1995 Porsche 911 Carrera

The 993 Carrera is one of the most coveted of all 911s, rendering it out of reach for a lot of enthusiasts. Even the most worn out examples won’t dip much below $20,000 and the most mint, low mileage Turbo models can glance six figures. Of all sports cars, the 911 is one of the most robust, reliable machines. The 993 is the last of the air-cooled 911s and represents the classic 911 at its zenith, before water cooling, electronic aides and even greater levels of greater luxury started to creep in. This 1995 911 Carrera for sale in California has higher mileage than your usual 993 of this vintage. But it looks honest and with a front bumper respray, it could make someone very happy for miles to come.

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera on eBay

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe. Two owner car. Suspension, bushings, and shocks are tight. The motor pulls strong. The interior looks exceptionally clean and looks like a 70k miles car. Please email me if you would like an Autocheck. I will send a link. Front bumper had been repainted without sufficient flex additive for plastic bumpers some time ago and has lots of rock chips. It needs to be repainted again. The bottom part of the bumper had NOT been repainted and has NO rock chips.

For International bidders: Verschiffung nach Deutschland kostet $1,250. Ich kann auch die Verzollung und Lieferung vor die Haustuer fuer sie erledigen. Ich spreche Deutsch.

This car has its flaws, such as the broken speaker grille in the door and the front bumper, but with the service book stamped and just two owners, I would take a flyer on this car provided it was given a clean bill of health by a Porsche specialist. For the mileage, it looks quite clean and the interior looks very tidy with just the right amount of patina for the mileage. Around $20,000 is just about right for a Carrera 2 with similar mileage, so we’re not far off the mark price wise. I do prefer the Carrera 2 over the Carrera 4 as it would prove less costly in the long run and gives the driver a bit more of that pure 911 driving experience. Overall, this a nicely preserved example of one of Porsche’s greats that has me hankering for one really bad.

-Paul

1993 Firehawk Porsche 968

We haven’t featured a race car at GCFSB since the summer, so it’s about time we start throwing more competition vehicles into the mix. Given that the holidays are upon us, I’m sure many of you are making a list and checking it twice. I’m not making a list myself, but there’s one list that I’m a fan of year round: Rennlist. The perfect place to scour for gift ideas for that special Porsche enthusaist in your life.

It might be a stretch for a gift, but this Porsche 968 for sale in New Jersey was a part of the IMSA Firestone Firehawk Endurance Championship, a race series limited to vehicles currently available in the showroom. Noted for their superb balance, the 968 was highly successful in this race series. This car, built in 1993, is not a recreation and has had a number of maintenance items addressed as of late.

1993 Firehawk Porsche 968 on Rennlist

Year: 1993
Make: Porsche
Model: 968
Mileage: 24,000
Color: Blue
Price: $32,000
Transmission Type: Manual – 6 speed

Selling an authentic 1993 Porsche Firehawk 968. I’ve owned since 2003 and have over $85,000 in receipts to indicate the level of detail in maintenance and enhancements since purchase. This car was built by Dave White in 1993 to compete in the IMSA Firestone supported Firehawk series. The cage has the original IMSA stickers still in place. This is not a replica Firehawk that you see at the track periodically.

Currently configured for PCA SP3 or F Stock. This car has been exquisitely maintained by Precision Motorsport Racing in Califon NJ since purchase in 2003. All fluids changed after every race weekend. Corner weighted and balanced at least 3 times per season to optimize dialing in of suspension. Have all the spec sheets. Wired for cool shirt and helmet and radio.

Outline of major work done

Within the last 3 years:

Complete engine rebuild by Michael Mount with the best of everything. Approximately 25 hours since the rebuild.
Guards LSD
Moton Club Sports – 600lb front / 250lb rear spring set up
Clutch
Starter
Alternator
Power steering rack and pump
Borla exhaust
Battery
Replaced Fab A-Arm pins
Solid suspension bushings throughout
New window net
Schroth belts
Updated fire system
Belts
18 inch Enkei wheels

Within the last year:

New front rotors and calipers
New rear rotors
New Master Cylinder
Front hubs (Racers Edge)
Rear axles
Control arm pin servicing
Polybronze bearings & rear spring plates

Competition cars are a bit more complex than street machines when it comes to placing a value on them. A lot of variables come into play, such as the series the car was raced in, how many races it won, who drove it, who built it…well, you get the idea. Just like a road car, though, provenance and history are everything. While an eye watering amount has been spent on maintenance, this is par for the course with race vehicles. They are much more needy and run through parts and wear items more rapidly than your daily driver.

