1994 Porsche 911 Speedster – REVISIT

The 911 Speedster is one of those fleeting models in the Porsche lineup, appearing from time to time in limited numbers. Only 936 of the 964 Speedsters were produced, with the majority coming to the US. We featured this particular Speedster for sale on Long Island last September. It was last listed for sale at $89,900 and since then has traveled a little over 200 more miles.

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Year: 1994
Model: 911 Speedster
Engine: 3.6 liter flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 23,885 miles
Price: $109,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster on eBay

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Unique and extremely rare Porsche Speedster in Concours condition and a must have to complete any collection. With only 23,602 miles from new, this Porsche is one of only 427 shipped to the United States. Immediately recognizable and a real head turner with the iconic bathtub styling. The Factory sport seats were replaced with a more comfortable RS seat as well as the ugraded radio and speakers.This is the final edition of the drop head air cooled 964 models and a must have.The 964 edition is significantly more performance oriented with a larger 3.6 liter Engine (247hp) Larger Wheels and Tires, Better Brakes (ABS) and a higher top speed of 162 mph. This car is equipped with a 5 Speed Manual Transmission, Color Coded 17″ wheels, AM/FM CD Player, Black soft top (in near perfect condition), Automatic Rear Spoiler, Driver Airbag, Power Windows and Locks, Cockpit Tonneau Cover and Complete Books and Keys. The Dunlop tires are brand new. It has a clean Carfax with no accident history.

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Of all the 911 Speedsters, I like the 964 the best, especially in comparison to the recent 997 series model. The tonneau cover on the 2011 model seemed a bit too elevated, giving it a hump backed look. With any rare Porsche, 964 Speedsters are not cheap. Current auctions and sales seem to have these cars pegged around the $75,000 to $100,000, with a few breaking into six figure territory if they have special provenance or options. Back in 2009, Jerry Seinfeld’s specially optioned 964 Speedster sold at the Barrett Jackson auction for a shade over $101,200 including the buyer’s premium.

The last time we featured this car for sale, it had been on the market for some time. Personally, I feel the seats and aftermarket radio detract a bit from the purity of this car, which leads me to believe getting top dollar for this one may be a bit difficult.

-Paul

1993 Porsche 911 RS America

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In these days of streets crowded with Porsche SUVs and “sedans,” it’s crazy to think that 20 years ago Porsche was barely selling 4,000 cars in the US. With the four-doors doing all the breadwinning, Porsche gets to make it rain with seemingly endless variations of the 911. In 1992-3, however, they were just trying to figure out how to stay afloat. A large part of the magic surrounding Porsche as an auto manufacturer is their ability to stick to what they do best regardless of how much naysaying surrounds them.

The 1993 911 RS America is a perfect example of this. In the face of impending doom, they released a stripped 911 ready to race. And unlike modern-day special editions, this one actually cost $10,000 less than a standard Carrera! Only 300 were made and, though rare, many were properly used on the track. Today’s example appears to be one that has spent most of its miles on circuits, the seller specifying that it “can be registered for street use” and its possession of aftermarket wheels and a huge double-tiered wing. History of use aside, this RS gets major bonus points for being the FIRST ONE EVER PRODUCED. That’s right: serial number 001.

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Year: 1993
Model: 911 RS America
Engine: 3.8l flat-6, 300 rwhp
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 30,600
Price: $135,000

Click for details: 1993 Porsche 911 RS America #001 for sale on eBay

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1993 Porsche RS America – #001

Production date 2/12/1992

First RS America ever produced – Serial #001

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Currently about 30,600 miles

Car can be legally registered for street use. Many original parts except seats, including suspension, fuel tank, and original wing. Fresh 3.8 and has near 300hp rear wheel horsepower. Dyno sheet is available. Car is great. Two noted exceptions – front right wheel arch has small ding and rear bumper probably needs replacing due to exhaust leak which damaged part of the bumper cover.

Grand Prix White
All black interior
Limited Slip only (no sunroof or A/C)

Very nice original Factory paint

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The owner’s modification and track use of such a historical car is brazen and – I think – awesome. They were made to race and he bought it to race, so hats off to that. I’m sure there are many Porschephiles out there pulling their hair out though, imagining what this car could go for with no track miles or modifications. Well, this owner makes the way of the honey badger and does not care one bit. He’s still looking to get $135k for it, no small change for a 20 year-old stripper. Car, I mean. I’m sure the right collector could put it back together factory-new and drool over “001” all day, but it seems like a more appropriate use would be to go flog the hell out of it in front of admiring eyes at your next local Porsche track day.

