1994 Porsche 911 C4 Widebody

The Porsche 964 was a 911 that wore many hats. Available in the usual Turbo and non-Turbo guise, this was the 911 that introduced all-wheel drive to the equation in normally aspirated models. In 1994, a Speedster version arrived on the scene and along with the race ready RS variant, a US market RS America, based on the Carrera 2, was offered. Along with the multitude of different models, one could request the widebody option, which gave owners the look of the Turbo without the added cost, or horsepower, for that matter. This C4 for sale in Florda is the recipient of an extensive rebuild in Germany and is a sharp example of one of those rare widebody non-Turbos.

1994 Porsche 911 C4 Widebody on eBay

You are looking at an extremely rare 1994 Porsche Carrera 4 wide body. There were only 254 964 Carrera 4’s made for the US market, and this one is simply stunning. It is original polar silver color exterior, and was completely restored from the ground up. The interior is wrapped in alcantara with red stitching. The engine and transmission were rebuilt during the restoration. This car is absolutely gorgeous. The vehicle was restored in Germany, and has been fully documented and completely TUV certified. You must see this vehicle in person to truely appreciate the craftsmanship and quality that went into this Carrera 4. There are hundreds of documented photos of this vehicle during its rebuild. For more information or photos, please email us.

The odometer still shows the original miles of 111,000 when the vehicle was purchased before the rebuild. The owner decided not to roll the mileage to 0, and chose to leave it with it’s original miles. Please note, the vehicle was completely rebuilt from the tub up. More pictures are available on our website. Link: http://www.tunersmall.com/picture-gallery.php?level=album&id=63

Complete List of Porsche 964 WTL(wide body) Modifications
Dis-assembly of the complete body Take off the doors, Fenders, Trunk-and engine lid, Sunroof Remove Motor and Transmission as well as complete Interior and Carpet Sort all parts and prepare selected items to be painted

Paint
Beat blasting of corroded areas, fix weld spots around the window frames and base coat afterwards, paint the complete inner trunk, all original labels and stickers will be reproduced and mounted in the same original spot, original polar silver metallic high solid manufacturers paint will be used body will be mounted on rotisserie set-up, door sills will be painted together with the body to avoid any paint seams, all dents will be removed, no filler will be used, plastic components below that are usually black will be prepped and painted in car color, rear spoiler insert will be painted in car color, door handles,door frames and sunroof frame will be painted in original black satin, the front bumper will have the license plate opening removed before painting.

New body parts
Replace mechanical Sunroof parts, head lights and hardware, windshield, rear light bar (red), all Rubber seals Front bumper air ducts in car color with hoses and hardware as well as white corner lights and clear bra are installed new

Dry Ice cleaning procedure
complete under carriage, gear box, engine compartment, motor and steering components will be cleaned with dry ice

New original Porsche parts
Suspension rods, all suspension rubber parts and fittings, hydraulic oil and grease

Brake system
Dis-assembly front and rear, grind outside of calipers smooth, powder coat red, original white Porsche font, 4x cross drilled RS rotors, new brake pads and stainless flex hoses, new copper pipes, original brake fluid

Wheels and tires
AP-Five Spoke Racing wheels in black satin with red outer ring and gold crest center caps Front 8.5 x 18ET52 with 225/40ZR18 Dunlop Sport Maxx Rear 10.0 x 18ET52 with 265/35ZR18 Dunlop Sport Maxx

Interior
Inner door panels and upper part complete in Alcantara with red pull-loop, Rear seat side panels in Alcantara as well, Remove rear seats and replace with RS carpet (stitching “WTL” in red), complete new floor carpet with red outer stitching, Momo 350 mm Supercup Alcantara steering wheel custom padded 5 mm with red stitching and gold center crest, delete the Airbag function, adjustable aluminum pedal set, carbon fiber GT seats in Alcantara and red cross stitching, adjustable seat frames, Alcantara headliner and sun visors,red seat belts, remove rear seat belts, upper and lower dash as well as center console Alcantara with red stitching, gauge rings and ignition cover carbon fiber, door sill covers carbon fiber, shifter and hanbreak in Alcantara, new radio with invisible speakers, rollbar with x-brace in car color, install 12 Volt socket in trunk area for battery tender, install 964RS 12 Volt main switch, install Alcantara pouch in trunk area for first aid kit etc., remove spare wheel and replace with tire-fit bottle

Motor
Dis-assembly and removal of valves etc., testing of all moving parts, install titanium valve springs, new seals, belts,spark plugs etc., install AP car design custom stainless steel exhaust system with cup pipe as well as BMC filter and chip tuning ( +20 HP), carbon fiber Air ram system, paint motor cover in polar silver, paint fan wheel in red, visible engine parts completely cleaned and some powder coated, replace all hoses, new compressor connectors, overhaul A/C, new alternator, new starter etc.

