2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S

It seems there are more varieties of 911s than days of the month, but it wasn’t always this way. Some models have come and gone, but one variant that has been a mainstay is this one: the Targa. Somewhat overshadowed by the introduction of the SC Cabriolet in 1983, the Targa has evolved throughout the years, starting as a 911 with a roll hoop and soft top rear section. The soft top gave way to a fixed glass window and was replaced by a large, sliding glass panel in 1996 on the 993. The subsequent generations have stayed true to this sliding glass panel concept, as we see here with this 2007 Targa 4S for sale in Iowa from our friends at EuroWerkz.

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Year: 2007
Model: 911 Targa 4S
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 16,000 mi
Price: $64,900

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S for sale at EuroWerkz LC

2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S – Black/Sand Beige Full Leather – 6 speed – Sport Chrono Plus
August 5, 2013
History – Bought new in FL from Champion Porsche. While in new car inventory Champion installed a set of Champion Motorsport Springs and 19” forged RG5B wheels. First owner traded it on a different vehicle with 9,300 miles on it fall of 2009. I brought it to IA September of 2009 and have owned it since. Since day one it has been enthusiast owned. I have driven it sparingly and stored in my climate control garage as well as secured covered parking at my office location. Professionally detailed 2 times per year and meticulously maintained. The car currently has just over 16,000 miles on it.

This is a pride of ownership, PCA Member, open check-book maintained Targa 4S. All services are up to date and the car is not in need of any reconditioning. Sale includes all books, documented service history at Porsche dealer, and three factory keys, window sticker, Porsche COA, Porsche fitted car cover, and the original exhaust and airbox.
Options and MSRP: $95,900
Black NC
Full Leather $3,365
Black Mats – Porsche Lettering $115
Power Seat Package $1,550
Self Diming Mirrors $385
Sport Chrono Plus $920
Navigation for PCM $2,070
Bose High End Sound Package $1,390
Destination Charge: $795
Exclusive Options:
Storage Compartment Lid w/Model Logo $290
Instrument Surround Aluminum Look $360
Thicker Steering Wheel – Leather $800
19” Carrera Sport Wheel $835
Porsche Crest in Headrest $270
Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipes $360
TOTAL STICKER PRICE: $109,405
Performance & Cosmetic Upgrades:
19” Champion Motorsport Wheels $4,000
Champion Motorsport Springs $1,200
Fabspeed Performance Package $6,895
GT2 Turbo Side Skirts $1,000
Clear Front Turn Signal Indicators $200
www.Fabspeed.com
997 Performance Package with ECU Upgrade/Comp Intake
Performance Package includes Maxflo mufflers, headers, X-Pipe sportcats, Tips, ECU upgrade, cold air kit-BMC filter/Competition Intake. Realized Gain: rear weight reduction, +40-50HP, excellent sound.
www.Championmotorsport.com
19” RG5B Wheels
The RG5B is made from a single piece of A6061 aluminum, heat treated to T6 standards, and forged in an 8000 pound press. The end result is an extremely light wheel, ranging from 19 to 26 pounds, depending on diameter and width. This process also produces one of the strongest wheels on the market.
Condition –
Exterior: Factory Paint and Panels, no dings or dents on the car and there are no scratches on the car. A few pin sized nicks from bugs and road grit. All trim is original and in excellent condition. All four wheels are straight and free of rash. All four wheels have matching Michelin Pilot Sports mounted with approximately 3,000 miles on them. The car is only hand washed and waxed by me and my detailer whose specialty is black paint. The paint is deep and shiny with no swirl marks. Short of a very few nicks from road use the exterior of the car is as new.
Interior: Leather is in beautiful condition showing very little wear to driver and passenger seat bolsters. Rear seats are both as new. No rips or tears in any seats. Dash leather is perfect. All door panels are as new. All trim is beautiful and free of scratches. Leather headliner is free of any stains or blemishes. Carpets are perfect. Floor mats are original and while showing slight wear are still in excellent condition. All rocker panel and other trim is in excellent condition. All switch gear is in excellent condition. EVERYTHING is in working order. A fresh looking, smelling and feeling full leather interior that is routinely conditioned.
Mechanical: Car is in perfect mechanical condition. Never any failures and all services done pro-actively and routinely. The car drives straight and true, runs very strong, and performs as it is engineered to do.
Service History Since my Ownership:

· 9,954 miles at EuroWerkz, LC 10/22/2009: Install Fabspeed Performance Package: $6,895
· 10,277 miles at European Motors 4/1/2010: Lube, Oil and Filter and Installation of GT2 side skirts: $199.18
· 12,344 miles at European Motors 7/19/2011: Lube, Oil and Filter and Installation of four new Michelin Pilot Sport Tires: $1,754.81
· 14,374 miles at Lujack Porsche 7/18/2012: 4 year service to include full inspection, Lube, Oil and Filter, Changed Brake Fluid, Replaced Spark Plugs: $1,406.82
· 15,303 miles at Lujack Porsche 4/4/2013: Replaced 4 Tire Pressure Monitors: $1,316.81
Closing Comments: I have enjoyed every minute of owning this car since 2009. In my opinion, it is really the best of all worlds in the 997 911 lineup: wide body without all of the spoilers and intakes, all wheel drive, open air cockpit, yet more rigid and coupe like than a cab, functional rear hatch for a little easier access for a duffle bag on a weekend trip, and a rarer model than a Turbo. Moreover, I put effort to tastefully expand this car’s sporting character than it was originally optioned, by adding the Fabspeed package and GT2 skirts. From top to bottom this car exudes quality and uniqueness while offering an excellent balance of touring and sport. It is a joy to drive and routinely receives positive comments from Porsche-philes as well as people simply admiring a beautiful car.

