Alright, I may be addicted…to my own posts! It seems like I’ve found a lot of really REALLY Tempting Porsches lately. Add into the mix what you fine readers are submitting and I could just sit and post about Tempting Porsches all day long!
Tempting Porsche #1
The first TP is a 1986 911 Carrera Targa. Exterior is Guards Red. Interior is Black leather. I talked to the owner of this Porsche who just moved to Hawaii, thus the reason for a “quick sale”.
Here are some of the ad details:
Options include: Windows, Mirrors, Locks, Cruise Control, A/C (No Pump Installed), Headlight washers etc. Car is in great shape for being 23 yrs old! Has the bullet proof 3.2L engine with the 5 spd. Interior is in good shape except drivers seat leather is slightly fading in spots. Paint is good, with a few small rock chips on lower valance. Recent CV axles, valve adjustment, tires, oil change and NEW clutch assembly! 16″ Fuchs Fully Chromed rims. Whale Tail. Targa Top on the car is in perfect condition and does not need to be restored nor does it leak! Have car cover and bra for the car as well. Car runs and drives like a dream. The car has 250k highway miles, but is very well maintained. I was also told that the engine has been gone through as well. The car DOES NOT smoke! If this was an 80-100k mile car, it would be going for $15,000-$18,000 range. I am being very realistic on my asking price.
I have to agree with him. If this mileage were closer to 100k, this car would easily be near double the value. Amazing what some miles will do to a car’s value. The crazy thing is, with an engine in good shape, along with the other stuff that’s been done, why couldn’t it go for another 200k miles? Worst case, the engine craps out on you and you replace it or rebuild it and, done at the right shop, you’re still in less than a car with 100k on the odo.
I really like the look of this car. Especically with the chrome fuchs. I even like the tea tray spoiler which I’m not usually a fan of.
Price: $9500. This one’s been up for a few weeks and this guy isn’t going to drag it over to Hawaii with him. I bet you could easily offer $8k and be close if not pick it up for that. Maybe even less if you wait a bit longer.
Tempting Porsche #2
From the Craigslist ad:
1983 911sc Targa slate metalic, blk interior. 174,000 miles. Great shape drive and handles great! Never driven in the rain!
The owner really gave this ad some thought and attention, eh. Nothing like writing some copy to really SELL your car.
I really like this slate blue color. Also like no spoiler on the Targa models.
Get this though…asking price is only $8500! That’s a great price even with 174k miles if it all checks out. This would be a great weekend car or casual driver.
I can definitely see how people start collections of these cars. I could easily buy both of these and just have fun driving them on alternating days.