Double Take: Porsche 964 3.3-liter Turbo

As promised, more 964s. Yesterday I featured the extra spicy Turbo 3.6 and today we’ll step back just a little to the original 964 Turbo. So I guess it’s 3 chilies on your Porsche menu rather than four. I’ll start by saying that I don’t feature these turbos perhaps as much as I’d like, but that is mostly because so many of those I come across are more or less the same. So many of them are Black or the occasional Guards Red with a Black or Tan interior and the mileage will be typical. There is nothing wrong with those cars per se, it’s just that once we’ve looked at one there isn’t as much to excite me for the next one.

Here we will look at two that do not come in one of those very standard colors. Ok, so the first one is still red, but Coral Red Metallic is much more rare, in fact I don’t know if I’ve come across any 964 in this color let alone a Turbo. So it’s different and different is good in this case. Let’s look:

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1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6

I think I feel like posting a bunch of 964s this week. We’ll see how that goes. Apparently, yesterday’s Japanese market Slate Grey Carrera 2 recently sold and given the relatively high asking price it certainly seems the 964 is garnering some attention these days. This one here, a Guards Red 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6, takes us nearly to the top of the mountain. It’s not quite all the way to the top since that position belongs to the Turbo S, but given how rare those cars are – and how insanely expensive – I think we can all make do with the regular Turbo.

The Turbo 3.6 is one of the last 911 Turbos Porsche released prior to switching to twin-turbocharging and all-wheel drive for the 993. This ended a long line that Porsche began with the 930 and as a sendoff of sorts these Turbos certainly do the model proud. With a single turbo and all of the power directed to the rear wheels that makes them plenty attention grabbing for any driver.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 on eBay

Year: 1994
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 40,956 mi
Price: $218,895 Buy It Now

The Porsche 964 was a beloved model for Porsche enthusiasts being the first 911 to modernize with features that had otherwise become commonplace, like power steering, air bags, and anti-lock brakes. Yet it still maintained its raw mechanics, and omitted the electric gadgetry and fluff that many sports cars of the time had adopted. But it was the end of the 964 era that boasted its greatest accomplishment, with the introduction of the 3.6 litre Turbo –the last of the single, large turbocharger engines and the Crème de la Crème.

Feature Listing: 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo

Yesterday we presented a very nice 993 twin-turbo and in that post I spoke of my conflicting desires between those beautiful 993s and the original Turbo, the 930. So let’s turn our attention to the 930 as this presents us a nice opportunity for comparison. This triple Black 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe is offered by the same seller as the 993, which means the condition of the car is good and the price sits on the more reasonable side when factoring in condition and mileage. As we’ve discussed quite a bit on these pages the 930 market definitely has moved downward for all but the best cars, but the desirability of the model itself remains strong. There are a lot of them out there with sub-$100K price tags so it takes very low miles or rare colors/options to really attract notice. I do think that makes this the tougher sell of the two cars, but for someone like me, whose heart remains strongly tied to these iconic ’80s Turbos, that allure might be too strong to overcome, tempting us toward the dark side.…

Feature Listing: 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo

Given the significant love shown to the 993 in general, and especially the 993 twin-turbo, it might seem strange that I would have to be brought around on them. Yet, that’s exactly the case. Don’t get me wrong, I need no convincing that these are phenomenal machines and their status as the last of the air-cooled 911s brings with them obvious additional layers of allure. But I was a kid in the ’80s so it is the ’80s 911s and the ’80s 930s that really tug at my heart. In the case of the 930, they aren’t sexy cars; they attract by a seeming brute force. In that regard, the 993 almost seemed too pretty. The all-wheel drive and twin-turbocharging features further served to tame the beast. The wildness seemed…not gone, but tamped down.