Don’t miss your chance to own a truely rare vehicle. There are not many of these vehicles left in the world, and there are no other 1994 Carrera 4 Porsches with this level of detail and craftsmanship.

While the level of work done to this car is certainly impressive, I’m not so sure that a rebuilt C4, regardless of whether it is a widebody or not, constitutes much more than what a 964 would cost these days, which is generally in the $50,000 to $60,000 range for a clean, unmolested example. The cost of the rebuild was certainly not cheap, but whether it is feasible to make that cost up will remain to be seen.

-Paul

1967 Porsche 912

If it weren’t for the existence of the 912, the venerable Porsche 911 might not still be with us. When it was introduced as Porsche’s entry level model in 1965, it initially outsold the 911 and was discontinued in 1969 to make way for the mid-engined 914, a joint venture sports car between Porsche and Volkswagen. These days, the 912 is often passed up for its more powerful sibling, but these four cylinder sports cars were engineered just as well and added an element of greater efficiency and affordability to the 911 range. Incidentally, the 100,000th Porsche produced was, in fact, a 912 Targa outfitted for Police use. This 912 Coupe for sale in Ohio isn’t a concours example of the breed, but is rather rust free and in good enough nick to enjoy on a regular basis.

1967 Porsche 912 on Hemmings Motor News

This 1967 Porsche 912 CPE is a strong and reliable driver. It’s a 5-speed with a big bore kit that I’d get in and drive anywhere. Here are some points of interest:

-VIN# 458393; Engine# 746358
-Fresh tune-up, plugs, points, cap, timing, valves adjusted
-Solex carbs rebuilt and sync’d
-New Bilsteinsport rear shocks
-New Koni front inserts
-Gas tank cleaned and sealed
-H-4’s
-Excellent Bridgestone Invictas, 195-65-15, Original date-matched chromies
-Excellent interior, No speaker holes in the door panels, replacement dash included
-No rust issues, some repairs professionally done
-One windows-out respray in the original color…Windows went back in with all new seals
-Clear title in hand

This car is being sold to make room for its replacement. It’s an excellent candidate for a working restoration…drive and enjoy it while you restore, or just drive and enjoy. Offered at $17,300.00 to a good home. Thanks for looking.

Pre 1970s 911s have seen prices skyrocket over the last decade, to the point where they are rather unattainable for enthusiasts of average means. The 912 offers enthusiasts a more reasonable way into the 1960s Porsche club. With the work done, at $17,300, this represents a pretty good bargain to own a classic of this caliber, as most drivers these days are fetching prices above $20,000.

-Paul

1996 Porsche 911 Turbo

As car enthusiasts, we all had that poster of an exotic car hanging on our bedroom wall when we were younger. One of the cars that made the rounds in my room was this very car, an Arena Red 993 Turbo. This car was the culmination of over twenty years of experimentation with turbochargers in the 911. The addition of all-wheel drive made this car a much more tame prospect than its predecessors and you won’t mistake this for anything but the hot 911 with that sculpted, body colored wing. This 911 Turbo for sale in Ohio has just over 30,000 miles on the clock and includes more aggressive sports seats along with the rear seat delete option.

1996 Porsche 911 Turbo on JamesList

1996 Porsche 911 Turbo Arena Red! Black sports seats FACTORY Exclusive carbon fiber package Turbo S fog lights/brake ducts 30,000 original miles ZERO modifications Kills bugs fast! Arena Red is an AWESOME color, and it”s the color from the famous launch ad! This one just arrived, it”s priced right, and it”ll move quickly!

