1987 Porsche 928 S4

1987 Porsche 928 S4

It’s crazy to think that once upon a time, before all this Panayenne nonsense, a V8 was unheard of for Porsche’s road cars. Underneath the long bonnet of this blindingly-red 928 lies a 5.0l V8 that pushed out 316hp in 1987, over 50% more than the 5.0L V8 in the contemporary Ford Mustang. Engine displacement aside, there’s no mistaking this 928 for a Fox body with the spaceship chic looks, updated for 1987 with a spoiler and new front and rear fascias. Today’s car is blessed with a row-your-own 5-speed in place of the more common slushbox, so you’ve got that going for you. Which is nice.

Year: 1987
Model: 928 S4
Engine: 5.0L V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 94,300
Price: $16,500

1987 Porsche 928 S4 for sale in Monterey, CA

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This 1987 Porsche 928 S4 is in Indy Red with Black interior.

It has the highly desirable and rare 5 speed transmission.

This car was originally sold by Paul Miller Porsche Audi in New Jersey in April 1987.

MSRP $64,745.00.

This car has been in California since 2004 and has had four owners from new.

Factory Options include:

– Heated seats left and right
– Sport shock absorbers
– Limited Slip differential

The interior is original, and the leather is soft with no tears.

All electrical in good working order include seats, windows, sunroof, stereo, wipers, and lights. (Interior lights and the trunk release are in- op.)

This car has been serviced by Devak in Redwood City, CA since 2004.

All VIN tags are in place.

All books and records and original window sticker will be presented to the new owner.

I really like the S4, and despite the high maintenance costs this seems like a decent price for 300+hp, good looks and Porsche quality. The red on chrome is bit much for me (how about GOLD wheels to complete this look), especially because I think the 928 looks so damn good in dark grays and blacks to fly under the radar.…

1986 Porsche 928 Convertible

1986 Porsche 928 Convertible

Two door vehicles with a hatchback don’t always make for aesthetically pleasing convertibles. The Nissan 300ZX and current MINI Cooper convertible are two examples of looks gone a bit awry after losing the roof. The Porsche 928 was never offered as an open roofed model, but it didn’t stop independent coach builders from trying their hand at creating a convertible version of one of the fastest GT cars on the market. Carelli International Design and Porsche teamed up in 1979 to create a limited run of 928 Convertibles. Only eight cars were produced excluding prototypes.

This 928 Convertible for sale on Long Island looks like it might be one of those rare creations from Carelli due to the lines of the tonneau cover, but the added triangular piece on the doors that meets the bottom of the A-pillars has me thinking otherwise.

Year: 1986
Model: 928 Convertible
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 3-speed automatic
Mileage: 63,599 miles
Price: $12,495

1986 Porsche 928 Convertible

Unfortunately, little information is given by this dealer to back up the mileage or inform parties of interest what exactly has been done as far as maintenance. A good 928S of this vintage may bring between $15,000 to $20,000 maximum. If this car’s milage figures are true, the price is somewhat fair. It may be a detriment to some folks, however, that the vehicle has been modified from its original design and that could be a factor in terms of its value. Many thanks to our reader Charles for bringing this car to our attention.

-Paul…

1943 Volkswagen Schwimmwagen – REVISIT

1943 Volkswagen Schwimmwagen – REVISIT

The Volkswagen Schwimmwagen we featured earlier this month has been relisted with a Buy it Now price of $185,000. Too steep for this piece of military history?

1943 Volkswagen Schwimmwagen on eBay – REVISIT

The below post originally appeared on our site January 2, 2013:

As they would say on Monty Python…..”and now for something completely different.” The Volkswagen Schwimmwagen (or “swimming car” in German) earned the distinction of the most mass produced amphibious vehicle in history. Over 15,000 were produced at the factory in Wolfsburg and in Stuttgart by Porsche, but only 163 are known to survive today. This was no doubt a result of their extensive use in combat by German forces in World War II. Based on Kübelwagen mechanicals, the Schwimmwagen had four wheel drive in first gear only and had self locking differentials on both front and rear axles. A screw type propeller could be lowered when afloat and power was provided directly off the crankshaft while the front wheels acted as rudders.

