1989 Porsche 928GT with 351 original miles

Here comes another one of those impossibly low mileage Porsches similar to the Amethyst Porsche 968 we featured last week. The 928GT debuted in 1989 and packed 330 horsepower out of its 5.0 liter V8. It was available solely with the 5-speed manual gearbox and ZF limited slip differential. The S4 and GT eventually gave way to the final iteration of the 928, the GTS, debuting in Europe in 1992 and North America in 1993. This GT in North Carolina could be one of the lowest mileage examples left and is on offer at an eye watering price.

1989 Porsche 928GT on eBay

In 1989, Porsche upped the ante on their competitors again, delivering their Ultimate Autobahn sporting machine, the 928 GT. The GT is a special, high performance sport version of the 928 S4 with the upgrades and power to back it up. The drive train features a revised 5.0 liter 330HP V8 with new intake(same as later GTS),revised cam shafts, shortened shifter and a lightened twin outlet exhaust. The Sport suspension was standard on the GT as well as lighter, one year only “Club Sport” rims with the widest rears yet at 16×9 requiring rolled fender lips all the way around. As such, the GT comes only with a manual transmission with the shifter shorted 1? over the S4’s manual version.

Porsche also introduced driver and passenger-side airbags and becomes the first to make them standard across the model line. New low-pressure tire warning system is standard and the GT and they also got the new electronically controlled Limited Slip Differential. GT Production began late in the 1989 model year beginning March and ending in June making this model very rare indeed. The total U.S. production is estimated to be between only 70 and 105 produced. Our car is a true time capsule with under 400 original miles and special ordered in Forest Green Metallic with cashmere Leather. This car was purchased from its “Original” owner and has been meticulously maintained. The 928 represents the ultimate touring GT super car with Porsche renowned engineering. Truly 1 of 1!

Low mileage cars like these always beg the question “just what was the owner thinking?” If I spent good money on a grand touring machine like this, I certainly wouldn’t have hidden it under lock and key. Almost $100,000 is a big ask for this car. Normally a clean 928GT would bring between $30,000 to $40,000 tops. Original MSRP was about $76,000 and the market for those willing to pay big money for what is essentially a showpiece is razor thin. People that buy a 928 want to drive it, and you could certainly do so with this car. But, like the 968 we featured last week, if you went ahead and did so, say hello to huge depreciation and potential repairs that could be a result of a car sitting around for 23 years.

-Paul

1989 Porsche 944

The Porsche 968 we featured yesterday was arguably a nice piece let down by an oddball color combination and a price that was in the stratosphere. While the 944 and 968 models are coming into their own, the market for an almost $40,000 968 just isn’t there. This 944 for sale in Pennsylvania, though, is provided a thoughtful description by its owner and is priced realistically. While it is the base model, it looks great in classic Guards Red with the phone dial wheels.

1989 Porsche 944 on eBay

1989 Porsche 944 with 71,400 miles, Guards Red with black leather. I purchased this car from YBH Porsche in Edgemont, PA with 1,200 miles on it. The original MSRP was over $36,000 and the original window sticker is included.

It has manual transmission, sunroof and Blaupunkt Reno radio. It has no accidents and is a very clean original example. The car has been garaged, it is collector owned and not driven in the winter. I have all service records that will be included with the car as well as original keys and owners manuals as supplied when new. Dash has minor cracks that are typical of 944s. It includes a brand new “California Car Cover” Noah custom fitted car cover in grey. Car was recently professionally detailed. Being sold by private owner, as-is, with no warranty.

Typically, a Porsche for under $10,000 would scare away potential buyers with maintenance concerns, but not this 944. While they aren’t the cheapest cars when it comes to repairs, they are fairly robust and fantastic to drive with their well balanced chassis. For less than $10,000, there’s fewer cars out there that can deliver that wow factor as much as these Porsches do.

-Paul

2007 Porsche Cayman S

Launched for the 2006 model year, the Boxster based Cayman was Porsche’s answer to enthusiasts looking for a fixed roof sports car that was a bit less expensive than your base 911. There was a fear at first that with performance nearly approaching the 911, the Cayman would eat into 911 sales, but it seems over time both cars have appealed to different buyers for a different reasons. Now in its second generation, first generation Caymans are proving an attractive used buy for those wanting a Porsche at a discount but perhaps aren’t ready to go the classic car route. This Cayman for sale in Massachusetts is the faster S model with the 3.4 liter flat six engine and 320 horsepower. This makes this car good for runs to 60 mph in just under five seconds.

2007 Porsche Cayman S on Cars.com

Beautiful 2007 Cayman S 6-speed manual, with leather interior, Bose sound system, Xenon headlights, Preferred package, heated seats and all weather mats. For sale by original owner excellent condition throughout. One of a collection of sports cars now seeking room in garage.