Here are the option codes per the sticker: C02 – US Emissions X52 – 5 Open CD Storage on Console Covered in Leather X56 – Carbon Package Lower Dash, Carbon Package Instrument Cluster and Panel X57 – Carbon Package Door Panel Inserts, Carbon Package Door Panel X70 – Aluminum & Chrome Package Door Sill, Door Entrance Panels (threshold) in Stainless Steel with Porsche Insignia X71 – Aluminum Painted Instrument Dials with Brushed Chrome Inner Rings, Aluminum Instrument Dial M373 – Sport Seats, Left Electrically Height Adjustable M374 – Sport Seat, Right Electrically Height Adjustable M419 – Rear Luggage Compartment (Rear Seat Delete) M454 – Automatic Speed Control M650 – Electrical Sliding Roof M688 – Radio Porsche CDR-210 00051 – Special Order Color 09981 – Vehicle Transfer to VRS for the installation of Exclusive parts 09991

No matter the mileage or condition, the 993 911s are not cheap propositions, and the Turbo is even less so. Arena Red is a color that fits this car well, as evidenced by Porsches advertising at the time. It seems this color was on every Boxster and 911 to grace a magazine fold out in those days. The mileage on this one is certainly attractive, as it isn’t another one of those garage queens that has been stashed away for eternity. It’s good to see at least this car has gotten some exercise, but it still presents as new. The asking price of almost $84,000 is getting up there towards the top of the range. If this car was priced around $10,000 less, it would be an attractive buy for the person seeking one of the most revered 911s to date.

-Paul

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera

Next year, the Porsche 911 will celebrate its 50th anniversary. What the sports car maker from Stuttgart will do to commemorate the occasion remains to be seen, but I thought it would be an opportune time to revisit this perennial favorite and highlight the latest development in the series, the 2012 Carrera, internally known as the 991. While changes to the exterior are subtle at best, one of the major features to be unveiled was a new 7-speed manual gearbox, a first for a production road car. While it is generally accepted that Porsche’s 7-speed dual cutch PDK transmission is faster and more efficient, I couldn’t fathom owning a 911 without three pedals. Weight is down on the new Carrera by 45 pounds and with the standard 3.4 liter, 345 horsepower flat six engine, performance is more than adequate for this rear engine marvel.

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera on eBay

This 911 ‘s level of quality is not meant for just anyone. It’s meant for the person who strives for a classy, comfortable, and luxurious car. Driven by many, but adored by more, the 911 is a perfect addition to any home. The 911 will provide you with everything you have always wanted in a car — Quality, Reliability, and Character.

This Porsche includes:

Wheel Caps with colored crest
Platinum Silver Metallic
Fuse box cover in leather
Sport exhaust system
Natural leather interior processing code
Delete rear lid model designation
Ornamental Porsche crest
Auto dimming interior/exterior mirrors
Carrera red, natural leather seat trim with full leather interior
Power tilt/slide sunroof with shield
Heated front seats with multi-stage controls

It’s rather chilling that on the same day Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche passed away, the new 911 was declared World Sports Car for 2012. The man who designed the original 911 would have been proud. While some enthusiasts have derided the 911 for being an inherently compromised design throughout the years, continuous improvement has brought us to this point. The 911 has outlived both the front-engined 944 and 928 that were designed to succeed it and there seems no end in sight for this most venerable icon of German performance.

-Paul

1996 Porsche 911 Turbo

The Porsche 993 will forever be immortalized by 911 enthusiasts. The last of the air-cooled 911s, this car was considered the pinnacle of Porsche engineering before the company sold out and started expanding offerings outside of the typical sports car genre. The Turbo was the latest in a long line of super fast 911s, and was the first Turbo to employ both twin turbochargers and all-wheel drive. With 400 horsepower on tap, these cars were capable of running to 60 mph in under four seconds, making it one of the fastest cars of the era. This Turbo for sale in New Jersey looks sinister in black and represents the first year of the Turbo for the 993.

1996 Porsche 911 Turbo on eBay

1996 Porsche 911 Turbo. Black on black leather. Only 33,917 miles. Rare collectible, looks stunning! Perfect color combination, 3M clear bra, H&R lowering springs, stainless steel exhaust tips, aluminum bezel dials, power seat package.

Condition: Unbelievable condition, runs and drives great. Paint is in excellent condition. Minor rock chips up front as can be expected but hardly noticeable. No accidents, clean auto check. Original tags throughout every panel. Non-smoker, wheels are in perfect condition. Garage queen.

