The Aventurine Green Metallic 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S we featured in early January is still looking for a new owner and is back up for auction. Pricing remains more or less the same, though the seller has now provided some leeway by making it a No Reserve Auction with a starting bid of $72,500, while keeping the Buy It Now price at $75,000. I can’t help but think that the lack of quality pictures is holding this car back a bit, but at the moment the ad remains unchanged.
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The car we see here, a Wimbledon Green 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe, comes with a high degree of excitement along with some annoyance. The excitement comes from the color. These are the sorts of cars we are always thankful Porsche produced. Unfortunately, this seller has chosen to provide only 2 pictures of the car’s exterior. Yeah. So we’ll have to go by the possibilities. This 964 should be about as pristine as a second-hand 911 can get given that it has not even traveled 9K miles, and the few pictures we do see show a car in excellent shape. Wimbledon Green (along with some other lighter greens) is one of the few colors where I strongly prefer a black interior. I really like the contrasting darkness the black provides and on the car here the interior looks in particularly good condition and is very capable of providing that contrast. We have been coming across quite a few extremely low mileage 911s lately perhaps owing to the market increases we’ve seen and owners hoping to see just how much value they can get for their collectibles.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe on eBay
The really nice Yellow over Black mid-year 911 Carrera Coupe we featured back in September is up for sale once again this time with a price reduction bringing it down from its very high $129,900 asking price to a still high, though somewhat more reasonable, $109,990. Can it sell this time?
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Coupe on eBay
The below post originally appeared on our site September 9, 2014:
I am clearly feeling a yearning for Spring as I continue to come across open-top cars that attract my attention. Of course the Speedster is no standard Cabriolet, nor would it be the car to search out if one desires to spend any significant time enjoying top-down motoring. The Speedster has always been a valuable collector car and with those values increasing significantly over the past year a car such as this one is resigned to spending a significant portion of its life in a garage. The 911 Speedster marked the rebirth of this short-lived Porsche icon with multiple incarnations of the model having followed it. But it is this original re-release that stands as one of the more significant models produced and the 911 Speedster also did double duty as the send-off for the classic 911 in general. They aren’t as pure and no frills as the original 356 Speedster, but Porsche had progressed far enough that such an entry-level model was no longer necessary and these serve more as an homage than an attempt at a recreation. The particular example we see here is a Guards Red 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster, located in St. Louis, with Beige leather interior and 40,504 miles on it.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster on eBay
I am consistently amazed by the value many examples of the 993 can command. I fully understand the reasons these beautiful 911s command such values, but that doesn’t stifle my amazement. That these cars would attract the attention of collectors was virtually guaranteed once Porsche decided to switch to a water-cooled engine in the 996 and given such an attraction the lower-production models have always garnered quite a bit of interest, especially low-mileage examples such as this one. Here we have a Guards Red 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, located in North Carolina, with a scant 18,900 miles on it. The C4S is, effectively, the Turbo-look version of the 993, though in this case it doesn’t complete that look as the C4S lacked the Turbo’s rear wing. But with braking sourced from the Turbo, along with those wider rear fenders, these come pretty close to replicating the look, though not the performance, of the last of the air-cooled Turbos.