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Our Favorite Porsches For Sale This Week: Volume 130


We’ve been compiling some amazing Porsche models on the internet for a few years now, and we’ve seen some pretty astonishing examples pop up now and again. This week we’re looking at Porsche models from the 80s and 90s, because we’re just getting back from Radwood Austin. 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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1. Makellos’ 1978 Porsche Safari 911 SC For Sale

I saw this car in person during the Momo Road To Rennsport rally, and it was impressive to watch it being put through its paces. Whether dirt or paved, the 911 seemed to be able to handle anything you threw at it. I have not driven this particular Safari 911, but some of the others I’ve been in have driven quite well, and are well worthy of inclusion in Porsche history. This is a recent trend, but the usefulness of a higher ride height and aggressive tires is never lost on those who know.

From the ad:

Work included custom-fabricating rear strut mounts and a roll cage, as well as front and rear brush guards with aluminum skid plates. The suspension was fitted with KW Clubsport coilovers and 935 components, and PAGID Racing brake pads were also installed along with fifteen52 wheels and all-terrain tires. Power comes from a 3.0-liter flat-six equipped with 964-grind cams, and the 915 transaxle was fitted with with shorter 2nd-4th gears and a Wavetrac limited-slip differential. The interior was refurbished with new Recaro seats, PRP harnesses, door panels, and carpets. Additional lighting, a fiberglass rear deck lid with ducktail spoiler, and a roof rack were also fitted, and a white livery was applied over the Guards Red paint. The car has been driven approximately 2,500 miles since the work was completed, and it is now being offered in California with records and photos from the build process, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and a clean Virginia title.

If you’re looking for a unique Porsche driving experience, this one will treat you well.

For more pictures, pricing and information, check out the full listing on Bring A Trailer.

2. Mario Andretti’s 1985 Porsche 911 Turbo Kremer K2 Street For Sale

Inspired by iconic Kremer racing cars of the era, the German Porsche tuner worked with its fiberglass supplier DP Motorsport to build a series of street cars with a similar aggressive look. These slant nose cars are held in high regard, both because they were built by an extremely reputable shop, but also because they made crazy levels of power, and looked just crazy enough to match. If you’re looking for a rad-era Porsche, it doesn’t get much more rad than this.

According to the listing, this car was originally ordered by motorsport legend Mario Andretti. That just adds a bit more cachet to the listing, and adds another talking point to your conversation starter.

From the ad:

This car started life as a 930 turbo and was first sent to the Kremer brothers for performance upgrades like group B cams,custom k27 turbo and custom made Dp intercooler  then to DP for fitment of lightweight body panels consisting of a slant nose front end with lower oil cooler scoop, brake scoops, horizontal shaped driving lights,shaved front fenders with air extraction vents.
 
Further adjustments were made resulting in extensively widened rear fenders with inter-cooler air inlets clad with horizontal strakes, flush fitting side mirrors, extended rocker panel sills, resculpted lower rear valence and large rear tray spoiler. The Contact patch was also increased to harness the 500 HP emanating from the Kremer engine with ultra wide BBS modular wheels mounted on low aspect ratio tires. Upon Completion this car was imported into the unites states in March of 85.
 

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

3. 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 2S For Sale

The 993 C2S is the rarest example of regular series 993 built, with fewer examples even than the iconic and expensive Turbo S. If you’re looking for a fun example of the smooth 90s shape, this is a good place to start. The twin-split rear engine grille is a great look, and of course the rear-drive layout gives you more steering feel versus the four driven wheels of a C4S or a Turbo. If you’re in the market for a 993, this might be the one to look into. And prices are just now starting to level back to sanity. This one seems to be well priced.

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

4. 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 For Sale

Where the 993 market seems to be settling down a bit, the 964 market is still going gangbusters. This example is a gorgeous low-mile lightly modified Grand Prix White C2. These are so great to drive, and because the economy was in the tank when they were made, are quite rare to come by. 964s are starting to get their due, or perhaps even a little more. This is the best shape 911 in my opinion, and drives more like a modern car than a Carrera 3.2 does. If you want one to take for canyon rips, this might be the one for you.

For more pictures, pricing and information, check out the full listing on Bring A Trailer.

