1990 Porsche 944 S2 Time Capsule For Sale

Hat tip to RarestRX for finding this fine S2.

I used to have a thing for shoes when I was younger.  I was obsessed by them, I would cut Nike ads out of magazines and tape them to my Trapper Keeper.

Yeah I am old.

Thinking about this sort of explains my fondness for the Porsche 944 cars.  As I grew up my thing for shoes turned into a fixation for cars.  Is it any small wonder the 944 looks so much like a shoe.  Look at a picture of the Nike Legend and look at a 944.  Creepy huh?

I dunno, maybe that is just me.

Here is a pristine example of a 1990 Porsche 944S2 with a scant 15k miles.

1990 Porsche 944 S2:

From the seller –

“Hey Guys,

I wanted to offer this to my Rennlist brothers before it goes on Ebay.

1990 Porsche 944 S2

15,952 Original Miles

Guards Red, Black interior
5 Speed manual.

This car was kept in a climate controlled Warehouse and only driven on weekends. Bought from the original owner. Every peice of service history was saved, even the original Window Sticker.

I thought my 928S was in great condition. This 944 is simply incredible.

Truly a time capsule piece.”

Beautiful car, I have made my fondness for the S2 cars well known.  90% of the turbo performance with 50% less headaches.  I know that is fuzzy math but that is my perception.

This is as fine an example that you will ever find.  Is it $20k fine?  I am not sure, $20k is a great deal of money for any S2, even one as fine as this.  But, if you are looking for the absolute best then this is the car for you.

~Aaron.

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1999 Porsche 911

The year 1999 was perhaps one of the most significant years for Porsche in recent memory, as it signaled the beginning of a new era for the venerable 911. Gone were the direct links to the past, such as air-cooled engines, round headlamps and fixed quarter light glass. The type 996 was indeed an all new design, by famed stylist Harm Lagaay and while it didn’t share any components with its predecessor, it did share much of its front end with the less expensive, mid-eingined Boxster. While some 911 purists derided the new model, it did bring about evolutionary touches to increase usability, while retaining the trademark rear-engined layout. Over a decade later, prices for 996s have lagged behind other, more desirable 911s, but it allows less wealthy enthusiasts access to the brand. This particular 911 is owned by our reader Joe and is very well sorted despite having just passed the 100,000 mile mark.

1999 Porsche 911

For sale: 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera C2 coupe. WP0AA2990XS623132. Production Date: June, 1998. Engine Type: M96

Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 100,679
Asking price: $19,400

I have the California title in-hand. Payment should be by wire transfer, check, or cash. Car is located in Los Angeles area. Please contact me via email: joe@joe250.com. I searched far and wide for this car. I wanted an LSD-equipped, no accident, all-original paint 996 coupe. It had 60,000 miles when I purchased it 2 years ago. I used it as my daily driver and racked up 40,000 miles in short order. My job requires me to drive all over California. It only let me down once when the crank position sensor started to go. Other than that it has been a fantastic car to own and drive. It is plenty fast, comfortable around town and perfect for long drives.

1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E

The 500E is one of the most complete cars I’ve ever driven. When I was in college, I was fortunate enough to test drive this legend at a specialist dealer. Even though the car I drove had 110,000 miles on the clock, in true Mercedes-Benz fashion, it felt solid as a rock. The suspension in this car alone was a revelation; comfortable enough for highway cruising yet tight enough when you wanted to be aggressive. To explain how the engineers pulled this off would probably be as hard to explain how gravity works. This car left an impression on me and every time I see one come up for sale, the little devil on my shoulder tells me to forget about the maintenance, fuel and insurance costs….just do it. This 1993 500E is for sale right in my backyard and it’s calling my name.

1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E on eBay

1993 Mercedes 500E: A joint production between Mercedes and Porsche. Here is the chance to own one of the cleanest and most cared for 500Es.

