Ruf Something Or Other For Sale – 1980 Porsche 930

So… if I am the kind of guy that has a Ruf car in his/her garage I am going to know exactly what I have.  Here we have a Ruf tuned 1980 Porsche 930.

What level of tune, I have no idea.  CTR?  BTR?  Not sure, but it has 475 horsepower whatever it is.

1980 Ruf Porsche 930 For Sale:

From the seller –

“ruf 1985 930 911 turbo 475 din .hp power very fast car one of the fastest cars of the 80 top speed 200 Q mile low 12 mint condtion have owned fore 17 year very rare car call bill 774=249596. TH CAR IS A 1985 GERMAN CAR IS A RUF HAS MA TITLE SO SAME CAR GO THROUGH BARRET JAKSON FOR 129000.”

What?  I am not even sure what this means.  My guess it the seller bought a 1980 Porsche 930 and had some Ruf updates installed.  This is not to be confused with a factory built CTR or BTR.  Those cars can cost anywhere from $60-130k.  This is a very nice car and very very fast.  Probably a $50k car all day long.

You know what would be nice, some more detail.  I hate having to guess at what we are looking at.  But other than some cryptic pictures we don’t have much to go on.  The exhaust and wheels are Ruf spec but without a motor shot there is no way of knowing what level of tune we are looking at.

Potential buyers, it’s time to start asking questions.  The ambiguity of the ad might make for a good buying opportunity for the right person.

Be careful out there!

~Aaron.

 

Ripping Deal: 1973 Porsche 914 Track Monster For Sale

I realize the term, ripping deal, means different things to different people.  But to me, a clean 914 with the heartbeat of a 1989 Carrera, five lug conversion, and all kinds of extra parts has got to be worth $15k.

1973 Porsche 914 For Sale:

From the seller –

“1973 Porsche 914 3.2 L six (aka Pearl)

5 lug conversion with 911 alloy front cross member w bilsteins
Goodrich G-force 205x55x16 tires with less than 2000 miles on them
Carerra front brakes and ventilated discs all around
180 lb springs with KYB rear shocks
Front sway bar
4 refinished Fusch 6×16 wheels with a fifth one as a spare
Engine is from a 1989 Carerra with less than 60K miles
Setrabs largest oil cooler in front trunk with fan
Battery moved to rear trunk
Crankfire ignition and Megasquirt II ECM
New high impedance fuel injectors
Fuel pressure gauge/regulator
Kennedy adaptor plate and stage II clutch and flywheel
914-6 body reinforcement panels installed
All rust repaired with new sheet metal from restoration design
Epoxy primed and undercoated after sand blasting
New windshield with updated weather seal
Dual exhaust custom mufflers
New interior seat covers and OEM dash pad
Innovate AFR, oil temp and pressure gauges
Wide band O2 sensor
Extras and spares:
901 transmission
6061 alloy Hd aluminum intermediate plate for 901
Extra gear set for 5th gear
Door panels and misc interior and weather stripping
A-arms, rear swing arms 4-lug hubs parts and brakes
Under dash “OEM” Air conditioning unit
Years of accumulated stuff.
I don’t know if I’m getting old or have just lost interest.
I have taken it to Texas World speed way for PCA DE events, and it is an amazing little track car. The car is fast enough to scare you handles really well she deserves a really good home.
If you know 914s you will see that all the hard work is done.
This is a solid little car and I really am sort of ambivalent about letting her go.
I have put a lot of time money and effort into this car, but 6 years of working on the little beast may be long enough. If the right person with the right $$ shows up, they can pick up where I am letting go and start their own fun.
Like all 914s, stock or modified, this is NOT a car for the mechanically inept, unless you have plenty of cash to pay someone to work on a “hybridized” 40 year old car.
There is at least $15,000 worth of fun, spares and extras in this deal so I will start there and entertain offers.”

AC, big brakes, no rust, I can go on all day.  I don’t think this is a modified 914-6, it’s not THAT good of a deal.  I think what we have here is a well prepped 914 with tons of extra parts.  Better yet the seller does not seem firm on the price.

I bet this thing runs, drives, and handles like a dream.  A scary fast dream.

~Aaron.

