Tuner Tuesday: 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe RAUH-Welt Begriff

Tuners all have their own unique style and personality, those aspects that let you know immediately what designer is responsible and what to expect from the build itself. Of course, even within a particular tuner’s portfolio there can be tremendous variation, but there always are identifying details. Though they can be subtle most 911 fans have little trouble recognizing a RUF 911. Such is the level at which RUF has risen over its many years.

Among Porsches RAUH-Welt Begriff perhaps is the most easily identifiable tuner and also perhaps the most divisive. The man responsible is Akira Nakai who designs each body panel for the individual car to produce some of the most head-turning 911s you will come across. They are not for everyone, especially given that – unlike a tuning house like RUF – the work is largely aesthetic with very little additional performance. As pieces of automotive art they are on another level. The one we see here has been dubbed RWB Hollywood and was based off of a 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe. It would be very hard to miss if you saw it in a crowd.

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Year: 1992
Model: 911 Carrera 2
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 132,324 mi
Price: $149,999 Buy It Now

This beautiful Porsche 964, known as RWB Hollywood, was built by the world-renowned Akira Nakai-san of Rauh-Welt Begriff. The car is equipped with a 3.6L Air-cooled engine mated to a G50 manual gearbox. No expense was spared on this build, as you can tell by the extensive list of modifications below; Exterior: Complete strip-down repaint in it’s original color Grand Prix White, RWB 964 street kit (fenders, bumpers, rocker panels), Sunroof delete, RSR brake ducts, Clear turn signals, 993 aero mirrors, 993 door handles, Ducktail decklid, H4 headlights, New taillights, New body seals and window seals. Interior & Upholstery: Recaro Pole Position seats in black leather with suede inserts, Sabelt 5-point harnesses, CAE shifter, CYC roll cage and harness bar, RS door cards and door pulls, Momo alcantara steering wheel, RS lightweight carpet, Rear seat delete, Rennline lower dash delete, Rennline perforated pedals, Rennline perforated floorboards, Rennline radio delete panel, Alcantara dash, Suede headliner, Custom professional upholstery in front storage compartment. Wheels / Suspension / Performance: Fifteen52 Evo SC wheels, KW Clubsport coilovers, Toyota R888 tires, Brembo 6-piston race calipers, Many 993 RS suspension components, RS sway bars and bushings, Fabspeed RSR headers, Fabspeed full exhaust. Also included with the car but not shown in pictures is the second trunk lid with race wing, and a new Rauh Welt windshield banner given to us in person by Nakai-san. This is a truly unique and incredible car that can draw crowds at any car show or be enjoyed on your local road course. It is not easy to get on the list to have Nakai-san build an RWB for you, and these cars don’t come up for sale often, this is your chance to own one of Nakai’s masterpieces. Please call for more details 916-387-9997

As an RWB build goes this one actually looks quite tame in its current configuration. However, it does come with a second trunk lid with attached race wing, which livens up the appearance significantly. The wing is of the typical RWB variety and those hoping for more subtlety – or as much as is possible with such a car – may want to stick to the ducktail. Like all RWB builds this Carrera 2 is wider than the original. Much wider. It’s wearing a set of really nice deep dish Evo SC wheels that might just be the best part of the car. The interior receives a full treatment and looks really well done.

Like most of RWB’s cars almost everything is for show, but I do have to admit the level of detail on these is outstanding. Porsche itself has been known to create some wild designs for its racing cars and while there is a definite practical application to those designs, for a road car the RWB creations do provide you with a similar sort of look, but without the extreme mechanical limitations of a race car.

-Rob

1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe

I really like this 911. That kind of goes without saying since I don’t typically feature cars I don’t like, but I mention it simply because I like it more than I’d normally expect. It has an elegant look about it that is working well with the 964’s shape. The color is great, possessing the stormy blue-grey appearance of a rough sea just as the name, Marine Blue, might suggest. Even the Linen interior makes for a nice contrast between exterior and interior and further enhances the storminess of the exterior. All in all, it’s a really nice looking car!

