Two Irish Green, Early Porsches For Sale: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Irish Green has to be one of the best early Porsche 911 or 912 colors, and in today’s post we have one of each. Both are very fetching in their own ways, but the most significant difference is the price. One features an asking of $78,500 and the other $15,000. Read on for the details…

First up is this beautiful 1966 Porsche 911 on the Samba. Billed as a ‘survivor’, it even features the original paint. Early Porsche 911’s in original or restored condition command top dollar, and this example is no exception with it’s $78,500 asking. But if you’ve seen Robert Redford’s Irish Green 911 that he flogs in the movie Spy Game and thought to yourself Oh Hell Yes, this car should turn you on quite a bit.

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Quote from the seller’s Samba listing:

This 1966 Porsche 911 is a true survivor. The car has been with one enthusiastic owner, a national PCA concourse judge from new until 2002. The current owner, a collector in the Midwest has kept the car in a climate controlled storage since and maintained it on a regular basis.

This car is fully documented from day one and a rare find indeed. The original irish-green paint is still in remarkably good condition and shows very well.

The engine and all mechanicals have been serviced by only the best technicians for early Porsches and this shows once the car is driven. It still feels like a new car with no rattles or unusual noises anywhere, even on rougher surfaces.

Those early 911 Porsches are very unique in the Porsche family and collectors appreciate their special features such as wooden interior trim, steering wheel and chromed rims.

This particular car has been featured in Jim Schragers book on early 911s and it has to be one of the most original and unmolested examples anywhere.

Our next car is a 1967 Porsche 912 for sale on Craigslist in Portland, Oregon. Of course the 912 is only a four cylinder and it’s motor is based on the outgoing Porsche 356 of the period. Nevertheless, this particular one features a performance built motor that just sings as it easily revs to redline, evidenced in the video below. The seller has documented the extensive work done to this car, but also notes that the paint is not perfect. From the pictures, it looks perfectly acceptable to me as a car that can be enjoyed year round! And for the record, it’s fairly well known that the car actually used in the Spy Game movie is in fact a 912 with 911 engine notes dubbed over. What more do you need to know that this is a super value?!

Here are pics from the seller’s own website for this 1967 Porsche 912:

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Quote from the seller’s website:

This classic sports car is ready to take you wherever you want to go: race track, rallies, or touring across the continent. Nearly all of the major mechanical systems have been replaced, upgraded or restored with care in the last two years. New performance engine has 5000 miles on it. Cosmetics such as interior carpets and upholstery are in decent condition, not perfect; my initial focus was to build a reliable and safe sports car for commuting. I would love to keep it, but am forced to sell as I’m moving.

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I think most Porsche 912 owners would love to upgrade their old engines, but secretly pray they don’t ever have to face the costs. When it was time to rebuild this one, I decided to spare no expense in building the most reliable high-performance street engine possible. My goal was to upgrade where the originals have proven unreliable or where performance could be improved without any risks to longevity. This restoration/upgrade alone cost well more than $10k. Needless to say, I was planning on keeping the car for years, and am only selling now because I must.

As you can probably gather by now, I think the 912 is definitely the better value; especially at $15k! Of course a 912 is not a substitute for a 911. But it’s also not to be dismissed as anything less than a fantastic sports car. Add the fact that this one has an expensive rebuilt motor assembled with such focus and dedication, you can tell that this car is at least 85% of the experience of a 911 of the same era.


Touring Portland and vicinity in a 1967 Porsche 912 from Thomas Hamlin on Vimeo.

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1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 For Sale in New Mexico

This has to be one of the most attractively priced 964’s in the country right now. Under 100k miles, records, and pictures to prove a clean example. And only $16k asking price!

Check out this 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe on Autotrader:

quote from seller’s listing:

1991 911C2, Grand Prix White with Black leather interior. 97500 miles, all maintenance records. Recent brakes, new rear tires Goodyear Eagle F1 DG’s. Power windows, locks and sunroof. Cruise and AC in perfect working order. Seats are partial power seats (meaning only the bottom is powered). It has a Kenwood CD player and 10 disc changer. The head unit blends in nicely with the interior (I hate the bright shiny blinky silver ones that don’t look like they belong in a 90’s Porsche). The Exterior is in very good shape. Paint is shiny and in excellent condition. The interior is in excellent condition as well. No cracks in the dash and the seats look fantastic. The car has never been on the track. I have the complete maintenance history of the car and I carfaxed it before I bought it in August of 2005. I had it inspected by the shop I’ve used for the last 5 years, they said it was one of the cleanest 964’s they’ve seen come through. It has no issues. They have taken care of a couple external oil leaks, the last being the return line from the oil cooler up front in the nose. The brakes were done recently, along with a synthetic oil change. AC was recharged last summer. For the blemishes…it has a little scrape on the left side of the rear bumper. Not sure how it will show in the pictures, it’s half the size of a dime. There is a rock chip in the right head light. And on the way home from work last week, I picked up rock chip to the windshield. If I don’t get it fixed before selling I’ll take $500 off the selling price. I’ll be trying to get it done next week though. It has been a great car! A lot of fun, it’ll still get 25 or 26mpg on the highway cruising at 80. We’ve taken some fun road trips in it. I’m selling it because I’ll be deploying to Afghanistan for a year and I don’t want it to sit for a year.

