2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S

It seems there are more varieties of 911s than days of the month, but it wasn’t always this way. Some models have come and gone, but one variant that has been a mainstay is this one: the Targa. Somewhat overshadowed by the introduction of the SC Cabriolet in 1983, the Targa has evolved throughout the years, starting as a 911 with a roll hoop and soft top rear section. The soft top gave way to a fixed glass window and was replaced by a large, sliding glass panel in 1996 on the 993. The subsequent generations have stayed true to this sliding glass panel concept, as we see here with this 2007 Targa 4S for sale in Iowa from our friends at EuroWerkz.

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Year: 2007
Model: 911 Targa 4S
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 16,000 mi
Price: $64,900

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S for sale at EuroWerkz LC

2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S – Black/Sand Beige Full Leather – 6 speed – Sport Chrono Plus
August 5, 2013
History – Bought new in FL from Champion Porsche. While in new car inventory Champion installed a set of Champion Motorsport Springs and 19” forged RG5B wheels. First owner traded it on a different vehicle with 9,300 miles on it fall of 2009. I brought it to IA September of 2009 and have owned it since. Since day one it has been enthusiast owned. I have driven it sparingly and stored in my climate control garage as well as secured covered parking at my office location. Professionally detailed 2 times per year and meticulously maintained. The car currently has just over 16,000 miles on it.

This is a pride of ownership, PCA Member, open check-book maintained Targa 4S. All services are up to date and the car is not in need of any reconditioning. Sale includes all books, documented service history at Porsche dealer, and three factory keys, window sticker, Porsche COA, Porsche fitted car cover, and the original exhaust and airbox.
Options and MSRP: $95,900
Black NC
Full Leather $3,365
Black Mats – Porsche Lettering $115
Power Seat Package $1,550
Self Diming Mirrors $385
Sport Chrono Plus $920
Navigation for PCM $2,070
Bose High End Sound Package $1,390
Destination Charge: $795
Exclusive Options:
Storage Compartment Lid w/Model Logo $290
Instrument Surround Aluminum Look $360
Thicker Steering Wheel – Leather $800
19” Carrera Sport Wheel $835
Porsche Crest in Headrest $270
Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipes $360
TOTAL STICKER PRICE: $109,405
Performance & Cosmetic Upgrades:
19” Champion Motorsport Wheels $4,000
Champion Motorsport Springs $1,200
Fabspeed Performance Package $6,895
GT2 Turbo Side Skirts $1,000
Clear Front Turn Signal Indicators $200
www.Fabspeed.com
997 Performance Package with ECU Upgrade/Comp Intake
Performance Package includes Maxflo mufflers, headers, X-Pipe sportcats, Tips, ECU upgrade, cold air kit-BMC filter/Competition Intake. Realized Gain: rear weight reduction, +40-50HP, excellent sound.
www.Championmotorsport.com
19” RG5B Wheels
The RG5B is made from a single piece of A6061 aluminum, heat treated to T6 standards, and forged in an 8000 pound press. The end result is an extremely light wheel, ranging from 19 to 26 pounds, depending on diameter and width. This process also produces one of the strongest wheels on the market.
Condition –
Exterior: Factory Paint and Panels, no dings or dents on the car and there are no scratches on the car. A few pin sized nicks from bugs and road grit. All trim is original and in excellent condition. All four wheels are straight and free of rash. All four wheels have matching Michelin Pilot Sports mounted with approximately 3,000 miles on them. The car is only hand washed and waxed by me and my detailer whose specialty is black paint. The paint is deep and shiny with no swirl marks. Short of a very few nicks from road use the exterior of the car is as new.
Interior: Leather is in beautiful condition showing very little wear to driver and passenger seat bolsters. Rear seats are both as new. No rips or tears in any seats. Dash leather is perfect. All door panels are as new. All trim is beautiful and free of scratches. Leather headliner is free of any stains or blemishes. Carpets are perfect. Floor mats are original and while showing slight wear are still in excellent condition. All rocker panel and other trim is in excellent condition. All switch gear is in excellent condition. EVERYTHING is in working order. A fresh looking, smelling and feeling full leather interior that is routinely conditioned.
Mechanical: Car is in perfect mechanical condition. Never any failures and all services done pro-actively and routinely. The car drives straight and true, runs very strong, and performs as it is engineered to do.
Service History Since my Ownership:

