Motorsport Monday: 1997 Porsche 993 RSR 3.8

In the mid to late 1990s, you had to be a pretty die-hard fan of endurance racing to still be watching. Long gone were the Group C battles and while racing was on the verge of another revolution with the “stock” GT1 cars from Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, it would be another few years until the zenith of that as well. Quietly in the background, if you were paying attention, another chapter in endurance racing was coming to a close with the very last air-cooled Porsche factory cars being produced. They went out with a bang, too – with the monster 993 3.8 RSR and GT2 Evo turbocharged models being some of the fastest non-silhouette 911s ever produced. They didn’t make many of them for sure and they’re quite rare to see, but today one of the last is for sale, and reported to be the only black one ever produced:

Year: 1997
Model: 993 RSR 3.8
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: N/A mi
Price: $ 265,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1997 Porsche 993 RSR 3.8 on Race-Cars.com

This is one of a few 1997 Porsche RSR 3.8 race cars that were shipped to the U.S. in 1996. This car was delivered to Atlanta in December of 1996. This car is number 13 and is the only black RSR made. Since it is the only black car ordered Porsche made this car last. This car was also ordered as a narrow body. We have all of the papers from the time we ordered the car. The car raced at the Daytona 24 Hr. in 1997,98,99 and 2000. Raced in the Sebring 12 Hr. in 1998. The car now has been mechanically rebuilt and track ready. Engine and trans was rebuilt by Jerry Woods Ent. in anticipation of racing in another 24 hr. race. Don,t miss out on a chance to own one of the last air cooled Porsche Built race cars.
History
Daytona 24 Hrs;1997,1998,1999,2000 Sebring 12 Hrs;1998 LasVegas;1997 Pikes Peak International;1997

Performance Data

Class: GTU,GT3
Weight: 2600 lbs

Engine

Engine Builder: Porsche
Type: RSR
Displacement: 3.8
Horsepower: 400
Induction: Fuel injection

Fuel System

Fuel Cell
Manufacturer: Fuel Safe
Age: 1996
Capacity: 28 Gal
Fuel Pump: Bosch
Fuel Type: Racing

Oil/Water System

Radiator: Porsche

Electrical System

Ignition: Porsche

Transmission

Manfacturer: Porsche

Rear End

Manufacturer: Porsche

Body

Construction: Steel tub,roof and rear fenders,Fiberglass front fenders and bumpers
Color: Black
Condition: original, patina

Chassis

Type: Tub
Builder: Porsche
Front Suspension: 993
Rear Suspension: 993
Brakes: RSR,993 turbo
Steering: Power
Wheels: BBS,Speedline
Tires: Pirelli

Interior

Color/Finish: Black
Fire System: Front to rear
Restraints: Original 5 point
Guages: VDO Porsche RSR
Steering Wheel: MOMO
Condition: original

Spares

Speedline wheels with rain tires
Every thing we have for this car goes with it.
BBS wheels with dry tires
All original RSR parts from doors to pistons.
Refueling rig.

The car has been modified both from it’s original delivery configuration – narrow RS body to RSR, and then again from the original colors it ran in 1997. That’s not surprising given that most of these cars change hands a few times once they’re not the latest and greatest. The condition overall appears good, though no mention is made of major crashes or damage, something if you’re into one of these you’d want to know. It is nice that despite the modifications all the original RSR parts go along with the car as that’s a fair amount of the value. As this car wasn’t particularly sucessful, that it does not appear in it’s original configuration probably has less impact on the value than it would if the car were a proven race winner. Still, for a non-winning car the asking price is steep; $265,000 would allow you to pretty easily replicate this car, though you wouldn’t have the factory Porsche Motorsport history. Perhaps that doesn’t matter to you, but it will undoubtedly matter to the individual who buys this car and will be willing to pay close to ask price.

-Carter

1991 Porsche 944 S2 LS1 swap

There is something that is very satisfying to me about sticking it to the purists, no matter where they come from. Perhaps that signals that I have much larger problems, but for many reasons I don’t think I’m alone. I really enjoy taking the path less traveled; heck, it helps explain why I ended up with a front wheel drive track car with the engine hanging out entirely in front of the axle line. But just as with the 911’s design, I stuck with it and I feel that it works, but importantly to me, it’s also not what everyone else has done. For many years, my planned successor to the GT track car was to swap the 4.2 V8 from an Audi into a Porsche 924S. Why? Because no one would be expecting it. But after a fair amount of research, it seems that the smarter money is to look towards the all-aluminum American V8s which, frankly, just produce much more power per dollar spent. Even smarter money is to buy one that’s already been converted. Such is the case with today’s 1991 944S2 – a car many people desire, made arguable both more and less desirable at the same time with a Corvette engine stuck in the front. Take a look:

Year: 1991
Model: 944 S2
Engine: 5.7 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 76,500 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Porsche 944 S2 LS1 on eBay

