1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Silver Anniversary Edition

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At the end of a car’s lifecycle or when it passes a milestone of production, typically a manufacturer will offer a special edition model to commemorate the event. In the case of the Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera, these two events coincided in 1989, as the sun was setting on the 3.2 for the 964 model and 1989 marked 25 years of the 911. Offered in two colors, Silver Metallic or Satin Black, this was a limited run model that included Silk Gray supple leather seats, a center console covered in leather that had an outside temperature gauge and CD holders, front and rear spoilers, a shorter throw shifter and color keyed wheels. This Cabriolet version for sale in California has just over $50,000 miles and offers a rare opportunity at what some consider the ultimate mashup between the classic and modern 911.

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1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Targa

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The current 991-type Porsche 911 has not been with us for very long, but one model is curiously missing from its lineup: the Targa. There has been some speculation as to what a new Targa would look like with the surfacing of some recent patent images. Will the 911 revert back to the classic Targa look that left us with this car, a rare 1994 model Targa produced in June 1993? One can’t be certain at this point, but in the meantime, you can still enjoy the classics like this Grand Prix white over white leather for sale in California. Thanks to reader Val for bringing it to our attention!

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Year: 1994
Model: 911 Carrera 2 Targa
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed Tiptronic automatic
Mileage: 127,954 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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Ultra rare 1994 Porsche Targa 964 for sale with no reserve… Just in time for a White Christmas.

Its not a white ghost or an illusion but a real documented 1994 Porsche Carrera 2 Targa. Hard to believe since Porsche stopped producing the Targa in 1993 (only 137 were made in 1993). There were no Carrera Targas produced in 1994. This is definitely a rare collectible that is true classic rarity. Just to be certain of the model year I have included a copy Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche to verify its a 1994 Model Year Carrera 2 Targa. COA pic below. VIN WPOBB2967RS4440076 and current odometer reads 127.954.

First sold on July 21, 1993 by Niello Porsche in Sacramento, California. Car was specially ordered by a woman owner and car was delivered new with only 31 delivery miles. This Porsche Targa has been pampered since new and all of the required maintenance has been performed on schedule at the Niello Porsche Dealership. Service book tells it all. Please see pics for dealer stamps. Subsequent owner has taken over the pride of ownership in 2009 and has been garaged and maintained in Palo Alto, California. Only driven about 7k miles per year by retired PCA member.

The car has a clean history with clean car fax and clean title. There are absolutely no modifications and car is all original and all stock. Only exception is the radio. This Targa is in excellent condition over all. The striking white leather interior is amazing in person. The white on white combination with white carpet gets a lot of compliments. White leather seat color is “leather to sample” which means its a special custom request. I have never seen this color leather on another Targa and when the top is off it really looks beautiful.

Optional equipment on this 1994 Targa include:

Grand Prix White
Leather to Sample

Sport seats with Electric Height adjustment L/R
Rear Window Wiper
Model Designation
US Standard Emissions
Porsche Floor Mats- Black
Radio w/ Cassette Player
Tiptronic Transmission
Seats Leather Piping

The exterior condition is excellent overall. The Grand Prix white paint is excellent shape there is not very many imperfections. Front hood and front bumper is almost perfect with only couple minor chips. Drivers door seems to show previous paintwork but is original and not replaced. All of the original VIN tags are in place on fenders, doors, jambs, truck, hood etc. Equipment code sticker is under hood and perfect shape. See pic. The Targa top is excellent with no rips or tears and great rubbers.

Interior is excellent with no smoking or signs of pets. Leather seats are excellent with some light wear but no rips or tears. Carpets are white and have been kept up very well and floor mats have protected them over the years. Dash and rear leather tray are excellent and not warped or peeling. Its hard to believe this car has over 100k as it still looks very new. The mechanical condition is excellent. Car runs and drives excellent. I have owned many Porsches and have driven only air cooled. She is a strong tight driving Porsche and will make you appreciate all of the reasons why we like to drive air cooled P cars!

Only issues with this Targa are: The rear tail lights and Porsche deflector are fading due to age. Replacements are available online. Car has a an oil leak form valve covers/timing cover. Other than that the car runs perfect. No warning lights on and passes smog perfect. Oh and yes the AC blows ice cold. Rare for an air cooled. Email for more info. Please only bid if you are serious in taking ownership of this Collector Targa. Car is located in SF California.