Low mileage 993 Turbos have held their value well over time. Cars with under 30,000 miles can regularly bring $70,000 and higher. One must also keep in mind that the 1996 models differ from later 1997 and 1998 models, in that the later models had strengthened transmission shafts, a modifiable ECU and a passenger airbag shutoff sensor. While this car doesn’t have much more than 30,000 miles on the clock, there’s not much that makes it stand out amongst other mint Turbos on the market. I’d say the sweet spot for this car price wise would be in the $60,000 to $70,000 range.

-Paul

1986 RUF BTR Slantnose

Last August, Nate featured a subtle brown metallic RUF BTR Slantnose for sale. Well, that car is back up for sale, listed with the same amount of miles with $8,000 knocked off the asking price. The seller lists the car as a new arrival, but according to our post last year, we know that is not the case. So what’s the story with this 911 warmed over by one of Germany’s most famous tuners?

1986 RUF BTR Slantnose on eBay

I’ve been eyeing this car for a few days, but sadly, the seller has not added any more information to the advertisement. If anyone out there knows more about the history of this awesome Slantnose, we’d love to hear from you. With so few built, it’s hard to place a value on such a car, but with similar vintage 911 3.2 Turbos with 20,000 miles and less selling for close to $100,000, perhaps the asking price of $115k isn’t too terrible considering it is a Slantnose and has RUF’s fingerprints on it.

-Paul

1988 Porsche 911 Martini Tribute

What do you get when you combine the winningest marque in motorsports, the world’s toughest rallye, and a legendary rallye driver? You get this stunning tribute to Björn Waldegård’s 1978 entry in to the East African Safari Rally. While the combination of Waldegård and porsche never produced a victory in the 1978 Safari Rallye, the combo teamed up 34 years later for a victory in the 2011 Safari Rallye Classic.

This impecably done tribute for sale in Costa Mesa, California is an instant throwback, and embodies everything that made the late’70s motorsports awesome.

1988 Porsche 911 3.2 Martini Tribute on eBay

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 RS Martini

East Africa Safari Rallye Björn Waldegård Tribute

VIN # WP0AB0910JS121255 146,200 chassis miles (7,500 miles since build)

Grand Prix White with Martini Graphics and Black Leather Interior 5-Speed G50 Manual Transmission

Clean and Clear Title

Original California 2-Owner Car

No Accidents/Original Paint

Numbers Matching

Vehicle Located in Atlanta, GA

In the late ‘70s, the Porsche motorsport department set itself challenges away from asphalted surfaces. The East African Safari Rally entered into Porsche racing history as an extraordinary trial for driver and technicians. In fact, the African Safari is considered by many to be the world’s toughest rally.  In 1978, Porsche sent two modified 911 SC 3.0 sponsored by Martini to the starting line.

Porsche dominated the field, until a technical defect threw Waldegård, who had a lead of 46 minutes, back into fourth place. The team of Preston and Layl ended the rally in second place overall. Waldegård was one of the premier rally drivers starting and went on to win the championship the following year as a driver for Lancia.  Porsche eventually settled its account with the African continent in the Paris-Dakar Rally: the Porsche 911 Carrera 4×4 won there in 1984, followed two years later by the legendary Porsche 959.

With all the RS/RSR clones out on the market, dare to be different with a unique tribute to this important part of Porsche racing.  The smiles, thumbs-ups, and positive comments are numerous every time we take the care out for a spin.   If many of you are like us, we love the look of the vintage Porsche racecars and have always dreamed of driving them.  However, many of us don’t have the time to race and would prefer to drive our toys rather than look at them in our garage.  So, we created this car to appeal to people like us:  those who love to drive.

I must admit, as we get older, the thought of driving a thoroughbred racecar on a 1,000-mile drive has become less and less appealing.  So, when we built this car, we focused on making this car very drivable, comfortable, reliable, and still fun.  We had this car custom built about 4 years ago for a good friend of ours in Atlanta.  He was very specific with his details.  He wanted a car that he and his wife could use in the prestigious Carolina Trophy road rally.  It had to be comfortable enough to got thousands of miles; it also had to be reliable; and, finally, it had to win.  And, it did just that.  In 2010, they won the Carolina Trophy!

