For a long time now, we’ve been banging on about how the 924/944/968 were the best deal in classic German motoring. For sure, these models offer solid build quality, great looks, reasonable practicality and more affordable repairs. Couple these traits with one of the best-handling chassis Porsche has made and you’ve got instant success, right? Well, not so fast. In thinking about writing up this car, I remember back to the early 1990s when the Japanese upped their game and suddenly the 944/968 wasn’t the natural choice. They were, in fact, quite expensive and relatively underpowered compared to their cutting-edge rivals. How does the 968 stack up against the FD RX-7 Twin Turbo, the Z32 300ZX Twin-Turbo, the Mk. IV Supra Turbo and the C4 Chevrolet Corvette LT-1 today?
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If the BMW E30 market has been crazy over the past few years in terms of appreciation, it’s really nothing compared to the Porsche 911 market. From cars that were worth between $50,000 to $75,000 not many years ago, suddenly we see early 911s worth triple or four times that amount. Make that car a special model, such as a 73 RS, and you’re looking at a top value around $800,000 and climbing; around $650,000 more than it would set you back only 7 years ago. This has resulted in many other models of the 911 being pulled up, and one of the more recent special models that has continued to have a strong market following is the Speedster model. However, does that increased value get boosted or negated when you look at a modified version of the original – a car like this Strosek wide body version of the 1994 Speedster:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera Strosek Speedster on eBay
Welcome back to Week in Review. We apologize for not getting this out sooner, but with GCFSB staff on the move with summer travels and your managing editor dealing with a move, we were a bit tied up. But let’s take this chance to recap the last month of vehicles we have featured:
The 1994 BMW 530i Touring that we featured last month is still on offer at the same price. Is the seller being optimistic or will the right buyer come along this time around?
The below post originally appeared on our site May 21, 2014:
Click for more details: 1994 BMW 530i Touring on eBay
The 500E is a car with great staying power. All these years later, it’s still extremely handsome, if not better looking than most of Mercedes’ current offerings. Of course, the flared fenders have something to do with that. The seller is extremely detailed in describing the car’s flaws, which fortunately, seem minor. Although there’s a bit too much emphasis on things like “patina” and “period-correct”, the low miles and overall original condition are the big attractions here. I love the Evo wheels, personally, but this is a car that looks good on any rollers that fill out those gigantic wheel wells. The bucket rear seats were among my favorite parts of this car as a young’n, along with the Porsche heritage and sportier steering wheel. The best aspect of these cars is the sleeper status they offered, which is further enhanced by the seller’s deletion of the rear badge.