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The one glaring issue that most people will have with this 911 is the gearbox. OK, so I wouldn’t personally seek out a Tiptronic 911, but for some who might want a bit of relaxed cruising from time to time, it might not be a bad option in combination with the Targa roof. Typically the Porsche purist wouldn’t be seeking out an open roofed model anyway, so I tend to give models like these a bit more latitude. There is still a few days of bidding to go and there’s been a fair bit of interest. Late model 964 Targas are rare, especially those sold as 1994 models, as we see from the production figures provided by the seller. Will rarity drive up the price here? I’d suspect bidding will probably wind up around the $25,000 mark, only being held back a bit by the automatic gearbox.

-Paul

Motorsport Monday: 1974 Porsche 911

As 911s get increasingly faster, more complex and more expensive, there is solace in looking towards the past and more simple times in Porsche history. Those are the time, indeed, that made Porsche the legend it is; it was the lightweight, underpowered but reliable cars that created the Porsche racing legend. Sure, over the years, brutes like the 917 and 962 stole the show, but in the background there has seemingly always been the 911 racing – and winning. In the past few years we’ve witnessed these older 911s increase tremendously in value; the result of desirability and dwindling numbers, at least in part because of that racing heritage. If you wanted to build a great fast track car in the 1980s, where else would you look but the older 911 market? Unsurprisingly many were turned into track or race cars and some are still thrashed today. Such is the case with today’s 1974 911, turned into a track/race car but treated to some recent love in a unique shade of Porsche history:

Year: 1974
Model: 911
Engine: 2.7 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: N/A mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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1974 Porsche 911 Race Car Spec 911

VIN 9114100184

First year of the new body 911’s.

Fresh IROC Chartreuse Green complete paint job

Fresh 2.7 with fuel injection and racing ignition, performance S Cams

915 5 Speed with Limited Slip and fresh rebuild, Racing shifter all new bushings

7” and 8” Fuchs alloys wheels

Rothsport full roll cage installed by Profab motorsports

Full Race suspension and set up for Road or Solo racing

All new bushings and suspension parts with little use since completed

Full RS bumpers and Carrera rear wing

Fuel Cell and all new plumbing

Dual Setrab front mount oil coolers, runs cool at high ambient temps ( built for southern California weather)

Rothsport removable racing wheel

Sway bars front and rear

Performance racing exhaust

Alloy calipers and racing brakes and rotors

Lots of extras and Performance parts, Momo wheel and Corbeau seat

Legal for PCA, SCCA, NASA racing, or great DE/Track Day car

Very solid car for lots of track use, save your GT3, this makes more sense and safer!

Call 503 819 9007 Matt

Combining the great pieces off of several Porsches, you get the IROC whale-tail in the rear, the RS nose in the front, and enough color personality to make everyone green with envy. Couple that great looking paint job with the requisite Fuchs alloys, a fresh engine and a 915 5-speed and you’ve got a great looking track candidate. The seller also states the suspension has been freshened, another bonus to the potential buyer. If newer cars thrill you by performing incredible feats of speed, older cars actually teach you about driving, and the 911 is one of the best at forcing you to learn car control. Too fast going in, you’ll probably spin. While that’s not likely the outcome you’d desire, in a world of increasingly “unspinable” cars the prospect of having a car swap ends on you forces you to communicate with the car. It’s this communication that has been lost in recent generations, and you’ll not find many better cars to talk to than an older 911. This car looks absolutely fantastic and I’m sure would be a fun drive; pricing will likely end up in the mid-$20,000 range – short money for a lot of character and a great looking ride.

-Carter

1989 Porsche 911 Speedster

Throughout our pages we have consistently trumpeted the virtues of the 911SC and 3.2 Carrera as relative values for any buyer looking to get into a classic 911. These cars take us back to when driving was analog rather than digital and combine graceful aesthetics with enough performance to provide for miles and miles of driving enjoyment. As with most things in life, there are exceptions when it comes to finding value for our performance dollars. Here we have a 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster, but unlike the 3.2 Carrera off which it is based, the Speedster is not the car for those searching for value. Speedster is such an iconic name within the Porsche stable that these cars are almost always bought up and immediately packed away upon release rarely to be seen on the road. Produced in the final year of classic 911 production the Speedster served as an elegant send-off prior to the release of the 964. It was a car built for Porsche purists who favored style over performance. The car here, located in Oregon, has seen a scant 5,948 miles in its pampered life and comes dressed in the always beautiful Guards Red exterior over a Cashmere and Black interior.

