Upon initial release of the 964 Turbo, Porsche had yet to fully develop a turbocharged version of the 964′s standard 3.6 liter flat-six and thus chose to retain the 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-six from the 930. By 1993, however, a turbocharged 3.6 liter flat-six was ready. With 360 hp being delivered to the rear wheels, these cars provided effortless acceleration and spine-tingling excitement packaged in a neat and beautiful design. But what if some buyers might want a little bit more? Enter the 3.6 Turbo S: a 385 hp rear-wheel-drive monster and one of the most sought after 911s in Porsche’s storied history. Less than 100 examples of the 3.6 Turbo S were produced through the Porsche Exclusive program and buyers had the choice of the standard wide-body Turbo design or they could choose a 928-derived Slantnose. The Slantnose was a popular option on the 930 throughout much of the ’80s and we come across them fairly frequently. The 3.6 Turbo S is another beast entirely. Few exist and they rarely come up for sale, but here we have one. A stunning Guards Red 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S Slantnose with Champagne leather interior, located in Cleveland, that has seen a very reasonable 36,300 miles.
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While it wasn’t an overwhelming sales success and a large percentage of the problem seemed to be the somewhat polarizing looks, I always preferred the look of the B3 Passat to the Quantum it replaced and the facelifted B4 that succeeded it. I thought the smooth, grill-less look was neat and clean; I liked the GTi-spec 2.0 16V motor, and the original chin spoiler reminded me of the first GTi’s lip. There aren’t many options for modifying these cars though, but one of the popular options – albeit rare – was to install the Hella DE projector light conversion. They’re hard to come by, but there’s a set on Ebay today:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1990-1994 Volkswagen Passat Hella DE Lights on eBay
The Speedster is one of those iconic Porsches held in consistently high regard by many fans of the marque and which Porsche has released periodically as a means to celebrate its history and to provide its buyers with a chance at experiencing that history. While the original Speedster was intended as a budget weekend-racer, subsequent versions have tended to come at a premium relative to its standard counterparts. For the 1994 release, Porsche based the Speedster off of the 964 body and even offered a clubsport version to further solidify the relationship the car shared with the original 356. With less than 1000 total 964 Speedsters built, and almost half of those coming to the US, these remain pretty rare cars and tend to be bought up by collectors. The example featured here is a 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster in Guards Red over Black. With less than 6K miles on the clock this Speedster presents in nearly like-new condition both inside and out; the seats hardly look like they’ve been sat in!
To me, the 964 Speedster is a more aesthetically pleasing version relative to the 1989 Speedster, which derived its looks largely from the 930. The curves of the 964 body simply fit the lines of the Speedster very well and offer an appearance that is more akin to that of the 356.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster on eBay
With the Porsche Boxster now having been around for almost two decades, there are plenty of good, affordable examples out there such as our Feature Listing example from last week. But, if you want to go the road less traveled with affordable, open-air Porsche motoring, there is this car, the 968 Cabriolet. A slightly forgotten member of the Porsche lineup, these two seater sports cars were the final evolution of the 924/944 formula and featured such up to date equipment as a 6-speed manual gearbox and variable valve timing on their big 3.0 liter four cylinder engine. This red 6-speed for sale outside of Philadelphia has its services up to date and is ready for a new owner. It’s never too early to get ready for summer motoring!