Winter Fresh: 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2

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With so many models to choose from, I’m constantly going over what kind of Porsche 911 I would buy if the opportunity presented itself in the future. Sure the new ones are technical marvels and the classics are well, just that. But there has always been something about the 964 that has drawn me in. Specifically, the Carrera RS that wasn’t sold in the US market. Paint it Mint Green like we see on this 1991 Carrera 2 for sale at 4 Star Classics and well, it pretty much summarizes my perfect 911. However, do I need the edginess of a Carrera RS for what would admittedly be a weekend cruiser and not a track day beast? Probably not. But this Carrera 2 does a good job on the outside of mimicking the look of the RS with it’s Cup alloys. The rest of it is standard 964 fare, which is good enough for me.

Click for details: 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 at 4Star Classics

Wednesday Wheels Roundup

It’s another Wednesday and time for another rare wheel roundup! Today I have some more of my favorites lined up, starting with ones close to my heart – Ronal R8 option wheels. These are the lower offset wheels that have the spokes curve in to create a nice lip; were they 4x108mm, rest assured I wouldn’t have posted them and they’d be in the mail to me. They’re rare to find in either bolt configuration but would suit an early GT/4000, Volkswagen or (gasp!) E21 or E30 well. There are two sets of OZ Racing Vega wheels – one for Porsche, the other for Mercedes-Benz. They’re a neat BBS alternative and rare to see. The Audi A3 S-Line wheels may be one you haven’t seen before as most of the S-Line cars came with either larger 17″ wheels or the more BBS-esque wheels. Boy, they’re cheap – a great rare winter setup, perhaps? The Gotti wheels are so over the top they’re almost cool again! And the same goes for the polished Zenders – a rare find with plenty of character to set you apart. What’s your favorite?

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Audi Ronal R8 15×7, 4×100 Wheels on eBay

1970 Porsche 911S Coupe

These days the demand for a hot 911 is nearly unmatched, especially for one of the air-cooled models. Whether it be a 911 Turbo or any of the variety of lightened and more powerful naturally aspirated variants these cars continue to command respect and adulation among Porsche enthusiasts. One of the first produced was the 911S. Introduced in 1967, the S combined more power, better braking and suspension, and a lower overall weight to produce one of best performing cars of its day, all the while still remaining comfortable and streetable enough for everyday use. The example featured here is a European delivery Blue Metallic 1970 Porsche 911S Coupe, restored by Aase Sales in Ohio, that shows 58,095 km (about 36,098 miles). For the 1970MY the entire 911 line had received a bump in engine displacement from 2.0 liters to 2.2 liters with the 911E and S now featuring Bosch multi-point injection.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1970 Porsche 911S Coupe on eBay

1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6

The Turbo 3.6. An enduring favorite of pretty much everyone and we especially enjoy coming across them around here. In the short life span of the 964 the Turbo 3.6 existed for a mere two years serving as a showcase of what Porsche had hoped to achieve with the car from the outset, even if it took some time to arrive. While the standard 964 began life with a new 3.6 liter flat-six engine and significantly redesigned body, the Turbo filled those new curves with the 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-six carried over from the 930. While great in and of themselves, those early 964 Turbos were always a stopgap while we waited for the full expression of these cars. They were worth the wait. In today’s market, a Turbo 3.6 far eclipses most 3.3 liter Turbos in value and like it or not many seem to have spent most of their lives in a nice garage, rarely driven. Here we have just such a car: a Black 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6, located in Illinois, with Red leather interior and just 17,358 miles on it.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 on eBay

Motorsports Monday: 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo

Without a doubt, for many years my favorite sleeper deal in the realm of factory Porsche race cars was the 944 Turbo Cup. Constructed for one-make support races around the world, the Turbo Cup model has some really neat features – notably, the inclusion of a healthy amount of magnesium to help lighten the car, plus a bit more boost to motivate it. For some time, 944 Turbo Cups were just downright cheap for a full factory racer, but recently they’ve spiked up in value and are now pretty much out of the reach of most mortals. Of course, if you’re willing to forgo the factory Cup build status and a few of the more pricey magnesium details like the original wheels, you can still find great track or race bargains in the 944 Turbo:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo Race Car on eBay

