7k Mile 2002 Porsche 996 Turbo With Gads of Upgrades

People with money do silly things.  Things like buying a $130k Porsche 996 turbo, spend even more money upgrading it and then they let it sit.  Only puling out of the garage to wash, wax, and tuck it back into the garage.  I am not sure today’s cars are going to have the collectivity of the autos of yore.  It would be tragic to assume they will only to find that the same sense of sentimentality may not exist in 30 years.  Think of all that time behind the wheel that was lost for the fear of getting a ding, scratch, or heaven forbid racking up some miles on your “precious.”

On the flip side it sure is nice when one of these hits the market.

2002 Porsche 996 Turbo:

From the seller –








The 996 cars are my least favorite of the 911 series.  With that I think the Turbo cars are terribly undervalued.  If you are not into attention seeking maneuvers this may not work for you.  Speed Yellow is a very striking hue and with the wheels, wing, and other styling bits the look verges on being over the top.

But the car itself looks to be as new and the $75k buy it now gets you a great deal of performance for the fraction of a comparable new one.  Bidding currently sits at $42k, the reserve has yet to be met


1961 Enzmann For Sale

I have read about these but have never seen one for sale which makes sense since there are only 19 known examples that still exist.  As the seller points out, Enzmann built the 506 bodies and placed them onto the frames of new Volkswagen Beetles.  Some of the “hot” versions were built on Porsche 356 drive trains.  I can see where these designs made some sense in the 60’s as they are very George Jetson ‘ish.  But, taste being what it is you have to appreciate the unique nature of what is going on here.

This example is rough and is in need of a motor.  That said you can see some very cool detail in some of the finishing bits of this car.  Drop in a stock 356 motor and some light interior refreshing and you would have a very unique car to show and drive.  Or, go off the deep end and commit to a full restoration in the hopes of having something akin to the example that recently sold for $130k.

1961 Enzmann For Sale:

From the seller –

“As much as I hate to do it, I am selling my 1961 Enzmann sports car.  These cars are beyond rare. Only 67 were ever produced and only 19 were still known to exist until this car was rediscovered.

Here is a little history on the Enzmann’s.   The Enzmann family designed and built the Enzmann 506 bodies in Switzerland , then bought Volkswagen Beetles directly from the VW Factory and had the car shipped to thier shop back in Switzerland.  The bodies were removed and the Enzmann bodies were then installed.  You could get the car in many different performance packages, the best was with the 356 Porsche Engine and 356 brakes.   With this set up, the Enzmann’s used to give the Porsche 356’s and 550 spiders fits back in the day….they had the same drivetrains , but due to their weight, they used to leave the Porsche 356 and 550 spiders in the dust in road racing on the European race circuits . The Porsche 356’s weighed 1700 plus lbs and the Porsche 550 Spyder’s came in around 1346 lbs.  The completed Enzmann weighs only 1102 lbs. The dimensions are very slightly over 156 inches long, 48 inches wide, and 36 inches high. Thus, the Enzmann has a greater performance potential than either.

My car is all there less motor. The body is in pretty good shape.  This car was recently discovered in Southern California, where it has spent the bulk of its life.  The car looks like it was built for road racing….it has early Porsche 356A brakes all the way around…and was powered by a 356 engine (not with the car).

A fully restored Enzmann 506 recently sold for $134,000.00 in Germany in the last few months.
This rare car would be a great addition to any ones car collection…….

The last picture posted of the red Enzmann, is of my car back in the early 1970’s…..”

This is not some busted up kit car.  There have been 4 bids up to $15k, the reserve has not been met.  I am going to go on a limb and say this will sell as the buy it now does not seem terribly unreasonable.  Either way this is an interesting find with some curious history.


1990 Porsche 944 S2 Time Capsule For Sale

Hat tip to RarestRX for finding this fine S2.

I used to have a thing for shoes when I was younger.  I was obsessed by them, I would cut Nike ads out of magazines and tape them to my Trapper Keeper.

Yeah I am old.

