We used to run a feature called “Heap of the Week”, and while it’s something we decided we weren’t generally known for, it was a fun feature. It allowed us to look at vehicles that had potential or were potential struggles; rare cars or just cars that are rarely seen. It’s another expression of automotive enthusiasm – anyone can walk down to a Porsche dealership with enough money and buy what will certainly be a classic someday if you keep the miles low enough and condition good. However, to take something neglected and return it to pristine shape? That’s the domain of a different type of enthusiast, one who sees the potential through the years of neglect and anticipate a result that could be considered near impossible. There’s also a different sect of enthusiasts who appreciate patina; the worn perfection of years of neglect, but also the specter of countless stories. Throw a particularly rare model into the mix, and you have what could potentially be a show stopper:
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The Violet Blue Porsche 968 Tiptronic we featured last month is back up for sale, with a price reduction of $1,500. Maybe this automatic 968 might find some love a second time around?
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1992 Porsche 968 on eBay
The below post originally appeared on our site March 4, 2015:
Featured on eBay this week is this beautiful 1993 Porsche 928 GTS. We’ve seen this car before, as Paul featured it last October. As you probably know, the 928 GTS has seen steady value increases over the past few years, with 5-speeds commanding sizeable premiums. In addition to being a rare 5-speed GTS, this car is the only GTS in the United States painted in Wimbledon Green. The color is quite attractive on this GTS, which sports a clean rubstrip delete body. The Wimbledon Green exterior is paired with an equally unique Olive Green leather interior complete with Matador Red piping on the seats and floor mats. According to the 928 Registry, this is one of 47 5-speeds made for the U.S. market in 1993, and had an original sticker price of over $100,000.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Porsche 928GTS on eBay
The very rare and very head-turning 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1500 Continental Cabriolet that we featured back in October has come back up for sale again as a reserve auction. This car was featured in a recent issue of Excellence Magazine so perhaps the seller hopes to capitalize upon that exposure in the search for a new owner of this lovely machine. This is, without question, the most striking 356 we’ve ever come across as well as a unique piece of Porsche history.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1500 Continental Cabriolet on eBay
The below post originally appeared on our site October 31, 2014:
As promised, I’m revisiting the ’84 Carrera Coupe from a couple weeks ago. For those who missed it the first time around, the original auction for this 911 had been bid up to nearly $70K. That price was shocking and not long before the auction ended many of the highest bids, which I assume were false bids, were removed. Hopefully this time we can get a true sense of where this car might be valued as it remains an excellent example of an early 3.2 Carrera.