· 9,954 miles at EuroWerkz, LC 10/22/2009: Install Fabspeed Performance Package: $6,895
· 10,277 miles at European Motors 4/1/2010: Lube, Oil and Filter and Installation of GT2 side skirts: $199.18
· 12,344 miles at European Motors 7/19/2011: Lube, Oil and Filter and Installation of four new Michelin Pilot Sport Tires: $1,754.81
· 14,374 miles at Lujack Porsche 7/18/2012: 4 year service to include full inspection, Lube, Oil and Filter, Changed Brake Fluid, Replaced Spark Plugs: $1,406.82
· 15,303 miles at Lujack Porsche 4/4/2013: Replaced 4 Tire Pressure Monitors: $1,316.81
Closing Comments: I have enjoyed every minute of owning this car since 2009. In my opinion, it is really the best of all worlds in the 997 911 lineup: wide body without all of the spoilers and intakes, all wheel drive, open air cockpit, yet more rigid and coupe like than a cab, functional rear hatch for a little easier access for a duffle bag on a weekend trip, and a rarer model than a Turbo. Moreover, I put effort to tastefully expand this car’s sporting character than it was originally optioned, by adding the Fabspeed package and GT2 skirts. From top to bottom this car exudes quality and uniqueness while offering an excellent balance of touring and sport. It is a joy to drive and routinely receives positive comments from Porsche-philes as well as people simply admiring a beautiful car.

Reason for sending her to a new home: I had no intention of selling the car until recently when I had the opportunity to buy not one, but two, other of my Porsche 911 dream cars. So, it’s really just a matter of freeing up the funds and the garage space.
Terms: Deposit of $1,000 expected within 24 hours of agreeing to purchase. Title is in hand, free and clear.
$64,900

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While I tend to prefer the classic silhouette of the 911 Coupe, I think I may have changed my mind with this Targa 4S. The chrome trim mirroring the roofline plus the added practicality of the rear hatch goes well with the dark color and eye-catching RG5B wheels. When you first look at this 911, you see a coupe, but look a little closer and you’ll notice the subtle differences. Add in the unique options and you have a 911 that sets you apart from the crowd.

For those interested in this Targa 4S, you can contact Doug Wittkowski of EuroWerks at witt@eurowerkzlc.com

-Paul

1986 Porsche Carrera

Please join me in giving a warm welcome to our newest contributor at German Cars For Sale Blog, Rob Simkins.

-Paul

This is a fitting car to serve as my first post here at GCFSB as my father owned the predecessor to this Carrera series, the 911SC, which served as my introduction to the marque. The 3.2 Carreras brought about the revival of the Carrera name, along with an increase in displacement, up from the 3.0 liter engines of the SC, and modest improvements to the drivetrain and braking systems. Perhaps most importantly, they retained classic 911 styling. For any buyer looking for pre-964 styling, the 3.2 Carreras serve as the most refined examples available.

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Year: 1986
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 108,338 mi
Price: $22,500

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera on Hemmings Motor News

This 1986 Porsche Carrera Coupe is in Iris Blue Metallic with Blue. Iris Blue, code 33P, a unique and desirable color. The car last changed hands in 2005 in Washington State. This car can best be described as a entry level mid year 3.2 Carrera that can be enjoyed and improved upon.

The car starts, runs and drives very nice with plenty of power, good suspension, reactive brakes and handling. Good clutch and sycnros in all gears. The paint has a nice luster and the color is consistant. Gaps are good and the doors shut correctly as does the hood and deck lid.

Interior shows well. Unmodified other than an updated stereo face plate. Stock speaker grills. Crack free dash. Headliner is good. Decent carpets and bright gages. A nonsmokers car. Matching Kuhmo tires all around, recently replaced. A/C blows but not cold. Carfax is posted, minor incident in 2006 on the driver’s side front fender.

Owners manual and jack (no tools or compressor) will be presented to the new owner. This is a nice opportunity to own a driver quality 3.2 Carrera in a unique color with a reasonable price point.