-NR

Convertible Week: 1982 Porsche 911 SC Targa

Wait…WHAT??!??! A targa featured during convertible week…are we losing it? Nope, this car is way too nice to not feature and come on, let’s face it, the targa is the man’s convertible. You can get the wind in your hair and not look like you’re going through a mid-life crisis. It’s the best of both worlds.

The SC was introduced in 1978 and featured a 3.0-liter engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection that underwent several upgrades throughout the life of the SC. By the time this car was sold in 1982, the output had been increased from to 204bhp. Mated to a 5-speed gearbox, the 911 SC could put down some impressive numbers. Zero to 60 took 5.5 seconds and the quarter mile arrived in the low 14 second range.

With the perfect color combo and no turbo look clutter, this black on black 911 for sale in Carlstadt, New Jersey is a great low mileage car to add to any collection.

Year: 1982
Model: 911 SC Targa
Engine: 3.0 liter flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 66,300 mi
Price: $22,850 Buy It Now

1982 Porsche 911 SC Targa on eBay

1982 Porsche 911 SC Targa. Black/black, 66k miles, clean Carfax, garage kept. Acquired directly from Porsche enthusiast. Visit http://www.projectoneauto.com to view more pictures or call 201-635-1400. Buyback guarantee.

This is a great low mileage SC that I personally am about to sell everything I own to pick up. With only 66,000 miles, this car has seen 2,200 miles a year throughout its charmed life. With values on the 911 SC rising consistently, this car is a good deal at $22,850 and could be a steal with a bit of bargaining.

-Brian

Convertible Week: 1995 Porsche 993 C4 Cabriolet

Timeless doesn’t begin to describe the looks of the 911 no matter the generation and this 993 is certainly no exception. In the Porsche lineup, the 993 is the sweet spot as far as I’m concerned. The 993 is the highest evolution of the air-cooled cars and the 3.6 liter boxer six pushed the C4 to 60 in 5.7 seconds (5.2 for the C2) and topped out at 168 mph. Not too bad for a six cylinder. The 993 was the last car before the “ugly years” as I like to call them, when Porsche gave the 911 one of the worst face lifts it had ever had. Which ever generation you prefer, this low mileage 993 C4 for sale in Springfield, Missouri is a cool nice weather cruiser.

Year: 1995
Model: 993 C4 Cabriolet
Engine: 3.6 liter flat six
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 33,000 mi
Price: $56,900 Buy It Now

1995 Porsche 993 C4 Cabriolet on eBay

 1995 993 “C4″ Cabriolet. Raven black with Porsche black leather. Awesome hand picked example with some super trick options! Only 33K sunny day miles. Shines like black marble. Equipment includes:

3.6 liter 270 bhp motor with hydraulic self adjusting valve lifters
Dual knock sensors
Resonant induction system
Dual exahaust
Vented disc brakes with ABS
Limited slip differential with ABD front and rear stabilizer bars
18” Technology alloy wheels
Power top and headlight washers
Power steering
Filtered A/C system
Central locking
Alarm system
Full power drivers seat with partial power passenger seat
Metal door sill with crest
Aluminum shifter and brake handle with carbon fiber inlays
Head restraint with Porsche crest
AM/FM CD with Hi Fi sound system speakers
European lowering springs
Gemballa Turbo S aero kit with front integrated spoiler
Vented side skirts and rear spoiler with integrated third brake light and chrome exhaust tips

Wow, what a cool looking car! Corners and looks like a slot car! So much fun it ought to be against the law! Just serviced and passed a 100 point PPI inspection. Just in time for the sun to come out. Buy it! You’ll love it. Money isn’t worth anything unless you spend it. Will trade.

This is a beautiful low mileage car with great mods. Gemballa is one of my favorite Porsche tuners, even though their stuff tends to be on the wild side. That said, I’m not sure where the $56K price tag is coming from. With a top dollar retail value of $45K, I don’t see where the other $10K is coming from. The modifications could add about $5K, but all in all I feel this is a $47,000 car all day long. With less than two days left on the auction, I’ll be curious to see if anyone bites.

