Today’s Tempting Porsches are at both ends of the spectrum, both price and performance wise.
Tempting Porsche #1
The first is one I found on an auction/salvage site called EZSalvage.com. Pretty interesting site. I did a search for Porsche narrowing it down to only Clean Title vehicles that Run & Drive. Of course I was amazed to find 7 Porsches that fit the bill and ECSTATIC to find a 1986 911 Turbo Slantnose that looked amazing on the outside and going for only $6000.
Now, I’m a fairly skeptical, yet overly optimistic/trusting person when it comes to cars and how people describe them. Yeah, I know those two polar opposites don’t logically seem like they’d fit in the same brain, but in this case, I think my heart was going, “Holy crap!” but my head was saying, “Easy tiger”. Things got a bit worse for me when I got to looking at the pictures and noticed the words “RUF” in place of the Porsche badge on the hood and under the whale tail on the back! SWEET MAMA!!!
I decided to screw what my brain was saying and go with my heart (with a fair amount of lust mixed in I’m sure), opened up an account and placed a bid of $11,000. I figured worst case, if everything was toast, I could part things out for that amount or possibly drop another $10k to $15k into it and still have a great car at a decent price.
Long story short, I was the highest offer, but EZSalvage said it was too low. I was kind of figuring that would be the case. The next time I visited the page, I noticed an Insurance Auction offer of something like $25,600.
It’s not often you see a car like that up for sale, and even at $25k, it would still be a great great deal if everything was in order. The few details I had were that it was a 1986 911 Turbo (I’m assuming) Slantnose in black with 32,172 miles on it. That’s pretty much it. Too much risk, sight unseen, at $25k, but a heck of a fun daydream for a couple of days!
Tempting Porsche #2
The second Tempting Porsche is a 1985 944. Based on the pictures, it looks pretty dang nice. Would prefer the updated interior that came mid-way through the 1985 model year, but this one seems like a great deal. Here’s some points from the ad:
146K AIR COND PWR WINDOWS MOON ROOF, ORIGINAL PAINT, ROCK CHIPS ON NOSE, NEW BATTERY CAT EXHAUST 2-11 TAGS, SOME CRACKS ON DASH.COMES WITH COVER, RUNS AND DRIVES VERY NICE, BRAND NEW BFG”S PERFORMANCE TIRES
Asking Price: $2995. That seems like a great deal, even with some of the interior stuff that needs to be dealt with. If I had the space, this would be one I’d pick up to have a little fun with.