1993 Porsche 911 RS America

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In these days of streets crowded with Porsche SUVs and “sedans,” it’s crazy to think that 20 years ago Porsche was barely selling 4,000 cars in the US. With the four-doors doing all the breadwinning, Porsche gets to make it rain with seemingly endless variations of the 911. In 1992-3, however, they were just trying to figure out how to stay afloat. A large part of the magic surrounding Porsche as an auto manufacturer is their ability to stick to what they do best regardless of how much naysaying surrounds them.

The 1993 911 RS America is a perfect example of this. In the face of impending doom, they released a stripped 911 ready to race. And unlike modern-day special editions, this one actually cost $10,000 less than a standard Carrera! Only 300 were made and, though rare, many were properly used on the track. Today’s example appears to be one that has spent most of its miles on circuits, the seller specifying that it “can be registered for street use” and its possession of aftermarket wheels and a huge double-tiered wing. History of use aside, this RS gets major bonus points for being the FIRST ONE EVER PRODUCED. That’s right: serial number 001.

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Year: 1993
Model: 911 RS America
Engine: 3.8l flat-6, 300 rwhp
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 30,600
Price: $135,000

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1993 Porsche RS America – #001

Production date 2/12/1992

First RS America ever produced – Serial #001

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Currently about 30,600 miles

Car can be legally registered for street use. Many original parts except seats, including suspension, fuel tank, and original wing. Fresh 3.8 and has near 300hp rear wheel horsepower. Dyno sheet is available. Car is great. Two noted exceptions – front right wheel arch has small ding and rear bumper probably needs replacing due to exhaust leak which damaged part of the bumper cover.

Grand Prix White
All black interior
Limited Slip only (no sunroof or A/C)

Very nice original Factory paint

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The owner’s modification and track use of such a historical car is brazen and – I think – awesome. They were made to race and he bought it to race, so hats off to that. I’m sure there are many Porschephiles out there pulling their hair out though, imagining what this car could go for with no track miles or modifications. Well, this owner makes the way of the honey badger and does not care one bit. He’s still looking to get $135k for it, no small change for a 20 year-old stripper. Car, I mean. I’m sure the right collector could put it back together factory-new and drool over “001” all day, but it seems like a more appropriate use would be to go flog the hell out of it in front of admiring eyes at your next local Porsche track day.

-NR

1978 Porsche 911SC

As we’ve touched on in the past here at GCFSB, the SC, or Super Carrera, is an excellent choice for those first time Porsche owners looking to be a part of the club. The 911 went through a somewhat forgettable phase in the mid 1970s, but that all changed in 1978 when the SC was introduced. This was meant to be the ultimate interpretation of the 911, as Porsche had intended the 924 and 928 to take over the reins and lead Porsche into the future. We all know how that story ended, but now, over 30 years on, the SC remains a very desirable and practical classic sports car that, with modern upgrades and proper maintenance, can live a long, hearty life. This SC for sale in Los Angeles has been in the Southwest and California all its life, having covered just under 50,000 miles.

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Year: 1978
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 49,100 miles
Price: $26,000 Buy It Now

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1978 911 Coupe

Red with Black Leather

2 owner

49,100 original miles

California and Arizona Car.

Extensive records and service history.

Excellent mechanically.

Drives extremely well

Very original car except for stereo and steering wheel.

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This 911 ticks all of the boxes for me. The red with black Fuchs alloys is one of my favorite combinations, and the whale tail gives it those Turbo looks without the Turbo cost or complexity. I would scan the records closely, as it doesn’t appear to have the upgraded SSI heat exchangers installed. Also, the pop off valve to prevent backfires is another modern upgrade that would lend to more trouble free ownership. SC prices, like many 911 generations, are on the rise. A good SC can run you anywhere from $17,000 to $25,000 these days, with the best examples commanding $30,000 or more. I’d say this one is priced well given the condition and mileage.

-Paul

1993 Porsche 928 GTS

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A few weeks ago I featured a beautiful 1981 928 Strosek  that looked very similar to this 928, however it had a wild mid-80’s body kit and was a very in-your-face version of the 928. For those that are looking to stand out in a more subtle manner, there’s this 1993 928 GTS. Upon first inspection you’d say “it looks just like any other 928”, and you’d be right. However, once you open the drivers door, you’ll see why you’d be the only kid at the Porsche meets with a car like this.

Set aside the relative rarity of a 1993 928 GTS, even set aside the rarity of the manual gearbox, this car takes it to a whole other level with its color combination, that is likely 1 of 1. Sure we can talk numbers on this car all day, front engine V8 with 345 bhp, 0-60 mph in a tick under 6 seconds, but the real beauty of the GT car is the look.