I’ve only ever seen one Schwimmwagen on US shores at a Volkswagen show a good while ago. These are rare little beasts and certainly are a conversation starter wherever you might venture. This Schwimmwagen has been restored and is on offer in Connecticut.

1943 Volkswagen Schwimmwagen on eBay

1943 VW Schwimmwagen. 4 wheel drive amphibious with rear propeller. This vehicle was manufactured by Porsche for the German Army during World War 2, it was able to cross rough terrain with the four-wheel drive and high body, it was also able to cross streams, rivers and navigate lakes ,making it a valuable asset to the military. They produced close to 16,000 making it one of the largest production of Amphibious vehicles ever, however almost the total production was destroyed in battle and after the war the allies used them for target practice, now they estimate there are probably less 200 remaining world wide.

1983 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

1983 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

After a long hiatus, Porsche released the 911 Cabriolet in the fall of 1982 as a 1983 model. Not since the 356 Speedsters of the ’60s had Porsche gone topless. It proved very popular with 4,214 sold in its introductory year and since then, the 911 Cabriolet has been a favorite on the Porsche roster. Based on the numbers these cars aren’t particularly rare, however, they are always sought after.

Generally low mileage cars like this one are commanding upwards of $30K, with average retail on the 911SC Cab at $26K. This clean looking, low mileage car for sale in Binghamton, New York could be a steal for someone looking to get in to the 911 game.

Year: 1983
Model: 911 Cabriolet
Engine: 3.0L flat 6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 36,000 mi
Price: $15,500

1983 Porsche 911 Cabriolet on craigslist

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This is a 1983 Porsche 911 convertible in very good shape, standard 5 speed, 36,000 original miles with current inspection, please call. Doug Hall- 607-722-0946

Well, Doug’s post here isn’t too full of information on the car with regards to history, condition, etc… but I’m sure a phone call will give you a sense if this car is for you or not. With an asking price of $15,500, and only 36K original miles, this car certainly warrants further investigation.

-Brian…

1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet

1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet

Those that know me are aware I’m a sucker for oddball cars. Even though I know I’d be more likely to buy the coupe version, I’ve always been curiously attracted to the Porsche 968 Cabriolet. Perhaps it’s the fact that they are rare. Maybe I’m dismayed by the current crop of sedans and SUVs that Porsche is producing and yearn for the simpler times. When I first stumbled upon this 968 for sale in Minnesota, I was afraid it might be an automatic, like many were so equipped. Thankfully, this car has three pedals and isn’t looking too worse for wear after covering 65,000 miles.

1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet on eBay

1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet. Black exterior, black leather interior. 5 speed manual transmission. Power convertible top. 65,236 miles. Clean Carfax, no accident history or evidence of accident or collision, inside, outside or underneath. The car has had several owners since new, originally a leased car. It’s been in Minnesota for the past 12 years, used as a seasonal driver during nice Summer months. It was traded in here at our new Mercedes-Benz dealership on a used Porsche 911 C4 by a local PCA member. Recent maintenance was performed at the local Porsche dealership here in Minneapolis including a timing belt and water pump. Everything on the car works as designed, lights, HVAC, power windows, power seats, etc.

The car drives flawlessly, excellent acceleration, shifts smoothly and easily up and down through all the gears, excellent brakes, handling is tight and responsive. Exterior finish is deep and shiny. No dings or dents. The black leather interior is in great condition as well. It’s about as nice as a black car of this age can be. We fully cleaned and detailed the vehicle before taking the photos you see below. There is no RUST on the body of the car.

