1983 Porsche 911SC

I have written previously about how the 911SC represents excellent value in the 911 market. For buyers interested in a classically-styled 911, these cars provide a good mix of performance and styling but without the prices that a long-hood 911 will command. However, the market for these cars appears to be at the onset of a rise and while the value is still there, I do wonder for how much longer that will be true. Nonetheless, I remain partial to the SC and even today they are a head turner whenever I see one on the streets. The car featured here is a very pretty 1983 Guards Red Porsche 911SC with Black leather interior located in New Jersey. In 1983 the SC featured a 3.0 liter flat-six producing 180 hp that was mated to the 5-speed 915 transmission.

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Year: 1983
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 90,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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1983 Porsche 911 SC Coupe, last and best year for SC, Guards Red with black leather interior, 16″ Fuchs wheels, Blaupunkt radio/cassette, power seats, door locks, windows, and sun roof

Original paint and never any collision damage.

Service updates include upgraded chain tensioners, pop-off valve for air box, new heater boxes, new updated AC compressor kit (not presently blowing cold) short shift kit, and 4 new tires

90,000 miles, well maintained and in exceptional condition with complete original factory tool kit and many service records

The car is garaged in Summit NJ, just 12 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and can viewed by appointment.
You are welcome to bring along your mechanic or agent for a thorough inspection prior to bidding.

Shipping arrangements are the responsibility of the winning bidder.
A non refundable deposit of $500 via PayPal must be received within 24 hrs. of end of auction.
Payment balance in full via wire transfer or bank check must be received within 5 days of end of auction.
All funds must clear before the car will be released for shipping

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The difficult decision when looking at a 1983 model certainly must be whether it’s worthwhile to look for a 3.2 Carrera instead. You get a little more power with the same classic 911 styling and it’ll only set you back a few grand more. It’s difficult to go wrong with a well-sorted example of either version. The car here presents well both inside and out and the seller claims to have “many” service records. Bidding has been strong so far and stands at $17,011 with the reserve still on. That should come up a little as Guards Red almost always seems to attract more action. Assuming this doesn’t go too much above $20,000 then I think we’d be looking at a pretty good value.

-Rob

Top of the Market: 1965 Porsche 912 and 1975 BMW 3.0CS

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While we here at GCFSB usually try to find the best deal for your hard-earned money, the reality is that sometimes it’s hard to find mint-condition cars at a budget price. Increasingly it seems that we find lots of examples of really nice cars that investors and speculators are trying to capitalize on by setting the price in the stratosphere. Such is the case today; two lovely examples of two very opposite cars that are both priced well outside of their respective markets. The question is, what is uniqueness and perfection worth? Let’s take a look at the first, an impressive restored condition 912:

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Year: 1965
Model: 912
Engine: 1.6 liter flat-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 68,935 mi
Price: $59,980 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1965 Porsche 912 on eBay

1965 Porsche 912 – Excellent condition, rust-free car with a fresh restoration. Rare 5-speed transmission. Shows beautifully and runs like a champ. Refinished in original Champagne Yellow with Green Leatherette interior. 68935 actual miles. Original motor redone during restoration; transmission was replaced with a correct 5spd. Recent Michelin XZX tires installed. Certificate of Authenticity included. An all-around stud that needs nothing to drive and enjoy.

Original Factory Options:

Antenna

Loudspeaker

2 Headrests – Leatherette

Tinted Glass All Around

Ventilated Chrome Wheels

Talbot Mirror

Wheel Caps w/Crest

5 Speed Transmission

Dunlop Tires

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Switchcars gets our cars from private collectors, customers, and dealers/wholesalers with whom we have an established relationship – never from auctions. We strive to verify the history and condition on every car we purchase to the best of our ability, and only buy from trustworthy sources. We have a wide variety of cars for sale – some are concours winners, others are track toys, but all are described accurately and honestly with as much documentation as possible. We encourage buyers to verify condition on any car we have for sale, and we have a good network of independent and factory-authorized Porsche, Ferrari, Lotus, Audi, Aston Martin,and Lamborghini mechanics that service our vehicles and can handle any pre-purchase inspections or service throughout your ownership.

This is a beautifully restored car even if it isn’t the most popular color combination. Rob has written up several 912s recently like this 1969 912; I agree with him that there is a beauty and simplicity about the original 901 design that makes it very special. The 912 captures that innocence well. As 911 prices have risen they’ve pulled the more-affordable 912 along with them. However, at roughly double the going market rate for even a really nice example of a 912 and well above Hagerty’s top value estimate, is this the 912 to buy? Well, if you want a show-ready car, perhaps it is, though I still think it’s priced too high. Speaking of priced too high….