A little history, the prior owner received the car as part of a settlement many years ago and she spared absolutely no expense caring for it, none! The car was stored in a garage on 5th Avenue nearly all its life, it was always serviced at MB of Manhattan or EuroMotorcars in Bethesda on occasion. I have paperwork on the car that includes all the maintenance performed since its original purchase in addition to the owner’s manual svc stamps since ’93. I have all the major services documented since original purchase, including the latest 60k maintenance performed at the dealership to the tune of $1,100+ when the car had 57k; transmission flush was performed at 52k. Documented engine harness and water pump replacement.

All major equipment/parts on the car are 100% original i.e., engine, transmission, and body… Engine runs super smooth and transmission shifts like butter.

L-O-L-A Lola… Porsche Lola Race Car For Sale

Well here is something you don’t see every day.  A Porsche Lola race car that was backed by the factory and raced from 2000-2002.  I will shut up and get to the description as this is a pretty amazing specimen.

Porsche Lola Race Car:

From the seller –

“A great investment opportunity. This Porsche was made in one example…..

Developed by Norbert Singer at Porsche Germany and Brad Kettler, now Audi Motorsport, both with huge experience from Porsche 917, 935, 962 GT-1´s and Audi´s race cars as  R8´s and up and with many wins at LeMans, Daytona, Sebring etc.

Our car raced by Champion Racing in the USA from 2000 to 2002 as a Porsche backed up car & team.  This chassie was delivered from Lola in UK, as a model year 2000, and is built up with a monocoque from carbon fiber.  The engine is the massive Porsche GT-1 evo ( fyi. GT-1 engines have a price tag of +200 000 USD ) with over 1000 Hp and the strong sequencial 6 speed Porsche gearbox from the GT-1.

Carbon fiber brakes and/or steel.  The car is ready to sit in a serious collectors show room or be used as a winning car at the track for Historical race ( race support can be organized ).  There are tons of spare parts (many of them brand new) which goes with the deal. For more info about the spares and other documents included, please e-mail me, and I will reply with photos and more info.

The car was one of the invited Porsche stars at the huge Porsche event 2011, Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV, Mazda raceway/Laguna Seca. It had a spot in the nice “VIP” tent, where it was signed by Norbert Singer & Porsche factory driver Sascha Maassen, who drove the car.

Ultra Low Mile 1986 Porsche Carrera For Sale

To me, there are few things in this world as pleasing to the eye as a ’85-’89 Porsche Carrera.  I am not alone, these cars sold quite well considering the economics at the time and driven, driven, and driven some more.  Super low mile examples such as this are very hard to find.

1986 Porsche Carrera:

From the seller –

“1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Coupe, Guards Red/Black, 19k miles, 5 speed manual. Outstanding – always garaged, original paint in as new condition – no accidents. This is an opportunity to get close to a new 3.2 coupe in 2012 – perfect interior, all trim, gaskets, moldings. Factory options – sport seats, front and rear spoilers, cruise control, rear wiper, central locking sysytem, intensive washer system, headlight washers, blaupunkt reno 2 headunit. Added BBS 16×7 and 16×8 period correct 3 piece wheels and momo black shift knob – all else is original. Performs excellent, no leaks of any kind. Original wheels and shift knob no longer with the car, no records, compressor and tool kit.”

A couple of things give me pause, no records, compressor or tool kit.  For goodness sakes, track that down!  For $28k I think those looking for a car like this would want these things.  Or, maybe it’s just me.

The wheels, while period correct, they were ugly in the 80’s.  Now they are just awful.  1986 is also a tweener year for these cars.  You don’t get the G50 transmission but this does not bother me as much as it may trouble others.

