1994 Porsche 928GTS

It’s been a while since I’ve written up a 928 and I always enjoy revisiting these wonderful Porsche GTs. While the 928 finally is starting to show its age, it’s remarkable to consider how long the basic design had survived even by the time the model was discontinued and thus a bit of age at this point remains a testament to the seemingly timeless nature of that original design. The example here comes from the final model variant, the GTS, which continued the 928’s gradual evolution, smoothing some of the lines while showcasing a wider rear. Power came through a 5.4 liter V8 that directed 350 hp to the rear wheels via a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission. Sadly, this one has the auto. The 928 was always a high tech and pricey vehicle for its time and as such finding one that has been well maintained is important for avoiding some unpleasant surprises. This one appears in very nice shape all around.

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1982 Porsche 911SC Targa

Amid all of the high-dollar collectible Porsches there still exist plenty of options, though they dwindle with each passing year, for those seeking to find a reasonable value. Many of these value machines also benefit from sharing a market with those collectibles and with care they can be resold at a later date for sometimes more than their current purchase price. The key is to find cars that have been well cared for throughout their life. The 911 especially has had a lengthy history of stout engines so a car’s mileage is important, but its care is paramount. The 911SC fits most of these parameters perfectly: the engine has a history of long life and collectors haven’t taken as much notice outside of the best examples on the market. For fans of the Targa, value is even easier to find since the Targa has almost always been the lowest regarded of the models. I am a fan of the Targa so I always enjoy coming across these sorts of examples: here we have a India Red 1982 Porsche 911SC Targa, located in Massachusetts, with a Chocolate Brown interior and 110,772 miles on it.

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1969 Porsche 911S Coupe

I am a sucker for almost any orange car. I love the color. I love its brightness and its depth and I think it’s a fantastic color on the 911. I have, on occasion, come across shades I didn’t like where the color looked, for lack of a better term, dull. There was no pop and it wasn’t for lack of cleanliness, it was just dull. The particular shade we see here, a Blood Orange 1969 Porsche 911S, located in Belgium, does not suffer from any such dullness. Blood Orange is a rarely seen color and though it is difficult to appreciate from the pictures we see here, it leans slightly toward the red end of the spectrum – as the name would suggest. I find it incredibly striking. Obviously, an orange car is not for everyone; there is zero subtlety and it will attract attention at all times. But if you can get around those issues, I think it’s one of the best. On a long-hood 911S? It’s stunning.

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1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6

Earlier this week I was reading an article about rare 911s and was struck by how many were produced from the 964. I think I’ve said this before, but the 964 always seems like a model that Porsche couldn’t decide how exactly it wanted to proceed. The variety is somewhat staggering, especially considering that for much of the 911’s prior life Porsche had made do with a few standard models and some special editions thrown in for fun. The 964 Turbo was one of the cars that seemed under constant change. That is, in part, somewhat accidental since upon its release Porsche had not yet finished development on a turbocharged version of the 964’s 3.6 liter engine, and thus chose to carry over the 3.3 liter of the 930. Naturally there was constant development until that 3.6 could be released. The wait was worth it. The Turbo 3.6, and later Turbo S, was the final of the production rear-drive Turbos and as such provide the fullest sense of the diabolical dynamics that had made the 911 Turbo such a hallowed beast from its inception. Refinements to the suspension and braking helped keep everything under control, but ultimately there is only so much that can be done. The particular example seen here is a Polar Silver 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6, located in Alabama, with Grey leather interior and 53,837 miles.

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1980 Porsche 911SC Weissach Edition

It is sometimes difficult to keep up with the many special edition vehicles Porsche has produced over the years. A byproduct of their limited model offerings is that there is a fairly persistent need to provide special edition models in order to keep buyers interested and coming back to the showroom. Some of these models, especially those that have come out of the Sonderwunsch and Exclusive programs, are some of the best (and rarest) 911s on the market. The edition we see here, a 1980 Porsche 911SC Weissach Edition with a mere 9,508 miles, is one of those special editions that is more cosmetic than anything else, meaning these aren’t one of the super rare, jaw-dropping, machines like a 964 Turbo S. The primary distinguishing features of the Weissach are the exterior color, especially when Platinum Metallic as we see here, and the interior, which is a contrast of Doric Grey and Burgundy. This one also claims to have had the brakes from the 930 fitted from the factory, but I’m unaware of that being a standard offering on the Weissach Edition.