400 horsepower matte black 1979 Porsche 930

This Porsche caught my eye because of its stovepipe black finish. It gives us an opportunity to ask our readers about their opinions on this trend. Some love this look others think it is better sticking on the stove than on vehicles.

The matte look has seen a surge in popularity lately. Once reserved for the rat rod crowd, now we have manufacturers offering matte finishes direct from the factory, take BMW’s “frozen” paint jobs. I’m not sure it really belongs on a car like this Porsche, but this car still has the original black paint underneath the matte black wrap. Since this is a wrap an owner with a change of heart could peel off the wrap.

The car has some other things going for it, including a rebuild with upgraded parts on the engine that yield a claimed 400 ponies. The seller mentions upgrades to the turbo, intercooler, brakes, and exhaust, but doesn’t get too specific into manufacturer part numbers. 20″ staggered HRE rims are also on the car. The car has 13k on the rebuild, but actual mileage on the car is not listed. Depending how the car has been treated 13k miles may mean rebuild time again, more details are needed. The five point harness, and some other clues suggest possible track time.

The seller is asking $48,000, which he stands no chance of getting with such minimal details. Even with some more details that shed positive light on the car that ask is pretty high for a 79 930.

There is a beautiful Guards Red 930 Turbo for sale right now with much more history and detail, 50k miles and an ask of several thousand less. So perhaps some reader’s wish to do some digging on this unreflective black one and give a proper valuation.

400 horsepower matte black 1979 Porsche 930

~Evan

1984 Volkswagen Callaway GTI With All Sorts of Euro Goodness

See an update on this car with a more recent post here: http://germancarsforsaleblog.com/1984-vw-callaway-gti/

When looking at cars, and I spend more than my fair share of time doing this very thing.  I judge value by internally assigning a grade to the exterior, interior, and mechanical state of the vehicle in question.  Sure there are other factors but these are the three I generally focus on.  Anything in the B+ range seems like a “good” car.  If not, it best be priced in such a way to let the buyer address whatever faults there may be.

So what to do with this?

1984 GTI with Callaway build – A

Pristine interior with all sorts of NOS parts – A

Body riddled with rust and poor paint – D+

You be the judge.

1984 Volkswagen Callaway GTI:

From the seller –

“UPDATE……………02-04-2012

**New T-Belt & Water pump w/all accessories installed today( peace of mind)

**Add’l Pics Taken** 02-04-2012 4pm

UPDATE……………01-29-2012

New Pics: Today..

Org Miles @ build start date 2/10/1996 date: 112,192

Miles current as of today : 113,638.. you do the math!

Project started in 1996,

Engine + trans completed

Bala2012nced Blueprinted + built by Collin @ TT

Stage two port + polish head job

int shift bearings set

piston set 81.5 G-60 Corrado

Rado rods

Bored + Hone block

Modi 8v Intake

Mani Pork + Polish + flowed

Aps 272 cam

Callaway turbo stage II ( last new pipes for ND ) Non AC

Jet hot coating 2000-4100 header pipe / Turbo housing 1300-2000

Water cooled conver.

Trans wide ratio 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

3.94 / .75 5th

quaife

And much more….

Road tested for 846 miles and counting as of November 2011… all receipts avail.”

Kudos to the seller, click through the link and you will see that he is showing the good, bad, and ugly of his car.  The question becomes, can you handle the ugly?

In my mind there are two ways you can go with this.  One would be too fix all that ails this GTI and you would have a wonderful car.  It may be expensive but you would know that the work was done the right way.  The other would be to take this car and use every last piece as a donor for a roller GTI that is solid.  It would seem a shame as that would basically turn this car into a vessel to transport all this fine euro goodness but in the end it may be more cost effective if you already have a spare rust free GTI laying around.

Either way, this car is an impressive collection of rare and obscure parts.  I am also quite certain that given the build it is about as quick a MKI GTI as you will find.  I am not sure if $9.6k is too high a price to pay but you would be hard pressed to find some of these parts cobbled together on a car anywhere.

~Aaron

16k Mile 1987 Porsche 944 For Sale

There was a time when all I wanted in this world was a low mileage 1987 Porsche 944.  Not the turbo, too much work there and my pocketbook couldn’t handle the drama.

