1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet

Those that know me are aware I’m a sucker for oddball cars. Even though I know I’d be more likely to buy the coupe version, I’ve always been curiously attracted to the Porsche 968 Cabriolet. Perhaps it’s the fact that they are rare. Maybe I’m dismayed by the current crop of sedans and SUVs that Porsche is producing and yearn for the simpler times. When I first stumbled upon this 968 for sale in Minnesota, I was afraid it might be an automatic, like many were so equipped. Thankfully, this car has three pedals and isn’t looking too worse for wear after covering 65,000 miles.

1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet on eBay

1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet. Black exterior, black leather interior. 5 speed manual transmission. Power convertible top. 65,236 miles. Clean Carfax, no accident history or evidence of accident or collision, inside, outside or underneath. The car has had several owners since new, originally a leased car. It’s been in Minnesota for the past 12 years, used as a seasonal driver during nice Summer months. It was traded in here at our new Mercedes-Benz dealership on a used Porsche 911 C4 by a local PCA member. Recent maintenance was performed at the local Porsche dealership here in Minneapolis including a timing belt and water pump. Everything on the car works as designed, lights, HVAC, power windows, power seats, etc.

The car drives flawlessly, excellent acceleration, shifts smoothly and easily up and down through all the gears, excellent brakes, handling is tight and responsive. Exterior finish is deep and shiny. No dings or dents. The black leather interior is in great condition as well. It’s about as nice as a black car of this age can be. We fully cleaned and detailed the vehicle before taking the photos you see below. There is no RUST on the body of the car. The only non stock item in the car is a newer radio / CD player unit.

Considering the mileage and condition of this 968, I’d say were probably somewhere in the $13,000 to $16,000 range. It’s not the most exciting looking sports car in all black, but these are great handling cars and a good option for someone looking for top down Porsche thrills on the cheap but don’t want to drive an earlier generation Boxster for fear of driving the “lesser” Porsche.


1994 Mercedes-Benz E420

All of us here at GCFSB have waxed poetically about the Mercedes-Benz 500E. A super sedan of epic proportions, this collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and Porsche is revered by enthusiasts to this day. There is one W124 E class that gets a bit overshadowed by this monster of a luxury car, and that is its more tame sibling, the 400E/E420, powered by a smaller version of the M119 V8.

My father purchased a used 1992 400E when I was in college. He bought that car after his beloved 190E 2.6 from the same model year was totaled in an unfortunate accident. I preferred the 190E to the 400E, but that V8 sedan was a great cruiser and the power delivery of the engine was intoxicating. In silver, it was an unassuming sedan, but could surprise a few people off the line at a stoplight. This Smoke Silver E420 for sale in Florida won’t turn a lot of heads on the street, but its understated elegance is charming.

1994 Mercedes-Benz E420 on eBay

1994 Mercedes-Benz E420. 84,962 original miles. Smoke Silver exterior – factory paint color code 702. Tan leather, clean Carfax, no accidents at all. I believe the paint to be 100% factory original. No repaint anywhere on the entire car. Strong and cold air conditioning. The tires are closer to new than to replacement. All four factory original alloy wheels are in perfect condition.

I’m told that the car is a one owner. That the original owner lived in Atlanta, Georgia and then moved here to Sarasota, Florida in mid 2005. The owner then had to re-title the car in Florida…hence there is a “vehicle purchase reported” on Carfax. I cannot guarantee this information, I’m just told it is a one owner.

No blemishes in the interior. No cracks in the dash top, no cracks in the wood anywhere. No wear in the driver’s seat bolster. No tears or blemishes in the leather or any part of the interior. Perfect paint and body, absolutely no rust anywhere. No deep scratches. No major dings, body gaps are perfect all over the car, bumpers never hit. The car drivers perfectly, no pull to one side of the other. The steering wheel is perfectly straight when the car is going perfectly straight. No rattles or strange noises of any kind.

Excellent brakes, the car comes to a perfect even stop as the brakes are applied. Superb condition throughout the entire car. Engine runs smooth and strong, transmission shifts perfect, everything works. Please call me if you have any questions. My name is Tom and I can be reached at 941-323-7670.

