1984 Porsche 911 Carrera

When I was 15, I got my first taste of a Porsche 911. I was on my learner’s permit at the time, but had quickly mastered the art of driving a manual transmission. As I was told by my father: “you can either learn how to drive stick, or not drive at all.” Given that we didn’t have a vehicle in the house with an automatic transmission, this was an easy choice.

A few months after I learned how to drive, a colleague of my father’s stopped by with a car very similar to this one, a 1984 Carrera 3.2 similar to this particular car we are featuring today, with the wide, Turbo-look rear fenders and whale tail spoiler. I was speechless when my father’s friend threw me the keys and let me take it for a spin. It was the most exhilarating motoring experience I had up to that point. Easier to drive than I thought, I was careful not to push it too much, as I had of course heard the horror stories of lift-off oversteer. It’s a car that has had a lasting effect on me.

There’s always room for a good Porsche 911 here at GCFSB, and this 1984 example in California certainly fits the bill for those looking to embark on classic 911 ownership.

Year: 1984
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 85,000 mi
Price: $26,995 Buy It Now

1984 Porsche 911 Carrera on eBay

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1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe “survivor”: one owner since new; 100% factory original paint; 100% factory original interior; 85K original miles. Always garaged, no rust anywhere. Rare and valuable color combination. Purchased new through European delivery by a Silicon Valley engineer and kept near Cupertino since the 1980s. Well maintained and in excellent running and driving condition. As honest and straight-forward as they come. Thanks for the interest! The factory color code is Gray “661 9 3 scheiferblaumetallic X 6”, or slate blue metallic.

Early 3.2 Carrera coupes can be found readily in the $20,000 range for examples with around 70,000 to 100,000 miles on them. This California car looks quite solid from the video. At almost $27,000, this car is in the ballpark, but priced just a tad high. If this car was somewhere between $24,000 to $25,000, there would have been a good chance it would have sold already.

-Paul

1993 Porsche 911 RS America

In this day and age of cars with ever increasing curb weight – even sports cars – it’s nice to look back in the not too distant past and gaze upon what once was. While the original Porsche Carrera RS of the 1970s was never officially sold in the US, motorists stateside were given a treat in 1993 by way of the RS America. Fred Schwab, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America put it rather succincntly:

“If you like to autocross, this is your car. If you are a time-trialer, you need this car. If driving is for fun, this is your car – the car that the Porsche Club of America built.”

When the RS America went on sale, it was the cheapest 911 available and sold for $10,000 less than a fully equipped C2. Due to their limited numbers, it’s not surprising that these lightweight specials are valued higher than the cooking variety 911s from the same period. This RS America for sale in New York has slightly less than 25,000 miles on the clock and is a nice piece for someone seeking the pure 911 experience. Nothing more, nothing less.

Year: 1993
Model: 911 RS America
Engine: 3.6 liter flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 24,531
Price: $69,900 Buy It Now

1993 Porsche 911 RS America on eBay

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This is a 1993 Porsche Carrera RS America in Black with Black Interior. Only 602 of these units were produced (Worldwide). This car represents the 20th anniversary of the 911 going back to 1973. It has every option available at the time and Porsche of Roslyn just performed a full service on the car.

The high end of the range for RS Americas is around $50,000 to $70,000, so we’re right at the top when it comes to values, which isn’t surprising given this is a dealer offering. As usual, I would prefer a car that was a bit more used and not a garage queen, but it’s nice to know there’s a few of these rare 964s lurking about out there, waiting for a new generation of motorists to experience the original, air-cooled formula at its peak.

-Paul

1996 Porsche 911 Turbo

The 911 is the stuff of automotive dreams for most people. Some deride the car for the fact that it hasn’t evolved much over its fifty year history, but I’ve always had a thing for these cars. There were so many good versions though, that if the opportunity presented itself, which 911 would I choose? An early 911S? The more reliable SC? Or maybe the exclusivity and lightweight goodness that comes with the 3.2 Clubsport package? Any of those 911s would be welcome in my garage, but the Turbo 993 variant we see here is one of the all time greats. Mixing classic air cooled performance with more modern amenities and all-wheel drive, this is where old and new converged for one last great hurrah before the air-cooled Porsche finally rode into the sunset at the close of the 1998 model year.

This 911 Turbo for sale in California presents pretty much as new, with only a little over 12,000 miles on the clock.