I got close too.  The husband of one of my co-workers decided to sell his one owner 944 with 90k.  Not as low mileage as I would have liked but it was loved and darn tempting.  I took it for a drive and was amazed by how tight it still felt and how well it was aging.  I took the weekend to think about it and…

Well, I bought a fully restored 1974 914.  In the end the allure of open air motoring was just too hard to resist.  I never should have sold that car!  If I had a dime for every time I said that I would have enough funds to buy another.

Anyhow, about those ’87 944’s.  Here is as nice an example as you will find.

1987 Porsche 944:

From the seller –

“This is totally original w/all the service records. It is a 2 owner car since new w/all the original paperwork, window sticker, warranty books & sales brochure. This car has never seen any weather, always stored in a climate controlled building. The body paint, interior, motor compartment are as they were the day it left the dealership – NEW NEW NEW! This is most likely the best original available in the country today. Options: Color – Porsche Guards Red Interior – Tan leather seats Power windows (all glass tinted) Rear window defogger Electric rear hatch release Power driver’s seat Alpine AM/FM stereo radio (4 speaker system) Reclining front bucket seats Climate control air conditioning Stainless muffler w/chrome tips (factory) Touring package Limited slip differential Central locking system 5 speed transmission 2.5 liter motor 215/65 radial tires mounted on alloy 15×7 wheels.”

In looking at the pictures this car seems to be as clean as the seller states.  About as clean as any 944 I have seen.  Oh, but it has been in a wreck and if AutoCheck caught it chances are it was substantial.  Even with the accident I peg this car in the $12-13k range.  You just don’t seen 944’s with this kind of mileage all that often.

What?  Bidding is already up to $15.1k with quite some time left in the auction?  Shows you what I know, very little.  I am guessing the reserve is in the $20K range and would be shocked if bidding ran that high, only time will tell.

~Aaron.

Pristine 1970 Porsche 914-6 For Sale

Years ago I was at a PCA event during a track day.  I got to talking to one of my fellow members who had just traded his 1988 944 Turbo S for a 914-6.  I was fascinated by his logic because at the time the Turbo S was a very popular car.  His thinking was this, he could never drive the S full blast and he was always frustrated by this.  The 6 he could drive as it was meant to be driven, aggressively, to best bring out the characteristics of the car.

I am always on the hunt for exceptional examples of the 914-6 and they are getting harder to find.  This has to be one of the nicest I have seen in some time.

1970 Porsche 914-6:

From the seller –

“1970 Porsche 914/6 Adriatic blue/16 with a Beige Leatherette/31 interior.  Correct matching numbers  car as per COA which we have in hand.  Chassis serial number 9140430913 and engine number  640437. Fresh high quality bare metal windows out repaint  in  the correct factory color on a rust free chassis.Odometer reads 13,000 miles, we do not believe that is correct. Interior has been redone to a very high standard in the correct material and original tan. Owners manual with pouch, tool kit and jack. Service history from early 1980’s to present time with one motor and transmission rebuild in the late 1990’s. Car is presently fitted with Fuchs wheels but comes with the original style wheels and hub caps, it also comes with the original aircleaner. The 914/6 is a rare low production number Porsche that offers extremely high performance and handling, yet is easy to drive and enjoy. This is a chance to acquire very rare and interesting car in excellent condition that will only appreciate in value over time.”

This is a well kept and period correct 914-6.  The temptation with these cars is to futz (technical term) with them, add GT flares, wider wheels and that is not how they are intended to be in my book.

Bidding on this 6 is at $37.6k and the reserve has yet to be met.  Part of me is astonished at how the values of these cars have steadily reason.  The other part is wondering if they will only continue to appreciate.  Either way this is an excellent example that is sure to find a good home.

~Aaron.

 

2011 CTF/R4R Porsche “Rennsport Edition” Cayman S Interseries Racecar For Charity

I was served an ad for this vehicle in my searching of the inter-webs.  How did they know?  You have to love re marketing technology, I remember the good old days when I had to search for those things I desire instead of having them find me.

