1992 Porsche 911 America Roadster

My attraction to the 964 is somewhat confounding. In pictures, I don’t like them. The proportions seem odd. But in my neighborhood there is a very nice White 964 with Black wheels that I see parked in its driveway whenever I go for a run. It’s a beautiful car. The proportions look just right and there is a simplicity to its design that, for whatever reason, I fail to notice in pictures. That car looks fantastic! So I have been hunting around 964s lately and came across the example featured here. This is a 1992 Porsche 911 America Roadster. While Porsche offered a Cabriolet version of the 964 nearly from the model’s inception, the America Roadster differed from the standard Cabriolet by using the body, suspension, and brakes from the 964 Turbo. What we had was a limited run (only 250 were produced) 911 Cabriolet with wider rear fenders and Turbo spec brakes and suspension. Power remained the same as the standard Cabriolet with 247 hp from the 3.6 liter flat-six engine.

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Year: 1992
Model: 911 America Roadster
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 82,954 mi
Price: Auction

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This is a rare, factory wide body 911 convertible, built in the 1992 model year and sold as an “America Roadster” in the U.S. I’ve pampered the car, always garaged, rarely driven in rain. In fact, rarely driven, but with a family of five, a small 2-seater isn’t practical anymore.

It is in great condition. I’ve owned it since October 2003 when it had 57k miles. Purchased from a dealer in New York and I drove it back to Southern California. Only issue is the cruise control doesn’t hold speed and A/C system isn’t cold. It needs a new rear spoiler wall (under deck lid). Passenger airbag has been disabled to allow for younger passengers in front seat. The mechanic said it’s a simple plug/unplug on a module to re-enable.

I have all the records from when I owned it as well as records dating back to May 1998/28k miles, when it was serviced at Champion in Florida. I have not had any problems with the vehicles. Reliably started when needed and runs great, with smooth shifts and good power.

I installed a new Viper alarm system when I first bought it and installed a Porsche CDR-220 head unit with Aux input and new speakers. Also installed H&R Sport Spring and 18″ Speedline-replica wheels. Original struts will be included with sale. Other great options is a factory OBC (on-board computer) that displays mileage, range, speed and trip meter. Never had an issue with the power top – always worked fine and straight.

Serviced at Hergesheimer Motorsports in Lake Forest, CA and has always passed California smog check.

Of note: Carfax will show an odometer mileage check of 123k at 3/25/2000. I saw that too when I bought it but the dated dealer service records and the condition of the car don’t match that. I had a PPI done when purchased, both in New York and when I returned, and there were no signs of that level of wear.

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While the seller is auctioning this car with no reserve, the opening bid has been set at what, essentially, would have been a reserve price. The last America Roadster we featured had seen much fewer miles and at a listed price of $59,900 it did sell. It was a dealer listing so it’s difficult to be sure about the final selling price, but we can at least take from that listing an understanding that the car here is priced a little high. With that said, the America Roadster is rare and the combination of the Turbo’s wide-body rear styling in Cabriolet form certainly should have appeal to many buyers. The condition of this car suggests to me that it’d make a great driver, so the price needs to come down and if it does then this is a winner. Fantastic Turbo body, top down, great soundtrack: a perfect combination for simply enjoying the act of driving.

-Rob

1991 Porsche 911 Turbo

For a good long while, the 964 series Porsche 911 went a bit unnoticed by collectors, sandwiched between the iconic 3.2 Carrera and the last of the air-cooled 911s, the 993. Whether it’s nostalgia for the good old days or the fact that these are a bit of a bridge between classic and modern 911s, the 964 is finally getting its due and prices have started to uptick. One of the most sought after 964s, like any 911 generation, is the Turbo. This unmolested 1992 Turbo comes with a full service history and authenticity certificate by Porsche.

Year: 1991
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 48,000 mi
Price: $58,500 Buy It Now

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1991 Porsche 911 Turbo.

Paint: Midnight Blue Metallic
Interior: Light Grey / Cobalt blue leather
Limited slip Differential
Drive and Passenger lumbar support
Sunroof
CD player
Supple leather.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Recently serviced.

I have all service history since new, all owners manuals, service manuals, leather pouch, both keys including the locking lug nut keys. I can email additional photos. Thanks for looking.

