The 1954 Pre-A Porsche Speedster is a rare bird. There were only 200 examples built in 1954 before the 356A started production. Gullwing Motorcars has this red Pre-A speedster for sale. It has nice patina and is said to be a good daily driver. The downside is that the engine is not matching numbers which would explain the discounted price. Seller states it currently has 356B engine installed and runs strong. I think due to its rarity, buyer will still come running despite the incorrect engine. At the Bonhams Zoute Sale in October of 2016, a beautiful white 4 owner 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster sold for a staggering $617,438 US Dollars. This car is matching numbers and held multiple Concours class wins. Its is also eligible for the Mille Miglia. The red speedster may not be Concours correct but its a highly desireable car that will continue to appreicate in the years to come. I dont think it will take long before it finds a new home.
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Odometer: 41,538 MIles
Ferrari of San Antonio has a 1972 Ferrari 356 GTC/4 for sale. It has 41,538 miles and looks to be in excellent restored condition. There were only 505 examples produced over a short 2 year production run. The chassis and drive train were carried over from the Ferrari 365GT4 2+2. These are considered to be good driving cars and have more than doubled within the last 4 years. The engine compartment is extremely impressive, having been thoroughly cared for and recently detailed. Almost every component was refinished, including the inner fenders, brake booster, carburetors, air boxes, and the engine itself.
I am a big fan of the G-Class cars so it exciting to find an enthusiast that has been to the factory in Graz, Austria. Luckily they didnt have a problem with him photographing the production line. If anyone is curious to see pictures of the production facility in Graz, Austria where they hand build the G-Glass , here are some great photos. Can you believe over 3 miles of wiring is used on each car! These cars are all hand built since 1979. You dont find the build quality that you do in these handmade cars anymore. The doors make a great sound when closing which gives it a vault like feeling. As a testament to their quality, it is difficult to find a USA version of the 2002 G-Class under $20,000 right now even with high mileage (150,000 miles plus.) People are discovered what great cars they are and have helped their resale value. While most cars continue to depreciate to a fraction of their original costs, the G Class is able to keep proving to the world how good they really are.
1993 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE For Sale in Austin Texas
Location: Austin, Texas
Odometer: 28,000 Miles
Only a year ago, you could buy a Lotus Esprit Turbo SE for $16,000. These cars have been on the rise lately. Where can you can an exotic for this kind of performance for $20k-25k these days. This car has just had its expensive engine out service done at a staggering cost of $5,100 to the seller. It comes with oem wheels as well as teh OZ wheels found on the S4. It has a cracked wood cover on the instrument panel which I have found on almost every esprit I have looked at. The windshield wiper does not work and will need replacment. The Air Condition blows cold which is a huge plus.
If you had $25,000 burning a hole in your pocket, would you choose to buy the Lotus Esprit Turbo SE?
these Porsche 356 cars have been popping up for sale more frequently it seems. I have seen sellers offer basket case roadsters that require full rotisserie restoration for 100k plus. For another 50k more to have a full restored and ready to drive car is very appealing. No need to wait 2 years and endless check writing to get it done. This particular car is a beautiful green 1961 Porsche 356 Roadster that is for sale in Hawaii. It is painted in Auratium Green with a new tan interior. It has a wood Nardi steering wheel. The electrical system has been converted to 12 volt. The 1720 cc engine was built by Alan Klingen of “The Stable” in San Francisco. Worth Checking out.