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Tuner Tuesday Gold Digger: 1977 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

What is the tipping point in modifying a car? It seems a delicate line which is easily crossed; one that once tripped over pushes the car in question into a free fall from object of desire to ridicule. Obviously, if someone opens up a J.C. Whitney catalog and orders all of the accessories available for their Monte Carlo, it’ll be a bit of a laugh. But what about when the ingredients are all top-dollar, high quality units? Let’s take this 911 for an example and break down the components: at it’s base, this is a 1977 911S Targa, or was. Now, by itself that’s an increasingly valuable commodity – so, it’s a good basis, right? Now it wears an updated 993 wardrobe; they’re a hot commodity, too. And who doesn’t love a cabriolet? Okay, so that’s a lot of people. But some people like them, right? How about the motor, a Ruf modified twin-plug turbo? Wow, put those names together today and you’ve got yourself a retirement plan. And while not the purview of these pages, if you haven’t been following auctions anything with the name Boyd Coddington attached to it has some serious value as well since his death. There has even been a spike in value of classic Recaro seats, and right now brown tones are still totally in vogue. So, with all of these individual bits added together, this car should be worth millions, right?

If you need a reminder that 1970s Porsches weren’t always worth a lot of money, look no further.

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1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe

I have suddenly become very enamored of dark grey cars, especially when they come in a metallic shade. There frequently has been a BMW 135i parked outside my place that I would guess is Space Gray Metallic and with its similarly colored wheels it looks fantastic in almost any light. And that is where my preference lies with these cars: darker grey, metallic, and dark wheels. I don’t prefer the contrast of a silver wheel with these colors. As such, I find this Slate Grey Metallic 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe, to be particularly stunning. I really enjoy this color on the 964 in general and with the black Cup wheels, which I assume simply have been painted, the exterior look is brought into definite focus. Contrast that exterior with a striking Burgundy interior and you have a really great combination!

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1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

While they aren’t the exceptional values they used to be the market has settled down enough that we can still find good examples of the Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera for pretty reasonable prices. And I think it’s safe to say that there are still quite a few of us out there who hope to still have opportunities for owning and driving these great machines. The 1987 and later model years show higher overall values since that was when Porsche first fitted the 911 with the more stout G50 5-speed manual transmission, but the earlier cars still provide excellent motoring and reliability for on average about $5K less given comparable condition. The example here, a Garnet Red 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe with contrasting Beige and Brown interior, comes from the earlier period of the 3.2 Carrera but looks in just the sort of shape we’d hope for when searching for a nice classic 911.

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1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Coupe – REVISIT

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The Bitter Chocolate over Gold 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Coupe we featured back in early July is back up for sale, this time as a no reserve auction. With the starting bid set at $77,000 this is priced higher than where the previous reserve auction we featured ultimately finished ($71,100), but the price isn’t too far off so I imagine there will be interest here. While the market for the US-spec Carrera 2.7 is not nearly as white hot as that for the Euro Carrera 2.7 MFI, these cars still are performing quite well and might be one of the examples that continues to increase in value as the market takes further notice of the mid-year 911.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Coupe on eBay

The below post originally appeared on our site July 4, 2015:

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Motorsports Monday: 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Club Sport

There aren’t many more highly regarded classic 911s than the Porsche 911 Carrera Club Sport. Any Porsche Club Sport model likely will be well regarded, but with demand for an air-cooled 911 continually increasing it is the 911 Club Sport that receives the most serious attention. The 911 CS followed the standard protocol of track-oriented models by going on a significant diet that stripped away most everything that wasn’t necessary. It lacks fog lights, rear seats, A/C, power windows, locks, and seats, as well as a few items, such as the passenger sun visor, that we may not think much about, but which still added extra unneeded pounds. Handling was improved through a lower suspension and a set of stiffer Bilsteins and while the engine mostly was similar to the standard 3.2 Carrera its rev limit was raised by around 500 rpm providing a few extra moments of top-end ferocity. The example we see here is a rare Dark Blue 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Club Sport, located in New York, with 26,842 miles on it. Most Club Sports were produced in Grand Prix White so coming across one in another color is certainly uncommon.

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