1991 Porsche 944S2 LS1. Rare, final model year of the 944 series. One of only 510 shipped to the states that year. The S2 had many of the same sport suspension and chassis upgrades as the turbo cars. How to improve this fine example of german ingenuity. Renegade Hybrids of Las Vegas conversion kit. “Making Germany’s Fastest Faster” Professionally installed all aluminium LS1 5.7 V-8 using Renegade Hybrids engineered components. I am a PCA member and have had a variety Porsche cars. This is by far the fastest. Complete vehicle build sheet comes with sale. I have loved and enjoyed this 944 as my personal car for a few years since the conversion, 7500 miles,only driving on the weekends and sunny days. New show quality paint. All weather strip and rubber new. No flaws, no body damage,no rust. Vehicle is like new inside and out. Appears as a factory S2 with twice the hp. Built for the street or the track. 911 factory 18″ turbo twist chrome wheels with new Pirelli 225/40/ZR18 tires front,new Goodyear 285/30/ZR18 on the rear.
Vehicle Overview/Upgrades
RH LS1 Conversion
RH Bell housing and adaptor plate
RH High Performance clutch assembly
RH Ceramic coated long tube headers
RH Custom racing oil pan
GM LS1 5.7 Engine LS6 intake
Programmed Gm pcm w/obd 2 diag. plug (no speed or rev. limiters)
Custom dual exhaust system h-pipe, cats
Magnaflow stainless/polished muffler and tip
Koni cup adjustable coil-overs
Rebuilt Porsche 5spd transmission (sync, bearings, short 5th gear assembly)
A/C system r134 climate control
Rebuilt turque tube, new bearings
Lindsley Ultra transmission mount
Fidanza Aluminum flywheel
18″ 993 chrome turbo twist wheels,new tires Hood and hatch struts K & N air filter Aluminum radiator w/pcm controlled dual fans Brakes and slotted rotors w/anti-corrosive z. Excellent condition-near flawless,everything works as factory new. Available for inspection upon request. Never raced or abused. Ready for the show.
This is the top street legal 944 you will ever find. Everything works perfect. Plush and fast. Thanks and good luck. $2000. down within 24hrs after winning bid. Buyer’s responsible for shipping.

As turnkey cars go, this one looks pretty much sorted and ready to roll. There are some aspects that I’m not a fan of; the wheels would look better (in my opinion) in silver and the stickers and tint would have to go. But the white over grey combination is great and stealthy, and the overall appearance of the car doesn’t even begin to hint at the performance potential. Could you build a monster turbo 3.0 that would outperform this car? Yes, for sure – but not for less money, and having seen a fair amount of them done, they’re fast but fragile. The Corvette plant may be not the sexiest solution out there, but it’s utilitarian and gets the job done. Parts are cheap and the motor can be worked on, and the rest of the car retains the remnants of Porsche’s great build quality period. Pricing? Bring a Trailer recently featured a similar Turbo with Vortec 5.3 swap for around $16,000, and I think that’s probably similar to the pricing on this car. It’s a lot of custom engineering at that point, but it’ll handily outrun a stock Turbo or S2 and surprise quite a few people no matter where you go. Just popping the hood at a PCA event to see the reactions would probably be worth the price of admission alone!

-Carter

1996 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

I have a funny relationship with convertibles. I own one and love it, but I’m generally not a huge fan of these cars (full disclosure: I long ago tossed the soft top in my car and added a hard top. It hasn’t been removed in years). There are times though where a drive simply isn’t complete without having the top down. Sure, you can have fun on any decent road in any good car, but once you’ve experienced top-down motoring you also begin to understand that there is a heightened level of experience when driving a convertible that cannot be replicated in a car with a roof. Your senses are enlivened and the entire experience is better. All of this is to say, while I may never seek out a convertible again, I get it.

Which brings us to the car featured here, a 1996 Porsche 911 Cabriolet located in California. It’s a Tiptronic, which I’m sure will dull the enthusiasm of some of our readers, but it’s still a gorgeous drop-top with very capable performance.

509

Year: 1996
Model: 911 Cabriolet
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 57,741 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1996 Porsche 911 Cabriolet on eBay

It is with great trepidation that I am offering my 1996 993 Cabriolet for sale.

This car has had only three owners and has been kept in our family since 1998. This beautifully maintained Cabriolet is, in my opinion, one of the best color combinations Porsche ever produced for the 911. It is Midnight Blue with the matching blue Cabriolet Top and all Gray Interior. This car is a Tiptronic S with factory options that include the 8 way adjustable power leather seats for both the driver and passenger, the Hi Fi Sound Package with a 6 disk CD changer, 18” Hollow Spoke Technology “Turbo Twist” wheels. We replaced the worn suspension with the, top of the line, Bilstein PSS10 suspension kit, along with adjustable Andial RS and modified sway bars, and a Perfect Power Shock Tower Brace. This car was corner balanced to a ride height at RS spec + 10mm. The Cabriolet top was replaced in 2009 along with all cables. Additionally, this car has Walrod control arm bushings, and a Fister Stage II exhaust.. This car is detailed to show standards. I have spent countless hours over the years cleaning this car to perfection, including the undercarriage and wheel wells. The front bumper was recently re-sprayed. The rear stone guards were also recently replaced. Additional touches include aluminum instrument trim rings, aluminum Dead Pedal, aluminum shifter, clear corner turn indicators, and a Das front hood shield. This car has been impeccably maintained, is accident free and has very good documentation. This Porsche is a Southern California garage queen/road warrior and she has never seen snow.

