When originally I saw the link to this listing, I was unsurprised. Coming across a 28,000 mile pristine Corrado should be a cause for celebration among Volkswagen fans, but it has almost become expected from the seller Luxsport Motor Group, who currently has no less than three pristine and original Corrados in their inventory. That number includes currently one of the two Corrado Magnum prototypes I wrote up in May, but they’ve also had a string of amazing G60s and SLCs. Still, this early 28K SLC looked pretty familiar to me….
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I don’t know that this 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe is a 1 of 1, as the seller hints, but given the rare color combination and a rare option or two we’re certainly looking at a 911 whose owner isn’t likely to see another one coming the other way. The colors return us to my current fascination with purple 911s and this one, Amethyst Pearl, is one of the better options along that spectrum. It’s not as dark as Aubergine, but also not as bright, i.e. flashy, as Amaranth Violet so it walks that fine line that I think a color like purple really needs to walk. It’s beautiful and interesting. The white leather interior is sort of like a punch in the face. While I don’t normally associate white with brightness when considering the color palette, it definitely comes across that way here. I don’t know that it works, at least not for me, but the contrast is interesting and is certain to provide an avenue for discussion. We definitely can’t call it monotone!
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I was pleased to see Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car prominently featured the transaxle Porsches in their latest issue. These are sports cars which are finally getting their day both in the Porsche and general collector circles. With increased respect comes an increase in values, of course. However, many of these cars are still within reach of the more modest collector, such as this 968 Cabriolet for sale in New Jersey. With well over 100,000 miles, you wouldn’t have to worry about using this Porsche as intended. Tired of the usual 911 Cabriolet? This might be the cure.
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I’m a sucker for a bright red interior, and Can-Can Red is one of the best, so naturally I was immediately drawn in to this 964. Here we have a 1992 Porsche 911 America Roadster, located in Arizona, with 47,720 miles on it and, of course, that fantastic Can-Can Red leather. The America Roadster distinguishes itself from other 964 Cabriolets by its wider rear, braking, and suspension all borrowed from the 964 Turbo along with the deletion of the rear seats. I’ve written that the 964 is an exception for me in that it is the one 911 model where I prefer the narrow-body design relative to the wide-body. The narrow body seems proportionally just about perfect and I find that the wider rear disrupts that. I am probably among a minority in this. That said, I’ve slowly begun to come around to the wide body, with a caveat. I happened across a very nice looking 964 Turbo on our streets the other day and I’ll admit that the wider rear of the Turbo really showed well. It fit the personality of the Turbo, providing a degree of menace and purposefulness to the exterior that the narrow body lacks. But that’s the Turbo. On a Cabriolet I’m not so sure I prefer it, but the overall lines of the Cabriolet 964 aren’t as good as on the Coupe so perhaps if I saw it in person I’d come around. But again, I think I’m in the minority on this and the America Roadster, with that wider rear, is pretty well regarded. Add in the improved braking and suspension of the Turbo along with a limited production run of 250 examples and you have a pretty desirable 911.
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The rare 1992 Porsche 911 Turbo S2 we featured in early June remains up for sale and is still asking the same $150K price. Given its mileage and that the condition suggests it may need a little bit of work it looks like that asking price is proving to be too high, but given the general demand for rare 911 Turbos we may still see this one snapped up.