Thinking about this sort of explains my fondness for the Porsche 944 cars.  As I grew up my thing for shoes turned into a fixation for cars.  Is it any small wonder the 944 looks so much like a shoe.  Look at a picture of the Nike Legend and look at a 944.  Creepy huh?

I dunno, maybe that is just me.

Here is a pristine example of a 1990 Porsche 944S2 with a scant 15k miles.

1990 Porsche 944 S2:

From the seller –

“Hey Guys,

I wanted to offer this to my Rennlist brothers before it goes on Ebay.

1990 Porsche 944 S2

15,952 Original Miles

Guards Red, Black interior
5 Speed manual.

This car was kept in a climate controlled Warehouse and only driven on weekends. Bought from the original owner. Every peice of service history was saved, even the original Window Sticker.

I thought my 928S was in great condition. This 944 is simply incredible.

Truly a time capsule piece.”

Beautiful car, I have made my fondness for the S2 cars well known.  90% of the turbo performance with 50% less headaches.  I know that is fuzzy math but that is my perception.

This is as fine an example that you will ever find.  Is it $20k fine?  I am not sure, $20k is a great deal of money for any S2, even one as fine as this.  But, if you are looking for the absolute best then this is the car for you.



Uber Rare BMW Z1 For Sale

We see these, maybe a couple times a year but this may be the first example I have seen with a factory hard top.  Careful when removing that thing as I am not sure they have a replacement at your local parts department.

1989 BMW Z1 For Sale:

From the seller –

“1989 BMW Z1 finished in Black Metallic with Black/Red full leather interior. The Z1 was the first of the BMW’s to carry the Z ( Zukunft or Future in german ) nomenclature indicating the company’s look into the future. With only 8,000 units being made worldwide, the Z1 remains a coveted model by BMW enthusiasts. With the unique use of composites, zinc welded seams, removable body panels and with doors that electrically drop into the body panels, this car stops traffic where ever it goes. It is powered by BMW’s M20B25 straight six mated to a Getrag 260/5 five speed manual gearbox that provides plenty of power to zip this spirited Roadster along with no problem. A reliable exotic that is not seen often in this neck of the woods, the Zi is fitted with a fold down soft top, a suede lined removable hard top, full leather interior, sport alloy wheels, three spoke sport steering wheel and a Sony premium sound system. Driven just 47k miles since new, the car has no needs whatsoever.”

Love the car, love the color combo!  It is amazing the styling on these cars has held up so well.  Sure, those of the long legged variety are going to struggle with ingress/egress but the novelty of those doors nearly makes it worth it.  The hard top goes a long way towards finishing off the edges of this roadster.  Seeing this makes me despise the styling of the Z4 even more, if that is possible.

Nope, not possible.

Anyhow, bidding currently sits at $18.8k with the reserve not met.  These typically trade in the $25k range and there is no reason to think this won’t get there as well.  There are not many, if any, late model roadsters in that price range I would take over this Z1.


Low Mileage 1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC For Sale

Last week I featured a SLC Rado with a few more miles and was a bit more expensive than this example.  That, my friends is what I like to call a “ripping deal.”  Well if it was such a good deal it would have sold on eBay but nobody was willing to meet the $7.9k asking price.

It may be just me, but how can a one owner Rado not get some nibbles at that price?  For you Rado fans it is still on the Vortex so gawk away.

1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC For Sale:

From the seller –

“I’m selling my 1992 VW Corrado SLC with 56k original miles on it, I am the original owner. It’s stick shift, has full leather interior, has been garage kept and has no rust. I have all of the original stock parts on hand should you want to pull off any performance enhancements. All of my service work was done at Jennings VW in Glenview, IL.

Here is the list of what is on the car…

Always used synthetic oil
I have a high quality car bra that will be included
Bilstien HD shocks
Autotech Springs
Front and Rear Strut bars
28mm sway bar in rear
GIAC Performance chip
Low temp thermo
Coolant = Distilled Water and Water Wetter
Color matched SAMCO radiator hoses
Jacob Ignition Coil – Omni Torquer
Techtonics Tuning Stainless cat back exhaust
Koenig Villain rims along with the Stock rims and tires
Alpine stereo, 4 channel Soundstream Amp.
Sunroof is original and works (no scratches)
4 point Racing seal belt
stainless steel brake lines
slotted rotors
push button starter
Alpine Alarm with impact sensor and radar proximity sensor
Paint is Red and original, some minor dings. I’ll consider all offers.”