-Brian

2012 911 Carrera 4 GTS

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For the last of 997 generation cars, Porsche pulled out all of the stops to make this the most technologically advanced 911 yet. Some of the new gadgets include car features an optional stop/start feature that shuts the engine down at stops, electro-mechanical power steering, and the optional 7-speed PDK dual clutch gearbox, which this seller passed on in favor of the 6-speed manual (good call).

The Carrera 4 GTS sports the 3.8 liter boxer 6 that, like the 911s before it, puts up very impressive numbers. The 911 makes the run to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds with the help of 408bhp and 309 lb/ft of torque coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox. While these numbers are impressive, in this day and age even sports cars aren’t immune from fuel economy scrutiny.  Luckily the GTS will go about 25 miles per gallon of fuel…not bad for an all out performer.

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Year: 2012
Model: Carrera 4 GTS
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 1,300 miles
Price: $97,997

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS on Rennlist.com

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For sale by owner: 997 2012 911 GTS4 manual transmission coupe with only 1,300 miles.

Option list:

911 Carrera 4 GTS
Black
Black
Black Inter. Alcantara Seat
PASM Sport Suspension (-20mm)
Self-Dimming Mirrors
Heated Seats (Front)
GTS Sidestrips and Model Design
Bi-Xenon Headlights incl. PDLS
Sport Chrono Package Plus
Extend Navigation mod (PCM 3.0)
BOSE Surround Sound System
SiriusXM Satellite Radio Tuner

MSRP $118,655

Dealer installed accessories/options:
Full front wrap (3M) $2,500
Shipping in enclosed carrier $750

* Practically brand new, spotless inside and out.
* Has the iconic GTS wheels, and looks menacing in triple black.
* Highly optioned, has practically everything you could want in a 911.
* My loss is your gain; selling this and/or my Range Rover to keep just one car in the city.

Location: New York, NY 10001

Maintenance history: Break-in oil change will be performed at 2k miles, but likely to be sold before then. Only hand-washed, no machine/automatic washes.

Asking $97,997 or nearest reasonable offer.

No low-ballers please. Will be listed exclusively on Rennlist and Pelican first to hopefully attract private enthusiasts. If you’re in the market for a 911, this is the one you want.

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If I had the means, this is 100% the way I would outfit my brand new 911. When buying this car not so long ago, the seller checked off all of the right boxes on the order form. The triple black on this is stunning, throw in all wheel drive, and the all important 3rd pedal, this car is the way a non turbo Porsche should be.

At $97K this Porsche is priced up where a CPO car should be without all of the benefits of being dealer backed. That being said there is a bit of negotiation that will need to be done in order to get this beauty where it should be. But if you’re up to the challenge, this would make an amazing addition to any garage.

-Brian

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Silver Anniversary

The year 1989 was a watershed moment for the 911. The model had survived imminent death after Porsche had planned to succeed it with the 928 mainly due to the fact that 911 sales continued to be strong. With Porsche management changing course, the 911 went through a steady program of evolution throughout the 1980s, leading up to a major revamp at the onset of the 1990s with the 964, introducing four-wheel drive to the classic 911 formula.

Coincidentally, the 911’s 25th Anniversary fell on the same year as the final model year for the beloved 3.2 Carrera. Porsche celebrated the 3.2’s final year with the Silver Anniversary package. Available in either Silver Metallic or Satin Black, these special 911s had a slew of options that included Silk Gray supple leather seats with black piping, a center console covered in leather that had an outside temperature gauge and CD holders, a short shift kit, rear window wiper, front and rear spoilers and wheels which were body colored.

For some reason, I always keep coming back to the 911 3.2; it seems to be my favorite of the breed. This Silver Anniversary edition for sale in Michigan has me sitting here drooling.

Year: 1989
Model: 911 Carrera Silver Anniversary
Engine: 3.2 liter flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 71,602
Price: $49,900

1989 Porsche Carrera Silver Anniversary on Hemmings Motor News

We are thrilled to present this 1989 Anniversary Porsche in the extremely rare Satin Black Metallic Paint with color matching Fuchs. Only 60 of the 300 Anniversary coupes produced were optioned with this exterior color. If you truly want a Porsche that very few people ever get the opportunity to own – this is the one! 1989 marked the last year of this iconic body style and many are in agreement that this is the car to have in your collection or as your third vehicle. With the famous G50 transmission and the extremely reliable 3.2-liter engine will provide nothing but appreciation as time goes on. With more and more of these vehicles heading back to Europe, we continue to see a shortage of these well documented lower mileage cars.