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Year: 1993
Model: 928 GTS
Engine: 5.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 72,574 miles
Price: $42,500 Buy It Now

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Rare 1993 5 Speed Manual
Only 1 of 2 Built in Horizon Blue Metallic
Only 1 Ever Built w/ Sport Seats and Factory Installed Bilstein Shocks
Low miles – 72,574

All of this in what many consider one of the classiest colors a 928 was ever clothed in. Combine the Horizon Blue Metallic Exterior with the Rich Blue Interior and the Color Combination is Stunning. The photos say it all (*1). I’ve included several pics from different surroundings to highlight the car’s natural beauty.

This is one of two ’93 GTS I currently own. Both are for sale as we are moving overseas. The other car is supercharged, an automatic transmission with regular seats. It is set up for the track and is scary fast. Guess which one I drive. Put simply, a GTS with Sport Seats combined with the 5 Speed Manual transmission is the pinnacle of 928s. This car is more fun to drive than any car I have ever driven. No matter how bad a day, this car always brings a smile to my face. The Sport Seats are incredibly comfortable and no matter how aggressive the drive, you never feel like you’re sliding about in the driver’s seat.

I am the 3rd owner of the car and I purchased it in December of 2006 (*2) when the car had 43,050 miles on it. With the exception of RMB, high flow cats and after market radio the car is 100% stock. Returning the car to stock, with the exception of the radio, is negotiable. Both belly pans are still in place. The volume control on the radio works but not like new. The stereo sounds great and operates as it should otherwise. All mechanical, electrical, controls, guages (including the tire pressure monitors) and instrument panels work correctly.

The exterior of this car scores about 9.5. The paint is original and in excellent condition. The only faults preventing it from being a 10 include the inevitable rock chips in the nose and one very small ding in the passenger door that could easily be worked out by a ding and paint man. The ding did not damage the paint but at the right angle (or wrong!) the 1/4″ – 1/2″ ding is visible from about 6′ away. There is about 1/4″ rock chip in front of the sunroof and 3 very faint scratches that cannot be seen except from a couple of feet away. One scratch is on the front left wheel well and 2 are together on the hood near the windshield. All of these are very faint and cannot be seen except upon very close inspection. There is about a 1/4″ mar in the finish on the wing which was there when I bought the car. It looks like a blister in the clear coat and does not go thru the paint.

The interior probably scores about a 9. There is one 1″ scuff on one of the rear seats. Aside from stress lines in the leather there are no tears, cracks or flaws on the rest of the interior including the pod. The dye is wearing thin in a few areas that can be seen in the pictures of the car. Primarily in the drivers seat bolster, the leather cover on the stick and the brake release. The vinyl in the car is in excellent condition and the carpet is in good condition. All tools including the air compressor are in place.

The original wheels are in excellent condition. The tires are Dunlop Direzza with 255/40/R17 in back and 235/45/R17s in front. The tires have 12,600 miles on them and have plenty of tread. In August, 2011 when the car had 70,994 miles the timing belt, water pump, oil cooler and oil sending unit were replaced. At the same time the a/c compressor, expansion valve, receiver/dryer and heater valve were replaced. Many records prior to my ownership and all records since I bought the car are available. All of the maintenance was performed by a local shop and all parts were obtained thru 928sRus. This car was the dream car of my youth and since buying it there has never been any deferred maintenance. It has been kept in excellent operating condition as it was when I acquired the car.
Please let me know if you have any questions and good luck bidding. This is one you don’t want to get away!

Note: The other GTS I mentioned will be listed in a few days. Both of these cars are listed locally and if sold locally will be removed from bidding on eBay.

*1 – The exterior finish and interior pics of the leather seats are accurate. For some reason, the camera makes the carpet look like they have a hint of purple. This is definitely not the case. When I first looked at pictures of the car in December of ’06 the interior pics initially threw me as I DID NOT want a purple interior. When I saw the car in person I was delighted with the actual colors. Everyone who has seen the car in person raves over the interior/exterior color combination.

*2 – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Department  incorrectly showed the mileage as being 73,346 when the previous owner  moved to New Jersey in March of 2004. See below for notarized statement  from previous owner stating the correct miles along with service  documents before and after the move proving the correct mileage.

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The 928 has always been a favorite of mine and so have wild color combinations, so as far as I’m concerned, this is the pinnacle of the 928 GTS. While this is a great, rare color combination for the GTS, I’m not 100% convinced that justifies the asking price. These cars are valued at around $42,000 as clean show/driver condition and on this car I’m just not seeing it. Given the condition and with bonus points for rarity, this car should be in the $38,000 to $39,000 ballpark. However, if someone must have it, $4,000 isn’t a bad premium to pay for such a nice car.

