Lightning never strikes twice, it’s like deja-vu all over again, there’s a glitch in the Matrix; choose your phrase. Because if yesterday’s low mileage Corrado G60 didn’t get you excited for some two-door Volkswagen action, perhaps today’s even lower mile later SLC VR6 will. Although it’s much less common to see good examples of the earlier G60 model, the VR6 is equally if not more sought after with it’s great narrow-angle V6 soundtrack, slightly revised looks and spectacularly perfect Speedline wheels. Often seen in popular green, maroon or red, this is a nice departure again with another silver example, this time Satin Silver:
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Obviously we write up a lot of cars at this site, and we see our fair share of cars from dealers with a real gap in information provided that we’d like to see. Often times, there seems to be no rhyme or reason to which cars get no description or why; they can be a 300SL Gullwing for multiple millions of dollars right to a first generation GTi. Despite the range of value, one thing unites these cars; there are enthusiasts who love to see them, and buyers who would really like to know more about the car. Today’s car is no exception; a 1993 BMW 318i, this would generally be a forgotten charm right now. The E36, while a great car in its own right, isn’t in favor the way the E30 is and consequently larger engined variants are plentiful, and more importantly cheap. So what is interesting about this economy car turned racer? Well, it’s a claimed Dinan built car, and for a time in the 1990s BMW handed Dinan the keys to build some pretty wild semi-factory backed racers – so they’re well versed. But the mystery isn’t solved there:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 BMW 318i Dinan Race Car on eBay
The rather rare 1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 Sportline with 5-speed manual gearbox is back up for sale, having failed to meet its reserve last time.
The below post originally appeared on our site June 13, 2014:
Click for more details: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 Sportline on eBay
The RS America is another example of a car Porsche produced as a means of satisfying enthusiast desires for production cars that were unavailable on the US market. In this case, the highly sought after car was the 964 Carrera RS, a completely revised, track-focused, version of the standard Carrera 2 that was both lighter and also more powerful than its production brethren. The RS America was never intended to fully mirror the Carrera RS in its extreme nature, but rather sought a less aggressive but nonetheless still enthusiast-oriented package featuring a stripped interior, sport suspension, and much fewer options. Today, their rarity makes them prized commodities on the 964 market as the two listings below should make clear. Here we have two examples of a Guards Red 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RS America that fall in fairly different parts of the market. One is a higher mileage RSA that has seen some track time, while the other is a pristine, low-mileage example, with a stratospheric asking price. We’ll begin with the tracked car.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Porsche 911 RS America on TheSamba.com classifieds
You don’t have to despair if you’ve missed out on the E30 M3 and Porsche 911 market – there are still plenty of alternatives that make great occasional vehicles with enough sport to have fun with and enough presence to make you feel really special. Two of the best coupes from the early 1990s are often overlooked and are still very affordable – the Porsche 968 and the BMW 8 series. Now, truth be told most 968s are out of the “10K” price range, and 850i/Cis are often close in disrepair if they’re at or below $10,000. But if you’re willing to take higher miles on the well-built 968 chassis and opt for the smaller motor in the E31, you can find examples of either that fit a budget. Which would you choose?