That is a incredibly clean car.  The seller started at $10k and has come down to $7.9k, so he is motivated to sell.  I look for these weekly and I am not sure I have found a car that is a better combination of condition, mileage, and price.

If you can deal with those robotic seat belts that want to behead drivers at every turn this may be worth looking into.


45k Mile 1983 MKI Volkswagen Rabbit GTI For Sale

Examples of these cars are bountiful and all over the board in regards to price and condition.  This one, is peculiar in that it has crazy low miles but looks to be in very rough shape.  Sure the seller saved it from it’s prolonged slumber and buffed away some of the years but looking at this red GTI there seems to be a great deal of work left to be done.

1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI:

From the seller –

“You are bidding on a 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI that came from Las Vegas Nevada from the 2nd owner, the car has a 1987 Nevada title in the 2nd owners name.  They parked the car under a carport for 18 years when the fuel pump went bad.  The car was towed to Chicago and the gas tank, fuel pump, fuel filter, and timing belt was replaced.  Also the car was buffed back to a shine, so the moldings was removed to not damage them and they are in the trunk.  The front seats are dry from the heat and will need to be reupholstered.  Also the headliner started to come down in the back.  This car does have minor dents but there is zero rust!  The tires are like new.  Zero cracks on the dashboard!  The windows were tinted and the old tint needs to be removed.  45899 original miles!   With a little work this car should be a nice museum piece or show car!”

Neat car, but this is more than a “little work” away from being a “show car.”  Hood and rear lower valance have body damage, interior is shot including the headliner, bumpers need to be powder coated, I am pretty certain those tires are rotten, and goodness knows what will rear it’s ugly head once you get started.

We are about $5-6k from having a very clean and original car which puts this one in the $3-3.5k range in value.  At that you are going to be buried in it a bit so I hope the buyer knows what they are getting themselves in to.  Bidding currently at $1k, reserve not met which is interesting since the seller advertises this as a no reserve auction.


L-O-L-A Lola… Porsche Lola Race Car For Sale

Well here is something you don’t see every day.  A Porsche Lola race car that was backed by the factory and raced from 2000-2002.  I will shut up and get to the description as this is a pretty amazing specimen.

Porsche Lola Race Car:

From the seller –

“A great investment opportunity. This Porsche was made in one example…..

Developed by Norbert Singer at Porsche Germany and Brad Kettler, now Audi Motorsport, both with huge experience from Porsche 917, 935, 962 GT-1´s and Audi´s race cars as  R8´s and up and with many wins at LeMans, Daytona, Sebring etc.

Our car raced by Champion Racing in the USA from 2000 to 2002 as a Porsche backed up car & team.  This chassie was delivered from Lola in UK, as a model year 2000, and is built up with a monocoque from carbon fiber.  The engine is the massive Porsche GT-1 evo ( fyi. GT-1 engines have a price tag of +200 000 USD ) with over 1000 Hp and the strong sequencial 6 speed Porsche gearbox from the GT-1.

Carbon fiber brakes and/or steel.  The car is ready to sit in a serious collectors show room or be used as a winning car at the track for Historical race ( race support can be organized ).  There are tons of spare parts (many of them brand new) which goes with the deal. For more info about the spares and other documents included, please e-mail me, and I will reply with photos and more info.

The car was one of the invited Porsche stars at the huge Porsche event 2011, Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV, Mazda raceway/Laguna Seca. It had a spot in the nice “VIP” tent, where it was signed by Norbert Singer & Porsche factory driver Sascha Maassen, who drove the car.

As it is build as a reace car, there are NO title or VIN number on this car.

Ill take all kinds of trade ins, as road cars like Porsches, Mercedes to Ferraris, Astons etc. 1, 2 or 3 cars. Or if you have a nice condo or and old airplane or a boat. Anything fun including some funds. For sale as a investor price. We have a realistic reserve price.

