At the 1992 Paris Motor Show, Porsche would introduce one of the last evolutions of their venerable front-engined, four-cylinder model that traced its roots back to the 924 of the late 1970s: the 968 Club Sport. This was a lightweight special of the 968 that had a few amenities deleted such as AC, sunroof, rear seats along with a good amount of soundproofing. Around 50 kilograms (~ 110 pounds) was saved, which resulted in a modest increase in acceleration to 60mph of a half second. However, for those track day enthusiasts out there, this was certainly a more suitable platform to begin with than a bog standard 968. This 968CS for sale at 4Star Classics in the UK is one of a handful of RHD models, made even more unique as it is painted in a special order Amaranth Violet.
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The very rare Gulf Blue 911S Soft-window Targa we featured back in September is up for auction once again. Rather than the $195,000 Buy It Now price of the original listing, this is now up as a reserve auction with a starting bid of $145,000. Also, rather than Argentina it now resides in Denver, Colorado, which should make it a little easier for interested to buyers to view the car and see how it is sorted out. Any 911S is extremely valuable so we’ll have to see what sort of bidding this particular car might receive.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1967 Porsche 911S Soft-window Targa on eBay
The below post originally appeared on our site September 1, 2014:
There is little replacement for a good Grand Tourer. Big engine in the front, two doors in the middle, and two drive wheels in the rear. It’s a combination of features that always pleases. Porsche, however, might disagree with us on this since they’ve never bothered to replace the 928 since its demise in 1995. Maybe they feel the 911 can handle such duties just fine, or maybe they figure four doors is the way to go rather than two. Regardless of their reasons, for us a proper Porsche GT requires we reach back a few decades to find something like this: a Grand Prix White 1991 Porsche 928GT, located in Missouri, with the highly desirable 5-speed manual transmission and just 33,968 miles on it. The 928GT wasn’t the ultimate expression of these cars as the 928GTS would come along one year after this one, but with the 928GT’s 5.0 liter V8 upfront delivering its 330hp rearward there still was plenty of available thrust to propel these cars forward.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Porsche 928GT on eBay
In this morning’s post on the Audi TT’s future collectability potential, I mentioned the Porsche 914. Long considered one of the most unappreciated Porsches, over the past few years the underrated and unloved 914 has quickly risen in its own right to be a collectable item. The most collectable are the original 914-6s, but of course the low cost of ownership for some time meant there are a lot of motor-swapped 914s cruising around. Some are better than others and not all are desirable – I’d take an original and clean 914 over a poorly swapped car. But some really grab attention, as this 3.0 engined car did to me:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1976 Porsche 914-6 on eBay
From time to time we come across cars with an interesting ownership history, usually something owned by a famous athlete or actor, or the occasional car owned by a highly-regarded builder or racing driver. This car here, however, a 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4, painted in a very subtle Silver Purple Metallic, takes all of that to a different level. This particular 964 was the car built for Dr. Ferdinand Porsche’s daughter, Louise Piëch, which gives it a cool factor that is difficult to surpass. Of course, some buyers care little for these sorts of details, and as such this probably isn’t the car for them, but at least it provides other interesting details like a rarely seen exterior color and unique interior trim. All of these things combine to make this Carrera 4 a car that clearly is set apart from the pack.