There’s always a ever present glut of E320 cabriolets on the market; these along with the 500E/E500 are the priciest of the W124 family these days. The sedans, including the 400E/E420 are more affordable, but harder to find in good condition. As it stands, this E420 is worth somewhere in the $5,000 to $7,000 range. Speaking from experience, these are stout cars with exceptional build quality. My only gripe is that these cars came with 205/65-15 tires, which isn’t quite enough to handle this car’s power in certain conditions. That aside, as long as the fuel costs don’t put you off, these V8 W124s represent a lot of car for the money.


1994 BMW 850CSi

Though currently flying under both the exotic car and classic car radar, the 850CSi should need little introduction. With a fancy M-division engine and VIN code, low production numbers and timeless lines, the 850CSi is a special piece of kit. As the 225 fitted with this special version of BMW’s 5.6L V12 dwindle, desirability and price skyrocket. Today’s comes with a moderate 65k miles and looking like it should be showing off in a mid-90s Microsoft VIP Parking Spot.

1994 BMW 850CSi for sale on eBay

Offered for sale is a stunning, low mileage example of BMW’s 850CSI . Finished in Alpine White 3 (Alpinweiss III) over a Pergament Nappa Leather interior, this car is absolutely fantastic and an investment grade classic already. The BMW 8 series was a stunning and distinctive 2+2 coupe which was offered with a range of V8 and V12 engine sizes. During its time it sat near the top of BMW’s product range, and respect for the car still remains high even years after production ceased. It set a new standard for other manufactures to compete with. Our 850 has always been maintained correctly and garaged its entire life, the car shows extremely well which is illustrated in the pictures. The original paint is stunning and the finish retains astonishing luster. All glass and rubber are in perfect condition. The Leather interior is equally as clean, exhibiting only insignificant wear throughout. The dash is nearly perfect, as is the wood accents. Everything works properly. Mechanically, the car is perfect. The immense power of the 5.6 V12 engine is impressive to say the least, nearly 400HP, yet as refined as the design. To find a well-kept example such as this, in a rare color combination, presents an excellent opportunity to purchase one of the finest BMW’s every produced.

White may not be the most flattering on the E31, but it’s not bad and I love the throwing stars as usual. 65k miles is within reason. What seems unreasonable is the asking price. A $55k Buy-It-Now might work for the 7,300 mile example Paul wrote up earlier this year, but is way too much for 65k miles on a V12. The seller needs to reign his imagination in about $10-20k to really move this thing. Once it’s sold though, no question that this car will move quite well under its own power.


1994 Audi RS2

In my spare time, I collect 1:18 scale model cars. Living in an urban area with limited parking, it’s a way of enjoying some of my favorite vehicles on a smaller scale. One recent acquisition to my collection was an Audi RS2 made by a specialty manufacturer out of France. I’ve always admired this collaboration between Audi and Porsche, especially when they are painted in the iconic Nogaro blue. In another six years, these cars will begin to be legal for importation into the US. Unfortunately, by that time the prices on these cars will surely have skyrocketed. That’s not at all surprising, given a short two year production run with under 3,000 produced.

This RS2 for sale in Barcelona was treated to a recent restoration to the tune of over €20,000.

1994 Audi RS2 for sale on Mobile.de

Audi RS2 totally restored in December 2011. New engine with 9500 km (current 210,000). Newly painted. Aesthetically perfect. I have the invoices of repair for value (+20000 Euros). Brakes 8 calipers and rims 18″ Porsche 993 turbo with Bridgestone 235/35/18. Exhaust MTM. Metallic catalyst 200. Xenon kit. Bluetooth.

While it doesn’t wear its original Porsche Cup wheels, the 993 Turbo style wheels don’t look out of place on this fast estate. At over $30,000 USD equivalent, this car isn’t for everyone. For some, it is a drop in the bucket considering the combination of performance and practicality. Look up Q ship in the dictionary, and this five-door, 311 horsepower beast with Porsche DNA would fit the profile.


1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 Coupe

If someone told me that I could have any car made in the last 30 years in factory fresh condition, a W124 Mercedes-Benz would be high on my list. When I was younger, my father had a 1992 400E and I remember the car fondly. Not only was it built like a bank vault, but this was the first year for the 4.2 liter V8. The car was quite the Q-ship and spanked quite a few people off the line at lights. While it wasn’t the bahn stormer 500E/E500, the 400E proved to be a very capable cruiser. I might have made a few modifications, however, and those would have included wider tires to help put the power down a bit better along with uprated brakes.