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Year: 1990
Model: 911 Carrera 2
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 84,537 mi
Price: $47,900 Buy It Now

1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe
Marine Blue Metallic with Linen leather interior
84,537 Miles
5-Speed Manual Transmission

All original condition with no modifications except for an update Sony radio.
It comes complete with its original owners & maintenance manuals with leather case.
It has an excellent service history including a recent major service with new clutch.

Clean CarFax report with no issues – the link to the full report is on our site.

2.99% financing for 60 months is available with qualified credit!

Make sure to watch our test drive video below!

We will be happy to accommodate a Pre-Purchase Inspection at our location or at a local shop.
We can arrange transport anywhere in the US.

Please contact Steven Sasson (212) 804-8070 or Steven@JMLegendAuto.com

964s suddenly have become a rather common feature for me, not because anything has changed with my own feelings toward them, but rather there just seem to be a lot more nice looking, driver quality, examples coming on the market. I think for those who might particularly desire one of these 911s this is a good time to be looking. There are a lot out there and prices are remaining fairly reasonable, though they do appear to have inched up a bit.

This particular Carrera 2 presents quite well inside and out and is typical of what I find from this dealer – and part of why I tend to gravitate toward many of the cars from this dealer. They aren’t going to blow you away, but they appear to be solid cars and priced reasonably well. This one is mostly original outside of the radio and is said to come with an excellent service history. After a perusal of its records and a PPI I think someone is likely to walk away with a pretty fine 911 here.

-Rob

1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Targa

I think by this point it should be pretty clear that I’m a big fan of the 911 Targa. I really like the versatility between open-air and closed cockpit and generally find the aesthetics to be more appealing than with a comparable Coupe or Cabriolet. On the classic 911 design the Targa roll-hoop provides a nice contrast and break in the design that I find very appealing. That’s particularly true on long-hood models. With its reintroduction for the 991 the Targa is easily my favorite. The 964 always has been a little different. The sweeping changes in design from the 3.2 Carrera don’t seem to look as good to me even though the 964 retains so much of the classic 911 look. It just doesn’t look as fluid.

Yesterday I chanced upon a 964 Targa on the street. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen one in person. My sense of it changed, though only some. It looked better in person than I remembered. I still prefer the earlier Targas and prefer the look of the 964 Coupe over the Targa, but the gap has narrowed. But I was thinking about that Targa after coming across this Targa: a Grand Prix White 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Targa, located in Arizona, with 60,342 miles on it. Maybe I’ll come around on the design even more!

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Year: 1990
Model: 911 Carrera 2 Targa
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 60,342 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

Thousands of $$$ Spent in Major Maintenance in last 5k Mi!

Up for sale this week we bring to market a Super Low Mileage 1990 Porsche 911 Targa, equipped with the highly desirable 5 Spd G50 transmission and the bulletproof 3.6L Flat 6 engine. “964” Carrera. This car sports a beautiful White on Tan color scheme. The car has only 60,000 miles! Don’t miss your chance to own this beauty for a fraction of what has been invested.

The following is a list of options as this 911 Targa is currently equipped:

– Type M64/01 3.6L 247hp 6-Cyl.

– 5-Speed G50 Transmission

– 4 Wheel Disc Brakes

– 17″ Staggered Cup Wheels

– Climate Control

– Cruise Control

– Leather Interior

– Power windows

– Power mirrors

– Etc….

This Porsche’s classic factory Gran Prix White paint is gorgeous and was just fully buffed and hand waxed. The car has been fully cut and buffed to a brilliant shine on all panels. The body on the car is laser straight, and does not have even a single door ding! The front bumper shows very minor chipping you’d expect from road use. The car is all original paint with exception of the rear deck lid which previous owner told me was done at porsche, only experts will know when looking at it. The car is arrow straight and is Carfax and Autocheck certified to have never been in an accident. The black Targa top looks excellent and seals up great and the headliner inside has been restored. Car really is one of the best examples of a 964 Targa on the market!

The car is riding on good looking, 17″ Factory Cup wheels. They are dated from 1992 but still very period correct. They are all in nice shape with no curb rash and re-finished and wrapped in Pirelli PZero All Season performance tires.

