2005 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

We’re going to step away briefly from 4WD week to feature this 997 Carrera Coupe. Any attentive reader will note that the eBay listing shows this as a Carrera 4S, which is why we originally had put it in the queue as a potential 4WD Week post. But that apparently is some sort of eBay error (and not the work of an unscrupulous seller trying to pass this off as a 4S; the seller notes that the car is, in fact, a standard Carrera Coupe). Technical issues aside, since we don’t feature that many standard 997s around here I figured this low-mileage example would provide a nice change of pace. Here we have a 2005 Guards Red Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe with just under 10,500 miles on the clock. When the 997 first debuted I remember feeling quite relieved to see that Porsche had reverted to the round headlight design traditionally worn by the 911 rather than continue the look inaugurated by the 996. These Carreras continued to use a water-cooled 3.6 liter flat-six similar to the one in the 996, which in 2005 delivered 325 hp to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.

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Year: 2005
Model: 911 Carrera Coupe
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 10,451 mi
Price: $41,900

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe on eBay

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The ad here is quite short on details and given that this is an auto wholesaler, rather than a dealer, I think any buyer would do well to have a thorough PPI performed prior to considering this for purchase. With those points out of the way, a low mileage 997 such as this makes for a fantastic driver. Very capable performance combined with a reasonable selling price certainly puts these cars in a nice position. Sure, this car will likely never have the collector status of a 993, but the performance is excellent and if your goal is to have a fairly new Porsche to actually drive, it’s difficult to beat an early 997 as a performance value.

-Rob

2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Let’s get back to featuring Porsche performance rather than beauty. We’ve shown recently a few examples of track-focused cars, either those with extensive work from tuners or fully stripped and prepped track machines built by individual enthusiasts. Each category brings with it its own appeal. Here we’ll feature Porsche’s own example of such a car: a 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS in what has always been my favorite color combination that Porsche offered, Black on Orange. At this point it’s fairly well known that Porsche no longer plans to offer the GT3 RS with 3 pedals, but rather all will come standard with PDK. I understand the reasoning behind their decision even if I don’t necessarily like it. What that means for us then is that the 997 GT3 RS will be the last of the breed to be offered with a 6-speed manual. For any buyers looking to row their own gears, choices won’t get too much more modern than the car we see here. While this car isn’t from the final evolution of the 997, with 415 hp from its 3.6 liter flat-6 it’s no slouch either.

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Year: 2007
Model: 911 GT3 RS
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 9,570 mi
Price: Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS on eBay

2007 Porsche GT3 RS. Black with Orange, all original car with only 9570 Miles. Original Sticker for car was $151,330. Clean Car fax with Porsche Letter of Authenticity.

Car is in Like New condition, with options detailed below and current pictures

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/kd82bazty6b3sxh/2iVinqlRbO?n=229681151

This is your chance to own a collectors dream!

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Bidding on this car is currently at $110,100 with 7 days left to go. With no reserve on we will definitely see a sale and at the very least I’ll have my eye on this one to get a sense of the market for a 997 GT3 RS. Anyone looking for a track-focused 911 with 6 gears and 3 pedals will be hard pressed to find a car better than one of these.

-Rob

2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S

Time for something a little more modern. While I love a classic 911 there is little doubt that in terms of performance a newer model provides more value. With more than 300 hp coming from their water-cooled flat-6 a bone-stock base 996 or 997 will easily outperform many of the best classic 911s. A 996 is generally a better value, but with a 997 you get a more aesthetically pleasing design along with a bit more power. Upgrade to the 4S seen here and the 3.8 liter flat-6 provides 355 hp for the all-wheel drive system to distribute to the road. These cars are quick, refined, and handle very capably. A well-maintained example will have years of driving pleasure ahead of it, which brings us to the car featured here: a Guards Red 2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S located in Salt Lake City.

