1993 Porsche 928 GTS

driversrear

A few weeks ago I featured a beautiful 1981 928 Strosek  that looked very similar to this 928, however it had a wild mid-80’s body kit and was a very in-your-face version of the 928. For those that are looking to stand out in a more subtle manner, there’s this 1993 928 GTS. Upon first inspection you’d say “it looks just like any other 928”, and you’d be right. However, once you open the drivers door, you’ll see why you’d be the only kid at the Porsche meets with a car like this.

Set aside the relative rarity of a 1993 928 GTS, even set aside the rarity of the manual gearbox, this car takes it to a whole other level with its color combination, that is likely 1 of 1. Sure we can talk numbers on this car all day, front engine V8 with 345 bhp, 0-60 mph in a tick under 6 seconds, but the real beauty of the GT car is the look.

driversfront

Year: 1993
Model: 928 GTS
Engine: 5.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 72,574 miles
Price: $42,500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Porsche 928 GTS on eBay

interior4

Rare 1993 5 Speed Manual
Only 1 of 2 Built in Horizon Blue Metallic
Only 1 Ever Built w/ Sport Seats and Factory Installed Bilstein Shocks
Low miles – 72,574

All of this in what many consider one of the classiest colors a 928 was ever clothed in. Combine the Horizon Blue Metallic Exterior with the Rich Blue Interior and the Color Combination is Stunning. The photos say it all (*1). I’ve included several pics from different surroundings to highlight the car’s natural beauty.

This is one of two ’93 GTS I currently own. Both are for sale as we are moving overseas.

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo

A lot of the icons we love from the 1980s have either been out of reach or are fast becoming out of reach for collectors of more modest means. The Ferrari Testarossa, Porsche 911 Turbo and more recently, the BMW E30 M3 come to mind. There still exists some quality German iron out there for those on a budget. At the top of my list is the Porsche 944 and 968. Long derided by Porsche purists who thought their sports cars should be air-cooled and have a flat six engine hanging over the rear axle, these four cylinder Porsches are beginning to be more widely accepted in the light of Porsche sedans and SUVs that roam the earth these days.

Out of the entire range, one of my favorites is the 944 Turbo. These were fast cars for their day, capable of reaching 60 mph in under six seconds. Painted in black with black Fuchs alloy wheels, this 944 Turbo for sale in New York has a tough, purposeful look about it.

509

Year: 1986
Model: 944 Turbo
Engine: 2.5 liter turbocharged inline four
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 51,000 miles
Price: $16,995 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo on eBay

DSC_0015

This Porsche has only done 51k miles since new! Its has the perfect options combination with beautiful black over spotless tan leather, 16″ turbo Fuchs wheels with new tires, Alpine premium sound, power seats windows, locks, and mirrors and removable sunroof! The 2.5L 4-cylinder turbo runs excellent and the 5-speed manual transmission shifts smoothly. The carpets are perfect as well as the dashboard and windows, with no wear or cracks whatsoever. The timing belt and water pump were replaced less than 3000 miles ago at Langan Porsche in Albany, NY. This really is a great driver’s car or a great addition to your collection!

1967 Porsche 911S

It’s rather remarkable that the basic formula for the Porsche 911 has been with us for 50 years, even if there have been a series of evolutions along the way. It’s no shock that such a well loved car commands such high resale values, especially when it comes to the earlier models. This 1967 911S for sale in Connecticut has a rather remarkable history as documented by its sole owner for the last 42 years. The car isn’t original, but was sympathetically restored just short of the 140,000 mile mark.

509

Year: 1967
Model: 911S
Engine: 2.0 liter flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 164,507 miles
Price: $129,900 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1967 Porsche 911S on eBay

DSC_0015

1967 Porsche 911S “same owner for 42 years. Tremendous documentation, very correct.” Light ivory over ivory, VIN 308181S.