The beautiful Tan leather interior is all original and looks great. The German leather seats have really held up well with no scuffs and minimal ware lines. Everything works in the car.. lights, gauges, radio, seats, windows, locks, a/c blows ice cold, etc. The car will also include its original manuals, service book, accessories, compressor and tool kit.

Mechanically, this Porsche is in great condition and runs and drives great. It has very healthy and very quick. This car boasts 247bhp and flys 0-60 in 5.5 sec with a top speed of approx 165mph! The car has a very strong G50 transmission that shifts perfect. The car has just been serviced at an Porsche Only service center with Mobil 1 and was given a clean bill of health. This car drives beautifully and truly a blast with the Targa top Off. This car is very clean under the hood and really shows how its previous owner took excellent care of it. The A/C blows ice cold and the heat works as it should.

This car comes complete with an impressive maintenance history. Service book is well stamped and receipts document rest of service to current mileage of 60k. Recent documented service includes but is not limited to:

– Oil Service and Valve Cover Gaskets 60,000mi
– Clutch, Slave, and Fluid 59,000mi
– Engine Temp Sensor and Airflow Meter 59,000mi
– Shift Tube and Joint 59,000mi
– Idle Control Valve 58,000mi
– Shifter Linkage Rebuild 56,000mi
– Engine Oil Reseal 52,000mi
– 02 Sensors 52,000mi

This car is ready to go! The exterior of this Targa is stunning in White with Tan leather interior and is definitely a desired color combination for the 911. This car is an excellent value and is a lot of car for the money, and with these low miles…you cant go wrong!

This car has an Arizona title and is clean of accidents via Carfax and Autocheck. If you have any additional questions please call Jon at 480-703-2337. The car is located in beautiful sunny Scottsdale, AZ. Please email or call with any questions and I welcome international bidders! I can also help with shipping quotes and arrangements. We ship cars all over the world!

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Good luck in the bidding!

In a lot of ways this Targa checks most of the boxes. It presents very well inside and out and while white isn’t always everyone’s favorite I do find it to be a nice color on the 964. It’s contrast here with the Tan interior works particularly well. The mileage is pretty low and it’s mostly original. It sounds like the original wheels are no longer with the car, but purely on looks the Cup wheels certainly aren’t to its detriment. It even sounds like it’s well documented, though naturally we’ll want to review that since what we are shown in pictures doesn’t seem like it would be exhaustive. None the less, we’re at a nice starting point and this looks to be a good, honest, 911 with a ton of life left in it.

Bidding currently sits at $40,100 and with six days remaining on the auction I’m curious where this will end. It’s not a bad price now, but how much higher might things go?

-Rob

1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe

I’ve posted a few 964s lately and I’m not too upset about that because I’ve come to like the 964 quite a bit. A decent number of those posts have come from the higher end of the price scale – in some cases the very high end of that scale – but this one will not. That doesn’t mean I find it that much less desirable. In fact, it’s a really pretty 964 in a great color combination that has a few minor performance modifications. For those less concerned with originality, it might be just the 911 to pursue. Here we have a Baltic Blue Metallic 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe, located in Dallas, with Tan leather interior and a robust 152,600 miles on it. The mileage is indeed pretty high, but it appears to come with a substantial stack of records and a decent bit of recent work.

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Year: 1990
Model: 911 Carrera 2
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 152,600 mi
Price: $49,000 Buy It Now

