1983 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

After a long hiatus, Porsche released the 911 Cabriolet in the fall of 1982 as a 1983 model. Not since the 356 Speedsters of the ’60s had Porsche gone topless. It proved very popular with 4,214 sold in its introductory year and since then, the 911 Cabriolet has been a favorite on the Porsche roster. Based on the numbers these cars aren’t particularly rare, however, they are always sought after.

Generally low mileage cars like this one are commanding upwards of $30K, with average retail on the 911SC Cab at $26K. This clean looking, low mileage car for sale in Binghamton, New York could be a steal for someone looking to get in to the 911 game.

Year: 1983
Model: 911 Cabriolet
Engine: 3.0L flat 6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 36,000 mi
Price: $15,500

1983 Porsche 911 Cabriolet on craigslist

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This is a 1983 Porsche 911 convertible in very good shape, standard 5 speed, 36,000 original miles with current inspection, please call. Doug Hall- 607-722-0946

Well, Doug’s post here isn’t too full of information on the car with regards to history, condition, etc… but I’m sure a phone call will give you a sense if this car is for you or not. With an asking price of $15,500, and only 36K original miles, this car certainly warrants further investigation.

-Brian

1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet

Those that know me are aware I’m a sucker for oddball cars. Even though I know I’d be more likely to buy the coupe version, I’ve always been curiously attracted to the Porsche 968 Cabriolet. Perhaps it’s the fact that they are rare. Maybe I’m dismayed by the current crop of sedans and SUVs that Porsche is producing and yearn for the simpler times. When I first stumbled upon this 968 for sale in Minnesota, I was afraid it might be an automatic, like many were so equipped. Thankfully, this car has three pedals and isn’t looking too worse for wear after covering 65,000 miles.

1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet on eBay

1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet. Black exterior, black leather interior. 5 speed manual transmission. Power convertible top. 65,236 miles. Clean Carfax, no accident history or evidence of accident or collision, inside, outside or underneath. The car has had several owners since new, originally a leased car. It’s been in Minnesota for the past 12 years, used as a seasonal driver during nice Summer months. It was traded in here at our new Mercedes-Benz dealership on a used Porsche 911 C4 by a local PCA member. Recent maintenance was performed at the local Porsche dealership here in Minneapolis including a timing belt and water pump. Everything on the car works as designed, lights, HVAC, power windows, power seats, etc.

The car drives flawlessly, excellent acceleration, shifts smoothly and easily up and down through all the gears, excellent brakes, handling is tight and responsive. Exterior finish is deep and shiny. No dings or dents. The black leather interior is in great condition as well. It’s about as nice as a black car of this age can be. We fully cleaned and detailed the vehicle before taking the photos you see below. There is no RUST on the body of the car. The only non stock item in the car is a newer radio / CD player unit.

Considering the mileage and condition of this 968, I’d say were probably somewhere in the $13,000 to $16,000 range. It’s not the most exciting looking sports car in all black, but these are great handling cars and a good option for someone looking for top down Porsche thrills on the cheap but don’t want to drive an earlier generation Boxster for fear of driving the “lesser” Porsche.

-Paul

1975 Porsche 911 S Carrera Tribute

The New Year marks fifty years since the introduction of the Porsche 911. Of the many generations which have worn the iconic number, the one period in 911 history that gets glossed over a bit is the 911 2.7 from the mid 1970s. This was a bit of an in between model, succeeding the classic originals from the 1960s and preceding the SC, or Super Carrera, with its technical upgrades. Nevertheless, for those seeking a bit of a sports car bargain, these 911s should not be written off. This 1975 911 2.7 for sale by North Shore Autosport in Chicago has been done up in the style of a period Carrera S and has been converted to Weber carburetors and has 3.0 SC cams.

1975 Porsche 911 S Carrera Tribute

1975 911 S Carrera Tribute. Rebuilt 2.7 liter motor & 5-Speed manual transmission. VIN: 9115201014. Finished in Light Yellow (code 117) with Black leather seats and classic Carrera script applique.

