1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6

I think I feel like posting a bunch of 964s this week. We’ll see how that goes. Apparently, yesterday’s Japanese market Slate Grey Carrera 2 recently sold and given the relatively high asking price it certainly seems the 964 is garnering some attention these days. This one here, a Guards Red 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6, takes us nearly to the top of the mountain. It’s not quite all the way to the top since that position belongs to the Turbo S, but given how rare those cars are – and how insanely expensive – I think we can all make do with the regular Turbo.

The Turbo 3.6 is one of the last 911 Turbos Porsche released prior to switching to twin-turbocharging and all-wheel drive for the 993. This ended a long line that Porsche began with the 930 and as a sendoff of sorts these Turbos certainly do the model proud. With a single turbo and all of the power directed to the rear wheels that makes them plenty attention grabbing for any driver.

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Year: 1994
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 40,956 mi
Price: $218,895 Buy It Now

The Porsche 964 was a beloved model for Porsche enthusiasts being the first 911 to modernize with features that had otherwise become commonplace, like power steering, air bags, and anti-lock brakes. Yet it still maintained its raw mechanics, and omitted the electric gadgetry and fluff that many sports cars of the time had adopted. But it was the end of the 964 era that boasted its greatest accomplishment, with the introduction of the 3.6 litre Turbo –the last of the single, large turbocharger engines and the Crème de la Crème.

1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6

It’s been quite a while since we featured a 911 Turbo 3.6 with an asking price below $200K. In fact, it appears that of all of them we’ve featured only one had such a price. The one we see here, a Black 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 with Cashmere Beige interior and 54,562 miles, is not only priced below $200K, but at $164,000 it’s a good bit under $200K. Naturally, the question is why the price is so relatively low? We’ll speculate on some of that below, but I do also wonder about the prices for these Turbos in general. While so many we have come across were indeed priced above $200K they weren’t exactly selling outside of incredibly low mileage examples. Many auctions were being bid precisely into the territory in which this one is priced. So perhaps the price here is just a realistic one. Imagine that!

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Year: 1994
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 54,562 mi
Price: Reserve Auction ($164,000 Buy it Now)

New Inventory Alert! So new it’s yet to be detailed! Two owner 1994 Porsche 911 3.6 turbo. Same owner since 1995. 58,000 miles, we have receipts documenting every service and everything performed on the car since the day it left the lot in July of 1994. Recent complete engine overhaul/refresh by Porsche of Naples 5,000 miles ago. Runs/ drives incredible! Is it a sub 10,000 mile garage queen, that will cost you $300,000, No! t has had some repainted panels, has it been driven/tracked? like the pinnacle of all things Porsche of this era should have been. Yep you bet! Has everything, that it has ever needed to be addressed, been addressed when needed.

Irish Green 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 – REVISIT

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The Irish Green 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 remains up for sale with the asking price holding steady at $225K. Given its rare paint-to-sample exterior color and its relatively reasonable pricing I’m actually surprised someone hasn’t snapped this one up. The mileage certainly is higher than many other examples of the Turbo 3.6 we come across, but the Irish Green paint makes it one of the most unique options available. Perhaps some other detail in its history is holding it back?

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The below post originally appeared on our site September 7, 2016:

Irish Green 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6

I could have sworn I had seen this car and featured it previously, but it seems like that isn’t the case. I am certain I’ve seen it for sale though (or at least another very similar 911, but how many of these could there be?). Regardless, here we are now and of the various Turbo 3.6 we’ve seen this one stands well apart from all of the rest. That is almost entirely due to its paint-to-sample Irish Green exterior. Green cars aren’t always favorites among many, but Irish Green has long been an exception and when a particularly desirable model shows up wearing it, then we take notice. Last month we featured an Irish Green Carrera Club Sport that was said to be the only one in its color. That Carrera sold for $330K, which makes this Irish Green 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 seem like a relative performance bargain. Of course, at lot more goes into these prices than simply performance, but for fans of the color these two make for two extremely attractive – if high priced – options. Maybe the buyer of the Club Sport will have space left over in the garage for another addition.

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1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6

Another 3.6 liter 964 Turbo? Yes, another 3.6 liter 964 Turbo. Though I hadn’t come across an interesting one of these for a while I’ve now seen two this week that both captured my attention, each for its own reasons. My interest here is two-fold: first, this color combination is really speaking to me. I don’t want to try to over-analyze it because I do enough of that with other colors and these aren’t that unique. But I haven’t seen it much on this model and photographed here in mostly direct sunlight I love it. The second reason I’m interested is because unlike many of the other ads we’ve come across this one is actually an auction. It’s a reserve auction, but an auction nonetheless and therefore we might get a better sense of where these models are being valued. If you just want to know the asking price you can check Hunting Ridge Motors’ website (it’s a high price), but my curiosity is simpler. I’ve long wondered where the prices of these Turbos would stack up against their twin-turbocharged successors, the 993. The 993 clearly appears to be more highly valued than the 3.3 liter 964 Turbo, which shouldn’t surprise us, but what about the 3.6? The 964 has rarity in its favor, while the 993 is noted for being the last of the air-cooled Turbos. But it’s also all-wheel drive, a point that might shift the 964 back into the lead for some owners.