-Brian

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo

A lot of the icons we love from the 1980s have either been out of reach or are fast becoming out of reach for collectors of more modest means. The Ferrari Testarossa, Porsche 911 Turbo and more recently, the BMW E30 M3 come to mind. There still exists some quality German iron out there for those on a budget. At the top of my list is the Porsche 944 and 968. Long derided by Porsche purists who thought their sports cars should be air-cooled and have a flat six engine hanging over the rear axle, these four cylinder Porsches are beginning to be more widely accepted in the light of Porsche sedans and SUVs that roam the earth these days.

Out of the entire range, one of my favorites is the 944 Turbo. These were fast cars for their day, capable of reaching 60 mph in under six seconds. Painted in black with black Fuchs alloy wheels, this 944 Turbo for sale in New York has a tough, purposeful look about it.

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Year: 1986
Model: 944 Turbo
Engine: 2.5 liter turbocharged inline four
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 51,000 miles
Price: $16,995 Buy It Now

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This Porsche has only done 51k miles since new! Its has the perfect options combination with beautiful black over spotless tan leather, 16″ turbo Fuchs wheels with new tires, Alpine premium sound, power seats windows, locks, and mirrors and removable sunroof! The 2.5L 4-cylinder turbo runs excellent and the 5-speed manual transmission shifts smoothly. The carpets are perfect as well as the dashboard and windows, with no wear or cracks whatsoever. The timing belt and water pump were replaced less than 3000 miles ago at Langan Porsche in Albany, NY. This really is a great driver’s car or a great addition to your collection! The clean CARFAX Vehicle History Report can be found just above this description. It has been fully inspected and serviced in our on-site 13,000 sq. ft. facility and then detailed to the highest standards!

This Porsche 944 Turbo is pristine!

– 2.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder

– 5-Speed manual Transmission

– 16” Fuchs Wheels

– Sunroof

– New Tires

– Leather Interior

– Power Seats

– Ice Cold Air Conditioning

– Power Windows, Locks, and Mirrors

– AM/FM/CD Player

– Alpine Premium Sound

– Limited Slip Differential

– 51k Miles

– Clean CARFAX

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Ben featured a 1987 944 Turbo back in April that was selling for $12,000. That car had just over 67,000 miles on the clock, which admittedly isn’t a lot more than our feature car. Unless it is an extremely low mileage example, around $12,000 to $15,000 seems to be the sweet spot for these sports coupes nowadays. Considering how the E30 M3 has taken off in value, I think these 944s are an excellent value. Hopefully they continue to be a dark horse in the collector market, because I’d like to snap one up someday.

-Paul

1967 Porsche 911S

It’s rather remarkable that the basic formula for the Porsche 911 has been with us for 50 years, even if there have been a series of evolutions along the way. It’s no shock that such a well loved car commands such high resale values, especially when it comes to the earlier models. This 1967 911S for sale in Connecticut has a rather remarkable history as documented by its sole owner for the last 42 years. The car isn’t original, but was sympathetically restored just short of the 140,000 mile mark.

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Year: 1967
Model: 911S
Engine: 2.0 liter flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 164,507 miles
Price: $129,900 Buy It Now

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1967 Porsche 911S “same owner for 42 years. Tremendous documentation, very correct.” Light ivory over ivory, VIN 308181S.

LETTER FROM THE OWNER;

Xxxxx & Xxxxx

CONNECTICUT

To Whom it may concern: 19 April 2013

History of our 1967 911S

We bought the car at Mesa Porsche in San Diego CA. in December of 1972. The car was traded in for another Porsche by a Navy Captain so we are second owners of the car (he had installed red & green seat belts i.e. port and starboard). We were in the Navy at the time as a Naval aviator (helicopters…. only real airplanes). We were in San Diego from 1972 until 1977. In 1977 we received orders to Japan, not wanting to sell the car we stored it in San Diego on blocks in a military storage warehouse. When we returned to San Diego in 1980 on the next set of orders we got the car out and used it in the San Diego area. In 1983 we were sent to Navy War College in Newport, anticipating that we would return to San Diego we stored the car again in San Diego in a warehouse. 1984 (war college is a one year school) we received orders to the Pentagon in Washington, DC to the Chief of Naval Operations staff. My wife and I moved to Springfield, VA and then flew out to San Diego picked up the car and drove back across country together. We were in the Pentagon until 1987 when I received orders to CINCPAC staff in Hawaii. Not desiring to expose the car to the salt air in Hawaii we stored the car on blocks in my mother in law’s garage (tolerant lady needless to say). We received our next set of orders in 1990, to the Sikorsky helicopter factory as an executive officer at the NAVPRO (Military organization that accepts helos and monitors contracts).

