What happens when a rare color doesn’t seem so rare? Or at least it isn’t a color that we would expect to be very rare. That is the peculiar situation in which we find this Polar Silver 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster, located in Miami. These days coming across a Silver Porsche or Mercedes is a daily occurrence, but the presence of the color wasn’t always so ubiquitous. Still, it is difficult to think of Silver as possessing a degree of rarity, even if it is a particular shade of Silver, in this case Polar Silver which does have a lot of fans, but that appears to be exactly the case with the 1994 911 Speedster. With a purported 5 produced in total in this color that makes this a rare find of an already rare production vehicle. The question, of course, is how much does the market care? Really striking rare colors, especially pastel colors, tend to command a premium all else being equal, but can Polar Silver see the same results? The auction of this car should help us in that regard.
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Every time I see a Porsche 968, I sit there and contemplate that this is a sports coupe that would not look out of place in the current lineup. Like the 928, the 968 was ahead of its time in the styling department. A rather minimalist design, there is little clutter that we tend to see on vehicles today, such as excess styling creases, front fascia openings or spoilers. I’ve longed to own one of these coupes for quite some time, and this low mileage 1994 example is pushing all the right buttons. Guards Red over black is a classic look, and the all-important 6-speed manual and Cup 2 alloys finish off the package.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Porsche 968 on eBay
The Porsche 928 has been on my mind lately, no thanks in part to the knowledgable folks over at flüssig magazine. Normally we like to feature examples for sale in the US, but today I decided to peruse one of our favorite sites for used vehicles in Europe, Mobile.de. After searching about, I found a diverse grouping of 928s, all with their own particular charm. We’ll start with this eye catching 928CS prototype, the rarest of all 928 variants, for sale in Spain.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 Porsche 928CS Prototype on Mobile.de
It’s been a while since I’ve written up a 928 and I always enjoy revisiting these wonderful Porsche GTs. While the 928 finally is starting to show its age, it’s remarkable to consider how long the basic design had survived even by the time the model was discontinued and thus a bit of age at this point remains a testament to the seemingly timeless nature of that original design. The example here comes from the final model variant, the GTS, which continued the 928’s gradual evolution, smoothing some of the lines while showcasing a wider rear. Power came through a 5.4 liter V8 that directed 350 hp to the rear wheels via a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission. Sadly, this one has the auto. The 928 was always a high tech and pricey vehicle for its time and as such finding one that has been well maintained is important for avoiding some unpleasant surprises. This one appears in very nice shape all around.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Porsche 928GTS on Excellence Magazine
Earlier this week I was reading an article about rare 911s and was struck by how many were produced from the 964. I think I’ve said this before, but the 964 always seems like a model that Porsche couldn’t decide how exactly it wanted to proceed. The variety is somewhat staggering, especially considering that for much of the 911’s prior life Porsche had made do with a few standard models and some special editions thrown in for fun. The 964 Turbo was one of the cars that seemed under constant change. That is, in part, somewhat accidental since upon its release Porsche had not yet finished development on a turbocharged version of the 964’s 3.6 liter engine, and thus chose to carry over the 3.3 liter of the 930. Naturally there was constant development until that 3.6 could be released. The wait was worth it. The Turbo 3.6, and later Turbo S, was the final of the production rear-drive Turbos and as such provide the fullest sense of the diabolical dynamics that had made the 911 Turbo such a hallowed beast from its inception. Refinements to the suspension and braking helped keep everything under control, but ultimately there is only so much that can be done. The particular example seen here is a Polar Silver 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6, located in Alabama, with Grey leather interior and 53,837 miles.