Reason for sending her to a new home: I had no intention of selling the car until recently when I had the opportunity to buy not one, but two, other of my Porsche 911 dream cars. So, it’s really just a matter of freeing up the funds and the garage space.
Terms: Deposit of $1,000 expected within 24 hours of agreeing to purchase. Title is in hand, free and clear.
$64,900

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While I tend to prefer the classic silhouette of the 911 Coupe, I think I may have changed my mind with this Targa 4S. The chrome trim mirroring the roofline plus the added practicality of the rear hatch goes well with the dark color and eye-catching RG5B wheels. When you first look at this 911, you see a coupe, but look a little closer and you’ll notice the subtle differences. Add in the unique options and you have a 911 that sets you apart from the crowd.

For those interested in this Targa 4S, you can contact Doug Wittkowski of EuroWerks at witt@eurowerkzlc.com

-Paul

1986 Porsche Carrera

Please join me in giving a warm welcome to our newest contributor at German Cars For Sale Blog, Rob Simkins.

-Paul

This is a fitting car to serve as my first post here at GCFSB as my father owned the predecessor to this Carrera series, the 911SC, which served as my introduction to the marque. The 3.2 Carreras brought about the revival of the Carrera name, along with an increase in displacement, up from the 3.0 liter engines of the SC, and modest improvements to the drivetrain and braking systems. Perhaps most importantly, they retained classic 911 styling. For any buyer looking for pre-964 styling, the 3.2 Carreras serve as the most refined examples available.

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Year: 1986
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 108,338 mi
Price: $22,500

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera on Hemmings Motor News

This 1986 Porsche Carrera Coupe is in Iris Blue Metallic with Blue. Iris Blue, code 33P, a unique and desirable color. The car last changed hands in 2005 in Washington State. This car can best be described as a entry level mid year 3.2 Carrera that can be enjoyed and improved upon.

The car starts, runs and drives very nice with plenty of power, good suspension, reactive brakes and handling. Good clutch and sycnros in all gears. The paint has a nice luster and the color is consistant. Gaps are good and the doors shut correctly as does the hood and deck lid.

Interior shows well. Unmodified other than an updated stereo face plate. Stock speaker grills. Crack free dash. Headliner is good. Decent carpets and bright gages. A nonsmokers car. Matching Kuhmo tires all around, recently replaced. A/C blows but not cold. Carfax is posted, minor incident in 2006 on the driver’s side front fender.

Owners manual and jack (no tools or compressor) will be presented to the new owner. This is a nice opportunity to own a driver quality 3.2 Carrera in a unique color with a reasonable price point.

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This particular 1986 Carrera looks beautiful in its Iris Blue paint with the standard contrasting black wheels. Both the paint and the interior appear to be in very good condition. Perhaps most importantly for some buyers, the car is more or less original. With a little over 100K miles, $22,500 seems a good price for a car that will likely provide many more years of enjoyable motoring. It was always a treat going for a ride in my Dad’s SC, and I know he regretted the day he had to sell it. Were I in the market for a similar car, though with a few improvements, something like this ’86 3.2 Carrera would likely serve as an admirable replacement.

-Rob

1991 Porsche 911 Turbo

The 964 iteration of the Porsche 911 fell into a bit of a no-man’s land in terms of collectability for a while but is now gaining a little more of the respect it deserves. This iteration of this venerable sports car had a short run. The first model introduced was the Carrera 4 in 1989, which introduced the notion of an all-wheel drive Carrera to the mainstream. The model range was succeeded a few short years later in 1995 by the much loved 993, the final air-cooled 911. In that short span, there was a good deal of variety in terms of model variants, however. One of the most fearsome was, as usual, the Turbo.

This would be the last rear-wheel drive Turbo that Porsche would unleash. As such, it has started to become a bit of a legend. Introduced in 1990, the 964 Turbo used the same 3.3 liter engine as in the previous Turbos, but was upgraded slightly for better performance, capable of 320 bhp and 332 lb-ft torque. It would not be until 1993 that Porsche would unveil a Turbo based on the new 3.6 liter engine that debuted with the Carrera and Carrera S. The 3.3 Turbo was more common than the 3.6, with 3,660 being built versus 1,500. This 1991 Turbo on offer in California has just shy of 40,000 miles on the clock and comes with a few tasteful performance upgrades.

