Let’s say you have $100,000 to spend to add to your Porsche collection. What do you buy; a low miles 1995 Guards Red Porsche 993 or a prime color, low unit 1970 Tangerine Porsche 914-6? Bring-a-Trailer currently has one of each on auction right now.
The 1995 Porsche 993 is a first-year model of the 993 911 offered in Guards Red over black leather. The standout features of this car that makes it a buy with that $100,000 budget are the low original miles of 18,000 miles, last of the air-cooled Porsche 911 type 993 in the popular Guards Red over black leather combination. The car has slight modifications that include a more aggressive front and rear spoiler and 18” wheels. It moves the car from a original model collector to being desired as a low mile example of a visual hot rod 993. Based on its current price of $42,500 with six days to go it will fall short of $100,000 but it falls within the budget.
The 1970 Porsche 914-6 is a beast of a different air-cooled Porsche. The 914 has either been a love it or hate it car, but the six version with a Porsche flat-six engine has gained favor among Porschephiles in the past years so that it is now a $100,000 cars. The highlights of this Porsche are the low production numbers (only 3,332 models produced), with the popular tangerine color in an original well-sorted offering. This Porsche 914-6 is a very nice model in a popular color so it will probably sell in excess of the $100,000 budget.
Which $100,000 Air-Cooled Porsche do You Buy? A 993 or a 914-6?
Even though you are spending in the neighborhood of $100,000 for an Air-Cooled Porsche, you are looking at two very different purchases.
The 993 are for the owner looking for the more modern 993 air-cooled Porsche with some performance enhancing exterior modifications. This car will probably ultimately be driven and used and the low miles are attractive for the new owner’s confidence in purchasing a good car that won’t require a lot of maintenance to enjoy the car. This model will be a great boulevard cruiser and a attractive Cars & Coffee Porsche in the color and distinctive rear spoiler.
The Porsche 914-6 on the other hand is probably going to a Porsche collector who has several air-cooled Porsches in their garage and this purchase is being used to round out their collection. The 914 buyer is very specific as it is outside the norm of the Porsche 911 or 356 collector with its distinctive appearance and history. With the 914-6 you are buying a unique Porsche that will attract a lot of attention in the Tangerine color and with the mid-engine Porsche flat-six engine will provide a performance experience unlike the 911 driving experience.
1995 Porsche 993
$42,500 on Bring-a-Trailer with six days left in the auction (February 25, 2021)
Guards Red over black leather
Only 18,000 miles
6-Speed Manual Transmission
Front and Rear Spoilers
The 993 “basket handle” is removed and the third brake light incorporated into spoiler
1970 Porsche 914-6
$67,090 on Bring-a-Trailer with four days left in the auction (February 23, 2021)
Tangerine over black leatherette
Rebuilt, numbers matching 2.0-liter flat-six with 5-speed transaxle
Bilstein Shocks and Turbo-spec tie rods
Carrera pressure-fed chain tensioners were installed
Repaint with chrome bumpers
Stainless steel braided lines were installed
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