Year: 1996
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter twin turbo flat six
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 12,800
Price: $89,000

1996 Porsche 911 Turbo for sale on Hemmings Motor News

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1996 Porsche 993 Twin-Turbo, All Wheel Drive, 6-Spd, Only 12.8k miles! Truly like new. One of the cleanest 993 Turbos available for sale in the country! Will not dissappoint. Many people believe this model Porsche 911 993 TT to be one of the all time great sports cars – a true icon. 0-60 in 3.7 sec! At the time it was produced, this was the fastest production car in the world. Today, there are only a handful of cars that are faster.

Price: $89,000

The MSRP of this 911 Turbo originally hovered at the $100,000 mark. The asking price for this car doesn’t reflect much of a discount over the last 17 years, then. Even though this Turbo has the lowest mileage I’ve seen in a while, I’d almost be more inclined to seek out an example in equally good shape with around 40,000 to 50,000 miles on the clock and save a good chunk of change in the process. Regardless, this car has me drooling for the good old days when Porsche was solely a sports car manufacturer.

-Paul

1983 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

After a long hiatus, Porsche released the 911 Cabriolet in the fall of 1982 as a 1983 model. Not since the 356 Speedsters of the ’60s had Porsche gone topless. It proved very popular with 4,214 sold in its introductory year and since then, the 911 Cabriolet has been a favorite on the Porsche roster. Based on the numbers these cars aren’t particularly rare, however, they are always sought after.

Generally low mileage cars like this one are commanding upwards of $30K, with average retail on the 911SC Cab at $26K. This clean looking, low mileage car for sale in Binghamton, New York could be a steal for someone looking to get in to the 911 game.

Year: 1983
Model: 911 Cabriolet
Engine: 3.0L flat 6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 36,000 mi
Price: $15,500

1983 Porsche 911 Cabriolet on craigslist

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This is a 1983 Porsche 911 convertible in very good shape, standard 5 speed, 36,000 original miles with current inspection, please call. Doug Hall- 607-722-0946

Well, Doug’s post here isn’t too full of information on the car with regards to history, condition, etc… but I’m sure a phone call will give you a sense if this car is for you or not. With an asking price of $15,500, and only 36K original miles, this car certainly warrants further investigation.

-Brian

1975 Porsche 911 S Carrera Tribute

The New Year marks fifty years since the introduction of the Porsche 911. Of the many generations which have worn the iconic number, the one period in 911 history that gets glossed over a bit is the 911 2.7 from the mid 1970s. This was a bit of an in between model, succeeding the classic originals from the 1960s and preceding the SC, or Super Carrera, with its technical upgrades. Nevertheless, for those seeking a bit of a sports car bargain, these 911s should not be written off. This 1975 911 2.7 for sale by North Shore Autosport in Chicago has been done up in the style of a period Carrera S and has been converted to Weber carburetors and has 3.0 SC cams.

1975 Porsche 911 S Carrera Tribute

1975 911 S Carrera Tribute. Rebuilt 2.7 liter motor & 5-Speed manual transmission. VIN: 9115201014. Finished in Light Yellow (code 117) with Black leather seats and classic Carrera script applique.

Carrera Modifications & New Additions include:

Lightweight Interior (Door panels, Felt Carpets, Manual Windows)
New seats & Leather Upholstery
Weltmeister front and rear adjustable sway bars.
Bilstein Shocks & H&R Springs.
Factory steel rear SC quarter panels
3.0 liter SC Camshafts
Weber Carburetor Conversion
SSI Exhaust and Danske muffler.
CD Player

Original deck lid included as well, window parts, door locks, original camshafts, rear sear backs and some spare parts. Runs excellent and strong. Incredibly good looking and hard to tell from a real Carrera car. Virtually flawless paint and new drive-line, this is a great driver for those who refuse to spend double or triple for the real thing.

Please do not hesitate to contact our staff with any questions, shipping quote or to schedule a test drive. (312) 884-1149

As the seller’s description highlights, this is a great car for someone wanting a lot of classic 911 style on a budget. Prices for good, driver quality 911s of this vintage tend to hover between $15,000 to $25,000, so we’re about on point in terms of price; with the original and spare parts that come with the sale, its an added bonus. For someone in the market for a 911 they can actually use and look good while doing so, this car would be a good choice.