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Year: 1991
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 39,990 mi
Price: $100,000 Buy It Now

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Very rare 1991 965 Turbo with know history from new only 39,990 miles from new meticulously maintained, non-smoker, with no paint work or accidents ever as new and with [EXCELLENT TO LIKE NEW CONDITION WITH PERFECT INTERIOR] originally sold out of Calrsbad San Diego Porsche dealership to a Physician California for $100K USD. I have all books, keys, contracts invoice sale books with dealer stamps and service records from new. This 965 Turbo also as very rare factory order sport seats.

Lots of $$$$ spent and with reiceipts lightweight flywheel and clutch package, with over 430BHP and B&B triflow exhaust system with heaterboxes and high flow cats, limited slip differential, The suspension is Bilstein PSS9 fully adjustable coil over suspension, has been lowered and adjusted, thus handles as if on rails.

This is an very clean and exceptional example of the last real rear wheel drive Turbos, less then 700 copies. Recent SMOG and PASS with extremely low emissions. Absolutly no dissappointment. E-mail for more info or addional pictures. Won’t find a nice example in this condition with this history. All books, maintenance records, original tools, spare, jack, keys and totaling over $30K in upgrades. Serious inquiries only please. Thank you.

Engine:
3.3 liter
K-29S-11-11 Turbocharger originally used on 962 Porsche single turbo race cars will flow over 600 HP
1 bar boost spring
HPV Electromotive’s Direct ignition system {DIS}
Lightened flywheel with cluctch package
B&B Try-flow Headers/ with heat exchangers
European fuel system/K&N filter

Suspension:
Limited slip differential
Billstein PSS9 fully adjustable with coil over suspension

RH Germany 3.6 turbo three-piece wheels (18×8.5″ & 18×11″) Brand new Dunlop 225/40/ZR18 front 265/35/ZR18 rear

Additional factory parts included, with under 17K miles when removed

Factory fuel system

K27 Turbo

Complete distributor system

Some addional exhaust system included

Paint- 9.5
Interior- 9.5
Mechanics- 9.5

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As usual, Porsche 911 Turbos do not come cheap, no matter the year. But the asking price of $100,000 left me scratching my head. A 911 Turbo of this vintage with anywhere between 20,000 to 40,000 miles should run you between $50,000 and $70,000 at the most. Sure, this Turbo has been breathed on a bit to put performance up there with the best of them and the mileage is quite reasonable, but the seller has an uphill battle in reaching for six figures.

-Paul

1965 Porsche 356SC Coupe

Until recently, Porsche was not a company known for carrying out model introductions and changeovers at a significant clip. It’s first production model, the 356, lasted for 17 years before being usurped by the 911, a car that has become synonymous with the brand to this day (albeit in a highly evolved state). The year 1965 would mark the end of the road for the 356. Towards the end of the production run, Porsche unveiled the 356SC. This would be the highest horsepower pushrod engine Porsche would produce. At an output of 95 bhp coupled to a vehicle weighing around 2,000 lbs, this made for lively performance for the day, even if many modern motors can beat it off the line. Demand for the 356 remained strong right up to the end and today they fetch impressive sums on the collector market. This 356SC for sale in Florida is an older restoration and retains its original engine and transmission.

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Year: 1965
Model: 356SC Coupe
Engine: 1.6 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 98,215 mi
Price: $77,900 Buy It Now

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1965 Porsche 356 SC Coupe

Up for sale is this very nice 1965 Porsche 356 SC Coupe that is an older restoration done about 15 years ago. The car is finished in Slate Grey with a Red vinyl interior. This car has the original SC engine and original transmission to the car. The pans are in excellent condition. This is a very well done car with an excellent finish that shows only a few minor flaws. All of the bright work is in excellent condition. The interior is in excellent condition. This car has just been mechanically serviced and is ready to be driven anywhere. The recent service included carbs rebuilt, reseal of oil sump, valve adjustment, wheel bearing service, brake service, new front tie rod ends, new tires, and several other small items. The car can be seen / inspected with an appointment. The car has a clear Florida title and has been owned by the current owner for approximately 6 years. The owner is a client of mine and I’m representing the vehicle on his behalf.

Please call with any questions that you may have prior to bidding. I can be reached at 561.307.2232 to answer any questions that you may have.

VIN 219652
Engine Serial Number P*812800
Engine Type Stamping 616/16 (Indicates SC Engine)
Engine Case Casting 80970

Terms of sale:
The car is sold AS IS with no warranty or guarantee of any type. A non-refundable deposit of $1000 is due with 24 hours of winning bid. Final payment is due via bank check or bank wire transfer with 5 days. Transportation is the responsibility of the winning bidder/buyer, however I will gladly assist with the arrangements.

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Whether it’s an early 911 or a late 356 such as this, the gray on red combination is one of my favorite color combinations for Porsches from this era. One thing I’m not a fan of, however, is the luggage rack on the engine lid. This option always looked a bit awkward and out of proportion, in my opinion. Currently, a good 356SC Coupe will run you about $65,000 to $80,000 on average. Not surprisingly, convertibles in similar nick will bring a bit more. Given this car has a few flaws and is an older restoration, I’d say the asking price is just a little on the high side, but not too far off the mark.

