From 1978 to 1995 the Porsche 928 stood as the pinnacle of the marque’s foray into front-engined grand tourers and had been presumed to be the car that would safeguard the future of the brand. The popularity of the 911 eventually changed that, but over the course of its life the 928 still holds its own as a fantastic piece of Porsche history. Like the 911, over the two decades of 928 production it underwent constant and gradual refinement and improvement, both aesthetically and mechanically, but even today it’s easy to see the close relationship that exists between the first 928 and the last. The example featured here comes from the middle period of 928 production: a 1984 Porsche 928 S, located in Jacksonville, with a scant 5,950 miles on it. There was no manual transmission made available for the 1984 model year so these cars featured a 4.7 liter V8 delivering power to the rear wheels via a 4-speed automatic.
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There has been a decent bit of discussion lately concerning the current prices for air-cooled 911s and whether they’re being over valued. Much of that discussion has been concerned with a variety of rare variants that have seen very high prices. We might then wonder about the standard 3.2 Carrera and whether those prices too have shot up. The short answer is yes. The car featured here should provide us with a reasonable barometer of the current market for a classic 911 from the ’80s. Here we have a Black on Black 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera, located in New York, which has seen 57,000 miles. The value of this particular 911 should be buoyed by a couple of factors: 1) it comes from the final year of classic 911 production so it will be as refined as these cars get, including possessing the very desirable G50 5-speed manual transmission and 2) it has the factory sport seats.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera on eBay
Entering the world of vintage race Porsches is never a cheap thing, but especially when you come to the quite popular era of the turbocharged 935 cars or the 956/962 prototypes, you’re easily talking about millions of dollars to get into them. However, just outside the realm of the factory cars lie a few specials that were built utilizing factory know how, parts and technology; indeed, in some cases they were faster than the factory offerings. Few were quite as good as the Kremer modified 935s, arguably the ultimate evolution of the turbocharged 911. However, the 935 was really on its way out of the limelight in the early 1980s, replaced by a new formula of prototypes that the factory was throwing its weight behind. As a stop-gap measure until the all-new 956 was released, Kremer and Joest both took the existing – and Le Mans winning – 936 open cockpit racer and modified it into a closed cockpit prototype to the regulations. In the case of Kremer, the new car shared the title with the previous Kremer 936 replicas; it was called the CK5 – C for Group C, K5 for the fifth evolution of their 935 design:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1984 Kremer CK5 on eBay
White is a color in vogue these days. From Audi A8s to Volkswagen GTIs, it seems to be the color of choice, whether on the auto show display or the dealer forecourt. You could almost be mistaken that this 911, one of the last of the air-cooled examples, could be a present day model in the Porsche lineup. Amazingly this sports car is nudging ever closer to twenty years of age. For sale in New York, this 993 Carrera is an overdose of white, with color matched Turbo Twist wheels complimented by a low 57,000 miles on the clock.