1975 Porsche 911 S Carrera Tribute

1975 Porsche 911 S Carrera Tribute

The New Year marks fifty years since the introduction of the Porsche 911. Of the many generations which have worn the iconic number, the one period in 911 history that gets glossed over a bit is the 911 2.7 from the mid 1970s. This was a bit of an in between model, succeeding the classic originals from the 1960s and preceding the SC, or Super Carrera, with its technical upgrades. Nevertheless, for those seeking a bit of a sports car bargain, these 911s should not be written off. This 1975 911 2.7 for sale by North Shore Autosport in Chicago has been done up in the style of a period Carrera S and has been converted to Weber carburetors and has 3.0 SC cams.

1975 Porsche 911 S Carrera Tribute

1975 911 S Carrera Tribute. Rebuilt 2.7 liter motor & 5-Speed manual transmission. VIN: 9115201014. Finished in Light Yellow (code 117) with Black leather seats and classic Carrera script applique.

Carrera Modifications & New Additions include:

Lightweight Interior (Door panels, Felt Carpets, Manual Windows)
New seats & Leather Upholstery
Weltmeister front and rear adjustable sway bars.
Bilstein Shocks & H&R Springs.
Factory steel rear SC quarter panels
3.0 liter SC Camshafts
Weber Carburetor Conversion
SSI Exhaust and Danske muffler.
CD Player

Original deck lid included as well, window parts, door locks, original camshafts, rear sear backs and some spare parts. Runs excellent and strong. Incredibly good looking and hard to tell from a real Carrera car. Virtually flawless paint and new drive-line, this is a great driver for those who refuse to spend double or triple for the real thing.

Please do not hesitate to contact our staff with any questions, shipping quote or to schedule a test drive. (312) 884-1149

As the seller’s description highlights, this is a great car for someone wanting a lot of classic 911 style on a budget.…

One-owner 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E – REVISIT

One-owner 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E – REVISIT

The monotone black 500E we featured last month is back up for sale on eBay for the same $22,900 Buy it Now price. This is the third time we’re aware of this car being listed. Will this time around be a charm, then?

1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E on eBay – REVISIT

The below post originally appeared on our site November 16, 2012:

It can be hard to think back very far in Mercedes history over the deafening roar of the AMG engines made over the past few years. Those in the know realize that one special Benz from the early 90s demands respect and deference. The ultimate fist-in-a-velvet-glove, the 500E came from a time when Porsche was farming out their expertise, helping other German companies take their cars to a whole new level. The fact that the 500E was produced alongside the Audi RS2 is enough street-cred that I should shut up and let this car speak for itself.

1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E for sale on eBay


This beautiful 1992 Mercedes 500E sedan is a rare find indeed. It was purchased by it’s only owner here in Indianapolis and has remained in his private car collection until we recently obtained it from him. The car is custom finished in standard 040 black exterior. While most USA cars were finished in pearl black or silver exteriors. The owner had the black metallic finish stripped and professionally refinished in traditional 040 black when the car was only a few weeks old because he only collected solid black cars. It is a beautiful example of a very rare car. Only about 500 cars were sold in the USA per year in the first few years of production. These interesting cars were a collaberative effort between Mercedes and Porsche to build the ultimate sport sedan. Developed in conjunction with Porsche, the Mercedes 500E was based on the popular 300E model which had been released in 1986.

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo

One of our Featured Listings from last week, the 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo, has been advertised on eBay by its owner with an opening bid of $10,000. This is a car in need of a good home and hopefully will find its way to one this holiday season.

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo on eBay

The below post originally appeared on our site December 8, 2012:

The Porsche 944 is a modern classic that has been coming into its own as of late. Not only have 911 purists begun to accept this car more so than in the past, but more and more enthusiasts are waking up to the fact that this was one of the best handling cars of recent memory. An evolution of the 924, the 944 was introduced in 1982 bringing upgrades and refinement to this four cylinder, rear-wheel drive coupe. At first, these cars offered a 2.5 liter, 150 hp engine, but in 1986, Porsche decided to bring out the big guns. The 944 Turbo arrived in 1986, known internally as the 951. Included was a turbocharged, intercooled version of the standard engine, producing 220 hp in stock form. This was the first turbo fitted to a car that made use of a ceramic port liner to retain exhaust gas temperature. Other features exclusive to the Turbo included a stronger gearbox with a 3.375 final drive ratio. A tauter suspension was also included with progressive springs.

