1992 Porsche 968

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We haven’t featured many water-cooled front engined Porsches lately, and that’s a shame because they’re one of the best deals going in classic German motoring. For under $15,000, you can still get into a pretty pristine 968 or just about any 944 Turbo of your choice. They offer excellent handling, reasonable practicality in both space and economy, and are one of the cheapest Porsches to run. While many flock to the Turbo hoping to boost them to insane power levels, were it my choice I’d rather get into their equally powerful (out of the box) stablemates; the 944 S2 or 968. With the largest (post WW2) production-based 4 cylinder mill fitted in the front, these cars are like fast, rwd GTis that look a whole lot better. The speed isn’t the rush of the Turbo models, but more of a train that builds and never ebbs until you hit redline, and it’s an addictive trip up the tach. Sound great? Sure does. Take a look, then, at this beautiful 1992 968 on Ebay today:

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Year: 1992
Model: 968
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 142,322 mi
Price: $12,995 Buy It Now

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New Porsche trade. Fresh PA inspection. Car is very clean and everything works. A true classic. Please call for complete details.

The first Porsche I got to drive was a 968 and I loved it.That model was a tiptronic, but the second 968 I drove was a 6-speed. Around Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, the 968 I drove (with suspension modifications but running a stock motor) absolutely ate up M3s of all three (then) generations – E30, E36 and E46. It drove much like an E30 with more power. The balance – if anything – was better than the E30, and the overall experience was quite memorable. Little detail is offered on this car, but it looks spectacular in classic dark blue over tan leather, and the Cup wheels are some of my favorites on this model. Wishes? Well, I wish I had enough money to go get it, because at $13,000 this car sure seems like a steal, especially considering what kind of E30 M3 that would get you. It’s hard to believe that we’re only a few years away from these cars being eligible for “antique” or “classic” registrations, and they sure would make a great occasional car to liven up your weekend on a budget.

-Carter

1979 Porsche 911 Turbo

The original Porsche 911 Turbo, or 930 as it is also know, is one of those landmark cars that defined the start of a new generation of vehicles. Before the Turbo, the 911 was a fairly lightweight, rear-engined sports car true to the Porsche tradition and which could trace its genes fairly directly to the original Volkswagen Beetle. Then came the Turbo. This car burst on to the scene in 1974 with a 3.0 liter, turbocharged flat six hanging out behind the rear axle. Producing 260 horsepower, power was delivery was less than linear, with a good bit of lag off the line followed by a brutal thrust forward towards the horizon. This was not a car for those with less than honed driving skills.

So fearsome were the characteristics of this car, that it gained a reputation over the years. In 1978, a larger 3.3 engine was supplanted and subsequent generations of 911 Turbos became more and more tame while offering up an increase in power each time around, culminating recently in the form of the 997 Turbo S, with 523 horsepower, all-wheel drive and a 0-60 time in under three seconds. Only the boffins from Stuttgart can possibly know what the latest, 991 series 911 Turbo will have in store for us.

So while we await a new Porsche 911 Turbo, now is a good time to look back at where the legend started. This silver 1979 Turbo for sale in California has low mileage and has benefitted from a professional respray. It still looks sharp and modern after all these years.

Year: 1979
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter flat six
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 25,544
Price: Reserve auction

1979 Porsche 911 Turbo on eBay

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Matching numbers – K27 turbo, new paint meeting factory standards. The Auto Gallery is proud to present this refined 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo with 4-Speed Manual Transmission. Finished in Silver Exterior and a Black Leather Interior, this 911 Turbo is simply stunning! This Porsche has been very well maintained, recently serviced, and with only 25,544 miles, it is in superb condition! In addition to its luxurious standard factory equipment, this 911 Turbo boasts an extensive list of options that includes MATCHING NUMBERS, K27 TURBO, NEW PAINT MEETING FACTORY STANDARDS, New Leather Interior Meeting Factory Standards, Factory Wheels, Original Radio and much more!

The 911 Turbo is critically acclaimed for its turbocharged intercooled six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox system and four-wheel disc brakes. This particular car features Matching Numbers through the entire car, a powerful K27 Turbo, and a new Paint job that meets factory standards, making this a great buy. Take advantage of this opportunity as this beautiful 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo is being offered at an incredible price and WILL BE SOLD SOON! As with all of our vehicles it is CARFAX certified.

A Turbo of this vintage in this condition should return somewhere in the high $40,000 to low $60,000 range. Last year, Bill Gates’ own 1979 911 Turbo sold at auction for $80,000, which more than likely represented a bit of a premium due to the celebrity ownership. Sure, some will argue the engine layout is all wrong, that the turbo is just a bit too lairy for everyday driving, but I just love these early Turbos. They represent everything good that I remember about the era of my childhood: bull markets, energetic music and general sense of optimism that seems to have drifted away.

