It has been a year and a half since I sold my E39 M5. It just does not make sense for me to have a car since I always seem to have several around I can drive. The problem is none of them could be considered “enthusiast” vehicles by any means. Frankly I am surprised I have held out as long as I have.
While it makes no sense whatsoever I have been having sinful thoughts about Porsche 993’s. Maybe I will just get one for the summer. Hopefully by the fall I will have come to my senses and I can go back to driving worn XC90’s and spunky MINI Coopers? The problem is I don’t have the time to restore one, I need something turn key and ready to go.
“I figure I’m going to have to write this if I intend to sell the car, so here goes: Speed Yellow 993 C2. Never been smoked in, never been in an accident, never been in snow, and has VERY rarely seen rain. I shipped it in from California, where it was religiously maintained at High Performance House (650.364.6234). I have most records since new. It’s immaculate. Without getting into specifics, it pulls very hard, stops very well, and handles great.
Definitive “reluctant sale.” I don’t have to sell the car, and I’m finding that it’s killing me to write this. Porsche guys talk about buying cars that are “fully sorted” – this car is definitely that. Only thing it could use is a center taillight piece. I have the Autocheck (which is clear) and the VIN if you’re interested in doing a Carfax (which is clear) instead. The car has been maintained by Taylor Chapman (of Chapman Auto Works – 703.467.9130) since its arrival in Virginia.
There are gobs of built Porsche 911’s out there, some are done well and others… not so much. This Big Bird is one of the nicest builds I have seen in some time. 600 hp and no stone left unturned. Buy the buyer’s estimation they have $300k into her and it is up for auction at no reserve.
“Selling my ultra custom 1996 Porsche twin turbo-twin plug 3.8 liter powerhouse with over 600HP… aka BIG BIRD.
This is an amazing car and hope you enjoy reading about it as much as I have enjoyed driving her. She was last on display at the Legends of the Autobahn meet in Monterey California summer 2011. See the PCA spotlight video below with PCA president Manny Alban featuring the car.
Where do I start? The motor is probably the most fascinating part of the car and is a crowd pleaser. The car was designed and engineered by S-CARGO racing in San Rafael,CA. They are one of the top Porsche air cooled specialists in the west coast. Known for building unbelievable air cooled Porsches. Twin plug conversions along with custom fabrication and design are their forte. Thank you Rob and Mark and the entire S-Cargo staff for putting in the hard work and building this masterpiece. The car was built so that it would be reliable enough for daily driving and simple enough for another Porsche shop to work on if needed.
Now more about the car. It started out as a completely stock 1996 Porsche C4S. So much has been changed, upgraded and modified that the car is far from stock. The car was meant to be a dream car build and everything done first class with open check book.
Over 300k has been invested in this beauty with records and documentation of build.
This is sort of an odd choice of a car to moth ball as a collector, but someone thinks it is worth a lot of money. This Carrera has hardly been broken in. Collectability selling points, outside of the low miles, include this being a last year of the 993, the C2S being one of less seen 993 models, its nicely optioned, has a 5 speed, and the appealing silver paint.
The last year point is made more significant as it marked the end of air cooled engines. To some very serious Porsche purists the change over was an affront to 911 heritage. One of the big concerns was that the switch would eliminate the uniquely identifiable Porsche sound. If you have had a chance to be near air and watercooled 911s next to each other you can tell that something perhaps seems missing from the water cooled engine sound. That said, to the casual observer (listener) Porsche exhaust engineers did a respectable job mimicking the old sound and it is easily identified as Porsche.
If you read all that with your eyes rolling or shaking your fist yelling blasphemy then maybe this air cooled Porsche is for you.
The seller doesn’t add much to the description other than saying it is as new, even comes with the original sticker.
I’m not the Porsche aficionado around here, but to me the $73,900 ask price is pretty high. Maybe it isn’t too far out of the park though as sellers of low mile 993 Turbo models can be seen adding 10% to 15% premium on top of that to prices. Its up to a buyer to decide if holding out for an equally low mileage Turbo adds 10% to 15% more excitement. Perhaps a better question is does the price premium of the S designation make this that much more valuable/enjoyable over a standard Carrera.…
An interesting combo here that looks pretty good. The price isn’t cheap, but this machine clearly was built up to a fine standard.
A Protomotive tuned 2006 twin turbo 3.8 is dropped into the 1987 930 chassis and then draped in a 993 look widebody kit.