509

The seller is right, this is one of the best color combinations Porsche has offered, especially with the way in which the dark blue top offers a subtly different shade that both compliments and accentuates the Midnight Blue paint. The interior looks nearly spotless, as does the engine bay. Hopefully the seller has extended this sort of attention to detail to the car’s maintenance, and if so, we’re looking at a very good car all around. With pretty reasonable mileage and fantastic appearance we can probably expect this Cabriolet to sell somewhere around the mid-$30,000 mark. Not bad for one of the last air-cooled Cabrios Porsche produced.

-Rob

Eye-popping Porsche 968 and 968CS for sale in Germany

It’s been almost 20 years since the last one rolled off the production line, but I think it’s safe to say that the Porsche 968 has aged well. This was the end of the line for the water cooled, front engined four cylinder formula. These models were slightly derided for not being a true Porsche in their day, but as time has marched on they’re gaining their fair share of praise, most notably for being a track day hero. Still, these sports cars are a bit of a dark horse with collectors, making them a reasonable bargain for those seeking precision Stuttgart engineering.

While neither of the cars we’re about to feature could be considered bargains, they are interesting varieties not normally seen on our shores. The first 968 we’ll take a look at is one of my favorite Porsches of all time, the 968CS, or Club Sport.

Year: 1993
Model: 968 Club Sport
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 63,932 km (~ 39,719 mi)
Price: €34,900 (~ $47,477 USD)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Porsche 968 Club Sport on Mobile.de

Well kept Porsche 968 CS in Maritime Blue with just under 64000 km! Very rare, accident free Porsche 968CS in Maritime Blue, a one-owner German vehicle. The Porsche was later fitted with a stainless steel exhaust system from Cargraphic, spacers and a KW coilover suspension. The Porsche 968CS is mechanically and cosmetically perfect condition and has not been driven on the track. The secret among young timers with cult status! One of only 1,743 built (Source Porsche Club 968 Germany)

Options include:

Electric sunroof
Central locking
17 inch Cup Wheels in body color
Blaupunkt Freiburg Radio

We are happy to offer you for your future classic cars or classic car a matching leasing or financing proposal. For an appointment please contact us. You can also visit our website at www.fein-automobile.com.

The 968 Club Sport is one of those forbidden fruits that, in a few years time, will be legal to import stateside. These lightweight, track oriented 968s take the basic 968 formula one notch further. Those familiar with them know they are one of the greatest track tools of our time. At almost $50,000 USD, that’s heady territory for a 968, but once a few of these start arriving in the US after they become legal to import, I’d suspect we may see some clean examples start fetching some strong money for those in the know.

Next, let’s take a look at this 968 for sale in Frankfurt, wearing a rare shade of Signal Green.

Year: 1993
Model: 968
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed automatic with Tiptronic
Mileage: 78,000 km (~ 48,467 mi)
Price: €18,450 (~ $25,099 USD)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Porsche 968 Club Sport on Mobile.de

SPECIAL PRICE until 06-01-2014! Beautiful Porsche 968 in original condition from a private collection. A rare collector’s object in this original Porsche color (Signal Green -22s). With only 78,000 km, Automatic/Tiptronic transmission, very well maintained full leather interior. While it may not be to everyone’s taste, if you are looking for a highly original 968, then this is the car for you. You will find no ordinary, but only first vehicle colors. See for yourself!

Another is 968 in Star Ruby – 82N) and in white from a Japanese Porsche collection resolution still in our inventory! Both are original Japan 968 deliveries!

Original Porsche 968 in top condition. One of a handful finished in “signal green” color. This cult classic represents great value at low maintenance costs. Drives and handles like the sports it was born to be.

All cars in the portfolio are processed, are dry and can be visited in any weather. We will gladly arrange a personal viewing/test drive. Any questions please contact us. Contact person: Mr. Jürgen Zaschka TeL.mobiL :0172 – 9589893

With best 968 greetings, Jürgen Zaschka

Andy Warhol once said “art is what you can get away with.” Colors like these are so wild that they just work. If you’re going to drive a sporting vehicle, you might as well have a little bit of fun with it at the same time. Signal Green is one of my favorite Porsche colors of all time. Obviously, the one detriment to this car, other than the price, is the automatic gearbox. But I have never seen a 968 painted this color. From everything I have read, it seems like the number of 968s painted in this color may be in the single digits. Whatever the case may be, these two Porsches are fueling my desire to own one in the near future.

-Paul

10K Black Friday: 1985 Porsche 944 v. 1983 BMW 633CSi

For a bit of a twist on the normal 10K Friday, today we’ve got 10K Black Friday – and while the deals are good it’s more the color I’m speaking of. The last time we have a 633CSi in the “Big Coupe-off” it lost pretty resoundingly to the 560SEC. Will today be the same as it comes up against a Porsche with half the engine of the 928 it faced last time? Time for you to decide who will win this showdown. Let’s start with the 1985 944:

Year: 1985
Model: 944
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 109,000 mi
Price: $ 9,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1985 Porsche 944 on eBay

1985 ½ Porsche 944 former show car. Multi-time Porsche Club of America Street Class Concours winner. Beautiful black on black. Outfitted with Porsche 911 C2 three piece chrome wheels, 245 x 18 front and 255 x 18 rear tires. Alpine 175 watt stereo system. Leather sport seats. 109,000 Babied miles. Service history includes water pump, clutch, fly wheel, all seals, all belts, battery, brakes and rotors, restored rear upholstery, upgraded AC (requires charge). This is just a partial list. Service records available (meticulously serviced by PSH Ltd.). Consider the others then bid seriously for this one.

