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Our Favorite Porsches For Sale This Week: Volume 140

We’ve been compiling some amazing Porsche models on the internet for over five years now, and we’ve seen some pretty astonishing examples pop up now and again. This week we’re feeling a bit down in the doldrums with all the greyscale paint jobs in Porsche dealers today. For that reason, we’re looking for brightly colored cars to lift our spirits! Hopefully you’ve enjoyed our « curated » look at the Porsche market. Keep in mind, some of these Porsches could be great collection investments, while others might prove to do more financial harm than good.

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Every other week, we feature 5 of our favorite Porsches for sale. That post is sent out to our mailing list of more than 17,000 Porsche owners and fans and is seen by tens of thousands of other readers who visit our site directly. If you’re selling a Porsche on eBay and would like to see it featured here, just shoot us an email with the details and we’ll be back in touch. Otherwise, feel free to check out all the other eBay listings we have on our Porsches for sale pages.

1. Speed Yellow 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 For Sale

 

Speed Yellow isn’t exactly an uncommon Porsche color, but it just looks so good on the flanks of this 997 GT3 that I had to include it in this week’s theme. It’s bright and sunshiney, and if that Mezger-based engine doesn’t put a smile on your face, you just might be dead. These are exploding in value right now, so you might be able to ride the wave upward. Then again, maybe the bubble will burst. What do we know? I do know that it looks spectacular with black wheels and Speed Yellow paint. Get it.

For more pictures, pricing, and information, check out the full listing on eBay

2. Saturn Yellow 1973 Porsche 914 2.0L For Sale

 

Saturn Yellow is a pretty rare and exotic color when it comes to 914s, and this minty clean 2-liter seems like it would be a great buy for someone out there. 914s handle better than their 1970s VW-sourced parts should give them any right to, but they are lightweight and well balanced and sure footed. This would make a great first Porsche or fiftieth. Grab it before it explodes even further in value. Just make sure you can handle the less-than-sonorous Type 4 exhaust note. And maybe replace

For more pictures, pricing, and information, check out the full listing on eBay.

3. Pastel Orange 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS For Sale

 

Okay, if you’re going to go for a bold Porsche, you may as well get it in a bold color. Pastel Orange is a very nice shade, and it looks especially good in stark contrast to the GT2 RS’ black and carbon accents. There isn’t much that hasn’t already been said about the GT2 RS, so I guess you just have to know that this car has 129 miles on the odometer. Go get it!

For more pictures, pricing, and information, check out the full listing on eBay.

4. Viper Green 1978 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Recreation Backdate For Sale

 

If you can’t pick up a 2.7 RS on its face, you may as well settle for the next best thing. This is a 1978 911 that has been backdated with proper metal fenders, fiberglass hood, ducktail, and bumpers, so it probably weighs quite a bit less than the car it’s based upon. And the 3-liter under the ducktail makes a good bit more power than the 2.7 liter in an OG RS. In a way, this is better than the original, and several orders of magnitude less expensive. Settle for this one.

For more pictures, pricing, and information, check out the full listing on eBay.

5. Pastel Yellow 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet For Sale

It’s still the middle of summer, and there is plenty of time to get in on the top-down driving in a bright and shiny sports car. This bright yellow 993 Cab is an eye catcher. Even more eye catching is the bright blue leather interior. It’s a weird combination, but I kind of really like it. It’s a nice low-mile example, and appears to be in quite good shape, so maybe it’s worth the near-$60k buy it now price. What do you think?

For more pictures, pricing, and information, check out the full listing on eBay.

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Porsche’s Ten Best Colors Of All Time

Porsche has a habit of selling cars in incredibly interesting colors. From the very beginning they’ve had many interesting shades painted on the shapely fenders of their sports cars. They take risks on colors, risks that other companies are known to shy away from. There are dozens of bright and bold colors that make a Porsche stand out. For some reason, people keep ordering them in silver, white, and grey. In an effort to stem that bland color trend, we’ve assembled our favorite colors from Porsche’s history. And before you say anything, Guards Red is not on the list!

10. Maritime Blue

Porsche 968 Clubsport Maritime Blue At The Beach

Image Source: Silverstone Auctions.com

In all honesty, we could have made this an entire list of Porsche Blues. It came down to a toss up between Midnight Blue, Miami Blue, and Maritime Blue, but this 968 ClubSport with color-matched wheels convinced us to give Maritime the win. Isn’t it just incredible?

9. Macadamia Metallic

Source: eBay

Like Blue, Porsche has a history of incredible Browns. All the way back to the 356C with Togo Brown, Porsche’s sports cars always look great in this earth tone. It’s a subdued way to say you like a sports car with class and sophistication, but it’s not as boring as grey or silver.

8. Rubystone Red

Rubystone Red Porsche 964 In The Mountains

Source: Speedhunters

Rubystone Red is perhaps Porsche’s most bold color of all time. This pink-red-purple combination was somewhat common in the 964 era, but it would do well for Porsche to bring it back to life. Could you imagine this shade on a new Cayman GT4? Great, now I’ll be daydreaming about paint-to-sample color ordering again.

7. Talbot Yellow

Porsche 912E Talbot Yellow In An Empty Warehouse

Source: Bradley C. Brownell

The choice to include TalbotGelb in this list might be a bit biased, because this particular 912E is sitting in my garage right now. I absolutely love this car, and the color painted on it. This color wasn’t used for very long in the mid-1970s, but it is widely regarded as a great color because of it’s cheery and endearing sunflower-esque qualities. My wife calls it ‘cute’, and that’s good enough for me.

