1991 Porsche 911 Turbo

One day I will cease to be surprised by the continued rise of the air-cooled 911 market, but today is not yet that day! The market for fast 964s possibly has been the craziest among the entire 911 line. Long hood values have risen quite a bit, but many of those cars have been quite valuable for some time now, and while we’ve seen the value of the 3.2 Carrera and 930 rise significantly, neither seems to match what’s going on with the 964, perhaps excepting the standard Carrera 2. There are the obvious examples like the RS America and Turbo 3.6, but even the first 964 Turbo, carrying over the 3.3 liter flat-six of the 930, is rising in value significantly. Granted some of the rise I see comes through asking prices rather than sales, which can be difficult to track accurately, but it seems clear where the market is going. This brings us to the car we see here: a Triple Black 1991 Porsche 911 Turbo, located in Connecticut, with 37,000 miles on it and pretty high asking price of $134,900.

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1976 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera

We talk a bit about 911 reliability around here and it is a well known trademark of the engines in these cars. But how about a 930 with over 200,000 miles on it? Given the much higher stress these blown engines tend to undergo a car like this one is truly a testament to the capabilities of these fantastic performance machines. This particular 930 has another treat to go with it. With some regularity we come across older Porsches with dubious claims about being a “one-owner” car, but this one here appears to be the real deal! One owner and one place of service for its entire 38 year and 200K mile existence, surely a rare thing to come across. Even better, this 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera, located in California, recently has come out of restoration and sits looking absolutely fantastic!

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1997 Porsche 911 Turbo

There’s a lot going on with the 993 Turbo. The first 911 Turbo that came standard with all-wheel drive, the first twin-turbocharged 911 Turbo, the first to come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, the first of the production turbos to produce more than 400 hp. And the last air-cooled 911 Turbo. When you combine all of these things with the extremely sexy design of the 993 itself, then it is no wonder that the market for them never really fell off and like the rest of the air-cooled line values now continue to climb. There is still a part of me that wonders how the value of these will play out relative to the various iterations of the 964 Turbo (perhaps excepting the 3.6 Turbos S, whose rarity will always win out), but that will be something played out over quite a few more years. Here we have a 993 aiming for near top-market value: an Arena Red Metallic 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo, located in Washington, with 30,265 miles on it.

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1989 Porsche 930 Slantnose Coupe – REVISIT

The 1989 Porsche 930 Slantnose Coupe we featured in early October is back up for sale with a $10K reduction in its price, now listed at $189,999.99. The Slantnose 911s do not appeal to everyone, but as a symbol of ’80s flair and excess they are rarely topped. Even with significant collector appeal it will be interesting to see if the market for one of these has reached these heights.

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1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6

The Turbo 3.6. An enduring favorite of pretty much everyone and we especially enjoy coming across them around here. In the short life span of the 964 the Turbo 3.6 existed for a mere two years serving as a showcase of what Porsche had hoped to achieve with the car from the outset, even if it took some time to arrive. While the standard 964 began life with a new 3.6 liter flat-six engine and significantly redesigned body, the Turbo filled those new curves with the 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-six carried over from the 930. While great in and of themselves, those early 964 Turbos were always a stopgap while we waited for the full expression of these cars. They were worth the wait. In today’s market, a Turbo 3.6 far eclipses most 3.3 liter Turbos in value and like it or not many seem to have spent most of their lives in a nice garage, rarely driven. Here we have just such a car: a Black 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6, located in Illinois, with Red leather interior and just 17,358 miles on it.

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1987 Porsche 930 – REVISIT

The very beautiful low-mileage Cassis Red 1987 Porsche 930 we featured back in August is back up for another sale. They have lopped $10K off of the asking price, now at $99,888.00, and while that still isn’t very cheap it’s starting to look like a much more attractive value for what is surely a pretty rare color on the 930. Will it finally sell?

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The below post originally appeared on our site August 22, 2014:

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1989 Porsche 930 Targa

In my write-up of the previous Turbo Targa we featured I mentioned that the only way to further the collector desirability of that car was if it were a 1989MY 930. Lo and behold, we have just such a machine here. To be fair, the previous Turbo Targa was very low mileage, while this one is nearing six-figures, so a market comparison cannot be made directly between the two, but as the only year the 930 came equipped with a 5-speed transmission the ’89 models have garnered a significant premium over earlier years. Stylistically the Turbo Targa is a reflection of the ’80s with wild lines and prodigious power. They are rarely the prettiest 911s as the tea-tray spoiler juts away from the Targa’s expansive rear greenhouse, but they still possess the ferocity of the 930 Coupe while providing a measure of open-top freedom. The example we see here is a Guards Red over Black 1989 Porsche 930 Targa, located in Texas, with 92,352 miles on it.

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1988 Porsche 930 Targa

We’ve shown quite a few Targas lately, but all of those have been of the regular variety, which we come across pretty frequently even if there has been an apparent uptick in auctions for them of late. However, we haven’t featured one of these in quite a while, one of the rarest Targa variants around: a 1988 Porsche 930 Targa. For much of its life the 930 existed only in Coupe form, but in 1987 Porsche chose to make available both of its open-top 911 configurations, the Cabriolet and Targa, for its flagship turbocharged 911. Like with the standard 911 the Turbo Cabriolet was very popular, while the Targa found appeal as well if on a much smaller scale. With Targa production by far the lowest of the three models, and the model only available for three years, the Turbo Targa remains an extremely rare sight and I would suspect they would be highly prized by those with a preference for the design. The example we have featured here has a scant 9,777 miles making it not only a rare model, but one of the lowest-mileage 930s we’ve come across, regardless of which variant it might be. This would only be eclipsed by a 1989MY example for collector rarity and desirability.

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1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Slantnose – REVISIT

The 930 Slantnose we featured back in July is back on offer. Even though it originally failed to sale it has been relisted with a slightly higher price of $99,990.00, a peculiarity that makes some sense given the market for these cars over the past few months, though it’s still somewhat strange.

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Double Take: 964 Turbos – 3.3 vs 3.6

The 930 remains my favorite of the 911 Turbos, but that doesn’t mean I do not appreciate the greatness of its successor based off of the 964. And unlike the 930, which spent most of its life utilizing a 4-speed manual, the 964 came straight out of the box with the 5-speed transmission only available in the final year of 930 production. However, because initially the 964 carried over the 3.3 liter turbocharged engine from the 930, which was later replaced with a turbocharged 3.6 liter engine, there are a couple different options to choose from when on the market for a 964 Turbo. Though as we shall see here they fall within dramatically different cost scales. Here we will look at the two most common variants: the standard 3.3 liter 964 Turbo produced from 1990-1992 and the 911 Turbo 3.6 produced from 1993-1994. Each of these also came in a small-production Turbo S form, which remain some of the most sought after 911s on the market.

We’ll start with this 1991 Porsche 911 Turbo, located in Brooklyn, with just 28,140 miles on it:

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