-Paul

Get Wild: BMW E9 with E30 M3 fenders

*This project is in no way endorsed by the author or GermanCarsForSaleBlog, and all vehicles, pictures, and unholy unions are the sole responsibility of the creator and seller*

Juuuuust in case my E30 Cabrio didn’t make you feel weird enough on the inside, we’re going full-on Al Yankovic today with a BMW 3.0 CSi that has had E30 M3 fenders grafted on. It’s not that they did a bad job – in fact, I’m impressed they were able to pull it off as cleanly as they did. This car is just one of those “why?”s that may never be answered. I love the CSL – why not do those flares? I guess the E30 M3’s cache has spilled throughout the decades. It is on German eBay though, and I can only imagine what insanities German eBay contains. I’m guessing a nice assortment of micro-tolerance measuring devices and unthinkable “sensual” items. I’m not going to look, but I assume as much because it has to be combinations like that which explain this car.

BMW 3.0CSi with M3 Fenders for sale on eBay Germany

BMW 3.0 CSI with front and rear wide fender extensions from the BMW M3 (E30) (Original BMW)! Vehicle was built with perfection by a vintage workshop. The car has been in hibernation for years and has now been woken up again. All fluids have been changed. Car has never seen rain. Total mileage since construction is approximately 8,000km!!

Engine: 3.0 L-Jetronic, Schnitzer head (complete), new bottom end, firing order manifold, oil cooler, electric fan, Sebring exhaust system, 5-speed manual

Chassis: Bilstein shocks, ALPINA stabilizers, ZF locking differential

Interior: New headliner, new seat covers, new carpet, RECARO seats, harness belts, VDO gauges

BBS RS-8 and 9×16, with 225/50/16 and 245/45/16. Almost every screw, cable, seal, etc. is new. Vehicle 100% rust free!!

NO EMAILS!! (I’m not always on the computer) PLEASE CALL!!!

I don’t hate this car at all. It would be a funny oddity to see at a car show and again the execution is pretty nice. What really sets me off is that the builder has removed the grace and beauty from each of the cars he combined. The 3.0CSi no longer looks like a machine that could flow in space or water just as well as on the road. The magnificence of the E30 M3’s box fenders is that they accentuate the perfect horizontal line down the side of the E30. On the E9, they angle slightly downwards to the ends, making it appear as though the whole car is bending while high-centered.

If you’re looking for some funky German weird though, you may have found your car. I can guarantee you won’t see any others like it. Now, who wants to cough up between €12-16k?

-NR

1976 Porsche 911 3.0 Carrera Euro spec

Somewhat unique Porsche here, a Euro 911 3.0 liter Carrera. The average car fan won’t distinguish this from other similar era 911 vehichles, but the Porscheophile will take note of the Euro bumpers and the Carrera 3.0 badge on the trunk. Car comes with Bosch CIS fuel injection and a limited slip diff for better drivability.

101,000 miles show this car was enjoyed. The previous owner was a Porsche mechanic. The seller lists a ton of replaced and rebuilt parts and judging from the fact the photos are taken in a Porsche junkyard I bet I know where many of those parts came from.

This is a nice looking ride with the polished Fuchs alloys setting off the red paint. The $35,000 ask price is probably playing up the rarity of this car a bit much, but hopefully there is some wiggle room in there from the seller.

~Evan

1974 Porsche Carrera RSR 3.0

In the spirit of this weekend’s edition of the 24 Hours of Lemans here is a car that competed on the track. I suspect our lack of posts this weekend may have something to do with us staying up for the past 24+ hours enjoying a pretty entertaining Lemans.

This RSR has been up for sale a few places this year and has been listed a few times on eBay. The seller lists the car as having competed at Lemans, Daytona, Sebring, and more and it comes with FIA papers and history.
An original factory genuine RSR with race history is not going to go cheap. With a day left bidding is up to $260,000 with the reserve not being met. I saw the car listed in Hemmings for $600,000, on the dealer’s website for $595,000, and previously on eBay bid up to $500,100 ending with the reserve not met.

This would be a super car for major vintage racing events. Not for the faint hearted or slim walleted individual. The car could go to a museum, but deserves to be somewhere where it can see track time.

~Evan

1973 BMW 3.0 CSL looking fine in silver

What an outstanding looking car. The BMW 3.0 CSL is a fantastic looker. The M Division set the tone for all future M cars with this and they sure started out on the right foot. When I think about the racing versions of this era CSL it conjures up the big bat wings and the pounding sound from the 400 horsepower six. There are still several genuine CSL race cars that make appearances at vintage festivals and they are a sight to behold.

This is not a racing model so you don’t have the huge horsepower engine, but you do have a car that weighs significantly under 3000 pounds with a plenty powerful engine. This car has the aerodynamic parts, wing and air dam, that really make the E9 look more purposeful over the standard chrome front bumper.

The seller lists the car as “basically a barn find” saying it sat for 20 years and then was restored in 2008. The mileage is listed as 5,359, which I suspect is since the restoration. With a car this valuable I’d want to know a bit more about the history and previous ownership. The car has a salvage title because of an accident. Which appears to have been fixed well. Normally just body damage on a single quarter panel isn’t going to get a car a salvage title, but who knows. I’d want to take a good look under the car to be sure there isn’t any weakened metal.