This specific Anniversary Edition has service records dating back to the very first service done at Major Porsche out of Kansas City MO, where it was sold new and remained for many years. Vehicle changed hands a few more times until we received the car with all service records, owners manuals, original window sticker, compressor, tools, keys and much more. This car is truly a time capsule that has been meticulously serviced with the very important 30k, 45k, and 60k service. This Silver Anniversary Edition 911 has had some very tasteful upgrades including a performance chip from 911 Chips that boost horsepower another 20hp, sport suspension that has been lowered to a more aggressive stance, a brand new sport dual exhaust with new heat exchangers giving it a distinguished note on acceleration, upgraded Areo mirrors, and new coordinating Coco mats. The original mirrors come with the car.

Once again this Porsche is one that demands serious consideration for anyone that is looking for a very well sorted, maintained and clean vehicle from top to bottom. This is the one that any Porsche aficionado desires to have in their possession. Do not delay as we sell these vehicles within days of them being advertised.

While normally I am a proponent of keeping an uncommon car like this stock, the upgrades don’t do too much to detract from the proceedings. I wouldn’t have swapped out the side view mirrors for updated ones, but that’s a personal preference. The price seems a bit steep, given this car is equipped with what amounts to a special trim package. I know some Porsche fans will probably disagree, but almost $50,000 puts you squarely into 930 Turbo territory. The best 3.2 Carerra out there might hit the low $40,000 range. I’d suspect somewhere around $35,000 or so would be more reasonable for this late model 3.2.

-Paul

Motorsport Mondays: 2007 Porsche 997 Cup – Championship Winning Car

It’s been a while since we’ve featured a race prepared car here on GCFSB, and what better way to motivate us to do so than Motorsport Mondays? This 997 Cup was built by Belgian race outfit GPR and won the 24 Hours of Zolder in 2007. Imported to the US in 2008, the car had a break until appearing in a few events last year.

Year: 2007
Model: 997 Cup
Engine: 3.8 liter flat six
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: N/A
Price: $80,000

2007 Porsche 997 Cup on Rennlist

Porsche 997 “Cup” multiple race winning car. The car was number #56 below. It was the winner of multiple races in 07 including the 24 hours of Zolder. The Belgium race shop GPR Racing built it to from the ground up from a bare GT3 shell using all 997 Cup parts. The only difference from a stock Cup car is a slightly different cage design.

Around 2008, it was imported to the US. Since then it has been in the hands of the ex Farnbacher Loles race team at Goldcrest Motorsports. Last year, it had one SCCA Race at Road Atlanta and one NASA race there. Goldcrest states that there is no evidence of any previous accident damage. Goldcrest has fully maintained the car including full time trackside support. Partial work in 2012 includes:

gearbox rebuild
New clutch
Jew JRZ RS Pro’s
Radios, GPS, Shift Light
Wing, hood, new harnesses
Race suspension setup

Here is a link to GPR which built the car: http://www.gprpinoracing.com/pages/fr/contact/contact.php

It was only run in 2007 and then retired by GPR. After being imported to the U.S. in 2008, it was not run again on the track until 2012 where it ran two races and three open track weekends.

Competition vehicles can be harder to value than street vehicles, but victories on the track are one good way of honing in on a price. The handful of 997 Cup cars I’ve seen for sale have ranged between $100,000 to $130,000, so at $80,000, this 997 Cup could be a bit of a bargain for someone in the market for a track day car with known race success.

The following is an in car video of this 997 Cup in action at Road Atlanta:

-Paul

1987 Porsche 911 Carrera

It’s a cycle with me. Every couple of weeks, I can’t get 911s off the brain. Perhaps it was early experiences I had with these sports cars or they have just come to symbolize everything I hold sacred about the brand in these days of SUVs and odd looking executive saloons with the Porsche crest on them. Whatever the case may be, the 911 will always have a place in my fantasy garage.

If I had to choose right now, I’d probably seek out a nice 3.2 Carrera. I wouldn’t want a garage queen, but I’d like something that has been well broken in without being clapped out. This 3.2 Carrera for sale in Texas grabbed my attention with its Venetian Blue paintwork, giving it a classy touch.

Year: 1987
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 159,900 miles
Price: $23,900 Buy It Now

1987 Porsche 911 Carrera on eBay

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1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe finished in Venetian Blue with Grey/Green Interior. This is a very rare color combination. New clutch and Top Engine Rebuilt at 110k Miles, with extensive service history dating back to 1992. There are no leaks or issues with the engine or tranny and service records do accompany this car. All gauges, lights and A/C function properly. Clean Autocheck Report!