LETTER FROM THE OWNER;

Xxxxx & Xxxxx

CONNECTICUT

To Whom it may concern: 19 April 2013

History of our 1967 911S

We bought the car at Mesa Porsche in San Diego CA. in December of 1972. The car was traded in for another Porsche by a Navy Captain so we are second owners of the car (he had installed red & green seat belts i.e. port and starboard). We were in the Navy at the time as a Naval aviator (helicopters…. only real airplanes). We were in San Diego from 1972 until 1977. In 1977 we received orders to Japan, not wanting to sell the car we stored it in San Diego on blocks in a military storage warehouse. When we returned to San Diego in 1980 on the next set of orders we got the car out and used it in the San Diego area. In 1983 we were sent to Navy War College in Newport, anticipating that we would return to San Diego we stored the car again in San Diego in a warehouse.

1966 Porsche 912

Screen Shot 2013-05-07 at 7.14.23 PM

The 911 celebrates 50 years of continuous production this year, which is a feat that few vehicles can brag about in the history of the automobile. While the flat six engine lives on, the flat four variant, dubbed the 912, does not. Sold from 1965 through 1969, it gave buyers a less expensive alternative to the recently introduced 911. The 912 reappeared for one year only in 1976 as the 912E, basically a stopgap model introduced after the 914 left the lineup and before the 924 was introduce. These early 912s are still very collectable but offer Porsche enthusiasts a chance to get into a classic 911 for much less. This 912 for sale in Philadelphia looks stunning in gray over red.

Screen Shot 2013-05-07 at 7.14.23 PM

Year: 1966
Model: 912
Engine: 1.6 liter flat four
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 74,566 mi
Price: $39,500 Buy It Now

Click for Details: 1966 Porsche 912 on eBay

1966 Porsche 912, Chassis Number: 455994

The introduction of the 911 for Porsche meant a new flagship, and for their buyers, a costly sum compared to the trusty Type 356. Much like Porsche in today’s world, they pursued a new model out of their accounting department. Seeing the need for an entry level model, the Type 912 was to offer the best of both worlds. Classic 356 performance by way of the type 616 flat four, coupled with the new age styling of the all new 901 (or 911 as we know it). Debuting side by side at auto shows around the world, the 911 & 912 made clear to Porsches customers that the 356 experience would live on and that they also had the option of “bigger and better” should they want to pay for it. The 912 enjoyed a good 5 year run of success before the 3-tier 911 variants took over market share and the 914 was introduced.

1990 Porsche 928 GT

Screen Shot 2013-05-07 at 7.14.23 PM

Every time I lay eyes on a Porsche 928, I’m amazed how modern these cars look, especially given the fact that the first ones appeared on the scene in 1977. Besides the Citroen DS and NSU Ro80, rarely has a car ever captured a modern look so far ahead of time as to look fresh over 30 years on. The 928 was supposed to usurp the 911 in the lineup, but we all know how that story ended. Later on in the production cycle, a few different model variants emerged, such as this 928 GT. Available only with the 5-speed manual gearbox, these models came equipped with the 5.0 liter V8 and for 1990, included the PSD, or Porsche Sperr Differential.

The GT would give way to the 928 GTS for the 1992 model year, the car that would see the 928 off into the sunset. With just over 2,000 built, the GT for sale in California is one of the rarest 928s and one of my personal favorites.

Screen Shot 2013-05-07 at 7.14.23 PM

Year: 1990
Model: 928 GT
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 74,810 mi
Price: $23,000 Buy It Now

Click for Details: 1990 Porsche 928 GT on eBay

One owner, rare & original, one of 142 cars imported to US. 928 GT with only 74k miles, fully equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission, 5.0 liter V8 engine (326 hp), supple leather interior, dual power seats, original Blaupunkt AM/FM cassette, power sunroof, power windows, door locks, tilt, cruise, air conditioning, rear spoiler, air bag, original factory alloy wheels, car cover and much more.

No accidents, Carfax certified, all original paint. Just serviced by a Porsche shop, new timing belt and water pump, no oil leaks. Looks and runs incredible. Must see and drive.

Screen Shot 2013-05-07 at 7.14.23 PM

For years, 928 values seemed to stay rather flat, overshadowed by the iconic 911, but recently, the right models in good condition have been commanding more and more in the marketplace.…

1982 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia with 911S motor!