The car appears to look nice from the outside, but little detail is offered for the interior. Despite this, it’s clear it’s probably not currently a show car – but that’s okay with me, I think I’d prefer a driver anyway. With service records available and claimed recent maintenance, this could be a reasonable deal though I think the price is probably high. I’m also not a fan of the wheels, which are claimed to be C2 wheels but look to me to be RH Cup replicas. Outfit the car with some Turbo phone dials or black Fuchs, though, and this could be a nice little car for someone with a dark side. Is it enough to overpower this 633?

These 6-series coupes are starting to appreciate again from the looks of things, with few decent examples trading hands for under $10,000 these days. This car appears to be mostly original in it’s black over tan configuration:

Year: 1983
Model: 633CSi
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 118,695 mi
Price: $9,995 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 BMW 633CSi on eBay

VEHICLE FEATURES & OPTIONS

AM/FM Radio, Air Conditioning, Cassette Player, Cruise Control, Defrost, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Fuel Injection, Heat, Leather Seats, Numbers Matching, Owner’s Manual, Power Brakes, Power Locks, Power Steering, Power Windows, Seatbelts, Sunroof, Telescopic Wheel

SELLER REMARKS

The BMW 6-Series isn’t a recent invention, and in the ’70s and ’80s, cars like this 1983 633CSi were the top-of-the-line in personal luxury transportation with a sporting flavor. Today they’re growing in popularity as collector’s items, and nicely maintained, unmodified examples like this are sure to be on the short list of European car fans everywhere.

Shockingly, this long, sleek coupe still wears its factory paint. The black finish is still extremely nice and for a collector, that counts as a big bonus. It’s also a testament to the quality of the original finish, as it still shines up beautifully and looks fantastic under any conditions. That original paint also means that this car has never been hit or rusty, and even in the ’80s, BMW’s build quality was impressive. Sleek styling made the 6-Series the envy of the industry, and there weren’t many competitors on the far side of the pond, and over here it was competing with totally different machines like the Cadillac Eldorado and Lincoln Mark VI-hardly an apples-to-apples comparison, wouldn’t you say? The bumpers are in excellent shape and haven’t been cooked into a dusty gray mess by the sun and all the chrome is still good, needing nothing more than an occasional buff to remain shiny.

The tan leather interior boasts some of the era’s most comfortable bucket seats, because BMW’s reputation as a driver’s car was firmly established in 1983. Again, it’s all original and while there’s minor wear on the seating surfaces themselves, there are no splits or cracks in the leather and the materials underneath are still supportive enough to be all-day comfortable. The black dashboard is rather dramatic, with a pod ahead of the driver hosting a full array of highly legible white-on-black instruments, and an upper tier with the A/C vents. The center stack has the controls for the A/C system (which has a fresh compressor and R134a refrigerant), the original AM/FM/cassette stereo, plus a fully-functional trip computer! The dash pad shows a few minor cracks, which is typical of these cars, but on the plus side the back seat looks almost completely unused. The 6 also offered a spacious trunk that carries its original mats and a complete factory tool kit.

BMW’s famous line of inline-six engines were the foundation of their lineup for years and years for good reason. The 3.2-liter six was given Bosch fuel injection and electronic controls in 1980, making for a substantial boost in power and reliability, and for turbine-like smoothness, it’s hard to beat. Extensive recent service work includes a full tune-up with cap, rotor, plugs, and freshly cleaned fuel injectors, so it runs superbly. It’s backed by the highly-desirable 5-speed manual transmission that makes the car a joy to drive, and the supple yet athletic independent suspension and 4-wheel disc brakes guarantee that it’s always entertaining to drive. The front control arms were recently replaced and the rear end was re-sealed and serviced, and the brake calipers have been rebuilt and new cross-drilled rotors help shed additional heat. It currently wears 15-inch BBS wheels from a later 5-Series, but the original 14-inch alloys are included with the sale.

A very impressive car that’s gaining traction as a collectable. Buy this one now and be ahead of the curve and have an extremely enjoyable car to boot. Call today!

Like the 944, this car appears to be well cared for and shows recent maintenance, as well as functioning air conditioning – a plus on a black car. Personally, I’m not a fan of the busy 540i sport wheels on this design; I’d strongly prefer getting some Alpina replicas if I wanted to stay on budget. Otherwise, the only thing on the U.S. bound 6s that I don’t like are the bumpers, and in addition I’m not a fan of this car’s tint.

For $10,000, which car would I rather have? I think for me, if I was serious about the 944, I’d probably be more interested in a cleaner and later 924S, such as the one I wrote up the other day. As such, by default the 6 wins my vote, though I do have to admit it’s not my favorite 6 series. I’d prefer to hold out for a clean grey-market car or a late 635 with the cleaner bumpers, but overall this one looks pretty nice. Which would you choose?