Similar to customized hot rods, owners of competition vehicles usually take a loss when it comes time to sell. While it may not bring $32,000, I’d wager to say that someone might snap this 968 up for close to the asking price, as it would be tough to recreate this at this price. Being an original vehicle from this endurance race series makes for a great conversation piece in the pit lane, as well.

-Paul

2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S

Sometimes an otherwise run of the mill car can be exceptional, just by the way it looks. Take for instance this 2008 Porsche Carrera S for sale in Falmouth, Maine.

While the Carrera S itself is no slouch when it comes to performance. The naturally aspirated boxer-6 engine in the S gets a bump in displacement from 3.6L to 3.8L over the regular Carrera increase in power from 325 to 355 hp, while torque goes from 273 to 295 lb-ft. Sure the numbers re impressive, but what makes this car great is the color combination.

2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S on autotrader.com

Truly exceptional. White over red natural leather. X51 Carrera Power Kit. Bought here new and just traded. Really one of a kind. Clean car fax, no accidents. Front and rear supple leather seats, new car trade, one owner, self dimming mirrors and service records available. We encourage you to experience this for yourself when you come to look at this fantastic looking and fun 2008 Porsche 911, that is simply in wonderful condition. The freshness of this great, low mileage 911 will make you fall in love with driving all over again. J.D. Power has named the 2008 911 as the highest ranked in Overall Performance and Design in its class.

As a child of the ’80s, one thing I miss with cars these days is the complete and utter lack of color. I remember the days when you could almost any color of the rainbow, in everything from VWs to Pontiacs. Now you get your choice of black, tan or even grey. As the years have passed, the colors on cars are getting as boring as the cars themselves.

In some marques color has always been a staple, and Porsche is one that has kept their color palettes as interesting as their cars. As far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t get much better than this, there’s just something about a red interior that says “this car is fast” (whether it is or not). Priced just under retail, this Porsche it definitely worth it, for the cool factor alone.

-Brian.

1994 Audi RS2

In my spare time, I collect 1:18 scale model cars. Living in an urban area with limited parking, it’s a way of enjoying some of my favorite vehicles on a smaller scale. One recent acquisition to my collection was an Audi RS2 made by a specialty manufacturer out of France. I’ve always admired this collaboration between Audi and Porsche, especially when they are painted in the iconic Nogaro blue. In another six years, these cars will begin to be legal for importation into the US. Unfortunately, by that time the prices on these cars will surely have skyrocketed. That’s not at all surprising, given a short two year production run with under 3,000 produced.

This RS2 for sale in Barcelona was treated to a recent restoration to the tune of over €20,000.

1994 Audi RS2 for sale on Mobile.de

Audi RS2 totally restored in December 2011. New engine with 9500 km (current 210,000). Newly painted. Aesthetically perfect. I have the invoices of repair for value (+20000 Euros). Brakes 8 calipers and rims 18″ Porsche 993 turbo with Bridgestone 235/35/18. Exhaust MTM. Metallic catalyst 200. Xenon kit. Bluetooth.

While it doesn’t wear its original Porsche Cup wheels, the 993 Turbo style wheels don’t look out of place on this fast estate. At over $30,000 USD equivalent, this car isn’t for everyone. For some, it is a drop in the bucket considering the combination of performance and practicality. Look up Q ship in the dictionary, and this five-door, 311 horsepower beast with Porsche DNA would fit the profile.