If I’m honest, when I see a standard 993 these feelings largely remain. They’re very pretty, but my mind still drifts back to the classic 911 or, with increasing regularity, to the 964. The Turbo is different. I’ve been brought around. The wide rear and massive tail pair well with the 993’s curves to produce something that is indeed pretty, but also clearly not to be trifled with. I kind of don’t know what took me so long to figure this out, but I’m glad to present this low-mileage example in the classic colors of black and tan: a Black Metallic 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo with Cashmere leather interior and just 28K miles on it.…

2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

I’m still blown away every time I come across one of these cars: a 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS. We’ve featured a few of them in the past and, in truth, there is very little that distinguishes them outside of whatever exterior color the particular car happens to be wearing. The mileage is always very low and the condition excellent, points that don’t really surprise us with a car like this. Yet, each time I can’t stop staring. The GT2 is already a car of excesses and the RS takes those excesses even further by raising the power and lowering the weight, transforming an already extremely capable machine into an absolute beast. When you have 620 hp being asked to propel a car weighing just a bit under 3,100 lbs you can expect brisk performance. Having all of that power directed to the rear wheels of a rear-engined car is, frankly, almost baffling. Paying attention is most definitely required.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS on eBay

Year: 2011
Model: 911 GT2 RS
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 3,850 mi
Price: C$ 680,000 (~ $524,525)

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The look of the GT2 RS continues that sense of excess. It is the most menacing of any 911 I have seen and that is especially the case with an all-black version like the one we see here. It’s squat and powerful looking and the various wings and intakes – along with a giant set of rear rubber – make clear that this is a car to be taken very seriously.…

2001 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

I tend to lean much more toward naturally aspirated cars in my own general desires. Forced induction is fine, though in some of the cars I’ve driven I’ve really not cared for it. I like high revs and instant response. There are exceptions though. For shoppers looking at the 996 the Turbo may be just the area to do your shopping. They are a bit more expensive than a standard Carrera, but you’re getting a lot more performance and the Turbo (along with GT3 and GT2) does not suffer from the IMS issues that have sometimes plagued the first generation of Porsche’s water-cooled 911. So I’m always looking for decent 996 Turbos on the market and I think the one we have here fits that bill. Here is a Midnight Blue Metallic 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe, located in California, with Metropol Blue leather interior and 73,500 miles on it.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe on eBay

Year: 2001
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 73,500 mi
Price: Reserve Auction ($43,000 Buy It Now)

2001 Porsche 996 Turbo 6 Speed Manual

Midnight Blue Metallic/Metropol Blue Full Leather

OEM Carbon Fiber dash, door pockets, steering wheel, leather covered vents, aluminum/carbon shifter

Completely Stock, no accidents, all original paint.

73,500 miles

Second owner. Michelin PSS tires are about two years old and plenty of tread.

Car is in excellent condition, everything works perfectly as it should.

It was bought new at Carlsen Porsche in Palo Alto and serviced regularly.
All maintenance records included since new. Car has never left California.

Two keys, car cover, all books, tools, records, original window sticker.

Negatives:
A small dime size ding on driver-side rear quarter panel, hard to see in pictures.

Scuff mark on left side of rear bumper.

1987 Porsche 930 Coupe

I found this too funny to pass by. There are many ways to advertise a car, and especially on a site like eBay when you can scroll through hundreds of thumbnails you need something to get readers to pause during that initial view and want to take a second look. With little space available, most sellers say the typical things, sometimes there’s very useful information like “paint to sample” or “special order” (which, of course, may or may not be true), and then there is this one. “Beautiful carpets!” (I’ve ignored the typo) I must say that’s not the typical selling point, but it made me laugh and look more closely at this Venetian Blue Metallic 1987 Porsche 930 Coupe. And, hey, the carpets do look great!

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 930 Coupe on eBay

Year: 1987
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 40,201 mi
Price: $105,900 Buy It Now

1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe Sunroof

40K Original Miles, Excellent Condition Complete With Porsche Certificate Of Authenticity (COA)

Rare Color Combination of Venetian Blue Exterior and Linen Blue Interior which is actually a white ivory color.

Car recently had a full inspection and minor service (oil change, new rear shocks with a total comprehensive inspection). NO fluid leaks. Car originally comes from Arizona from a retired doctor. Car stayed within 1 family from new.
The interior is in exceptionally “Like New Condition” with no tears or rips, carpets look new. Carpets where wrapped in plastic and covered since new. never smoked in.
Exterior paint looks great, just a couple minor chips in the hood, no issues. Carfax documents no accidents or issues. Car drives and handles with ease, clutch is tight.
Wheels and tires are all in great condition, tires have over 50% tread left.