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This particular 1986 Carrera looks beautiful in its Iris Blue paint with the standard contrasting black wheels. Both the paint and the interior appear to be in very good condition. Perhaps most importantly for some buyers, the car is more or less original. With a little over 100K miles, $22,500 seems a good price for a car that will likely provide many more years of enjoyable motoring. It was always a treat going for a ride in my Dad’s SC, and I know he regretted the day he had to sell it. Were I in the market for a similar car, though with a few improvements, something like this ’86 3.2 Carrera would likely serve as an admirable replacement.

-Rob

1991 Porsche 911 Turbo

The 964 iteration of the Porsche 911 fell into a bit of a no-man’s land in terms of collectability for a while but is now gaining a little more of the respect it deserves. This iteration of this venerable sports car had a short run. The first model introduced was the Carrera 4 in 1989, which introduced the notion of an all-wheel drive Carrera to the mainstream. The model range was succeeded a few short years later in 1995 by the much loved 993, the final air-cooled 911. In that short span, there was a good deal of variety in terms of model variants, however. One of the most fearsome was, as usual, the Turbo.

This would be the last rear-wheel drive Turbo that Porsche would unleash. As such, it has started to become a bit of a legend. Introduced in 1990, the 964 Turbo used the same 3.3 liter engine as in the previous Turbos, but was upgraded slightly for better performance, capable of 320 bhp and 332 lb-ft torque. It would not be until 1993 that Porsche would unveil a Turbo based on the new 3.6 liter engine that debuted with the Carrera and Carrera S. The 3.3 Turbo was more common than the 3.6, with 3,660 being built versus 1,500. This 1991 Turbo on offer in California has just shy of 40,000 miles on the clock and comes with a few tasteful performance upgrades.

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Year: 1991
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 39,990 mi
Price: $100,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Porsche 911 Turbo on eBay

Very rare 1991 965 Turbo with know history from new only 39,990 miles from new meticulously maintained, non-smoker, with no paint work or accidents ever as new and with [EXCELLENT TO LIKE NEW CONDITION WITH PERFECT INTERIOR] originally sold out of Calrsbad San Diego Porsche dealership to a Physician California for $100K USD. I have all books, keys, contracts invoice sale books with dealer stamps and service records from new. This 965 Turbo also as very rare factory order sport seats.

Lots of $$$$ spent and with reiceipts lightweight flywheel and clutch package, with over 430BHP and B&B triflow exhaust system with heaterboxes and high flow cats, limited slip differential, The suspension is Bilstein PSS9 fully adjustable coil over suspension, has been lowered and adjusted, thus handles as if on rails.

This is an very clean and exceptional example of the last real rear wheel drive Turbos, less then 700 copies. Recent SMOG and PASS with extremely low emissions. Absolutly no dissappointment. E-mail for more info or addional pictures. Won’t find a nice example in this condition with this history. All books, maintenance records, original tools, spare, jack, keys and totaling over $30K in upgrades. Serious inquiries only please. Thank you.

Engine:
3.3 liter
K-29S-11-11 Turbocharger originally used on 962 Porsche single turbo race cars will flow over 600 HP
1 bar boost spring
HPV Electromotive’s Direct ignition system {DIS}
Lightened flywheel with cluctch package
B&B Try-flow Headers/ with heat exchangers
European fuel system/K&N filter

Suspension:
Limited slip differential
Billstein PSS9 fully adjustable with coil over suspension

RH Germany 3.6 turbo three-piece wheels (18×8.5″ & 18×11″) Brand new Dunlop 225/40/ZR18 front 265/35/ZR18 rear

Additional factory parts included, with under 17K miles when removed

Factory fuel system

K27 Turbo

Complete distributor system

Some addional exhaust system included

Paint- 9.5
Interior- 9.5
Mechanics- 9.5

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As usual, Porsche 911 Turbos do not come cheap, no matter the year. But the asking price of $100,000 left me scratching my head. A 911 Turbo of this vintage with anywhere between 20,000 to 40,000 miles should run you between $50,000 and $70,000 at the most. Sure, this Turbo has been breathed on a bit to put performance up there with the best of them and the mileage is quite reasonable, but the seller has an uphill battle in reaching for six figures.