With only 5,000 miles and one owner, this Cayman S represents a pretty good deal at under $30,000. Most Caymans of this year and caliber are trading hands these days for a few thousand more, usually around the low $30,000 range. Those with Tiptronic transmissions generally bring a little bit less, revealing that enthusiasts in the market for these kind of vehicles still prefer the tried and true manual gearbox.

-Paul

1989 Porsche 944S2

My father, the man who is responsible for turning me into a car enthusiast, has been toying lately with the idea of selling his MINI Cooper and buying a practical classic. One car at the top of his list is a late model Porsche 944. While derided by some 911 fans, the 944 was a well balanced, practical sports car. There are plenty good examples of 944s to be had these days; one of the best being the 944S2 with the twin cam, 16 valve four cylinder pumping out 208 horsepower. Here is a very mint example of an S2 for sale in Michigan.

1989 Porsche 944S2 on Rennlist

Year: 1989
Make: Porsche
Model: 944
Mileage: 65000
Color: Red
Price: $14750
Location: Midwestern
Body Style: Coupe
Transmission Type: Manual – 5 speed
Stereo System: AM-FM CD

1989 944S2 65,000 miles, excellent condition. All maintenance done at 60k including belts, balance shaft, water pump, etc. Recent new shocks, M030 sway bars. Interior 9/10, Exterior 8/10 (Some minor rock chips/normal use wear). Unmolested, beautiful car, drives perfect and strong. No issues, FULL RECORDS SINCE NEW. Price $14,750 firm.

Considering the mileage, the asking price for this 944S2 is well within a reasonable range. With 65,000 miles on the clock, this is enough distance under this car’s tires to suggest it wasn’t a museum piece nor driven hard and put up wet. There are two things give me confidence in this car. First, there is a Porsche Club of America decal on the driver’s side rear window. Second, there is a Porsche 993 parked next to this 944 in some of the pictures. Also, the fact that this car has surfaced on Rennlist speaks volumes. Let’s hope this ’80s icon goes to a good home.

-Paul

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera

Next year, the Porsche 911 will celebrate its 50th anniversary. What the sports car maker from Stuttgart will do to commemorate the occasion remains to be seen, but I thought it would be an opportune time to revisit this perennial favorite and highlight the latest development in the series, the 2012 Carrera, internally known as the 991. While changes to the exterior are subtle at best, one of the major features to be unveiled was a new 7-speed manual gearbox, a first for a production road car. While it is generally accepted that Porsche’s 7-speed dual cutch PDK transmission is faster and more efficient, I couldn’t fathom owning a 911 without three pedals. Weight is down on the new Carrera by 45 pounds and with the standard 3.4 liter, 345 horsepower flat six engine, performance is more than adequate for this rear engine marvel.

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera on eBay

This 911 ‘s level of quality is not meant for just anyone. It’s meant for the person who strives for a classy, comfortable, and luxurious car. Driven by many, but adored by more, the 911 is a perfect addition to any home. The 911 will provide you with everything you have always wanted in a car — Quality, Reliability, and Character.

This Porsche includes:

Wheel Caps with colored crest
Platinum Silver Metallic
Fuse box cover in leather
Sport exhaust system
Natural leather interior processing code
Delete rear lid model designation
Ornamental Porsche crest
Auto dimming interior/exterior mirrors
Carrera red, natural leather seat trim with full leather interior
Power tilt/slide sunroof with shield
Heated front seats with multi-stage controls

It’s rather chilling that on the same day Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche passed away, the new 911 was declared World Sports Car for 2012. The man who designed the original 911 would have been proud. While some enthusiasts have derided the 911 for being an inherently compromised design throughout the years, continuous improvement has brought us to this point. The 911 has outlived both the front-engined 944 and 928 that were designed to succeed it and there seems no end in sight for this most venerable icon of German performance.

-Paul

1996 Porsche 911 Turbo

The Porsche 993 will forever be immortalized by 911 enthusiasts. The last of the air-cooled 911s, this car was considered the pinnacle of Porsche engineering before the company sold out and started expanding offerings outside of the typical sports car genre. The Turbo was the latest in a long line of super fast 911s, and was the first Turbo to employ both twin turbochargers and all-wheel drive. With 400 horsepower on tap, these cars were capable of running to 60 mph in under four seconds, making it one of the fastest cars of the era. This Turbo for sale in New Jersey looks sinister in black and represents the first year of the Turbo for the 993.

1996 Porsche 911 Turbo on eBay

1996 Porsche 911 Turbo. Black on black leather. Only 33,917 miles. Rare collectible, looks stunning! Perfect color combination, 3M clear bra, H&R lowering springs, stainless steel exhaust tips, aluminum bezel dials, power seat package.

Condition: Unbelievable condition, runs and drives great. Paint is in excellent condition. Minor rock chips up front as can be expected but hardly noticeable. No accidents, clean auto check. Original tags throughout every panel. Non-smoker, wheels are in perfect condition. Garage queen.