Carrera Modifications & New Additions include:

Lightweight Interior (Door panels, Felt Carpets, Manual Windows)
New seats & Leather Upholstery
Weltmeister front and rear adjustable sway bars.
Bilstein Shocks & H&R Springs.
Factory steel rear SC quarter panels
3.0 liter SC Camshafts
Weber Carburetor Conversion
SSI Exhaust and Danske muffler.
CD Player

Original deck lid included as well, window parts, door locks, original camshafts, rear sear backs and some spare parts. Runs excellent and strong. Incredibly good looking and hard to tell from a real Carrera car. Virtually flawless paint and new drive-line, this is a great driver for those who refuse to spend double or triple for the real thing.

Please do not hesitate to contact our staff with any questions, shipping quote or to schedule a test drive. (312) 884-1149

As the seller’s description highlights, this is a great car for someone wanting a lot of classic 911 style on a budget. Prices for good, driver quality 911s of this vintage tend to hover between $15,000 to $25,000, so we’re about on point in terms of price; with the original and spare parts that come with the sale, its an added bonus. For someone in the market for a 911 they can actually use and look good while doing so, this car would be a good choice.

-Paul

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo

One of our Featured Listings from last week, the 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo, has been advertised on eBay by its owner with an opening bid of $10,000. This is a car in need of a good home and hopefully will find its way to one this holiday season.

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo on eBay

The below post originally appeared on our site December 8, 2012:

The Porsche 944 is a modern classic that has been coming into its own as of late. Not only have 911 purists begun to accept this car more so than in the past, but more and more enthusiasts are waking up to the fact that this was one of the best handling cars of recent memory. An evolution of the 924, the 944 was introduced in 1982 bringing upgrades and refinement to this four cylinder, rear-wheel drive coupe. At first, these cars offered a 2.5 liter, 150 hp engine, but in 1986, Porsche decided to bring out the big guns. The 944 Turbo arrived in 1986, known internally as the 951. Included was a turbocharged, intercooled version of the standard engine, producing 220 hp in stock form. This was the first turbo fitted to a car that made use of a ceramic port liner to retain exhaust gas temperature. Other features exclusive to the Turbo included a stronger gearbox with a 3.375 final drive ratio. A tauter suspension was also included with progressive springs.

This first year 944 Turbo for sale in Texas comes to us from our reader Chris who happens to be a Porsche Club of America member and one fastidious owner when it comes to maintenance.

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo on Rennlist

Year: 1986
Make: Porsche
Porsche Model: 944 Turbo
Mileage: 137,000
Options: Air Conditioning, Alarm System, Cruise Control, Foglamps, Intermittent Wipers, Leather Seats, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Windows, Sunroof
Color: Black
VIN: WP0AA095XGN156480
Price: $10,500
Location: Texas
Transmission Type: Manual – 5 speed
Engine Type: Turbo
Stereo System: AM-FM CD

On offer is my black/black 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo (Type 951, built 6/86, VIN: WP0AA095XGN156480) with 137k miles in fantastic shape. It’s a very clean, well-documented, well-maintained, well-sorted driver with minimal modifications that is original inspired and reliable enough for daily use. Always garaged. Original paint (7/10), minimal dash cracks. Michelin Pilot Exalto tires with 50%+ remaining. Spent most of its life running through hill and dale in Georgia and Tennessee. Rumored to have been tracked once years ago, no autocrosses or ‘offs’. I love this classic supercar and wish it could stay in my garage for years to come, but I must sell to fund a home project.

Mutually, it’s a good time for me to get out, and for you to get in. The car has seen a great amount of care and maintenance in the past year as well; $6k in receipts as a matter of fact, from when I bought it in October 2011. The records folder goes back to the original owner in 1993. I am a PCA member and have painstakingly approached ownership of this car, like the previous 5 owners, with a near-open checkbook policy more to maintain it, less to mod it. The last owner kept it in storage and drove it occasionally every few weeks for 6 years. I drove it more than a few times every week for the past year in a different climate, so a whole lot of items came to the surface and got sorted out. I don’t anticipate the next year needing near this much work as a result! It’s been treated like a fine classic German timepiece and most everything works.

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Pictures do appear harsh in the direct Texas sun as it amplifies all details for better or worse in my lens, but looks better in person. Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see more clearly without the glare that is in some of the photos. I may reshoot these on a partly cloudy day for serious inquiries (am already late getting this listed from a few folks waiting).

