There’s much more to the collector car market than just the big in-person auctions that tend to get the major headlines. That’s why we decided to showcase our picks for the top ten cars on sale this week. Let’s start with a Porsche, shall we?
This 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo – listed on PCARMARKET – has traveled fewer than 36,000 miles since new and currently resides in Tennessee. It was finished in Black Metallic at the factory and still looks great in that color today. Being one of only 1,200 ’79 930 Turbos produced for the US market, this is a great example of a car that is getting more and more difficult to find in such good condition. Considering the median value for one of these is $114,000 the bidding likely has a way to go as it currently – as of publishing time – sits at $67,000, but if you’re looking for a 930 that is a US-spec car, this is a great one to consider.
Under different circumstances we might wait another few years before putting a 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata on this list, but this one is a special case – it only shows fewer than 7,000 miles on its odometer. That’s pretty remarkable for a Miata from any time in the 90s considering how many of these were turned into track cars. But this is practically as good as new, based on the description and photos from the seller. If you want a Miata with mileage in the 4-figure range, this is likely to be one of your last chances so don’t let us stop you – go bid on it now!
It’s hard to not include a Boss 429 on our list, especially one in this kind of condition. Its odometer only shows 48,000 miles and is believed to have remained with its original owner until 1989. The Boss 429 was built solely to homologate the 429 engine for use in NASCAR and we’re just lucky to see these cars as often and as well-maintained as this one appears to be. This is one of only 500 built for the 1970 model year and with a median value of $242,000 we don’t expect this to go for cheap, but it may prove to be a good long-term investment – or at least one hell of a way to burn some rubber!
Let’s be up front with this – you won’t be winning any concours with this car. It’s not a show car, but it is a great driver and looks like it’ll be a blast on the road. The current bid is no where close to the median value $20,000 for these cars and that’s understandable, but if you can get it for a good price then we’d suggest just having some fun with it!
Obviously there weren’t many Dodge Vipers built for the 1992 model year – 285 to be exact – so it’s always exciting when we come across one with low mileage like this – only 3,400 miles shown. It’s not so few miles that we worry about it sitting for decades without being driven, but still not so many miles that we worry about it being driven as hard as most Vipers from 1992. This is a great option for someone in the market for an original Viper.
Speaking of burning rubber, this 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat provides more than 800 HP through a six-speed manual transmission. Not very often you get a chance to manually shift 800 horses! With a bit over 5,500 miles under its tires, this appears to be a clean and well-maintained example of the Challenger SRT Hellcat. So far there aren’t any bids, but it has five days left and we think it will easily reach the median value of $55,500.
Now this is something you don’t see every day – a 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup. Not many of them were built, in part because they weren’t available at just any Porsche dealership. In fact, only 200 were produced with this specific example used for SCCA races in 1986. It was raced until the end of the 1994 season and was then restored to factory specs in 1995. Sure, the odometer shows 21,000 miles and some of those were driven in anger on the track, but that was all before the restoration and it’s recently had some significant servicing done so the new owner should be all set to take this on the roads.
This 2004 Honda S2000 is being sold by its original owner who has put about 17,000 miles on it since new. Finished in a great shade of red with a black convertible top, this is a great opportunity to own one of the most enjoyable cars with a four cylinder engine we’ve ever driven. It has a stereo, but honestly you won’t be concerned about hearing any music other than the exhaust notes as you make your way through the six-speed manual transmission.
The Porsche 968 is a criminally underrated car. This particular example has about 8,000 miles on it and sports a six-speed manual transaxle, plus a sunroof and rear spoiler. It recently had its timing belt replaced and an oil change last year. It comes with its tool kit, spare parts, an included literature. This is supposedly the only example produced with the light gray cloth interior with magenta trim. It also features power seats, power windows, cruise control, and a Porsche-branded stereo with a six-disc CD changer. If you’re like us and know the 968 is a great Porsche then it’s time to start bidding!
Right-hand-drive cars are rare enough in the US, but this 1993 Toyota Supra GZ Turbo makes it a little easier to deal with on the road – it sports an automatic transmission so you won’t have to get used to shifting with your left hand. But even more important than that is the twin-turbo six cylinder engine outputting 280 HP! A JDM import, this Supra shows roughly 53,000 miles and a comparatively clean interior for a car with that many miles from 1993. Check out the link if you want to see some video of it on the road.