1968 Porsche 911L Coupe

As Porsche began to expand the range of its 911 offerings it released, for one year only, the 911L. That year was 1968. The L, naturally, stood for Luxury and marked these models as similar to the S in its trim and other fittings, but with the standard 130 hp engine found in the previous 911. It would be further differentiated by the introduction of the 911T, Porsche’s entry-level 911, which utilized a 110 hp engine and featured fewer of the creature comforts found in the L and S models. But one year later the L was gone, replaced by the mid-level 911E. That makes the L a bit of a rarity, though their values have never really took off any more so than other 911s of this vintage, and certainly not to the degree of the S. Still, like the E, these offer upgrades over the entry-level T without having to pay the sky-high prices for a S. Buyers looking for driver-quality examples could certainly find worse alternatives. The example featured here, a 1968 Porsche 911L Coupe with 105,572 miles, originally came in a special order Dark Green Metallic, but now sits in what appears to be Grand Prix White.

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1967 Porsche 911S Soft-window Targa

Last week we featured a 912 Soft-window Targa that sat on the value-end of the scale for these peculiar models, even if that particular example was priced a bit high. Now we are going to move almost entirely to the other end of the spectrum. The Soft-window Targa was not only made for the 912, but also was available on the 911, including the top-of-the-range and highly sought after 911S. In this case we’re just stacking rarity on rarity with a rare color of a rare variant of a rare model. It should come as no surprise then that this car is priced at nearly $200K, 5 times the high price for last week’s 912. But this post isn’t about finding an interesting value, but rather about coming across one of the most interesting 911s made in the late ’60s. Here we have a Gulf Blue 1967 Porsche 911S Soft-window Targa that comes in at just under 125K miles and also sports an interesting classic rally pedigree.

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1997 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

It’s a weekend of black 911s for me and I have no problem with that. While they can sometimes seem generic, or even boring, there are few things I enjoy more than seeing a freshly cleaned, well-maintained, black sports car. Other colors are certainly more exciting, but I find few to match the seeming depth and beauty. Maintaining that appearance is a pain, but it’s definitely worth it. Here we have an example that could certainly pass as generic, but when you pause to take everything in you really begin to see the depth of the 993’s fantastic curves. With 69,067 miles this 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe is the ideal sort of candidate for someone looking to own a 993, but without concern over increased mileage spoiling the car’s value.

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1984 Porsche 911 Carrera

When looking for a value within the 911 range the best place to start is usually a higher mileage 1983 911SC or a 1984 3.2 Carrera just like the one we have here. While few, if any, 911s are what we’d consider “cheap” these days, those two years still possess an excellent combination of price, style, and performance without attracting too much attention from collectors. For many the 1984 3.2 Carrera may be the preferred choice given the improved engine, but each has its merits and both are sure to please their future owners. Here we have a Grand Prix White 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe, located in Atlanta, with 143,748 miles on it in addition to some nice options including sport seats and a set of color-matched Fuchs. On many colors of the 911 I can do without the color-matched Fuchs wheels, but on Grand Prix White I find it particularly eye-catching.

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1977 Porsche 911S Coupe

Low mileage, but less desirable, models of the 911 always find themselves in an interesting place on the Porsche market. Generally, such cars are unloved because of engine issues or styling issues, or in the case with the car here: both. Here we have a 1977 Porsche 911S Coupe, located in Los Angeles, with just 43,000 miles on it. As the first models with the redesigned body with impact bumpers, the 1974-1977 911 was always going to struggle relative to its predecessors, but it’s the engine issues that really plagued these cars, dissuading potential buyers and holding down values. After all, the 911SC and 3.2 Carrera that immediately followed, each of which shares very similar styling to a ’77 911S, is well loved amongst 911 fans. But those models both have stout engines that easily reach into the six figures. A ’77 911S can be a very good car though, if all of the appropriate steps are taken ahead of time.

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1984 Porsche 911 Carrera

As the 911 turned 20 years old in the mid-1980s, Porsche would unleash what many consider to be the last true link to the original 911 before the smoother styling of the 964 and 993 took hold: the 3.2 Carrera. This model would carry through until the dawn of the 1990s through a number of iterations. But for me, there’s just nothing better than the classic Carrera coupe. This first year Grand Prix White example for sale in California is a well-documented car, with a history intertwined with the well-known dealership, Vasek Polack Porsche.

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1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Widebody with 9,300 miles – REVISIT

The final year 964 Carrera 4 Widebody we featured back in June is back up for sale at the same price as before. These 964s are quite rare, this example being one of 238 produced. Will it fetch a premium over your standard 964 C4?

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1992 Porsche 911 Turbo

Coming on the heels of the Porsche 930, the 964 Turbo had big shoes to fill and fill them it did. Utilizing an refined version of the same 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-six that powered the 930, the 964 Turbo paired a prodigious powerplant with a redesigned body, which was almost entirely new while remaining faithful to the basic profile of the car. The 964 Turbo (and the 964 in general) wouldn’t be around long and the 3.3 liter version itself possessed an even shorter life-span. But it certainly played its role and continued to bring supercar levels or performance to the marque while Porsche developed a turbocharged version of the 964’s 3.6 liter engine. This all brings us to the car featured here, a 1992 Porsche 911 Turbo, located in Raleigh, NC, sitting at right around 77,800 miles.

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1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

It never fails: I spend a decent bit of time going through older variants of the 911 and then come across a basic 993 and am blown away by just how good it looks. You would think by now that would stop happening, but it’s a testament to the design that I’m still so enthralled by the look of these 911s. The shape is a perfect evolution of the original design and while Porsche would introduce with the 996 the more raked windshield that we still see today, I really like the balance of the design with the higher overall body line. It’s certainly not as aerodynamic, but to me it looks better and that’s part of the joy. This particular 993 comes from near the beginning of the model run: a Guards Red 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe, located in Dallas, TX, with 71,101 miles and on auction with no reserve.

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1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

Continuing our theme for the week, here we another 3.2 Carrera Coupe, but now from the earlier years of their production. This is where we really begin to enter value territory for these cars. The introduction of the G50 transmission in 1987 marked the end for the 915 5-speed transmission after a 15 year run. With torque gradually increasing during the 911’s life the 915 continually had to be reworked so as to keep up with the increased stresses placed upon it by the engine and heavier chassis. Like with many things in the auto industry, eventually it became more cost effective simply to switch to a newer unit rather than continue to revise and upgrade the previous model. The 915 had served its purpose and helped make the 911 the driver’s car that so many continue to love and today a 915-equipped 3.2 Carrera comes at a discount relative to a similar quality model from later in the run. This Guards Red 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe comes from the first year of 3.2 Carrera production and is a European model, which means you get a few more horsepower from the 3.2 liter flat-six (231 rather than 207 hp).

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