-Paul

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera

The 993 Carrera is one of the most coveted of all 911s, rendering it out of reach for a lot of enthusiasts. Even the most worn out examples won’t dip much below $20,000 and the most mint, low mileage Turbo models can glance six figures. Of all sports cars, the 911 is one of the most robust, reliable machines. The 993 is the last of the air-cooled 911s and represents the classic 911 at its zenith, before water cooling, electronic aides and even greater levels of greater luxury started to creep in. This 1995 911 Carrera for sale in California has higher mileage than your usual 993 of this vintage. But it looks honest and with a front bumper respray, it could make someone very happy for miles to come.

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera on eBay

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe. Two owner car. Suspension, bushings, and shocks are tight. The motor pulls strong. The interior looks exceptionally clean and looks like a 70k miles car. Please email me if you would like an Autocheck. I will send a link. Front bumper had been repainted without sufficient flex additive for plastic bumpers some time ago and has lots of rock chips. It needs to be repainted again. The bottom part of the bumper had NOT been repainted and has NO rock chips.

For International bidders: Verschiffung nach Deutschland kostet $1,250. Ich kann auch die Verzollung und Lieferung vor die Haustuer fuer sie erledigen. Ich spreche Deutsch.

This car has its flaws, such as the broken speaker grille in the door and the front bumper, but with the service book stamped and just two owners, I would take a flyer on this car provided it was given a clean bill of health by a Porsche specialist. For the mileage, it looks quite clean and the interior looks very tidy with just the right amount of patina for the mileage. Around $20,000 is just about right for a Carrera 2 with similar mileage, so we’re not far off the mark price wise. I do prefer the Carrera 2 over the Carrera 4 as it would prove less costly in the long run and gives the driver a bit more of that pure 911 driving experience. Overall, this a nicely preserved example of one of Porsche’s greats that has me hankering for one really bad.

-Paul

2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S

Sometimes an otherwise run of the mill car can be exceptional, just by the way it looks. Take for instance this 2008 Porsche Carrera S for sale in Falmouth, Maine.

While the Carrera S itself is no slouch when it comes to performance. The naturally aspirated boxer-6 engine in the S gets a bump in displacement from 3.6L to 3.8L over the regular Carrera increase in power from 325 to 355 hp, while torque goes from 273 to 295 lb-ft. Sure the numbers re impressive, but what makes this car great is the color combination.

2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S on autotrader.com

Truly exceptional. White over red natural leather. X51 Carrera Power Kit. Bought here new and just traded. Really one of a kind. Clean car fax, no accidents. Front and rear supple leather seats, new car trade, one owner, self dimming mirrors and service records available. We encourage you to experience this for yourself when you come to look at this fantastic looking and fun 2008 Porsche 911, that is simply in wonderful condition. The freshness of this great, low mileage 911 will make you fall in love with driving all over again. J.D. Power has named the 2008 911 as the highest ranked in Overall Performance and Design in its class.

As a child of the ’80s, one thing I miss with cars these days is the complete and utter lack of color. I remember the days when you could almost any color of the rainbow, in everything from VWs to Pontiacs. Now you get your choice of black, tan or even grey. As the years have passed, the colors on cars are getting as boring as the cars themselves.

In some marques color has always been a staple, and Porsche is one that has kept their color palettes as interesting as their cars. As far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t get much better than this, there’s just something about a red interior that says “this car is fast” (whether it is or not). Priced just under retail, this Porsche it definitely worth it, for the cool factor alone.

-Brian.

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSH

Throughout the history of the Porsche 911, the range has been defined as much by its bread and butter models as it has been by the limited production versions. When discussing rare 911s, a few cars come to mind. The 1989 Club Sport. The Speedster. And this car. The 911 Carrera RSH. The 1972 to 1973 RS, or Rennsport, was a product of Porsche’s desire to broaden their reach in the Group 4 GT racing series. The RS was available in four variations, and this car for sale here is the rarest: the RSH. This was the most basic, stripped out model of them all, and weighed a mere 2,117 lbs., as was required for homologation by the German government. Only 17 were ever produced, making this one of the least common 911s of all time.

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSH on eBay

Vehicle is located in Europe. The odometer reads in KM so the reading of 10660 most likely exceeds its mechanical limits.

Chassis 9113601470. You are looking at neither a 471 or 472 Carrera RS. This is the rarest of all 4 variations; The RSH. Only 17 were ever constructed which accounts for 1% of total production. For comparison, Porsche built 1,308 472, 200 471 and 55 RSR models. We are not aware of any RSHs trading hands privately or at auction. In terms of significance and desirability it may be compared to the 1967 911R.

