1986 Porsche 911 Carrera – REVISIT

The Isis Blue 1984 911 Carrera we featured in September is back up for sale with a slightly lowered price of $23,900.

The below post originally appeared on our site September 18, 2013:

The first time I got behind the wheel of a 911, it was a slate blue ’84 Carrera 3.2. I was still on my learner’s permit then, but even to this day, there has been nothing quite like a 911 across my motoring career. It’s one of those outliers in the automotive world; a layout that few have attempted, especially in a sports car. But for a staggering 50 years, the basic formula of a flat six swung out over the rear axle has stayed the same. Will the 911 be with us another 50 years from now? Personally, I wouldn’t doubt it, because cars like this Isis Blue 1986 Carrera 3.2 for sale in Arizona have staying power.

Year: 1986
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 108,480 mi
Price: $23,900 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera on eBay

Introduced to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1963, the 911 was a larger, more powerful and refined replacement to the much loved 356. The 911 made its debut in the United States for model year 1965 and was an instant success offering robust German engineering in a superbly balanced sports car. By the early 1980’s Porsche AG was faced with a decision of whether or not to keep the 911 program going or replace it all together. A decision was made and the 911 program continued, making way for the redesigned 3.2 model. For model year 1984 Porsche introduced a much improved 911 and brought back the Carrera name. It was to be the very last iteration of the original 911 series, and offered more power, improved electronics, brakes, suspension and handling. Many Porsche enthusiast say the 3.2 is the best generation of the 911 and best value.

European Motor Studio is proud to offer this gorgeous Isis Blue on Navy blue leather 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe that has traveled only 108,530 miles. The car is finished in a very rare and desirable color combination of Isis Blue Metallic over Navy blue leather interior. The car is a complete rust free 3.2 911 and has never seen any snow or salt. Always garaged kept and only driven in dry climates this 911 has always been serviced correctly and only seen a Porsche dealer or certified Porsche mechanic for all of its needs. This car comes from a very large Porsche collection from Portland Oregon. The past owners were very religious on servicing and it shows in the way the car runs and drives. Everything works as it should, the power windows, the mirrors, power sunroof, the AC and heater, all of the exterior lights, brake lights, turn signals, reverse lights, dash lights, headlights, side marker lights, and all of the gauges read correctly and function as designed to. The AC was just completely sorted and a new compressor and the AC blower were just installed by a certified Porsche mechanic.

The Isis Blue Metallic paint is in gorgeous shape with very few flaws. There are a couple tiny stone chips on the front nose of the car, one tiny hairline scrape on the rear upper fender around the rear window, and a small scratch on the front fender around the headlight. Otherwise the paint shows incredibly well, the car has all of its original fenders and body panels. The body is completely straight and rust free, there are no signs of any kind of accidents or damage. This 911 still has its original leather faced interior in correct factory color of Navy blue. The interior shows very little wear, a few small stress cracks on the driver and passenger seats but free of any tears or scrapes.

The interior still has that great Porsche smell to it and is free from any smoke or mildew scents. The dashboard is completely free of any wear or cracks, all of the plastics and trim pieces are all intact and in excellent condition. All of the carpets are original and in really good shape, shows very little wear. The headliner is all original and in outstanding condition, the sunroof headliner does have slight sag to it but nothing serious. All of the glass and gauge lenses are original and clear without any hazing or pitting.

The tires are the correct size with the correct factory Fuchs Porsche wheels which are in excellent shape and free from any curb rash or scuffing. This car starts right up and idles superbly, the engine revs freely without any hesitations. The clutch is very tight and solid and once in gear the car accelerates as it should running through all of the gears effortlessly without any grinding or whining. The suspension feels nice and tight and free of any rattles or squeaks. The steering is tight and precise without any wondering or drifting. The brakes are newer and are very strong without any pulsating or pulling. The engine bay is very tidy and clean, there are no fluid leaks underneath the floor or on the engine. The front bonnet is very clean with original carpets. The original Porsche spare tires is present along with its original Porsche factory air pump, the original warranty book and Porsche cut key with flashlight are all present. This 911 sounds and runs like a proper 911 should and backed by Porsche’s exceptional build quality these are very robust cars. This car comes with a clean and clear title, the car has never been wrecked or salvaged and has a box A actual mileage title.

Please call or email with any questions regarding this beautiful 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe’ or if you would like to schedule a test drive or inspection.

This one for sale is priced right in the sweet spots for 911 3.2s that have been used more regularly than your garage queens. By no means should folks be scared off by 911s of this era with over 100,000 miles, as these are fairly hearty cars that, if treated well, will pay you back with plenty of driving enjoyment. Sure, certain upkeep and parts may be pricey, but sometimes you’ve got to pay to play. Having driven my fair share of 911s over the years, I know it’s my destiny to own one at some point. A 3.2 Carrera like this is squarely on my radar.

-Paul

1990 Porsche 911 C2 & 1991 Porsche 911 C2 Targa

The Porsche 964 is just starting to hit its stride in the market, keeping pace with other desirable late model air-cooled 911s. They were a bargain for a while, but with a flood of water-cooled 996 models hitting the used market, the older stock has witnessed a readjustment in value. Today we have two 964s for sale, both with 5-speed manual gearboxes in two different flavors: coupe and Targa. First, we’ll take a look at this Guards Red coupe for sale in Arizona.

Year: 1990
Model: 911 C2
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 89,798 mi
Price: Reserve auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1990 Porsche 911 C2 on eBay

This is the 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera C2 you’ve been waiting for! Guards Red over Tan leather interior. This is one of the cleanest C2’s in the Country. There’s absolutely NO rust on this car. The body is laser straight, the doors shut tight and open smoothly. All the electronics work as they should, windows function with ease. Power locks function as they should. Radio comes in clear as a bell. The power sun roof opens smoothly. The interior is in excellent condition. The rear seats are perfect. All the gauges on the instrument panel operate as they should. All the glass is original with the exception of the windshield. The Porsche drives exactly as it should, no squeaks, rattles or funny noises. The Michelin Pilot Sport tires are new and have tons of tread. The car does not leak a single drop (hard to believe I know) I have every service record for this car receipts totaling $12,048.67 which include services performed at Porsche of North Scottsdale and much much more. All the original keys (Three keys) and Original Owners Manuals. Clean and clear CarFax this is the one to own DO NOT let it pass you by!

This 1990 911 C2 5 Speed is a TWO OWNER CAR! The second owner has owned this Porsche since 1992, I have the original title that was issued to the second owner with the purchase price and date, This car has the original tire pump! Porsche car cover! Owners books! Even the plastic gloves to keep your hands clean in the event of a tire change!

CAR FAX CERTIFIED!

Carfax Highlights

No Airbag Deployment Reported to CARFAX

Vehicle Qualifies for the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee

No Structural/Frame Damage Reported to CARFAX

No Manufacturer Recalls Reported to CARFAX

No Indication of an Odometer Rollback

BUY IT NOW BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE DOES!

Please feel free to contact us at any time with all questions! We are located in Sunny dry SALT FREE Scottsdale AZ! At 7835 E Gelding Dr Suite A Scottsdale AZ 85260 (by appointment only)

Contact James A @ 915-503-3100!

Next up, we have a black Targa for sale in New York.

Year: 1991
Model: 911 Targa
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 71,000 mi
Price: $31,900 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Porsche Targa on eBay

This is a smoke-free automobile. There is no damage evident on this vehicle. The exterior condition of this vehicle shows that it was garaged.The engine on this vehicle is running properly. This vehicle has no known defects. The mileage represented on this vehicle is accurate. There are no signs of prior damage on this vehicle. There are no noticeable dings on the exterior of this vehicle. This vehicle has a smooth shifting transmission.All power equipment is functioning properly. The exterior of this vehicle is extra clean. Extra clean interior. Absolutely no rips, odors or abuse. $195 DOCUMENTATION FEE WILL BE ADDED TO THE FINAL PRICE.

So what’s your favorite flavor? I have to say, for me, I’d have the coupe all day long over the Targa. Most petrolhead friends of mine would most likely agree with that assessment. That’s not to say I dislike the Targa or it’s a bad car, however. For those sun worshippers, it’s a nice compromise between hardtop rigidity and drop top thrills.

-Paul

1962 Porsche 356B Super Cabriolet

If you weren’t up for a big project like the 356 Super Cabriolet we featured almost two weeks ago, then this might be the Porsche for you. This 1962 356B Super Cabriolet is a well documented, numbers matching example that lived in Europe until 1968. It has been repainted once in its original color of Smyrna Green and has had certain other mechanicals overhauled but retains an original interior.

Year: 1962
Model: 356B Super Cabriolet
Engine: 1.6 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 88,488 mi
Price: $125,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1962 Porsche 356B Super Cabriolet on Hemmings Motor News

1962 Porsche 356B 356 B Super Cabriolet, Offered for sale is an absolutely gorgeous, very original, award-winning, matching-numbers 1962 Porsche 356 B Super cabriolet in striking factory correct Smyrna Green over Brown leather seats. The 1600 Super was created as a high- performance option to the regular 1600, offering 15 more horsepower with larger valves, increased compression, and improved performance. Featuring the more sought-after T6 body style with twin-engine grilles on the deck lid, and an outside (rather than in the trunk) fuel filler, this best-of-the-breed 356 B 1600 Super is highly desirable. This well-loved example presents wonderfully and has an interesting documented provenenace.

On December 2, 1961, Richard Steppler walked into the Volkswagen—Porsche dealership owned by Dr. Guy Beretich in Pordenone, Italy, and bought himself an early Christmas present – this magnificent green 356 B Porsche. Eventually Mr. Steppler passed the car to his nephew, Richard Kubacki, and it is known that the car stayed in Europe, largely Munich, Germany, and Monte Carlo until 1968, when it was shipped to Chicago. At some point the car was repainted silver and in 1988 it was purchased by it”s last owner (of 25 years) in Milwaukee with 79,000 miles on the clock.

Under his stewardship the car was systematically stripped and returned to its original color – the stunning Glasurit Smyrna Green you see it dressed in today, complete with wheels of the same color. The brakes were overhauled, the engine was gone through, and the top half of the motor was rebuilt with new heads so that the car could run on unleaded gas in the US. Despite these vital improvements, the car”s originality was respectfully maintained, and the car still has the original radio, luggage rack, date-stamped wheels, six-volt electrical system, and exceedingly rare and valuable complete tool kit with Porsche-inscribed wrenches. In addition, much of the interior of the car is as it was the day it left the factory with the same steering wheel, gently worn brown leather seats, headlights, dash panel knobs, and clock. The soft top has been freshly replaced with the correct German Happich material and the carpets have been redone. The car”s undercarriage and battery box are immaculate and completely free of rust and the car”s an absolute joy to drive.

Its unusual preservation and exquisite aesthetics made it a perennial favorite at car shows, claiming many first, second, and third place trophies, plus over 30 other award plaques, many at Porsche Club of America events. The car also made appearances in An Eye for an Eye, a movie set in Chicago in 1991, as well as an advertisement for Cellular One.

This documented matching-numbers car has 125,000 original miles and comes with the rare, signed, early Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and the original sales receipt showing the purchase price from the dealership in Italy, with the Italian tax stamps dated 1961. Also included in the sale are many boxes upon boxes of Porsche-stamped spare parts, the original boot plus a traveling boot, the original car cover, trophies and awards, original Porsche sales brochures and the original owner”s manual.

The rare color combination, powerful Super engine, popular T6 body, and legendary reliability make this exceptional, fully documented 356 B the perfect Porsche enthusiast”s choice and it deserves the serious consideration of anyone in the market for an exceptional 356.

Price: $125,000 805-202-4557

Vintage Porsches are not a cheap proposition and this one for sale in California is certainly no exception. It’s price is about spot on with what similar examples are bringing these days. I can’t say that I remember seeing one painted in this hue and to be honest, I love the way it looks. Sitting by the ocean, with the California black plates, it has a real period vibe.

-Paul

1996 Porsche 911 Carrera

For my 2nd 993 of the week I’ve chosen this 1996 Carrera, which stood out to me for one very obvious reason: it’s Speed Yellow. This might be the only standard Carrera I have ever seen in Speed Yellow. I’ve come across a few other variants in this color (Turbos, the GT2, Cabriolets), but not a bog-standard 993. It’s a flashy color so it shouldn’t be surprising that it might not be hugely popular amongst buyers choosing the Carrera. Regardless, I love a Yellow on Black car (cue Wiz Khalifa) and with the base Carrera toning down the flash just a bit, this makes for a fantastic combination.

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Year: 1996
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 48,957 mi
Price: $52,750

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1996 Porsche 911 on Excellence Magazine

Just 2 adult owners. Currently owned by local PCA member. Complete, comprehensive and documented service history. 2,000 miles on tires. Never damaged. Clean Autocheck and Carfax. Speed Yellow over Black leather, Yellow seat belts. 6 Speed manual. The car drives perfectly and all systems function. This car is in excellent condition.

Offered at just $52,750 offers considered.

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The rest of this car comes across just as well as the color. The mileage is very reasonable, the interior and exterior appear in very good condition, and the seller claims a fully documented service history. The asking price certainly isn’t low, but for a well maintained 993 in a rare color, it isn’t especially high either. For someone who might be a fan of this color, but would prefer something either a little less flashy or a bit less expensive than what a 993 Turbo might set you back, this car should present an excellent opportunity.

-Rob

1997 Porsche 993 C2S

Though lately I’ve been writing up various 911 variants from the ’70s and ’80s, my mind keeps turning to the 993 and I have been telling myself to feature one or two of them here at GCFSB. So I’ll begin with this one: an stunningly beautiful 1997 993 C2S painted Guards Red with Black leather interior, located in California. Offered with either all-wheel drive as the Carrera 4S or rear-wheel drive as the Carrera S, the S version of the 993 had a lower suspension and featured the wider rear fenders of the 993 Turbo while remaining naturally aspirated. It also retained the standard moveable rear spoiler rather than taking on the Turbo’s whale tale. While some prefer the spoiler, I’ve always preferred the whale tale. Either way, with its wider body, the Carrera S had a much more aggressive look compared with its slimmer Carrera siblings and for many enthusiasts presents a much more desirable overall look.

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Year: 1997
Model: 993 C2S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 65,905 mi
Price: $59,950

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1997 Porsche 993 C2S on Hemmings Motor News

This striking 1997 Porsche 993 Carrera C2S is in Guards Red with Black and has less than 66k miles.

This car was sold new at Champion Porsche in Pompano Beach, Florida in June of ’97 and is a two owner car.

It last changed hands in 2002 to Saratoga, CA.

Excellent mechanicals, no accident history, clear Carfax.

Good clutch and gearbox, good syncros in all gears.

Paint is excellent, has been resprayed, all original panels.

Factory Options:

C02 Equipped with catalytic converter
XK7 Leather Wrapped Shift Knob and Cover (deviating colors or to sample)
XN7 Leather Parking Brake Lever (standard with Package Y17)
030 Sport Group
159 Motor Sound Pkg
220 Locking differential
224 Active Brake Differential
235 Porsche approved tyres Bridgestone N2 or Pirelli N2
373 Left Sport Seat w/ Power Height Adjuster
374 Right Sport Seat w/ Power Height Adjuster
X54 Oval Chrome Exhaust Pipes
X70 Metal Door Sill with Insignia
X71 Aluminum Instrument Dials
09991 manufacture from the exclusive-programme
454 Automatic speed control
490 Hi-Fi sound system
650 Sunroof
688 Radio cd CDR210

Original radio, crack free dash, a non smokers car.

Factory sport seats with color coded backing and seat belts.

The owner’s manual, service booklet and partial tool kit will be presented to the new owner.

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All inspections welcome. We ship world wide.

Contact us at 831.373.3131 day or evening.

Presented for sale by Mohr Imports, Classic and Sports Car Brokers.

A selection of other Porsches also available.

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I think this car speaks for itself. It’s eye-catching and appears to have been very well cared for. I actually prefer the multi-spoke wheels it’s currently wearing over the standard 5-spoke wheels so really I don’t think I’d change anything. 993 values seem destined to continue their upward trajectory and an excellent C2S in Guards Red such as this one should have no trouble following that trend.

-Rob

1980 Porsche 911SC Weissach Edition

I’ve written about a few 911SCs here at GCFSB recently that were typically very well maintained, original, and very pretty. The SC was the first 911 I had any experience with so those models tend to be the examples that immediately draw my attention. This time I’ll go with one that’s a little bit more unique though not quite in perfect condition. Here we have a 1980 Porsche 911SC Weissach Edition located in Toronto. There were 408 Weissach Edition cars produced for the US market in 1980 as a testament to Porsche’s Motorsport team housed in Weissach, Germany. These cars featured either a Metallic Black or Platinum Metallic (like the one featured here) exterior to go along with a Doric Grey leather interior fitted with Burgundy carpeting. Other touches included a front chin spoiler, whale tail, and Platium-painted Fuchs. As of its last update, the Weissach registry shows 61 surviving cars.

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Year: 1980
Model: 911SC Weissach Edition
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: ~100,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction (Buy It Now $27,500)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1980 Porsche 911SC Weissach Edition on eBay

You are bidding on a 1980 Porsche 911 SC Weissach Edition. For those of you who are not familiar, the 1980 Weissach Edition was a limited run of 406 cars built to honor the Porsche Research and Development center located in Weissach Germany. This car was only sold the US and they came in just 2 exclusive exterior colors, Platinum Metallic or Black Metallic, 203 of each colour. They both featured indentical inteiors of Doric Gray Full leather, rust carpets and piping and sport seats. On the exterior they featured a 930 style rear spoiler, front chin spoiler, 15×6 and 15×7 rear forged Fuchs alloys painted in platinum metallic. Most came with a sunroof. This car is one of three known sunroof delete cars in this limited edition. According to the 911 Weissach Registry, only 70 or so of these cars are known to survive.

Very good condition for a 33 year old car. Original paint and interior. Drives really well. Serviced and maintained by Hunter Motorsports, a specialist in air cooled Porsches. Last serviced in May 2013. Receipts for all work performed over the past two years, including new brakes, new igition rotor and cables, new oil transfer tubes and sump gaskets. Odometer stuck on 98785 miles shortly after I purchased the vehicle two years ago. Have only put about 2500 miles in the car since. I have purchased the gear wheel to repair the odometer, but not yet installed it. WIll leave that to the new owner. No rust or leaks. All original “survivor” car. Presently has AC compressor removed (they never really work and it’s heavy) and has an after market radio/CD player, but I have the original parts and Blaupunkt radio casstte that will accompany the car. New Falken tires on the original lightweight Fuchs. If I were keeping the car I would recover the front seats and the dash top. A set of after market wheels (Enkei, BBS copies), painted to match and also with Bridgestone new tires are also included in the sale, as is a Porsche certificate of authenticity, the original owners manual and service book, air pump and toolkit. Also have a new OEM front hood to bumper seal or “smile”, that I have yet to fit that will be included with the car.

Please ask any questions before bidding and do not bid unless you intend to buy. Car is being sold “as is where is”.

$1,000 deposit by PayPal or wire transfer within 24 hours of auction closing. Balance due within 3 days of auction closing or on pickup whichever comes first. Cash or cash equivalent only.

Pick up and shipping is purchasers responsibility, however I will assist as much as I can. Originally a US car (Palm Springs, CA and then Fort Worth, TX), so should be no issue re-importing to the US. Car is also listed locally and so I reserve the right to end the auction early.

Information from Porsche Certificate of Authenticity:
VIN – 91A0143472
Production Date – 01/17/1980
Engine # – 6403503
Transmission # – 403370

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While I love black cars, I actually prefer the platinum exterior of these cars rather than the black, in part because it matches so well with that beautiful interior. The interior’s burgundy accents complement the grey leather very well and provide a fairly unique look to counter the more traditional single-color interiors of most cars. And I think it looks fantastic. Because the modifications were entirely aesthetic, a Weissach Edition, though rare, doesn’t tend to add much value to these cars. A really good example that is low mileage and in excellent mechanical condition will fetch a little bit of a premium over a standard 911SC, but a more well-used example such as the one we have here will only see a premium if a particular buyer is really struck by the unique color palette. I don’t intend to suggest that this car has been ragged, on the contrary it looks to be in fine shape and the mileage is reasonable for a car more than 30 years old, but I think the Buy It Now is a bit high as I’d expect this car to sell a bit closer to $20,000. Regardless, this is still a good looking car and with less than a quarter of the original allotment of Weissach Editions surviving, it’s a car that may get a bit more rare with each passing year.

-Rob

1968 Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback

While the Beetle was lighting up the sales charts in the 1960s, Volkswagen had a whole other range of products that got a bit overshadowed by that post-war wonder. One of my favorites is the Type 3 Squareback. Two door estate vehicles have seemed to peter out in recent years, one of the few holdouts still hanging around being the MINI Clubman. But even that car has a third door on one side to assist with rear seat access.

Volkswagen developed the Type 3 to give buyers of the marque a larger choice before they decided to skip the brand for another manufacturer. These cars still carried VW’s famous rear engine layout and came in three body styles, a two-door sedan known as the Notchback, the 2-door Fastback and 2-door Squareback that we see here. Only the Fastback and Squareback were sold in the US, but many Notchbacks have made their way here in previous years. This Squareback for sale in Washington has 74,000 miles and was repainted in its original color seven years ago.

Year: 1968
Model: Type 3 Squareback
Engine: 1.6 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 74,010 mi
Price: Reserve auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1968 Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback on eBay

This is an excellent example. This is a 2-owner car. 74,000 actual miles. Purchased new @ Riverside Motors, Longview, WA. Engine gone through by Auth. VW Mechanic(Dealer). this car was painted in 2006. It is the original color and is NOT clear-coated nor cut & buffed. It looks as original paint did! No rust anywhere. Never wrecked. Bumpers are original/never been re-plated, if re-plated the car would be a #10. Original fuel injection–runs as new. New headliner, OE style seat covers, carpet, etc. Chrome wheels & 165×15 Michelin XZX tires. The runs, drives, & looks new. Not over-restored or accessorized, just a great example. Call with questions if needed. 360-430-0143. Will help arrange shipping. Full payment required within 3 days of auction close.

If air-cooled Volkswagens appeal to you but the Beetle is a bit too proletariat for your tastes, these Type 3s make a great argument for joining that club. This car looks especially tidy with the chrome rims and seemingly unmarred carpeting inside. The front cabin is quite a departure from any interior you would see today with multiple airbags and higher up sight lines. The slim dashboard and bright colors lend a pleasant, airy touch. For a good Squareback like this that has been mildly refreshed, I’d suspect the reserve is set somewhere around $7,000 to $9,000. That gives you a bit more space than a Bug without the cost that comes with a T2 Transporter of the era.

-Paul

1997 Porsche 911 Targa

The 911 Cabriolet, like the one we featured yesterday, is a popular choice for those seeking a little bit of an edge to their open air motoring. Since 1983, Porsche has been offering up this variant to sun chasers, but one open air 911 has been with us even longer. That model is the Targa. Introduced early on in the 911’s history, the original model had a roll hoop with a removable hard roof over the driver and front passenger and a folding soft top rear section. This gave way to a fixed, wraparound glass rear window a few years down the road.

With the introduction of the 993, Porsche changed the Targa formula a bit and introduced a sliding glass roof panel that disappeared inside the cabin, lending a bit more structural rigidity to the package. Some buyers viewed it as a big sunroof, others saw it as an improvement in all-weather versatility over the outgoing Targa model. Not a lot of these 993 Targas were sold, as most favored either the Coupe or Cabriolet instead of this in between model. This Targa for sale in Alexandria, Virginia caught my eye, due in large part to the replica Porsche Cup wheels.

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Year: 1997
Model: 911 Targa
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 52,469 miles
Price: $49,500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1997 Porsche 911 Targa on Rennlist

Hey Everybody –

Up for sale is a 6 speed 993 Targa.

Mileage – 52,5xx

Color: Arctic Silver – Simply the easiest color to keep looking good and the most stealth color to reduce one’s contact with the “authorities.”

Targa’s come with the delicious glass top and they come with the Varioram intake system which means more horsepower than a regular C2!!

Options/Aftermarket:
JRZ shocks/struts and a set of TRG sway bars keep this car glued to the road. (The new owner will get the OEM shocks and sway bars.)
18″ – 3 piece aluminum rims (Porsche Cup replica 8×8.5 & 18×10) w/ new Bridgestone speed rated radials.
Porsche Cup air intake/K&N filter
B&B stainless steel mufflers
B&M short throw shifter
The interior is the upgraded leather with the Porsche crest in the headrests. The dashboard looks new as does the entire cockpit of this awesome car.

But don’t take my word for it,there was a pre-sales inspection that validates that the car is in great shape. Compression leak down #’s are consistent with a very strong motor. Adult driven, never tracked and clear title in hand.

Full Disclosure: Rock chip repair on hood by previous owner. Not perfectly done (are any of them perfectly done?) The guy at the paint shop said to leave it alone. He said it would be like refinishing an antique table, it would hurt the value. I’d be asking a lot more for the car if the paint was perfect – it’s not – it’s original and the car is 16 years old.

I had this car valued by the Porsche Club of America in 2009 for insurances purposes and that’s how I set the asking price. Car handles like a UFO on steroids and I hate to sell it, but the cash goes to pay for the kids college.

Last thing – please don’t hammer me for the dirty floor mats – they are clean now!

I never paid much attention to the Targa variant of the 993, probably because I’m not a fan of Panoramic sunroofs. I like sunroofs, but my MINI Cooper S (R53 variant) has the aforementioned variety and I could do without the fixed rear glass panel. It just makes the car heat up more in the summer months. I’m not sure if the sliding roof is worth the extra weight over a regular 911 with a sunroof, but it does lend to a more airy cabin. Targas of all generations can languish a bit behind Coupes and Cabriolets, but when it comes to the 993, prices for these variants are about on par with other models. For Targas that have about 75,000 miles and under, the sweet spot is around the low $40,000 range to the best glancing $50,000.

-Paul

1957 Volkswagen Beetle

After featuring a couple of nice Type IIIs and a Karmann Ghia, I figured it was about time to seek out a cool Type I Beetle once again. Some people deride the original Beetle for being noisy, slow and not particularly comfortable. I grew up with a 1967 Beetle, and to be honest, once I got to driving age, I didn’t give the old Beetles much thought. But every now and then one comes along that grabs my attention. Usually it will be one done up with the Cal Look, like this ’57 Oval Window for sale in San Diego.

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Year: 1957
Model: Beetle
Engine: 1.2 liter flat four
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: N/A
Price: $17,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1957 Volkswagen Beetle on The Samba

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1957 Oval Window
Color – Dove Blue (See picture for original color)
Rebuilt Engine 36hp
Original Plates
I still have the original wheels, which are already painted to match.
I also have pictures of the restoration process and repairs.

Asking $17,000 OBO – Please call or email. Serious Buyers. Cash Only.

The one thing that annoys me with some Beetles is that they can be over restored. Paint that is just a bit too perfect, chrome that doesn’t belong on certain bits and an engine bay you can eat off of. You know the type of car I’m talking about. This Oval Window, though, is just nice enough without being too perfect. The wheels and wood slatted roof rack are a nice period touch, too. It would have been nice if the seller would have given a mileage figure, but this looks to be a pretty honest Bug. The asking price is right in line for Beetles of the period. Really good Oval Windows like this can bring anywhere from $14,000 to $15,000 with really well restored or good quality originals cresting $20,000.

-Paul

1964 Volkswagen Type III Notchback

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My father owned a few Beetles in his day and used a 1967 model as his daily driver while I was growing up. I know air-cooled Volkswagens have their devotees, but few grabbed my attention over the years. Occasionally, I’ll come across a Beetle, Bus, or other air-cooled VW that is done just right that it has me changing my tune. Such is the case with this Notchback for sale in San Diego. It might not be the most eye catching vintage Volkswagen, but this car is so well done that I couldn’t help but find a place for a car like this in my dream garage.

Year: 1964
Model: Type III Notchback
Engine: 2.2 liter air-cooled flat four
Transmission: 4-speed Manual
Mileage: 50 (restored)
Price: Reserve auction

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This is an incredibly nice car that I recently have put together after sitting inside a garage for almost 12 years and being painted. It has been driven about 50 miles since completed. My buddy and I purchased this work in progress from the previous owner when he needed to move and empty the garage, it had been covered with a Technalon cover all this time and the paint and body is perfect. The paint has just been recently professionally polished and is show quality. It is absolutely rust free with perfect floors. The interior is also very nice. The dash is perfect and has a new Flat 4 steering wheel. The chrome has been redone and is perfect too.

Along with the purchase it came with a rebuilt IRS transaxle with a super differential cover which I have installed into the IRS subframe that was modified for an upright engine. Also it was powder coated satin black. It has adjustable spring plates and new KYB Excel G shocks (front also) for a smooth ride.

The engine is 2220 CC’s and was just rebuilt using a new case and CB 44 heads. The original German crank has been stroked and counter balanced to 80mm and 94mm cylinders installed. The cam is a custom grind from Snyder’s with about 250 degrees at .050 lift, it is smooth and very powerful running through two twin throat Delororto carburetors. The carburetors were jetted to the engine specifications with help of CB performance technical advice.

The suspension and brakes have been completely rebuilt with new German ball joints and front torsion arm seals. The front disc brakes were obtained from a later car and the original calipers rebuilt with authentic ATE seals, it has a new ATE dual master cylinder. The handling is very crisp and fun to drive. It would make an excellent autocross car. This is a very solid and rattle free car.

The electrical system has been updated to 12 volt with an alternator and completely new wiring harnesses installed front to back. It has European headlamps and tail lamps. The 12 volt starter is from an automatic car so it has the supported nose cone bearing. The fuel gauge is a NOS part that I sourced. It also has a tachometer that is a new part that complements the other gauges with its matching gray face. The lighting system has been wired with the correct VW flasher so the flash to pass switch on the turn signal lever works properly even with the push button operated lights off.

There is allot more that has been done to this car than I can described now, there are just a few more things needed to make it complete. It could use engine tins made and installed but it runs cool enough as it has a new German fan in a dog house style cover. I will also include an original roof rack that has been powdercoated silver; it just needs the wooden slats refinished. I will include a treasure chest of spare parts too including the original swing out windows if desired to install. I don’t have any records on this car except one interesting document on the original delivery in Holland and then shipped to Long Beach California USA.

Shipping is of course the buyers responsibilty, I can help deliver to a local shipper or assist loading. A Non-refundable $1,000 deposit must be received within 48 hours of auction end. Final payment must be received during the next 7 days. Payment can be made by Cashier’s Check, Money Order or by Bank Wire Transfer Funds must be cleared before car leaves. Cashiers checks must clear for ten days as well unless verified by the bank. Wire tranfer normally clear within a 1-2 days and car is available for pick upon confirmation of Funds received. I will email the winning bidder with my contact information. And of course there is no warranty expressed or implied, car is available for inspection and you can contact me with any questions prior to bidding.

Thanks for reading all this – Richard

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Since they weren’t sold new in the US, Notchbacks that have made their way stateside can command a pretty penny if done right. Good examples are hovering in the $15,000 to $20,000 territory at the moment. I’d suspect somewhere around $16,000 or so will get it done with this car, as the last Notchback we featured was a little more rough and did not sell at a final bid of $13,900.

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If I was in the market for an air cooled Volkswagen, the Type III Notchback would be my number one choice. I like the fact that they combine the simplicity of Beetle mechanicals with a rarity factor that leaves the non-initiated scratching their head saying “what is it?”

-Paul