8/8/2018 11:02 est Filed to: For Sale By: Bradley Brownell Comment This year's Monterey auctions look to have literally something for everyone, and all of the auction houses have gone all-in on Porsche lots, finding some of the best collector Porsches in the world. It's obvious that every year the Monterey auction selection is the best of any auctions all year, providing huge selection and ultimate prestige. In the Porsche world, there are some interesting shifting trends. For example, there is only one 959 available from the nearly two-hundred Porsche lots this year. Likewise, Porsche's transaxle cars are starting to experience something of a following, as multiple auction houses are featuring big-dollar watercooled cars. It'll be interesting to see how this year's sales play out, and sadly I won't be able to do it from Monterey, as I'm missing the festivities for the first time in 6 years. And don't forget about all of the open-top cars Gooding is selling! RM Sotheby's Lot 230 - … [Read more...] about The Incomparable Porsche 2018 Monterey Auction Preview
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911 / For Sale / Porsche / Sponsored Sponsored by Private Seller June 25, 2018 Shares Facebook LinkedIn Tweet Google+ Pin StumbleUpon Reddit Email Two years ago, we were having lunch in Carmel when we heard something distinct and beautiful coming our way. The unmistakable sound of a Porsche 930 turbo is a flat-six symphony. But the sound was so powerful and it included the scream of a massive turbo. What you see here is “The Highest Star”.Designer Akira Nakai at RAUH-Welt Begriff chose the name because no other air-cooled Porsche 911 comes close. In his native Japanese, “Ichiban Boshi” is a great honor. The project began with a pristine 1989 Silver Anniversary Carrera. Then they built a fresh 3.3 Liter 964 Turbo series engine. Chris Carroll of Turbo Kraft was commissioned to build the headers and attach them to the largest turbo we’ve seen. Above the engine is an intercooler sized for a Boeing B29 … [Read more...] about 1989 Martini RWB Porsche 911 For Sale
Limited-edition drop-top will be last hurrah for 991 Free Price Quote From a Local Dealer View Special Offers No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote Change Car Porsche is getting ready to wind down the 991 generation to make way for the upcoming 992. To celebrate, the German automaker plans to bring back the highly sought after Speedster model as a limited edition. Speedster variants have historically had low production runs and higher levels of equipment, and the 991 Speedster looks like it will be no different. The prototype shown here appears to have taken its bumpers and wheels straight off the 911 GT3. It’s difficult to tell in these photos, but the convertible top is camouflaged toward the rear, with pieces of fabric awkwardly overlapping by the rear window and tucking into the door frames. Under the soft-top, there’s probably a hard tonneau cover with molded headrest fairings that are characteristic of the Speedster model. … [Read more...] about Spied! Porsche 911 Speedster Mule Sports GT3 Goodies
In case you’ve got $285,000 laying around and you’re a big fan of classic Porsches, this low-mileage 1989 911 Carrera 3.2 Speedster could make for a great purchase. Sure, you could spend that money on two 2018 911 Carrera GTS’ or maybe add a few extra grand and get the new GT2 RS, but if you’re a collector, doing so just wouldn’t be as satisfying as actually owning a Speedster. There are quite a few things that make this car truly special, even among other iconic Porsches. For starters, the Carrera 3.2 Speedster was a limited production model, with just over 2,100 units made between January and July 1989. It also came with a wide-body look (like the Turbo), plus Turbo suspension and brakes, and a low swept windshield that curbed all the way towards the mirrors, reminiscent of the Porsche 356 Speedster of the 1950s. All in all, it was about as low and sporty as a Porsche 911 could get back in the late 80s and even early 90s. In fact, Porsche only … [Read more...] about Want A Virtually Brand New 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster With 251 Miles?
It was a good day for more modestly priced machinery at Bonhams’ Amelia Island sale. While Bonhams’ Amelia Island auction didn’t see the same strong sales numbers as Gooding & Company ($35.9 million) or RM Sotheby’s ($27.7 million), the U.K.-based auction house did shift 87% of its Amelia Island inventory to the tune of nearly $13.5 million this past week. Included in the auction was a very original, 7,000-mile 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Targa which brought a world record result of $169,120. Painted to spec and optioned with the M491 “Turbo Look” package that includes Turbo-spec rear fender flares, the 3.2 Targa is certainly one of the most original and interesting of those extant. But don’t be mistaken, this is an anomaly for an exceptional car, rather than a market trend. Luckily for the non-1-percenters in the room, Bonhams had a large selection of cars that sold for well under the $100,000 mark, making it an inviting sale for those … [Read more...] about Bonhams Gets World Record $169,120 for 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Targa