Maintenance in the past 14 months:
Professional paint correction and detailing by Details, Ltd. of Addison (also regularly hand-washed at home, 2 bucket system, Zaino)
Hatch alignment and new pin seats (hatch does not chronically rattle or squeak)
Porsche idle stabilizer screw and o-ring (idles perfectly around 840rpm)
Porsche cassette holder/tray with hinge and Lart’s black leather armrest cover
Porsche hood struts
BOSCH cruise control module
BOSCH hatch lock motor
BOSCH MicroEdge wipers (all 3)
Texas inspection sticker good until 9/2013 if sold in-state (passed in 9/12, no emissions req., still has cat installed)
New front brake hoses, system bleed/flush/fill with Super Blue fluid
Lart’s braided fuel lines with OE Porsche damper line (engine bay lines, replaced originals)
BOSCH 3-bar FPR (fuel pressure regulator)
BOSCH FPD (fuel pressure damper)
BOSCH diverter valve (full boost at 1.8 bar)
Porsche coolant tank reservoir (clear, not yellow) and hoses (Coolant temperature regularly reads at and between the two white marks on the gauge)
BOSCH heater control valve and associated hoses (heater operational)
Coolant hose from engine to radiator
Upper and lower radiator hoses
BOSCH auxiliary coolant pump and thermostat (for turbo)
Facet speed and reference sensor wires
Porsche rear half-shaft axle assemblies and CVs
K&N air filter
BOSCH distributor cap, rotor, seal, cover
BOSCH copper spark plugs
BOSCH wireset
DuraLast red-top 3-yr. battery and Porsche cover cap
Rear tail lamp, brake, and side marker bulbs
Oil and filter change @ 133k, always changed every 3-5k (May; Mobil1 15W-50, needs again in 1k or right after driving home a long way)
A/C recharged (R134a, converted in 1995; cold enough for Texas)
Engine re-seal (front)
Balance belt
Cam belt tensioner
Timing belt and water pump (2011 @ 130k miles, 7k on new belt; change every 45-60k miles)
Clutch was measured at 21mm in 2011, 6k miles ago, no abusive launches, strong hookup
Tie-rod ends, control arms, bushings looked good in 2011, no pot holes or hard knocks
Had PPI and Clarks-Garage buying guide reviewed a year ago by an ex-Brumos mechanic in Nashville; all of these were ‘OK’ or addressed, have notes

Factory Options:
All codes: C02, 158, 418, 425, 431, 454, 533, 650, 946

Modifications:
Autothority/APE ‘Stage 2’ 270hp chip; dyno sheet included in records indicates 290hp, 170mph max; makes more power than a Turbo S (done in 1995)
Cross-drilled brake rotors; previous owner, still straight and true with lots of bite
Becker/Porsche CDR-220 AM/FM/CD stereo with AUX-in adaptor (swstereo.com) and MB Quart DKD 146 speakers (four 4×6); really great stereo (2012)
Custom milled aluminum black smartphone tray in ashtray location, holds an iPhone 5 and coins, misc. underneath (2012)

Comes with: what it still has plus a spares box
Porsche ignition, door keys, 1 set (original)
Porsche 944 Turbo owner’s manuals and folder (original)
Porsche 944 Turbo Workshop Manual binder (original)
Becker radio code in owner’s manual folder
Porsche air compressor, working (original)
Porsche spare tire, jack, tools (original)
Porsche black leather sunroof sleeve (original)
Porsche black screw-in front tow hook (new)
Porsche black touch-up paint
Porsche RL bumper pad (spare, RR replaced 2012)
Porsche DME relay spare (new)
Lloyds black floormats
CoverKing fitted windshield shade (save that nice dash!)
Black wooden dowel hatch prop
Porsche Club of America ‘Panorama’ and Maverick region ‘Slipstream’ magazines from the past year
Rennlist silver die-cut decal (new)
The replaced original ashtray, stereo under pocket, armrest (junk), speaker grilles (MB Quarts don’t clear these) and washer fluid pump (broken)
Bags of various spare Porsche 944 Turbo relays, fuses, switches, screws, brackets, bolts, nuts, clips, etc. for your partsbin
Bottles of coolant (Peak, 1/2), oil (Mobil1 15W-50, new), power steering fluid (AutoZone Dextron ATF, ¼), and some paper towels

