1985 Audi 4000S Quattro

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s record breaking 1985 4000S Quattro that sold for $12,655 we find another 1985 Audi 4000S Quattro. This one is in the equally familiar Tornado Red this time around, a color that always looks great on these cars. Unlike the last example, however, this car is not offered with a full and careful detailed history or photos. Rather, we see some light modifications and some great pictures of engine components but little overall detail. But what does not make a good museum candidate may make a worthy driver, and this might be a good example of that for you:

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4WD Week: 1985 Audi 4000S Quattro

You know, it’s funny; we can seem to go months without seeing a clean 4000 Quattro, and then suddenly there is a wave of 5 or 6 in a row. Without a doubt, last week’s time capsule 4000 Quattro was the nicest of the bunch, but the asking price was enough to scare many folks away. That car was certainly also a rare color combination, and while today’s Alpine White 1985 4000S Quattro gives that 1987 a run for it’s money in overall condition, it’s not nearly as rare a color combination. Despite that, it’s much more appealing to me for one important reason; I bought the near-twin of this car as my first car back in 1996. It’s hard in some ways for me to believe, but this is about as identical to my first car as you can come nearly two decades later. Mine was also Alpine White over brown cloth with nearly the same mileage as this car when I originally purchased it. For me, then, even though we saw arguably a better condition “Time Capsule” 4000 with lower miles only a few days ago, this is the car that brings me back.

Year: 1985
Model: 4000S Quattro
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 112,000 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

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You are looking at (and possibly bidding on) an absolute time capsule. I will try to give an exhaustive description of the car to encompass all that I would want to know if I were perhaps considering the purchase of a car sight unseen. Here goes: I own an operate a premier German repair shop in Denver. Look us up on the internet–we are Paddock Imports. We predominantly work on German cars, with a special interest in BMW, Porsche, and Audi. This Quattro has been under our care since 2007, when the second owner bought it. Roger was a meticulous owner, and attended to everything we ever recommended on this car. He brought this car to us twice yearly and let us know that it was an “open credit card” situation. As such, we took meticulous care of his beloved Quattro. The mileage on this car is low because Roger also owns a Porsche, an E39 BMW M5, and a Ford F250. This Quattro was a little hobby car for him, and as such, it got driven sparingly. Eight months ago, Roger told me he was selling the car to make room for a collector Saab he bought. After I got over the shock of him buying a Swedish car (better him than me) I jumped on the opportunity to buy this Audi for my son. Caleb turned 16 last year and I had been looking for a reliable car for him to drive to school and hockey. I therefore bought the car and went through every single nook and cranny to make it mechanically perfect. Heres the list of what we did to it 8 months ago: timing belt, spark plugs, distributor cap, distributor rotor, drive belt, timing belt roller, water pump, water pump seal, brake master cylinder, brake proportioning valve, expansion tank, expansion tank cap, camshaft seal, drive belt, coolant antifreeze, new door handles, all new fluids, and new battery. Parts alone (I did the labor myself) totaled almost $2000. Suffice it to say, the mechanical condition of the car is virtually flawless. I would get in this car and drive it to Connecticut tomorrow. The only reason we are selling it is that Caleb has to drive himself and two of his teammates from school to hockey, and quite honestly, the car isn’t big enough for these boys and their gear…not even close. We therefore bought Caleb a BMW 528 wagon. So the Audi goes to the next steward. Here are some bullet notes:

Mechanical: Absolutely flawless–it doesn’t leak a drop of anything. not a single spec. starts in the bitter cold and runs flawlessly.

Glass: perfect–not a scratch or chip in any of the original Audi glass.

Clutch: plenty of life left in it–engages low and has great feel.

Body: not a single spec of rust anywhere on this car. It has been a Colorado car it’s whole life and we do not use salt here–hence no corrosion. The paint has tiny chips here and there commensurate with its age, but you have to look hard to find them. I drive a brand new BMW M5 and this car honestly gets more thumbs up.

Interior: Indistinguishable from new!! The dash is perfect with no warping or cracks, the old school felt seats are perfect with no tears, the seats are firm and supportive, the door cards look new, the headliner is perfect, and the original floor mats still look amazing!! Interior is by far and away the most amazing part of the car—a true time capsule.

Tires: 85% and balanced perfectly…I know because I did it myself.

Electrical: absolutely everything works–even the sunroof. the passenger front window is going up and down slowly, but I will attend to that before the auction closes.

