1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

I’m on a little bit of a 3.2 Carrera run lately. There have been some nice examples from across the model range. This one here though I think is the prettiest. It’s color combination provides the type of stormy look I’ve mentioned previously, which is one that I especially enjoy, though on this Carrera it’s a less dark version of the ocean storm mix. The combination here is Venetian Blue Metallic over a Linen leather interior. I think it provides a nice contrast to the ’89 Targa I featured earlier this week, which had a similar Linen interior but contrasted it with a Slate Grey exterior. Here, the body color matching Fuchs look especially good and that adds to the allure. I don’t know if there’s just something about Venetian Blue that works well as a wheel color, but it’s pretty clear not all painted Fuchs are created equal and this color is a step well above a few others. Overall, this is a really pretty 911 and it looks to be in nice condition.

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Year: 1988
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 95,188 mi
Price: $44,950 Buy It Now

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

The 3.2-liter Carreras was one of the best Porsches built. They were extremely reliable and had all the creature comforts of a modern car: electric sunroof, electric windows, air conditioning, cruse control and power seats. These 3.2 engines are known to go 200,000 miles before needing a top end rebuild.

Very desirable and rare color combination Venetian Blue Metallic with a Linen Grey interior. Excellent mechanical condition. G-50 hydraulic 5-speed transmission. Very clean, 100% rust free and as straight as they come. Clean Carfax. Over $13,000 in recently service including New Yokohama RE71 performance tires and New Bilstein Sport Shocks.

Double Dose of Insanity: 1988 BMW M3 v. 1994 BMW 325i

In my usual searches I had an interesting dichotomous reaction to one number: $16,500.

The first I came across was a 1988 BMW M3 with a no reserve auction bid up to $16,500. “Wow! That’s actually pretty reasonable! I thought. Next, I saw a 1994 BMW 325i with a ‘Buy It Now’ of the exact same $16,500. “What the hell is the seller thinking?!? How absolutely ridiculous!” I scoffed.

Yet, neither car was as it originally seemed once the descriptions were opened, and suddenly a comparison was in order…

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1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

I think this 911 has been for sale for a while. I could be wrong, but I know this dealer has had a decent number of very-low mileage 3.2 Carreras and I’m assuming this one is part of that group. So why feature it now? Because it’s 4:30 am and I can’t sleep. I’m looking at cars and this one piqued my curiosity, to a degree clearly more than usual, and now I’m writing about it. The asking price, the mileage, and of course the interior. I love a red leather interior, a point that perhaps comes into focus during insomnia-fueled car trawling. It is in such moments of clarity that greatness can be achieved. Ok, so that’s probably a stretch, but I am realizing that I do like this 911. The interior isn’t for the fainthearted – the CoA is hard to read, but the color actually is Lipstick Red – and on a Cabriolet it stands out even more. There’s nowhere to hide, but that’s the idea.

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Year: 1988
Model: 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 19,330 mi
Price: $77,800 Buy It Now

1988 Porsche 911 Cabriolet
We have just added to our extensive exotic car inventory a beautiful 1988 Porsche 911 Cabriolet in Black with Lipstick Red special leather interior and only 19,300 miles. This 911 is equipped with: 5 speed manual transmission, full power left seat and four way power passenger seat, limited slip differential, steering wheel with raised hub, Blaupunkt Reno radio, 16″ forged light alloy wheels, automatic heating control, power operated top, cruise control, spoilers front and rear, alarm system, luggage compartment in black velour, complete books, extra keys, certificate of authenticity, tool kit and jack.

1988 Audi 80 quattro

The Audi 80 quattro was a great replacement for the 4000 quattro in many ways. And, in many ways, it was a complete let down. It was more quiet with better interior materials and better technology. It also had more power with the 2.3 liter inline-5, but additional sound deadening and more technology all meant more weight, so the new 80 quattro felt slower than the 4000 had. That technology meant it wasn’t quite as “cool” as the 4000 had been, either – you could only lock one differential thanks to a new center Torsen unit, and then at 15 m.p.h. the rear diff would unlock electronically. BOOOO, Audi, BOOOO! How am I supposed to channel Hannu Mikkola if your electronic nannies are undoing my sick slide?