Screen Shot 2013-05-13 at 4.17.59 PM

As soon as I saw this van I emailed one of my best friends from home and said “this is YOUR van!” Not because he should buy this one, but because it is the result of a swap we have been talking about for years. He is the lucky inheritor of a gold Westy as well as a 1974 911S that has been unfortunately and rustily neglected since a complete rebuild over 15 years ago. Our dream has been to combine the two for the perfect aircooled Westfalia. It may lack the durability and cheap repairs of Subaru-swapped vans, but I can only imagine the perfection of hearing an air-cooled 911 engine in a VW camper. His project has yet to commence, so we’ll check out this one for now.

Screen Shot 2013-05-13 at 4.17.02 PM

Though currently in Canada, today’s 1982 Vanagon was originally a California car and should be easy enough to get back to the States, should you choose to get awesome. It was completely restored in 2004 with the transmission rebuilt and a rebuilt 1977 911S motor installed. From almost every angle it’s classic and perfect Westy, extremely clean and beige through the interior and exterior. That’s until you lift the rear engine cover or peak underneath and see a yellow Porsche flat-six hiding under there. Holy moly.

Screen Shot 2013-05-13 at 4.17.43 PM

Year: 1982
Model: Vanagon Westfalia
Engine: 1977 Porsche 911S 2.7l flat-six
Transmission: VW 4-speed
Mileage: 5,600 on rebuild/restoration
Price: Starting at $25k

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: 1982 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia with 911S swap for sale on eBay Canada

Screen Shot 2013-05-13 at 4.17.17 PM

1982 VANAGON WESTFALIA VIN: WV2ZA0254CH023527 (Last year of Air-cooled) from California, 100% RUST free.

– Imported to Canada in 2001 for a complete 3 years GROUND UP restoration.
– More than $50k was invested in this Westfalia.
– This Camping Car is for a true VW Purist or Enthusiasm, it is top quality and probably one of the TOP 5 VANAGON T3 in the world.

Porsche Pair: 1993 968 M030

The Porsche 968 is the ultimate evolution of the front engine, four cylinder Porsche that began with the 924 in 1976. Originally conceived as the 944 S3, Porsche decided to rename the car altogether as only about 20% was carried over from the 944 S2. As usual, the US market didn’t get one of the more interesting models of the 968 range, which happens to be one of my favorite Porsches of all time: the 968 Club Sport. The Club Sport was a stripped down version of the 968 Coupe, weighing in about 220 lbs less than the model on which it was based. Recaro seats, a track oriented suspension system, 17″ wheels and airbag deletion were just some of the modifications that made its way onto this limited edition 968.

But, have no fear, there was an option that would give you similar performance to the Club Sport, but with less of the luxuries taken out. This was option package M030, which included included larger front and rear sway bars, upgraded bushings and Koni height adjustable shocks. While critics complained about the ride on the street, there was no doubt that this car was a force to be reckoned with on the track and a handy tool for serious track day enthusiasts.

The first 968 M030 we’ll take a look at is for sale in Maryland and comes equipped with the limited slip differential option.

Year: 1993
Model: 968
Engine: 3.0 liter inline four
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 80,678 mi
Price: No reserve auction, $18,000 starting bid

Click for Details: 1993 Porsche 968 on eBay

I am offering one of the best Porsche 968s available in the U.S. I purchased the car in November, 2012 from AutoKennel in Costa Mesa, California. The car spent its entire life in Southern California until I had it shipped to my home in Maryland.

Convertible Week: 1982 Porsche 911 SC Targa

Wait…WHAT??!??! A targa featured during convertible week…are we losing it? Nope, this car is way too nice to not feature and come on, let’s face it, the targa is the man’s convertible. You can get the wind in your hair and not look like you’re going through a mid-life crisis. It’s the best of both worlds.

The SC was introduced in 1978 and featured a 3.0-liter engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection that underwent several upgrades throughout the life of the SC. By the time this car was sold in 1982, the output had been increased from to 204bhp. Mated to a 5-speed gearbox, the 911 SC could put down some impressive numbers. Zero to 60 took 5.5 seconds and the quarter mile arrived in the low 14 second range.

With the perfect color combo and no turbo look clutter, this black on black 911 for sale in Carlstadt, New Jersey is a great low mileage car to add to any collection.