-Paul

1998 RUF Turbo R (993TT)

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One of the premier names in Porsche tuning, Ruf Automobile GmbH is a German automobile manufacturer. that specializes in specialty builds based on Porsche chassis. Founded in the late 1930’s as a repair shop, it wasn’t until 1977 that Ruf debuted their first full production car based on a 930 Porsche. What really put Ruf on the map was the creation of the CTR in 1987 which set the record as the world’s fastest production car at the time. Since then, Ruf has become the most renound names in the automotive tuning market with such hits ar the CTR2, CTR3, and RGT-8 all of which produce number that put most supercars to shame.

With such a stellar resume, it’s no wonder the seller of this stunning 993TT turned to Ruf to build his dream car.

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Year: 1998
Model: RUF Turbo R
Engine: 3.6 liter twin turbo flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 35,000 mi
Price: $110,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1998 RUF Turbo R on thesamba.com

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1998 RUF Turbo R (993TT)

This is my own personal car (I am not a dealer, not that dealers are bad) and I am an avid adult car enthusiast, this is my second Porsche and I am a PCA member…

1998 Porsche 993 RUF Turbo R Conversion…On record at RUF Germany and have RUF Receipts/Paperwork…
Clean Title (in hand)
Exterior – White
Interior – Two tone Navy Blue/Black with Carbon Fiber accents. The blue is truly navy (so darker tone but in pics do to lighting can look purple-ish but it is NOT, it is dark navy)
Miles Total – 35,500 on car, with roughly 15K range on RUF Turbo R package engine installed at time of conversion…
I bought the car in summer 2012 from a Porsche PCA Member who was the second owner and has owned the car since July 2000; first leasing through his business and then buying out the lease. (I am the third owner.)
RUF Turbo R conversion done in April 2001, car at the time had roughly 21,000 miles. This was a new engine sent from Germany from RUF with RUF techs to do the conversion. This engine now has about 15K miles on it bringing total 35,500…. Conversion Documented and on Record at RUF Germany; I have paperwork.
Prior owner added many upgrades and available to talk by phone if needed with serious buyer; Bilstien PSS9 Adjustable coil overs, stainless fabspeed exhaust  – car sounds amazing… see links to vids below, check valve kit, serpentine belt upgrade, 993 to power 996 seat conversion with white painted seat backs, also many genuine RUF parts…

*RUF front bumper/facia
*RUF rear bumper/facia
*RUF steering wheel w/airbag
*RUF stainless exhaust tips
*RUF badging front and rear

The car has Rain gutters shaved (this is a big job), prior owner also added Porsche TURBO S Ducts (the look amazing) and the Gemballa side skirts…….
When I bought the car I immediately wanted to go through it top to bottom, so we removed engine just to address light oil damp on timing chain covers etc (normal stuff with these cars)..check turbos etc…(again normal issues with these cars after 15 years). We had the Turbo’s fully rebuilt by one of the best shops in the country (have receipts), we replaced cylinder head #2 (all with Porsche OEM part(s)), did upper seals, new seals on all timing chain covers, replaced flywheel and clutch, new engine mounts, new Turbo hoses, and more… detailed engine ticket/receipts in the $25,000.00+ range (Done by TOP notch local shop www dot eurotechracecars.com) I also went through the chassis/car replacing stereo (ipod, hands free, etc)+ new speakers, adding RS Leather door panels, hardwired V1 up by rear view mirror, all new Carbon Fiber Dash+CF Ruf ebrake lever+ have carbon fiber RUF logo sills not yet installed (all CF made in Germany by Marcus Buhler, many know him on RL, his CF is top shelf). We also did steering rod boots and some other things…. I added more RUF parts as well noted below… I have detailed receipts of all work done. I also added…
* RUF Euro gauges (done by Palo Alto Speedometer)
* RUF shifter
* RUF pedal kit,
* RUF 19 wheels powder coat black (matte)
* RUF Carbon Fiber e-brake (custom)
* RUF Carbon Fiber sills (custom not yet installed)