Heat: blows very warm and strong

Radio: my son had me install an Alpine deck with Pandora and iPod hookups. I also installed Fosgate speakers for him. Sounds really nice.

I am sure I forgot many things, so if you have questions, please feel free to call me on my cell phone. Doug Paddock at 303-807-1863.

Bottom line, you are bidding on a super low mileage, pedigreed Audi, that looks and runs perfectly. It will give some lucky buyer years of faithful service. I am positive that I will never get all they money out of it that I put into it, but you know the old saying: One man’s dream…another man’s bargain. My family now officially has 4 cars and a 3 car garage, so the Audi is now at my shop. I am therefore selling the car at NO RESERVE. That’s right. High bid takes her home. I will be happy to help with shipping arrangements.

Over my ownership, my appreciation for the stout 4000 Quattro grew and I’m not alone in that. I paid around $2,500 for mine in about identical condition to this car 17 years ago, and sold it with around 140 on the clock and a bunch of improvements 10 years ago for…you guessed it, $2,500. Since then clean 4000s have started up the appreciation chain, cresting $5,000 just a few years ago, and now serious buyers are talking about $10,000 to get into a clean one. That comes as a bit of a surprise to the enthusiast community that has followed them all along, but like so many cars we feature here on GCFSB it’s a simple matter of math; you can’t find a clean example and return it to the condition of a car like this for $10,000. Does that make the car worth $10,000 plus? Well, for the right person, it just may. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, either – just look towards the E30 market and even the quickly appreciating 944 market to see where these cars that were once throwaway second-hands are going. If you’re interested, don’t wait too long; we’re not quite to the buy a shot one to restore point on the 4000 Quattro, but when clean prices start to head towards $15,000 start expecting it. There’s the secondary issue of what else you can buy for that money, but like many other cars – the A1 Golf, the E30 BMW, and many others, that argument doesn’t hold because if you want the platform, you don’t really want anything else. Want a 4000 Quattro? This is the car to buy, folks.

-Carter

1984 Audi 4000S Quattro

While yesterday’s 4000 Quattro Commemorative Edition was a neat look into a rare model, today’s 1984 4000 Quattro is a much more rare version of the same car. There are a few reasons for this; 1984 was a one-year only model for the 4000 Quattro before it received a host of upgrades in the 1985 model year. Early cars feature the original boxy dash, similar to the quattro coupe, as well as a similar “quad” headlight configuration and more boxy bumpers. There weren’t many sold, and few survive today – and when they do, they seem to be mostly Tornado Red. Today’s edition is in fairly rare Zermatt Silver, a color shared with Porsches of the same era. While not as shouty as the red versions, the driving experience is the same and this particular model appears well cared for and ready for some action:

Year: 1984
Model: 4000S Quattro
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 150,000 mi
Price: $5,500 Buy It Now

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1984 4000 quattro.
Excellent example.
Third owner.
First two owners doctors.