Up until this time the car had been maintained by myself for oil changes, wires plugs, air filters which are very easy on this car but the mileage had accumulated to 138,000 or so (48,000 when we bought it) and the car needed some significant work. It became a decision to restore or sell for parts. We chose to restore, KAM in Waterbury (Gerry McCarthy now retired) did the complete engine, transmission, body and subbed out the interiors. The expressed aim was to keep the car as close to original as possible without going crazy. The body was stripped down to bare metal, all rust removed re-primed and painted to match the color code (Porsche LIGHT IVORY) on the manufacturing plate. Interior was done to match the original (IVORY). The original engine has new pistons, valves, rocker arms, springs etc. The engine oil pump was upgraded to a later better model, the transmission also had all later upgrades put in, they could not find an oil tank that had the fitting for the oil level gauge so we opted to go without it since the tank had a dip stick any way. Of the original engine the engine case, crankshaft, cam shafts are all original, all valves and pistons were replaced and upgraded where necessary. The engine was powder coated as well. Up until the restoration only a bit of the front of the floor pan was replaced as it had rusted. You may notice earlier invoices for paint or body work it was all part of the process of keeping after rust issues. The car was never in an accident or raced while I owned it and there was no evidence of any previous body work when it was restored. The whole time in CT it has been a third car, stored in the garage when snow comes and comes back out in the Spring.

This car has 40 years of complete documentation, including original bill of sale and restoration records! California blue plate car. She car remains in wonderful condition, the chrome is good, though the front vents some pitting, and the rear view mirror is incorrect. The door cards are correct, and the trunk area is in excellent condition, as it was rust proofed during the restoration. This is a correct, very original, numbers matching car with the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity! The Porsche 911S is one of the most iconic designs of its generation, and this car, with its wonderful story, is one of the finest of its kind.

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The 1967 911S is interesting in that the S model would disappear the following year, only to return once again in 1969 with mechanical fuel injection. These S models don’t come cheap, and this particular car is priced at the very top of the spectrum when it comes to values. This particular car has great provenance but it is not original, a point that will no doubt be a factor with the serious collector. Considering others I’ve seen on the market as of late, I’d suspect this 911S would bring somewhere in the $90,000 to $100,000 neighborhood.

-Paul

1966 Porsche 912

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The 911 celebrates 50 years of continuous production this year, which is a feat that few vehicles can brag about in the history of the automobile. While the flat six engine lives on, the flat four variant, dubbed the 912, does not. Sold from 1965 through 1969, it gave buyers a less expensive alternative to the recently introduced 911. The 912 reappeared for one year only in 1976 as the 912E, basically a stopgap model introduced after the 914 left the lineup and before the 924 was introduce. These early 912s are still very collectable but offer Porsche enthusiasts a chance to get into a classic 911 for much less. This 912 for sale in Philadelphia looks stunning in gray over red.

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Year: 1966
Model: 912
Engine: 1.6 liter flat four
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 74,566 mi
Price: $39,500 Buy It Now

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1966 Porsche 912, Chassis Number: 455994

The introduction of the 911 for Porsche meant a new flagship, and for their buyers, a costly sum compared to the trusty Type 356. Much like Porsche in today’s world, they pursued a new model out of their accounting department. Seeing the need for an entry level model, the Type 912 was to offer the best of both worlds. Classic 356 performance by way of the type 616 flat four, coupled with the new age styling of the all new 901 (or 911 as we know it). Debuting side by side at auto shows around the world, the 911 & 912 made clear to Porsches customers that the 356 experience would live on and that they also had the option of “bigger and better” should they want to pay for it. The 912 enjoyed a good 5 year run of success before the 3-tier 911 variants took over market share and the 914 was introduced. Porsche left us with just over 32,000 examples produced in varying layouts. It is however the early variants that define Porsches intention in its purest form. These 3-gauge limited option cars shared much with the 356, and offer a thrilling experience that can nearly be compared to that of the 911.