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Year: 2007
Model: 911 Targa 4S
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 30,248 mi
Price: $53,500

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S on Quattroworld

Details:
2007 targa 4S, 6 spd. 30,2xx miles
Guards Red/black Asking $53,500

Original options:
Black full leather, power seats, heated seats, floor mats, dimming mirrors
19″ turbo wheels, sport chrono plus, NAV, Bose, crest in headrest

Aftermarket goodies:
tint, clear bra, Mobridge (bluetooth & ipod)
Passport 9500ci radar detector & laser jammer
Rottec LED front lights & Dectane rear LED lights (all original lights included)
H&R Spacers 7mm/15mm F/R (stock lug bolts included)

Maintenance history (since I purchased the car)
9/7/11 16,500 miles: oil change
10/3/11 new cabin filter
4/4/12 22,000 miles: oil change, replaced serpentine belt (recommended due to age)
10/16/12 25,575 miles: replaced broken shifter cable (seems to be a common issue on the 997s)
11/15/12 replaced original battery w/ Interstate MTP94 85 month battery (original one was getting weak)
4/29/13 27,231 miles: oil change

Overall condition:
Original window sticker, maint. receipts & all manuals & keys, accident free, never tracked, non-smoker, recently detailed in & out. Not driven in snow.
Exterior 9.5/10 No dings or scratches, a few tiny marks on the clear bra that most won’t notice
Interior 9.5/10 A little bolster wear & a light scratch on driver’s seat on the bottom. Otherwise the car looks like showroom condition.
Tires: Brand new Michelin Pilot Super Sports & 4 new TPMS sensors.

PPI done by Strong Porsche on 10/2/13 & will provide a copy upon request. Title in hand. Car is located in Salt Lake City, UT. Email with any questions.

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I find Guards Red most striking on a SC or 3.2 Carrera due to it’s more apparent contrasts with the bumper design of those cars, but it remains an alluring color even on the smoothed curves of the 997. This car looks nearly flawless inside and out and the owner claims a complete service history on hand. For a newer car with reasonable mileage there is little more that we can ask. A Targa will sometimes sell for a bit lower than the Carrera and Cabriolet since the audience for the Targa is more restricted, but with an asking price of $53,500 this car is priced pretty reasonably. For a driver who enjoys the open-roofed appeal of the Targa or simply finds the Carrera too ubiquitous, this Targa 4S provides a nice departure from the norm and should provide for excellent fair-weather driving!

-Rob

Wednesday Wheels – Super Stars from Porsche

If you thought last week’s BBS post was a bit of a basket case, today we’re going to look at another popular style of wheel – this time, 5 spoke wheels that are always popular on Porsches. I’ve picked some of the most popular styles that have adorned several different generations so hopefully there is something you like here. Let’s start out with a great set of “Sport Classic” Fuchs replicas:

Year: 2005-2011
Model: Sport Classic (Fuchs)
Diameter: 19″
Width: 8.5″ front, 11.5″ rear
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 130
Offset: ET 55 front, ET 50 rear
Condition: New Take-offs
Tires: Included Michelin Pilot Sport N2 235-35-19 front, 305-30-19 rear
Price: $6,499 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Porsche Fuchs Sport Classics on eBay

NEW Porsche 911 997 FUCHS Sport Classic Wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport N2 Tires
Porsche # 997.362.157.56 & 997.362.163.56
Stock # 1000814

987 Boxster, Boxster- S [01/2005 – 12/2011]
987C Cayman, Cayman- S [01/2006 – 12/2011]
997 Carrera, Carrera-S, Carrera4/4S, Targa, Turbo, Turbo-S, GT2, GT3 [01/2005 – 12/2011]

These are simply beautiful.

Set of Porsche 19″ Sport Classic Wheel & Tires Package

Porsche Part numbers

99736215756 8.5x 19 ET55

99736216356 11.5x 19 ET50

This is a brand new set from the dealer, with brand new Michelin Pilot Sport N2 tires (235/35/19 – 305/30/19).

Originally made for the Porsche Sport Classic, these new age Fuchs are available for your 2005-2010 Turbo and wide-body

(Carrera 4S, Targa 4S, Carrera 4, and Targa 4)

Wheel sensors installed, Balanced and ready to go!

Narrow body sets are available, same listing though so just bid and let us know you need a narrow body set.

The Sport Classics are one of the best looking OEM wheels Porsche has put on their newer cars; as a throwback they’re a fantastic update of the original, but also look modern and aggressive, pulling the evergreen “911” into the current century. Like all Porsche wheels they’re pricey, but this set comes with centercaps and tires – something often missing from Porsche wheels for sale, as we’ll see. Still too rich or new for your blood? How about this set of OEM BBS-made 911 Carrera wheels?