This first year 944 Turbo for sale in Texas comes to us from our reader Chris who happens to be a Porsche Club of America member and one fastidious owner when it comes to maintenance.

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo on Rennlist

Year: 1986
Make: Porsche
Porsche Model: 944 Turbo
Mileage: 137,000
Options: Air Conditioning, Alarm System, Cruise Control, Foglamps, Intermittent Wipers, Leather Seats, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Windows, Sunroof
Color: Black
VIN: WP0AA095XGN156480
Price: $10,500
Location: Texas
Transmission Type: Manual – 5 speed
Engine Type: Turbo
Stereo System: AM-FM CD

On offer is my black/black 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo (Type 951, built 6/86, VIN: WP0AA095XGN156480) with 137k miles in fantastic shape.

1992 Porsche 968 with 3,500 miles – REVISIT

1992 Porsche 968 with 3,500 miles – REVISIT

The oddly colored Porsche 968 with 3,500 miles we featured back in August is back up for sale. The seller has lowered the price a few thousand dollars. That’s probably not quite enough to move this sports car, but we’re moving in the right direction.

1992 Porsche 968 with 3,500 miles on eBay – REVISIT

The below post originally appeared on our site August 10, 2012:

For me, the 1990s was the zenith of Porsches. With the final evolution of the air-cooled 911 arriving in 1994, the front-engine 928 and 968 were in their final throes, soon to be usurped by the Boxster which itself was joined later on by an SUV, sedan and mid-engine coupe. This 968 represents the first year of this 944 derived evolution. For the more sporting enthusiasts, the 6-speed manual coupe is favored over its open roofed counterpart. The Amethyst Metallic paintwork is certainly a departure from the normal black, red and silver we tend to see on this model. The interior, well, the Porsche Script cloth would have been nice on its own, but the Magenta dashboard and carpets, well, they are a bit eye popping to say the least.

1992 Porsche 968 on eBay

The 968 was introduced in 1992 as an all new model and produced at Porsche’s own factory in Zuffenhausen Germany. The last evolution of Porsche front engine, water cooled design (long before the Cayanne) remains one of the most well balanced sports cars of all time. The 3.0 liter four cylinder with variable valve timing produced 236 Hp with gobs of torque making them a blast to drive when matted to a new 6 speed manual. Like a lot of other Porsche’s the relatively low maintenance cost and outstanding reliability meant the have been well used. Our 968 was one of the first delivered to the U.S.

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera

The 993 Carrera is one of the most coveted of all 911s, rendering it out of reach for a lot of enthusiasts. Even the most worn out examples won’t dip much below $20,000 and the most mint, low mileage Turbo models can glance six figures. Of all sports cars, the 911 is one of the most robust, reliable machines. The 993 is the last of the air-cooled 911s and represents the classic 911 at its zenith, before water cooling, electronic aides and even greater levels of greater luxury started to creep in. This 1995 911 Carrera for sale in California has higher mileage than your usual 993 of this vintage. But it looks honest and with a front bumper respray, it could make someone very happy for miles to come.

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera on eBay

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe. Two owner car. Suspension, bushings, and shocks are tight. The motor pulls strong. The interior looks exceptionally clean and looks like a 70k miles car. Please email me if you would like an Autocheck. I will send a link. Front bumper had been repainted without sufficient flex additive for plastic bumpers some time ago and has lots of rock chips. It needs to be repainted again. The bottom part of the bumper had NOT been repainted and has NO rock chips.

For International bidders: Verschiffung nach Deutschland kostet $1,250. Ich kann auch die Verzollung und Lieferung vor die Haustuer fuer sie erledigen. Ich spreche Deutsch.