The example on offer here, chassis # 455994, is perhaps the ideal 912 in every respect. It was produced exactly as it is viewed today, in the very rare combination of Slate Grey with Red Interior. Sporting the optional: chrome solid wheels, wooden steering wheel, and the 5-speed transmission from the 911, this example is well optioned. The first and foremost item to convey is that of the highly original interior. So often were these cars driven, used, and passed along form owner to owner. Ill-care and neglect often contributed to languishing examples that have been rebuilt or refurbished over time leaving them without their original interiors and various other components. Originality is paramount in feeling and understanding one of these cars and what they had to offer in their time. We are proud to confirm that the interior on this example is 100% pure original in every respect. Never having seen so much as the seat belts replaced or the shift knob exchanged. The 74,434 miles showing on the odometer have been concluded as the original distance the car has traveled.

Through inspection and some documentation we have come to understand this example as having 4 owners. Having sold new to a Mr. Duvall in 1966 out of Holberts Porsche in Warrington, PA, it was driven seldom and well cared for. In 1977 Mr. Duvall took the car to Keppouf Porsche in Allentown, PA due to an engine issue. It was determined that the engine had gone bad and replacement would be required. The dealer ordered a new engine from the factory at this time. Its original engine, # 746210 the original type 616 unit, was replaced by a later spec 1969 variant, engine # 4096829. The mileage at this time, 3/2/77, was 17,590. The original receipt and warranty card for this switch is still present with the car today. Mr.Duvall’s ownership lasted nearly 22 years before he passed the car onto a Mr.Getty of Telford, PA. From what documentation we have we can tell that Mr. Getty was also a representative of the Philadelphia Historic Grand Prix as well as an affiliate of Algar Enterprises (Philadelphia’s Ferrari Dealership). During his ownership the car was regularly serviced by Bob Fox German Car Service of Ambler, PA.

The reigns were then again passed on to a Mr. Hannan of Ambler, PA in July of 1996. Mr. Hannan most likely came by the car via the repair shop who regularly serviced the car. During Mr. Hannan’s ownership it remained with Bob Fox for service and was enjoyed sparingly. We believe the one and only re-spray of the original color was done during the period between 1988-1996 during either Mr. Getty’s ownership or Mr. Hannan’s. In either case it was a good job at the time of completion and was very light. The door jams, trunk, and hood jams all still retain original paint and the trained eye can depict where the new paint started and stopped. It is evident through inspection that this car was never taken apart, and was never rusty or languishing. As such the doors, panels, and gaps are all factory correct and shut without any issues, easily and firmly. In May of 2002, the car was then acquired by its most recent enthusiast custodian, a Mr. Brzoska of Skippack, PA. Upon his acquisition he took deep consideration into the fact that the car was unfortunately no longer matching numbers as of 1977. He decided the most sensible thing to do was locate an engine as close to the original as possible. He located a correct 356 type 912 engine (a 616/36 production type, produced 1965-1967.5), # 745186, which was produced in January of 1966, nearly 1,024 serial numbers away from the original, # 746210. Chassis # 455994 was produced in May of 1966 (approximated), as one of only 3,630 cars built for 1966. All things considered, and with the unfortunate reality that the engine was indeed replaced in a time where “matching numbers” wasn’t a factor as related to value, this is a very close compromise to put the car very much in order and staying close to its roots.

During Mr. Brzoska’s acquisition, the car showed 64,000 miles. It was decided that this newly acquired and much more correct type engine was to receive a thorough rebuild. It was built well with all of the best and most reliable parts possible to create an engine with nearly 110hp while still able to run on pump gas and also be very reliable. At this time the transmission was inspected, a new clutch installed, half shafts, and new brakes installed on all four corners. It was then finished off with a Pertronix ignition and some heat reflective padding in the engine bay. 10,000 miles later and the car is still fabulously reliable and sorted. A turn of the key starts it instantly. The car holds good temperature, does not smoke, and makes plentiful power throughout the rev range. The engines strong sound is by way of a custom made exhaust system that could be returned to stock in an instant. The perfect set of tasteful upgrades to warrant this example as a superb performer. The suspension and tires are also up to date. The car handles very well, shifts with no issues and stops on command; overall a very impressive car to drive and a nice place to be when in the driver’s seat. Today it shows well as a nice driver still retaining all of its original glass. Some of the rubber seals and components are original and showing some age but still very usable. Others are new. It is a very straight and good looking example and shows/acts the part of a very original 74K mile example with excellent patina.

Within the past few months Porsches have achieved record highs and have become widely regarded as a must have collector car for any collection or enthusiast. These early 912’s, especially such original examples as this, are already up and coming in both collectability and price. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a 3-gauge 912 with the most desirable options and colors possible. Included in the sale is the correct date coded spare (as are all of the wheels), original jack, tools, very rare air pressure gauge, available records, and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. This is an opportunity not to be missed and warrants much consideration.

