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Week In Review

Welcome back to Week in Review. We apologize for not getting this out sooner, but with GCFSB staff on the move with summer travels and your managing editor dealing with a move, we were a bit tied up. But let’s take this chance to recap the last month of vehicles we have featured:

The 1997 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG sold for $10,200: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

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1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet with 32k miles

Being spread out over the United States, it’s hard for all of us here at GCFSB to catch up, but I was lucky enough to visit Rhode Island over the long weekend and catch up with Carter and Jeff who live in Providence. Living in the Washington, DC area, politics is the topic of the day and one which I loathe. So it’s always great to get away from this fishbowl and meet up with likeminded friends who share my passion for German cars. Carter had mentioned to me that a friend of his has an M3 Convertible, and I had my usual confused reaction when it comes to drop top M cars.

Now I have come across this 1990 964 series Carrera 4 Cabriolet. Kind of an odd combination, no? When I think of 911 Cabriolets, I think of motoring on sunny days rather than inclement weather that goes hand in hand with all-wheel drive. While this C4 Cabriolet may reside in New Hampshire, it spent a good many years in California and Florida. Just under 5,000 of the C4 Cabriolets were built, in comparison to just over 11,000 of the C2 Cabriolet, so for the classic 911 buyer looking for a bit more exclusivity, a low mileage, 5-speed example like this car would be a good choice.

Click for more details: 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet on Rennlist

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1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Targa

This is a car I may have never seen on the road. At least in recent years since it’s entirely possible I saw one while they were in production. Here we have a Grand Prix White 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Targa located in Pennsylvania. The Targa in general is a less common sight these days, a point we may see change with Porsche reintroducing the proper Targa design for the 991, but the 964 Targa seems even less common than the rest. Part of that is simple numbers. The 964 was only around for 5 years and there were much fewer Targas produced than their Coupe and Cabriolet counterparts. Anyway, these are the sorts of things that tend to draw my attention with any auction as I’ve always had a fascination with the Targa even if I’m not sure whether I’d want to own one. This particular car is very low mileage, though please check the ad for details as it is somewhat unconfirmed.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Targa on eBay

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1990 BMW 520i Firecar

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One of the people that really helped me see the legitimacy in having cars as a hobby is my uncle, who has had an eclectic collection of Chevys as long as I can remember. In my early days, many were Raiders-themed, from the black and white Nomad to a metallic black Chevy Van with fully-embroidered Raiders interior. The one that has lasted longest and remains one of the coolest, however, is an homage to old fire chief’s cars (he was an LA fireman his entire working life), made from a ’56 4-door Bel Air with goldleaf type, working sirens, and a V8 so loud I got my first experience of one car setting others’ alarms off. My M5 takes care of that last endeavor these days, but “Chiefy” does leave a soft spot in my heart for today’s E34 Firecar. The 2.0 liter may not be setting off any car alarms, but the utilitarianism of the various vehicles used as emergency assistance cars in Europe has always been cool to me. With less than 90k miles, three pedals, and an interesting cloth/leather interior combo, it would be a fun car. Probably not worth importing unless you’re a fireman who happens to be obsessed with BMWs – if you’re that guy, you’re my hero.

Click for details: 1990 BMW 520i Firecar for sale on ClassicDriver

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1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60

The strange thing about “unicorns” in the Volkswagen world is that they’re not always the most rare, the fastest, the rarest, or the prettiest model. Unicorns are the models that everyone wishes for though, the cars that are so hard to find that people are willing to pay a serious premium when they pop up. What constitutes “hard to find” in the Volkswagen world is an unmolested example and that seems to be especially true in the higher performance models; the GLi, the GTi and above all the Corrado:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1990 Volkswagen Corrado at Coventry Motor Car

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