To clarify, it should be noted that using ‘RSH’ in our description denotes the 17 cars that were left unconverted by Porsche and should not be confused with the word ‘homologation’ which is used to describe the first and second batch of 500 cars built to satisfy racing requirements.

What makes the RSH model unique among Carrera RSs is its specification, or rather, lack thereof. It is approximately 30kg lighter than the 471 RS ‘Lightweight’ and 130kg lighter than the 472 RSL ‘Touring’. It was not easy for Porsche to register the RS for the road. The German government required dealers to fill out two order forms, the first for homologation and the second to convert the car. After an RSH was built stripped of most of it’s trim, it was taken to the scales to meet the 960kg weight requirement for homologation. It was then brought back to the factory for conversion to 471 or 472 spec, which mostly involved reinstalling the trim that was removed. Changes almost every other week occurred from the beginning to the end of production but there are similarities between unconverted RSH models to distinguish them from the 471 and 472 models; deletion of door caps, no trunk carpet, 6 inch Fuchs on all four corners with 185/15 tubeless front tires & 215/60/15 tube rear tires (early cars used mostly Pirelli CN36s, later cars used a mixture of Dunlops and Pirellis), deletion of the glove box door, removal of passenger seat, both sunvisors, coat hooks, trunk carpet, compressor, tools and hood shocks. There was a wooden steering box cover. Not all of these items were deleted or changed on every RSH so they can not be considered standard across all 17 cars. For example, Chassis 1470 has the glove box door, drivers sunvisor and trunk shocks installed. Since Porsche had fulfilled its homologation requirement after 1000 cars were built, they slowly began incorporating production parts to substitute for the lighter weight items across all models, RS, RSL and RSH. Lighter .8mm body panels were swapped to production spec .88mm panels, Thinner 3-3.5mm Glaverbel glass was changed to 4-5mm Sigla production glass, Ducktail spoiler construction switched from aluminum/fiberglass to steel/fiberglass, the hood badge on the RS and RSH was swapped from a decal to a metal badge, and the rubber hood and trunk catches on RS and RSH were swapped for production internal release cables and metal latches. Some late RS 471s are known to have pop out rear quarter windows and metal bumpers the same as their heavier RSL 472 counterparts. Chassis 1470 is obviously a later build car and most these details are present and correct.

The RSH model continued to be ordered even after the requisite 1000 cars had been built to satisfy homologation rules; Starting with chassis #19 and continuing periodically until chassis #1555, 17 customers decided to leave their RSH unconverted in order to go racing or possibly lock them away forever (!). One idea posited for why RSHs continued to be built after the requirements for racing were satisfied is so new parts could be homologated for production. The build date of this car coincides with the introduction of the modified rear trailing arm mounts. The last RSH built also seems to coincide with the introduction of alloy engine cases later seen on the RS 3.0. This car is also unusual in that it was never raced. It has lived in Germany and Switzerland. It was restored 9 years ago and returned to its original Light Yellow color. The incorrect Light Ivory color tag was installed from an older respray and the correct tag will be installed prior to sale. The original engine was replaced by the factory long ago. The gearbox is original. The only factory option fitted to this car is the locking differential.The original rear 6 inch Fuchs are available in addition to the 7’s currently mounted. The car is documented in the Carrera RS book written by Dr Konradsheim. Instead of a 471 or 472 next to its chassis number there is a 0. Dr Konradsheim has entrusted us to handle the transaction on behalf of his client in Germany.

The 2 photos of the White/Red RS are this same car. They were taken prior to restoration.

The more common RS Lightweights are ranging on average between $300,000 and $500,000 today, so this is a hefty premium to pay for exclusivity. It’s almost impossible to place a definitive value on a car like this. So few exist, rarely do they come up for sale and when they do, the sale price will be dictated by external forces such as the state of the economy. I’m guessing the asking price might be a bit on the high side here, but you never know. If the right buyer comes along, it might find itself in a new home. Paging Seinfeld…

-Paul

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

I’ll admit, I’m one of those Porsche 911 fanatics. I’ve never owned one, but certainly plan to before I leave this earth. The new for 2012 911 is still growing on me. I think it looks a bit more sleek from the front angle and the 7-speed manual gearbox is certainly unique. But I think the rear end is a bit too busy with the Porsche script and all of the ones I’ve seen in person have the PDK gearbox. I know, before everyone says it, I know this gearbox is more efficient and faster off the line, but I’m still one of those die hard enthusiasts that prefers to swap cogs myself in a sports car. This 911 Carrera S Cabriolet for sale in Ohio has the PDK but I am smitten with the color combination, even if the interior could be considered a bit outlandish with all that red.