The buyer will make big profit within some years as all other Porsche race cars.”

Some things to ponder from the description:

  • The shell was delivered by Lola and is built entirely of carbon fiber.
  • This car is powered by a GT1 Evo motor that can produce 1,000 horsepower.
  • These motors can run up to $200k.
  • Lots of spares included, probably enough to have a good head start on a second car.
  • Just so you know, the seller is willing to take a car, cars, or property in trade.

This is great and all but you would have to be a racing fanatic to buy something such as this.  It is good for two things, as a museum piece or on the track.  I am pretty confident in my driving abilities but I would need a double set of depends to pilot this 1,000 hp beast around the track.

That said, if you are into that kind of thing this is a rare opportunity to own a factory Porsche race car.  Bidding opens at $75k, reserve not me.  Anyone have a spare condo they are not using?


Beautiful & Stock 1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC For Sale

Boy ‘oh boy you have to sort through a ton of questionable Rados to find something like this.  My want list for a Rado starts with a bone stock, SLC, with lower ‘ish miles, and lovingly maintained.  Check, check, check, and freaking check.

1993 Volkswagen Corrado:

From the seller –

“Seller has 24yrs of experience as a certified Volkswagen mechanic at the VW dealership I work for. This car is immaculate and garage kept. I photographed the car and drove it, it is a solid car. I only noticed the Neuspeed intake, I am unaware of any mods. This is an extremely OEM car. Excuse the glare in the photos, this car looks much better in person!

-86k original miles
-original clutch
-new front brakes
-new sunroof assembly
-new windshield
-new headliner
-new driver window regulator
-newish pass window regulator
-charged AC
-2yr old distributor
-new coolant flange, thermostat and coolant temp sensor
-new ignition switch
-10 disk changer comes with car
-original rims w/ tires come with car
-2 keys and 2 remotes”

That is a lot of pictures but I am pretty smitten with this car.  As a much younger man I remember taking a new SLC home for the weekend to wrap my head around buying it.  Thankfully cooler heads prevailed, what does a starving college student need with what was a $23k car at the time?  It would have been financial suicide.

But, the Rado did not make it a easy choice.  Superb handling, fantastic build quality (for a VW), and the willing VR6 made for a very tempting proposition.

This particular Rado is in wonderful condition, loved, and owned by a VW tech.  If you have been looking for a Rado this may be the one to act on.  Price has been reduced to $10.5, which is a lot of German goodness for the money.



Rare Lagoon Green 1993 E34 BMW M5 For Sale

E34 M5’s are gorgeous automobiles but most are black, red, or white.  I am not sure I have ever seen one finished in Lagoon Green, and I typically don’t buy cars based on color, but when they are as rare as this you have to take notice.

1993 Lagoon Green BMW M5 For Sale:

From the seller –

“I have been good at documenting the car in my build thread over the last 8 months. It is the nicest E34 I have ever seen in person. Very clean, COMPLETELY rust free, stack of documentation from previous owners. If you have interest in a E34 M5, there will be no disappointments here. Its about as good as it could get. Pictures tell the story how clean and nice this car is. I have owned 7 E34’s and know what to look for when I buy them. It took me close to a year to find a E34 M5 this special. I spent 6 months in contact with the previous owner before I pulled the trigger on this car. Compression test prior to purchase showed 180, 180, 170, 180, 180, 180.

This is about as cool as US Spec M5’s get. Car is Lagoon Green/Black sport leather interior. This car is 1 of 8 ever made in the US in this color. I only know of 2 others that still exist and they both have Grey interiors. Total world wide production of E34 Lagoon Green was 22 cars. The car has Black Birdseye Maple wood grain. The door panels show zero delamination. The Black headliner is tight and looks great(slightly getting loose underneath the visors). Car currently has 168k miles, and feels like a brand new car still.