-Carter

2007 Porsche Cayman

Recently we’ve had some posts focusing on how much Porsche you could get for a small amount of money ; and while those recent posts have focused on older models, for some people that want a special car that can also function as a daily driver looking at older cars is not a reality. Luckily for those people, there are options that offer both reliability, practicality and a lower entry price into a special car. Such is the case with today’s 2007 Cayman, which looks splendid in classic Midnight Blue Metallic over tan leather:

Year: 2007
Model: Cayman
Engine: 2.7 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 61,000 mi
Price: $ 23,800 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Porsche Cayman on eBay

2007 PORSCHE CAYMAN COUPE!!

MIDNIGHT BLUE METALLIC ON SAND BEIGE LEATHER INTERIOR!!

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION!! REAR POWER SPOILER!!

TIP-TRONIC!! HEATED SEATS!! 245 HORSEPOWER!!

FACTORY SPORT 18″ ALLOY WHEELS!! NEWER REAR TIRES!!

AMAZING PRICE ON AN AMAZING VEHICLE!!

SUPER SPORTY!! GREAT COLOR COMBO!!

PURCHASE WITH CONFIDENCE FROM “iMotors”!!

CALL SALES @ 630-904-9300 TODAY!!

The distinction that separates a true sport luxury vehicle from a basic sport vehicle is the merging of true sport performance without compromising the refinement and class of a luxury vehicle. This vehicle is the essence of luxury, style, execution and performance.

THIS CAYMAN IS IN GOOD CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT FOR ITS YEAR AND MILEAGE. IT HAS ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES THAT COME STANDARD WITH THIS 2007 CAYMAN COUPE. BELOW IS A LIST OF SOME OF THE OPTIONS THIS VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH:

ALL BOOKS & MANUALS

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

HEATED SEATS

AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL

MIDNIGHT BLUE ON SAND BEIGE LEATHER

POWER WINDOWS/LOCKS/MIRRORS

HEATED SEATS

FOG LIGHTS

REAR POWER SPOILER

AM/FM/CD PLAYER

CRUISE CONTROL

FACTORY 18-INCH SPORT ALLOY WHEELS

KEYLESS ENTRY

DUAL AIRBAGS

CLIMATE CONTROL

PRIVACY GLASS

2.7L H6 245 HORSEPOWER ENGINE!

NEWER REAR TIRES!

ORIGINAL MSRP $50K!

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS VERY NICE 2007 PORSCHE CAYMAN COUPE! THIS IS A MUST SEE MUST DRIVE VEHICLE! CALL SALES @ 630-904-9300 TO BE THE PROUD OWNER OF THIS BEAUTY TODAY!!!

THE CONDITION OF THIS VEHICLE IS CONSISTENT WITH ITS AGE AND MILEAGE; IT IS IN VERY NICE SHAPE INSIDE AND OUT AND IS FULLY DETAILED AND STORED IN OUR INDOOR TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE FACILITY. KEEP IN MIND THAT OUR VEHICLES ARE PRE-OWNED AND ARE NOT BRAND NEW, AND AS SUCH THEY MAY REFLECT WEAR AND TEAR IN CONSISTENCE WITH AGE. WE TRY OUR BEST TO DESCRIBE THE VEHICLES AND THEIR OPTIONS, BUT SOMETIMES WE MAY MAKE AN ERROR; SO IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE GIVE US A CALL TO VERIFY ANY INFORMATION AS FAR AS OPTIONS OR CONDITION OF VEHICLE BEFORE PLACING YOUR BID. WE ARE VERY FORTHCOMING IN THIS REGARD BECAUSE OUR CUSTOMERS DESERVE THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF QUALITY!!!

If you have any questions about this or any of our other auctions please feel free to contact us via e-mail at imotorsusa@gmail.com or you can call us at 630-904-9300. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.

Sure, the tiptronic probably isn’t what most enthusiasts would specify, but it’s a fine transmission that works as a daily driver without issue. Further, while most enthusiasts would probably prefer getting a “S” model, this entry level Cayman is closer to the original spirit of the line – low weight and low power giving you a fun drive. This particular model seems well equipped with fog lights, 18″ sport wheels and I really love the color combination. There is a pleasant simplicity in the Cayman that is missing from most modern Porsches, and I think the entry level Cayman captures even more of that simplicity. Still, with close to 250hp on tap, it’s no slouch and would give most 1980s and 1990s sports cars a solid run for their money. As a budget entry level Porsche, the bang for the buck on this particular model seems to be pretty good!

-Carter

Wednesday Wheels: Porsche 944 “Cookie Cutters”

In the early 1980s, the name “Fuchs” was synonymous with Porsche – but if you ordered either a 911 or a 944, you had to specify you wanted the Fuchs wheels. Otherwise, your car would come with these ATS-made cast wheels known as “Cookie Cutters”. While they’re not held in as high regard as the Fuchs, the reality is that these cast wheels were nearly as light as the forged wheels at a fraction of the price. For a fraction of the price of a set of Fuchs wheels, you can get a great set of track wheels for your 911, 944 or 924S:

Year: 1983-1987
Model: 944
Diameter: 15″
Width: 7″
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 130
Offset: ET
Condition: Used
Tires: Not Included
Price: No Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Porsche 944 Cookie Cutter wheels on eBay

HISTORY: These are the original wheels and hubcaps from my 1983 Porsche 944. My car, though nice, will not qualify as a museum piece so I’m using Phone Dials because they were handy and already had new tires on them. These “Cookie Cutters” have been decorating the wall of my garage for a year now and need to go to an enthusiast’s home. I have another such wheel, which is not in this auction, but did not list it because it has a tire on it.