-Paul

1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E

Of all the cars I’ve ever driven, the Mercedes-Benz 500E has been one of the most memorable. Part of the magic is how unassuming this sedan seems at first. Other than a badge on the trunk and subtle fender flares, there’s not much to tip the casual observer off to what lies beneath. Shortly before AMG became the in-house tuning arm of Mercedes, Porsche worked their magic on the W124 chassis and in the process created what has been one of the most revered automotive collaborations in recent memory. Only 1,505 of these cars found their way to the US, becoming a prelude to what high-performance machines would emerge from Mercedes-Benz over the next decade. This 500E for sale in Illinois was originally a Texas car and has since been shielded from winters, which is not surprising given it has covered a reasonable 5,500 miles per year.

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Year: 1993
Model: 500E
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 110,220 mi
Price: $17,500

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E on Hemmings Motor News

1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E 4 Dr Sedan – 110,220 miles. VIN# WDBEA36E6PB906996

In 1993 the 500E was the fastest production sedan in the world, with 150 mph top speed, and 0 – 60 mph in less than 6 seconds. This was the Mercedes muscle car. This limited edition car (1,500 built over a 3-year period) was a joint collaboration between Mercedes Benz and Porsche. It features a 5 liter 315 hp engine designed by Porsche for Mercedes-Benz. It was assembled on a Porsche production line. It has a sport suspension, flared fenders, and lowered chasis.

Seats four, black leather heated seats. Remarkable condition. Exterior has no dents, no rust, only minor nicks and scratches. Everything works: A/C, radio, heated seats, electric sun roof, CD player. This car has never seen a northern winter. Purchased from brother (prominent neurosurgeon in San Antonio, TX) prior to his death in 2006. Since then, car has been babied and driven only in Chicago summers. It is in excellent condition with a new/rebuilt transmission and a full tune-up at 103,000 miles. Engine has been protected with synthetic oil and performs like new. Michelin tires with only 17,000 miles.
Price: $17,500

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We featured a 1992 500E at the beginning of the month that sold for $7,250. That car had almost double the miles and the price reflects the low end of what these cars are bringing today. Back in early April, we featured another 1992 500E with 105,000 miles on the clock that sold for $10,200. That car was a little bit rougher around the edges cosmetically than this particular car. This car has had a transmission rebuilt, so it would be worth investigating why this repair was done and what shop carried out the work. Hagerty is listing average values for 1993 500Es at around $15,000, so I’d suspect the seller is a bit on the high side with the asking price. I’d suspect this car could pull somewhere in between $12,000 and $15,000.

-Paul

1998 Porsche 911 Turbo Ruf Conversion

Last week, we reviewed a beautiful white 1998 993 Twin Turbo converted to Ruf Turbo R specifications. They say lightning never strikes twice, but Ruf has never been one to listen to convention or limitations. Surely the most elite of the German tuners, Ruf automobiles demand a premium over their already expensive Porsche cousins. However, there is a difference in the market between a car with an original Ruf build certificate and one that has been converted by the owner. This example looks cracking in silver, and like the white car is not an original Ruf car but a converted example.

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Year: 1998
Model: 911 Turbo (993)
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6 Twin Turbo
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 75,704 miles
Price: $74,888 Buy it Now

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1998 Porsche 993 Twin Turbo Ruf, rare Ruf conversion with rear-wheel drive. Twin-turbo 3.6 motor, 6-speed manual transmission. Absolutely stunning! Over $60,000 invested, including –

Fresh 3.6 twin turbo w performance tuning
Rear-wheel drive conversion
Ruf front & rear bumpers (originals, not replicas)
Ruf 19″ wheels in Hypersilver
Ruf sport leather steering wheel (new)
Ruf gear shift (new)
Ruf floor mats
Ruf badging
Turbo “S” exhaust tips
Turbo “S” rear wing
Sports hardback seats
Muffler delete
Billstein PSS9 adjustable coilover suspension
Strut tower brace in carbon fiber
Upgraded sound system

We have receipts for the engine work done (over $30,000)

Condition –

Recent PPI done last month by Powertech in NJ (see attached report)
Perfect compression and no leaks
Excellent concours condition
Accident free
All books and manuals
Exterior is free of any scratches or rock chips
Runs and drives great
Driver seat has wear as expected (see pics)
Everything works as expected
Cold air conditioning
Clean Autocheck
Wheels are free of any curbing
Tires have over 50% tread

About us –

We specialize in pre-loved air-cooled Porsches. We ship world wide. We offer financing. We have a 100% feedback score for outstanding customer service. Serious inquiries call 2013100048.

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While a “normal” 993 Twin Turbo will set you back around $60,000 to $70,000, the white lighting we showed last week was asking $110,000 despite not being an original Ruf. That’s a serious amount of “extra” over the standard car – so much so, that you could nearly buy two! However, the most valuable aspect of the Ruf cars is, and has always been, the motors they have developed. Unlike the white car, this silver example does not appear to have the valuable motor swap, but does sport the same suspension and body kit, along with a grab to the Porsche parts bag for the Turbo S rear wing. In comparison to the white car, then, this car is more of a replica without the motor.