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The BMW E9 is another steadily rising star in the classic German motoring world. Long considered one of the best looking BMW designs, finding good condition 3.0s is very difficult. This car is the polar opposite of the 912; big six in front, Taiga Green on the outside and tan inside. It certainly looks fantastic with the deep front airdam, Euro bumpers and trunk lip and BBS alloys. The green is also a really unique and period correct color for this example. However, as Paul showed with his recent 3.0 CSi post, value on these cars lies in between $35,000 – $45,000 for some of the better examples. While this example looks splendid, the seller claims the mileage may be off and the paint was redone, making you question the quality of the restoration and what – if anything – it was covering up. Still, it’s drop dead gorgeous, so take a look:

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Year: 1975
Model: 3.0CS
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 9,168 mi
Price: $63,900 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1975 BMW 3.0CS on eBay

BECAUSE LIFE IS TO SHORT TO DRIVE A BORING CAR!!!

THE CLASSIC CAR GALLERY

3266 Post Rd

Southport, Ct 06890

203 256 9800

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1975 BMW 3.0CS COUPE “ALL ORIGINAL, TAIGA GREEN!!!)

VIN 4300610

The Classic Car Gallery is proud to offer this 2-owner (2nd owner for the past 24 years) 1975 BMW 3.0CS coupe. The car was brought over from Europe in 1984, is a very low mileage original EURO car, in her correct TAIGA GREEN (she shows 9600 miles, but judging by condition, we believe her to have approx. 40,000 miles). She has not been driven more than 1000 miles in the last 15 years (we have documentation verifying this). The car recently underwent a comprehensive inspection by noted BMW E9 RESTORER MATT McGINN OF SPORTS CAR RESTORATION in Plainville, Ct. In lieu of a description, I have included Matts review of the car below;

Hi Steven,

I’m at the shop after a long day, I did forget your card at home, hope this generic email off your site gets to you.

We had a good time looking at the coupe yesterday, thanks for calling us in on this mission.

I am working on the written impression of the car, but as I am trying to really nail every detail that Dennis, Tim and I took in, it is taking longer than I’d hoped.

In short, you can quote me on any of the following if you have buyers prior to be sending you the report.

Car is in top ten percent of e9 coupes from a body/paint perspective. Driving up to the shop and seeing the car in the lot my first impression was positive. Period-correct Mahle wheels, the CSL wheelarch trim, color, cleanliness all spoke. I can’t say the year/proximity to end of production adds value necessarily to me, as they were serially-produced, but the euro bumpers on a late CS are great and the color is great.

So,

Engine has compression leakage through piston rings into crankcase. As a weekend car, not something likely to cause major oil consumption or fouling plugs, etc. More driving may help the rings seat better. Plugs looked good when removed, not black and rich, not white and lean. We could not test on-road manners of car but a buyer can do this. Brake sticking issue may be solvable by fitting new front calipers, but double check the master cylinder and/or pedal linkage to make sure there is not a hydraulic issue (MC) or just a physical binding issue (bad bushing in the linkage) keeping some pressure on the calipers. Just a little pressure in the MC or linkage equals much more binding in the front brakes than the rear by nature.

Color is re-sprayed but likely original color and done well. Glass-out, doors-off good comprehensive repaint. Not cheap, now or ever.

Car has never had a panel changed, and has never had rust repair and does not need either as a high-level driver car. Rust areas in front of doors are an “option” fix as they are not likely to grow given a typical classic car’s use. It will also not spread to adjacent panes. As a driver-level car, you leave that spot alone.. Areas of concern (front structure, frame rails) are dead-original, never-repaired, never-rusted and need no repair. Slight surface rust on isolated spots on floor pan. No evidence of repair. Rocker panels are original.

Trim, seals and interior excellent. Replaced with BMW factory parts and in great condition and fit well. Dash is excellent, no cracks. Wood veneer on dash, door-panels have appropriate age. Speaker grille on dash has original fabric behind grates. All seat trims, especially the seat rail covers excellent. Appears to be original upholstery. (I am researching this as this is one aspect of the late coupes I am not 100 percent familar with.)

I saw on your site that the car was for sale for $XX,XXX. You’d asked yesterday about my opinion on the value. That’s tough for me as we’re focused on building cars for owners, but I can tell you this, if you got a complete donor car for free, you could not build a car of this caliber for $XX,XXX. it would be double that, triple that for something REALLY nice And to boot, you’d have to really find a rust-free, never-hit survivor to build from, and even then then you could not do it.

Thanks again, much more to follow.

Matt

Since Matt’s inspection, we have rebuilt the carburetors, installed new front brake calipers, brake lines and master cylinder. The car now runs and stops as she should. These E9 COUPES are among the most collectible cars of the 1970s’ and is bound to appreciate. This particular car is stunning in its originality, (THEY ARE ONLY ORIGINAL ONCE!!!) and it may be the nicest original 3.0 CS on the market today. Feel free to call 203 256 9800 or email Steven@classiccargallery.com if we can answer any of your questions.