Ed and Jeannie Cave are the perfect people to purchase a collectible Porsche from.  They have that eye for details.  Being in the design industry, they like things right.  After they received this tribute Porsche from us (AutoKennel), they took it another step further.  They put some of their touches into the car to make it pop.  They mounted a pair of  dash Heuer Rally Master clocks and a top-shelf Monit TC200 Rally Computer with a pedal-operated reset switch.  This is valued at over $6,000 worth of collectible equipment.  Both look great and are extremely functional.  The car even appealed to Vic Elford (Porsche Factory rallye driver) who chose it as his favorite car of a PCA event.  He commemorated his choice by signing the underside of the hood (see attached pictures).

We started the project in late 2007 when we found a Grand Prix white over black 1988 3.2 Carrera.  The car was immaculate.  It had a 138,000 miles, 2-SoCal owners, and the original paint.  Honestly, it was almost too nice to transform.  But, Ed was very particular about starting with an original white car and one with a G50 gearbox.  The flat six engine was pulled and its top end rebuilt. The 5-speed G50 transmission was disassembled and restored to new, and the entire powertrain was cleaned, reassembled and reinstalled with a mildly modified exhaust and an existing performance chip left in place. Horsepower is estimated to be near 240 and, better still, the engine retains incredible reliability and drivability without the peakiness of a full-fledged race motor.

That power is put to the ground through a chassis tuned and reinforced for the rigors of long distance rallying. For starters, the entire suspension was disassembled and checked for integrity before all bushings were replaced with stiffer and stronger polyurethane units from Elephant Racing. Bilstein HD shocks were installed to control wheel travel, the ride height raised slightly to accommodate potentially choppy road conditions and the 7×16 and 8×16 Fuchs alloy wheels powdercoated white to match the factory race car.

Outside, the 911 wears the same livery as the 1978 East African Safari rally car complete with a fluorescent orange front bumper, blue sills and rear bumper, and removable vinyl Martini sponsorship logos and striping throughout. Early H4 headlights with yellow lenses reside in each front fender and, when necessary, are complimented by three Cibie fog lights up front and a unique rear Hella out back. Getty Racing provided a lightweight and downforce-generating duck tail engine cover, and both it and the hood are held in place with race-spec rubber tie-downs. Also visible at both the front and rear of the car are the aluminum skid plates that shield mechanical components from damage.

Inside, the 911’s high performance intentions were furthered with the deletion of the rear seats, replacement of the door panels with lightweight RS units and installation of early light-weight carpeting. The stock seats were replaced with custom Scheel items upholstered in perforated leather and piped in the Martini racing colors, a MOMO Prototipo steering wheel took the place of the stock unit, and the shifter was swapped for a WEVO short-throw mechanism that reduces throws by 30%. The aforementioned Heuer Rally Master clocks and Monit TC200 Rally Computer highlight the dash and, just to the side of the Monit, lies an infrared remote that controls the hidden, iPod compatible Alpine stereo. Even with the addition of the ST style roll bar, the changes within the cabin help to reduce the 911’s curb weight by nearly 100 pounds.

European Car was so impressed with the build that they sent a writer to Ed’s neighborhood for a full test drive and feature article.

All lights, gauges, clock, turn signals, power windows, sunroof, wipers and auxiliary lights work.  The factory air conditioning currently blows cool, but not ice cold air. The Optima red top battery has a cut-off switch to maintain a charge during storage and the oil was last changed 500 miles ago.  Finally, the 911 comes complete with many service receipts, passed Georgia emissions tests, an original owner’s manual, a service manual, a largely complete tool kit, a copy of the European Car article and a manual for the Monit rally computer.

Few cars possess the reliability and performance to win TSD rallies. Fewer still the comfort needed to entice non-gearheads to join in the fun. This 911, is a unique opportunity and offers its next owner the chance to drive competitively in a beautiful, fast and comfortable car and, if they so choose, to do so with the company of a loved one.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or paul@autokennel.com
For tons of pictures, go to: http://www.AutoKennel.com

As with the Dakar Rally tribute car a few weeks back, it’s tough to put a price on such a car. Cars like this don’t really fit in anywhere. It is too new for true vintage racing, and likely wouldn’t pass tech for any rallye competition. So what do you buy something like this for?  Cool factor. There is no doubt that this car is a head turner no matter where it goes, and with the 3.2 lump, racing suspension, and light weight this car has to be a blast to drive.