For $35,000 dollars less, I feel like I could live with a few less horsepower, especially without the benefit of the all wheel drive saving me when I dipped a little too far into the loud pedal. Additionally, I think the silver flies (literally) a little lower on the radar, and I can’t express enough how glad I am that those beautiful Ruf alloys aren’t black. Sure, it has more miles on the clock, but it looks to be in just about perfect condition and without the more expensive motor, it’ll set you back less at the next servicing. To me, this is a slightly better value than the white car, with a price closer to the high end of the standard 993 TT market but with some nice looking upgrades. Without either being actual Ruf cars, I’d drive the silver one comfortable in both the fact that I had a fantastic looking, exceptionally fast car and $35,000 in the bank to help pay the bills.

-Carter

1986.5 Porsche 928S

Long considered the step child in the ranks, front engine Porsches have been gaining in popularity over the past decade. Popular sentiment has shifted towards acceptance of cars other than the 911 with the Porsche crest on the bonnet. While the 924 and 944 are great choices for those who want a car to carve up the back roads or hit a track day or two, the 928 is one of the best grand touring machines of the era. With V8 power and a good amount of them equipped with an automatic transmission, they are perfect for eating up the miles, especially if you live in the car’s home country and can exploit its power. This 928 for sale in Pennsylvania has the 5.0 liter V8 and is equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox, making it a better proposition for those who want to be involved in every aspect of this brute from Stuttgart.

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Year: 1986.5
Model: 928S
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 41,600 mi
Price: Reserve auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986.5 Porsche 928S on eBay

1986.5 928S

5-speed

Original Black Paint with Burgundy leather interior

41,600 Original Miles

VIN # WPOJB0929GS861856

Fantastic example in great condition. I purchased this vehicle in 2011 with 40K miles on it and updated a great deal. The following list of updates or preventive work was completed over the past 16 months. All mechanical work was completed by a local shop that specializes in Porsche cars. Can provide the name and contact information of mechanic for serious buyers. The car is fast and handles great.

1. Truck Latch Repaired

2. LED light refresh interior

3. Trunk and Hood Struts

4. Hood Liner for engine compartment.

5. New Hood release cable and control

6. Porken Chip Set V4

7. Porken Tensioner

8. Porken Q Rings

9. Gates Timing Belt

10. All Fuses

11. ABD and Fog Light Relay

12. Water Pump

13. Fuel Pump

14. Fuel Pressure Regulator

15. Vacuum Line Refresh

16. Fuel Line Refresh

17. O2 Sensor

18. X Pipes (have original)

19. Cam Cover Gaskets

20. All Washer Pumps and plumbing

21. BOSCH Plug Wires

22. New Shocks (OEM)

23. Electrical Rotors

24. Dash Dimmer Switch

25. Combination Switch (Steering wheel cluster)

26. New Chin Spoiler

27. New

28. Over $1,000 in new Michelin Tires on vehical

29. New Battery (will include trickle charger)

30. Custom Sun Shade (will include)

31. Custom Fender Mechanic Chaps (will include)

32. 4 season Outdoor car cover (will include)

Paint and interior in great shape for the age of this vehicle. Would welcome any serious buyers who would wish to see the vehicle in person. Spare tire, pump kit, extra belts, owners manual, and two key sets all in great shape. I have all work orders and receipts since I have owned this vehicle.

This car was my dream car since I was a boy. I searched and found a good unmolested example and made it great. Sadly, I just do not have the time to drive it as I had hoped. I have put less than 1,500 miles on it in the 2 years I have owned the car. Have additional images if needed. Simply…This car needs nothing

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The 928 is sort of a chameleon type of car. In a period 1970s color such as light green metallic or brown, it appears firmly rooted in that era. However, paint it a color more commonly popular today, like silver, black or white, and you could mistakenly think this is the “new Porsche.” Few cars have ever looked into the future in terms of automotive styling as insightfully as the 928 did.

We featured a 5-speed manual 928S back in April that was for sale at $23,500. It failed to move at that price. Around $12,000 to $13,000 is about what average 928s of this vintage are pulling. This car isn’t average, though. Given the lower miles, condition and tasteful color combination, I’d suspect the final bidding on this car will wind up somewhere between $16,000 to $18,000.