On the other hand, this Carrera is pristine.  The interior looks new, the underside is clean, the block is dry.  The price of $28.5k does not seem all that prohibitive.  I have seen low mileage examples such as this being held for a king’s ransom so it is refreshing that the seller has his/her expectations based in reality.…

1987 Porsche 911 Carrera

For years I’ve had the Porsche Carrera 3.2 on the back of my mind. Ever since driving a 1984 hardtop when I was on my learner’s permit back in high school, I’ve been hung up on these things. It’s like your first love; for some reason, you never forget it. There’s no shortage of low mileage 3.2 coupes, targas and cabriolets out there, but prices are strong. In most cases, you’re looking at $25,000 on up. Every now and then, I see one being driven around the urban jungle. True, they look beat up cosmetically, but it’s a testament to the durability of older Porsches. Not only are they high performance machines, but they can handle the traffic and weather that East coast cities can throw at them, sometimes twenty and thirty years on. This particular 3.2 for sale is particularly tempting for me, as it is for sale right in my backyard and has had a series of hardcore enthusiasts own it. With some attractive performance upgrades and a full mechanical rebuild at 160,000 miles, this car is making the right noises.

1987 Porsche 911 Carrera on eBay

Welcome to my 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera. The 3.2 Carrera represents one of the greatest Porsches ever made. From 1984 to 1989, this 911 represented the peak of 911 evolution and stands today as a great blend between the classic and modern 911. I am not a car dealer, I am an individual selling my own personal car. I’ve been active on ebay for twelve years, with a perfect 100% feedback record. I intend to keep it that way. I will disclose to you here absolutely everything I know about this fantastic car. Test drives are welcome, just let me know when you’d like to come over. Professional inspection at one of the area Porsche shops is also welcome, contact me for details if you are interested.

Well Sorted Porsche 993 For Sale

It has been a year and a half since I sold my E39 M5.  It just does not make sense for me to have a car since I always seem to have several around I can drive.  The problem is none of them could be considered “enthusiast” vehicles by any means.  Frankly I am surprised I have held out as long as I have.

While it makes no sense whatsoever I have been having sinful thoughts about Porsche 993’s.  Maybe I will just get one for the summer.  Hopefully by the fall I will have come to my senses and I can go back to driving worn XC90’s and spunky MINI Coopers?  The problem is I don’t have the time to restore one, I need something turn key and ready to go.

A little something like this…

1995 Porsche 993:

Here is a great description from the seller –

“I figure I’m going to have to write this if I intend to sell the car, so here goes: Speed Yellow 993 C2. Never been smoked in, never been in an accident, never been in snow, and has VERY rarely seen rain. I shipped it in from California, where it was religiously maintained at High Performance House (650.364.6234). I have most records since new. It’s immaculate. Without getting into specifics, it pulls very hard, stops very well, and handles great.

Definitive “reluctant sale.” I don’t have to sell the car, and I’m finding that it’s killing me to write this. Porsche guys talk about buying cars that are “fully sorted” – this car is definitely that. Only thing it could use is a center taillight piece. I have the Autocheck (which is clear) and the VIN if you’re interested in doing a Carfax (which is clear) instead. The car has been maintained by Taylor Chapman (of Chapman Auto Works – 703.467.9130) since its arrival in Virginia.

1993 Mercedes 500e Hammer For Sale

I typically leave all things Benz to my peers here at GCFSB.  It’s not that I don’t like them, I am quite smitten in fact.  It’s just that they are all so damn knowledgeable I figure it best to leave these cars to the pros.

However, for every rule there is an exception.  The Mercedes 500e “Hammer” is the exception to that rule.  Built as a joint venture between Mercedes and Porsche this partnership involved shipping these cars back and forth between factories during each 18 day build.

The result was a world class sedan powered by 5.0 liter V8 capable of 0-60 sprints in the 6 second range.  That is so very quick for a car that weighs almost 3,800 pounds.  Here is an excellent two owner example for your viewing pleasure.

1993 Mercedes Benz 500E Hammer:

More about this car –

“This auction is for a beautiful 1993 Mercedes Benz 500E HAMMER. It has 105k original miles on it.

Clean Title * CarFax Certified  * 2 OWNER CAR!!!

This 500E is in excellent condition. All of the electronics work correctly.