Needs and FYIs:

Don’t let the long paragraph scare you! I’m just OCD with cars. As with most 951s, the oil pan gasket leaks. Even my mechanic says this is OK and to just regularly check the oil (every fillup, Mobil1 15W-50, keep at top dipstick line). Garage drip tray recommended. If you want to start tracking the car some or get tired of ‘marking your spot’, you’ll want to replace that and the head gasket prior (last done and resurfaced in 2007) to be safe, but these are otherwise fine for street use. Very minor power steering leak, check level every 1k miles. Clutch pedal will occasionally stick at the top 1/5 of travel when cold, does not affect drivability if it happens (pull pedal up 1” with toe); hydraulics and switch are fine, I just cannot physically get up to this mechanism to lube it properly. Electric hatch motor works but the switch is intermittent. Windshield washer system from the reservoir to the nozzles needs to be replaced- I just squeegee. The sunroof works great but the microswitch tab in the panel is handicapped, so you need to use something like a toothpick to engage it only for the UP operation- DOWN is normal. The hatch struts are worn, but 944 owners know if you put new strong struts on, they may make the hatch glass delaminate from the frame faster- I’ve just used a black wooden dowel (sometimes they stay up if it’s warm). The gas gauge when full reads 3.5/4. The oil gauge when fully topped up reads 4.5/5 (2/5 when idling).

The car has a clean CARFAX, though you’ll note a mileage discrepancy- the previous-owner swapped in another gauge cluster rather than repair the faulty speedometer plastic gear (2010). The car shows to have 96,XXX miles but really has 136,XXX miles (am selling at 137k, still driving it some). CARFAX more obviously shows the actual mileage (rule of thumb- add 40k miles to whatever is on this working ODO… again, this is a very nice driver, but will not pass a PCA concours show car test). If you decide to address these items and really want to make it perfect, the nose and front bumper along with the side rub strips trim could use a respray as they’re faded from 26 years of road rash and touch-up paint spots. Otherwise and elsewhere, the original paint is really a very nice 8/10! A couple small dings on the hood. No critical showstoppers- just gas and go!

How to get it:

Experienced drivers and serious enthusiasts only who have funds ready. The car is available with a clean Texas title in my name in-hand for $10,500. This already takes into account a few of the needs. The car is an increasingly rare solid driver out of the box, with much documented recent maintenance, few needs, and a couple modest upgrades. It cleans up really well, drives smoothly and solidly, and isn’t a neglected project basketcase nor a concours trailer queen. This is one of the nicest, most sorted, turn-key, desirable and interesting black-on-black 951s on the market that is ready for you to drive home today. It’s been reliable and will start and go whenever you want. Available for a fresh PPI on your dime. If you’re a hobby mechanic like me, you can maintain this car using the wealth of open technical knowledge on clarks-garage.com and the Rennlist.com forums. And join PCA!

As I have done with all other cars I’ve bought and sold online, funds are to be either wired to my bank or delivered in-person with a bank draft check. I trade you a title, bill-of-sale, and keys. A refundable $150 PayPal deposit is required up front to hold your place. Whether you’re local or flying-in, plan on a short overview of the car in my garage before you set off with it so you’re as familiar with it as possible. I can pick you up from DFW or Love Field with a full tank of gas and throw in a local case of beer if you want. Fly-in, drive home in your new Porsche, and see America along the way. Such trips to pick up a ‘new car’ are among my favorite life experiences. Plan a route and make a brief vacation out of it! You’ll be glad you did. If you don’t plan to travel, I have a great transport broker I’ve used a few times that can ship the car to your driveway on a transporter. Hope to hear from you soon!

As one of the commenters said on the original Rennlist post, THIS is how you write a classified ad. The seller leaves little unturned and it’s quite obvious that this car has received the respect and care it deserved over the years. I’ve admired the 944 for many years, and even though it has higher mileage than I’d normally consider, I wouldn’t hesitate to pull the trigger on this car if I was in a situation to do so. Anywhere between $7,000 to $12,000 will buy you a solid, higher mileage 944 Turbo these days, so this seller is right in the sweet spot when it comes to the asking price.