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Looking at the photos, I was intrigued to see this car was carrying a license plate frame from Holbert’s VW/Porsche/Audi in Warrington, Pennsylvania. This is a dealership I’m quite familiar with, as it is right around the corner from my parent’s home. For those not in the know, Al Holbert was a renowed race car driver who tragically passed away in a helicopter accident in 1988. His dealership was bought out a few years ago by a larger chain of dealerships that operate in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Almost $40,000 for a 912 is very strong money. Usually you can find a good one in the mid $20,000 to low $30,000 range. Originality plays a big part in the asking price of this car, as well as the desirable color combination. Granted, the car isn’t numbers matching, but those are the breaks sometimes. In light of that, I suspect this car might be worth $35,000 at the high end. It’s rather remarkable the 911 has had such staying power in the market, evolving to fit the times. Will it be around another 50 years? Time will tell…

-Paul

1990 Porsche 928 GT

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Every time I lay eyes on a Porsche 928, I’m amazed how modern these cars look, especially given the fact that the first ones appeared on the scene in 1977. Besides the Citroen DS and NSU Ro80, rarely has a car ever captured a modern look so far ahead of time as to look fresh over 30 years on. The 928 was supposed to usurp the 911 in the lineup, but we all know how that story ended. Later on in the production cycle, a few different model variants emerged, such as this 928 GT. Available only with the 5-speed manual gearbox, these models came equipped with the 5.0 liter V8 and for 1990, included the PSD, or Porsche Sperr Differential.

The GT would give way to the 928 GTS for the 1992 model year, the car that would see the 928 off into the sunset. With just over 2,000 built, the GT for sale in California is one of the rarest 928s and one of my personal favorites.

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Year: 1990
Model: 928 GT
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 74,810 mi
Price: $23,000 Buy It Now

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One owner, rare & original, one of 142 cars imported to US. 928 GT with only 74k miles, fully equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission, 5.0 liter V8 engine (326 hp), supple leather interior, dual power seats, original Blaupunkt AM/FM cassette, power sunroof, power windows, door locks, tilt, cruise, air conditioning, rear spoiler, air bag, original factory alloy wheels, car cover and much more.

No accidents, Carfax certified, all original paint. Just serviced by a Porsche shop, new timing belt and water pump, no oil leaks. Looks and runs incredible. Must see and drive.

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For years, 928 values seemed to stay rather flat, overshadowed by the iconic 911, but recently, the right models in good condition have been commanding more and more in the marketplace. Certain low mileage GTS models have been edging northward of $40,000, which seemed unthinkable just a few years before. This GT, for me, is like the goldilocks of the 928 range. While it isn’t the ultimate version of the 928, it has the all-important third pedal along with the later styling and mechanical updates to make it a better driver. It seems that earlier 928s are fetching in the high teens to low $20,000 range.

-Paul

Porsche Pair: 1993 968 M030

The Porsche 968 is the ultimate evolution of the front engine, four cylinder Porsche that began with the 924 in 1976. Originally conceived as the 944 S3, Porsche decided to rename the car altogether as only about 20% was carried over from the 944 S2. As usual, the US market didn’t get one of the more interesting models of the 968 range, which happens to be one of my favorite Porsches of all time: the 968 Club Sport. The Club Sport was a stripped down version of the 968 Coupe, weighing in about 220 lbs less than the model on which it was based. Recaro seats, a track oriented suspension system, 17″ wheels and airbag deletion were just some of the modifications that made its way onto this limited edition 968.

But, have no fear, there was an option that would give you similar performance to the Club Sport, but with less of the luxuries taken out. This was option package M030, which included included larger front and rear sway bars, upgraded bushings and Koni height adjustable shocks. While critics complained about the ride on the street, there was no doubt that this car was a force to be reckoned with on the track and a handy tool for serious track day enthusiasts.

The first 968 M030 we’ll take a look at is for sale in Maryland and comes equipped with the limited slip differential option.

Year: 1993
Model: 968
Engine: 3.0 liter inline four
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 80,678 mi
Price: No reserve auction, $18,000 starting bid

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I am offering one of the best Porsche 968s available in the U.S. I purchased the car in November, 2012 from AutoKennel in Costa Mesa, California. The car spent its entire life in Southern California until I had it shipped to my home in Maryland. It has been garaged for every day of its life. The car is super clean and it is very well optioned. I am only offering it for sale because I need to raise $18,000 to deal with one of life’s unexpected expenses. I never intended to sell this car.