CONDITION: These wheels were painted in an earlier life. I asked a Porsche mechanic to clean them in his hi-tech parts cleaner. The after-market paint came off in large pieces and really messed up his parts cleaner. (Sorry, Tom!) He took them out before the paint was completely removed, thus some “splotches” are re-adhered and clinging to the metal. Some flakes can be removed with a fingernail but others not so much. I think the wheels need to go into another parts cleaner, such as machine shops use, perhaps when the solvent needs cleaning anyway.There are places on the outside of the rims that may have been caused by a tire tool or too close a brush with the curb, but I don’t think they will adversely affect performance.

PHOTOS: Each photo has been taken of the item you will receive. I’ve used no “stock” photos. I’ll be glad to answer any questions.

DOMESTIC SHIPPING: USPS Free within the 48 contiguous states.

WORLDWIDE SHIPPING: Contact seller for shipping costs to your country before placing bid. Example: Germany $719.00

COMBINED SHIPMENTS: Not available on this item, please.

PAYMENT: Plan to pay via Pay Pal.
Questions and answers about this item

These wheels need some work to be perfect, but the opening price below $200 reflects that. Dress up a set of these wheels and they have the same look as the more expensive Fuchs wheels without the big bills. Perhaps this might just the be set for one of you:

-Carter

1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S

The 993 needs little introduction from me as its virtues have been extolled throughout these pages. It represents the culmination of 30 years of air-cooled 911 evolution and the car featured here comes from the final year of the model’s production. This 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S, located in Florida, has seen a scant 25,000 miles and as a S model comes with the wider rear of the 993 Turbo that provides an extra bit of sexiness to the 993’s already fantastic shape. A well cared for 993 remains a head turner even to this day especially in S trim. The market has been fairly kind to these cars thus far and as the last of the air-cooled 911s we expect that trend to continue.

509

Year: 1998
Model: 911 Carrera S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 25,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction (Buy It Now $89,900)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S on eBay

You are looking at the ultimate collector car. This is a 1998 Porsche 993 C2S coupe in PRSTINE condition with all original Gloss Black paint on Black leather hides.

LISTEN UP COLLECTORS!!! NO PAINTED PANELS ON THIS RARE AND SOUGHT AFTER 993 S!!

This is the last of the air cooled cars and what a find. This is a car that actually appreciates and will be a great investment for the future.

LOADED with options including CD changer, Sunroof, Litronic lights, HI Fi premium sound, Automatic Speed Control, Comfort Seats, Power Seats, Oval chrome exhaust pipes, Metal Door Sill with Insignia, Aluminum Dials, and Aluminum leather/shiftknob, and Turbo Wheels.

I welcome you to take advantage of this rare opportunity as this car will not last.

Call Nick on my cell direct call or text 239 269 7713 call or text

509

I’ll just get this out of the way: the Buy It Now price is too high. Nearly $90,000 is getting into 993 Turbo money, which this is not. With that said, this is a low mileage example of a car that has a very good chance of doing well by collectors in the coming years. It appears immaculate both inside and out and there’s definitely value to be had here. As an investment, I’d say this wouldn’t make a bad car, but as with any investment you have to get in at the right price otherwise you’re already paying the appreciated cost. This is a lovely car though. The wider rear of the Turbo body looks fantastic here as it is accentuated by the depth provided by the Black paint. A great car and the last of the air-cooled models, all that needs to be sorted is the cost.

-Rob

1987 Porsche 924S

For a car that is generally unappreciated, there sure seem to be a whole lot of very appreciated 924s that come up for sale – in fact, I think I’m right in saying that I see far more good condition 924s than early 944s. In some ways, that makes sense – I think the people that bought them really aspired to buy a nice car on a budget and held onto them for a long time, generally caring for and maintaining their pride and joy. After all, it doesn’t matter if someone else doesn’t think your car is special; it really only matters if you think it’s special. That sums up the 924, and especially the 924S well. Coming from Audi Coupe ownership, I can really appreciate that sentiment; most people brush off the Coupe automatically because it’s not a turbo or quattro, leaving the people that own them to truly appreciate an affordable and fun car to drive.

Today we have another stellar condition 924S that has popped up; this one in classic Guards Red with Porsche Script seats:

Year: 1987
Model: 924S
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 62,500 mi
Price: $8,999 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 924S on eBay

Contact Mark Counts at Bavarian Motors

at 713-320-3059
Spring, TX 77388
View This Seller’s Other Auctions
1987 Porsche 924S – The Perfect Porsche!
Red Exterior / Black Interior VIN: WP0AA0928HN451102
2 Doors, Rear Wheel Drive, Coupe, 4 Cylinders, Manual Inventory ID: 451102
Vehicle Description

In the mid 1970’s it had become clear to virtually everyone in the car business that Porsche’s entry level car – the 914 – needed replacing. The car was based on technology dating back to the 1930’s (albeit with major engine and transmission improvements). Unfortunately, Porsche did not have a clear successor to the car as it had focused most of its in-house design work on the purported replacement for the 911 – the 928.

