It probably sounds crazy, but I find the 924 Turbo pretty fascinating. Born at a time when smaller displacement turbocharged engines were the wave of the future and the rage in motorsport, the 924 is still one of the most aerodynamic cars to make it to the public. This resulted in good fuel economy, which combined with hatchback practicality meant it was a reasonable daily driver. But the weight distribution and turbocharged power plant meant it was at home on the track, too – in turned up Carrera GT, GTS and GTR versions it was a hugely successful race car. It was good looking, too – subtle curves, great ATS wheels and just enough vents and ducts to hint at performance potential. Really, it’s a great package – but in spite of this 924s in general remain one of the cheapest Porsches available. That means you can get into one for quite a deal these days while the rest of the market continues to pull out of reach:
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I’ve got to admit, I am loving E21s more and more. I know their biggest flaw is the general lack of momentum, but I don’t think I’d be too focused on speed with an older 3-Series. After spending some time with a sorely neglected one in a Pennsylvania scrapyard last weekend, I noticed just how many pieces come together so very well in these cars: great 3-spoke steering wheel, perfectly-contoured sport seats, an aggressive front air dam and squat stance combine to make it appear almost a touch more muscular than the E30. While the later (and far more loved 3er) has graceful proportions, the E21 looks a bit chunkier and more reared up on its haunches. I don’t know – beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I wouldn’t kick a clean 320is out of the garage. The 80s Bosch fog lamps and terrific mesh wheels (along with a completely full toolkit) round of the list of “must-haves” for me in my perfect E21. Thanks to our reader Drew for tipping us off to this 320is for sale in Seattle.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1980 BMW 320is on Seattle’s Craigslist
Porsche has never been shy about celebrating or commemorating its achievements through special edition models of the 911. So, when they wanted to celebrate and honor the achievements of the Motorsport department, the choice was obvious and the Weissach Edition 911 was released in 1980. Based off of a standard 911SC Coupe, the Weissach Edition came in either a Black or Platinum Metallic exterior with Platinum painted Fuchs wheels all surrounding a Doric Gray leather interior contrasted by Burgundy carpeting. Each car would also come standard with a whale tail, but it is the interior especially that set these cars apart from others versions of the 911SC. The Weissach Edition featured here is located in Carlsbad, California and sits with 66,309 miles.