Another W124 favorite of mine was the coupe. Sold in small numbers from 1988 through 1995, these were offered in the US solely with inline six cylinder power. With Mercedes’ classic pillarless coupe design, these were a go to car for those who wanted personal luxury that was a bit more subdued than what BMW or Porsche had on offer at the time. This E320 Coupe for sale in Massachusetts has a tick over 18,000 miles on the clock and does its best to blend in with the Smoke Silver paintwork.

1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 on eBay

1994 Mercedes Benz 124 chassis E320 coupe, 702 Smoke Silver with cream beige leather upholstery, only 18,500 miles, 3.2 litre 217hp in-line 6 cylinder engine, automatic transmission, anti-lock brakes, climate control, “all” power convenience options, factory sunroof, optional ASR traction control, heated front seats, original Becker radio, original owner’s manuals and spare keys, one of 825 E320 coupes imported in 1994. Nationwide and international delivery arranged from our suburban Boston showroom. We reserve the right to end the auction early if the reserve has not been met.

This car is being offered by a prominent classic car dealer outside of Boston that I am familiar with. It has been for sale for a few months and the price was recently been dropped by over $6,000. In fact, they have two other low mileage W124s for sale, a 1995 E420 and a 1995 E320 estate. Both were reduced in price as well. While all three of these W124s are fantastic machines, I probably wouldn’t spend over $15,000 for any of them, even if they are as close to new as you can get. Chalk it up to market reality and the fact that I don’t have money to burn.


1994 Porsche 911 Speedster

In all the years that the Porsche 911 has been with us, we’ve only seen the Speedster appear three times, in 1989, 1994 and 2012. There were also two 993 based Speedsters produced by the factory, one for Ferdinand Porsche and the other for noted Porsche collector Jerry Seinfeld. Of all the 911 Speedsters, the 964 based one is my favorite. The smooth, integrated bumpers mesh well with the trademark tonneau cover. Most of the Speedsters you come across these days have low mileage and have been stashed away by collectors, and this one for sale in Florida is no different.

1994 Porsche 911 Speedster on eBay

This unique and extremely rare Porsche Speedster is in concours condition and a must have to complete your ultimate Porsche collection. With only 23,602 miles, this Porsche is one of only 427 shipped to the USA! Immediately recognizable and a real head turner is the iconic bathtub styling. This is the final edition of the drop top, air cooled 964 Speedster and a must have. The 1994 edition is significantly more performance oriented with a larger 3.6 liter engine (247 hp), larger wheels and tires, better brakes (ABS) and a faster top speed (162 mph).

This car is equipped with a 5-speed G50 gearbox, color coded 17” wheels, AM/FM/CD player, black soft top (in near perfect condition), automatic rear spoiler, driver airbag, power windows and locks, cockpit tonneau cover and complete books/keys. The Dunlop tires are brand new. It has a clean Carfax with no accident history. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a rare collectors Speedster in immaculate condition.

It seems that $80,000 to $100,000 is the sweet spot for mint, low mileage 964 Speedsters right now. The overdose of white might not be to everyone’s liking, but I’m a fan. While it doesn’t have the more aggressively bolstered seats with color keyed seatbacks, the cloth seats are a nice touch that you don’t see too often. Even though their price doesn’t reflect it, the 964 Speedster holds a special place in my heart, as they personify simple motoring pleasure.


1994 Porsche 911 C4 Widebody

The Porsche 964 was a 911 that wore many hats. Available in the usual Turbo and non-Turbo guise, this was the 911 that introduced all-wheel drive to the equation in normally aspirated models. In 1994, a Speedster version arrived on the scene and along with the race ready RS variant, a US market RS America, based on the Carrera 2, was offered. Along with the multitude of different models, one could request the widebody option, which gave owners the look of the Turbo without the added cost, or horsepower, for that matter. This C4 for sale in Florda is the recipient of an extensive rebuild in Germany and is a sharp example of one of those rare widebody non-Turbos.