The 3rd party inspection of this car is interesting and unique to include, but the question remains as to whether this car is worth 50% more than most similar models? Well, again, if you want this color combination in a show ready vehicle, here you go. Preparing vintage cars to this level is not a cheap proposition, and as the 3rd party inspector notes you could easily spend 2-3 times the sale price on a free vehicle trying to make it perfect. For me, I think I’d rather have a slightly less perfect example that I’d be happier to drive, but since neither of these cars are museum quality the future owner could likely enjoy occasional trips without really negating value. Does that mean they’re a good deal? Well, at the top of the market, no they’re not – but if you want to take the easy way out, this is how to do it. Spend a little more up front and get the best car you can and it’ll save you headaches in the long run. For me it would be a tough choice between these two, but I think ultimately I’d choose the 912 over the 3.0 just because it seems a little more honestly presented and has less questions than the BMW; though I have to say, I think the BMW is the better looking of the two by a margin.

Which would you choose?

-Carter

1973 Porsche 911 RSR Clone

While they were cars primarily intended for racing, we do occasionally come across road-going 911 RSR clones for sale even though in some regards it can be difficult to determine what exactly gives it the distinction of being a RSR rather than a RS. Those sorts of technical details aside, a car built towards RSR specifications always will be an excellent performance machine combining light weight with excellent power and mating that thrust to a capably handling chassis. Surround that performance with the iconic design of a ’73 Carrera RS and you have a car that looks just as fantastic as it will drive. The car featured here, located in Illinois, began its life as a 1973 Porsche 911T before being converted to its current specifications. The engine is a built 3.2 liter flat-six mated to a 915 transmission. For the rest of the details on body and suspension, see below. I have no doubt that this would be a very lively car to drive!

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Year: 1973
Model: 911 RSR
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 2 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1973 Porsche 911 RSR Clone on EBay

1973 Porsche RSR clone

This is an actual 1973 non-sunroof 911T converted to an RSR – not a backdated impact bumper 911. the fenders, hood, bumpers, ducktail and doors are fiberglass. the rear turbo quarters/flares and roof are steel. I bought the car already converted to an RSR but the condition was poor so i invested considerable time and money into re-building the whole car. It weighs 2080lbs dry and has an estimated 275hp.

link to tons of pictures of the start, build and finished porsche:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19319612@N07/sets/

below is a list of the components/work that has been done:

body:
media blasted to bare metal, epoxy primed and painted inside and out gulf blue. front fenders, doors, both bumpers, ducktail and hood are fiberglass. all seals replaced except quarter
window seals. all glass original to 1973. interior and engine compartment coated with ceramic heat insulating paint, bottom and wheel wells coated with 3M stone guard prior to paint. all suspension points re-enforced. most spot weld seams seam welded. interior has rs lightweight carpet, GTS seats and bolt in rsr style rollbar (not a full cage). dash is covered with same lightweight carpet. RS door panels. no radio, no heat. front oil lines routed through heater tubes. new headliner also. the minimal sound coatings work very well without adding much weight.

suspension:
aluminum rear arms, 935 spherical bearing spring plates. bilstein rsr valved shocks and 500lb coil springs. tarret swaybars. monoball rear bearings, all new wheel bearings. front has powdercoated A arms, elephant polybronze bearings. struts are bilstien rsr valved and spindles raised 15mm. tarret swaybar, 21mm torsions. rebuilt steering rack. Wheels are Lindsey racing 17×9.5 fr, 17×11 r weld-up fuchs with BBS barrels then powdercoated silver with black trim. tires are new.

brakes:
custom mounted wilwood superlite calipers over 12.2” x 1.25” rotors
rear is custom machined 993 calipers over stock turbo rear rotors.
all new flexable braided brake lines for whole car. new turbo master cylinder and re-built pedalbox.

engine:
3.2L short stroke built on SC case. 98mm 9.5:1 CR mahle pistons/cylinders. carrera oil pump, all new bearings, crank freshly polished and STD. case is shuffle pinned. carrera oil tensioners new oil cooler. ARP rod bolts and head studs. heads mildly ported and twin plugged. new valves/guides and seals. cams are DC62 – from dougerty racing. titanium retainers and new race springs. fresh rebuilt by performance oriented weber 46 carbs. european headers and muffler type megaphones (sound better than any porsche you have heard) all jet-hot coated grey. ignition is electromotive HPV twin-plug setup. a front oil cooler was added with aeroquip lines to the front.

transmission:
915 mag case with Wevo gate shift, guard torque sensing differential. shifter is Wevo also. all new syncronizers. powerhaus side plate with new bearings. swepco oil. lightweight flywheel, new clutch with aluminum pressure plate housing. new carrera half-shafts and CV joints.

electrical:
wire harness replaced with universal painless wire harness, only the wiper and turn signal stalks retain the porsche wiring. there is an O2 sensor and controller in the interior of the car – not mounted. no radio however electrical lines are there to power a radio. no antenna, defrost, fan and the wiper squirters are not connected.

basically everything is done on this car, however the final set-up still needs to be done. the carbs and ignition need to be adjusted. the car needs an alignment also, steering wheel is not centered. some of the fuel line routing is not great around the engine but it all works. there are 2 tiny oil drips – one is the right chain cover and the other is the lower left valve cover.