This is 1990 Porsche Carrera 2 Coupe with 5-speed Manual. Desirable Baltic blue metallic/tan. 152k original miles, although it looks and drives like 50k miles. The car looks absolutely stunning with some tasteful upgrades including- performance power chip, Eibach shocks (lowered to correct Euro ride height), Ruf coilovers, sport exhaust, twist wheels, and desirable 94’ Turbo exterior mirrors. The original owner (1990-2003) made an incredible log book for the car when sold new with every service/work inputted with the date & mileage logged. The car runs and drives absolutely incredible. Engine runs like a bat out of hell and has lightning fast throttle response. Even on start up after weeks of sitting not a puff of smoke comes out. Idles perfect. Couple drops of oil after sitting as they all do. The car shifts smooth as silk. Never felt a 964 shifts so smoothly as this one. Clutch was new at 130k miles. New front steering rack was installed in 2015. Also major engine service was done in 2015 including valve adjustment, valve cover gaskets, and spark plugs. The exterior of the car is striking. The paint is incredible & gapping is perfect. The right front fender was repainted due to a very minor fender bender on the right front fender 2 years ago and had zero structural damage. I have pics of this I can send. The paint matched absolutely perfect. The body is nearly free of any major flaws with possibly the exception of a couple minor scratches on rear plastic bumper cover. The interior is super clean and all original. Only thing not original is the radio which needs connecting. Car has brand new tires. Comes with original Porsche wallet and paperwork. The car was been well-cared for it’s entire life with loving owners. The owners after the original owner have added to the log book whatever work/maintenance was performed. The car is formatted with the ideal setup with all the right upgrades that 964 owners long for. It is the most desirable 964 configuration being a C2, 5-Speed, Coupe. And the gorgeous color combination is just a bonus. Overall this car is a fantastic sports purpose car that will put a smile on your face every time you’re behind the wheel. I have a free and clear title. Please feel free to ask me any questions. Car is sold AS-IS with no warranties.

Of course, you’ll want a PPI performed given the mileage and modifications this 964 has seen. The seller has a lot of really nice things to say, which we shouldn’t be surprised about, and while we can’t verify any of those statements regarding its mechanical state, this 911 does present quite well. The seats show a little wear, but nothing significant and the rest of the interior is clean and shows little wear. A bit of time behind the wheel should help confirm if it drives as well as stated.

I got a good chuckle out of the log book. It isn’t often that we see handwritten records these days, though old habits die hard and I can certainly remember my parents keeping records like this back in the ’80s. Regardless of how they were kept, the records of its early history seem pretty comprehensive and I’d be curious to know how well they’ve been kept since. The ad says later owners have continued the records, but everything we see looks to be from the ’90s. I think it is the records as they relate to its recent service that will have the concern of most. Given the statement about some minor front fender painting, the steering rack being replaced, and a somewhat funny placement of the option sticker I’d want to make sure everything up front is as it should be. Perhaps its fender bender was a little more than that, or perhaps with age and wear things needed work? We’ll see.

All of this adds up to a fairly promising 964 with a host positives in its favor, though some potential negatives. As nice as I may find it I don’t think it has much chance of selling for almost $50K though. But hopefully someone can investigate, negotiate, and drive away with a very handsome performer.

-Rob

1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe

One of the consistent refrains we hear regarding the 964 Carrera 4 is that you’re typically better off with a Carrera 2. Like with many new models, Porsche’s first attempt at using all-wheel drive on a “regular” car had some teething problems that later iterations solved. So with the 964 you’re buying into “new technology” so to speak. At least in terms of performance or reliability, things like that.

For those who are more historically minded, or who would just prefer all-wheel drive on their 964, the Carrera 4 makes plenty of sense. I understand all of that and as someone for whom an all-wheel drive 911 wouldn’t really be at the top of my want list I’m sympathetic. So I’m always on the lookout for a nice Carrera 2 from that same period and here we have what appears to be one such example: a Guards Red 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe, located in Maryland, with just 29,950 miles on it.

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Year: 1990
Model: 911 Carrera 2
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 29,950 mi
Price: $57,000 Buy it Now

This 964 is about as close to a “new” aircooled Porsche as you can find on the market. They don’t pop up FS in this condition very often anymore. Here’s my extremely clean and highly desirable 964 C2, 5 speed manual with only 29k miles. I’m the third owner of this very well sorted example. Reason for selling is another rare air cooled beauty has caught my eye.


Exterior: It is finished in Guards Red with Black leather interior. All panels are original to the car. Previous owner reported a very minor cosmetic incident that required a respray of the hood. I just had the entire car detailed several weeks ago. The paint is lustrous and shines evenly. No swirl marks or spiderwebbing at all. The body is ding free. All glass are as new. The windshield and seals have been replaced. All trim are as new as well. This car was obviously garaged and covered its entire life. Headlights and turn signals are in excellent condition. Rear tail lamps are as new with no signs of fading or cracking.