-Paul

1992 Porsche 968 with 3,500 miles – REVISIT

The oddly colored Porsche 968 with 3,500 miles we featured back in August is back up for sale. The seller has lowered the price a few thousand dollars. That’s probably not quite enough to move this sports car, but we’re moving in the right direction.

1992 Porsche 968 with 3,500 miles on eBay – REVISIT

The below post originally appeared on our site August 10, 2012:

For me, the 1990s was the zenith of Porsches. With the final evolution of the air-cooled 911 arriving in 1994, the front-engine 928 and 968 were in their final throes, soon to be usurped by the Boxster which itself was joined later on by an SUV, sedan and mid-engine coupe. This 968 represents the first year of this 944 derived evolution. For the more sporting enthusiasts, the 6-speed manual coupe is favored over its open roofed counterpart. The Amethyst Metallic paintwork is certainly a departure from the normal black, red and silver we tend to see on this model. The interior, well, the Porsche Script cloth would have been nice on its own, but the Magenta dashboard and carpets, well, they are a bit eye popping to say the least.

1992 Porsche 968 on eBay

The 968 was introduced in 1992 as an all new model and produced at Porsche’s own factory in Zuffenhausen Germany. The last evolution of Porsche front engine, water cooled design (long before the Cayanne) remains one of the most well balanced sports cars of all time. The 3.0 liter four cylinder with variable valve timing produced 236 Hp with gobs of torque making them a blast to drive when matted to a new 6 speed manual. Like a lot of other Porsche’s the relatively low maintenance cost and outstanding reliability meant the have been well used. Our 968 was one of the first delivered to the U.S. through Stoddard Porsche in Willoughby Ohio. Ordered in Amethyst Metallic our 968 is truly one of a kind with its interior done in Light Grey “Porsche Script” cloth and matching carpet with Magenta piping and accents. We had searched for many years for the perfect, low mileage 968 and found her in the prep area at the Fox Valley Porsche Parade a few years back. The car is awesome and has been cared for its whole life by only one owner who put only 3,500 miles on it when we found it. Looking at the car it would be hard to believe a better example could exist and if it does we’d have to see it! Paint is amazing, interior spotless and always covered, service is done with all books and tools. This is the Best, original 968 on the planet and could never be duplicated again! Priced at Less than the original MSRP it is ready to be enjoyed by its next care taker.

This could certainly be one of the lowest mileage 968s left in North America, but therein lies the problem. Even though this car is priced under its original MSRP, you couldn’t really use it as intended. After about a year or two and 20,000 to 30,000 miles later, it will become just another nice, low mileage 968 in a color that surely won’t please everyone. The one thing that this 968 has going for it is that it is a 6 speed, though. Personally, if I were in the market for a clean 968, I’d hold out for a later 1994 or 1995 model with around 50,000 to 70,000 miles, so I wouldn’t have to worry about a devaluation that is worse than what you endure with some brand new cars.

-Paul

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera

The 993 Carrera is one of the most coveted of all 911s, rendering it out of reach for a lot of enthusiasts. Even the most worn out examples won’t dip much below $20,000 and the most mint, low mileage Turbo models can glance six figures. Of all sports cars, the 911 is one of the most robust, reliable machines. The 993 is the last of the air-cooled 911s and represents the classic 911 at its zenith, before water cooling, electronic aides and even greater levels of greater luxury started to creep in. This 1995 911 Carrera for sale in California has higher mileage than your usual 993 of this vintage. But it looks honest and with a front bumper respray, it could make someone very happy for miles to come.

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera on eBay

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe. Two owner car. Suspension, bushings, and shocks are tight. The motor pulls strong. The interior looks exceptionally clean and looks like a 70k miles car. Please email me if you would like an Autocheck. I will send a link. Front bumper had been repainted without sufficient flex additive for plastic bumpers some time ago and has lots of rock chips. It needs to be repainted again. The bottom part of the bumper had NOT been repainted and has NO rock chips.

For International bidders: Verschiffung nach Deutschland kostet $1,250. Ich kann auch die Verzollung und Lieferung vor die Haustuer fuer sie erledigen. Ich spreche Deutsch.