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Year: 1989
Model: 911 Speedster
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 5,948 mi
Price: $159,995

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Motogroup, LLC is very pleased to present this GORGEOUS Collectible 89 Speedster…Truly a Stunning Porsche, of the highest possible quality, without a doubt the finest available in the US…
214 hp, 3,165 cc SOHC flat six-cylinder engine, Bosch digital motor fuel injection, five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with McPherson struts, lower A-arms, coil springs and sway bar, independent rear suspension with semi-trailing arms, coil springs and sway bar, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 89.4″

• Only 5,948 original miles
• One of only 824 produced for U.S.
• Porsche Certificate of Authenticity

The original 1954-59 Porsche 356 Speedster was originally demanded by U.S. importer Max Hoffman. With its cut-down windshield and emergency-only top, it was to be an inexpensive sports cars for the youth market. Its raffish good looks and minimalist equipment clicked with customers, and original examples remain much prized and sought after in the collector car market.

The concept floated around as a fond memory for 30 years, finally re-emerging in 1989, when the new 964 model was delayed. Styling chief Tony Lapine transported a number of the old 356 styling cues to a limited production model, which sold for a hefty premium. Lapine raked and cut down the windshield, dispensed with the back seat and capped the space with twin “camel humps.”

In all, 2,065 Speedsters were built in 1989, with only 824 coming to the U.S., most with the “turbo-look” wide body. They were pounced on by investors, with some buyers paying as much as $100,000 to buy a new one. As a result, many have few miles on them, 24 years later. This car is one of those examples, with a mere 5,950 recorded miles. As might be expected, it is in effectively new condition, with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, finished in Guards Red with a tan leather interior and black top. It is fitted with air conditioning, power seats that also raise and lower and a Blaupunkt Charleston stereo. This car represents an excellent opportunity for a Porsche collector in search of rare, landmark models. Pre-Sale viewing by appointment only to qualified principals.

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The question any buyer of a car such as this must consider is how high the market for these will really go. $160K is a lot of money for a car that underneath it’s beautiful skin remains a standard 3.2 Carrera. The Porsche market has generally been much kinder to higher powered variants than to the cosmetic rarities and while the Speedster will certainly, and already has, remain somewhat insulated from those problems, there will inevitably reach a point where the market plateaus. I don’t think $160K is where that plateau will reside, so this isn’t necessarily overpriced, but I do wonder just how valuable these will become. Financial matters aside, the Speedster is a beautiful icon of Porsche engineering and will always have a place in the marque’s lore. It is a pity, though, that these cars are almost never driven.

-Rob

2005 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

We’re going to step away briefly from 4WD week to feature this 997 Carrera Coupe. Any attentive reader will note that the eBay listing shows this as a Carrera 4S, which is why we originally had put it in the queue as a potential 4WD Week post. But that apparently is some sort of eBay error (and not the work of an unscrupulous seller trying to pass this off as a 4S; the seller notes that the car is, in fact, a standard Carrera Coupe). Technical issues aside, since we don’t feature that many standard 997s around here I figured this low-mileage example would provide a nice change of pace. Here we have a 2005 Guards Red Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe with just under 10,500 miles on the clock. When the 997 first debuted I remember feeling quite relieved to see that Porsche had reverted to the round headlight design traditionally worn by the 911 rather than continue the look inaugurated by the 996. These Carreras continued to use a water-cooled 3.6 liter flat-six similar to the one in the 996, which in 2005 delivered 325 hp to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.

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Year: 2005
Model: 911 Carrera Coupe
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 10,451 mi
Price: $41,900

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The ad here is quite short on details and given that this is an auto wholesaler, rather than a dealer, I think any buyer would do well to have a thorough PPI performed prior to considering this for purchase. With those points out of the way, a low mileage 997 such as this makes for a fantastic driver. Very capable performance combined with a reasonable selling price certainly puts these cars in a nice position. Sure, this car will likely never have the collector status of a 993, but the performance is excellent and if your goal is to have a fairly new Porsche to actually drive, it’s difficult to beat an early 997 as a performance value.

-Rob

4WD Week: 1996 Porsche 911 C4S

I suppose it’s fitting that 4WD Week here at GCFSB coincides with the first snow of the year. Not that many owners of a 911 would feel much desire to take their car out into the snow, whether it happens to be a Carrera 4 or not, and they certainly would never consider such a thing with this car. Here we have a 1996 Porsche 911 C4S that has covered less than 10,000 miles and I would be shocked if a single snowflake had ever dare to touch its bonnet. The C4S came with much of the looks of its more capable turbo-charged sibling, minus the Turbo’s rear wing, but retained its 3.6 liter naturally aspirated engine. For many 911 fans the Carrera S in either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive configuration has been a favorite due to its wider rear fenders and on the 993 the design is particularly appealing.