5. Maritime Blue 1991 Porsche 964 Turbo For Sale

If 964 Carrera 2s are commanding crazy money, then the 964 Turbo market has gone bonkers. This particular example is revered largely for its very rare and very beautiful Maritime Blue paintwork. This example is still under 50,000 miles, and has recently had a full mechanical refresh. New suspension components, a clutch and flywheel, and a top-end engine rebuild to remedy the common head stud breakage issues. Based on the description in the ad, this car is ready for prime time. If you can afford it, I highly recommend buying this one.

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

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The Many Porsches Of RADwood LA 2018

In the interest of full disclosure, I am one of the organizers of Radwood and while I regularly contribute to this site, I was encouraged to bring a piece of my car show to FLATSIXES.com. I was way too busy working to make sure the event ran smoothly to take many photographs of my own, but my friend Matt Brown contributed pictures for you to peruse in this post.

For those who don’t know, Radwood is an 80s and 90s car show that celebrates the lifestyle and totally tubular-ness of the 1980s and 1990s. We started this show back in 2017, and have held seven shows since. The most recent of those was in Los Angeles at the famed Petersen Automotive Museum a couple of weekends ago. It was an incredible time, and here is a gallery, split into aircooled and watercooled love

We had almost 400 cars in total, over 3000 attendees turn up, and it was a raging success. We had a DJ plus live music, a Cola Challenge booth, and a skateboarding exhibition in which pro skater Sal Barbier jumped over a Porsche! While the only stipulation for the show was that your car be built between 1980 and 1999, Porsche was the second most represented marque, following BMW. SoCal Yuppies won’t ever quit. Matt Farah brought out his newly Safari’d Cassis Red beauty, and automotive celebrities from Porsche pro-racer Pat Long to George « Motoman » Notaras (lead image) to Petersen Founding Board Chairman Bruce Meyer were on hand. So many people dressed in period attire to really get into the spirit.

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The Watercooled Rad

The Aircooled Rad

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Our Mind-Blowing Weekend At Rennsport Reunion

Rennsport Reunion VI was among the most memorable automotive events in my recent memory. The showmanship involved on the part of Porsche’s employees, their pride in the brand’s history, and their willingness to talk about nothing but Porsche for the week of Rennsport is commendable. The event went off without a hitch, and I’m sure it took absolutely hundreds of willing and able volunteers. It was definitely well worth attending, and I will definitely be at the next one. Here’s what my three-day adventure looked like.

The Momo Road To Rennsport

I was invited on this cool one-day rally up the spine of California by Momo, and I couldn’t turn that invite down. Early in the morning of the Wednesday prior to Rennsport I drove from my home in Reno, NV to a friend Lane’s house in Santa Cruz, CA. Lane joined me on the Momo rally in the above 1984 Porsche 944. It’s a European example with no sunroof and Pasha interior. It’s a ton of fun. Lane and I are co-founders of the Radwood car show for 80s and 90s cars, and this car is something of a marketing device for the show. With a Hugo Boss-inspired livery, it certainly gets attention, and it performed like an absolute champ. We piled in the Rad44 and headed further south to Santa Clarita for the start of the event.

Thursday morning The Momo rally began, and it was a good time, all in all. There were a few things that could have been done better, if I’m being honest. The rally began in a crowded shopping center parking lot, and emptied out onto a busy road, meaning the 100-plus contingency of Porsches was separated out into small groups of two or three cars by a traffic light. The second minor complaint is the complete disorganization of the lunch stop at Willow Springs Raceway. Those are minor issues, however in a long day of incredible roads and awesome driving. We eventually hooked up with a pair of Carrera 3.2s for a nice post-lunch drive to the race track. We were all paced pretty well with each other, and had the roads to ourselves, by and large.

In The Paddock

I spent most of Friday hanging out in the paddock scoping out the awesome cars that would be on track through the weekend. There was a wide selection of modern and classic Porsches. I was perhaps even more enamored with some of the awesome street cars.