I had calipers (These are Porsche Big Red Turbo Brakes) removed tuned and professionally painted yellow and added RUF script, replaced brake lines, some faded trim pieces replaced on car, a malfunctioning rear view mirror control replaced, removed stock CD changer and factory amp etc.. (have stock parts and door panels etc) All this work and parts was over $15,000.00.
We finally sent the ECU to RUF for a go through as wasn’t reading in DME, and decided to buy a new RUF TURBO R/Porsche ECU all again documented with RUF and have receipts…

This was a near open check book full top to bottom sorting of a very unique and rare Porsche RUF automobile. Very few RUF Turbo R conversions in existence in the states and even less as a 1998, white in color, with so many RUF parts, low miles (only 35.5K on car and not even 16K on RUF engine) + rear wheel drive! Many unique upgrades from S Turbo ducts, rain gutters removed etc….
*Original Porsche turbo books, binder, tools, Full organized folder of receipts and documentation included…
*Clean title and in hand
*Autocheck report clean
*Carfax shows Minor accident in 2006 < I have original police report that says what happened and will provide… minor. Flat tire caused wheel to come off rim and brush along car next to it. The car had some paint scrapes on one side and dented rear fender, needed a new wheel etc… no dents filled, body shop replaced rear fender with OEM Porsche fender and painted… I talked to shop that did the work and they confirmed the same and again the police report that outlines what happened (which I have)….full disclosure seller here.
(prior owner also available to speak with as noted prior)

…. Car comes with two sets of keys, I have many parts left over like the original door panels, I have a TON of pics of engine work in progress, I have a big piece of matching blue leather hide, car cover, and even a rear TURBO 993TT wing as the car now has a Porsche oem TURBO S wing…. I was going to swap the S wing out for the base 993TT wing but haven’t yet…(just my preference)

open to answer any questions.
.. … my mechanic thinks I should keep after all this work.

NOTE – Fresh inspection sticker from Porsche Dealer (Inskip Porsche Warwick RI) just added a few weeks back….only person that touched the car at dealer is a 25 year air cooled tech that has worked on other RUF cars… also available if needed to talk with serious buyer…

Car could use some paint touch ups mainly around Gambella side skirts to be perfect, these were added over 10 years ago etc.. can send pics to interested buyers.

Why selling? I am into this car for much more then I have ever imagined… I was planning to keep the car for ever so the work that was done got done right but simply exceeded budget. That said, I can pay my bills, and far from a car poor guy here, not forced to sell but choosing to sell… Just have family and son in private schools and I keep my toy budget to a certain $ cap… and this has gone past that point….. it happens!

I wrote the above the way I like to see adds with as much data as possible. Any questions PM me directly… car can be seen in Newport RI… I am hoping to get better pics done soon… but for now hope these are OK..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cBd6uX6jUlc

 

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WOW is an understatement with this car, not only is fast, but I could literally stare at it for hours….it’s that beautiful. These days, the 993 Turbo models, because of raw power,and status as the final air-cooled 911 Turbo cars are commanding a massive premium. Couple that with the extensive list of modifications, Ruf records and paperwork, and suddenly the $110,000 asking price starts to seem reasonable. While this car is out of most hobbyist leagues, it’s nice to know that cars like this are out there. I’d be happy with a poster of it on my bedroom wall, as that’s about as close as I’ll ever get.

-Brian

1998 Porsche 911 Carrera C2S

Of all the 911s, the 993 has become one of the most prized variants. The stars aligned with this car, as it offered classic air-cooled performance with a host of modern amenities. Key among these was standard all-wheel drive on the Turbo models. As with previous generations, if you wanted the go-fast look without the Turbo price tag, you could opt for an in between model. The Carrera S did not have the fixed rear spoiler, but it had all the other styling bits to set it apart from the regular C2 and C4. This C2S for sale in Washington represents the end of an era and a time when Porsche was going through a major product shift.