Year: 2005-2011
Model: Carrera III
Diameter: 18″
Width: 8″ front, 10″ rear
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 130
Offset: ET 57 front, ET 58 rear
Condition: Refinished
Tires: Included Continental ContiSport Contact 235-40-18 front, 265-35-18 rear
Price: $2,400 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Porsche Carrera III BBS wheels on eBay

or auction is a set of Original, OEM, Factory, Geninue 18″ Porsche 911-997/996 Carrera III wheel, Tire and Porsche OEM Black Crest Center Cap set. The auction is for Wheels, tires and Porsche OEM Black Logo Center Caps. These set of wheels and Tires are in Pristine condition with no chips or ware. There is no structural damage such as bends, cracks, curb rust or scratches. The wheels are straight and round. The wheels comes with original Black Logo Center Caps. The wheels will fit Porsche,911/997, 911/996 and 911/993 NARROW BODY Vehicles. This wheels and Tires will Also fit WIDE BOBY 997, 996, 993, 944, 928 WIDE BODY and other porsche models. This Wheel is very nice when mounted on your Porsche and very rear to find especially one that comes with Continental Sport Contact Tires. Wheels and Tires are in prinstine shape and condition.

Please Note: Wheel has been refinished to a Brand New Condition!!!!

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Wheels and Tires Details:

Front Wheel: Part #: 997-362-136-00 Size: 8Jx 18 Offset: 57 Front Tire Size: 235/40/18 Continental Sport Contact 2 Speed Rating 91Y. Tire Tread Remaining: 90%.

Rear Wheel: Part #: 997-362-140-01 Size: 10Jx 18 Offset: 58 Rear Tire Size : 265/35/18 Continental ContiSport Contact Speed Rating 101Y. Tire Tread Re maining: 90%

The Front Tires has 90% of Tread Remaining and the Rear Tires has 90% Tread Remaining.

The Porsche dealership retails the total cost of these wheels, Tires and the Center Caps is $5705.12 plus tax. This is a nice opportunity to dress up your Porsche at a reasonable cost.

Please note that the wheel and tire will be ship in each individual box to safeguard against damage.

Please read my feedback and bid this item with full confidence.

Thank you for reading my listing.

Thank you.

These are a great looking, simple wheel that is well built by BBS. I really thought these freshened up the 911 design when they debuted and made it look modern but also lighter. With included (and expensive) tires and centercaps, as Porsche wheels go these are a deal. Still a bit too pricey for you, but you’d like something from the same generation? How about these Carrera 4S “Twists”?

Year: 2005-2011
Model: Turbo Twist Hollow Spoke
Diameter: 18″
Width: 8″ front, 11″ rear
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 130
Offset: ET 50 front, ET 40 rear
Condition: Used
Tires: Not Included
Price: $650 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Porsche Hollow Spoke Turbo Twist wheels on eBay

SET OF 4 PORSCHE 911 991 996 997 C2S C4S TURBO WHEELS STAGGERED. CENTERCAPS ARE INCLUDED. PART NUMBERS ARE LISTED ABOVE SO MAKE TO SURE TO CHECK THESE ARE THE ONES YOU WANT. WHEELS ARE IN GREAT SHAPE WITH A FEW MINOR BLEMISHES AS PICTURED. SHIPPED FEDEX GROUND. NO INTERNATIONAL. ALASKA, HAWAII, OR P.O. BOX SHIPPING. ALL ITEMS SOLD AS-IS WITH NO RETURNS ACCEPTED. ANY QUESTIONS JUST ASK, THANKS

Talk about a stellar deal; with centercaps included these 18″ wheels with light use are only $650. As Porsche wheels go, that’s basically giving them away. These would ideally suit a 996 or 997 widebody, with an aggressive stance and clean look. Were you looking for something a bit older? How about this set of 993-era “Cup” wheels, brand new in box from Porsche:

Year: 1989-1994
Model: Turbo Cup
Diameter: 17″
Width: 7″ front, 9″ rear
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 130
Offset: ET 55
Condition: Used
Tires: Not Included
Price: $4,995 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Porsche Turbo Cup wheels on eBay

Up for sale is an extremely rare set of factory Porsche OEM Turbo Cup wheels, for a Porsche 911 Turbo ( 965 ) . These are brand new, in the box, never been mounted.