-Paul

1978 Porsche 924 Limited Edition

In the past two weeks, I’ve reviewed both a 1987 Porsche 924S and a 1988 Porsche 924S “Special Edition”. The while both of those cars shared their big brother 944’s engine and suspension for a more sporty feel, today’s 924 is from the beginning of the model run. This is the car that generates probably the most violent reactions in the Porsche crowd, with many claiming it is unworthy of a Porsche badge. This is unfortunate, as the original 924 design was groundbreaking in both aerodynamics and styling, and is the most pure expression of that iconic look that would carry through the 1990s and be copied by many other companies. Sure, it shared the engine from an Audi 100 and didn’t really have the power to match its looks, but let’s not forget that the iconic 356 also borrowed heavily from the Volkswagen parts bin. Most of these early 924s have gone the way of the dodo, so it’s exciting to see this Limited Edition 1978 model pop up on eBay:

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Year: 1978
Model: 924 Limited Edition
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 53,000 miles
Price: $3,700 Buy It Now

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This is a super rare California original 1978 Porsche 924 Limited Edition with only 53k miles! It is one of only 1800 that were made. It is a beautiful gray exterior that shines up superb! It has a nice set of cloth insert seats that really hold you in place as you are taking the turns! This 924 is equipped with the original 2.0 Audi motor that produces 125 horsepower and over 125 lbs/torque. It has a huge sunroof that goes in the trunk and it still has the original bag that it goes in. This car was recently sold and fraudently misrepresented on Ebay as a near museum quality piece and a true survivor. The car was described as immaculate and flawless etc. and I do not want to mislead the next owner.

I am selling this car for my friend who is simply trying to get back some of the money that was spent on this car. This car has super potential and truly is in remarkable exterior shape with a nice interior as well but if you are looking for a show car (as he thought he was buying) this is not for you. She starts right up and idles great after about a minute of “warm-up” time. The clutch grabs as it should but does feel a little spongy. The rear hatchback will need the grommets that are sold here on eBay to allow it to have a tighter seal when it is closed. It does not leak to my knowledge. The tires are great but she does need a set of brake pads front and rear and will in the future be ready for a set of shocks all around.

The windows work great but one of the switches has a mind of its own. The AC is not working but is fully intact. I have a German car sickness that I do not want to be cured of– I am well versed in the 924/944/968 chassis and can tell you that this car is ready to rock and roll with a minimal amount of effort. My friend knows that he has a rare piece of Porsche history but his family circumstances do not allow him to have a car that needs to be finished. He was under the assumption he was buying a museum car. This 924 is a blast to drive and has a great visceral feel without the added weight of the 944 Queenesque “fat-bottomed girl” rear flared fenders. She revs out like a cat with its tail on fire and is what a sports car used to feel like. This car is equipped with a manual rack for the steering which puts the driver in total control of the road. She is truly a point and shoot go-kart for the open road.

The original 924 motor was much maligned as a fake Porsche because of the Audi motor but the ease of maintenance and smiles per gallon that she will provide has proven over time to be a real winner. The steering wheel is in nice shape but could use a cover or be refinished. The dash is in nice shape but does have a properly installed coverlay on it. This car is well above a project car but a few notches below a museum car. It is simply NOT what my friend was trying to purchase. This car could be used as a great daily driver or a Sunday leisurely cruiser. If you have always wanted to own a Porsche but have a VW budget this is THE car for you. I have great positive feedback and have honestly tried to disclose all that I know about this wonderfully engineered piece of German automobile history. The next owner would be proud to have this car in his or her garage. If you have any questions please ask! From my previous experience with the 924/944/968 chassis I can tell you that NOTHING is quite like the feeling of meandering down the coast with the top out and Led Zeppelin on the radio. This car was created to carve through the twisties like a hot knife through butter! I wish that I could keep this car for myself.

I have plenty of other photos upon request and please ask if you have any questions. The reserve on this car is extremely reasonable.

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I like that the seller is upfront that the car is not a museum piece, but rather an exceptional quality driver. From the look of the photos presented, he’s not hiding anything – the car looks to be in fantastic condition. One has to feel a bit for the story presented; that the car was represented as a museum-quality piece to the current seller when it was not, and they’re selling to limit their losses. As many classic cars are being over represented these days in online auctions, this scenario isn’t very hard to believe!

You could buy this car and drive to your local Porsche show, and would probably be scoffed and berated for having continued the existence of a 924. You could buy this car and drive to your local coffee shop meet, and spend a lot of time explaining why you didn’t buy a 944. But if it were me, I’d buy this car and drive it to a Volkswagen and Audi meet. I guarantee that upon arriving you’d have a group of appreciating enthusiasts pining over the condition and uniqueness of this car. It is actually a great counterpoint to the 1983 Scirocco I wrote up last week. For about a third of the money, you can have a very similar experience in this car, if not feel a bit more special. For those that claim it’s not deserving of the Porsche badge, I respond it’s not deserving of the treatment afforded it by the Porsche crowd. A car of this quality deserves to be appreciated and enjoyed, and I think the next owner will – and they’ll have gotten a bargain for sure.

-Carter

1998 RUF Turbo R (993TT)

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One of the premier names in Porsche tuning, Ruf Automobile GmbH is a German automobile manufacturer. that specializes in specialty builds based on Porsche chassis. Founded in the late 1930’s as a repair shop, it wasn’t until 1977 that Ruf debuted their first full production car based on a 930 Porsche. What really put Ruf on the map was the creation of the CTR in 1987 which set the record as the world’s fastest production car at the time. Since then, Ruf has become the most renound names in the automotive tuning market with such hits ar the CTR2, CTR3, and RGT-8 all of which produce number that put most supercars to shame.