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Year: 1996
Model: C4S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 9,879 mi
Price: Inquire

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1996 Porsche 993 C4S
VIN: WP0AA2991TS321424

Engine No. 64T02516
Transmission No. 2002793
Paint: Arena Red
Interior: Cashmere Black – Partial Leather
Production Date: 11/28/95

This two-owner car has only 9879 documented miles. Kept in exceptional condition from new, since arriving at Canepa the all-wheel-drive 993 has been fully serviced and concours detailed. All elements both mechanical and cosmetic have been addressed to make sure this Arena Red example presents and performs as new. Whether to be kept as a low-mileage concours car, or as daily driver this C4S will not disappoint.

Optional Equipment:
Dark Rootwood Brake Handle
Dark Rootwood Shift Lever Knob
Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipes
Hi Fi Sound Package with Speakers
Technic Package
4 Rim Caps with Porsche Crest
Power Seat Package
US Emissions

About the C4S

The Carrera 4 S shared the Turbo model’s bodyshell, but housed the naturally aspirated Carrera engine in the rear. The 4S came with all-wheel-drive, and retained the Turbo model’s larger brake discs with the characteristic red calipers. It could be described as a “Turbo without the turbochargers and rear wing.” The C4S also had slightly lowered suspension compared to standard Carrera models.

Horsepower: 285
0-60mph: 5.6 seconds
Top Speed: 168 mph

Contact Canepa Design on (831) 430-9940

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993 prices in general have been very strong and the C4S has tended to do particularly well. Paul recently featured this Pastel Yellow C4S that did not sell, but was bid up to $75,100. With not too many more miles than the car here, and coming in a fairly rare color, that car sets a decent benchmark for the neighborhood in which this C4S should probably sell. They aren’t cheap, but as the last of the air-cooled 911s there’s a very good chance that a low mileage collector such as this will continue to appreciate and make for a very nice investment.

-Rob

4WD Week: 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

The 1990s brought a revolution in the Porsche lineup. While some developments were rather regrettable, such as the demise of the 968 and 928, the addition of all-wheel drive to the 911 range was a welcome relief to those who felt this classic sports car’s handling was a bit too lairy for everyday use. This all-wheel drive system was derived from the system used in the 959, while this new Carrera 4 model had a high-pressure hydraulic brake system in comparison to the more conventional vacuum based system in the Carrera 2.

Over the years, the C4 has gotten mixed reviews, sometimes derided due to its complexity. The 964’s all-wheel drive system wasn’t the quickest to react, making the chassis geared to trailing throttle oversteer a bit of a handful at the limit. Couple this to a dual mass LUK flywheel in the 1989 and 1990 models that were a bit troublesome and you had some owners complaining. However, there are other reports that the AWD system is rather bulletproof, a claim not hard to believe given this was the same system developed for competition in the Paris Dakar Rally. This 1993 Carrera 4 for sale in California allows those living in the snow belt to keep on enjoying their 911 kicks through the cold months.

Year: 1993
Model: 911 Carrera 4
Engine: 3.4 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 75,229 mi
Price: $34,964

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This 1993 Porsche Carrera 4 is in Raspberry Red Metallic with Tan/Beige. A 100% original and unmodifed 964 Carrera 4. Clear Carfax history. This car last changed hands in August of 2001 with 41,468 miles. Motor is strong. Clutch and synco’s are as designed. No smoke on start up. No accident history. No paint work, with the exception of the left rear qtr panel.

Interior is very close to as new. Carpets, leather and panels are in great condition. A small imperfection on the drivers side door trim and on the passenger side rear shelf. All electrical works as designed. Sunroof, windows, radio, gauges, hood shocks are all in good working order. (Ashtray will not close.) Original Blupunkt Stuttgart radio.

A nonsmokers car. Air conditioning is cold. Headliner is perfect. No dash cracks. Stock wheels with new Continental tires all around. Wheels are in excellent condtion, no curb scratches. Some Service History on file:

– 12/99 40,789 miles Oil Service.

– 1/02 45,609 miles. 45k service performed.

– 6/02 48,729 miles. Front pads replaced.

– 9/03 54,961 miles Oil Service.

– 1/04 60,613 miles 60k service performed. Valve adjustment, full fluid flush, new deck lid shocks and rear brake pads.

– 10/04 62,394 miles ABS brake pump replaced. Install updated hand brake return springs. Replace Hydraulic pump.

– 4/05 63,124 miles Oil service. Recharge A/C system. Install ignition distributor update ventilation kit.