Phone: (five six one) (three two two) (eight five two six)

While the 3.2 Carrera is my favorite of all 911s, the 964 has always been attractive to me because it blends modern and classic elements seamlessly, from the integrated bumpers to the Cup wheels of the Turbo model. Given that these are the last rear-wheel drive Turbo 911s, they are prized to an extent. The price of this example is about right considering it’s tidy condition and low miles. The later 3.8 Turbos are more powerful and rare, but they carry heftier pricetags which drive them towards 993 territory. Considering how pricey classic Porsches are becoming, the 964 Turbo could almost be viewed as a bargain.

-Paul

Purple Haze: 1991 Porsche 911 Turbo

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When I first saw this 965, my first thought was that I had seen it’s long lost brother before, and indeed, I had – late last year Paul wrote up a super-low mile Porsche 968 with the same color combination. The question for many (including me) was why anyone would have originally selected these shades post 1974, but as one person pointed out, if you want bland go buy a Camry. This 965 is anything BUT bland, with it’s purple on purple hue, flashy polished HRE wheels and (gulp) 739 rear wheel horsepower. Think you’d driven something faster? Unless it starts with “Boeing”, that’s not likely. Take a look then at this monster 911 Turbo:

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Year: 1991
Model: 911 Turbo (965)
Engine: 3.8 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 109,000 mi
Price: $59,995 Buy It Now

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You are bidding on a factory 1991 Porsche 964 Turbo, under 10,000 miles on Mode Inc/Bob Holcombe 3.8 litre twin turbo, twin plug engine, (109k on body) new $10,000 5 speed G52 trans, Sachs Hydro Boost clutch (ultra soft pedal), giant 14 inch Brembo brakes, EFI engine management, Bilstein coil-over suspension, $8,000 HRE 18 inch wheels.. She runs and drives excellent, very dependable, and fast!! on street tires I get wheel spin to nearly 100 mph.. not for the faint of heart.. This is a factory custom ordered Amethyst Metallic over Magenta full Leather interior Turbo, was told it is 1 of 5? easily $100,000 in upgrades invested into this car, motor build alone was $40,000, plus $100,000 original purchase price.. includes a binder 2 inches thick with all receipts.. car made dyno proven 739 horsepower to the rear wheels, on race fuel.. 631 rwhp on 93 octane pump gas.. dyno sheets included.. carfax certified car, no accidents.. AC is cold, Heat is hot, power windows, power moonroof, power seats, wipers, lights, everything works as intended.. this incredible Porsche Turbo is spotless, no scratches, no dents, no door dings, interior is also spotless as well, seats show excellent, no dash cracks.. very rare stunning color, when was the last time you saw a factory metallic purple 964 Turbo driving down the street.. one of the fastest, rarest, aircooled Turbo’s in the country.. Pictures speak louder than words..

Email or call Alan with questions or offers 602-997-6778

..click links or copy and paste in your browser for video of car..


Well, there you go. If you want a modded to the extreme 911 Turbo, it doesn’t get much better than this in the air cooled era. While most of the modifications are very desirable, I can’t help but feel that the very pricey HRE wheels look out of place on this car. Were it mine and I still wanted some polish on those wheels, I’d probably select something like the Speedline-inspired RHs linked below:

Like many of the modded cars we feature (especially of the Porsche variety), the modifications alone are worth at least the asking price in original dollars. This obviously won’t be a daily driver for anyone, but at least with some miles on the body and engine the new owner won’t be afraid to drive it, unlike that investment-grade 968 Paul wrote up. For $60,000, the price doesn’t seem as outrageous as the color combination and it appears well maintained. It also appears this is an expensive car to run, so the entry price will only be the beginning, but you’d be in rarefied air – both in power and color selection. Feeling bold?

-Carter

Wednesday Wheels – Super Stars from Porsche

If you thought last week’s BBS post was a bit of a basket case, today we’re going to look at another popular style of wheel – this time, 5 spoke wheels that are always popular on Porsches. I’ve picked some of the most popular styles that have adorned several different generations so hopefully there is something you like here. Let’s start out with a great set of “Sport Classic” Fuchs replicas:

Year: 2005-2011
Model: Sport Classic (Fuchs)
Diameter: 19″
Width: 8.5″ front, 11.5″ rear
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 130
Offset: ET 55 front, ET 50 rear
Condition: New Take-offs
Tires: Included Michelin Pilot Sport N2 235-35-19 front, 305-30-19 rear
Price: $6,499 Buy It Now

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NEW Porsche 911 997 FUCHS Sport Classic Wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport N2 Tires
Porsche # 997.362.157.56 & 997.362.163.56
Stock # 1000814

987 Boxster, Boxster- S [01/2005 – 12/2011]
987C Cayman, Cayman- S [01/2006 – 12/2011]
997 Carrera, Carrera-S, Carrera4/4S, Targa, Turbo, Turbo-S, GT2, GT3 [01/2005 – 12/2011]

These are simply beautiful.