This car has its flaws, such as the broken speaker grille in the door and the front bumper, but with the service book stamped and just two owners, I would take a flyer on this car provided it was given a clean bill of health by a Porsche specialist. For the mileage, it looks quite clean and the interior looks very tidy with just the right amount of patina for the mileage. Around $20,000 is just about right for a Carrera 2 with similar mileage, so we’re not far off the mark price wise. I do prefer the Carrera 2 over the Carrera 4 as it would prove less costly in the long run and gives the driver a bit more of that pure 911 driving experience. Overall, this a nicely preserved example of one of Porsche’s greats that has me hankering for one really bad.

-Paul

1993 Firehawk Porsche 968

We haven’t featured a race car at GCFSB since the summer, so it’s about time we start throwing more competition vehicles into the mix. Given that the holidays are upon us, I’m sure many of you are making a list and checking it twice. I’m not making a list myself, but there’s one list that I’m a fan of year round: Rennlist. The perfect place to scour for gift ideas for that special Porsche enthusaist in your life.

It might be a stretch for a gift, but this Porsche 968 for sale in New Jersey was a part of the IMSA Firestone Firehawk Endurance Championship, a race series limited to vehicles currently available in the showroom. Noted for their superb balance, the 968 was highly successful in this race series. This car, built in 1993, is not a recreation and has had a number of maintenance items addressed as of late.

1993 Firehawk Porsche 968 on Rennlist

Year: 1993
Make: Porsche
Model: 968
Mileage: 24,000
Color: Blue
Price: $32,000
Transmission Type: Manual – 6 speed

Selling an authentic 1993 Porsche Firehawk 968. I’ve owned since 2003 and have over $85,000 in receipts to indicate the level of detail in maintenance and enhancements since purchase. This car was built by Dave White in 1993 to compete in the IMSA Firestone supported Firehawk series. The cage has the original IMSA stickers still in place. This is not a replica Firehawk that you see at the track periodically.

Currently configured for PCA SP3 or F Stock. This car has been exquisitely maintained by Precision Motorsport Racing in Califon NJ since purchase in 2003. All fluids changed after every race weekend. Corner weighted and balanced at least 3 times per season to optimize dialing in of suspension. Have all the spec sheets. Wired for cool shirt and helmet and radio.

Outline of major work done

Within the last 3 years:

Complete engine rebuild by Michael Mount with the best of everything. Approximately 25 hours since the rebuild.
Guards LSD
Moton Club Sports – 600lb front / 250lb rear spring set up
Clutch
Starter
Alternator
Power steering rack and pump
Borla exhaust
Battery
Replaced Fab A-Arm pins
Solid suspension bushings throughout
New window net
Schroth belts
Updated fire system
Belts
18 inch Enkei wheels

Within the last year:

New front rotors and calipers
New rear rotors
New Master Cylinder
Front hubs (Racers Edge)
Rear axles
Control arm pin servicing
Polybronze bearings & rear spring plates

Competition cars are a bit more complex than street machines when it comes to placing a value on them. A lot of variables come into play, such as the series the car was raced in, how many races it won, who drove it, who built it…well, you get the idea. Just like a road car, though, provenance and history are everything. While an eye watering amount has been spent on maintenance, this is par for the course with race vehicles. They are much more needy and run through parts and wear items more rapidly than your daily driver.

Similar to customized hot rods, owners of competition vehicles usually take a loss when it comes time to sell. While it may not bring $32,000, I’d wager to say that someone might snap this 968 up for close to the asking price, as it would be tough to recreate this at this price. Being an original vehicle from this endurance race series makes for a great conversation piece in the pit lane, as well.

-Paul

2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S

Sometimes an otherwise run of the mill car can be exceptional, just by the way it looks. Take for instance this 2008 Porsche Carrera S for sale in Falmouth, Maine.

While the Carrera S itself is no slouch when it comes to performance. The naturally aspirated boxer-6 engine in the S gets a bump in displacement from 3.6L to 3.8L over the regular Carrera increase in power from 325 to 355 hp, while torque goes from 273 to 295 lb-ft. Sure the numbers re impressive, but what makes this car great is the color combination.

2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S on autotrader.com

Truly exceptional. White over red natural leather. X51 Carrera Power Kit. Bought here new and just traded. Really one of a kind. Clean car fax, no accidents. Front and rear supple leather seats, new car trade, one owner, self dimming mirrors and service records available. We encourage you to experience this for yourself when you come to look at this fantastic looking and fun 2008 Porsche 911, that is simply in wonderful condition. The freshness of this great, low mileage 911 will make you fall in love with driving all over again. J.D. Power has named the 2008 911 as the highest ranked in Overall Performance and Design in its class.