-Paul

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S

Even though you’ll always get the “why didn’t you buy a 911” look from people, I’ve always been a fan of the Porsche 944 as a stand alone entity. Sure, it isn’t quite as iconic as its rear-engined sibling, but this was one of the best handling cars to hit the pavement and they are a relative bargain on the used market today. The Turbo S debuted in 1988 with the M44/52 engine with 250 horsepower, Koni adjustable shock absorbers, harder bushings and larger diameter anti-roll bars. Larger front brakes from the 928S4 were also fitted and ABS was standard. This Turbo S for sale in Georgia has 67,000 miles on the clock and comes equipped with what could best be described as a very ’80s themed interior.

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S on eBay

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S Silver Rose Edition (1 of 339). Absolutely beautiful, garage kept, meticulously maintained 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S Silver Rose Edition with 67K original miles. One meticulous owner with documentation including original window sticker, stamped factory maintenance book, all keys, and scores an 80 on AutoCheck (normal score range 24-50). Could be considered extremely close to a “10” interior, exterior, and mechanically. One minor ding in the front valence and minor sand blasting of rocker panel behind front wheels and and ahead of rear wheels on both sides of car (see pictures). Everything functions as it should including A/C, Heat, Sunroof, etc. She was just serviced and completely gone through by Technica Motorsports in Atlanta. Belts, Rollers, Tensioner, Water Pump, Oil and filter change, Transaxle fluid change, Hood Shocks, H4 Headlight upgrade with 55/100w bulbs, etc. No paintwork or damage history, factory paint is untouched, please see detailed Paint Meter results.

Car will come with either Polished Club Sport Wheels or Refinished Club Sport Wheels, buyer’s choice, either set is perfect with new tires in proper factory sizing (225/50-16 and 245/45-16). I am a long time PCA member and have owned a 356B, 911’s, 928S4, 930’s, 944 Turbos, and a 996 GT2. I am a connoisseur of unique automobiles and I personally buy and sell 5-10 cars per year (hence the dealer’s license). I fully disclose every known detail about my cars so that there are never any surprises. I have exported several automobiles and I will gladly assist overseas buyers.

The last 944 Turbo S we featured had 35,000 miles and sold for $21,000. With almost double the mileage, can this car bring $20,000? Maybe $17,000 to $18,000 would be more realistic. But there might be someone out there looking for the best 944 they can find, and given that this car was owned by a Porsche enthusiast and PCA member certainly has its merits. Personally, this color combination isn’t my favorite, but the 944 is one of those bucket list cars for me. A Turbo S in this kind of condition would certainly be high on my shopping list when the time came.

-Paul

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSH

Throughout the history of the Porsche 911, the range has been defined as much by its bread and butter models as it has been by the limited production versions. When discussing rare 911s, a few cars come to mind. The 1989 Club Sport. The Speedster. And this car. The 911 Carrera RSH. The 1972 to 1973 RS, or Rennsport, was a product of Porsche’s desire to broaden their reach in the Group 4 GT racing series. The RS was available in four variations, and this car for sale here is the rarest: the RSH. This was the most basic, stripped out model of them all, and weighed a mere 2,117 lbs., as was required for homologation by the German government. Only 17 were ever produced, making this one of the least common 911s of all time.

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSH on eBay

Vehicle is located in Europe. The odometer reads in KM so the reading of 10660 most likely exceeds its mechanical limits.

Chassis 9113601470. You are looking at neither a 471 or 472 Carrera RS. This is the rarest of all 4 variations; The RSH. Only 17 were ever constructed which accounts for 1% of total production. For comparison, Porsche built 1,308 472, 200 471 and 55 RSR models. We are not aware of any RSHs trading hands privately or at auction. In terms of significance and desirability it may be compared to the 1967 911R.

To clarify, it should be noted that using ‘RSH’ in our description denotes the 17 cars that were left unconverted by Porsche and should not be confused with the word ‘homologation’ which is used to describe the first and second batch of 500 cars built to satisfy racing requirements.