Set of Porsche 19″ Sport Classic Wheel & Tires Package

Porsche Part numbers

99736215756 8.5x 19 ET55

99736216356 11.5x 19 ET50

This is a brand new set from the dealer, with brand new Michelin Pilot Sport N2 tires (235/35/19 – 305/30/19).

Originally made for the Porsche Sport Classic, these new age Fuchs are available for your 2005-2010 Turbo and wide-body

(Carrera 4S, Targa 4S, Carrera 4, and Targa 4)

Wheel sensors installed, Balanced and ready to go!

Narrow body sets are available, same listing though so just bid and let us know you need a narrow body set.

The Sport Classics are one of the best looking OEM wheels Porsche has put on their newer cars; as a throwback they’re a fantastic update of the original, but also look modern and aggressive, pulling the evergreen “911” into the current century. Like all Porsche wheels they’re pricey, but this set comes with centercaps and tires – something often missing from Porsche wheels for sale, as we’ll see. Still too rich or new for your blood? How about this set of OEM BBS-made 911 Carrera wheels?

Year: 2005-2011
Model: Carrera III
Diameter: 18″
Width: 8″ front, 10″ rear
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 130
Offset: ET 57 front, ET 58 rear
Condition: Refinished
Tires: Included Continental ContiSport Contact 235-40-18 front, 265-35-18 rear
Price: $2,400 Buy It Now

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or auction is a set of Original, OEM, Factory, Geninue 18″ Porsche 911-997/996 Carrera III wheel, Tire and Porsche OEM Black Crest Center Cap set. The auction is for Wheels, tires and Porsche OEM Black Logo Center Caps. These set of wheels and Tires are in Pristine condition with no chips or ware. There is no structural damage such as bends, cracks, curb rust or scratches. The wheels are straight and round. The wheels comes with original Black Logo Center Caps. The wheels will fit Porsche,911/997, 911/996 and 911/993 NARROW BODY Vehicles. This wheels and Tires will Also fit WIDE BOBY 997, 996, 993, 944, 928 WIDE BODY and other porsche models. This Wheel is very nice when mounted on your Porsche and very rear to find especially one that comes with Continental Sport Contact Tires. Wheels and Tires are in prinstine shape and condition.

Please Note: Wheel has been refinished to a Brand New Condition!!!!

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Wheels and Tires Details:

Front Wheel: Part #: 997-362-136-00 Size: 8Jx 18 Offset: 57 Front Tire Size: 235/40/18 Continental Sport Contact 2 Speed Rating 91Y. Tire Tread Remaining: 90%.

Rear Wheel: Part #: 997-362-140-01 Size: 10Jx 18 Offset: 58 Rear Tire Size : 265/35/18 Continental ContiSport Contact Speed Rating 101Y. Tire Tread Re maining: 90%

The Front Tires has 90% of Tread Remaining and the Rear Tires has 90% Tread Remaining.

The Porsche dealership retails the total cost of these wheels, Tires and the Center Caps is $5705.12 plus tax. This is a nice opportunity to dress up your Porsche at a reasonable cost.

Please note that the wheel and tire will be ship in each individual box to safeguard against damage.

Please read my feedback and bid this item with full confidence.

Thank you for reading my listing.

Thank you.

These are a great looking, simple wheel that is well built by BBS. I really thought these freshened up the 911 design when they debuted and made it look modern but also lighter. With included (and expensive) tires and centercaps, as Porsche wheels go these are a deal. Still a bit too pricey for you, but you’d like something from the same generation? How about these Carrera 4S “Twists”?