However, Porsche designers had been working on the design of a small sports car for VW – the Type 477 (or the EA435). This car was intended to be built using existing VW-Audi parts and as VW’s bargain entrant into the sports car market. As the 1970’s progressed and the fuel crisis spread, VW made the decision to cancel its support for the Type 477. Porsche, in need of a design for a 914 replacement, bought the rights to the Type 477, named it the 924 and almost immediately began production of it in a VW factory in Neckasulm, Germany.

The car was, essentially, a VW-Audi in a Porsche skin. As originally intended, the car was comprised almost entirely of off the shelf VW components. The engine was one of the original car’s major downfalls. It was a water cooled VW 2.0 litre used in VW vans and Audi 100’s. It was loud, noisy, and produced a meager 95 hp. The front wheels had disc brakes while the rear had drums. The car had three redeeming qualities:

1. The body shell was quite attractive;

2.The transmission was located in the rear of the car giving it perfect 50/50 weight distribution; and

3. It was dirt cheap for consumer – about $9,395.

It was also very profitable for Porsche. These qualities helped it survive its initial incarnation.

As with the 914, the VW sourced engine was problematic for Porschephiles. However, in contrast to the quite advanced Type IV in the 914, the Audi powerplant in the original 924 was an unrefined and discordant contraption. It was simply not the right engine for the car and the Porsche nameplate could do nothing to hide this fact. With the exception of turbocharged variants, the problem with this engine continued until 1987 when Porsche made the decision to place a 944 engine into a 924.

In contrast to the 924’s use of a VW-Audi engine, Porsche designed and built an engine in-house for the 944. This engine was derived from the V-8 the company had installed in its then flagship car – the 928. In order to develop a smaller engine for the 944, Porsche essentially took a 928 engine and cut it in half. This gave Porsche the right number of cylinders – 4 – and the right displacement – 2.5 litres – for its mid-line car. Porsche then “borrowed” technology from Mitsubishi to compensate for the new engine’s “slant 4” design. This technology – a harmonic balancer – compensated for the pistons slant toward the passenger side of the car. Thus, Porsche produced a small 4 cylinder engine with roughly 150 horsepower. This engine was capable of propelling the 944 from 0-60 in 8.3 seconds.

Owing to lagging sales of the 944, Porsche made the wise decision to install a 944 engine, powertrain and suspension in a 924 body. Further, Porsche made the decision to market the car at lower cost – $19,990 USD. Thus, the 1987 Porsche 924S was born. This car was, in almost every mechanical respect, a Porsche 944 in a 1924’s body. It had the same engine, the same transmission and the same suspension. As the 924 had a lower coefficient of drag (.33 vs. .35) and weighed less (about 50 pounds lighter), it was also slightly faster off the line than a 944. Further, given its initial price, it had a distinct sales advantage over its bigger brother.

When it debuted, the 1987 924S was embraced by both Porscheophiles and the automotive community. In example, the July 1986 issue of Motor Trend stated:

“If I were standing in the doorway of the local Porsche dealership with $25,000 in my pocket and an unquenchable need for a front-engined Porsche with four pistons, I think I’d save $5,000 and buy the 924S. Two thousand bucks would get me a killer set of tires and wheels, which would be the only real difference. … While you are in it, it’s all too easy to forget you’re in a 924. The performance, braking and acceleration are truly counterfeit 944.”

Motor Trend, July 1986, page 33. Incidentally, this car will be sold with this issue of Motor Trend.

Today, the 1987-88 Porsche 924S remains a much sought after car. Its combination of good looks, competent performance and affordable price make it desirable to both collectors and weekend racers.

The particular car presented here is a superb example of the road that Porsche stopped traveling down. The car was sourced from Arizona and its red paint presents nicely. The paint is believed to be original to the car. While the hood has a few rock chips and some swirl marks, it remains in acceptable condition.. The car has no sign of body damage and it is believed to be accident free. The tires on the car are less than one year old and have virtually no wear on them. The phone dial rims are highly presentable and show signs of being recently repainted. The rubber portions of the car are in superior condition and do not need replacing. The drain holes on the rear of the spoiler are not clogged and drain water easily. There is no sign of water penetration into any of the interior spaces and the rear deck lid does not leak.

The interior of the car is in absolutely stunning condition. The gauges all work (including the clock). The seats show no obvious signs of wear and the side bolsters are not cracked or worn. The rear seats appear to have never been sat in, the carpet presents nicely and an aftermarket set of floor mats graces them. The car is sold with two dash covers – one carpet and one plastic. Neither has been permanently attached to the car and they are completely removable. The original dash has some limited cracking but the dash covers remedy this perceived problem nicely. Personally, I prefer the car without the dash covers but you can fit the car to suit your taste.