I’ve had it since 60k miles and 15 years, odometer broken and mileage is approximate. H&r/bilstien sport suspension, great match that is a decent ride balance and match, never bottoms out, handles great. Synthetic oil in motor and diffs since new. Recent clutch and heater core, clutch has fantastic feel and modulation, best clutch in any car I’ve driven. 20k since head gasket, engine mods including throttle body bore, warm up flap in airbox removed with cold air tube added, high compression with shaved head, turbo cam, pulls well from 4500 to 5600 well with plenty of torque below. Interior as nice as you can find with very low wear on drivers seat. Slightly whiny diff(for 10 years now, mostly in fourth) and needs a cv boot(probably joint too, get a slight imbalance at 85mph when turning one direction but not the other), slight hiss noise on deceleration in first, third, fifth (mostly third) that cuts out when clutch disengaged, not sure if it’s a problem or not, maybe low on fluid but I doubt it. Replaced front passenger fender with used after fender bender long ago and it’s not a perfect match but not bad. A/c worked once and leaked out, think it needs new seals. I forget when w/p and timing belt were done. Doesn’t lock, one lock needs the old lock cylinder because handle replaced (got it somewhere) and I think the other needs to be hooked up to the handle, both easy fixes; one of the interior rear pass door lock pins is out, I have it but not sure how it goes back in. Rear subframe bushing are worn and allow a little movement. On extreme angles and full droop of rear suspension, I think the coils are too short and will make a little noise moving around, worse on drivers side, possibly due to subframe bushings( I think the worst subframe bushing is the driver rear, may be the only one that moves), possible fix is the factory coil pads that I believe got removed when suspension was installed, been like this for years and not a problem but I always wanted to get it fixed. Actually I haven”t been driving it much the last five years but I’ve been driving around all week and the rear suspension noise seems to be getting better, I’m having a hard time getting it to make the sound last couple days. Tires have tread but have sidewall cracking. Diffs don’t engage but should just be a vacuum line, they worked well once and my mechanic said vacuum lines. Rear defrost doesn’t work but probably just a broken defrost line, antenna doesn’t go up. Sunroof won’t open right, rear doesn’t want to go low enough so it wants to scrape the paint. Shifts great, steers great, runs wonderfully, brakes well, does 85 mph straight and smooth down the freeway. Actually a very tight car with no rattles and tight suspension. Actually has power in mid/upper range unlike stock. Craptastic exhaust because I went to crappy shop down the street, 2.5″ pipe and magnaflow(not sure, can’t remember)muffler, sounds great and works well enough, not too loud. Probably needs new rear rotors. Leaky oil pan gasket. Hit black ice once and went off road, just tore up lower radiator mount (pic below) but it’s not a problem, radiator doesn’t move around. Low rust. Registered, just past Utah emissions and safety inspection. Extremely fun to drive and not slow, not fast but fun because it’s geared right. Pic below of spare parts, aluminum trim for the area between grill and bumper, not shown is a fwd 4000 front antiroll bar that can be fabricated into a rear for this car that it really could benefit from. One year of this body with quattro and bound to be collectible. Supposedly 150lbs less than the models that followed with better gearing AFAIK. I’ve owned 15+ german cars that were almost all faster and handled as well or better but this was the one that stuck with me, it’s just a great car. Not being used enough, wish I could keep it.
Low Reserve.
Have fun

There are a few things wrong with this car; most obvious is the need for paint on the front valance, but otherwise it’s wearing the wrong centercaps (a fairly easy fix if you can find them) and there’s some surface rust starting to creep through, as well as missing the all important rings and quattro badges. As these cars weren’t galvanized, you’ll want to get that paint issue sorted quite quickly as rust spreads through these cars like wildfire once it’s going. There are some suspension and mechanical needs if you want it 100% sorted. Mileage is on the lower side and overall condition – especially of the interior – appears quite good. Because of the rarity of the early cars, they tend to command a premium as there is a specific market that looks for them, and I think overall this car is priced slightly high but within reason given the market. Were I to get it, after fixing the paint I’d be quick to source some stellar looking Euro bumpers and optional 15″ Ronals – that’s about it. There are some tasteful upgrades to the car mechanically that make it all the more appealing. It is indeed a rare collector opportunity for someone who really prefers the earlier and original design of the Quattros.

-Carter

1987 Porsche 944S

There’s no easy way to slice it; Porsches are expensive cars to own. Without a doubt the best way to get into a Porsche is to buy one that someone has already gone through and fixed, and even though 944s are some of the cheapest Porsches to own the same holds true for them. While most enthusiasts really lust after a well documented and maintained Turbo or late S2, buying into that market is going to set up back well over $10,000 – for some, out of their budget for an occasional car. How about the rest of the 944 line then? Well, if the early 944’s performance is a little too pedestrian for you, a simple solution is to look for one of the rare 1987 or 1988 944S models. With a 16 valve development of the already torquey 2.5 liter inline-4, drivers got the best of both worlds in a model that bridged well the gap in between the stock 944 and the gutsy turbo model. Today’s example is presented in classic Guards Red over tan:

Year: 1987
Model: 944S
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 89,113 mi
Price: $8,500 Buy It Now

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1987 Porsche 944 S

RAC Performance is proud to present this pristine 1987 Porsche 944 “S” that has just arrived here at our facility!

Owned by a local RAC customer & collector, he had purchased this car with the intention of converting it to a turbo or track car. Upon further research and investigation he made the costly decision to take it back to its original form with a freshly rebuilt motor by “Istook’s Motorsports” of Fort Worth, TX who is infamous for 944 motor work since the 70’s! Many additional cosmetic items have also been addressed to bring this car to its most pristine and original form possible!

Notable Engine Rebuild Details:

– Main Bearings

– New Belts

– New Tensioners

– New Water Pump

– New Oil Pressure Valve

– New Valves & Valve Springs

– New Head (Original was cracked)

– White Powder-Coated Intake and Valve Cover

– New Motor Mounts

– New Guide Seals

– Valve Cover Gaskets

– Replaced Fuel Lines

– And Much More..

