Tempting Porsches #34 – UK Edition

Today I was checking out a site in the United Kingdom called Gumtree. It’s a Craigslist of sorts, only for the U.K. There’s all sorts of deals to be had in all the usual categories, but I was mostly looking in the used car category. One thing I like about the site is the number of listings from all over the U.K. Sometimes I get tired of switching cities on Craigslist, and the aggregation sites aren’t always the best user experience. But I digress.

Currently, there are just over 220 ads for Used Porsches listed on the site. Here are a few that I found to be Tempting Porsches for me.

Tempting Porsche #1

The first car on the Tempting Porsche list today is a 1991 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet. It’s a unique color and a 944 cabriolet, let alone a turbo version, is not very common. Right around 70k on the odo. Looks like it even includes a cool vanity plate: D9 CAB. Here are a few more details from the listing:

mot&taxed estimated to be only 30 turbo cabriolets left on the road very collectable classic,£146 classic insurance,owned last 7 years and never a problem very reliable wee car also D9 CAB no plate in deal

I’m not sure about there only being 30 turbo cabs left on U.K. roads. Seems awful low.

Asking Price: £5,750 – Not bad, especially if this car is as rare as they’re claiming.

Tempting Porsche #2

Second car on the list today may seem boring, but I’d buy this in a heartbeat. It’s a 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 4. Silver with black interior. The only thing I’m not in love with is the wheels. I’d change those out. The best part is, it’s a two owner car and has all of the service history included. That seems to be a rarity for these 10 year old plus cars.

Here is a bit more from the Gumtree ad:

Electric Sunroof, Air Con, Electric Seats, Sports Pack, Bluetooth. Full Main Dealer Service History from new, including every single bill and receipt. This car has been maintained regardless of cost. First owner was a lady and i purchased the car 3 years ago but third child unfortunately forces sale of a great car. 18 inch sport wheels as standard. Even comes with original bill of sale. Full porsche inspection when i purchased the car with pictures and detailed information on condition.

Asking Price: £16,995

Tempting Porsche #3

It’s no secret that I have a soft spot for the Porsche supercars of yesteryear. I’d love to own a Porsche 928, for example, which happens to be the third Tempting Porsche for today. This just looks like a straight up, clean 928S at a decent price. It’s a silver with black interior 1983 vintage. Looks like a single owner, which would be cool. Also is an automatic, so you can avoid the clutch problems that plagued the 928s.

Some more details from the ad:

Mileage: 47000
In-Car Audio: AM/FM Stereo, Cassette Player Service
History: Yes
Interior/Comfort Options: Climate Control, Cruise Control, Leather Seats, Power-assisted Steering (PAS), Power Seats, Power Windows, Sunroof, Tilt Steering Wheel
Safety Features: Alarm, Immobiliser, Rear seat belts

Asking Price: £2,800 – Seems very reasonable, especially given the low mileage and what looks like included service history.

Tempting Porsche #4

I wasn’t going to include this one, but decided at the last minute to add it. This particular Porsche 944 Turbo caught my eye because of the color. It’s turquoise! You just don’t see too many colors like this. It’s a 1991 car and has a white interior (which I’m definitely not in love with). Includes all the service history.

Jury’s still out for me on the color.

Here some more description:

For sale is this stunning Porsche 944 Turbo. This is the most powerful and most rewarding 944 that Porsche made boasting an impressive 250bhp.

This 944 benefits from the best engine in the range. To add to that this particular model has a very rare and unique colour scheme, the beauty of which cannot be fully appreciated from the pictures. The paint is called Tahoe Blue, a colour which, according to enthusiast forums, was only used on 8 944s in the UK. This should not be mistaken by the more common blue that is seen on other 944s. The wonderful paint is complemented by a luxurious full cream leather interior with blue piping which contrasts perfectly with the unique exterior colour.

This is a fine example of a charming and characterful classic which is a rare sight nowadays, especially in this top spec guise and in this condition. It has been lovingly cared for over its 21 year life which is reflected in its condition. See bottom of the listing for details of the comprehensive Porsche service history.

The car comes with the original Porsche leather folder which is full of receipts for work carried out over the years, as well as the original manufacturer’s handbooks and the fully stamped service book which runs consistently up to only a few thousand miles ago and is almost entirely Porsche main dealer and specialist stamped.

All old MOTs are present for the last 13 years.

The car was originally a 944 S2 but was converted to a Turbo model a few years ago. There are receipts amongst the extensive service history to the value of over £5,000 for the fitting of the Turbo engine along with a new Turbo clutch and Turbo brakes all the way round. The work was carried out by a highly reputable Porsche specialist.

Asking Price: £5,250

Check out the Gumtree.com second hand Porsche section for deals if you’re in the U.K. or some great dream fodder if you’re somewhere else in the world!