I have a bit of a mixed bag for you this week – from period Tuner wheels to some that are more meant for dreams and Christmas wishes. The Rial cross-spoke wheels aren’t normally what you’d think of when you think of basket weaves, but they’re period correct for your mid-1980s Audi or early 924. The Momo wheels aren’t everyone’s bag, but they were a period wheel that was a very expensive option – as were the 17″ Style 10 wheels if you’re looking for something a bit more OEM. Those Porsche Speedline Ruf wheels are some of the best looking every made, and I’ve always loved the wheels on the McLaren SLR – even if they’re solidly out of reach of even my entire car budget. What’s your favorite?
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Over time the 964 has grown on me quite a bit and right now they might just represent some of the best values on the 911 market. While a 996 likely still stands as a better performance value, the 964 clearly looks like it will hold, and increase, its value over time to a greater degree than seems likely with the 996. However, the time for a 964 serving as a good value may be short lived and the car we see here would probably not be the first choice of a value-seeking buyer. Nonetheless, this Diamond Blue Metallic 911 Carrera 2 Coupe, located in Santa Barbara, should make an interesting option for any 911 enthusiast and while it could make for a good collector it already has enough miles on it that its new owner should be able to enjoy driving it fairly often as well.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe on Pelican Parts Forums
The current 991 based Porsche 911 Turbo is a very impressive car. When you consider the humble roots from where the 911 originally developed years ago, one could hardly fathom back then that we would eventually have a 520 horsepower, all-wheel drive monster on our hands wearing a 911 badge. But for some, it’s a bit too digital. Sure it’s fast, but the visceral feeling of the air-cooled clatter and rear-drive setup is gone. As long as you don’t exploit the car’s true potential, most anyone could drive one of these cars semi-fast and look like a pro. Dial back two decades, though, and the hot 911 was not so user-friendly. These were the kind of cars that would bite if provoked. This 1991 911 Turbo would be the last rear-drive generation Turbo, as the final air-cooled 993 would adopt all-wheel drive.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Porsche 911 Turbo on eBay
Time for another roll call of some neat accessories I spotted for sale this week. The Votex items are extremely rare to find, even if their styling is somewhat polarizing. For a factory look, the W124 AMG rear spoiler needs refinishing but is an original piece. The Nürburgring brake package was a factory option that Dinan used as a “Big Brake” package for many BMWs, but originally came on either the M5, 540i M-Sport or 850CSi. Finally, there’s a set of Ruf pedals for your 911/964/993 just to finish things off. What’s your favorite?
CLICK FOR DETAILS: Audi 80,90 Votex Front Grill Spoiler on eBay
I have been thinking a bit about vintage cars lately. In part because of watching auctions over the weekend, but more so after spending some time with my in-laws who own some older cars. Vintage cars derive their beauty from a unique marriage of simplicity and (arguably) greater variation amongst their designs. So this is a nice time to come across another Porsche 356, the car that began Porsche’s long love affair with rear-engine rear-drive automobiles and even many years later it’s easy to see the roots of a modern 911 in a 50-year-old 356. This 1964 Porsche 356C Coupe comes from near the end of the model’s run and with it’s eye-catching yellow paint, which we don’t come across often with these cars, it’s sure to attract plenty of attention.