Year: 2005-2011
Model: Turbo Twist Hollow Spoke
Diameter: 18″
Width: 8″ front, 11″ rear
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 130
Offset: ET 50 front, ET 40 rear
Condition: Used
Tires: Not Included
Price: $650 Buy It Now

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SET OF 4 PORSCHE 911 991 996 997 C2S C4S TURBO WHEELS STAGGERED. CENTERCAPS ARE INCLUDED. PART NUMBERS ARE LISTED ABOVE SO MAKE TO SURE TO CHECK THESE ARE THE ONES YOU WANT. WHEELS ARE IN GREAT SHAPE WITH A FEW MINOR BLEMISHES AS PICTURED. SHIPPED FEDEX GROUND. NO INTERNATIONAL. ALASKA, HAWAII, OR P.O. BOX SHIPPING. ALL ITEMS SOLD AS-IS WITH NO RETURNS ACCEPTED. ANY QUESTIONS JUST ASK, THANKS

Talk about a stellar deal; with centercaps included these 18″ wheels with light use are only $650. As Porsche wheels go, that’s basically giving them away. These would ideally suit a 996 or 997 widebody, with an aggressive stance and clean look. Were you looking for something a bit older? How about this set of 993-era “Cup” wheels, brand new in box from Porsche:

Year: 1989-1994
Model: Turbo Cup
Diameter: 17″
Width: 7″ front, 9″ rear
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 130
Offset: ET 55
Condition: Used
Tires: Not Included
Price: $4,995 Buy It Now

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Up for sale is an extremely rare set of factory Porsche OEM Turbo Cup wheels, for a Porsche 911 Turbo ( 965 ) . These are brand new, in the box, never been mounted.

See specs below:

FRONT WHEELS:

Part # 965.362.124.01
Size – 17×7
Offset – 55 mm

REAR WHEELS:

Part # 965.362.128.00
Size – 17×9
Offset – 55mm

While I love the originality of these wheels and this design on the 964s, I have to say I really liked the Speedline-made multi-piece Turbo 3.6 wheels a lot more. Despite this, if you’re in the restoration market for a 965, these might just be the wheels for you. In typical Porsche wheel fashion, there are no tires or centercaps and they’re very expensive. Are you like me and prefer the look of the Speedlines? Have an older 930? How about these Ruf Speedlines then?

Year: 1986
Model: Ruf Speedline
Diameter: 17″
Width: 9″ front, 10″ rear
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 130
Offset: not specified
Condition: Used
Tires: Included Michelin Pilot Sport 235-45-17 front, 255-40-17 rear
Price: $4,599.99 Buy It Now

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Original Porsche 911 930 1986 RUF Turbo wheels rims set w/ tires 17″ inch. (9×17) & (10×17) **RARE**

White face w/ polished lip

Up for sale is a set of Factory original RUF wheels.
These wheels pictured here have survived the test of time.
Still in factory original shape with no damage or repairs.

Like New.

In excellent condition.

Tires:

235/45 ZR 17

255/40 ZR17

Factory date stamped 1986

Inventory #: JH69610

Don’t miss this set, they will bring value to your concourse car.

The Ruf Speedlines are one of the best period-correct modifications you can do to a 911 or 930, or even a 944 Turbo. They’re not cheap, but boy are they good looking wheels. They’re absolutely one of my favorites and I like the inclusion of both tires and centercaps here, though I’d prefer “Ruf” caps to make it correct. Still not your cup of tea but in the right time period? How about some original Fuchs?

Year: 1977-1989
Model: Porsche Fuchs
Diameter: 15″
Width: 7″ front, 8″ rear
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 130
Offset: ET 41 front, ET 42 rear
Condition: Refinished
Tires: Not Included
Price: $3,500 Buy It Now

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PORSCHE 911 930 FACTORY FUCHS- RESTORED

THIS SET WAS REMOVED FROM A 1977 PORSCHE 930 TURBO – THEY ARE STRAIGHT WITH NO RASH OR ANY MAJOR DAMAGE TO THEM. THE LIPS HAVE BEEN POLISHED AND CENTER REFINISHED IN SATIN BLACK.

PART NUMBERS

FRONTS 15XJ7 – 911361020 – OFFSET 41 – AS1062

REARS 15XJ8 911361020 – OFFSET 42 – AS1062

More pictures of this item are available at:

SOUTHFLORIDADISMANTLER DOT COM

The original, and still the classic, loved design. Pricey, but good taste costs, right? I just wish for the asking price they would include the center caps.

Which are your favorite, and what would you like to see?