The seller is claiming 850 horsepower and 0-60 in under 3 seconds with a 210 MPH top speed. I’m sure this thing is fast, but I don’t know about 200 MPH fast.
The transmission has thankfully been uprated to handle the power.
Monster 19″x 14″ rear wheels with 355/20/19 rubber fill out the wheel arches.
$75,000 ask price. Despite all the work that has gone into this car I suspect that this price won’t be reached, you Porsche guys might have a better sense on the value of such a “hybrid.” Questionable vanity license plate not included.
Here is an interesting Porsche 911. A 1976 with a 993 turbo body kit and a built 350 Chevy stuffed in the back. Perhaps stuffed is not the right word as it doesn’t do justice to the amount of quality work that appears on this vehicle. Judging from the description the seller seems to be a straight shooter, which I like to see in car listings.
This car has a lot of time and parts put into it. The list of modifications is well done, purposeful, without being over the top. The seller claims there is 243 hours worth of work in the paint and body work alone. With 350+ horsepower and weighing only 2550 pounds it is good thing it has a full cage.
This car does look like serious fun and it will be one of a kind.
Here is the list of equipment:
Body: European 993 Turbo S body kit. Correct details down to the left hand wiper conversion. Need I say more?
Electrical: Early Porsches are not known for electrical engineering excellence. That is why I rewired the whole car with a modern Painless Performance racing fuse block using standard ATC type fuses. Everything is fused and I have even installed a Flaming River cut-off switch. Don’t forget the aircraft style starter switch…nothing but the best.
Interior: The interior was stripped down to bare metal (floor pans were perfect) and then sealed with a truck bed liner. Lightweight custom aircraft grade door panels covered in black leather with “Porsche” embossed. Did I mention the guy who has done interiors for Jay Leno did this interior? Race seats, 5-point harnesses, SCCA roll cage, and RS style pulls is just the start.
Here are a pair of different generation RUF BTR models. We’ve had a BTR on this blog before, but who doesn’t love the high power, low weight combo these cars provide?
This is a collector opportunity with so little miles. You would like to image that the low miles would indicate a low likelihood of abuse. The car looks clean. The seller says he is the second owner and that he has all service, shipping, and original order documentation, which is nice. Car is up at $53,000 reserve not met.
From the seller the car includes:
* RUF BTR Engine Conversion
* 3.4 Liter Displacement
* RUF group “B” cams
* Twin intercooler conversion
* Tuned equal length stainless steel exhaust
* K-27 Turbocharger
* RUF 4-pipe turbomuffler
* Adjustable boost
* Ported & Polished heads with twin plug ignition
* RUF BTR suspension
* 10 speaker Nakamichi Stero with 480 watts of output
* RUF Speedline wheels (the real ones from Italy and not the Avus ones)
* RUF badges and steering wheels and RUF guages.
Ok, so calling a BTR custom is kind of redundant since most RUF cars are done to some sort of owner specs. This one however has some additional modifications that set it apart. First off this particular car was featured in Car and Driver magazine in May 1997. It also has some unique options from the factory, sunroof and rear seat delete. Post RUF conversion the owner added some interior treatments and Porsche Bi-Xenon headlights. The is being sold by RUF Auto Centre in Dallas, the ask is $89,900.…
Mercedes-Benz Euro W124 500E 1992 Anthracite Grey Metallic/Black
Fully loaded, Rare onboard computer! (Similar to E34 M5 )
89K since new, second owner car, imported from Germany 1993 by the original owner all the DOT/EPA is done, Currently the new home is Los Angeles area.
CURRENTLY FOR SALE $42000- call/email.
This is legendary M119 engine, Euro spec is 326hp 354 nm / 261.1 ft lbs @ 4900 rpm.
Custom made from the headers all the way to the Remus, the sound is awesome !!!
Soon will have dyno test on the car, estimated around 356hp at the crank…
Koni yellow sport (adjustable).
High-performance double-drilled and slotted rotors with high performance brake pads.
Is set to start from 1st gear every time and
operates very sensitively in downshift mode with no lock moment… The result is impressive!
2.47 LSD (Limited Slip Differential)
19” inch AMG (style) Front 245 35 19 Rear 275/30/19.
Is this the finest W124 500E for sale… anywhere?! It sure looks like it, and duplicating this car would surely cost more than the asking price. Make sure to check out their website which has probably 100 images on it. This car is beautiful!
quote from eBay listing:
This is the one! Anthracite gray with black leather interior, 5-speed manual with the higher horsepower, higher compression european spec engine.
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