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Year: 1998
Model: 911 Carrera C2S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 46,250 miles
Price: $79,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1998 Porsche Carrera C2S on eBay

Thank you for having a look at this pristine 1998 Carrera S Coupe. For sure the majority of people do not totally understand the Carrera S Coupe. Actually the non-aero kit optioned cars are more desirable today than the “turbo look” aero kit cars. Any non-turbo (964, 993, 997, and soon to come 991) wide bodied rear wheel drive Porsche cars are rare and collectable and the Carrera S Coupe twin grill with only 3714 produced worldwide for the run through 1998 make these coveted now more than ever by collectors and educated speculators.

The C2S and C4S originally did not make sense to the world market as the wider body created more aerodynamic drag thus slowing the car down for the all important top speed magazine figures and with the added aero option compounded the apparent lack of logic as it made no sense to Stuttgart or the automotive press at the time but they built it anyway as the air-cooled cars were winding up production and they needed a boost into the water cooled era.

The 993 Carrera 4S Coupe is also a popular collector car today but production on those was 6948 so many more in the marketplace with more to the USA and all the wheel drive system made the car heavier and non race/track oriented but still excellent cars. Many of these C4S cars were produced with the aero kit option and at the time, and I was there, the aero kit cars were considered a poser car or a Turbo wannabe but today many like the look and in the collector car world who really cares, if you like it own it.

Fast forward 15 years when those magazine numbers now mean nothing in the collector car world and the Carrera S Coupe has become the 993 to have aside the Turbo S Coupe. Aero-kitted cars are simply not as much in demand and not something to assume will add value to the cars investment profile going down the road.

Please, I do not wish to debate these opinions as they are mine and many others so if you simply wish to comment or debate please refrain. I have been with Porsche and the Porsche brand for decades and follow the collector car world on a daily basis with appraisals, market analysis, auction sales, and industry trends. I have transacted near 1000 sales of Porsche and many recent 993 Carrera S and Carrera C4S sales to collectors. The valuation on this car is spot on the market. Simply put finding the correct 1998 the last of the air-cooled Porsche coupes in the correct colours, condition, with the correct miles and documented history is key to value.

This example is a true investment quality purchase with the only modifications being Euro height springs and Euro tail marker lights all period correct and reversible if desired. It appears the car has never been in the rain and has been exceptionally cared for over the years. Engine and underside is very clean and the car does not leak, drip, or do any of those things a bad Porsche does. PPI and SAI inspection welcomed and encouraged. The car drives as good/well as it looks, excellent and I can assist you with enclosed shipping anywhere you wish in USA or worldwide. Your final price does not include shipping and while I can assist it is the buyers responsibility to obtain shipping. You will not be unhappy with your choice. Car is currently titled in California.

$2000 deposit by PayPal 2 business days post acceptance of price and terms. Balance by Bank Wire preferred. Other options may be considered but please insure you have the funds available prior to bidding. Please ask any questions you may have.

Condition is 98 point
One less than 1/32 pit in front window not in drivers view so no need to replace.
Paint in excellent original condition using paint meter.
Tires matched and OEM correct with 80% remaining.
Interior appears near new and everything works.
Pretty boring inspection, I love this car.

Additional photo link available to true interested inquires or bidders. This car has come out of a collection for which I assist and advise. Open to real offers but car will be sold near BIN price.

This car is sold AS-IS with:

Books
Service Records
Tools
Tire inflation kit with pump
Body color L3AU Factory Order Code
Exterior Paint Color Z1Z1 Option Code
Colour; Snow Crystal White” aka “Glacier White
Carpet Color Code 5FV
Interior Trim LT
Engine Type M64/23
Engine number 64W0165
Gearbox Type G5020
Transmission Serial number 1012741

Current Front: Continental Sport Contact 2 225 / 40 ZR 18
Current Rear: Sumitomo HTRZ IIn295 / 30 ZR 18 94Y
USA Build Codes for WP0AA2994WS320739:

Code
Option Description
159
Motor Sound Pkg
490
Hi-Fi sound system
659
Onboard computer
P02
Stereo with Compact Disc Changer (Coupe)
P15
Power Seat Pkg includes dual power seats
X52
Console CD Storage for 5 Discs
X70
Metal Door Sill with Insignia
Complete European Build Codes for WP0AA2994WS320739:

Code
Option Description
058
Bumpers with impact absorbers
130
Labeling in English
159
Motor Sound Pkg
197
Higher amperage battery
218
License brackets front and rear
219
Differential
233
Original tires, Pirelli
288
996: Light washers
288
Headlight washer
335
Automatic 3 point rear seat belts
398
Left outside mirror – electric – plain [Prior to 1996]
398
18” Technology Design Wheels [1997]
426
Special model World Champion 1976 1978
426
without rear window wiper
437
Comfort seat left
438
Comfort seat right
441
Fader, antenna booster, 4 speakers
441
Radio speakers and antenna amplifier
445
Wheel Rim Caps with Porsche Crest
454
Automatic speed control
Thank you for your consideration

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Black, silver and white can be boring colors for people who want to play it safe when it comes to resale, but there is something so pure about this 993 in white. If I was going to get a 993, the C2S would be high on my list, because I like the Turbo styling bits but don’t necessarily need that much extra power or all-wheel drive. At almost $80,000, this C2S is closing in on new 911 money, or 993 Turbo money. A price closer to the $60,000 to $65,000 mark would be a bit more realistic, even if this is one of the last air-cooled 911s.

-Paul

1997 Porsche 911 Targa

The 911 Cabriolet, like the one we featured yesterday, is a popular choice for those seeking a little bit of an edge to their open air motoring. Since 1983, Porsche has been offering up this variant to sun chasers, but one open air 911 has been with us even longer. That model is the Targa. Introduced early on in the 911’s history, the original model had a roll hoop with a removable hard roof over the driver and front passenger and a folding soft top rear section. This gave way to a fixed, wraparound glass rear window a few years down the road.

With the introduction of the 993, Porsche changed the Targa formula a bit and introduced a sliding glass roof panel that disappeared inside the cabin, lending a bit more structural rigidity to the package. Some buyers viewed it as a big sunroof, others saw it as an improvement in all-weather versatility over the outgoing Targa model. Not a lot of these 993 Targas were sold, as most favored either the Coupe or Cabriolet instead of this in between model. This Targa for sale in Alexandria, Virginia caught my eye, due in large part to the replica Porsche Cup wheels.

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Year: 1997
Model: 911 Targa
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 52,469 miles
Price: $49,500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1997 Porsche 911 Targa on Rennlist

Hey Everybody –

Up for sale is a 6 speed 993 Targa.

Mileage – 52,5xx

Color: Arctic Silver – Simply the easiest color to keep looking good and the most stealth color to reduce one’s contact with the “authorities.”

Targa’s come with the delicious glass top and they come with the Varioram intake system which means more horsepower than a regular C2!!

Options/Aftermarket:
JRZ shocks/struts and a set of TRG sway bars keep this car glued to the road. (The new owner will get the OEM shocks and sway bars.)
18″ – 3 piece aluminum rims (Porsche Cup replica 8×8.5 & 18×10) w/ new Bridgestone speed rated radials.
Porsche Cup air intake/K&N filter
B&B stainless steel mufflers
B&M short throw shifter
The interior is the upgraded leather with the Porsche crest in the headrests. The dashboard looks new as does the entire cockpit of this awesome car.

But don’t take my word for it,there was a pre-sales inspection that validates that the car is in great shape. Compression leak down #’s are consistent with a very strong motor. Adult driven, never tracked and clear title in hand.

Full Disclosure: Rock chip repair on hood by previous owner. Not perfectly done (are any of them perfectly done?) The guy at the paint shop said to leave it alone. He said it would be like refinishing an antique table, it would hurt the value. I’d be asking a lot more for the car if the paint was perfect – it’s not – it’s original and the car is 16 years old.

I had this car valued by the Porsche Club of America in 2009 for insurances purposes and that’s how I set the asking price. Car handles like a UFO on steroids and I hate to sell it, but the cash goes to pay for the kids college.

Last thing – please don’t hammer me for the dirty floor mats – they are clean now!

