1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

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The Porsche 993 Carrera 4S is just one of those cars that stops me in my tracks every time I see one. Sure, people tend to ogle over the 993 as it was the final air-cooled 911, but the C4S is just one of those cars that, 17 years on, is just about as close to timeless as you can get. The wide fenders and subtle ground effects just make for such a visually appealing sports car while the proportions are still close to the original vehicle that debuted all the way back in the 1960s. This C4S for sale is located in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It has had three owners, with the current owner deciding to sell due to light usage.

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1988 Porsche 930

The Porsche 930 has always been a personal favorite as it was the performance variant predominantly available during my youth. The performance and aesthetics both held a certain wildness that few cars could replicate without us moving well into supercar territory. At some point, it’d be fantastic to own one, but prices on these cars are on the rise, especially for an example that remains in good condition. The car featured here looks to be one of the lowest mileage I’ve come across and appears nearly pristine inside and out. Here we have a 1988 Porsche 930 located in Florida that has seen a scant 4042 miles and comes in what I’m guessing is Marine Blue, though the seller lists it simply as “Blue”. Either way, it’s a fantastic color that stands apart from the standard colors while providing the subtlety some owners might desire.

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Motorsport Monday: 1997 Porsche 993 RSR 3.8 – REVISIT

A little over a month ago, I wrote up one of the last air-cooled Porsche race cars to roll out of the factory – the mighty 993 RSR 3.8. Despite being a factory race car with lots of history, it didn’t manage to sell on Race-Cars.com and now has popped up on Ebay. I mentioned in the write up that you could replicate this car for much less than the asking price, though the value was in the factory build and the history. That value has gotten slightly worse since not selling, because the owner has raised the opening bid $30,000 to $295,000. It’s a strange tactic to take when your car doesn’t sell, but despite that the car is still really neat to peek at!

-Carter

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1978 Porsche 930

While it would likely be too much to say that the Porsche 930 created the 911’s image as a high performance car that required an equally high degree of skill, there’s little doubt that the 930 helped cement that legacy and propel the model forward. These cars were intended to raise the bar for Porsche performance into supercar territory and for the most part it was a success. Beginning with the 1978 model year, Porsche increased displacement from 3.0 liters to 3.3 liters and added an intercooler in order to bring power up to 300 hp. With the addition of the larger whale tail on the Turbo the car’s looks were aggressive enough to suit its performance. The car featured here is an excellent looking 1978 Porsche 930 that comes in the rare combination of a Bamboo Beige exterior over a Cork leather interior. While it has just under 55,000 miles it’s seen a fully rebuilt engine along with the refreshing of most other components.

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1949 Porsche “Frankfurt Flyer” Custom

In the world of home-brewed specials, there are plenty that scream “Run for the hills!” and even more that just look so flat they’re forgettable. Many of these are Volkswagen-derived specials, and while most of them try to copy more expensive cars there are precious few that achieve it. However, a few months back one started to circulate the halls of the Interweb; the Glockler-inspired handbuilt “Frankfurt Flyer”. Based on modest Volkswagen internals, the custom hand-hammered aluminum body managed to evoke images of unaffordable Porsches and even the Auto-Union high-speed record racers that the Porsche father and son team worked on. It was simply amazing to see this car take shape and how like some of the factory cars it appears. The fabricator has decided to continue to produce these gems, and has an unbuilt chassis ready to assemble of Ebay:

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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Silver Anniversary Edition

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At the end of a car’s lifecycle or when it passes a milestone of production, typically a manufacturer will offer a special edition model to commemorate the event. In the case of the Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera, these two events coincided in 1989, as the sun was setting on the 3.2 for the 964 model and 1989 marked 25 years of the 911. Offered in two colors, Silver Metallic or Satin Black, this was a limited run model that included Silk Gray supple leather seats, a center console covered in leather that had an outside temperature gauge and CD holders, front and rear spoilers, a shorter throw shifter and color keyed wheels. This Cabriolet version for sale in California has just over $50,000 miles and offers a rare opportunity at what some consider the ultimate mashup between the classic and modern 911.

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Motorsport Monday: 1974 Porsche 911

As 911s get increasingly faster, more complex and more expensive, there is solace in looking towards the past and more simple times in Porsche history. Those are the time, indeed, that made Porsche the legend it is; it was the lightweight, underpowered but reliable cars that created the Porsche racing legend. Sure, over the years, brutes like the 917 and 962 stole the show, but in the background there has seemingly always been the 911 racing – and winning. In the past few years we’ve witnessed these older 911s increase tremendously in value; the result of desirability and dwindling numbers, at least in part because of that racing heritage. If you wanted to build a great fast track car in the 1980s, where else would you look but the older 911 market? Unsurprisingly many were turned into track or race cars and some are still thrashed today. Such is the case with today’s 1974 911, turned into a track/race car but treated to some recent love in a unique shade of Porsche history:

Year: 1974
Model: 911
Engine: 2.7 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: N/A mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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1974 Porsche 911 Race Car Spec 911

VIN 9114100184

First year of the new body 911’s.

Fresh IROC Chartreuse Green complete paint job

Fresh 2.7 with fuel injection and racing ignition, performance S Cams

915 5 Speed with Limited Slip and fresh rebuild, Racing shifter all new bushings

7” and 8” Fuchs alloys wheels

Rothsport full roll cage installed by Profab motorsports

Full Race suspension and set up for Road or Solo racing

All new bushings and suspension parts with little use since completed

Full RS bumpers and Carrera rear wing

Fuel Cell and all new plumbing

Dual Setrab front mount oil coolers, runs cool at high ambient temps ( built for southern California weather)

Rothsport removable racing wheel

Sway bars front and rear

Performance racing exhaust

Alloy calipers and racing brakes and rotors

Lots of extras and Performance parts, Momo wheel and Corbeau seat

Legal for PCA, SCCA, NASA racing, or great DE/Track Day car

Very solid car for lots of track use, save your GT3, this makes more sense and safer!

Call 503 819 9007 Matt

Combining the great pieces off of several Porsches, you get the IROC whale-tail in the rear, the RS nose in the front, and enough color personality to make everyone green with envy. Couple that great looking paint job with the requisite Fuchs alloys, a fresh engine and a 915 5-speed and you’ve got a great looking track candidate. The seller also states the suspension has been freshened, another bonus to the potential buyer. If newer cars thrill you by performing incredible feats of speed, older cars actually teach you about driving, and the 911 is one of the best at forcing you to learn car control. Too fast going in, you’ll probably spin. While that’s not likely the outcome you’d desire, in a world of increasingly “unspinable” cars the prospect of having a car swap ends on you forces you to communicate with the car. It’s this communication that has been lost in recent generations, and you’ll not find many better cars to talk to than an older 911. This car looks absolutely fantastic and I’m sure would be a fun drive; pricing will likely end up in the mid-$20,000 range – short money for a lot of character and a great looking ride.

-Carter

1989 Porsche 911 Speedster

Throughout our pages we have consistently trumpeted the virtues of the 911SC and 3.2 Carrera as relative values for any buyer looking to get into a classic 911. These cars take us back to when driving was analog rather than digital and combine graceful aesthetics with enough performance to provide for miles and miles of driving enjoyment. As with most things in life, there are exceptions when it comes to finding value for our performance dollars. Here we have a 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster, but unlike the 3.2 Carrera off which it is based, the Speedster is not the car for those searching for value. Speedster is such an iconic name within the Porsche stable that these cars are almost always bought up and immediately packed away upon release rarely to be seen on the road. Produced in the final year of classic 911 production the Speedster served as an elegant send-off prior to the release of the 964. It was a car built for Porsche purists who favored style over performance. The car here, located in Oregon, has seen a scant 5,948 miles in its pampered life and comes dressed in the always beautiful Guards Red exterior over a Cashmere and Black interior.

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Year: 1989
Model: 911 Speedster
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 5,948 mi
Price: $159,995

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Motogroup, LLC is very pleased to present this GORGEOUS Collectible 89 Speedster…Truly a Stunning Porsche, of the highest possible quality, without a doubt the finest available in the US…
214 hp, 3,165 cc SOHC flat six-cylinder engine, Bosch digital motor fuel injection, five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with McPherson struts, lower A-arms, coil springs and sway bar, independent rear suspension with semi-trailing arms, coil springs and sway bar, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 89.4″

• Only 5,948 original miles
• One of only 824 produced for U.S.
• Porsche Certificate of Authenticity

The original 1954-59 Porsche 356 Speedster was originally demanded by U.S. importer Max Hoffman. With its cut-down windshield and emergency-only top, it was to be an inexpensive sports cars for the youth market. Its raffish good looks and minimalist equipment clicked with customers, and original examples remain much prized and sought after in the collector car market.

The concept floated around as a fond memory for 30 years, finally re-emerging in 1989, when the new 964 model was delayed. Styling chief Tony Lapine transported a number of the old 356 styling cues to a limited production model, which sold for a hefty premium. Lapine raked and cut down the windshield, dispensed with the back seat and capped the space with twin “camel humps.”

In all, 2,065 Speedsters were built in 1989, with only 824 coming to the U.S., most with the “turbo-look” wide body. They were pounced on by investors, with some buyers paying as much as $100,000 to buy a new one. As a result, many have few miles on them, 24 years later. This car is one of those examples, with a mere 5,950 recorded miles. As might be expected, it is in effectively new condition, with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, finished in Guards Red with a tan leather interior and black top. It is fitted with air conditioning, power seats that also raise and lower and a Blaupunkt Charleston stereo. This car represents an excellent opportunity for a Porsche collector in search of rare, landmark models. Pre-Sale viewing by appointment only to qualified principals.

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The question any buyer of a car such as this must consider is how high the market for these will really go. $160K is a lot of money for a car that underneath it’s beautiful skin remains a standard 3.2 Carrera. The Porsche market has generally been much kinder to higher powered variants than to the cosmetic rarities and while the Speedster will certainly, and already has, remain somewhat insulated from those problems, there will inevitably reach a point where the market plateaus. I don’t think $160K is where that plateau will reside, so this isn’t necessarily overpriced, but I do wonder just how valuable these will become. Financial matters aside, the Speedster is a beautiful icon of Porsche engineering and will always have a place in the marque’s lore. It is a pity, though, that these cars are almost never driven.

-Rob

4WD Week: 1996 Porsche 911 C4S

I suppose it’s fitting that 4WD Week here at GCFSB coincides with the first snow of the year. Not that many owners of a 911 would feel much desire to take their car out into the snow, whether it happens to be a Carrera 4 or not, and they certainly would never consider such a thing with this car. Here we have a 1996 Porsche 911 C4S that has covered less than 10,000 miles and I would be shocked if a single snowflake had ever dare to touch its bonnet. The C4S came with much of the looks of its more capable turbo-charged sibling, minus the Turbo’s rear wing, but retained its 3.6 liter naturally aspirated engine. For many 911 fans the Carrera S in either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive configuration has been a favorite due to its wider rear fenders and on the 993 the design is particularly appealing.

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Year: 1996
Model: C4S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 9,879 mi
Price: Inquire

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1996 Porsche 993 C4S
VIN: WP0AA2991TS321424

Engine No. 64T02516
Transmission No. 2002793
Paint: Arena Red
Interior: Cashmere Black – Partial Leather
Production Date: 11/28/95

This two-owner car has only 9879 documented miles. Kept in exceptional condition from new, since arriving at Canepa the all-wheel-drive 993 has been fully serviced and concours detailed. All elements both mechanical and cosmetic have been addressed to make sure this Arena Red example presents and performs as new. Whether to be kept as a low-mileage concours car, or as daily driver this C4S will not disappoint.

Optional Equipment:
Dark Rootwood Brake Handle
Dark Rootwood Shift Lever Knob
Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipes
Hi Fi Sound Package with Speakers
Technic Package
4 Rim Caps with Porsche Crest
Power Seat Package
US Emissions

About the C4S

The Carrera 4 S shared the Turbo model’s bodyshell, but housed the naturally aspirated Carrera engine in the rear. The 4S came with all-wheel-drive, and retained the Turbo model’s larger brake discs with the characteristic red calipers. It could be described as a “Turbo without the turbochargers and rear wing.” The C4S also had slightly lowered suspension compared to standard Carrera models.

Horsepower: 285
0-60mph: 5.6 seconds
Top Speed: 168 mph

Contact Canepa Design on (831) 430-9940

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993 prices in general have been very strong and the C4S has tended to do particularly well. Paul recently featured this Pastel Yellow C4S that did not sell, but was bid up to $75,100. With not too many more miles than the car here, and coming in a fairly rare color, that car sets a decent benchmark for the neighborhood in which this C4S should probably sell. They aren’t cheap, but as the last of the air-cooled 911s there’s a very good chance that a low mileage collector such as this will continue to appreciate and make for a very nice investment.

-Rob

1989 Porsche 930 Slantnose Cabriolet

During the decade in a half that the Porsche 930 was produced the turbocharged 3.0 liter, and later 3.3 liter, flat-six was mated to a 4-speed manual transmission, even though the 911 had been available for years with a 5-speed manual. It was only in the final year of production, in 1989, that the 930 received the G50, 5-speed manual, transmission, and as such cars from that production year tend to be prized a bit more than their predecessors. For buyers who found the standard looks of the 930 too tame, Porsche also offered a Slantnose version through their Sonderwunsch program. Any Slantnose 911 is a bit of a rarity but when combined with a 1989 930 we then have a confluence of rarities. The car featured here is a 1989 Porsche 930 Slantnose Cabriolet located in California. Not only is this car pretty rare amongst ’80s Porsches, but it is also low mileage and is on auction with no reserve.

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Year: 1989
Model: 930 Slantnose Cabriolet
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 38,500 mi
Price: Auction

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Only modifications are Stereo (ADS amp & speakers) and 17″ Kenisis Super Cup wheels (original wheels included).
RARE & UNIQUE Pearl White Metallic with Dark Grey/Black interior with off white piping. G50 5-speed trans. You will not find a more unique 930S Cabriolet in any nicer condition than this car! Well cared for by Porsche enthusiasts its entire life, never abused & rarely out in rainy weather (no winter weather). No known issues or recurring problems and needs absolutely nothing. This 930S has recently had a 9k service, new tires & alignment.

AC upgraded & converted with new compressor, fan, drier, etc. and is ice cold. Also included are two boots, car cover and front end Porsche Mask. Overall, the paint is in fantastic condition. Fastidiously maintained and documented. The car has never been damaged and the paint is original except for the rocker panels. It needs nothing, all service up to date. I reserve the right to end this auction early. I will not accept any trades, so please do not contact me about that.

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It is difficult to find a car more befitting of ’80s style than a Slantnose Cabriolet. The overall lines of the beast are so incongruous that it’s difficult to take the whole thing in with one viewing. Add to that the raucous tail-happiness of the 930 and the total package presents an excellent example of ’80s excess and flamboyance. It’s not for everyone, but any driver seen in this car will attract all the attention he may desire. I’ll be honest, while I love the look of the Slantnose, I find it far more appealing on a coupe than a Cabriolet. Oh well. In the world of the 930, a Cabriolet will many times sell for more than a Coupe, a Slantnose will sell for more than the standard design, and an ’89 model will sell for more than any other year. So what does that mean for this car here? Possibly a sale price north of $80,000 assuming that everything checks out with the car and that it’s in the condition in which it’s described. The pictures in this ad are not really of the quality befitting the rarity (and likely price) of the car and perhaps that will hold this auction back slightly. Still, there aren’t a lot of these Porsches out there so for anyone who really wants ’80s style it’s tough to top this.

-Rob