So all things considered, who is a buyer for this car? My guess is that if you get the right combination of Porsche fanatic, and Rally fanatic, you’d have someone willing to shell out the $53,990 for this beauty.

-Brian

Dakar Winning 953 Off Road Rally Tribute Car

In 1984, Porsche modified a version of the 911 for the sole purpose of competing in the 1984 Paris to Dakar Rally. This car was known as the 953.  While it was quickly replaced in 1985 by the infamous 959, it won overall in its maiden Dakar outing with Rene Metge and Dominique Lemoyne at the wheel. With a modified off road suspension, and powered by a 300bhp boxer 6, this car served as the test bed for Porsche’s four-wheel drive system that would later be used on the 959.

This implacably detailed tribute car for sale in Bristol, Tennessee is as close as anyone will get to owning one of these legendary cars. The owner spared no expense in transforming this 1989 911 in to a spot on replica of the original 953.

Dakar Winning 953 Off Road Rally Tribute Car on eBay

 

You asked for it. You got it. You wanted an all-wheel-drive Rothmans Rally Car and here it is.  You may remember July of 2010 when another 2-wheel drive 1980 Rothmans Rally Car sold to GoPro for upwards of $70,000 here on eBay.  Although that car was stunning in everyway the last owner knew it needed something more.  The previous owner searched the country high and low for the perfect donor and finally found an accident free, perfectly maintained, weekend driver, pilot owned, all original with every factory option 1989 1/2 Porsche 964 C4.

Meet AWD Paris……
She is an absolutely stunning freshly completed Porsche 911 Paris, Alger, Dakar Winning 953 Off Road Rally Tribute Car that has been painstakingly built over the past year from the previous order.  The previous owner spent thousands and thousands of hours building her.  She was built as a tribute to the winning Porsche 953 raced from Paris to Dakar in 1984 Piloted by Rene Metge and Dominique Lemoyne.  Paris originally started life as a 1989 1/2 Porsche 964 Carrera 4 in PERFECT condition.  She is perfectly street legal and was plated and titled in Illinois.

From my understanding there were only three (3) of these factory cars, two (2) owned by Porsche and one in private hands.  Although this is a reproduction, most observers will swear this is the real deal…

here is a link to a short video of the car in action

The pictures of this car speak volumes to the target audience.  The picture of the car in a living room setting shows exactly where something like this should live.  This is a car for a truly hardcore (and wealthy) Porsche enthusiast, paging Mr. Seinfeld.  What is the value of something like this?

The big question is, what is it worth? Since the 953 was a race only car, the closest thing I could equate this to, is a 959, and those are worth north of $300k, however this is just a highly modified ’89 911, which is only worth $20k. Looking at the parts and amount of fabrication it takes to make a car like this, you could not build this for the $80K asking price, so I guess the question can only be answered by the buyer, as to what it’s worth to them.

Whatever its value, this car is 100% cool, and would make a great addition to any living room.

-Brian

1992 Porsche 911 Carrera Cup

The 964 chassis Porsche 911 Carrera RS America was Stuttgart’s answer for those who wanted a lightweight special stateside. Based on the Carerra 2 and using the same engine, gearbox and brakes, this car featured a partially stripped down interior featuring flat door panels and removal of the rear seats. Outside, a whale tail spoiler and sport suspension rounded out the package. Not to be confused with the hardcore Carerra RS available elsewhere, the RS still had a warm reception by enthusiasts seeking something a bit more driver oriented.

However, one could “technically” get something similar to a Carerra RS in the US if they wanted. The Carrera Cup you see here was the product of a stillborn race series that never gained sponsorship, the Carrera Cup. Porsche had produced 45 cars for the series. Instead of crushing them or offering them in another country, they were put on sale in US dealers but not advertised. These cars had a seam welded chassis, aluminum hood, thinner glass and the M64/03 engine. Approximate weight shed over a standard Carrera 2 was 200 pounds. Rarely seen these days, this particular Carrera Cup for sale in New York has never modified for racing, has never seen track time and appears as is when it arrived in the port.