The car’s stereo system is of modern extraction and gently bathes the cabin with clean and crisp sound. The sunroof is completely operational and the car has a storage bag for protection of the removable roof. The car is equipped with its original tool set, air compressor and floor jack. The car has its original owner’s manual and attendant records which show that over $5,000 has been spent on this car in the last 2 years. These records show that in August 2012, the prior owner had Stuggart Southwest in Tempe, Arizona perform the following maintenance items:

Clutch, throw out bearing and fork bearings replaced;

Flywheel seal replaced;

Water pump replaced;

Cooling system flushed and refilled;

Fuel pump replaced;

Sunroof gears replaced and retimed;

Rear shocks replaced;

Oil change; spark plugs replaced;

Front motor mounts replaced;

Front deck lid strut replaced;

Fuel tank resealed; and

Drive shaft and bell housing repaired.

These repairs alone totaled $4,732.19. In addition, on October of 2012, new Yokohama 205/60R15 tires were placed on the car and in May of this year the car’s AC system was serviced with new clamps and compressor o-rings. As an aside, the car’s A/C system works spectacularly and is far, far better than I expected (it is very, very cold!!).

Given the wonderful condition of this car, its design strength and its documented record of proper maintenance, I feel that it can be enjoyed today and, over time, will greatly appreciate.

If you are interested in acquiring this classic example of a 1987 Porsche 924S then please contact Mark Counts @ 713-320-3059.

The condition of this car is truly impressive, especially coming from sunbathed states like Arizona and Texas. The original brown dash appears uncracked, the air conditioning works – there are virtually no signs of major wear on this 26 year old car. The seller notes the $4,000 plus on recent maintenance, a real bonus for these older cars – notably, the clutch replacement. Personally, I think this car is just about perfect, though I’d likely try to source some of the wider “Special Edition” alloys as I think they suit the design better, and longterm you could look at replacing the U.S. spec bumpers with much cleaner European units. The asking price may seem far out of line for a 924S, but considering the general level of fit and finish on the car coupled with the recent expensive maintenance, I’m not sure that it is. Obviously, it’s a highly specialized market, but a clean and well maintained 924S is probably worth most of the asking price. You could pick up a higher mile model and try to restore it but you’d be nowhere close to this price at the end; save yourself some serious headaches and enjoy this special car, even if no one else thinks it is special!

-Carter

Motorsport Monday Part 2: 2004 Porsche 911 GT3

Pretty much every day we look for the best rare cars we can find, and get for some reason despite our copious amounts of searching we sometimes unintentionally ignore whole swaths of cars. When I went searching for the last Porsche 996 GT3 we wrote up, I was somewhat surprised that it was over three months ago in August. It’s so surprising because in the rarefied air of limited-production Porsches, there are few – perhaps none – that offer more bang for your buck than the GT3. Very similar to that 996 I wrote up in August, today I’ve found an exceptionally well maintained, ultra-low mile GT3 for your consideration:

Year: 2004
Model: GT3
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 22,800 mi
Price: $62,500

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 on Rennlist

Year: 2004
Make: Porsche
Model: 911
Porsche Model: GT3
Mileage (numbers only please): 22800
Options (Please check ALL which apply): Airbags, Air Conditioning, Alarm System, Antilock Brakes, Cruise Control, Foglamps, Intermittent Wipers, Leather Seats, Power Brakes, Power Door Locks, Power Steering, Power Windows
Color: Arctic Silver Metallic
VIN: WPOAC29994S692486
Price (no $ sign please): $62500
Private or Dealer Listing: Private Listing
Location (Region): NorthEast
Body Style: Coupe
Transmission Type: Manual – 6 speed
2 or 4 Wheel Drive?: 2 Wheel Drive
Engine Type: Fuel Injection
Stereo System: AM-FM CD
2004 Porsche GT3. Low miles. Extremely clean. Featured in 28 magazines worldwide by the P21S wax corporation.
Full black leather, carbon shifter and ebrake. Guard internals limited slip. Dan Jacobs suspension, Techquipment bar and belts.
GT3 Euro leather Recaro seats. Xenon lamps, thicker steering wheel options.
Full recent clear bra. OEM wheels with Michelin PS2 rubber. Roughly 75% tread remains.
Two California car covers thrown in.
This car has seen rain maybe 3-4 times max. Never driven on salty roads. Sleeps all winter under both car covers and a trickle charger.
Title in hand, immediate sale possible. All books, original window sticker and records available. Both keys.
The condition is near perfect, an immaculate example of an iconic and rare Porsche. 1200 total production, this car new was $111.8 plus $13,200 I added, a $125k car for $62.5.
Connecticut location. Many pictures available.
Dennismcohan@comcast.net

A decade on, a 996 GT3 with only 23,000 miles is a rarity for sure. The August model I wrote up had double that mileage. Offered in the same color combination, this particular GT3 has the Euro Recaro seat option. It’s obvious that the owner has taken serious care of this car, with full clear bra applied to the front; it’s also a bit of a magazine star for the P21S company, should you have any doubt of the level of detailing. In terms of the GT3, the asking price is in line with the lower mileage models that have come up for sale, and while $60,000 plus may sound like a lot of money for a 996, the GT3 is truly a special car that will certainly be appreciating in the near future. Given the level of care this car has experienced and the impending collector-status of lower-mile examples, I wonder if the seller will later regret his decision to part with this car at this time; my guess is that replacing it in the not-to-distant future will be a much more expensive proposition…

-Carter