As the 911 turned 20 years old in the mid-1980s, Porsche would unleash what many consider to be the last true link to the original 911 before the smoother styling of the 964 and 993 took hold: the 3.2 Carrera. This model would carry through until the dawn of the 1990s through a number of iterations. But for me, there’s just nothing better than the classic Carrera coupe. This first year Grand Prix White example for sale in California is a well-documented car, with a history intertwined with the well-known dealership, Vasek Polack Porsche.
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Generally, when someone says that the price of a car has dropped $10,000 it’s a fire sale. For example, I’ve never bought a car for more than $10,000! But when you’re talking a rare, one of one Ruf BTR Lightweight, a $10,000 price drop means that the asking price is still a staggering $248,500. While this will remain eye candy to nearly everyone who reads this, I still thought it was worth a second look!
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Ruf BTR Lightweight on eBay
The below post originally appeared on our site July 1, 2014:
In the world of Porsche tuners, Gemballa is one of the wilder companies. Starting out in 1981, Uwe Gemballa’s first creation was the Avalanche, based on the 911 3.2 Slantnose. Wider fenders, side strakes akin to what was seen on the Ferrari Testarossa and a host of interior upgrades were the order of the day. The wild excess of the 1980s led to a bit more subtle aftermarket kits in the 1990s and greater performance. For a time, a 600 bhp Gemballa 911 held a lap record at the Nürburgring before being surpassed by a Carrera GT. The company’s fortunes took a sad turn in 2010. Uwe Gemballa suddenly went missing in February of that year, only to be found murdered several months later. The CEO, Andreas Schwarz, along with an investor was able to buy the brand rights and in August 2010 Gemballa GmbH was formed.
The car we see here for sale in Phoenix, Arizona is a 993-based Turbo Cabriolet. After the 3.3 liter Turbo Cabriolet of the 1980s, Porsche would never again offer an air-cooled Turbo Cabriolet. So what should have been a no brainer in the product portfolio turns out to be rather special in this case. It’s an interesting mix of 1980s styling cues with more current 911 underpinnings.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet Gemballa on eBay
The final year 964 Carrera 4 Widebody we featured back in June is back up for sale at the same price as before. These 964s are quite rare, this example being one of 238 produced. Will it fetch a premium over your standard 964 C4?