– 4/10 70,385 miles Oil service. Front brakes inspected. 70% remaining fronts pads and 75% remaining on the rear pads.

This car drives great and is in excellent condition. The books, compressor, tools and jack will be presented to the new owner. All inspections welcome. We ship world wide. Contact us at 831.373.3131 day or evening.

The color on this 911 might be a little loud for some, but this car has the advantage of being a later model. Earlier models had the flywheel issues mentioned above and were built without cylinder head gaskets, leaving many engines to leak. Cars built before late 1993, like this example, lacked the vent on the distributor, which would lead the rubber belt inside to break. This is a simple and cheap update, and from the looks of the servicing history, may have already been done. Given the condition and manual gearbox, the price is not far out of line with the market. If the buyer could negotiate $1,000 to $2,000 off, it would be well bought.

-Paul

3.2 Preservation: 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa & 1988 911 Carrera Coupe

When it comes to classic, air-cooled 911s, the sky is the limit when it comes to choice. From Turbos to Targas, early SWBs variants to kitted out Sonderwunsch models, there’s a 911 for everyone. My favorite is the 3.2 Carrera. My first 911 experience was behind the wheel of a 1984 Carrera Coupe as a teenager. To this day, that drive is still vivid in my mind. You can still find good, driver quality 3.2s out there for reasonable sums, but to get a choice example, expect to shell out a lot more. The following two 3.2s are of the latter group, low mileage examples that are fit for a concours. First up is this 1986 Targa for sale in California.

Year: 1986
Model: 911 Targa
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 21,983 mi
Price: $46,911 Buy It Now

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Black painted alloy wheels, rare targa roof, original books & manuals, certificate of authenticity, after market sound package. The Auto Gallery is pleased to present this outstanding 1986 Porsche 911 Targa with 5 Speed Manual Transmission. Finished in a Red Exterior and a Beige Leather Interior, this 911 Targa is simply gorgeous This Porsche has been very well maintained, recently serviced, and with only 21,983 miles, it is in amazing condition! In addition to its luxurious standard factory equipment, this 911 Targa boasts an extensive list of options that includes, Power Drivers Seat, Black Forged Alloy Wheels, Aftermarket Sound Package, Leather Interior, Original Books, and much more! Take advantage of this opportunity as this beautiful 1986 Porsche 911 Targa is being offered at an incredible price and WILL BE SOLD SOON! As with all of our vehicles it is CARFAX certified. Please don’t hesitate to call or visit our showroom with any questions you may have.

Of all the 3.2s, Targas tend to be the most undervalued. Perhaps it’s because those who want a convertible just go the cabriolet route and the coupe is really reserved for those purists wanting the ultimate 911 experience. This Targa is certainly priced at the top of the market for this model, and at this price, you can get into a very nice 3.2 Coupe. I’m not a Targa hater, but I’m not certain I’d pull the trigger at this price on one. However, our next 3.2, a 1988 Coupe has me awe struck.

Year: 1988
Model: 911 Carrera Coupe
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 34,100 mi
Price: $68,000 Buy It Now

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Incredible all orig unmolested Carrera Coupe, all documentation, books & receipts from day one, I will let the pictures speak for themselves. Cars like this are becoming difficult at best to find. This is by far one of the absolute best out there. Pristine. Contact me directly for showings & for any questions you may have. I welcome international inquiries. Located in Los Angeles, CA Larry 310-339-6517

If you told me I could have any 911 in the world at this moment, it would be this car. Sure, there are plenty of Turbos, RSRs and the like to ogle over, but there’s something I find appealing about a 3.2 Coupe. For me and many others, it’s the 911 at its best. At close to $70,000, we’re yet again flirting with the top of the market for these 911s, but when you consider that figure won’t get you close to the list price on a new 911, perhaps a classic like this suddenly looks that much more attractive.

-Paul

1984 Porsche 911 Carrera

The perils of searching for and writing about interesting cars for sale is that you inevitably start thinking. And it doesn’t matter what your present situation and car needs might be, you still start thinking about getting another car. It’s almost as if writing becomes an ascetic act with cars as the tempters we strive to overcome. But I digress…here we have another of my favorite reasonably-priced, ready-to-be-driven, 911s outfitted precisely how I’d want it: a 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera in Black, located on Long Island. This isn’t a low mileage example, but still appears excellent all around and simply awaits a new owner to whom it may bring driving pleasure.