Interior: Covering only 29k miles, the black leather interior looks brand new. The leather is nice and soft. Driver side bolsters shows no wear or abrasions so commonly seen. The carpeting is super clean and no tear/rip anywhere. I sorted out a few bad switches earlier this summer, and now all electricals work as they should. Instruments and dash look as new, no cracking anywhere. The shifter feels nice, and firm. No slop anywhere. Door check straps are 100% intact/original, a common failure on 964/993s. Heat and cold A/C works flawlessly. New Oil cooler and AC condenser series resistors just replaced. Blaupunkt radio cassette works 100%.


Engine/Drivetrain: As you may already know 89-91 964 are prone to leaks. This car received a full engine out reseal. While engine was out, top-end was done, oil lines, engine pad, cooling fan, plugs, wires, caps/rotors, fuel/air filters, belts, pedal pads, pedal bushings, hood shocks were replaced, along with installation of a brand new clutch. Clutch pedal cluster rebuilt. New clutch master and slave installed as well. Car runs like new! No leaks! The car has the original heat exchangers, cat delete pipe, cup pipe, and original secondary muffler. Catalytic converter comes with car. There is absolutely no rust or corrosion anywhere on this car. The undercarriage and all wheel wells are extremely clean. The oil cooler and AC condenser look brand new. The steering rack is leak-free. Brake pads and rotors are in excellent condition, and lines flushed. Transmission fluid replaced as well. The original D90 16″ wheels still wear its original finish. They are in perfect condition. Tires are new as well. This gorgeous 964 is ready to drive!


Suspension: The original worn-out suspension due to age has been updated with Bilstein PSS10 coilovers. Car is aligned and corner balanced, and lowered tastefully to ROW height. The handling is simply amazing!


This incredible example comes complete with both keys, all manuals, air compressor, tool kit, jack, spare tire, and service history/receipts. You won’t find another low mileage 964 C2 in this condition. Don’t underestimate the value of a well sorted Porsche. This investment grade 964 is ready to be driven. You will not be disappointed!

Since these pictures appear to have been taken at dusk it’s a bit difficult to get an accurate sense of the paint quality, but generally speaking things look fine. It’d be nice to see this 911 under better lighting though. Many of the detail shots show a very clean and well cared for car so we can hope that level of detail will apply to the exterior as well. The interior, which we don’t see too much of, looks in fine shape as well. Again, I think the detail pictures are the key since typically when those areas are clean then the easier spots to keep clean tend to be in good shape. Given the mileage the condition appears as we’d hope and the ad says it comes with documentation and receipts. How much isn’t entirely clear, but it’s a step in the right direction.

So that’s the good. The (potential) bad comes when we notice that the Autocheck shows a “minor issue” under accidents. No mention is made of this in the ad so that would be the first question. Maybe it’s truly minor or even a mistake. No matter what it is we’ll need to know. That’s the only issue that I see at this point and the owner sounds pretty knowledgeable about his car so hopefully we can get the right answers.

The starting bid of $50K certainly is on the higher end for a Carrera 2, but I’ve seen really nice low mileage examples sell for higher so it’s not absurd. We’ll have to see if there’s enough interest to get our questions answered and bids to meet reserve, of which currently there are none. A low-mileage 964 Carrera 2 definitely is capable of providing a wealth of enjoyable driving and unless you throw another 100K miles on it, its value isn’t likely to take much of a dive. Of course, in that case you’d have had the pleasure of putting 100K miles on an air-cooled 911 so that wouldn’t be all that bad either!

-Rob

1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe

I’ve shown a lot of high-priced cars lately (this can be hard to avoid with 911s) so let’s get back to basics with this Marine Blue Metallic 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe with 84,463 miles on it. The Linen Grey interior provides stark contrast with the exterior and the overall combination reminds me a lot of color palettes more familiar on the 3.2 Carrera. Of course, with the ’90 MY we aren’t far from those Carreras at all so the relationship makes sense. Regardless of model it’s a very attractive combination that I’m sure will turn quite a few heads and the condition of this one looks very good.

