1967 Porsche 912

We’re always on the look out for interesting and/or rare cars here at GCFSB and this excellent looking Bahama Yellow 1967 Porsche 912 with Caramel interior certainly ticks the first box. The seller hasn’t listed the mileage, but it appears to be just under 80K (assuming the odometer hasn’t rolled over) and in its past has had a rebuilt big bore engine. Other additions include a set of Fuchs and wood steering wheel from the 911S parts bin along with rally lighting and grille-mounted fog lights. The vast majority of 912s we come across, even those in great condition, reflect their entry-level roots and remain simple cars. This one here though has been turned up a notch and really appears to be an excellent example of what, for a short time, was an alternative to the 911.

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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe

When Porsche introduced the 964 to the world they did something a little peculiar. The first model they released was the all-wheel-drive Carrera 4. To inaugurate a new model itself was a big step given the substantial revisions to what was quickly becoming a performance icon. To do so with the release of a model that previously never existed? That was huge. The Carrera 2 would come a year later, but the release of the Carrera 4 began the march towards what we might call a more “grown-up” Porsche. With power now driving all 4 wheels, in addition to an electronically-raised rear spoiler, the difficulties many drivers may have had mastering the 911’s dynamics now became simplified. A few years later we would also see an all-wheel-drive 911 Turbo and ever since these models have been a constant presence in the 911 line. So here we have an example of the model that started it all: a Guards Red 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe, located in Miami, with 86,000 miles on it.

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1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 Coupe

Those who obsess over air-cooled 911s, and the 964 especially, will need little introduction to this model. While this isn’t the pinnacle of the 964 Turbo line (that would be the Turbo S), the Turbo 3.6 possesses enough rarity and panache to hold our attention any time we come across one. When Porsche initially developed and released the 964 Turbo they had yet to develop a forced induction example of the 3.6 liter flat-six that was standard across the 964 line. Naturally, they chose to stick with the well known 3.3 liter engine that had powered the 930 over the previous decade and it was not until 1993 that a 3.6 liter version of the 911 Turbo would be released. With 360 hp delivered to the rear wheels, the Turbo 3.6 remains one of the best 911 Turbos ever produced and the last of the rear-drive Turbos as the 993 would come standard with all-wheel drive. These are, quite simply, exquisite! The example featured here is a Titanium Metallic 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 Coupe, located in New Jersey, with 38,176 miles on it.

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1991 Porsche 911 Turbo

The current 991 based Porsche 911 Turbo is a very impressive car. When you consider the humble roots from where the 911 originally developed years ago, one could hardly fathom back then that we would eventually have a 520 horsepower, all-wheel drive monster on our hands wearing a 911 badge. But for some, it’s a bit too digital. Sure it’s fast, but the visceral feeling of the air-cooled clatter and rear-drive setup is gone. As long as you don’t exploit the car’s true potential, most anyone could drive one of these cars semi-fast and look like a pro. Dial back two decades, though, and the hot 911 was not so user-friendly. These were the kind of cars that would bite if provoked. This 1991 911 Turbo would be the last rear-drive generation Turbo, as the final air-cooled 993 would adopt all-wheel drive.

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1964 Porsche 356C

I have been thinking a bit about vintage cars lately. In part because of watching auctions over the weekend, but more so after spending some time with my in-laws who own some older cars. Vintage cars derive their beauty from a unique marriage of simplicity and (arguably) greater variation amongst their designs. So this is a nice time to come across another Porsche 356, the car that began Porsche’s long love affair with rear-engine rear-drive automobiles and even many years later it’s easy to see the roots of a modern 911 in a 50-year-old 356. This 1964 Porsche 356C Coupe comes from near the end of the model’s run and with it’s eye-catching yellow paint, which we don’t come across often with these cars, it’s sure to attract plenty of attention.

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1975 Porsche 914 1.8

Rob is on holiday this week, so I’m going to take it upon me to throw a few Porsches out there in his absence. The 914 was the predecessor to the 924, itself another close collaboration between Volkswagen and Porsche. Offered in both four and six cylinder trim, this 1975 1.8 liter for sale in Florida represents the second to last year for this model, one which is often forgotten in the annals of Porsche history. Kermit the Frog said once “it ain’t easy bein’ green.” Perhaps the same is true on being a 914.

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Citron Coupes: 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera & 1996 Porsche Carrera 4S

Yellow is a color more akin to some Italian exotics, but occasionally you’ll come across some of Stuttgart’s finest in this eye-popping hue. Porsche produced a number of different yellows over the years, and here are two air-cooled examples slathed in this bright shade. First up is a 1987 911 Coupe in Summer Yellow for sale in Florida.

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1973 Porsche 911T Coupe

1974 brought with it one of the more significant, and unloved to many, design changes for the Porsche 911. Gone was the hood that stretched fully to the front of the car replaced by the rough protrusions of federally-mandated impact bumpers. Now, to be fair, these bumpers didn’t destroy the design and the 911 continued to be a very sharp looking car with few alterations to its appearance over the next 15 years. Still, something was lost and the pre-1974 cars possess an originality in their intention that other 911s struggle to match. The car featured here comes from the final year of the long-hood design, a really pretty Gemini Blue 1973 Porsche 911T Coupe, located in Pennsylvania. If the stated mileage can be verified, this would qualify as one of the lowest mileage pre-1974 911s I’ve come across.

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1969 Porsche 912 Targa

Typically when we feature a 912 it’s because we hope to highlight its relative value compared to a similar vintage 911. These are, after all, basically a 911 design but with a flat-4 engine rather than the 911’s flat-6 and tend to come far cheaper. Well, what about the other end of the 912 spectrum: the pristine, collector-quality, 912? Like the 911, a really nice 912 can command a fairly high price, though still far short of a 911 of comparable quality. The example featured here is a Polo Red 1969 Porsche 912 Targa, located in Connecticut, with black interior. 1969 was the last year for the 912 (not counting it’s brief reappearance in 1976 as the 912E) and, like the 911, it featured a slightly longer wheelbase than in previous years. We don’t come across very many Targas from these years (whether 911 or 912) so it’s always nice to see where the design began. This particular car is the hard-window Targa and appears to be very low-mileage, though just how low is a little uncertain.

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1983 Porsche 930 Cabriolet

The 930 has always possessed its own ’80s flare that few other cars can eclipse. Make that 930 a Cabriolet, cloak it in metallic paint and give it a nearly white interior and now we’re really talking ’80s. Lately we haven’t seen nearly as many 930 Cabriolets come up for sale relative to the Coupe so when we do come across one it always grabs our attention. The case is no different with this eye-catching Platinum Metallic 1983 Porsche 930 Cabriolet, located in Colorado, with Parchment leather interior and 87,898 miles. Like a few of the recent 930s we’ve featured here at GCFSB this one is a RoW 930 as the 930 was unavailable in the US market during this time.

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