1986 Porsche 930 Coupe

Last week we showed a car very similar to this one, which perhaps was not quite in the condition I would have hoped. I was curious about the low bidding and, as these things typically go, there may have been good reasons for that low bidding. So we’ll try again with another Guards Red 1986 Porsche 930 Coupe, this one located in Connecticut. Like the other car this one too features Tan leather seating, which is easily my favorite look on a Guards Red 911. The contrast is simply wonderful and I have a strong preference for these over the more common all-Black interior. With sports seats and only 44,583 miles on it there’s certainly a lot to like about this particular 930 and it presents very well both inside and out. Even though we feature them quite regularly I still enjoy coming across these and am consistently struck by the way the well-appointed interior tends to belie the aggressive stance of the exterior. There is a monster lurking here that provides ample rewards to focused drivers.

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1978 Porsche 928

Captain Clean (aka Andy McCulley) from flüssig magazine is back with an early Porsche 928 5-speed manual in a rather unique color.

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Here we have a beautiful Cashmere on Cork (beige on beige) 1978 Porsche 928 with a 5-speed manual. I’d love to meet the person who walked into a Porsche dealer back in 1978, saw a nice red or black 928 and said “I like that car, I’ll take a beige one.” Joking aside, I have to say that I love the color on this nice example. It exemplifies the trends of the late ‘70’s. In fact, the only thing missing is a nice set of pascha seats and door inserts.

This particular car appears to be a pretty decent example. I have noticed a few imperfections that are not unordinary on a 37 year-old car. There appears to be at least one crack in the dashboard, there is some leather shrinkage on the front seats, the carpet has seen better days, the wheels seem to need refinishing, the gasket surrounding the lock on the rear hatch doesn’t appear to be a factory original piece, the anodizing on the rear window trim has mostly worn off, the illustrations on the window switches have worn off, and the jump post cover is missing. In addition, there appear to be covers of some sort on the interior door pulls and armrests/door card container covers. While this may seem like a long list, these are pretty minor imperfections given the age of the car. The door vents don’t match the center air vents, but you’ll find this on many ’78s. Earlier builds had door vents similar to the center vent. This is evident in the 1978 owner’s manual and brochures. A switchover occurred in mid production to the “later” style door vents seen on this example and much later these “early” center vents were phased out and replaced with “later” style vents that would match the door vent design seen here.…

1986 RUF BTR II – REVISIT

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The RUF BTR we recently featured is still up for auction, this time with the starting bid placed in more reasonable territory at $69,900. As noted below there are details needing some attention, particularly with regard to the engine, but as this seller continues to seek out a buyer, and the price perhaps creeps ever lower, an interested party willing to put the time in may come away with a fantastic performance machine. It’ll never have the value of a fully stock RUF built BTR, but it should still be capable of providing its owner a significant amount joy.

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The below post originally appeared on our site January 23, 2015:

10K Friday Practical Performance Edition: R32 v. S4 v. 330xi v. E500 Estate v. Cayenne Turbo

Edit: Thanks to several readers for pointing out several details that prove this Cayenne is a Turbo, but not a Turbo S. Only 450 horsepower, then!

It’s been a few weeks since my last 10K Friday entry, and I wanted to get something together for the impending snow New England is once again expecting. To remind us of the terms of the comparison, I’m looking for themed cars around $10,000 (give or take, we’ll see later). I try to generally find the newest cars possible, figuring that for many these will be a daily driver. In this case, I was looking for performance all-wheel drive cars that offered year round practicality with a touch of sport. So lining up the best I could find from Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Porsche gives us an interesting amount of diversity for your hard-earned dollars. Today we have two sedans, a hatchback, a wagon and a S.U.V. to contemplated; which is the winner?

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1980 Porsche 924 Turbo

Pablo from flüssig magazine has checked in with us once again, evaluating this 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo for sale in Denver that was sent to us from our reader Duncan.

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Porsche’s plan in 1980 was to keep the 924 Turbo’s price under twenty grand. Now if I were to tell you that in the face of a weakening dollar against a strong Deutsch Mark that USD $20,000 has the same buying power today as USD $57,115, you’d not only have to pick your jaw up off the floor, you’d wonder why the hell Stuttgart decided it a savvy move to wipe the 5-stud hubs and rear disc brakes clean off the build sheet replacing them with four lugs and a pair of drums for Turbos destined to the US to stay under that price. Let me explain.

