1978 Porsche 930

Most iconic Porsches were only around for a short time, dazzling enthusiasts for a couple of years and then retired. The 930 is the exception. This is in part because it was precisely the model’s longevity that played such a large role in its development of iconic status. Regardless the 930 has captivated the minds of Porschephiles for decades and helped create the legacy of this rear-engine rear-drive sports car. There were few major changes made during its production run, but the most significant came in 1978 when displacement was increased to 3.3 liters and an air-to-air intercooler was integrated into the rear spoiler. As far as values go, any early 930 holds a strong place on the collector market, but for the most part the 3.3-liter turbos are valued similarly to the earlier cars with only 3.0 liters. All are very valuable. Which brings us to the car featured here, a paint-to-sample 1978 Porsche 930, located in Houston, with a mere 44,445 miles.

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Feature Listing: 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

It has been almost 20 years since Porsche introduced the 993 and what would become the last of the air-cooled 911s. Porsche felt 272 hp was pushing the limits of what they could reliably produce from the naturally aspirated 3.6 liter flat-six engine while maintaining stable operating temperatures through air cooling. Combine those concerns with increasingly more stringent emissions and fuel economy needs and the writing was on the wall for the air-cooled engine. But Porsche certainly sent the model off with a bang as many still consider the 993 the best representation of a naturally-aspirated 911 produced to date. With the air-cooled market as strong as ever low-mileage examples are in increasingly high demand. The car we see featured here is a Red over Black 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe with 21,270 miles brought to us from our friends at Sun Valley Auto club in Hailey, Idaho.

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1980 Porsche 911SC Weissach Edition

Porsche has never been shy about celebrating or commemorating its achievements through special edition models of the 911. So, when they wanted to celebrate and honor the achievements of the Motorsport department, the choice was obvious and the Weissach Edition 911 was released in 1980. Based off of a standard 911SC Coupe, the Weissach Edition came in either a Black or Platinum Metallic exterior with Platinum painted Fuchs wheels all surrounding a Doric Gray leather interior contrasted by Burgundy carpeting. Each car would also come standard with a whale tail, but it is the interior especially that set these cars apart from others versions of the 911SC. The Weissach Edition featured here is located in Carlsbad, California and sits with 66,309 miles.

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1994 Porsche 911 Speedster

Going on 60 years since its debut the Speedster remains a hallowed name in Porsche circles. Introduced in 1954 to satisfy the desires of weekend racers, the 356 Speedster was a no-frills version of the 356 with bucket seats and a removable windshield. While sales were initially good it would eventually be replaced by a more traditional convertible model as buyers sought to enjoy their open-top motoring with a few more creature comforts included. But the name had been born and the 356 Speedster remains one of the most highly valued and sought after Porsche collectibles. Porsche would resurrect the Speedster name in 1989 with a 911-based Speedster modeled off of the 3.2 Carrera. The basic formula was similar to that of the 356. For the 964, Porsche again sought to bring the Speedster back and in 1993 the 964 Speedster, based off of the 964 Carrera 2, was released. The 964 Speedster used the same basic mechanics of the Carrera 2, but came with a manual folding top, removable windscreen and more spartan interior. Only 936 were produced during its 2-year model run. The car we have featured here is a 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Speedster, located near Washington, DC, with 43,663 miles.

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1997 Porsche 911 C4S

I have always been a huge fan of the classic 911. From certain angles and in certain colors they possess a combination of beauty and aggression that makes me forget they’re 30-year-old cars. Then I come across a 993, especially one of the Carrera S variants with their wider rear arches, and my perspective is completely shifted. Suddenly the classic 911 shows its age when compared with the delicate curves of the 993. In the end, both are fantastic designs and with the air-cooled 911 market continuing to show strength, either model should provide great return on investment. The car we have featured here is an Arctic Silver 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe, located in California, with only 39,000 miles on it.

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Feature Listing: 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

With air cooled 911 prices always on the rise, it seems that enthusiasts are more fearful than ever than to modify their precious sports cars. However, there are still a few adventurous owners out there willing to give their 911 their own personal touch and improve upon the standard formula. Such is the case with the follow mid 1970s 911 coming to us from our reader Nate, looking sharp in RS livery.

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1975 Porsche 911 Carrera

I’ve developed a much stronger interest in these cars lately. Not because of any particular affection I feel for the 1974-1977 model 911 itself, but simply because these cars remain somewhat low on the price scale, especially considering their age. They aren’t the best performers and have been known to have engine issues, but I’m curious where the market for them is headed and what sorts of options we come across in terms of the condition of the cars. There were two models produced for the US market during these years (the 911 and 911S), primarily distinguished by a 25 horsepower bump (up to 175 hp) in the 911S, and these cars were distinguished from their predecessors by being the first models to have the new impact bumpers. The example featured here is a Light Yellow 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera, located in Illinois, that has seen 117,500 miles.

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1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

As the air-cooled 911 market has accelerated it has been nice to see some of the nicer driver-quality cars come up for auction and the example here fits that description quite well. Here we another car in Guards Red, though this time a 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa located in Atlanta. The mileage isn’t too high at 111,500 and this one stands apart from the rest with some very sexy HRE deep dish wheels and custom seat inserts that I’m sure will be a very love/hate addition to this car. Needless to say this is not a Targa that will be prized by collectors, but that means it should be obtainable for a better value. With an engine that should have plenty of life left in it that’s the sort of driver-quality Carrera that we’re looking for!

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1979 Porsche 911SC

For years now the decision facing any buyer interested in experiencing the joy of an air-cooled 911, without breaking the bank, came down to choosing between the 911SC and the 3.2 Carrera. Each model offers a similar experience with the 3.2 priced slightly higher, as we would expect. Overall, however, there were few major differences and both could be had at a good value. As the market for the 3.2 Carrera shifts upward, those decisions may now be made much easier if, and it’s a big if, the market for the 911SC remains a much more reasonable value. At the very least I expect prices for the 911SC to lag slightly behind and there should still be good values remaining for driver-quality examples such as this Guards Red 1979 Porsche 911SC, located in Massachusetts, that has seen 88,497 miles. The question anyone in the market for one must grapple with is how long can you wait? The time to get one may be now.

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Original Owner 1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

When my mother went to buy her first car, she had her sights set on a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. Ever the practical man, my grandfather told her she shouldn’t be buying something without a backseat. He steered her towards buying a 1972 Super Beetle instead, even if he was a very “buy American” consumer at that point. So a Super Beetle with an Automatic Stick Shift gearbox it was. To this day, every time a Karmann Ghia will pass, my mother always mentions how much she wanted one, but at this point, it’s unrealistic she’ll probably try her hand at ownership. This 1973 Karmann Ghia for sale by The Gallery Brummen in The Netherlands is an amazing survivor with original paint sourced from an owner in Switzerland.

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