The 1984 Porsche 944 that Pablo delved into at the beginning of this month is back up for sale. Will this early, low mileage example find a home this time around?
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Continuing our theme for the week, here we another 3.2 Carrera Coupe, but now from the earlier years of their production. This is where we really begin to enter value territory for these cars. The introduction of the G50 transmission in 1987 marked the end for the 915 5-speed transmission after a 15 year run. With torque gradually increasing during the 911′s life the 915 continually had to be reworked so as to keep up with the increased stresses placed upon it by the engine and heavier chassis. Like with many things in the auto industry, eventually it became more cost effective simply to switch to a newer unit rather than continue to revise and upgrade the previous model. The 915 had served its purpose and helped make the 911 the driver’s car that so many continue to love and today a 915-equipped 3.2 Carrera comes at a discount relative to a similar quality model from later in the run. This Guards Red 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe comes from the first year of 3.2 Carrera production and is a European model, which means you get a few more horsepower from the 3.2 liter flat-six (231 rather than 207 hp).
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As much as the E30 M3 has become a wild vintage success story, and as much I’m proud of the E28 M5 for being a “buy now!” list-maker, the true David that took down Goliath when it came out and will continue to do so until the end of time is the indomitable Mk1 GTI. It looks right, it goes right, and for all the hype, it’s still available. Today’s has some highs and lows, low-mileage and lots of love being the prior, some cosmetic needs for the latter, but overall it is getting some extremely hot bidding because people know it is a diamond in the rough. With a paint job and some interior work, this would be one of those GTIs that is reaching above $10k. If the bidding stays low enough, the buyer will end up with a triple threat: a fun project, a legendary daily driver, and a great investment opportunity.
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About eight years ago, I had the chance to visit the Mercedes-Benz Museum outside of Stuttgart, Germany. Of all the exhibits, the one that intrigued me the most was a car transporter with models from the early 1980s on it, including a W123 230E sedan in the same metallic blue as we see here on this well-preserved 1984 300D. We’ve poured over the qualities that make these mid-sized Mercedes sedans, coupes and estates great throughout the years, but rarely do they come as showroom fresh as this one for sale in California.