Additional Maintenance Performed:

– New Clutch

– New Struts and Springs

Notable restoration efforts include:

– 4 Brand New tires

– Front & Rear Hood Struts Replaced

– All Power Window Switches Replaced

– New Porsche Black Mats W/ Red Stitching

– New Leather Shift Boot

– New Center Console Hinge

– Upgraded Stereo W/ 4 New Speakers

– New Sun-Visor Clips

– And Much More…

NOTE: NAM, branded title issued on this 1987 Porsche 944. CarFax shows a mileage discrepancy, as well as documented light damage over the years. That being said, we offer this car with no reservation based on the mild restoration efforts. Overall, simply a beautiful and solid 944.

If you are looking for that stud of a high-quality driver, that has had excess of $15,000 + spent in services just this year, your search ends here!

Please contact Jared Orem at (214) 435-2917 for further details on this beautiful, Guards Red 944 “S”

The car carries a branded title for minor damage, which may explain in some part why the original side trim and ”
16 Ventiler” badges appear to be gone. However, outside of that, the car has gone through a major mechanical restoration including all of the hard and expensive bits on the 944 – notably, the clutch has been replaced and the engine refreshed. Anyone who has owned a 944 will tell you that neither of these services are cheap or easy, making the $15,000 worth of recent mechanical bills believable. Additionally, the car has new tires and suspension pieces, all of which should make this car a near-perfect driver candidate. The work appears to have been performed at the Ruf Auto Center, a notable enthusiast dealer. At $8,500 Buy It Now, if you’re not terribly concerned with having a branded title due to accident or mileage issues and do some diligence in making sure the pretty exterior isn’t covering up some serious demons, this might just be a stellar deal!

-Carter

Tuner Tuesday: 2007 Porsche Boxster S Ruf 3400

Without a doubt, Ruf is one of the most popular tuners in the world, but enthusiasts draw a strong line in the sand over what can and should be considered a Ruf automobile. For the most part, their enthusiasm generally falls off once the car in question does not carry an official Ruf vin plate. But are there extenuating circumstances that allow some cars to still be considered from the maker? Maybe you can help decide on today’s 2007 Boxster S, a car sporting $43,000 worth of Ruf modifications and available for sale on Ebay:

Year: 2007
Model: Boxster S
Engine: 3.4 liter supercharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 24,859 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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Ten years after the Boxster roadster debuted, it continues on as Porsche’s least expensive model, and remains one of the most thrilling cars on the road for the dollar.Two engines are offered, with a horizontally opposed six-cylinder 2.7L engine appearing on the base Boxster and a 3.4L version of the same engine found in the Boxster S. The smaller engine produces 245 horsepower, while the S has 295 horsepower on hand. Both powerplants use VarioCam technology for 2007 to vary both the valve timing and the valve lift on the intake camshaft. The result is increased power and improved fuel efficiency.The base Boxster has a five-speed manual transmission with a manual six-speed optional. The S gets the six-speed standard, and both models can opt for a five-speed Tiptronic transmission with gear selectors mounted behind the steering wheel.A mid-engined design gives the car a low polar moment of inertia, which enables the Boxster to navigate turns with a nimbleness that has to be experienced to be believed. The extra oomph of the S is helpful when putting the power down coming out of the corner, but the basic Boxster is also a highly entertaining and exceptionally capable vehicle.The Boxster is very well equipped, with heated power mirrors, power leather seats, power windows and locks, an alarm system, and automatic climate control. The Boxster S adds heated windshield wiper fluid, aluminum interior trim, and an anti-theft system. Mote importantly, the S has bigger brakes (the same as are found on the 911), dual exhaust, larger wheels, a tuned suspension, and performance tires to help maximize the 3.4L’s ample power.The power cloth top stows quickly, and can be lowered while driving up to 30 mph. Unusual options on the Boxster include adaptive sport seats that adjust the amount of bolster support, an automatic rear spoiler, ceramic brakes, and a fire extinguisher. A host of wheels and color schemes are available, as are more typical luxury items, such as heated seats, enhanced audio systems, xenon headlights, and a navigation system.