-Carter

1971 Porsche 911ST Recreation

Keeping within the theme of my recent 911 posts, here we have the vintage look of the 911 long hood paired with the modern technology of the Porsche 964. As prices for a classic 911 have escalated in recent years this has had the effect of creating a market for vintage recreations. As anyone familiar with Top Gear will know, these recreations do not come cheaply (for those who haven’t seen it: in a recent episode James drove the Singer 911, a car in similar spirit to the one featured here, and a couple series back Jeremy profiled the Eagle Speedster, a homage to the E-Type Jag). The purpose of such recreations is simple: classic style mated with modern performance. The car featured here uses a 300 hp 3.6 liter flat-6 from the 964 along with adjustable suspension, upgraded brakes, and a 1200kg curb weight and covers it in the iconic style of a 1971 911ST. The 911ST was a limited production model, produced only from 1970-1971, that was both lighter and more powerful than the standard 911 of its day and primarily intended for racing.

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Year: N/A
Model: 911ST/964
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 500 km (~ 310 mi)
Price: €129,911 (~ $171,128 USD)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1971 Porsche 911ST Recreation from Automax.GmbH

This Porsche model uses a 964 basis as the foundation for the recreation of the Porsche 911ST that was built from 1970 to 1971. At that time, the 911ST was a very successful GT racer. The purpose of this build was to enable the advanced technology of the Porsche 964 to be paired with the classic look of the 911 of the 70s. Almost all of the details of the 1971 911ST are reflected in the car. Special options and cult colors of the 70s (Blood Orange, Signal Yellow, Viper Green, Mexico Blue, Albert Blue, Grand Prix White, Light Ivory, Irish Green, Black or Silver) are available. All modifications were carried out in order to enable us to offer an everyday Porsche model with modern technology, safety and comfort with the look of a 70s icon. Additional information can be found on our website. We will gladly provide a color brochure and price list upon request. For more information, please contact Mr. Stefan Pape.

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The seller of this car has been a little short on the details, most importantly there’s little information provided about the builder of this particular car. It looks very similar to a car built by PS Automobile, which you can see profiled here. Whether it is that car, I’m not sure. To me, these recreations are fantastic: vintage style, modern performance, and a car that can be driven without worrying about collector car value. With that said, they aren’t cheap cars. But for the nostalgic buyer who’d prefer not giving up any performance, cars such as this one should provide the best of both worlds. They are a testament to both style and performance, and a showcase of the history of one of the best sports cars every built.

-Rob

1992 Porsche 911 Carrera Cup

The ad below does a good job of explaining the intention behind the Carrera Cup model so I’ll get right to the present example. Purchased as a collector, this pristine Carrera Cup has spent its life in California and at no point has it visited a track. I don’t want to say it’s flawless because few cars are, but this is probably as close as we’ll get. This leaves me torn. Opportunities for coming across a 20 year old track car that is in nearly new condition are obviously quite rare, especially when only 45 of such cars were built in the first place. Yet, these were cars specifically built to be raced. As such, this car has never had a chance to fulfill its single-minded purpose in life. So here we are: a beautiful and rare 964 that is both lighter and more powerful than the Carrera 2 on which it was based. It needs a home (and maybe just one track day).

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Year: 1992
Model: 911 Carrera Cup
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 773 mi
Price: Call for price

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera Cup at Canepa Design

VIN: WP0AB2967NS420576

Only 773 miles
One of 45 produced
In 1992, Porsche introduced two Carrera lightweight cars for the US market. One was the RS America, a performance oriented lower cost alternative to the regular Carrera 2, that was 76 pounds lighter than the base Carrera 2. 701 of these cars were sold in North America from 1992-1994. The second car was bit more special.

A total of 45 Carrera Cup USA editions were imported into the United States in 1992 exclusively to complete in a national race series. That series never materialized and Porsche decided to sell these 45 cars directly to consumers. Certainly not a low cost alternative, the Carrera Cup cars commanded a 20% premium over the base Carrera 2 Coupe, coming in at $78,340.

By the time the decision had been made to sell the Cup cars to the public, Andial had already transformed 25 of the cars into full race-spec. Although they had never been driven, the cars had to be “reconverted” back to street form by Andial and Porsche NA. This is one of the 25 “reconverted” Andial race cars. The only remaining elements of the conversion are 2 tubes left from the roll cage on each side of the engine compartment; remnants of the roll cage weld pads inside the car; and stiffer steering coupler links. The car received a special dash plaque with its VIN and separate Andial race-spec sub-serial number. This car is number three of the 25.

This is a Porsche that was slated to be a racecar from the outset. At 2760 lbs, the Carrera Cup USA is 271 lbs lighter that the standard Carrera 2. The engine is rated at 280hp, a 34 hp increase. The wheels on the car are the racing magnesium editions that save 23.3 lbs over the aluminum wheels. The suspension is firmer and 2″ lower than the Carrera 2. In fact, no system on the car was overlooked to produce as much performance as the 964 chassis could deliver.

