In case you missed the 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera with six figure mileage last week, here’s your shot at another 1995 911 Carrera, in a more colorful hue with less miles. This 993 for sale in Baltimore features a special order Iris Blue, which just pops, accentuating its soft curves nicely. The days of the affordable air-cooled 911 may be coming to a close fairly quickly, but that doesn’t change the fact that these cars are some of the most practical classic sports cars out there.
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As collectors scamper to snap up every rare variant of the air-cooled 911, prices simply continue to increase for almost any car, but especially those with elevated sporting pretensions. Such is the case with the model we see here, the 911 RS America. The RSA was Porsche’s response to the desires of its customers who wanted a 964 Carrera RS and while the RSA isn’t quite the stripped-out track-focused car that the Carrera RS was, it still provided buyers with a lightened alternative to the standard Carrera 2 along with sport seats and sport suspension. The RS America was produced in ’93 and ’94 and the example here comes from that second year of production. Options were limited on these cars, but this one has had the optional A/C fitted.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Porsche 911 RS America on eBay
What’s your ideal commuter vehicle? This 1995 911 might seem like an unlikely candidate, but our own contributor, Pablo of flüssig magazine runs a 993 like this on a regular basis. As cars become ever larger and more complex, the idea of something older and simpler appeals to me and if you can throw speed into the equation, all the better. This 911 has over 100,000 miles on it, so someone did a good job of enjoying on at least a semi-regular basis. Now it’s time to pass the torch and have someone else enjoy this last example of air-cooled goodness.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera on eBay
We’ve featured a few editions of the 911 produced from 1974-1977 as illustrations of the value that these relatively unloved Porsches tend to command. As discussed with most of those, there are definite issues to be worked out and verified with many of these cars, but when you come across a good one they can still be brilliant cars that offer plenty of driving pleasure at a fraction of the cost of many other 911s, especially those that preceded them. Here we have the model that tends to be the most valuable from the range, a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Coupe. I should be clear, this is not the Carrera 2.7 produced for markets outside the US, which used the MFI engine from the Carrera RS. Those also come with a price tag that easily exceeds six figures on the current market. The Carrera 2.7 for the US market utilized the same 175 hp 2.7 liter flat-six as the 911S, but featured a few aesthetic details like wider rear fenders, Carrera side graphics and, probably most notably, the duck-tail spoiler. While the graphics won’t suit everybody, the wider rear fenders and duck tail really improve the overall look of these cars and help to mollify the fears of those upset by the newly introduced impact bumpers.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Coupe on eBay
This is somewhat strange. While Porsche always has offered a wide variety of colors, including paint-to-sample options, it’s rare that we come across a 911 where I can’t really tell what color it is. The car here isn’t described as paint-to-sample, though perhaps that’s the fault of the seller, but rather it is described simply as Brown. It does look somewhat Brown, but I can’t say I’ve seen a 911 in this shade, and Brown itself was much more popular in the ’70s than the ’80s. Either way, combined with the lovely interior color this 1987 3.2 Carrera definitely is eye-catching and not an everyday color. The G50-equipped Carreras have shown rapid appreciation of late especially when in excellent condition, as this one appears to be.