1970 Porsche 914/6 GT

There’s always those cars out there I fail to give a second look, but having been involved with GCFSB for some time now, it’s opened my eyes to a whole new world of classics. Case in point, the Porsche 914. What began as a VW/Porsche joint venture was initially looked down upon a bit by the 911 drivers of the world. Now the car has become a bit of a newly discovered darling of the collector set, given the market’s penchant for anything air-cooled out of Stuttgart. Most 914s you come across are the four-cylinder variants, but there was a six cylinder variant on offer in the form of the 914/6. This particular 914/6 for sale in Florida was built to Brumos Racing specifications, with factory steel flared fenders accentuating those Fuchs wheels shod with Goodyear F1s.

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1993 Porsche 928GTS

We are approaching two decades since the last 928 rolled off the Porsche assembly line, a span of time not much longer than the duration of the model’s run. From 1978 to 1995 the 928 served as Porsche’s flagship Grand Tourer and early on it was assumed to be the car that would remain the flagship vehicle of the marque altogether. The success of the 911 obviously changed that, but the 928 still lives on as Porsche’s only, and last (at least to now), front-engined V8 coupe. These cars possessed a uniqueness for the brand that has always set them apart with timeless styling that showed only incremental changes during the 17 years of its existence. As the last model variant the 928GTS featured a 5.4 liter V8 producing 350 hp surrounded by a sleek and lithe body that promised to transport you in a great deal of style at a great deal of speed. The example we see here is an automatic-transmission 1993 Porsche 928GTS, located in Colorado Springs, with just 44,000 miles on it.

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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster – RHD

Even though there are always certain cars we feature frequently and always have an eye out for here at GCFSB, we still come across examples that can stun us for a variety of reasons. Such is the case here with a rarely seen Silver 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster with a fantastic Velvet Red interior and only 29,032 miles on it. This is a UK Speedster so it is one of only 139 right-hand drive 911 Speedsters produced, adding an extra touch of rarity to an already special car. The 911 Speedster, of course, was Porsche’s homage to the original 356 Speedster, a stripped-down, no frills, two-seater, intended for enthusiasts who desired a weekend racer, but without going to a full-on track car. The lower windscreen was removable and the folding top wasn’t really intended for use while driving. While those sporting intentions probably never manifested to a significant degree in Porsche’s remakes of the Speedster the basic design elements and stylistic cues were still present. Even today the Speedster remains a testament to Porsche’s history and one of the most loved designs the marque has produced.

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1987 Porsche 944S

Pablo from flüssig magazine is back once again to take a look at this clean, lower mileage 1987 Porsche 944S for sale in Pennsylvania.

It began with mild curiosity.

My then-future wife already knew of my close-minded, air-cooled superiority complex, but didn’t understand why I thought her 944S didn’t figure into my Porsche passion…then she took me for a ride. I was hooked. This car made me a believer; in fact, it was this very car that would inspire me to start a magazine called flüssig ten years later.

What was it about this little car that nudged, no shoved, me into the world of early water-cooled Porsches? The smoothness. This is a character trait my beloved 911 didn’t possess. In fact, that air-cooled fossil is very much like me; rough, uncouth, noisy…a little bit dangerous, a little bit friendly, but generally behaving like an oaf—a sophisticated oaf.

The S was the exact opposite. Its character mimicked that of my wife, Diane. Well mannered, svelte, elegant. Perfectly bulged hips, thin at the waist, and strong enough to shove you back when provoked. No wonder I was attracted to both.

Now, before we get too far ahead of ourselves, I want to point out the historical significance of this car.

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1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe

For reasons I’m not sure I understand myself, I was slow to accept the 964 and failed to give it its due worth and appreciation. That at least holds true for the Carrera as I’ve always found the 964 Turbo to be fantastic. It really wasn’t until recent years after seeing a few of them on the road that my appreciation for them has gained, presumably since I enjoy the design much more than any of the current models. And like with many cars, though not all, I find them much more attractive in the flesh rather than in pictures. Anyway, here we have a higher mileage example: a Grand Prix White 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe, located in Delaware, with 145,000 miles on it. I see a Grand Prix White 964 in my neighborhood fairly frequently and it looks fantastic! So while I typically do not care for these cars in white, I must defer to those experiences rather than what here looks somewhat bland.