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Year: 1984
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 163,383 mi
Price: Reserve Auction (reserve met)

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“The 3.2-liter 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera debuted hot on the heels of a very successful run of 911SC models, built from 1978 to 1983. The Carrera—priced at $32,000—shared most of its visual cues with its immediate predecessor, but benefitted from added power and performance, as well as other evolutionary updates.

The cars came as they had when the SC bowed out—in coupe, open Cabriolet, and the in-between Targa body styles. The chief upgrade in the Carrera was the larger 3.2-liter flat six engine, which looked much like that of the 3.0 it replaced but was built chiefly of all-new parts. One crucial change was an improved timing chain tensioner, which had been an issue on previous models. Also new was Bosch Motronic fuel injection, which replaced the K-Jetronic system of yore. The engine produced 200 horsepower and came mated to a Getrag five-speed manual transmission. This was enough to propel the Carrera from 0 to 60 mph in about 5.5 seconds.

Standard goodies included leather upholstery, air conditioning, power windows, a sunroof, and 15-inch alloys, while cruise control, 16-inch wheels, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo were popular options. For those who wanted to appear faster than they actually were, a Turbo Look appearance package was available on coupes, which provided the large whale tail and wider rear wheelwells, but not the actual turbocharger.”

The New York Times has described the 1980’s 911 as one of the top five collectible cars for 2013. These vehicles are still affordable. Check out the Haggerty Insurance web site: hagerty.com/valuationtools/HVT/VehicleSearch/Report?vc=883090. The vehicle for sale is tuely a unique automobile. It is for the true collector who seeks out one owner and meticulously maintained automobiles. Purchased new in December of 1983 from Walter Donaldson Porsche-Audi located in Hicksville New York. It remained in the possesion of the owner untill his recent death. Recently purchased from the estate I have neither registered it nor re-titled it thus it retains its one owner history. The vehicle just went through a complete inspection from a Porsche Mechanic who commneted that this vehicle is one of the best maintained older 911’s he has ever worked on and was surprised to see the mileage on the car was over 160,000. In thirty years as a collector of classic and antique autos I am not sure I have ever come across a vehicle that has been maintained and documented as well as this one has. The original owner retained a documented history of practically every repair ever done on the vehicle as can be seen in some of the pictures below.

This 911 starts and drives effortlessly. All mechanical aspects of the car work as they should. A/c blows cold, radio, wipers, lights, etc etc work as intended. Appearance wise this car shows up extremely well. The paint is in excellent condition with no visual chipping or rust. The car has been garaged during its entiere life and with that comes some small door dings that are only noticeable in the correct lighting. Undercarriage of the car appears to be in very good condition. Engine compartment is in very good condition as well as the trunk. Interior is in good shape with some wear on the drivers seat but no tears. Door panels are in good shape but may need some sprucing up. Dash is in excellent shape. Sun roof is in excellent shape and works perfectly. Radio is a Blankpunt and works as intened along with the automatic antenna. The only after market addition appears to be a radar detector. I am not sure if it works but can obviously be removed without any effort.

I have set a realistic reserve on this vehicle. Please do not bid unless you intend to purchase. The vehicle is available for inspection(located on Long Island, New York) for those who want to see the vehicle before bidding.

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For a 30-year-old car with more than 160,000 miles this Carrera appears to be in remarkable shape. The seats show minimal wear, the dash looks excellent, and the paint still looks to have retained a good deal of its luster. The engine bay seems especially clean for a car of this mileage. Given that the seller claims to have a documented service history on hand, these qualities all combine for an excellent car that while garaged its whole life has still been given a proper amount of driving. As with any car of this mileage you’ll want to have a thorough PPI, but at the very least I think we’re looking at one of the better examples of a 3.2 Carrera that has not spent its life as a low-mileage collector. Bidding is currently at $17,500 and the reserve has been met. It wouldn’t surprise me to see this come up just a bit more and likely finish right around $20K. Overall, another excellent example of a classic Black 911!

-Rob

Tuner Tuesday: 1995 Porsche 911 RS Tribute

They say God is in the details, and if that is the truth than this car must certainly be holy. For 993 fans, it may just be the Holy Grail – a car that was never offered in great quantity or in the United States at all. Similar to yesterday’s 993 Carerra RSR, the Supercup version of the car had a roadgoing derivative as well – the Carrera RS and RS Clubsport. While the RS took the normal “add lightness” route, the RS Clubsport was an out-of-the-box race car, replete with roll cage and all amenities removed. Not content that these cars should remain out of U.S. hands, several copies of the RS and RS Clubsport cars have been made, but perhaps none as exacting as today’s Riviera Blue 1995:

Year: 1995
Model: 911 RS Clubsport
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: “1” mi
Price: $145,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 Porsche 911 RS Clubsport Replica on eBay

1995 Porsche 911 993 Carrera RS Clubsport “Tribute”

The 993 Carrera RS Clubsport is the ultimate of all naturally aspirated air cooled 911′s. There are even fewer Clubsports built by Porsche than the RS it is based off of.