See specs below:

FRONT WHEELS:

Part # 965.362.124.01
Size – 17×7
Offset – 55 mm

REAR WHEELS:

Part # 965.362.128.00
Size – 17×9
Offset – 55mm

While I love the originality of these wheels and this design on the 964s, I have to say I really liked the Speedline-made multi-piece Turbo 3.6 wheels a lot more. Despite this, if you’re in the restoration market for a 965, these might just be the wheels for you. In typical Porsche wheel fashion, there are no tires or centercaps and they’re very expensive. Are you like me and prefer the look of the Speedlines? Have an older 930? How about these Ruf Speedlines then?

Year: 1986
Model: Ruf Speedline
Diameter: 17″
Width: 9″ front, 10″ rear
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 130
Offset: not specified
Condition: Used
Tires: Included Michelin Pilot Sport 235-45-17 front, 255-40-17 rear
Price: $4,599.99 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Ruf Speedline wheels on eBay

Original Porsche 911 930 1986 RUF Turbo wheels rims set w/ tires 17″ inch. (9×17) & (10×17) **RARE**

White face w/ polished lip

Up for sale is a set of Factory original RUF wheels.
These wheels pictured here have survived the test of time.
Still in factory original shape with no damage or repairs.

Like New.

In excellent condition.

Tires:

235/45 ZR 17

255/40 ZR17

Factory date stamped 1986

Inventory #: JH69610

Don’t miss this set, they will bring value to your concourse car.

The Ruf Speedlines are one of the best period-correct modifications you can do to a 911 or 930, or even a 944 Turbo. They’re not cheap, but boy are they good looking wheels. They’re absolutely one of my favorites and I like the inclusion of both tires and centercaps here, though I’d prefer “Ruf” caps to make it correct. Still not your cup of tea but in the right time period? How about some original Fuchs?

Year: 1977-1989
Model: Porsche Fuchs
Diameter: 15″
Width: 7″ front, 8″ rear
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 130
Offset: ET 41 front, ET 42 rear
Condition: Refinished
Tires: Not Included
Price: $3,500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Porsche Fuchs wheels on eBay

PORSCHE 911 930 FACTORY FUCHS- RESTORED

THIS SET WAS REMOVED FROM A 1977 PORSCHE 930 TURBO – THEY ARE STRAIGHT WITH NO RASH OR ANY MAJOR DAMAGE TO THEM. THE LIPS HAVE BEEN POLISHED AND CENTER REFINISHED IN SATIN BLACK.

PART NUMBERS

FRONTS 15XJ7 – 911361020 – OFFSET 41 – AS1062

REARS 15XJ8 911361020 – OFFSET 42 – AS1062

More pictures of this item are available at:

SOUTHFLORIDADISMANTLER DOT COM

The original, and still the classic, loved design. Pricey, but good taste costs, right? I just wish for the asking price they would include the center caps.

Which are your favorite, and what would you like to see?

-Carter

Wednesday Wheels: great options from BBS

BBS. Few letters cross boundaries of generations and marques of cars like BBS do. Renowned as some of the highest quality OEM, aftermarket and racing wheels available, BBSs have been selected by nearly all of the marques we feature as stock wheels or wheel upgrades, and many tuners still select them. In the heady 1980s, BBS really defined the aftermarket wheel category with it’s evergreen RS models, still highly sought after by most enthusiasts. Today we’re going to look at some different BBS options, each for a different marque. Let’s start with some popular BBS RMs – the two piece version of the RS, originally fit to 2.0 16V GTis between 1990 and 1992, but look great on 2002s, 320s, E30s, and most VWs:

Year: N/A
Model: RM 012
Diameter: 15″
Width: 6.5″
Bolt Pattern: 4 x 100
Offset: ET 33
Condition: Refinished
Tires: Not included
Price: GBP 760 Buy It Now ($1,216.08)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 M-System 2 on eBay

Set of 4 Genuine BBS RS/RM012 6.5J x 15″ 4×100 ET/IS33 Alloy Wheels / Split Rims

– Original BBS 2 Pieces wheels
– PCD 4×100 (E30 Golf Polo Astra Clio Civic Swift II. )
– OFFSET: ET33
– newly painted centers “Nogaro Silver Matt”
– freshly polished lips
– newly chromed screws
– The 4 BBS 3d wheel caps are included

Shipping to the US & EU Countries, email me for prices.