6. Basalt Black Metallic

Basalt Black Porsche 918 on the race track

Source: Porsche

Black is generally quite a boring color option, but Basalt is the one exception to that norm. This particular black is very deep and shimmery with plenty of metal flake buried layers down. It’s a gorgeous color that changes every time you look at it, and is somehow not boring at all. From more than ten feet, however, it’ll blend in like most other blacks. It’s enigmatic, and that’s why we love it.

5. Ice Green Metallic

Ice Green Metallic Mid Year 911 in a parking lot

Source: Bradley C. Brownell

This Porshe caught my eye at an autocross a few years ago, and it’s been haunting my dreams ever since. Even sun-faded and losing its clear coat, Ice Green looks phenomenal. It’s a chilly and crystalline color that stays with you. It looks incredible on the narrow-body flanks of this mid-year 911. It’s just different enough to be cool.

4. Terra Cotta

Porsche 912 Custom Painted In Terra Cotta

Source: Bradley C. Brownell

Traditionally a relatively uncommon 356 shade, this little hot rod 912 needed a color to help set it apart from the crowd, and that’s exactly what happened. A Porsche friend of the author owns this car, and it has left a lasting impression. In the foggy shimmer of a Monterey, California morning, this car stuck out like a shimmering oasis among a desert of boring color cars.

3. Cassis Red

This particular Cassis Red 911 was recently purchased by Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire. He got a great deal on the car because this particular color doesn’t photograph well. The ad was passed over again and again because it looked like a washed out dark brown/red combination. He was convinced that he was going to hate the color and would change it as quickly as he could. Once he saw it in person, however, it changed his mind. In some light, this is the best color in the world, and in other light it looks awful. That’s part of the fun.

2. Slate Grey

Source: Eleven Cars

The one exception to our anti-grey stance is Slate Grey. Slate is incredible because, like Basalt Black, it has an amazing depth to it. It’s also the color that was made famous by Steve McQueen’s long-hood 911 driven in the opening few minutes of the film Le Mans. If it’s good enough for the so-called ‘king of cool’, then it’s good enough for this list.

1. Aubergine

You could probably ask us to make a new top-ten Porsche colors list every week, and we’d always change our minds as to what would be included. Porsche has so many great colors. That said, we could make this list a million times, and the only color that would remain constant on the list, the only color that is completely beyond reproach, is Aubergine. We’ve long dreamt of an Aubergine 1973 911 Carrera 2.7 RS, and likely will continue to dream of it anon and always.

What are your favorite colors that we failed to include in this list? Let us know in the comments below which you think are better than this list. We would love to hear your opinion.

 
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Conceiving Color

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS: 0 to 100 kmh in 3.2 seconds, peak speed 312 kmh. This Porsche is green. Why is that?

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Opinion: Do certain Porsche 911s suit certain colours?

Guards Red, Irish Green, Riviera Blue. Over the years, Porsche has created some truly iconic paint colours, hues that we all remember the exact names of. However, while we all have our favourites, certain shades suit certain Porsche 911s better than others.

For example, Rennsport 911s definitely lend themselves towards the more lairy tones. There’s something about a Light Yellow Carrera 2.7 RS or a Riviera Blue 993 Carrera RS that just works. Tangerine, Mexico Blue and Guards Red are also suitable choices for anything with the fabled ‘RS’ badge on the decklid.

By contrast, a Porsche 997 GT3 RS 3.8 in Carrara White or Basalt Black just doesn’t have the same visual clout that the car’s incredible performance deserves. If your Porsche 911 is designed to shout, it deserves a suitably shouty colour.

Speed Yellow doesn't work on base 911s whereas GT Silvers suits the Carrera's subtle character.

This colour optimisation works both ways though. Porsche 911 Carreras (especially from the 993 era onward) look plain weird when clothed in Mexico Blue or something similarly shocking.

There’s a reason why GT Silver is king on water-cooled Carreras. It’s the bread and butter of the Porsche 911 range and, as such, works best in colours that, while not exactly blending into the background, help the car to subtly slide through traffic.

Porsche 911 Turbos prove slightly more difficult to colour. They’ve got massive performance potential however, in recent years, the forced induction 911 has become more of a GT-style cruiser.

Porsche 911 Turbos and Turbo Ss are probably the most versatile when it comes to colours.

You could argue that Turbos actually suit any colour however, they work best in either dark metallics or something a little more eye-catching such as Speed Yellow or Guards Red. In fact, the latter hue is possibly one of the only paint colours that can truly work on any Porsche 911.

With their even greater performance, Turbo Ss fall into a similar camp to Rennsport 911s (though you don’t see many in the more eccentric shades of blue that are often sported by their RS cousins, maybe there’s a reason for that).

Meanwhile, classic Porsche 911s are better coloured according to their decade. Early cars from the Sixties suit solid reds, greens and whites while cars from the Seventies can be a bit more exuberant (think IROC RSRs).

Classic Porsche 911s can accept colour combinations that just wouldn't work on a water-cooled neunelfer.

In fact, the ’72 Porsche 911S I drove in issue 120’s cover feature – finished in Metallic Green with tan interior – was possible the most perfect colour combination for that car. I couldn’t think of anything better suited for that particular Porsche.

Of course, this rough guide to colourways can be broken. It’s always nice to see intriguing combinations – such as a Porsche 996 Turbo in Riviera Blue – but, some things just shouldn’t be allowed to happen, like a Gold Porsche 997 Targa 4S…

What is your favourite Porsche 911 colour? Do you agree with Josh, do certain shades suit certain 911s? Join the debate in the comments below or head to our Facebook and Twitter pages now.

Sometimes it's great to see something a little more 'out there'.

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Porsche 918 Spyder in All Colors!

Following the recent release of the official Porsche 918 Spyder online configurator, we can finally bring you all the colors available on the new hybrid supercar! While the configurator is quite basic for a car as expensive as the Porsche …

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