I’m having a tough time trying to decide between a Boxster and a 964. My thinking lately is that there are far more Boxsters than 964’s, and that 964 prices might be more stable over the next couple years as a result. Thoughts? Leave a comment!

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2001 Porsche Carrera Cabrio – Too Cheap to be True?

While surfing Boxster adverts on Craigslist, something interesting crossed the radar: A 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabrio w/ 46k miles and an asking of $16.5k:

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quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

2001 Porsche Carrera Convertible,6Speed,turbo wheels,46k miles,everything works,all power,great running shape,must sell moving

And in case you’ve forgotten, the 996 Cabrio has 315hp and sounds a lot like this:

So why the skeptism? 996’s of any variation start in the high teens, and those have at least twice the mileage of this car. But heaven forbid this is the real deal… well I just can’t believe it is, but it’s fun to imagine.

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3 Porsche 911RS Hotties For Sale: 1 Real One and 2 Clones

Since the real deal is well out of my range (real or imaginary), I have to wonder if these two clones measure up 80-90% of the way for a fraction of the price. I guess it comes down to your nature: investor or enthusiast, because an investor wouldn’t drive the real thing as hard or as often as it should be. As it was intended.

The real deal: 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Coupe Touring Coupe on eBayMotors being offered by Ooely and Blackburn of Indianapolis:

quote from Ooely & Blackburn eBayMotors listing:

This 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS coupe is finished in correct code#114 signal yellow with black vinyl and cloth interior. It is an all numbers matching proper older restoration. We have carefully inspected this gorgeous RS and have found it to be a fabulous correct example. The chassis number is 9113600631, the engine number is 6630645 , the transmission number is 7830637 and the paint code number is 114 (525212) signal yellow. It is one of just 87 Carrera RS cars to be produced in this color by the factory. This rare Porsche must be considered one of the most correct and original numbers matching cars in the country. The car was produced in February of 1973 and immediately shipped to its original owner in Luxemburg.

And on to the clones. The first is this lovingly prepared 72 Targa on eBayMotors:

quote from seller’s eBayMotor’s listing:

The key with building a good RS is to start with a great car. This car was originally sold new in Southern California which means that it has lived a rust-free life.

This car went through an extensive 2-year restoration and it shows. It is a stunning example and extremely well built. It was taken down to the bare metal and painted its original color in acrylic enamel with hardner. It then went through countless hours of hand color sanding and buffing to bring out its shine. The paint looks great. There are a few rock chips here and there from use, but that’s about it.

And then there’s this 1986 Carrera with backdated bodywork to provide a modern configuration that looks vintage and appropriate:

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

I am selling this amazing RS recreation based on a mint 1987 Carrera. (galvanized shell) 950 trans. Grand Prix Bright white fresh paint with mat black decals. This is a specialty car and very tastefully done, you won’t find one like this anywhere! Lots of time and dedication went into building this vehicle.

Stock 3.2 ltr motor (no leaks) Car and motor have 48k miles, Air condition and sunroof were taken out to lighten the car, full new RS interior, suede dash, WEVO shifter, LSD, 17×8 17×9 inch Lindsey Racing wheels, Bridgestone Potenza RE-01R tires, Reccaro SRD seats, Car Graphic pedal set, Brey Krause harness bar and tower bar, Nardi suede classic steering wheel, Willans harness, Upgraded Brembo big brakes and rotors, Turbo tie rods, SSI heat exchangers, polished Dansk exhaust, carbon fiber fenders, bumpers, duct tail (MAshaw)

Everything on this car and listed is brand new from all new seals, trim, lights, screws etc.. Fully tuned, very tight. Very light and fast!

So if it’s not obvious by now, I think the real thing is way overpriced. A true 911 enthusiast would want a car that could be driven and experienced. While a collector that could afford the real 911RS would argue otherwise, I’d challenge the buyer to hit a dozen track days a year and drive the car as intended to prove their allegiance!

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1994 911 Carrera 4 Factory Widebody: Nice Hips!

The Porsche 964 has been a dream car of mine since high school. This Carrera 4 factory widebody is a rare specimen and the seller states it’s in concours condition. This car was a precursor to the 993 Carrera 4S, carrying the Turbo’s suspension, wheels, brakes, and most importantly, widebody fenders from the factory.

Check out this 1994 Porsche 911 Widebody on eBay:

quote from seller’s listing on eBay:

Pristine example of “last of the 911″ classic body shape. Highly collectible, appreciating in value Porsche features a polar silver exterior and black leather interior. 1 of 238 factory wide body, all wheel drive Porsche with turbo brakes and suspension. Very well documented stock example with Fab Speed exhaust, cold air intake box, strut tower brace and K&N Filter. Professionally installed high end Alpine stereo/CD system. Overall condition is a 9.5+. New 17” Bridgestone Potenza tires with stock “Cup” wheels. Extensive records including major services. Open to any inspection or PPI by certified Porsche mechanic. I am a PCA member and Porsche collector/enthusiast. Willing to assist buyer in shipping vehicle, if required. Option codes include XD4, 437, 438, 494, 650, 891, 935, 980. Original MSRP $84,000.

Buy-it-now shows $40k, which feels a bit on the high side (but just a bit). On the other hand, good luck finding another one for sale!

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