Anyhow…

This Cayman was built by Porsche Napleton of Westmont to celebrate the Rennsport Reunion IV event.  100% of the proceeds from this auction will benefit Children’s Tumor Foundation.

A one of a kind tribute with proceeds going to charity, I am all in.

2011 Porsche Cayman S Rennsport Edition:

From the seller –

“Unveiled October 14, 2011, the Porsche “Rennsport Edition” Cayman S Cayman Interseries founders  Porsche Napleton of Westmont built specifically to commemorate the Rennsport Reunion IV event. The car was formally unveiled in the Cayman Interseries paddock area by Detlev von Platen, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, Gill Campbell, CEO and General Manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Ed Napleton, President of the Napleton Auto Group, Ron Barnaba, Napleton Porsche of Westmont General Manager, Porsche racing legend Hurley Haywood and Donohue, a Rolex 24 at Daytona winning Porsche driver.

The one-off “Rennsport Edition” design pays tribute to Porsche’s famous race cars and drivers and the equally iconic circuits on which they raced and won. The entire top of the Rennsport Edition Cayman S features “ghost” images of legendary race tracks from around the world, the stripe on the hood has a list of Porsche factory drivers and other notables from over the years while the roof stripe has a list of all of the factory race cars ever produced. The commemorative No. 4 Cayman was driven throughout Rennsport weekend by Jack Baldwin.

About Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV: Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV will be the world’s greatest gathering of Porsche race cars and the drivers that drove them to victory, held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca from October 14 to 16, 2011. Hosted by Porsche Cars North America, it will assemble the wide variety of Porsche’s most historic racing models from the nimble 550 Spyder of the mid-1950s through the mighty 917 and 956/962 of the 1970s and 1980s to the highly successful RS Spyder of the last decade.

About Porsche Cars North America: Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera Gran Turismo. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 196 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand’s 63-year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency. At the core of this success is Porsche’s proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000 motorsport wins to date.

About The Cayman Interseries: Established in 2009 by Napleton Porsche of Westmont, Illinois, the Cayman Interseries is North America’s only auto racing championship featuring the exclusive use of the 320-horsepower Porsche Cayman S.  Sanctioned by Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR), the Cayman Interseries conducted its first official season in 2010 and crowned a pair of champion drivers in both the sprint and endurance racing formats. Races are run on legendary circuits such as Daytona, Sebring, Mid-Ohio, Watkins Glen, Road Atlanta, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and other premier venues, primarily on HSR and SVRA event weekends. Every competing Porsche Cayman S is exclusively supplied and prepared by Napleton Porsche and each car competes with an assigned and specific heritage livery themed after a famous Porsche race car from the past.  Learn more about the Cayman Interseries at  www.CaymanInterseries.org.”

Bravo to Napleton Porsche for offering this car up for such a good cause.  Also for doing their part in keeping the Porsche racing legacy alive and well in the states.  Napleton founded the Cayman Interseries in 2009.

It would be easy for a Porsche dealer to shill Cayenne’s and Panamera’s all day so good on Napleton for helping keep the Porsche racing spirit alive.

Bidding currently sits at $65k with roughly a week left to go.  For all you racing fans this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a one of a kind piece of Porsche racing hardware while helping a good cause.  Bid early and bid often.

~Aaron.

 

Big Bird: 600 HP 1996 Porshce 993 For Sale With No Reserve

There are gobs of built Porsche 911’s out there, some are done well and others… not so much.  This Big Bird is one of the nicest builds I have seen in some time.  600 hp and no stone left unturned.  Buy the buyer’s estimation they have $300k into her and it is up for auction at no reserve.

1996 Porsche 993 Twin Turbo Twin Plug:

From the seller –

“Selling my ultra custom 1996 Porsche twin turbo-twin plug 3.8 liter powerhouse with over 600HP… aka BIG BIRD.

This is an amazing car and hope you enjoy reading about it as much as I have enjoyed driving her.  She was last on display at the Legends of the Autobahn meet in Monterey California summer 2011. See the PCA spotlight video below with PCA president Manny Alban featuring the car.