As a child of the ’80s, one thing I miss with cars these days is the complete and utter lack of color. I remember the days when you could almost any color of the rainbow, in everything from VWs to Pontiacs. Now you get your choice of black, tan or even grey. As the years have passed, the colors on cars are getting as boring as the cars themselves.

In some marques color has always been a staple, and Porsche is one that has kept their color palettes as interesting as their cars. As far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t get much better than this, there’s just something about a red interior that says “this car is fast” (whether it is or not). Priced just under retail, this Porsche it definitely worth it, for the cool factor alone.

-Brian.

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S

Even though you’ll always get the “why didn’t you buy a 911” look from people, I’ve always been a fan of the Porsche 944 as a stand alone entity. Sure, it isn’t quite as iconic as its rear-engined sibling, but this was one of the best handling cars to hit the pavement and they are a relative bargain on the used market today. The Turbo S debuted in 1988 with the M44/52 engine with 250 horsepower, Koni adjustable shock absorbers, harder bushings and larger diameter anti-roll bars. Larger front brakes from the 928S4 were also fitted and ABS was standard. This Turbo S for sale in Georgia has 67,000 miles on the clock and comes equipped with what could best be described as a very ’80s themed interior.

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S on eBay

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S Silver Rose Edition (1 of 339). Absolutely beautiful, garage kept, meticulously maintained 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S Silver Rose Edition with 67K original miles. One meticulous owner with documentation including original window sticker, stamped factory maintenance book, all keys, and scores an 80 on AutoCheck (normal score range 24-50). Could be considered extremely close to a “10” interior, exterior, and mechanically. One minor ding in the front valence and minor sand blasting of rocker panel behind front wheels and and ahead of rear wheels on both sides of car (see pictures). Everything functions as it should including A/C, Heat, Sunroof, etc. She was just serviced and completely gone through by Technica Motorsports in Atlanta. Belts, Rollers, Tensioner, Water Pump, Oil and filter change, Transaxle fluid change, Hood Shocks, H4 Headlight upgrade with 55/100w bulbs, etc. No paintwork or damage history, factory paint is untouched, please see detailed Paint Meter results.

Car will come with either Polished Club Sport Wheels or Refinished Club Sport Wheels, buyer’s choice, either set is perfect with new tires in proper factory sizing (225/50-16 and 245/45-16). I am a long time PCA member and have owned a 356B, 911’s, 928S4, 930’s, 944 Turbos, and a 996 GT2. I am a connoisseur of unique automobiles and I personally buy and sell 5-10 cars per year (hence the dealer’s license). I fully disclose every known detail about my cars so that there are never any surprises. I have exported several automobiles and I will gladly assist overseas buyers.

The last 944 Turbo S we featured had 35,000 miles and sold for $21,000. With almost double the mileage, can this car bring $20,000? Maybe $17,000 to $18,000 would be more realistic. But there might be someone out there looking for the best 944 they can find, and given that this car was owned by a Porsche enthusiast and PCA member certainly has its merits. Personally, this color combination isn’t my favorite, but the 944 is one of those bucket list cars for me. A Turbo S in this kind of condition would certainly be high on my shopping list when the time came.

-Paul

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSH

Throughout the history of the Porsche 911, the range has been defined as much by its bread and butter models as it has been by the limited production versions. When discussing rare 911s, a few cars come to mind. The 1989 Club Sport. The Speedster. And this car. The 911 Carrera RSH. The 1972 to 1973 RS, or Rennsport, was a product of Porsche’s desire to broaden their reach in the Group 4 GT racing series. The RS was available in four variations, and this car for sale here is the rarest: the RSH. This was the most basic, stripped out model of them all, and weighed a mere 2,117 lbs., as was required for homologation by the German government. Only 17 were ever produced, making this one of the least common 911s of all time.

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSH on eBay

Vehicle is located in Europe. The odometer reads in KM so the reading of 10660 most likely exceeds its mechanical limits.