1986 Porsche 930 Coupe

I’ve featured a few white 911s over the past weeks and I will return to that theme here with this Grand Prix White 1986 Porsche 930 Coupe. Truth be told, this one is far more about the interior than it is the white exterior. And boy does that interior create contrast! It is a to-sample Lobster Red leatherette. Porsche has offered plenty of bright red interior colors over the years and I think Lobster comes across as the brightest. Perhaps most gaudy is a better expression? Regardless, there is a hint of orange to the color – hence the name Lobster – that takes the shade to another level as compared with Can-can Red or Lipstick Red, which are really just a deep red. While all red interiors can be a little divisive, I would imagine Lobster Red is the most so. Here, where it’s contrasted with a white exterior, the almost blinding nature of the color really shows!

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 Porsche 930 Coupe on eBay

Year: 1986
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 46,400 mi
Price: $139,000 But It Now

This original one owner 930 will be sold with the original title and only 46,000 miles,that have been documented with service receipts and books porsche stamps since day one,also original bill of sale,Porsche certificate,original books and manuals.

This is one of those cars that you only get a chance to buy once in a life time.

Special wishes Lobster red full interior with sport seats

100% stock,never raced tracked just loved.

Always garaged and meticulously maintained

There is not much contrast in this interior so you have to really like Lobster Red to appreciate it. If I were to change one thing I think it would be the steering wheel.…

2002 Porsche 911 Turbo

I’m going to move now to the other side of the 911 Turbo spectrum. Away from ultra-low mileage air-cooled Turbos to a water-cooled model with some miles on it. I’ve been looking around for better values among these cars, something that has become increasingly difficult as has been evidenced by a few of my recent 996TT features. Most of those I see with lower prices are Tiptronic. If you’re fine with that, then there’s plenty of choice. But I want to keep searching for the more desirable manual-equipped versions.

Here may be just one such beast: a Carrera White 2002 Porsche 911 Turbo, located in Georgia, with Natural Brown leather interior and 76,985 miles on it. I’ll say from the start that even though the asking price is sub-$50K it’s still a good bit higher than what we used to see with these Turbos, especially those not equipped with the X50 performance package. But it’s a much more reasonable price than the low-mileage cars we’ve seen and the condition looks good.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2002 Porsche 911 Turbo on eBay

Year: 2002
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 76,985 mi
Price: $47,900 Buy It Now

2002 Porsche 911 Turbo.

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76,985 Miles.

Carrara White.

Natural Brown Leather Interior.

6-Speed Manual.

Clean Carfax.

$119,850 MSRP.

Books, Manuals, Service Records, 2-Keys, Car Cover, Tools, Spare and a Jack.

This great looking 996 Twin Turbo comes in a very desirable and highly sought out Carrara White, which bares the the nickname “Unicorn” among the Porsche enthusiasts.

The white exterior is beautifully matched up with a Brown Leather Interior, that is complimented with factory correct Sport Seats. The interior is in phenomenal shape and every instrument and gadget works.

Performance wise, this car is an absolute beast, and the Turbo effect is immediately evident.

1989 Porsche 930 Cabriolet with 1,313 miles

Ah, the price you pay for low mileage. I come across a lot of cars with seemingly outrageous price tags. Most are good for a chuckle and then I move on to the next car. Some are just confusing. Others make me pause and wonder. Those are usually the cars actually possessing a reason for that high price. In every case, however, they are something to check out just to figure out what is going on. The situation with this car, a 1989 Porsche 930 Cabriolet with a mere 1,313 miles on the clock, is a straightforward confluence of features. Ultra-low mileage, final-year of the 930, and the only year the 930 came equipped with a 5-speed transmission. It even comes in a nice color, though not one that is especially rare. The question is not whether a high price is warranted, but rather how high a price. Perhaps here we’ll find out.

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Year: 1989
Model: 911 Turbo Cabriolet
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 1,313 mi
Price: $329,930 Buy It Now

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As we’ve all become aware, the air-cooled 911 market is not what it used to be. However, there has been some evidence that very rare and/or low-mileage examples have been spared from the market’s recession. But even those cars aren’t hitting insane prices so I do wonder whether this one will have a shot. So about this one. Let’s assume the appropriate documentation exists to validate the mileage and other aspects of its history. Without that the price has no chance. Last year this car was bid to $275K when on auction at Mecum Monterey. That’s still a good bit away from this asking price and with the market cooling I don’t know if we can expect more.…