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1992 Porsche 911 America Roadster Found in Alabama

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1992 Porsche 911 America Roadster For Sale

Location: Alabama

VIN WP0CB2965NS460759

Odometer: 50,918 Miles

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

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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.

Road Trip 2017: Hunting for Classic Cars | Day 2

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Road Trip 2017: Day 2 We explored San Francisco and had a great time. In the morning we went for Dim Sum which is my favorite thing to do in the rain. It was a recommendation and the quality of the food was amazing. Next we explored the Windmills and Land’s End. Its beautiful and reminds me of Carmel by the Sea with the forests along the coast and the wind swept trees.

1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible For Sale in San Francisco

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1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible For Sale
Location: San Jose, California
Matching Numbers
Odometer: 66,000 Original Miles
Former Playboy Playmate Car in the 1970’s
Here is a 1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible for sale in the San Francisco area.   It is a matching number example and rare with only 402 convertibles made in 1968.   Seller states this car is even more rare due to its serial number indicating it was built in 1967.   I recently came across a white GT500 for sale for $180,000 so this maybe a good deal.    I have never seen this color on a Shelby but its stunning.  It is a gold color that was rarely ordered when new.   The car has been reprayed once before and the top was changed from white to black.    This car has also been part of the Shelby Registry for over 30 years and has only 66,000 original miles.  
What are your thoughts on this car?

1958 Porsche 356A Cabriolet For Sale in California

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1958 Porsche 356A Cabriolet For Sale in California
Location: Grass Valley, California
Matching Numbers Car!
VIN: 150432
Transmission: 19646
This is a Reutter Bodied 1958 Porsche 356A Cabriotlet located in Grass Valley, California.   These are rare cars with only 1382 Reutter Cabriolets built in 1958.   Seller states this car has race history and still has its matching numbers engine and transmission.  Amazing!  The Certificate of Authenticty (COA) is included along with California Title.  The engine has been rebuilt and has a few oil leaks but still runs strong.   The side glass is original but it has a newer windshield installed.  Its a good solid car with some documented rally and race history.  It is not a garage queen.  I would say its a survivor and worth considering for your collection.  Porsche enthusiasts will love to see this one. 1. Early Porsche 2. Engine numbers matching COA 3. Transmission numbers matching COA 4. Panels number matching VIN 5. Very original 6. Cabriolet open car 7. Factory hardtop 8. Single family-owned 9. Purchased in California 10. California title included 11. Raced in many events in the Southwest  
What are your thoughts on the price?