Low mileage 993 Turbos have held their value well over time. Cars with under 30,000 miles can regularly bring $70,000 and higher. One must also keep in mind that the 1996 models differ from later 1997 and 1998 models, in that the later models had strengthened transmission shafts, a modifiable ECU and a passenger airbag shutoff sensor. While this car doesn’t have much more than 30,000 miles on the clock, there’s not much that makes it stand out amongst other mint Turbos on the market. I’d say the sweet spot for this car price wise would be in the $60,000 to $70,000 range.

-Paul

1986 RUF BTR Slantnose

Last August, Nate featured a subtle brown metallic RUF BTR Slantnose for sale. Well, that car is back up for sale, listed with the same amount of miles with $8,000 knocked off the asking price. The seller lists the car as a new arrival, but according to our post last year, we know that is not the case. So what’s the story with this 911 warmed over by one of Germany’s most famous tuners?

1986 RUF BTR Slantnose on eBay

I’ve been eyeing this car for a few days, but sadly, the seller has not added any more information to the advertisement. If anyone out there knows more about the history of this awesome Slantnose, we’d love to hear from you. With so few built, it’s hard to place a value on such a car, but with similar vintage 911 3.2 Turbos with 20,000 miles and less selling for close to $100,000, perhaps the asking price of $115k isn’t too terrible considering it is a Slantnose and has RUF’s fingerprints on it.

-Paul

1976 Porsche 914 2.0

We’ve featured a great many 911s, 944s and 928s here on GCFSB. One Porsche that hasn’t gotten much love is the 914. A joint venture between Volkswagen and Porsche, this sports car was born out of Volkswagen’s desire for a halo vehicle and Porsche’s desire to expand their lineup and find a replacement for the four cylinder version of the 911, the 912. In 1968, the prototype 914 was presented and the car went on sale as a 1969 model. Offered with both a horizontally opposed four or six cylinder engine, both variants were badged as Porsches in the US market, with the four cylinder cars badged as a Volkswagen-Porsche in Europe.

This 1976 version for sale in Georgia is the final year of the 914, and by this time, crash bumpers and a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine were part of the package.

1976 Porsche 914 2.0 on eBay

1976 Porsche 914 anacona blue collector quality. We are very happy to offer this collector quality 1976 Porsche 914 2.0 with only 53,000 original miles. As you all know the 914 are rapidly appreciating in value, following the 356 and earlier 911 models to rooftop values as everyone seems to appreciate these high quality build, last of the air cooled Porsches. Personally, knowing that the 914-6 models are now out of reach, I give the Limited Edition 914-4s followed by the 1976 models the highest collector values. The 1976 models in particular are very valuable because they were the last of the breed, the fewest produced of all of the four cylinders, and had all of the factory improvements developed over the years. No 1976 model was ever made in 1976, the last built in 12/15.

This is a November production car, with options of tinted glass and center seat cushion. This particular 914 certainly qualifies as one of the most collectible and if kept in its current original condition, will skyrocket in value in the next years. One of the best 914 colors ever painted (ancona blue L97b) and with only 53,000 miles, this car well shows those low miles with impeccable interior and body, totally original engine compartment, and immaculate front and rear trunks. In addition, the spare tire is the factory original having never hit the ground, the tool kit is complete, the owners manual and cover in the glove box, has all four original keys, and comes with the original factory window sticker and a file with the original maintenance receipts. The fussy owners actually kept the three sets of points, distributor cap, condenser, and rotor sets they changed over the years!

The body is as original as one could want, never rusted, never wrecked and with at least 95% of the original finish. The car had stick on side molding and negative side stripes installed early on (that I personally removed) and because of their years of installation, one can see slight etching of the original finish. However it is not bad and the paint is in such nice condition and shines so beautifully that it should NEVER be painted upon! The only other problem with this car (If you would call it a problem) is that it was rustproofed when new. This probably preserved all of the original paint under the wheelwells and floor boards and with some intense steam cleaning one could actually re expose this factory fresh finish!

This 914 drives as well as ANY 914 four cylinder I have ever driven, (as you all know I have driven literally thousands and well remember how they drove when brand new!) and our shop has thoroughly serviced the car so you can drive it home with confidence if you so choose. I like this car so much that I would consider it a very worthy 914 collectors car, it is that nice. I have my own black ’76 2.0 in our small showroom, and this one would certainly rival it. As usual I have a reserve on this car, but it is very small as I really what someone who will appreciate this car to get it for a bargain price. You will not be disappointed!