Did it matter that the second generation of quattro was probably better in most conditions for the majority of drivers? Not really. It didn’t matter that fundamentally the 80 was a better car, either. The 80 had three strikes against it before it even went on sale here. First was the price; at around $24,000 out the door with a few options, it was considerably more expensive than even the expensive 4000 quattro had been. Second was that it was no longer top fiddle; the 90 quattro was the upscale model, meaning that if you wanted body-color bumpers, for example, you needed to pony up even more for the “nicer” model. Heck the 4000 had body-color bumpers in 1985 for less money. What was Audi thinking? And to top it off, there was the whole 60 minutes fiasco.

Those factors combined to doom the B3 here, no matter how good it was. In 1988, with the release of a fresh model, Audi barely managed to outsell the antiquated 4000 quattro. The 80 and 90 quattro combined to sell just 94 more examples than the 1987 4000CS quattro had (3,023 v.…

1988 Porsche 930 Slantnose Coupe

A couple weeks ago I featured a 930 Slantnose Cabriolet. It was a pretty nice looking example of these wild Turbos and I mentioned in that post the way in which those cars sort of epitomized our sense of ’80s excess. It’s a car that would have been right at home next to the white Testarossa on Miami Vice. Truthfully, the Slantnose is a little too excessive for me in Cabriolet form. Well, excessive might not be the right word, but basically the look doesn’t really wow me even if I do think they are kind of cool cars.

The coupe seems way cooler. As a kid a Slantnose Coupe definitely would have qualified as a poster car. They’re over the top in all the right ways and while they depart significantly from the basics of the 911 design, they aren’t really a departure from Porsche design. Porsche racers long have featured massive wings and sloping fronts, foregoing beauty for functionality and aggression. The 930 Slantnose Coupe provides a showcase of that in road-going form. Here we have a really attractive example from late in 930 production and in a rare color combination of Nougat Brown Metallic over Mahogany leather.

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Year: 1988
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 51,852 mi
Price: $154,995 Buy It Now

Ferrari of Houston & Ferrari of The Woodlands present this special factory 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Flat Nose with only 51,842 miles. Traded by a repeat client and recently serviced by our friends at Motorwerks Houston.

Production Completion Date for this original Porsche Factory 505 code “Flachbau” Flat Nose of February 29, 1988.

Featured on the cover of Excellence magazine in June 1988.

Complete with original tool kit, books, stamped warranty/service book, correct and original vin stickers on each body panel leading us to believe that all paint is original as delivered from Stuttgart.

1988 BMW M6 with 32,000 Miles

What is the price for perfection? That’s a difficult question to answer, but increasingly when it comes to 1980s cars, the level of preservation, originality and lower miles in low-production, desirable models has translated into quite an exacting price. Yet while lofty asking prices have become the norm on many of the hottest performance models from the 1980s, are their figures always justified?

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1988 Porsche 930 Slantnose Cabriolet

It feels like it’s been a while since I featured a Slantnose. They aren’t incredibly common by any means, but we also come across them fairly frequently. Admittedly a lot of them aren’t in great shape or have completely insane pricing. This one still seems priced high, but it at least comes in at a point that we can work with and the condition looks very good. Among ’80s machinery the Slantnose typifies the excess that defined parts of that decade. I can’t recall whether the 930 itself was considered an exotic; relative to the Ferraris and Lamborghinis of the day a 930 is almost tame in its appearance. The Slantnose is a different animal though, and the Slantnose Cabriolet really takes those excesses to their limits. With the sloping front, a wide array of vents and strakes, and a massive whale tail, all found on a car where the top went down these definitely could be considered an exotic. It’s a car to be seen in and even today will attract plenty of notice.

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Year: 1988
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 51,796 mi
Price: $159,950 Buy It Now

1988 Porsche 911 Turbo (930) with the factory Slant Nose!!!

You are looking at a gorgeous, NUMBERS MATCHING, extremely well-kept, very exclusive and rare 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Slant Nose.

This is one of perhaps less than 300 outfitted from the factory as a convertible, turbo and slant nose 930.

