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Our Favorite Porsches For Sale This Week: Volume 143

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 focusing on the most important visual upgrade you can give your Porsche, wheels. 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.

INTERESTED IN HAVING YOUR PORSCHE FEATURED HERE?

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. Shelby Wheels For Sale

There is hardly a more recognizable name in American performance than Carroll Shelby. Did you know that he formed a wheel company with his name on it? Primarily sold to Saab owners looking for a lightweight alloy wheel option in an unusual bolt pattern, these wheels are occasionally available on ebay, but I’ve never seen a set for Porsche fitment. This 15″ set appears to be a square fitment in perhaps a 6″ width. They’d look great on narrow-body mid-year cars like my 912E.

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

2. Rinspeed wheels for sale

If you’re going to drive a big and beefy Porsche, you may as well get a big set of 22″ Rinnspeed wheels for it. I’ve always seen these wheels as a stylish upgrade for Cayenne models. A simple five-spoke design with thick chunky spokes and plenty of void space so you can see those giant brake calipers makes for a nice look on the Porsche truck. This set isn’t perfect, but you or a loved one are bound to curb them anyway.

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

3. Rare Centerline wheels for sale

According to the listing for these wheels, they were made for some kind of Porsche race car in the 1970s. I’ve never seen a set before, so they certainly grabbed my attention. I could see a privateer using Centerline as a source for Porsche racing wheels in that era, as there weren’t many custom wheel options in those days. This set in 16×8 and 16×9 would look absolutely wild on an impact bumper car, likely necessitating turbo flares.

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

4. 3.6 Cup Speedline-Style wheels for sale

A set of 18 inch proper 3-piece wheels doesn’t come up often, whether genuine Speedline or not. I’m not sure exactly what fitment these would have been for, as the listing states only an 18×9, but they certainly look staggered in photographs. These are in need of rebuild, but for a properly 1990s-style you can’t beat a chrome three piece.

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

5. Color-matched Fuchs For Sale

I’m a sucker for color-matched wheels, especially white wheels on a white car. This set of Fuchs looks absolutely perfect, and should immediately be installed on a white 1989 911 Turbo Slant Nose Cabriolet to make it absolutely perfect. If you have one of those, go grab this set of wheels immediately.

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

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Paul Stephens Le Mans Classic Clubsport driven

If you only go to one race in your life, make it Le Mans. La Sarthe’s battle of man, machine and time is something everyone should experience at least once. It’s a race that’s inextricably linked to Porsche, many of the company’s most famous victories taken over two complete loops of the clock’s face. Paul Stephens for one is a fan. He’s been going as long as he remembers, to the main event and the Classic, which in 2020 will be celebrating its tenth running. Stephens came back from his last visit with the seed of an idea… a limited-run 911 wearing the Le Mans Classic badge. Usefully, Stephens has the means to create just that.

No solo homage either, over months of negotiation and some creative input from both sides of the English Channel, Stephens built a celebration of Le Mans with the backing of the organisers of the Le Mans Classic race. The result is the Le Mans Classic Clubsport, which can be had in either M471 Lightweight or M472 Touring versions. Stephens admits the majority of interest has been in the Touring, the Lightweight perhaps a touch too extreme for most in being pared back in the extreme, doing without underseal, a passenger-side sunvisor, glovebox lid, lightweight carpets, Lexan rear windows, manual winders and the loss of some sound deadening.

Choose that and you’ll save 100kg over the Touring, though at 1,070kg it’s not exactly portly, its specification best described as covering the essentials. That’s part of its appeal and, indeed, true to the Classic badge it wears. Stephens is quick to point out that it’s not a backdate in the conventional sense. Yes, its looks inevitably and deliberately evoke vintage 911s, but the detailing adds some neat nods to modernity, not least the fit and finish inside.

Its base is a 3.2 Carrera, specifically a 1987 to 1989 car with a G50 five-speed transmission. The goal with the engine is to make it rev-hungry, requiring its driver to get the best from it, as with Porsche’s lower-capacity units. To achieve that Stephens added Mahle barrels and pistons with machined RS-spec camshafts, a lightened and balanced crank and con-rods. It’s dry sumped with a front-mounted oil cooler, while there’s electronic ignition and machined individual throttle bodies with a GT3 plenum. The exhaust is a full, equal-length system with individual heat exchangers.