Options Include: 3.2L 6-Cylinder, 5-Speed Manual G50 Transmission, Sport Seats, Alpine Stereo, Strut Brace. BFGoodrich G-Force Tires: front (205/50ZR16) and rear (225/50/R16) have 90% Tread.

Over 100,000 miles might seem excessive for a high performance car, but the 911 3.2 Carrera and earlier SC models are known to be fairly robust, well engineered vehicles that last if properly looked after. With a top end rebuild and a decent amount of service records, I wouldn’t hesitate to consider this car, seeing as how the exterior cosmetics and interior give off the appearance of a well cared for 911. The asking price is about in line with what higher mileage 3.2 Carreras are bringing these days, albeit at the higher end. Somewhere around $18,000 to $20,000 range would be closer to the sweet spot for this car.

-Paul

1993 Porsche 911 RS America

The Porsche 911 RS America is quite popular with enthusiasts, especially those of the P-car set. A lightweight special sold in low numbers, these are revered by club racers and collectors alike. When new, it was less expensive than the more amply equipped C2, but now these 911s are on the radar of driving enthusiasts. As a result, they have eclipsed other non-Turbo 964s in value. This 911 RS America for sale in San Francisco is about as basic as a 911 of this vintage could get, with no A/C, radio, sunroof or limited slip differential.

Year: 1993
Model: 911 RS America
Engine: 3.6 liter flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 113,000
Price: Reserve auction

1993 Porsche 911 RS America on eBay

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1993 Porsche 911 RS America RSA 964 “Full Delete Package” LIGHTEST VERSION

In late 1989, the 911 underwent a major evolution with the introduction of the Type 964. With many innovative technologies from the 959 model, this would be a very important car for Porsche, since the world economy was undergoing recession and the company could not rely on its image alone. It was launched as the Carrera 4, the “4” indicating four-wheel-drive, a decision that surprised many but demonstrated the company’s commitment to engineering by reminding buyers that race and rally engineering (of the 959) does affect road cars. Drag coefficient was down to 0.32. A rear spoiler deployed at high speed, preserving the purity of line when the vehicle was at rest. The chassis was redesigned overall. Coil springs, ABS brakes and power steering made their debut. The engine was increased in size to 3600 cc and developed 250 PS (184 kW). The car was more refined, but thought by some journalists to have lost some purity of the 911’s concept. The rear-wheel-drive version, the Carrera 2, arrived a year later.

The 964 incarnation of the 911 Turbo returned in 1990 after an absence from the price lists. At first it used a refined version of the 3.3 L engine of the previous Turbo, but two years later a turbo engine based on the 3.6 L engine of the other 964 models was introduced.

In 1990, Porsche introduced the ahead-of-its-time Tiptronic automatic transmission in the 964 Carrera 2, featuring adaptive electronic management and full manual control. The 964 was one of the first cars in the world offered with dual airbags standard (from 1991), the first being the Porsche 944 Turbo (from 1987).

In 1992, Porsche re-introduced a limited-edition RS model, inspired by the 1973 Carrera RS and emissions-legal in Europe only. In 1993, appeals from American customers resulted in Porsche developing the RS America of which 701 were built. In 1994, the RS America returned with rear seats. Only 84 RSA’s were made in 1994. However, while European RS was a homologation special, RS America was an option delete variant of the regular model. The RS 3.8 of 1993 had Turbo-style bodywork, a larger fixed whale tail in place of the movable rear spoiler, and a 300 PS (221 kW) 3746 cc engine.

Since the RS/RS America was intended as a no-frills, higher performance version of the 964, there were only four factory options available: a limited-slip differential, AM/FM cassette stereo, air conditioning, and a sunroof. The interior was more basic than a standard 911 as well; for example the interior door panels lacked the armrests and door pockets and had a simple pull strap for the opening mechanism. Although the RS America was about $10,000 cheaper than a fully equipped C2 at the time of their production, these models now command a premium price on the used market over a standard 964 (RS Europe was about $20,000 more expensive than a C2).

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What is an RS America?