Please contact : auto@emails.hu – International buyers wellcome! Offers welcome!

When I originally saw the “Lobster Claw” wheels fitted to the then new 997 C2S/C4S, I loved the design. For me it’s one of those intangible items I can’t completely define, but I just love how 997s look with these. Porsche OEM wheels are always pricey, but these would be a great upgrade to an earlier non-S model or return one to stock. As a bonus, these come with some meaty and pricey tires that you could get some use out of:

Year: 2006/2007
Model: 997 Carrera 2S/4S OEM
Diameter: 19″
Width: 8″ front, 11″ rear
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 130
Offset: ET 57 front, ET 51 rear
Condition: Used
Tires: Included Michelin Pilot Sport 235-35-19 (F) 305-30-19 (R)
Price: $1,300 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Porsche 997 OEM C2S/C4S BBS Wheels on eBay

Buyer will pay $130 for shipping and handling. I do not ship to Canada, PR, Hawaii and Alaska. IF USING PAYPAL, I ONLY SHIP TO PAYPAL CONFIRMED ADDRESS AND NO P.O. BOX.

Disclaimer: Please feel free to ask questions before purchasing. Wheels and tires are used and are sold “as is” condition. Buyer acknowledges any and all responsibilty in purchasing used wheels and tires.

In the performance world, bigger isn’t always better; if you’re heading to the track, keeping a smaller diameter wheel keeps both weight and tire costs down. Looking for a slick set of track wheels to bolt onto your M3 or other late 80s/early 90s BMW? This set on offer from our friends at Classic Car Club Manhattan may be the ticket:

Year: N/A
Model: BBS RK
Diameter: 16″
Width: 8″
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 120
Offset: ET 15
Condition: USed
Tires: Not Included
Price: $900

CLICK FOR DETAILS: BBS RK Wheels on eBay

Up for sale is a set of four BBS RK 16″ wheels. Wheels have no curb rash. Center hub caps on wheels do have small blemishes. Wheels are taped up in pictures for shipping. These wheels look outstanding on almost all BMWs. An example is our very own E30 M3. Best looking wheel setup on any E30 we’ve seen.

One of the more popular wheels with the B5 and B5.5 Audi A4/VW Passat chassis was the factory option BBS VZ; these RZs copy with look but have a centercap hiding the lugs. Perfectly offset for late 90s/early 00s Audis and Passats, these would really help to fill the arches out and are priced really aggressively, as well as coming with tires. Doesn’t get much better than that:

Year: N/A
Model: BBS RZ
Diameter: 17″
Width: 8″
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 112
Offset: ET 35
Condition: Used
Tires: Included Goodyear Eagle F1 235-45-17
Price: $500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: BBS RZ Wheels on eBay

I have a set of 4 BBS wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1’s. The tires are 235-45z-R17. There are a few minor blemishes in the wheels but other than that they are in good condition. Local pick up after sale or will try to assist buyer with shipping that they arrange.

Lastly, nearly everyone pines over the AMG Monoblocks. They’re cool looking wheels that really suit big-body Mercedes well. Today’s set looks to be in fabulous condition and looks great in multi-piece configuration with polished lips. These are also aggressively staggered, and could either dress up a lower spec Benz or replace some horrible chromies your car’s former homies put on there:

Year: 2002
Model: AMG Monoblock II
Diameter: 18″
Width: 8.5″ front, 10″ rear
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 112
Offset: ET 25
Condition: Used
Tires: Not Included
Price: $988 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: AMG Monoblock Wheels on eBay

Offered for an appreciating new owner is this beautiful set of four Mercedes Benz 18″ AMG two-piece BBS staggered wheels with bolts. They came off a 2002 Mercedes Benz SL500. I am not certain what else they will fit. They are 18″ x10″ rears and 18″ x 8 1/2″ fronts with et25 offset. I am told they are Monoblok IIs. They are all in very nice slightly imperfect condition with some light blemishes/curb rash. Buy it now price includes free packing and shipping to you anywhere in the U.S..