I have way more in this car than i will get for it, I am not in the business of flipping/restoring cars. This was a personal project that took too long and way too much money to complete. I am not desperate to sell. I will answer any and all questions the best i can. I have the title in hand as well as a ton of receipts. The mileage listed is not real – this car is a fresh restoration that has not been road registered. I will help as much as i can to assist in shipping.

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I accept Certified and Cashiers Checks and Funding Transfers in $US only. All funding or paperwork must be received as soon as possible and prior to picking up the car or I reserve the right to re-list or sell to any other qualified buyer. Winning Bidder must confirm his winning bid with a $1,000 NON-Refundable Deposit within 48 hours of auction end (this can be done through paypal). Balance of Purchase Price is due to Seller prior to picking up the car. I will not accept Paypal for the balance due to the extra fees paypal charges. if you want to pay the fee in addition to the auction bid that is fine.
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The ’73 RS Replica I featured in a previous post, which sold for $37,000, shares a few similarities in the execution and build and might give us a ballpark figure to assess a potential selling price for this car. This RSR Clone comes in with a lighter weight and with the 3.2 liter engine produces more horsepower. It was also built from an original long-hood 911 rather than a back-dated example with impact bumpers. How much that last detail especially might nudge the price up in this auction remains to be seen, but I suspect we’ll see this one come in quite a bit above the ’73 RS Replica. This is a beautiful car that has had a lot of work, and while it still needs a little bit of work to run at its full potential, it will undoubtedly make for a fantastic car.

-Rob

1988 Porsche 930 – Rare Paint-to-Sample Exterior

Porsche is well known for its willingness to oblige almost any customer’s wants in regard to fitting his or her 911 with a wide variety of available options and paint colors. Porsche is also well known for charging very high prices for such treatment. C’est la vie. On the second-hand market that means interesting exterior and/or interior color palettes do show up now and again and while a seller will rarely see a significant increase in his selling price for such colors, for buyers these cars provide opportunities to own a Porsche that stands apart from the crowd just a little more than a standard car. Which brings us to the car featured here: a 1988 Porsche 930, located in Oregon, that features a rare paint-to-sample Red exterior surrounding a very nice Tan leather interior. Having covered just under 30,000 miles this 930 provides us with the rare combination of a unique color and low mileage that helps distinguish it from most others.

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Year: 1988
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 29,524 mi
Price: Reserve auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Rare Paint to Sample 1988 Porsche 930 on eBay

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe
930 Turbo Coupe, Low Mileage, Paint to Sample

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At the moment, the seller’s ad text states nothing more than, “Text coming soon.” If the text is added then I’ll amend the post to reflect the addition, but it is a rather glaring detail. The seller has listed this paint color simply as “Red” so I’ll follow suit, even though it presents as more of a Burnt Orange or Maroon metallic paint. Either way, it certainly presents very well and assuming there are no major mechanical flaws, then this is sure to be a great car. If the Cobalt Blue 930 I featured last week was too flashy, then perhaps the more subdued nature of this 930 will be more pleasing while still showcasing a unique color. Recent auctions for a 930 in excellent condition have seen prices in the low- to mid-$40,000 range and I would expect this 930 to sell for a similar price, if not slightly higher given the lower mileage of this car. The only caveat to that is that the unique color seen here may need the right buyer to come along in order to see typical 930 value. Regardless, the 930 itself was always a fantastic performance machine and in a unique color such as this that just makes the car even better.

-Rob

10K Friday: S4 v. S4

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The Audi S4 has been the subject of several of my “10K” posts, and for good reason – for around $10,000, you can have your choice of three different generations of these beastly sleepers. In the last “S4-off”, the B6 S4 was soundly beaten by the original model at least in part because it was a tiptronic automatic model. As I said in that post, however, in order to fit the “10K” boundaries most of the manual S4s are eliminated, so automatics are the choice that remains. Today I’m back with another automatic S4, so what’s the twist? This time the slush-box is facing off against the real original S4 – a 1988 Porsche 928 S4. Let’s take a look:

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Year: 2004
Model: S4
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 118,242 mi
Price: $ 10,995 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 Audi S4 on eBay

2004 Audi S4 4.2 Quattro
Financing Available 4.2 V8 ONE OWNER Car Fax

With a reported one owner and clean carfax, this car looks pretty nice. I love the Dolphin Grey over light grey leather as it’s both stealthy and good looking. I’m not a fan of the Enkei wheels that have replaced the originals, but with both curbing and bends common on those S4 Avus alloys it’s not hugely surprising to see them gone. They’re replaceable easily enough – you could even go for something more sporty like I displayed in my Audi wheel post this past Wednesday. The automatic wouldn’t be what most would choose when selecting this model, and a fair amount of people have also complained about the potential repair bills. For those people, stop reading now:

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Year: 1988
Model: 928 S4
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 101,000 mi
Price: $10,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 Porsche 928 S4 on eBay

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1988 Porsche 928 S4. New tires. Polished chrome wheels. Water pump, timing belt and tensioner replaced. Mobile one synthetic oil used.
Guard red w/Tan leather interior. 5.0 V8. Automatic. Full power. 101,000 miles. Always stored inside. Paint is like new. Leather is soft and supple.
Has complete, original tool set and air compressor for spare. This Porsche is extremely clean inside and out and has not been abused. I have owned this vehicle for about 6 years.
USA buyers only. $1000.00 non refundable deposit due within 72 hours. Balance due within 7 days. NO PAYPAL. Cash or certified checks only.
Vehicle not released until all checks cleared.

