Welcome to Week in Review, where we’ll take a look at some of the vehicles featured on GCFSB over the last couple of weeks:
All posts tagged 1987
For a buyer thinking about his first Porsche we still come back to the 3.2 Carrera and 911SC as the ideal models from which to choose. Both still represent good value since driver-quality examples in very good condition can still be found without too much trouble and each gives an interested buyer a chance to experience the mystique of the air-cooled Porsches that are so prized by enthusiasts and collectors alike. Among the standard cars, the most desirable tend to come from the final three years of 3.2 Carrera production as it is those cars that came with the upgraded G50 5-speed manual transmission. The car we have featured here is just such a car: a 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera, located in Michigan, with just under 84K miles that is on auction with no reserve.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera on eBay
The Audi 4000 Quattro has been on a fairly meteoric rise in value over the past few years, shadowing its original market competition E30 BMW. Granted, much as when new the Type 85 chassis hasn’t gained as much press as the E30 does, but we’ve recently seen $14,000 4000 Quattros – unthinkable even a year ago, and a signal that the strength of the 1980s market really has pulled up everything along with the big headlines of the 911 and M3. Of course, because they languished in value for so long, there just aren’t many mint condition 4000 Quattros remaining. Because they haven’t been valuable for a long time, and because of the robust nature of the drive train, the 4000 Quattro has been lurking for a long time as a popular tuning platform. Engine swaps abound; from 5000 Quattro spec 2.2 10v turbos through twin turbo 4.2 V8s and 1.8Ts, just about everything has found its way into the engine bay of the 4000; but by far, the one that most wish for is the 20 valve turbo version of the inline 5, with up to and above 1,000 horsepower possible and the Group B soundtrack. Today’s 4000 has just such a swap completed:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Audi 4000CS Quattro 20V Turbo on Quattroworld.com
The mint 1987 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V that we featured last December is back up for sale at the same price. Any takers this time around? In my opinion, beige rarely looks this good.
The below post originally appeared on our site December 3, 2013:
Here’s a good standard-bearer for all of those Vanagons I post. It’s a clean, non-Syncro pop-top with just 117k miles; about all you could ask for in a clean Westy. The omission of 4WD keeps it about 50-75% cheaper, but it’s still pretty steep for a 27 year-old van and speaks to the desirability of what many see as the ultimate vacation (or living, in many cases) vehicle.