Two Porsche 944’s For Sale: Less Than 50k Miles Combined!

As a low-miles sucker, I spotted these two 944’s on eBayMotors and was immediately sucked in. As the pictures show, they are flawless covering less than 30k miles each. And they’re both for sale from the same seller.

1991 Porsche 944S2 on eBayMotors for $21k buy-it-now:

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

This 1991 9442 s2 is probably the nicest one you will find. This is 1 of only 510 that was shipped to the U.S. in 1991. It comes with the upgraded 17″ Porsche cup wheels with Bridgestones all the way around. All services are up to date including the timing belt and the water pump, all shocks have been replaced, AC was just completely serviced. Everything works: electrical, lights, headlights, radio with EQ, all knobs and switches. Paint is pristine with just a few stone chips on the front. The interior is more of a charcoal gray ( the pictures show it as lighter gray) all leather is still supple and in excellant (new looking) condition, no cracks in the dash, carpet is clean an new looking. All books, tools, Porsche Bra in its Porsche bag, Porsche air pump, and misc. porsche stuff related ot this car come with it.

1987 Porsche 944 Turbo on eBayMotors for $19.5k buy-it-now:

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

This is a 1987 944 turbo with only 26,000 miles. It has all documents from new. Original window sticker, original sales invoices from new, original dealer paperwork from new, original 1987 Porsche 944 turbo dealer brochure in full color aprox. 15″x 15″ and all mechanical service receipts from day one. Timing belt service was completed, and all services are up to date. If you are looking for a PRISTINE “Collector Quality” 944 Turbo, then you have found it. This 944 Turbo is as nice as the photos, no paint work, no scuffs no dings dents, just simply a well preserved 944 Turbo. Im in Bonita Springs Florida. We have an international airport here. If this car isn’t as nice as described, I will pay for your flight. If you choose not to fly and truck the car to your home, I will refund you purchase price and shipping charges if this car is not as represented.

I realize the prices are steep, but the pictures really seem to demonstrate two really clean and original cars. Those interior pictures could be from a brochure. Considering these cars are practically new, they could be considered a cheap means to nearly new Porsche ownership compared to the MSRP of today’s new Porsches!

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1978 BMW e21 320i with 3.2L Big Six Swap: Is This Really the Second Car Dinan Ever Built?

This eBay auction for a red 87 BMW 333i swap states that is the second car the Dinan ever converted! Check it out here on eBayMotors with a buy-it-now of $8k!

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

For those of you who know, this car needs no introduction. For those of you who don’t, this is the BMW tuner DINAN’s second car ever built.

1978 BMW e21 320i converted to 333i

Approximately 35,000 miles on the original odometer. The car came with a certificate of authenticity/validity of the odometer, but the OD stopped working shortly after purchase. This car has never been a daily driver though, so current mileage estimates are probably no more than 50k. The certificate is no longer available.

3.2L Turbo charged M30 “big six” motor, non-intercooled, no BOV or DV valve.

The turbo is a t3/t4 hybrid, currently boosting 9psi with full boost achieved at 2500 rpms

I’ve been following a discussion on BimmerForums about the car and most in the know agree it’s worth $8k, even if the pictures and exact details aren’t perfect. While I agree in terms of the effort that took place to assemble, but the interior pictures are a little scary with seats that need recovering, center console with wires hanging out, and a sad and worn steering wheel. But it would likely cost at least $8k to get a similar car together, and this one is low miles with a history.

As a tuner, Dinan is so respected that their parts are sold and installed at BMW dealerships in North America — and they don’t void the warranty! So if this car represents the early history of the tuner, it could be a really cool pickup and should be a car that climbs in value with the continued success of the company.

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1991 BMW e34 M5 For Sale in Red with 47k Miles

Stellar mileage on this very nice looking 1991 BMW M5 listed on eBayMotors:

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

I am selling this car with a heavy heart. My first born is due to arrive on earth in March and so this is the only reason I am selling this car. Too many toys and this one is going.

About:
This is a 1991 E34 M5 US Model with 47,962 original miles to chassis and engine with matching numbers(the mileage will go up by a few miles as I drive it to keep it fresh). This car has not been modified in any way; it is one hundred percent stock down to the radio. There is no rust on this car. In very good condition with low miles.

For the most part the pictures show a great looking original car. The engine compartment could use some detailing, but aside from that, it looks really sharp in that red on light tan leather. I’d hope a car like this would have some records, but the ad doesn’t mention any specifically. But then the seller states right in the auction description that his reserve is only $17k. If a PPI checked out, I’d easily overlook that omission for a car with such low miles!

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A Pair of Low Mileage Porsche 968’s For Sale

Both these cars have under 40k miles, both are on the east coast, and both are looking really tasty for fans of the 924/944/968 series – of which you can include me amongst! First up is this 1993 Porsche 968 for sale on eBayMotors finished in Amazon Green Metallic for $18k buy-it-now:

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

This car has been kept in a climate controlled enviroment all of its life. Original sticker was $45,764.79. Lots of options.

N7N7 Amazon Green Metallic $823.00
TT Partial Leather Seat Classic Grey $682.00
XDU Rim Cap with Porsche Crest $208.00
220 Limited slip Differential $913.00
490 Hi-Fi Sound PKG/10 speaker/amp $561.00
692 CD Changer “CD-C1 $1,245.00

He has the original factory 16″ rims (with no tires) that are in perfect condition that are include with the car. The tries only have about 1000 miles on them. The rims pictured are 18”.