Rare Wasser Porsches: 1982 924 Turbo and 1988 924SE

If for some time the Porsche 944 is one of the most under appreciated cars in the 1980s German car world, the 924 is even the more red-headed stepchild. But get past the stigma of the 924 as the “poor man’s Porsche”, and the details are quite good. They’re nice looking, aerodynamic coupes that are rear drive for enthusiasts. Like the rest of the Porsche lineup from the late 1970s and 1980s, they had great build quality overall and were solid products. Many of the “big brother” 944 items work on the 924, too – especially true in the later 924S models, so they can be updated and modified just like the 944s. They enjoyed a rich racing history in both naturally aspirated and turbocharged variants, with the first “Carrera GT” being a 924 model. Plus, the 924 was the development model which resulted in the much more prized 944 and 944 Turbo. And within the lineup, there are really some great hidden gems of classic cars that can be had on a budget. Today I have two nice examples of some of the rarer models of the 924; a late run 924 Turbo and a last of the breed 924S Special Edition:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1982 Porsche 924 Turbo on eBay

1987 Porsche 930 – REVISIT

The very beautiful low-mileage Cassis Red 1987 Porsche 930 we featured back in August is back up for another sale. They have lopped $10K off of the asking price, now at $99,888.00, and while that still isn’t very cheap it’s starting to look like a much more attractive value for what is surely a pretty rare color on the 930. Will it finally sell?

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 930 on eBay

The below post originally appeared on our site August 22, 2014:

1989 Porsche 930 Targa

In my write-up of the previous Turbo Targa we featured I mentioned that the only way to further the collector desirability of that car was if it were a 1989MY 930. Lo and behold, we have just such a machine here. To be fair, the previous Turbo Targa was very low mileage, while this one is nearing six-figures, so a market comparison cannot be made directly between the two, but as the only year the 930 came equipped with a 5-speed transmission the ’89 models have garnered a significant premium over earlier years. Stylistically the Turbo Targa is a reflection of the ’80s with wild lines and prodigious power. They are rarely the prettiest 911s as the tea-tray spoiler juts away from the Targa’s expansive rear greenhouse, but they still possess the ferocity of the 930 Coupe while providing a measure of open-top freedom. The example we see here is a Guards Red over Black 1989 Porsche 930 Targa, located in Texas, with 92,352 miles on it.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Porsche 930 Targa on eBay

1983 Porsche 928S 5-Speed Euro-Spec – REVISIT

The market has spoken, and the 1983 European-spec Porsche 928S 5-speed I wrote up back in August is still available having been relisted several times. Pricing has dropped $400 to just below $10,000 since August; surprising given the perceived lack of interest over that time. While there are some issues to sort overall this still looks like a pretty decent and rare Porsche to get into with 1980s 911 prices now rapidly heading up. What price would you pay for this neat bit of Euro goodness and would you keep the 944 Turbo alloys or run the original forged “manhole covers”?

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 Porsche 928S on eBay

The below post originally appeared on our site August 10, 2014:

1963 Porsche 356B Super 90 Cabriolet

The Porsche 356 is one of those cars to which I always enjoy returning. Whether it simply be to return to a vintage automobile whose lines I always enjoy or to gain a fuller appreciation for the elements of design, shape, and performance that went into these early Porsches. The ethos of the company is built into these cars and even today, more than 60 years since the first model was introduced, we still can see the evolutionary nature of the marque and the relationship not only of design but also performance. With the 356 Porsche had already begun offering their cars in varying levels of performance and here we have the highest available of those utilizing the 1.6 flat-4 engine, the Super 90. While 90 hp doesn’t seem like a lot, tasked with propelling a car that weighed less than 1000 kg these offered brisk performance for their time all while retaining the lightness and directness of feel possessed by many vintage machines. The particular example we have here is a restored Ivory over Tan 1963 Porsche 356B T6 Super 90 Cabriolet, located in Miami, and on auction with no reserve.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1963 Porsche 356B Super 90 Cabriolet on eBay