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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It’s been both great and bad to have a resource like Flüssig Magazine’s Pablo join our ranks. It’s great because Pablo is a wealth of knowledge and a great resource on these classic front-engined Porsches; it’s bad because I’m now petrified I’ll make a mistake or choose a bad example. Sometimes, though, you need to roll the dice – and today’s European-spec 1983 928S is just one of those times. Presented in light bronze with brown leather, this 928 looks both refined and striking – but is it a good example to buy?
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The Quattro remains one of the few attainable halo vehicles from the 1980s. Consider the others; BMW M1s are on the verge of being million dollar cars while most of the rest of the M line appreciates rapidly. For Mercedes-Benz, there were no real “Halo” models for the 1980s in the U.S., but clean and original examples of their flagship models or indeed some of the rare AMG pieces are big business. Porsche has several, with the 930 and good examples of just about every other rear engined example rapidly increasing in value. What’s left? The Quattro should certainly be considered amongst those cars, for one. As a revolutionary piece of engineering, the Quattro firmly placed Audi on the map as a serious contender in the European and North American markets. The were legendary even before they officially raced, as one of the stage cars notoriously outpaced all of the race cars in its first unofficial appearance at a rally. The rest set the stage for the legend; the Quattro amassed 23 WRC victories and two World Championship titles before Audi moved towards road racing with the demise of Group B. Today, despite the top-tier reputation and recognition that it finally deserves, the Quattro remains an affordable option for classic German motoring: