1991 Porsche 911 Turbo

I’ll cut to the chase a little with this one: my interest in this 1991 Porsche 911 Turbo is partly as a data point. I’m curious where the early 964 Turbos are being valued, especially for those with low mileage and in good condition. With the 930, especially from its final model year in 1989, becoming increasing valuable and 993 prices flying through the roof, the 964 may be sitting in a nice middle position where values have yet to take off, while still offering a tremendous amount of enjoyment. For those who prefer it, you could probably find one of the earlier 930s, i.e. from ’86 or ’87, and come in for less money than a 964, but that’s a less direct comparison than the much more expensive ’89 models, which featured a 5-speed manual as we find on the 964. The 964 Turbos also represent the last of the rear-drive versions and for that I think they will always garner a particular level of appeal. The standard 3.3 liter Turbo may never approach the heights of the 993TT, but there should always be significant demand.

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1984 Porsche DP935

Typically a car like this one we would reserve for a Tuner Tuesday post. The parameters of this auction don’t really allow for that so this will serve as a bonus Tuner Tuesday (on Friday)! The DP935 takes all of the styling excesses of which we are familiar on the Porsche 930 and turns them up a notch. That is especially the case with an example like this one with the full front end treatment, rather than retaining the standard, and already somewhat wild, 930 Slantnose design. DP Motorsports had partnered with Kremer racing for a number of years providing lightweight bodywork for Kremer’s race cars, which all sort of came to a head with their collaboration on Kremer’s 935 K3. The DP935 is a road-going iteration of that car, though without the cachet that comes with the Kremer name being associated with it. Painted in iconic Gulf Blue and Orange this DP935 brings us about as close as we can get to having a road-going racer modeled off of Porsche’s legendary 935. While these began life as a Porsche 930, and retain the basic shape of those cars, the final product easily distances itself from the 930 in nearly every department, from power to design aesthetic. For those with fond memories of Porsche racing from the ’70s and ’80s a DP935 brings with it the opportunity to own a fantastic piece of that history and one of the ultimate attention-grabbing cars.

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1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

We’ll continue our brief green theme for the week with this Aventurine Green Metallic 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe, located in Florida, with 135,351 miles on it. While many surely exist we do not come across higher mileage examples of the 993 as often as with the other 911 models – not surprising given that they are the youngest of the air-cooled cars – so our grasp of the market and their values once we reach this sort of mileage is a bit less sure. As with any second-hand car those extra miles shouldn’t necessarily dissuade us from keeping it in consideration, we must simply take greater regard of its care over those miles. And as we have seen with many other examples, a higher mileage vehicle that has been well cared for actually can make for a better alternative to a car with fewer miles that has been neglected. What will be different is our approach given the general collector appeal of the 993. That places this car directly in front of us as a driver-quality example and one that an owner should be capable of getting plenty of joy from over the coming years, but without having to pay the typical 993 premiums. For those in search of that final air-cooled magic this 993 may offer great promise.

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1973 Porsche 911 RSR Backdate

One of the consistent criticisms of cars like the one we see here is that their level of execution and performance never seem to match their high price tag. I guess we can call this the Singer problem. Singer, as most are aware, produces bespoke backdated 911s that combine many of the best performance parts with the best aesthetic features, both inside and out. Each build is individual and in many ways a work of art. They are also incredibly expensive. Some builders seem keen to follow Singer’s lead without nearly the same quality and performance, and then hope to still extract high prices (even if they aren’t as high as those charged by Singer itself). The car here comes with the typical very high price tag, but in this case there is a lot more going on performance-wise than in other builds we’ve come across. This 911 started life as a 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo-look. The appearance was backdated to that of a ’73 911 RSR while the engine was replaced with a 3.8 liter flat-six built to 993 Carrera RS specs. The interior received alterations to suit its increased sporting pretensions. The seller describes it as minimalist and that description seems apt. It was then painted in Ferrari Rosso Corso, presumably because the owner was a Ferrari enthusiast. The result is a very striking 911 whose RSR roots are clear on the outside, but which packs a very potent and more modern punch. I would imagine the performance of this 911 would be quite exhilarating and it is in that regard that this build significantly distances itself from many others we have seen. Does it justify the high price?

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1989 Porsche 911 Speedster – REVISIT

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With blue 911s being the theme of the past week, why not revisit this beautiful Baltic Blue 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster. The asking price remains unchanged, though it has now popped up on eBay presumably to help attract a larger audience. We are also treated to a few extra pictures of what is one of the best looking Speedsters I have seen. Values have been on the rise so we’ll have to see if this one can find itself a new home.

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1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6

After a hiatus from posting them here we are two weeks in a row that I will have featured a 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6. I spoke previously about seeking out interesting examples and while the car we see here isn’t as interesting a color combination as the Amethyst Metallic over Magenta Turbo 3.6 from last week there are some aspects that still make this one an interesting proposition. For starters, its $189,000 asking price is well below the nearly $315,000 asking price of that Amethyst example. That is in large part due to the mileage differences between each car – 68K versus 28K – and in part due to the rarity of that Amethyst color combination. Polar Silver certainly is not as rare, though it is not incredibly common on these cars either, but it remains very well regarded among 911 fans, especially for the 964, and always attracts a good deal of notice.

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1997 Porsche 911 Carrera S

Another interesting blue Porsche 911. Last week I featured a 911SC and a 964 in very different shades of blue and today we have a 993. I guess I just need to find a 3.2 Carrera and then something from the water-cooled generation to get some completeness! Blue is one of my favorite colors on a car so it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that so many of them catch my eye. Like with many colors, over the years Porsche has provided nearly the entire landscape of possible variations of blue from which owners could choose, from wild pastels like Mexico or Riviera Blue to the very subtle like last week’s Glacier Blue 911SC. Whether light or dark the color tends to work really well providing an interesting alternative to any of the very common silvers, whites, and blacks, but without necessarily veering into showy territory. Here we have another rarely seen variant that this time drifts a little toward the purple side of the spectrum, though only slightly: a Zenith Blue Metallic 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera S, located in Brooklyn, with Tan interior and 65,400 miles on it.

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1987 Porsche 930 Slantnose Coupe

Porsche’s 935-derived Slantnose option, made available throughout most of the ’80s, remains a polarizing design among 911 enthusiasts. Because it alters the iconic profile of the 911, through the removal of its forward-pointing head lamps, some have always felt it was a detraction rather than enhancement. Yet, because it replaced that shape with the equally iconic front of the 935 racer the Slantnose does lend an added dose of aggression and purpose to what was already a notable design. It pushes the limits of what we consider over-the-top and epitomizes the excesses we saw in ’80s design. I happen to be a big fan of the design – at least on the Coupe. It is audacious, there is no doubt about that, but if there was ever a car to benefit from an audacious design the 930 fits that mold as well as any other. The second-hand market has found them extremely attractive as well as they tend to garner premiums over a similar condition non-Slatnose 930. The example here is a very striking Grand Prix White 1987 Porsche 930 Slantnose Coupe, located in California, with Bordeaux interior and only 24K miles on it.

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1995 Porsche 9m93 Speedster S

The great thing about the car hobby is there seems to be an almost endless stream of imagination from tuners and coachbuilders when it comes to concepts and limited production vehicles. One car in recent memory that sticks out in my mind is the Porsche 993 Speedster. Or the lack thereof. This was never officially offered by Porsche, but two were produced, one for Ferdinand Porsche and another for Jerry Seinfeld, comedian and noted Porsche collector. This hasn’t stopped people from trying to emulate those rare 911s. Ninemeister is a company based in the United Kingdom noted for its custom Porsches, and this 1995 Speedster happens to be one of them. With air-cooled Porsche popularity soaring, especially for the final batch of 993s, this could be considered one of the ultimate expressions of classic 911s.

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Touring

For many enthusiasts of the 911 the Carrera RS sits atop a long list of highly-regarded cars. Today it is difficult to even keep track of the number of special variants of the 911 Porsche has offered, but in many ways they all reach back to the original RS, a car developed to fit Porsche’s racing needs for homologation. These also marked the rebirth of the Carrera name, first attached to the four-cam 356, which saw quite a bit of racing success of its own. As with most any racing development the build’s emphasis was on the combination of power and less weight. With 210 hp and weighing 2370 pounds in Touring configuration the Carrera RS would be a capable performer even by modern standards. During its time it must have seemed like a revelation. The example here is an early production, left-hand drive, Black 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS. Strangely, this is the first Carrera RS I can recall coming across in Black. That may be entirely anecdotal given how often we otherwise come across Black 911s, but perhaps there exists some additional rarity in that well known color. Regardless, it is fantastic!

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