And the second is this 1993 red on black 968 in Florida for $21.5 buy-it-now:

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

The first owner kept everything from new; including:

Meticulous maintenance records
Original Factory Window Sticker ($43,140)
All Original Books/Manuals/Pamphlets/Warranty cards
Press KIT that includes loads of Color Brochures and Dealer Sales info
Full COLOR dealer sales brochures.
COLOR Magazine Articles from dealer
Original TEMP TAG from new.
Letter from President of PORSCHE USA ( signed )
Original Porsche 968 Technical Data and specification brochure.
And Much more Misc. other documents.

Second owner picked it up and brought it to Georgia and had it for 3-4 years and kept it as nice as the first owner. It now resides here in Bonita Springs Florida and can be view at any time.

Mechanically its runs out strong with no problems. AC blows hard and cold and everything works.

Personally, I’m liking the color combo on the first one better, and it’s over three grand cheaper. I always put a premium on low mileage examples because in my mind it’s less road time and thus less opportunity for accidents and poor maintenance. But even if a PPI revealed that it needed some work, wouldn’t the three grand saved budget nicely to make for a nearly perfect example?

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I’m Bored: 2007 Ruf 3400K Coupe 25th Anniversary Edition Coupe

I usually post modern classic German sports car and sport coupe classifieds on this blog that the everyman could likely attain and afford to maintain, upgrade, and enjoy. But nothing really tickled my fancy tonight, so I decided to look upmarket. That’s when I stumbled on this stunning Ruf 3400K for sale on eBaymotors:

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

This is a 2007 Ruf produced and titled 3400K Coupe. Ruf Automobile GmbH has a unique and exclusive relationship with Porsche. Ruf Automobile purchases a “body-in-white” from Porsche- “body-in-white” refers to the most basic structure or frame of the car with nothing installed including body panels, drive train or suspension components. Ruf then completely “hand-crafts” the vehicle from that point at their factory in Pfaffenhausen, Germany, all paint, engine, interior, suspension and unique Ruf components are fitted. This is why Ruf is recognized as a manufacturer and Ruf cars have their own unique VIN.

Oh my God, this car is pure sex! The Cayman S is already a total success story in the automotive press, but when Ruf lays hands to this model and returns a car worthy of it’s own badge and designation, well then, you have a superior and rare machine indeed. Here are the specs according to a European Car article on this model:

RUF 3400K
Layout
Longitudinal mid-engine, rear wheel drive

Engine
3.4-liter flat six, centrifugal-type supercharger, camshaft adjustment, hot-film air mass sensor, three-way catalytic converters with metal substrates, aluminum intake manifold with integrated intercoolers

Transmission
Six-speed manual

Suspension
Adjustable coilovers

Brakes
F: Four-piston calipers, 12.5-inch
front rotors R: Four-piston calipers, 11.8-inch rotors

Wheels and Tires
Ruf alloys 8.5×19 (f), 10×19 (r) Bridgestone Potenza RE050A 235/35 (f), 265/35(r)

Exterior
Ruf front bumper with integral air intakes, rear wing, rear bumper

Interior
Aluminum pedals, gear lever trim, instrument panel

Performance
Peak Power: 400 hp
Peak Torque: 324 lb-ft
0-62 mph: 4.4 sec.
Top Speed: 181 mph

And here’s a Ruf promotional video, which features a Ruf 3400 about midway through the video, which is set to Firestarter by Prodigy. Awesome!

Now that I’m totally smitten with this fantasy car, I’ll be very eager to see what the final bidding reaches. Then I’ll take that number and adjust my keno ticket accordingly!

Update 11.11.08: Updated to the most recent listing, which now carries a $129k buy-it-now (gulp!)

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Porsches For Sale Right Now That Look Like Good Value: 911SC and Boxster

I featured a couple of BMW‘s models that are worth keeping an eye on for good value, but how about some Porsches.

Porsche 911SC

Ask any air cooled 911 owner what the best value in the range is, and 9 times out of 10, they’ll tell you to consider the Porsche 911SC from 78-83. Visually, it’s nearly identical to the later Carrera which commands quite a bit more cash, yet still retains a modern-classic look with body details that dates back to 74. And it’s no slouch with around 180hp. I’ve had the pleasure of driving my good friend Paul’s 1980 911sc on numerous occasions.

Here are a couple I spotted surfing Craigslist that caught my eye.

1980 Porsche 911sc Sweet Condition. Red Rocket! – $18900 (Boise, 85k miles)

1979 Porsche 911sc – $16500 (Eugene, 97k miles)

Early Porsche Boxster

Watch the reviews and it’s obvious the Boxster is a classic already. With prices well under $20k for well equipped models, they’re a serious consideration if you’re in the market for a sporty drop top.

2000 Porsche Boxster with only 46k miles – $16500 (Seattle)

1999 Porsche Boxster – $17000 (Beaverton, Oregon, 38k miles)

I had started a Porsche Boxster S FAQ at my old blog, but it’s still worth referencing for any early Boxster purchase. My buddy Paul tells me working on these cars is a PITA, but damn, it’s hard not deny the appeal and versatility of these cars.

As with any car I’d seriously consider buying, I’d do a Pre-Purchase Inspection and CarFax history report to begin the background check. But for under $20k you have your choice of either a classic 911 or a modern-classic Boxster to fulfill the Porsche fantasy.

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