Porsche was still a small company 35 years ago compared to, say, their neighbors at Daimler–Benz. And when you’re a David, you do what have to in order to keep that needle millimeters away from the red lest A: you get consumed by Goliath, or B: you close up shop. Simple as that. So in order for Stuttgart to continue selling its relatively new entry level product at a far from entry level price in a market that was allotted 50% of its Fahrzeug (incoming CEO Peter Schutz would change that in 1981 to lessen dependence on the US market), costs had to be cut somewhere. Unfortunately, the rear binders were it. The way they saw it, if the 50 states version was detuned to put out 143bhp @5500 RPM and 147 lb-ft of torque at 3000 RPM further crippled by a smaller turbo, catalytic converter, and oxygen sensors, a front disc/rear drum set-up like that found on the normally aspirated 924 would be more than adequate.…

1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

We’re going to take a step back from the heights we traversed a couple days ago to return to 911s that fall much more within the realm of cars that reside within reach. Of course, the beauty of the 911 is that the basic genes that make models like the Carrera RS and Turbo 3.6 so highly sought after can still be found in an entirely standard Carrera. And for the buyer who desires a car to take on some back roads and wring everything out of it these are actually the cars that can elicit the most pleasure. So here we turn to a rare Granite Green Metallic 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe, located in Arizona, with 92,129 miles on it.

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2007 Porsche Cayman S

I don’t like to make assumptions, especially within the automotive community as doing so is often met skepticism as to your intelligence and overall ability to function as a human being. That being said, I’m going to make two assumptions right now.

One: You were online yesterday and saw the new Porsche Cayman GT4 which you instantly fell in love with.

Two: You cannot afford the Porsche Cayman GT4.

I think these are fair assumptions to make because I’m a German Cars For Sale Blog reader and so are you. I’d love to have the fully clapped out brand new Cayman but given that I’m an automotive blogger, that’s just not in the cards. The first gen Cayman S on the other hand is well within the reach of many an automotive enthusaist and not just the high mileage beater ones either. Many a nicely equipped Cayman S can be found with around 50-80k miles on the clock for a reasonable price. For example, this one down in Dallas, TX has all the options you need and none that you don’t.

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1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 X88 X99 package – 1 of 2

On to our second special 911 for the day. A few months ago we featured this 3.6 Turbo S ‘Package Car’ and I remarked in that post that my own personal Holy Grail would be the 1 Speed Yellow Turbo S produced for the US market. Well, this isn’t that car, but it is very similar and about as close as you can get without actually stumbling across the lone example to have been produced. Here we have a 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6, which crucially has been fitted with both the X88 engine option that came on the Turbo S and also the X99 option package with the Turbo S rear fender vents. Of the 51 reported Turbo 3.6 models also to have been fitted with the X88 engine only 3 possessed the additional X99 package, 2 of which were produced in Speed Yellow. This is one of those two. These differ in appearance from a true Package car by their lack of the Turbo S front and rear spoilers, but in all other regards they are identical and were the only way to get a non-flatnose Turbo S outside of the US market (excepting the Japanese market Slantnose).

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1995 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Clubsport

This post along with the next one will feature a pair of very rare, very fast, and very expensive air-cooled Porsches. These are the crème de la crème of the 911 line, at least when we combine their performance with their value and rarity. There are certainly rarer and more valuable 911s, but with time these too could reach similar heights. We will begin with this Guards Red 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Clubsport. The Carrera RS moniker is perhaps Porsche’s most highly regarded and the ’73 Carrera RS the most sought after 911. As models intended to meet homologation requirements they are about as no frills as a modern Porsche will get, yet fitted with the appropriate aerodynamic and interior necessities to improve handling and insure driver safety. For the 993 Carrera RS, displacement was bumped to 3.8 liters – up from 3.6 liters – bringing horsepower up to an even 300, all tasked with propelling a car weighing 100 kilograms less than the standard Carrera. The transmission, braking and suspension also received appropriate modifications. For the Clubsport, comforts such as the carpet, radio, A/C, and power windows were deleted and a roll cage added to further increase the car’s track-going personality. Curiously, this particular Clubsport has retained its A/C, setting it apart – though maybe not in a good way – from other Clubsport models.

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1986 Porsche 930 Coupe

1986 was a pretty important year for automobiles in the US. Or at least it was for a small group of people who dreamed of the 911. The 911 Turbo was back. After being absent for all of the ’80s Porsche finally committed the necessary funding to bring the Turbo back to US shores and, thankfully, it has been with us ever since. With only 282 hp compared to 300 hp in much of the rest of the world, the US Turbo still wouldn’t possess the full force of the European models, but it still provided an ample increase in power compared to its naturally-aspirated brethren. The example we have here is a very pretty Guards Red 1986 Porsche 930 Coupe, located in Oregon, with a contrasting Brown and Tan interior and 94,684 miles on it.

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