As enthusiasts we have a variety of reasons for finding joy in automobiles. Whether it’s outright performance or just the pleasure of a relaxed drive in a vintage machine we are drawn to the engineering, the style, and the pleasure of the total experience that comes with ownership. Among this wide variety I think there is one aspect that almost every enthusiast enjoys seeing in another car: one that has been both well cared for and also driven and enjoyed. These are the cars that have actually been used for the purpose they were built. The one we see here, a Granite Green Metallic over Grey Green 1987 Porsche 930 Coupe located in Maryland, seems to fit that bill well. Given its age we can’t really say it’s high mileage at 114K miles, but that’s still a good number of miles on a 930. Most importantly, even with those miles the condition looks excellent. The seller notes a couple of minor electrical issues, but otherwise this 930 appears to be ready for a new owner to step right in and enjoy.
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There are days when I look at my Audi Coupe GT and think I did it all wrong. I stripped it out, made it hot and uncomfortable; too loud, too stiff, too track biased. It’s fun to drive in short bursts when it’s not hot, or cold, or raining, but there’s a bit of regret that I’m not able to drive and enjoy it more regularly. And it’s too black – it looks fantastic when it’s briefly clean, but every single scratch, nick, and scuff stand out like pimples on a teenager’s face before prom. But, you’d say, it’s a lowly Audi Coupe. Most people don’t even know what they are, and even 95% of those who do wouldn’t care if I made it however I wanted it to be. But what if I had a bigger budget? And, what if I was even more crazy?
I might have made something like this 911. It started life as a ’87 911 Turbo Cabriolet. Maybe. But then someone had an idea, a lot of drugs, and even more money. The result is an absolutely crazy 935-inspired 911 Turbo Slantnose Cabriolet that is so wildly awesome and horrible at the same time you’ll never unsee it:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet on eBay
The 1987 Porsche 930 Slantnose Coupe we featured back in January 2015 has come back up for sale. Nothing much appears to have changed over that year and a half as it’s still being offered by the same seller, has a similar – though slightly higher – price tag, and only 200 extra miles on the clock. The market went through a bit of a roller-coaster since the last time this 930 was featured and I will be interested to see if it now sells.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 930 Slantnose on eBay
The below post originally appeared on our site January 24, 2015:
There have always been a lot of interesting colors available for the 911, but Cassis Red remains one of our favorites. It’s not pastel, but it’s not dull. It’s bright, without being too flashy. For some it may come off as too pink for their tastes, but like many metallic shades it varies in sun and shade and always seems to provide interesting contrast. It also seems to be very popular on the Targa. Maybe the way in which the various Targa accents break up the color with black trim appeals to a lot of people, I’m not sure, but it does seem to be more popular on the open-topped 911s than on the Coupes. This one here complements that very nice exterior with a White leather interior. I can’t say I’m a huge fan of a white interior in any application, but this is a rare combination for those who place priority on those things. So here we have a Cassis Red Metallic 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa, located in Pennsylvania, with 74,770 miles on it.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa on eBay
I’ll return now to one of my favorite divisive cars, a Slantnose Porsche 930. The 930 itself, of course, is much beloved and admired. Remove the iconic 911 front end and replace it with the 935-derived Slantnose and reactions become more mixed. For some, like myself, it’s the perfect complement to the 930’s sometimes diabolical dynamics, bringing an extra note of aggression to an already aggressive car. It’s also over-the-top in its style in a way that seems fitting for this Turbo from the ’80s. At least on the 930 Coupe. But I do understand the dilemma and why some may not care for it. Either way, the factory examples tend to be pretty highly prized on the 930 market and the example here might serve us as a useful barometer for how that market is currently holding up. The price is very high, but the condition looks quite good and the mileage is pretty low so there should be some interest. So here we have a Black 1987 Porsche 911 Slantnose Coupe, located in Florida, with Beige leather interior and around 18,300 miles on it.