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1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6

It’s been a while so let’s check back in on a perennial favorite of ours here at GCFSB: the 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6. This model was a long time coming for Porsche as the 3.6 liter powerplant that debuted with the 964 wasn’t ready for a turbocharged application. Thus the 3.3 liter that had served so faithfully in the 930 continued in the 964. That changed in 1993. There would be two models produced for the 964 Turbo’s sendoff: the Turbo 3.6 and the ultra-limited Turbo S. Both utilized a 3.6 liter flat-six and delivered all of their power to the rear wheels only. For subsequent 911 models Porsche upped the technological ante by introducing all-wheel drive and twin-turbocharging to help harness their ever-increasing power. As such, the Turbo 3.6 and Turbo S were the last of the fully caffeinated Turbos. Loads of power, rear engine, rear drive: inattentive drivers need be very wary.

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1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6

I believe I have mentioned before a White 964 Carrera 4 that roams around my neighborhood. I see it from time to time on the occasional weekend excursion or, even more commonly, parked on the street. It never fails to attract my gaze and it’s recognizable even at night with those headlights directed right at you as it approaches. The most mysterious aspect for me is that I am so taken by a white car. I’m not a huge fan of white cars and most of them I find very boring. That said, I have always found that it is a color that works on particular models very well. The 964 appears to be one of those models. I can’t say why that is, but for me at least it is the case. This brings us to the car we see here, a Grand Prix White 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6, located in Houston, with a Classic Grey leather interior and 58,203 miles on it. While Grand Prix White itself doesn’t strike me as a particularly rare color it has been pretty rare to come across a Turbo 3.6 in Grand Prix White. Like the Carrera 4 with which I have such a passing familiarity, the color works quite well here and coming in the guise of the fantastic Turbo 3.6 simply makes it that much better.

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1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S Flatnose – REVISIT

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The Black 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S Flatnose remains for sale and the sellers have reduced the starting bid significantly from the astronomical price of $950K to the still-insanely-high price of $600K. As this remains a reserve auction the actual selling price may remain the same, but perhaps this time it might actually receive a bid. This is a car we will likely have our eye on for a long time as it could give us one of the few chances to get a handle on what buyers are willing to pay for these ultra-rare Turbos. The price likely is still well above where it needs to be, but with time perhaps it will enter more reasonable territory. It does make me wonder though: what would be a reasonable starting bid for this auction?

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The below post originally appeared on our site January 5, 2016:

1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S Flatnose

Naturally it took me very little time to decide whether to feature this car after I came across it. Here we have a 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S Flatnose. 1 of 39 produced for the US market, and 1 of 93 total Turbo S produced worldwide. The 3.6 Turbo S was the final iteration of a variety of 964 turbos Porsche produced beginning in 1991 with the basic Turbo, which carried over the 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-six that had served the 930 so well for many years. In 1993 a turbocharged version of the 964’s 3.6 liter flat-six finally was readied and as a final send-off Porsche Exclusive took hold of the remaining Turbo chassis available to produce a Turbo S based off of that 3.6 liter engine. The majority of the 93 cars produced (66 in all) featured the 968-derived flatnose and that nose remains the car’s most identifiable feature. Other notable features are a unique whale tail, Speedline wheels, quad exhaust, and rear air inlets to help feed air to the engine. And of course, they had more power – 385 hp – all delivered to the rear wheels. These were the last of the purely rear-drive Turbos Porsche would produce outside of the GT2, which raised the insanity even more. The 964 saw a pretty large number of limited production models and for its combination of performance and refinement the Turbo S remains one of the best.

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1993 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6

This one will take some sussing out. Let’s start with what seems definite: here we have a Slate Grey Metallic 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 with just under 40K kilometers on it (~25K miles). It has a couple of nice options from Porsche Exclusive including a two-tone black and grey interior with sport seats and rootwood accents. While the rootwood doesn’t necessarily fit the performance character of the Turbo 3.6, this is one of the few instances where I do think it provides a nice contrast and looks pretty good. They didn’t overdo it and that is most definitely to this 911’s benefit. All around this is a gorgeous looking example and the more I come across it the more I enjoy Slate Grey (whether metallic or not) on the 964. Now for the big question: the seller, which is a pretty well regarded classic car dealer in England, has listed it as one of the very few examples of the Turbo S that Porsche produced. But is it?

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