What makes the RSH model unique among Carrera RSs is its specification, or rather, lack thereof. It is approximately 30kg lighter than the 471 RS ‘Lightweight’ and 130kg lighter than the 472 RSL ‘Touring’. It was not easy for Porsche to register the RS for the road. The German government required dealers to fill out two order forms, the first for homologation and the second to convert the car. After an RSH was built stripped of most of it’s trim, it was taken to the scales to meet the 960kg weight requirement for homologation. It was then brought back to the factory for conversion to 471 or 472 spec, which mostly involved reinstalling the trim that was removed. Changes almost every other week occurred from the beginning to the end of production but there are similarities between unconverted RSH models to distinguish them from the 471 and 472 models; deletion of door caps, no trunk carpet, 6 inch Fuchs on all four corners with 185/15 tubeless front tires & 215/60/15 tube rear tires (early cars used mostly Pirelli CN36s, later cars used a mixture of Dunlops and Pirellis), deletion of the glove box door, removal of passenger seat, both sunvisors, coat hooks, trunk carpet, compressor, tools and hood shocks. There was a wooden steering box cover. Not all of these items were deleted or changed on every RSH so they can not be considered standard across all 17 cars. For example, Chassis 1470 has the glove box door, drivers sunvisor and trunk shocks installed. Since Porsche had fulfilled its homologation requirement after 1000 cars were built, they slowly began incorporating production parts to substitute for the lighter weight items across all models, RS, RSL and RSH. Lighter .8mm body panels were swapped to production spec .88mm panels, Thinner 3-3.5mm Glaverbel glass was changed to 4-5mm Sigla production glass, Ducktail spoiler construction switched from aluminum/fiberglass to steel/fiberglass, the hood badge on the RS and RSH was swapped from a decal to a metal badge, and the rubber hood and trunk catches on RS and RSH were swapped for production internal release cables and metal latches. Some late RS 471s are known to have pop out rear quarter windows and metal bumpers the same as their heavier RSL 472 counterparts. Chassis 1470 is obviously a later build car and most these details are present and correct.

The RSH model continued to be ordered even after the requisite 1000 cars had been built to satisfy homologation rules; Starting with chassis #19 and continuing periodically until chassis #1555, 17 customers decided to leave their RSH unconverted in order to go racing or possibly lock them away forever (!). One idea posited for why RSHs continued to be built after the requirements for racing were satisfied is so new parts could be homologated for production. The build date of this car coincides with the introduction of the modified rear trailing arm mounts. The last RSH built also seems to coincide with the introduction of alloy engine cases later seen on the RS 3.0. This car is also unusual in that it was never raced. It has lived in Germany and Switzerland. It was restored 9 years ago and returned to its original Light Yellow color. The incorrect Light Ivory color tag was installed from an older respray and the correct tag will be installed prior to sale. The original engine was replaced by the factory long ago. The gearbox is original. The only factory option fitted to this car is the locking differential.The original rear 6 inch Fuchs are available in addition to the 7’s currently mounted. The car is documented in the Carrera RS book written by Dr Konradsheim. Instead of a 471 or 472 next to its chassis number there is a 0. Dr Konradsheim has entrusted us to handle the transaction on behalf of his client in Germany.

The 2 photos of the White/Red RS are this same car. They were taken prior to restoration.

The more common RS Lightweights are ranging on average between $300,000 and $500,000 today, so this is a hefty premium to pay for exclusivity. It’s almost impossible to place a definitive value on a car like this. So few exist, rarely do they come up for sale and when they do, the sale price will be dictated by external forces such as the state of the economy. I’m guessing the asking price might be a bit on the high side here, but you never know. If the right buyer comes along, it might find itself in a new home. Paging Seinfeld…

-Paul

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

I’ll admit, I’m one of those Porsche 911 fanatics. I’ve never owned one, but certainly plan to before I leave this earth. The new for 2012 911 is still growing on me. I think it looks a bit more sleek from the front angle and the 7-speed manual gearbox is certainly unique. But I think the rear end is a bit too busy with the Porsche script and all of the ones I’ve seen in person have the PDK gearbox. I know, before everyone says it, I know this gearbox is more efficient and faster off the line, but I’m still one of those die hard enthusiasts that prefers to swap cogs myself in a sports car. This 911 Carrera S Cabriolet for sale in Ohio has the PDK but I am smitten with the color combination, even if the interior could be considered a bit outlandish with all that red.