Where do I start? The motor is probably the most fascinating part of the car and is a crowd pleaser. The car was designed and engineered by S-CARGO racing in San Rafael,CA.   They are one of the top Porsche air cooled specialists in the west coast. Known for building unbelievable air cooled Porsches. Twin plug conversions along with custom fabrication and design are their forte. Thank you Rob and Mark and the entire S-Cargo staff for putting in the hard work and building this masterpiece. The car was built so that it would be reliable enough for daily driving and simple enough for another Porsche shop to work on if needed.

Now more about the car. It started out as a completely stock 1996 Porsche C4S.  So much has been changed, upgraded and modified that the car is far from stock. The car was meant to be a dream car build and everything done first class with open check book.

Over 300k has been invested in this beauty with records and documentation of build. The motor is a completely rebuilt twin turbo 3.8 with twin plug (12 spark) conversion. It has 2 plugs firing per cylinder. Essential to achieve optimum power for high performance engines. Since high compression ratios are used, twin-ignition allows all of the power benefit to be gained from the increase. Twin-plug equipped 911 and 930′s run much crisper and cleaner with lower cylinder head temperatures and improved throttle response. Plus, a twin-plug 911 is much less prone to plug fouling with today’s fuel.

Besides the damage to one’s bank account, there isn’t one drawback to installing this system and enjoying the benefits in throttle response, power and great drivability that twin-ignition adds to any 911. Quite a difference!. In some cases, it is a necessity to realize the maximum gains from a complete set of engine modifications.

Over 100k alone was spent on the motor build and modifying it not including the cost of the initial motor (about 30k). The turbos were replaced with massive Garrett GT30 custom polished turbos.  The ECU was programmed by Protomotive.   The heads were port and polished. GT3 oil pump was added and an additional oil cooler was added in front bumper for extra cooling.

The transmission was dissembled and upgraded with Guards GT4060 limited slip differential, and viscous coupling, high performance clutch and completely resealed.   The real beauty of this build is the specialized fabrication and fitment of the parts. The heater box, headers, and exhaust were all carefully crafted for this car. Even small details like the turbo inlet tubes made of plastic were replaced with custom fabricated aluminum lines for reliability and performance.  All of the work is beautifully done and very expensive but well worth it.  She is a rolling work of art and people love to see and hear it run.

She is not hard to miss. The speed yellow paint is gleaming bright. All bodywork done by UACC in Burlingame,CA. The body was professionally refinished in its factory color Speed Yellow and rain gutters have been shaved just like the real Yellowbird RUF Porsche.  Paint job and custom body cost over 20k.  The RUF body kit(not obtainable any more) was carefully fit to the body. Recaro A8 seat backs and roll bar were color matched and installed.  Immediately upon completion it was sent to S-Cargo racing for its transformation.”

So much to like about this car.  It is one thing to built a spare no expense car but to do it in such a way that blends with the overall purpose of the car is truly extraordinary.  It’s all here, motor, paint and body, interior, brakes, clutch, transmission were all addressed.  This is important because if there were a weak spot the 600HP motor would find it.

The best part is this 993 is offered at no reserve.  Current bidding sits at $73k with a few days to go.  I think a final bid in the $85k area would be appropriate and fair for all parties involved.  It takes a great deal of courage to sell a car such as this with no reserve, kudos to the seller on building such a fine 993.

~Aaron.

Tiger Blood: Charlie Sheen’s 1989 Porsche 928 For Sale

As luck or happenstance would have it this is the second former 928 of Mr. Sheen that we have featured.  The first was a 1994 GTS with crazy low miles that was in exceptional condition.  This one is a little more road worn, the Sheen factor does not do much for the value but it sure makes for an interesting story.

1989 Porsche 928 S4 For Sale:

From the seller –

“This was originally purchased by Charlie Sheen in 1989.This car is in very good shape. Great shape for the year and miles. Do not let the miles scare you. I drive this on the freeway at 80 mph and it runs straight and strong. No leaks or problems, not one rattle or issue that I know of this amazing sports car is road ready. This Porshe had over $7000 in maintnance performed less than 4 k miles ago. The tires are in great shape. A/C blows cold , all power options work, both power seats, power sun roof. The stereo in this beautiful car is incredible. Charlie spent big bucks on the system. This car needs nothing but a new home. All my friends love this car and thought I called it the Chalie Sheen car to be funny. I have to show them the copy of registration for CS.