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet on JamesList

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S, 2,100 original miles. Perfect, one owner car, Agate Gray Metallic over Carrera Red, PDK transmission, Premium Package Plus, Carbon fiber steering wheel, carbon trim Deviating stitching (cream) throughout AMAZING color combination! We’ve seen our share of 911s in all sorts of colors, but this one really stands out. The way the Agate Metallic integrates with the Carrera Red interior and top is simply classic. That those finishes are draped over a gorgeous new 991 doesn’t hurt, either! You COULD have a new 991 S cab for around $109,000, but you could have this one, loaded with options, for just a few dollars more. Power Steering Plus, Premium Package Plus with 14 way heated and cooled seats, 20 inch wheels, sport exhaust, extended leather and deviating stitching as far as the eye can see. This car is optioned very, very well.

I think the seller has a point in this advertisement. What’s another $15,000 to $20,000 in options when you are spending six figures anyway? This 911 is well equipped, but it also has me longing for Porsche to make a more simple version for the more serious enthusiast. But, being Porsche, I bet they would charge more for less. Still, I am loving the combination of Agate Gray with the red canvas top and red leather. It makes me think that the new 911 is about as close to a timeless machine that is made currently.

-Paul

1987 Porsche 911 Turbo

Even though I’m perfectly content with my R53 MINI Cooper S, I am longing for the day when I have the space and extra cash to buy something more aggressive to keep the supercharged pocket rocket company. The 911 is squarely in my radar, and has been for years. For me, the 1987-89 911 3.2s offer the optimal combination of classic and modern, as they are still very much the offspring of the original 901 released in 1963. Perusing through Rennlist is a guilty pleasure of mine, as the selection of choice Porsches owned by those who know and love them is impressive. This 1987 Turbo for sale in Colorado did a good job of getting my attention.

1987 Porsche 911 Turbo on Rennlist Classifieds

Year: 1987
Make: Porsche
Model: 911
Mileage: 78,661
Options: Air Conditioning, Antilock Brakes, Foglamps, Intermittent Wipers, Leather Seats, Power Brakes, Power Door Locks, Power Windows
Color: Black
VIN: WP0JB0936HS051059
Price: $35,000
Private or Dealer Listing: Private Listing
Location (Region): West
Body Style: Coupe
Transmission Type: Manual 4-speed
Engine Type: Turbo
Stereo System: AM-FM CD

Selling my 1987 930. I bought the car with the intention of keeping it and driving it, but I’ve put less than 200 miles on it in the past 4 months. PPI is welcome at buyers expense.

**UPDATE**
The car is back up for sale. There is some debate on the car about the right front fender being replaced, so I’ve adjusted the price accordingly to $35,000 and I’m hoping for a quick sale since the car is just sitting around. It is currently in NYC.

About the car –

VIN WP0JB0936HS051059, clean autocheck
Black on Black, original paint (see note above), no sunroof coupe
78k miles
Original engine
Original 4 Speed transmission
17″ Replica Fuchs, brand new
New Nitto tires
Aftermarket Exhaust
930S Wheel (still have original)
No other mods
No oil leaks, dry as a bone
Leakdowns performed on 2/24/2012 – all 4-6%
Exterior is a 8/10 (being critical)
Interior is a 8/10 (being critical)
Car is maintained by Poudre Sports Car in Fort Collins, CO

Photos – http://www.flickr.com/photos/grendel…7630466053242/

Laundry list of items recently addressed, including –
Complete Service (oil change, fluids, belts, etc)
3rd gear sychro sleeve, teeth, ring and tranny oil replaced. All other synchros inspected and fine.
Complete Brake service – pads, sensors, rotors, bearings
Tie Rod Ends
Replaced oil lines from thermostat to engine and oil tank
Replace breather hose
Reseal breather plate
Replace temp sensor
Replace oil sending unit gasket
Replace oil pressure switch
Re-upholster front seats

At $35,000, this is a pretty good deal for a 930. This isn’t the lowest mileage or most perfect 930, but it is well presented and has had a host of important work done to it. At this price, you might even find a few non-turbo 3.2s of similar vintage for sale, albeit ones that are close to new condition. If I pull the 911 trigger one of these days, I’ll probably go for a Turbo-look 3.2, but there’s no doubt that a 930 in black with the classic Fuchs rims is timeless. This was the face of the 911 throughout the 1980s.

-Paul