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet on JamesList

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S, 2,100 original miles. Perfect, one owner car, Agate Gray Metallic over Carrera Red, PDK transmission, Premium Package Plus, Carbon fiber steering wheel, carbon trim Deviating stitching (cream) throughout AMAZING color combination! We’ve seen our share of 911s in all sorts of colors, but this one really stands out. The way the Agate Metallic integrates with the Carrera Red interior and top is simply classic. That those finishes are draped over a gorgeous new 991 doesn’t hurt, either! You COULD have a new 991 S cab for around $109,000, but you could have this one, loaded with options, for just a few dollars more. Power Steering Plus, Premium Package Plus with 14 way heated and cooled seats, 20 inch wheels, sport exhaust, extended leather and deviating stitching as far as the eye can see. This car is optioned very, very well.

I think the seller has a point in this advertisement. What’s another $15,000 to $20,000 in options when you are spending six figures anyway? This 911 is well equipped, but it also has me longing for Porsche to make a more simple version for the more serious enthusiast. But, being Porsche, I bet they would charge more for less. Still, I am loving the combination of Agate Gray with the red canvas top and red leather. It makes me think that the new 911 is about as close to a timeless machine that is made currently.

-Paul

Theme Week: 2005 Porsche Carrera GT for sale

No one-percenter’s garage is complete without a stock of some serious rare. When it comes to German rare, it doesn’t get much better than the Carrera GT. Sure, the new Turbo S is now a full second faster to 60 mph, but look at this thing. It has proportions the Mercedes SLR can only dream of. From the buttresses over the screaming V10 to the high exhaust outlets begging to shoot flames, the Carrera GT will never be mistaken for anything other than an exotic hypercar.

2005 Porsche Carrera GT for sale on eBay


A brief overview from the seller:

From 2004 to May 6th of 2006, Porsche built 1,270 examples of the Carrera GT at their new facility in Leipzig, Germany. Of those, 604 examples were sent to the United States. Mounted midship in the Carrera GT was a 5.7-liter V10 engine developing 605 horsepower. Zero-to-sixty took just 3.8 seconds with the 100-mph mark shattered in under seven seconds. Top speed was in the neighborhood of 205 mph. Mated to the race-bred engine is a six-speed manual gearbox. This 2005 Porsche Carrera GT Supercar is the rare Black with Black interior combination and is a two owner car that has been very well maintained and has a complete service history. The clutch was just replaced 9/30/11 with 5110 miles and there are no open recalls or campaigns. This car comes with all books, covers, keys and luggage.

I guess all those reports of tricky clutches on these weren’t kidding, as a new clutch after 5k miles seems extreme. Seven years in, Carrera GTs are holding strong at just over $300k, and $335,000 seems fair enough for a very low-mileage example. If you can come up with the capital it will probably be a decent investment as minimal depreciation and limited numbers indicate a strong future collector’s market. If you’re really in the 1% though, your other investments can do better; get out there and let this amazing car scream to its 8400rpm redline as often as possible.

-NR

1987 Porsche 911 Turbo

Even though I’m perfectly content with my R53 MINI Cooper S, I am longing for the day when I have the space and extra cash to buy something more aggressive to keep the supercharged pocket rocket company. The 911 is squarely in my radar, and has been for years. For me, the 1987-89 911 3.2s offer the optimal combination of classic and modern, as they are still very much the offspring of the original 901 released in 1963. Perusing through Rennlist is a guilty pleasure of mine, as the selection of choice Porsches owned by those who know and love them is impressive. This 1987 Turbo for sale in Colorado did a good job of getting my attention.

1987 Porsche 911 Turbo on Rennlist Classifieds

Year: 1987
Make: Porsche
Model: 911
Mileage: 78,661
Options: Air Conditioning, Antilock Brakes, Foglamps, Intermittent Wipers, Leather Seats, Power Brakes, Power Door Locks, Power Windows
Color: Black
VIN: WP0JB0936HS051059
Price: $35,000
Private or Dealer Listing: Private Listing
Location (Region): West
Body Style: Coupe
Transmission Type: Manual 4-speed
Engine Type: Turbo
Stereo System: AM-FM CD

Selling my 1987 930. I bought the car with the intention of keeping it and driving it, but I’ve put less than 200 miles on it in the past 4 months. PPI is welcome at buyers expense.