One of my favorite anecdotes of the weekend was a small Q&A session with Vic Elford, Gijs van Lennep, and Gerard Larrousse. Gijs, who won the 1971 Le Mans 24 at the wheel of a Martini-entered Porsche 917, mentioned off hand why his car had success and both the cars of Elford and Larrousse suffered failures. Evidently in 1971, Porsche 917s suffered from a failure of the bolts that hold the engine cooling fan to the hub on which it spins. These fans were spinning at something like 15,000 RPM on the long straights, and when the bolts would fail, the fan would shoot skyward a hundred feet into the air like a tiny helicopter. As soon as the Martini team heard about this failure, they rustled up a collection of new bolts. In order to prevent stress failure, the team would remove and replace one of the fan bolts at each pit stop. They could complete the replacement without losing time in the pits, and they would simply replace the next one in line at the next pit stop. Obviously this wasn’t the only thing that won the team its 24 Hour success, but it certainly contributed.

Upon hearing the story, both Vic and Gerard stared at Gijs in shocked silence. « I never knew about that, » exclaimed Elford when it was his turn to talk. The room laughed raucously.

On The Track

No Porsche historic event would be complete without a huge contingency of racing cars on track. Everything from the newest 919 Hybrid Evo (which did not set a record, by the by, it was about 2 seconds shy of Ferrari’s Formula 1 car) to the first 356 ever built hit the track with verve. The debut of the new 935 dovetailed nicely with everything else there, as it was a throwback to the good old days. I think I watched about fifteen sessions of racing through the weekend, but only managed to photograph a handful of them on Saturday, as I’d forgotten my zoom lens for the Friday showing.

Detail Shots

And finally, here are a few photos that I shot mostly in the Chopard historic display tent of some interesting views that caught my eye. Did you know that you could get a 959 with Pasha interior? I didn’t know that.

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No Shoes Allowed: How I Got To Ride Along In A 959 At Sonoma Raceway

Red Porsche 959 on track at Sonoma Raceway

Photo: Nick Pon

This weekend during ‘HooptieCon‘ at Sonoma Raceway, I was given the opportunity to sit in the passenger seat of a gorgeous 4,700 mile Porsche 959 as it circulated a paced parade lap. You wouldn’t normally expect to see Porsche’s pinnacle of 1980s engineering excellence participate in an event called HooptieCon, but this is a truly special event. You see, HooptieCon is billed as Comic Con for cars, a combination of several automotive themed events happening at the same time at the same place. The 24 Hours of Lemons runs a spring race at Sonoma Raceway every year, and this time they wanted to try to get more people through the entrance as spectators. In order to do that, and to give the attendees more things to do outside of watching the race, they invited a handful of car shows to host their shows at the track, including Lemons adjacent shows like Concours d’Lemons, and a smattering of Lemons Rally participants, but other tangentially-related shows like Billetproof Hot Rods, The Gambler 500, and Radwood were in attendance.

Porsche 959 at Radwood

Photo: Lane Skelton

We’ve covered Radwood here before, and before we go any further, it’s worth mentioning that I’m one of the co-founders of the show. Radwood celebrates the cars and culture of the 1980s and 1990s, and has been incredibly well received since it kicked off. This was our third show in 10 months, and there was an incredible turnout for what some might have considered a Lemons sideshow. Over 250 cars pre-registered for the show, and one of those cars was this incredible 959 from Canepa Motorsport in Scotts Valley, CA.

This 959 is an original California-legal Canepa stage 1 modified Porsche, and with very few miles on the clock, it’s still in near-perfect condition. Back in 2001, this 959 was modified with non-sequential twin-turbochargers, a different exhaust, and a more modern ECU to make 576 horsepower (up from 450), not to mention pass a smog test with flying colors. The suspension was also upgraded to 959S specification, ridding the car of its hydraulically-adjustable height.

Canepa 959 Stage 1 negotiating the hairpin at Sonoma Raceway

Photo: Keiron Berndt

The 959 was trailered up to Radwood by Canepa’s marketing man Zach. He was around the car all day to answer questions, and gave a few groups of fans the opportunity to hear the Porsche start up and rev a little. He was protective of the car, for obvious reasons, but represented it well and probably earned it a few new young fans. Many of the attendees had never seen one of these beasts in person before.