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The Porsche 928 is a true Grand Tourer, effortlessly able to gobble up miles in comfort. This particular example looks great in Guards Red over tan, and seems well cared for. Recent maintenance is a plus. The wheels appear chromed which was popular when the anodizing began to fail, but replacements of either the S alloys or later Design 90s aren’t hard to come by – though often not cheap. I’ve always found the 928 intriguing and this package still looks remarkably fresh considering it was designed in the 1970s.

When I thought up this comparison, I was not quite envisioning it would play out like this, but I really didn’t feel as though a manual Audi would be fair against an automatic 928; conversely I was pretty sure nearly everyone would choose a manual 928 over an automatic Audi. With repair bills on both claimed to be astronomical, that also eliminates the “it’s too expensive to own model X, so by default I choose Y” argument. So which would I choose? If it was a daily driver, no question I would choose the Audi. Day to day, it’s a better all around car. In a straight line it will keep up with or out-accelerate the 928, they’re likely even in the corners given the right tires, and you can use the Audi in white stuff. If I was looking for an occasional car to feel special in, the Porsche wins hands down, but then if it was an occasional car, I’d probably save for another year until I could afford the one I really wanted with a manual.

Which would you choose?

-Carter

Forgotten 44s – 1987 Porsche 944S and 1989 Porsche 944 2.7

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If you want a water-cooled, front engined Porsche collectable, there are several bulletproof standbys to look at. There’s of course the always popular 944 Turbo and Turbo S, a performance bargain that’s sure not to last much longer. Then there’s the curvy 968 and it’s lesser appreciated brother, the 944 S2. Enthusiasts in the know love them and seek out clean examples that challenge and exceed Turbo pricing. Those on a budget or less interested in the box-flared 44s look towards the short production 924S – a hidden gem of affordable Porsche ownership. Heck, even the lowly 924 Turbo has a cult following, as do the niche models like the 924 Carrera GT and GTS. But for your hard-earned money, there are two very rare models that 944 enthusiasts seem to forget. These models are slightly more affordable than their more-sought after brethren, but as the market climbs it may just be these lesser known models that appreciate more. These models are the 1987-1988 944 S 16V and the 1989 only 944 2.7. Today there are two clean examples, one of each model, on Ebay. Let’s start with the 16 Ventiler:

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Year: 1987
Model: 944 S
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 96,664 mi
Price: $8,990 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 944 S on eBay

RARE FIND! 1987 Porsche 944 S with only 96K orginal miles. With only 2 previous owners in the last 26 years this car comes with a long list of service records that date back to the original owner, Engine was rebuilt few years ago from previous owner, we just recently serviced this Porsche with New A/C Compresser, New battery, New Windshield, New brakes, New Power Steering pump, New Fuel Filter, New Fuel Pump, New Plugs, Wire and Caps, New Transmission Seals, New Gasket Seals, New Axles Seals and much more! This Porsche is a beauty and a rare find.

This 1987 Porsche 944 S comes with a clean CarFax and AutoCheck Report. We offer Nationwide Shipping as well. For more pics and information, please visit us at www.AutoByDesigns.com

Despite being at an Ebay dealer, this car appears to have records to trace it’s maintenance history. The white over grey is a great combination in my mind. With the special “S” alloys, these cars stand a little apart from the regular 944 look, though they miss the Turbo-look body kit of the S2. Some might not like that, but the earlier look of the 944s is a tad bit lighter if not as clean. The 16V motor was a treat, and received a host of upgrades over the standard 944 – magnesium engine bits, different transmission, brakes, computers, suspension and a 190hp set these cars apart and slotted them nicely between the 944/924S and 944 Turbo. With only about 3300 1987 Ss and 8000 overall imported to the U.S., they’re not quite as rare as the later S2s but more rare than the Turbo or 944. Looking for something a little less common, then? How about this 1989 944 2.7:

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The 1989 944 was the last of the breed. While the Turbo and S2 would carry over for a bit longer until the launch of the 968, the last of the 8Vs received a few upgrades as it’s swan song. Chief among these was the bump in displacement to 2.7 liters, a net of only a few horsepower over the 2.5 but a jump in torque that made the 2.7 more fun to enjoy than the earlier cars heading out of corners. Guards Red over black is a standby with 1980s Porsches, so perhaps this one floats your boat:

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Year: 1989
Model: 944
Engine: 2.7 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 133,000 mi
Price: $8,995 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Porsche 944 on eBay

1989 Porsche 944 NA. Guards Red with black leather interior, 5 spd, sunroof, cold a/c, am/fm cassette. The car has been well maintained and I have of the maintaince records since I bought it in 2007and also from the previous owner. There is over 10 years of documented maintenance history. Engine runs strong and clean. Paint is in good condition. all lines clean and straight. Car is driven daily to work and appointments. Serious inquiries only. (954) 214-4560.

