The 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe we featured back in April remains for sale. With its Mirage Metallic over Boxster Red color combination this is one of the prettiest 996s we’ve come across, but the consensus was that the price was too high. Well, it’s probably still too high, but it has been lowered by nearly $5K and now sits at $32K. If that price were lowered another $5K I suspect we’d see this 911 snapped up pretty quickly, but at least we are moving in the right direction. We’ll see whether it has any takers.
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We don’t feature many of the newer model year 911s very often, but this one struck me for a number of reasons. Foremost, of course, it’s a very rare exterior color. That will always grab our attention. But I was also struck by the price. It hardly makes sense to classify any car as cheap when it has a price tag of $100K, but in a relative sense that’s exactly how this one strikes me. The color is Meissen Blue, a shade Porsche made available in the late 1950s for the 356. Seeing it on a modern Porsche really shows the juxtaposition of old and new style. It’s absolutely a unique look for the 997 and brings a softness to the Turbo’s lines that belies its performance abilities.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe on eBay
Why the enthusiast world hasn’t thoroughly warmed up to the Porsche 924S is a bit beyond me, and that’s especially true of the 1988 model year. Not only was compression slightly up resulting in 160 horsepower channeled through the rear wheels, but Porsche also signed the model out with a fantastic lightweight special. The 924S Special Edition was also marketed in Europe as the 924S Le Mans; limited to 500 copies in each market, the U.S. models were black only. In classic Porsche “add lightness” style, the 924S SE had manual windows, no air conditioning or sunroof, and they even dropped the passenger mirror off the car. While power didn’t increase, the car did get more suspension in the M030 factory Koni suspension and wider Phone Dials in the back with integrated mud flaps. Also lightweight was the interior fabric, which was so thin it doesn’t seem to be able to actually cover the seats even on a low mileage example like this:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 Porsche 924S Special Edition on eBay
I believe I’ve said this before, but red Porsches have pretty much gone out of style. I can’t remember the last time I saw one on the road and there’s a pretty good chance that if you do see one it will be an older model rather than a 997 or 991. I have no idea why this is the case as red cars still seem prevalent among other marques. But a red Porsche is now a rare thing. This wasn’t always the case. Or, since my memory of the ’80s may be lacking, at the very least we see red Porsches quite frequently on the second hand market. For me, the dearth of red 911s currently available is a negative. I love the look and just like with blue, red seems to contrast well with a wide variety of interior colors making for a good number of excellent color combinations. This particular red Porsche showcases that well as it sits with one of the more rare interior options. Here we have a Guards Red 1988 Porsche 930 Coupe, located in Wisconsin, with a Mahogany leather interior and 49,500 miles on it.