2007 Boxster S/Ruf 3400K Ruf Automobile GmbH, located in Pfaffenhausen Germany, is the largest and most respected manufacturer of enhancements for Porsche cars and is recognized as an automobile manufacturer by the German government. Ruf cars are noted for their performance coupled with Porsche factory levels of refinement and reliability. Ruf cars can be purchased as either a Ruf built car, and carry a Ruf VIN or a Porsche can be modified by Ruf in which case it would carry a Porsche VIN. Due to California smog and licensing issues, this 2007 Boxster S/Ruf carries a Porsche VIN. The car was purchased new in August 2007 and shipped to Ruf USA (then in Dallas, Texas) for installation of the Ruf 3400K drivetrain, the Ruf package for the 987 Porsche Cayman/ Boxsters. The modifications include the addition of a supercharger, reduced compression ratio, larger oil cooler and larger coolant radiators. Ruf lists the ouput of the 3400K as 400HP however, a few Ruf employees have indicated that the real output is more like 440 HP. This car sure feels like it! This car has a limited slip differential, Ruf instrumentation, steering wheel, springs, short shifter and other details. The total cost of the Ruf enhancements was $43K. In Porsche’s product offering, the Turbos provide the best straight line performance and the mid engined Boxster/Cayman, the best handling. The Ruf modified Boxster combines the best of both, Turbo levels of straight line performance with Boxster/Cayman handling. Finished in silver with black leather sport seats, this very rare car is in mint condition and was owned from new by a 64 year old Porsche enthusiast. Complete service records are provided. Please send message through ebay for additional pictures and information. Non Smoker, Clean title, One Owner Clean Carfax, No Track Days, Two Keys, Car Cover, Owners Manual, Original Window Sticker, photos taken during upgrades and Ruf invoice provided.

With a healthy bump in power to near-Turbo levels, this supercharged convertible sure should have the go to match the name; but while the car sports a Ruf badge and some of the goodies, a few important details are missing. For example, the 3400K ran a unique and much more aggressive from bumper which mimics it’s bigger brother GT3’s nose. This carries to the back where the Ruf redesigned rear bumper cover is also missing. Critical for me, though, are those missing Ruf alloys, one of the best traits of the breed. They’ve been replaced by some high quality Fikses – which I’m okay with – that are painted black – which I’m not okay with. But, as I’m not likely to buy this car that’s perhaps a bit non-sequitur.

Despite these missing details, the condition of the cars and the lower miles are both as impressive as the performance of these cars. Pricing on a normal Boxster S of this vintage would generally be high 20s to low 30s, and the opening bid on this car is $45,000. Unsurprisingly it’s failed to get much attention at that price point though it’s likely a good deal when you consider the original pricing on the 3400K was north of $100,000. Still, without the Ruf vin and with some key Ruf details missing, it’s just a stealthy and expensive Boxster to me.

-Carter

Motorsport Monday: 2006 Porsche Cayman S

If you want to hit the track in a Porsche, there are many ways to do it. You can buy an old 911, spend a ton of money modifying it and keeping it running. You can buy an even older 911, spend a ton of money modifying it, and even more keeping it running. But if you want a great handling, well set up flat-6 car that’s both competitive and easy on the wallet – in Porsche terms – is to look towards the Cayman. I instructed a friend with a Cayman S a few years ago at Monticello and got a chance to drive his then-new PDK Cayman S back to back with another friend’s track-biased Lotus Elise.

In the twisties, the Cayman didn’t have the go-cart feel of the Lotus for sure, but considering it completely stock, it wasn’t far off and it sure pulled harder on the straights! It was also much more forgiving and less-pucker inspiring than the Lotus; I’ve driven that particular Lotus on several occasions at several different tracks, and while it never got out of shape much at all during my drives the spinning top image was never far from my mind. When I drove the Porsche, that image couldn’t have been farther from my head – it was rock solid and confidence inspiring. Now a few years on, the Cayman has become a very popular race option and today’s example has been fully kitted for the track:

Year: 2006
Model: Cayman S
Engine: 3.4 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 39,000 mi
Price: $56,500 Buy It Now

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2006 Porsche Cayman S, Currently set up for PCA H Stock (with PCA logbook) but could easily run SCCA I Prepared, ITC, SCCA, NASA or even Grand Am with minor changes. Or super fast yet easy to driveTack Day car.