1994 Porsche 911 C4 Widebody on eBay

You are looking at an extremely rare 1994 Porsche Carrera 4 wide body. There were only 254 964 Carrera 4’s made for the US market, and this one is simply stunning. It is original polar silver color exterior, and was completely restored from the ground up. The interior is wrapped in alcantara with red stitching. The engine and transmission were rebuilt during the restoration. This car is absolutely gorgeous. The vehicle was restored in Germany, and has been fully documented and completely TUV certified. You must see this vehicle in person to truely appreciate the craftsmanship and quality that went into this Carrera 4. There are hundreds of documented photos of this vehicle during its rebuild. For more information or photos, please email us.

The odometer still shows the original miles of 111,000 when the vehicle was purchased before the rebuild. The owner decided not to roll the mileage to 0, and chose to leave it with it’s original miles. Please note, the vehicle was completely rebuilt from the tub up. More pictures are available on our website. Link: http://www.tunersmall.com/picture-gallery.php?level=album&id=63

Complete List of Porsche 964 WTL(wide body) Modifications
Dis-assembly of the complete body Take off the doors, Fenders, Trunk-and engine lid, Sunroof Remove Motor and Transmission as well as complete Interior and Carpet Sort all parts and prepare selected items to be painted

Beat blasting of corroded areas, fix weld spots around the window frames and base coat afterwards, paint the complete inner trunk, all original labels and stickers will be reproduced and mounted in the same original spot, original polar silver metallic high solid manufacturers paint will be used body will be mounted on rotisserie set-up, door sills will be painted together with the body to avoid any paint seams, all dents will be removed, no filler will be used, plastic components below that are usually black will be prepped and painted in car color, rear spoiler insert will be painted in car color, door handles,door frames and sunroof frame will be painted in original black satin, the front bumper will have the license plate opening removed before painting.

New body parts
Replace mechanical Sunroof parts, head lights and hardware, windshield, rear light bar (red), all Rubber seals Front bumper air ducts in car color with hoses and hardware as well as white corner lights and clear bra are installed new

Dry Ice cleaning procedure
complete under carriage, gear box, engine compartment, motor and steering components will be cleaned with dry ice

New original Porsche parts
Suspension rods, all suspension rubber parts and fittings, hydraulic oil and grease

Brake system
Dis-assembly front and rear, grind outside of calipers smooth, powder coat red, original white Porsche font, 4x cross drilled RS rotors, new brake pads and stainless flex hoses, new copper pipes, original brake fluid

Wheels and tires
AP-Five Spoke Racing wheels in black satin with red outer ring and gold crest center caps Front 8.5 x 18ET52 with 225/40ZR18 Dunlop Sport Maxx Rear 10.0 x 18ET52 with 265/35ZR18 Dunlop Sport Maxx

Inner door panels and upper part complete in Alcantara with red pull-loop, Rear seat side panels in Alcantara as well, Remove rear seats and replace with RS carpet (stitching “WTL” in red), complete new floor carpet with red outer stitching, Momo 350 mm Supercup Alcantara steering wheel custom padded 5 mm with red stitching and gold center crest, delete the Airbag function, adjustable aluminum pedal set, carbon fiber GT seats in Alcantara and red cross stitching, adjustable seat frames, Alcantara headliner and sun visors,red seat belts, remove rear seat belts, upper and lower dash as well as center console Alcantara with red stitching, gauge rings and ignition cover carbon fiber, door sill covers carbon fiber, shifter and hanbreak in Alcantara, new radio with invisible speakers, rollbar with x-brace in car color, install 12 Volt socket in trunk area for battery tender, install 964RS 12 Volt main switch, install Alcantara pouch in trunk area for first aid kit etc., remove spare wheel and replace with tire-fit bottle

Dis-assembly and removal of valves etc., testing of all moving parts, install titanium valve springs, new seals, belts,spark plugs etc., install AP car design custom stainless steel exhaust system with cup pipe as well as BMC filter and chip tuning ( +20 HP), carbon fiber Air ram system, paint motor cover in polar silver, paint fan wheel in red, visible engine parts completely cleaned and some powder coated, replace all hoses, new compressor connectors, overhaul A/C, new alternator, new starter etc.

Don’t miss your chance to own a truely rare vehicle. There are not many of these vehicles left in the world, and there are no other 1994 Carrera 4 Porsches with this level of detail and craftsmanship.