THIS IS THE ULTIMATE CLASSIC MERCEDES – LESS THAN 1600 MADE IN 1993 – VERY FEW OF THEM WERE WHITE

The suspension feels tight, the motor and transmission run very strong, and the car drives perfectly.

This Mercedes has been meticulously maintained. I have most of the Service History

FIRST OWNER KEPT THE CAR IN A HEATED GARAGE.

STUNNING CONDITION – YOU CAN TELL ITS AN ENTHUSIAST’S CAR

I KEPT IT IN THE GARAGE AS WELL

CLEAN CONDITION – BEST COLOR COMBINATION AVAILABLE!!!

The paint color is Bright White and is in excellent condition. The interior is Light Grey Leather.

EXCELLENT CONDITION WOOD TRIMMED INTERIOR – NO CRACKS OR BROKEN PIECES – STILL VERY GLOSSY

The interior shows very little to almost no wear.

Rough 1974 Porsche 914 Bumblebee For Sale

We have featured these cars, um, in much better shape before but the prices for those 914’s are somewhere in the $20k range.  Here is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor, so to speak.  This is one of 500 “bumblebee” edition 914’s.  These cars are getting harder to find so beggars cannot be choosers.

1974 Porsche 914 Bumblebee:

From the seller –

“1974 Porsche 914 limited edition find of the week.

We are thrilled this week to offer you our fellow 914 enthusiast this fabulous “bumblebee” limited edition running restoration.  As we all know these limited edition models were the only special 914 models ever made and only 500 of the white with orange and 500 of the black with yellow were ever made, thus making them one of the rarest 914s in history.

Current restored values of these cars are in the 25,000 dollar plus range and with the six cylinder versions hitting the ceiling, this is the next 914 to go sky high.

Equipped standardly with the fabulous 2.0 engine, front and rear sway bars, dual horns, driving lights, center console with gauges, Mahle wheels and rear anodized roll bar chrome, these cars had additionally color keyed bumpers and rocker panels as well as

bold negative stripes and specially designed factory front spoiler.

This car additionally has installed the so called “factory” air conditioning, an option provided by the Porsche audi volkswagen network but always installed at the dealer before new car delivery.

Although this 914 looks a little sad, as you can see by the pictures, the car is very very straight with light rust except for the  battery area, which results in the frame rail rusting as well.

Someone has “executed” a crude repair in this area which of course will have to be redone, but luckily we make all of the reproduction parts and actually repair these cars daily in our award winning restoration shop.

Ruf Something Or Other For Sale – 1980 Porsche 930

So… if I am the kind of guy that has a Ruf car in his/her garage I am going to know exactly what I have.  Here we have a Ruf tuned 1980 Porsche 930.

What level of tune, I have no idea.  CTR?  BTR?  Not sure, but it has 475 horsepower whatever it is.

1980 Ruf Porsche 930 For Sale:

From the seller –

“ruf 1985 930 911 turbo 475 din .hp power very fast car one of the fastest cars of the 80 top speed 200 Q mile low 12 mint condtion have owned fore 17 year very rare car call bill 774=249596. TH CAR IS A 1985 GERMAN CAR IS A RUF HAS MA TITLE SO SAME CAR GO THROUGH BARRET JAKSON FOR 129000.”

What?  I am not even sure what this means.  My guess it the seller bought a 1980 Porsche 930 and had some Ruf updates installed.  This is not to be confused with a factory built CTR or BTR.  Those cars can cost anywhere from $60-130k.  This is a very nice car and very very fast.  Probably a $50k car all day long.

You know what would be nice, some more detail.  I hate having to guess at what we are looking at.  But other than some cryptic pictures we don’t have much to go on.  The exhaust and wheels are Ruf spec but without a motor shot there is no way of knowing what level of tune we are looking at.

Potential buyers, it’s time to start asking questions.  The ambiguity of the ad might make for a good buying opportunity for the right person.

Be careful out there!

~Aaron.

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