After what seemed like a run of RS Americas back in the Fall, it has now been a while since we have featured one so why not check back in on what was a rapidly accelerating market for these special 964s. The RS America, of course, was Porsche’s answer to US demand for something akin to the 964 Carrera RS. Based on the Carrera 2, the RS America shared the same powerplant and gearbox with other 964 models, but was lightened through a basic stripping of the interior, including the removal of the rear seats, and then fitted with sport suspension and whale tail. They were never really intended as a full replication of the European Carrera RS, but still provided buyers a Carrera 2 with far fewer luxuries and thus lighter overall weight. Available in only a small range of colors, with the majority produced in Black, White, or Red, here we have one of the optional colors: a Midnight Blue Metallic 1994 Porsche RS America, located in California, with 52,987 miles on it that appears to have been fitted with three of the four available options: A/C, sunroof, and radio.
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On to our second special 911 for the day. A few months ago we featured this 3.6 Turbo S ‘Package Car’ and I remarked in that post that my own personal Holy Grail would be the 1 Speed Yellow Turbo S produced for the US market. Well, this isn’t that car, but it is very similar and about as close as you can get without actually stumbling across the lone example to have been produced. Here we have a 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6, which crucially has been fitted with both the X88 engine option that came on the Turbo S and also the X99 option package with the Turbo S rear fender vents. Of the 51 reported Turbo 3.6 models also to have been fitted with the X88 engine only 3 possessed the additional X99 package, 2 of which were produced in Speed Yellow. This is one of those two. These differ in appearance from a true Package car by their lack of the Turbo S front and rear spoilers, but in all other regards they are identical and were the only way to get a non-flatnose Turbo S outside of the US market (excepting the Japanese market Slantnose).
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 on 4 Star Classics
Andy McCulley from flüssig magazine has been lending his expertise on all things Porsche 928 to us here at GCFSB. This is his first post as a guest contributor, so sit back while he walks us through this 928GTS equipped with a 5-speed manual.
Here we have a lovely 1994 Porsche 928 GTS 5-speed. The crème de la crème of the 928 lineup. Although not the slightly more desirable ’95 GTS, ’94 models have been known to fetch a pretty penny when in mint condition. After all, there are absolutely no differences between a ’94 and ’95 GTS other than a slight change in the VIN to indicate the year difference. Furthermore, this example is one of just four known Iris Blue ’94 GTS models and is still with the original owner.
Located in Las Vegas, the owner claims that this example has been driven daily since new and there is certainly evidence to support this claim. While the exterior appears nice in the pictures, the owner states that it has been repainted. Anyone interested in this car would certainly want to have a thorough inspection done to validate that the repaint was done properly. One item to note is the apparent “rippling” in the trim surrounding the passenger side rear window. This may be somewhat illusory thanks to a reflection, but I would certainly recommend asking the owner about it.
The interior is the most salient disappointment, as the steering wheel appears to be either a loss or just in need of a serious deep cleaning, and the dashboard has a few major cracks. The carpet appears to be in decent condition with the exception of the piece on the drivers’ side door panel and the floor mats, which appear to be faded. There is also a crack in the bezel around the shifter, and the ashtray appears to be in rough condition. Perhaps with a thorough detailing this car would appear more enchanting to potential buyers.
Click for details: 1994 Porsche 928GTS on eBay
Porsche has made a habit – and a good habit at that – of using the final model year of any 911 to release a few special variants to send the model off with a bang. The cynics might say that Porsche is simply trying to push every last chassis (and squeeze every last dollar) onto the market, but even if that’s the case those final model years have provided some fantastic machines. Here we have one such final-year make: a Midnight Blue Metallic 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Widebody with 61K miles on it. The Carrera 4 itself first debuted with the 964 in the narrow-body design standard to most any naturally-aspirated 911. For its final production year Porsche stretched those rear fenders to give it the Turbo-look appearance. In the right shades, these can be some of the best looking 911s you’re likely to come across.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Widebody on Pelican Parts
Thirty years have passed since the introduction of the W124 Mercedes-Benz E-class range. This is a car that had big shoes to fill, as the W123 range was beloved the world over for its quality, durability and rock solid diesel engines. Arriving in the middle of the 1980s, this new mid-sized Mercedes designed by Bruno Sacco brought the company’s traditional styling hallmarks into a new era. This car would spawn coupe, cabriolet and estate variants as well as introduce four-wheel drive as an option and a few high performance V8 variants. The W124 would carry on into the mid-1990s, succeeded by the W210 E-class with its radical four-headlamp front profile.
Since we’re in the middle of winter in many parts of the US, we’ll start off by looking at this 1991 300E 4Matic for sale in California offered at no reserve.