The car does have scratches on the rear quarters, I tried to show them in the pictures but they didn’t show up. They have been touched up but not to great standards.

Ebay did not let me select automatic transmission but it is not a manual.  A lot of fun. A great driver and a piece of celebrity memorabilia.”

I am torn, the car has seen some wear, the weird angles that it is shot does not do anything to increase my confidence.  But it has had $7k of recent work, that should stand for something, right?  No, of course you are right.  Cars like this eat wallets, what was I thinking.  Nothing to see here, move along, move along.

Depending on which side of the fence you are on I cannot find a good reason to spend more than $10k on this car.  Drive it, drive it hard until it breaks and buy the next 928 castoff from Mr. Sheen.

Now that is what I call WINNING!

~Aaron.

1988 Porsche 944 Rothmans Turbo Cup

From the very beginning, “Porsche” and “motorsport” are two words that have lived in harmony. From LeMans to the Paris Dakar Rally, there are few venues the sports cars from Stuttgart have not competed in. Oftentimes, race series will crop up around one specific vehicle, such is the case with our feature car, one of 192 factory built race cars for the Rothmans Turbo Cup Series, run from 1988 through 1990. This particular vehicle was last raced in October of 1990 in Canada and has been restored to pre-race condition.

1988 Porsche 944 Rothmans Turbo Cup

An outstanding example of one of the 192 factory-built race cars created for the Rothmans Turbo Cup series in 1988. The series was conducted in Germany, England, Canada, France, Australia and South Africa in 1988 through 1990. This particular car was one of 32 brought into Canada for their series and was driven by Ron Fellows in the 1990 season and by Ted Powell in the 1988 and 1989 seasons. Ron Fellows frequently took the car from the back of the pack at the start (as a result of being unavailable to qualify the car) to a leading position when the checkered flag dropped. Except for taking the photos in this listing, the car has not been driven on the street or track since its last race (Moosehead Grand Prix of Halifax – October 7, 1990) and has been meticulously restored to pre-race condition over the past 15 years.

This is a rare car with a significant race history, making it very suitable and highly desirable for vintage racing or show events. This sale provides an opportunity to own an important part of racing history. An extensive “spares package” is available but is not included in this listing for the car. If you have an interest in the spares we will consider negotiating a combination deal but make that intention clear in an email message.

The VIN # is WP0ZZZ95ZJN165096 and the odometer shows 10,038 kilometers (6,235 miles). Please note that the VIN number does not conform to standard passenger car format and is therefore not recognized in eBay’s system. Photos of the VIN number plate are included under the photo links at the bottom of the listing.

The Customs Receipt (from Canada into the US) includes the notation “This car meets US EPA & US DOT Specifications.”

Also known as the Weissach Racing Turbos, these cars were designed to look identical to the street version of the 944 Turbo with the exception of the specially-designed white magnesium racing wheels (which were the only wheels allowed for the Rothmans Porsche Turbo Cup series).

In an effort to keep all of the cars in the Rothmans Turbo Cup series “on a level playing field” the engines were sealed at several locations with safety wire and lead seals having “Turbo Cup” embossed into them. The engine was “freshened” during the restoration process and then new “Turbo Cup Seals” were put in place using an original embossing tool that was borrowed from a collector… thus the original seals appear to still be in place on this engine. Click this link to view the seals at the cam tower, balance shaft and oil pan. These cars sold for $100,000 Canadian, without any spares, back in 1998.

Included in the vehicle sale are:

§ Vehicle Log Book for the Rothmans Porsche Turbo Cup series sanctioned by the Canadian Automobile Sport Club (CASC).
§ Title Certificate signed by original owner but never transferred (buyer will in effect be the second owner).
§ Workshop Manual for Car #35.
§ Poster for Series featuring Car #35 in green paint and Fuji Sponsorship as raced in 1988-1989 seasons.
§ Rothmans Porsche Monitor (RPM) for July 1990 featuring Car #35 with Ron Fellows at the wheel.
§ Rothmans Porsche Monitor (RPM) for October 1990 featuring a photo of Car #35 with Ron Fellows leading Richard Spenard for the checkered flag at Vancouver. There is also a photo from earlier in the race with Car #35/Ron Fellows second in of a five-car pack.
§ Copy of Final Adjusted Standings and Earnings for 1990 Season.
§ Copy of Season Summary for 1990.
§ Copy of FAX sent to competitors dated 8/25/1987.
§ Copy of FAX from Canadian Pragmatics Ltd dated competitors dated 12/28/1990.