We began this project with a perfect Porsche certified pre owned 2006 Cayman S that had been female owned and had a VERY easy early life(car is technically still a CPO car), only race damage has been a broken bumper cover and headlight 3 races ago, interior was removed and car was sent to well known Robinson Racing in GA for custom cage, lowered driver seat sub-frame, custom bolt in passenger seat mount, window net etc. Car has a ton of room inside and easily acomodates our 6’2” 200lbs driver. Car has 4 podium finishes in 2013 with PCA club racing (wins at RRR and Road ATL, 2nd at COTA and 2nd at RRR with rookie driver). Only selling because have moved up to a 997 “Cup” and dont have room or time to race multiple cars.

Car was built by Porsche of Hilton Head SC, and Vertical Motorsports with all recent work, maintenance and track support by Autometrics.

UPDATE: Yes we are open to offers on our cars, feel free to call or email.

Below is a partial list of equipment on the car, Car is ready to race with no excuses and we are happy to answer any questions.

Custom 1 ¾ .095 cage by Robinson racing in cumming GA

OS Giken race LSD with custom stack up works great!

Fabspeed long tube race headers

Fabspeed race exhaust

Fabspeed removable turn downs(car is 101db)

A/C Delete

SAI Delete

Drop in Air Filter

2 Qt electric Accusump

Factory Porsche X51 baffles and swirl pots with .5 qt sump extension and billet filter

Porsche Motorsports air oil separator

Small crank pulley

New PS pump

Recent factory Clutch

Jump box plug on passenger side

Tarett competition billet shifter and new cables on Tarett risers

Super reliable fun and nationally compeditive PCA Club Race or super fast track day car

6K miles on car since build (4 races and test DE’s), 44K odometer miles, car runs strong and ready to race

Clear SC title in hand (car is still licensed and insured in SC)

Car weighs 3160lbs ready to race with 200 lb driver and ¼ tank of fuel

8 OZ race wheels (one set with fresh Hoosier Rains and one set ¾ tread R6)

Includes 2 factory keys and all orig. purchase paperwork CPO etc

Schroth center net

Schroth Hybrid HANS belts on driver (2017)

Sparco Pro ADV drivers seat

Sparco EVO passenger seat

Momo suede steering wheel with PTT on Porsche Cup quick release

GT3 rear adjustable toe links with lock out plates

Rennline tow hooks and towing tie downs F&R

Rennline rear sub frame tie brace

Tarett adjustable heavy rear sway bar with monoball end links

Tarett adjustable GT3 front sway bar and monoball end links

Braided stainless brake lines

Fresh PFC brake pads and recent rotors

Rennline Long race stud conversion in wheel hubs

Exterior emergency rear hatch release

997 GT3 lower control arms front and rear with tarett monoball inner halfs

KW Clubsport double adjustable struts with Ground Control (camber/caster) front monoball camber plates and Tarrett rear monoball uppers.

Aluminum KW lower race perches

Eibach springs with lower bearings for no bind

Litronic headlights (work great for night races)

Oyssey 650 lightweight battery in Rennline mount

Rennline Aluminum drivers floor panel

Porsche PCCB master cyl and Endless 650

Complete radio wiring harness and mount with PTT on wheel(currently set up for Digital Vertex but easy to convert to any)

Custom Master switch mount with dual actuation

Electric SPA Extreme Fire system with dual actuation

Traqmate wiring harness and control head

Cool Shirt cooler mount, hose and wiring with timer switch on dash

Transponder

Car has had recent corner bal and alignment

Cup center/side radiators and mounts including nose vent and inner fender liners, scoops etc.

ITC Carbon front Splitter and Porsche Tech Art rear wing (these alone were$4500)

We have over $90K in building this car, start racing today for a fraction of that. I am happy to answer any questions about the car during business hours-843 614 1516

To answer questions we are getting about lap times:

In 2013:

COTA- 2:33.3

ATL- 1:37.3

RRR- 1:17.5

VIR- 2:08.4

more photos at: autometricsmotorsports.com

The seller claims $90K invested, and that sounds about right from the look and build sheet. I’m not a fan of the alternately colored front bumper, but I am a fan of the Interseries classic 917 liveries, and my favorite has to be the Martini Racing “Hippie” 917 colors that appeared at both Le Mans on the 917LH and Watkins Glen on the 917K. Somehow, the swooping lines really suit the Cayman’s profile to me. Otherwise, I can’t say that there’s much I’d change here. It’s a solid build which I think is appropriately priced. It’s treading on early 911 GT3 street model money, and for the long term that’d be the smart car to buy. But if you want to have fun without worrying about long-term collect-ability, it’s pretty hard to beat this package in a Porsche!