Sold new through Newport Auto Center in California, this Carrera Cup USA has been a California car ever since. Kept as a collector car since day one it has only accumulated 773 miles since its purchase, and has been kept in immaculate cosmetic and mechanical condition.

Major differences from the standard Carrera 2:

Engine:
Increased horsepower and torque
Race type engine mounts

Drivetrain:
Varialble ratio limited slip differential
Sport Flywheel
Short shifter
Steel synchronizer rings in transmission

Body/Equipment:
Manual mirrors left and right
Various reinforcement chassis welds
Package shelf (no rear seats)
Hood is made of aluminum with no gas struts
Body cavity wax, undercoating and sound deadening components have been eliminated
No air conditioner
RS America-type door panels with pull strap for door opener
36 ampere hour battery
Master electrical cutoff in trunk
Partial electric seats
No sunroof
Racing electrical charging system

Suspension and Brakes:
Suspension has stiffer Carrera RS springs and shocks
Braking system has different calibrations
Manual steering
Adjustable stabilizer bars

Spares:

1 Roundel
1 Carpet covered package tray
1 Under tray 964-119-029-04
1 Engine cover 964-119-014-03
1 Engine cover 964-119-015-03
1 Engine cover 964-119-012-03
1 Engine cover 964-119-013-03
1 Floor mat set 000-044-801-41-5FV
1 Door sill trim 964-559-293-01-01C
1 Cover strip 964-559-295-01-01C
6 Plastic Grommets 999 702 160 40
1 Screw 900-143-149-07
6 Clip 999-591-916-40
1 license plate bracket.

Contact Canepa Design on (831) 430-9940

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We’ve seen a Carrera Cup listed anywhere from $75,000 to $160,000 so pegging the likely cost of this one is a little difficult. Given the condition of this car we can expect it to be at the higher end of that scale, possibly even exceeding it. At this point, this car will remain forever a collector; a museum piece witnessing to a racing series that never was and the closest thing to a 964 RS ever sold in the US. In a way that’s sad, but I suppose having every one of these raced until they died would be sad too.

-Rob

1993 Porsche 911 RS America

Back in the days before Porsche fully realized they could charge their prospective customers more for offering a pared down, track ready version of their cars, they cooked up a version of the 964 for the U.S. market to appease the lack of U.S. bound RS models. While the RS America lacked some of the cool racing bred details of the European market 964 Carrera RS, Porsche at least offered it to the market at the lowest price point of the market range. Since you had to option in most of the comfort features that buyers want in these cars, a fair amount of prospective buyers passed on the RS America went instead to its more portly and well appointed brethren. Still, as the lightest of the 911s out of the box, these became a favorite amongst Porsche Club racers and weekend auto crossers, who typically modified them to the nines. That’s why it’s so rare to find an unmolested example such as today’s Guards Red 1993 :

Year: 1993
Model: 911 RS America
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 67,000 mi
Price: $79,000 Buy It Now

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Guards Red on Black, 5-speed, #438/701, AC, Sunroof, Limited Slip, complete service and maintenance history, 67k miles, collector condition. It is very rare to find one of these cars that is still completely stock/as delivered from manufacturer. The body and paint on this car is in near perfect condition, it has almost no flaws. All the paint is 100% original with exception of the front bumper cover and has never been damaged. All the factory RS America badges and decals are still on the car.

The interior is also pristine and 100% original and correct with the exception of the new Infinity Speakers. No bolster wear and no smoking. Mechanically it is 100% stock and original. The only modification is the installation of H&R Euro ROW ride height springs, which came stock on all of these cars delivered outside of the U.S. Everything in and on the car works perfectly as it should, even the A/C blows cold, which is uncommon on older Porsches. All original owners manuals, booklets, original keys, tool kit, and RS America supplements.

This is a very good collector Porsche. Just over 700 ever made, many of which were turned into track cars.

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For a while in the late 90s, these cars could be had on the cheap. I new a man who went through a string of them, and they always were $25,000 – $35,000 cars. Like the E30 M3, those days appear to be long gone and the RS America – despite its bargain roots – now commands the strongest money this side of a Turbo in the 964 lineup. This holds especially true for pristine examples like this one. Perhaps the market has finally corrected Porsche’s original pricing error in a very German touch.