Please check out my positive feedback here and feel free to call me directly at 650-307-2251

Which are your favorite, and what would you like to see?

-Carter

2011 Porsche 911 GT3RS 4.0

It’s not a secret that the next Porsche 911 GT3 will be equipped exclusively with Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch gearbox. While the PDK is more efficient and faster than a normal manual transmission, the purists have already been voicing their discontent. First, it was the disappearance of the air-cooled engine. Then came the introduction of an SUV wearing the Porsche badge. And now, no more three pedal option in what is arguably the ultimate 911? What is the world coming to?

The swansong for the 997 was the car we see here, the 911 GT3RS 4.0. This 911 borrowed the engine from the track ready GT3R and RSR, which bumped horsepower in this version to 500. This is the largfest capacity, naturally aspirated flat six that has ever seen duty in a Porsche. The hood, front fenders and seats are crafted from carbon fiber. Plexiglass replaced the regular glass in the rear windows for further weight savings, except for US market vehicles were this material is not compliant with regulations. Only 600 of these cars were made at the end of the production run, assuring instant classic status. This one for sale in Southern California has traveled under 10,000 miles and offers a unique opportunity to experience where 50 years of constant development and evolution will take you.

Year: 2011
Model: 911 GT3RS 4.0
Engine: 4.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 8,500 mi
Price: $250,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2011 Porsche 911 GT3RS 4.0 on Rennlist

My Dear Friends,

I no longer have the time to drive this beauty…feels kind of blasphemous talking wildly like that haha. Can’t even count the compliments and nods from toddlers to grandmothers for this unicorn. But I would rather sell and see it go to a loving owner then sit in my garage. The only change I’ve made to it is tinting the windows as I can’t stand being a goldfish (dark enough to keep the heat and light out but still light enough to see the roll bars and silhouette of the driver Family and friends have tried to persuade me to hold onto it or allow one of them to make monthly payments (bahaha) but I feel this is the right decision. Maybe I will slap myself when this beast is no longer in my possession. Some of us prefer and appreciate the feel of driving a manual transmission while others enjoy the technological advances of PDK. Not to say that one is better than the other but that there is clearly a passionate following for each. I don’t think I need to tell you that this girl can dance. I’ll just say that I felt like the Korean world breakdancing champion at a middle school slow dance when moving on the highway. Only 600 produced. Creme de la creme. Truly last of a dying breed. May she bring you as much happiness and joy as she brought me. No no no…my wife (!!!) has nothing to do with it.

Options:

Carrera White

Leather Interior in Black/Red

Seats Full Leather/Alcantara Red Inserts

Lightweight Lithium-Ion Battery

Wheels Painted Black

PCCB – Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes

Front Axle Lifting System

Fire Extinguisher

Cupholders

Bluetooth Phone Interface

Sport Chrono Package

Floor Mats in Interior Color

Steering Wheel in Smooth Black Leather

Universal Audio Interface

Adaptive Sport Seats w/Memory

Foot Rest in Aluminum

RS 4.0 Logo in Red on Rear Lid

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One wonders if the GT3RS 4.0 will be viewed in similar light to the air-cooled 993 that preceded it, that is, as sort of a last of its breed kind of vehicle. How many more companies will phase manual transmissions out of not just sports cars but vehicles overall remains to be seen. You can’t deny that technology has closed the gap and there’s no real performance or economy benefit to having a manual gearbox, but there still is a certain continent that still likes to row their own, including yours truly. As such, a car like this GT3RS 4.0 will always have that lust factor behind it.

-Paul

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

Motorsport Mondays: 2007 Porsche 997 Cup – Championship Winning Car

It’s been a while since we’ve featured a race prepared car here on GCFSB, and what better way to motivate us to do so than Motorsport Mondays? This 997 Cup was built by Belgian race outfit GPR and won the 24 Hours of Zolder in 2007. Imported to the US in 2008, the car had a break until appearing in a few events last year.

