The Porsche 924 Turbo isn’t an expensive car when crossing the auction block nowadays, particularly in comparison to the 911 or anything with more initials behind its badge. The Porsche 924 was first released in 1976 as an example of what a simple engine and light chassis can achieve together. Unfortunately, a decent quantity of […]
This next car comes as a tip from Vanman in Toronto who writes: I got this e-bay ad this morning and it sounds like a neat car as a second car, but I would suggest trying a test drive in Texas before bidding. I have a 1988 Porsche 924S myself and have always wondered about an engine swap like this? I also don’t see the black paint on the outside, it looks to me like a grey cover? Still, it might be a great toy. Just too far for me to check out at this time. Find this 1988 Porsche 924S bidding for $1,050 reserve-not-met with 3 days to go, located in San Antonio, TX via ebay.
It might seem odd to suggest a Porsche as a first car for a young driver, but I’m gonna go out on a limb here and suggest that this next car could be a great first car for a teen. Let’s get past the concerns about speed, because with 160 horsepower (when new…) this thing is going to be slower than a late model V6 Camry. Porsche quality means that when things break, they will be expensive, but well engineered and interesting to fix. Except the odometer gear, why in Stuttgart would you make that thing out of biodegradable plastic? So, I recon that when grandma donates her used/abused Hyundai to the kid as a first car, you should sell it immediately and buy a 944. Find this 1984 Porsche 944 offered for $4500 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist.
When I saw this next Porsche 928 with an LT1 I had the suspicion that I’d seen this car before…but it wasn’t fully confirmed until I saw the red/black piping on the seats. This car was featured for $5k in July of 2020 when it needed some work to pass smog. Today it is located a few hundred miles north of the previous owner, but it looks interesting even with some added price. Find this 1979 Porsche 928 with LT1 offered for $7500 in Dublin, CA via craigslist.
eatured a $1300 Volvo 240 that was hacked into an El Camino this morning..so I figured it was time to post a Porsche 914 that had been modified to look like a Lotus Elite. Yes, the price tag might be 100x higher, but the dedication to doing what you want and not what other people want is too much of a coincidence. Find this 1970 Porsche 914-6 Prototype bidding for $125,000 with a few minutes to go located in Strasbourg, France via pcarmarket.com. Tip from Mark.
The E30 BMW with the lowely low compression ETA engine we posted yesterday got me thinking that perhaps getting the base model of a cool car is the right way to save your cash for other things. You could spend a bunch of money on a Porsche 944 Turbo, or you could get the basic version and enjoy your time on the road….more time because you are driving slower. Find this 1983 Porsche 944 offered for $5993 in Sedona, AZ via craigslist.
Back in 2004 the suburban warriors and middle aged house wives (and house husbands) who jumped on the opportunity to buy the base model of Porsche’s first SUV were probably not familiar with the term VR6. But if you tell a proper car guy, he’s gonna say, Jetta or Golf? Because the VR6 is synonymous with Volkswagen and those Porsche jacket wearing folks didn’t know they’d just purchased something that shared an engine with a Golf. But the jokes on Porsche because the little VR6 is cheaper and easier to maintain over some complicated twin-turbo Porsche and I’d rather fix this thing on the side of the trail than something with a boosted V8. Find this 2004 Porsche Cayenne offered for $18000 in Colorado Springs, CO via eBay.
The Porsche 914 was the entry level offering from the aircooled engine guys from Stuttgart in the early 1970s, and it is well known for fun handling and subtle styling. Today’s example has a crazy modified body that looks like it could win a race against a fighter jet, but the basic stock 2.0 liter flat-4. Expect a lot of confused cops looking to recalibrate their radar guns after you cruise by 5 mph under the speed limit. Find this 1976 Porsche 914 Bravossa Custom bidding for $9,500 on eBay with 6 days to go and with a $16k asking price on craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The Porsche 968 is not the prettiest Porsche to be built in the 1990s, but it is one of the rarest. And that means something in the cult or Porsche, or it should. The fact is the 968 is still a hidden gem in the front-engine water-cooled Porsche experience and it will be worth something someday. But for now, they are cheap. Find this 1995 Porsche 968 offered for $13,500 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist.
I have to admit that I’ve had a soft spot for the front-engine water cooled Porsches from the 70s/80s/90s for a while…or maybe that’s a soft spot in my head…I dunno. What I do know is that my head would enjoy the California sunshine when I’m cruising around in one of the prettiest cars ever to come from Stuttgart and of the 2248 convertibles that were imported into North America between 1992 and 1995, this isn’t a bad way to go. Find this 1994 Porsche 968 Cabrio offered for $18500 in Newport, RI via craigslist. Tip from Cory.