With such a stellar resume, it’s no wonder the seller of this stunning 993TT turned to Ruf to build his dream car.

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Year: 1998
Model: RUF Turbo R
Engine: 3.6 liter twin turbo flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 35,000 mi
Price: $110,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1998 RUF Turbo R on thesamba.com

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1998 RUF Turbo R (993TT)

This is my own personal car (I am not a dealer, not that dealers are bad) and I am an avid adult car enthusiast, this is my second Porsche and I am a PCA member…

1998 Porsche 993 RUF Turbo R Conversion…On record at RUF Germany and have RUF Receipts/Paperwork…
Clean Title (in hand)
Exterior – White
Interior – Two tone Navy Blue/Black with Carbon Fiber accents. The blue is truly navy (so darker tone but in pics do to lighting can look purple-ish but it is NOT, it is dark navy)
Miles Total – 35,500 on car, with roughly 15K range on RUF Turbo R package engine installed at time of conversion…
I bought the car in summer 2012 from a Porsche PCA Member who was the second owner and has owned the car since July 2000; first leasing through his business and then buying out the lease. (I am the third owner.)
RUF Turbo R conversion done in April 2001, car at the time had roughly 21,000 miles. This was a new engine sent from Germany from RUF with RUF techs to do the conversion. This engine now has about 15K miles on it bringing total 35,500…. Conversion Documented and on Record at RUF Germany; I have paperwork.
Prior owner added many upgrades and available to talk by phone if needed with serious buyer; Bilstien PSS9 Adjustable coil overs, stainless fabspeed exhaust  – car sounds amazing… see links to vids below, check valve kit, serpentine belt upgrade, 993 to power 996 seat conversion with white painted seat backs, also many genuine RUF parts…

*RUF front bumper/facia
*RUF rear bumper/facia
*RUF steering wheel w/airbag
*RUF stainless exhaust tips
*RUF badging front and rear

The car has Rain gutters shaved (this is a big job), prior owner also added Porsche TURBO S Ducts (the look amazing) and the Gemballa side skirts…….
When I bought the car I immediately wanted to go through it top to bottom, so we removed engine just to address light oil damp on timing chain covers etc (normal stuff with these cars)..check turbos etc…(again normal issues with these cars after 15 years). We had the Turbo’s fully rebuilt by one of the best shops in the country (have receipts), we replaced cylinder head #2 (all with Porsche OEM part(s)), did upper seals, new seals on all timing chain covers, replaced flywheel and clutch, new engine mounts, new Turbo hoses, and more… detailed engine ticket/receipts in the $25,000.00+ range (Done by TOP notch local shop www dot eurotechracecars.com) I also went through the chassis/car replacing stereo (ipod, hands free, etc)+ new speakers, adding RS Leather door panels, hardwired V1 up by rear view mirror, all new Carbon Fiber Dash+CF Ruf ebrake lever+ have carbon fiber RUF logo sills not yet installed (all CF made in Germany by Marcus Buhler, many know him on RL, his CF is top shelf). We also did steering rod boots and some other things…. I added more RUF parts as well noted below… I have detailed receipts of all work done. I also added…
* RUF Euro gauges (done by Palo Alto Speedometer)
* RUF shifter
* RUF pedal kit,
* RUF 19 wheels powder coat black (matte)
* RUF Carbon Fiber e-brake (custom)
* RUF Carbon Fiber sills (custom not yet installed)

I had calipers (These are Porsche Big Red Turbo Brakes) removed tuned and professionally painted yellow and added RUF script, replaced brake lines, some faded trim pieces replaced on car, a malfunctioning rear view mirror control replaced, removed stock CD changer and factory amp etc.. (have stock parts and door panels etc) All this work and parts was over $15,000.00.
We finally sent the ECU to RUF for a go through as wasn’t reading in DME, and decided to buy a new RUF TURBO R/Porsche ECU all again documented with RUF and have receipts…

This was a near open check book full top to bottom sorting of a very unique and rare Porsche RUF automobile. Very few RUF Turbo R conversions in existence in the states and even less as a 1998, white in color, with so many RUF parts, low miles (only 35.5K on car and not even 16K on RUF engine) + rear wheel drive! Many unique upgrades from S Turbo ducts, rain gutters removed etc….
*Original Porsche turbo books, binder, tools, Full organized folder of receipts and documentation included…
*Clean title and in hand
*Autocheck report clean
*Carfax shows Minor accident in 2006 < I have original police report that says what happened and will provide… minor. Flat tire caused wheel to come off rim and brush along car next to it. The car had some paint scrapes on one side and dented rear fender, needed a new wheel etc… no dents filled, body shop replaced rear fender with OEM Porsche fender and painted… I talked to shop that did the work and they confirmed the same and again the police report that outlines what happened (which I have)….full disclosure seller here.
(prior owner also available to speak with as noted prior)

…. Car comes with two sets of keys, I have many parts left over like the original door panels, I have a TON of pics of engine work in progress, I have a big piece of matching blue leather hide, car cover, and even a rear TURBO 993TT wing as the car now has a Porsche oem TURBO S wing…. I was going to swap the S wing out for the base 993TT wing but haven’t yet…(just my preference)

open to answer any questions.
.. … my mechanic thinks I should keep after all this work.