The Porsche 911 Carrera RS Clubsport is a lightweight variant of the Porsche 993 Carrera, and a lighter version of the RS. This RS version in particular is a track-oriented Carrera RS Clubsport with only limited road usability. It features a naturally aspirated 3.8 liter engine with 300 hp. On the outside, it is easily distinguishable by a special non-retractable rear wing, small front splitter and 3-piece 18” aluminum wheels. The headlight washers were also deleted for additional weight savings. On the inside of an original Clubsport, the rear seats were removed, carpet removed, all power functions including radio, power locks, have been removed and two racing seats and flat door panels were installed. Sound proofing was eliminated completely.

The Porsche 911 Carrera RS Clubsport was produced in model year 1995 and 1996. It was street legal in European and many other countries, but was not exported to the US.

This Porsche 993 Carrera RS Clubsport Tribute Re-Creation started off as a base model 993. This vehicle was the perfect candidate to convert into a rare sought after clubsport; the shell / tub is in great condition with no previous repairs or damage.

All parts used on this specific build are all original Porsche parts. Since many items from the 993 RS Clubsport are very hard to find or NLA, tracking them down was not easy. Every bolt, nut, washer, clip, hardware is brand new from Porsche Germany. Not one single component was left used or untouched. The vehicle was completely stripped down and rebuilt new with 0 miles. This vehicle is a rebuilt title due to previous water damage before the build up, the tub is clean with no accident or body damage history, it was never touched. View the project page on our website tunersmotorsports.com to see the before and after including the media blasting process.

The original 993 RS Clubsport was built mostly for track use, and were never imported to the US for street legal use. This RS Clubsport recreation however is intended to be used both on street and track, giving the owner the opportunity to enjoy this vehicle anywhere!

This Clubsport Tribute started off as a clean, base model Porsche 993 Carrera 2 Coupe. The entire vehicle was stripped down to its bare galvanized frame and built from the ground up. All parts on this vehicle are original Porsche Carrera RS parts, giving it a true “tribute” title to it. It took many years to gather all of the original parts from all over the world to complete this vehicle to near exact specifications that the factory would deliver back in 1995. Not one nut, bolt, seal went un-touched. The entire suspension was overhauled with original RS components, JIC Cross RS Coil overs, factory cup adjustable sway bars and every nut and bolt was replaced with factory new. The engine and transmission were reconstructed with new components; the engine built into a 3.8L and the transmission assembled with steel synchronizers, a lightweight flywheel and racing clutch. This RS also sports a super cup exhaust system, custom x-pipe, and original exhaust manifolds modified to eliminate heat exchangers. The brakes were upgraded to the “big reds”, 322mm front and 299mm rear, steel braided lines, cross drilled vented rotors and Pagid pads.

On the exterior of this tribute, the vehicle features a functional original rear plastic wing, original front lower spoiler, original RS side rocker panels, original front aluminum lightweight hood, original lightweight European doors, original lightweight rear thin glass and door windows. The RS Clubsport has been painted Riviera blue, a color from the era, in a single stage paint. The front and rear bumpers were converted to original European with the added original RS front air ducts and clear lenses, and European amber tail lights to compliment the rear. The roof panel was also removed during the build, and a light-weight carbon fiber panel was installed. Take notice as well that this RS has original center lock system installed, with original Speedline cup center lock wheels for Porsche, a rare find.

Getting to the interior of this vehicle; the original RS Clubsport from Porsche came naked, no carpet, no accessories with a full weld-in 6 point roll cage. The roll cage is to near-exact specifications that Matter cages installed into the original vehicles in the 90’s. This RS followed the same concept, but instead it was opted to have a lightweight RS carpet installed for a more “street-able” feel. Two Recaro Pole Position seats with alcantara centers and blue stitched leather match the blue stitched leather center console with original RS 6 speed aluminum and leather shifter and a blue stitched alcantara dashboard. The roof liner and side panels were done in alcantara as well. Vehicle features a completely functional original A/C system for hot climate areas.

This RS Clubsport is as close to an original RS from the time as you can get. The feel, looks and overall quality of the build resembles factory new.

