I’d imagine all Westy buyers imagine themselves picking up and traveling the world in their van, adventuring and accruing a healthy stash of stories. Most probably end up lucky to get the occasional overnight, lugging the pop top to sailing practice. The previous owners of this van have lived the dream, the first taking the van from Florida to Britain to New Zealand as he moved. The sellers then shipped it to Chile, where they drove it up the Pan American Highway to the northeastern US, where it currently resides. The seller is hoping for $12k but hasn’t seen any bids at the opening $8k. Perhaps it’s the conflicting info in the description versus the data frame; the difference between 100,000 miles and 1,000,000 seems worth clearing up.
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It’s funny, even within the world of high performance (like the Carrera RS featured Wednesday) and extremely interesting 911s (like the Amethyst 964 featured on Tuesday) I still can come across examples of a relatively basic 3.2 Carrera and really be captivated by it. Such is the case with this paint-to-sample Sapphire Blue 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe, located in Nashville. I came across it and immediately was taken in by it. There isn’t anything particularly awe inspiring about this Carrera; it’s just a nice looking example in what appears to be good condition and the price isn’t too bad. While color itself always is a matter of taste I think for those who do enjoy it the total package here is just the sort of thing many of us are trying to find.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe on eBay
I’m going to turn my attention to another modified 911, though this time one that has moved in an entirely different direction than the RSR backdate featured earlier this week. This 911 also should come with a much more reasonable price tag. At least, that is the hope and should be the case barring some extremely aggressive bidding on this auction. There’s kind of a lot to review here so let’s get to it: here we have a 911 that began its life as a 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe fitted with the M491 Turbo-look package. It is very well traveled having covered a reported 236,211 miles over its life. At some point (we can probably assume recently, but the seller does not say when) the Turbo-look moniker became more than just appearance as the engine and transmission from a 930 were fitted. Again, we don’t have precise details on the engine; there is some suggestion that it is actually the engine from a 3.3 liter 964 Turbo, but again we lack some clarity. Given the mileage I assume this 911 has also been painted and the interior refreshed (or perhaps redone altogether). I’m not sure about the name of this exterior color, but it looks quite good. The interior I’d guess is Cork and it too looks in really nice shape. There are a host of other small aesthetic changes to both the exterior and interior, but other than the wheels, which I don’t care much for, most of these additions are minor and could be changed without issue should someone so desire. Those are the details, and the questions all come down to the engine, transmission, and body.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1984 Porsche 911 Turbo on eBay
In general I like to reserve the Motorsports Monday posts for actual track-flavored cars, but occasionally one comes along that is worth a look even if it’s more of a poseur than pole position. Of course calling any original Quattro a poseur isn’t particularly fair. Out of the box these cars were effectively Group A race cars with some luxury goods fit to them. But the owner of this particular Quattro took the next step in their “restoration” of this 1984 car, modifying the boxflared wonder to look like its fire-spitting WRC brethren. Does it pull it off?
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1984 Audi Quattro on eBay
As much as we enjoy featuring very rare and amazing 911s we’re also always on the lookout for the much more pervasive and inexpensive examples that are in driver-quality condition. Yet, we still hope those too can be of the interesting sort with the added bonus that far more readers can aspire to own them even if they never really qualify as inexpensive. As usual that sort of search brings us to the ’80s where the 911SC and early examples of the 3.2 Carrera still dominate the landscape of interesting, relatively inexpensive, and fun air-cooled 911s on the market. This Ruby Red 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe may make for just such an option.