Like the S, this car seems like a good deal with records available. Either way, for a pinch under $9,000 you can jump into a lower mile, maintained classic Porsche. They’re cheaper to run than their flat-6 and V8 counterparts, and while neither is as exciting as the Turbo or S2 models both will surely give you smiles down the road. If it were my money, I’d sport for the 944S and enjoy a few trips to redline, plus I like the stealthy white/grey color combo. There are countless “special versions” of the water cooled front engine Porsches, but these both are great drivers that you could hold onto and will likely appreciate – both in value and in driving experience!

Which would you choose?

-Carter

1991 Porsche 911 Turbo

For a good long while, the 964 series Porsche 911 went a bit unnoticed by collectors, sandwiched between the iconic 3.2 Carrera and the last of the air-cooled 911s, the 993. Whether it’s nostalgia for the good old days or the fact that these are a bit of a bridge between classic and modern 911s, the 964 is finally getting its due and prices have started to uptick. One of the most sought after 964s, like any 911 generation, is the Turbo. This unmolested 1992 Turbo comes with a full service history and authenticity certificate by Porsche.

Year: 1991
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 48,000 mi
Price: $58,500 Buy It Now

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1991 Porsche 911 Turbo.

Paint: Midnight Blue Metallic
Interior: Light Grey / Cobalt blue leather
Limited slip Differential
Drive and Passenger lumbar support
Sunroof
CD player
Supple leather.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Recently serviced.

I have all service history since new, all owners manuals, service manuals, leather pouch, both keys including the locking lug nut keys. I can email additional photos. Thanks for looking.

Phone: (five six one) (three two two) (eight five two six)

While the 3.2 Carrera is my favorite of all 911s, the 964 has always been attractive to me because it blends modern and classic elements seamlessly, from the integrated bumpers to the Cup wheels of the Turbo model. Given that these are the last rear-wheel drive Turbo 911s, they are prized to an extent. The price of this example is about right considering it’s tidy condition and low miles. The later 3.8 Turbos are more powerful and rare, but they carry heftier pricetags which drive them towards 993 territory. Considering how pricey classic Porsches are becoming, the 964 Turbo could almost be viewed as a bargain.

-Paul

1967 Porsche 911

I’ve come across quite a few early 911s recently in a wide variety of current build and condition. From fully prepped track cars to rusted out shells in need of serious restoration work to well kept drivers it seems just about every variety has popped up for sale. The model featured here falls into the third category and takes us back to nearly the beginning: a Tangerine 1967 Porsche 911 located in California. With 130 hp coming from the 2.0 liter flat-six engine these are not powerful cars by any modern standard, but for their day, given their reasonable curb weight, they still provide enough acceleration to move along at a brisk pace without much trouble.

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Year: 1967
Model: 911
Engine: 2.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 88,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction (Buy It Now $85,100)

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Although in pristine condition with every effort to disclose every inch of this beauty, this is still a 46 year old car that has 88K gentle wear miles. Please go through video, and photo a few times over to satisfy any curiosity, however if there is an area that I’ve missed, please feel free to contact me.
VIN# 306935

Engine# 6195144 (This is a model correct 1969 2.0 flat six with 4 Weber Carburetors)

Transmission# 103749-901/02 (5 speed, 1966-1967 911S model)

Original color: Tangerine/R2002

The Engine and Transmission are not numbers matching, but they are period correct, and the Transmission is actually an upgraded 911s Transmission.

California Black Plate car since new

88,000 Original miles

Engine, Transmission, Ignition, Alternator, Clutch, Carburetors has been fully rebuilt or replaced with new OEM parts. (Engine rebuild has 1 year warranty from a Porsche specialist rebuilder)

Wood Steering wheel

Black Leatherette Interior

(5) Fuchs 15×5.5″ wheels w/period correct tires including spare

Tool Kit/Jack/ All receipts of the recent restoration (over $25000)

Original Blaupunkt Radio (Still working)

Original Glass (windshield was replaced with OEM NOS part)

I have owned this 911 for about 5 years. I purchased it from a man whose dad had left this car to him when he passed away. I believe the Dad was the original owner, so technically I am only the 2nd owner of this car.

This car runs like a new car, and it will cruise at 80mph for hours. If you are looking at this Ad then I don’t have to give you a lesson on Porsche or the 911. I am sure you know that the 911 when it came to the US, it was more expensive than the Corvette and the Jaguar E-type.