This car has its flaws, such as the broken speaker grille in the door and the front bumper, but with the service book stamped and just two owners, I would take a flyer on this car provided it was given a clean bill of health by a Porsche specialist. For the mileage, it looks quite clean and the interior looks very tidy with just the right amount of patina for the mileage.…

1993 Firehawk Porsche 968

1993 Firehawk Porsche 968

We haven’t featured a race car at GCFSB since the summer, so it’s about time we start throwing more competition vehicles into the mix. Given that the holidays are upon us, I’m sure many of you are making a list and checking it twice. I’m not making a list myself, but there’s one list that I’m a fan of year round: Rennlist. The perfect place to scour for gift ideas for that special Porsche enthusaist in your life.

It might be a stretch for a gift, but this Porsche 968 for sale in New Jersey was a part of the IMSA Firestone Firehawk Endurance Championship, a race series limited to vehicles currently available in the showroom. Noted for their superb balance, the 968 was highly successful in this race series. This car, built in 1993, is not a recreation and has had a number of maintenance items addressed as of late.

1993 Firehawk Porsche 968 on Rennlist

Year: 1993
Make: Porsche
Model: 968
Mileage: 24,000
Color: Blue
Price: $32,000
Transmission Type: Manual – 6 speed

Selling an authentic 1993 Porsche Firehawk 968. I’ve owned since 2003 and have over $85,000 in receipts to indicate the level of detail in maintenance and enhancements since purchase. This car was built by Dave White in 1993 to compete in the IMSA Firestone supported Firehawk series. The cage has the original IMSA stickers still in place. This is not a replica Firehawk that you see at the track periodically.

Currently configured for PCA SP3 or F Stock. This car has been exquisitely maintained by Precision Motorsport Racing in Califon NJ since purchase in 2003. All fluids changed after every race weekend. Corner weighted and balanced at least 3 times per season to optimize dialing in of suspension. Have all the spec sheets. Wired for cool shirt and helmet and radio.

2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S

2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S

Sometimes an otherwise run of the mill car can be exceptional, just by the way it looks. Take for instance this 2008 Porsche Carrera S for sale in Falmouth, Maine.

While the Carrera S itself is no slouch when it comes to performance. The naturally aspirated boxer-6 engine in the S gets a bump in displacement from 3.6L to 3.8L over the regular Carrera increase in power from 325 to 355 hp, while torque goes from 273 to 295 lb-ft. Sure the numbers re impressive, but what makes this car great is the color combination.

2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S on autotrader.com

Truly exceptional. White over red natural leather. X51 Carrera Power Kit. Bought here new and just traded. Really one of a kind. Clean car fax, no accidents. Front and rear supple leather seats, new car trade, one owner, self dimming mirrors and service records available. We encourage you to experience this for yourself when you come to look at this fantastic looking and fun 2008 Porsche 911, that is simply in wonderful condition. The freshness of this great, low mileage 911 will make you fall in love with driving all over again. J.D. Power has named the 2008 911 as the highest ranked in Overall Performance and Design in its class.

As a child of the ’80s, one thing I miss with cars these days is the complete and utter lack of color. I remember the days when you could almost any color of the rainbow, in everything from VWs to Pontiacs. Now you get your choice of black, tan or even grey. As the years have passed, the colors on cars are getting as boring as the cars themselves.

In some marques color has always been a staple, and Porsche is one that has kept their color palettes as interesting as their cars. …

1994 Audi RS2

1994 Audi RS2

In my spare time, I collect 1:18 scale model cars. Living in an urban area with limited parking, it’s a way of enjoying some of my favorite vehicles on a smaller scale. One recent acquisition to my collection was an Audi RS2 made by a specialty manufacturer out of France. I’ve always admired this collaboration between Audi and Porsche, especially when they are painted in the iconic Nogaro blue. In another six years, these cars will begin to be legal for importation into the US. Unfortunately, by that time the prices on these cars will surely have skyrocketed. That’s not at all surprising, given a short two year production run with under 3,000 produced.

This RS2 for sale in Barcelona was treated to a recent restoration to the tune of over €20,000.