If you are serious about buying this 968, then I can assume you know a little about the cars. The 968 was the pinnacle of the development line that started with the 924, 944, 944 Turbo, etc. The 968 was the first Porsche offered with VarioCam timing and a 6 speed manual transmission. The 968 came in a variety of colors and with a multitude of options. One of the most sought after options is the M030 sport suspension and brake package. The U.S. didn’t get the stripped out 968 Club Sport, but the M030 cars are as close as it gets. This car has the upgraded sway bars and the bigger brakes and the 17″ wheels that comprised the M030 package. This car also came with a Limited Slip Differential. Most 968s did not come with LSD and the LSD was not automatically a part of the M030 package. Another nice option on this car is the heavily bolstered and supportive Sport Seats. All of those options, plus the 6 speed manual transmission makes this a very desireable 968. This is not a $10k – $12k run of the mill 968.

This car also comes with all service records. The previous owners (3 in total) were meticulous Porsche Club guys. They kept all records and we even have a Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche. The car has no known issues. I had a pre-purchase inspection done on the car in California before I bought it. I have not needed to service anything during my brief period of ownership. The car starts, runs, steers, and stops just like you would expect. Even the AC blows nice and cold. You could buy the car and drive it back to California and I have no doubts that it would make the trip without a hiccup.

The color combination: The car is Amazon Green with a Magenta Interior. Amazon Green is a beautiful Porsche color that looks dark blue in most lighting conditions. It has a metallic shine under bright light and you can see a hint of green from some angles. The interior is in excellent condition. It is magenta. I was not a huge fan of the interior and it did put me off a bit when I first saw it. My plan, if I were to keep the car, is to replace the center armrest, gearshift, and steering wheel with black ones (but keep the magenta parts for the sake of originality). Those changes plus black floor mats would tone things down quite a bit. Others who have seen the car actually love the magenta interior. It is rare and the color combination is thought to be a true 1 of 1 produced. The 968 guys know of no other Amazon Green/Magenta 968 in existence anywhere.

I am going to offer the car without a reserve, but with the understanding that I reserve the right to terminate the auction at any time. If there is another way for me to come up with a quick $18,000 I will be keeping the car. That should actually tell you quite a bit about it’s condition and desirability. Feel free to ask any questions via ebay or you may contact me via email.

TSBeckman@aol.com

Best of luck.

I sometimes wonder what a particular buyer had in mind when I see some of the odd color combinations out there, but as they say, different strokes for different folks. Sure, the color is rare, but I tend to think most people interested in buying a 968 wouldn’t be interested in it. Nevertheless, this 968 is in good nick. It might not bring the $18,000 that the seller has set as an opening bid, however.

On to our next 968 M030. This one for sale has higher mileage but has a tantalizingly lower price. For sale in Iowa, it also comes equipped with a limited slip differential and has an interior that is easier on the eyes.

Year: 1993
Model: 968
Engine: 3.0 liter inline four
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 162,550 mi
Price: No reserve auction, $10,500 starting bid

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Porsche 968 M030 (Sport Suspension & Brake Package): Very rare vehicle with only 99 M030 Coupes produced for the U.S. Market during the four year production run (1992-1995).

Factory Build Options

C02 – US Emissions
XX6 – Leather Shift Lever Knob
030 – M030 – Sport Suspension & Brake Package

Includes:

· Larger Brake Calipers
· Cross Drilled Rotors
· Larger Front & Rear Sway Bars (Adjustable)
· Adjustable Shocks (Lower ride height)
· Increased rear spring rate with a coil spring added to a special rear-shock
· More information available at http://www.weissach.net/968_M030-Option.html

220 – Limited Slip Differential
231 – 17″ tires
383 – Sport Seat Left
387 – Sport Seat Right
403 – 17″ Cup 1 Wheels
418 – Body Side Moldings
454 – Cruise Control
490 – Hi-Fi Sound with Amp
498 – Rear Emblem Delete
650 – Sunroof
691 – Single In-dash CD
900 – Tourist Delivery
09991 – Built under Exclusive Program

Everything works (AC/Heating, Cruise, Sunroof, Windows, Locks, Alarm, Front/Rear Wipers, Pop-up Headlight). Exterior has two small dents that should come out with paitnless dent removal. Interior is in good condition with some small cracks in the top of the dashboard. Overall its in above average condition for age/mileage. New clutch installed summer 2012!

While this 968 has higher mileage than the first 968 we looked at, it certainly looks well kept for over 150,000 miles. To be honest, I’d rather pull the trigger on the white one. Of course, the color is more subtle, but I’d rather have a 968 with a few flaws so I wouldn’t feel guilty about using it. These cars are all about pure driving thrills. Given their relatively low cost of entry, now is as good a time as ever to experience this track day hero.