Year: 1982
Model: 911 SC Targa
Engine: 3.0 liter flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 66,300 mi
Price: $22,850 Buy It Now

1982 Porsche 911 SC Targa on eBay

1982 Porsche 911 SC Targa. Black/black, 66k miles, clean Carfax, garage kept. Acquired directly from Porsche enthusiast. Visit http://www.projectoneauto.com to view more pictures or call 201-635-1400. Buyback guarantee.

This is a great low mileage SC that I personally am about to sell everything I own to pick up. With only 66,000 miles, this car has seen 2,200 miles a year throughout its charmed life. With values on the 911 SC rising consistently, this car is a good deal at $22,850 and could be a steal with a bit of bargaining.

-Brian…

Convertible Week: 1995 Porsche 993 C4 Cabriolet

Timeless doesn’t begin to describe the looks of the 911 no matter the generation and this 993 is certainly no exception. In the Porsche lineup, the 993 is the sweet spot as far as I’m concerned. The 993 is the highest evolution of the air-cooled cars and the 3.6 liter boxer six pushed the C4 to 60 in 5.7 seconds (5.2 for the C2) and topped out at 168 mph. Not too bad for a six cylinder. The 993 was the last car before the “ugly years” as I like to call them, when Porsche gave the 911 one of the worst face lifts it had ever had. Which ever generation you prefer, this low mileage 993 C4 for sale in Springfield, Missouri is a cool nice weather cruiser.

Year: 1995
Model: 993 C4 Cabriolet
Engine: 3.6 liter flat six
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 33,000 mi
Price: $56,900 Buy It Now

1995 Porsche 993 C4 Cabriolet on eBay

 1995 993 “C4″ Cabriolet. Raven black with Porsche black leather. Awesome hand picked example with some super trick options! Only 33K sunny day miles. Shines like black marble. Equipment includes:

3.6 liter 270 bhp motor with hydraulic self adjusting valve lifters
Dual knock sensors
Resonant induction system
Dual exahaust
Vented disc brakes with ABS
Limited slip differential with ABD front and rear stabilizer bars
18” Technology alloy wheels
Power top and headlight washers
Power steering
Filtered A/C system
Central locking
Alarm system
Full power drivers seat with partial power passenger seat
Metal door sill with crest
Aluminum shifter and brake handle with carbon fiber inlays
Head restraint with Porsche crest
AM/FM CD with Hi Fi sound system speakers
European lowering springs
Gemballa Turbo S aero kit with front integrated spoiler
Vented side skirts and rear spoiler with integrated third brake light and chrome exhaust tips

Wow, what a cool looking car!

Convertible Week: 1999 Porsche Boxster

After the demise of the front engine 928 and 968 in 1995, Porsche went a different direction with their new offering, the Boxster. Designed to bring Porsche ownership within the reach of a broader customer base, the Boxster had a mid-mounted, flat six engine which made packaging a bit of a challenge. While the car offered two trunks, access to the engine was limited, with most servicing having to be carried out from underneath. Not a car for the faint of heart do it yourselfer, then.

Today early Boxsters can be had for economy car money, discounting the obvious maintenance costs. This Boxster for sale in Missouri has low mileage for its year and is on offer at a fraction of its original price.

Year: 1999
Model: Boxster
Engine: 2.5 liter flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 26,500 mi
Price: $13,995 Buy It Now

1999 Porsche Boxster on eBay

Excellent condition 1999 Porsche Boxster. Super low miles! Just in time for summer top down fun! Maintenance up to date. Synthetic oil! Contact me for further info!

One problem with the Boxster is the inevitable comparison to its bigger brother. People will almost always ask, “why didn’t you go for a 911?” Also, the Boxster has a bit of the hairdresser’s car syndrome, albeit not as profound as the BMW Z3/Z4 or Mercedes-Benz SLK. Given the mileage, this Boxster is reasonably priced and its black and red color combination is one of the better ones, in my opinion. You can expect to pay around $10,000 to $14,000 for a lower mileage non S variant. The more powerful Boxster S can wind up fetching a few thousand more dollars on average.

-Paul…