Classic Trio

1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S


Introduced in 1997 and built for only two years, the Turbo S was a huge step up in performance, looks, exclusivity, and price over the standard 911 Turbo. Of the acclaimed Type 993 produced from 1994 to 1998, the Turbo S was among the last of the air-cooled 911s and was capable of performance that still impresses today. The 0–100 sprint of only 8.9 seconds was half a second faster than that of the Turbo, and if the driver was brave enough, the car would reach a top speed of 184 mph.
The heart of the Turbo S is a flat six-cylinder engine fitted with a pair of K-24 turbochargers that produces 430 hp in U.S. specification. Power is put to the ground through a six-speed manual transaxle and all-wheel-drive system that was developed for the earlier 964 Carrera 4. Porsche altered the Bosch Motronic engine-management system and added an additional oil cooler to handle the increased heat load. Large, 12.68-inch power-assisted ventilated and cross-drilled multi-piston disc brakes with yellow calipers delivered impressive stopping power from any speed.
The Porsche Exclusive Department built only 345 examples of the Turbo S, and this incredible rare car is easily identifiable by its numerous unique features throughout. The front fog lights were removed and replaced with air ducts to aid front brake cooling, the exhaust system was replaced with a modified unit that has quadruple rear tips, the flared rear fenders sprouted large air inlets, and the rear deck featured an impressive “Aerokit II” biplane spoiler to increase downforce.
Unlike some other special-edition models, Porsche did not sacrifice creature comforts and usability for track performance with the Turbo S. Inside was a luxurious full leather interior with generous amounts of carbon fiber trim on the lower portion of the dashboard, around the gauges, along the doorsills, and on the center console, door panels, and door pulls. It even has an electric sunroof.
The Turbo S delivered stunning performance in a package as luxurious and exclusive as discerning Porsche customers had come to expect. It really was the ultimate supercar that could comfortably be driven as a daily commuter. Collectors today value the Turbo S for its rarity, performance, and the timeless styling of the final iteration of the legendary air-cooled Turbo.


Porsche 356 Speedster and Porsche 356A

Simply, put, no collection would be complete without a Porsche 356.


It is an equal in automotive design and history as the Ferrari California Spider and Mercedes_Benz 300SL., but it further benefits from practicality and ease of use—which makes it as perfect for running errands as handling twisty mountain roads.

The Porsche Type 356 , introduced in 1948, is widely considered to be on of the world’s  great sports cars. The 356 B, produced from 1960 through 1963, represents the mid-point in this design progression. In what is known as “T5” form, the B introduced new front and rear sheetmetal, while retaining the curved front trunk lid and rounded fenders of the A series. The headlamps were raised, a larger hood handle added, and front vent windows appeared in the doors. Mechanically, the gearbox and drum brakes were upgraded. A new steering wheel and column refreshed the interior, along with redesigned rear seats.

Reutter manufactured a reported 4,415 356 B coupes in 1961, but relatively few were fitted with the optional higher performance Super 90 engine package. Delivering a solid 90 DIN horsepower at 5,500 rpm along with almost 90 foot pounds of torque, the Super 90 was the strongest pushrod engine Porsche had offered to date. It be