-Paul

Convertible Week: 1999 Porsche Boxster

After the demise of the front engine 928 and 968 in 1995, Porsche went a different direction with their new offering, the Boxster. Designed to bring Porsche ownership within the reach of a broader customer base, the Boxster had a mid-mounted, flat six engine which made packaging a bit of a challenge. While the car offered two trunks, access to the engine was limited, with most servicing having to be carried out from underneath. Not a car for the faint of heart do it yourselfer, then.

Today early Boxsters can be had for economy car money, discounting the obvious maintenance costs. This Boxster for sale in Missouri has low mileage for its year and is on offer at a fraction of its original price.

Year: 1999
Model: Boxster
Engine: 2.5 liter flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 26,500 mi
Price: $13,995 Buy It Now

1999 Porsche Boxster on eBay

Excellent condition 1999 Porsche Boxster. Super low miles! Just in time for summer top down fun! Maintenance up to date. Synthetic oil! Contact me for further info!

One problem with the Boxster is the inevitable comparison to its bigger brother. People will almost always ask, “why didn’t you go for a 911?” Also, the Boxster has a bit of the hairdresser’s car syndrome, albeit not as profound as the BMW Z3/Z4 or Mercedes-Benz SLK. Given the mileage, this Boxster is reasonably priced and its black and red color combination is one of the better ones, in my opinion. You can expect to pay around $10,000 to $14,000 for a lower mileage non S variant. The more powerful Boxster S can wind up fetching a few thousand more dollars on average.

-Paul

1987 Porsche 924S

Designed as a replacement for the Porsche 912, the 924 was designed to take over the mantle as Porsche’s entry level offering. This was a shocking car to Porsche purists when it was introduced, being the first front-engined, water cooled vehicle the company ever offered. It also shared its four cylinder engine with the Audi 100 and Volkswagen LT van, which put off the P-car faithful even further. But, this car did spawn the more powerful 944, which has gone on to be a well-respected classic and recognized for its fantastic handling dynamics.

The 924 lived a long life, from 1976 through 1988. Towards the end, in 1986, the engine from the 944 appeared under the hood, turning the 924 into the 924S. This 1987 924S for sale in Arizona is frankly one of the best examples I’ve seen of the breed.

Year: 1987
Model: 924S
Engine: 2.5 liter inline four
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 62,000
Price: Reserve auction

1987 Porsche 924S on eBay

Take Note America…

Up for auction is one of nicest examples of a Porsche 924S that is currently for sale and not tied up in some private garage or on loan at an auto museum. The very limited production run of the S model was imported only for 24 months in the US for the years of eighty seven and eighty eight with production ending in September of 88. This model had the Porsche 944 drivetrain disguised inside of the 924 body. This eighty seven coupe is truly stunning without any exaggeration whatsoever. A modern marvel of motor engineering this S has only sixty thousand miles since new with original paint and upholstery that looks fabulous both inside and out. The body could not be any cleaner and everything opens and closes like new. Guards red that looks wet to the human eye with a ridiculously clean all black Porsche inscribed upholstery that still smells like it did when she left the Stuttgart factory overseas.

Her correct drive train consists of her 2.5L straight four cylinder motor producing 150 horsepower with a 5-Speed manual transmission that shifts remarkable in all gears. The Porsche was recently more than fully serviced at Stuttgart Southwest with about six thousand dollars of correct maintenance being performed on her. A set of brand new Yokohama YK-580 tires where just installed all around on her factory rotary dial Porsche sport rims. Her spare looks like she never left the rear compartment and everything including tool wrap, air compressor, owner’s manuals and more is included. Factory VIN inscribed glass with razor sharp tint that looks very stealth. Factory electric popup and pullout sunroof in mint condition. Her air-conditioning blows ice cold and was just fully serviced and operates superbly. Flaws are minimal with just some very minor hairline cracks on her otherwise gorgeous dashboard. This 924S looks fabulous but drives as what I would describe as better than new even. Nothing is loose and the handling is superb. If you want a rare touring car as a driver, to collect or even as an investment this S model should suffice. Call with questions and you will get answers. A great Porsche that is not easy to duplicate with these options, miles and of course condition. Worldwide shipping can easily be arranged.

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To be honest, the 924 never caught my eye, but if I had the space, I would jump on this car. The color and condition are right, and in this day and age of Cayennes and Panameras, the 924 suddenly appears to be a more acceptable Porsche than those aforementioned models. The 924 is a sports car bargain and even this well preserved example won’t wind up breaking the bank. While it has a reserve, I’d suspect this car might have what it takes to crack the $10,000 mark, but only slightly.

-Paul