Year: 2007
Model: 997 Cup
Engine: 3.8 liter flat six
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: N/A
Price: $80,000

2007 Porsche 997 Cup on Rennlist

Porsche 997 “Cup” multiple race winning car. The car was number #56 below. It was the winner of multiple races in 07 including the 24 hours of Zolder. The Belgium race shop GPR Racing built it to from the ground up from a bare GT3 shell using all 997 Cup parts. The only difference from a stock Cup car is a slightly different cage design.

Around 2008, it was imported to the US. Since then it has been in the hands of the ex Farnbacher Loles race team at Goldcrest Motorsports. Last year, it had one SCCA Race at Road Atlanta and one NASA race there. Goldcrest states that there is no evidence of any previous accident damage. Goldcrest has fully maintained the car including full time trackside support. Partial work in 2012 includes:

gearbox rebuild
New clutch
Jew JRZ RS Pro’s
Radios, GPS, Shift Light
Wing, hood, new harnesses
Race suspension setup

Here is a link to GPR which built the car: http://www.gprpinoracing.com/pages/fr/contact/contact.php

It was only run in 2007 and then retired by GPR. After being imported to the U.S. in 2008, it was not run again on the track until 2012 where it ran two races and three open track weekends.

Competition vehicles can be harder to value than street vehicles, but victories on the track are one good way of honing in on a price. The handful of 997 Cup cars I’ve seen for sale have ranged between $100,000 to $130,000, so at $80,000, this 997 Cup could be a bit of a bargain for someone in the market for a track day car with known race success.

The following is an in car video of this 997 Cup in action at Road Atlanta:

-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.

2007 Porsche Targa 4S Offered by EuroWerkz

In 1999, Porsche revamped the 911 with the new 996 model. This new model was the biggest departure yet from the original 911 formula. Gone was the air-cooled flat six engine, in its place a water-cooled flat six developed to meet noise and emissions standards. In addition, the headlights were transformed into a more ovoid shape with integrated signal and fog lamps. Derided to this day by hardcore Porschephiles, they have never escaped from the shadow of the almighty 993, the last of the air-cooled Porsches. Resale values have reflected this sentiment.

The 996 lasted for six short years in various iterations, replaced by the 997. While the 997 was still water-cooled, it went a long way to address the quality, appearance and performance issues that die hard Porsche enthusiasts had been banging on about since the demise of the 993. One of the more overlooked examples of the 911 these days is the Targa. Originally, Targas had a removable roof panel with a folding rear convertible section. The folding rear top eventually gave way to a fixed glass window. For 1996, Porsche changed the Targa formula by introducing a sliding glass roof panel that would slide inward parallel to the rear window.

Here is a 997 Targa 4S on offer from EuroWerkz LC in Pleasantville, Iowa. This particular model features Porsche’s all-wheel drive and 380 horsepower from a 3.8 liter engine.

2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S for sale at EuroWerkz

The Gentlemans GT! A very nice and very rare combination of 911 here. This is low mileage, southern, one owner Porsche 911 4S Targa that is equipped right and has some nice modifications to make it a great combination of style and function. Finshed in Beautiful Jet Black over optional Sand Beige Extended leather. The car is equipped with all the right and desirable 911S options including Bose sound, Chrono plus, Navigation, power seats, and optional thicker sports steering wheel.

The car has aftermarket Champion Porsche lowering springs, beautiful Champion Porsche 19″ motorsports wheels with colored crests and is wearing the Porsche approved Michelin PS2 Super Sport N1 tires, clear corner lenses, and GT2 side rocker flares for a really aggressive look. For some extra go the car has the complete $8000 Fabspeed 911S power kit including headers, mufflers, cats, and exhaust with the cold air kit and special custom software. It sounds great and will rock your world at the tickle of the pedal. It’s a very nice car in superior conditon with an agressive presense. We love it and know you will to. Offered at $69,900.

I’m a big fan of these Targas. While they are a tad heavier than a standard Carerra, the roofline and rear window styling is a neat departure from the usual 911 silhouette. This particular Targa has some nice modifications from Champion Porsche that are subtle yet aggressive at the same time. For those seeking a 911 with a little bit of an edge, and would like to enjoy open air motoring with the practicality of a roof, your ride has arrived.

-Paul