Finding a stock example such as this really is a treat. As the seller notes, most have been modified for track use and few seem to be in original specification, never mind pristine condition. Unmodified except for Euro-market springs, this is a re-optioned car with A/C and sunroof, both desirable options for the owner long-term, though they soften the hard-edged true nature of the RS. That leads me to my main complaint of the RS America – like most Porsches in the 1990s, it just never really felt special enough compared to what I knew was available across the pond. Though I admit Midnight Blue is my favorite on these cars, this Guards Red example looks so excellent it might be enough to change my mind. The spoiler, stance and wheels give the RS America the look that suits the car well, but I’m still left scratching my head, wondering if the RS America is really an $80,000 car today.

-Carter

1991 Porsche 911 Turbo

The 964 iteration of the Porsche 911 fell into a bit of a no-man’s land in terms of collectability for a while but is now gaining a little more of the respect it deserves. This iteration of this venerable sports car had a short run. The first model introduced was the Carrera 4 in 1989, which introduced the notion of an all-wheel drive Carrera to the mainstream. The model range was succeeded a few short years later in 1995 by the much loved 993, the final air-cooled 911. In that short span, there was a good deal of variety in terms of model variants, however. One of the most fearsome was, as usual, the Turbo.

This would be the last rear-wheel drive Turbo that Porsche would unleash. As such, it has started to become a bit of a legend. Introduced in 1990, the 964 Turbo used the same 3.3 liter engine as in the previous Turbos, but was upgraded slightly for better performance, capable of 320 bhp and 332 lb-ft torque. It would not be until 1993 that Porsche would unveil a Turbo based on the new 3.6 liter engine that debuted with the Carrera and Carrera S. The 3.3 Turbo was more common than the 3.6, with 3,660 being built versus 1,500. This 1991 Turbo on offer in California has just shy of 40,000 miles on the clock and comes with a few tasteful performance upgrades.

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Year: 1991
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 39,990 mi
Price: $100,000 Buy It Now

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Very rare 1991 965 Turbo with know history from new only 39,990 miles from new meticulously maintained, non-smoker, with no paint work or accidents ever as new and with [EXCELLENT TO LIKE NEW CONDITION WITH PERFECT INTERIOR] originally sold out of Calrsbad San Diego Porsche dealership to a Physician California for $100K USD. I have all books, keys, contracts invoice sale books with dealer stamps and service records from new. This 965 Turbo also as very rare factory order sport seats.

Lots of $$$$ spent and with reiceipts lightweight flywheel and clutch package, with over 430BHP and B&B triflow exhaust system with heaterboxes and high flow cats, limited slip differential, The suspension is Bilstein PSS9 fully adjustable coil over suspension, has been lowered and adjusted, thus handles as if on rails.

This is an very clean and exceptional example of the last real rear wheel drive Turbos, less then 700 copies. Recent SMOG and PASS with extremely low emissions. Absolutly no dissappointment. E-mail for more info or addional pictures. Won’t find a nice example in this condition with this history. All books, maintenance records, original tools, spare, jack, keys and totaling over $30K in upgrades. Serious inquiries only please. Thank you.

Engine:
3.3 liter
K-29S-11-11 Turbocharger originally used on 962 Porsche single turbo race cars will flow over 600 HP
1 bar boost spring
HPV Electromotive’s Direct ignition system {DIS}
Lightened flywheel with cluctch package
B&B Try-flow Headers/ with heat exchangers
European fuel system/K&N filter

Suspension:
Limited slip differential
Billstein PSS9 fully adjustable with coil over suspension

RH Germany 3.6 turbo three-piece wheels (18×8.5″ & 18×11″) Brand new Dunlop 225/40/ZR18 front 265/35/ZR18 rear

Additional factory parts included, with under 17K miles when removed

Factory fuel system

K27 Turbo

Complete distributor system

Some addional exhaust system included

Paint- 9.5
Interior- 9.5
Mechanics- 9.5

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As usual, Porsche 911 Turbos do not come cheap, no matter the year. But the asking price of $100,000 left me scratching my head. A 911 Turbo of this vintage with anywhere between 20,000 to 40,000 miles should run you between $50,000 and $70,000 at the most. Sure, this Turbo has been breathed on a bit to put performance up there with the best of them and the mileage is quite reasonable, but the seller has an uphill battle in reaching for six figures.

