Once the Cold War came to an end, society had reason for optimism. Powerful computers that were designed to make war could now be utilized by the automotive world. This allowed the 90’s to see horsepower, torque, and fuel mileage increase by orders of magnitude. A 1990 Ferrari Testarossa made a whopping 375 horsepower. The Pagani Zonda arrived 9 years later with 555 horsepower, setting the stage for the modern hypercar. Learning to drive in the 90’s, I survived the Geo Tracker to aquire a 5.7-liter IROC Camaro. It made 350 lb-ft of torque from idle to 4,500 rpm, and it was a preview that the slow car era of the 80s would soon be far behind us. Tell us your ultimate 90’s car in the comments below!
1999 Plymouth Prowler
$32,000 :: 3,500 miles
The Prowler debuted in 1997 after much fanfare and buzz surrounding the Prowler Concept Car. With its retro styling and open-wheel front suspension, it is instantly recognizable and has become a classic. Powered by a high-output V6 and featuring an aluminum-intensive chassis, the Prowler is quick and handles incredibly well. The rakish profile and massive rear wheels scream speed. It is a blast to drive and a very nice way to pass miles top-down cruising, or barreling down the highway!
Red Skelton’s 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E
CALL FOR PRICE :: 68,465 miles
Built in a collaboration between Porsche and Mercedes-Benz in limited production
Extremely rare factory black over black specification believed one of three of the rarest post-war Mercedes-Benz models. It represents a rare example of the collaboration between Porsche and Mercedes. Color options for 500E were fairly limited, and many of the colors were relegated to the usual suspects of silver, dark grey metallic and some other unusual colors such as Spruce Green metallic. However, if you knew someone within Mercedes-Benz it was possible to check certain boxes and get color options not available to the public. Black is one of those colors, unavailable to the common person without a special connection. This makes a color combination of black over black 500E extremely rare, even more rare that this car retains all of its original factory paint finish.
1994 Porsche 911 Turbo
CALL FOR PRICE :: 16,340 miles
This Turbo 3.6 is loaded with: 3.6 liter turbocharged flat six, 5 speed manual transmission, 18 inch Speedline wheels with polished centers, 12 way power driver and passenger seats with heating, supple leather interior, RARE factory cellular telephone with optional console, sunroof, Porsche Classic radionavi system, alarm system and much more.
1996 Porsche 911 Turbo
CALL FOR PRICE :: 42,984 miles
42,984 original miles – Long term California ownership, 16 years
One of 1,357 Porsche 911 Turbos produced for the NA market in 1996
The final and most refined generation of the air-cooled 911 Turbo
6-speed manual transmission, 3.6-liter 408 horsepower twin-turbo flat-six engine
Highly desirable Arena Red Metallic paint finish over Tan leather interior
Includes owner’s manuals, service documents, tools, compressor, and spare wheel/tire
1999 Ford Mustang Saleen
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Very rare and original Saleen S281 convertible- One of 170 total S281s produced for 1999 – Saleen serial no. 99-0227
– Single-family owned since new- New convertible top in 2017- Saleen aerodynamics package- Saleen styling bar
– Very rare original Saleen 18 inch wheels- Original powertrain- Car cover and original boot top included
– Saleen White-faced gauges- Saleen 4.6L V-8 engine- 5-speed manual transmission
1990 Lamborghini LM002
$299,951 :: 15,567 miles
The LM002 was not the first of its kind to be built by Lamborghini. Two prototype vehicles, the Cheetah and the LM001 paved the way for LM002. Both vehicles used rear-mounted American power plants and were intended for military use, but were not well received. With the idea of using a front-mounted Countach V12 to power the LM001 came the next model, the “LM002”, which was the first of the three to see actual production by Lamborghini. The LM002 is part of a series of vehicles, the Lamborghini Militaria.
1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello
$147,800 :: 17,148 miles
Ferrari of Newport Beach is proud to present this 1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello in Rosso Corsa with a Beige interior. This wonderful example comes with a 6 Speed Gated Manual Transmission and 5.5 Liter V12 Engine Producing 485hp and 420 ft-lbs of Torque. Also includes Scuderia Ferrari Shields, Chrome Wheels, Glossy Black Calipers, Window Tint and Cavallino Floor Mats.
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
$590,900 :: 6,705 miles
Arguably one of the most sought-after, air-cooled Porsches, the 911 Carrera RS 3.8 is, to put it simply, a road-going race car with an interior. Specifically conceived as a homologation special, the car was based on the Carrera Cup competition car; producing the car for the masses allowed the RSR 3.8 to qualify for BPR GT3 and GT4 racing. Adding to its exclusivity was the fact that it was offered only to the European market. Powered by the 300-hp 3.8-liter normally aspirated engine (Type M64/20), the car was fitted with Porsche’s innovative Variocam variable-length intake system and also featured newly designed forged pistons of a reduced height and a relocated wrist-pin, helping to keep piston weight below that of the base engine. The new engine also sported dual oil coolers and lightened rocker arms, amongst a host of additional upgrades that heightened the car’s performance.
1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
$23,990 :: 57,749 miles
What began as a project to rival Ferrari and Lamborghini, the Corvette team decided to go all-in. Starting in 1987 the researched ways to reach 400 horsepower with more grip from their existing car. When it arrived in 1990, only the hood and window glass. Working in secret with Lotus, the chassis was widened and reinforced. Starting at the front of the doors, the ZR1 grows to be several inches wider than a normal Corvette. Because every body panel is scaled up, the best way to tell them apart is the extra 5 inches between the inboard taillights. Under the hood is a Lotus-designed V8 with dual overhead cams. Chevrolet’s engine plant refused to build it, so Mercury Marine built the LT5 by hand in Stillwater, Oklahoma. It still holds maximum speed and endurance records 30 years later. Every ZR1 is backed by a ZF six-speed manual and a Dana 44 independent rear suspension
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
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A road-going race car; numbers-matching powerplant 315th of 1,104 Type 993 RS chassis produced. Speed Yellow over custom-order leather with yellow accentsJapanese delivery example; optioned with RS Clubsport aero package300 hp, 3.8-liter flat-six-cylinder engine. Six-speed manual transaxleExported from Japan to the United States in 2011 Built to homologate the 3.8-liter RSR for competition in BPR GT3 and GT4 racing, the road-going Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8 is essentially a racing car built for use on the road. At its heart is the 3.8-liter normally aspirated Type M64/20 engine producing a factory-rated 300 horsepower at 6,500 rpm along with 262 foot-pounds of torque at 5,400 rpm.