This is an original California BLACK PLATE Car, and it has never left California. This is a RUST FREE car. (check out the pics of the undercarriage and the front trunk area).

The car was in running condition when I bought it, even the paint on the car was in very good condition which could have been polished out. If it wasn’t for a poor quality of the front end repaint, I would have left the Paint original. (There is no sign of any repairs to the body in the front or anywhere on the car). One thing let to another, and about 3 years ago, I decided to restore the car.

We decided to go ahead a rebuild everything. The Engine was completely rebuilt with new bearings, gaskets, timing chains, Head studs, Cam sprockets etc. The Oil pump, Cam shafts, Heads, and Cylinders were rebuilt.

The Transmission was rebuilt with new 1st gear assembly, 1st and 2nd gear sliders, 3rd and 4th gear sliders, all 5 new Synchros, 1st gear dog teeth, 4th and 5th gear dog teeth, and 1st gear snap ring. The Flywheel was resurfaced, and the clutch was replaced with OEM SACHS clutch kit.

The Ignition system has been converted to Electronic ignition. No more points! The Alternator and the Starter were rebuilt.

The Fuel system was cleaned out, with new Fuel sending unit, Fuel pump, and rebuilt Weber Carburetors.

The brake calipers were rebuilt, and the pads and rotors and master cylinder is replaced. The shifter assembly and linkage were replaced.

The Exhaust Heater boxes were replaced with DANSK heater boxes. So there is heat inside the car. This car is ready for those long trips down the coast or cross country.

The Exterior was de-trimmed and repainted with Original style PPG Single Stage Tangerine Orange Paint. All the Chrome was re-chromed. and the weather seals were replaced.

The interior was re upholstered in original style and quality Leather + Vinyl. The carpets were replaced, and the headliner was replaced.

Everything on this car works, all the lights work, all the gauges work, The Wipers work, the horns work, the original radio works, the heater works.

This is a great example of an excellent condition driver quality 911. You can enter car shows, and it can win trophy’s, but it is NOT A Concours quality car. It would not be too much work to make it a concours quality car, but I have always believed that “Cars are meant to be driven” especially an early 911 like this one.

I have all the receipts of the work done to it in the last 3 years. I also have a written warranty from Motor Meisters for the engine rebuild for 1 year. I also have the “Porsche certificate of authenticity”

I have a few vintage cars, and I am so impressed with this 911, because it drives like a modern car but it is almost 50 years old.

This is a great opportunity to own a piece of Automotive History. The values on these cars are only going to go up.

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The seller here has represented the state of this car quite well. It isn’t entirely original as it appears both the engine and transmission have been sourced from other models and while it looks in excellent shape it is not a concours car. This is, as he states, a period-correct driver and there will always be a place for that sort of car. Already having had the engine rebuilt and a decent bit of restoration work, there’s a good chance many of the headaches of a 46-year-old car will be mostly alleviated. The difficult assessment for a car such as this will always be the price. Any buyer is paying for a bit of history and some nostalgia, but the market for an early 911 has shot up to such a degree that even a non-original driver like this will cost significantly more than later examples that offer much more capable performance. At the moment, the asking price is at the high end of what it should sell for were everything original. So for this particular car it’s definitely a bit too high. Nonetheless, there aren’t a ton of period-correct driver-ready examples around so perhaps with some negotiation this car could be had for the right price. All that would then be left, would be to go for a drive.

-Rob

1994 Porsche 928 GTS

While Porsche’s front-engined cars rarely receive attention equal to that of their rear-engined counterparts, we are still quite fond of them here at GCFSB. And that fondness grows considerably when we come across examples fitted with a manual transmission. A GT car certainly doesn’t require a manual gearbox, but our enjoyment of most any car is enhanced by its presence. Such is the case with the car featured here: a Black 1994 Porsche 928 GTS that has seen only around 37,000 miles. Coming from one of the final years of this GT car’s production, the 928 GTS featured a 5.4 liter V8 directing 345 hp to the rear wheels. With timeless styling and the performance/luxury combination only to be found in a good Grand tourer, these were a fantastic alternative to the more hard-edged 911 and for a time were the presumed future of the Porsche marque.

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Year: 1994
Model: 928 GTS
Engine: 5.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 37,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction (Buy It Now $82,900)

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1994 928 GTS
RARE 5 Speed Manual Transmission!!!!
Kept Pristine!!
ONE OF 44!!!
ONLY 37,000 MILES
Don’t Miss Your Chance!!
LEGENDARY GRAND TOURER
PORSCHE PARADE WINNER IN CLASS!!
1994 Porsche 928 GTS
Finished in Black with
Black Glove Leather!!
Only 37,000 Miles On This One!
ONE OF ONLY 44 Produced for the U.S.
with this RARE 5 Speed Transmission!
Just Service and
Passed a 100 Point PPI Inspection
The Timing Belt and Water Pump
Service has been completed!
Options and Equipment Includes:
Heated Seat Left
Heated Seat Right
AM/FM CD Player
Protective Side Moldings
Increase Air Conditioning
Lumbar Support Drivers Seat
Electric Sunroof
Electric Mirrors
A True GT Cruiser with Great Torque
That Makes Driving Effortless
The Handling Superb and
The Styling Timeless!!!
The Dynamic Behavior
of the 928 GTS
Was The Result of
Advanced Testing And Experimentation
As Well As Time
Spent ON THE Race Track!!
Comes with All The Books
Records,
Keys
and Window Sticker
Plus Receipts
for The Timing Belt,
Water Pump
and 100 Point PPI!