It has never been wrecked, flooded, salvaged, or anything of that nature. It is easy to see that it was loved and taken care of since day 1.

This Slant Nose looks, drives, and feels amazing.

The original Fuchs forged wheels are in excellent condition, correct in size, and with brand new tires.

1988 Porsche 928S4

This actually is a revisit of sorts. Nearly three years ago, Paul featured this Black 1988 Porsche 928S4 with Burgundy interior. Now it’s back up for sale. Not much has changed. The mileage has increased by fewer than 1,000 miles and the condition looks more or less the same. Based upon where bidding on the previous auction left off the price does not appear to have changed much as well. It’s even been consigned to the same seller so I guess the buyer thought they did a good job. For such a nice color combination and pretty reasonable mileage this looks like a pretty promising 928!

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Year: 1988
Model: 928S4
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 56,715 mi
Price: Reserve Auction (Buy It Now $29,500)

Goodman Reed Motorcars

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Offered for sale is a striking, 56k mile, mechanically strong 1988 Porsche 928 S4, finished in menacing and factory correct Black over Burgundy leather. Ordered new by its original owner in New York, he would own the car for more than a decade, always keeping it garaged and maintained and using it sparingly (only accumulating 37k miles by 1999). The car made its way out to the West Coast in 2002, where it continued to be used as a weekend driver. We first acquired the car in 2014 and subsequently sold it to a buyer in New Jersey. In the ensuing two plus years, he put less than 1k miles on the car before asking us to sell it again on consignment, a decision precipitated only by a recent move and a lack of proper storage. Consequently we know the car well and can confirm that the 56k miles showing on the odometer are correct, documented by the car’s clean Carfax report and stamped service booklet.

1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

I’ve been harsh on the R107 in the past. I’m still not in love with them but a 560SL like this one for sale in Oregon sure is softening my stance. This 1988 not only shows a little more than 10,000 miles, but it also has the ultra-desirable European bumpers and headlights. With this R107 you have the perfect mix of ultra-low mileage, incredible condition, rare parts with a collector market with money to burn. So how high will the bidding go for this pristine 560SL?

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Year: 1988
Model: 560SL
Engine: 5.6 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 10,684 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

1988 Mercedes Benz 560SL

One of a kind 560sl with euro bumpers and headlights

OVER 80 Pictures Below!!!

If you are looking for a 560sl like none other, here it is.  With factory Bosch European headlights and euro bumpers, it is the perfect touch to make this car stand out from the crowd.  Also displaying walnut burl inlays on each door panel, this was a dealer add on. Please take a look at the pictures below if you have any question feel free to contact me.

Collecter Quality

Highly Optioned 560SL From The Factory

*10,680 Original Miles*

587 Cabernet Exterior paint on the car is incredible

275 Cream Beige interior is Stunning

Car runs and drives beautifully

Brand New Continental tires

Mechanical condition is excellent.

*Still has Original german soft top*

Hardtop is excellent as well

*Has the Original spare tire and Wheel*

The car does not leak any fluids.

Smooth and responsive shifting from the transmission

NO RUST

Front seats and door trim are original and in excellent condition

Carpet is clean.

The dash has NO cracks

Clear title

All instrumentation and gauges function correctly: power windows, heater, a/c, lights, turn signals, horn, cruise control, radio, clock, temperature gauge and wipers work very well and as they should.

Double Take: Mercedes-Benz 300CE – One cheap, one not so much

To some, the W124 might look like just another Stuttgart taxicab. But to those in the know, the 80s/90s era E-class stands for all those traits that once made Mercedes-Benzes the best cars in the world: over-engineered, incredibly safe (for the time) and remarkably durable, capable of cracking over half a million miles if properly cared for. While I’ve written up a number of sedans in the past, I haven’t posted many coupes. That’s a regrettable omission; the coupe offers all of the aforementioned characteristics only repackaged into a stylish, pillarless two-door body shape. The 300CE, produced between 1987 and 1995, was built on a slightly shortened version of the sedan chassis. Initially powered by the SOHC 12v, 3.0 liter version of the M103 engine – good for about 180 hp – cars sold from 1990 onwards came with the DOHC 24v M104 motor instead, pushing output to around 217 hp.

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