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1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe

The car we see here, a Wimbledon Green 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe, comes with a high degree of excitement along with some annoyance. The excitement comes from the color. These are the sorts of cars we are always thankful Porsche produced. Unfortunately, this seller has chosen to provide only 2 pictures of the car’s exterior. Yeah. So we’ll have to go by the possibilities. This 964 should be about as pristine as a second-hand 911 can get given that it has not even traveled 9K miles, and the few pictures we do see show a car in excellent shape. Wimbledon Green (along with some other lighter greens) is one of the few colors where I strongly prefer a black interior. I really like the contrasting darkness the black provides and on the car here the interior looks in particularly good condition and is very capable of providing that contrast. We have been coming across quite a few extremely low mileage 911s lately perhaps owing to the market increases we’ve seen and owners hoping to see just how much value they can get for their collectibles.

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1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Coupe – REVISIT

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The really nice Yellow over Black mid-year 911 Carrera Coupe we featured back in September is up for sale once again this time with a price reduction bringing it down from its very high $129,900 asking price to a still high, though somewhat more reasonable, $109,990. Can it sell this time?

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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster

I am clearly feeling a yearning for Spring as I continue to come across open-top cars that attract my attention. Of course the Speedster is no standard Cabriolet, nor would it be the car to search out if one desires to spend any significant time enjoying top-down motoring. The Speedster has always been a valuable collector car and with those values increasing significantly over the past year a car such as this one is resigned to spending a significant portion of its life in a garage. The 911 Speedster marked the rebirth of this short-lived Porsche icon with multiple incarnations of the model having followed it. But it is this original re-release that stands as one of the more significant models produced and the 911 Speedster also did double duty as the send-off for the classic 911 in general. They aren’t as pure and no frills as the original 356 Speedster, but Porsche had progressed far enough that such an entry-level model was no longer necessary and these serve more as an homage than an attempt at a recreation. The particular example we see here is a Guards Red 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster, located in St. Louis, with Beige leather interior and 40,504 miles on it.

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Motorsports Monday: 1993 Porsche 968 Club Sport

Early in my track career, I became an instructor with the BMW Car Club. This afforded me many interesting experiences, one of which also happens to be one of my favorite track memories. One trip to Lime Rock Park was on a rainy Saturday; arriving, I found that one of my students had a Porsche 968. The car was well modified, running on sticky Michelin Pilot Sports and replete with a fully upgraded suspension, the 968 looked purposeful in Guards Red with BBS wheels and a 6-speed manual. Now, on paper the 968 was disappointing compared to the earlier Turbo models. Several times I’ve backed up this view because modified Turbos offer so much track performance. I’ve also spent some time in 944 Turbos around the same track – notably, my father’s ’89 Turbo, so I’m not without a point of reference. But this rainy day my student’s 968 was a blazing chariot against the bleak fog of the morning. Usually I get together and talk with my students before we head out about what their experience, expectations and trouble spots are. And this day, my student approached me and immediately said “I’m not heading out”. I figured this was because of the rain; in inclement conditions, the risk of an incident increases considerably, but so does the learning curve. It wasn’t fear of the conditions that was holding him back though; he had taken some medication and prudently didn’t feel as though his mental state was conducive to track time. “But you could drive me around” he said….

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Shark Showdown: Porsche 928S4 vs. 928GT

Before the ultimate iteration of Porsche’s V8 GT car appeared for the 1993 model year, the 928 lineup went through some twists and turns to separate the car into two categories for those wanting a bit more sport and those wanting a bit more comfort. The manual gearbox option was thus dropped on the 928S4 for the 1990 model year, making it the clear choice for those looking for a high speed cruiser. If you wanted to be a bit more involved and row your own, you would have to choose the 928GT, a model which debuted in 1989. The GT would also offer stiffer suspension and a RDK tire pressure monitoring system.

First we’ll take a look at this 1989 928S4 for sale in British Columbia with 75k miles on the clock. This one is a rare non-sunroof model in need of a little fettling.

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