NOTE – Fresh inspection sticker from Porsche Dealer (Inskip Porsche Warwick RI) just added a few weeks back….only person that touched the car at dealer is a 25 year air cooled tech that has worked on other RUF cars… also available if needed to talk with serious buyer…

Car could use some paint touch ups mainly around Gambella side skirts to be perfect, these were added over 10 years ago etc.. can send pics to interested buyers.

Why selling? I am into this car for much more then I have ever imagined… I was planning to keep the car for ever so the work that was done got done right but simply exceeded budget. That said, I can pay my bills, and far from a car poor guy here, not forced to sell but choosing to sell… Just have family and son in private schools and I keep my toy budget to a certain $ cap… and this has gone past that point….. it happens!

I wrote the above the way I like to see adds with as much data as possible. Any questions PM me directly… car can be seen in Newport RI… I am hoping to get better pics done soon… but for now hope these are OK..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cBd6uX6jUlc

 

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WOW is an understatement with this car, not only is fast, but I could literally stare at it for hours….it’s that beautiful. These days, the 993 Turbo models, because of raw power,and status as the final air-cooled 911 Turbo cars are commanding a massive premium. Couple that with the extensive list of modifications, Ruf records and paperwork, and suddenly the $110,000 asking price starts to seem reasonable. While this car is out of most hobbyist leagues, it’s nice to know that cars like this are out there. I’d be happy with a poster of it on my bedroom wall, as that’s about as close as I’ll ever get.

-Brian

1986 Porsche 944 GTR

Let me get this out of the way first – the asking price of this 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo is $120,000. There, I said it. If you’re still reading, you’re either intrigued or horrified. In either case, the next set of numbers is equally staggering – 650 hp and 2300 lbs. Still reading? How about this – they only made seven of them. You thought the 962 was rare? Nope, they made over 90 of those. The 917? Wrong again, with somewhere around 65 of those made. Allow me to introduce what many consider to be the ultimate front engine Porsche – the 944 GTR.

A little background history – the 944 evolved through the racing program of the 924 – and specifically, the 924 Carrera GT, GTS, and GTR. In the early 1980s, these cars dominated their classes in IMSA racing. In 1981, Porsche Motorsports built a highly evolved version of the 924 GTR called the 924GTP or 944GTP Le Mans, which finished 7th overall at Le Mans sporting a newly developed 2.5 liter motor which would be, in part, the basis for the road going 944. At the same time, the U.S. based Fabcar run by Dave Klym had modified some winning Porsches for Paul Miller and Bob Akin. Al Holbert, who was head of Porsche Motorsports North America, contracted Klym to make a new evolution of the 944 which would be called the 944 GTR. Below is a development photo from Fabcar and not the actual car listed:

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Unlike its predecessors, the 944 GTR was a tube frame race car, meaning it had no connection to the road car. Brakes and wheels from a 962 were fitted, and the 944 GTR received a specially developed all aluminum 2.5 liter turbo under its silhouette body. The early 2.0 and 2.5 liter turbos had developed between 250 and 450 horsepower; the new unit in the GTR developed between 525 to 650 hp. Here is a photo, again from Fabcar, of the development motor:

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A veritable who’s who of Porsche motorsports history worked on these cars, including McLaren and Andial. Slated to race in both the SCCA Trans Am series and IMSA GTO, the GTR achieved moderate success but ultimately fell victim to bad timing and a lack of funding following the death of Holbert. Despite this, they were the fastest front engine Porsches ever raced. The cars were sold off to private parties, which is how this one comes up for sale today:

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Year: 1986
Model: 944 GTR
Engine: 2.5 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: Miles unknown
Price: 120,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Porsche 944 GTR on eBay

1986 Porsche 944 GTR turbo race car chassis # 2 of only seven built for trans am at Fabcar. 650 hp engine full tube frame with Hewland 5 speed gearbox.This car is race ready to race in PCA, HSR and SVRA. 3 sets BBS wheels and spares package. 770-596-4844

The listing is lacking many details that would be really helpful in a purchase of this magnitude. Many of these cars were modified after their initial launch so it’s difficult to say if it retains the original – and very valuable – all aluminum engine, or what race history it has had. It also seems to sport a different nose than the original cars had, hinting at some body damage. Obviously, a thorough pre-purchase inspection by a knowledgeable race shop would be a must if you were serious about buying it.

In terms of value, Carrera GTS and GTR values are typically at or above this level, and the purchase price is a fraction of what it cost to develop these cars originally, but judging race car values depends in large amount on the race history and condition. Running this car on track – where it deserves to be – would certainly be an expensive proposition, but I would estimate running costs to be roughly on par with a 996 or 997 GT3 Cup Car, for example. That’s rarefied air for sure, but you would own a really unique piece of automotive history that would be as welcome at a Porsche Club car show as it would be at historical races.

-Carter