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1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Targa

I’ve been seeing dealers here and there with higher priced 964s of late, but try as they might to push the market upward for these cars it doesn’t really seem like it’s happening. At least not at the pace the higher prices would suggest. In the eyes of many (and I include myself in this crowd) the 964 has come around. Somewhat unloved during its production the 964 occupies an awkward space between the much-loved classic 911 that served Porsche for so long and the wonderfully beautiful 993 the represents the apex of air-cooled 911 design. For a while that awkward spot shaded my view of the model, but I have sense turned 180 seeing it not as a problematic spot in the lineup, but as a blessing. In its design, the 964 remains more firmly attached to its predecessors than to its successor and in that regard serves as a welcome evolution of the classic 911 design. As I’ve remarked before, seen on the roads now they possess a presence that I didn’t feel in earlier years and a presence greater than that of the 993. Day or night when a 964 approaches me I know what it is as that iconic 911 shape comes into better view. The one we see here brings a brightness to that shape with its Guards Red exterior and contrasts it with a Black interior. At just 52,174 miles this 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Targa should have a long life left ahead of it.

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1963 Porsche 356B Carrera 2 Coupe

When we feature the Porsche 356 the point isn’t typically about performance. And, in a certain way, it isn’t about performance here either. But like the Speedster and its lightweight no frills philosophy the 356 Carrera 2 brought with it a more performance-oriented mindset and in its day was very much so about performance. The Carrera 2 featured a larger 2.0 liter flat-4 four cam engine producing 130 hp, which gave it a significant boost in power over its 1.6 liter siblings. Add to that disc brakes at all 4 wheels and you had better stopping power to rein in those extra horses. These were a technologically sophisticated model that provided Porsche’s customers with some of the best performance available all the while sporting the same elegant curves of every other 356. The one we see here comes in the particularly wonderful color combination of Oslo Blue over Tan.

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Mint Green 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Targa – REVISIT

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen this Mint Green 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Targa and since we have featured it before it is technically a revisit. But it’s moved on from its previous seller and been given a cosmetic refresh. I’m not sure if it’s the refresh that’s doing all of the work here or if it’s simply better photography, but the Mint Green exterior certainly looks much better than when Paul originally featured it. It’s one of his favorite Porsche colors and since we’ve been going through most of the rare greens Porsche offered it seemed worthwhile to check back in. According to the previous auction it sold for $62,100 so the asking price here represents a substantial increase. When it sold the air-cooled market was doing pretty well, but it has since backed off. Even if the 964 hasn’t suffered in that regard quite as much as the 911SC and 3.2 Carrera I think this will be a tough sell. There’s said to be only two of them so it’s definitely rare, and they’ve taken care of most of the maintenance items that would have concerned buyers the first time around. We’ll have to see where bidding takes it, but I don’t think that will be to $93K.

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Feature Listing: 1992 Porsche 911 America Roadster

Have you been living under a rock? Then here’s a news story – Porsche 911s are pretty hot in the marketplace right now. Consider yourself updated! For the rest of us, this is pretty old news. And by pretty old, I mean they’ve always been very expensive. Take this 1992 Porsche America Roadster, for example. In 1992, you’d have to plunk down $88,000 just for the base price. Most owners left dealers the best part of further $10,000 lighter. That translates to $151,000 or more today, and if you pop over to your Porsche configuration tool it won’t take you long to realize that amount buys you a lot of convertible Porsche today; you’re only about $20,000 away from the base price on the Turbo. Yet underneath the bulging exterior of the America Roadster was a standard horizontally-opposed 3.6 liter with no forced induction producing 247 horsepower. If you’re counting, that’s a little less than half what the new Turbo offers you.

So what did the America Roadster offer, then? Well, you got the look of a Turbo and limitless sky. You also got the brakes, suspension and wheels from the Turbo to help fill out those wide arches. But to really differentiate the model, Porsche decided to release only 250 of them to the public. That makes them about four times more rare than the already quite-infrequently seen Speedster model, and therefore pretty desirable in the collectable 964 spectrum today. Exclusivity of any special model 911 certainly makes them quite special and helps to separate collector examples from those who just pop down to the dealers to buy an off-the-shelf 911 Turbo:

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