The following list represents the factory modifications to the standard car:

1. Magnesium racing wheels
2. Magnesium intake manifold
3. Magnesium oil pan
4. 928S4 brakes
5. Racing brake pads
6. Brake cooling kit
7. Strut tower brace bar over engine
8. Fiberglass hood/engine cover with race locks
9. Exterior power kill switch
10. Interior power kill switch
11. Larger high-output turbo unit
12. Larger sway bars, rear adjustable
13. High performance engine electronics
14. Surakrit safety windshield
15. Safety roll cage
16. Recaro racing seat
17. Driver racing harness
18. Lightweight side mirrors
19. Special Bilstein front struts
20. Special rear shocks with extra springs
21. Strengthened rear torsion bars
22. Heavy duty racing clutch
23. Quick ratio steering
24. Higher degree limited slip axle
25. Strengthened differential and axle gears
26. Strengthened transmission gears
27. Close-ratio 5th gear
28. Transmission oil cooler
29. ABS brakes
30. Stiffened main chassis
31. Strengthened strut towers
32. Hard rubber suspension mounts
33. Lightweight battery
34. Single engine cooling radiator
35. Underbody drag reduction panels
36. Lightweight noise insulation
37. Delete –Power steering
38. Delete –Fender liners
39. Delete –Radio, speakers
40. Delete –Headlight washers
41. Delete –Air conditioning
42. Delete –Power windows
43. Delete –Rear wiper
44. Delete –Engine shield
45. Delete –Undercoating
46. Delete –Sunroof
47. Delete –Power seat
48. Delete –Leather interior
49. Delete –Rear trunk release
50. Delete –Power mirrors
51. Delete –Door storage pockets
52. Delete –Cassette storage

A large inventory of spare parts is available for separate purchase, all of them being Porsche-supplied for the series. If you are interested in vintage racing, the spares package will prove invaluable and a very wise investment at an approximate cost of $20,000. The spares will not be sold separately unless the buyer of the car has no interest. If interested in the spares as well as the car please indicate this option in an eBay email message so that a combined sale price might be negotiated. The spares package consists of:

§ 4 Magnesium racing wheels, 8”
§ 4 Magnesium racing wheels, 9”
§ Stainless steel exhaust (turbo-back)
§ Pin-removable muffler to meet track noise restrictions
§ Factory-supplied Recaro driver race seat with distinctive suede shoulder patches
§ Ron Fellows’ preferred Recaro race seat
§ Two spare transmissions as modified for the Turbo Cup Series.
§ Magnesium oil pan
§ Turbo waste gate
§ Extension coupling for torque tube
§ Spring set, progressively-wound
§ Original steering wheel (as issued)
§ Fuel rail for injection
§ Five center caps for spec wheels
§ Left quarter-panel window
§ Three wheel bearings
§ Oil pickup with primary strainer
§ Torsion bar set (two bars)
§ Quick Lock hood pin with insert
§ Approximately 30 pairs of brake pads (seated)
§ Steering shaft
§ Two top strut mounts
§ Coil
§ Strut/spring perch adjuster
§ Three Lucas fuel injectors
§ Please note that the above parts are not for sale separate from the vehicle unless the vehicle is already sold.

The asking price of $89,000 is certainly outside of the range of normal 944s of any vintage, but it reflects how much extra development is involved with factory racecars. Factory lightweight Porsches have never been produced en masse and this 944 is no exception to the rule. From the magnesium wheels to the integrated roll cage, a lot of effort went into manufacturing these vehicles. Given that the 944 is already regarded as one of the best handling modern classics money can buy, the factory prepped race version must be as close to chassis nirvana as us mere mortals can get.

-Paul