This car has an interesting story and an equally interesting color. We've never seen a summer yellow 951 in person so we'd be curious to know how many of these are out there. With an asking price of $10,500 this could be a great driver 951, and if you're a fan of yellow, this is an easy buy.
This summer yellow 951 is currently part of a 60 car collection in Austin, Texas. Claimed to have been purchased in 2010 by Charles W. Coker, it was barely driven because he had other plans. Apparently, he needed a legal, summer yellow Porsche that he could get tags for in order to throw those plates on an also summer yellow, un-streetable race Porsche. If you're the heir to the Sunoco fortune, you're probably not too worried about paying for legal fees but it's a bold move nonetheless.
AutoCheck reports point to this turbo being a driven in Cincinnati until 2004, after which it has accumulated very few miles. The current owner has driven it less than 20 miles and, though the odometer has stopped working, he's confident that the mileage remains under 70,000.
The seller had intended to restore this car, but other projects have taken priority so he's passing this one along. During the current seller's ownership, he fixed some common issues with the sunroof and pop up lights and replaced the sound deadening material under the hood.
Detailed photos and a thorough description are included by a seller who seems to have done this before. Inside, things look good with all of the normal issues: small dash cracks, repaired hinge on the center console, rear seat belt casings that crack the first time the rear seats are folded down. Though they look out of place when swapped into earlier 911's, the big-bolstered 951 seats are some of our favorites.
A similar story plays out on the outside: some bumps and bruises but nothing unexpected for a low-slung, 2 year old car. We might be too taken with the yellow but we would hazard to say it looks to be in above average condition. A crack in the windshield will need to be addressed, and the yellow intake manifold is unfortunate, but if it was properly done, was probably a pricey job. We'd fire up the media blaster eventually, we'd just keep the hood shut at cars and coffee until then.
This car has been sitting for some time so the usual checks and replacement will need to be taken into consideration. No mention of the timing belt is made so we'd assume that will need to be addressed. We'll trust the seller's description of a good clutch and transmission and just count on doing the belts, brakes, and fluids. Adjustable Koni's would be in order at some point, maybe sooner rather than later depending on how soft things are.
We've been back and forth on yellow cars since first lusting over Imola Yellow B5 S4's in the late 90's. Summer yellow is a bit more subdued and very Porsche-like. This seems like a strong 951 even if it were a more ordinary color, so if you're a fan of turbos and rare Porsche colors, buy it on eBay for $10,500 before someone else does.
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