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2012 Porsche 911 Turbo

Porsche is thankfully one of those car companies that still lets you customize your ride beyond what one normally finds in the dealer brochure…provided you come with the checkbook handy. For years, Porsche has offered a “paint to sample” option for buyers who are perhaps a bit bored with the colors in the back of the dealer brochure. This has led to a multitude of interesting liveries over the years, including the second to last 928GTS produced, in a questionable shade of Pearlglanz Metallic over purple interior trimmings. Thankfully, some of these special combinations are less offensive than others. Such is the case with this 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo painted in Gulf Blue with a subtle Espresso Brown leather interior.

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1982 Porsche 911SC

There are times when I forget that part of the success of the 911 comes not only through it’s excellent performance but also because it has almost always provided that performance with a high level of refinement. It is a hallmark of the marque itself, as evidenced by its forays into halo-car territory with the 959, Carrera GT, and the new 918 Spyder. None of these were stripped-out racers like the F40. This digression was sparked by the car we see here, an otherwise standard 911SC that happens to be in a stunning shade that showcases the refined nature of the 911. There are 911s that are brash, like yesterday’s 930 Slantnose, and then there are 911s that appear almost serene in comparison. Of course, the performance is still there, but it’s packaged entirely differently. Here we have a (possibly) Rosewood Metallic 1982 Porsche 911SC, located in Nashville, with 65,325 miles on it. It is, in a word, beautiful.

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1989 Porsche 930 Slantnose Coupe

The poster car: we all had them on our wall when growing up. Rarely subtle, these were cars that stunned you visually and were almost always very fast. At least, that was my wall. The most common poster in the ’80s was probably the Countach, which still today looks insane. The Countach, however, was insane. Porsche’s road-going version of Countach excessiveness was the 930 Slantnose, but because it was based off of the very streetable 911 it lacked much of the insanity of the Countach. The appearance of the 930 itself was hardly subtle and in the guise of the Slantnose all hints of subtlety went out the window. Unsurprisingly, given the iconic nature of the 911’s front end, not everyone is a fan of the Slantnose, but their rarity makes them quite highly prized by collectors. The example here is a Guards Red 1989 Porsche 930 Slantnose Coupe, located in California, with Tan interior and only 28,115 miles.

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1981 Porsche 924 GTR Tribute

For some times, I had grandiose plans for a derelict 924S that my father had. Source a 931 bell housing, mate it up to a spare Audi 4.2 V8 I had, slap on a Carrera GT body kit, strip it out and stiffen it up and Viola! Instant track weapon on a budget. I had planned it out pretty well, but the timing just never came together quite right, so eventually it went by the wayside. I’ve since seen a few tribute Carrera GTs pop up and even a GTR over in Europe, and every time it makes me think “what if…”; today is no exception. As I came upon this posting, a sly smile crept across my face and thought about it all over again. Today’s example doesn’t follow the plan I had though; it takes an early European-spec 924 2.0 and swaps on the super-wide GTR panels with some crazy Compomotive wheels:

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1991 Porsche 944S2

The 1990s was considered a watershed moment for Porsche, for many reasons. True, the company was battling for solvency in an ever demanding marketplace, but some of the most interesting and most sought after models emerged from this decade. The 964 Turbo 3.6, 928GTS and 968 Clubsport are all examples of vehicles that represented the ultimate expression of their breed. True, there would be one more air-cooled 911 Turbo after the 3.6, but this would be the last non all-wheel drive Turbo outside of the limited production GT2 we would see, except for those out of specialist tuning houses.

In addition to the colorful model lineup, the variety of hues themselves that was available was impressive. I’ve never seen a 944S2 in Rubstone Red, but I’ve got to say, it certainly catches your eye. It probably is a bit polarizing for what is normally seen as a more masculine sports car, but in some odd way, it works for me. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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