A typical late model 914 2.0 will fetch anywhere from $14,000 into the low $20,000 range. Given the low mileage and original condition, I’d wager to say this 914 might bring somewhere in the low $20,000 range. Anything over that starts reaching into mint 911SC and 3.2 territory and then you’ll find yourself saying “I coulda had a 911.” Still, given the pleasant color and condition, this car presents well and given Volkswagen’s recent drive to purchase an over 50% stake in Porsche, reminds us how intertwined the histories of these two manufacturers are.

-Paul

1955 Porsche Speedster

What was originally devised as a lower cost, open roofed version of the 356, the Speedster is now one of the most valuable variants of the 356 range. Funny how fate works sometimes, isn’t it? Upon urgings from the sole importer of Porsches to the US at the time, Max Hoffman, the Speedster was introduced at the end of 1954 and carried on through 1958 when the 356 Convertible D, with its taller windscreen and roll up windows. The high water mark for the Speedster was 1957, with over 1,100 built. This 1955 model for sale in San Francisco is an earlier Speedster with the dual tail lamps and the 1500cc flat four cylinder engine.

1955 Porsche Speedster on eBay

Chassis # 80584 Engine # 35480, Type 546/2, #’s match. 1500 Normal engine w/ 912 rockers, followers and rods. Elgin grind cam, ’58 Super spec carbs, Koni shocks. Color change from White to Black. Very rare for ’55 factory optional fuel gauge. This is an accident free, numbers matching car. Retains all of its original body panels. Correct date stamps on original wheels including spare. Correct 16” bias ply tube tires. The owner purchased the car in 1989 in Southern California and a multiple year restoration was carried out by Autosports Exclusive in San Mateo from 1997 to Oct. 1998. Longitudinals are original. Partial tool roll, tonneau cover, side curtains, jack and jack pad are included. It is in as restored condition having covered very few miles since completion.

Anywhere between $150,000 and $300,000 seems to be the order of the day for 356 Speedster prices these days. Variance in price depends obviously on year, provenance and equipment as with any other classic cars. Wearing all of its original bodywork on an older restoration sure counts for something, even if it isn’t the original color and there are some updated bits on the engine. At $210,000, we’re right around the meaty area of where these lightweight sports cars are trading hands.

-Paul

1957 Porsche 356 GT Tribute

When the term restomod comes to mind, images of American muscle cars from the 1960s and 1970s emerge. Sometimes these cars are upgraded with engines they didn’t leave the factory with, other times modern amenities such as disc brakes, updated suspension bits and modern electrics are incorporated to make a classic vehicle more agreeable to drive.

This Porsche 356 started life as a 1600 Super and has been turned into a GT clone. The 356 Carrera GT was a purpose built competition car. A stripped out interior, deletion of the heater and Perspex side windows were part of the package, along with lightweight bumpers and no undercoating. Modified suspension, a larger fuel tank and brakes from the Porsche 550RS were added. Offered as both a coupe and speedster, the GT coupe came weighing only 1903 lbs. The Carrera GT saw action in a number of races and one claimed victory at the Liege-Rome-Liege Rally in 1957. This particular GT clone was originally sold in the US only to be exported back to the homeland later in life.

1957 Porsche 356 GT Tribute on JamesList

Porsche 356A/1600 Super. Restored with a lot of attention to detail, must see in person. The vehicle was delivered in 1957 in the United States and imported in the past into Germany. Originally it was a Porsche 356 A (T1), Coupe, which has in recent years gained attention. Fully restored and rebuilt to largely original specification under the 356 Carrera GT. The interior has also been overhauled and is in mint condition. The seats are lightweight shells, the same as used in the Speedster. These were covered with new leather. The entire vehicle technology has been updated and cosmetic condition is very good. Both the engine and the transmission were completely overhauled and therefore in mint condition. During the two year restoration, extensive photo documentation was kept.

Equipment: leather seats, three spoke wood steering wheel, stop watches, cap refueling at front with snap closure, leather caps to cover the front, original Rudge wheels perfectly restored with central locking, individual interior, steering by the T2, rear stabilizer from the Super 90, GT brakes, side windows made of acrylic glass (GT version), side windows operated by leather straps (GT version). Total interior in Conolly leather, 12 volt system with new wiring harness and battery, aluminum boot lid, louvers (GT version), custom exhaust (at Sebring). The expert opinion was with the rating of “1” rated. Since this vehicle is now in new condition, it is in the class of the as a new condition, it is in the class of an objects lover.

The asking price of over a quarter million dollars puts this 356 squarely in mint condition Speedster territory. If this was an original Carrera GT, you might be looking at a value closer to $300,000 or beyond. This build is very much to my taste and is a unique way to restore a 356. From the gunmetal gray paint to the color matched bumpers and wheels, this car looks the business. But given that it is a clone, I don’t think a $50,000 discount is quite enough. With the work put into it, I might be able to see $100,000 to $150,000, but not much more. Then again, the market for 356 clones is so small, and one high sale price could set the market abuzz.

-Paul