1994 Audi RS2 for sale on Mobile.de

Audi RS2 totally restored in December 2011. New engine with 9500 km (current 210,000). Newly painted. Aesthetically perfect. I have the invoices of repair for value (+20000 Euros). Brakes 8 calipers and rims 18″ Porsche 993 turbo with Bridgestone 235/35/18. Exhaust MTM. Metallic catalyst 200. Xenon kit. Bluetooth.

While it doesn’t wear its original Porsche Cup wheels, the 993 Turbo style wheels don’t look out of place on this fast estate. At over $30,000 USD equivalent, this car isn’t for everyone. For some, it is a drop in the bucket considering the combination of performance and practicality. Look up Q ship in the dictionary, and this five-door, 311 horsepower beast with Porsche DNA would fit the profile.

-Paul…

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S

Even though you’ll always get the “why didn’t you buy a 911” look from people, I’ve always been a fan of the Porsche 944 as a stand alone entity. Sure, it isn’t quite as iconic as its rear-engined sibling, but this was one of the best handling cars to hit the pavement and they are a relative bargain on the used market today. The Turbo S debuted in 1988 with the M44/52 engine with 250 horsepower, Koni adjustable shock absorbers, harder bushings and larger diameter anti-roll bars. Larger front brakes from the 928S4 were also fitted and ABS was standard. This Turbo S for sale in Georgia has 67,000 miles on the clock and comes equipped with what could best be described as a very ’80s themed interior.

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S on eBay

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S Silver Rose Edition (1 of 339). Absolutely beautiful, garage kept, meticulously maintained 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S Silver Rose Edition with 67K original miles. One meticulous owner with documentation including original window sticker, stamped factory maintenance book, all keys, and scores an 80 on AutoCheck (normal score range 24-50). Could be considered extremely close to a “10” interior, exterior, and mechanically. One minor ding in the front valence and minor sand blasting of rocker panel behind front wheels and and ahead of rear wheels on both sides of car (see pictures). Everything functions as it should including A/C, Heat, Sunroof, etc. She was just serviced and completely gone through by Technica Motorsports in Atlanta. Belts, Rollers, Tensioner, Water Pump, Oil and filter change, Transaxle fluid change, Hood Shocks, H4 Headlight upgrade with 55/100w bulbs, etc. No paintwork or damage history, factory paint is untouched, please see detailed Paint Meter results.

Car will come with either Polished Club Sport Wheels or Refinished Club Sport Wheels, buyer’s choice, either set is perfect with new tires in proper factory sizing (225/50-16 and 245/45-16).

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSH

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSH

Throughout the history of the Porsche 911, the range has been defined as much by its bread and butter models as it has been by the limited production versions. When discussing rare 911s, a few cars come to mind. The 1989 Club Sport. The Speedster. And this car. The 911 Carrera RSH. The 1972 to 1973 RS, or Rennsport, was a product of Porsche’s desire to broaden their reach in the Group 4 GT racing series. The RS was available in four variations, and this car for sale here is the rarest: the RSH. This was the most basic, stripped out model of them all, and weighed a mere 2,117 lbs., as was required for homologation by the German government. Only 17 were ever produced, making this one of the least common 911s of all time.

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSH on eBay

Vehicle is located in Europe. The odometer reads in KM so the reading of 10660 most likely exceeds its mechanical limits.

Chassis 9113601470. You are looking at neither a 471 or 472 Carrera RS. This is the rarest of all 4 variations; The RSH. Only 17 were ever constructed which accounts for 1% of total production. For comparison, Porsche built 1,308 472, 200 471 and 55 RSR models. We are not aware of any RSHs trading hands privately or at auction. In terms of significance and desirability it may be compared to the 1967 911R.

To clarify, it should be noted that using ‘RSH’ in our description denotes the 17 cars that were left unconverted by Porsche and should not be confused with the word ‘homologation’ which is used to describe the first and second batch of 500 cars built to satisfy racing requirements.

What makes the RSH model unique among Carrera RSs is its specification, or rather, lack thereof.