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You Can Own This Beautiful Piece of Porsche History

Although it isn’t the widely-popular option for finding your next car, Bring a Trailer is the one website where you can find unique collector cars, one-off creations, and just about anything you could want. It’s a great place to browse if you find yourself constantly checking out weird and interesting cars, but it’s also one of the best places to find vintage vehicles. In fact, there are so many well-kept classics up for sale at any point in time that it will make you want to buy a car that’s older than you are. In fact, one of the newest additions to the website, a 1990 Porsche 911, will make you fall in love with classic Porsches — if you weren’t already. 

Aging of classic cars

Some cars age like milk, getting worse with time until they are truly undesirable. Others age like fine wine, becoming more valuable and special. This is true for many generations of Porsche sports cars. One might hear the front fascia of the car described as “frog-like” on some forums, but much like other years and several other models, the Porsche 911 has aged incredibly well, While it doesn’t feature modern headlights or tech features, the true beauty of the vehicle Is well maintained and gives it a timeless and effortless appearance. Not to mention how much value the car has gained, currently listed at over $100,000 in bids on Bring a Trailer

1990 Porsche 911 Carrera | Bring a Trailer
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera | Bring a Trailer

Not your typical classic car

For many classic-car enthusiasts, we expect antiques to be Thunderbirds and Rat Rods, but exotic car enthusiasts know that many older cars can hold their own. Generations old Lamborghinis and Ferraris still claim a pretty penny at auction and haven’t lost the ability to make viewers look twice — or maybe even three times. For this 1990 Porsche 911, you can see the similarity that the car shares with the modern version, connecting a long heritage of racing and proud ownership by many Porsche fans.

1990 Porsche 911 Carrera | Bring a Trailer
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera | Bring a Trailer

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The 1990 Porsche 911

Of course, like the modern Porsche sports cars, this 1990 Porsche 911 has the same mid-engine weight distribution. Under the hood — or rather, the trunk lid — sits a 3.8-liter flat-six salvaged from a Porsche 933 and privately rebuilt, and supported by a six-speed manual transmission to give you just as much enjoyment driving as any newer sports car could. One of the most surprising aspects of this car isn’t the performance, but rather what sits behind the driver — actual back seats.

1990 Porsche 911 Carrera | Bring a Trailer
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera | Bring a Trailer

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While it’s debatable whether or not the back seats offer reasonable space for any adult to sit in, it is still another cool feature you might not have expected. The sale listing even claims the vehicle sale includes a matching child’s car seat (though from the photos, it appears to be more of a booster seat).

If you weren’t in love with the idea of owning a classic Porsche, this 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera might just be enough to have you daydreaming, even if you aren’t prepared to put down the substantial bidding price this car will undoubtable sell for.