I mentioned in yesterday’s post the relative difficulty in finding interesting 911 Coupes and that difficulty becomes even more pronounced when looking at the 964. We don’t see a lot of 964s in general compared with other models and a good Coupe is even more rare. The one we see here, a Guards Red 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe with Tan leather interior, I think is well worth our consideration. 1994 marked the end of the 964’s run as we began to see the much-heralded debut of the 993. As we’ve mentioned before when discussing the 964, they led a tumultuous existence, never really beloved by 911 fans and to my mind in a constant state of flux; there’s such a wide diversity of models that it almost seems as if Porsche was restless. Perhaps that was in response to the 964’s muted reception, perhaps there were engineering factors, as we know with the 964 Turbo. Regardless of what went on while the 964 was new, the model has seen somewhat of a resurgence in recent years and excellent examples have begun to garner a good deal more appeal. We witnessed this last week when Seinfeld’s Polar Silver ’94 Turbo S Flatnose sold for over $1M. Those are exceedingly rare and special machines, but such numbers do speak to the increasing popularity of the model and even the standard cars are seeing greater values. This one should stretch just how far the market is willing to go.
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The Porsche 911 has been around for so long that there are numerous special editions attached to its history. One which we’ll highlight today is a 911 that the US market never saw, the 964 based 30 Jahre. These turbo look 911s were built in honor of the car’s 30th anniversary. While 911 of these “Jubi” editions were supposed to be built, only 896 have been proven to have been produced. In addition to the turbo look body, a few features help one distinguish a Jubi, including the titanium inlay on the shift knob, woven 911 lettering on the backs of the rear backrests and a titanium plaque on the rear shelf with the car’s production number. Only a few colors were offered, with Viola Metallic being the most popular. Other hues included Amethyst Metallic, Arctic Silver Metallic and a handful of Black Metallic and Guards Red cars. This Viola Metallic example for sale in the United Kingdom has just crossed the 20,000 mile mark and comes with a hefty price tag.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 30 Jahre Edition on Classic Driver
I believe I have mentioned before a White 964 Carrera 4 that roams around my neighborhood. I see it from time to time on the occasional weekend excursion or, even more commonly, parked on the street. It never fails to attract my gaze and it’s recognizable even at night with those headlights directed right at you as it approaches. The most mysterious aspect for me is that I am so taken by a white car. I’m not a huge fan of white cars and most of them I find very boring. That said, I have always found that it is a color that works on particular models very well. The 964 appears to be one of those models. I can’t say why that is, but for me at least it is the case. This brings us to the car we see here, a Grand Prix White 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6, located in Houston, with a Classic Grey leather interior and 58,203 miles on it. While Grand Prix White itself doesn’t strike me as a particularly rare color it has been pretty rare to come across a Turbo 3.6 in Grand Prix White. Like the Carrera 4 with which I have such a passing familiarity, the color works quite well here and coming in the guise of the fantastic Turbo 3.6 simply makes it that much better.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 on eBay
The 1994 BMW 530i we featured last October is back up for the sale at the same ask of $9,900. If you’ve hankered after the chance at a clean example of one of the most handsome 5 series to date with an eight cylinder engine under the hood, you’ll want to take a second look at this sedan.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 BMW 530i on eBay
The below post originally appeared on our site October 6, 2015:
Following on to the AMG E-class estate goodness we just saw earlier today, here’s a very nice example of one of the last of those famous Mercedes-Benz/Porsche collaborations, the E500. We’ve waxed poetic about this car many times, but a variation some might not be aware of was that a Limited model appeared towards the end of the E500s lifecycle. These E500 Limited models included different trim, inclusive of some rather avant garde upholstery and Evo II wheels. As if this performance special wasn’t limited enough, feast your eyes on this silver beauty for sale in the United Kingdom at 4Star Classics.