The RS America is a lightened, limited edition, performance version of the venerable Porsche® 911 Carrera® made for the 1993 model year which according to Porsche® both “commemorates the 20th Anniversary of”, and “captures the spirit of” the original 1973 Carrera® RS

The original 1973 Carrera® RS was available in Europe but unfortunately not in the USA. Porsche® decided to build the 1993 Carrera® RS both to European spec and a limited number in compliance with US regulations. These US spec cars were assigned the name “RS America”.

The intent was to create a basic lightweight, no frills 911 with minimal luxury options. Fitting the RS America with the M030 sport suspension package, which included the use of much of the running gear from the 911 C2 Turbo, led to higher performance limits. The Turbo’s progressively wound coil springs, larger diameter front stabilizer bar, and upgraded shock absorbers were standard equipment for the RS America, as were 17” diameter C2 Turbo wheels. The RSA rims were 7” wide on the front and 8” wide on the rear (as opposed to the 7” wide front and 9” wide rear wheels of the C2 Turbo).

ABOUT THIS RS AMERICA:

VIN: WP0AB2969PS418122
Mileage: 113,000
comes with CLEAN CA Title
Stock 3.6 Liter twin plugged motor
Stock G50 5 speed transmission
Rare ZERO optioned or full delete package (lightest version)
PSS9 Bilstein coilovers
RS drop links
Brey Krause carbon fiber strut brace
8′ & 9″ Cup 1 wheels ( stock RSA’s come with 7 & 8″‘s )
Lowered & aligned to Euro RS/Cup specs
Corner balanced
Primary & CAT bypass (stock CAT included for CA smog)

Of the 701 RS America cars made between 1993 & 1994, fewer than 5% were made with ” FULL DELETE ” option ( no sunroof, AC, radio & LSD ) which translates to roughly 35 cars however an aftermarket radio was added in the early 90’s. Car has been in CA its entire life being sold by Stead Motors in Walnut Creek as indicated by the Original Window Sticker which is included in the sale. I bought this car from the 4th owner who has cared for it the last 10 years with major service completed last year for $3K ( all fuids, valve adjustment, cam timing, timing case re seal ). Upgrades done to the car in the last 60 days are:

new Hankook Ventus RS-3’s ( 225/45 & 255/40 ZR 17’s )
newly painted CUP 1 wheels & center caps
carbon fiber heater bypass ( stock part included )
clear front indicators with amber bulbs
front brake ducts for aesthetics only
full polish, wax & seal
detailed motor & wheel wells
new front lower valance mesh grille

The Guards Red paint has been well maintained & looks extremely good for being 20 years old however minor chips on the front bumper, touched up driver door scratch & windshield chip are mostly the flaws. Included in the sale are all books & records, custom indoor cover & battery tender.

The last RS America we featured sold rather quickly right after we had posted it with a $69,900 Buy It Now price. That car had just over 10,000 miles more on the clock, which is a lot less than this car. Considering that, I’d suspect the reserve would be somewhere in the $35,000 to $45,000 range.

-Paul

1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Slantnose

Along with the Ferrari Testarossa, Lamborghini Countach and Mercedes-Benz W126 S class, the Porsche 911 Turbo Slantnose was a car that defined the style and excesses of the 1980s. Known as the Flachbau in German and offered under the Sonderwunsch, or “Special Wishes” program, these were a rare factory option where the front end of the car was transformed with concealed headlamps and hand formed metal front fenders, adding a considerable amount to the price of a standard Turbo. A little under 1,000 of these Slantnose models were made from 1981 through 1989.

This final year example for sale in Texas has but a mere 11,000 miles on the clock and is a great way to celebrate the final year of an awesome decade.

Year: 1989
Model: 911 Turbo Slantnose
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 11,600 mi
Price: $138,500 Buy It Now

1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Slantnose on eBay

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Black/Cashmere, 11,600 miles, factory slant nose (M505), limited slip differential, sunroof, short shifter, steering wheel with raised hub, lumbar seat-left, supple leather, Blaupunkt Reno radio, black piping and carpet welting, fresh service, Certificate of Authenticity, 1 of 60 factory built cars, finest available.

A comparable 911 Turbo from this era is never going to be cheap. The 1979 911 Turbo we featured last week did not sell with a final bid of $52,001. The Slantnose naturally commands greater values in the market, even if most purists prefer the traditional 911 front clip. At $138,500, this is certainly the high end of the range for a Slantnose. Typically, you see these cars for sale between $60,000 and $90,000, with the convertible versions bringing a little bit more. While this might be one of the lowest mileage Slantnose coupes out there, this car seems to be a bit ahead of the market.

-Paul