While the level of work done to this car is certainly impressive, I’m not so sure that a rebuilt C4, regardless of whether it is a widebody or not, constitutes much more than what a 964 would cost these days, which is generally in the $50,000 to $60,000 range for a clean, unmolested example. The cost of the rebuild was certainly not cheap, but whether it is feasible to make that cost up will remain to be seen.


1994 BMW 850CSi

The 8 series coupe was always a bit of a step child in the BMW lineup. A little over 31,000 were made over a ten year time span and they always played a bit of a second fiddle to that other sporting car from Germany, the Mercedes SL. Granted, these cars attracted very different demographics. In the middle of its lifespan, a tuned version of the 8 series appeared – the 850CSI. Fewer than 300 were ever made and they packed the company’s M modified S70B56 5.6 liter V12 mated to a 6 speed manual. These cars are beginning to take off in popularity in a way akin to the very last Porsche 928, the GTS. This 850CSi for sale in Scottsdale, Arizona has 84,000 miles on it and certainly belies that it has that much usage under its belt from the pictures.

1994 BMW 850CSi on JamesList

The BMW 8 Series (chassis code: E31) is a V8 or V12-engined 2-door 2+2 coupe built by BMW from 1989 to 1999. The 8 Series was developed as an entirely new class aimed at a different market, with a substantially higher price and better performance than the 6 series. It was BMW’s flagship car and had an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). Over 1.5 billion Deutschemark was spent on total development (2008 USD nearly $1 billion). BMW used CAD tools, still unusual at the time, to design the car’s all-new body. Combined with wind tunnel testing, the resulting car had a drag coefficient of 0.29, a major improvement from the previous BMW M6/635CSi’s 0.39. The 8 Series offered the first V-12 engine mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox on a road car. It was also one of the first vehicles to be fitted with an electronic “fly-by-wire” throttle. The 8 Series was one of BMW’s first cars, together with the Z1, to use a multi-link rear axle.

As a top-of-the-range sports touring car, the 850CSi took over from the prototype M8. The 850CSi’s exclusive modified suspension included stiffer springs and dampers and reduced the car’s ride height. The recirculating ball steering ratio was dropped 15% over the stock E31 setup. The model also sported wider wheels, with the option of forged alloys. The 850CSi also sported exclusive front and rear bumpers that were reshaped for improved aerodynamic performance. Four round stainless steel exhaust tips replaced the square tips found on the lower tier 8 series models.

Our Brighton Motorsports 1994 BMW 850 CSi Coupe is exceptionally rare, and the MOST desirable example of the 8 Series breed. Over the 10 year model run BMW produced 31,062 8 Series units with worldwide production of the 850Csi at 1,510, of which only 225 were imported to North America. The 850 CSi also had the most powerful V12, displacing 5.6L with 375HP and 410 FT. LB. of torque on tap, easily propelling this immensely capable grand touring car to 100kph (62mph) in a blistering 5.6 seconds, which is exceptionally fast considering the car’s curb weight of 4,350 lbs.

This 850CSi is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, which was the only option available for the CSi. There’s also Power Heated Seats, Onboard Computer, Dual Zone Climate Control, Power Sunroof, Wood Interior Trim throughout, Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel & Gear Shift, Custom Alloy Wheels with Chrome Lip, and Premium Sound System. The original set of alloy wheels and tires also go with the car, so the new owner can put it back to stock and sell the newer 20” wheels and tires which were purchased at cost of over $5,000.00. This 850CSi has been meticulously maintained with no expense spared by the current owner since it was purchased by him in 1995. We also have all the maintenance records dating back to June 8th 1995, when it had 13,441 miles on it. The odometer currently indicates 83,790 miles. This is a truly a remarkable and unique opportunity to own a superlative driving machine.

Unlike other 8 series coupes, the CSi models aren’t a cheap proposition, as they were built in limited numbers. The last CSi we featured was an extremely low mileage example that was being offered for a mint. At a little over $30,000, this is still not cheap for an almost 20 year old car with nearly 84,000 miles that won’t be that cheap to run. One thing I’m not a fan of with this car is the wheels. Thankfully, the OEM rims are included with the sale. Given this car comes with a history dating back to 1995, I’d feel a bit more comfortable about the mileage closing on 100,000. Even though these can be a needy modern classic, so few were made that the 225 examples ever made shouldn’t have much trouble finding decent homes.