-Paul

1994 Porsche 911 Speedster – REVISIT

The 911 Speedster is one of those fleeting models in the Porsche lineup, appearing from time to time in limited numbers. Only 936 of the 964 Speedsters were produced, with the majority coming to the US. We featured this particular Speedster for sale on Long Island last September. It was last listed for sale at $89,900 and since then has traveled a little over 200 more miles.

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Year: 1994
Model: 911 Speedster
Engine: 3.6 liter flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 23,885 miles
Price: $109,000 Buy It Now

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Unique and extremely rare Porsche Speedster in Concours condition and a must have to complete any collection. With only 23,602 miles from new, this Porsche is one of only 427 shipped to the United States. Immediately recognizable and a real head turner with the iconic bathtub styling. The Factory sport seats were replaced with a more comfortable RS seat as well as the ugraded radio and speakers.This is the final edition of the drop head air cooled 964 models and a must have.The 964 edition is significantly more performance oriented with a larger 3.6 liter Engine (247hp) Larger Wheels and Tires, Better Brakes (ABS) and a higher top speed of 162 mph. This car is equipped with a 5 Speed Manual Transmission, Color Coded 17″ wheels, AM/FM CD Player, Black soft top (in near perfect condition), Automatic Rear Spoiler, Driver Airbag, Power Windows and Locks, Cockpit Tonneau Cover and Complete Books and Keys. The Dunlop tires are brand new. It has a clean Carfax with no accident history.

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Of all the 911 Speedsters, I like the 964 the best, especially in comparison to the recent 997 series model. The tonneau cover on the 2011 model seemed a bit too elevated, giving it a hump backed look. With any rare Porsche, 964 Speedsters are not cheap. Current auctions and sales seem to have these cars pegged around the $75,000 to $100,000, with a few breaking into six figure territory if they have special provenance or options. Back in 2009, Jerry Seinfeld’s specially optioned 964 Speedster sold at the Barrett Jackson auction for a shade over $101,200 including the buyer’s premium.

The last time we featured this car for sale, it had been on the market for some time. Personally, I feel the seats and aftermarket radio detract a bit from the purity of this car, which leads me to believe getting top dollar for this one may be a bit difficult.

-Paul

1993 Porsche 911 RS America

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In these days of streets crowded with Porsche SUVs and “sedans,” it’s crazy to think that 20 years ago Porsche was barely selling 4,000 cars in the US. With the four-doors doing all the breadwinning, Porsche gets to make it rain with seemingly endless variations of the 911. In 1992-3, however, they were just trying to figure out how to stay afloat. A large part of the magic surrounding Porsche as an auto manufacturer is their ability to stick to what they do best regardless of how much naysaying surrounds them.

The 1993 911 RS America is a perfect example of this. In the face of impending doom, they released a stripped 911 ready to race. And unlike modern-day special editions, this one actually cost $10,000 less than a standard Carrera! Only 300 were made and, though rare, many were properly used on the track. Today’s example appears to be one that has spent most of its miles on circuits, the seller specifying that it “can be registered for street use” and its possession of aftermarket wheels and a huge double-tiered wing. History of use aside, this RS gets major bonus points for being the FIRST ONE EVER PRODUCED. That’s right: serial number 001.

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Year: 1993
Model: 911 RS America
Engine: 3.8l flat-6, 300 rwhp
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 30,600
Price: $135,000

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1993 Porsche RS America – #001

Production date 2/12/1992

First RS America ever produced – Serial #001

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Currently about 30,600 miles

Car can be legally registered for street use. Many original parts except seats, including suspension, fuel tank, and original wing. Fresh 3.8 and has near 300hp rear wheel horsepower. Dyno sheet is available. Car is great. Two noted exceptions – front right wheel arch has small ding and rear bumper probably needs replacing due to exhaust leak which damaged part of the bumper cover.

Grand Prix White
All black interior
Limited Slip only (no sunroof or A/C)

Very nice original Factory paint

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The owner’s modification and track use of such a historical car is brazen and – I think – awesome. They were made to race and he bought it to race, so hats off to that. I’m sure there are many Porschephiles out there pulling their hair out though, imagining what this car could go for with no track miles or modifications. Well, this owner makes the way of the honey badger and does not care one bit. He’s still looking to get $135k for it, no small change for a 20 year-old stripper. Car, I mean. I’m sure the right collector could put it back together factory-new and drool over “001” all day, but it seems like a more appropriate use would be to go flog the hell out of it in front of admiring eyes at your next local Porsche track day.

-NR