WILL TRADE!
Nationwide Delivery – Finance/Lease Options Available.
Contact Michael at 417-869-7000 Office
or 417-839-1258 Cell for more information.

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I was slightly torn about whether to feature this car because of the price and auction set-up. This seller is clearly hoping to extract every possible dollar from this sale, and while we certainly can’t fault any seller for that desire, setting the starting bid a mere $10,000 below a very high Buy It Now price really doesn’t provide for any great likelihood that this car will receive the attention it deserves. From all appearances this car looks excellent and if it comes with a complete service history then any buyer is surely going to end up with a great car. But I’m not sure this car would sell for $60,000 in an open auction, let alone the $82,900 that is being asked for here. I would be happy to be wrong about that because the 928 remains an underappreciated car, so I’ll have my eye on this one nonetheless.

-Rob

1969 Porsche 911/912 Vintage Race Car

I’m not going to mince words here: I think this car is fantastic. Not in that high-dollar super-car performance sense of the word, but for the simplicity and execution of the build along with its overall look. What we have here is a 1969 911 body fitted with a race prepped 1.6 liter flat-4 from the 912 that has been mounted as far forward as the body would allow. The 912 was reputed to be a more capable handling machine relative to its more heralded 911 siblings in part because of the better chassis balance provided by the smaller and lighter 4-cylinder engines they utilized. Added to that capable handling is a sub-1800 lb weight propelled by an engine tuned to produce 130 hp. This car is sure to provide lively performance and immense driving fun. I’ll leave our readers to peruse the rest of the ad copy for a fuller sense of all the work done on this car. It appears very well executed.

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Year: 1969
Model: 911/912
Engine: 1.6 liter flat-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: N/A
Price: Reserve Auction (Buy It Now $28,750)

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1969 Porsche 911/912 Vintage SCCA race car. Currently running a fresh 1600 cc. (1.6) Full race engine with test and tune time only(38 min) Dyno sheet HP= 130. Case squirters etc. Engine work and assembly by Tim Herman, Carrera Motor Sports. New Oil Pump, oil service and valve adjust, ready to race. New Generator and volt. regulator. Extra exhaust system, Engine tins, spares with filters,belts, brakes,batt. charger(Car has external batt port on fwd cowl) bushings etc. New slicks on the car now and comes with sticker Hoosier Rains and another set of used slicks on cookie’s.

Chassis is classic Porsche race, well done and very tidy. Accusump(electric activate) Tilton Brake,race pedals with cable throttle , removable steering wheel, fire system, dual CHT, MSD, SCCA stamped and cert. cage with log book and transponder. Adjustable slider drivers seat with back brace, window net etc. This car has removable body panels along with removable rear window all with professional fasteners and body fit for a race car Very nice. Glass windshield, Fuel test port, all decals and tow hooks and race trim required by all race bodies and ready to go.

The transmission is a 5 sp. open diff, custom gearing, All receipts for gearing, engine work and specs, vintage pictures from racing in California, Daytona Rennsport II, development Etc. This car has the full rear 911 engine mounts in place and a 6 cylinder install not a big project if you want to go that route. You would need to install a oil tank for the 6 cyl. With a car weight of 1740 pounds and with a 130 HP engine mount as far forward as this 912 set up, what a ride. Quick, responsive, and frankly,one very cool looking Porsche Race Car. Paint looks good, body fit nice, and with no question, would cost 125K or more to build and sort this kind of car. 4 folders full of records,reciepts and history. Sold with bill of sale only.

Please Note, If you have less than 10 positive feedback, you MUST contact me first before Bidding or your bid will be cancelled. Please do not hit the “Buy it Now” and then tell me it was a mistake. Bid to win, and with confidence that your dealing with a retiring Porsche racer who knows the product and check my feed back, Good luck and thanks. Drew Brown

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This is one of those rare times when I think the seller may have undervalued the market for his own car. Or perhaps he’s just very realistic and I’ve grown too accustom to seeing Porsches offered at above market value. Bidding right now is at $24,100 and while the reserve has not been met, with a Buy It Now of $28,750 I feel pretty confident that we’ll see a sale here. This is a fully sorted and documented race car that is ready to drive and whose build would come at three to four times the price being asked here. It goes without saying that any serious buyer should know exactly what he or she is getting into with this sort of car, but I can’t help but think that this is a bargain.

-Rob