1994 BMW 850CSi with 7,300 miles

The 1997 BMW 840Ci we featured a few days ago represents the swan song for the E31, however, the 850CSi could be considered the zenith of this grand touring coupe. While it didn’t officially wear the M badge, this is as close to an M8 as you could get, if one doesn’t consider the one prototype M8 produced. Only 225 of these beasts were made, featuring the S70B56 5.6 liter V12. Backed up by a six-speed manual transmission, the CSi pumped out 375 horsepower and 410 lb ft. of torque, with 60 miles per hour arriving in roughly 5.5 seconds. Almost twenty years on, this isn’t blisteringly fast, but very respectable. With the throwing star alloy wheels and beefy looks, who wouldn’t want to cruise around in one of these, even if it isn’t the fastest car on the block? This example for sale in Texas has under 10,000 miles on the clock and could be the closest thing to buying a new 850CSi as you could get at this moment in time.

1994 BMW 850CSi on eBay

Brilliant red/Parchment, 7,300 miles, 1 of 225 US models for 1994-95, sunroof, heated seats, factory phone and CD changer, all original, finest available.

Much like the Porsche 928GTS, these BMW über coupes have seen prices skyrocket in the last few years. While an ordinary 840Ci or 850Ci in the best condition available might see a maximum value in the mid $20,000 range, these CSi models are a different proposition altogether. This could possibly be one of the lowest mileage examples of a CSi in the world, so of course that would carry a premium. These coupes were almost $100,000 new, so is a little more than $20,000 off the sticker enough? If I had to value this, I would probably guess between $40,000 to $60,000 would be a more reasonable level. But, with such a limited supply, this car may turn out to be one of those instances where it is worth whatever someone is willing to pay.


1994 Mercedes-Benz E500

The W124 Mercedes-Benz 500E/E500 needs no introduction here at GCFSB. These brutes rounded out the German super saloon triumvirate, along with the BMW E34 M5 and Audi C4 S4/S6. They are also the exception to the rule that says Mercedes-Benz coupes and convertibles hold resale values stronger than sedans. Clean, unmolested examples are highly prized and this example for sale in California strikes a good balance between low mileage garage queen and clapped out, high mileage runner.

1994 Mercedes-Benz on eBay

1994 Mercedes 500E the original Autobahn Stealthwagon. In 1991 Mercedes introduced the high-performance 500E (W124.036) Designed and jointly built with Porsche, each 500E being hand-built by Porsche, and transported between the Mercedes plant and Porsche’s factory in Zuffenhausen over and 18 day build cycle. In 1994 the 500E was mildly face-lifted and the brakes were improved and re-badged the E500. Production totaled 10470 cars and concluded in 1995.

The 500E had a naturally aspirated 32 valve 5.0 liter V8 engine producing 322 hp and 354 ft lbs of torque which delivered performance of 5.5 seconds to 60 MPH. This sports car acceleration and its handling and braking prowess so impressed the automotive press they labeled the 500E a “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.” Because of its wide track and subtle flairs, limited production, hand-built construction, and joint provenance with Porsche; the 500E is already considered a “classic.”

The particular 500E has under 75k miles, and is a local SF Bay Area car from new, no accidents, clean CarFax and never smoked inside. Cosmetics are very nice and the car is all original; no performance or cosmetic enhancements. It has the heated seats. Tires are Michelin Pilot Sports and brakes are quite new. If you are looking for a really nice “classic” that you can drive comfortably daily and that hides its skills in a subtle looks; this is your 500E.

If you can find one with under 50,000 miles on the clock, these 500E/E500 sedans can usually command prices in the $25,000 to $35,000 range. Those cars with around 75,000 to 100,000 miles are still in demand, as these are Mercedes-Benzes that were engineered to a point, not a price. With no reserve, we’ll probably see this car sell anywhere in the $14,000 to $20,000 range; more than likely bringing a figure between $16,000 and $17,000. Smoke silver is a tame color for this fast Benz, but it’s not a hue that offends. That might hold back bidding just a bit.