This car has had a 5-speed fitted for extra driver entertainment. The interior looks as spectacular as the outside. The cockpit with the clear VDO gauges is a classic look.

The underside looks like it has hardly seen anything, but clear dry asphalt.

Because of the modifications, restoration, accident, etc. this is not going to be a museum car. It is still a valuable and rare car, but one you don’t have to be quite as worried about driving around fearful of every pebble that comes your way.
The silver color has to be a selling point, German cars look great in silver. This one sure is pretty. Bidding is already getting close to $50,000. You can learn more about the E9 CSL and check out the owner registry at the BMW M Registry website.


~Evan

914 3.0 conversion for sale in Seattle

1974 914-6 Conversion for sale in Seattle

I tried to buy a 914 when I was 15 years old as a project car.  Great plan, until my parents found out.  Still, the dream of a street legal go-kart persists.  Usually my dreams focus around cheap non-Porsche engine swaps, as most 914s leave a bit to be desired in the power department.  Going the high class route would be doing a sweet swap with a more fortified Porsche engine, which is what we’ve found today.  The list of enhancements is exhaustive; I’ll leave it to the seller’s words:

Body-
Body completing stripped, fenders reworked, acid etch primed and painted DuPont Chroma Black. The job included both front and rear trunks, engine bay with engine removed and door jams. The cost for this work was over $10,000 in 1993.

Suspension and Drive train-
Frame strengthened through welding, 88 Carrera front suspension, Carrera torsion bars, new front struts, 911S front calipers, 19mm master cylinder, turbo tie rods, 16’ 911 hubs, Automotion front and rear bushings, Otto’s rear hub kit with 911 rear hubs and 914-6 stub axles, Ted Hulse rear shocks, 165lb progressive rear springs, GPR through frame rear sway bar, 16×6 front and 16×7 rear refinished Fuchs alloys.

Motor-
1981 911SC 3.0 liter motor, Dillavar head studs, heads reworked, 46 IDA PMO carburetors’, GPR Oil tank in right rear fender, DC Automotive 911 engine sheet metal, GT performance flywheel, Patrick Motorsports engine mounts, Permatune ignition, B&B stainless headers (no heat exchangers)

The car had 70,200 miles on it at the start of restoration and currently has 81,700, so it has travelled approximately 11,500 miles since the rebuild.

Exterior: Overall 8.5/10
Paint- DuPont Chroma Black- The paint on this is gorgeous. It has a deep and consistent shine with none of the orange peel they would have come with from new. There are no significant scratches or nicks but it is black so it will show even the slightest of imperfection.
Body- The body is very straight with not a single ding to be noted. There is no evidence that the car has been involved in any type of collision and overall panel fit and gap is very good.
Body Parts- All of the glass is good, the targa top and side sail panels are like new. All of the seals and gaskets and lights are likewise clean and correct. The only items that I think need some attention are the front and rear bumpers and trim. The 1974 914 featured the bumper overiders and the owner removed the overriders but left the holes in the bumpers. To really look great a set of 1973 bumpers should be installed. The top rubber bumper trim is likewise “rippled” and should be replaced as well, which would happen with a bumper swap.
Wheels- The car is sitting on a genuine original set of 16×6 and 16×7 Fuchs Wheels that are perfect, no peeling, no pitting, no curb damage. The tires are mismatched front to rear and while they have plenty of tread are older due to the cars low miles. Since this car offers such extraordinary performance a new set of tires should be fitted.

Rust- As any enthusiast knows rust is the bane of all 914’s. This particular car was completely stripped and treated during the restoration. The only notable rust I have found in on the driver’s side rear quarter panel just above the taillight is starting to bubble. The front and rear trunks looks pristine. The floor pans and jacking points are solid and the “hell hole” appears to be clean. I would welcome any prospective customer to put the car up on the rack because any 914 will have rust if you look hard enough, but this one looks real solid.

Interior-
Overall the interior I would categorize as a 9.0/10. It is really amazing original condition

Seats: The seats are very well preserved. There is just one flaw I could find on the seats, and that is a slight cut on the passenger side bolster now more than 1” in length that hasn’t even split.
Carpet: The carpet is also darn close to perfect, I could find only one slight wear mark on the driver’s side floor close to the e-brake handle.
Dash: The dash pad is like new, no cracks.
Door panels and Headliner: They are all in excellent shape, no wear or sagging.
Electronics and gauges: EVERYTHING on this car works. Including all gauges, climate control fan, stereo, map light, etc. The only item worth noting is that with the B&B exhaust the heat exchangers were bypassed so there is no heat.
Trunk and accessories: Both the front and rear trunks were refinished when the car was restored so they are very clean. An OEM Porsche 993 inflatable spare has been fitted as the original 914 spare would not have worked with the 911 hubs.


$25k is a lot of money for a 914, but, as the seller states, it would probably take twice that to recreate.  I really like the thoroughness, as this is not just some engine swap but really an exploration of how awesome the 914 can be.  It looks great and has the juice to be a 911-beating handful.  Sure, budgeting may keep my 914 swap dreams cheap, but if I had the means, this would be high on my must-have Porsche list.

-NR