-Carter

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S Silver Rose

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In the not-particularly rarefied world of 944 Turbos, you can usually find a nice example for sale just about any day of the week. While not imported in overwhelming numbers, there seem to be more good condition 944 Turbos up for sale at any given point than E30 M3s, 190E 16Vs, E28 M5s, E24 M6s, and Audi Quattros – combined. That’s because for as much of a performance bargain as the 944 Turbo is today, in the 1980s it was even moreso; a giant slayer that was cheaper than most of the direct competition. That led to many being sold and consequently, today there are many nice ones available in just about your choice of color for under $15,000. But if you’re a collector, there are two turbos that stand apart from the crowd; the unobtanium Turbo Cup factory race cars, and the 1988 Silver Rose edition Turbo S. Today there is a lower mile Turbo S just waiting for your deposit on Ebay:

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Year: 1988
Model: 944 Turbo S
Engine: 2.5 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 43,847 mi
Price: $20,000 Buy It Now

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Super clean and only 43874 miles with rare silver pink metallic paint only 1000 finished in this color you won’t find a nicer 944 turbo s out there it speaks for itself call with any questions 914-218-0053 thanks for looking

Yes, it’s slightly pink. Yes, the interior is pretty darn polarizing. But in terms of value, there aren’t any streetable 944 Turbos that are worth more than these. 1988 saw a host of improvements to the Turbo, including more power and the M030 suspension standard, along with new anodized wheels. This car appears to be all original and with under 50,000 miles, they don’t come much fresher than this. Though not much maintenance history is described, this car appears to be well cared for and in completely unmolested original form. That’s fairly rare for any Turbo 25 years on. $20,000 may seem like a lot of coin for a 944 Turbo, and indeed you could probably get two 1986s for the same amount. But consider what a collector status E30 M3 would cost, and this car is an absolute steal. The Silver Rose may not be for everyone, but if you’re looking for a collector grade 944 Turbo that can still be driven occasionally, here it is.

-Carter

Double Take: Blower v. Displacement – 1989 944 Turbo v. 1991 944 S2

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Recent technology, engineering and computers have challenged the age-old automotive adage: “There’s no replacement for displacement”. The other day I caught an article claiming the new twin-turbo Audi S8 and S7 can be beefed up and are running sub-4 second runs to 60mph. Not bad for only 4 liters; that would best any muscle car from the 1960s without too much trouble. That, coupled with the Porsche 968 I wrote up the other day got me wondering; given about the same money, would I choose a 944 Turbo or a 944 S2? Well, lucky for us I found two good examples at right around the same miles and price; let’s start with the Turbo:

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Year: 1989
Model: 944 Turbo
Engine: 2.5 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 102,073 mi
Price: $13,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo on eBay

Maintenance:

-Clutch kit replacement and re-surface of flywheel (2006, 62,751 mi)

-Timing belt and water pump replacement (2009, 85,347 mi)

-Alternator replacement (2009, 89,378 mi)

-New tires (2011, approx. 2000 mi driven on them)

-New battery (2013, 102,073 mi)

History:

I’m the third owner. Originally purchased in Germany (Canadian Military Car Sales, Nurnberg). Second owner had it for approx. six years / 8000 miles when I purchased it in 2011. I have the original paperwork and still in contact with the second owner. I drove it (approx. 59,000 mi)so it has normal wear and tear on it but mechanically it is in excellent shape and runs quite good.

This car seems to have an interesting history, matched by it’s interesting color combination. The white interior includes the more rare sport seats with tremendous bolsters; those bolsters show wear (as does the white) which is inevitable if you want to drive the car. The exterior shade is one I’ve only seen on later 944S2s interestingly, and for a Turbo is pretty unique. Some mechanical history is included, which is nice, and while this car isn’t pristine I’d classify it as a very nice driver example. There is some light wear showing outside, the wheels don’t shine as they originally did and the dash is cracked. Great, now stop worrying about those things and just drive it. The 1989s – though not termed “S” – got all of the S upgrades including the M030 suspension and uprated 250hp motor. These are great driving cars, well balanced and fairly bulletproof as long as you don’t turn the boost up too much. Older turbo technology a little too scary for you? How about jumping up a bunch of valves and half a liter to the 944 S2:

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Year: 1991
Model: 944 S2
Engine: 3.0 inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 106,000 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction, $13,000 opening bid