**UPDATE**
The car is back up for sale. There is some debate on the car about the right front fender being replaced, so I’ve adjusted the price accordingly to $35,000 and I’m hoping for a quick sale since the car is just sitting around. It is currently in NYC.

About the car –

VIN WP0JB0936HS051059, clean autocheck
Black on Black, original paint (see note above), no sunroof coupe
78k miles
Original engine
Original 4 Speed transmission
17″ Replica Fuchs, brand new
New Nitto tires
Aftermarket Exhaust
930S Wheel (still have original)
No other mods
No oil leaks, dry as a bone
Leakdowns performed on 2/24/2012 – all 4-6%
Exterior is a 8/10 (being critical)
Interior is a 8/10 (being critical)
Car is maintained by Poudre Sports Car in Fort Collins, CO

Photos – http://www.flickr.com/photos/grendel…7630466053242/

Laundry list of items recently addressed, including –
Complete Service (oil change, fluids, belts, etc)
3rd gear sychro sleeve, teeth, ring and tranny oil replaced. All other synchros inspected and fine.
Complete Brake service – pads, sensors, rotors, bearings
Tie Rod Ends
Replaced oil lines from thermostat to engine and oil tank
Replace breather hose
Reseal breather plate
Replace temp sensor
Replace oil sending unit gasket
Replace oil pressure switch
Re-upholster front seats

At $35,000, this is a pretty good deal for a 930. This isn’t the lowest mileage or most perfect 930, but it is well presented and has had a host of important work done to it. At this price, you might even find a few non-turbo 3.2s of similar vintage for sale, albeit ones that are close to new condition. If I pull the 911 trigger one of these days, I’ll probably go for a Turbo-look 3.2, but there’s no doubt that a 930 in black with the classic Fuchs rims is timeless. This was the face of the 911 throughout the 1980s.

-Paul

1988 Porsche 930 Slantnose Sonderwunsch

In an era when cars look more and more alike, enthusiasts with the means will always seek out a way to have something unique that is tailored to their tastes. Case in point, the Porsche “Sonderwunsch” program, which is currently known as Porsche Exclusive. This program offers buyers the opportunity to specify options and configurations not normally seen in the standard Porsche lineup, such as the famous 964 Speedster Widebody, a particular body or interior color to sample, or in the case of this 930 Turbo for sale in San Francisco, the Flachbau, or Slantnose option.

My fellow contributor Brian and I look back on the 1980s with fond memories from time to time and this 930 Slantnose pretty much epitomizes the era, in the same way the Testarossa did for Ferrari and the Countach did for Lamborghini. Finished in Grand Prix White with Fuchs wheels to match, it doesn’t get much more over the top than this.

1988 Porsche 930 Turbo Slantnose on eBay

GP White over Black 4-speed, 3.3 Turbo, upgraded turbocharger, Ruf intercooler, $103k MSRP. This is a factory M505 steel slantnose coupe and is 1 of 271 total cars built in 1988. Options include: steering wheel with raised hub, Heated seat left and right, LSD, GP White Fuchs, left seat lumbar support, velour luggage compartment, supple leather. $13k of recent maintenance including new clutch, engine reseal. Speedline multi-piece 18″ wheels are available separately for $5,500.

Like many 911s, values for the 930 Turbo have been strong over the years, and for those with the Slantnose option, even more so. It’s fairly rare that I see a high mileage Slantnose, as those who bought these cars typically had a stable of toys to choose from. For a 24 year old car then, the 40,000 miles covered is typical for one of these sports cars. If this were a 930 without the Slantnose, we might be looking at a $40,000 to $60,000 car, depending on mileage and provenance. At $70,000, this seems to be in the ballpark for what a Slantnose is worth, as I’ve seen a few come about in the $50,000 range and some edging close to six figures.

-Paul