Chassis 9113601470. You are looking at neither a 471 or 472 Carrera RS. This is the rarest of all 4 variations; The RSH. Only 17 were ever constructed which accounts for 1% of total production. For comparison, Porsche built 1,308 472, 200 471 and 55 RSR models. We are not aware of any RSHs trading hands privately or at auction. In terms of significance and desirability it may be compared to the 1967 911R.

To clarify, it should be noted that using ‘RSH’ in our description denotes the 17 cars that were left unconverted by Porsche and should not be confused with the word ‘homologation’ which is used to describe the first and second batch of 500 cars built to satisfy racing requirements.

What makes the RSH model unique among Carrera RSs is its specification, or rather, lack thereof. It is approximately 30kg lighter than the 471 RS ‘Lightweight’ and 130kg lighter than the 472 RSL ‘Touring’. It was not easy for Porsche to register the RS for the road. The German government required dealers to fill out two order forms, the first for homologation and the second to convert the car. After an RSH was built stripped of most of it’s trim, it was taken to the scales to meet the 960kg weight requirement for homologation. It was then brought back to the factory for conversion to 471 or 472 spec, which mostly involved reinstalling the trim that was removed. Changes almost every other week occurred from the beginning to the end of production but there are similarities between unconverted RSH models to distinguish them from the 471 and 472 models; deletion of door caps, no trunk carpet, 6 inch Fuchs on all four corners with 185/15 tubeless front tires & 215/60/15 tube rear tires (early cars used mostly Pirelli CN36s, later cars used a mixture of Dunlops and Pirellis), deletion of the glove box door, removal of passenger seat, both sunvisors, coat hooks, trunk carpet, compressor, tools and hood shocks. There was a wooden steering box cover. Not all of these items were deleted or changed on every RSH so they can not be considered standard across all 17 cars. For example, Chassis 1470 has the glove box door, drivers sunvisor and trunk shocks installed. Since Porsche had fulfilled its homologation requirement after 1000 cars were built, they slowly began incorporating production parts to substitute for the lighter weight items across all models, RS, RSL and RSH. Lighter .8mm body panels were swapped to production spec .88mm panels, Thinner 3-3.5mm Glaverbel glass was changed to 4-5mm Sigla production glass, Ducktail spoiler construction switched from aluminum/fiberglass to steel/fiberglass, the hood badge on the RS and RSH was swapped from a decal to a metal badge, and the rubber hood and trunk catches on RS and RSH were swapped for production internal release cables and metal latches. Some late RS 471s are known to have pop out rear quarter windows and metal bumpers the same as their heavier RSL 472 counterparts. Chassis 1470 is obviously a later build car and most these details are present and correct.

The RSH model continued to be ordered even after the requisite 1000 cars had been built to satisfy homologation rules; Starting with chassis #19 and continuing periodically until chassis #1555, 17 customers decided to leave their RSH unconverted in order to go racing or possibly lock them away forever (!). One idea posited for why RSHs continued to be built after the requirements for racing were satisfied is so new parts could be homologated for production. The build date of this car coincides with the introduction of the modified rear trailing arm mounts. The last RSH built also seems to coincide with the introduction of alloy engine cases later seen on the RS 3.0. This car is also unusual in that it was never raced. It has lived in Germany and Switzerland. It was restored 9 years ago and returned to its original Light Yellow color. The incorrect Light Ivory color tag was installed from an older respray and the correct tag will be installed prior to sale. The original engine was replaced by the factory long ago. The gearbox is original. The only factory option fitted to this car is the locking differential.The original rear 6 inch Fuchs are available in addition to the 7’s currently mounted. The car is documented in the Carrera RS book written by Dr Konradsheim. Instead of a 471 or 472 next to its chassis number there is a 0. Dr Konradsheim has entrusted us to handle the transaction on behalf of his client in Germany.

The 2 photos of the White/Red RS are this same car. They were taken prior to restoration.

The more common RS Lightweights are ranging on average between $300,000 and $500,000 today, so this is a hefty premium to pay for exclusivity. It’s almost impossible to place a definitive value on a car like this. So few exist, rarely do they come up for sale and when they do, the sale price will be dictated by external forces such as the state of the economy. I’m guessing the asking price might be a bit on the high side here, but you never know. If the right buyer comes along, it might find itself in a new home. Paging Seinfeld…

-Paul