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Porsche 944 S2 on eBay

I have a much loved 1991 Porsche 944s2 with rare options. It is the last year produced and has the one year only options that became the 968. Red with Gray and black interior. Everything works flawlessly and has been maintained to an incredible standard by one of the renowned 944/928 specialist shops. It has new leather because I wanted it not because it needed it. It has 968 matte black cupII wheels with new tires but I have like new original wheels and tires with it. It has ice cold air, Power windows and mirrors, Sunroof, new Porsche drilled rotors and pads. Dash is perfect, no cracks. I just did the full service cam tensioner / timing belt etc. I spent some money on this because my mechanic is the best. Just powder coated to factory specs the valve cover. This car needs nothing. The underside you can eat off of and I just installed a Alpine unit with Bluetooth and audio streaming of IPOD or Pandora radio with out the need to plug anything in but it has a USB plug to charge. Voice dialing and music is amazing. 5speed with limited slip differential(ultra Rare) and the 10 speaker sound system from the factory another rare option code, 968 spoiler. Original working Porsche stereo. 105k miles. All compression is like new and near even. $13500. You wont find many cars as nice and unmolested as this example. I spent years searching for this car. Never tracked adult owner.

David 949 232 8200. Car is a southern California car.

The 944 S2 was indeed the prototype for the 968, only missing it’s 6-speed option and some minor exterior refreshing. To some, the earlier “chunky” looks of the 944 are preferable. Guards Red is a safe bet on these cars and generally always looks great. As usual, I wish the Cup wheels were silver rather than Matte Black, but the sale seems to include the original Design 90s that should be on there. Like the Turbo, some maintenance is done so that’s a plus, and the interior has been refreshed “just because”. Although this car doesn’t have the sport seats of the Turbo it does carry the limited-slip rear end, making it a bit more fun in the twisties.

So, for around $13,000, which is a better deal? Well, both are pretty solid looking cars; ultimately, I think it comes down to what you want to do. Day to day, I’d have to argue the S2 is probably a better choice – they’re easier to drive around town, and because of the linear power delivery they’re actually a tad bit quicker around a track than a stock Turbo in my experience. However, “stock” and “944 Turbo” seldom go together, so if you’re inclined to have an occasional car with more scoot, the Turbo is capable of that in strides. It wouldn’t be hard to push 100 hp more than the S2 out of the 2.5, and then it would be no contest of which would be faster. I do like the rarity of the S2, but that pretty Turbo seems to be calling my name this time around…

Which would you choose?

-Carter

1975 Porsche 911 S Carrera Tribute

The New Year marks fifty years since the introduction of the Porsche 911. Of the many generations which have worn the iconic number, the one period in 911 history that gets glossed over a bit is the 911 2.7 from the mid 1970s. This was a bit of an in between model, succeeding the classic originals from the 1960s and preceding the SC, or Super Carrera, with its technical upgrades. Nevertheless, for those seeking a bit of a sports car bargain, these 911s should not be written off. This 1975 911 2.7 for sale by North Shore Autosport in Chicago has been done up in the style of a period Carrera S and has been converted to Weber carburetors and has 3.0 SC cams.

1975 Porsche 911 S Carrera Tribute

1975 911 S Carrera Tribute. Rebuilt 2.7 liter motor & 5-Speed manual transmission. VIN: 9115201014. Finished in Light Yellow (code 117) with Black leather seats and classic Carrera script applique.

Carrera Modifications & New Additions include:

Lightweight Interior (Door panels, Felt Carpets, Manual Windows)
New seats & Leather Upholstery
Weltmeister front and rear adjustable sway bars.
Bilstein Shocks & H&R Springs.
Factory steel rear SC quarter panels
3.0 liter SC Camshafts
Weber Carburetor Conversion
SSI Exhaust and Danske muffler.
CD Player

Original deck lid included as well, window parts, door locks, original camshafts, rear sear backs and some spare parts. Runs excellent and strong. Incredibly good looking and hard to tell from a real Carrera car. Virtually flawless paint and new drive-line, this is a great driver for those who refuse to spend double or triple for the real thing.

Please do not hesitate to contact our staff with any questions, shipping quote or to schedule a test drive. (312) 884-1149

As the seller’s description highlights, this is a great car for someone wanting a lot of classic 911 style on a budget. Prices for good, driver quality 911s of this vintage tend to hover between $15,000 to $25,000, so we’re about on point in terms of price; with the original and spare parts that come with the sale, its an added bonus. For someone in the market for a 911 they can actually use and look good while doing so, this car would be a good choice.

-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