1st place winner peoples choice 993/964 class

3rd place winner Judge Concours 993/964 class “wash and shine”

at the 50th anniversary PCA Gold Coast Region Mandarin “Porsches by the Bay”

ENGINE / TRANSMISSION
3.8L Naturally Aspirated Air Cooled Engine
3746 cc, stroke 76.4mm, bore 102mm
aluminum crankcase and cylinder heads
GT2 / TT Connecting Rods and hardware
dry sump lubrication system
964 Cylinder Heads with some extra attention to get the most out of them
RS Spec camshafts
sequential multi point-fuel injection
two stage resonance intake manifold, one central inlet air duct
dual spark ignition
Crankshaft balanced
6 speed G50 transmission with steel synchros
limited slip differential 40/65%
Engine control management flashed to RS 3.8L
Lightweight flywheel, performance clutch and pressure plate
Original 993 RS / Cup 72Liter Fuel Tank

Modified exhaust manifolds (heat exchange delete)

Custom X-Pipe (no catalytics)

Fabspeed SuperCup Exhaust

SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Original Porsche RS Suspension (control arms and links)
Original non-power assisted steering rack from the 993 Cup car
JIC Cross Adjustable Coilover Suspension w/Front Camber Plates
Front / Rear Adjustable Sway Bars
Complete corner-weight balance for maximum weight distribution
Porsche Brembo Big Red Brake Kit, Front/Rear with Pagid Brake Pads
Steel braided brake lines, fluid flushed with Castrol SRF
993 RS ABS Pump
993 RS Brake Master Cylinder Assembly

INTERIOR
Complete FIA approved design cage, 6 point weld-in (993 Clubsport Style with single door bar)
Original RS Lightweight Door Panels with red pull straps
Original RS Lightweight Carpeting (black)
Carrera RS Embroidered front floor mats
Original RS Crank windows
Original RS 6 speed shifter
Original RS Radio delete plate
Original RS European Glove Compartment
Two Recaro Pole Position Seats (manual sliders), blue stitched leather with Alcantara Suede centers
6 point red Sabelt Harnesses (hans friendly)
Original 993 Seat Belts (for street use)
Center console wrapped in blue stitched leather
Dashboard wrapped in blue stitched Alcantara Suede
Roof liner wrapped in black Alcantara Suede
MOMO Suede 350 steering wheel with SuperCup Series center cap
This vehicle DOES have Air Conditioning, Original parts
Original 993 RS Cup Manual Extinguisher

EXTERIOR
Single stage urethane Riviera Blue Paint (interior / exterior)
Original 993 RS Cup Center Lock Kit
Original 993 RS Cup Speedline 18” 3-piece center lock wheels
Original Porsche 993 RS Cup Aluminum Hood
Original Porsche 993 RS Cup Rear Plastic Spoiler
Original Porsche 993 RS Cup Side Skirts
Original Porsche 993 RS Cup Front Splitter
Sunroof deleted, Carbon Fiber roof panel installed
Halogen headlamp assemblies
Original Porsche 993 RS Front Brake Air Dams (fog light delete)
Original Porsche 993 RS Side Marker Lights
Original Porsche 993 RS Front White Side Lamps
Original Porsche 993 RS “thin” rear glass
Headlamp washer system removed
European windshield washer reservoir

VIDEO WALK AROUND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOZ6hRfXtkA

See the entire project build from day 1 to completion here: http://tunersmotorsports.com/?portfolio=1995-porsche-993-rs-clubsport-re-creation

The level of detail on this car is pretty impressive – all OEM parts or at least OEM replicated parts means this was both an extensive and expensive build. I’d recommend visiting the TuneRS Motorsport link to see where the car came from and how it was built; it is certainly impressive. Really the only item which is out of place but not unwelcome are the Supercup-spec center lock wheels. They’re great looking and suit the design perfectly, though the original came with 5-bolt versions of the wheels as seen on the Turbo 3.6 in the U.S.. Price? If you have to ask, it’s going to be a lot, and $145,000 for a 993 generation Porsche sure seems like a lot. However, real RS Clubsports hover in the 180,000 Euro range and getting them to the U.S. would certainly be difficult. Further, though I haven’t priced out the parts listed here my guess is that a solid chunk of the asking price would be eaten up just by ordering them all. Just as with the 4000 Quattro from yesterday, then, you’d probably be silly to try to replicate this vehicle as I’m not sure you’d come out significantly better off for all of your aggravation. That, and this one is achingly beautiful. Hats off to TuneRS for making one heck of a piece of Porsche art.

-Carter