Factory OEM Shadowline
Factory Black M5 Door Sills
Factory Black Birdseye Maple
Factory Tri-Stitched Steering Wheel
Factory Msport Side Mirrors
3.73 LSD
Servotronic M5 short ratio Steering Box

Blue Cloth in the Tool Kit
Triangles in Tool Kit
OEM Flash Light in the Glove Box
OEM M5 Tape with Owner Manual in ///M Leather Case
OEM ///M Key, with 2 other spare keys and 2 OEM Keyless Remotes
I could list stuff forever
Factory BMW Cell Phone
Factory Rear View Mirror
Factory 6 Disc Changer

Perfect HELLA Smilies with 6000k 55w HID’s
Brand New HELLA Projector Fogs with 6000k 55w HID’s
LED 6000k City Lights
All Lens’s are covered in 40mm Laminx Clear Film
Newer Dinan Adjustable Front Sway Bar
Newer OEM M5T Nurburg 20mm Rear Sway Bar
Racing Dymanics Front Strut Bar
BMC Carbon Dynamics Airbox
Complete Silicone Vacuum Hose Kit
New ZHP Weighted Shift Knob
UUC SSK with DSLR(will need to confirm the DSLR but pretty sure it there)
Very nice Alpine Headunit with iPod hookup in the glove box
OEM E38 M-parallel’s in full Polish with brand new ///M badges 18×8 ET13, 18×9.5 ET25
BavAuto SLS Delete Kit
H&R Springs with Billy Sports Front, Koni Sport Adjustable Rears
TMS Performance Software Chip
Self Tinting Rear View Mirror

New Bosch Waterpump
New Oil Fitler and 20w50 Synthetic Oil
New Mann Fuel Filter
New OEM Continental Belts all 3
New OEM Fan Blade
New OEM Fan Shroud
New OEM Intake Elbow
New OEM Butterfly Vacuum Caps
New Lemforder Rear Pitman Arms
New Meyle HD UCA’s
New Meyle HD LCA’s
New Meyle HD Center Link with Idler arms
New Meyle HD Tie Rod’s
New Meyle HD Sway Links
Newer Michelin Pilot Sports PS2’s 225/40/18, 255/35/18
Received a new OEM Transmission 5 years ago.”

The seller does go on to say “this is sort of a feeler” but I will give him the benefit of the doubt.  Obviously this car has been loved and has received thousands of dollars of loving maintenance over the years.  The seller is right, you can buy a $8k M5 and put $10k into it or you can buy one that is all sorted.  Well, as sorted as a E34 can be that is.

With that $15k seems fair, but you have to really want something like this for that sort of outlay of cash and garage space.  The color does not do anything for the value of the M but it sure makes for interesting conversation.  Best of luck to the seller on selling your beautiful M.



Ultra Low Mile 1986 Porsche Carrera For Sale

To me, there are few things in this world as pleasing to the eye as a ’85-’89 Porsche Carrera.  I am not alone, these cars sold quite well considering the economics at the time and driven, driven, and driven some more.  Super low mile examples such as this are very hard to find.

1986 Porsche Carrera:

From the seller –

“1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Coupe, Guards Red/Black, 19k miles, 5 speed manual. Outstanding – always garaged, original paint in as new condition – no accidents. This is an opportunity to get close to a new 3.2 coupe in 2012 – perfect interior, all trim, gaskets, moldings. Factory options – sport seats, front and rear spoilers, cruise control, rear wiper, central locking sysytem, intensive washer system, headlight washers, blaupunkt reno 2 headunit. Added BBS 16×7 and 16×8 period correct 3 piece wheels and momo black shift knob – all else is original. Performs excellent, no leaks of any kind. Original wheels and shift knob no longer with the car, no records, compressor and tool kit.”

A couple of things give me pause, no records, compressor or tool kit.  For goodness sakes, track that down!  For $28k I think those looking for a car like this would want these things.  Or, maybe it’s just me.

The wheels, while period correct, they were ugly in the 80’s.  Now they are just awful.  1986 is also a tweener year for these cars.  You don’t get the G50 transmission but this does not bother me as much as it may trouble others.

On the other hand, this Carrera is pristine.  The interior looks new, the underside is clean, the block is dry.  The price of $28.5k does not seem all that prohibitive.  I have seen low mileage examples such as this being held for a king’s ransom so it is refreshing that the seller has his/her expectations based in reality.