsche 911SC with Grey Beige leather interior and 108,927 miles sits right where we might first look when seeking a classic 911 at reasonable cost. The 911SC has long been a favorite of ours here at GCFSB for its combination of value, aesthetics, and performance and while they aren’t quite the excellent value they once were, they also haven’t seen the dramatic rise to equal that of the 3.2 Carrera. Yet, in many respects these models offer a driving experience similar to their slightly more mature counterparts and on the current market almost always strike a better value. Like any car of this age and six-figure mileage a PPI is a must, but these are known for their stout engines so buyers should not be discouraged by mileage north of 100K.

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