The result of all of that is 300hp, that peak right up near the 7,900rpm rev limit, torque too peaking fairly high up the rev range. On firing the 3.4-litre, Stephen’s ambition for a racy engine is clear, it flaring with intent before settling into a purposeful idle. Even in the Touring there’s clearly not a great deal of sound deadening, while the luggage box in the rear seems to work as a resonance chamber, amplifying the evocative sounds from the 3.4-litre flat six.

All that sound isn’t enough to detract from the attention to detail obvious in the interior. Stephens’ team of builders has spent countless hours prototyping new interior trim parts, building new dash structures and designing their own door cards, centre console and kick plates to create an interior that’s exacting in its detail but subtle in its execution. The seats, fixed back with Houndstooth cloth, grip you perfectly; the instruments are painted green behind a dished Momo 360mm steering wheel; the 24-hour clock an amusing nod to the race that the Clubsport celebrates. The door kicks and the centre console are finished in black leather, the millimetre-perfect stitching in contrasting green beautiful, so too are the green seatbelts. The footplates around the pedals underline the attention to detail, Stephens determined with this Le Mans Classic Clubsport that he’d do things a bit differently, creating unique trim rather than replacing, recovering or restoring.

 

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OUR FAVORITE PORSCHES ON EBAY THIS WEEK: VOLUME 121

We’ve been compiling some amazing Porsche models on eBay for three years now, and we’ve seen some pretty astonishing examples pop up now and again. This week we’re focusing on something a little different, non-car Porsche ephemera. Here are a few rare pieces of Porsche literature and parts that exist, but are rare enough that they command huge prices. 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.

INTERESTED IN HAVING YOUR PORSCHE FEATURED HERE?

Every other week, we feature 5 of our favorite Porsches on eBay. That post is sent out to our mailing list of more than 17,000 Porsche owners and fans and is seen by 10s 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. Porsche 964 Turbo Cup I Wheel Set (7.5×17 & 9×17) For Sale

This is an awesome set of seriously period-correct wheels that would look good on a lot of Porsche applications. There is something about a white set of wheels, especially with a huge rear section width, that absolutely has me floored. This set of wheels on a widebody 964, especially in Red, would be the absolute business. They’ll also fit several 928s, possibly late 944s, and 968s, or toss them on a 993. If done right, an early 986 Boxster could look great on these as well. They’re relatively light for a factory 17″ wheel, at 22.1 pounds for a front and 26.4 pounds for a rear. If you need a nice set of factory five spokers, this is a pretty cool wheel. They aren’t cheap, though, at $5500 for the set.

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

2. 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7L Dealership Brochure (Italian) For Sale

Even if you can’t read the language it’s printed in, basically any factory marketing materials are exploding in value these days. That goes doubly so for anything from the early 1970s, and perhaps triple for anything related to a Carrera RS. The 73 RS is the holy grail of Porsche collecting, and these factory advertising brochures go for thousands of dollars, no matter the language. If you have an RS in your garage, this is a must-have piece, right? Check it out.

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

3. Hella 139 Fog Light Set New Old Stock For Early Porsche 911 For Sale

A nice set of original yellow Hella 139s is a rare find. With the original Porsche Factory tags on these items, it appears to be the real deal OEM NOS parts. These would have been factory fitment on long-wheelbase long-hood 911s and 912s from 1969 to 1973, fitted under the bumper. Brand new pieces are available from Hella with a clear lens at over $450 per side, making this set at $750 a discounted rate, eh?

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

4. Porsche RS60 Spyder Parts Manual For Sale

Just like the Carrera RS literature, anything involving Porsche 4-Cam racers of the late 1950s and early 1960s is also exploding in value. They simply aren’t making stuff like this anymore, and if you have one of these multi-million dollar machines, you probably want to have this book around to help you (or your mechanic) figure certain parts out. The book appears to be largely intact, and it looks like it has been used by one mechanic or another at some point (likely in-period), which adds some provenance to me, but might subtract value to certain collectors. Very cool piece.

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

5. Porsche 968 Sport Suspension Optional Cup II Wheels (7.5×16 & 9×16) For Sale

Another set of wheels, this time Cup II style, are available for 80s and 90s fitments. This set in 16″ sizes would be perfect for something like a 944 Turbo or a 968. Having been fitted to a 968 with the M030 sport suspension option from the factory, it’d be a good upgrade to any standard 968, for certain. I’ve been on a wheel buying spree lately, because they make all the difference in the world when you’re trying to make your car look cooler. Just as the clothes make the man, the wheels make the car.

