1994 Porsche 3.6 Turbo PTS TAHOE BLUE

We are pleased to offer for auction this 1994 Porsche Turbo 3.6 finished in unique Paint To Sample Tahoe Blue.  Due to its impressive performance numbers and aggressive look, the 3.6 Turbo became a cultural icon in the mid-1990’s.  It would then go on to become one of the most desirable Porsche models even in today’s market.  With only 1,427 3.6 Turbo's produced worldwide, it would be a near-impossible task to find one finished in this unique and eye catching color, making this one that much more special.  This 2-owner example was purchased new at Rusnak Porsche in California by Otis Chandler, publisher of the Los Angeles Times.  It remained local ever since.  Well-documented and well-maintained, the current seller states that the car comes with a clean bill of health and is now being offered with 100k miles showing on the odometer.

Finished in the striking Paint to Sample color of Tahoe Blue, this Turbo surely stands out from other examples.  The paint is said to be in exceptional cosmetic condition with only minor road going wear showing (please view gallery photos for a true depiction of this Turbo’s condition).  The seller states that a small, documented repair was performed to the driver’s quarter panel and was done to a very high standard (receipts of work will be provided in the photo gallery).  The seller also added that the car has the presence of a car with far less mileage than are actually on this car.  A few key features of this 3.6 Turbo include an iconic integrated whale tail spoiler as well as factory Speedline wheels that wear a set of Bridgestone Potenza tires with excellent tread.  Additional factory options include heated/power mirrors, washer nozzles, front/rear stabilizer bars, and 4 piston calipers with ventilated disc brakes. 

The tan leather interior shows to be in exceptional condition especially when considering the age and mileage, exhibiting only minimal wear.   A few key features include a factory sunroof, powered sport seats and a light rootwood shift knob.  A welcome upgrade in this vehicle is the Porsche Classic Radio with bluetooth capability and GPS.  Additional standard options on the 3.6 Turbo include power windows, climate control, and 2+2 folding rear seats.  Overall, when looking at the car as well as the extensive documentation that it comes with, it is safe to say that this Turbo has been extremely well-preserved over the years. 

Power comes from a 3.6L turbocharged flat-six engine (M64/60) that develops a healthy 355HP with performance that is impressive even by today’s standards.  The car is equipped with ABS assisted braking, desirable 5-speed manual transmission, and power steering.  The seller notes that a binder full of service records will show how well-maintained this Turbo has been throughout its life with almost all service work performed at Rusnak Porsche and The Auto Gallery in California.  The seller states that the car is not in need of any service items at the time of sale and that is in turn-key condition.

A paint to sample, well-preserved and maintained 3.6 Turbo with some mileage to prove itself is not an opportunity that comes around too often.  This car is a testament that these cars can be thuroughly enjoyed without losing their good looks and amazing drive.  Accompanying the sale of this Turbo is a clean carfax report, clear title, original books, original window sticker, 2 keys, three-ring binder of documentation and the original title from new. This is an exciting opportunity to acquire a truly special "end of an era" vehicle. 

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $152,500
  • Auction End: Nov. 7, 2019, 12:14 p.m.
  • Number of Offers: 2
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Comments (22)

  • Offer from Syosset, NY 6 months, 4 weeksago

    Sold for $152,500

  • $152,500 offer from Syosset, NY 6 months, 4 weeksago

    Offer in the amount of $152,500

  • $149,000 offer from Syosset, NY 7 monthsago

    Offer in the amount of $149,000

  • ButziBoi_911 7 monthsago

    This color is unreal!

  • mhphockey 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $147,000

  • enherrally29 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $145,000

  • mhphockey 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $135,000

  • enherrally29 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $125,000

  • flmotorcars 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $115,000

  • ThrtllMrchnt (seller) 7 monthsago

    @Ed Hello PCarMarket Fellows, I look forward to the comments and the education on this Turbo 3.6. It really is a wonderful car. A great all original 2 owner California car. The 2nd owner took possession of the vehicle in May or June of 1995 and has every record of service and work performed on the vehicle since then.
    Yes the vehicle is available for viewing. I am not quite sure how we are to get in contact to set the appointment.

  • flmotorcars 7 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $110,000

  • vucegripper 7 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $105,000

  • ChrisA 7 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $90,000

  • Ed 7 months, 1 weekago

    Would it be possible to come by to view the car in person? I am local to So Cal. Thanks

  • cobalt 7 months, 1 weekago

    It is interesting that they were charged for PTS for Tahoe. This is one of the few non 718 coded US spec 94 turbos so that might be why. There are several US spec 94 turbos painted colors like cobalt, tahoe and wimbledon that wear the 718 code and were not charged for PTS since these colors were stock in 1993 and most of these were ordered in 92-93 and wear the 718 code. This is not the only Tahoe 94 turbo out there but it is rare and a great color. Although I am partial to blues.

    Beautiful turbo GLWA

  • DripDropDropTop 7 months, 1 weekago

    Saw this on the PCA Forums, was too late to reach out due to business travel. Will have my eye on this Turbo! Love the color combo!

  • DavidSea 7 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $85,000

  • DMcSee 7 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $80,000

  • DavidSea 7 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $75,000

  • Marwan351 7 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $70,000

  • mhphockey 7 months, 1 weekago

    A good friend of mine was the second owner who put 98k miles on this car. I have personally seen and driven the car in the last year. The car is in excellent shape, always serviced, always garaged, and a great example of how durable these Porsches are. Buy with confidence.

  • Bill_Noon 7 months, 1 weekago

    I saw this car many years ago in LA and it still pops in that color like no other!


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1994 Porsche 3.6 Turbo PTS TAHOE BLUE
Final offer: $152,500