I had to take my shoes off in order to get inside the 959

While I was honored simply to see one of Porsche’s most incredible cars attend our weird ’80s and ’90s car show, I was completely blown away when they agreed to stick around until the end of the day for the parade laps. Not only that, but they wanted to be the lead car in the parade lap pack of over a hundred cars. We jumped at the chance to accommodate this request, and we set up Matt Farah’s press loaner Mercedes AMG wagon in front with a photographer hanging out the hatch in order to get some on-track once-in-a-lifetime shots of the 959. As the close of the day approached, I asked Zach if he wouldn’t mind if I joined him in the passenger seat for the parade laps. Before he could respond, I added that I’d happily take off my shoes for the opportunity, knowing the 959 was low mile and that he and Bruce Canepa would appreciate the extra step to keep the car clean.

Shoes sitting outside the 959

Photo: Lane Skelton

The inside of this car was perhaps even more perfect than the outside. This was my first time inside such a special car, and while I am familiar with what a 959 looks like inside, it’s still something of a startling experience to see just how familiar it is to anyone who has ever driven a standard 911. From the dashboard and door panels to the seats and window openings, everything inside the 959 is reminiscent of a 911 Carrera 3.2.

Photo: Keiron Berndt

Once the Lemons race ended, we rolled the 959 onto the racing surface. The track’s safety truck led the way, the photography car ran right behind that, then Zach and I in the 959. The line of cars filtered in behind us. Zach had a hard job to do on the lap. He’d never been on track at Sonoma before, and wasn’t intimately familiar with the ‘racing line’. Furthermore, he had to keep the 959 far enough away from the camera car ahead (which, being an AMG wagon, was fitted with wide and sticky tires) to avoid getting hit by any tire pickup, and close enough to the camera car that the photographer could produce good images.

Photo: Keiron Berndt

Sonoma is a gorgeous track with gentle rolling hills surrounding the ribbon of asphalt. Lemons had been running a race all day, featuring over 100 racers on course at the same time, but the track workers had done a commendable job of clearing the track of debris. Compared to many tracks I’ve driven before, Sonoma is a nice smooth racing surface that appears to have plenty or room to race. Admittedly, we were moving at only a fraction of the 959s capabilities, but it was still a decent clip. The truck ahead of Matt’s camera car was moving quite quickly, too, and gave us plenty of room to use the throttle liberally. It was a great, if quick, on-track photo shoot, and I am glad to have been a part of it.

With a desire to keep the miles low, we restricted our journey to just a single lap while everyone else continued on the track. As we peeled off the track, our quick jaunt was over and done with as quickly as it had started. This was an experience I may never have again, and I’m extra grateful to Canepa and Zach for the opportunity. They were incredibly gracious hosts while I was aboard the good ship 959. It’s an incredibly advanced Porsche that has aged remarkably well. According to the Canepa website, they’re working on a series of highly customized 959s for special owners looking for a bit more. Their Canepa Stage 3 delivers nearly 800 horsepower, and every single one will be unique in color and specification. We’ll get to see one at #LuftV next month, so look for an up close feature of that shortly.

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The Many Porsches Of Radwood 2

In the interest of full disclosure, I am one of the organizers of Radwood and while I regularly contribute to this site, I was encouraged to bring a piece of my car show to FLATSIXES.com. I was way too busy working to make sure the event ran smoothly to take many photographs of my own, but some of my friends have contributed their pictures for you to peruse in this post.

For those who don’t know, Radwood is an 80s and 90s car show that celebrates the lifestyle and totally tubular-ness of the 1980s and 1990s. We started this show back in June, holding our inaugural event at the Brisbane Marina south of San Francisco, and it was such a wild success that we decided to host a second one just 6-months later. « Radwood 2 [Electric Boogaloo] » took place in Anaheim on the second of December.

We had about 360 cars and over 1000 attendees turn up, and it was a raging success. While the only stipulation for the show was that your car be built between 1980 and 1999 (or otherwise have significance to the era, like the VW bus from the American classic ‘Fast Times At Ridgemont High’, for example), Porsche was the second most represented marque, following BMW. SoCal Yuppies were out in full force. Matt Farah brought his newly purchased Cassis Red 911. Hunziker Design brought a bunch of merch to sell (and their dirty 996 GT3). Fifteen52 brought their super cool 964 (top). So many people dressed in period attire to really get into the spirit.

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The Porsches of Radwood 2

Photos in this gallery provided by Manuel Carrillo III, Keiron Berndt, Dave Rendon (shot on film), and Matt Brown (HushyPushy)

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