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

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Lee’s 996 Carrera diary: Outlaw 001s fitted to the C4 in a world first

Wheels. They make or break the entire look of a car, don’t they. Fortunately, Porsche has provided us with a glittering array of beautiful wheel designs sitting beneath its 911 sports cars for decades now. My favourites all hail from the 997 generation (‘RS Spyder’ centre-locks, ‘Lobster Claws’ and ‘Carrera Sports’) but undoubtedly the most iconic of all time is the famous Fuchsfelge.

As a result, many aftermarket replicas have been made to varying degrees of quality, and even Porsche itself has had a go at modern evocations: the wheels fitted to the 50-Jahre Anniversary car are an obvious case in point, but look closely on the centre-locking wheels on the 991.1 GT3, RS and R and you’ll notice remnants of that renowned five leaf design. Many have tried and failed then, but nobody has arguably come up with a more refreshing twist to the iconic Fuchs wheel design than Fifteen52 with its stunning Outlaw 001.

The product of a collaboration between Fifteen52 and friend of Total 911, Magnus Walker, is a new twist to a familiar wheel design for Porsche aficionados. Made in Los Angeles from forged 6061 aluminium, the Outlaw 001 is available in two-piece and three-piece form in anything from 15-22-inch diameter and, as the three-piece wheels are custom built to order, the world is your oyster in terms of offsets.

I first read the information I’ve just relayed to you just over a year ago, when the two-piece wheels were launched. The concept – and visuals – excited me greatly, and I had more than a pressing inkling the wheel would look great on a 996: the design held great appeal in that it provided a subtle nod to the famous Fuchs, presented in a modern way that would suit the soft lines of the 996 Carrera. Curious, I photoshopped a set on to my own car, and was chuffed to find, objectively speaking, they looked great.

While it wasn’t long before I began seeing sets of Outlaw 001s appearing on various air-cooled Neunelfers on the internet, water-cooled cars were conspicuous by their absence (some 997s had opted for the monoblock 001s, finding favour with its sharper design). So, was it even possible to order a set of Outlaw 001s for my 996?

I spoke with Fifteen52 co-founders, Matt and Mark, and got my answer. None had yet been made to fit a 996, however they were enthusiastic about exploring the possibilities. We began talking offsets and sizes, and I ended up changing from my factory-spec BBS wheels of 8×18-inch ET50 (front) and 10×18-inch ET65 (rear) to 8.5×18-inch ET35 (front) and 9.5×18-inch ET30 (rears), as I preferred the stance this setup would offer. I also opted for a matte black face with matte silver spokes to best evoke the Fuchsfelge homage, with 6061 billet alloy centre caps to complete the look of my three-piece Outlaw 001s.

Around six weeks later, four boxes from Los Angeles arrived at my Bournemouth office, and inside were the first Outlaw 001s in the world to be fitted to a Porsche 996. Removing the wheels from their packaging, I was suitably impressed by what I saw and touched. The finish on the wheels is superb, the sort any established European manufacturer would be proud of. The three-piece wheels are naturally heavier to pick up than my factory BBS wheels, so those with a hankering for motorsports in their 911 should consider the monoblocks instead, but I bought my wheels to look good – and boy do they! I had the Outlaw 001s wrapped in Falken FK453 tyres (more on those next issue) and slotted the wheels straight on to the hubs using factory bolts. Perfect.

As you can see, the result speaks for itself. The fitment of the wheels is exquisite, their design suiting the 996 as impeccably as I’d imagined. I now revel in the fact I’m rocking something different that still provides a subtle nod to the car’s lineage. I’ve since decided it’s time to sell my 996 C4, but I’ll be keeping the wheels for my next Neunelfer project. For further details on the wheels and to create your spec, visit 52outlaw.com.

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Photo of the Day: Porsche 918 Spyder Filled with Playroom Balls

For our photo of the day we present you with a white Porsche 918 Spyder courtesy of SR Auto Group from Canada. For a special occasion, the team at SR Auto Group filled up the Porsche hypercar with playroom balls. To benefit the local food bank in Richmond, BC, the auto group invited locals to…

Photo of the Day: Porsche 918 Spyder Filled with Playroom Balls

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