It is an interesting update to our Hammertime value guide this week with a mixed bag of results. On the low end relative to its…
Month: November 2016
What a difference a few miles makes, right? That’s a slight understatement regarding the mileage, but if we compare this Guards Red 1987 Porsche 930 Coupe with the Moss Green Metallic 930 Coupe featured last week we quickly notice the significant price difference between the two cars. Much of that difference comes down to their relative mileage, and some of it comes down to the much more unique color combination of the green one. Still, this 930 looks good enough in its own right and for essentially half the price it certainly appears to be a pretty nice value.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 930 Coupe on Excellence Magazine
I spent a lot of bandwidth covering the many changes from the B2 to the B3 chassis Audi yesterday. However, there was a transitional model between the two chassis in the 1987 Audi Coupe GT Special Build. The Special Build carried many items that would appear in the production B3 front drive 90 the next year. As with yesterday’s 90 quattro, motivation came from the 130 horsepower 2.3 liter NG inline-5. This represented a substantial power upgrade over the outgoing KX 110 horsepower unit. The rear brakes were upgraded to discs, as well – the only Coupe GT to have this setup, which again would be seen on the B3. The interior was revised, too, with the Savoy Velour replacing the Kensington Velour. The easiest way to tell the difference was the triple (opposed to double) striping of the fabric, though several Special Builds were optioned with leather interiors.
In what was a mostly unnecessary move, Audi beefed up the standard gearbox with larger output shafts. The Special Build cars also came with a unique exterior treatment. The spoiler, B pillar and window surround, and mirror housings were all painted in the exterior color choice. This had partially been seen on the 1986 Commemorative Design cars, which often causes confusion between the two. However, the easy way to spot the difference without popping the hood or peering between the fourteen spokes of the Ronal R8s in back is that the rear spoilers on the ’86 models weren’t body color. As with the ’86 CD, color options were limited to Black, Alpine White, or Tornado Red. Also lightly revised was the digital dash, which changed color from Red in the ’86 CD and limited run non-CD models to an orange backlit unit.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Audi Coupe GT Special Build on Central New Jersey Craigslist
There are few things that fit together better than a W140 Mercedes with AMG Monoblock wheels. Just like the car, the wheels are big and flat. There are no thin lines, no 18 different curved spokes with fake bolts – just wide but simple 5-spoke wheels. I’d really like to own this combination, but I’d certainly have an aneurysm from my passengers slamming the doors like it’s a 1987 Ford F150 with the word ‘FARM’ spray painted across the tailgate no matter how many times I tell them they are soft-close. If you have friends that take direction better than mine, then you are in luck with this 1999 S500 for sale inÂ San Diego, California.
CLICK FOR DETAILS:Â 1999 Mercedes-Benz S500 on eBay
I’m going to shift gears a little and step over to the front-engine side of the Porsche lineup. We have a couple excellent guest contributors who feature the best and most interesting of Porsche’s front-engined cars so any time I wade into this territory it’s really just with a sense of “hey, I like this car, it looks good and the price doesn’t seem too bad, why not feature it.” So, I like this 928! It looks good and the price doesn’t seem too bad! Here we have a Black Metallic 1982 Porsche 928, located in Tennessee, with Brown interior, a 5-speed manual transmission, and only 54,698 miles on it. It’s said to be in entirely original condition and with good documentation and if those two points both check out it looks like a nice option for a fairly early example of Porsche’s V8 Grand Tourer.