2003 Porsche 911 Turbo X50

Back in December I stated that I hoped to feature a few more examples of the 996TT, in part because of my own interest in the market for them and in part because they remain somewhat under appreciated. Then the holidays happened, other work got in the way, and for a while I simply didn’t come across a car that I found particularly interesting. But now I have. The car featured here, located in Las Vegas, is a 2003 Speed Yellow Porsche 911 Turbo with the factory X50 package. At 13,588 the mileage is reasonably low, it hasn’t been ridiculously modified, and did I mention that it’s Speed Yellow? A standard 996TT was always a quick car and these days one can be had at pretty reasonable cost. Add the X50 package and you’re into supercar territory without the supercar pricetag.

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1970 Porsche 911T Coupe

While perusing used car listings there will always be certain cars that immediately grab your attention strictly on appearance alone. It’s a car or style that you weren’t looking for, but nonetheless your attention is held. Such was the case with this car, a 1970 Porsche 911T Coupe in a fantastic shade of Burgundy. Originally released in 1968, the 911T served as the entry-level 911. For the 1970 model year the 911 saw an across the board bump in displacement to a 2.2 liter flat-6 engine, which in the 911T produced 125 hp. While that power was delivered via a 4-speed manual as standard, the 5-speed manual of the 911E and 911S was available as an option on the T, and while the car featured here is short on information, we do know that it comes with the optional 5-speed manual transmission. While the T is not nearly as sought after as its more advanced siblings, especially the S, it still provides the same classic style and performance characteristics that 911 enthusiasts have come to cherish.

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1964 Porsche 356C

The 356 is the car that started it all for Porsche. As its first production model, you’d excuse Porsche for possibly doubting the longevity of this somewhat quirky rear-engine rear-wheel-drive design, but 65 years later that layout remains the calling card of Porsche’s iconic 911. Aesthetically the 356 offers elegant contours that are sure to turn many heads and in their day their minimalist approach suited the needs of a wide range of automotive enthusiasts. The car we see featured here comes from near the end of the model run, a restored 1964 Porsche 356C that looks beautiful in Aquamarine blue metallic.

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1969 Porsche 912

We enjoy the 912 here at GCFSB. These cars capture the contours and beauty of the original 901 design and marry it to a fairly basic drivetrain. During their production the 912 was Porsche’s entry-level car. It appeared nearly identical to the higher-priced 911 but utilized a 1.6 flat-4 rather than the 911’s flat-6 and initially saw excellent sales. Today, prices on these cars remain relatively low, though we’ve noticed that they’ve slowly crept up, in part from the rapid appreciation of the long-hood 911. Still, for a ’60s Porsche the entry cost is typically reasonable. The example featured here is a 1-owner Ossi Blue 1969 Porsche 912 located in California. It predominantly retains its originality and comes along with just more than 82K miles.

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1973 Porsche 911E Targa

I am not usually a big fan of the Targa, but now and then certain examples do attract my attention more than others. Such is the case with this Signal Orange 1973 Porsche 911E Targa located in California. I have always enjoyed the contrast of Orange and Black on any car and there’s just something about the interplay of the Targa’s fixed rollhoop and slightly open interior with the Orange exterior that makes this car a bit more attractive to me relative to other Targa cars. For those who may not fully enjoy the aesthetics of a convertible, the Targa provides a distinctive form of open-top motoring that also (mostly) preserves the original lines of the car.

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Double Take: Porsche 911SC or 3.2 Carrera?

For any prospective buyer of a classic 911 there inevitably comes a decision to be made about whether to get a 911SC or a 3.2 Carrera. These cars share enough similarities that in some cases a buyer may decide based simply upon availability. These are, after all, 30-year-old cars so the numbers of excellent examples are dwindling. But what if a good example of each is available, nearly identical in appearance and for similar cost? Now the decision-making process becomes a bit more difficult and it’s precisely the dilemma we feature here: a 1979 Porsche 911SC with 29,900 miles and a 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe with 57,750 miles. We’ll begin with the 911SC:

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2010 Porsche 911 GT3

Ever since the release of the iconic Carrera RS in 1973, Porsche has periodically introduced production cars so as to fulfill homologation standards for road racing series in which they planned to race the 911. Not surprisingly, these cars are highly regarded and sought after. While the GT3 RS takes buyers a little closer to a RSR, the GT3 remains an excellent alternative for most drivers and possesses probably 95% of the GT3 RS’s performance for a bit less cost. For all but the most devoted racer or collector the GT3 probably even represents better overall value. The car featured here, a 2010 Porsche 911 GT3, comes from the 2nd generation of the 997 and features a 3.8 liter flat-six delivering 435 hp to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission. Like many of these cars this one has seen very few miles.

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1967 Porsche 911 Sunroof Coupe

I should get this out of the way from the start: this is not a correct original 1967 Porsche 911 Sunroof coupe. It has seen quite a few modifications, though for the most part those modifications have been done in a manner that is befitting of the original cars that provided these builders with some inspiration. Its lack of originality will mean that it won’t appeal to everyone. Truth be told I’m not entirely sure how much it appeals to me. It is, however, undeniably pretty even wearing a color that most would struggle to find appealing. But here it all seems to work. For details on the full work done to this car see the ad copy below, but, suffice to say, this car has seen extensive work both inside and out, including quite a bit of engine work. All things considered, it’s pretty fantastic!

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1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

We feature various editions of the 3.2 Carrera here at GCFSB, but rarely do the cars we come across have low mileage. Even the car featured here, a 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa has almost 45K miles, but for these cars that represents a decently low mileage car. The fact is that most of these cars have already eclipsed six-figure mileage because they have been driven. And why wouldn’t they be? The 3.2 Carrera is a fantastic driver’s car and for the most part prices remain within reach of a large number of buyers (at least relative to the rest of the 911 line) and so they are less likely to be locked away in a comfortable garage. The Targa tends to fit the bill even more as they are less loved than both their hard- and soft-top counterparts. The car here comes in the ever popular combination of Guards Red over Black.

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