Porsche Literature Meet
Location: Hilton LAX
Event: March 4, 2017
This weekend was heaven for Porsche enthusiasts. This past week all the major restoration/ repair shops had Open Houses that you could attend. Then on Saturday was the big Porsche Literature Show which is swap meet for anything Porsche.
The seller is in New York but the car is currently at a reputable shop in Colorado. There are believed to be only 18 Valeos brought to the USA. Seller has owned the car since 2012 and has maintenance records dating back to 2008.
This E500 is located in Philadelphia and the owner sounds like a true enthusiast. He says he has service records going back 20 + years with over 100 pages of detailed maintenance records. It has had 3 owners since new and no history of accidents or rust. The mileage is high at 226,000 miles which could scare off a lot of people but it sounds like its always been properly maintained. I am interested to know if a engine rebuilt has been done and if so by whom? It is worth doing an inspection but the car looks better than most I have seen.
There were 1528 examples built between 1992 to 1994. In 1994 , there was believed to be 350-400 units produced with probably half that are
I have seen a few being driven in LA when they were new but havent seen one driven around in probably a decade. There were only 250 examples produced in 1992 and 1993. I had no idea these cars were so rare. Maybe 30% have been in accidents are totaled by now..? No one really talked about these but they are cool cars. They are built using the turbo flares and turbo specs which included 17″ cup wheels and brakes and suspension. A local classic car dealer sold a very tired tiptronic version for $89,000 less than a year ago. Its difficult to know where today’s market value on these are. I’ve seen them as low as $50,000 for a high mileage example to as high as $120,000 for a pristine garage queen. This particular car looks great in white with the white interior. The Roadster badge on the rear lid is missing. I like that it is a manual transmission over the tiptronic also.
Where would you say the market is on the 964 Roadsters?
Road Trip 2017: Hunting for Classic Cars | Days 4-8
Ashland, Oregon is a really quaint small town. It holds an annual Shakespeare Festival with 2 million visitors. The whole downtown area has construction going on for this event. As an Los Angeles resident , it amazes me how friendly everyone is. I guess we are just jaded coming from LA. We next drove to Portland, Oregon and spent a few days there to check out the city. We hit all the tourist land markets: Voodoo Doughnuts, Chinatown, Powell Books, Nike, Lake Owego, Mother’s Restaurant, Downtown Food Carts, etc. It was alot of fun. After a few days of Portland , we were ready to take the 4 hour drive to Seattle, Washington. While Portland had a more small town feel, Seattle felt like Los Angeles. It rained the whole time but it was a city I could see myself living in.