I haven’t seen many tempting Porsches the last few weeks. Cars I would seriously consider buying, but also are a bit on the bubble when compared to other cars on the market. Lately these have fallen more into the questionable history (rarely a good thing with a Porsche) or need work (definitely not a good thing for me) categories.
Regardless, I keep coming across the two cars below in my area.
Tempting Porsche #1
The first is a 1983 911SC. It’s got a “new” 3.0 liter engine with some additional modifications done to it. Clean title and about 160k miles on the chasis. He says “Car is very fast but never abused.” Fair enough until you read that it’s an 18 year old kid driving it. I’m sure I drive worse than an 18 year old a fair share of the time, but you have to wonder about the abuse category given the typical kid’s very definition of “abuse”.
That said, what could be better than a classic turbo look 911 in Guards Red? Reminds me of the 911 Turbo posters I had on my wall in the early 80’s
Offered for sale (on Craigslist) at $20,000 or trade for another sporty import.
Tempting Porsche #2
The second is another widebody, turbo-look Porsche (there’s a surprise, eh?). It’s a 1977 930 Turbo Slant Nose. It’s black with tan interior and only 73,000 miles. It’s only had two owners and the current owner has maintenance records and says the car runs fantastic.
I’m pretty sure Porsche didn’t offer a slantnose option until the mid 80’s, so it would be interesting to see the body work and if he has any receipts on it. Again, the slantnose hooks me and the wide body reels me in. This could be a really cool car despite the tan interior, which I’m not a fan of on the older cars.
Interesting on this one. Not a lot of info on the ad. When I emailed the owner to ask about more details, he responded that additional information would be posted later that day (rather than just sending me the info I was asking for right then). A day later and no more info. He also says in his ad that he’s interested in having someone sell the car for him. Maybe we can keep the car at my place and I’ll find just the right buyer for him over the next 6 months!
Offered for sale (on Craigslist) for $15,000.