I never paid much attention to the Targa variant of the 993, probably because I’m not a fan of Panoramic sunroofs. I like sunroofs, but my MINI Cooper S (R53 variant) has the aforementioned variety and I could do without the fixed rear glass panel. It just makes the car heat up more in the summer months. I’m not sure if the sliding roof is worth the extra weight over a regular 911 with a sunroof, but it does lend to a more airy cabin. Targas of all generations can languish a bit behind Coupes and Cabriolets, but when it comes to the 993, prices for these variants are about on par with other models. For Targas that have about 75,000 miles and under, the sweet spot is around the low $40,000 range to the best glancing $50,000.

-Paul

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

The red Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet. Short of the Corvette in some circles, is there any car out there that embodies the mid-life crisis dream? Or, for that matter, a dream for just about any age group? I have a 1:18 scale model of this exact 1988 Carrera 3.2 Cabriolet sitting on my desk, right down to the same color. I use it as a daily reminder that someday, as a result of all this toil, I will achieve the 911 dream. This 911 Cabriolet comes to us from our reader that brought the Ruf Slantnose Cabriolet to our attention. In Guards Red, it is just about how I’d order up my classic 911.

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Year: 1988
Model: 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 90,100 miles
Price: $29,500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet on Cars.com

This Porsche will exceed your expectations. Loads of service history, stamps in book up to 51,000 miles, log documents that show from 51,000 miles to 90,000 every time the previous owner filled the car up and serviced it he put dates, miles and what he did. Rear wind deflector, rear shelf mat, floor mats, new wheels and tires including new lugs and center caps, (I have a nice set of black center fuchs if you prefer the back) newer top, exceptionally clean in and out, 2-owner, all service history, all manuals with pouch, tools jack and most importantly all original paint! (see photos for paint meter readings) 4.0mm-5.3mm. SUPER NICE! $29,500.

Looking over these pictures, it’s hard to believe this car is closing in on 100,000 miles. This is one mint 3.2 Carrera. Normally a late model 3.2 Cabriolet with this kind of mileage would bring a few thousand dollars less, but with two previous owners and a comprehensive service history, I’d say this one is priced rather realistic. As we’ve seen, the market for the 3.2 Carrera is not going down. Most of us don’t get into the car hobby for investment reasons, but a classic 911 is a great way to spend your money on something you can enjoy everyday. Consider it a different kind of investment “vehicle.”

-Paul

1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo

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Though I’ve always maintained a healthy respect for Porsches, it wasn’t until recently that I began to feel the nagging lust clearly espoused by a significant portion of German car fans. Perhaps it’s the 993 Turbo that shares my garage – its coolness has oozed into my life even through its ever-present cover. While the 993 is obviously the zenith of air-cooled Porscheness, I find myself more drawn the 930 and 964. And thus, I think I have found the Porsche for me in this 1986 911 Turbo, featuring the intercooled 3.3 liter boxer. Having covered less than 100k miles with a recent overhaul/reseal, this widebodied 911 bridges the gap between classic and more modern 911 looks with Turbo Twists and unique blacked-out lower valences. With so many variations available through generations of similar 911s, it’s hard to determine which is “the one.” For me, I think this is the one.

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Year: 1986
Model: 911 Carrera Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat 6-cylinder
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 95,800
Price: Reserve still on at $18,100

Click for details: 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo for sale on eBay

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1986 Porsche 911 Turbo (930) Guards red exterior with black leather interior. This Porsche is in excellent condition and has been very meticulously maintained. Owned by last owner for the last 10 years with complete service records and upgrade receipts. Car runs great and is very fast!!!! Complete engine overhaul and reseal completed at 87,000miles by Automotive Techniques in Novi, Michigan.

Performance upgrades completed by last owner:

-K-27 high performance turbo charger
-B&B high performance headers and exhaust system
-1 bar boost spring
-Turbo twist wheels
-Weltmeister short shift kit
-“Turbo” car mats
-Aluminum clutch, brake, and gas pedals
-Leather shifter knob
-6-disc CD changer

This vehicle has not been tracked and has been pampered it whole life. Schedule your test drive or a PPI today. Service records available on request.

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I like the modest upgrades and apparent care and love bestowed on this beautiful 911. When I finally have a barn to fill instead of a garage, something like this will be top on my list. Prices have been climbing on these, so it seems that even at twice its current bid it would be a good buy. If it stays anywhere near $30k, it’s a steal.

-NR

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