1992 Porsche 911 Carrera Cup on Hemmings Motor News

Grand Prix White with Black leather interior and Black carpeting, Two-owners from new, 5,000 original miles, 5-speed manual gearbox. This Carrera Cup car is one of only forty-five cars built for the U.S. Carrera Cup Race Series. Unlike the European Carrera Cup Race Series, the USA series never came to fruition. Based on a European Carrera RS, these cars came with the following changes from normal production:

Aluminum hood with aluminum strut brace, Deletion of body cavity wax and sound deadening components (except floor pad and roof), Sport Flywheel, Steel synchronizer rings in gearbox, Revised spring rates and struts, Recalibrated brake systems rates, Manual steering, Master electrical kill switch in front trunk, Partial electric seats, Rear seat delete (package shelf only), No sunroof, air conditioning or power mirrors, Racing electrical charging system, 36 amp hour battery, Racing engine mounts, Adjustable sway bars, Seam welding (extra stiffness of body shell), 3.6Liter engine rated at 256 h.p.

The car offered for sale is the most desired example being a Port Series Car which was never converted by Andial and then re-converted back to street trim and thus 100% as originally delivered by the Porsche Factory. This Carrera Cup is complete with original window sticker, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, all paperwork from Porsche to all buyers who purchased the cars, original Carrera Cup Plaque never applied to car and all service records. This is one of the most unmolested and original non-converted U.S. Carrera Cup Cars in the USA. Completely street legal with no paintwork, accident damage or modifications, this Carrera Cup has never been tracked and remains in 100% impeccable, original, pampered, pristine condition. It is complete with all books, tools and spare. This is a chance to own a piece of Porsche history. $159,000

This car poses quite the conundrum: at $160,000, would anyone take this museum quality Carrera Cup and use it on track days? Only the super rich could contemplate such an idea. But with so few made, I’m not sure I could bring myself to put the kind of wear and tear on this car that comes with competition, even if I had the resources. It would almost certainly be better to find a clean RS America, save a ton of money in the process and have a bit more comfort when hitting the streets. Still, lightweight Porsches are a passion of mine, and I’m captivated by this car. It seems a sin to use this on the track, but maybe in a few years time, when this qualifies for vintage racing, it could be a fun toy to take out every now and then and remember the qualities that cemented the name Porsche in the hearts of enthusiasts.

-Paul

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

The last air-cooled 911, known internally as the 993, is revered amongst the Porsche faithful. This generation had its run while the sun was setting on the front engined Porsche 968 and 928 and the mid-engined Boxster was being introduced. A variety of improvements were made over the previous generation, the 964, most notably a new look, accentuated by headlights slanted at a steeper angle for better aerodynamics and a sleeker rear end. Underneath was a new multi-arm suspension in the rear. Along with a wider track, handling was greatly improved. The 3.6 liter flat six cylinder engine now produced 270 horsepower and was mated to either a 6-speed manual or 4-speed Tiptronic transmission.

Just in time for summer, our reader Joshua forwarded us his Aventurine Green 993 Cabriolet for sale via a broker in the San Francisco Bay Area.

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

I am the second owner and have all records from new. Just before putting the car up for sale the brakes – genuine Porsche pads and rotors – have been replaced front and rear as well as the steering rack. A lightweight flywheel and new clutch were installed about 10k ago, along with rebuilt top end and new pistons and cylinders (due to oil loss from bad valve guides). 60k service items taken care of at time of motor work. About 15k on new Bilstein shocks and euro Porsche sport springs and sway bars. Car is well cared for, with attention to detail, such as worn carpet replaced and recent engine lid shocks. Top shows some wear, but is water tight.

The 993 is one of the most highly prized 911s these days, no doubt in part to the lukewarm reception its successor, the 996, received upon its arrival in 1998. Like the BMW M Roadster we featured last week, this color combination may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but the deep blue green accented by red leather does it for me. I find that most manufacturers these days lack imagination and nerve to offer much of anything outside of the usual silver, black and white. This two owner 911 is presented well, has reasonable mileage and had attention paid in the servicing department. A 993 Cabrio in good nick with 50,000 to 75,000 miles can pull anywhere from the high $20,000 range and reach close to $40,000, give or take. With two owners and 56,000 miles, the asking price of $33,900 seems to be right in the sweet spot of reasonable offers. Like earlier 911s such as the SC and 3.2, I’d say a 993 like this is a good way to get into a future classic that may have a shot at seeing meaningful appreciation.

-Paul