Yellow is a color more akin to some Italian exotics, but occasionally you’ll come across some of Stuttgart’s finest in this eye-popping hue. Porsche produced a number of different yellows over the years, and here are two air-cooled examples slathed in this bright shade. First up is a 1987 911 Coupe in Summer Yellow for sale in Florida.
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I was joking around with our editor, Paul, saying that I was pretty sure we could just feature E30s all day long and everyone would be happy. There’s a seemingly endless supply of examples that come to the market every week. There are the normal S50/S52 swaps, some crazy turbo editions, mint condition original examples, tired daily drivers and everything in between. But occasionally something special pops up that really makes you take notice. Much like earlier’s H26 modified 325i, here is a 325i that was apparently originally modified by Hartge in Germany. Sporting some of the really tasty Hartge bits but not a full H26 conversion, the Coup de gras has to be the Weismann hardtop:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 BMW 325i Euro-Spec Hartge/Weismann on eBay
The Euro-spec 1987 BMW 325i with period Hartge H26 modifications and M-Tech pieces is back up for sale on eBay. It’s not a huge surprise given the original quite high and optimistic asking price, but the new price is down 15% to $22,000. That’s still a lot of money for a non-M3 E30, but what price would you pay for this neat piece of kit?
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 BMW 325i/Hartge H26 on eBay
The below post originally appeared on our site June 25, 2014:
It’s probably safe to say that the 911 will always overshadow every other model in the lineup, but it’s nice to see that publications like Flüssig magazine are catering to enthusiasts of early water cooled Porsches. These are cars that have a lot to offer in terms of quality and driving pleasure, yet many are still quite affordable for the P-car enthusiast. Towards the end of the model run, Porsche offered a detuned version of the 944′s 2.5 liter inline-4 in the form of the 924S. Produced through 1988, we wouldn’t see another “affordable” Porsche until the debut of the Boxster a decade later. This 924S for sale in California is closing in on 100,000 miles but is all original with service history dating back to 1990.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 944 on eBay
I mentioned briefly in a previous post the transmission differences between the ’86 and ’87 model years for the 911 and we can see here how much sellers take pains to emphasize the presence of the G50 transmission. I always find it a humorous strategy. As I mentioned in that post, and as a few noted in the comments, the G50 is better, but not necessarily enough so that we should ignore the early years of these cars. With that said, we could probably make the case that the transmission should matter more to collectors rather than those looking for a driver as the G50 will likely show better value down the road. Which brings us to the car seen here: a Dark Blue 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, located in California, with just shy of 50,000 miles on the clock. This Cabriolet appears to be in excellent shape all around, the mileage is pretty low, and it came with a few highly desirable options, all of which likely suggests interested parties will have an eye towards the future when considering this as a purchase.